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Thumb Osteoarthritis Treatment - Thumb osteoarthritis treatment aims at preventing the further degeneration of the articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition affecting the joints. Any joint of the body can be affected including the thumb. Thumb osteoarthritis is more common in women compared to men. Usually, thumb osteoarthritis develops after the age of 40. Thumb osteoarthritis mainly affects the joints at the thumb base, the fleshy part of thumb and near the wrist. However, the trapeziometacarpal joint (also known as first carpometacarpal joint) at the thumb base is the most common joint which is susceptible to degeneration....   [tags: Health] 925 words
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The Pandas Thumb -- Stephen Jay Gould - The Panda’s Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History With a touch of humor, geology, evolutionary theory, biology, cartoon characters and even some references to baseball, The Panda’s Thumb definitely makes excellent reading for people with all types of interests. The old cliché, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” or in this case, title, holds true for The Panda’s Thumb. Theories concerning adaptations of the panda are only a fraction of the many exciting facts held within the pages of this publication....   [tags: essays research papers] 710 words
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The Adventures of the Engineer's Thumb by Arthur Conan Doyle and The Ostler by Wilkie Collins - The Adventures of the Engineer's Thumb by Arthur Conan Doyle and The Ostler by Wilkie Collins Both stories build up suspense and anxiety. Arthur Conan Doyle's "Engineer's Thumb" conveys the feelings of a man who has lost his thumb whilst Wilkie Collins "The Ostler" is based upon a dream. The stories are written to shock the reader as they get caught up in the gripping storylines. Although the stories leave you tense and anxious they allow you to experience the events as they are written in 1st person....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison] 1050 words
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Analysis of Baz Luhmann's Adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - “Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night” (3.2 22-24) This is an essay exploring Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet to examine how the effect of any modernisation, or updating, may impact on Shakespeare’s story. It will also consider the acting style and whether, how the verse is spoken and how actors engage with emotions through use of the text has any difference to the original play. The essay will also contemplate the effect of any elements of visual storytelling and the relevance/appropriateness of all of the above and whether it has any effect on Shakespeare’s text....   [tags: Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation, samson ]
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The Results of Hostilities in Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare - ... Right after this encounter, Sampson and Abram decide to have fight through their “employer”. As Sampson and Abram prepare to fight, Gregory notices “(aside to SAMPSON) Say “better.” Here comes one of my master’s kinsmen. SAMPSON: (to ABRAM) Yes, better, sir ABRAM: You lie. SAMPSON: Draw, if you be men.—Gregory, remember thy washing blow. They fight” (Shakespeare 4) Sampson decides to fight and is notified by Gregory that a Capulet kinsman is approaching. Sampson uses this to his advantage so that it will look that Abram started the fight....   [tags: conflict, arguement, fights]
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The Evolution of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has long been one of the most common work-related disorder as well as the most prevalent peripheral neuropathy. The syndrome is characterized by the weakness in the thumb, index and middle finger, numbness, tingling and even paralysis due to muscle atrophy. These symptoms result from the compression of the median nerve. There are many causes traditionally associated with the disorder including trauma, overuse and systemic conditions. While a great deal of information is known on the disorder, and in the recent years many steps have been taken and have been sucessful at reducing the disorder, the prevalence and cost to society is still very high....   [tags: work-related disorder, neuropathy]
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Healthy Children with Healthy Mouths - Oral health in children is a very large and growing concern in the world today. Most children in today’s society do not realize the importance of their oral health, and how it can affect their lives. Even worse some parents do not know how important it is to get their children the dental care and attention they need. However, many parents are asking their children’s dentist some very important questions. First-time parents frequently question what thumb sucking and pacifiers’ can do to their child’s teeth and jaw line....   [tags: Oral Health ]
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A Lesson in Guitar and Perseverance - When i first picked up the guitar when i was younger i was very ambitious and wanted to learn all my favorite songs and master everything to know about it. I knew that if i kept focus and practiced everyday i would accomplish my goals. A very important part of playing any instrument is your hands and fingers and i would soon learn that without them it would be difficult if not impossible to play them. I was playing pick up basketball with my friends one day and i went for the ball and jammed my thumb into the ground....   [tags: guitar, musical instruments, education, ] 509 words
