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The Common Thread and The Human Genome Project - Introduction From the moment we are born we are overwhelmed by the sensation of exploring the world around us. Not just only what we see but also, what lies beneath the surface. This sensation of curiosity is especially clear in people who are studying and/or conducting research in the fields of medicine, health, and biomedical science. In this review I intend to grasp the attention of everyone who has a relationship to the three fields of research mentioned before. Students and researchers in these fields should be able to relate to the concepts that will be discussed in this review....   [tags: politics, biomedical science] 1540 words
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A Common Thread - A Common Thread We as a society are surrounded by life, as we know it each day. Never stopping to look around and absorb what is going on around us. Our surroundings pass us by and we never take a glimpse at what those surroundings may hold. Our society presses forward without looking over their shoulder to see where we have been. Without acknowledging our present culture and studying our culture in the past, where are we going. Studying Clifford Geertz, Patricia Limerick, John Wideman, and Ralph Waldo Emerson has made it easier for me to answer my own question....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Environment and Socioeconomic Issues: A Common Thread - The physically of the environmental problems facing Nepal, Korea, and the Russian Fareast are overwhelmingly evident and unfortunately, impossible to ignore. They are factual burdens on these countries’ socioeconomic welfare. Nevertheless, a candid comparison to the Australian and the American experience insinuates a prevailing conflict in values towards the “political importance” of environment problems in lure of necessary social development. According to Elson Strahan’s (2000) article Comparative Environmental Policy: Australia and the U.S., he questions what set of values that will ultimately drive policymakers in these two countries, and thus “…environmental policies must be considere...   [tags: Environmental/Social] 1684 words
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The Common Thread Which Runs Through Seamus Heaney's Poems - The Common Thread Which Runs Through Seamus Heaney's Poems Seamus Heaney, a famous author, who has written many famous and heartfelt poems and sonnets, such as Follower and Mid-term Break, has shown to have a link, which runs through each of his poems. A theme, which has seemed to crop up continuously. This expression of theme is childhood innocence, tradition and family. He often writes about childhood memories and thoughts of his past. He incorporates his childhood into his poetry by writing about his own experiences....   [tags: Free Essays] 432 words
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The Thread of Weapons in Our Society - Nobody can deny the rise on the number of murders at a highly increasing rate day by day. A weapon has become a common gadget just like mobiles. It does not matter if it is legalised in the country or not. The question is however, should owning a concealed weapon be allowed. Having the power to kill anyone, should it be acceptable. Civilians, no matter their socio-economic status should not be granted the right to own such a hazardous object in their hands. Universally, from first-world to third-world countries, the armed forces and police are the ones who own weapons ranging from all types, designs and specialties....   [tags: second amendment, gun owners, weapon license]
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Discussion Thread: "Free Software" - Richard Stallman states that the freedom of the public in general is the primary argument to give away open software. He is convinced that a program is license free when users can run it as their wish, when users are free to improve it and to adapt it to their needs, and when users can distribute copies at will to benefit the entire community. Stallman signs over all his rights to the people. I think that Stallman’s approach should be adopted because the good for society should prevail over the benefit of only one entity....   [tags: Computer Software]
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Common Theme - Literary works have life changing messages hidden within their pages that have the power to teach a lesson. During the second half of the school year, we studied a myriad of novels and plays, however, despite their differences in plot and characters- the works had an overall theme in common. Each work discovers and characterizes the global theme of hope differently. In The Lottery, the characters disagree with a deadly ritual but follow it because they are afraid and will be chastised. At first there is some resistance from the family who gets the black ticket but in the end there is no confrontation....   [tags: essays research papers] 749 words
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Achieving Common Grounds in Communication 3 Via Interfaces: A Role of Spatial Frames for Reference - Abstract The current paper argues for synchronising spatial frames of reference for achieving effective multiparty communication in collaborative virtual environments. Synchronising nonverbal behaviour from different modalities is an important step for simulating face-to-face-interaction where all nonverbal cues are available. Such synchronisation also serves as an effective basis for building multimodal interfaces especially if these have to be deployed for multiparty communication. It is argued that common spatial reference frames are helpful in coordinating different points of attention and facilitating work by serving as the springboard for joint attention among members of the team....   [tags: Math]
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Tragedy And The Common Man - In Arthur Miller’s 1949 essay, "Tragedy and the Common Man," Miller began by saying, "In this age few tragedies are written." This particular essay was published in the New York Times, was also the preface that was prepared for "Death of a Salesman" in 1949. Before Miller’s "Death of a Salesman," there was only one type of tragedy—that which fit Aristotle’s definition. For Aristotle, plays of tragedy had to revolve around kings, gods, or people of high class....   [tags: essays research papers] 880 words
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The Penny Harvest and Common Core - Standards-based education has been a prevalent theme within educational rhetoric since the release of A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Education Reform in 1983; the report had been compiled by President Ronald Reagan's National Commission on Excellence in Education. The report described the state of education across America, stating that nearly 10% of the American population was “functionally illiterate”, the private and military sectors were spendings tens of millions of dollars on remedial education and training programs, and that the United States had fallen dangerously behind its industrialized international competition (U.S Department of Education)....   [tags: Common Core in LA Schools]
