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The Boyfriend - Have you ever imagined your boyfriend dying and then coming back to kill you. Well this is not something you usually think about, but it might happen. The author R.L. Stein will take you through this in the book “The Boyfriend”. “The Boyfriend” was first published in 1990. This book is an exciting mystery- fiction book. This story takes place in various places. The main part of the story takes place in Joanna’s house. Joanna’s house in situated in a fancy community called Middle wood. The houses there were not very close together....   [tags: essays research papers] 847 words
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What I Want in a Boyfriend - I would like to believe that I am most accurately described as a nurturing, compassionate, and loving boyfriend. All too often my ears pick up on the conversations of people declaring that I am all of these qualities and many more, no conceit intended. Ironically, a recent relationship of mine ended after six months of problem after problem. I believe that the expectations for me, as they are for all guys in a relationship, were unreasonable and slightly unfair. While there was not clear reason for breaking up, I was given many frugal and contradicting reasons....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Relationships, Love] 685 words
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Difficulties with My Boyfriend, Jermaine - For this personal development project, my goal is to become a better partner in my relationship with my boyfriend, Jermaine. Although, we have been together for over four years, I have still have difficulty handling conflict. The motive behind my goals is to become an effective communicator and also enhance my boyfriend’s communication. My goals throughout this process will allow us to establish a much stronger and deeper connection, openly express ideas and opinions and learn to clarify information with fewer misunderstandings....   [tags: communication, relationship, misunderstanding]
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My Boyfriend - Personal Narrative - My Boyfriend - Personal Narrative I went through an inner journey when I met my boyfriend of 7 months. Meeting him completely changed the way I look at life and what I want to do with my life. I went through a period of my life where I was depressed and angry. I wasn't connecting with any of my friends; my mum was stressed and angry, family life was horrible. I felt like I didn't belong anywhere. No-one had the same feelings as me, or felt the same things as me. I didn't know what to do....   [tags: Papers] 553 words
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Stereotypes and Stereotyping - My Boyfriend, the Half-Breed - Stereotyping - My Boyfriend, the Half-Breed I sat across the table from my dad while he stared at me with a disbelieving look on his face. My mom sat to the right of me with tears in her eyes. She could see my pain as well as my dads, and she knew the war that was about to start between my own father and me. My brother sat to the left of me making comments that only made the situation worse. I could feel myself dying inside as my heart began to break. I had no idea how to deal with the situation that I had gotten myself into....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives] 1626 words
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Analysis of Advice Provided in Logan Hill's My Boyfriend’s Porn Makes Me Feel Inadequate” - Introduction Pornography has been a widely debated topic for years because of the unrealistic pressure and expectations that it puts on its viewers. An advice column written by Logan Hill, titled “My boyfriend’s porn makes me feel inadequate”, (2013) will be the focus of this critique. The advice given in this column is centered around the idea that porn should not make you jealous or any less self-confident because you are real and your partner would much rather be with you. The purpose of this paper is to support as well as refute the advice provided by Hill (2013) using course material and empirical research....   [tags: jealousy, annoyances, relationship] 1049 words
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Dealing with Adversity and Mood Changes: A Teenager´s Perspective - ➢ Discuss your dominant mood that day: The day that my boyfriend broke up with me by a text message a couple of months ago left a huge impacted on me, and the way that I approached my coworkers, friends and my family. My most dominant mood that I felt that particular day was completely devastated. I remember the day perfectly. I was working at Kohl’s, starting my 15-minute break, checking my recent text messages, and I stumbled upon a text that I was least expecting. It was an overly long “I’m breaking up with you....   [tags: Breaking up, Boyfriend, Pessimism] 771 words
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Three Signs You Might Be Dating the Wrong Girl - ... There are signs you need to know and you have to be a keen observer to really see them. Here are some of the warning signs that you are not dating the right girl. She Flirts Big Time If the girl you are dating easily gets physically attracted to every guy she meets, then you have to back off a little. There are tell-tale signs that your current flame is a perpetual flirt. Ever noticed your girl keeping her eyes on another man even when she is chatting with you. Or do you always see her playing with her hair and casually touching every attractive guy she is speaking with....   [tags: flirts, comparisson, ex boyfriend] 631 words
