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Poem - Silence - 1324 Strawberry Lane Somewhere, ST 01234 August 12, 1999 Mr. Squeaks Store Manager Men's Clothing Shopquick 1234 Retail Drive Somewhere, ST 01234 Dear Mr. Squeaks: I would like to inform you that I will be resigning as a salesclerk. I have been employed from September, 1997 and I plan to leave October, 1999. Thank you for the time you have spent helping my career. The time you have spent helping me learn the store has increased my efficiency of dealing with customers and it is greatly appreciated....   [tags: Poetry Poems] 123 words
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Poem - If Only You Knew - Personal Narrative: Career of Professional Soccer Player The career I have chosen is a professional soccer player, I picked this career because it' something I like doing, and I am good at playing soccer. I have been playing soccer since I was three years old and I never have gotten tired of playing the sport, if I want to play professional soccer I need to learn to love the game a lot. And go to school to get good grades and play Ayso High School, be on tournament teams, go to soccer camps, to be better at soccer and to go to collage....   [tags: Poetry Poems] 126 words
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College Admissions Essay: Passion with Computers - My passion with computers stated to grow when I learned accounting. I found that computers are powerful tools which can help businesses with analyzing the mass of data and making decisions. I believe that a person with both business knowledge and computer skill will be in large demand in China, especially after it has entered the WTO. Hence, I would like to choose a degree combined with business and computing study for my further education in the UK. I am currently enjoying my study in the Northern Consortium International Foundation program....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 238 words
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Changes in Marriage in Britain - Over the last 30yrs there has been rapid changes in the structure of family life in Britain, arising from increasing divorce, remarriage, lone parenthood, cohabitation and numbers of elderly people. Nevertheless, it remains the case that the majority people live in the `traditional' family of a married couple with dependent children. One change in the patterns of marriage over the last 30yrs is that there are more lone parent families now than there was 20yrs ago. Today the majority are created by divorce....   [tags: Sociology] 285 words
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Cesar Died Today - Just like Mother Guerrero said, the struggles her family members are going through are not anything to be ashamed of - her family is still the perfect Hispanic family. At the beginning of the "play" we find out that it is the day of Cesar Chavez's death, a dear friend of the Guerrero family. When at home, Mother decides to tell her children that they were awarded the perfect Hispanic family award and their picture will be posted in a Hispanic magazine. The kids were less than delighted. Gracie had a past history with a comrade of Cesar Chavez's....   [tags: Visual Arts] 285 words
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Autobiography of Paul Verleine - Autobiography of Paul Verleine Paul Verleine, was born in 1844, in Metz, at 2, Rue Haute/ Pierre, opposite the training school for officers in the engineers and artillery. Until later, he knew how to spell. He went to a small school in Rueauz. Verleine had a very hard and strict childhood. It was a day-to-day existence of a growing boy. His father was a captain in the engineers. When he finishing his studies, he obtained his degree. Paul Verlein went into the country to spend his vacations with his mothers’ relatives at Artois....   [tags: Mein Kampf] 285 words
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The Career of The Wrestler, The Rock - The story of Dwayne Johnson, otherwise known as "The Rock", began long before his career. Wrestling has been in his family for many generations. Dwayne's grandfather for example, was a great Samoan wrestler in the state of Hawaii. Later on, Dwayne's father went on to become a professional wrestler. It had been Dwayne's dream to become a professional wrestler ever since he was a little kid. Like most parents, Dwayne's parents wanted to protect him from whatever they could. In Dwayne's case, they wanted to protect him from the hardships of professional wrestling because they knew what it could do to a person and a person's life....   [tags: Informative, Expository] 296 words
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So You Are Going To High School - I am going to explain to my little cousin what to expect from high school; how the social scene is different, what you have to do to graduate, and what some of the perks of being an upper classman are. When you start going to high school, you will be somewhat scared. The other students will be older, larger, and possible more mature. You will see many different faces, some you like and perhaps some that you don't. There will be girls that you like and girls you don't that will like you. One of the bonus' about being in high school, is you have more freedom that you do in middle school....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 298 words
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How to Become a Veterinarian - Becoming a veterinarian is not an easy task. It requires years of study, countless hours learning, and large amounts of money to pay for school tuition and licensing. However, the rewards of being a veterinarian are worth the sacrifices if it is a profession that you love. Undergraduates must complete the preliminary work required to enter one of the twenty-seven accredited institutions that deal with veterinary medicine. Undergraduate students must complete very specific coursework, maintain a minimum grade point average, and pass an entrance exam if they are to continue their pursuits in the field of veterinary medicine....   [tags: Informative, Career] 302 words