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Filipino Magic And Blood - When I was five, I watched as a Filipino man split his thumb in half lengthwise and move the tip back and fourth. This was my first experience with Magic. Later, I would repeat the trick with my index finger, except there would be gushing blood and the screams of children. As for the Filipino man, he didn't really cut his finger in half. Even at five years old I understood that there was some kind of trick at work here. He did it again, obviously pleased at himself for being able to so easily delight the kid he's babysitting....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 830 words
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Themes used in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - The theme of the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is entertainment. This is proven thought the play through use of comedy, drama, romance, and conflict. This style brought people of all ages, mindsets, and social classes to see the play since it used the mixture instead of just a single genre of entertainment. The result was Romeo and Juliet being very entertaining, profitable, and generally succeeding in its purpose. The use of comedy was usually through sexual puns and double entendre like “ ’Tis true, and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1046 words
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Smartphone Application Technology: A Couples New Best Friend - As the physical distance between people grows, entrepreneurs have begun to focus their attention on creating ways for couples in long distance relationships to stay in touch with one another. Societal function has changed drastically and nowadays many couples live part of their lives in long-distance relationships du to work constraints. Modern communication technology is constantly evolving and as distance furthers not only people, but also the intimacy in their relationships, technology must evolve to match this level of separation to preserve relationships....   [tags: real virtuality, human interaction]
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - ... At the Capulet’s party, Juliet is talking with the nurse when she asks “What’s he that follows there, / […] / Go ask his name” (I.V., 146-147). Juliet is asking the nurse to go get more information on Romeo, even though she has a fiancé. She is showing some interest in Romeo. One-way we know Romeo and Juliet fate is predetermined is shown through Shakespeare’s use of foreshadowing through out the play to let the ready know about their impending deaths. At the beginning of the play, the prologue says, “fearful passage of their death mark’d love […] is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage” (William Shakespeare, Prologue, 7)....   [tags: play analysis] 667 words
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Comparson Of Mouse And Trackbar - Computers incorporate various pieces of equipment that allow the user to interact with the software. Since the idea of a Graphical User Interface (GUI) has been accepted, people rely on a mouse to move the "cursor" around the screen. Most of the time the "cursor" is simply an arrow that lets the user know where its position is on the screen. In addition to a mouse some people prefer trackballs. A mouse and a trackball can be contrasted in terms of their physical shape, logical functionality, and space consumption....   [tags: essays research papers] 473 words
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The Definition of Rheumatoid Arthritis - Padilla, Byers- Connon, Lohman (2012) define Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as a progressive autoimmune disease with onset in young adulthood or midlife. RA initially presents with inflammation and pain in the metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints of the hands and eventually progresses to other organs. Signs and symptoms characteristic of RA include fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, deformities, overall achiness or stiffness that occurs on awakening, also indicates systemic involvement. The severity of the systemic symptoms usually matches the severity of joint involvement....   [tags: progressive autoimmune disease] 541 words
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Blood and Water Symbolism Plath’s Cut, Smith’s Boat, and DiFranco’s Blood in the Boardroom  -      "Self-preservation is a full-time occupation I’m determined to survive on these shores I don’t avert my eyes anymore in a man’s world I am a woman by birth." This quote, from Ani DiFranco’s song, "Talk to Me Now," expresses a feminist’s view on a woman’s determination to live her life in a world often dominated by males. The theme of the life cycle and its numerous manifestations is frequently found in feminist poetry. It seems that women writers are particularly intrigued by the subject of life and death perhaps because they are the sex which have the unique role of giving birth to the next generation....   [tags: Feminist Poetry]
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Part A: Data Collection, Presentation And Analysis - Part A: Data Collection, Presentation And Analysis Survey Results Many human features are controlled by a single pair of alleles, one dominant and one recessive, that are inherited in simple Mendelian fashion. To examine this further, a survey was done on two of basic human features. The two phenotypes chosen for the survey were hand clasping (left over right being dominant) and tongue rolling (where the ability to do so is dominant). Fifty people from a variety of demographics were surveyed. The table below shows the results of the survey....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Violence Against Women Act of 1994 - For centuries domestic violence has been perceived as a private matter private of which the government has not been concerned about nor was it considered the government’s business to intervene on behalf of a battered spouse. The unlawful nature of this failure for state or federal government intervention against this crime contributed to the systematic abuse of women in the family. The traditions, customs, and common law found in both British and American societies continued right up until the last decade of the 20th century and left the battered wives and very frequently, her children, at the mercy of the husband....   [tags: Domestic Violence] 1375 words