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Late Night Trip to Niagra Falls - One night after going out and shooting some pool at a local bar my boyfriend decided that we should take a trip up to Niagara Falls. We got into my little white soft top Mitsubishi eclipse, Joe my boyfriend, Justin his friend, and myself. Let’s just say it was a tight fit seeing my boyfriend is six-two. Plus his friend is almost as tall and what polite people would say bigger boned. We’re in one of the coldest places in the world, well at least it felt like it, Buffalo New York. Buffalo is right on the edge of The Great Lake Erie and is about twenty minutes from Niagara Falls....   [tags: freezing, boyfriend, current] 815 words
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Is Too Much Quality Time Possible? - ... We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” This passage uses the word “reconcile” or a conjugation of it five times. The 2011 edition of the Houghton Mifflin Dictionary of the English Language defines reconcile, as follows: “Reconcile- To reestablish a close relationship between: reconciled the opposing parties.” It is also key to note that reconciliation is obviously an important topic in the eyes of Jesus....   [tags: relationship, boyfriend, girlfriend]
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Self Concept: Sexual Abuse and Being a Mother at an Early Age - Introduction Being a mom is something you’re supposed to be when you have already lived, but I didn’t get that option. My self-concept changed when I became a “mom” to my little sister at age seven. I had to make all her meals, protect her from harm, and was an all-around mother for thought and affection. Description I was spending the weekend with my step aunt when my self-concept changed forever. My little sister was using the bathroom when I heard a cry and my step aunt and I went to see what was wrong....   [tags: sister, aunt, boyfriend, angry mother] 1055 words
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The Changover: A Short Story - ... The words she said echoed in my ears for a long time. Her second bit of her responses weren't expected, but actually, I did have a feeling that... our friendship wouldn't last any longer. My trust in her was completely destroyed from that moment- like a glass jar plunged to the grounds, forever, and always... shattered. My lips trembled.. I thought I was primed for the break of our friendship, but somewhere deep inside my heart, it ached. I didn't exactly know why; but it ached. ~*~*~*~*~*~ When I came back, after lunch, I heard Lucy and Sam gossiping in the classroom, and paused- I was hesitant to enter....   [tags: school, friends, gossip, boyfriend, confess] 1198 words
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Urban Legends - According to Brunvard, urban legends can tell us a lot about the society in which we live. Brunvard explains that these stories are an indication of our own fears and issues, and by implanting them into stories, we give voice to them. For example, “The Boyfriend’s Death” tells the story of a young couple who had gone to the woods in the boy’s car, and they were making out. The boy then left the girl alone in the car and promised he would return but never did. She later saw his body hanging from a tree....   [tags: Brunvard, The Boyfriend's Death, The Jersey Devil] 958 words
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Partner's Influence on Abortion - ... But the main focus of this paper will be the women who proceed to mention their “partner” as a main source of committing abortion. Woman’s reproductive decisions are hers alone. But men can often resort to violence. Men- boyfriends, husbands, often hold a huge role as to whether or not their partner will commit an abortion. Men many times realize what they have done thus then try to persuade the partner to get rid of his “mistake”. Many times not ready to face such changes in life, men commit violent actions....   [tags: boyfriends, husbands say]
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The Cheating Hearts of Men - The Cheating Hearts of Men In writing this paper, I am setting out to answer a question that has been plaguing women for many years. Why do men cheat on us. Is it something us women do that causes it. Is it something they are taught is ok somewhere along the way. Does it have to do with the fact that their genitalia are on the outside. Or is there no logical explanation in the universe for it. (I’m leaning towards the last one, but hey, that’s just me.) Men always seem to have an explanation for their behavior, or more likely, an excuse....   [tags: Relationships Affairs Boyfriends Essays]
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Girls, Sex, and the Art of Using Axe - Advertisers will go to any length to get the attention to their demographic. They create outlandish, eye-catching advertisements that do anything from mock another person to give exaggerated advice to their audience. Doing just that, in 2012, Axe released a new advertising campaign following the boyfriends of five different types of women in one-minute clips. Each clip pairs the five new shower gels they were releasing to the five times of girlfriends that Axe believes exists: brainy, high maintenance, flirty, sporty, and party....   [tags: marketing campaign, axe ads, axe effect ]
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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Ending a relationship is never easy and it will never be. In order to be in peace with anyone a person must be conscious about later consequences. Breaking up with a boyfriend is hard and many people do not have the bravery to do so. The best suited way to break up with a boyfriend is to make up your mind, arrange a time when you can talk things over with your boyfriend, confess what you feel, and find another way to be happy. Making up your mind is the first real step in breaking up with a boyfriend....   [tags: Relationships] 557 words
