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Postmaster General John Potter - Postmaster General John Potter is a lifelong postal employee well acquainted with the strengths and weaknesses of the US Postal Service (USPS). He is the 71st successor to Benjamin Franklin, and is the longest-serving postal head since the 1820s and only the sixth postal worker promoted from within. He led the Postal Service to record levels of service, customer satisfaction, and efficiency. He faced daunting challenges of 2001 terrorist attacks and of transforming USPS to cope with the unique demands of the 21st century....   [tags: Expository, Informative] 1442 words
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Communication in the Workplace - The average worker spends two-thousand and eighty hours a year at their place of employment. Communication within the workplace is often overlooked or not given as much importance as most people should allow, given the amount of time that is spent there. Beyond the more basic verbal speech, one must be aware of the nonverbal symbols and noise that can have an effect on communication. There are also cultural, environmental and internal factors that can effect communication and how successful it can be....   [tags: Communication, informative]
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Abortion: A Difficult Decision - RU486 provides an almost immediate and early end to an unwanted pregnancy. However, such choices come with possible long term consequences. Consequences involve physical side effects as well as emotional and mental and possible spiritual repercussions. If such findings prove true, how does one overcome such life altering obstacles. Abortion is the premature end of a pregnancy resulting from the exit of the products of conception from the uterus or the loss of a pregnancy with or without specified cause....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Federal Reserve System - After the Revolutionary War, many of the country’s citizens were in great debit and there was widespread economic disruption. The country was in need of an economic overhaul and the new country’s leaders would need to decide how to do this to ensure the new country did not fall apart. After two unsuccessful attempts at a national banking system, the Federal Reserve System was created by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. Since its inception, the Federal Reserve System has evolved into a central banking system that grows with the country....   [tags: Informative, Expository]
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Divorce: A Global Problem - In any married couple's relationships there are going to be times when their relationship is put to the test. Some couples make it through their relationships without any and live the rest of their lives happily married, but most can not fix their problems and are forced to get a divorce. Couples marry with the intent of staying together for the rest of their lives, but unfortunately that is not the case for many marriages. In fact, more than 50% of married couples end up getting a divorce. Divorce is the dissolution of marriage by a court....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Is Psychology a Science? - Psychology is an integral part of our modern society, and its influence is quite widespread. Many important decisions, which are made in our society, can be based on psychology - decisions which affect the lives of many people. This is why it is important to determine whether or not psychology is a science. The answer to the question if psychology is a science is not a simple 'yes' or 'no' – it depends on the area of psychological study, on the theory used within an area, and often on the way the researcher chooses to study a phenomenon ( Makunda, 1997)....   [tags: Informative, Psychology] 1981 words
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A substantive grounded theory - A good formal theory ought to be at least the equivalent ought of a ton of ethnographies and perhaps half a gross of substantive theories (Strauss 1987, p.248). A substantive grounded theory is a tailor-made theory while a formal grounded theory is a ready-made theory (Kearney 1998). Substantive theory may limit its application to other contexts if a constant comparative method of modifying a theory is neglected. Nevertheless, it may have important general implications and relevance to other areas....   [tags: Informative, Theory] 491 words
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The Gospel of Thomas - Discovered in the twentieth century, The Gospel of Thomas was founded by peasants that were digging for fertilizer close to the village of Nag Hammadi, Egypt. The peasants revealed a container containing thirteen leather-bound manuscripts that were buried in the fourteenth century. The container contained fifty-two tractates that represented “heretical” writings of Gnostic Christians. Dated back to 200 A.D., there was not much known about the Gospel of Thomas besides that there were only three small fragments from Oxyrynchus....   [tags: Informative, Manuscripts] 1538 words
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Reading Outside of School - Generally, students don’t read outside of class. They are stressed because of homework and just go home to watch TV as a way to rid themselves of their worries. A reported fact from a survey of 136 freshman high school students is that, “41 percent of freshman students receive homework assignments every day of the week” (Wilson 3). A more conducive way to erase stress from the school day would be to sit down and read an enjoyable book. Most students of this modern age have no time to delve into a book and be lost in its pages for hours on end....   [tags: Education, Informative] 1136 words
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The Perfect European Vacation - Traveling to a different continent is like traveling to a different world. There are new cultures to be experienced and unfamiliar places to explore. It is necessary to have a basic understanding of the norms in a different country in order to have a smooth and enjoyable vacation. With 725 million people, 50 countries, and 20 official languages, there is much to learn about Europe (Europe). In order to have a perfect European vacation, it is essential to recognize the best time to travel, different methods of transportation, currency conversions, and the best places to visit....   [tags: informative essay]
