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Understanding Contemporary Leisure - ... He is quoted as saying leisure has in itself ‘intrinsic pleasure, intrinsic happiness, and intrinsic felicity’ (p.14). In order to achieve this freedom, Aristotle believed man should be a balance of many facets of Greek life. The ideal man was a balanced artist, musician, soldier and philosopher. Education and time spent in these areas created a better citizen in Aristotle’s eyes. Although leisure was described as a state of contentment, Aristotle did classify music and contemplation as leisure activities....   [tags: aristotle, greek, modern leisure]
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Cultural Concepts of Leisure - Cultural Concepts of Leisure Modern American culture seems to have the need for discrepancy between leisure and work more than any other culture in the world. We really forget the possibility that other meanings besides our own might exist. I would like to explore the different meanings that leisure has for people of other cultural backgrounds and compare them with those of European descent. It is important to keep in mind that there is no way of regarding any culture in which the results can be taken as truth about the culture in its entirety....   [tags: Leisure Culture Cultural Essays] 1176 words
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Rest and Leisure - ... Being rested, is about conditioning the mind to renew, rebuild and rewire the body. It can be conscious or unconscious. Sleep is a form of passive rest, we don’t know what’s going on around us. However, active rest, we directly and consciously control our bodies. You rest your mind and body at will. Two forms of active rest are physical rest and mental rest. Physical rest is where you pay attention to your body processes to calm, relax and concentrate. This means you focus all your attention on a single muscle group, which when done properly, causes the rest of the body to relax....   [tags: chronic sleep depravation]
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Art History in Tourism and Leisure - During the late nineteenth-century, Impressionism was influenced by the tourism industry and industry of leisure. The new en plein-air paintings were introduced to many artists earlier that period. This essay will discuss paintings from Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, looking into some of their paintings and the affection from the uprising industries as mentioned. Social unrest in France was a part of history. Monet’s and Renoir’s paintings served as documentary of the emergence social history, depicting the lifestyle of late nineteenth-century France....   [tags: Art History]
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Leisure During the Classical Period - ... It wasn’t until the end of the nineteenth century when Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympics and returned them to Greece. He is quoted as saying ‘The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important things in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well’ (‘Long History of the Olympic Games’). The tradition of the Olympic Games has continued ever since. It remains a global recognition of sport and leisure....   [tags: olympic games, greek, sabbath] 539 words
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Factors in Choosing Leisure Activities - ... The genre of the movies and types of the books are also influenced by subculture. For example in family that they watch more action movies, children are more likely to watch action movies and find a career like those in the action movies or the person who watches comedy movies is more likely to have a positive attitude and make other peoples laugh. The individual’s situation is really important in making choice of leisure, different situations influence differently. Special days are one type of situations (Kaplan, 196)....   [tags: Entertainment, Culture, Location] 2034 words
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Planning Leisure Activities for Disadvantaged Groups - ... 124, 127, 128, 132; Dawson, 1988, p. 230). The stay created opportunities for socialisation, new experiences, and shared leisure possessions which contributed to positive psychological health (Smith & Hughes, 1999, pp. 129, 130). Social media as a form of youth leisure has developed rapidly, so to provide a sense of normalcy to the group, internet connection via laptops in the motel was provided. However, the rise in popularity of social media for young people has come with concerns about content and conduct risks....   [tags: sociological and psychological factors]
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Analysis of Characters in 'Hitcher' and 'Education for Leisure' - Simon Armitage and Duffy both bring their characters to life in ‘Hitcher ‘and’ Education for Leisure’ by using many poetic devices and language techniques; these portray the characters in many different ways. Armitage uses a strange and unusual structure which makes the poem itself more tense and chilling than if it had a regular structure because it matches with the poem, this adds emphasis to the unusual topic of murder. The poem is split into five stanzas each which adds to the final part of the story....   [tags: Character Analysis] 551 words
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Social Lives are Generated by Leisure Activities - ... This is Therefore, the discourse is that the stronger the body looks the more powerful the man is. Additionally, with the mainstream media there are countless images of male athletes that young boys and adults model themselves after. (Pronger, 2002). Although, athletes are the role models the boys grow up playing sports but when they do not perform in an excellent or right way they are chided as girls in a away to help them perform better. The language that is in the media attributes and reinforces the dominant discourse that males are stronger than females....   [tags: recreation, culture, obese] 1062 words
