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Neutralisation of Stomach Acid Investigation - Neutralisation of Stomach Acid Investigation Aim: To find which tablets are best for neutralising excess stomach acid. Introduction: Prediction: I predict that the indigestion tablet with the most carbonates will need the most acids for it to go neutral. The tablets with the least carbonates will need the least amount of acid for it to go neutral. So the best cure for neutralising a build up of stomach I would think would be the tablets with the least amount of carbonates because if you had a liittle amount of stomach acid and you took a tablet with lots of carbonates instead of making it neutral it would make yr stomach alkaline as with the least amount...   [tags: Papers] 1214 words
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The King of Toning Belt Industry: Flex Toning Belt - ... It requires a single nonstandard battery to operate and weighs just 1.3pound. The belt is available for $166.04 at Amazon with Free Shipping. The box includes : • The Flex Belt. • A belt extension for those with a waist above 44 inches. • 3 medical grade gel pads, 1 for the abs and 2 side pads for the oblique. • A rechargeable power unit. • The instruction manual. Flex belt features a mounting strap and a control system with a on/off power button, program selector and a LCD display .It works on EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation) and is the first product of its kind cleared by the FDA as a class II medical device for direct to consumer sales....   [tags: stomach belt, strap and control system] 527 words
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Pepsin and its Funciont as a Gastric Gland Cell - A gastric gland is a tubular structure in the vertebrate stomach that secretes gastric juices. The gastric glands have three types of cells that secrete different components of the gastric juice. One of them is being a chief cell, which is a rust color and is an inactive form of the digestive enzyme Pepsin. Pepsin begins the digestion of proteins in food. Pepsin is a Peptidases, which is an enzyme that breaks peptide bonds of proteins. Pepsin is found in the mucosal lining of the stomach that breaks down the protein in the food we eat....   [tags: essays research papers] 362 words
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Indigestion Tablets Investigation - Indigestion Tablets Investigation Aim: My aim of this investigation is to find out the composition of tablets which are for indigestion and compare their prices. I will find out the indigestion tablet which reacts and dissolves quickly with Hydrochloric Acid and produces more bubbles. Introduction: Indigestion, also known as upset stomach or dyspepsia, is discomfort or a burning feeling in the upper abdomen, often accompanied by nausea, abdominal bloating, belching, and sometimes vomiting....   [tags: Papers] 3440 words
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Digestive Process - Digestive Process Digestive Process It is in the mouth, that the Thanksgiving feast begins its journey through the fabulous digestive system. It is here that the lips, cheeks and tongue, carefully position the food that the teeth will chew. This chewing process breaks up the food, this being a part of mechanical digestion. While the teeth grind up the turkey and tasty stuffings, the salivary glands begin emitting enzymes, these enzymes being contained in saliva. This saliva helps to dissolve some foods, and adds mucus to make the food's passage through the digestive system a little more "speedy"....   [tags: essays research papers] 572 words
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The Oesophagus - The Oesophagus The oesophagus (gullet) is the tube through which food and drink pass from the back of the throat to the stomach. It lies in the back of the chest just in front of the spine. The outer muscular layers of the oesophagus move fluid or food towards the stomach. At the lower end there is a muscular valve which prevents stomach acid from entering the gullet from below. The cancer arises from the lining of the gullet and the effect is to narrow the oesophagus and cause difficulty in swallowing....   [tags: Papers] 574 words
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The Digestive and Urinary Systems - Digestive and Urinary System Lesson 1: The Digestive System Terms: q     Digestion: q     Absorption: q     Elimination:      q     Mastication: q     Peristalsis: q     Gastric Juices: q     Bile: Functions of the Digestive System: q     Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination. q     Digestion occurs in the digestive tract which includes: 1.     Mouth: Mastication occurs and enzymes produced by salivary glands starts digesting carbohydrates. 2.     Esophagus: 10 in. long and extends from the pharynx to the stomach....   [tags: essays research papers] 1024 words
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Singing - SINGING Singing, to me, is not just a hobby. It is a lifestyle and it is also what I enjoy most. To the uneducated eye, singing appears to be a simple process. However, that thought is far from accurate. There are several reasons that have prompted me to become the singer and performer I am today. Many of which are attributed to the beauty of vocal technique and a desire to learn more about the internal instrument that I am so lucky to possess. If one is to ask any singer or teacher of voice, they will explain that it is imminent to understand how the voice works and how to obtain proper breathing in order to take the first steps in becoming a singer....   [tags: Voice] 441 words
