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Dorothy Allison's This is Our World - Dorothy Allison's This is Our World In her work, “This is Our World,” Dorothy Allison shares her perspective of how she views the world as we know it. She has a very vivid past with searing memories of her childhood. She lives her life – her reality – because of the past, despite how much she wishes it never happened. She finds little restitution in her writings, but she continues with them to “provoke more questions” (Allison 158) and makes the readers “think about what [they] rarely want to think about at all” (158)....   [tags: Philosophy Allison World Essays]
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Love in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina - Love in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina "Love" is a word, a signifier, tied to many meanings, all different in context, cultures, and ideologies. Love is used numerous ways in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, by many characters. In the character of Bone, love is a confused thing, always changing, as Bone uses it to fit her life on the fly. In relation to parental love, Bone wants Daddy Glen to love her. However, early in the book, Bone's conception of "love" is that of a child, obviously....   [tags: Bastard Out of Carolina Essays] 653 words
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Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen - The book that I chose to do is Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen, the book has 297 pages, the reason I chose this book is personally I am tired novels taking place years before I am born. This novel pertains to urban problems and one kids' attempt to survive in the pressures of present day Brooklyn. Within the novel, there are several subplots, one being his love interest, Alyse, and Ty's fight to stay in school. As well as, his fight not to lose money or control of his territory. It is interesting to watch this young man, balance these things in his life and not let them interfere with each other....   [tags: Street Pharm Diepen] 963 words
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Cynicism in Dorothy Allison's Short Story, This Is Our World - Cynicism in Dorothy Allison's Short Story, This Is Our World Is “The world is meaner than we admit” (Allison 159). In the short story, “This Is Our World,” Dorothy Allison asks this question, and her response startled me. I disagree with her way of thinking. Allison says that the world is a cruel, mean place. I think that the cruelty is balanced out with the goodness in the world. I was surprised to read her negative examples of how bad of a place it is that we live in and call “home.” This story was written with reference to events and occurrences that I have never experienced and things I have never seen....   [tags: Our World]
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Discovering One's Self in Better Be Ready Bout Half Past Eight by Allison Baker - Discovering One's Self in Better Be Ready Bout Half Past Eight by Allison Baker After reading Allison Baker's " Better Be Ready 'Bout Half Past Eight" it made me realize that discovering one's self is a situation our world is going through right now. In her short story one of Allison Baker's main characters, Zach tells his best friend of thirty-eight years that he is going to have a sex change. Zach tells Byron that he feels trapped in the wrong body and that he is going to become a woman. Byron is shocked about what he is hearing and can't seem to deal with the news....   [tags: Papers] 399 words
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Exclusive Personalities Through Life Experiences - ... Displaying fondness was not a frequent action within the home, but instead subtle displays of affection. These strains created the stubborn and secluded childhood version of Bechdel who was unwavering in her manners. Likewise, Allison, in her essay “What Did You Expect?”, did not pursue the same path in life as her family. She was raised by a single mother in a lower-class environment often portrayed through the television show Cops. This type of life did not leave numerous expectations for individuals coming out into the world....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Bastard Out Of Carolina - Bastard Out Of Carolina “Pay Attention to Detail” ========================= One must consider a little history on Dorothy Allison in order to see how the directions that she takes the novel add up. When she was 24, Allison lived in a lesbian-feminist collective. The women there gave her the confidence she needed and the ability to see the value in her own writing (Amazon.com). During this time, she also found someone who seemed normal, yet she had experienced the same “incest” (Megan 74). This discovery removed some of her separation that she believed her abuse created between her and the world (Amazon 74)....   [tags: English Literature] 1801 words
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Off To See The Wizard - ... Zeke was a fun-loving man who enjoyed pestering anyone without a sense of humor. Allison stifled a laugh at the ordeal, earning herself a glare from Professor Drake. “Let’s get started then, party or no,” said Doctor Purreau loudly. Cyrus backed away from Zeke, huffing. “Well, I expect you all know why we’re here, right?” “To find creatures in the spiral whom we can turn into new pets for the wizards,” Cyrus said dryly, glaring around at them all. “Correct. So we need a few adventurers to go off to the other worlds to find and contain creatures who would make good pets....   [tags: Fictional Writing] 1659 words
