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The Effect of Distraction on Exercise Intensity - Before studying how distraction affects exercise and related physiological responses, it is important to examine previous research related to this topic. There is limited work done in this area but there are tangent matters of importance. To achieve the optimal health benefits from exercise the research supports the notion that it is necessary to exercise at a prescribed exercise intensity for a prescribed duration. Disruption in maintaining the prescribed exercise intensity may not allow the desired benefit from the exercise performed....   [tags: exericse, psychology, distraction, ] 1052 words
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Driven to Distraction by Technology - The past two decades have overwhelmed the human experience with technology, along with all its distractions. The direct relationship between the mind and the body’s ability to adjust from these distractions can be extremely difficult .Further research has shown that it has become an addiction for many. Technology has significantly improved our lives as a whole through experiences such as Global Positioning System (GPS), cell phones and social networking allowing us to communicate with different people around the world....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Technology]
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Are Cell Phones a Harmful Distraction to Society - Are cell phones a harmful distraction to society. With advances in technology today, the demand for better cell phones is skyrocketing. With new technological advancements happening everyday with cell phones, people are starting to depend on a cell phone for everyday task. Although cell phones allow the user to contact friends or family with the touch of a button and allows them to play games in times of boredom. As a result of everyday use, cell phones have affected relationships, the brain, and health....   [tags: effects, social relationships]
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Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest - Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest In Shakespeare's play The Tempest, there are numerous interruptions that hinder the outcomes of the play. Simultaneously, through magic and song, the wedding masque is a subtle distraction that could have altered the result of the play. In The Tempest, interruption equals distraction, in turn causing restraints. This promotes confusion, disturbance, mental intrusion, and diversion amongst the characters in the play. We are introduced to Ariel (Prospero's invisible servant)....   [tags: Shakespeare Tempest Essays]
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Laptops in Classrooms as a Means of Learning Hindrance and Distraction - During the last decades, laptops have become standard learning tools in university and college classrooms. Since today’s students’ are high-technology demanding and tech savvy, laptops manufacturers and engineers are constantly thinking of unique ways to design their products. With advanced functions and specifications, laptops can do various activities and educational tasks for students. Also, as technology advances, yesterday’s laptops are less expensive compared to today’s and tomorrow’s which allows every student to afford a laptop....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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Technology in The Classroom: Distraction or Useful? - Currently, technology has been on the rise, and many places are integrating electronics into their everyday lives for ease of access and efficiency. Electronics like laptops and tablets help college students with their studies. College students use laptops and tablets in their class for a better efficiency during class. East Asian countries are getting their students iPads and “every student in the school will have one” (Wang), by 2013, and only “1 in 10 schools allow their students laptops” (Wang)....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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Uniforms--One Less Distraction - At first glance, fashion might seem to have very little to do with learning, but as the saying goes, “The clothes make the man,” or in this case “The clothes makes the student”— mandatory uniform policy has made a distinct difference in many schools everywhere. Throughout the last decade, the implementation of such rulings has been on the rise, bringing about waves of debate among students, parents, and teachers. Today, as the number of incidents related to bullying, teen suicides, and gang violence continue to escalate, it has become necessary for educators to provide students with emotional and social support, as well as the traditional academic curriculum....   [tags: Uniform Policy, Schools, Fashion]
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Cell Phone Use in Teens - There has always been controversy as to teens not being able to concentrate and focus because of texting and cell phone use. Visiting any U.S high school can show the lack of concentration and focus of students caused by using their phones. Benefits of having a cell phone can have the advantage of reporting crimes as they happen, handling an emergency, and always being connected with friends and family; however there are drawbacks such as reducing concentration, having poor grades, and causing an accident while the driver is using his phone....   [tags: texting, distraction]