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Why The Common Core: Benefits for Students - The Common Core Standards of Mississippi is an excellent way to educate Students in today’s society. This new way of education is believed to be the best method of teaching our young people the skills they will need to know to be successful as they enter into college or the workforce. The Common Core Standard seeks to establish consistent education across the United States. The effectiveness of the Common Core Standards in Mississippi is that children will be learning by way of useful thinking skills rather than just memorizing text from books....   [tags: common core, college, mississippi]
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The Humorist for the Common Man: James Thurber - As America was changing during the early twentieth century, so was humor and few writers could easily adapt to this change with success as well as James Thurber did as a cartoonist, journalist, and an author of short stories, fables, fairytales, and plays, Thurber highlighted the problems of everyday life that were often the result of the transition in America from a masculine, frontier society, to an urban, more feminized society (Buckley, New Criterion). He shied away from major problems of the world and instead made his focus “the immemorial stupidities, cruelties and perversities of men that lie at the root of our ills” (Hasley)....   [tags: humor, james thurber, common man] 1196 words
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Common Core; Emotions, Logic and the Right Choice - The basis for common core is simply that students across a state and even the nation will share the same core concepts of learning with every other student. Before common core, each individual state was learning different skills, but with common core, every student will be learning the same skills at the same grade level. This practice insures that every student receives the same quality of education. Pacing guides are put in place to insure that instructors are teaching at consistent paces. However, these pacing guides were not made to be followed too closely....   [tags: Common Core State Standards]
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The Problems With Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - Although most senators, representatives and school officials support common core state standards (CCSS), they have not received or researched the history of how CCSS introduced itself. Furthermore, they do not understand that local control is being taken away, which results in the eventual destruction of excellent, local schools, students, and future generations. Two private trade organizations located in Washington, D.C, wrote the CCSS at the request of Achieve, a company created by Bill and Melinda Gates....   [tags: common core state standards]
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An Analysis of Common Sense - As the year 1776 began in the American colonies, tension with King George III’s England was at perhaps an all-time high.  Americans were frustrated with the actions of their rulers overseas.  Taxes and trade restrictions had been placed on them, and British and mercenary soldiers occupied their towns and cities.  There had even been fighting at Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill.  As America grew, England’s hold on it tightened, and a few voices began speaking of independence.  The loudest and most convincing of these belonged to Thomas Paine, born in England and living in Philadelphia.  His pamphlet, Common Sense, expressed the argument for American independence in a way no one had before...   [tags: Common Sense]
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Education: Will the Federal Government Encouraging States to Adopt the Common Core Curriculum Ensure a More Educated Nation? - The federal government encouraging states to adopt the Common Core curriculum will not now, nor will it ever, ensure a more educated nation. The Common Core represents a federal takeover of our education system and will compromise the future of the United States. The Common Core mission statement is flowery, embellished, and designed to mislead the American public. The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them....   [tags: Common Core Curriculum, Students]
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Thomas Paine's Common Sense - Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" Thomas Paine is responsible for some of the most influential pamphlets about the colonial situation in the 1700’s. He found himself in the right position and time to make his opinions known through his writing. He was a journalist in Philadelphia when the American relationship with England was thinning and change was on the horizon. Paine became famous at this time for writing Common Sense, as well as his sixteen Crisis papers. Through his particular style of reasoning and vehemence, Paine’s Common Sense became crucial in turning American opinion against Britain and was instrumental in the colonies' decision to engage in a battle for complete independence....   [tags: Thomas Paine Common Sense Essays] 1321 words
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Tragedy and the Common Man - Miller Redefines the Tragic Hero - Tragedy and the Common Man - Arthur Miller redefines the Tragic Hero Arthur Miller states in his essay, "Tragedy and the Common Man," " . . . we are often held to be below tragedy--or tragedy below us . . . (tragedy is) fit only for the highly placed . . . and where this admission is not made in so many words it is most often implied." However, Miller believes " . . . the common man is as apt a subject for tragedy in its highest sense as kings were" (1021). It is this belief that causes Miller to use a common man, Willie Loman, as the subject of his tragedy, Death of a Salesman....   [tags: Tragedy and the Common Man Essays] 465 words
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Common Threads in George Orwell's 1984 and Today's Society - Common Threads in George Orwell's 1984 and Today's Society "Big Brother is Watching You"(Orwell 5). This simple phrase has become the cornerstone of the conspiracy theorists dialog. George Orwell may have writing a cautionary novel with 1984, but there is little possibility that he could have foreseen how close to reality his novel would truly become. In the past 50 years, the world has become a much more dangerous place. Along with this danger has come a call for governments to do more to protect their citizens....   [tags: American Literature Orwell 1984 Essays]
