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Trends of Marriage and Divorce - Marriage is one of the oldest cultural institutions in the world. Its status has changed drastically over the years, and in the last few decades alone has gone from being a social expectation to simply an option for most people. In the 1920s, marriage was generally considered an expectation for all young women, lest they dry up like cacti before they bore children. Today, marriage is generally recognized as a commitment that may satisfy some, though many choose to forgo the process. The differences between the cultural perception of marriage in the “Roaring Twenties” compared to today have manifested themselves in many different ways....   [tags: Marriage History, Divorce Rates]
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Diet and Weight Loss Trends - Now a days, many teens are trying to lose weight. Some of their attempts to lose weight are often unhealthy. One of the more popular methods of weight loss is dieting, or the regulated selection of foods, as for medical reasons or weight loss. A large number of teens are resorting to unhealthy weight loss behaviors. According to Neumark-Sztainer, Story, Hannan, Perry and Irving ( 2002), “more than 1/2 of girls and 1/3 of boys engage in unhealthy weight control behaviors for example, fasting, laxatives, skipping meals, or smoking to control appetite”....   [tags: Healthly Living]
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Autism Current Trends and Issues - It is a common fact that an early intervention is an important key in the successful treatment of children with Autism disorder. According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ([CDC], 2013), children can be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) reliably at the age of two, yet, in real life, most of the children receive their diagnoses when they are much older. The CDC informs that children should be screened for ASD at the age of 18 to 24 months during regular well-child doctor visits....   [tags: early intervention, screening, treatment]
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Eating Disorders and Social Trends - Have you ever heard about eating disorder. eating disorder means that conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_disorder). Nowadays, eating disorder more and more serious. Many people suffered from this. Even few people died because of this. Then, why did this disease break born. Eating disorder's causing can explained to social trend and problems of the individual....   [tags: abnormal eating habits] 609 words
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Constant or Changing Conditions That Lead to Rejection or Embracement of Continuity or Change in Lyric Trends - Constant or Changing Conditions That Lead to Rejection or Embracement of Continuity or Change in Lyric Trends Who would have ever predicted that the traditional 1915 song, America, I Love You (Reublin, 2004) would become Anti-Flag¡¦s North America Sucks by the year 1998. Or 1775¡¦s The King¡¦s Regulars (History in a Song, 2004) become 2001¡¦s Son of a Bush. Since the American Revolution of 1775 to present-day September 11th attacks and United States¡¦ war with Iraq, artists have taken advantage of their freedom of expression during conflicts by incorporating their own philosophies into their lyrics....   [tags: War Songs Lyrics Music] 1884 words
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Technology Trends: Open Content - The Horizon Report released by the New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative reports on trending technologies in education. In the 2010 edition, the authors identify six technologies that they feel are within six years or less of entering mainstream use in education. Identified in the report are mobile computing and open content likely to enter the mainstream within the next two years, electronic books and simple augmented reality within the next four years, and gesture-based computing and visual data analysis within the next six years....   [tags: Education Technology]
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Trends in Late Parenting - All across the nation couples are continually increasing the trend to have their first child after the age of thirty-five. A baby boom among older women has tripled the number of giving birth after they’re forty’s birthday. This unprecedented level is nearly three times the total of twenty year olds and up by fifty percent over the past decade (Doughty, 2010). Last year 27,000 babies were born to mothers over the age of forty (Doughty, 2010). Research has shown that there are many risks for the mother, the father, and the baby....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Down Syndrome] 1834 words
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Latin America when It Was Under Liberal Rule - Time and rules have been transforming countries in many ways; especially, in the 1850’s and the 1920’s, when liberals were firmly in control across Latin American region. Liberalism can be defined as a dominant political philosophy in which almost every Latin American country was affected. A sense of progress over tradition, reason over faith, and free market over government control. Although each country was different, all liberals pursued similar policies. They emphasize on legal equality for all citizens, progress, free trade, anti-slavery, and removing power from church....   [tags: breaking colonial molds, following European trends] 699 words
