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Helpful Tips for Selecting Bronze Bathroom Accessories - ... As a result of this, bathroom grab bars provide a safe anchor which someone can grab to assist them in getting up or down from the bathroom toilet or tub. Also, a bathroom grab bar can provide assistance in helping to prevent a person from slipping and falling in the bathroom and thus help to prevent serious injuries to a family member. Generally speaking, any family who has an elderly person living with them should certainly consider installing bathroom grab bars in the home's bathroom. A bronze grab bar that has proven to be a useful accessory is the Allied Brass DT-GRR-24 24-inch Reeded Grab Bar from the Dottingham Collection....   [tags: Complimenting Your Bathroom]
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How to Improve a Bathroom's Decor - ... One tissue holder that complements just about any historic or contemporary bathroom décor is the Moen YB2208 Double Post Tissue Holder from the Brantford Collection. This stylish tissue holder is designed with sumptuous curves that give it a unique design that exhibits beauty and sophistication in any bathroom. Because this tissue holder is available in chrome, oil rubbed bronze, and brushed nickel finishes, you can rest assured that it will match just about any existing fixtures that may be currently in your bathroom....   [tags: Tissue Holders, Space]
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Bathroom Decor Ideas - ... Another way that some homeowners have found to improve the overall decor of their home's bathroom is to add shelving for more storage space. Many shelves are available with wall mounting brackets in finishes that can complement your bathroom's faucets, fixtures, and overall style. Not only does shelving help to enhance a bathroom with its looks, but it also has the practical application of helping you to be able to get your bathroom organized. Together, the ideas of adding shelves in your bathroom and tiling the walls can give your bathroom an entirely new look that can be magnificent....   [tags: Style, Shower]
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Kraus Bathroom Faucets - ... When it comes time to purchase Kraus bathroom faucets for your home, it is a good idea to recognize that the finish of the faucet can greatly affect how it looks and lasts in your bathroom. There are a variety of faucet finishes available for the Kraus faucets. Of the available finishes, polished chrome is the easiest to keep clean and good looking. It has long lasting functionality and fits well in just about any décor. This is why this finish is the mainstay of much of the plumbing fixtures industry....   [tags: Beauty and Functionality]
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Hansgrohe Bathroom Faucets - ... It has built a company brand that is known worldwide for its high level of quality. When you set out to purchase Hansgrohe bathroom faucets, there are a few items to keep in mind in order to select a faucet that will work well for your home. First of all, it is important to be aware of the sink's pre-drilled holes when you are fitting a new faucet to the sink. Most small sinks are configured with a single hole pre-drilled in them in order to accommodate single lever faucets and some small two-handled faucet designs....   [tags: Beauty, Value, Home]
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Reasons for Choosing Brass Bathroom Accessories - ... Also the bright finish found on most brass towel bars gives them a stylish flair that fits well with just about any bathroom's décor. Whether you need towel bars for a traditionally styled bathroom or a contemporary bathroom, brass towel bars are excellent bathroom accessories that help to bring out the best in a bathroom's interior design. A great looking brass towel bar that complements just about any space it is installed in is the Kohler K-10551 24-inch Towel Bar from the Devonshire Collection....   [tags: Towel Bars, Lighting Fixtures]
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Advice for Selecting Vintage Bathroom Accessories - ... Therefore, when selecting towel racks for your home's bathroom, it is important to choose towel racks that bring style and flair to your bathroom space. A vintage-styled towel rack that will look great in any art deco-inspired home is the Gatco GC1536 Towel Rack. This exquisite rack features a depth of 6 ½ inches and a length of 20 inches on its shelves, which is plenty enough space to accommodate almost any bath towel around. With forged brass construction used in the manufacturing process of this towel rack, it exhibits top-quality workmanship that guarantees that this rack will last for many years in any home bathroom space....   [tags: Towel Racks, Shelving]
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How to Select Bathroom Shower Faucets - ... Another popular finish is the brushed metal finish. This finish looks stunning on a white sink and with counter tops that are made from granite or slate. Although a brushed metal or a chrome plated finish looks good in most applications, the important thing to remember is to select a finish to your faucet that matches well with your home's décor. Besides choosing a faucet with a finish that matches your home's décor, you need to choose bathroom shower faucets from a well known and reputable company....   [tags: Style, Finish, Company]