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Essay on Common Threads in Yellow Wallpaper and Story of an Hour - Common Threads in The Yellow Wallpaper and The Story of an Hour       In her article "Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper,'" as it appeared in The Forerunner (1913), Charlotte Perkins Gilman candidly reveals her personal story of mental illness and her subsequent journey to wellness after she rejected the "expert" advice of her physician. She retells the story, with some embellishments, in her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper." Her own nervous breakdown and prescribed "rest cure," popular at the time, brought her close to "utter mental ruin." With some help from a friend, and using what resources were left to her, she began to write again, intending to use this story as a means of saving o...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Common Causes of Snoring - My Dad had a snoring problem. I can still remember nights as a child hearing what sounded like a diesel truck driving through the house. This "diesel truck" was of course my Father, snoring away, much to the chagrin of the rest of the household. His snoring would often be too loud for my Mother to sleep in the same room, which is completely understandable when you take into account that I could hear his snoring from across the entire house. Since his snoring was such an imposing force on my childhood, I sought an answer to the question: why do people snore....   [tags: blockages, nasal passageway]
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Common Core Not for the Common Good - “Nineteen countries and education systems scored higher than the United States in reading on the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, up from nine systems when the test was last administered in 2009. “While we’re standing still, other countries are making progress,” said Jack Buckley, the commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, which issued the U.S. report on PISA.” (Heitin). From the outside the initiative, “Common Core” that President Obama and the government have been pushing since 2009 seems like it would be a great thing for education ,our children, and the future of our society, but once you look closer it is not....   [tags: public schools, education system]
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Should Common Core be Common? - Education is paramount to the development of a human. Overhauling the whole education system of a country requires a great investment in both time and money. Common Core State Standards, a bill with bipartisan support, aims to do just that. It seeks to overhaul the american education system as well as national exams such as the Advanced Placement® by College Board. Using money and time that the american government does not possess, it will seek to invest in the future generations. Once passed Common Core will radically reform the american education system in ways both positive and negative....   [tags: Education, Education System, United States]
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Web 2.0 versus Pedagogy - Web 2.0 is an advance technology which many people used for communication such as blogs, social networking, entertainment and gaining of information about specific issue, events and people. It facilitates an interactive and collaborative application, user centered design and developing World Wide Web (Rad, 2007). This system is not originally intended for teaching a learning purpose but previously some educators was attracted to use this as an educational tool. (Peltier, 2009) Voice thread Integration of literacy and technology is very helpful for learners to fully understand the specific information and as well as in the side of educators that will improve their teaching strategy through...   [tags: Technology, Voice Thread] 766 words
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Multi Thread Intrusion Detection System (MIDS) for IPv6 Networks - Multi Thread Intrusion detection System (MIDS) for IPv6 Networks Abstract: IPv6 is designed as a next generation internet protocol. It is considered to replace current in use IPv4 protocol gradually in coming years. IPv6 provides many capabilities and futures over IPv4. Security is a key future supported by IPv6, and is mandatory option in IPv6 networks. Security is not mature in IPv6 as compare to IPv4. With the innovation of new capabilities and application, additional security measure are required for next generation operational network for end to end communication....   [tags: Information Technology] 2387 words
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An Analysis and Description of Common House Cats - Common house cats are domesticated animals, and that means they are meant to depend on and coexist with humans, not live in the wild. In most environments, cats are not native species and are, therefore invasive, and like most invasive species are a threat to their environment. Not only are they a threat to their environment, but “of primary concern is the welfare of the cats themselves, particularly of kittens, which suffer >50% mortality prior to maturity” (Levy 64). Despite this, feral cat populations continue to rise and in order to stop this trend, humans need to intervene and put in a good effort to help protect both cats and the environment....   [tags: domestic animals, kittens, animal shelters]
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Threads of the Bhagavad Gita - Considered by most as the authority and seminal scripture relaying together all schools of Hindu philosophy, the Bhagavad Gita, is simply one big epic poem (by Western standards), where Sri Krishna reveals himself to Arjuna, a warrior on the eve of a great war with his own family to restore the throne to its rightful heir. This epic serves as metaphor for The Path the spiritual aspirant must take to attain illumination and become one with Krishna. (http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-bhagavad-gita/)....   [tags: Philosophy, Krishna, Jesus] 1904 words
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The Golden Thread - The words, good and evil, and right and wrong, have been interpreted with ambiguity over the course of generations by humanity, and the finer details of their ethics are still obscured to even the most intelligent of minds, leaving us to often stay with the few basic tenants that seek to preserve humankind’s further existence. Throughout John Milton’s Paradise Lost we encounter this constant struggle between good and evil, as the enigmatic and eternal Satan—a character who is perhaps the chief hero, and protagonist of the epic poem—wages vain war against God’s tyranny in heaven....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Beyond the Common Myths of Hypnosis - “I shall use hypnosis to turn you into my slave!” roared Dr. Drake, as a bolt of lightening split the sinister sky behind him, to his defenseless victim who curled into a quivering ball at his fearful threat. This is a common theme in many horror movies involving hypnosis. Not only is “Dr. Drake” over-exaggerating on his statement, his declaration is simply ridiculous in the reality of hypnosis. It is essential to wipe out those common misconceptions of hypnosis encouraged by those fictional tales, and get down to the truth of hypnosis, its real power, its techniques, its role in the medical field, and its relationship with hypnotherapy....   [tags: essays research papers] 2266 words