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Tulips and Cut by Sylvia Plath - ... It also alludes to Plath’s husband killing her spiritually and emotionally. This demonstrates how women in the early 1960s were internally and externally tortured by their husbands who objectified women. Another example of the allusions in “Cut” is how each stanza conveys a more sinister event demonstrating women were abused by their social restraints, even leading them to commit self-harm. Plath uses symbolism in “Tulips” and “Cut” to illustrate the theme of women in American culture. In Plath’s “Tulips”, in the eighth stanza she writes “I have no face, I have wanted to efface myself....   [tags: poem analysis] 913 words
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Review of the ARM Processor - The ARM1176JZF-S (which I will refer to just as ARM) microprocessor belongs to the ARM11 family and uses ARMv6 32-bit RISC architecture. The AVR has a 2 stage single level pipeline, which is a simple pre-fetch and execute system. The ARM however has a much more complex pipeline system. It uses a 8-stage dual level pipeline; fetch1, fetch2, decode, register, shift, data1, data2 and write-back. This has many advantages over a basic 2 stage pipeline. Parallelism within an instruction allows continued execution for instructions that use both the memory access pathway and the arithmetic pathway in the event that the data cache misses, this means that the requested data was not in the cache and h...   [tags: Computer Science]
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Technology Advancements in Computer Interfaces - ... Swype is a virtual keyboard for touchscreen smartphones and tablets developed by Swype Inc. The user simply presses the first letter and swipe their finger across the keyboard to the last letter of the word they wish to input. This function can allow the user to input up to words a minute for the novice user (Swype) In tandem with the keyboard the common place is for what is referred to as a pointer device. These devices are used to input spatial data or to access graphical icons. This device for PCs has normally been the mouse, but the mouse has gone through a major overhaul since it’s inception....   [tags: keyboards, mouse, gestures]
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The New Addiction- Smartphones - ... However, those activates could be distraction causing them bad outcomes. According to Acton (2013) teens are obsessed with capturing what's going around them with their smartphones camera lens and apps, instead of capturing it with their real eyes and memorizing it. Due to that teens miss many opportunities because they are distracted with their virtual world and forgetting to enjoy the real world. Moreover, many teens accident have been reported in the USA to be due to texting and driving. To clarify, teens know that texting and driving is a horrible idea, yet so many of them still do it....   [tags: technological advancements, media] 931 words
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Violence in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Violence in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In this essay, I am going to discuss the different aspects of the play Romeo and Juliet, including things such as violence, language and culture. Shakespearean culture was during the Tudor period, meaning the theatre and way of living was very different to how things are now in a modern western culture. The first difference would be the aspect of lighting. As they had no artificial lighting, the theatre would only be open during the daytime, meaning the audience would take days off work simply to go and see these wonderful plays....   [tags: Papers] 1321 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Possibly the most famous love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare and was first performed in 1595. Romeo and Juliet started off as an Italian folk tale. There was also a poem that Shakespeare used, written by Arthur Brooks in 1562. Shakespeare then converted this into a play. Set in the town, Verona, Italy “Romeo & Juliet” is set in the time when Italy was incredibly wealthy and feuds were quite common....   [tags: Papers] 1219 words
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Mirror Neurons and Motor Memory Formation - WHAT ARE MIRROR NEURONS. Mirror neurons have been hailed by scientists as the most significant finding in neurology in the past decade, the key to understanding the secrets of human interaction and learning, and as significant to psychology as DNA is to biology. Mirror neurons are a newly-discovered structure of the brain responsible for the firing of neurons during both physical movement and the observation of physical movement. It is these firings during observation of movements that has scientists excited about their relation to learning and interaction....   [tags: Biology] 1732 words
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Going to Sell Your Websites? - What are they Really Worth? - Going to Sell Your Websites. - What are they Really Worth. Reprinted with permission of VotanWeb.com There may be no topic more controversial or misunderstood as the website valuation, also known as a website appraisal. Although they're especially useful for website owners contemplating the sale of their websites, valuations are seldom commissioned by sellers at all--since most are convinced that nobody knows their website’s value better than they do. And while valuations can also have an enormous impact on strategic planning, they're typically overlooked there, too....   [tags: Sell Websites Buy Websites] 426 words