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Gastric Exclusion Operations - Gastric Exclusion Operations Over thirty percent of the US population is currently obese. A scary statistic. Contrary to popular belief, obesity is not a psychological, nor an eating disorder. Obesity is a hereditary disease, that can not be "treated" by Jenny Craig, or Weight Watchers. Surgery for obesity should not be considered only as a last resort. Right now surgery is the only effective treatment for obesity. One type of surgical treatment is gastric exclusion. There are four questions that will help someone decide if this surgery is right for them....   [tags: Papers] 490 words
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Gastric Bypass - Gastric Bypass More than 40,000 people a year are so desperate to lose weight they turn to the controversial, sometimes life-threatening surgery such as Gastric Bypass. I will be explaining what the surgery entitles, disadvantages vs. advantages. And most important, is Gastric bypass surgery the right choice when considering the risks. The most common form of “stomach stapling” is gastric bypass. In this procedure, a small pouch is formed in the stomach and stapled shut. The small intestine is then cut and stapled onto the pouch, shrinking the stomach’s ability to take in food....   [tags: essays research papers] 803 words
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Kurt Donald Cobain - Kurt Donald Cobain was born on February 20, 1976 in Hoquaim, a small town south-west of Seattle. When he was about six months old he moved to Arberdeen and spent most of his childhood there. His parents divorced when he was seven years old. Cobain did not handle the divorce well. Cobain said that he never felt loved or secure again (Ronson, 1996). He became anti-social and withdrawn after the divorce. Cobain was passed around to several relatives and even lived under a bridge at one point. After Cobain’s parent’s divorced, he lived with his mom in a trailer park for a year....   [tags: Biography] 903 words
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The Effect of Temperature on the Activity of Rennin in Milk - The Effect of Temperature on the Activity of Rennin in Milk Aim: To find out what effect different temperatures have on the enzyme, rennin, in milk. Introduction An enzyme is a biological catalyst. It speeds up a reaction by lowering the activation energy required to start the reaction. It speeds up a reaction, but remains unchanged unless certain limiting factors are introduced. It is composed of polymers of amino acids. An enzyme has an optimum pH and temperature. When an enzyme is at its optimum conditions, the rate of reaction is the fastest....   [tags: Papers] 3329 words
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Child Development - How To Prepare For The Birth Of A Child First of all Don’t be doing stuff that would make you at the risk for being pregnant, consider all alternatives, such as delivery, abortions, and adoption, and make a decision. If you decide to carry the child full term, continue on to the following step Make sure you have the means to pay for the options you choose. You will either need a very rich husband, or medical insurance. Vitamins, are very important take some every morning until the end of your pregnancy....   [tags: essays research papers] 1104 words
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How Nutrients Get in, and Wastes Out - How Nutrients Get in, and Wastes Out. In a human being, nutrients are necessary for survival. But how are these nutrients obtained. This report will go into depth on how the food we eat gets into our cells, and how the waste products that we produce get out of the body. Also, the unicellular organism Paramecium will be compared with a human being, in terms of all of the above factors. Dietary Nutrients The chief nutrients in a diet are classified chemically in four groups: carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins (Which do not require digestion) and fats....   [tags: essays research papers] 1884 words
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How the digestive, Cardiovascular and Respiratory System Help to Make the Human Body Work - ... The food is then swallowed and the food travels the oesophagus to the stomach. While the food is in the stomach, enzymes and the stomach acid break it down into further smaller molecules. The digestive system also provides the cardiovascular system with nutrients and minerals. The cardiovascular system now absorbs the foods nutrients that have been broken down into smaller molecules to the blood. The nutrients that have been absorbed by the cardiovascular system circulated in your blood around the body....   [tags: blood, nutrients, oxygen] 612 words
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Disease Outbreak - Disease Outbreak An inhuman sound disrupted my peaceful slumber. My eyes shifted slowly toward my clock. The red numbers confirmed my suspicion. "Christ," I thought to myself. "3:30 in the morning. This is going to be a bad day of work." I pushed my blankets off of me and sat up in bed. To my left, the sheets were already pushed back and Marissa was nowhere to be seen. At first, I didn't make the connection; I was too tired from working 12-hour shifts at the hospital and thinking was not my number one priority right now....   [tags: Epidemic Short Story Essays] 858 words
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Alcoholism - Alcohol is the intoxicating part of beer, wine and liquors-the part that causes drunkenness. It is formed during fermentation, the process that creates the alcohlolicbeverage. When sugars from the fruits or grains are combined with yeast and water, alcohol results. Alcohol is a drug and, like all drugs, it has an effect on a person’s body and mind. Because drinking alcoholic beverages makes some people feel more alive and more outgoing, alcohol is sometimes seen as a stimulant. But in fact it is a depressant, and slows down the central nervous system, of which the brain is a part....   [tags: essays research papers] 1082 words
