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Action Research - Origins of Yoga “At the heart of this tradition is the desire to be healthy and whole, to integrate the various aspects of our human nature,” (Gillen & Gillen, 2007, p.19). The origins of yoga can be traced back to India where its development was expressed through the Sanskrit language. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “yoke or unite”. The art of yoga is a system which allows the participant to develop physical and mental strength (Zipkin, 1985). Yoga is thought to be rooted in Hinduism, but has been found to precede this religious practice....   [tags: Research] 1659 words
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The Arghul - The Arghul Throughout history, the reed instruments including the Arghul, Jirba, Mijwiz, Mizmar, Mizward, Ney-anban, and Rhaita have evolved into a very distinct type of Arabic sound we hear today in the modern Middle East. While all of these instruments play an important and distinctive role in their respective musical cultures, however, the Arghul stands out as perhaps the most prominent of the reed instruments as it is perhaps the oldest in the Middle Eastern region, having been adapted by many different cultures in the greater Middle East....   [tags: Arab Sounds, Reed Instruments] 976 words
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Pulmonary Fibrosis - Pulmonary Fibrosis Pulmonary Fibrosis is a condition where the lung tissue becomes thick and scarred. The thickening and scarring of the lungs makes it hard for the oxygen supply to be delivered throughout the body. The scarring can be caused by many different factors, but it is hard for doctors to figure out exactly what caused the onset of this disease. The damage caused by this disease cannot be repaired. Pulmonary Fibrosis usually affects the age group of forty to seventy years old. Men are more likely to develop this disease, but women can also get this disease....   [tags: health, lungs]
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Premature Babies - A premature baby is known as preemies, come into the world earlier than full-term babies. It’s one who is born too early, before 37 weeks. Preterm deliveries are more common in women younger than 19 or older than 40, and those with a previous preterm delivery. A Baby is a very young child ,one newly or recently born , Usually the youngest member of a family. A Pregnancy is the condition of a woman or female animal that is going to have a baby or babies. A Pregnancy usually last 280 days from the time of last menstruation....   [tags: Females, Pregnancies, Risk, Babies, Premature]
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Second Hand Smoke - Second Hand Smoke Second Hand Smoke In the 1950's and 60's scientists gave the people a lot of evidence on the deadly effects of smoking where the tobacco companies on the other hand tried to put the doubt in people’s minds through the campaigns to show that it is not all true. By the time people actually decided to take care of their health and finally saw how life-threatening smoking could be by real life examples, the tobacco companies already got rich from its sales. Nowadays, nobody doubts that “firsthand” smoke is deadly to your health and it causes lung cancer and heart disease in adults and asthma and bronchitis in children....   [tags: essays research papers] 649 words
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Place to Live - Although there is a lovely beauty in Houston Texas and Bangs Texas, there are also distinctions which allow each place to stand on its own. I have opinions of the places I have lived. Each place has its differences, and I am not sure if there is any place that really fits me well. These two places are day and night to each other, yet, they are only four hours away from one another. They are different in the variety of cultures, population, and pollution levels. I was born in Houston Texas, and I lived there for a great part of my life....   [tags: Personal Narrative Descriptive Compare Contrast] 905 words
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Sleep Apnea - Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder where a person has experiences of not breathing during sleep. Over 20 million Americans, mostly overweight men, suffer from sleep apnea. Despite these numbers, sleep apnea is often not treated directly because its symptoms are thought to be those of depression, stress, or just loud snoring. There may be a genetic component to this disorder as it often occurs within families.People with sleep apnea stop breathing for at least 10 seconds at a time; these short stops in breathing can happen up to 400 times every night....   [tags: essays research papers] 530 words
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Free Essays - Anklyosing Spondylitis Will Not Dictate My Life - Anklyosing Spondylitis Will Not Dictate My Life Anklyosing Spondylitis. When I first heard these words, I was tempted to say "God bless you," because I had never heard of such a disease. I could not appreciate that I would be living with it for the rest of my life. Anklyosing Spondylitis (AS) is a form of arthritis that affects the peripheral joints of the body, including the spine, bowels, and even the eyes (iritis). It causes the joints and ligaments that allow the back to move to become inflamed....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 818 words
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Language Used in Two Trailers for Bend It Like Beckham - Language Used in Two Trailers for Bend It Like Beckham A trailer is supposed to promote a certain movie that is coming soon on DVD or in the cinema. They could be action, trailers, romance trailers, or detective trailers. For example if it was a action trailer it could include a fight scene blood, fire arms and cool stunts, but if it was a romance film it might include some slow music at the beginning, a candle light at dinner with someone you love or a red flower because the colour red connotes love happiness and peace between the lovers....   [tags: Papers] 1517 words