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Margaret Laurence - Margaret Laurence: A Bird in the House-Research Paper On July 18, 1926, Margaret Laurence was born to Scottish father, Robert Wemyss, and Irish mother Verna Simpson Wemyss. They lived in Mrs. Wemyss' hometown of Neewapa, Manitoba, until Margaret's move to Winnipeg in 1944. Margaret was but 4 years old when her mother died of a kidney infection. It was at this point that her aunt came to care for her and later marry her father. They were shortly thereafter moved into Margaret's grandfathers home....   [tags: World Literature, A Bird in the House] 313 words
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Admissions Essay - The Study of Management - The Study of Management I decided to pursue a career in management at the age of fourteen and since then sought to fulfill my dream. I believe it is a proper job for me, as I am a person who enjoys challenging tasks and I know that it would give me opportunity for intellectual and cultural development. Initially, I wanted to study at a Polish university, but with time it became apparent that the Polish job market, in the areas which interest me most, is slowly heading towards saturation....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 314 words
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Frank Lampard's Career - Frank Lampard's Career Frank Lampard is one of the best midfielders in English football and an inspiration too many. At just 27 he has won a whole array of awards ranging from being voted ‘player of the monthÂ’ several times, to his most recent honour of being voted the second best player in the whole of Europe. He has been influenced by football since he was born. Both his father and uncle have been successful footballers along with his cousin, Jamie Redknapp. Franks career started in 1994 when he was signed by West ham of whom his uncle was the manager of and who his father was currently playing for....   [tags: Papers, football] 315 words
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The Changing Roles of Men and Women in Society - Americans living in the mid-20th century saw momentous change. A decade of severe economic depression in the 1930s was followed by the largest-scale war the world had ever seen. In Pushing the Limits, Elaine Tyler May shows how women's lives in the United States reflected and helped to shape these world changes. During the war, women joined the military effort through the WACS (Women's Army Corps) and the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services). Production demands drew women into manufacturing jobs and broadcast the famous image of Rosie the Riveter....   [tags: essays research papers, gender roles] 316 words
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Travis Tritt - Travis Tritt Travis Tritt was born on February 9, 1963 to Georgia and James Tritt. Travis fell in love with music as a young boy. By the age of eight he had already taught himself how to play the guitar and by the age of 14 he was beginning to write his own songs. When Travis was younger his parents did not want him to follow his instincts; his mother wanted him to sing in the church, but he wanted to sing and write country music. Travis worked various jobs after he was 18, but he still wanted to play music....   [tags: Country Music, Biography] 317 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong I choose to discuss Louis Daniel Armstrong, one of America's most influential singers and trumpeter. He had a rough/rasping, trademark "gravelly" voice, which you can still recognize till this day. Armstrong was given the nickname "Satchmo" (which is short for "Satchelmouth" referring to the size of his mouth) on one of his first visit's to London. He had a rough childhood and had to start working at an early age to support his family. Singing on street corners for mere pennies, was just one of the numerous jobs he held, to survive....   [tags: Jazz, Dixieland, Music] 317 words
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Trading Legal Pads for Chalkboards - Trading Legal Pads for Chalkboards Mr. Kutner is often questioned about his decision to become an educator. After graduating from Cornell with a degree in political science, he postponed his plans for law school in order to teach for a few years. During those few years, Mr. Kutner managed to fall in love with teaching and he developed a passion for this profession which is expressed on a daily basis. Not only is he an incredible teacher, but he is a role model for each of his students.I have been lucky enough to be a student of Mr....   [tags: College Admissions Essays, Education, Personal Na] 318 words
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Mechanical Engineers - A mechanical engineer works with the principles of motion, energy and force. Usually a machine changes one form of movement into another. Mechanical engineers design machines whose parts work in a safe, reliable and efficient way. Mechanical engineers apply scientific method to find the answers to mechanical problems. Many laws and principles developed by scientists are used every day by the mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineers contribute to many industries and occupations. Some mechanical engineers work in areas not usually thought to require engineering....   [tags: Technology, Informative] 322 words
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Thomas King - THOMAS KING - WRITER Thomas King is a multi-talented and accomplished writer who expresses concerns of Aboriginal people through literature. He was born in 1943 in Sacramento California to a Cherokee father and a German and Greek mother and grew up in Sacramento. In 1980, King moved to Canada with his nine-year old son and lived in Alberta for about ten years. He returned briefly to the United States in 1986 to receive his PhD in English Literature at the University of Utah, but is now a Canadian citizen and resides in Guelph, Ontario....   [tags: Biography, Author] 327 words