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Different Beliefs on Marriage - ... At the end of her first semester, she dropped out because of her unplanned pregnancy. She moved back in with us and my parents didn’t know anything until later. They found out that she was pregnant and told my sister to bring her boyfriend to the house to have a talked with them two. While at the meeting, my parents had told the boyfriend that in “Hmong culture, you have to take our daughter hand in marriage because that’s our tradition.” The boyfriend didn’t agreed and responded back, “that’s not my culture; I am an American and live in America....   [tags: Hmong culture] 696 words
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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - “Hills Like White Elephants” by Earnest Hemingway is a short story from 1927 that describes a couple drinking at a train station in Spain, and the story is relayed by an outside narrator. The third person narrator in this story gives the reader the events pieced together, told afterward, and translated to English. It is clear throughout the story that the girl (who is never named) does not speak Spanish, while her boyfriend does. When he first orders two beers, he does so in Spanish through stating “Dos cervezas,” which emphasizes that the gentleman is indeed speaking Spanish, but the narrator is translating the affairs for the reader (Hemingway 114)....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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The Case Against Ashley Jessup - David Lohr; a reporter for The Huffpost Crime webpage, wrote an article titled: “Ashley Jessup, Ohio Mom, Accused Of Raping 10-Month Old Son.” In his article Lohr states that a 24-year old woman was charged for sexually abusing her 10 month old son. The article explains how on August 30th, Ashley Jessup, videotaped herself performing sexual acts on her baby and shared the assault with a boyfriend in Battle Creek Michigan, via email. It is alleged that he suggested that she videotape the abuse and send it to him....   [tags: Child Abuse]
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Psychotherapy Strategies Drawn from Psychodynamic and Interpersonal Approaches - The purpose of this paper is to analyze a video entitled Psychodynamic-Interpersonal Counseling & Psychotherapy (Brooks-Harris &Oliveira-Berry, 2004). The video features Dr. Jeff Brooks-Harris and Dr. Jill Oliveira-Berry demonstrating sixteen skills drawn from psychodynamic and interpersonal approaches to psychotherapy. Essential Elements of Psychodynamic and Interpersonal Approaches to Psychotherapy Psychoanalysis is a unique form of psychological treatment founded by Sigmund Freud and later modified by his followers including Alfred Adler, Carl Jung, and Harry Stack-Sullivan (Wedding & Corsini, 2013)....   [tags: dr. jeff brooks, video presentation]
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The Undesirable Dream - The Undesirable Dream Wanda Coleman’s “In the City of Sleep” encapsulates the traditional version of female success prevalent in early post-war America. Like most women at the time, Coleman’s narrator was confident she would fulfill the aspirations of being the obedient and supportive wife of the perfect socially mobile husband and raising a family in a moderately affluent style because she lived in America, which gave every indication that this was an inevitable and desirable outcome. Similarly, the women of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar (1963) become engaged in a conflict that Joan personifies between individualism and conformism with the traditional version of female success....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Sexual Objectification in My Life - The unrealistic representation of women in media has had a huge effect on how I see myself. All those super skinny models splashed on the cover of magazines told me at 12 what a beautiful young women was supposed to look like. The message wasn't lost on my friends and peers either. I was called “fat” and “piggy” by girls my age so many times growing up, and I never weighed more than 130 lbs at 5'5'. Compared to those photo-shopped models, a healthy and athletic body looks obese. I hated my body and how I looked....   [tags: eating disorders, sociolgical analysis] 527 words
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What Motivates Someone to Become a Criminal? - “Charlie, there are two kinds of thieves in this world: the ones who steal to enrich their lives and those who steal to define their lives.” (Gray 2003) There are many ways a criminal can enrich or define their lives with crime, and the ways they enrich or define their lives with crime almost always has something to do with their motive. These motives can range from revenge to crime being the only thing they know how to do to greed, and many, many more. Revenge is an extremely common motive to become a criminal, and The Italian Job and “Girlfriend’s Revenge Case” bring this motive to life....   [tags: stealing, greed, money] 590 words
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whats up with him - What Is Up With Him. This weekend i went to my friend's hose because we were going out to get some coffe. As i sat on her bed and waited for her in her room. The room is small, but it is the coolest room ever. She has pictures of her favorite bands up on the wall. the style of her room is a mixtue of modern with a rock star twist to it. The phone rang and she started to get nerves. From that moment on i knew her boyfriend was gonna come over to her house. Everytime she getes nerves she starts spit a lot and she starts playing with her hair....   [tags: essays research papers] 504 words