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Environmental Issues and the Importance of Connecting With Nature - Biology and Connecting With Nature "Oh, what a catastrophe, what a maiming of love when it was made personal, merely personal feeling. This is what is the matter with us: we are bleeding at the roots because we are cut off from the earth and sun and stars. Love has become a grinning mockery because, poor blossom, we plucked it from its stem on the Tree of Life and expected it to keep on blooming in our civilized vase on the table." - D.H. Lawrence Beyond any doubt, studies now confirm that due to the stress that is flowing out of our disconnected "bleeding roots", complex personal, environmental and social problems are created....   [tags: Environment, pollution, conservation]
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The Right to Die: Death of Nancy Cruzan - The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan follows an ordinary family's unexpected journey to the United States Supreme Court. The book goes behind the scenes at the painful human cost exacted in a highly public legal battle. It is the true story of an American tragedy that could visit any of us in an instant. In 1983, Nancy Beth Cruzan lapsed into an irreversible coma from an auto accident in Jasper County, Missouri. Cruzan was discovered lying face down in a ditch without detectable respiratory or cardiac function....   [tags: Book Reviews] 2868 words
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Salmeterol : The Optimization of an Asthmatic Drug - Salmeterol: The Optimization of an Asthmatic Drug Abstract: Asthma can be found in so many people all across world. Asthma is not biased; sex, race, or country does not matter. Asthma affects a large percent of the global population. Becoming aware of this is the first step. Now, using a drug in use, salmeterol, I want to optimize this drug to make it better by giving it different analogs, which will give it different properties. Using the latest technology in the Chemistry Lab, Gaussview and Gaussian 03W aided me in creating models for these analogs and optimizing them....   [tags: Medical Biology Asthma Medicine]
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Influential Composers Of The Late 20th Century - Influential Composers Of The Late 20th Century Composers’ techniques matured throughout the 20th century, as did listeners’ ears.Thus, it becomes progressively harder to pinpoint influential musicians.One must distinguish between those simply continuing the modern tradition, and those truly breaking barriers. Robert Dick, dubbed “Hendrix of the flute” is one obvious boundary-breaker. (Dick)Born in New York City, Dick’s studies at the School for Music and Art were supplemented by lessons with acclaimed flutists Henry Zlotnik and Julius Baker.He attended Yale, receiving a B.A....   [tags: Music Musical Essays] 992 words
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The Four Phases of the Human SexualResponseCycle - One aspect of human sexuality that sometimes goes unknown or misunderstood is the sexual response cycle of men and women. You may be wondering what exactly is a sexual response cycle. In very general terms, the sexual response cycle is the sequence of events that happens physiologically when we become sexually aroused and participate in sexually stimulating activities, including intercourse, heavy petting, masturbation, etc. Two researchers in the area of human sexuality are William Masters and Virginia Johnson....   [tags: essays research papers] 855 words
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The Ghost of Toni Morrison's Beloved - The Ghost of Beloved One of the most engaging arguments about Toni Morrison’s book Beloved is centered around the nature of the girl Beloved. The argument is whether Beloved is simply a young woman who herself had suffered the horrors of slavery, or the ghost of Sethe’s crawling already. baby girl. The evidence shows that Morrison intended Beloved to be the ghost of the crawling already. girl. It has been said that there are basically two reasons why ghosts walk: they have either unfinished business to attend to of have died a very violent death....   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved Essays] 1501 words
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Teaching Meditation to Classes in Philosophy - Teaching Meditation to Classes in Philosophy ABSTRACT: In alignment with the overall theme of the congress, "Philosophy Teaching Humanity," this paper proposes that teachers of philosophy consider instructing their students in simple techniques of meditation. By meditation I mean the practice of mindfulness which typically begins by paying clear, steady, non-reactive attention to the sensations of one's own breathing, and then extending this attention to embrace all bodily sensations, feelings, moods, thoughts, and intentions....   [tags: Education Teacher Educating Philosophical Essays]
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Euthanasia Killing versus Allowing to Die - Euthanasia Killing versus Allowing to Die "To please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug, nor give advice which may cause death." -Oath of Hippocrates This phrase alone supports the very battle cry of those who oppose euthanasia. Their efforts have gone as far as to help make laws forbidding doctor-assisted suicide, including strict procedures for medical staff to determine the competency of an ill patient. But then there are those who wish to "make it easier on themselves" and even the family and friends, and choose as alternative route the their suffering....   [tags: Papers] 1282 words