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Buffalo Springfield - Aside from the Byrds, the only other band that had a tremendous influence on folk-rock and country-rock in the sixties was Buffalo Springfield. They were noted as a key impact upon the counter-culture of the sixties, and their music is symbolic of the turbulence and controversy that surfaced during harsh times of war. The group’s formation was coincidental and legendary. Stephen Stills and Richie Furay were driving on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles in early April 1966, when by chance they pulled up behind a tattered black Pontiac hearse bearing Canada license plates....   [tags: folk-rock country-rock] 328 words
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Oscar Claude Monet - Oscar Claude Monet Oscar Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 in Paris, France. Monet spent most of his childhood in Le Havre, France. In Le Havre, Monet studied drawings and painted seascapes with a French painter Eugene Louis Boudin in his teens. By 1859 Monet committed himself a career to be an artist. Monet spent a lot of time in Paris around 1859. By 1860 Monet met a pre-impressionist painter, Edouard Manet. Monet also met other French painters to form the impressionist school. Monet met Camille Pissaro, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley....   [tags: Essays Papers] 329 words
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Junior College or University? - <p>Deciding on whether to attend a junior college or a university can be a very tough decision. Oftentimes we hear negative opinions and comments about attending a junior college instead of a university. Junior colleges are much more affordable, they have smaller classes, and they are much more convenient than universities. Through my experiences and research, I feel there are many benefits to attending a junior college. The most important benefit to attending a junior college is the financial savings....   [tags: European Literature] 329 words
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Mark Twain - Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemen, was a very famous writer throughout his years. His pen name, which he is known by today is Mark Twain. He was known for his briliant and clever i deas in writing his stories. He was born in almost an "invisable" village of Florida on novemer 30, 1835. In 1839 the Clemens family moved to Hannibal, Missouri. Soon after that his dad, John marcial Clemens died in the year 1847. Mark wrote book that are famous to this day. He started writing in his early years around 1864-1866....   [tags: Papers] 329 words
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Zinsser and Barber on College Pressures - Zinsser and Barber on College Pressures In their texts Both Zinsser and Barber are questioning the conventional assumptions that college is the main passage into a financial and social accomplishment. To achieve these goals students are often faced with unnecessary pressures. Their purpose or reason for challenging such assumptions is to make the readers become aware of the conventional notions, and possibly direct them out of their trapped positions to make their own choices. As today's students will be the potential future leaders and make-up of the society, there is a high stake....   [tags: Papers] 329 words
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mathew brady and the photographic documentation of the civil war - Mathew Brady was the son of Irish immigrants who came to the United States in the late 1830's, later that year they became residents of Saratoga Springs, where they became acquainted with the artist, William Page. Page was a large influence on Brady's artistic lifestyle teaching him trades such as jewel making, case making, and painting. Page took Brady under his wing and they moved to New York where Brady met Samuel F.B. Morse an artist who instructed Page in earlier days. Morse began the new art of photography, which his friend Daguerre from Europe had just began....   [tags: essays research papers] 330 words
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Brave New World State Motto - Brave New World State Motto Community + Identity = Stability In a world based on the motto “Community, identity, stability,” every aspect of society follows that phrase. In the Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, everyone belongs to everyone else. The people live in one community, follow their pre-destined identity and lead stable lives as a result. The whole society in Brave New World is based on community. No one is ever alone. Solitude and loneliness are unheard of. Everything, as well as everyone, belongs to everyone else....   [tags: Essays Papers] 332 words
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Everybodys All American - Everybody’s All-American is the story of a famous football player who becomes an overweight middle-aged has-been. Gavin "the Gray Ghost" Gray is a legendary college football player who marries his homecoming queen sweetheart and embarks on a professional career full of difficulties. “The Gray Ghost” is a Louisiana football legend. There had never been a better, faster ball player, and everyone knows the hero is headed for pro football. To no one's surprise, Gavin marries his sweetheart, beauty queen “Babs.” He is a first-draft pick in the pros, as expected, and soon after that, the two begin their family....   [tags: essays research papers] 332 words
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George W. Norris - On July 11, 1861 in York Township Ohio Mary Norris gave birth too a boy and named him George William Norris. When George was three his father died. After his father died his mother had to take care of eleven kids. When George was twenty he graduated with a bacheolrs degree and earned a law degree. He passed the bar exam to earn a law degree. Later, he tought some school. He did all of these events from age twenty through twenty-two. Georgemoved to Beatrice in 1885 annd opened a law office....   [tags: essays research papers] 332 words