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Comparing Cynddylan on a Tractor and Leisure - Comparing Cynddylan on a Tractor and Leisure POETRY In this essay I am going to compare two poems on nature 'Cynddylan on a Tractor' and 'Leisure' To see how effective they are in conveying how we fail to appreciate the beauty of nature and the countryside. Firstly I am going to examine 'leisure' by William Henry Davies then I am going to compare 'Cynddylan on a Tractor' by R.S. Thomas to this. But before all of this, I am going to give a brief background to the context of when the poems were written....   [tags: Nature Poems R.S. Thomas Essays] 528 words
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Old Leisure - Literary Devices - History has seen advancements in technology, philosophy, and industry, all of which radically changed the lives of those witnessing such developments. Slower, more relaxed lifestyles have given way to lifestyles of a faster paced nature. George Eliot describes her preference for the leisure of the past, conveying the message that the rushed leisure of her time is hardly leisure at all. She accomplishes this by using several stylistic devices, including personification, imagery, and diction. The most obvious stylistic device used by Eliot is that of personification....   [tags: essays research papers] 689 words
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The Leisure and Recreation Market - This Review defines some of the areas of the leisure and recreation market. Introduction The universally recognised definition of leisure and recreation is: Leisure - is a period of time and Recreation - an activity that you participate in during leisure time. This Review defines some of the areas of the leisure and recreation market. Media consumption and reading; listening to music at home Gardening and do-it-yourself (DIY) Sports and keeping fit Catering (eating and drinking outside the home) and gambling Cinema, theatre, museums and 'the arts' Tourist attractions and short breaks (although long holidays or any trips abroad have been excluded)....   [tags: essays research papers yyy] 3248 words
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The Importance of Leisure Time - The Importance of Leisure Time *No Works Cited Leisure is defined as freedom from the demands of work or duty. Everybody needs leisure in their lives, to balance the stress of work and life. Leisure helps re-energize and relax people, so they can perform activities well in their lives. People use their free time (leisure time) in a variety of different ways; engaging in outdoor activities, entertainment like watching movies or television, or just having time to themselves.. Another activity people enjoy doing is just socializing with family and friends....   [tags: Papers] 783 words
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Personal Experience: What to do with our Leisure Time - ... Both are determinants in how people choose to spend their leisure time. As stated by (Lieten G.K, 2008) in his book, leisure time in developed countries means participation in sports, recreational play, Computers and internet, and TV. For poor kids in underdeveloped countries, none of these opportunities exist, except for as of recent, watching TV. This is a case of structure, and the socioeconomic factor having an influence on what these kids participate in. Like these kids, structure and socioeconomic status (SES) also play a role in what facilitates me to take part in more physical activity in my leisure time....   [tags: choices, influence, socioeconomics]
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Inequality Young People with Disabilities Experience in Leisure Activities - “… holidays are widely regarded as a `necessary' part of contemporary life” (Smith, & Hughes, 1999, p. 124). Smith and Hughes discuss this quote in their study Disadvantaged families and the meaning of the holiday and discover, the importance families place on holidays. When examining leisure, a range of disciplinary approaches can be applied, and in this case psychology and sociology will be explored. More specifically psychology and how body image and cyber bullying can impact leisure participation, along with sociology, which gives an insight into gendered leisure and social class....   [tags: sociological study]
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The Leisure and Recreation Industry - The Leisure and Recreation Industry The leisure and recreation industry is an industry, which has grown and affected the economy in a big way. The industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. The leisure and recreation is defined in many ways for example leisure is referred to the time spent outside employment and other essential activities such as sleeping. Recreation, where as referred to the type of activities undertaken during leisure time. The leisure and recreation industry can be described as a whole range of activities taken in people's free time....   [tags: Papers] 2071 words
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Television and Improvement of Leisure Opportunities - Television and Improvement of Leisure Opportunities In terms of leisure opportunities, the twentieth century has seen a vast explosion of activities. Although the emergence of TV is a relatively important factor in improving leisure opportunities, it is actually only one of many developments and changes that took place to improve leisure opportunities throughout the twentieth century. Moreover the improvement was not just the result of developments in communication but also economic, political and social changes which are all interconnected....   [tags: Papers] 2064 words