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The Social Distraction - In Betty White’s opening monologue to Saturday Night Live, she said, “I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time. I would never say the people on it are losers, but that’s only because I’m polite.” Originally intended for the use of students at Harvard University in 2004, Facebook grew exponentially to be an online phenomenon in the years following. In 2006, it became accessible to anyone and everyone with internet connection....   [tags: Social Media, Facebook, Twitter] 1112 words
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Self-management of Leisure Behaviour in the Workplace and its Impact on Productivity - The following four articles were selected for annotation due to their relevance, accuracy and quality. The topic investigated was the self-management of workplace leisure behaviour and how it impacts productivity in the workplace. This study examined the positive effects of workplace internet leisure browsing on productivity levels. The study argued that internet browsing was an unobtrusive interruption enabling restoration of mental capacity in the workplace while fostering feelings of autonomy....   [tags: Jobs, Distraction, Productivity]
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Are Sixteen Year Olds Ready to Drive? - Turning the age of sixteen is a huge step in the life of a teenager. When becoming the age of sixteen a new challenge is brought into that person’s life, and that new challenge is driving a car. But are sixteen year olds ready for this for this task. Some people would say that driving a car can be very problematic for a sixteen year old. Those people are right, sixteen year old should not be driving cars at that age, and just leave it for the people who are eighteen or even older to handle such a task....   [tags: teenager, driving, distraction]
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What We Missed About the 1950s - A family has always been expected to be a loving and caring environment with support and communication, but this sometimes does not come naturally to soon to be parents. Some get caught up specifically in bad things, perhaps their upbringings are to blame or maybe the individual could take all of the responsibility. When a society chooses what is to be socially acceptable, that limits relatives to only one kind of family and the object becomes destroying all other kinds. The 1950s was a time when technology wasn’t a big distraction from loved ones....   [tags: technology, distraction, parenting, children]
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Free College Essays - Ideal Distraction in Knowles' A Separate Peace - A Separate Peace   Ideal Distraction A Separate Peace        “It wasn’t the cider which made me surpass myself, it was this liberation we had torn from the gray encroachments of 1943, the escape we had concocted, this afternoon of momentary, illusory, special and a separate peace,” (128) reflects Gene Forrester after his carefree outing at the winter carnival. John Knowles in a Separate Peace uses an unusual plot to give the reader an illusionary sense of peace and security, found only at Devon, during a time of great war, through isolating specific idealistic moments from the sin and evil that encompasses them....   [tags: A Separate Peace Essays] 556 words
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The Twenty-First Century Distraction - From most perspectives, losing money is a bad thing. From most perspectives, receiving poor grades is a bad thing. Since the second century BC, money has single handedly dictated how people live their lives. Everything we do revolves around money. The people of today have a mentality that if one makes good money; one will achieve whatever they desire. Nothing in life is ever free. Someone had to produce a service or a product that is available for purchase. Being a productive member of society makes that person of high value because they can effectively yield a needed product....   [tags: social media, networking websites, bad grades]
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Ethics and Advertising - We have a lot of important issues today that are unprecedented in history due to technological advancement of our age, such as: global warming, ecological pollution, DNA modification and patenting of crops, meat industry, and the list goes on. All these issues have to be addressed and decided upon with as much ethical prowess and unity of opinion among people as possible. Public opinion is a huge power and ability to sway it one way or the other can make or break a presidency, a corporate monopoly, domestic and foreign policies, or pass laws....   [tags: Segregation, Distraction, Technology]
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Dangers of Texting and Driving - In today's technology driven world, we are constantly distracted with electronic devices such as a laptop or television or even our phones. These technological devices, while a helpful aid in our daily lives, serve as a dangerous distraction for us and those who surround us. In his piece, “Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of Our Era”, Richard Restak describes the dangers of how these devices are causing for an increase in distractions in our every day lives. He also concluded that technology has caused for our attention and focus to be split beyond what is necessary in order for people to be totally safe....   [tags: technology, distraction, cell phone, safety]
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Highway Don't Care, by Tim McGraw - Elizabeth is in her blue colored Honda Civic driving the highway on her way home from her workplace, listening to “Love Somebody” by Maroon 5 on the radio station. Out of nowhere, while Elizabeth was belting out the chorus, there is an ear-splitting and obnoxious sounding ding coming from the passenger seat. Her Android has a new text message and it is probably from her boyfriend, Adrian. Elizabeth reaches for the cell but it slips off of the seat and plummets onto the floorboard. She hurriedly glances up and gazes at the road, then dives down fast as lightning, or so she believes, and retrieves her Android....   [tags: Lesson, Music Video, Phone Distraction]