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Case Review - Case Review Situation Analysis From our analysis, we were able to discover causes to the previous stated problems in the Parma plant. The causes of the problems appeared to be: 1) Lack of Communication 2) Conflict 3) Ill Decision Making 4) Organizational Change 5) Job Design Communication is the process of sending and receiving messages with attached meanings. It appeared the new Shop Chairman did communicate effectively with Bill Marsh, Bob Lintz, or the salaried employees. The employees faced rumors of being closed, but specific plant closing details were not communicated to the employees....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Free College Admissions Essays: Law, Politics, and Skepticism - Law, Politics, and Skepticism My summer internship at United States Senator Connie Mack's office, my recent volunteer efforts for a local school board campaign, and my previous volunteer efforts for a gubernatorial campaign are representative of my personal interests and long-range goals. My future ambitions and goals are evidence of my interests in and attraction to such subjects as law and politics. While many people consider these subjects to be uninteresting, I am fascinated by how these topics affect our society....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 334 words
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Escape from Reality in The Glass Menagerie - Escape From Reality In Tennessee Williams' play, The Glass Menagerie, each character attempt to escape the real world by creating his or her own "reality." The play involves three main characters each of whom feels trapped and imagines different ways of escape. One of the main characters, Tom Wingfield, is trapped in the apartment where he lives with his nagging mother. Williams describes the apartment as "One of those vast hive-like conglomerations of cellular living units that flower as warty growths....and are symptomatic of the impulse of the largest and fundamently enslaved section of American society" (s.d.1)....   [tags: American Literature] 334 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Human Resources Management - Human Resources Management I am applying for a course in the studying of human resources management because it is a subject that interests me greatly. The gobalization has provoked a serious crisis in the actual world economy giving human resources management an important role in finding a solution to this crisis. I believe that human beings are the principal players in any organization, they are flexible and the only ones who can mange the process of change that enterprises need to respond to this difficult times....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 336 words
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chaucer - Geoffrey Chaucer The greatest poet of the Middle English period was the son of a wealthy wine-merchant of powerful connections. As a boy he was a page to the Countess of Ulster, and later was employed as a valet in the Royal household. In 1359, serving with the English army in France, he was taken prisoner and King Edward III subscribed £16 upon the payment of his ransom. Thereafter he spent many years in the service of his king. In 1372-3 he was sent to Genoa on a commercial mission; in 1374 he was appointed Comptroller of the Customs for the Port of London; in 1385 he was appointed Justice of the Peace for Kent; and in 1386 he was elected Member of Parliament....   [tags: essays research papers] 336 words
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Loyalty Of Employee - Different cultures place varying values on loyalty to the employer. In some countries, most notably in Asia, there is a high degree of loyalty to one company. However, in most European countries and the United States, loyalty at ones employer is not highly values; instead it is considered more rational and reasonable for an employee to change jobs whenever it is warranted to achieve the optimal overall career. Both of these positions have advantages and disadvantages. In cultures that value loyalty to the employer, a kind of family relationship seems to develop between employer and employee....   [tags: essays research papers] 336 words
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Langston Hughes - Langston Hughes During his lifetime, he was known as "the poet laureate of Harlem." What this meant, is that he was worthy of honor and he excelled in poetry. In addition, he worked as a journalist, dramatist, essayist, novelist, playwright, lyricist, and children's author during his life. This man’s name is Langston Hughes, however his full name is James Langston Hughes. James Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. Langston was still a baby when his parents separated, and his father went to Mexico....   [tags: Papers] 336 words
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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics - Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Throughout Aristotle’s life and career as a philosopher, he modified and formulated many ideas that deal with the psyche and state of the mind and body. One of the most prevalent ideas that he studied was the quest for happiness. He had many theories about it, but most merged to become the Nicomachean Ethics As Socrates also believed, Aristotle thought that the life of the philosopher was the most pleasant and had the potential to bring the most happiness to oneself....   [tags: Papers] 338 words
