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The Narrator’s Attitude in The Pugilist at Rest - The Narrator’s Attitude in The Pugilist at Rest           Webster’s Dictionary defines it as a mental position or the feeling one has for oneself.  In life our attitudes help define who you are or what you are like.  Attitude helps create your personality and how you would react under certain situations.  In “The Pugilist at Rest” Thom Jones tells us of one man’s attitude and how adversity and a disability changed his attitude completely.  The narrator’s attitude under goes changes from boot camp, bludgeoning Hey Baby,  recon Marine duty and finally obtaining Dostoyevski’s epilepsy from a boxing match....   [tags: Pugilist at Rest Essays]
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The Pugilist at Rest - Judging from the other reviews, the awards, and multiple accolades Thom Jones's writings, and "The Pugilist at Rest" in particular, have received, I am apparently in quite the minority. But here goes: I found an inherent falseness and overwritten emotion throughout the stories. Jones too often tells the reader what he/she should be feeling instead of letting the reader respond sans prescription. Case in point: "I Want to Live!" The son-in-law is the "good guy" (obviously the author -- tacky) who gives the dying woman Schopenhauer to read and narcotic medication to ease the unbearable pain no one else will even acknowledge....   [tags: essays research papers] 364 words
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No Rest for the Wicked - "No Rest For The Wicked" The ambition of the Protestant Reformation was to "place God everywhere," when in actuality it made today's world even more secular than it was. The main goal was to create a world of profit in a strong world of morality. The documentary follows the Protestant religion's beginnings to the present day. In the 1536, a young pastor named John Calvin was recruited to start a new church in Geneva following a break from the Roman Catholic Church. Calvin was inspired by Martin Luther another French theologian whose temperament was fun than that of Calvin's....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Puritans] 870 words
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Rest and Leisure - ... Being rested, is about conditioning the mind to renew, rebuild and rewire the body. It can be conscious or unconscious. Sleep is a form of passive rest, we don’t know what’s going on around us. However, active rest, we directly and consciously control our bodies. You rest your mind and body at will. Two forms of active rest are physical rest and mental rest. Physical rest is where you pay attention to your body processes to calm, relax and concentrate. This means you focus all your attention on a single muscle group, which when done properly, causes the rest of the body to relax....   [tags: chronic sleep depravation]
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A Comparison of Quebec to the Rest of Canada - Quebec’s social identity and defining characteristics contradict and conflict with those of rest of Canada. Since the genesis of our country, the political, social disagreements, and tensions between Quebec and the rest of Canada have been unavoidable. Utilizing Hiller’s key contradictions in the analysis of a Canadian society, we will compare and contrast the nature of the societal identity in Quebec compared to that of rest of Canada, emphasising on the major differences and tensions between the province and the rest of the country....   [tags: social identity, defining characteristics]
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Sufficient Rest is Fundamental for Survival - Despite convictions about the significance of rest for health and typical development and advancement, there are no momentum principles of rest physiology (National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, 2011). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) does demonstrate that sufficient rest is fundamental for sound working and survival, however the definition of “satisfactory sleep” differs from person to person. Insufficient rest and not so great rest practices are normal particularly around young people and adolescent grown-ups....   [tags: sleep, disorders, cognitive]
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The Importance of Proper Rest - The Importance of Proper a Rest. Sleeping disorders are often over-looked especially in today's society. Proper sleep or rest is necessary in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The effects of abnormal sleeping patterns can be detrimental not only to the subject but others around them. Sleep deprivation is often misdiagnosed as Attention Deficit Disorder or Depression due to similar symptoms. In extreme cases of sleep deficiency, subjects have been known to experience psychosis or manic symptoms most commonly associated with Manic Depressive Disorder and Schizophrenia....   [tags: Health ]
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Sleep and Rest In Macbeth - In William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ sleep is a very significant aspect of the play which is portrayed by many references to it and occurrences that result in sleep deprivation. To emphasize the importance of resting Shakespeare uses varied poetic language and sleep distortions. Sleep comes as a significant theme of the play when Macbeth, persuaded by Lady Macbeth kills King Duncan while he is asleep at their house. Consequently, Macbeth suffers from devastating nightmares and delusions which are the reasons for his constant paranoia and anxiety that lead to numerous murders....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1775 words
