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Eve’s Food Preparation: Art and Experience in Eden - Eve’s Food Preparation: Art and Experience in Eden The arts of the first couple before the Fall have been extensively written on. It seems that most critics view prelapsarian art as congruous and natural to Eden, as evidence of prelapsarian splendor. Ann Torday Gulden states that art in Eden is socially neutral: “Surely art is innocuous [in Eden], an integral part of paradisal bliss” (18). Indeed, Eve’s artistic activity makes Eden seem all the more delightful to the reader. However, with a careful examination of how Eve’s art is perceived by the poem’s male characters, it becomes evident that Eve’s aesthetics do not quite fit....   [tags: Research Papers]
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Greek Hospitality in the Odyssey - When it comes to hospitality, Greeks stand atop the list of all cultures for their generosity and politeness towards strangers. “Philoxenia” is the Greek word for “the love of strangers”. Philoxenia is demonstrated in several different cases in Homer’s The Odyssey. According to Greek customs, hospitality is respected by the immortal gods. If the Greek code of hospitality is not performed correctly, or not performed at all, the consequences may be very severe, gods may unleash their wrath to whoever does not follow this tradition of thoughtfulness....   [tags: essays research papers] 948 words
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Ensuring Safety of Hotel Guests - Ensuring Safety of Hotel Guests Hotels rely on their IT assets to assist them in performing their daily business activities. Networks connect hotels with centralized application services, corporate Intranets, e-mail systems, the Internet, business partners and other stakeholders. Wireless 802.11 b/g networks in hotel guestrooms are becoming ubiquitous. Data zips back and forth across the enterprise. How safe are these systems and networks. Are they secure from external threats. What about internal threats....   [tags: IT Management Hotelier] 1287 words
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The Death of a Poet - Emily Dickinson was a very thoughtful and distinct poet who wrote many great works of poetry. Most of her poems make use of unique combinations of capitalization and punctuation to introduce metaphors. These metaphors also have literal meaning. In order to use these metaphors, Dickinson normally puts her poems in the first person perspective, giving the impression that the poem is being given to you by the speaker rather than from herself. “I heard a Fly buzz---when I died---“ is a great example of this first-person perspective use of metaphor to describe the final thoughts of a person at the end of their life....   [tags: Emily Dickinson, Poetic Analysis]
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No Peace For Odysseus - No piece of peace in the world of men The Odyssey, written by Homer, is an epic of the great adventures of Odysseus. It tells of the challenging travels form leaving his home to serve in the Trojan War, to his well-deserved return to Ithaca. Odysseus known as “the man of many wiles” endured many challenging tasks as he traveled in search of his once home. Leaving behind his wife Penelope and son Telemachus, he was forced to leave. Around the sixteenth year Odysseus was gone, many believed that their once great leader was left for dead on an unknown country or was never to return to the land of Ithaca once again....   [tags: Greek Literature] 1142 words
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Political Analysis: Jeff Sessions - Immigration Policy Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions is a republican who supports republican stances on foreign policy and social issues. He opposes illegal immigration and is against any form of citizenship for illegal immigrants. In March 2007 National Journal ranked Sessions as the fifth-most conservative U.S. Senator in their Conservative/Liberal Rankings. Sessions spoke out against the “comprehensive immigration reform act of 2007”. This was a bill in the 110th United States congress that would have gave legal status and a chance for citizenship to the approximately 12 to 20 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Trends and Healthy Options - Not surprisingly, the world of event planners is fast-pace, and ever changing world, in the chaos the only thing that is constant is change. Keeping up with the latest trends in event planning meetings and convention industries could be a full time all by itself. However, staying on the cutting edge is an essential component of any planner’s job description. Satisfying stakeholders and CEO’s demands that the event planners to find cost-effective ways to do business. Meeting and exceeding the clients exceptions, will have them coming back for more....   [tags: Nutition, Food, America]
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Canyon Ranch Case Study - Canyon Ranch continues to enjoy exclusivity in its industry with the ability to command rates that are 25% to 30% higher than its competitors. Through its resort hotels, along with its health and spa services, Canyon Ranch historically has been able to offer levels of service that its competitors have not. However, the competition is catching up and Canyon Ranch is dedicated to ensure that it continues to remain the have the most demanded luxury spa locations by examining the way it approaches customer service and considering how Information Technology can help it reach these goals....   [tags: Information Technology Case Study]