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ICT in the Leisure Centre - ICT in the Leisure Centre The current ICT facilities used in the leisure centre at the moment are 1 standalone 486 PC in the reception area. It does not have a printer connected to it, and there is an out of date word processing package on the machine, it is only rarely used by Andy Cawson who is head receptionist. The computer also has other software on the computer, but Andy is not sure how to work it. The Admin office has two Pentium 100 PC's that share a jet ink printer....   [tags: ICT System Essays] 767 words
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Understanding The Role Leisure Has Played in Our Life - ... The hours they put in during season would not allow for the activities that they have in off season months. Technology or lack thereof also played a factor in trade for many goods as they came from faraway lands via ships. There were no definitive time tables on ships arrivals to many trade ports. Cross points out that many merchants in New England were sometimes to wait months for goods like sugar and slaves (pg.12), and there were also times that ships and their cargo just simply did not make it to port....   [tags: greeks, aristotle, holidays] 1573 words
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The Romans use of Spectacle as Leisure - With the increase in society taking a stance against violence by many people, sports became an area where some feel that the violent acts, such as the hitting and fighting that occurs should be eliminated. The elimination of this violence should not be done in sport because the violence is a part of the game, which would only hurt its popularity. Violence has been around since time has started. People should just have to live with it and understand that violence has been in sports and leisure activities since the times of the Roman gladiators....   [tags: Sports] 474 words
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Investigating Leisure Provision in Swindon - Investigating Leisure Provision in Swindon In this piece of coursework I will be investigating the leisure provision in Swindon. To answer the hypothesis ‘is skate park provision adequate in Swindon?’ To do this I will use methods which include environmentalists, photographs, sketch maps etc. I think that there should be a new skate park in Swindon. I don’t want to take down the old come but I think it would benefit Swindon if another skate park was constructed. I believe this because I myself have actually been to the skate park is Swindon and it’s quite small....   [tags: Papers] 334 words
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Analyzing Thorstein Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class - In 1899 Thorstein Veblen wrote The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions. In this work, Veblen presented critical thinking that pertains to people’s habits and their related social norms. He explores the way certain people disregard the divisions that exist within the social system, while subsequently emulating certain aspects of the leisure class in an effort to present an image of higher social status. He also presented the theory of conspicuous consumption, which refers to an instance when a person can fulfill their needs by purchasing a product at a lower cost that is equal in quality and function to its more expensive counterpart; however, said person chooses...   [tags: conspicuous consuption] 856 words
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Increase in Leisure Time - Increase in Leisure Time Time is essential element for all forms of leisure and recreational activities. The leisure and recreation industry under took a growth burst in the 1960s from this an expansion in the amount of free time people have for leisure has grown. People cant quite work out how the amount of free time has raised so much. This table shows the time people have for leisure between 1971-1996. % Change over period 1971-81 1981-91 1991-6 1971-96 Leisure Time Total leisure hours in the UK +6 +2 +2 +10 Leisure hours, average per person +5 nil nil +5 This table shows that over a 25-year period to 1996...   [tags: Papers] 697 words
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The Private and Public Leisure Activities of Pompeii and Herculaneum - ... They were held in the Amphitheatre. The Amphitheatre was the largest building in Pompeii. It held between 13000 and 20000 people. The Pompeian Amphitheatre was an oval shaped building with approximately 35 rows of seats. It was well used, as there were numerous public holidays during the Roman calendar. There are many mosaics, inscription and paintings that depict the type of things that occurred within the Amphitheatre. The many types of events included, gladiator’s vs gladiators, gladiator’s vs....   [tags: ancient civilations under Mt. Vesuvius] 1238 words
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Different Views of Leisure - Different Views of Leisure During the time, leisure and recreation have been always an important part of man's life and occurred in many different forms. In the ancient Greece, people used to entertain themselves by participating outdoor games, which contributed into both physical and mental development. In the middle of ninetieth (19th) century people used to spend more time together socializing and learn about and from each other. Nowadays, at the beginning of twenty-first (21st) century, where everybody is trying to achieve the most possibly, free time has become a scarce phenomenon....   [tags: Papers] 1005 words
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The Benefits and Challenges of Developing Play/Leisure Activities - All children have a right to play; (Article 31, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) it can provide knowledge in their understanding of their environment. Play is a way for children to learn about their environment and how interactions occur within it. Children’s buoyancy develops through play, however, some children may experience stressful occurrences during their existence, and therefore, the adult’s role in facilitating a child’s play is a crucial measure towards that child's development....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Analysis of Caol Ann Duffy´s Education for Leisure - ... They kill us from their sport.” This symbolizes, in words, the persona’s desire to be god. This indicates that he studied Shakespeare before the system “kicked” him out. This is a major flaw and should never have happened as the persona didn’t understand Shakespeare’s text which wasn’t his fault. This hypothesis is backed up by “It was in another language”. This is used to re-emphasize the fact that he did not grasp the play in which the persona was punished for no reason. Thus highlighting the education system as corrupt....   [tags: sociopathic, education, monologue, youth] 854 words
