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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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School Uniforms Are an Important Tool To Allow Students To Learn Without Distraction - The before school arguments over what to wear, and the ridiculous pricing of fashionable brand clothing, have become a harsh reality to many parents and their children. Because children feel a deep need to fit in with their peers, they face the never ending contest of comparison and stereotypes. On the other hand, many students do not have families that can provide them with the newest, sought after clothing and struggle to do so even when getting clothes from thrift stores and hand me downs. At the same time, in some schools gang signs and gang related clothing can be an issue, as well as fights and violence....   [tags: eliminating distraction due to fashion trends]
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Are Roadside Memorials a Distraction for Drivers? - ... Moreover, I cannot believe that people will actually say that there is a limitation where people can display religious symbols. Although I believe it is not right that people imposes their beliefs on someone else, in the case of displaying religious symbols in memorials, it is the choice of the people who put the memorial to what religious symbols that they will want to display. However, They are not imposing their religious beliefs on someone else but they were just practicing their own beliefs....   [tags: road accidents, public property] 772 words
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A Distraction During the Great Depression - During the Great Depression, everyone was looking for a distraction from the terrible times around them. One way to put their mind at ease was to go to the theater and watch movies. Even during this era of distress, 60 to 80 million people a week still managed to go to the movies. Comedies were a great way to look at the bright side of situations and to put off the stress. In contrast, gangster films showed the fear that maybe what you are doing is not enough to get by and it would be nearly impossible to survive this economic crisis....   [tags: movies, work, factory]
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The Consequences of Driving and Distraction - ... The three main types of distractions are visual, manual and cognitive. Visual is physically taking your eyes off the road. Manual is physically taking your hands off the wheel. Cognitive is taking your mind off the road. talk. Some kids and adults do get away with it, but there are many more that do not. The U.S. government created a website called Distraction.gov, to address the problems of distracted driving. On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, secretary of transportation, Ray Lahood, stated that “any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off your primary task: driving safely”, distraction occurs, increasing your risk of crashing....   [tags: Texting, Accident, Cars] 767 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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Movies as a Distraction During the Great Depression - During The Great Depression films were an upright distraction for people in the 1930’s. Some examples of films are, “Public Enemy,” released in 1931, “Gold Diggers,” in 1933, next was “Modern Times,” 1936, lastly was “Room Service,” released in 1938. These films all served as a distraction of The Great Depression for people, and also showed what it was like during the time in some different ways. For example, the treatment of women was portrayed in some of these films. My opinion on how women were portrayed in some is that they were treated poorly based on some things in the move “Gold Diggers.” For example, it was harder for women to find a job than it was for men....   [tags: women, money, film]
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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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The Huxley Vision: Weapons of Mass Distraction - Humanity has always been fascinated by books which provide us with an apocalyptic view of the future. The destruction of a nation; the fall of our government—or in Huxley’s vision, its rise to power in formidable ways. As Huxley puts it, “the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance…[and humanity] would be reduced to passivity and egoism.” In contemporary America, Huxley’s pessimistic, yet already-fulfilled prophecy illustrates how both the government and ourselves are at fault—as we are deliberately aware of the things which he describes but nonetheless, choose to let his ideas become a reality, rather than a ludicrous view of the future....   [tags: government, privacy, celebrity] 865 words
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Distraction That Kills - Using a cell phone behind the wheel of a vehicle can be one of the most common distractions while driving. If you choose to use a cell phone and drive, you are not only risking your life, but also the lives of those around you. According to statistics, 13% of drivers from the ages of 18-20 admitted to using their cell phones at the time of a car accident (Texting and Driving Statistics). Many believe they can safely use a cell phone while driving. If one looked at the different statistics involving drivers using their cell phones it can be seen that this is untrue, and these drivers are putting the lives of others in danger....   [tags: using cell phones while driving]
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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 are One Less Distraction - ... School uniforms compel students to express themselves through other channels; such as art, music, sports, personality and academic achievement. Critics insist these policies do not improve student academic achievement, behavioral outcomes, or attendance. Yet, there are several empirical studies that will state quite the opposite. A study conducted in an elementary school in Florida, indicated the average number of juvenile referrals (1.28 to 0.39) and violent occurrences (1.28 to .39) were significantly reduced between pre uniform policy and post uniform policy (Pate 3)....   [tags: school, learning environment, expression]