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Most Common Types of Human Trafficking in the US - Human trafficking, todays modern slavery, is happening in every country, but is more common in the United States than anywhere else. “On August 7th, 2013 four people in North Jersey were arrested and charged with human trafficking” (Uschak, 2014). Human trafficking has been slowly growing over the years. Many people are still unaware how bad human trafficking is today. The most common types of human trafficking are sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Over half of human trafficking is sex trafficking, after that it is labor trafficking then debt bond trafficking....   [tags: sex trafficking,labor trafficking, modern slavery]
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Common Features of Some of the World's Deadliest Diseases - There are a number of diseases that are considered significant public health hazards; they include cholera, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and influenza, as well as a number of neglected tropical diseases (NTD). These diseases have caused and continue to cause countless deaths globally. To better understand why these diseases are of such significant we must consider some common features, including both the scientific biological factors and nonbiological factors that affect the continuance of some of the world’s deadliest diseases....   [tags: biological health, medical research]
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Analysing the Common Conception that Power Requires Violence and Viceversa - It is widely believed that power and violence form an interconnecting relationship in which one comes hand in hand with the other, for instance, to gain power, one needs to exercise violence, just as one needs violence in order to subdue it. As Mao once stated “power comes out of the barrel of a gun” (Arendt 1972, 113). This essay aims to question this common conception and its discourses. By firstly defining violence and power through the works of Marx, Weber and questioning their belief that violence and power are two of the same thing, and secondly by undergoing an analysis of their relationship through the works of Arendt, with the aim to show that violence and power are as Arendt belie...   [tags: Marx, Weber]
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Digital Fraud Common Forms and Preventative Measures - Introduction “Whoever commits a fraud is guilty not only of the particular injury to him who he deceives, but of the diminution of that confidence which constitutes not only the ease but the existence of society” -Samuel Johnson In our ever changing world, technological advances over the past twenty years have paved the way for and deepened our reliance on the digital and computerized lifestyle; electronic mailing, online social networking, computer gaming, e-book reading, mobile phoning, etc......   [tags: Crime ]
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The Most Common Fear Children Have Growing Up - A great majority of society feared the monster under the bed or in the closet. Perhaps they were just afraid of the dark and the weird noises when home alone. Those are common fears that children have growing up. What is fear. Does everyone have fear. Does fear control one’s life. Can fear be controlled. Fear is something everyone experiences in life. Fear is a part of life. According to the Oxford Dictionary, “fear is an unpleasant emotion triggered by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat”....   [tags: Emotions, Feelings, Rational, Irrational]
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The Balancing Act Between The Individual Interest And The Common Good - The proper relationship between the individual's interests and the common good is a delicate balancing act that political philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Sophocles have tried to define. For philosophers such as Socrates and Plato, the common good trumps the individual interest when those interests interfere with what they believe is right for society as a whole. For others like Aristotle and Locke, a consensus on what the common good is must be defined within the reality that individual interests exists; meaning, they cannot be completely discarded for the good of society....   [tags: Commons Problem Philosophy] 1612 words
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On a Thread: A Narrative Story - I always had such emotions, such passion. Everything had it's own thought. Yet at this moment, I felt nothing. There was no sorrow, anxiety, depression, nothing. The gun laid in front of my shaking hands. A bottle of gin to my side, and a half smoked cigarette in between my fingers. Was it my time. I believe it is... I grab the gun and aim it in my mouth. My finger shakes near the trigger. I can't. I move quickly and shoot myself in the right shoulder. I squeal in pain and fall off my bed. Blood pours onto me and my floor....   [tags: beautiful, sucide, mother, gun] 801 words
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Discussion Thread: Guns and the Law - An issue that has been highly debatable in the recent years are the gun laws. Many believe that due to recent events that the gun laws should be changed. On the other hand, people believe that guns are not the true issue and want to keep the laws the same as they are. Both sides have very strong evidence to help support their claim. They discuss issues such as mental stability, the Constitution, and the type of gun that is legal to own. Those that are in favor of changing gun laws believe due to recent events such as Sandy Hook, The laws should ban gun ownership to a citizen unless they are certified to own one....   [tags: gun laws, gun ownership, gun control]
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Racism as a Common Problem in the 21st Century - Racism as a Common Problem in the 21st Century Racism has been a problem since the very first day that two men of different Races met. Racism is defined as the belief in the superiority of one Race over all others. Often racism is a belief that one type of person has got better physical attributes, or is more intelligent. This belief can have an enormous affect over the way that one group of people treats another. In retrospect all racism entails is the idea that because of someone's skin colour or religion they are an in-superior race....   [tags: Papers] 1427 words
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John Dewey and The Schoolhouse Experimentation - Short Paper Of the teachers I have spoken with most have agreed that the common core has been rushed, with not enough time and/or money to adequately prepare. The goal was a noble one – to have the United States a global leader in education. But the curriculum was basically just dumped in the teacher’s laps. Testing the system in a select few school districts would have been a better way to gradually implement the new curriculum. John Dewey’s progressive thoughts on education influenced American educators and the Common Core proves that Dewey’s philosophy still penetrates the America’s school system....   [tags: NCHLB, educators, common core]
