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Trends of Social Networking - The growth of social networking is one of the fastest growing digital trends to exist. Many social networking sites boast with millions if not billions of members. Prominent examples of these social sites are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Members of these networks use them daily to communicate, share various types of information or to collaborate with other members. Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in 2004 and its sole purpose is to give people the power to share and connect with the world. With 1.23 billion monthly active members, Facebook has certainly surpassed all other social sites....   [tags: communication, digital trends]
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Trends in the Hospitality Indus - Trends in the Hospitality Industry Nowadays trends are everywhere. You can find them in every industry and they play a huge role. The retro trend in clothing, the SUV trend in the car industry, but nowhere else are trends more important than in the hospitality industry. But what exactly is a trend. A trend describes usually the time measurable course of a development into a certain quantitative and/or qualitative direction. In economics, trends are changes of the behavior of the society. In marketing research this describes the change and development of the consumerism and consumption behavior....   [tags: Industry Trends] 1440 words
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Speculation on the Causes of a Trend - Former United States Secretary of Education John W. Gardner evaluates the current state of American schooling in this way: “Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.” Whether or not Gardner is right about schools failing to provide analytical instruction needed, something is awry in today’s public schools. The legitimacy of this assessment can be seen in the advancement of the homeschooling movement....   [tags: Trends]
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The Global Trends - In the world that we live in today, it is something that has many effects on what if that may happen depending on certain scenarios. The Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds has the information that may help the United States depending on the future that we take on to better the country has a whole. In the fusion scenario, the World élite countries have joined to impose a ceasefire. In this scenario fusion should be a realistic item that could possible happen with the United States and other key countries like china, working together to fix certain issues....   [tags: future scenarios, alternative worlds, fusion]
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Emerging Trends in the Field of Psychology - Psychology, from the moment of its inception, has been a source of fascination for one and all. In its most generalized form, psychology can be understood as study of behavior and mental processes (Rathus, 2007). The technical concept of psychology has progressed through various meanings from the study of the soul, then consciousness, then to behavior. Now it is seen as a study of the cognitive aspects to constructive aspects. Like its meaning and conceptualization, trends in the field of psychology; pure and applied, have been continuously changing and developing to meet the needs of the society....   [tags: Positive Psychology, Cyber Therapy]
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Trends in the Industry of IT and the Business Cycles - The name information technology was used for the first time in 1958, in an article in Harvard Business Review and since that time this industry has seen only innovations throughout the history. Some problems that the industry is facing are the increase competition from the offshore and inshore players, the slow growth of the hardware sales, the decrease in the IT spending globally etc. But despite all the problems and challenges that the industry is facing, the opportunities are many. One of the most important ones is the increased number of the smart device users which is established as a very profitable segment for the information technology segment....   [tags: information technology, cloud computing, it]
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Trends - Introduction: Harrison College is a family owned, proprietary educational institution headquartered in Indianapolis, with a total of 13 campuses, a culinary school, and an online division. Started in 1902, Harrison College has grown from a small business school to a four-year college offering degrees from the Schools of Business, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Veterinary Technology, and Criminal Justice (Harrison College, 2010). Beginning in 1986, the vision for Harrison College changed to that of an organization dedicated to “family, faith, health, and job.” This vision allowed the school to prosper and realize a rate of growth not seen in the previous 84 years (Harrison College,...   [tags: Education, Harrison College] 2043 words
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Trends in Media and Body Dissatisfaction - A growing body of research suggests that media portrayal of the thin-ideal has negative effects on body satisfaction, but has this knowledge translated into practical solutions. First, this analysis will review literature describing the correlation between the media’s portrayal of thin-ideal and body dissatisfaction. Subsequently, a review of recent empirical studies about trends in media and body dissatisfaction will be presented. Finally, researchers’ recent implications of disparity in gender body dissatisfaction reporting will be summarized....   [tags: Media, Thin-Ideal Body] 967 words