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Becoming Strong Women - ... In their childhoods, Bechdel and Allison faced a sense of prejudice from their parents that caused the two to become aware of the effects of social standings as they became adults. As a “twelfth grade english” (261) professor, Bechdel’s father wanted to obtain the appearance of “perfect[ion]” (268) in his home life; he would have the family attend “mass” (270) and generating the façade of the “ideal husband” (271). Bechdel knew that her father’s behavior was “out of the ordinary” (265) and that he acted in this perfectionist manner to hide something dark, even if she did not know what it was as a child....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Affect of an Abusive Childhood in "River of Names" - Childhood is the most important chapter in one’s life. Each person has different childhood experiences, some good and some bad. Many times a person’s childhood determines who they are, how they relate to others and how they live their life. One’s morals and virtues begin developing throughout their childhood, which is why it is important to have a proper childhood experience. Abuse, humiliation or insult throughout one’s childhood can scar an individual for life. Dorothy Allison’s “River of Names” is a short fictional story about a girl who tells her dreadful childhood stories as humor in an attempt to forget about her past....   [tags: Literature Review] 588 words
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Thomas Jefferson: More than a President - ... She was a young widow who owned about as much property as he did (Firth). Sadly, ten years later, after giving birth to her seventh child, Martha died. During their marriage, five of the Jefferson’s children died in their youth. But, two daughters, Martha and Mary grew to adulthood under Jefferson’s care. He even took them to France with him when he went as a delegate (“Jefferson” 324). He clearly loved his daughters as shown in one of his letters to Martha: “The conviction that you would be more improved in the situation I have placed you than if still with me, has solaced me on my parting with you, which my love for you has rendered a difficult thing” (qtd....   [tags: American History ]
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The Breakfast Club - The breakfast club was to say the least a boring 80’s movie. But it was a good movie for the purpose of analysis. Simply put, it will not be on my list of movies to rent next time that I am at the rental store. I chose to explain the points of view of Andrew, the jock, and Allison the loner/quite person. I will also be making use of the key terms Clique Groups, and Identity Crisis. 	At the start of the movie, Allison was a person off in a corner by herself. She didn’t talk to anyone, she knew that she had a "place" in the society of school....   [tags: essays research papers] 794 words
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The Philosophy of Transcendentalism - Transcendentalism was a philosophy that became influential during the 1800's. It was based on the belief that knowledge is not limited to and solely derived from experience and observation but from the truths seem through reason. In the United Sates, transcendentalism became both a philosophy and a literary, religious, and social movement. Emphasis was placed mainly on oneness with nature and God while making the possibility of social change a reality. Ralph Waldo Emerson was the leading American transcendentalist whose theories were a primary influence in transcendentalist thought and writing....   [tags: essays research papers] 1282 words
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Two Or Three Things I Know For Sure - Two or Three Things I Know For Sure Allison illuminates the fact that we as women must appreciate each other and our beauty before we can truly cherish other forms of beauty around us. “Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that of we are not beautiful to each other, we cannot know beauty in any form”(86). We are so conditioned to see female beauty as what men see as beautiful, that we don’t even know what it means to us. If we can get to the point where women feel beautiful even if they don’t fit the societal ideal, it will allow us to open our minds to all other forms of beauty....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Grace Metalious' Peyton Place - Grace Metalious' Peyton Place Unlike many other romance novels, Grace Metalious’ Peyton Place has aroused a plethora of academic debates ranging from the aggressive promotion of the author’s image to the themes contained within the actual narrative. Arguably the most interesting, yet elusive, theories on Peyton Place are centered on how the novel fits into the social fabric of postwar America. Many average readers, as well as literary experts, are prone to identify elements in Metalious’ novel which suggest that this cross-dressing housewife was out to subvert dominant 1950s ideology, while others will argue that the book can do nothing else but support the dominant patriarchal structure under which it was created....   [tags: Grace Metalious Peyton Place essays]
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"The Breakfast Club" Character Analysis - ... Some if not most of Bender’s behavior can be prevented; however, Bender has many strengths, which can be used in the classroom. Some of Bender’s strengths include his perception of social constructs and his leadership ability. In the movie, Bender is able to analyze and vocalize the relationship between his peer’s behavior and their social group and/or home life. This strength could be used in a social studies or science classroom, where analyzing relationships between governments and cultures or habitats and animal behaviors leads students to a greater understanding of how the world works....   [tags: Character Analysis ] 1092 words