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Are we ignorant or apathetic: The Distraction of Mass Media - Are We Ignorant or Apathetic. Media: the golden progeny of man's technological advances. It grants this time in history the name 'The Age of Information'. On account of this, no one has the right to claim ignorance in issues any longer. However, the media can control what issues the populace devotes its attention toward. Media can easily distract America from issues regarding our health and safety with useless and unimportant information. The media, when left to it's own devices, is completely capable of having negative effects on the physical health of society, as well as its psychological well-being....   [tags: Age of Information, Political Preference]
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Prohibiting Cell Phones in College Classes - In today’s society, people are being introduced to never-ending technology developments; the use of cellular phones is triggering a lot of debate in universities all over the United States. In a recent survey by Tindell and Bohlander (2012), over 97 percent of college student carry their cellular phones to class and use their cellular phones during lectures. Although cellular phones are prominently useful there have been a number of ramifications, which must be recognized within universities. Lectures are being interrupted....   [tags: technology, instant messages, distraction]
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Distractions in the Classroom - T Ed ucators and students have to handle everyday distractions in classroom environments. These distractions are sometimes present while the student is encoding information and/or when they are required to retrieve the information for tests. Even in the best-controlled classrooms, distractions will inevitably enter the classroom environment (Beaman, 2005). Auditory distractors have been shown to inhibit the ability to recall semantically related words (Oswald, Tremblay, & Jones, 2000), which is a vital component for a student’s comprehension of many learning tasks in a school environment....   [tags: Education, teaching, teachers] 2199 words
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Technology Distractions in Education - Times are forever changing, and things in life is constantly evolving to something better or something more efficient ,especially technology. College campuses are overflowing with students packing Blackberry,iPod's, laptops and cellphones. College student are obsessed with the latest technology and in today classroom such technology's capture the audience. Moreover, as a learning institution, a college hold's the responsibility to offer it's student the best technology to help them prepare for their future....   [tags: Technology]
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Distractions When Utilizing a Cellular Phone - Distractions when utilizing a cellular telephone is becoming extremely prevalent in present day. A cell phone is a telephone with access to a cellular radio system so it can be used over a wide area without a physical connection to a network. In 1843, Michael Faraday, studied to see if space could conduct electricity. In the year of 1865, Dr. Mahlon Loomis was the first person to communicate through wireless atmosphere. He came up with the idea of transmitting and receiving messages through atmosphere as a conductor....   [tags: personal communication, texting, drivers license]
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The Effect of Audio Multitasking and Visual Multitasking on an Individual's Memory. - Multitasking is an idea that many people believe saves time and helps complete tasks in a shorter amount of time. However, theory suggests that by doing the same type of multitasking tasks, it would be too strenuous to remember what you just did since both activities were almost the same. This research paper aims to evaluate how the same type of multitasking affects the memory of humans. Data from twenty-seven people were collected in which they had to perform two types of multitasking activities and take a test to see how much they could remember....   [tags: anatomy, memory, distraction]
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Video Games As Escapism - Drops of sweat form on your brow as you grip the rifle. Your heart is beating out of your chest as you creep through a virtual world. You are in control. Law—what law. Go ahead, steal a car, shoot innocent bystanders. The world is yours. Why are people so wrapped around video and computer games. Why are people so captivated by these inventions, spending countless hours in front of a screen. When one’s mimetic experience is in conflict with, or is suppressed by the dominant fantasies of the West, one turns to escapism as a form of counter-fantasy or alternate fantasy, as it offers comfort and allows one to regain control and empower oneself with the least resistance....   [tags: Virtual World, Distraction] 819 words
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The Internet's Adverse Effects - From my perspective, Nicholas Carr’s argument that the internet appears to be decreasing his capacity for concentration and contemplation does apply to my generation’s internet natives. Generation Z, my generation, has an innumerable amount of internet natives who are perfect examples of Carr’s argument against the internet. My generation, who will be the leaders of the world, are losing their mental capacity because of the frequent use of electronics but especially the World Wide Web. Approximately twenty percent of children from ages eight to sixteen have a computer in their bedroom, and fifty four percent have internet access....   [tags: Distraction, Multi-Tasking, his generation] 1100 words
