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Epilepsy - Epilepsy Not everyone who has a seizure has epilepsy. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Unprovoked means that there is no immediate cause for the seizure, such as a fever, an infection of the brain, or head trauma. Nearly 10 percent of people will have a seizure during their lifetime; most of these are provoked seizures during an acute illness or condition. These people may never have epilepsy. There are two types of seizures people can have....   [tags: Papers] 329 words
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The Social Readjustment Rating Scale - The Social Readjustment Rating Scale The Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS) was developed by Holmes and Rahe (1967). This scale uses a variety of life events rated on a scale of 0-100, with death of spouse at 100, being the most stressful of the events on the scale. The values of all the experienced events are then added together to give a total stress score....   [tags: Psychology, Medicine, Sociology] 318 words
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Adaptation Syndrome - What Is General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) General Adaptation Syndrome is a theory formulated in 1936 by Dr. Hans Seyle, a celebrated figure in the field of stress research. Gas depicts the process of prolonged exposure to stress by separating behaviors into 3 stages. The Alarm Reaction, Resistance and Exhaustion Stage. This behavioral model is such a valuable tool in the study of stress research because it explains both the physiological and psychological effects of stress on the human body. The Alarm Reaction Stage All Stress is caused by external stimuli; the immediate response to these challenges or threats is the Alarm Reaction stage....   [tags: essays research papers] 330 words
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Part Time Jobs and Teenagers - Part Time Jobs and Teenagers Good evening parents, teachers, pupils and local employers. We are here tonight to share our views on whether part time jobs are a good idea for teenagers. We will give our views and opinions on what parents, teachers and pupils may have to say on the matter. Parents always want their children to be safe. Who can blame them- we are always hearing on the news about young children going missing and sometimes never being found. So parents may question is a part time job for example a paper round just giving abductors an easy chance....   [tags: Papers] 334 words
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder *Missing Works Cited* Do you often find yourself thinking repetitive thoughts, or performing repetitive actions. If, so you may be suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) along with many other people. One in every 50 Americans has been diagnosed with OCD (Obsessive, gtonline). The nagging obsessions can become irritating and leave you feeling hopeless. On top of the overpowering conditions, understanding, treating, and dealing with OCD can be quite overwhelming....   [tags: Papers] 328 words
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder What does three percent of our population have in common. The answer is a disorder known as Obsessive Compulsive disorder, or OCD. OCD is one of the most overlooked disorders among all mental illnesses, however it is more dominant than schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. OCD is in most cases as simple as the repetitive washing of ones hands, but in rare cases it may be as severe as feeling a need to harm someone. OCD is a undiscriminating in the sense that it equally affects men and women as well as all races and peoples regardless of economic status and cultural upbringing....   [tags: Informative, Expository] 289 words
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Night Terrors in Young Children - Night Terrors in Young Children Night terrors are relatively common occurrence that appears mostly in young children typically between the ages of three and five year olds. A night terror usually occurs after the child goes to bed. Night terrors can be hereditary. If you or your spouse had them as a young child, most likely your child will get them too. Night Terrors are not harming to your child. It is best if they just sleep through it because when they wake up it is likley for them to not remember a thing about it....   [tags: Psychology, Informative] 327 words
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Themes and Symbolism in "Goldfish Floats to the Top of His Life" - In the Goldfish Floats to the Top of His Life, Ted Koosher describes how corporate America takes away one's soul. People who work for large corporations are turned into "machines" leaving them with no substance to their lives. When they start out they have hopes and dreams that remain with them but are never realized. He tells how "In the night...these men float to the top of their dreams to drift back to their desks in the morning." When they are not at work they reflect on their dreams but are brought back to reality by being chained to their desks while working at unsatisfying jobs....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 216 words
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Admissions Essay - The Study of Management - The Study of Management I decided to pursue a career in management at the age of fourteen and since then sought to fulfill my dream. I believe it is a proper job for me, as I am a person who enjoys challenging tasks and I know that it would give me opportunity for intellectual and cultural development. Initially, I wanted to study at a Polish university, but with time it became apparent that the Polish job market, in the areas which interest me most, is slowly heading towards saturation....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 314 words