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The Effects of Economic Trends on Society - Were the founding fathers aware of the impact their words would have on the future. One of the rights afforded to all men in the Declaration of Independence is “… the pursuit of Happiness.”(Hancock). This deceptively simple phrase has played a vital role in shaping the society of the United States. In order to understand what the founding fathers intended to convey we would have to consider the cultural period. However, it is possible to understand their purpose through the following excerpt from the Declaration: But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, t...   [tags: Economics]
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Trends in the History of American Suffrage - ... The third no state can deprive any persons the right to vote on account of sex. The fourth no state can require the payment of any tax as a condition for voting. The fifth no state can deprive any person who is at least 18 years of age the right to vote. Today, every State requires that only one person who wants to vote must be able to satisfy qualifications based on three factors: (1) citizenship, (2) residence, and (3) age. Most States require United States citizenship in order to vote. Aliens foreign who not born in this country usually cannot vote....   [tags: federal control, voting restrictions elimination] 2014 words
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Book Trends in the United States - Despite the prices of books have been constantly increasing by day by day but the publication activities have also rapidly been increasing. That rise in the prices of books is justified by an improvement in the book production and publishing standards (Thompson, 2005). A survey has been carried out by the American Association of Publishers (AAP) which suggests that serious reading is far more popular than poetry and fiction. Moreover, the popular kind of reading includes history, poetry, religion, politics, and text books etc....   [tags: Research Analysis ] 613 words
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Neural Networks and the Latest Trends - Neural Networks and the Latest Trends Introduction: Traditionally, the term neural network had been used to refer to a network or circuit of biological neurons. The modern usage of the term often refers to artificial neural network. Though the digital Computer technology is advanced a lot and does many tasks very fast and accurately, does exactly what we tell them to do, they were not able to perform some simple operations like reading, hand written note or recognizing human face or voice which seems to be difficult for even most advanced system to identify....   [tags: Information Technology]
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Trends of the Malta Insurance Market - Today's business world is complex, unpredictable, uncertain and volatile. One of the key elements of this volatility is the swift change all around us. Taking into consideration the motor insurance industry, changes have been also made during the years. Under motor insurance, there are three types of cover available. There is the third party only, which is obligatory as it is the least required by law; it covers your liability to third parties for damage or injury to property arising from the use of your car....   [tags: Automobile, Insurance]
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Trends in Obesity Since 1985 - ... Socioeconomic status is a cause that led people to being obesity. In 1988-1994 and 2007-2008 the obesity prevalence in adults increased in income and education levels. The CDC stated that, “Among men, obesity prevalence is generally similar at all income levels, however, among non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American men those with higher income are more likely to be obese than those with low income”(Ogden, 2). For women if they had higher income they are less likely to be obese than women who has low income....   [tags: diet, income, prevalence ] 754 words
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The Changing Trends of Tattooing - ... An individual will choose to get a tattoo for many reason and those reason haven’t change, it could be a statements of love, religious sign, served as amulets, symbol of something and even down to just being decorations. However, the different in modern tattoo is tattoos that’s the evolving of traditional to 3D inking (3D tattoo) and how crazy realistic it can be. Think about mechanical body fragments, insect crawling off the skin, a gaping hole in the chest with heart being ripped out, yet the tattoo still have a realistic look to it....   [tags: 3d, realistic, culture]
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Protective Relays’ Developments and Trends - One of the most complex disciplines in Electrical engineering is the Power System Protection which requires not only the well understanding of the different components of power system and their behaviors but also the good knowledge and analysis of the abnormal circumstances and failures that can occur in any element of power system. Moreover, the rapid changing and development in relays principles as well as in their technologies are additional factors that oblige those people working in the field to expand and update continuously their knowledge....   [tags: Electrical Engineering, Power Systems]
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Trends in African American Families - Research studies have shown that African Americans are currently the least likely ethnic group to be married in this country. This paper will examine some of the reasons why this trend exists when there was a time when marriage rates among blacks were about equal to those of whites. History, culture, economics and dominant culture influences have impacted the current trends in African American families. Many are choosing to postpone marriage, while others are finding alternative ways to cultivate family and raise children....   [tags: nonmarital sex and unwed parenthood]