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Cause of Hamlet's Distractions: Feelings and Passions - Cause of Hamlet's Distractions: Feelings and Passions Throughout Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, feelings and passion are an enormous distraction for the main character Hamlet. Hamlet tends to act as though he were an adolescent rather than a grown man. He acts very immature, sarcastic, and takes action, before thinking it out, in the heat of anger. The abilities to love, control one's actions, and to subdue one's depression are signs of becoming mature however, Hamlet, a grown man, has a difficult time controlling these abilities....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays] 1021 words
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Cellphone Use While Driving - The use of cellphones has become more popular with every passing year, causing many people to become physically and emotionally attached to their cellphones. American society today is constantly on the phone, from texting, to calling, to surfing the web, to even taking pictures; people seem to never put their phones down. Since the use of cells phones is skyrocketing, it has brought up an issue that the use of these devices while behind the wheel increases accidents (Hahn and Preiger par. 1). People don’t realize how distracting a cellphone can really be....   [tags: Distractions, Car Accidents]
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Video Games Must Go - Video Games are major distractions to students. Gamers spend an unnecessary and pointless amount of time playing video games. Distractions may not sound like a big deal, but a world without distractions would be an improved one by far. A common example of negative impacts on distraction would be video games distracting students from school. It is so dangerous because of it’s versatility of what video games can be played on. Cell phones, gamboys, PSPs, Xbox, Wii, laptops, Tablets, the list can go on and on....   [tags: time, distractions, performance]
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Teenage Driving and Accidents - “Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time,” said by Steven Wright. Teenagers look forward to their sixteenth birthday so they are able to drive. Everyone has felt that feeling where they can hardly wait to get behind the wheel and start driving. Little do people know teen drivers are more likely to die from a car accident than from a homicide, suicide, or cancer combined (Littlefield). They are mostly inexperienced with the road and how to handle distractions. If the age were moved to eighteen teenagers would have more driving experience (Sostarecz)....   [tags: Teen Drivers, Distractions, Peer Pressure]
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Distractions In Life - Distractions In Life " I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps, it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any time for that one." -Henry David Thoreau Many times I would find myself in a state of mass confusion. It was as if I had no perception of where I would go with my life. I was trapped in a realm of things which were unfamiliar to me. When I tried to experience these new adventures I ended up back where I started in a slow state of death and decay....   [tags: essays research papers] 418 words
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Distractions that Causes Sleep Disturbance - 1. Sleep deprivation is cause by sleep disturbances. Sleep disturbances can be caused by many reasons. These reasons include environmental factors, such as extreme noise or excessive light. It can also be a result of physical factors, such as changes in diet and exercise patterns. Sleep can also be disturbed by stress factors- both chronic and acute- and emotional factors. Sometimes linked with the difficulty of falling asleep, there is the difficulty of staying asleep. (Holloway, 2013) 2. Sleep deprivation affects the body as a whole....   [tags: sleep deprivation, falling asleep, sleep loss] 908 words
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Computers: Helpful or Distracting in School - In the world we live in today almost everyone in the world is using computers. Whether it is surfing the web on your phone or computer. Since technology is such a dominant part of life these days many schools are starting to join in. More and more schools are starting to buy laptops, iPads, and other electronic devices for their students. Some educators believe that computer access in school is a good thing; others believe that they may interfere with the learning process. There are pros and cons to computer access in school....   [tags: education, technology, learning process, cheating]
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Fatal Distractions: Text Messaging and Talking While Driving - Although text messaging is considered the most dangerous effect when driving in an automobile, but it’s negative effects is nothing like when talking on a cellular phone. Research shows that text messaging and talking while driving is dangerous because cell phone leads to accidents on roadways. Most people would argue that text messaging is more dangerous than talking on a cell phone, which I would agree, but not fully. If anyone was to ask the question “Which is more dangerous, Texting while driving or Talking while driving....   [tags: accidents, driver, choice]