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Cut by sylvia Plath - “Cut” Sylvia Plath Persona In terms of content the persona in “Cut” is Sylvia Plath herself. Plath was one of the first American women writers to refuse to conceal her true emotions. In articulating her aggression, hostility and despair in her art, she effectively challenged the traditional literary prioritization of female experience. Plath has experienced much melancholy and depression in her life. Scenario The scenario of the poem starts off in a seemingly domestic scene, perhaps preparing for dinner and develops into this amazing association and blurring of the physical and emotional senses, where a great joy has been found in an ‘accident’....   [tags: essays research papers] 1613 words
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The Perfect Golf Swing - As I ran up and down the tee line, I saw my father slamming the ground with a golf club. I could not understand why he was always so angry when practicing. I stopped running and watched him closely, studying his body as he elegantly whipped the club through the air. Sweat was dripping from his nose, his shirt soaked completely through. I was six years old and in awe of this man. At home he was just dad, but on the golf course, he was someone else. He was an athlete. I watched him for hours that day, and I would watch him for years to come as he practiced, trying to find the perfect swing....   [tags: Process Essay] 1069 words
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Satirical Arguments in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was a famous English writer born during the Elizabethan period. Shakespeare was born in Stratford, London on April 23, 1564. Many of our words today are based off of Shakespeare. Teens and young adults can relate to the writer's poems and stories. In our entertainment world today, many directors reproduce Shakespeare's plays by using songs and movies. During the play Romeo and Juliet, two teenagers fall in love when they first lay their eyes on each other. The families of the two lovers are in a feud which means this is unacceptable....   [tags: the Montagues and Capulets] 564 words
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Process Essay: How to Perform a Magic Trick - Magic tricks have fascinated people of all ages for centuries. From David Copperfield to Chris Angel, many performers use magic to amaze and astound. One of the least elaborate types of magic tricks is the card trick. There are two main types of card tricks: there are mathematical card tricks and sleight of hand card tricks. The former are simple to learn, but do not impress audiences. To really attract attention, an aspiring magician should learn sleight of hand card tricks. Sleight of hand card tricks are tricks that use misdirection and special manipulations of a deck of cards to do something seemingly impossible....   [tags: How To Essay] 1398 words
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Fate in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary fate is the will or principle determining cause by which things in general are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do, or simply an often adverse outcome, condition, or end. In the book Romeo and Juliet fate is one of the main characters. In the book fate is always causing trouble. In the end fate even causes the death of Romeo and Juliet. If it was not for fate this book would not be the classic that it is. An example of fate in Romeo and Juliet is the fight between the servants in the first act....   [tags: tybalt, lord capulet] 623 words
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Things They Carried by Tim O'brien - The short story, “The Things They Carried” was written by author Tim O'Brien in an unusual pattern. It contains a non-linear narrative of a short period in the life of a military unit active in Vietnam during the late 1960's, punctuated by an astonishingly vast inventory of items carried by each of the soldiers. The piece begins by introducing narrative and inventory items in somewhat separated sections, but as the story evolves the two categories become more and more mixed together, until it becomes apparent that who they are and what they are carrying are one and the same....   [tags: vietnam war, military unit]
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Early Railroads: The First Big Business - ... In 1830, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began service over 13 miles of track between Baltimore and Ellicott's Mills. Baltimore was not enjoying the benefits which canal building had brought to many other places. The solution to this was a railway, but promoters in 1829 were not convinced that steam traction should play a part on the line. Peter Cooper of New York brought his Tom Thumb to Baltimore to convince stockholders that the future of the line lay with steam rather than horsepower. Tom Thumb was a small donkey engine mounted on a truck....   [tags: business analysis, management bureaucracy]
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The Opening Scene of Romeo and Juliet as a Satisfactory Introduction to the Play - The Opening Scene of Romeo and Juliet as a Satisfactory Introduction to the Play I think that the opening scene of “Romeo and Juliet” is a very satisfactory introduction to the play for many reasons. It introduces most of the characters involved in the play including Romeo, and also we discover the themes of the play, love and violence. William Shakespeare gradually introduces the characters of the play to us as it progresses. I was firstly introduced to Sampson and Gregory, who are livery of the house of Capulet....   [tags: Papers] 1733 words
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The Speckled Band by Sherlock Holmes - The Speckled Band by Sherlock Holmes Detective stories first became popular in the Victorian era following the emergence of organized police forces in the 1830's. Fascination with the criminal heros accompanied a corresponding interest in the methodical uncovering of crime. Public hangings were frequent and Victorian people feared crime greatly. This meant that when the detective stories came about they felt the fictional character that cracked every case became the perfect detective i.e....   [tags: Papers] 1565 words