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Canterbury Tales Essay - ... Later in the story, Nicolas manages to convince the carpenter that there is going to be a massive flood and that he should hide. However this is all just a lie, which Nicolas is using to get the carpenter out of the way so he can be with Allison. Through the carpenter, it seems as if Chaucer is pointing out that men are generally gullible and easily fooled. The stereotyping continues when Absolon enters the story and attempts to woo the likes of Allison. Absolon is unsuccessful in his attempt to woo her however, and Allison tricks him by pretending to offer him a kiss when in reality she just puts her behind in his face....   [tags: English Literature ] 842 words
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Mrs. - If you're a techie entrepreneur creating a big e-commerce site, you may decide to buy a high-end Unix box to accommodate the volume and processing demands your bean-counters have projected for you. You'd run Sun Microsystem's Solaris software on it to power your Web server and e-commerce applications. Or, you could opt to save a little venture capital and run Linus Torvalds' free operating system (and its accompanying free server apps) on a cluster of commodity Intel PCs. The Linux OS is well-suited to small- to medium-sized operations, and is increasingly being used in large enterprises that would have previously considered Unix the only option....   [tags: essays research papers] 1129 words
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River Of Names - “River of Names'; is part of a collection of short stories in the book Trash published in 1988, written by Dorothy Allison. It is the basis for the later novel Bastard out of Carolina. In her powerful writing, Allison draws on her own harrowing childhood in 1950s Greenville, South Carolina: the stigma of growing up a bastard, the shame and pride she felt toward her family, and her association with her stepfather who beat and molested her. “In this story, “River of Names,'; Allison writes about her life as a way to come to terms with her past, honoring the attempt to make contemporary literature out of her experience as a working class lesbian addicted to violence, language and hope.'; Her emotionally intense tale is woven with poverty, incest and abuse is ultimately a tale of survival....   [tags: essays research papers] 1456 words
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Social Identity in the Breakfast Club - Social Identity in the Breakfast Club Breakfast Club film contained a wide variety of behavior and stereotypes. Each person had their on personality and taste at the beginning of the film. I believe that communication played the biggest part in the movie. It shows the way that people from totally different backgrounds can communicate and even agree on issues. The various types of communication and behaviors within the film will be discussed. Key terms will be pointed out and highlighted, as well as described in relation to the examples extracted from the film....   [tags: Movie Film Breakfast Club Identities Essays] 1430 words
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The Impact and the Outcome of Pain - The Impact and the Outcome of Pain The impact of sexual abuse reaches all levels of Childs emotions. Confusion: This is usually the first reaction of the child. They will usually question, “What is going on?” and “ Is this right or wrong?” For a young child these questions can be a huge load on their psychological development. Once the abuse begins the victim experience a tremendous conflict with their emotions. They experience pain, guilt, and anger for what is being done. The question, “Is this right or wrong?” posses the greatest conflict within the Childs minds....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1273 words
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What a Story Reveals about the Story Teller - Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the Canterbury Tales from the view of a pilgrim journeying with many other travelers who all had tales to tell. I believe that the stories told by the characters in Chaucer's book gives us insight into the individual spinning the tale as well as Chaucer as the inventor of these characters and author of their stories. There are three main characters whose stories I will be using as examples: The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Tale, and The Wife of Bath's Tale. The knight told a tale of love, bravery, chivalry, justice, romance, and adventure....   [tags: World Literature] 1388 words
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Johnson's Decision for Vietnam - ... There are numerous factors in play while making a decision, the stated goals and objectives are only one part of the process. Model II, the Organizational Behavior model, provides a deeper understanding of the issue. Model II demonstrates how certain entities are more likely to recommend a course of action due to their structure. In a complex organization like the United States government, the processes and biases of the different organizations have a large influence. Allison notes that in Model II organizations tend to recommend an action they can accomplish ....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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The Effect of Racism on the Self-Esteem of African Americans and the Health Risks Associated with Racism - ... They will be randomly sorted into three groups One quarter will watch a racist interaction between an African American and a White person, One quarter will watch a neutral interaction, and the last quarter will watch a positive interaction. The control group will be the group who viewed the neutral interaction. These groups are valid because the control group is not viewing any incidents of racism, which gives a basis to measure the other groups. The incentive for this study is that the students will receive some sort of academic repercussion....   [tags: Racism ]