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Case Review - Case Review Situation Analysis From our analysis, we were able to discover causes to the previous stated problems in the Parma plant. The causes of the problems appeared to be: 1) Lack of Communication 2) Conflict 3) Ill Decision Making 4) Organizational Change 5) Job Design Communication is the process of sending and receiving messages with attached meanings. It appeared the new Shop Chairman did communicate effectively with Bill Marsh, Bob Lintz, or the salaried employees. The employees faced rumors of being closed, but specific plant closing details were not communicated to the employees....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Understanding Fear and Phobias - Understanding Fear and Phobias For something that can cause as much suffering as a phobia, as remarkable how many people lay claim to having one and how many of them are wrong. Experts say, a true phobic reaction is a whole different category of terror, a central nervous system wildfire that's impossible to mistake. In the face of the thing that triggers fear, phobics experience sweating, racing heart, difficult breathing and even a fear of imminent death -- all accompanied by an overwhelming need to flee....   [tags: Informative] 293 words
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Critiques of Functionalism - There are many criticisms of functionalism and their theories: Ø Functionalist ideas almost portray humans as being autonomous and that only socialisation determines our lives. They do not really see humans as the unpredictable creatures they are, not possible to stray away from the predictable ideas that functionalists have of people. Too much stress is placed on harmony and the potential for conflict and its affects are generally ignored. Ø There is no recognition of difference by class, region or ethnic group....   [tags: Functionalism] 302 words
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Pop Art1 - Pop Art1 The birth of Pop art (short for Popular art) emerged in England between the years of 1950 and 1960, but heightened to its full potential in New York. Pop art was a form of rebellion against Abstract Expressionism. Pop artists felt that “Abstract Expressionism was an elite art, to which only a tiny class, mainly of painters and poets, could respond” (30 Compton). Pop artists also considered them pretentious and over-intense and at the same time, only selling to the greedy middle class....   [tags: Essays Papers, informative, pop art]
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Christian Existentialism - Christian Existentialism Webster's Dictionary defines Existentialism to be, "the philosophical movement centering on analysis of individual existence in an unfathomable universe and the plight of the individual who must assume ultimate responsibility for his acts of free will without any certain knowledge of what is right or wrong or good or bad." This seems to be the very antithesis of Christian doctrines in that it asserts the autonomy and independence of man rather than views them as subjects to a supreme being, however, Existentialism and Christianity can coexist....   [tags: Philosophy, Religion, Faith] 319 words
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Darwin Biography - Darwin was born in Shrewsbury on 12 February 1809. In 1827 he started theology studies at Christ's College, Cambridge. His love to collect plants, insects, and geological specimens was noted by his botany professor John Stevens Henslow. He arranged for his talented student a place a on the surveying expedition of HMS Beagle to Patagonia. Despite the objections of his father, Darwin decided to leave his familiar surroundings. The voyage took five years from 1831 to 1836. Darwin returned with observations he had made in Teneriffe, the Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, the Galapagos Islands, and elsewhere....   [tags: Biography, Informative] 327 words
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Anxiety disorders - Anxiety disorders are the most common psychological disorders in the United States. There are four different types of anxiety disorders: phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling of fear and apprehension. Phobias are irrational fears of an object or a situation that is not likely to be dangerous. Phobias cause disruption in one’s ability to carry out day-to-day functions. Most people have suffer from phobias are afraid of certain things....   [tags: essays research papers] 333 words
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The Poetry of Herbert Scott - A few of Herbert Scott's poems are about the grocery business. In The Boss he comments on the fact that all types of people come to buy groceries, "The rich, the ugly, the beautiful, the sweet. He is from the traditional school, and the language that he uses shows that he is someone who made it on his own in the working class especially when he states "No-one give me nothing I earned what I earned" Being from the old school, it is his belief that in order to succeed in the business "You got to live in it." He sees the grocery business as being timeless and necessary because "We all got to eat." Like many bosses, he feels that he "knows this business." All indicators point to the fact that he feels he is very good at his job....   [tags: Poetry] 334 words
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Behaviorial Based Interviewing - Behavioral interviewing is a technique employers use to determine if you are a good fit for the job. This is accomplished by asking questions that pertain to your past behavior. The information gained through this technique is used as an indicator of your future success. In other words, the answers you give about your past experiences will be used to predict your future performance (Quintessential) Employers use often use behavioral interviews to evaluate the candidates past behavior and experiences to determine their potential for success within the company....   [tags: Human Resources] 282 words