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In God We Rest - George Herbert’s “The Pulley” describes how God first created man. Herbert writes with first hand experience to the glory of God and the expectation that God has for humanity. He shows the reader that God has blessed man with all the world’s riches, but has decided to withhold his final blessings of rest to ensure man’s return to him for peace and comfort. Humanity is not the ready for all of God’s gifts because overindulgence can lead to a lack of appreciation for the many gifts that they already possess....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Herbert, God, Philosophy] 720 words
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No Rest for the Students: How Rest Should Become a Priority for Students - How much time do we, as students, spend on the World Wide Web. I mean both studying and “studying.” You know what I am talking about. It is those breaks we take after researching an article for a paper that is due at a fast-approaching date. Of course, that is only one of the many reasons why students stay up late, whether it is doing homework or chatting away with friends and family. Students are racing against time to fulfill their duties as well as our desires. However, to borrow the colloquialism, we do not charge our own batteries....   [tags: studying, education system, priorities, GPA]
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Methods to Improve Sleep and Rest in the Hospital - The founders of nursing acknowledged the need for sleep and rest to aid the body in healing, but with 60% of patients requesting a sedative, this shows the hospital environment is not one that promotes sleep and rest. There is renewed interest in exploring the best nonpharmacological methods of helping achieve sleep and rest while in the hospital to promote healing (Robinson, Weitzel, & Henderson, 2005). Evidence-Based Practice As nurses frequently interact with the patients, they are the ones exploring evidence-based practice to identify ways to modify the hospital environment and use more nonpharmacological methods to promote sleep to help the body repair itself (Robinson et al., 2005)....   [tags: nursing, patients, sedative]
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Civilization:The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson - In this intricate time, Niall Ferguson, the author of Civilization: The West and the Rest, presents a story and what appears as a defense of the ascend of the west to supremacy and its unrivalled influence in restructuring the world of today. The West seems to be on the defensive, confronted economically, politically, and militarily by the rise of China (delete this: as well as politically along with militarily) by a gesture of Islamist abhorrence (what do you mean by “as well as politically and militarily by a gesture of Islamist abhorrence”....   [tags: history, eurocentrism]
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The relationship between Russia and the rest of Europe - The relationship between Russia and the rest of Europe has been extremely precarious throughout its existence. From looking to Europe for guidance to outright opposing the interests of Europe, the stance towards Europe has varied greatly. In the post-Cold War era, Russia’s policies have been formed in an attempt to reclaim control over their former sphere of influence, often clashing with European interests in regards to economic, energy, and security matters facing the world. In the post-Cold War world, Russia has been struggling to reestablish itself as a world power....   [tags: world power, expansionism]
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Wrestling: Training for the Rest of Your Life - Sweat sweeps out, slowly gliding down and finally dripping off his face. His heart races as he huffs and puffs. He stutter steps, pulls out, fakes again, and quickly turns from right to left outwitting his opponent and grabbing onto his leg. He doesn’t even think about it anymore. His movements steadily have become reflexes and his reflexes are second nature. The time is quickly winding down and his team needs the victory to win the dual meet. He holds on to his opponent's legs, tightly gripping as the time slips aways....   [tags: High School Wrestling]
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Eastern Media and Its Terrific Reach On The Rest of The World - With the age of technology having increasing control upon all of humanity, it is often hard to disagree these days over the extent to which cultures have a certain influence upon a global audience. The global phenomenon that is East Asian culture has a large authority on many other cultures. It seems to be that, what Edward Said referred to as, ‘the other’ has a large impact on the rest of the world. Globalization is an occurrence that is fed by this otherness upon most of the world. Anywhere from economic impact to media, East Asia has a major impression on the rest of the world....   [tags: Technology, Culture, Globalization]
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Where I Rest My Head - This is the area where I rest my head. I'm not giving in to calling this "home" because home is where the heart is. I live in the "court district" of downtown Los Angeles. With the influx of the Yuppies, however, it is now called the "historic core," We are standing on the corner of Sixth and Broadway. On the south side of the street heading east there are only two office buildings, yet there are many shops. The first is a jewelry shop. Walking past, we find two clothing stores that sell inexpensive women's clothing....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1028 words
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Thomas Robinson was an American Artist of the Popular Piece, Noonday Rest - ... II. Analysis The artist used an array of colors in the painting to portray his idea. He used different values of colors to show the objects that are getting direct sunlight and those that are shaded. The trees that are in the sunlight have a lighter value of brown on their trunks and a lighter value of green on their leaves, while the trees that are in the shade have darker brown trunks and darker green leaves. The dirt road is a tan color with spots of darker brown to show where the shade lies from the trees....   [tags: oil paint, portrait, calm] 588 words