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CPR - CPR Imagine finding your child pulse less and not breathing. What a terrifying thought. Would you know how to save your child’s life. The number of parents that do not know CPR is astounding. Simply knowing CPR could make a dramatic difference in the lives of you and your loved ones. To perform CPR, first you must establish unresponsiveness. Try tapping the child and speaking loudly, to provoke a response. Once unresponsiveness has been determined, if you are alone, you should shout for help....   [tags: Papers] 331 words
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Personal Narrative - Lasting Love - Personal Narrative - Lasting Love I had never made biscuits and gravy before. The blessings of having a good cook as a Mom were abundant, but alas, I never did learn the many techniques that wonder woman possessed. My repertoire included: peanut butter cookies, a deliciously heated can of Pork n Beans, and Rice Krispie treats that were always too crunchy. But, Joseph wanted biscuits and gravy, so that is what Joseph got. His sister told me the recipe over the phone. Joseph had called her up long distance and gruffly demanded that she rattle off the legendary gravy recipe that their mother used to serve....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 2504 words
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Fear is a Poor Teacher - Fear is a Poor Teacher I dipped my face into the frigid water, able to see somewhat clearly with my mask on. The water was so cold I felt every drop of icy ocean water squirming through my wetsuit. We were a few hundred feet from the shore, bobbing in the water like giant fishing lures. I thought back to my dive training and forced myself to believe what I was told. You're going to love this, it will change your life forever. You will never be the same, resonated through my head. These were the words my gray-haired, 60-year-old, diving instructor said exactly one week ago....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 764 words
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The Problems of Anxiety Disorders - The Problems of Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a normal reaction to a threatening situation and results from an increase in the amount of adrenaline from the sympathetic nervous system. This increased adrenaline speeds the heart and respiration rate, raises blood pressure, and diverts blood flow to the muscles. These physical reactions are appropriate for escaping from danger but when they cause anxiety in many situations throughout the day, they may be detrimental to a normal lifestyle. An anxiety disorder is a disorder where feelings of fear, apprehension, or anxiety are disruptive or cause distortions in behavior, (Coon, 526); they are psychiatric illnesses that are not useful for normal...   [tags: Anxiety Disorders Psychiatry Health Essays]
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How to Use a Stethoscope - How to Use a Stethoscope Perhaps one of the greatest abilities in today’s medical world is the ability doctors and nurses have to listen to heartbeats, pulses, and breathing patterns with simplicity. It doesn’t require any high-tech equipment. It doesn’t require a myriad of tests and examinations. It doesn’t cost thousands of dollars per minute to operate. In fact, the abilities that I just mentioned are made possible by this instrument: a stethoscope. The stethoscope that we know today is not the stethoscope that was invented nearly 200 years ago....   [tags: essays research papers] 912 words
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Tunnels used in War Zones - Tunnels The first characteristic of a tunnel complex is normally superb camouflage. Entrances and exits are concealed, bunkers are camouflaged and even inside the tunnel itself, side tunnels are concealed, hidden trapdoors, and dead-ends where used to confuse the attacker. Trapdoors were used extensively, both at entrances and exits and inside the tunnel complex itself. There where several different types of trapdoors, concrete covered by dirt, hard packed dirt reinforced by wire, or a basin type consisting of a frame filled with dirt....   [tags: essays research papers] 1043 words
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The war of the worlds - The war of the worlds This essay will discuss how chapter four ‘the cylinder unscrews’ is important to the novel as a whole. ‘‘The war of the worlds’’ was written by Herbert George Wells, the novel was written in response to several historical events. The most important one was the unification and militirisation of Germany. ‘The war of the worlds’ was written in 1894 which later in 1983 was aired on radio broadcast by Orson Wells. The novel is about Martians invading earth because they can no longer survive on mars....   [tags: English Literature] 1087 words
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Looking at the opening scenes Of Mice and Men. - Looking at the opening scenes Of Mice and Men. The scene opens on George and Lennie's feet running through the grass, the grass is dripping wet with dew and whipping their feet as they run. Their shoes are old and tattered as if they have not been able to afford new ones for a very long time. Through the silence you can hear the beating of Lennies heart, he can sense the fear in George and this makes him panic as well, rapid music gradually joins in with the beating of his heart. The camera slowly drifts up George's body, it is out of focus slightly, as it gets to the face it gradually gets back into focus and you can see the sheer terror on his face....   [tags: English Literature] 630 words
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Effective Foreshadowing in Flannery O’Connor’s Greenleaf - Effective Foreshadowing in Flannery O’Connor’s Greenleaf “Mrs. May’s bedroom window was low and faced on the east and the bull, silvered in the moonlight, stood under it, his head raised as if he listened- like some patient god come down to woo her- for a stir inside her room. The window was dark and the sound of her breathing too light to be carried outside. Clouds crossing the room blackened him and in the dark he began to tear at the hedge. Presently they passed and he appeared again in the same spot, chewing steadily, with a hedge-wreath that he had ripped loose for himself caught in the tips of his horns....   [tags: Flannery O’Connor’s Greenleaf] 623 words