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Class Distinction Shown in The Prince and the Pauper - In his book, The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain highlights class distinction very often. It plays an immensely important role in his novel, because Twain places his two main characters in the total extremes of the social class. Through these characters, Edward and Tom, Twain illustrates the vast difference between the high and low ends of the social class in England, shows how ignorant they were of each other, proves that a person's social status was determined by his appearance, and demonstrates that social status does not show the true worth of a person....   [tags: classism, class distinction, Mark Twain]
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Class Distinction in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice - Class distinction is one of Jane Austen’s themes in the novel, and the differentiation related to it is evidently depicted. Reading the novel from the first chapter, I realize that the author clearly illustrates that class is what matters most in many of the incidences displayed by the characters. Unless an individual is of a given class, the idea that he or she has money is not valued, since only birth in a certain background is what is of value. When a person openly values money over class, such a person is frowned upon....   [tags: class distinction, darcy]
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Distinction of Taste Through Hegemony Theory: An Updated Version of Tastes Effect on Social Class Through Television - Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, takes a sociological stance on cultural taste and its effect on social class. Bourdieu argues, that taste is closely related to social class and indeed acts as a marker of class. He continues to make claims of how people learn of culture and how certain culture belongs to certain social classes who have the cultural competence to understand it. By investigating the educational system, Bourdieu was able to draw conclusions of how taste should be understood and its influence on cultural consumption....   [tags: Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction]
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Nuclear Proliferation - Nuclear Proliferation Andrew Jackson’s farewell address to the nation, he stated, “We shall more certainly preserve peace when it is well understood that we are prepared for war,” (Political Quotations #3719). The United States has always throughout history been a major military power from the use of abnormal tactics during the Revolutionary War (1776) to the use of its technology and advanced weapons in the Persian Gulf War (1991). After World War II and the Cold War Era, the United States has been able to defend its citizens from any form of a military attack from the sea, air, and the ground on the eastern and western seaboards....   [tags: War Nuclear Weapons Distruction Essays] 1501 words
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Single Slit Diffraction Pattern of Light - Missing Figures SINGLE SLIT DIFFRACTION PATTERN OF LIGHT The diffraction pattern observed with light and a small slit comes up in about every high school and first year university general physics class. The intention of this paper is to explain this pattern at the academic level mentioned above. Light is interesting and mysterious because it consists of both a beam of particles, and of waves in motion. WAVE PARTICLE DUALITY: All carriers of energy and momentum, such as light and electrons, propagate like a wave and exchange energy like a particle....   [tags: Mathematics Math] 1500 words
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The Distinction Between Mind and Body - Evaluate the argument that Descartes makes based on clear and distinct perception for the distinction between mind and body In arguing for the distinction between mind and body, Descartes seeks to show that the two are independent substances and can exist separately. It will be useful to outline Descartes’ argument based on clear and distinct perception by listing his premises and conclusion. The essay will then analyse each premise in turn, arguing that the argument fails because his premises are faulty....   [tags: Psychology] 2176 words
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Descartes and the Real Distinction - Descartes' formulation of what he calls the “Real Distinction” has proved foundational to our modern concepts of being and consciousness. His contention has irreversibly influenced the fields of psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and others while cementing into the popular consciousness the notion of a definite dichotomy between the mind and the body. In this paper, I will flesh out what Descartes' meant by the term “real distinction,” discuss the arguments he uses in its' defense, and then argue myself that this distinction between mind and body (at least as Descartes frames it) goes much too far, and that it is a much more viable probability to believe that mind and body are actually i...   [tags: Philosophy] 1803 words
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Ti Yong Distinction - With the Industrial Revolution and Age of Imperialism intensifying among Western nations in the 19th century, China faced an impending threat to its ancient cultural values. Pressured to adapt to the changing global environment but fearful of losing its traditional identity, China and its reform leaders have since attempted to incorporate a “ti-yong” distinction between utilizing Western function and preserving Chinese values, most notably in the Self-Strengthening movement beginning in 1860 and Deng Xiaopeng’s economic reforms of the 1980s....   [tags: China, modernization, Qing, Deng, economic reform]