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Summary of Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare wrote ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in the 16th century, when tragedies were very popular. It is a romantic tragedy about two conflicting families, who have bitterly hated each other for generations, and frequently fight each other. Romeo is an eighteen-year-old boy from the Montague family and is very much in love with a woman called Rosaline. Juliet is a fourteen-year-old girl, who is arranged to marry a man called Paris and is from the Capulet family. Juliet and Paris have an engagement party and Romeo and his friends decide to crash, as Romeo wants to see Rosaline and they want to irritate the Capulets....   [tags: Themes, Conflict, VIolence, Shakespeare] 1038 words
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The Impact of Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a social problem that affects individuals, families, and the communities in which they live. The public awareness and understanding of domestic violence has greatly increased over the last few decades. This knowledge has illuminated the prevalence of families suffering in violent environments. This new understanding has given rise to many resources, agencies and services designed to combat the harmful and lasting affects of domestic violence and to give aid to its victims....   [tags: assault, support, abuse]
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Growing Up with Harry Potter - You stumbled out of the slowly moving contraption, tears streaming down your face. You could hear the laughter and excitement of your friends in front of you. They weren't feeling what you were, and you doubted they would understand. You followed the sound of their voices, trying not to stumble in your fragile state. Soon you entered a shop, where reminders of what you just went through were laid out left and right. You really hated crying. You stumbled out of the shop, downright sobbing now. People looked at you in concern, but no one intervened....   [tags: personal narrative] 1440 words
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Jon Krakauer: American Writer and Journalist - Jon Krakauer, American writer and journalist, was born in Corvallis, Oregon in 1954. He is also a mountaineer, his father having exposed him to the craft when he was eight years old, thus igniting his life-long passion. In 1977, a year after he graduated from Hampshire College, Krakauer pioneered a new route to the Devil's Thumb, a treacherous mountain in southeastern Alaska. This endeavor was his first major foray into mountain climbing. In 1996, Krakauer chronicled an adventure at the Stikine icecap, in which he employed a route never before attempted, in one of his novels, Into the Wild....   [tags: biographical analysis] 568 words
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Analasys of Russian Fairy Tales - Fairy tales, as we call them in english are stories we read to small children. This title however, is actually quite misleading. While some of the stories do, in fact have fairies in them, many of them revolve around the doings of giants, ogres, imps, kings and whatnot, and never even mention a fairy. In Russian fairy tales, however, they are a bit more honest. These Russian stories are divided up into many categories. The word skazka means "story". In russian, they have lshebniyi skazki, or “magical tales,” skazki o zhivotnykh, or “tales about animals,” and bytovye skazki, or “tales of everyday life,” to name only a few of the many categories russian "fairy tales" can be titled under....   [tags: fairy tales, Russia, ] 546 words
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The Women of Afghanistan - Today in the United States, freedom is taken for granted by almost all citizens. People think that because of the way our government is structured, not having freedom will never be an issue. This thought of peace and safety was similar to that of the women in Afghanistan prior to the Taliban reign, and before the government in Afghanistan was overthrown. Their fortunes would change in 1996 when the Taliban ended up controlling Afghanistan, and denying women of all their rights such as work, education, health care, and many more....   [tags: Women's Rights]
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Vietnam War Short Stories - The Vietnam War was the first war in history to be broadcast on national television. Due to the increasing popularity of television ownership and the introduction of the nightly news programs such as CBS and NBC, the horrors of war found a place in living rooms across the country. Between 1965 and 1975, nine million people served in the Vietnam War, and of those nine million, 58,156 were killed or declared missing in action ("Vietnam War Statistics."). Of the 58,156 soldiers killed, 11,465 of them were under the age of twenty ("Statistics about the Vietnam War")....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Body Focused Repetitive Behavior - ... There have been a handful of times, throughout my adult life, that I have woken myself up in the middle of the night by twisting a knot into my hair so severe that I would have to get up and cut the damaged piece of hair. This BFRB causes embarrassment to me and extreme damage to my hair. The bottom half of the hair at my hairline between my ears is thinner and visibly damaged because of the constant manipulation as a result of my BFRB. I have often considered cutting my hair short, hoping to eliminate my behavior, but I change my mind in fear that I would continue messing with my hair and not be able to hide the damage as well as I can with long hair....   [tags: nervous habits]