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Biography of Erik Estrada - Biography of Erik Estrada (Frank Poncherello) Erik was born on March 16, 1949 as Henry Enrique Estrada in NY City. Back around 1968, he was in a dance troupe and earned $38 a week with free lunches and all the acting lessons he could take. In return, he had to perform daily in downtown Los Angeles. He had a 10-day hospital stay in August 1979 caused by on-set accident when he was thrown from his motorcycle and the 900-pound bike landed on him. At 5'10', 160 pounds, he was an inch shorter and 15 pounds lighter than Wilcox....   [tags: History] 876 words
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Victorian Dinner Parties - Victorian Dinner Parties Victorian dinner parties where associated with the upper class, not usually the middle class, and were attended by eminent guests of status. Lord Steyne, a character from the novel Vanity Fair, would have been invited to many such parties were he a real person who lived in that Era. The Victorian hostess had to consider three main things: The Guests At Victorian dinner parties, the hostess invited guests from the upper class of society. Typically, she invited one guest of honor, an eminent gentleman (Margetson 73)....   [tags: Victorian Era]
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“Shane” by Jack Schaefer - In the novel “Shane”, by Jack Schaefer, Marian, the wife of Joe and the mother of Bob is initially played out to be a very simple character. She cooks and cleans and cares for her family. She starts to develop a more complex character as Shane arrives. You can tell from the beginning that Marian wants to impress her guest with her cooking and her curiosity of the latest fashions. But as the novel progresses you begin to see that Marian may want more from Shane than originally shown. In the beginning of the story, Marian just thinks of Shane as a guest, she cooks and cleans for him and makes sure he is at home....   [tags: Character Analysis] 500 words
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Who I would take to dinner - Given the opportunity to invite five people to a dinner party, I thought about what I should serve, who would be my server, and which five people I will invite. To start off this infamous dinner party I chose to have it at the Santa Barbara Hotel in California. I picked out the largest banquet room, and had it stocked with art supplies, music equipment, and various other items. I chose to serve anything and everything, sushi, watermelon, pasta, meat, liquor, etc. I chose to invite five very different people, Andy Warhol, Ross Pero, Victoria Taylor, Cheech and Chong, Ja Rule, and of course myself....   [tags: essays research papers] 515 words
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Ordinary People - “Why does the world go on when things like this happen?”, is a quote by Gerda Weissman Klein. This means that unfortunately, incidents that don’t always have a positive impact on our lives, can not hold us back from moving on, or the world form continuing its business. Ordinary People by Judith Guest is a fine example of when the world goes on when you experience a grief so great that you felt almost as if the world betrayed you continuing to allow the sun to rise every and the birds to sing in spite of your pain....   [tags: essays research papers] 457 words
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Symbols in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - In this essay, I will be examining some of the symbols in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.'; Symbols were very important in this poem. Without the symbols, 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'; would be simply a poem about an old mariner who is telling a story about killing a bird to a guest at a wedding. Of course, anyone who reads the poem can see that there is more to it than just a simple telling of a story.      The first symbol in the poem is the wedding that the guest and the Mariner are at....   [tags: Poetry essays research papers]
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Use of Symbolism in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s use of symbolism in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner lends the work to adults as a complex web of representation, rather than a simple story about a sailor. The author uses the story of a sailor and his adventures to reveal aspects of life. This tale follows the Mariner and his crew as they travel between the equator and the South Pole, and then back to England. Without the symbols, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner would be simply a poem about an old mariner who is telling a story about killing a bird to a guest at a wedding....   [tags: Samuel Taylor Coleridge essays research papers] 1125 words
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Respect for Nature in Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Respect for Nature in Rime of the Ancient Mariner    "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a parable of a seaman's crime against nature (pointlessly killing an albatross) and his repentance by blessing the lowly water-snakes.  Setting the poem in the Middle Ages in the then-unknown seas near Antarctica, the poet is able to make his narrative credible and give the reader what is called 'the willing suspension of disbelief.'  "   This seven part ballad begins as a tale told by an "ancient Mariner" who has grabbed hold of a Wedding Guest and captivates his will by sharing his wild tale at sea: "The Wedding-Guest stood still, And listens like a three years' child: The Mariner hath his will...   [tags: Rime Ancient Mariner] 699 words