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Stress - 1.0 Introduction Throughout the eighties and into the nineties, work stress have continued to rise dramatically in organisations across North America. The eighties saw employees stressing out from working in a rapidly growing economy. During the nineties, beginning from the recession of 1992 till present day, employees are stressed by their own job insecurities in the face of massive downsizing and restructuring of organisations in order to be competitive on the global stage. Work stress is a very extensive topic ranging from research on the sources of stress, the effects of stress, to ways on managing and reducing stress....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Problem of Heartburn for Americans - Heartburn is a common condition for millions of Americans, which, contrary to popular belief, has absolutely nothing to do with the heart. (Peikin, 2004) For some, it is a pain in the chest that occurs possibly once or twice a month. For others, it could cause them pain weekly or even daily. Heartburn that does not occur very often is referred to as episodic heartburn. (NHBA, 2005) Frequent heartburn, for obvious reasons, describes heartburn occurring daily or weekly to more than fifty million Americans....   [tags: essays research papers] 1076 words
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Preditors and Prey in Organisms - Firstly I will start from explaining words predator and prey. Namely in ecology predators are those animals that survive by quarrying on other animals or plants for food. Many predators hunt and eventually kill their prey for example owls are predators and they prey on mice. Predatory animals may hunt in groups like wolves or may be a lone hunter like leopards. Preys are the organisms hunted by predators. Puffer fish is a great example of an animal which has an anti-predation protection mechanism....   [tags: survive, animals, puffer fish] 640 words
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I Corinthians 6:12-13 - I Corinthians 6:12-13 "Everything is permissible for me" — but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me" — but I will not be mastered by anything. "Food for the stomach and the stomach for the food" — but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body (NIV). The broadest of freedom is being able to do what you want, when you want to do it, and wherever and however you want to do it. Freedom is being able to control our lives to do what pleases us, or what we think is going to give us the highest amount of pleasure....   [tags: Christianity Christian Biblical Essays]
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Hara-kiri - the spirit of Japan - Almost one million people die in Japan every year. In other words, people die every 31 seconds. Some people die because of illness. Some people die because of car accident. Some people commit suicide. There are many kinds of death in this world. I believe most of those deaths are disconsolate and absurd. However, the honorable but unbelievable death existed in Japan in the middle ages. We call that hara-kiri. Hara-kiri is basically an act of killing your self by cutting open your stomach with a sword, performed especially by the warrior, to avoid shame or losing honor....   [tags: essays research papers] 510 words
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Free Essays - All Quiet on the Western Front - Paul Bäumer Paul told the story of the war as it happened to him. The reader is taken from the front line, to a catholic hospital, to his home while he is away on leave. His story tells of the sacrifice the soldiers gave defending their country. It also tells of the difficulties of losing friends, killing another man, and going day after day without much, if any, sleep. He died in October of 1918, just before the war ended. His death was described as this, "...his face had an expression of calm, as though almost glad the end had come." Stanislaus Katczinsky Katczinsky, or "Kat" as he is referred to, is the leader of this group of men....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays] 1061 words
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Essay on Eating Disorder - Bulimia, the Destruction of Self - Bulimia - The Destruction of Self Bulimia nervosa, more commonly known simply as bulimia or binge and purge disorder, is an eating disorder that affects 1 in 4 college-aged women in America, or 1 in 10,000 Americans. The most common misconception concerning bulimia is that it is simply a physical or mental problem. Many people do not understand that bulimia is a disease that affects both the mind and the body, and in its course can destroy both aspects of the diseased individual....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1414 words
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Chondrichthyes vs Arthropod - Chondrichthyes vs Arthropod The black widow is most easily recognized by the hourglass marking on the underside of its abdomen. When bitten, a neurotoxin is released that can cause dull pain and cramping in muscles, that can be accompanied by sweating and vomiting. Less than 1% of black widow bites result in death. Black widow spiders are usually not aggressive. If disturbed, they will retreat to a corner of their web. These spiders are more aggressive if they are protecting an egg sac. The natural habitat of a black widow is outdoors, under rocks, brush or piles of debris....   [tags: essays papers] 2013 words