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The history of Detroit Diesel - ... Kettering can be credited with the foresight and drive behind the practical diesel power. Kettering supervised experiments at GM as early as 1921 to develop a smaller, more efficient diesel. The small, practical GM diesel engine might have never been developed is Kettering hadn’t been a yachtsman. Kettering purchased a diesel engine for his yacht and was so impressed, he convinced Sloan to buy the Cleveland, Ohio company named Winton that made the engine. After this, GM began to develop a diesel powered locomotive engine during the 1920s and 1930s....   [tags: Business]
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What makes anyone a legal parent? - What makes anyone a legal parent. How easy is it for the courts to decide who should be the legal parent of a child. With the advances in assisted reproduction technology (ART), such as surrogacy and in vitro fertilization (IVF), more people both inside and outside the traditional relationships of a biological mother and father have a chance to have a child. These families consist of single parents and also same sex couples. With same sex relationships, a third party has to be involved, which could be either a surrogate mother or a male donor....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Gay Love - Love is something that is very popular in today’s world. Everyone should be able to love and be loved, to be joined in marriage. But, some people don’t get those rights simply because they’re gay. Congress combines church and state to make marriage illegal. But, people have different religions, different beliefs, and different views on everything. Banning gay marriage violates a person’s constitutional freedom. The constitute states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Church and state are being combined to rule out marriage for gays....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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PSY 301, Introductory Psychology, 1998, Exam 1 - Psychology 301 – Fall, 1998 Test 1 – Pennebaker On your Scantron form, be sure and enter your name and Social Security number, including bubbling the corresponding letters and digits. Also, enter the Form Letter in the appropriate location on your answer sheet. Anna is trying to get directions to a party across town. Who should she ask for directions, and what would those directions be like if she asked that person. a. Darla; using lots of landmarks b. Josh; using lots of landmarks c. Fred; using distances and directions d....   [tags: UTEXAS Texas Psychology] 2474 words
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Change of Hearts-Small Group Project - Change of Hearts-Small Group Project My group consisted of four other members-Christy, Daniel, Brian, and Allison. When we were first introduced to the idea of a small group project we knew that our presentation had to entertain the audience, and at the same time inform them. At that point, we were functioning as individuals. Each of us tossed out a ton of ideas and some were shot down right away. That took about 5minutes. Then Daniel mentioned that we can do a parody of the television show Change of Hearts, and it stuck to us like glue....   [tags: Papers] 907 words
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The Wife of Bath - ... Here, the Wife contradicts her own ideas on virginity and God’s reasoning for sex. She claims that we were created to reproduce and that virginity should not be a stressed idea in Christianity since sex is what produces virgins; therefore, virginity is an abstract, if not unattainable idea for women. Joyner elaborates on this idea, stating: Thus, as past tales have altered the equilibrium of St. Paul’s writings in men’s favor, the Wife of Bath has shifted it once more in women’s favor. Again, as in other instances of misinterpretation, the Wife of Bath demonstrates her knowledge of the tricks of conventional authority and uses them to undermine their trustworthiness (Joyner, 9)....   [tags: Literary Characters] 2256 words
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The Breakfast Club - The Breakfast Club Five teenagers who don't' know each other spend a Saturday in detention at the suburban school library. At first they squirm, fret and pick on each other. Then after sampling some marijuana, a real encounter session gets underway. The stresses and strains of adolescence have turned their inner lives into a minefield of disappointment, anger and despair. The catalyst of the group is Bender (Judd Nelson), a rebellious working-class punk who seethes with rage and attacks his peers with sarcasm....   [tags: essays research papers] 392 words
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Toothbrushes and Tofu - Toothbrushes and Tofu "Yay hyperchocolate hazelnut cake Yay apricot baklava Yay carrot cake and apple crisp Yay periwinkle dining room trim Yay co-ops" - Watermyn house journal, 1986 The co-op is on the corner of Waterman and Governor streets, hunkered there like an old man, into a dilapidated permanence. Two enormous cherry trees occupy the front yard; in the fall their golden leaves are left in peace to coat the lawn until they rot or blow away. A tangled cluster of bicycles clings to a metal sculpture that is perched like an insect under the largest tree....   [tags: Short Story Papers] 3835 words
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FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND - FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND Tears rolled down my face as I tried to smile. Prolonging the dreaded good-bye, I kept busy organizing the small stuff in her new home. Her home with out me. It was one of those moments I anticipated but would not accept the reality until the time finally came. I had never been good with good-byes. An hour later, my dad looked at me and I knew this time we were leaving. I had given her a hug without looking at her and we whispered I love you’s to each other. She was having a hard enough time leaving everything behind so I wanted to stay strong for her....   [tags: essays papers] 824 words