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Pettiness of the Wealthy Exposed in The Stolen Party - Pettiness of the Wealthy Exposed in The Stolen Party       In Liliana Heker’s short story, "The Stolen Party," Senora Ines invited Rosaura to the party for only one reason, to serve. Rosaura was a very smart girl in school, but she lacked people smarts. Senora Ines told Rosaura that she would be a guest there but tricked Rosaura into being a helper instead of a guest. Senora Ines needed Rosaura to help at the party so she mislead Rosaura by making her tasks seem as if they were privileges. Senora Ines’ deviousness ultimately devastated poor, innocent Rosaura....   [tags: Stolen Party Essays]
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Essay on Homer's Odyssey: Exploring Our Social Roots - The Odyssey: Exploring Our Social Roots          In modern western society we are a people taught from very young that good manners and strong morality are necessity.    The idea that the good will prosper and the bad will get what they deserve is widely accepted and applauded.  However, these ideas about the social rules of "modern civil man" are not so novel.  This same system of social behavior and belief is exhibited throughout the epic poem, The Odyssey.  In this epic we find the roots of our contemporary social actions and convictions importantly displayed....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Essays]
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Talk Shows: Why Jerry Springer Loves our Children - Talk Shows: Why Jerry Springer Loves our Children Jerry Springer is one of the most popular daytime talk show hosts. Each day on the Jerry Springer show, guest talk about their problems in front of national television. Jerry Springer helps his guest work through their problems by adding in comments to fuel the argument. During the show, the audience is watching the problem’s unfold with a dramatic twist to the guest’s conflicting matters. A typical day on the Jerry Springer show is filled with cursing, shouting and fighting....   [tags: Essays Papers] 756 words
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Learning from Ancient and Modern Themes and Customs - Learning from Ancient and Modern Themes and Customs It has been said that there are under thirty plots in the world, and that all stories, in all languages, all over the world and throughout history, are simply variations on these. Parallels can be drawn between all literature; however, classical mythology has had particularly far-reaching effects on our present civilization. Modern society holds a fascination with Greek and Roman society, and classical literature and mythology are certainly no exceptions....   [tags: Papers] 760 words
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odyssey, a look - There are many traditions and values that the people of Ancient Greece followed very closely. These acts, such as, hospitality and respect for one’s peers are usually overlooked by gods and goddesses. The people are expected follow these traditions or they may feel wrath from a god or goddess. In the Odyssey, the tradition of hospitality is shown being broke in several ways. When a person in Ancient Greece received a guest, they were to treat them with the highest respect and they should offer them gifts....   [tags: essays research papers] 340 words
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - It has been suggested that The Rime of the Ancient Mariner may be read as a religious text, presenting ‘nothing less than the fall of man’. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner has been interpreted in a variety of ways since it’s creation in 1797. Some, such as Gavin McGann, argue that ballad is a story of our salvation of Christ, whereas others dispute this, believing it to be a metaphor for Original Sin in the Garden of Eden. Whilst these interpretations may differ, the view that The Rime may be read as a religious text does not....   [tags: Rime Ancient Mariner] 1389 words
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Ancient Greek Philosophers - The ancient Greek philosopher Plato once said, “let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence” (Think Exist). This importance, for parents to pass down the notion of reverence, can be seen in Book One of Homer’s The Odyssey. Set at the fall of Troy, the reader is introduced to, if but briefly, Odysseus, his son Telemachos and the suitors who are after Penelope’s hand in marriage. Throughout the first book, Homer makes it quite apparent that Telemachos and Odysseus are beyond doubt reverential characters and, therefore, set the foundation for being true heroes....   [tags: Greek, Odyssey, Gods] 2396 words
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Afghanistan Food Culture - Cooking and Foods In the novel “The Kite Runner”, Khaled Hosseini discusses many different types of food from Afghanistan. Tea was mentioned a few times as Baba retreated to his reading area and drank tea with Rahim Khan. Food is the epicenter of being a guest in an Afghan house because the host takes pride in what he/she serves. A person who is welcomed into the household, that person will be offered the best that the family has to present. They will constantly fill your tea glass and offer snacks until you cover your glass with your hand and say that you’ve had enough....   [tags: Culture ]