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The Consumption of Alcohol and its Effects on the Body - The Consumption of Alcohol and its Effects on the Body Alcohol, probably the oldest drug known, has been used at least since the earliest societies for which records exist. Of the numerous types of alcohol, ethyl alcohol is the type consumed in drinking. In its pure form it is a clear substance with little odor. People drink alcohol in three main kinds of beverages: BEERS, which are made from grain through brewing and fermentation and contain from 3% to 8% alcohol; WINES, which are fermented from fruits such as grapes and contain from 8% to 12% alcohol naturally, and up to 21% when fortified by adding alcohol; and distilled beverages (spirits) such as WHISKEY, GIN, and VODKA, which on the...   [tags: Alcohol Health Drug Abuse Essays]
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The Traditional Medicine of China - The Traditional Medicine of China Traditional medicine of China has a long historical and cultural background dating back about 2500 years. The ancient Chinese people were able to reach a level of social stability that included the ability to treat disease of emotional, physical, and spiritual origins. Although a belief in spirits as the cause of disease has remained in China even to the present day, the view that the body obeyed a natural order struck a chord in the intellectual elite of ancient China....   [tags: China Chinese Culture Medicine Health Essays]
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Equine Nutrition - The digestive system of the horse consists of a simple stomach, small intestines, cecum, large and small colons, rectum and anus. The horse’s stomach is comparatively small for its size. The stomach of an average horse has a holding capacity of about two gallons. This may be the reason horses eat small but frequent meals. From the stomach food moves to the small intestine, which is the main site of digestion. The small intestine empties into the cecum. The cecum; along with the large colon; make up the large intestine....   [tags: Biology Anatomy Horse Essays] 2998 words
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Gastric Bypass Surgery - A Second Chance at Life: Gastric Bypass Surgery In the recent years, American adults and even children have become morbidly obese, which has fueled a campaign for an effective intervention. The intervention that is beginning to receive widespread popularity is gastric bypass surgery. According to Tish Davidson and Teresa G. Odle in the article ‘Obesity Surgery,’ “gastric bypass surgery [is] probably the most common type of obesity surgery; gastric bypass surgery has been performed in the United States for about 25 years....   [tags: Obesity Surgery] 748 words
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Red Riding Hood from the Wolf's Point of View - Story from wolfs point of view. Here I am, lying on my deathbed. I cant believe i got myself into this mess. It really wasnt my fault. It was the Red Riding Hood brat who got me all these problems. If it wasnt for her, I would have still been running around free. Because of her, I am dying and the worst part is that they wont give me a burial in a jail. After I got sent here 50 years ago, I experienced every kind of diseace known to mankind. It all started one sunny afternoon whenI was very hungry....   [tags: essays research papers] 722 words
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The Pancreas - The pancreas is located in the middle of the abdomen. It’s surrounded by the stomach, small intestine, liver and spleen. It’s about six inches long and shaped like a thin pear, wide at one end. It has three sections: wider right end is the head, the middle is the body and the left end is the tail. The pancreas has two functions; to make enzymes that help digest fats and proteins and the other, to produce insulin that controls the blood sugar level called glucose. It consists of Islet cells (1 of 3 types), which are endocrine glands....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Enzyme Reactions and Temperature - Enzyme Reactions and Temperature Purpose Aim - To determine the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction of rennin when it reacts with milk to cause coagulation. Hypothesis - As rennin is naturally found in the human stomach I believe that the optimal temperature for reaction will be approximately 37°C as this is the regular human body temperature. This is shown by the graph below. [IMAGE][1] Background Research Rennin is "an enzyme that catalyses the coagulation of milk, found in the gastric juice of the fourth stomach of young ruminants and used in making cheeses and junkets....   [tags: Papers] 895 words
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Tragedy in Literature - Tragedy in Literature A tragic story represents the downfall of goods and destruction by evil. Tragedy is a descending story shape. It can be compared to the season of fall because both fall and tragedy go from good to evil where living things die. Tragedy starts with "Destruction of the Beautiful," in which virtuous characters are destroyed through no fault of their own; this descends to "The Death of Innocence" where faultless characters meet the realities of life and are changed forever; "Triumph and Defeat" shows us a state where a quest either fails or triumphs but in the midst of suffering; "Pride and Death" in which a character who is familiar with evil is presented with affliction...   [tags: Papers] 722 words