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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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How Long Can A Person Be in Cold Water with some Distraction? - ... For my experiment the receptors that my experiment is focused is nociceptors that are the receptors that receive the stimuli for nocive situations for the body.The neurons that are part of the nerves are cells that form nervous tissue that can transmit and receive nervous impulses which receive the stimuli from the receptor and then sends it to the brain.The experiment that this research paper is about state of attention which means that is the act of focusing on anything (in the case of this experiment on a videogame).Thanks to the distraction my participants show a discrimination of stimuli which means that the brain responds differently....   [tags: pain relievers, non pharmaceutical] 911 words
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Using a Cell Phone While Driving Should be Banned - In today's society, technology revolves around our everyday lives. Cell phones, and handheld devices have taken over our fast paced world. Although there are some positive aspects to the growing opportunities in technology, there are still many negatives involved. One of the leading causes of death in the United States today, are car wrecks (Driving While Distracted: Statistics to know). Even though accidents appear to be out of our control, in reality, most car wrecks are caused by lack of attention to the road....   [tags: Law, Distraction] 625 words
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Entertainment and Author´s during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl - The 1930s was a time of economic decline and great natural catastrophe. While, the United States was going through a great deal of cost reductions literature was an important way for people to escape the depression and recession that the 1930s brought. During September 3, 1929 the stock market was at its peak (Boom or Bust). On October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed, known as “Black Tuesday” (Boom). While the stock market crashed the steel industry was down, several banks failed, and house constructing was reduced (The struggles of the 1930s)....   [tags: Distraction, Economy] 671 words
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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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Downside of Technology Use - ... Classes have become more versatile through all the advances you can now take college courses on line at home or at your high school if you have access to the right technology. Students have better communication with teachers, do most of their work and research via internet. The development of technologies like wireless Internet, text messaging and smartphones have completely transformed the way people keep contact with each other. For example my mom’s best friend from college lives in Indiana, they would not be able to talk to each other as often if it weren't for all the advances in technology....   [tags: Distraction, Risks] 812 words
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Nuclear Energy is a Dangerous Distraction - ... In addition, many care, responsibility, and security facilities are required in the nuclear power plant to avoid any kind of major accidents. A little irresponsible behaviour in security can prove to be lethal and brutal for humans, and for this planet. Therefore, highly specialized and costly equipments are being used. A nuclear power plant brings few jobs to its local economy. In contrast, solar and energy efficiency results create good-paying, green-collar jobs in almost every community. Eventually, nuclear energy is examined as an alternative source of carbon-based fuel consumption, but being highly expensive, developing countries are not using it, and thus they have no choice but to...   [tags: cost, waste, radiation] 1185 words
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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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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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Petition for Dress Code within Natomas Charter's Middle and High School Populations - ... The only rule applying directly to boys is prohibiting the “sagging of shorts or pants.” Not only do these rules single out girls, but “[a]t any time, a staff member or administrator may prohibit a student from wearing certain apparel to school.” Because of this addendum, I have seen girls singled out specifically for their clothing. More than once, I have witnessed administration follow a student through the halls, then wait until class starts to call them out in the middle of class for, in their opinion, violating dress code....   [tags: preventing distraction and disturbance of students] 555 words
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Should Smart Phones Be Used In Schools? - Smart phones are a common technology used by most students, therefore many schools have banned the use of smart phones. Instead of banning smart phones, these can be used for good purposes using them for educational purposes allowing students to use the web to search for information and apps. Because smart phones are used by most students the education system has set up a program called “Bring Your Own Device (B.Y.O.D.).” This allows students to use their own devices at school. Also when emergencies occur smart phones can be used to call for help immediately....   [tags: emergency, distraction, resource] 535 words
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Cell Phone: No Texting While Driving Please - ... Statistics shows that driver distraction is one of the leading sources of motor vehicle accidents in recent years. According to the US Department of Transportation, estimated 25 percent of the 6.3 million crashes each year involve some degree of driver distraction or inattention (101). In the March of last year, when I was travelling with one of my friends, a lady who was driving a green Nissan Altima ran the red light. As a result, she was hit by a white truck at the intersection. This fatal crash was the result of distraction....   [tags: motor vehicle, distraction, accidents] 728 words