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X-ray Diffraction - X-ray Diffraction X rays can be defined as “electromagnetic waves of short wavelength, capable of penetrating some thickness of matter.” Approximately the same size as an atom, the wavelength of an X-ray is about 1 Ã… (10-10m). They occur in the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between gamma rays and ultra violet light and have proved very useful in determining crystal structures since their discovery on November 8th, 1895. German scientist Wilhelm Roentgen was conducting experiments in his laboratory on the effects of cathode rays....   [tags: Papers] 876 words
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Why Religion Should Not Be Allowed in Public Schools - Religion should be prohibited in public schools. There’s no reason for allowing religious displays to destruct the public education system. The involvement of religion in public schools is distracting and unnecessary. The removal of religion, except for educational purposes, is essential to providing a stable and effective learning environment for every student. Without religion, students could be provided with a better chance of succeeding in the classroom. Only the school board officials and members of congress can take religion completely out of the public school systems....   [tags: distracting, religion free environment]
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The Distinction Between the Mind and Body - The Distinction Between the Mind and Body Some would choose to declare that every human being is both a body and a mind. Both being gelled together until death, than having the mind go on to exist and the body being lifeless. A person lives throughout two collateral histories, one having to do with what happens to the body and in it, and the other being what happens in and to the mind. What happens to the body is public and what happens to the mind is private. The events which reply to the body consist of the physical world, and the events of the mind consist of the mental world....   [tags: Papers] 476 words
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The Importance and Distinction of Coral Reefs - The Importance and Distinction of Coral Reefs Nestled in tropical ocean waters, coral reefs provide valuable resources to both human and marine life. Coral reefs are estimated to contain one-quarter of the undersea world's diverse species while covering less than 0.2 % of the ocean floor. However, coral reefs are in serious danger due to both natural and man-made causes (Edmonds, 1998). Population growth and development has altered the coral reef environment. Destructive fishing practices, land-based sources of pollution such as agricultural runoff, and excessive coastal development all have detrimental effects on delicate reefs....   [tags: Papers] 1453 words
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David Hume's Distinction Between Natural and Artificial Virtues - In David Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature, he divides the virtues of human beings into two types: natural and artificial. He argues that laws are artificial and a human invention. Therefore, he makes the point that justice is an artificial virtue instead of a natural virtue. He believed that human beings are moral by nature – they were born with some sense of morality and that in order to understand our “moral conceptions,” studying human psychology is the key (Moehler). In this paper, I will argue for Hume’s distinction between the natural and artificial virtues....   [tags: A Treatise of Human Nature]
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Class Distinction in Pygmalion - The play Pygmalion offers the readers a view on the theme of class distinction, and the problem of the barriers separating classes and people. Shaw reveals to us the truth about the artificiality of classes and how anybody can overcome them, He also shows us that society puts up high standards and that people are distinguished by their way of speaking, and their appearance alone and of course that's wrong. In the first act of Pygmalion, Shaw chooses a setting that really helped shedding light on this theme, for he chose the st....   [tags: essays research papers] 754 words
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An Islamic Subversion of the Existence-Essence Distinction? - Suhrawardí and the philosophy of Light Mysticism ABSTRACT: The distinction between existence and essence within contingent beings is one of the foundational, hegemonic ideas of the discourse of medieval philosophy. Building upon neo-Platonic precursors, thinkers such as Avicenna, Aquinas and William of Auvergne discussed this issue and debated the nature of the distinction. However, one Islamic philosopher who was to have a lasting impact upon the development of philosophical discourse in Iran, subverted the traditional Peripatetic visions of reality and brought into question the very nature of half of the distinction — existence....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Plato's Concept of the Body and Soul Distinction - Plato's Concept of the Body and Soul Distinction A:Plato believed that humans could be broken down into 3 parts: the body, the mind and the soul. The body is the physical part of the body that is only concerned with the material world, and through which we are able to experience the world we live in. it wants to experience self-gratification. It is mortal, and when it dies, it is truly dead. The mind is directed towards the heavenly realm of Ideas, and is immortal. It is with our minds that we are able to understand the eternal world of the Forms....   [tags: Papers] 482 words