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The Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday - ... Scott Summers, nicknamed Cyclops was a leader of the group. He will never see the world as normal person’s vision because his vision was all red. Emma ‘White Queen’ Frost was a speaker of the group, she always appear to be in a dejected state. In my perspective, her costume makes her look very special and attractive. she was in a relationship with the Cyclops and also with Wolverine, sort of. Her abilities are able to control and manipulates mind and she can transforms her body into a diamond....   [tags: common, extraordinary, mutations, humans]
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The Nobility of Labor and the Common Man - The Nobility of Labor and the Common Man The whaling industry in the 1800’s went largely unnoticed by people of high social standing. Businessmen, attornies, and other professionals frowned upon whaling. Many viewed whalers as nothing more than common butchers killing to make a living. Society looked down on people who would dirty their hands, or lower themselves to such common labor. Melville’s portrayal of the whaling industry countered these beliefs. He showed that whaling took men of great courage and bravery....   [tags: Whaling] 596 words
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Is a Common Currency in Europe Sustainable? - The continued existence of the Eurozone is in question, as demanded bond yields in Italy and Greece ascend to new heights, and governments are unable to budget their future outlays. Austerity is often proposed as a means to allow these troubled governments to pay back their debts in the future, but many question whether it can truly lead to growth. The breakup of the Eurozone, while very possible, threatens to spread financial instability to other European nations and even the United States. Originally designed to ensure financial stability, the common currency area appears to restrain policymakers both fiscally and monetarily in these times of economic depression when they might benefit mos...   [tags: Economics]
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History and Application of Common Law - 1a) Common Law, also widely known as Case Law, derived from the old English common law, is largely based on precedents, where judicial decisions were already previously made in similar cases where it is used as reference bases or sources of law. Also, common law is not codified, which generally means there is no comprehensive compilation of legal rules and not written in statues [The common law and civil law traditions, 2010:1]. It is during the Middle Ages, after the Norman Conquest in 1066, where Common Law is believed to be formed from the changing and centralizing powers of the king, where “the medieval kings began to consolidate power and established new constitutions of royal authoriti...   [tags: Case Law, Judicial Precedent]
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Depression Is a Common but Serious Illness - All individuals experience feelings of emptiness and despair at some point in their life. When these feelings seem to consume one’s life and not disappear it can lead to depression. Depression is a common but very serious illness. This illness affects the daily activities of an individual and the people that surround them. Depression can occur in many different ways. Major depressive episode, or major depression, is a period of intense depressed mood. This particular type of depression can occur at any age and have diverse characteristics depending on the circumstance....   [tags: emotional disorders] 792 words
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Ambition as a Virtue - As renowned Greek philosopher Heraclitus put it, “Big results require big ambitions” (Heraclitus). Ambition, the very thought of the word brings a dissatisfied taste in millions of people mouths. But why does this virtue have such a horrific label. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that ambition has inspired some of the world’s most powerful and influential human beings, whether from India or America, preacher or intellect, nun or slave, ambition has helped shape and reshape our planet and continues to build legacies, modern marvels, and motivate massive change....   [tags: not a demoralizing threat]
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Common Ground's In Linguistics And Communications - 'Two people's common ground is [...] the sum of their mutual, common, or joint knowledge, beliefs, and suppositions' (Clark: 93). With these words, Herbert Clark explains the linguistic notion in a nutshell. Common ground is indispensible to our communicating with other people and performing joint actions, as it provides the basis for the aforesaid and places it in the correct context. If, for example, marine-loving Layla goes on a trip with her boyfriend Eric to swim with dolphins, this experience and every sensation that has to do with it, adds to their shared common ground....   [tags: Herbert Clark, Analysis]
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Common Curriculum in the United States - ... As I mentor new teachers and ask them how much they knew about the common core standards prior to starting to teach, most had vaguely seen it once or twice but were not well versed in knowing what the United States expects it students to know. I find it disheartening to know that our preservice teachers are not thoroughly exposed to the content in which they will teach prior to graduation and stepping into the classroom. In addition to the Albert Shanker Institute’s recommendations and agreement to a common curriculum, Greene, et al wrote an opposing view as to why they believe the United States should not have a nationalized curriculum....   [tags: wide-range education, global market]
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The Evolution of the Common Fairy Tale - How influential can a little fictional girl be. In the world of fairy tales, there isn’t a girl who has lived a more tragic life than little red riding hood. She may not be a princess, but her story has provided the first step towards modern culture. Born without a name, she holds more symbolism than other princesses among her genre, which results in a sympathetic connection with her audience. Told for centuries, Little Red’s story was first published in 1697 France by Charles Perrault. In summary, “Little Red Riding Hood” is the story of a little girl draped in a red hood delivering food for her sick grandmother....   [tags: Charles Perrault, Little Red Riding Hood]