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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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The Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving - ... That reasons leaves them to use the cell phone on the road. For example: check the email is a top priority in US. The use of cell phone while driving makes drivers to have less control of the vehicle. First of all, it makes the driver to drive slower on the road particularly during the rush hours because they are more concentrates in only one task. Second, when people are talking they have to paid attention to both activities and sometimes are the principal cause of accident. The use of cell in a car is growing fast and becoming one of the top killers in United States....   [tags: ban, distraction, collisions] 598 words
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Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving in Texas - Cell phone use including hands-free should be banned in Texas. People claim they never use their cell phones while driving, but in reality they do. Cell phone use is one of the biggest distractions while driving. It takes away your reflexes and your attention off the road. One in four crashes involves driver distraction (txdot.gov). Drivers who use cell phones in their vehicles have a higher risk of collision than drivers who don't, whether holding the phone or using a hands-free device (txdot.gov)....   [tags: text, phone, driving, distraction] 571 words
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Same-Sex Schools - When it comes to Same-Sex schools many people have mixed feelings about it. Whether to them it may be a good thing to have single sex schools or bad. When you think of single sex schools the first thing that may come to your mind may be “I would never survive in an all boy/girl school” depending on what your age may be. But there are as much and possibly more advantages then there are disadvantages. When it comes to females in a single sex school their learning experiences and outcomes may be different of that from males....   [tags: education, distraction, communication] 929 words
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The Overuse of Smartphones in Today's Society - ... Time Magazine’s Issie Lapowsky reports the finding of a study on multitasking which indicate the more tasks the brain is subjected to at once the more likely an error will made. Admittedly, most people may justify their distracted multitasking of Androids and iPhones because these devices are viewed as necessities. Many people depend on smartphones to assist them in their everyday lives from creating grocery shopping lists, banking, reminders, and alarms. In journalist Ellen Page’s article, she infers the “increasing dependence” on smartphones stems from how these devices replace other once thought necessities such as “iPods, cameras, maps, and address books” (“Smartphones”)....   [tags: technology, distraction, FOMO] 1728 words
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Teens Problem of Texting and Driving - ... Another study that was don’t by the American Automobile Association found that 47% of teens admitted to being distracted being the wheel because of texting or being on their phones. This distraction is very alarming and eye opening because 40% of all American teens say that they have been in a car when the driver has been using a cell phone in a way that put them and other people around them in danger. Texting has become a very common thing that a lot of people really started taking up since 2000....   [tags: dangerous, deaths, distraction, focus] 540 words
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Cell Phones Should Be Banned in Schools - ... This supports this reason because parents wonder why students have bad grades and never participate in class, but students will have bad grades because they will always be on their phones. Even when students sneak and use their phones when they are not supposed to, it distracts students, so if schools allowed cell phones imagine how much worse it would be. This supports my reason by showing that both being unbanned and banned, cell phones are a distraction. Cell phones can allow cheating on tests....   [tags: distraction, texting in class]
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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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The Cons of Texting and Driving - ... Many individuals cannot go out on the road without glancing down at their phones. Texting while driving has become a habit for them. They think that texting their friends is more important than a life (A Deadly Habit, 1). You might begin to get bored while driving. You then hear the text ringtone from your best friend and proceed to take out your phone to “quickly” view the message. Keep in mind that a couple of seconds of distracted driving could result in death (The Cons of Texting and Driving, 1)....   [tags: distraction, death, phones] 911 words
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Digital Devices Lead to Low Concentration in College - Students get bored in class is not a new phenomenon. Early research has shown that 77% of undergraduate students confessed of being fed up with attending classes, 15% of them is willing to cut classes because of laziness, 8% of them is not going to classes if there is not absent-checking, and only 7% of them is actually interested in listening to their lecturers (Nguyen Trang, 2012). However, the incidence of poor awareness in learning seems to be increasing on universities. It is an undeniable fact that the appearance of a range of social groups as “bored student council, Congress likes playing, likes sleeping than learning,…”on the social networking site has increasingly rising ....   [tags: distraction, cell phone, classes] 670 words
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Dangers of Cell Phone Use on Driving - There are more than 3.4 billion cell phone users worldwide, making cell phones more common than computers ("Social Isolation and New Technology”). Cell phones are a modern phenomenon with a greater impact than the Internet in society today. Increased mobility, access to a new technologies and the ability to travel throughout the world with an added sense of security has afforded us the opportunity to explore all that life has to offer. “The Cell-phone has become the preferred channel of basic communication between teens and their friends, other many people with cell calling a close second and texting”( "Social Isolation and New Technology”)....   [tags: distraction, texting, communication] 1170 words