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A Family Vacation to Canada - A Family Vacation to Canada This is the actual story of a trip I took with Smith Family into Canada. The total head count was 19, including myself. The trip took 8 days to complete. We left on Saturday, June 24 at 12:00am and got back on Sunday July 1, around 3:00pm. This is the list of names of everyone who went along. (All their last names are Johnson) Harry- Grandpa Johnson has taken the most trips to Canada. Says the word “Prit-neer” a lot. Craig- The only one of Harry's kids with a family, has three daughters....   [tags: Personal Narratives Canada Vacations Essays] 5768 words
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Early Sunday Morning - Early Sunday Morning, is a Dear America book. It's the Pearl Harbor diary of Amber Billows by Barry Denenberg. This book is about a girl whos father is a newspaper writer. They move almost every month. The reason for this is so he has something to write about. This time they were moving to Hawaii. The family hated moving and so did the dad but he didn't show how much he did. He hid it from his family. When Amber found this out she spent the next day at the library learning about Hawaii. The night before they left to Hawaii they had a dinner....   [tags: essays research papers] 774 words
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John Adams - John Adams, who became the second president of the United States, has been accused by some historians of being the closest thing America ever had to a dictator or monarch (Onuf, 1993). Such strong accusations should be examined in the context of the era in which Mr. Adams lived and served. A closer examination of the historical events occurring during his vice presidency and his term as president, strongly suggests that Adams was not, in fact, a dictator. Indeed, except for his lack of charisma and political charm, Adams had a very successful political career before joining the new national government....   [tags: essays research papers] 1461 words
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Analysis of Portfolio - Throughout this portfolio, I demonstrate my abilities to critique my own writing and to make an argument based on evidence and analysis. My revised papers are the evidence, and the analysis I make is how these papers show my growth, improvement, and now capable writing abilities to meet the outcomes of English 131. In the very creation of this portfolio, in addition to the revised essays, I accomplish multiple global objectives for this class. These objectives include writing a complex claim, writing with intertextuality, showing awareness of my audience, and revealing the effect of successful, critical revision and editing techniques....   [tags: Self-Analysis] 1044 words
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Organizational Management - ... Another benefit of a well implemented work life policies increase the motivation of the employee to be more efficient and organized. The organization becomes more productive as a result of efficiently organized employees. Explain the differences between job rotation and job enrichment and analyze the relative advantages of these two approaches in organizations you have worked for. The Encyclopedia of Business describes job enrichment as “The purpose of job enrichment is to improve the quality of an employee's job and therefore motivate the employee to accomplish more” (Allison, et al., 2001)....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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The Communication of Body Mass - ... Employers are legally not allowed to make judgments based on age, gender, or marital status, unless it direct affects the work of an employee. They are also not allowed to let weight discrimination affect their hiring, firing, or daily operations. However, it does happen. During the hiring process, heavy people are often evaluated below those who are thinner with the same qualifications (Smith, 2007). In the 1994, a study was conducted to examine hiring discrimination with simulated interviews (Pingitore, Dugoni, Tindale, & Spring)....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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Can obesity be considered a clinical disorder? - ... In contrast, other scholars and sources question whether obesity is indeed appropriately called a disease. Considering the commonly used definition of obesity as an excess accumulation of fat, with excess defined by criteria of >25% body fat for men and >32% body fat for women or a body mass index (BMI; kgm2)>30. Based on reviews of the evidence, we take as demonstrated that obesity is statistically associated with and contributes to increasing death rate and risk for hypertension, coronary heart disease, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, cancer and cholelithiasis, Heshka & Allison, (2001) have argued that obesity does not in most cases fit the definition of disease....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2370 words
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Public and Private Management - ... Merriam, and Luther Gulick essay, “Report of the President’s Committee on Administrative Management” (1937). In their essay, they were working under the assumption that the management side of public administration could be, and was, separate from the political decisions and policies that directs the public service sector. Under this assumption, they crusaded for more power and control over the public management process, on the behave of the executive branch. Some of their ideas included allowing the president to hire powerless, sector concentrated, secretaries that would assist the president with gather necessary information from the public bureaus under their area of concern and to pass back the decisions that the president makes back to the effected agencies....   [tags: Business, Performance Review, Quality Management] 1795 words