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The Great North American Black Bear - The Great North American Black Bear The North American black bear, scientifically known as Ursus americanus, is a type of bear that is indigenous to Northern America. Subspecies such as the Ursus americanus luteolu (Louisiana black bear) and the Ursus americanus floridanus (Florida black bear), have small populations and are found in Louisiana and Florida respectively. However, the North American black bear, which has an overall population of approximately 600,000 is distributed across Canada and Mexico, and can be found in at least 40 states in the United States (Powell, Zimmerman, & Seaman, 1996)....   [tags: habitat, breeding, diet]
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Alcohol - A class is chemical compounds, all if which consists of chemically bonded atoms of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen all alcohol molecules contain at least one hydroxyl group. When people say alcohol they usually think of beer, wine, or liquor, but there are several types of alcohol. An alcoholic beverage is a drink that contains ethyl alcohol. They are mostly made of grains or from grapes or other fruits. There are two main groups fermented and distilled drinks. Fermented drinks contain from five percent to twenty percent ethyl alcohol....   [tags: essays research papers] 394 words
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Osteopathy - The big picture. Where the two schools of medicine differ is in philosophy. Doctors of osteopathy "treat people, not just symptoms," says Karen Nichols, dean of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. "The course list looks exactly the same, but the M.D.'s focus is on discrete organs. The osteopathic focus is that all of those pieces are interrelated. You can't affect one with out affecting another." That means paying more than simple lip service to the idea of the "whole" patient: It means that diagnosis and treatment rely on an examination of a person's environment and family and general situation as well as his or her body....   [tags: essays research papers] 443 words
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Perspectives On Society And Culture - Perspectives on Society and Culture It is very difficult as a reader to make any sense of the rituals performed by the Nacirema. The Nacirema are a people who stress the importance of physical wellness and go to great and to the outsider horrific lengths to ensure this. A professor Linton was the first to shed light on the particularly bizarre lifestyle that is lived by the Nacirema. Physical wellness being so heavily stressed is not the bizarre aspect, it is the spiritual sense and seemingly blind faith they put into their beliefs that is bewildering....   [tags: essays research papers] 489 words
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Surgery - Surgery My stomach and throat seemed to be playing ping pong with my heart as I entered the hospital’s waiting room. All week I had been playing it cool telling everyone that the surgery was not that big of a deal, and that I was enthused about all the attention I would be receiving. But today reality had hit me. I had never been through anything like this before. The waiting room was sparsely filled with families waiting for their loved ones. I tried to look at the various magazines, but nothing helped relieve the tight feeling in my stomach....   [tags: essays research papers] 417 words
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The Effects of Temperature on the Rate of Clotting Milk and Rennet - The Effects of Temperature on the Rate of Clotting Milk and Rennet Introduction ------------ The following experiment investigates the effects of different temperatures on a mixture of rennet and whole milk. On having the choice between testing the mixtures reactions at various temperatures, or testing the mixture with various amounts of concentration of rennet, my partner and I decided upon the first option. We made this decision as we felt it would be valuable to our scientific knowledge if we had a better understanding of how different temperatures can effect the behaviour of an enzyme, such as Rennin, which is also known as Chymosin....   [tags: Papers] 2841 words
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Narrative Essay - My Most Memorable Experience - My Most Memorable Experience The beaten up old Pontiac sputtered violently as we rolled leisurely out of our driveway. With my mom in the passenger seat and my dad behind the wheel, the front of the car was up with excitement for our trip to Arizona. My brother Allan was quietly asleep next to me, and as for my sister, Jacqueline, and youngest brother J.D.; they played quietly in the car. I sat quietly behind my mother, still delirious of the situation and dreading the long exhausting trip that I was to endure....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about myself] 806 words
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Sports Narrative - Volleyball Tryouts - Personal Narrative- Volleyball Tryouts Six long hours after departing Hotchkiss, we finally reached our destination. We pulled into the parking lot of the Super 8 just off Interstate 76 in Sterling, Colorado. Since I had been to this hotel on a previous trip to Sterling, I began wishing I had brought my swimsuit along. Mom and dad went inside and got the keys for room 129. I was so sick of riding in the car that I did not care what the room looked like as long as there was a bed for me to sleep on....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1090 words