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The Debate Over Abortion - With the ongoing debate and the advancement of technology in determining the viability of a fetus, abortion, the ending of a pregnancy by removing a fertilized egg, has become increasingly controversial. The morality of abortion has caused many to separate into opposite sides of the spectrum, pro-life and pro-choice. The arguments over abortion has stirred a continuous debate between a pro-choice stance such as that presented by the analogical reasoning of Thomson or Glover’s examination of social context and a pro-life position argued by a moral view of personhood by Noonan....   [tags: Informative Essay] 2021 words
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C. S. Lewis Works - C. S. Lewis was a celebrated academic in the field of medieval literature, first at Oxford University, then at Cambridge, where he held the first chair in medieval and Renaissance literature. He also was a noted convert to Christianity who in the 1940’s established himself as a popular Christian apologist with a series of wartime radio talks, later collected under the title Mere Christianity (1952). Between 1938 and 1945 he wrote a trilogy of science-fiction books (the Space Trilogy, consisting of Out of the Silent Planet, 1938; Perelandra, 1943; and That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy Tale for Grownups, 1945) with underlying Christian themes....   [tags: informative essay] 973 words
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The First American Settlers - The interaction among the English and Native Americans helped shape the development of the Virginia colony. The origins of the traditions held by the population of America started from the time that this land was first set foot on by the human species and was compounded throughout the rest of time. The immigrants and slaves expanded on the traditions of the original settlers. And, along with those they brought their own religions and cultures that also added to the traditions of this country. Opportunity for England to discover, explore and settle new lands arose in the late fifteenth century....   [tags: Struggle, Informative] 1268 words
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The Oddities in Art - Anything can be art, depending on who is looking at it. There are so many different definitions and types of artwork. There are paintings, sketchings, pottery, poetry, literature, music, movies, and collections; just to name a few. Some pieces of art are seen as more exquisite and picturesque than others. These masterpieces are at the stop of the hierarchal “art world.” Some examples may include music by Mozart or paintings by Von Gogh. To be among the top of the hierarchy demonstrates much prestige....   [tags: informative essay]
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Marx, Weber and Religion - Religion, as defined by the High Court of Australia, is ‘a complex of beliefs and practices which point to a set of values and an understanding of the meaning of existence’ (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2005) and can be studied either substantively or functionally (Berger 1974:126). Substantive studies of religion fall predominantly in the realm of theology and are more concerned with defining religious beliefs; their historical accuracy; and the existence of supernatural entities (Holmes, Hughes & Julian 2007:425)....   [tags: informative essay]
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Christians and the Environment - Christian theology states that God created the earth and gave it as a gift to humans to be shared with all other living creatures. This belief is known as the “Creation-centered approach to the natural environment” (Massaro, p.163). This approach emphasizes the value of nature by recognizing humans as being an equal part of God’s creation under which all “species deserve protection” (Massaro, p.163). With such publicly known cases of pollution like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico or Bethlehem Steel’s pollution of Lake Erie decades ago, it is evident that humans have been using the environment in accordance with the Stewardship or even the Dominion model, both of which...   [tags: Informative Essay] 1106 words
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Maritime Eploration and Expansion - With the advent of maritime exploration the West changed with regards to economic, political and cultural influence. The Iberians were mainly Portugal and Spain kingdoms. These people became richer from trading, the wealthier you were the more power you had to change the political atmosphere and because they travelled they met other cultures. Foods they ate and the materials other cultures used to make things with were very interesting. When the West started to explore the Islamic world posed a threat so they wanted to find other ways to trade with the East....   [tags: Iberians, Informative] 1525 words
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The Legend of Kashmir - "Who has not heard of the Vale of Cashemere," wrote the Irish poet Thomas Moore in 1817, "with its roses the brightest that earth ever gave.” Kashmir, along with the region of Jammu, Ladakh and Gilgit forms the State of Jammu and Kashmir which is spread over an area of 222236 square kilometers. The state consists of three parts: Indian controlled Kashmir (IcK), Pakistan controlled Kashmir (PcK) and China controlled Kashmir (CcK). The geography of Kashmir is divided into three land masses: the foothill plains of Jammu, the Kashmir Valley and the mountains of Ladakh....   [tags: Informative, Persuasive] 1177 words