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College is a Constructive Burden - Running is a very common sport among millions of people. It's a effective form of exercise and many people enjoy it. Two different forms of running are track and cross country; two very popular and fun sports among young people. There are also marathons, which are very long distance races. One of the good things about running is that you don't really need a God-given talent to be good at it. All it really requires is flexibility, and comfortable shoes . Running is an aerobic exercise that promotes circulation of oxygen to your bloodstream and then to your organs and tissues....   [tags: Informative, Expository] 285 words
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Personal Narrative: Losing My Mother - Personal Narrative: Becoming a Mother This day in particular, I grew twenty years older. I knew that seriousness in his eyes. Dad looked worn out. The deep colored bags under his eyes were definite. He had lost a lot of sleep from the stress of past and present events. His lips were persed as he tried to find the words to explain the scary situation, yet harsh reality. I could feel the tension that was creating amongst my siblings, dad and myself as though something we could not see was lurking a dark tunnel....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 293 words
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Experiencing Family Deaths - Having a couple of deaths in the family during a young age can really affect a child. Whatever the child has seen in his/her early childhood life, will always stay with him/her for the rest of their lives. It has a lot of effect on the brain. If the child is brought up in a house where there is a lot of violence, the child will most definitely carry that some attitude to his/her life when they grow up. I was brought up in a family where I had to experience a lot of deaths in the family and of loved ones....   [tags: Personal Essays, Dealing with Loss, Grief] 317 words
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Roles People Played During the Revolutionary War - Roles People Played During the Revolutionary War Women were often referred to as "camp followers" and provided much of the nursing care, cooking help, the soldiers washing and some helped load artillery. Women looked after their loved ones, and kept family matters systematic, as well. A few were prostitutes, some officers' wives or mistresses, however the majority were married to ordinary soldiers. Deborah Champion was a beautiful spy who took information to George Washington for three years during the American Revolution....   [tags: Women Studies, Sampson, Informative] 323 words
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Study of Michael Dukakis' Acceptance Speech - The presidential election of 1988 marks an end to eight years of Reagan administration. As the nominee opposing republican candidate George Bush, Michael Dukakis' role is great: he embodies the new Democrat, who could turn the US away from the social darwinism that successions of republican governments, as well as leftover Red Scare, led to. The main theme in his speech was unsurprisingly the social issue. But, more daring, Candidate Dukakis also introduced the voters to a new view on international politics, modern adaptation of a feeling that was mainly witnessed during the post-Vietnam period....   [tags: Politics] 328 words
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How Rationalism Changed the World Between 1650-1750 - How Rationalism Changed the World Between 1650-1750 Many changes took place between 1650 and 1750. There was territory expansion as European countries started colonies in the Americas. Political changes took place as well, as people began to rise up against the government. New economic standards were set as people realized that having money was not the way to economic control but by controlling the means of production. Britain, France, and Spain were busy establishing colonies in the Americas....   [tags: Papers] 329 words
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The Role of Teenagers in Electronic Piracy - The Role of Teenagers in Electronic Piracy *Works Cited Not Included How does teenage piracy counteract with society. Is it flawless or does our society bring these young minds out of our world and label them as outcasts. Is there a reason why these kids are this way. I this essay it will be discussed in what manner teenage piracy, vulgarly known as hacking, affects the minds and the bodies of the young adults and how we as parents and leaders should treat this disease. A kid can get introduced to the world of hacking at a very early age....   [tags: Papers] 330 words
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Equal Rights for Gays and Lesbians - Equal Rights for Gays and Lesbians If the constitution promises equality before the law, what justification can there be for clearing rights to any member of society. More specifically what justification can there be for clearing rights to gays and lesbians. Lots of questions come to mind when the topic of gays and lesbians having equal rights as any other citizen in society would have. Should gays and lesbians have equal employment opportunities. Should they have the right to adopt a child, and should they have the right to marry their own sex partner....   [tags: Persuasive, Gay Marriage, Legal Issues, Political] 320 words
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War Aid Advertisement - War Aid Advertisement What sort of person are you. Would you be able to survive if you had to live in extreme weather conditions. Would you be able to work 18 hour days, with only a few hours sleep. Would you be able to help those who are in pain, and suffering. If you think the answer to these questions might be yes, you might be the one that we need. If you decide to join War Aid, to help those who are less fortunate than yourself, then you will need many different skills to help....   [tags: Papers] 331 words