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The War on Terror - ... However, the first opportunity was a rational choice in which the government calculated the strategic costs and benefits. The OEF mandate should be valid for twelve months and the ISAF mandate for six months, knowing that the military operations would take more time. For this period, the total costs should amount to 600 million Euro (Bundestag 14/7296, 2001, p.3-8; 14/7930, 2001, pp.3). Therefore, the benefits should outweigh the financial burden. First of all, the strategic importance to be part of this powerful alliance was one of the main points....   [tags: Afganistan, Neo-Realism, Neo-Liberalism] 2651 words
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Political Corruption - ... and Seligson 1987; O’Donnell G 1978; Conaghan and Espinal )., Catherine Conahan and Rosario Espinal, for instance, found that in very short periods,1960 -1968, the Dominican Republic experienced a great deal of fluctuations in regime changes from authoritarian to democratic, democratic to authoritarian and authoritarian to semi-democratic. After these unstable regime transitions, the fragmentations and disorganization of civil society and its institutions, and a generalized perception of an over influential and disproportional participation of conservative elites (military and the affluent) was evident (Espinal E....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Public Tolerance] 2354 words
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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Comparing the Miller's Tale and the Reeve's Tale - Comparing the Miller's Tale and the Reeve's Tale In the conclusion between the Miller's Tale and the Reeve's Tale, the Reeve's Tale is far more insulting and malicious and convincingly closer to the true definition of quiting, then the Miller's Tale. The Reeve's Tale defines what trickery and evildoing and cuckolding is. The Miller's Tale is more of a tale dealing with a form of black 'humor and slapstick comedy, rather than a succession of put-downs which occurred in the Reeve's Tale....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 512 words
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Obesity - Is obesity really a serious health concern or is the “epidemic” merely a result of highly fabricated, misleading ideas of health professionals and the media. The article, Obesity: An Overblown Epidemic. By W. Wayt Gibbs featured in the May 23, 2005 edition of Scientific America, raises this question. Most health experts and average people believe that obesity is one of the most prevalent health concerns today, resulting in increased risk for other major health issues; such as; heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and the chance for early loss of life....   [tags: Health] 702 words
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The Downfall of Man in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe - I would like to comment about how Crusoe lived with himself after he became the master in a heirarchy where he was once the slave. He is so unhappy with his role of slave he takes the first opportunity given to him to escape. He also takes the first opportunity given to him to become the master of those left on the boat. This is unforgivable. He throws a man over board because he does not believe he can trust him, but he knows he can trust the first boat that sails his way. Does this sound funny to anyone else....   [tags: Defoe Robinson Crusoe Essays] 1369 words
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The Misunderstood Message of Aime Cesaire's A Tempest - The Misunderstood Message of Aime Cesaire's A Tempest         A Tempest, by Aime Cesaire, has been the center of controversy for over twenty years now.  The argument is not concerning whether the play has substance, or whether its themes are too racy; the criticism is about its parallel to another work.  The work in question is that of The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  Cesaire has been bluntly accused of mirroring, misrepresenting, and misinterpreting Shakespeare's last play.  I challenge these critics to research Cesaire and his works, rather than pick apart this most insightful play.  It is pertinent to understand a few key ideas when examining A Tempest because Cesaire was not attempting to mirror Shakespeare; he was merely using him as a reference.  Cesaire, who understood that Shakespeare is an icon of the Western world, himself is iconoclastic.  He knew by adapting The Tempest to his own voice, he would draw attention from the West and raise awareness of his intended audience, the oppressed blacks of the world.  But valuing this idea requires the reader to be aware of who Aime Cesaire is, what ideas he embraces, and the message he wishes to convey to his readers....   [tags: Tempest essays Cesaire ]
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Depression in Teenagers - Depression in Teenagers As a teenager, I have experienced depression countless number of times. Many times, I just feel sad, and other times, I feel like the world is not worth living in. Innumerable incidents also have occurred where some of my friends get badly depressed. Since many of my friends would try to talk to me about how they feel when they are depressed, I see a lot the pain and dejection they are going through. Through these experiences, depression began to scare me because of how inferior and worthless it can make a person feel, and where these low feelings would lead to....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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