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Trends of Democratization in Colombia - ... (CIA, 2014) In addition to the state’s boundaries, three important geographical points can be identified on the map above. Firstly, Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, which is centrally located within the state. Another geographic landmark is the Andes, the longest continental mountain range, which runs through the western side of Colombia from north to south. Lastly, to the east of Bogotá and the Andes is Los Llanos, a grassland plain which extends into Venezuela and undergoes extreme climate change....   [tags: politics, demographics, geography] 533 words
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Global Trends in the Environment - The environment of planet Earth is being harmed and the causes of environmental degradation are mostly man made. Natural resources are being exploited to provide energy, food, and technology for an ever-growing global population. In the process, the globe is warming at an unprecedented rate, water and air are being polluted, and forests are being destroyed; however, awareness and education are encouraging the search for environmental first aid. The climate change occurring now, which affects every continent and ocean, has both human and natural causes....   [tags: Environment ]
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Fashion: Following the Coolest Trends - ... For example, shorts fit best in the summer and spring. Leggings would fit best in the fall and winter. There are many types of leggings. Multicolored leggings are like printed, with flowers and any other kind of design. One strange fact about jeans is that it even has a birthday it’s on May 20th. Skinny pants and sweatpants are in fashion right now, as you can see I wear skinny jeans almost everyday. Pajamas are the softest, don’t you agree. In my opinion pajamas are the best type of pants to wear....   [tags: change, style, clothing, accessories, shoes] 773 words
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Trends in Construction Dispute Resolution - ... CPR had an effect across the court system, proceedings dropped dramatically. Within two years of the reform, civil litigation overall was down by 37%. Various civil court cost issues have made courts less attractive as the CPR introduced a summary of costs to simplify the costs question. Cost problems include, conditional (no win, no fee) arrangements (introduced in 1995 as a new means of funding litigation) provide for a success fee. However this has spawned satellite litigation to recover winner’s lawyer’s fees....   [tags: determinations, procedures, industry] 2054 words
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Celebrity Culture and Fashion Trends - ... When he was first spotted wearing a Harmax suit in 2009, sales rapidly increased for the company. Hartmax took advantage of the immense opportunity and advertised on their official website “Dressing Presidential. Pick your power suit. President-elect Barack Obama found his at Hart Schaffner Marx” (Jones 1). Since using President Obama, sales in suits has rapidly increased saving the nearly bankrupt company. Furthermore, men of all ages have increasing been influenced by celebrity endorsements used by the fashion industry....   [tags: actors, actresses, politicians, musicians] 798 words
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Recent Trends in Economic Variables - ... However, the article and the chart posted note an important observation regarding the study of this trend. In 2012, the Commerce Department data implied the economy would suffer as high-income consumers felt nervous about the state of the economy generating a cutback in spending. Nevertheless, the trends seems to be different nowadays given that the economy is reacting to a new financial atmosphere in a new season. The data presented by Commerce notes wealthier families have decreased their spending in rent and tobacco products in the previous month without hurting the economy as it occurred two years ago, though they are still spending money on luxury products....   [tags: economic system, price index, gdp, pmi] 724 words
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Globalization: History, Trends, and Technologies - ... The advantages of free trade are described by the theory of comparative advantage, which defined means a lower relative cost of production than someone else. With this as long as each country specializes in products that it has a comparative advantage in, trade will be beneficial to both countries. There seem to be valid reasons that globalization could develop into minimal liberty, not more. In any event, technological, psychological, demographic, and economic forces that appear beyond the control of any country are driving globalization....   [tags: economy, communication, market] 703 words
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Future Trends on Smart Phones - ... In fact, the sales of popular gaming consoles like PlayStation and Nintendo 3DS have gone down because of smart phones. Qualcomm has come up with a new Snapdragon 805 processor which gives a 40% improvement on graphics and computing power. Such processors will help smart phone vendors to come up with a device which can give a desktop like experience to the users. iv) Mini versions of flagship phones are running amok – There are lots of consumers who find the 5 inch phones not too pocket friendly....   [tags: screen resolutions, water resistant] 853 words