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Relation and Distinction Between Criminal Men Alongside Delinquency/Subcultures - Relation and Distinction Between Criminal Men Alongside Delinquency/Subcultures Theories of crime are developed to seek an explanation of crime and criminal behavior. Jurisprudence, sociology psychology and biology are areas of studies where majority of these theories are derived from. An essential point in the study of crime is to begin with a simple foundation, learning about criminals themselves (Lombroso-Ferrero XXII). With a basis as such, it then makes it more understanding for one to theorize about delinquency and opportunity....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Crime Theory]
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Higher and Lower Pleasures: Their Effects on Millian Utilitarianism - In this paper, I examine Mill’s distinction between higher and lower pleasures that he presents in his Utilitarianism. Then, I raise objections to Mill’s distinction by focusing on the ambiguity of his definition of pleasures and his concept of the competent judge. I conclude that, with a recalculation of the definition of pleasures, his distinction of higher and lower pleasures can support a broader theory of utilitarianism. 1. Examining Mill’s Distinction Utilitarianism is a moral theory that is rooted in the belief that happiness, which is understood as pleasure and the privation of pain, is the only thing that is intrinsically good....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Mill's Distinction]
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Progressive Versus Flat Taxes - Whether or not the United States government should adopt a flat tax system in place of its current progressive tax system has been a hotly debated topic for decades. A flat tax is a tax system which refers to a tax on household income that is the same amount for each household- regardless of income level. The United States currently implements a progressive tax system, meaning that high-income earners pay taxes at a higher rate than low-income earners. The two systems differ greatly in their objectives and methods of execution and typically cause a good deal of unrest amongst lawmakers and citizens alike....   [tags: household income, class distinction]
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Cell Phones for Young People Useful or Distracting? - There has always been controversy as to whether texting and cell phone use can cause young people to be less likely to be able to concentrate and focus. As young citizens we have the right to be able to own a cell phone and not be criticized using it for educational reasons. Phones give you access to the internet, teach responsibility, and is an emergency access to contact parents; however it can cause cheating in class room areas by sharing answers, it can distract people from doing work in class, and can lead to online predators harming someone....   [tags: online predators, emergency ]
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The Hindrance of Escalation - The Hindrance of Escalation The Industrial Revolution brought with it a new form of class distinction; society did away with feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, and serfs to embrace that of the bourgeoisie proletariat relationship. The bourgeoisie class, consisting of the modern capitalists, are the employers of wage laborers and owners of the means of production. The proletariat class is the much less fortunate modern wage-laborer; they do not have their own means of production and therefore must sell their labor in order to survive....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Society Distinction, Cultur] 1605 words
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The Dangers of Distracted Drivers - Did you know that most wrecks today are caused by distracted drivers. Although, using cell phones are banned while driving, people still use them illegally, causing many wrecks. There are many ways to be considered as a distracted driver, such as texting, using a cell phone, talking to others in the car, grooming, watching a video, adjusting car settings, eating and/or drinking, and reading maps or books. How has texting impacted the number of wrecks in the United States. “The government says that 3,092 people died in one year in “distractions- affected” crashes, a newly refined measurement meant to tally effect of texting, phoning or simply answering a cell while driving....   [tags: texting while driving]
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The Importance of Distinction in Literary Theory and Criticism - It has been said, From the hour of the invention of printing, books, and not kings, were to rule the world. Weapons forged in the mind, keen-edged, and brighter than a sunbeam, were to supplant the sword and battle-axe. Books. lighthouses built on the sea of time. Books. by whose sorcery the whole pageantry of the world's history moves in solemn procession before our eyes. From their pages great souls look down in all their grandeur, undimmed by the faults and follies of earthly existence, consecrated by time (Whipple 386)....   [tags: Literature]
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The Impact of Social Class Distinction in America - According to Paul Fussell, and his essay, class is a “touchy subject.” Class is often noted as “any group of plants or animals.” However, when it comes to defining class as social distinctions, the word becomes more complex. The social class structure has remained “murky” over the years, and to most Americans, extremely complicated. In today’s society, social class has become more and more intricate, but it has never been set to where Americans feel comfortable in their own skin. Today, when talking about social class, people tend to get upset about the subject....   [tags: social issues] 899 words