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Where I See Myself by the Time I am Thirty - Where I See Myself by the Time I am Thirty I intend to be successful, but the question I will ask myself, is how. My answer to that would be hard work and dedication, something I need to understand as I’m taking it a bit easy at the moment. This is how I plan my life to be up to the age of 30. My first ambition is to get good qualifications at GCSE level, by passing 8 GCSE’s at a B level+. I then want to go onto Oxford College and study, A-level Business Studies, A-level Physics, AS-level Maths, and GNVQ Spanish, as I was deprived of learning Spanish at Esher High School, for the reason that I didn’t like learning French....   [tags: Papers] 338 words
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Current Perspectives on Dual-Career Families - “Current Perspectives on Dual-Career Families” In the essay entitled “Current Perspectives on Dual-Career Families” written by Lucia Albino Gilbert. It talks about how the children of dual-career families are effect and the gender roles are change in a dual-career family. In a dual-career family, both the mother and the father work full time jobs. In this case study it showed the children of dual-career families are the same in other school aged children that come from a “traditional” family setting....   [tags: essays research papers] 339 words
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Americans with Dsiablities Act - Americans with Dsiablities Act The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)was created to give all people with disabilites access to public areas and accomodations. It also insures all americans with disabilities the right to employment. The ADA was established from many previous acts. These acts included the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. In 1990, there was growing demand for a single act that incompassed all of the regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities....   [tags: Papers] 339 words
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Business Intelligence - Business Intelligence for competitive advantage In the beginning, businesses used information technology for automating the processes primarily to reduce labor costs. Subsequently, information technology is used for delivering information with speed and accuracy. Currently, businesses want to use the information effectively for competitive advantage to make better decisions that improve and optimize business processes, predict the market dynamics accurately, optimize forecasts to adequately maintain resources to name a few reasons....   [tags: essays research papers] 340 words
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Population in the Arab World - Population in the Arab World During the last hundred years the population of the Arab world was doubled more than ten times. This was mainly due to the improvement of health care, education, employment and immigration to the big cities, and sometimes other countries. This change in the population caused a lot of as the number of people is much more than the resources available for them. In the past, there was poor medical care, which led to the death of many people, especially children. The family was used to getting the kids 3 or 4 survive....   [tags: Papers] 340 words
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College Admissions Essay: What I Want from College - What I Want from College   My high school is completely project-based. We've designed restaurants, traveled to Mars, redone the trials of Exxon-Valdez and Bhopal, and had our own Olympics. All of our academic subjects integrate into the projects. In 11th grade, second trimester, the assignment was to build and maintain a utopian society on Mars. As part of the project, I was asked to define the value system of my group's utopia by ranking the importance of ten qualities that make a successful city, including health care, pollution, transportation, education, housing, entertainment, and others....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 343 words
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bruce almighty - Bruce Almighty is Irresistible There is a guilty pleasure one gets from watching characters we identify with struggle on screen, and we begin to think to ourselves that maybe our lives aren’t so bad after all. Such is the case in Bruce Almighty, a new release from Universal Pictures directed by Tom Shadyac. The movie is by no means sensational or groundbreaking, but it has an irresistible charm that draws in viewers in desperate need of a break from reality. The unfortunate protagonist (Jim Carrey) becomes convinced that God has abandoned him after he loses a coveted news anchor position to a slimy coworker....   [tags: essays research papers] 344 words
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College Admissions Essay - Rewards of Understanding - College Admissions Essay - Rewards of Understanding As a high school freshman, I met and became friends with many new people. Among the most fascinating people was Lauren. I met Lauren in my lab class. She was outspoken and liberal. Her clothing revealed creativity; her big eyes, curiosity and strength. I was interested in learning more about Lauren, but felt shy about approaching her. My peers made fun of Lauren's manners and actions. They considered her too strange to know and shunned her....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 346 words
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Excercise Science - I chose to interview Diane Bischoff, a health education consultant for the Peoria Health Department. Diane has been working for the health department for 10 years and loves what she does. Diane graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in community health and a minor in nutrition. With that she started working for a small health club in Bloomington, IL. Her job specifications included providing advice for the members in areas of healthy eating, disease prevention and stress management....   [tags: essays research papers] 346 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Committed to Music - I am Committed to Music In my first piano recital at the age of eight, I felt overwhelmed by the audience' s applause. Since that first recital, I became very committed to music and attempted to build a music career. At age six, I began playing the piano, and at age fifteen, I began playing the trumpet. Admitted by a professional music high school at age sixteen, I had the opportunity of exploring the broad world of music, and the high quality of instruction greatly enriched my music background....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 347 words