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Kashmir: The Unresolved Issue - It has been around 19 years; I have grown up watching the news, listening to the radio about the poor voice of Kashmiris who have been kept hostage for over half a century. Who has been violence by none other than our so called friend Bharat, who has acted sarcastically with Kashmir. When we talk about the role of Pakistan in this core issue, so we don’t see actually any major role but yes we do arrange the rallies, we form human chains; we arrange exhibitions, We arrange seminars, we do talk about the change but never by our heart, we regularly watch many leaders making their fake promises especially on the Kashmir day....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1485 words
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Vacation in Orlando, Florida - It's easy to spend too long trying to figure out the best place to spend your next vacation. In fact, spending hours on a computer looking at different options, half of which might not even be attractive to yourself, could be just enough to give yourself a headache. But then think about what you hear about most often, when visiting a theme park within the Continental United States. While famous celebreties proclaiming “I'm going to Disney World!” is indeed just an add campaign paid for by Disney themselves, it easily brings to mind all the memories of famous theme parks you remember....   [tags: informative essay]
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The Culture of Ireland - The cultural landscape of Ireland has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. There have been changes In terms of the economic, political and social environment. The development in these areas have led to a change in the underlying values, basic assumptions, behaviours, norms and symbols of the nation which have ultimately led to a changing in culture. The past ten years in Ireland have seen a dramatic increase in the wealth of the nation. The beginning of the decade saw unprecedented economic growth which has been counter balanced a period of deep economic recession the result has meant that the nation has been turbulent and ever changing of the past 10 years....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1715 words
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The Evolution of Photography - When going for a walk, a person takes in the beauty around them. On this particular day, the refulgent sun is extra bright, making the sky a perfect blue. White, puffy clouds fill the sky, slowing moving at their own pace. The wind is peacefully calm, making the trees stand tall and proud. There is no humidity in the air. As this person walks down the road, they see a deer with her two fawns. The moment is absolutely beautiful. Moments like this happen only once in a great while, making us wanting to stay in the particular moment forever....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The California Prison System - California’s prison system has been a hot topic for the better part of the past two decades. In 2006 it was estimated that California’s prison system was at 200 percent of its capacity (“California”). This severe overcrowding not only affects those in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), both inmates and staff, but it also affects society as a whole. Inmate’s rights are being violated due to the overcrowding and the taxpayers are being left to foot the bill for a system that is falling apart from within....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1863 words
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St Francis of Assisi - St Francis of Assisi Background Born in Assisi 1181. Real name Giovanni (John) Bernardone but nicknamed Francis (Frenchy). Father a wealthy cloth merchant. As a young man was a bit of a playboy – formed a band and played an early version of the guitar. Also known for his generosity – one day he was working at his father's stall in the market and gave all the takings to a beggar. Dreamed of military glory – joined the army and spent a year as a POW. Later very sick. Slowly became interested in religion....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1244 words
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The British Virgin Islands - With its dazzling aquamarine waters, islands with sugar-sand beaches and endless fair winds, the Caribbean offers the best sailing in the world. At the heart of Caribbean pleasure boating are the British Virgin Islands, the world's sailing capital. Once a strategically important stop for sailing vessels that needed to replenish supplies and later a haven for privateers and pirates, the British Virgin Islands are now one of the world's premier tourist destinations. The largest island in the BVI, Tortola, hosts more than 700 chartered vessels....   [tags: informative essay] 874 words
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Criminal Justice System - There are three significant issues concerning law enforcement, namely enacting the law, police discretion, and assessment of criminal behavior. Different entities create and enact laws that are specific for the societies those laws represent. In the United States the criminal justice system is broken down into two models, the Consensus model and the Conflict model. The procedure of achieving justice is comprised on three basic levels: policing, justice, and corrections. The two models of criminal justice system are influenced by a plethora of factors....   [tags: American law, legal analysis, informative]
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Healthy Living Interventions - The following presents an analysis of previous research conducted about healthy living interventions and their effectiveness in changing exercise and eating habits of individuals or reducing the prevalence of obesity within a community. Previous research shows that while nutrition focused programs have only been implemented in large populations, these interventions are associated with reduced rates of obese adults (Roos, Lean, & Anderson, 2002; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2010)....   [tags: Research Analysis, Informative, Health, obesity] 2131 words