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Employment Trends in Nursing - The United States Department of Labor identifies the current trends of employment that affect the nursing world. “Registered Nurses (RN) at this time represent the largest occupation in health care, with 2.5 million jobs” (Vallano, 2008, p.169). Vallano (2008) proceeds to summarize the employment trends in nursing by giving percentages of the present nursing rate in the hospital setting and the employment rate for the future of nursing. The percentage of nurses in the hospital setting is standing at 59 percent and the employment rate for nursing is expected to reach 23 percent from the year 2006 to the future year of 2016, this rate is said to be faster than the average for all occupations (...   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Tech Trends and Gadgets - ... Those who are having spiritual, mental and physical issues can balance them out through the use of healing frequencies, which can be accessed through their smartphones. And that, among others, are just a few of the reasons why a lot of people are loving their gadgets ― and keep eyeing for the hottest trends available in the market today. For this purpose, we've tracked the hottest gadget trends for this year as well as what to anticipate in 2014. Check them out: 2013 Trends Samsung Galaxy S4 First unveiled in March, this Android smartphone manufactured by Korean company Samsung Electronics, is packed with the Jelly Bean operating system, five-inch HD Super AMOLED display screen, with...   [tags: mobile banking apps, scanadu scout] 544 words
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Identifying Long Term Trends - ... Other things to consider would be the inflation and exchange rates depending on the market. Hedging against various currencies would be a great idea in combination with insurance policies to protect Nike from losses in foreign markets. Overall it is imperative to study as many economic variables as possible when working in any market. Until you understand the economy and the financial trends of a region you will be just guessing and then you will probably lose more than you make. (Six key economic variables (Power Points)., 2002) There are many techniques used to forecast market movements and no matter which method your business tends to use they will fall into one of two overarching a...   [tags: nike, economy, market]
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Trends and Healthy Options - Not surprisingly, the world of event planners is fast-pace, and ever changing world, in the chaos the only thing that is constant is change. Keeping up with the latest trends in event planning meetings and convention industries could be a full time all by itself. However, staying on the cutting edge is an essential component of any planner’s job description. Satisfying stakeholders and CEO’s demands that the event planners to find cost-effective ways to do business. Meeting and exceeding the clients exceptions, will have them coming back for more....   [tags: Nutition, Food, America]
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International Criminal Justice Trends - Introduction Crime has continually evolved thus becoming more complicated especially due to technological developments. The other factors that have contributed to crime complexity includes demographic changes for males below 30 years of age which is a crime-prone age limit; and macro-economic scales that include the unemployment rate, consumers' spending power and economic stability of the region. These factors revolve around individual's income generating potential which is an aspect that draws a line between wealth and poverty....   [tags: crime, technological development, internet]
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Procurement Trends of 2014 - ... In addition, communication via online platforms will continue, especially for businesses or entities that procure from many companies or countries. Competition between procurement systems might heat up and prices might be go upwards. 2. Outsourcing. During the last few years, a lot of businesses, small and big, have been doing outsourcing to lessen business costs and increase productivity and efficiency of workers. Like technology, the option to outsource isn’t slowing and many companies are adapting long-term outsourcing....   [tags: business year, online presence] 925 words
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Adolescent Substance Use Trends - Adolescent Substance Use Trends Patterns and trends of substance use among adolescents fluctuates from generation to generation. There are many factors related to the increased risk for substance experimentation. For example, generational substance use, poor parental monitoring, and low academic performance contribute to elevated risk for substance use (Allison, et al., 1999). Substances that have remained on the forefront for adolescent use and abuse include alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana (Hussey, Drinkard, Flannery)....   [tags: poor parental monitoring, alcohol, tabacco]
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Important Trends in Bioeconomy - Important Trends in Bioeconomy 1. Bio based industries have impact on other industries. The impact of bioeconomy can also be seen in the multiplier and ripple effect of bioeconomy. It is seen that with bioeconomy there is both economic multiplier and ripple effects. This is especially important when assessing the creation of jobs in industries in a bioeconomy. As an example, the multiplier effect of direct economic contribution of the consumer supplement industry is examined and found to extend beyond direct employment, goods and services purchased, and taxation payments....   [tags: Technological Innovation]