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Sports Narrative - Track State Champion - Personal Narrative- Track State Champion With shaky knees, I hesitantly made my way up the large white steps. With the back of my hand, I brushed away a few salty tears of relief. As I stood at the top of the podium and looked up into the packed stadium, my mind drifted back to everything I had gone through to achieve this moment, the day I became a state champion. The start of the 2002 track season found me concerned with how I would perform. After a disastrous bout with mononucleosis ended my freshmen track season, the fear of failure weighed heavily on my mind....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1317 words
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First Date in A Bad Restaurant - First Date in A Bad Resteraunt It was a beautiful fall evening. The sun was just beginning to give way to incoming twilight. I could smell winter in the air, even through my closed window. Soon there'd be snow on the ground. Matchbox Twenty was playing on my clock radio." I want to push you around...” The mood was set for a soft autumn night. However the mood inside my room was quite different. I was running around trying to do a million things a one time. My makeup was all wrong for my outfit....   [tags: essays papers] 777 words
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Abortion - ABORTION This topic has always been a concern between the people and the government. There are approximately 1.6 million abortions. Abortion means “Induced termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or fetus that is incapable of survival. I think that basically, people can do whatever they want to do, as long as they know what they are doing. What abortion is, is that if a woman has a baby in her stomach, and she does not want to have the baby, she can go through abortion or have the baby and put the baby for adoption....   [tags: essays research papers] 849 words
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guilty as charged - In William Goldings, The Lord of the Flies, an illegal killing took place. Unlawful homicides vary from First degree murder to Manslaughter. Second Degree, murder is a killing which is deliberate and planned in combination with felonies. When Piggy had gone to Castle Rock to retrieve his glasses, he ended fighting Jack. While the boys were disputing a rock was thrown at Piggy subsequently making him fall and die. Jack then proceeded to scream to Ralph that that’s what he deserved, approving Piggy’s murder....   [tags: essays research papers] 597 words
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Hangovers - Picture this, (I know that for some of you it won’t be that hard since we just got back from Spring Break), but you wake up looking up at the ceiling, you hope that you are in your own bed but somehow you know that its not true since there is a toilet in close proximity to your head. Speaking of your head, it feels like it has been run over by the Budweiser Clydesdale horses. You try to remember what has brought you here but all you can think of is how you feel like hell. This brings on the famous “I’ll never drink again” B.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 1067 words
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Starving Society - Starving Society It has been said that hunger is sharper than the sword. This saying becomes much clearer after reading the book The Siege, by Helen Dunmore. The book paints an overpowering picture of the suffering that accompanies starvation. I know I was much more thankful for the food I have after reading the book. The story takes place in 1941 in Leningrad. It is a time when the people of Leningrad are overwhelmed by the fear of Stalin’s secret police and also the rumors that the Germans are coming to take over the city....   [tags: essays research papers] 1266 words
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The Role of B Vitamins - The Role of B Vitamins Water-soluble vitamins were collectively called water soluble B in the beginning. When more water-soluble vitamins were discovered, they were referred to as B1, B2, B6, B12 and so on. Later when more vitamins were discovered in both the categories, they were referred as vitamins C, D, E and K. Now, most are known by a word that indicates either chemical nature or function. Some vitamins are synthesized in the body itself by intestinal micro-organisms. Antibiotics and sulfa drugs may destroy these organisms resulting in decreased vitamin synthesis....   [tags: Papers] 1481 words
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The Ferrari - The Ferrari In the year 2005 my father took the opportunity to supply Ferrari with car electrical auto parts. By the year 2012 we were the leading auto electrical supplier in Europe. In 2008 we were invited to a road show were Ferrari received the award for car of the century. My fathers company was called Auto parts direct which later changed Euro parts. It was a fine Saturday morning I was sitting at the breakfast table eating my breakfast, coco pops with cold milk. My father came in looking quite jolly, which was quite rare, He said “I just received a call from Lucas, he has invited us to the road show this summer in Rome and on top he will be taking care of o...   [tags: Papers] 982 words
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Why the Whitechapel Murders Attracted So Much Attention in 1888 - Why the Whitechapel Murders Attracted So Much Attention in 1888 The Ripper murders attracted lots of attention in 1888, causing widespread panic and conspiracy. I am going to discuss the Ripper victims, what Jack the Ripper actually did to his victims, the press and the Victorians obsession with the macabre. -Jack the Ripper murdered 5 woman, they were all prostitutes. Their names were Polly Nicholls, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Kelly. The 1st 4 victims were all in their late 40s, but the last woman was only 25....   [tags: Papers] 775 words
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