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Homer's Honor Culture - Honor or having an honor culture is a hallmark trait of many cultures both ancient and modern. While many would go to Homer’s The Iliad for clear indications of honor culture within Ancient Greek culture, The Odyssey also provides clear indications of an honor culture. Before honor culture within The Odyssey can be explored, honor and honor culture must first be defined. The most common and relatable explanation for honor culture in our modern day world is a prevailing culture in the southern United States of America especially within the Appalachian communities....   [tags: The Iliad, The Odyssey ] 1143 words
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Comparing Management Structure - Introduction In this report the industry context will be analysed using three contrasting hospitality businesses. The contrasting hospitality businesses will be Wivenhoe House as a boutique hotel, Milsom’s, which describes itself as ‘relaxed bar/ brasserie and hotel’ (Milsoms, n.d.) and Novotel near tower bridge. The management structure will be compared in each of these three businesses and staffing deployment and operational characteristics will also be discussed. The three business’ products and services will be evaluated critically and recommendations will be given as well....   [tags: Business, Hotels]
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Hospitality Operations Management - ... In 2003, Omni Hotels was the first luxury hotel brand in the U.S. to offer complimentary Wi-Fi access in guest rooms and public spaces at its owned and managed hotels in North America (Our History). How Omni has Evolved and Challenges They Face TRT holdings, privately owning 53 hotels not only in the US but also in Mexico and Canada, have their ups and downs with each Omni property, each facing their own unique problems and having their own solutions, however Omni Hotels and Resorts are still expanding as a whole....   [tags: robert rowling, omni hotels, trt holdings]
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Suggestion of Narrator in Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe?s ?The Masque of the Red Death. provides many allusions as to who, if anyone, narrates the tale. The narrator witnesses all the events within the sealed abbey and lives to tell the tale. However, it is certain that everyone in the abbey dies at the end, after exposure to the Red Death. This seems to clearly indicate that it is not possible for any guest to be the narrator, unless someone can supernaturally foresee the future. This also rules out the possibility of the narrator being Prince Prospero, despite the emphasis in the story placed on wealth and beauty, indicating a more pragmatic perspective from whoever is narrating....   [tags: essays research papers] 435 words
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A Guide to a Successful Teen Party - A Guide to a Successful Teen Party Organizing a party can sometimes be stressful, but it all depends on how you go about it. Here are some helpful tips on how to organize a successful party, which will always be memorable. * The first step to organizing a party is to pick a name for the party e.g. teens night or whatever occasion the party is being held for, hire a venue were the party is going to be held at, you can decide to organize the party at your house if it’s big enough but you must ask you parents/guardian before making any plans....   [tags: Papers] 344 words
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Odysseus: A Hero - Odysseus: A Hero Heroism was not an invention of the Greeks. Yet, through the first hundreds years of their civilization, the Greek literature has already given birth to highly polished and complex long epics that revolved around heroes. These literature works gave many possibilities of definition of heroism. The Greeks illustrated heroism to obey the rules laid down by the gods and goddesses, and those who obey the rules would gain honor and fame. The Greeks regarded intelligence as one of the highest gifts that all heroes must posses....   [tags: Greek Gods Odysseus Sophocles Essays] 1330 words
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Comparing Romeo and Juliet Films - Comparing Romeo and Juliet Films In this essay I intend to compare both the part scenes of Franco Zefferelli and Baz Lurhman movie. Franco’s film was screened in 1970; the actors who play the role of Romeo&Juliet are Leonardo Whiting and Olivia Hussey. Baz’s film was screened in 1997. Leonardo Di Caprio played the role of Romeo and Clare Danes had played the role of Juliet. In this essay I will discuss the differences in both these film that tell the same story written by William Shakespeare....   [tags: Papers] 1317 words
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Supply Chain Management Of Product - 1. INTRODUCTION OF POTATO CHIPS: Potato chips also called as potato crisps were invented in the year 1853 by Native American George Crum. The story behind the invention goes like this. George was employed as a chef at an elegant resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. One dinner guest felt George’s French fries too thick for his liking and rejected the order. In order to rile the guest Crum decided to make fries too thin and crisp. But seeing the browned, paper thin fries the guest was overjoyed and other guest present there also started requesting Crum’s potato chips....   [tags: Operations Management] 1929 words
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Loneliness in Mr. Flood's Party - Loneliness in Mr. Flood's Party We've all seen him -- the aged man, alone in his lst years, living on memories and an occasional trip into a bottle. Eben Flood, the main and only character in "Mr. Flood's Party," written by Edwin Arlington Robinson, is that aged man. He has a past that no one in town really remembers, except him. No one remembers his accomplishments; no one remembers his failures. He's just an old man who finds himself alone at the end of his life. Robinson uses three methods to show Eben Flood's loneliness....   [tags: Mr Floods Party Essays] 459 words