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Narrow Fellow in the Grass - The poem "A Narrow Fellow In The Grass" stems from the idea of things seeming to be one thing, but really meaning something else. Throughout the poem hints are presented through vivid descriptions. Graphic word choices also present the poems true meaning. These hints along with the poet's use of tone, title, and associations, help the reader understand the given piece. "A Narrow Fellow in The Grass" is a snake. This snake represents a warning towards the suddenness associated with death. The narrow fellow is first described as creepily riding towards something, and suddenly being noticed....   [tags: Poetry] 447 words
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The Various Stages of Meditation - The Various Stages of Meditation To reach meditation, you require the three big steps: Relaxation: Control of yourself can mean relaxing your mind and your body You must, control your emotions, your passions, your nerves, your thoughts, your imagination, your desires, your bad habits, your impulses, your aspirations. Control yourself internally. Everything in you should be controlled, so that you can know your forces better, and how to use them It is convenient to control yourself in all circumstances, and mainly, to control your heart, if it is capable of hating or has unhealthy feelings, control your mind, putting a stop to your thoughts and aspiration...   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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Creativity and Mental Illness - Creativity and Mental Illness Men have called me mad, but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence--whether much that is glorious--whether all that is profound--does not spring from disease of thought--from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night - Edgar Allen Poe When you are insane, you are busy being insane - all the time... When I was crazy, that's all I was....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Wake Up, Stark County! - Wake Up, Stark County. Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from chronic disorders of sleep and wakefulness, such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and insomnia. The majority of those affected remain undiagnosed and untreated. At the Doctors Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders, 1001 patients are regularly treated for some form of these disorders at the present time (Roman interview). Fewer than 5% of these patients are children and 65% are men over the age of 40. Dr. Frankie Roman, a Board Certified Sleep Specialist, operates this Center....   [tags: Sleeping Disorders Essays]
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The Origin of Dreams - The Origin of Dreams It is late and you are tired. You slide between the soft sheets and tug on the comforter until it reaches your chin. Your head sinks gratefully into the pillow, the smooth folds of pillowcase caressing your cheek. Your heavy eyelids fall closed. Slowly, all the muscles in your body relax. Your body is comfortable and ready for sleep, but your mind remains active. You think over the day’s events, the funny moments, the people you saw, the things you forgot to do. You think about what you will do tomorrow and the next day and next month and so on....   [tags: Sleep Sleeping Psychology Papers]
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The Human Circulatory System - The Human Circulatory System The human circulatory is one of, if not the, most important system in the body. “It consists of such organs as the heart, and lungs” (Dunbar 4). “However every organ and organ system in the body is nourished and kept alive through the use of the circulatory system” (2-4). The main organ in the circulatory system is the heart. “Basically, the heart is a pump that keeps fresh blood coursing through your body, bringing oxygen and nutrients to all your organs and cells” (2)....   [tags: Biology Biological Science Essays]
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, a leading cause of death in infants under the age of one, has left medical experts unable to clearly define sudden infant death syndrome. After thirty years of research, the medical field has not discovered definite causes for SIDS. Medical experts have suggested many theories that have been studied and debated. In the Western world, SIDS is the most common cause of death for infants between two weeks and one year of age, but SIDS also occurs throughout the world....   [tags: Crib Death SIDS]
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The Myth of Sisyphus - Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus is not simply a re-telling of the myth itself, but also an interpretation of the way in which the myth can be related to the life of humanity in general, and in particular to one's understanding and acceptance of the futility of life, which he does not consider to be negative per se. He looks at the nature of Sisyphus' character, the way in which he challenged and defied the gods, and the punishment he received as a result....   [tags: World Literature] 1317 words
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"Oranges" by Gary Soto - "Oranges" By Gary Soto Gary Soto was born April 12, 1952, in Fresno, California to Mexican-American parents. His grandparents emigrated from Mexico during the Great Depression and found jobs as farm laborers. Soto grew up poor in the San Joaquin Valley and learned that hard work pays off through chores, such as moving lawns, picking grapes, painting houses, and washing cars. When Gary was five his father died as the result of a factory accident, and his mother was left to raise her three children with the help of her parents....   [tags: Poetry] 660 words