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3 Common Challenges for an IT Technician - ... I once had an end user call to tell me that they just received a popup again, asking them to press ok to perform the monthly system update. The key word here is “again” and they call every month to ask us if they should press ok or not. Dealing with end users that don’t have much computer knowledge can be challenging at its best. When you mix poorly tested system updates that were pushed out to hundreds of computers at one time to the mix, the challenge quickly becomes even more challenging....   [tags: computers, updates, outages] 556 words
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Common Causes of Bankruptcy In The Philippines - In this dissertation, we focus on a certain chosen topic of bankruptcy, including the causes of being state of insolvency of the business, effects and formation, and some discussion regarding to the law that had implemented here in our country. Bankruptcy is define as the state of completely lacking in a particular quality value. Being bankrupt is a very serious matter. A person must hand over their estate, including their home to their trustee. If they were unable or unwilling to pay, they may declare bankruptcy....   [tags: Legal Status, Debt, Finances, Economy]
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Common Symptoms and Damages of Measles - The Latin name for measles is rubeola. The pathogen which causes the disease is a paramyxovirus, which is one of a group of RNA (ribonucleic acid) viruses. Measles is a respiratory disease caused by a virus, and also comes out in a rash. The virus enters the body via the respiratory system, and grows in the cells at the back of the throat and in the cells that line the lungs, from there it then enters the blood stream and circulates the body. Common Symptoms Usually a person doesn’t start to get symptoms of measles until they have been infected with the virus for 7-11 days....   [tags: measles, medical, ] 581 words
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URI and the Common Cold Virus - ... While exposure to a specific rhinovirus, adenovirus, and influenza virus, and enterovirus yields lasting immunity, there are multiple serotypes of each virus and therefore reinfection can occur. RSV, parainfluenza, and coronaviruses do not yield lasting immunity, although the course of reinfection is often less severe. The incubation period for most viruses is 24-72 hours. Viral shedding peaks on the third day after inoculation and an increase in symptoms are seen. Five days after inoculation, viral titers are near baseline levels, although viral shedding may occur for two weeks....   [tags: Infection, Respiratory, Children] 610 words
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The Common Rule and Human Research - Human research done in the United States nowadays is regulated by the Common Rule. The Common Rule is a policy on the topic of Human Subject Protection created by a number of agencies specifically the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects for Biomedical and Behavioral Research developed in 1974 to address detection of serious maltreatment of human subjects from the Syphilis Study at Tuskegee (Iltis, 2011). Some key requirements of the Common Rule are: assuring compliance by research institutions, obtaining and documenting informed consent, Institutional Review Board (IRB) membership, function, operations, review or research, and record keeping....   [tags: Ethics/Morality]
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The Most Common Effects of Homesickness - The term “homesickness” refers to the functional impairment or the distress, which is precipitated by an anticipated or actual separation from what one is familiar with. Occasionally, homesickness can be severe, and hence, it is viewed in the context of the adjustment disorders by the American Psychiatric Association mode of classification. Specifically, homesickness is characterized by depressed mood and anxiety. One can easily distinguish homesickness from related anxiety disorders due to the unique presentation of recurring thoughts focused on home, namely loved ones, house, homeland, pets, home cooking, and a wish to return home....   [tags: separation, relocation, adjustment]
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The Foundation of Society: Common Morals - What is law, and what is government. In our country, the government is a Democracy, or a government by the people. In order for a nation like ours and many others around the globe to define their laws, they first turn to their common morals. These morals become the basis of all forthcoming laws, and society cannot stand without a base of common morals. The Past To explore the impact of morals on past governments, let’s delve into the oldest known set of laws. Hammurabi’s code, written in 1772 BC is the oldest known written law....   [tags: sociopolitical studies and analysis]
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Common Causes of War and Genocide - ... Great stone monuments hint at an advanced civilization more than twenty-five hundred years ago, but details about the people who built them have been lost to time. The written historical record is widely blank until Arab slave raiders entered the region beginning the seventeenth century. That contact marks the beginning of a tragic time for Africans, with foreign powers and local peoples capturing and selling off local inhabitants to slave traders. To escape the slave traders, many Africans moved from place to place, avoiding contact with other people....   [tags: africa, rwanda, burundi] 1278 words
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Recycling Should Be a Common Practice - Another plastic soda bottle is dropped in a landfill. The sugary liquid completely consumed, but the bottle just tossed away to decompose. The consumer does not realize that it will most likely take around 450 years for that bottle to completely biodegrade (O’Conner). This one bottle alone will also contribute to the landfill’s emission of methane, a potent greenhouse gas (Treacy). All of this could have easily been avoided using one method—recycling. Recycling should be common practice in every household, but the simple truth is that people do not want to recycle....   [tags: recycle, environment, biodegrade, education]
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The Most Common Treatment of Autism - Autism was discovered in the early 1900. It was then used to name a range of different neuropsychological conditions. The Term Autism is derived from the word “autos” that in Greek means self. This word was used because Autistic people usually keep to themselves and keep away from social interactions. The first person to use this term was a Eugen Bleuler. He was a Swiss Psychiatrist. He started this in 1911 and he used this to refer to certain symptoms from schizophrenia. The term became used in the USA in the 1940’s....   [tags: behavioral therapy, social problems]