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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - Kenneth G. Johnston once wrote, "His stories came back in the mail, slipped through the slit in the saw-mill door where he lived, 'with notes of rejection that would never call them stories, but always anecdotes, sketches, contes, etc,'" (Johnston). This statement that may suggest that Hemingway's stories were not very well liked, but in the end they were a big hit. Literature is a very interesting topic and is a very helpful tool to the future. The best kind of literature are short stories....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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An Ounce of Cure - An Ounce of Cure An Ounce of Problems Problems, we think they all disappear when we try to live life as though they never happen. In the fictional story of “An Ounce of Cure”, her teenage crises of the undying love for her boyfriend was persistent even after she was “dropped”. This mid-teenage problem, to her, was the end of her pre-destined life. Teenagers often exaggerate their tragedies, which result in sometimes life threatening situations. The theme of this story is even though we feel like our whole life has flipped over it will get better and our problems will die out....   [tags: essays papers] 459 words
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hTe Hitchhiking Game: Theatrical Perspective to a Game Gone Wrong - There are a multitude of theoretical perspectives that just about anybody could take and apply to an ample amount of scenarios. One of the more popular theories is the theatre perspective; which relates to the idea of method and classical acting. These two styles combined, with a little miscommunication thrown in, can turn a silly game, between a couple, into their worst memory together. The couple in the short story “The Hitchhiking Game”, by Milan Kundera, is the prime example of the previously mentioned scenario happening....   [tags: Milan Kundera] 1090 words
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Analysis and Summary of Thoroughbred - ... Melanie now lives with her aunt and uncle who live on the thoroughbred farm which is owned by Kevin’s sister Cindy . Kevin and Melanie are both training the colt for the races . Melanie’s boyfriend Jazz was trying to sell the colt to earn some money because he was having financial problems . Now Melanie is trying to turn that all around and race the horses to earn money so they won’t go bankrupy . Kevin was giving Melanie the idea to race the colt in one of the cups to earn the money instead of Jazz selling the colt ....   [tags: horses, plot, story, title, setting] 595 words
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The Causes of Teen Pregnancy - The Causes of Teen Pregnancy There are many different situations that teenagers get themselves involved in that can lead to teen pregnancy. Many teenagers do not understand the risks that are involved with having sex. Teenagers today are growing up in a culture in which peers, TV and motion pictures, music, and magazines often transmit either covert or overt messages that unmarried sexual relationships (specifically those involving teenagers) are common, accepted, and at times expected, behaviors....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy, misogyny, feminism, misandry]
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Eating in a Social Context - When eating takes place in a social context, people tend to eat more than they usually eat when the individual is alone. The quantity of food eaten by an individual is positively associated with the amount of people present (de Castro, J.M, 1994). Using the example of Esma- a girl of normal body weight who has recently been invited to a birthday dinner with her boyfriend and people whom she is not familiar with- the purpose of this essay is to determine how eating in a social situation with other people encourages an individual to eat more than when eating alone....   [tags: psychology, behavior, acceptance]
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Valley of the Dolls: by Jacqueline Susann - Welcome to the doll factory. Personalities are free, dreams are additional charges. Sometimes taking a step back and looking at the big picture before jumping at your dreams sounds like something we would never think to do. In the book Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann she reaches in to the real and vulnerable lives of three women wealthy white women, (something we dare to dig into in our everyday lives) who are just trying to achieve their dreams. Society generally frowns upon the idea of drug use, even when used for a helpful purpose....   [tags: white women, personalities, dreams]
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Born Sinner in Flight by Sherman Alexie - Born Sinner Aren’t we all sinners. We all have committed acts of violence at some points in our lives, and our answer we are human, we are wired that way or it is our instinct. People have a habit of hurting one another and it comes naturally to them. After reading Flight by Sherman Alexie, violence is a prominent theme throughout the novel. This idea of aggression is represented in many different ways, shapes, and forms. For instance, the novel is filled with hostility at every point, from emotional to physical abuse....   [tags: violence, human behavior, emotion]