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Laptops Should be Banned from the Classroom - Should students have the right or privilege to be able to use laptops in the classroom. There are numerous reasons why laptops should not be permitted in the classroom, Laptops make it very difficult for students to be creative in classroom activates. The students may find themselves becoming distracted from the lectures due to MySpace and other entertaining computer programs. Laptops prove to be huge distractions to the teacher do to the loud clicking of keyboard keys and the blank stare on the students faces while they type their notes....   [tags: education, computers, technology] 603 words
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Cell Phone Use While Driving: Regulations are Overdue - The need to regulate the use of cell phones while driving is imperative because it’s dangerous, and current laws are not sufficient to curb the problem. Mobile phones, now known as cell phones, have been around since the 1940s; however, they did not become main stream until the 1980s. The original mobile phone design was large and bulky, and was only capable of making phone calls. According to the article, “Cellular Telephone,” “Modern handheld wireless digital devices (cell phones) typically offer an array of multimedia functions....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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The Multitasking Generation an Article by Claudia Wallis - Though there are some positive effects, the adverse impact of technology on education has been extraordinary. The technology community has worked hard to bring useful technology into our classrooms, all with good intentions to broaden our knowledge. With these good intentions also came about unwanted side effects such as distraction and disruption in the classroom. I can clearly remember many of my teachers yelling at us to put our cell phones, iPods, and iTouch phones away especially during lecture and exams....   [tags: Positive, Negative Effects, Cellphones] 1005 words
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Banning Cell Phones in School - Recently, the principal of my school has banned the use of cell phones during school hours. I agree with this policy because students could use their cell phones to cheat on tests, quizzes, or any other independent work. Another reason that I agree with this policy is, the students won’t be paying attention to the teacher if they are texting somebody else. The final reason is, cell phones are a distraction to other students who are trying to learn. Cells phones can be a huge problem later in life if the students don’t learn when to use them and when not to use them....   [tags: Banning Cell Phones, Schools, Cell Phones,] 517 words
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Texting While Driving - Texting While Driving While there are many causes of deaths in the United States, a huge epidemic that concerns officials more and more is the amount of deaths occurring because of texting while driving. Texting and driving can kill in split seconds—just the amount of time it takes to send a “quick” text message. The U.S. Government should ban texting while driving in all fifty states. For the reasons being that cell phones cause many distractions, there are numerous amounts of risks while texting behind the wheel and it slows down your reaction time....   [tags: Cognitive Distractors, Reaction Time]
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Cell Phones Banned at Schools - A new set of school legislation has been put in place regarding cell phones in various parts of the country. These laws state that the use of cell phones is prohibited for students during the school day. This new rule was set due to schools having problems with students misusing cell phones in school, forcing the hand of the principal to ban them. There are many viewpoints for and against this new rule. I plan on showing you one side of the argument. I believe that students should not be permitted to use cell phones in school due to the many distractions they cause....   [tags: Cell Phones] 633 words
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Models of Choking: A Study of Sport performance Under Pressure. - Choking, as defined in this article, refers to “a critical deterioration in skill execution leading to substandard performance that is caused by an elevation in anxiety levels under perceived pressure at a time when successful outcome is normally attainable by the athlete”. A point to take note of is that to date, researchers have not been able to entirely agree on an operational definition of ‘choking’. This can be seen where Mesagno, Marchant, and Morris (2009) defined choking as “the critical deterioration in the execution of habitual processes that results from an increase in anxiety under perceived pressure”....   [tags: Choking, athletes, PPR]
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There’s No Surviving if Texting While Driving - Just imagine driving down the road, seeming as if there are no cares in the world; one second later a child runs out in front of the car, but no one sees him because their eyes are glued to their cell phones. An innocent life has just been lost because a click of a button. Some people do not realize how dangerous texting and driving can really be. Most people consider themselves to be great at multitasking; well, when it comes to texting and driving, no one can really predict what the outcome could be....   [tags: texting, driving, car accident]
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