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Workplace Promotion Research - Workplace Promotion In order to be promoted at work, it has always been said to put your best foot forward, strive to be the best, or always give 110%. Recent studies conducted by MSN, as well as references to books such as The Case for Marriage by Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher, state other influences can impact the chances of enhancing a career. The hypotheses made suggests that if you are too successful in your current position then you have less likely a change to be recognized for an advancement; married individuals seem to be happier in the workplace and tend to be more successful....   [tags: essays research papers] 347 words
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Counseling Psychology - Counseling Psychology When I began my studies at the University of Northern Iowa, I had an interest in the field of psychology, but I was not yet sure that I wanted to pursue a career in that area. The classes that I consequently took and the professors that taught them solidified my desire to receive a degree in psychology. Interacting with my professors as a teacher's assistant and research assistant gave me a chance to discover at a more personal level what psychology is all about. Although I am seeking a M.A....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays] 348 words
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Mineko Iwasaki's Geisha, A Life - Mineko Iwasaki's Geisha, A Life Geisha is a wonderful book for people who want to learn about Japanese culture and the geisha arts. Iwasaki explains the intricacies and politics of the business while telling of her life as a geisha in post-World War II Japan. Reviewer Alyssa Kolsky writes “there’s something alluring about a book that details the day-to-day minutes of one of the world’s most fascinating, secretive and oldest professions” (74). Mineko Iwasaki is a strong willed woman who becomes the Number One geisha of Kyoto’s top geisha house, the Iwasaki oikya....   [tags: Mineko Iwasaki Geisha, A Life]
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Individualism in Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy - Julian West, a man born and raised in the 19th century has suddenly appeared in the 20th century. Due to an apparent mishap in the 19th, his body was never awaken and remained in its mesmeric state. When he woke up, he found himself in a whole different society then he was living in. The economy, government, and the whole social structure were completely changed. To Julian, the 20th century became the perfect image of a utopian society. But the society of the 20th century has left behind the pride of individualism which was cherished in the 19th century....   [tags: Personal Essays] 349 words
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Civil Rights Act and Sexual Harassment - Civil Rights Act and Sexual Harassment Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Federal law as well as various state fair-employment laws prohibit employers with 15 or more employees from treating members of one sex or race differently from members of the opposite sex or another race in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. The statutory and regulatory laws govern the entire employment process from pre-employment activities such as recruiting, through an employee's career with the organization, including termination....   [tags: Papers] 349 words
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Walden - The American Economy - Walden - The American Economy When the American people think of the word economy; money and the government often come to mind. In Greek Eco means the household and Nomy means to manage something. So why do American's tend to think of money and ownership when they think of the word "Economy?" Are Americans mearly living a career or are they living some other narrowly focused routine. Is a worthwhile lifestyle being lived. In Walden by Henry David Thoreau, Thoreau describes what is wrong with the American culture and society and how solitude can make the human pure....   [tags: Thoreau Walden Essays] 350 words
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Diana Ross - Diana Ross Diana Ross was born in 1944. Emerging from the housing projects in Detroit to become an international superstar, she gained prominence first as a member of the supremes, then as a solo artist. The mention of her name evokes the indelible image of the broadly smiling diva, the long hair, sequined gowns, etc. Ross first recorded on the small lupine label in 1959, as a member of the Primettes. The group signed to Motown in1961, and later changed their names to the supremes. In 1963, all the singles released by the supremes featured Diana Ross as the lead singer....   [tags: essays research papers] 350 words
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50 Cent - Curtis Jackson, 26 (more commonly known as 50 Cent) has made a huge impact on the hip hop industry. He was born July 6th, 1976, on the south side of Jamaica, Queens. Nearby residents of Queens have described it as the main area for all the to-be drug dealers. 50's excellentmajor-label debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin', sold 2.1 million copies in its first three weeks, breaking record sales in America. Only last year the well-known hip-hop artists/ producers signed him to a joint label deal....   [tags: Music Essay] 351 words
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