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How to Select Delta Bathroom Faucets - ... Another thing to be aware of when you are selecting a faucet is the type of inner valve construction that a faucet has. This valve quality determines just how reliable a faucet will be and can affect whether or not a faucet develops leaks after just a couple of years. The best types of faucets are those that use a set of solid brass workings on their inner construction. Delta Faucet Company has demonstrated a solid commitment to building faucets that are known for having solid inner valve construction....   [tags: Styles, Benefits]
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Reasons to Select Oil Rubbed Bronze Bathroom Accessories - ... They also help to encourage children to develop good hygiene habits because they provide a place that a child knows to place their toothbrush. Also they work to promote hygiene because toothbrushes are not on the vanity counter top just waiting for someone to drop something on them. In addition to this, toothbrush holders add an element of completeness to a bathroom that is simply missing in a bathroom without a toothbrush holder. An oil rubbed bronze toothbrush holder that works well in classically inspired or modern designed bathrooms is the Elements of Design EBA55566ORB Wall Mounted Toothbrush and Tumbler Holder from the Atlanta Collection....   [tags: Toothbrush Holder, Robe Hook]
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What Women Really Do in the Bathroom - What Women Really Do in the Bathroom Throughout the ages, mankind has been troubled by a multitude of questions. Through perseverance and great intellectual curiosity, many of these questions have answers. Long have they pondered questions such as “Why is the sky blue?” “Why is grass green?” “Is the sky falling?” “What is the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything?” and “What is the average velocity of an unladen swallow?” Thus far, we have been successful in compiling answers. However, there are other questions such as “Where do all the socks in laundry go?” “Why are gooses geese but mooses not meese?” and “What would we do without any hypothetical questions?” that have yet to be answered....   [tags: Papers] 336 words
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Things to Keep in Mind as You Choose Bathroom Accessories Sets - ... If on the other hand you are decorating a modern bathroom in a contemporary styled home, then you will want to select toilet paper holders that have a polished chrome finish to them. By matching your toilet paper holders in a set with your bathroom's towel bars, shower curtain rods, and faucets, you will give your bathroom a matching styling that makes it a fabulous looking showplace in your home. An excellent toilet paper holder that will fit well in any modern home is the Moen YB2808 Single Post Tissue Holder from the Eva Collection....   [tags: Holders, Soap Dispensers]
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Use of Bathroom Scenes in the Film Pulp Fiction - Bathrooms are filthy. They are grimy, soiled porcelain wastelands swarming with harmful bacteria and human waste. And they’re one of Quentin Tarantino’s favorite tools to use on the big screen. If one were to study the history of American media, he or she may notice that bathrooms are scarcely pictured. In fact, it wasn’t until the 1960 release of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho that a toilet was shown in cinema. The featured toilet caused quite a stir among critics, and became a symbol of American ethics....   [tags: Quentin Tarantino] 1654 words
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How To Clean The Bathroom - The first thing you need to do is gather all the supplies you will need. There are many different cleaners in which you will be using. These cleaners are glass cleaner, surface cleaners, soft scrub, and ammonia. You will not only need cleaners but also implements to clean with. These are a mop and bucket, broom, cobweb brush, toilet brush, rags, a sponge, a squeegee and a step latter. Last but not least, you will need a cleaning carrier to put your supplies in to make it easier to move them around ....   [tags: essays research papers] 992 words
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Tips for Installing Vessel Sink Faucets - ... Traditional sink faucets typically stand between three and six inches in height above the sink, while vessel sink faucets stand between ten and 18 inches in height above the sink. Because of their unique styling, vessel sink faucets are generally mounted on the bathroom counter and come with a single handle to control them. Vessel sink faucets are available in a wide variety of finishes ranging from the traditional polished chrome finish to an antique bronze finish. These faucets are also available in very modern and classic styles that will complement any home's décor....   [tags: Beauty, Durability, Innovative]
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Tips for Selecting and Installing Bathtub Faucets - ... Another thing to be aware of when selecting bathtub faucets is just how to install them in the bathroom. The first thing that is needed is to decide how high you will mount the faucet above the tub. Then you need to place a plywood backing on the wall to reinforce the faucet mounting. This is usually done from an access panel in an adjacent room. Next you will need to drill the holes in the wall for mounting the faucet. Also it is advised that you measure all of the distances between the faucet's components before drilling the holes....   [tags: Element of Elegance]