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Technology Trends - INTRODUCTION It seems that every year people turn increasingly toward living their lives through technology. It has inundated society, families, jobs, and lives. Three developing trends that in some ways overlap each other are specifically related to living in a technology world. These trends are particularly important to the school librarian because many students are living their lives through the web. In order to reach those students, the librarian must be knowledgeable about the trends and applications and be able to use and apply them in a library setting....   [tags: Technology ]
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Assessing Crime Trends as a Security Specialist - Crime is known as an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law. Depending on where one may reside, different punishments from certain crimes can depend on the governmental bodies. Also crimes can vary by the jurisdiction from state to state. For most crimes, after a completion of affirmative action one can be punished for the conduct. Many people have the assumption that crimes are the result of intentional conduct, when most of the time it is negligent conduct such as speeding....   [tags: Crime ]
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EXAMINING THE TRENDS IN MEDIA AND BODY DISSATISFACTION - Most Western societies experience an enormous amount of pressure on individuals to conform and achieve the thin-ideal. This influence by mass-media affects just about anyone including males and females, adults, adolescents, and children. In the early 20th century, women idolized movie icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Camille Clifford. Around 1900s, Camille Clifford started the trend where the standards of beauty were set around 140 pounds, at 5’4” feet tall. Back then, the ideal female body is by having a smaller mid-section (e.g....   [tags: Body Image]
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Influence of Design Trends in Modern Design - “An art movement is a tendency or style in art with a specific common philosophy or goal, followed by a group of artists during a restricted period of time, or, at least, with the heyday of the movement defined within usually a number of years.” This essay outlines and defines three specifically chosen design trends that have been most influential in today’s modern designs. First of all the use of art movements in society are extremely under acknowledged and recognised. "Design is like gravity - the force that holds it all together." - E A Whitney The subject of ‘art movement’ is not to be mistaken for as diminutive with similar to shallow value, but quite the opposite as it can and has...   [tags: Art Movement, History]
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The History of Cosmetics and the Trends in the Fashion Industry - ... Corrective makeup is the application of makeup to hide or conceal areas of the face or body. People can specialize and become very good in corrective makeup by learning different face shapes, different eye shapes, prominent and non prominent foreheads and chins. In corrective makeup it is important to know what colors neutralize each other and what colors do not look right together. Some things corrective makeup are used to cover up are birthmarks, the skin condition rosacea, burns, scars, unwanted tattoos, and other things people may want to hide....   [tags: hair, extensions, eyelash, makeup, types] 1119 words
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The Challenges and Trends in Compensation in the Public Sector - Introduction The purpose of this research paper is to review the challenges and trends in compensation in the public sector from an interdisciplinary view of local, state, and federal agencies human resources. Public sector human resource management continues to experience many challenges in the ever-changing workforce. Through the phases of the employee life cycle, human resource managers are required to keep compensation to the forefront in forming a strategic organization. Of those challenges, budget cuts, which affect pension plans, and tenure, are some of the areas of concern for human resources amongst government agencies....   [tags: human resources, benefits, employees]
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The Historical Perspectives and Trends of Children's Literature - Since the 18th century children’s literature has been held responsible for bringing entertainment to children of all ages across the world. But, when you actually think about it, what is children’s literature. The term seems easy enough to define, it is literature intended for children, but what is the definition of literature. According to Charlotte Huck (2010), literature is an imaginative shaping of life and thought into the forms and structures of language. This, in my opinion, is an excellent definition to use due to the fact that children’s literature is constantly changing....   [tags: children's entertainment, story telling]
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Hospital Trends in The Current Economic Environment - Hospital Trends 1. How is the current economic environment affecting hospitals. According to the article, “The Economic Downturn and Its Impact on Hospitals”, the current economic environment is affecting hospitals and other heath care facilities in a number of ways. The most common issue relates to inability of the hospitals to obtain and secure relevant financing that enables health institutions to meet their daily obligations. Since most payments in hospitals lags behind the amount expected to deliver health care, most of the times hospitals are forced to borrow funds from financial institutions to meet their operating expenses....   [tags: Hospital Administration]