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Should United States Citizens be Able to Collect Welfare for the Rest of their Lives? - Should United States citizens who are capable of work and do not have a disability, be able to collect welfare for the rest of their lives. The welfare system in America started in the 1930's, during the great depression. “Many Americans were unhappy with the welfare system, claiming that individuals were abusing the welfare program by not applying for jobs, having more children just to get more aid, and staying unmarried so as to qualify for greater benefits.” Most states today offer states offer basic aid, health care, child care assistance, food stamps, unemployment, cash, and housing assistance....   [tags: welfare, aid, food stamps, unemployment] 2529 words
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Blood Pressure and Heart Rate at Rest and During Exercise: What Are the Differences? - ... The lower edge of the cuff was about 1 inch above the bend of the elbow. The cuff was inflated quickly to about 160mm Hg; next, the valve of the cuff was opened slightly, allowing the pressure to slowly fall. A standard stethoscope was used to determine blood pressure. The measurer then placed the bell of the stethoscope firmly on the brachial artery of the arm being measured. As the pressure falls, the reading when the sound of blood pulsing was first heard was recorded. This was the systolic pressure....   [tags: systolic blood pressures]
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REM Sleep: An Overview of Affectibility - Since the beginning of the long journey to what we now know about sleep and it’s stages, It has always been a mystery as to why we sleep and how it is that these vivid images can subdue our grip on reality and captivate our minds in a way that makes us believe we are in a distant world, and then in flash accompanied by a deep gasp for air we realize it was just a dream. While ancient philosophers such as Daldianus believed that these dreams were the gods trying to comfort human suffering and later thinkers such as Plato hypothesized that dreams were our innate bestial desires being exposed, the cause behind these dreams to this day are still unknown (Siegel 139)....   [tags: health, appropriate rest]
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Exploring Rest Cure Therapy in The Yellow Wallpaper - Exploring Rest Cure Therapy in The Yellow Wallpaper Rest was used as a cure for neurasthenia, but did it really work. "The Yellow Wallpaper" explores the concept of rest cure therapy and its effectiveness on a woman patient. The best-known doctor for treating neurasthenia was a highly regarded neurologist named Silas Weir Mitchell (Kivo 8). Women from all over the world traveled to the United States to be treated by Silas Weir Mitchell (5). Rest cure therapy included secluding the patient from family and friends and complete physical and intellectual rest (5)....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]
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The Beginning and the End of the Weekend - ... And if people were stuck in factories all week, when are they going to use it. If your workforce is your consumer, you have to give people the time off to buy the things. And to take them out on weekend adventures…” According to Labor Day on history.com, “On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history.” The article refers to “working men’s holiday,” Labor Day, as the first Monday of September each year....   [tags: history of rest-from-work days] 986 words
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To Those Who Brought Us the Weekend - In the early to mid-1800’s, the week end was just that. Week end. Week end was Saturday night, not Sunday. Sunday was considered the first day of the week, not the week end, week-end or weekend. It was not for work or fun, it was for worship, a day of rest. Now it’s week days and weekend. We call the first day of the week Monday, but it is in fact, Sunday. There was no such thing as the weekend as we know it until the 1870’s. Workers put in up to 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. According to A Weekend History Lesson by Krissy Clark, labor organizers worked with the government to get shorter hours....   [tags: labor concessions, benefits, rest days]
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Kid's Sports and Related Injuries - ... Even though an athlete’s athleticism alone might be enough for them to qualify for the team, it is not enough to stop him or her from acquiring an injury. I have attended many conditionings for sports, and injury prevention was a major topic at every one. If coaches make it a requirement that all potential players attend conditioning, then the athletes will attend the sessions. Conditioning is especially important for young athletes because if they do not exercise, then their muscles will be weak....   [tags: prevent, conditioned, support, rest, rigor] 693 words
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The Effects of War on Soldiers - When you think of a soldier, do you think of a strong, well-mannered man, in a polished uniform, that has helped defend our country. In Harry Browne’s article, “What is War?” he states that politicians use stirring phrases to keep our eyes averted from the reality of war. (Brown, 2014) He says, that we are raised to imagine soldiers to be heroic, young, men marching in parades, winning glorious battles, and bringing peace and democracy to the world. (Browne, 2014) The Vietnam War was the longest war in U.S history that left many impacts on the soldiers and their families (The Vietnam War, 2014)....   [tags: postraumatic stress disorder, literature, Vietnam]