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My Father's Recent Death - Is There Any Additional information You Would Like to Provide. Since my father's recent death, I have been serving as a member of the board of directors of Servina Bank, the nation's first and largest private sector bank. I have earned this position not by merit or professional qualities but by replacing my father who was the founder director of the bank and was an architect of the debut of private sector banking in my country. Other than attending board meetings once every month or two, I have not taken an active role in the bank's affairs....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 171 words
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Poem - My Princess - The Purple Rose of Cairo I think the first plot point came when Cecilia (Mia Farrow) gets fired from her waitressing job at the restaurant, walked out on her husband, and went and saw "The Purple Rose Of Cairo" five times, Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels) came out of the picture and runs away with Cecilia. By taking her dancing and taking her to dinner he show her what romance can be like and how a woman should be treated The second plot point came when Gil Shepherd (also Jeff Daniels) was at her apartment door waiting for her so he could go talk her into telling Tom to get back into the picture so he took her to the music store and he bought a ukulele for her and kiss her that made her think that a real person did care about her it also made her realize that Tom was only a fictional chactor and that he was only doing what he was written to do....   [tags: Poetry Poems] 109 words
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College Admissions Essay: The Importance of Communication - The Importance of Communication I believe that one of my strengths lie in the way I communicate and deal with children. I think that we must become active listeners in order to understand each other. During my internship with the Instititute for Social Justice, I worked with inmates on research for alternative social models of punishment. In order to do the job effectively, I needed to empathize with the inmates so that I could understand their concerns and needs and remedy any self-destructive conduct they exhibit....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 220 words
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College Admissions Essays: Enrich the Mind and Spirit - Enrich the Mind and Spirit The college education that I am seeking goes beyond credentials in that it must first and foremost enrich my mind and spirit, and support my belief in continuous learning. My desire is to be challenged and to gain an experience that I can build upon for the future. In order to achieve these goals, I need to be educated in an environment that fairly tests the values that I have been taught, and hopefully substantiates many of them. The atmosphere should allow me to use my own judgment, make my own decisions, and hold me accountable for the results....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 255 words
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Review of Bread and Chocolate - Bread and Chocolate, an Italian film directed by Franco Brusati in 1974, is a true, bittersweet comedy about an Italian bungling immigrant-worker who at the time lives in Switzerland. This is a black and white, comic but poignant, portrait of a man caught between two worlds forced to work odd jobs. Not suited for the society he aspires to, he's also unable to return to the world from which he came. In episode after episode his Italian heritage is comically as well as touchingly contrasted with the surrounding Helvetics....   [tags: Film Analysis] 295 words
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How American Culture Defines Females versus Males - How American Culture Defines Females versus Males What is the woman's role in society. Men and women are by no means equal. There are always going to be certain attributes of each gender that the other gender cannot duplicate. This does mean that the one is better than the other. Even though we are seeing more and more women succeeding in life than men, American culture still defines a women as unequal. Society has set men and women apart by labeling them. It is common for men to be seen as strong and women to be seen as weak....   [tags: Papers, feminism, feminist] 311 words
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The Market System of Economics - The Market System of Economics Missing Works Cited "Land, labor, and capital are the essential components of a market system" (Heilbroner 33). Due to the fact that these major components were nonexistent, the market system at one time did not exist. The catalyst for the market system was the idea of gain, "which is a relatively modern idea" (H 24). There were many factors of society that prevented the market system and the idea of gain from entering. Tradition (rooted in religion) was the main factor that prolonged the nonexistence of the market system....   [tags: Employment, Informative] 325 words
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Junior College or University? - <p>Deciding on whether to attend a junior college or a university can be a very tough decision. Oftentimes we hear negative opinions and comments about attending a junior college instead of a university. Junior colleges are much more affordable, they have smaller classes, and they are much more convenient than universities. Through my experiences and research, I feel there are many benefits to attending a junior college. The most important benefit to attending a junior college is the financial savings....   [tags: European Literature] 329 words
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Proposal to Extend Cafeteria Hours at State University - At State University, the school has a set of certain hours that one is able to go to the cafeteria. However, those hours only comply with the workers and the students no matter what. To many of the students, and others as well, those hours are not compliable to their schedule. Students are left with hunger, having no choice than to be late to class to go buy a snack or go off campus to buy fast food, when not necessary. Not all the students have the same class schedule which should be able to allow different cafeteria hours to comply to everyone's needs, not only certain people....   [tags: Papers] 266 words