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Trends in Teen Pregnancy Around the World - ... Since teen pregnancy has decreased since starting research it shows that teens are either using more contraception or waiting until they are older to think about having kids. As I stated earlier there are other countries that dealt with the epidemic of teen pregnancy including Sweden, United States of America and England/ Wales. Researchers believe that this information is important to understand why our teens are having children at such a young age. They believe as like in the Canada research pregnancy has decreased significantly over the course of a decade....   [tags: decrease, contraception, child, life]
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Fashion Trends Shaped by Economic Issues - ... Many women began to wear scarves with fringed edges. This was when beaded designs, bright colors and fringes became popular on dresses too (Hossell). Like clothing, the 1920‘s also took a great tole on women’s accessorization, the use of cosmetics, and tanning. Some popular accessories girls wore were long strand of pearls, bangles, dangling earrings and furs. The strands of pearls were normally looped a few time around the neck. Long straight fur coats without curves became very popular (Women’s Fashion Accessories)....   [tags: the 1920s, jazz age, women]
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Cultural Trends of Water Purification Systems - ... A survivalist is “someone strongly determined to survive”. (yourdictionary.com/survivalist) They are constantly prepping for uncanny events that they suspect may occur. All survivalist share a deep desire to live, therefore overcoming obstacles to survive is taken to an extreme. According to Dr. Stirling Silverman, the author of a survivalist blog, states that disaster can be divided into two broad categories. First, are disasters resulting from human activity and second are natural disasters....   [tags: outdoors, survivalists, poverty] 1145 words
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Future Trends in Game Based Learning - ... Today, game-based learning is accessible in many different industries, for four reasons: • The success of game- and simulation-based learning in the aviation, military and healthcare industries provides a powerful proof-of-concept, and an endorsement of learning effectiveness. • Advances in raw processing power with an attendant decrease in cost have brought game-based learning within reach. • The development of stable, flexible game engines and toolkits are driving down the cost of development and reducing the need for 100% custom, from-scratch application development....   [tags: teaching, research, technology] 819 words
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Health Information National Trends Survey - ... The responses are the dependent variable because they depend on whether they were asked by mail or telephone. Besides those variables, there are also the demographic variables that need to be taken in for consideration. These include things such as age, race, income, marital status, etc. The methods they used for HINTS 2007 was a dual frame or duel mode method. For the RDD method, the CATI was used. A person over the telephone would say the questions and each respondent had 30 minutes to answer....   [tags: Collect Data, Cacer Related Information]
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Trends In Policing - Since the founding of this country, to the wild west, and up to the present, the agenda of the policing bodies have been clear: to uphold and enforce the laws of our society. Of course the way they do this today had undergone changes from the first police forces of early America, law enforcement has seen trends come and go. Law enforcement is divided into three major eras throughout history. These eras are the political era, the reform era and the community era. The political era that took place between 1840-1930 was characterized by five points, which was the authority was coming from politicians and the law, a broad social service function, decentralized organization, an intimate relatio...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Taking a Look at the City of Atlanta - ... Sales tax revenue is extremely flexible due to changes in economic performance associated with disposable income and unemployment levels. Despite still declining revenues, the budget avoids service cuts and property tax hikes, while adding about a million dollars to the city’s $126 million reserve fund (Shapiro 2013). These conditions play an important role in how revenue decisions are made. Revenue Decisions General revenue expectations and future allocations are fixed by law via the authority of the Budget Commission....   [tags: revenue trends] 741 words
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New Trends and the Evaluation of Scholarship - New Trends and the Evaluation of Scholarship Introduction The advancement of information and communication technologies over the past decade, particularly the growth of the Internet, the World Wide Web (Web), and email, have had an impact on how scholarship is conducted and are re-defining many aspects of scholarly communication. Interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and disintermediation are three aspects of scholarly communication that are on the increase as a result of the advancement of information and communication technology....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Effects on Trends in Trade Policy - Effects on Trends in Trade Policy The modernizing world of 1850-1870 belonged to an age of remarkable growth in international trade, stimulating the largest free market the world had ever seen. Yet by 1914, only 30 years later, the trend towards liberal trade policies had mostly ended, replaced by a revival of the protectionist system. A study of the variation in trade policies over time shows a remarkable growth in the power of interest groups to influence the institutional rules and regulations concerning international economic intercourse....   [tags: Papers] 1435 words