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Tips for Painless Sleep - Tips for Painless Sleep Having a painless sleep or a good night’s sleep can be difficult in this day and age due to technology advances, work and homes stresses, and other contributing factors. There are numerous self-help tips found online that can help us achieve a sought-after good night’s sleep. Bedtime habits, sleep schedule and everyday lifestyle choices can make a huge difference to the quality of our nightly rest. A good and painless sleep helps us to be more productive, energized, mentally sharp and emotionally balanced all day long thus we have to see to it that we have a restful sleep at night....   [tags: healthy habits for a good night's rest] 631 words
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Examining How Act One, Scene One of Romeo and Juliet Raises the Audience's Expectations of the Rest of the Play - Romeo and Juliet is a famous play that was first performed between 1594 and 1595, it was first printed in 1597. Romeo and Juliet is not entirely fictional as it is based on two lovers who lived in Verona. The Montague’s and Capulet’s are also real. Romeo and Juliet is one of the ten tragedies that William Shakespeare wrote. In this essay, I aim to investigate what act 1, scene1 makes you expect about the rest of the play. In act 1 scene 1, the characters are all individual and unique. Shakespeare has written this scene so that it starts from the lowest rank in the families, the servants, to the highest, the lords....   [tags: romeo and juliet] 745 words
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Examining Shakespeare's Use of Act 1 Scene 5 to Set Up the Rest of the Play, Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet is the tragic story of two young, “star-crossed” lovers from feuding families, destined for disaster. The Capulets and the Montagues have an ancient grudge on one another that has been passed down over generations. Unfortunately, Romeo and Juliet end up victims of their families’ vicious loathing. Romeo and Juliet’s story has several intertwining themes such as the aforementioned hatred between the Capulets and Montagues and the revenge Romeo strives for after his friend Mercutio’s death....   [tags: literary analysis, critical analysis] 2987 words
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Confessions For the Rest of Us - Novels are written with the intent to entertain, textbooks to educate, and scripture to exhort. All writing has a purpose, intentional or otherwise. If this were not the case, writing would contain nothing of value. Autobiographies typically serve to inform the reader about the life of a specific person, yet, in Confessions, Augustine of Hippo displays loftier aims. Among other goals, he attempts to use his life story to indirectly guide others to God and truth, an objective to which he applies his considerable literary skill....   [tags: Literary Analysis, God, Augustine of Hippo ] 993 words
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Route March Rest by Vernon Scannell, Night Raid by Desmond Hawkins, - Route March Rest by Vernon Scannell, Night Raid by Desmond Hawkins, The Battle by Louis Simpson - How do the poets communicate emotional or moving responses to war. What do these poems tell us about wartime life and the thoughts and feelings of civilians and soldiers. How do the poets communicate emotional or moving responses to war. The following essay will try to answer the question above. Using references and quotes from three wartime poems I will explain what they tell us about wartime life and the thoughts and feelings of civilians and soldiers....   [tags: English Literature] 1048 words
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Christian Teachings about the Relationship between Humanity and the Rest of Creation - Christian Teachings about the Relationship between Humanity and the Rest of Creation “God created the world in 7 days” is what Christians believe, where as others believe that God does exist but took longer to create the world, and others believe there is no God and the world was created through evolution- which is the development of atoms through long periods of time. But all of these people agree on one thing- the world was created a long time ago and we as a world-wide community need to respect and look after the world....   [tags: Papers] 1518 words
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Physical and Chemical Restraints - We all know someone who has been placed in a health care setting such as a rest home or hospital because their needed care is out of their families own ability; whether it’s our own grandma or the neighbor’s great aunt. Many people in this day and age are getting care from health care workers on a daily basis and need constant watch and care. Many of those in the older population are put into rest homes where they can spend the rest of their lives in comfort, while others are placed in hospitals to recover from a stroke or a mental illness....   [tags: healthcare, hospital, rest home, injury, aggresion]
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Archimedes and Fluid Mechanics - Archimedes and Fluid Mechanics Fluid mechanics studies the behaviour of liquids and gases at rest or in the motion. It can be divided into 3 different areas; fluid statics research on fluids at rest, fluid kinematics that investigates fluids in motion, and fluid dynamics that analyses the effect of forces on fluid motion. The second and especially the third areas are greatly used on both solved and partly solved problems. The study of fluid mechanics is significant to engineers; because the main interest of engineers is to solve industrial problems in the applications of fluid mechanics....   [tags: liquid, gas, archimedes screw, motion, rest]