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Undesirable Roomates - I knew starting college would be a new and exciting experience. I would have a chance to make new friends and broaden my mind as a person. I was looking forward to moving in my dorm; however, when it was time to move into the residence hall and I had the chance to meet my suitemates when they moved in, it wasn’t long before their nasty habits and inconsiderate manners showed up too. Nobody likes one dirty suitemate and I had two. Brittany and Charleen can be described as shrill, obnoxious, sloppy, smelly, and dirty with a capital d....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 607 words
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The Truth is Worth Living - It is 5:30 in the afternoon, when I stepped out of the school. The sun was setting and the sky was tinted dark orange. I was walking home, which was five blocks away from my house, feeling absolutely tired and perspiration falling from my forehead and rolling down my face. On my way home, I hear the people talking, the cars' horn blaring, and the rock music from the one ear bud in my ear. Then as I arrive home, I saw my father's car in the drive way and made my way up the porch to unlock the door....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1025 words
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Tips for Choosing Bathtub Shower Faucets - ... The first type of mount available is the wall mount/tub mount. The wall mount/tub mount faucet hooks into the wall or the side of the tub and the pipes are usually concealed within the wall of the home. The next type of mount available is a freestanding faucet. These types of faucets are used for tubs that do not have holes drilled into them for a faucet mounting. The pipes of a freestanding faucet are exposed and come out of the floor and over the tub. These types of faucets are often used with clawfoot or other antique style tubs and showers....   [tags: Style, Mount]
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Dorm or Home? - Dorm or Home One of the first major decisions that a student preparing for college must address is if a dormitory is best for them or if it would be better for them to live at home. Dorm live has much less structure than living at home so students must quickly learn to develop their own guidelines that will allow them to be successful in a more camp like environment. Living at home can stifle the growth process that is a normal part of maturing into an adult. Parents and students need to work together to ensure that the choice is right for everyone....   [tags: Social/Educational Issues] 680 words
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From A Bad Day To A Bad Childhood - It was a Sunday just like any other. Little did I know that this would be the worst day of my life. It was my dad’s week to have my sister (10) and I (14). It was 10:00 a.m. and we were all getting ready for my little sister Brittany’s soccer game. Brittany and I where down stairs eating our cereal while my dad was up stairs taking a shower. He had been up there for about a hour and we where going to be late to Britt’s game, so I went up stairs to see what was taking so long. I knocked on the bathroom door and there was no answer....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1592 words
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The Boogieman - Often when I say boogieman I will mean secondMan or menMateria (the river has divided into three separate branches.) All branches are of the same water.) I will often refer to secondMan as the boogieman as you have come to call him. He is a race of nocturnal beings invisible to human eyes. My encounter with alternate life forms started years before the boot of clouds incident. My brothers and I would talk about "the stuck thang" as they would call it – “can’t move at night thang”, “the boogieman.” We all laugh about the experiences....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1197 words
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Close Reading: An Invisible Sign of My Own by Aimee Bender - Close Reading: An Invisible Sign of My Own by Aimee Bender For much of her life, Mona Gray has lived a strange life after her father contracted an unknown disease. Mona soon becomes a quitter, and although she excels at many things, she always forces herself to quit. All of this changed when Benjamin Smith, the new science teacher, arrives. With his eccentric ways he is able to see through Mona when most people were not, including her family....   [tags: Book Report] 985 words
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Film Analysis of Psycho - Film Analysis of Psycho PSYCHO is a unique film because it is a black and white film in the age of colour. Secondly it showed the first naked body on screen. Also it showed the first ever toilet flush. It is a dark disturbing tale as we do not know who the murderer is and what motive they have to murder Marion and inspector Aborgast. It took only three weeks to make and only cost $850,000 to make. It may not compare with modern day S.F.X film but it is a worthy film when you consider the cinematography used....   [tags: Papers] 1296 words