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The Common Wealth of the Bahamas - The economy of the Bahamas is heavily reliant on tourism. Tourism is important because it employs 60% of the work force and represents 70% of the economy. The main attractions of the Bahamas is the white sandy beaches and close proximity to the United States. The temperature is warm all year, making it a popular destination all year round especially for people who don’t like the snow and cold. Tourism also helps bring new ideas and cultures to the area. Tourism helps in many ways both financially and culturally....   [tags: tourism, economy]
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Heaven is Common to Most Religions - ... They also believe that the only way to get into heaven is to believe fully in Jesus and God. THe Evangelical denomination has a similar belief of hell, as a place residing in another dimension. Catholic denomination Christians believe that we live to only go to heaven, an actual place, and that you have to live as purely as possible, and confess to any sins you have committed. Similarily, hell is an actual place in existance to Catholics as well. In most Christian denominations, a person in heaven looks how they would like to, or how they looked at their happiest with themselves....   [tags: death, God, eternity] 661 words
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Be Careful With Common Cold - You're giving a speech in front of the class, but keep hearing someone coughing, sneezing. and getting tissue. The common symptoms of the common cold. The common cold is a viral infection that primarily targets your nose and throat. The common cold can be caused by over 100 things, and the fact that its contagious makes it even worse. With so many ways for it to be transmitted it’s no wonder that its called the common cold. The common cold is a viral infection that can be cause by numerous things such as droplets in the air,and eating or touching your mouth or eyes without washing your hands....   [tags: contagious, symptoms, prevention, treatment] 515 words
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The Common Core State Standards - ... He also gave the NGA and CCSSO a combined amount of $104.7 million (Schneider). There are dozens upon dozens of major education organizations, think tanks, state education departments, local districts, universities, foundations, and institutes that have all accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more, from Gates. For example organizations such as the PTA and American Federation of teachers are both advocates for the CCSS and unsurprisingly they too have their hand in Gates pockets....   [tags: public schools, current] 1415 words
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The Importance of Common Courtesy - The world is evolving everyday with its technology, fashion, and music; just to say a few. Sometimes, life evolving can be a curse more then a blessing; for instance, common courtesy. Common courtesy are forms of sweet gestures given by you or another person to someone else. In the 1600’s-1700, this practice was treated like a law in the European and the Western worlds; for instance, they had a class in every school that taught the kids manners, kind gestures, and giving respect to those around you....   [tags: civilized behavior, sociological analysis] 577 words
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Zinc and The Common Cold - The common cold is the leading cause of illness in the United States alone equaling to about 1 billion a year. In the continuing quest to find a cure for the common cold it was discovered in 1984 that zinc could possibly help shorten the duration of colds and reduce symptom severity (4). However some findings proved to be inconclusive when they tried to repeat the results. This paper will explore more recent studies on the effect of zinc on the common cold, and examine what further research should be explored....   [tags: treatment, symtoms, duration]
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Common Sleep Disorders and Treatments - Every human being in the world loves to sleep. It is the most important thing needed in life. However, there are some people who are not able to sleep well. Some have extreme conditions to where they are diagnosed with a sleep disorder. There are people who do not really know that they have a sleep disorder without consulting with their physician. There are numerous sleep disorders in the world. The most common sleep disorders are sleep talking, sleep walking, night terrors, insomnia, nightmares, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and restless legs syndrome....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Socialism for the Common Man - “I wished to frighten the country by a picture of what its industrial masters were doing to their victims; entirely by chance I stumbled on another discovery—what they were doing to the meat-supply of the civilized world. In other words, I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident hit it in the stomach” (Yoder 9). With the publication of a single book, Upton Sinclair found himself an overnight phenomenon receiving international response. In late 1904, Sinclair left for Chicago to tell the story of the poor common workingmen and women unfairly enslaved by the vast monopolistic enterprises....   [tags: Economic System] 2435 words
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A Common Language for Everybody - Humans have constantly struggled to find an effective way to communicate with others. In order to institute trade, communicate with native cultures, and spread ideology, man has created lingua franca. In its essence, a lingua franca is a nonnative tongue used between speakers of dissimilar dialects in order to communicate effectively. Though a lingua franca has been used from ancient history to modern era, recently, the concept of an international lingua franca has become popular; it is a language that could be spoken by the general public, regardless of their financial state or theological standpoint....   [tags: Global Institutions, Cultural Baggage]
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The Common Diarrheal Disease: Amebiasis - One of the most common diarrheal diseases is amebiasis, caused by the parasitic protist Entamoeba histolytica that affects 50 million people leading to 100,000 deaths world wide a year. One of the most common diarrheal diseases is amebiasis, caused by the parasitic protist Entamoeba histolytic. Transmitted by the fecal-oral route, ingestion of infected cyst form occurs through contaminated food and water. Casual Agent E. histolytica is a protozoan parasite responsible for a disease called amoebiasis....   [tags: amebiasis, parasite, transmission] 1397 words
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Problems with Common Medical Implants - Introduction Common types of medical implants are ar-throplastical prostheses, or joint replacements, which serve to take over joint functions for patients suffering from musculoskeletal dysfunction or severe pains in e.g. the knee, hip (see Figure 1), or shoulder. Joint replacements generally consist of multiple parts made of different materials. The common hip joint re-placement prosthesis shown in Figure 2 consists of a metal ball, socket and stem and a plastic spacer. The metals used are mostly CoCr, austenitic stainless steels, Co–Cr–Mo alloys and Ti or Ti alloys, for their hardness, corrosion resistance, fracture toughness, low modulus and good machinability [1, 2]....   [tags: replacements, joint, prostheses] 1558 words