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Developing Ideas on How To Counsel Children - Developing Ideas on How To Counsel Children Introduction This article identifies several special characteristics of children that require adaptations of adult effective counseling skills. This article also offers modifications of basic skills to make them more applicable to the needs of children. Next, addressing children&#8217;s special characteristics on counseling is discussed. Building trust in the relationship, maintaining a facilitative counselor, and using questions appropriately is discussed in full detail....   [tags: Child Psychology, Informative] 320 words
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Roles People Played During the Revolutionary War - Roles People Played During the Revolutionary War Women were often referred to as "camp followers" and provided much of the nursing care, cooking help, the soldiers washing and some helped load artillery. Women looked after their loved ones, and kept family matters systematic, as well. A few were prostitutes, some officers' wives or mistresses, however the majority were married to ordinary soldiers. Deborah Champion was a beautiful spy who took information to George Washington for three years during the American Revolution....   [tags: Women Studies, Sampson, Informative] 323 words
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Secrets Men Don't Need to Know - Secrets Men Don't Need to Know Contrary to popular belief intimacy and honesty doesn't mean you should tell all to your partner or potential partner. Sharing too much information can be destructive to a relationship. You might feel better if you spill your guts, but your partner most times ends up feeling much worse. Let's take a look at sexual secrets. Tell only on a need to know basis. You needn't tell your lover how many other partners you have had before he came along, and certainly don't give any details of past experiences....   [tags: Romance, Love, informative] 323 words
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The Kurds - The Kurds The Kurds are a scattered, tribal people who live in the plateaus and mountains where Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Turkey overlap. They make up a significant minority of the population of these Middle Eastern states. They are mainly Sunni Muslim, but have a language and culture of their own, quite different from the Arabs, Persians, and Turks. In the early 20th century, a Kurdish nationalist movement came into being and gained major concessions in a treaty made in the early 1920’s which included provisions for the creation of a Kurdish state....   [tags: Informative] 306 words
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Down Syndrome - Down Syndrome Down syndrome is not difficult to diagnose, doctors realize physical characteristics of those with Down syndrome in the delivery room. Although these characteristics have no functional or behavioral significance, questions are normally asked about Down syndrome. Parents do not normally see a resemblance between their child an a child with Down syndrome. Mere appearance does not affect the child’s behavior at all. Though physical symptoms are visual markers of other conditions that may impact the child’s development....   [tags: Informative] 306 words
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Vitamin C - Vitamin C Vitamin C plays a crucial role in our lives by building and maintaining our tissues and fortifying our immune systems. Vitamin C should be included in a daily diet because it is water soluble, which means it, is excreted from the body every day and can not be stored for later use. You should consume at least 500-1000mg of Vitamin C per day to maintain a strong immune system which fights off diseases and illnesses from the human body. It is also used to keep teeth and gums healthy, heal wounds, and strengthen muscles as well as blood vessels....   [tags: Informative] 299 words
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The Abortion Debate - No matter where you stand on the issue, abortion is a highly debated topic in today’s society. In this essay I will examine both sides of the abortion issue. I will begin with a brief overview of the abortion debate, to include the morality of the situation. Next I will discuss the Pro-Life argument. Lastly I will look at the Pro-Choice view. In the final analysis I will show how utilitarianism, altruism, and situational ethical views apply to abortion. Having in mind the extreme controversy surrounding this issue, I will examine the history of abortion and why it is so highly debated today....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Abortion Debate - Abortion is the termination of pregnancy by the destruction or depleting of the fetus. This controversial practice has been performed for centuries, and has had many perspectives on right and wrong. The method compares to two ideologies: a simple medical procedure, or the murder of a helpless innocent life. Morals and facts to this day continue to blur along the lines of abortion. Women, at times, see this as an outlet to free themselves from relentless shame (rape, incest etc.). It is also used to eliminate the inconvenience of not being ready to have a child....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Abortion Experience - Many conditions such as the ability to conceive, carry a child, and lifestyle, are often used as aspects that qualify what it is to be a parent. A controversial condition is a woman’s control over her body and reproductive system. The most direct control a woman can have is in the choice to experience or abort a pregnancy. While the dichotomous mentality surrounding abortion has always been at the forefront of social controversy, the “gray area” between the two extremes of pro life and pro choice is often neglected....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Abortion Debate - The simple definition of the termination of pregnancy has such an up roar and a voice of opinions in society. When many hear the word abortion, they think of a woman getting rid of her baby because she was not being safe with her partner and that she is making a selfish decision. An abortion can also occur spontaneously where it is then referred to as a miscarriage. It is important to understand reasoning behind why each abortion was chosen before judging the parents of the baby or the doctor involved....