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Trends and Challenges of Human Resources - Trends and Challenges of Human Resources Human resources departments have existed for approximately 100 years. Previously known as personnel departments, organizations' departments specializing in the management of people assets have evolved through the years to address many issues. Change in labor laws, introduction and advancement in technology, and the way humankind has evolved has forced many trend changes in human resources management (HRM). In today's organizations, HRM has many functions and roles (Brannen, 2000)....   [tags: HR Business Analysis Management] 1512 words
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Art Trends In The 1920's - Art Trends In The 1920's The art of the 20th century contained many elements previous styles that had begun in the late 19th century. The Impressionists had abandoned the appearance of nature to concentrate on color and its relation to the quality of light. (Collier's Encyclopedia, 745) This was then abandoned for a kind expressionism, a personal and subjective style created. A number of outstanding 20th century artists working outside the many movements of art created works of great individuality....   [tags: Art]
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Current Trends in Educational Technology - Current Trends in Educational Technology Abstract Current trends in Educational Technology offer quite an array of subject matter to study. I have selected a few articles demonstrating trends I found most interesting. These include trends in research, holistic technology education, pedagogic balance in technology education and using open source software in the school. Hopefully these trends will be an eye opener for the reader. This paper is based on these journal articles: Research in Technology Education: Back to the Future (Reed, 2002); Basic Principles in Holistic Technology Education (Seemann, 2003); Partnership-Centered Learning: The Case for Pedagogic Balance In Technology Educati...   [tags: Education Technological Essays]
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Despite the Trends in Fashion, Teenagers Should Dress Appropriately - Fashion is in demand for all walks of life, young and old, male or female, and rich or poor. Fashion is a way to express one’s self and also a way of showing off. Fashion is being who you are. For most teens, image is important. Despite the provocativeness of much of today's fashion, it is possible for teen's to dress appropriately while keeping up with the latest trends. In 1970's the latest fashion trends included, disco look, tie dye shirt, and fringe. The Disco look was one of the fashion styles in 1970’s because of the disco music station was introduced on New York radio....   [tags: self-image, self-expression] 2146 words
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Policies, Law and Regulations that Affect Businesses: Demographic Trends - ... Regulations may generate costs alongside benefits and may generate unexpected reactivity effects for instance defensive practice. Effective regulations can be analyzed as those where entire benefits surpass total costs. Whether a business is big or small, the law requires it to take reasonable steps to curb discrimination and aggravation. In small businesses where the proprietor has direct link with the staff, a written policy is sometimes unnecessary and a plain statement of your anticipations of conducts at work may suffice....   [tags: market interests, consumers] 619 words
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What Influences the Fashion Trends? - What Influences the Fashion Trends. Introduction Every generation has their own style; something that sets them apart from the previous generations. So why does our generation choose to wear the clothing that they do. Of course we don't want to dress like our parents, but there are other factors involved in developing the style of a generation. Marketing, advertising, and the media all try to influence the way our generation dresses. Their reasons are mainly profit based. We also make our clothing choices based on the Functionality of the garment....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Most Essential Trends in Information and Communication Nowadays - ... Recently, there is a new word coming up: Multi-screen linkage. Based on the Internet, it combines the mobile phones, the tablets, the TVs, the computers, and if possible, the film screens, into a huge network. The same information can be shown on different screens in various but systematic and well-ordered forms, and you can use different devices at the same time to complete the information that cannot be shown on one medium. And also, interaction is one of the most important parts of multi-screen linkage....   [tags: cloud, computing, processing, devices, era] 1423 words
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Current Marketing Trends And Strategies - Introduction Now is the right time to come in and buy a new car. If you buy now, you will receive a free gift with your purchase. Have you thought about taking a vacation this month. This would be the perfect gift for any loved one. These are some common phrases and questions that everyone hears on a day to day basis. Whether it is on television, the radio, or on the internet, advertisement is all over and is heard or seen by people of all ages. Marketing is taking over the business world. If the right product is marketed poorly, it is most likely to fail....   [tags: Business Marketing] 1752 words
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