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Investigating Leisure and Recreation - Investigating Leisure and Recreation Introduction During this task I am going to summarise the key components of the leisure and recreation industry in the UK. I am going to give examples of the types of organisations, facilities, products and services with the Ø Arts and entertainment. Ø Sports and physical recreation. Ø Heritage. Ø Catering. Ø Countryside recreation. Ø Home-based leisure. Components I am also going to identify some of the public private and voluntary sector organisations within each of these components....   [tags: Papers] 2257 words
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Use of Leisure Time - Use of Leisure Time Most people would agree that Americans are workaholics. Sixty- and seventy-hour workweeks are nearly the norm in this society. College students carry eighteen credit hours plus a part-time job. Therefore, what people choose to do with their precious free time says a lot about them. Knowing the relative amount of time that they spend with their friends or family, shopping, or sitting at home with the TV is a good indication of the entire state of the culture. Even the types of public places people go for recreation are signs of what is important to them....   [tags: Working Ecology Vacations Essays]
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Workaholism, Leisure And Pleasure - <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The official working week is being reduced to 35 hours a week. In most countries in the world, it is limited to 45 hours a week. The trend during the last century seems to be unequivocal : less work, more play. Yet, what may be true for blue collar workers or state employees – is not necessarily so for white collar members of the liberal professions. It is not rare for these people – lawyers, accountants, consultants, managers, academics – to put in 80 hour weeks....   [tags: essays research papers] 1525 words
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On Leisure Theory In The Field Of Cultural Spirit - On Leisure Theory In The Field Of Cultural Spirit ABSTRACT: China, with a large population, has its own characteristics in establishing new values for leisure. One of the most vital characteristics of leisure is that family is considered as its main subject. Therefore, strengthening the family culture has become a new conception of leisure. In the countryside, about 85 percent of the villages and towns have set up various entertainment and leisure places which reflect the family culture. In cities, people have a new conception of residence which pursues a community culture that respects people's rights and advocates an harmonious integration of human beings and nature....   [tags: Culture China Essays]
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Employment Opportunities in the Leisure and Recreation Industry - Employment Opportunities in the Leisure and Recreation Industry Leisure and recreation are as old as human beings and were present in the lives of our Stone Age ancestors. There are many different terms to do with leisure and recreation. Here are some of them: In this investigation, I will produce a detailed report about the development, scale, structure and employment opportunities of the leisure and recreation industry. I will research all of these topics and use evidence such as statistics to support my research....   [tags: Papers] 5862 words
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Mother's Leisure Satisfaction - Introduction A women’s leisure style changes abruptly upon the arrival of children because she is no longer only responsible for her personal needs, but the needs of other human beings. Her time is no longer her own; she coordinates eating, sleeping, school, and homework schedules. In addition to juggling these activities, she has a marriage to sustain, as well as her own personal matters. This can be a lot for one person to handle and leaves little time for personal leisure pursuits for any mother....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Report On Leisure Facilities In the Pontypridd Area - Report On Leisure Facilities In the Pontypridd Area This report is complied with data collected by interviews and observations made between the 1st January 2003 and the 28th February 2003. Report on: information regarding leisure opportunities available to young people in Pontypridd. Report to: The Welsh Assembly Government. Report from: Coedylan Comprehensive School Council. Introduction ------------ This report has been complied in response to a request from The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) to gather information regarding the leisure facilities available to young people in different parts of Wales....   [tags: Papers] 1214 words
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Where Has True Leisure Gone? - Where Has True Leisure Gone. The phone rang--again. Josh tried desperately to concentrate on his driving while picking up his cell phone. He was already late to pick up Katie from soccer practice and had a project due the next day. His stress level had been rising lately. If only he could take some time off, but he was always too busy with too many things to do... Unfortunately, this appears to be the rising norm in today’s society as the work ethic and constant busyness of life have taken over, impeding on the amount of time that people spend in true leisure activities....   [tags: Relaxing Lifestyles Essays]