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I Must Contribute To Society - When we come busting out our mother’s womb, our mind is immediately subject to our family’s morals and teachings. We believe what the people around us pound in our heads. We’re hidden from the things they never meant us to see. Therefore, our minds our narrow to what we always known and our eyes blind to what seems dangerous to the people that love us. However, some of us escape and expand our observations of the world, not only because of curiosity or interest, but because we stumble into it. Sometimes what we learn in life is not good but we witness the bad and strive to avoid it....   [tags: Personal Experience, Personal Narrative] 1247 words
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Black and Blue Prom Night - Imagine receiving a phone call in the middle of the night that your young, vibrant teenage daughter has been murdered on the night of her prom. Your daughter was stabbed to death by her boyfriend. Dating violence among high school students is more prevalent that most people think or want to acknowledge. I will explore, analytically, the dynamics of violence in teenage relationships. I will also describe the risk factors that place teenage boys at a greater risk of exhibiting violence in a dating relationship....   [tags: Violence ]
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Dreams While Sleeping and Reality - As one goes to bed at night, the body’s daily functions begin to change. The muscles relax, the mind lets go and sleep begins. This moment is where the real fun begins. As the body sleeps, reality becomes replaced with the dream world, a fanciful place where the innermost being is found cowering like a creature vying to be freed. Some people have vivid dreams that are life-like; others cannot recall having dreamed. One concept is for sure, the dream world is one where the mind runs a free course....   [tags: Emotions, Imagination] 762 words
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Long Distance Relationship And How To Make It Work - Long Distance Relationship and How To Make It Work Dear Love Lady, I have a love problem and I don't know what to do. I am a freshman in college and so is my boyfriend. We have been together since our senior year in high school, and we are very much in love. But, since we've been at college, we have developed a problem. We don't see each other from month to month. You see, we go to colleges in completely different states. We have always lived on the same street, but now we are so far apart....   [tags: essays research papers] 771 words
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The Seinfeld Axiom - In his book Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them, David Anderegg uses an episode of Seinfeld, entitled “The Abstinence,” to make an argument about nerds and sex, called the Seinfeld Axiom. His argument states that the absence of sex in George’s life, caused by his girlfriend’s Mononucleosis, actually caused him to get smarter and when he finally has sex in the end of the episode and lost touch with his new knowledge, that it was sex that caused him to get “stupid” again. Yet, deeper into the episode, Anderegg blatantly ignores that a second main character, Elaine, faces abstinence with opposite effects....   [tags: Television]
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Cases of Vampires - When people think of paranormal activity, they usually think of ghosts, and the movies, “Paranormal Activity 1-4.” Paranormal activity has a lot to do with events that cannot be justified by scientists and researchers and also cannot be proved. Paranormal activity also has a lot to do with dark activity, and mythical activities. Spiritual beings, ghosts, and cryptids are three common sightings when referring to paranormal activity. Many people and families across the globe have told others their stories where they have been involved in some type of paranormal activity....   [tags: Lilith, paranormal activity, parapsychology]
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Whatcha Talking About Storey? - Within Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture John Storey attempts to cover a lot of ground in a matter of 163 pages. Storey attempts to endow the reader with a better understanding of what contemporary pop culture is while also opening up the reader to the theoretical world from which many of the current stances on pop culture were born from. It’s rather difficult to understand where one is without understanding how one got there and in turn true understanding of current theory cannot come forth without understanding the theories that built the way for current popular theory....   [tags: Pop Culture] 1010 words
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Stricter Screening for Cash Aid Recipients - The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program is for low income families. To be qualified, the low income parent or recipient has to have a child under the age of eighteen whom also lives in the same household. According to the Department of Social Services, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients receive cash aid benefits monthly from the county welfare department to help pay for housing, food, and other necessary expenses. In that case, the key word is “necessary” expenses. Necessary items may include but are not limited to diapers, formula, gas for the car, bus passes, and bills – anything that will benefit the child and parent....   [tags: Government ]