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Tattoos and Society - A persons’ image is vital when meeting someone for the first time. Our peers, employers, family, superiors, even strangers that you walk past can automatically judge someone, and imagine how they present themselves to the world. Tattoos have been predominantly linked with a rebellious attitude and pictured on out of control stereotypes such as rock starts, bikers, sailors, and disobedient teenagers who want nothing more than to hack off their parents. With a new coming of age generation and a step into a more lenient and liberal society these types of patrons still participate in body art but so do doctors, lawyers, or just the run of the mill house mom....   [tags: informative essay] 1437 words
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War: Nuclear Power - The Cold War was a time of great tension all over the world. From 1945 to 1989, the United States was the leader and nuclear power and was competing with the Soviet Union to create huge stockpiles of nuclear weapons. However, even though the Cold War ended, nuclear weapons are still a threat. Countries around the world strive to create nuclear power, and they do not promise to use it for peaceful purposes. Some examples of the struggles caused by nuclear weapons include the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Iran’s recent nuclear weapon program....   [tags: informative essay] 1074 words
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Self-Employment Tax Help - Self-employment tax help is useful around this time of year, since there’s still time to correct course if you haven’t been tabulating your taxes -- and, more importantly, your deductions. Only half the year is over, so July is a good month to get your affairs in order. Take advantage of self-employment tax help in 2013 and it will pay off during 2014. Being self-employed is a daydream for so many people. Who doesn't fantasize about becoming his or her own boss. When it comes to work, however, the downside of being the boss is all the obligations that go with the job....   [tags: informative essay] 974 words
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NFL Salary Cap - In 1970, a hotdog costs fifty cents, a pop costs one dollar, a ticket to a NFL game costs fifteen dollars and the average football player made between nine and ten thousand dollars. Jump ahead almost 40 years and a hotdog that cost 25 cents now costs on average five dollars and fifty cents, a pop costs six dollars, a ticket to an NFL game costs 100 dollars and the average player gets paid over two million dollars. Times have changed. Because of all of those price changes, and insignificantly the salary of players, in 1994 the National Football League introduced the first salary cap that allowed owners to spend a certain amount of money on players....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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History of Philosophy - Throughout the semester our class has explored a chronological look at just some of the philosophers whose works have been published over time. Throughout the readings reoccurring themes, such as religion, wisdom, knowledge, reality and life occur and each philosopher offering their own opinions. Given these works, a timeline of viewpoints can be developed and can give a decent view of the shape of philosophy over time, as well as offering insight to how the time period and location may have shaped the views of philosophers....   [tags: informative essay] 1350 words
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The Columbian Exchange - The Colombian Exchange was an extensive exchange between the eastern and western hemispheres as knows as the Old World and New World. The Colombian exchange greatly affects almost every society. It prompted both voluntary and forced migration of millions of human beings. There are both positive and negative effects that you can see from the Colombian Exchange. The Colombian Exchange explorers created contact between Europe and the Americas. The interaction with Native Americans began the exchange of animals, plants, disease, and weapons....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1084 words
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Diversity and Inclusion - Diversity is a notion, when applied to the majority of circumstances, can create a positive conclusion. The trick to producing a positive outcome is often how the different aspects are brought together. Consider a classic dinner combination peas and carrots, the two colors look appealing and the two flavors comes together as one making a superb side dish. Now consider oil and water, these two substance are not often considered a good combination. Although, this is not always the case; olive oil and vinegar (which is water based) when mixed, come together into a delectable salad dressing....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1109 words
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Divorce in America - The High Divorce Rate in the United States Marriage is a commitment that seems to be hard to keep. The social standards expected of an individual in the United States alone will cause some to divorce. Influence from media, billboard ads, and “get it any way you want it” has become the motto in the land of the free. We have become a quick fix country without any consideration of the physiological effects of marriage and divorce. The overwhelmingly high divorce rate in America is caused from a lack of moral beliefs and marital expectations....   [tags: Analytical, Informative] 847 words