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Personal Narrative - My Father - My Father My father can fix anything. He can make the cabinet door work again, the toilet, the light switch. He has toolboxes of cold metal wrenches and sockets and screwdrivers that turn any bolt or screw, whining saws that cut wood into any shape, and gauges with dials that rotate in clicks and snaps to tell him what’s wrong with any cord. He has hammers of steel and rubber and wood. Pliers that cut, bend, and twist. Clamps, drills, straps, punches, tapes, glues, oils, and jellies. A filing cabinet of tiny drawers filled with washers and nuts and hinges and bits of colored wire that he rolls between his thumb and forefinger until he knows which is right for the job....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 467 words
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How to Tie a Shoe - How to Tie a Shoe When you were a little kid whoever bought your shoes always bought you the ugly Velcro ones that most always had some kind of cartoon character on them or lit up when the shoe hit the ground. Then one day you decided you weren’t a little kid anymore and the cartoon character or light up shoes weren’t cool enough for you. So off the person who bought your shoes went to buy “big kid shoes”. But, there was a problem, you didn’t know how to keep them on your feet without tripping over those weird looking strings....   [tags: Tying Shoe How to Essays] 581 words
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Microsurgery: Sewing Blood Vessels and Nerves Back Together - Microsurgery: Sewing Blood Vessels and Nerves Back Together A man came into the emergency ward at one o'clock. His thumb came in an hour later. The surgeon's job: get them back together. The successful re-attaching of fingers to hand requires long hours of painstaking work in microsurgery. In the operating room , the surgeon doesn't stand, but sits in a chair that supports her body. Her arm is cradled by a pillow. Scalpels are present as are other standard surgical tools, but the suture threads are almost invisible, the needle thinner than a human hair....   [tags: Health Medicine] 890 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet is mainly a story of "two star crossed lovers" and is often dismissed as a love story; however there is an underlying theme of hatred, tragedy and conflict which is delicately woven into the story to make Romeo and Juliet one of histories greatest plays ever written. The first scene opens with two servants of the Capulet family. Sampson and Gregory. They are using fighting talk and we see the contempt they have for the Montague's "a dog of that house shall move me to stand" However when the Montague's arrive on the scene the men who were before very bold in their insults become less entertained by the idea...   [tags: Papers] 620 words
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The Magic Within - Magic tricks have fascinated people of all ages for centuries. From David Copperfield to Chris Angel, many performers use magic to amaze and astound. One of the least elaborate types of magic tricks is the card trick. There are two main types of card tricks: there are mathematical card tricks and sleight of hand card tricks. The former are simple to learn, but do not impress audiences. To really attract attention, an aspiring magician should learn sleight of hand card tricks. Sleight of hand card tricks are tricks that use misdirection and special manipulations of a deck of cards to do something seemingly impossible....   [tags: How-To Essay, Magic Tricks] 1398 words
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Ancient Roman Entertainment - ... Some people saw the fighting as a hobby and spent much time and money picking and choosing from the best of the gladiators. A fanatic of fighting was called a "lanista", or an owner of gladiators. Keeping these gladiators in good health became very expensive over time. Different gladiators were allowed to use different weapons based on their past life. For instance, a person who committed a murder was not allowed to use any weapon. Others were sold into gladiator schools, receiving professional training to become masters of the art of fighting....   [tags: taking a look at gladiators] 629 words
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Heinrich Hoffman History - ... Hoffman, using his patients as examples, wanted to caution parents and children about what naughty behavior was and the possible consequences of it. Little did he know he was writing about real disorders seen in children and adults, “Interestingly, the short stories deal with several subjects still relevant in child and adolescent psychiatry” (Thome, Jacob). Dr. Hoffman created “The Story of Cruel Fredrick” in which the main character, Cruel Fredrick, shows symptoms of aggression and dissocial behavior....   [tags: mental illness, ADHD, patients] 1395 words
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John Locke’s Perspective on How We Gain Knowledge and The Exclusion of Innate Ideas - My aim in this paper is to elucidate Locke’s beliefs in order to portray how I have experienced them in my life thus far. Locke’s ideals that he released to society caused many people in his time to second guess where ideas originate and the foundation of knowledge. A lot of critics arose on this topic of Locke’s interest as well as people who were in agreement with Locke’s views. John Locke’s perspective on how we gain knowledge and the exclusion of innate ideas is a primary way of thinking that can be depicted throughout modern life....   [tags: human understanding, philosophy]
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Should Police Officers be Required to Maintain Physical Fitness Standards? - In 1997, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a study that looked at forty cases of “serious assault” against a law enforcement agency member nationwide. Of the fifty-two officers involved in the incidents, forty-seven self-identified as being in “excellent” health at the time. Each of these officers were involved in some type of physical fitness program, typically weightlifting and/or running. In these incidences of “serious assault,” law enforcement officers regularly accredited their surviving the incidence to their maintaining a high level of physical fitness....   [tags: police officers, police academy, police fitness]