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Culture Change At Seaton Leisure Centre - Seaton is a medium sized town in a fairly wealthy resort area. Initially, Seaton Leisure Centre was a "non profit" public organization run by the local town council. That fact itself was a precondition for the lack of improvement and good management. Generally speaking, any production process needs three major assets – land, labor and capital. Seaton Leisure centre has the land and the capital – enormous resources and facilities that can hold and support various sports activities, leisure and entertainment....   [tags: Business Management Analysis ] 1452 words
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The Jet Engine and Leisure Air Travel - The Jet Engine and Leisure Air Travel Air transport for European tourists got off to a shaky start in the late 1920s.But it was to be thirty years before leisure air travel was to appeal to anyone but the rich and adventurous. High cost, fear of flying and the absence of toilets in early airliners (an unfortunate combination) were the main deterrents; the unpressurized aircraft of the inter-war years were noisy, slow and not especially comfortable despite the efforts of some airlines to make aircraft cabins resemble the first-class state- rooms of an ocean liner....   [tags: essays research papers] 5675 words
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Sectors of Leisure and Recreation for Football and Swimming - Sectors of Leisure and Recreation for Football and Swimming Introduction ============ I have chosen football and swimming as the sports for this investigation. I felt football would be appropriate as it is a major global industry, which generates billions of pounds. In the UK it is a sport, which is of huge importance to all sections of the media. [IMAGE]Statistics show that swimming is the most popular physical sport (after walking) in the UK according to the national statistics online 2002....   [tags: Papers] 1782 words
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Social Class Influence on Sports Participation - Literature has shown there is a constructive correlation between an individuals socioeconomic status (SES) and their participation in sporting activities. This piece of writing will be defining the impact social class division has on the opportunities for an individual to participate in sport and leisure activities. Also the key aspects of the social class system within the United Kingdom, from the traditional methods of social stratification, to the modern 7 class system released in 2013 by the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC)....   [tags: UK, Sports & Leisure Activities]
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The Hunington, Seal and Hermosa Beach Piers - Hunington, Seal, and Hermosa Beach Piers all serve as popular multicultural leisure settings. Having personally not visited a beach in years, let alone ever been on an actual pier, my visits were new learning experiences. Although I had no prior experience on piers to compare them to, my experiences were not as different as what I had expected beach-life to entail. Since I visited these pier on the long weekend provided by Veterans day, these sites were not short of their visitors. As one of the most ethnically diverse state in the country, visitors of all ethnicities were found enjoying leisure on these beaches and piers....   [tags: popular multiculural leisure settings] 1203 words
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A Historical Overview of Horseback Riding - Were there any impacts of the equine revolution on humans. This is one of the many questions that some people normally do not think about. The uses of equines have changed tremendously over their existence. Horseback riding has evolved in many ways. Today, using horses for transportation has declined, however leisure and rehabilitative activities have increased. To understand horseback riding, it is essential to look at the history of equines, the sport of horseback riding, and how to take care of a horse....   [tags: Transportation, Leisure, Rehabilitative Activities]
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Internship Report: Hotel InterContinental San Francisco - Internship Organization History Hotel InterContinental San Francisco is under the InterContinental International Group, which is a multinational chain of hotels located in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, and North America, for 60 nations. InterContinental Hotels began its operations in 1946 as the hotel founded by Pan-American World Airlines. Since its inception, the hotel primarily targets customers for leisure and business purposes. With an added advantage of a flexible transportation system, Hotel InterContinental San Francisco also provides deluxe guest rooms, hospitable services, furnished conference facilities, and accommodations....   [tags: Organization, Housekeeping, Leisure]
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The Ancient Roman Way of Life - ... “The diners were seated according to their social status” (Tingay and Marks 39). When the guest arrived at the host’s house for the dinner party there would be couches surrounding the tables and musicians, jugglers, acrobats, dancers, and conjurers performing. The hosts hired entertainers to the meal to make it more enjoyable and entertaining. The first course was mainly consisting of salads, seafood, eggs, and mulsum. (Wine sweetened with honey). Next, “the main course contained as many as seven dishes, including fish, meat, and poultry” (Tingay and Marks 38)....   [tags: clothes, food, customs, leisure]