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Firefighters are Brothers - Firefighters are more than friends. You can't fight fires with friends. To fight fires you need a brotherhood. The men and women of the fire service across the globe consider each other family, this is one of the grand traditions of the fire department. Firefighters are constantly looking out for one another, thinking about the things they do and how it may affect the other’s lives and safety. Life safety is of the highest priority in the business of fire rescue. To achieve a safety standard there are many tasks that fire personnel are expected to carry out, for both a personal and a team related purpose....   [tags: informative essay] 829 words
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The Great Depression - This paper is about the Great Depression and how President Hebert Hoover plan was unsuccessful in dealing with the depression. Also, how the Great Depression affected the women in the United States. In the 1930’s is when the Great Depression begun. The economy was at it all time low causing major problems in the United States. Hoover plan was to beat poverty; but, he caused more people become poverty-stricken. He became very unpopular amongst the people in the United States. Unsuccessfully, his plan did not work for the betterment of the American people....   [tags: Informative Essays]
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Ubiquitous Food Blogs - At the center of the photograph is a single drop of maple syrup. It dangles from the square corner of a pumpkin ginger waffle that is nothing short of what chef Alton Brown calls “golden brown and delicious” or GBD for short. A fork is whisking away that syrup-drenched waffle corner as the rest of the waffles await consumption below. The image is nothing short of breathtaking, and it is the work of the author of the Always with Butter food blog. Always with Butter is one of thousands of food blogs found on the internet, but what sets it apart from the others is the photography....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1171 words
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The Italy Republic - According to an article written by Matt Goodwin called the, “Think Quest,” in 1861 Italy became a nation-state when the regional states of Peninsula, Sardinia, and Sicily became united. These states were united under the authority of King Victor Emmanuel II in the 1920s. When Benito Mussolini was established a Fascist dictatorship, the era of parliamentary government came to a close because a new alliance was formed with Hitler’s Germany. This new alliance with Nazi Germany led Benito Mussolini and Italy to its defeat during World War II....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Concussions in Sports - ... The link of concussion to these negative effects put sports-related concussions in the national spotlight. Media and the lawsuit by former NFL players put even more pressure on the NFL to act on the concussion epidemic. Thousands of former players, a Congressional committee, and even President Obama are active in speaking out against the NFL, saying the league is not doing enough. These factors led to several rule changes in the NFL aiming to limit head injuries and helmet-to-helmet contact in football, along with research in new technology in helmets and the science behind concussions (“New NFL Rules Designed to Limit Head Injuries”)....   [tags: Informative Essays]
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Acid Rain Speech - ... The molecular shape is bent due to the lone electron pair at the sulfur atom. There are two resonant structures for sulfur dioxide. That means that the double bond between sulfur and oxygen can occur at both bonds. The 3 in the blue diamond of the chemical labels indicates that sulfur dioxide can cause serious or permanent injuries. The zeros in the red and yellow diamonds indicate that sulfur dioxide will not burn under typical fire conditions and is normally stable. Sources: http://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/chemical/1554 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulfur_dioxide Point 4: Nitrogen oxides There are multiple compounds that are made of nitrogen and oxygen....   [tags: Informative Speech] 787 words
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Ethics In The Classroom - The Importance of Ethics in Education Introduction In our present age of technology where all information seems readily available and easily obtained through the internet and through emails, ethics in education is becoming even more important than it ever was. In the past people needed to really work hard if they wished to plagiarize individuals or to somehow obtain information for tests and other educational material. Today there is so much information and it is so easily obtained that all one needs to generally do is cut and paste information and never give credit where credit is due....   [tags: Education Ethics Argument informative]
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Tourette Syndrome - “Imagine having poison ivy all over you body, for twenty years and constantly being told not to scratch. You can resist for a while, but eventually you give in” (Marlene Targ Brill 18). Tourette syndrome can be compared to poison ivy in some aspects. Individuals with Tourette syndrome have been suffering with tics and tantrums for hundreds of years, but today there are treatments that can help control the symptoms of Tourettes, allowing sufferers to live a normal life. The history of Tourette syndrome is very interesting....   [tags: Health, Informative, Disease] 2023 words
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The Homeless - The homeless stand down was an eye-opener experience for me. I had the opportunity to interact with several individuals, and one family. Initially I conducted some interviews with them to help complete the questionnaire; and the remainder of the time, I escorted the individuals and helped them choose items that were necessary for them. As I talked to each of them, I realized that the present state of these individuals were a product of the current economic situations. According to the National Homeless Coalition (2009), work factors are one of the many reasons why individuals are homeless....   [tags: Social Issues, Economy, Informative] 1548 words
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