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Investigation of the Effect of Caffeine on Human Reaction Speed - ... Consequently if Δt was positive it would mean that the reaction time had increased. Results Table 2.1 Table Showing the Reaction Distance without the Consumption of Caffeine with the Average Reaction Speed, and the Standard Deviation of Reaction Speed across each Trial subject trial 1 (cm) trial 2 (cm) trial 3 (cm) trial 4 (cm) Trial 5 (cm) Trial 6 (cm) Trial 7 (cm) Trial 8 (cm) Trial 9 (cm) Trial 10 (cm) μ (ms) σ (ms) Shashwat 14.5 25.5 19.0 14.5 7.7 7.7 11 17.5 19.7 19.0 176 319 Riki 36.0 18.0 16.0 18.0 36.0 27.0 23.0 12.0 21.0 13.0 216 338 Hinako 19.0 25.0 27.0 19.0 25.0 13.0 15.0 24.0 18.0 25.0 200 233 sHIMPEI 11.0 11.0 13.5 8.0 10.0 17.0 N.A N.A 8.0 6.5 145 214 subject trial 1...   [tags: scientific research] 2359 words
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Study on the Culture of the Deaf Korean Community - Unlike many other persons with physical disabilities, people with deafness have the abilities to use their own language and hence create their own culture. The deaf communities have perceived themselves as a minority, rather than disabled, in their society. I will explore on the deaf community of Korea. I will look at their language, interaction, education, and accommodations. Before you read on further, I want note that the word that I will use mostly is Deaf rather than deaf. The difference between the two words is the capitalization....   [tags: sign language, Korea]
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The Origin, Influence, and Musical Technicalities of The Saxophone. - Although I have just embarked on the journey of learning to play the saxophone,I am very intrigued by it’s history and musical origin. The saxophone is simply an amazing instrument with so many different kinds and variations of it, and so many musical genres it is able to play. The saxophone can produce soft angelic tones, or hard hitting jazz numbers, basically anything you want to hear the saxophone, and it’s player are able to provide you with. Upon such a versatile instrument there are so many endless possibilities and I am here to share with you some of the most amazing and chalenging things about the Saxophone....   [tags: Brass Instrument, Jazz Musicians]
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The Origin, Influence and Music Technicalities of the Saxophone - ... Octave pin and key: Located on the neck of the instrument, a single hole and key. Near that is the octave key, which when pressed down on raises the pitch of notes. Mouthpiece: Located on the neck of the saxophone. It is required to have a cork to easily slide it on the instrument . The mouthpiece is where the player places his/her lips, and blows into the Saxophone. Body: It is cone shaped and holds the rods, keys and several other parts of the Saxophone. The straight part of the Saxophone is called the tube, the flared part is called the bell, and the Sax is called the bow....   [tags: brass musical instruments] 1731 words
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Orthotics, and Wearing the Right Shoe Since Childhood - No one would have thought that wearing shoes that did not fit right as a child, would affect us as an adults. Shoes that do not fit right can cause back pain, bad arches, and other problems. Teen mothers are the ones whose child/children had to wear whatever shoes they could get. Sometimes the shoes were too big or small. We were always told to check if shoes fit right by doing the thumb method, putting the thumb on the shoes, and by measuring from big toe to end of the shoes. Even that is not always the best way to check because the shoes can fit in length and not fit by width, arches, and type....   [tags: Podiatry, Pain, Feet]
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The Catalytic Subunit: B-family of Replicative DNA Polymerases - ... Most of our structural knowledge of the B-family of DNA polymerases came from the structure of the prototypical family member, bacteriophage RB69 Pol (Wang et al., 1997 in elife). Followed that the structure of the bacterial DNA Pol II (Wang and Yang, 2009 in elife) and then yeast Pol δ (Swan et al., 2009). Only recently, the crystal structure of the catalytic domain of the yeast Pol α subunit, Pol α 349–1258, has been solved (elife). The structure confirmed that Pol α shares a polymerase and an exonuclease domains similar to RB69 Pol, bacterial DNA Pol II and yeast Pol δ....   [tags: polymerase a, mammalian] 587 words
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Analysis of Jon Krakauer’s Into The Wild - Throughout the novel, Christopher McCandless’s character changed over time. Up to McCandless’s death, he wanted to live with the wild and to be away from civilization as far as possible. He changes his mind when he writes “HAPPINESS ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED” (189). His purpose of living in the wild is to live with freedom and do whatever he wishes to do. However, he realizes he was a “refuge in nature” (189) and intended to abandon his solitary life and rejoin the human community. It is assumed that McCandless died a preventable death because of his unpreparedness, but it is now undeniable that his adversity is what caused his mortality....   [tags: Character of Chris McCandless]