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The Epidemic of Texting and Driving - ... “Where u at” – These were the simple last words that a senior in high school who was one day away from graduation, saw in this world. On that pivotal spring night, she was texting her friend on the way to the baseball game she was planning to attend. As she looked down at her phone to read the new text message, she lost control of her car. She slid across the median, hit a bridge, and was immediately killed. An Officer was one of the first to arrive on the scene. He later described the horrific scene to reporters saying, “When I got to the scene, her face was disfigured from sliding down the roadway....   [tags: distraction, crash, danger] 1493 words
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Can a Cell Phone Affect Daily Life? - Almost every student today carries around a cell phone in their pocket. Cell phones vary in size, color, and brands. The cell phone a person chooses reflects their personality and preference. But this begs the question, what is a cell phone. A cell phone is an electronic device that connects people with other parts of the world. The first cell phone was created by Dr. Martin Cooper. Compared to todays cellular devices it was described as a brick phone. Today’s cell phones have more features than the old brick phones, such as touch screen capabilities....   [tags: internet, distraction, games] 1196 words
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The Ugly Side of Facebook - Facebook: the not so pretty side of it Everyday people’s grades fall, are cyberbullied, or are exposed to inappropriate content, or even put themselves in danger because of Facebook. 38 percent of victims from frequent cyberbullying thought or committed suicide in 2013.().Because of distraction, Facebook caused many kid’s grades to lower because they spend less time studying and more time scrolling on their computers and clicking “like” on a friend’s pictures. Studies have shown that Facebook users spend 11 hours studying and working on academic work while non-users spend 15 hours....   [tags: Cyberbully, Distraction, Exposure] 894 words
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology - Technology has changed modern society drastically, both positively and negatively. Technology has influenced every aspect of our life, making it simpler but not necessarily better. Albert Einstein was concerned about the advancement of technology. "I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction."1 Undoubtedly, what has changed the most are communication, the spread of information, and how business is practiced. Consequently, practically everyone knows how to use a computer, connect to the Internet, or use a smartphone....   [tags: communication, addiction, distraction] 1380 words
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Cell Phones in the Classroom - It’s not acceptable to use cell phones in class. Actually, using cell phones has more negative effects than positive. So, why do we need to change the policy that prohibits students from using cell phones in classrooms. In my opinion, I will say no, we shouldn’t change the policy that exists now - no cell phone use, under any circumstances. As what Paul Thomas says: “Teaching is a human experience. Technology is a distraction when we need literacy, normalcy, and critical thinking." http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/05/do-cell-phones-belong-in-the-classroom/257 325/ Cell phones may be the top of devices those distract students in class....   [tags: student distraction by mobile communication ] 648 words
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Music’s Effect on Exercise - ... Another study done in 2003 study by Wilson Atkinson took sixteen physically active people and looked to see how they would react to fast paced dance music while cycling. While listening to this music, the subjects showed a big difference in the overall distance. Both of these studies show that music can most definitely help with exercise. Dr.Costas Karageorghis says that, “Music can reduce the perception of effort significantly and increase endurance by as much as 15 percent.” Now another question that may be asked would be, what type of music is best for exercise....   [tags: motivate, distraction, endurance] 806 words
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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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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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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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Wanting Time to Stand Still in Stop All the Clocks by W. H. Auden - ... The verbs in the first three lines explain that the poet wants to eliminate the daily distractions of life; clocks ticking, telephones ringing, dogs barking and pianos playing, so that he can mourn for his loved one in peace. In the last line of the poem, Auden finally lets go of the denial when he says “Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come”. The second stanza starts off with the line “Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead” where the audience can almost visualize the airplanes moving around the sky almost as if they too were sad about the death of the person....   [tags: loss, devasted, distraction]
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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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Vanishing Car Fatalities: Reducing Distractions - According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a car fatality occurs on average every 16 minutes and an injury every 14 seconds, and over two million people involved in car accidents suffer permanent injuries (“Do We Tolerate” 36). In life there are many obstacles that human beings go through. One of these obstacles is driving safely on the road. Everyone driving on the road, faces the risk of being involved in a car accident. Many of these tragic car accidents are continuing to occur all over the U.S....   [tags: vehicle crashes and accidents]