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The Basics of Yoga - The Basics of Yoga YOGA is a philosophy about life which can vibrantly refresh your mind and body. To understand it, think of a tree. A tree is comprised of a lot of smaller things that without them, the tree would not survive. A tree is comprised of roots, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, branches, etc. Likewise, Yoga is comprised of a lot of smaller things that without them, Yoga wouldn't survive. To understand these smaller things, let's start out by saying that in Yoga there is a threefold quest....   [tags: Papers] 598 words
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Body Psychotherapy - Body Psychotherapy (BP) is a relatively new form of psychotherapy. At times BP is combined with the concept of the mind; hence, Mind-Body Psychotherapy is form of BP. I would also group Mindfulness Psychotherapy into the same realm as BP. Therefore, I have reviewed literature from these three camps in an attempt to have a more comprehensive view of BP. Even though BP is a comparatively new form of psychotherapy, some of its roots can be traced as far back as the 1800s. Around the years 1893 to 1895 when Freud and Breuer were publishing their works on patients with hysteria, Pierre Janet and Charles Richer combined efforts for two years in a psychology lab to study the breathing patterns of p...   [tags: Psychology]
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Scuba Diving - Scuba diving is the kind of diving that one uses a breathing apparatus under water, which acts as a gas supplier to the diver. It allows divers to stay under water longer than with breath-holding methods. While diving, one uses swim fins attached to the feet. Scuba diving is carried out for both recreational and professional reasons among them cave diving, wreck diving, ice diving and deep diving for recreation purposes. Professional diving is done by those at civil engineering department, naval diving and rescue reasons....   [tags: Hobbies ]
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation I’m sure all of you have heard of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR. I’m going to go over the steps of infant, child, and adult CPR. If you don’t know how to perform CPR, I hope this will give you a good understanding of it and if you already know how to perform CPR, I hope this will be a good refresher. I will begin with infant CPR. This would be used on a child who is less than one year old. The first step is to determine if the infant is responsive....   [tags: Papers] 514 words
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Asthma - Asthma is a respiratory disorder marked by breathing difficulty caused by temporary narrowing of the bronchi, the airways branching from the trachea to the lungs. Attacks usually are brought on by allergic reaction to ANTIGENS such as grass and tree pollens, mold spores, fungi, animal dander, and certain foods but may also be caused by chemical irritants in the atmosphere or by infections of the respiratory tract. Susceptibility to an asthma attack is based on hyperactivity of the bronchial muscles, which constrict on exposure to one or another of these agents....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Catch A Yawn - Catch A Yawn A trick in every girl's handbook: If you want to know if someone is checking you out, yawn and check to see who, if anyone, yawns back. While we may be using the contagious phenomenon of yawning to our advantage, the age-old question still lingers on - why, in fact, is yawning contagious. Plausible explanations range from historic origins to muscular requirements. However, one answer that encompasses all other questions about the cause and traits of yawning has yet to be found. First, let's tackle the question of why we yawn....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Mind Over Matter - Mind over Matter Out of the myriad of religions that encompass the earth, one of the least understood is Buddhism. In the pursuit of a higher plane of existence, a Buddhist monk will renounce his worldly secular life, instead embracing a life of meditation and study. While attempting to achieve enlightenment, and therefore nirvana, a Buddhist must first come to eradicate his sense of self, effectively destroying his ego. By doing this, "durkha," (pain and suffering), end and one can be at peace and harmony with the world and all who reside in it....   [tags: essays research papers] 1298 words
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Understanding Fear and Phobias - Understanding Fear and Phobias For something that can cause as much suffering as a phobia, as remarkable how many people lay claim to having one and how many of them are wrong. Experts say, a true phobic reaction is a whole different category of terror, a central nervous system wildfire that's impossible to mistake. In the face of the thing that triggers fear, phobics experience sweating, racing heart, difficult breathing and even a fear of imminent death -- all accompanied by an overwhelming need to flee....   [tags: Informative] 293 words
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The Respiratory System - The Respiratory System The Respiratory System is the system in the body that deals with supplying the blood with oxygen so that the blood can deliver oxygen to all parts of the body. The respiratory system does this through breathing. · Why do we need to do respiration. We all need energy to function. We get this energy from the foods we eat. The most efficient way for cells to harvest energy stored in food is through cellular respiration. But, you need oxygen to be able to “unlock” the energy stored in food....   [tags: Papers] 524 words
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