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Sensorimotor and Pre-Operational Stages of Cognitive Development - When a parent is knowledgeable about the stages of development their child goes through, they are better able to address the child’s needs, help them the child in their physical as well as cognitive development. help them to grow into healthy and successful adults, and to identify any needs they may have. In terms of childcare, when choosing the quality care their infant and toddler should receive, parents will know the right questions to ask when deciding on where to place their child and be able to discuss any problems or delays the toddler may have with the caretaker....   [tags: cognitive development, jean piaget's theory]
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Shot Put as an Interesting Sport - Shot Put as an Interesting Sport Throwing events in track and field have become very popular with high school and middle school students over the past few years. Shot put is the most recognized throwing event of them all. In the event the participant attempts to throw a metal ball as far as they can. Competitors take their put from inside a seven foot circle into a field marked with boundaries referred to as sectors. Many athletes who are interested in throwing, might enjoy the chance to throw, but do not know where to start....   [tags: Sport, Throwing]
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The Influence of Memories on Selfhood - Memories generate a breakdown of an individual’s selfhood. In addition, memories embody unmistakable repercussions on the self. In the book Mind readings an Anthology for Writers by Gary Colombo, there are several essays that reveal how memories evoke individuals to doubt their ideas of selfhood. “The Inheritance of Tools” by Scott Russell Sanders, Sanders writes concerning his father’s passing and the strategies that he implements to survive his grief. “The Brown Wasps” by Loren Eiseley, Eiseley demonstrates why individuals conjure up memories in their imagination, his only reliable guide of happiness....   [tags: Memory Psychology]
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Effective, Efficient And Creative Paint Palettes - There are about as many palettes as there are artists. Pretty much, any flat surface can be used as a palette, although some are far superior to others. A palette can be as simple as a Styrofoam tray or as elaborate as a hardwood oval, imported from Europe with a thumb hole cut into it and engraved with the artist’s name on a brass plaque. The traditional hand-held palette comes in various sizes and shapes with a hole to accommodate the artist’s thumb for ease in holding it horizontal for long periods....   [tags: art education, drawing, painting] 767 words
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Security Risk Analysis and Assessment Report - All of the operating system (OS) log files were examined for any suspicious activity. The event logs which were searched were application, security, setup, system, as well as applications and services. According to Sunil Gupta (2013), “Windows has the ability to generate a detailed audit record of security events on each system. Windows logs events for the two types of security Accounts: Computer and User for their logon and authentication “(p.21). The application log was searched for errors and events of programs and applications....   [tags: operating systems, security, applications]
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Choosing the Best Tactical Folding Knife - ... <h3>Grips</h3> Having a good grip will allow the knife to feel more comfortable in your hands and will prevent the knife from slipping out of your hands. The trouble with metal handles is that they're commonly very smooth and slippery, especially in wet conditions. That is why it is beneficial to have a secondary grip. Textured or checkered handles will provide you with better grip and they're usually the most durable option since they're crafted into the handle instead of attached to it. However, these handles are still fairly slippery....   [tags: melee weapons] 1009 words
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Trandcendentalism in Zuni and Sioux Tribe - ... The American status of women started to evolve across the course of history. A woman Historian, Spruill, studied women’s legal rights in colonial women. She found the “rule of thumb” law; a law that stated that is was legal to hit your wife/spouse with an object no thicker than the man’s thumb. This law also stated that it was only legal if it did not inflict injury or cause death. Another thing that has changed for women are how they dress; the hem got shorter, and women started wearing less clothing....   [tags: women, power, norms, abusive] 584 words
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What is a Controlled Vocabulary? - What is a Controlled Vocabulary. Abstract: The term “Controlled Vocabulary” is not universally understood by all to mean the same thing. So that it can be used freely without misunderstanding, this paper defines the term as a “considered list of values, designed to improve searchability”. A set of “rules of thumb” are provided for use in the determination of whether a given set of values is a Controlled Vocabulary, and guidance is provided on populating one. What it is: At time of writing, Wikipedia provides a nice, pithy definition: In library and information science controlled vocabulary is a carefully selected list of words and phrases, which are used to tag units of information (documen...   [tags: Language, definition, informative, expository]
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Structures and Roles of Telomeres - Structures and Roles of Telomeres Telomeres are essential structures in eukaryotic cells. Through repeat nucleotide sequencing of TTAGGG and their six associated protein complexes, they provide a “cap” over the rest of the chromosome, which protects the genetic material contained within the chromosome from instability1. Without the telomere structures, chromosomes are prone to tearing due to the action of nucleases and other damaging components within the nucleus. Torn chromosomes prove to be unstable, often fusing end-to-end or rearranging....   [tags: catallyst, cells, chromosome, telomerase, DNA]
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