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Distractions while Driving - ... (“About Drunk Driving,” n.d.). Those people have most likely had their licenses revoked, but take the chance and drive anyway. 50 to 70 percent of drivers whose licenses have been revoked, drive illegally without a license (“11 Facts About Driving Under the Influence,” n.d.). Drunken driving cases are reported to happen more during the weekend than during the week and also more at night than during the day. In 2011, 15 percent of all drivers in car crashes during the week were drunk, whereas 31 percent occurred during the weekend....   [tags: texting, alcohol use] 867 words
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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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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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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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Analysis of Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is King by Stephen Crane - Stephen Crane uses several different poetic and stylistic devices in his lyrical organic poem, “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind”. For instance, the structure of the poem is made up of five stanzas. The purpose of the poem is to explain to readers the horror and distraction that comes with war. “These men where born to drill and die”-Lines 19. War also comes between families and loved, ones tearing them apart. “Mother.../... shroud of your son”-23-24. Dominant devices prevailing in the poem are tone/mood, diction, imagery, and sound devices....   [tags: horror, distracton, war, families, mood] 895 words
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How Digital Devices and Surroundings Play A Role in Distractions During My Study Sessions - After reading the articles in “Digital Distractions," I learned that we forget how much time we get distracted when we are constantly tied into our digital devices. Since technology advanced so quickly, it developed into a part of our work life. In the end of the article, “Hooked on the Web: Help Is on the Way," they mentioned how being addicted to your digital devices can become an illness because of how much time spent in just one day. I decided to experiment and find out how much of a distraction my own devices can be in my life....   [tags: technological advancements]
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White Noise, by Don Delillo - Webster’s dictionary defines a distraction as a mental turmoil. Don Delillo, the author of the novel White Noise shows how distractions are nothing more than a mental turmoil towards the characters in the novel and this is proved in several different circumstances. The characters use distractions to avoid accepting the problems they come across in their everyday lives. The many distractions that the characters in the novel make use of are used to help them avoid their lack of spiritualism, their hard emotion and their inferiority....   [tags: Characters' Use of Distractions] 1632 words
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Argument Analysis of Brain, Interrupted, by Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson - ... The authors could have presented the subject without giving the impression that switching back and forth between tasks can make us “dumber” (Sullivan and Thompson). They could have given a euphemism to lower the audience’s chances of becoming defensive and be more open minded. By increasing their professionalism, they can reach their target audience, upper middle class and upper class, that read The New York Times and have the ability to persuade people to avoid multitasking. The article presents itself casually at first, but then more professional later on as it proceeds to further explain and backup their claim that distractions such as text messages, can affect our brain activity....   [tags: multitasking, technology, distractions]
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Do You Believe Cell Phones Should Never Be Used While Driving? - ... Studies on the devices show it is still not safer because just listening to someone speak on a phone causes just as much of a distraction. The most common distraction of using a cell phone while driving is texting. It is quickly becoming one of America’s top killers. Many people, especially young adults, believe they can easily text while driving and it’s not dangerous despite all the facts saying it is. In a survey people admitted knowing texting and driving was wrong but they still continue to do it....   [tags: dangerous, distractions, texting]
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Negative Aspects of Single Sex Schools - ... Even Aggression and violence also increased distraction in single-sex classes. Aggression and violence increased recently for boys with outstanding rates in single sex schools. In case of girls, they keep on chatting with each other in single-sex classrooms, but when the boys are around, their rate of chatting decreases because they are shy sometimes from the other gender. Even the presence of girls with boys can limit the aggression and violence between them. . As cited in Fergus and Noguera (2010) that violence and aggression leads to the worst racist stereotypes....   [tags: distractions, academics, social] 732 words
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Distractions Behind the Wheel - ... Police have been cracking down on drivers that use their cells phones during driving. Studies show that it only takes about four to six seconds for someone not to be paying close attention to their surroundings on the road to cause an accident. Studies show “In 2008, nearly 6,000 people died in crashes involving a distracted or inattentive driver, while more than a half million others were injured.” (Stuller Para 22). People die in crashes every single day because of distracted driving, some not even the ones being distracted....   [tags: texting and driving, acohol, road rage] 634 words
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Shut Down Your Screen Week - As we all know, technology is important to society. Whether we use it to watch a movie, connect on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, play games, or read the news, it seems like everyone uses technology, but what exactly is the cost of using technology in our everyday lives. There have been many scientifically proven facts that reveal the dirty truths about technology. “Shut Down Your Screen Week”, a movement that would get rid of all technology in the classroom for a whole week, would be a good idea due to the proven facts that it can cause lower IQ levels, be a major distraction, and even cause attention levels to lower....   [tags: distractions, technology, internet] 517 words