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The Jerry Springer Show - The Jerry Springer Show The Jerry Springer Show is a rough, crude and ruthless talk show, but Jerry Springer is not. By watching the show, people would think that Jerry Springer was a crude person. Just the opposite, Jerry Springer is a very intelligent and well accomplished person. The Jerry Springer Show is considered entertainment to some, and sleaze to others. This show is a big hit and not just in the United States, but are people taking the show to literally. I was very surprised to see what kind of man Jerry Springer is....   [tags: Jerry Springer TV Television Essays] 839 words
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The Significance of ?Xenia? - The Significance of “Xenia” Ancient Greece is known for its beautiful theaters and its skilled poets. One of the most famous ones at that time and famous even now is Homer. Nobody knows who he actually is but the works that he has created are far more than magnificent. The Odyssey and The Iliad are two poems that turned into myths, have actually been accepted as part of the history of the Greeks. The Odyssey is a story about a hero from the Trojan War who struggles to get home to his family and when he finally does he faces the suitors who he fights and defeats with the help of the gods and his son who he hasn't seen for around twenty years....   [tags: essays research papers] 1445 words
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Gothic Literature by Poe - Gothic literature was a popular writing tradition of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and is still used today. Gothic literature explores the wicked, perverse and dark desires. Gothic conventions can include burial alive, ghosts, hysteria, ruined bodies, tales within tales, undead characters, underground spaces, and more. Gothic themes are guilt, sex, violence, death, and cosmic struggle. Gothic stories or poems should inspire terror or horror. Edgar Allen Poe was one of the many well-known Gothic writers....   [tags: American Literature] 481 words
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Night at the Symphony - Night at the Symphony The first reason why I chose to go to the Seattle Symphony production on February 17th, 1998 was that the resources of the featured artists and the conductor Maximiano Valdes were quite plentiful. It was quite easy to find information on the conductor using the library and even the Internet. In fact, Valdes current place of employment, that being the music director of Buffalo Philharmonic has a detailed web page and history of Valdes, including his place of birth and significant accomplishments up to present....   [tags: Papers] 1238 words
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The Quinceañera - All birthdays are special. Birthdays celebrate life and the passing of time. In a young Mexican girl life, there is no birthday more important then her quinceañera. The quinceañera is a celebration of a girl’s journey into womanhood. The story of my fifteenth birthday is contributed for a better understanding of how special it is to celebrate a girl’s transformation into a lady, and how it differs from any other birthday she celebrates. A quinceañera receives a gorgeous gift from a family member on her fifteenth birthday, something that she will carry with her forever....   [tags: Celebrations] 810 words
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Observation of Chicago Lobbies - Walking the various spaces for this assignment led me to be struck by the various ways space is used to create an impression, even an emotional response. Of the locations visited, the Thompson Center and Palmer House-Hilton seemed to use this to the most effect. I also had a strong reaction to the interior of the Chicago Cultural Center and discuss that here as well. The atrium of the Thompson Center is an impressive, imposing space. The skeletal framing of the building is visible throughout, creating awareness of the structure itself....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay] 560 words
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The Site of Recapitalising the Spiritual Capital of the City: Welcoming the Stranger with Intention and Architectural Edifice - Let us contemplate the terms of engagement we can agree upon in this article. This article contributes to the emerging field of Spiritual Capital: a new, strange and relatively loosely defined field. Our first task then is to constrain our working description of the field of Spirituality Capital. We first turn our attention to constraining our working description of the new field of Spiritual Capital. By using the word “constraining” instead of “defining” we attempt to keep the full complexity (Cilliers, 2010:59) of the field of Spiritual Capital open, without collapsing it into a simplistic or restraining definition....   [tags: analisis, hegel, lancan]
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Corporation and Family -- An Integrated Analysis of Human Resource Management in Hotel 373 - Located at 373 Fifth Ave in Manhattan, Hotel 373 is a small, boutique styled hotel nestled in the shadow of the Empire State Building. It’s proximity to one of New York’s most iconic landmarks attracted a booming stream of tourists. Opened in 2007, Hotel 373 is held under the management of the Hersha Hospitality Management Company (HHMC), which also manages over a hundred other hotels within the country. Due to its petite size, the hotel currently operates with seventy rooms and a staff of thirteen employees under the guidance of the general manager, Gary DeSoiza....   [tags: Business Management]