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Process Essay - Bathing a Large Dog - Bathing a Large Dog Bathing a large dog in a bathtub is a test of human endurance equal to the most trying of Olympic events. It is, however, well worth the effort. You will be rewarded in knowing you are helping to keep your pet healthy. Additionally, you will know your home won't smell like the primate building at the zoo. To begin, prepare the bathing area. Gather several large bath towels; usually six are adequate. Put two of these on the floor near the tub. Place the additional towels on the closed commode....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 635 words
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A Day That Will Never Be Forgotten - I woke up from an afternoon nap to the smell of my mum’s cooking. Yay. My mum was back from work. My mum works as a banker and often comes back late, usually around the time I should be in bed so I was excited she was home early. I went into the kitchen, greeted my mum as is custom in my family, looked over at what she was cooking; she was boiling meat, making soup and rice, plenty enough to last for a whole week at least. “Mum, is dad back from work yet?” I said while walking round the kitchen looking for what to stuff my mouth with for the moment, “Yes, he should be in the room”, it is both their room and my mum always made sure she never personalized it as his or hers....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1110 words
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Bullied Into Silence - Harvey Fierstein, noted journalist, encourages us to “never be bullied into silence. Never allow ourselves to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition for your life. Define yourself”. In the novel “The Story of Zahra” written by Hanan al-Shaykh, Zahra was bullied into silence because she allowed herself to be made a victim by accepting others definition for her life; she did not define herself. Conversely, in the play Lysistrata, written by Aristophanes, the protagonist, who went against all odds, was anything but a victim by taking the leading role in a protest against the men; she took a stand for what she believed in....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Gender Equality - ... In comparison, Tannen discusses the behavior and language of males and females in a classroom setting, discussing how males take on different types of questions and public speaking differently than females. She discusses how males and females learn to participate in different ways. Between the two authors, there is one point that serves for the basis of my argument and that would be the inequality that both genders face due to these gender boundaries. For example, in Lorber's essay, she formulates a issues called the Bathroom Problem....   [tags: gender roles, male, female, gender boundaries]
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anthropology - Gender Fieldwork Project I chose to research a social occasion setting, which was called Mission Rock Club. The club is located in San Francisco, Ca, and is an 18 and older club on Thursdays. Mission Rock opens at 9pm and closes at 3pm. People start showing up at about 10pm and 11:30pm. Sometime, if the females get to the club before 11pm, they will get in for free. Other then that, the cost is $20 and if you’re on the guest list $10. Everybody who was 21 got in for free. I call this environment, the culture of nightlife and clubbing....   [tags: essays research papers] 916 words
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Analysing a TV Advertisement - Analysing a TV Advertisement The TV advert that I am going to analyse is advertising Comfort, the clothes washing liquid. This advert is very, very unusual. It is about a family made out of fabric, a little bit like rag dolls. I am going to analyse this advert shot by shot so it is easy to understand. The first shot is set in the bathroom of the 'Clothes family'. Little Lisa cloth is extremely upset that her boyfriend is leaving town for a little while. At the start of the advert she is standing in the bathroom looking extremely upset....   [tags: Papers] 1593 words
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Ad Bank Semiotic Analysis: Cosmopolitan and Maxim Magazines - Ad Bank Semiotic Analysis: Cosmopolitan and Maxim Magazines In our house, we have a girls' bathroom and a boys' bathroom. When entering into the women's private sphere of the bathroom, one cannot help but notice the mountain of women's magazines on top of the toilet. Similarly, the men's bathroom has its share of men's magazines stacked in their domain of masculinity. This essay will take a look at the advertisements in these infamous periodicals, to attempt to gain a better understanding of their message(s), and their appeal....   [tags: Advertisements Compare Contrast Essays]
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Diamond in the Ruff - Where did I Go wrong. “Stop Clifford,” Neaveh said. “No b***h. Lay there and don’t get up!” “What did I do,” as I lay there he began to take off my clothes. “Didn’t I tell you to stay still. I will kill you if you move again,” he pulled out a knife. “I’m sorry I’m scared please stop,” I continued to ask him. I cried and I cried and before I knew it he was pushing it inside of me and I was crying and he still continued. He pumped in and out of me more than five times. He pushed it completely in and he groaned and pulled it out....   [tags: essays research papers] 1999 words