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Analysis of Aileen Wuornos's Psyche - Aileen Wuornos suffers from borderline personality disorder, which brings an overwhelming fear of abandonment. When that fear escalated, it could well have been the trigger for what Aileen called her "killing days." This disorder would be what drove her to kill. Aileen’s childhood is most likely what started her into the life she led. From the time she was a little girl she was trouble. Aileen did poorly in school and was promiscuous before even becoming a teenager. She was pregnant by the age of 14 and was sent away to an unwed mothers home....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 271 words
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The Image of Jesus - The healings, the miracles and all the claims without susceptible evidence are a matter of what you wish to believe. The Jesus of the Catholic faith was a man that was special and worshipped at his birth by wise men. He was the Son of God, the lord Christ, his name Jesus the word of life. His job on earth was to announce god's love to all people. He was Jesus of the suffering savior. In Mark's gospel he is a true messiah, but a messiah who will come in glory only after he has suffered and sacrificed his life for his people....   [tags: Theology] 278 words
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The Main Features of a Public Limited Company as a Form of Ownership - Shareholders own a PLC (Public Limited Company). By this I mean the people with an investment in the PLC own it. For Example you can buy shares in J Sainsbury’s plc, via the stock market. However the shareholder that has a larger percentage of shares than all other shareholders put together i.e. 51%, has 51% of the vote if there is a vote, he/she has the most power. The Capital needed to start a Public Limited Company could come from 2 different places. By this I mean that some of the money comes from a loan from the bank, and the rest comes from shares sold to the public, via the stock market....   [tags: Business] 281 words
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Douglas M. Mcgregor: Theory X and Theory Y - Mr. McGregor theorizes that management views an employee&#8217;s motivation toward work in two distinct ways&#8212;Theory X and Theory Y. Theory X managers believe the following: (1) The average worker naturally does not like work and will avoid it whenever possible. (2) Managers must always control, motivate, and direct their employees to perform well. (3) Most workers prefer being directed, avoid responsibility, and seek job security. On the other hand, Theory Y managers assume the following: (1) Employees enjoy working....   [tags: Business] 288 words
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Theories on Multiple Intelligences - In the article, "The Foundations of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences", by Thomas Armstrong, he explains the creation of multiple intelligence theory. The first intelligence test (or IQ) was established by Alfred Binet, a French psychologist, in relevance for failing students to succeed in college. After eighty years had passed another psychologist, Howard Gardner, begin to debate the thoughts and perceptions of Alfred Binet and redefine the intelligence test into seven specific areas of life....   [tags: Psychology] 313 words
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For Sale By Owner - Tactics - Situation You’ve found a house you are interested in that is “For Sale By Owner.” You think the price is a bit high, but when you talk to the owner she says she has to sell quickly and move for a new job, and has priced the house $30,000 less than assessed value. That assessment seems out of line with surrounding properties. The seller also indicates that she has another offer on the table. Identification, analysis, and counteraction of tactics used. The owner is using deliberate deception and is hoping that the buyer is unskilled in the home buying process....   [tags: essays research papers] 316 words
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The Changing Roles of Men and Women in Society - Americans living in the mid-20th century saw momentous change. A decade of severe economic depression in the 1930s was followed by the largest-scale war the world had ever seen. In Pushing the Limits, Elaine Tyler May shows how women's lives in the United States reflected and helped to shape these world changes. During the war, women joined the military effort through the WACS (Women's Army Corps) and the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services). Production demands drew women into manufacturing jobs and broadcast the famous image of Rosie the Riveter....   [tags: essays research papers, gender roles] 316 words
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Essay Of Eukaryotic Organelles - The mitochondria has an eggshape structure. The mitochondria consists of an inner and outer membrane. The outer membrane is what shapes the organelle to its egglike shape. The inner membrane which folds inward makes a set of "shelves" or cristae that allow the reactions of the mitochondria to take place. The more the mitochondria makes these reactions the more the inner membrane folds. This happens because the mitochondria now has more surface area connecting it to its surroundings....   [tags: Biology, Health, Human Body] 322 words
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Mechanical Engineers - A mechanical engineer works with the principles of motion, energy and force. Usually a machine changes one form of movement into another. Mechanical engineers design machines whose parts work in a safe, reliable and efficient way. Mechanical engineers apply scientific method to find the answers to mechanical problems. Many laws and principles developed by scientists are used every day by the mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineers contribute to many industries and occupations. Some mechanical engineers work in areas not usually thought to require engineering....   [tags: Technology, Informative] 322 words