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Overcoming Focus Problems for Students in the Classroom - It is known that the key to classroom success is participation which means that students should be engaged in open discussions and they have to feel involved. This participation can be maintained by asking questions and also by anticipating the content of the lesson. Nevertheless, sometimes it is hard to pay attention during the whole class-session; here, we can put the blame on boredom, on the distractors or on the instructor’s style. So, how do we overcome such a difficulty. And what are the tips for focusing in class....   [tags: distractions, punctuality, respect] 527 words
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Driving, Distractions and Accidents - ... He was texting at the time; we were stuck on a red light, so I think he thought it was okay for him to text. The light turned green so he left he tried to cut my mom and I to get into the freeway, so he did. Then he picked up his cell phone while entering the freeway then all of a sudden there’s a crash. The guy driving next to us was involved in the crash and had minor injuring. It was so scary because it was on the freeway with fast speed. But lucky for him it was not a bad crash and there was traffic at the time....   [tags: textings, weather, road conditions] 958 words
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The Importance of Industrial Development to Developing Economies - ... Always shortcuts that reduce the safety of the job and may be raise the chances of accident. In the other hand, being overconfident is also reason of industrial disasters. Some worker have an attitude like, “it can’t happen to me,” and then sometimes they doesn’t use correct procedures and use wrong method, tools. Any one of these items can cause accident and it can injure to another co-workers. In case of starting a work with incomplete instructions may cause of industrial accident. We know in order to do a job safely and to do it right the first time, we need a complete set of instructions....   [tags: accidents, factories, distractions] 950 words
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Scholarship Essay: To Be a History Professor - ... We also had to take a Map, Charts and Graphing skills test, which would later average up with my History test. I ended up tying for first place in the whole contest. I got a 98 on the History portion and a 95 on the Maps, Charts and Graphs portion. After I took this test, it really opened up my love for history. I adore reading books. Since I love to read, I am able to read the History textbook for fun. But unfortunately, these History textbooks can get expensive. I will usually spend hours at the library reading those huge encyclopedias just to write one paper....   [tags: teacher, events, distractions, elderly] 807 words
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Are We Too Dependent on Technology? - Are we too dependent on technology. Yes or No. Finally I am able to describe my opinion in the situation, if whether or not society is becoming too dependent on technology. I believe that most of the times technology is helpful in carrying on everyday life, but at times technology isn’t really needed. Technology is used a lot to communicate, but some families don’t even spend time together and later just fall apart. To me medical technology is a very important factor to account for in this situation....   [tags: weakening relationships, distractions] 1088 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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The Education Revolution is Needed - ... So how do we fix this. What we need is a way to make learning more personalized. What we need is a tutor for each and every student, or an Aristotle for every Alexander the Great. What we need is the internet. Though seen as a distraction by many, the internet is capable of so much more than given credit for. Besides using it to stare at LOLcats or to sneak in pornography while the wife’s out, the internet also serves its purpose as a bank of information to fuel the minds of the youth of today- it only needs to be properly tapped into....   [tags: distractions, technology, digital tutors] 533 words
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Distracted Driving and Safety - When a driver takes his eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind away from focusing on the road the driver has become distracted and may not even realize it causing danger to any passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. The reaction time of a distracted driver decreases along with the driver’s awareness of the surrounding cars, signs, and traffic signals. Also when a driver’s focus is not 100 percent on the road, the risk of losing control of the vehicle increases. Although television commercials, articles, and events make us believe that teenagers are always the drivers that are distracted while operating a motored vehicle when actually recent studies have shown all ages can becom...   [tags: Distractions, Danger, Pedestrians, Passengers]
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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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Whales and Interference - ... Over a very brief time span in evolutionary terms, the vast majority of human-built sources that serve as an originator of underwater noise has intensified and provides only a few generations for species to adapt un-introduced. (Hatch & Wright, 2007) Results from this highly collaborative research effort conducted by IHA, a company within NOAA, (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), will be used to assist government agencies in fulfilling their responsibilities to identify, implement and monitor means of balancing the protective needs of marine species and ecosystems....   [tags: noise, distractions, human activities] 663 words
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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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