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Ghost Story of Bloody Mary - Bloody Mary I remember enacting an urban ritual with my friends back in middle school. Giggling and squealing, running in and out of the bathroom, not really believing but still terrified by the possibilities. It was less a story with a moral than it was just a sleepover prank. Needless to say I wasn’t surprised that when I asked a roommate to relate an urban legend to me over lunch one day that she chose that of “Bloody Mary." The storyteller is a 20 year old woman studying psychology at the University....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]
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Death of A Salesman - Biff / Willy - Turning Points A major turning point in the story Death of a Salesman occurs on pages 1394 and 1395. The scene is Willy walking into Charley’s office and he sees Bernard (Charley’s son) waiting in the waiting room. Willy sits next to Bernard and starts to have a conversation with him. The conversation starts out casual, then Willy asks Bernard where did he go wrong with Biff (Willy’s son). Bernard tells Willy that Biff was prepared to attend summer school and Willy was surprised....   [tags: essays research papers] 393 words
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Legal Opinion For 8th Social Studies - Legal Opinion A. I picked the side of New Jersey in the New Jersey vs. T.L.O case. The reason I picked that side is because the girl whas smoking on school grounds and she was not allowed to do that. Another reason is the teacher that found the girl smoking had the right to bring her to the Principals office, because she had a reason to. Finally the girl denied smoking, she said she didn’t smoke and she probably would of got in less trouble if she told the truth. B. A girl was caught smoking in a shcool bathroom....   [tags: essays research papers] 480 words
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How I Wake Up in the Morning - I will be telling you how I wake up in the morning. There are a few things that you will need to know. The night before you go to bed, you should set your alarm for the right time. You will also need to make sure that you have the coffee pot ready to go for the morning so that you will only need to turn it on when you get up. Another thing that you will need to be aware of is the snooze button; it can be a major pitfall in getting up on time. My alarm clock takes a battery so that, if the power goes out, it will still go off at the right time....   [tags: Instructional essay, Process essay] 550 words
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Richly in Love - The day started as it always did, with the rude interruption of the light enclosing the room to force the night away for another day. The one sun ray completely belligerent, escaping from the blinds I had up to block out the light washed over my face. This was a constant reminder every morning that I still had not replaced it. The simple tasks to make my life easier seemed to lack priority in my subconscious. Again I was disrupted from my comatose state. Bewildered by what I’ve been told on several occasions that I slept like a log it was just perplexing to me that a beam of luminous light could break the concentration one holds when dreaming....   [tags: Personal Experience] 2476 words
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Home Furnishing - Home Furnishing About us Home furnishing is one of the premier websites that specifically deals in the interiors and the furniture of home. It is a one-stop shop for all your queries regarding the home furnishing and its interior designs, which suits your home requirement. We specialize in every aspect of your internal structure; every part of your home is taken care by us. For every section of the home, we have a design that suits the structure of the house....   [tags: Marketing ] 833 words
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The Vision of Perfection - We, as humans, live in a world today where the dust of improvement never completely settles in the air. With every year that goes by, some new piece of technology emerges that will seem to make our lives easier and thus making our lives ultimately seem perfect. Every blackberry, laptop, iPod, High Definition television and convertible has been proclaimed by the media as necessities; therefore, items one cannot live without and must own. The more technologically advanced one is, the more perfect his or her life becomes....   [tags: Technology, Human Need for Perfection] 1663 words
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Realizations of Loss - ... My parents had always wanted to make one large master bedroom out of two adjacent bedrooms upstairs, but it always seemed to take a back seat to more urgent fixes or budgetary needs. The two extra bedrooms upstairs now stood as one, finally coming closer towards their fruition. The smell of fresh paint brings a sad nostalgia running through me. Why isn’t Mom here to see this happen. Indignant injustice clouds my judgment. A second example is the larger, updated bathroom which had ranked high on mom’s wish list....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 831 words
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Letter - Legislator Donald Trotta Dear Donald Trotta My name is Jeffrey Magloire and I am a current matriculating student at Sullivan County Community College I have a couple of issues that I wanted to bring forward to your attention. As you may or may not know Sullivan County Community College has just constructed a new dormitory for incoming students. This Dormitory has opened up doors to many students that could not handle the commute to and from school. Although the dormitory has been an advantage to students traveling; the students have been living in poor condition for the last five weeks....   [tags: essays research papers] 393 words