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Nature and Civilization in Vega´s The Story of Pedro Serrano and Saer´s The Witness - During the era of maritime exploration and the discovery of the Americas, assumptions were made of the land likening it to not only a paradise, but one that was overrun with cannibalistic natives. These suppositions led to a desire to explore the lands and conquer the savages that posed a threat to man and civilization itself. The consequences of this mass colonization and dehumanization of the natives paved the way for literary pieces that pose as critiques of the era when viewed through a post-colonial lens....   [tags: deshumanization, colonization, identity] 1166 words
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Elements utilized in the architectural planning process that encourage shared experience amongst citizens - “Our experiences aren’t just conditioned by the physical nature, but the condition of others’ experience of the space happening at the same time” (Monteyne). Nearly every decision we have had to make in our lives have been influenced by a shared experience. Where do these shared experiences happen though. Many occur in pieces of the built environment specifically designed for people to relate and share their ideas. In his November tenth lecture, Steven Teeple explains that shared experience is a key concept in modern architecture and explains in order to successfully implement this we must consider three things: materials and concepts utilized in the designed of space, the integration of lan...   [tags: Architecture, Sociology]
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Amelia Earhart: A Beacon of Hope for Women Aviators Around the World - July 24, 1897, a belligerent war against the norm of society is interrupted by the birth of one Amelia Earhart. From the time of her birth in Atchison, Kansas, to her disappearance in the Pacific Ocean at the age of 39, Amelia Earhart was venerated as a beacon of hope for women aviators around the world. She is recognized as the first woman aviator to set multiple records and some acclaim that Amelia Earhart is “perhaps the most effective activist of her time.” Acting upon a simple yearn for flight, Amelia Earhart managed to alter the public view on women as workers as a whole, and provided a hero during the ubiquitous devastation caused by the Great Depression....   [tags: Biography] 1965 words
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"The Masque of the Red Death": Lasting Effects Left on the Reader - Edgar Allen Poe is certainly one of the darkest authors of which American Literature can lay claim. He is also one of the most interesting to read because he explores areas of the human condition that many authors either will not or can not explore. The very mention of his name will conjure in many literature fans minds images of murder, madmen, women who return from the dead, and horrifying events such as premature burials (Poe's...). What was it that gave Mr. Poe the ability to conjure such dark thoughts and furthermore be able to put them to paper....   [tags: American Literature ]
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The Process of Recruiting, Hiring, and Maintaining Staff in the Hospitality Industry - When considering the potential and success of any organization, consideration and thought must be applied to the employees. The process of recruiting, hiring, and maintaining staff is critical in the hospitality industry. The employees serve as direct branding and marketing for the company, supplying the customers, or guests, with an experience that meets, exceeds, or fails expectations. The experience given by the employees ultimately determines the satisfaction of new and repeat guests, therefore guiding the company toward its level of success....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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The Weapon that Killed a Hero: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln - ... President Lincoln was seated in a special box overlooking the theater and his guard had left to gain a better view of the production. When the crowd erupted in laughter Booth entered the box and shot Lincoln in the head at pointblank range with a .44 caliber derringer pocket pistol. Booth then quickly made his escape by jumping down to the stage, breaking his leg in the process. Lincoln was taken across the road to a private home where he died at 7:22 the next morning. Booth was captured and killed two weeks later at a barn in Virginia....   [tags: John Wilkes Booth, Mary Todd]
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Jay Leno: Hard Work and Success in the Comedy Industry - Jay Leno: Hard Work and Success in the Comedy Industry At a young age it is instilled in the mind that hard work pays off, and that following these words of wisdom can ultimately lead to success throughout life. For those skeptics and nonbelievers, Jay Leno has been a real-life example in proving this theory through his great success in the comedy industry. Though Jay Leno is known as the king of late night television today, he didn’t start out on top, and it was a long journey to get there. Jay’s success didn’t happen over night and for most of his life he was constantly working towards his goals and the achievements he now holds....   [tags: Biography] 1365 words
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