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Retired Volunteers - Question: Seniors, more than any other age group, scrutinize social problems and service delivery systems, partially because they have available time and partially because they are the recipients. Failure to request their input in social service planning is a critical error. Discuss your mechanisms for soliciting their input. Discussion: Soliciting the input of seniors can be accomplished by the news media, local church groups, colleges, human services organizations, hospitals, community awareness forums and seminars and by simply asking the retired persons in your area for their input....   [tags: Social Issues, Informative] 322 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: I.T. and Me - I.T. and Me I decided to take the I.T route in my future plans because I have many interests in I.T and especially the Multimedia field. To me information technology in the form of communication is vital. I particularly find interest when technology is in the form of entertainment and advertising. I have a healthy interest with the Internet and the World Wide Web, multimedia technology and design cater for this. A large piece of the courses I chose show great effort in teaching the World Wide Web and Web design, this tells me there are others who share the view and understand the importance of this entity....   [tags: Technology, Personal Narrative] 324 words
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Greek And Roman Arches - Greek and Roman Arches and Architecture Architectural designs changed greatly since the ancient times. Most famous architectures and sculptures today originated from the Greek and Roman civilizations. Moreover, some of the inventions from those civilizations are also being used today, such as the arch, which originated from Roman architecture, and the columns, which originated from the Greek architecture. Throughout history, these architectures and inventions have become the foundations for our buildings, churches, and much more....   [tags: History, Art, Architecture] 325 words
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Letter to President Jackson - Dear President Jackson, Sir, I have been meaning to write to you recently. I am truly devoted to your beliefs on how to treat our growing nation. Currently, I am a Senator for the State of NJ, and I feel strongly confident that you will lead us to a stronger and better nation. The reason that I have felt the urge to write this letter to you persists to the formation of your spoils system. I am writing this letter to compliment you on your great accomplishment. Your spoils system gives many “common people” a spot in the national government....   [tags: writing letters] 328 words
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Brave New World State Motto - Brave New World State Motto Community + Identity = Stability In a world based on the motto “Community, identity, stability,” every aspect of society follows that phrase. In the Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, everyone belongs to everyone else. The people live in one community, follow their pre-destined identity and lead stable lives as a result. The whole society in Brave New World is based on community. No one is ever alone. Solitude and loneliness are unheard of. Everything, as well as everyone, belongs to everyone else....   [tags: Essays Papers] 332 words
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The Second Industrial Revolution - The Second Industrial Revolution brought unity and prosperity to the once uneconomical Europe. Products such as railroads, coal, iron, and textiles, as well as the discovery of electricity, and use of chemicals, petroleum, and steel, are all contributes to what is referred to as the Second Industrial Revolution. These products brought improvement and advancement to all social classes. The Middle Class was profited greatly due to the Revolution. Some were even starting to merge with upper class due to the wealth of entrepreneurs, marriages of upper middle class to upper class, and such....   [tags: essays research papers] 335 words
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Spike Lee - Spike Lee In 1995 I considered Spike Lee's gritty CLOCKERS one of the year's best films; recently I spotted its video in a clearance bin and picked it up. Upon re-viewing, I am struck again by its complexity. It is the first urban drama to depict inner-city race relations with the intricacy such a pervasive cultural issue demands. On the surface it resembles a whodunit, but its main concern is how drugs and violence contaminate entire communities, dramatized in the collapse of one African-American youth's life....   [tags: essays papers] 336 words
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Afirmative Action - Affimative Action Affirmative action is a plan to offset past discrimination in employing and educating women, blacks, and other minorities. It is the government's way of apologizing to ethnic groups for the injustices they have suffered. Affirmative action is supposed to preserve liberty and to improve race relations, but it is actually worsening them. It is not helping poor blacks; it is primarily helping well-to-do blacks. More effective programs should be implemented to take the place of affirmative action....   [tags: essays research papers] 336 words
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Eight Ways to Spur Creativity in Your Employees - Eight Ways to Spur Creativity in Your Employees It's a dog-eat-dog business climate. To ensure your business's survival beyond 2001, listen to your workers' profit-minded, productivity-boosting suggestions. What follows are eight tips for boosting employee creativity. 1. Model creativity Change a procedure. Kick-off a new one. You won't prompt worker creativity if they don't see it in you. 2. Assure job security Before a successful idea crosses the finish line, a hundred lesser ideas drop out of the race....   [tags: Autobiography] 285 words
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