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The Women's Room Experience - Bathroom Experience I slid down off of my barstool and picked my way across the room. Luckily, the women’s restroom wasn’t too far because it was a crowded night at the Empire (a bar frequented by NDSU students and an eclectic mix of other locals). I opened the large wooden door and was surprised to see that even though there appeared to be another girl waiting, one of the two stalls empty. Before I even had a chance to let my eyes adjust to the lighting change, the other girl said, in that just-a-little-too-loud drunken voice, “There’s no toilet paper in that one!” I hadn’t yet made any attempt to enter the stall and she was making sure I didn’t....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Place Essays] 1285 words
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My Classroom Management Plan - Many of us tend to equate classroom management with discipline (and for that matter, to equate discipline with punishment, but that's another story). I see classroom management as the processes and procedures that are in place to mitigate the need for punishment, leaving discipline to cleave to its roots of "to follow." Anything else is not classroom management. It’s damage control. Classroom management starts, for me, with very clear expectations, and firmly established procedures. I begin the year (or semester) with a more formal, regulated tone, and have so far been able to end each year and semester with an atmosphere of relaxed mutual respect....   [tags: Classroom Management 2014]
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Tension in Hitchcock's Psycho - Tension in Hitchcock's Psycho Hitchcock produced 'Psycho' in 1960. It was a groundbreaking film as it was the first American motion picture to feature a toilet being flushed. Also, Janet Leigh was shown in her underwear on more than one occasion, and, during the famous shower scene, it's possible to see hints of flesh. Hitchcock used the media to sell his film to a younger, fresher audience. The poster for this movie, at that time was sexually explicit. Hitchcock started a policy whereby viewers would not be permitted into the theatre once the film had begun, a measure, which had never before taken....   [tags: Papers] 1487 words
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A Comparison of Two Newspaper Articles - A Comparison of Two Newspaper Articles In this essay I will be comparing two articles taken from local newspapers in different areas. I will be looking at the techniques used in each article and their effectiveness. I will use this comparison to eventually decide which article is the more effective of the two....   [tags: Papers] 985 words
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The Value of Manual Labor - The Value of Manual Labor Beep, beep, beep, smack. You wish you could hit the snooze button on your alarm because it’s 5 o’clock on a Monday morning. Part of you wants to sleep a few more hours, but the other part tells you it’s time to go to work. You eat breakfast, kiss your family goodbye, and arrive at the University campus in time to start your shift at 7 a.m. After seeing the friendly faces of your co-workers and friends on staff, you think to yourself, “Maybe today won’t be so bad after all.” Your mood changes when you see the mess that has been accumulating in the bathrooms over the weekend....   [tags: Work Essays]
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Contrasting Cultures in Tan's Mother Tongue and Nguyen's The Happy Days Syndrome - The teenage years and transition to adulthood is in itself a very difficult period. Blending or fitting in are omnipresent issues that must be dealt with. For children of immigrants, this difficulty is only intensified through language. Both Amy Tan and Khang Nguyen strategically use narrative anecdotes and employ several rhetorical devices to illustrate this struggle in their works, “Mother Tongue” and “The Happy Days,” respectfully. Amy Tan chooses her childhood home as the primary setting of her work....   [tags: compare, contrast] 1174 words
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Sweat Shops - Are you employed. Does your boss treat you fairly. Surprisingly, there are many people who work for popular brands and are mistreated and underpaid. These people work out of the country that is constantly mistreated, face difficult problems every day, do not even have rights. It is obvious to see that this is a form of abuse. How can America participate in this act. Transition: It is appalling how people like us who are no less than us are mistreated and are working for not even a dollar an hour....   [tags: Worker's Rights] 1161 words
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How to Annoy People - Have you ever wished you could just annoy the hell out of people in a lengthy elevator ride, a boring class, the people in the bathroom, or just about anywhere. Well, follow these instructions and you might end up being the most obnoxious, exasperating, and maddening person to your co-humans. Sure, it might be childish and immature, but it’s for a worthy cause; your entertainment. Also, think of it this way, your victims will be grateful by the fact that they now have something to say when they are asked how their day has been....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 925 words
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