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Analysis of Personal Meditation - It seems that life seems to move at a fast pace. We live in a world where wealth is the key to survival and happiness. Throughout the years, I felt that I had little to no leisure activities, which means that I was unable to choose freely an activity that I enjoy the intrinsic rewards. However, keeping track of my daily routine prove me wrong. What is leisure. Leisure is the possibility for an individual to have the time and money to do whatever they want and enjoy it. It’s the ability to have freedom....   [tags: leisure, wealth, meditation]
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How Should We Best Fill Our Leisure Time? - ... Scientifically proven that people satisfy with an accomplished challenge what gives them an improvement. Challenges might be a trip around the world or reading The Holy Bible for an atheist, the essence of any challenge is getting new ideas. In order to develop ourselves fully in our free time and challenge our ideas and beliefs, we should devote leisure to one of the most popular ways to share ideas which is the arts, we should take the time to gather others opinions socializing, and we should be able to increase our pool of selection in two previous tasks with learning foreign languages....   [tags: hobby, tv, improvement, challenges, time] 521 words
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Self-management of Leisure Behaviour in the Workplace and its Impact on Productivity - The following four articles were selected for annotation due to their relevance, accuracy and quality. The topic investigated was the self-management of workplace leisure behaviour and how it impacts productivity in the workplace. This study examined the positive effects of workplace internet leisure browsing on productivity levels. The study argued that internet browsing was an unobtrusive interruption enabling restoration of mental capacity in the workplace while fostering feelings of autonomy....   [tags: Jobs, Distraction, Productivity]
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How Should We Best Fill Our Leisure Time - ... While a task to accomplish might be learning how to cook or reading The Holy Bible being an atheist, the essence of any challenge is getting new ideas, which is impossible without communication and idea exchange. In order to develop ourselves fully in our free time and challenge our ideas and beliefs, we should devote leisure to one of the most popular ways to share ideas, which is the arts, we should take the time to gather others opinions socializing, and we should be able to increase our pool of selection in two previous tasks with learning foreign languages....   [tags: self-improvement, language, communication] 676 words
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The Benefits and Challenges of Developing Play and Leisure Activities in Play Therapy - Play is a way for children to learn about their environment and how their interactions occur within, though play children develop resilience. However some children may experience stressful occurrences during their existence and therefore play can often be restricted. Therefore, the play worker’s role in facilitating the children’s play is a crucial measure towards the child's development. Professionals that work with children have the skilfulness to prompt or even contribute to children’s play, which can be a principle aspect of therapeutic alliance....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Comparing the Use of a Leisure Center Among Men and Women - Comparing the Use of a Leisure Center Among Men and Women A researcher is interested in surveying the proportion of male and female users of a leisure centre. He is able to sample 50 users of the leisure centre and records their gender with a 1 (males) and a 2 (females). He hypothesises that there is a greater proportion of males than females amongst all the users of the leisure centre. Introduction The research question is interested in determining whether there’s a higher proportion of male leisure centre users compared to females, using a sample of 50 individuals....   [tags: Papers] 2044 words
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Leisure Time of Chinese and Other International Students - Leisure Time of Chinese and Other International Students Introduction: The topic of our research is about 'Do Chinese students spent less leisure time than other international students'. The purpose of our research is to see what are the changes of the Chinese Students' Leisure life before and after their arrival in Stirling. We are aiming at finding out the reasons behind these changes also. That means there are two parts of our research: the first part is what are the changes....   [tags: Papers] 880 words
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Hitcher, Education For Leisure, My Last Duchess, and The Lab - Hitcher, Education For Leisure, My Last Duchess, and The Lab "Hitcher" By Simon Armitage, "Education For Leisure" By Carol Anne Duffy, "My Last Duchess" and "The Lab" by Robert Browning are all poems that deal with violence or the prospect of violence. "Hitcher" is a poem about a man who is angry at being threatened with the sack, he picks up a hitch-hiker and kills him and then leaves him on the road side. The poetic voice seems to be psychotic and also talks about the attack in a casual manner....   [tags: Violence Simon Armitage Robert Browning Essays] 565 words
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Particularly within the leisure centre environment it is important - Particularly within the leisure centre environment it is important to identify and address those factors which improve the safety of the customers , maintain high levels of services , quality of facilities and promote a healthy safe work environment. In the various activities of modern life social domestic, work or leisure the cost of work place accidents and incidents is immense in terms of wasted costs, loss of revenue, insurance claims and premiums and a host of unquantifiable indirect costs....   [tags: Business Management Studies] 1103 words
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