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Sibling Rivalry in Carolin Parkhurst's, Unwell - ... Arlette’s demeaning nature is evident throughout the story, but it is the most present on page two when she says, “If it weren’t for me, the world would have eaten her [Yvonne] up long ago”. It is because Arlette constantly undermines Yvonne’s positive attributes by contentiously implying that Yvonne is not worthy of a boyfriend or a husband. Arlette is immensely restricting her relationship with her sister from advancing because of her demeaning nature. If Arlette would stop demeaning the value of Yvonne then Yvonne would not feel like she is always competing with Arlette....   [tags: relationship, desructive, sisiter]
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The Twix Advertisement Issue - Professional persuasion straddles many lines of ethicality. For Twix, the ethical dilemma came in the form of a candy bar in the hand of a cheating boyfriend. A bite of Twix pauses time long enough for the boyfriend to concoct a lie about the incriminating text message his girlfriend found on his phone. Based on the results of the TARES moral consequences test, it is unethical for Mars, Inc., to run this advertisement. The first measure of ethicality verifies the truthfulness of the message. As Bivins describes, “The communication should be factually accurate.” The Twix advertisement uses humor rather than deception to exaggerate the effects of the candy bar....   [tags: twix, candy bar, tares test] 565 words
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A Detailed Comparison of Two Music Videos - A Detailed Comparison of Two Music Videos The video's I have chosen to analyse are from different eras. I am using Ashanti's 'Rain on me' video, which was made in 2003 and is in the category narrative. I am comparing this with Shanni Holiday's 'Locomotion', made in 1962 and is in the performance category, although it has a theme of trains in the video. The story of 'Rain on me', Ashanti plays herself; her boyfriend, who is jealous of her success, physically assaults her when they have arguments....   [tags: Papers] 787 words
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Urban Legend of Cry Baby Bridge - Cry Baby Bridge In April I sat down with a friend at my house and asked about any urban legends or ghost stories he had encountered. After a couple legends he had seen in movies, he mentioned a haunted bridge about ten minutes away from downtown. He is a twenty-one year-old White male; his father owns an appliance store and his mother helps out with the books. He first heard this story in the ninth grade from a couple of friends. Supposedly, they had heard from kids who had actually been to the bridge and heard strange things at night....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]
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Texting and Romantic Relationships - Times have changed. Things are done differently these days, including in romantic relationships. Instead of getting a love letter, boyfriends or girlfriends get love texts. Texting can be beneficial for making small plans, but it tends to decrease the intimacy for the couple. It can create issues that may or may not be resolved, but would have been less likely to be created had it not been for texting. Texting can lead to silly misunderstandings, make the partners feel like they always need to be in contact with each other, create a tendency to resolve problems and express feelings without being face-to-face, and make them wonder if they really have their partner’s attention or not....   [tags: decrease in intimacy for couples] 1479 words
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Wise Tips Dating Single Moms Need to Know Before Introducing the Kids to the New Guy - ... 1. Take it slowly. You have to remember that it is you who is in-love and not your children. They need time to get used to a new situation. Stay tuned to your instinct. If you sense that they are having issues, talk to them. Slow down and do not make the mistake of forcing it out on the children. It is better to take it slow and be successful later than to make haste and fail afterwards. 2. Reassure your children. It is important to stress out to the children that they will only have one mom and one dad....   [tags: keep children in top priority, be casual] 785 words
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Power, Control and the Cycle of Domestic Violence - Domestic violence has been plaguing our society for years. There are many abusive relationships, and the only question to ask is: why. The main answer is control. The controlling characteristic that males attribute to their masculinity is the cause to these abusive relationships. When males don’t have control they feel their masculinity is threatened and they need to do something about it. This doesn’t occur in just their relationships, but rather every facet of life. Men are constantly in a struggle for power and control whether it is at work, home, during sports, or in a relationship, this remains true....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 1958 words
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Oscar Wao is the Zafa to the Fuku - ... The only way to get rid of this whirlwind curse is to say the word “Zafa.” The novel soon transitions into the story of Oscar, and we all know what a mess his childhood was. Oscar tried hard in school and eventually made his way to Rutgers University. There, it was tough for him to make friends, let alone have a girlfriend, due to his unattractive lifestyle. By this point, Oscar was overweight, unattractive and had little motivation to do better for himself. His sister and uncle tried to give him advice, but he wouldn’t change....   [tags: dominican republic, curse of doom, love] 821 words
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