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A Cut Above the Rest: Doctor's Life - Most kids always dream that one day, they will become a doctor. As they grow older, however, they realize exactly how much hard work is put into the job. The life of a surgeon is not easy, as it requires patience and dedication every single day. From standing on their feet for twelve or more hours at a time to the inconsistent sleep schedule, being a surgeon can be taxing in every aspect of life. However, surgeons gain the opportunity to help people from all over the country and make an impact in the medical world....   [tags: doctors, surgeon, medical field] 1407 words
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How Baz Luhrmann's Interpretation of the Prologue Engages the Audience's Attention and Makes them Want to Watch the Rest of the Film - How Baz Luhrmann's Interpretation of the Prologue Engages the Audience's Attention and Makes them Want to Watch the Rest of the Film How is it that after watching the opening sequence to Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet film (properly titled William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet) about twenty times, the exhilarating thrill I experience from it still has not faded out. To grab the attention of the viewers and keep their eyes glued to the screen as the movie starts, the director uses a variety of special techniques, also to make it clear to the audience that this film is a far cry from the original dullness associated with Shakespeare play recreations....   [tags: Papers] 1449 words
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Rest in Peace, Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe - ... That was the reason (as all men know, In this kingdom by the sea) That the wind came out of the cloud, chilling And killing my Annabel Lee. (Poe 21-26) Through this quote, it can be inferred that the speaker is not only prideful, but he also sounds paranoid. He assumes (along with everyone else apparently) that the angels are so jealous, that they are reason a chill came down to their kingdom by the sea, and killed his beautiful darling. To believe that the connection that he shares with his maiden is so wonderful (a love shared by two kids) that even the angels of the highest order, living up in their perfect utopia, are envious of it, shows how utterly delusional and egotistical th...   [tags: egotistical, selfish, lovers]
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Childhood Mortality: Happy Fifth Birthday, and a Toast to the Rest of a Better Life - Although childhood mortality rates have improved in recent years there is still much to be done to improve the health of children throughout the world. In 2012 6.6 million children died before the age of five. By analyzing causes of childhood mortality rates solutions can be sought to further improve the quality of life for children under five worldwide. Since 1960 child mortality rates have dropped substantially. In 1960 the worldwide child mortality rate for children under 5 years old was 1 billion compared to 6.6 million in 2012, (UNICEF, HUMAN PROGRESS ACT 2011)....   [tags: poverty, third world countries, UNICEF]
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Does the Final Chapter of Bronte's Jane Eyre Fit with the Rest of the Novel? - ... Some believe Jane lost a sense of herself and should not have gone back to him. However, her final decision is very fitting for a few reasons. One reason being that he is now very blind and injured. In the beginning of their romance, Jane was extremely dependant on Rochester. She would have been the only one to gain from the marriage with her having no money or family ties. By the end of the story, however, she has made her own money and does have family ties. Now, she does not have to be dependant on Rochester for anything, he is the one that has to be the most dependant....   [tags: redemption, passionate, marriage]
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Just a Few More Minutes: School Should Start Later in the Morning - ... Homework feels like a never ending cycle in a students life. Starting school later in the morning comes with disadvantages as well. A later start time means a later release time. Being let out of school later could make getting a job a little more difficult. Students could have trouble picking up hours at work. Schools starting later could also make it hard to get as much done in the evening. Although students would have more energy to get things done, they might just have the tendency to get less done....   [tags: Sleep, Rest, Education]
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Sleep and its Importance to our Health - Sleep: Dreams, Nightmares, and Memories A proverbial quote that is often accredited to Benjamin Franklin and his Poor Richard's Almanac states, “lost time is never found again.” Time is something precious, and with only 24 hours in a day it seems like there is never enough daylight. However precious time may be, we do not utilize the full 24 hours. A third of our lives is spent asleep. That means that if an average person lives until they are 80, they will spend approximately 27 years asleep. So why do we spend so much time unconscious, oblivious to the world....   [tags: Dreams, Nightmares, Rest]
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Portraying Ad Magic Through A Literary Elements in White Horse - Abstract This paper addresses the issue of portraying the main character, Ad Magic, using literary elements such as symbolism, contrast and imagery by Thom Jones, in his short story "A White Horse". Keywords Symbolism, contrast, imagery, literary elements Introduction In His short story "A White Horse", author Thom Jones introduces his main characters, Ad Magic's, hunger for mad adventure....   [tags: Thom Jones] 956 words
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