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Common Vulnerabilities Facing IT Managers - Vulnerabilities are like a thorn in the side of every single organization doing business today. In the IT world vulnerabilities are bugs or flaws, a weakness, or an exposure of an application, system, device, or service which could lead to a failure of confidentiality, integrity, or availability (Liu & Zhang, 2011). They are to companies today what the black plague was to Europe in the 1300’s. It doesn’t even matter if the organization is connected to the internet or not it’s still vulnerable to some type of attack....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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The Common Core State Standards - As a student, I always enjoyed math. In high school I took all of the offered math classes, including Calculus. The first math class I took in college was a breeze, and I thought that this one would be no different. What could I learn about elementary school math that I did not already know. Contrary to my expectation, the first day of class, I learned things about math that had never been brought to my attention. This paper will discuss what I have learned about subtraction, about students, about the Common Core State Standards, and how my concept map has changed since my first draft....   [tags: Education]
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Common Causes of Plane Crashes - Introduction Being involved in an airplane accident is a nightmare scenario for any air travelers, crew and pilots alike. Statistically air travel is among the safest means of transport, but at the same time it is also associated with sporadic accidents that have proven to be extremely terrifying ordeals for all those involved due to a vast array of reasons. The causes of these accidents are of varying nature and depend on some problems that are originated during some stage of the flight process....   [tags: Statistics, Location, Error]
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A Common Man: Johnny Cash - "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash", the well-known, traditional, and famous words used by Cash before every show he ever played. Johnny Cash was a musical icon who positively impacted not only country music, but other genres as well. John R. Cash (Johnny) was born in1932 to a poor family in Kingsland, Arkansas. Born the fourth of seven children, Cash began working beside his siblings and parents on cotton fields at the age of five (Johnny Cash Columbia). This is where his musical influences began. His mother, Carrie Rivers Cash, would sing hymns and other inspirational music to her children while they would toil long, hot days farming cotton....   [tags: musical icon, the tennessee trio]
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The Common Functions of Oxytocin - Oxytocin is a hormone, predominately belonging to mammalian family; it is secreted by the posterior pituitary gland. After its release in the blood stream it cannot re-enter the brain due to the presence of blood brain barrier .Oxytocin is a hormone that has both peripheral and central actions (32). They are synthesized in the magnocellular neurons present in the supra–optic and Para –ventricular nucleus present in the hypothalamus. The universally known functions would include its role at the time of labour and ejection of milk....   [tags: hormone, bonding, trust] 1388 words
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A Common Use of Nanotechnology - Nanotechnology is an emerging technology with enormous potential in science and engineering. Nanotechnology is essentially the study of objects that measure between one and one hundred nanometers (imagine a strand of hair, which is about 100000 nm thick, that’s how small this technology is). Once the first scanning tunneling microscope (a microscope that generated images using a stylus that is one atom wide) was created, scientists could suddenly view substances at the atomic and subatomic level – and what they found was surprising....   [tags: clothes, engineering, nanometers] 1201 words
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Common Sense: An Essay - “C.S. man, common sense.” was a phrase told to me quite frequently in my life. In fact, the idea of using your head was a common theme throughout my childhood, and even now still as an adolescent. Common sense is something that most people lack in their daily lives, even I fall short of having total common sense throughout my life. Unlike some traits common sense is something people do not think about because that requires them to think. Our society as a whole has even become so dependent on other sources for information they have become brainless....   [tags: history, behavior]
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A Buffalo Common Metaphor - A Buffalo Common Metaphor Over the past few decades the High Plains have consistently been losing its population. So, in 1987 Doctors Frank and Deborah Popper introduced the idea of Buffalo Commons. They described this project as “A combination of literary metaphor, public-policy proposal, futurist prediction and ecological restoration project” (The Buffalo Commons: Its Antecedents). The essential focus of this project was to replace the ever decrease population by returning buffalo back to the Plains....   [tags: Conservation] 866 words
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Living Without Common Sense - Common Sense Have you ever met someone where it seemed they had absolutely no common sense whatsoever. People that have know exactly where I’m coming from; however, it doesn’t mean they are stupid nor have a lack of knowledge. In fact someone might be extremely book smart and make straight A’s in school with ease. It could just be the fact they simply don’t know and that they might not be experienced enough in a particular life situation. Common sense could be interpreted as being able to think instinctively, ability to make rational decisions, and be able to problem-solve everyday life issues....   [tags: problem-solve, life-lessons, instincts] 693 words
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Common Core State Standards - ... 25-33). With the world constantly changing in order to be successful is to have the fundamental structure built up for the individual. A successful person is usually successful because of the knowledge they have gathered. However, CCSS (Common Core State Standards) focuses on the main parts of education, reading, writing, and mathematics. Teaching common core is not simple to children or teenagers. Often each individual has a different way of learning. With common core, every individual is paced at the same rate learning the same thing at the same time....   [tags: US public education system]
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