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Reality Bites Back: Guilty Pleasure Analysis - Reality Bites Back, Guilty Pleasure Analysis Human beings require their pleasures for a daily need be filled, whether it be a guilty one or not, the pleasure is there. In Jennifer Pozner’s Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV we step through where reality TV has taken our guilty pleasure on another level. TV is one of every Americans center of attention at some point during the day or week, which provide us with the visualization of what we watch to become a consumption of our life and views....   [tags: human, pleasure, reality, tv, watch, trends] 818 words
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The Spiritual Revolution in America - “I’m spiritual but not religious.” In today’s society, it is a trendy phrase that many people often use to describe their belief that they do not need to be affiliated with an organized religion in order to live a faithful and fulfilling life. As life becomes more frenzied and chaotic, people assert that they do not have the time to engage in organized religious activity and turn to a different alternative, one that can be less limiting and narrow minded. While spirituality means something different to everyone, at its core, spirituality provides our lives with context....   [tags: religion, spirituality, trends in the US] 822 words
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Emerging Trends - Many people have the idea that HEVs and electric vehicles are recent phenomenon. But the history of HEVs goes way back. According to Rahman (2008), the production of HEVs dates back to the early 1900s, when Ferdinand Porsche from Lohner Coach Factory developed the Mixte, which was a 4WD series-hybrid version of "System Lohner-Porsche". In order to extend operating range, the vehicle included two generators driven by 2.5-hp Daimler IC engines enabling it to cover almost 65 km on battery alone. It had a top speed of 50 km/h and a power of 5.22 kW during 20 minutes....   [tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicles] 1617 words
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Criminal Justice Trends - The criminal justice system is a group of institutions that work together to protect a society, prevent and control crime, and maintain justice; enforcing the laws regulated by society. As the years have gone by and society has evolved; so have the criminal justice system and its methods to accomplish its role in society. This short analysis will evaluate the main facts that have been affecting the criminal justice system for decades and have influenced the evolution the justice system is enduring in a changing society (Muraski, 2009)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Midwifes and New Trends in Child Deliveries - One hundred years ago, it was common for all children to be born at home. In fact, 19 out of 20 of all children born in 1900 in the United States were not born in a hospital and instead were born at home (Holden). Today, less than one percent of all children in America are born outside of a hospital. However a growing movement is reversing that trend, and more women are opting to have children at home. One of the keys to a successful home birth experience is the hiring of a midwife. A midwife is a trained medical professional with expertise in supporting women during their pregnancies....   [tags: Parenting]
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Current Trends in Drug and Alcohol Addiction - Humanity has had a long relationship with drugs and alcohol, so long that Stone Age beer jugs dating back to 10,000 BC have been discovered. Some historians argue that beer predates bread as a staple of human consumption (Hanson, 2013, Para. 1). As the centuries passed alcohol and drugs became ingrained in the early cultures of recorded history, the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and early Christians all utilized mind-altering substances in ceremony and celebration (Hanson, 2013, Para. 3). Today, drugs and alcohol still play an active role in societies around the world....   [tags: psychoactive drugs, alcohol recovery]
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US Economy: Trends in the Banking Industry - Setting the Background During the turn of the 21st century, things were looking extremely bleak for the U.S. economy. The dot-com bubble left major technology companies – and their employees, in complete financial shambles. This stock market crash caused the loss of over $5 trillion in the market value of various companies from 2000-2002. In addition, the events of September 11th accelerated this recession. Although the $40 billion insurance loss was one of the largest insured events, it didn’t even compare to the subsequent events that occurred....   [tags: post dot.com bubble breakdown] 549 words
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Homicide Trends, Prevention, Intervention in Atlanta - Introduction Homicide has been in existence since the beginning of time. People kill each other daily. In the United States, you are ten-times more likely to be murdered on the day you’re born than any other time in your life (CDC, 2002). For that reason, today’s research suggest that homicide events should not be considered single incidents but as underlying indicators of changes in social and economic conditions including: race, poverty, and social isolation (Parker 2004) and the distribution of handguns (Ludwig & Cook, 2003)....   [tags: Social Issues, Homicide, Justice] 1455 words
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Trends in Nursing Informatics: Mobile Devices - Introduction For years healthcare delivery has been limited to health provider areas such as hospitals, doctors offices, clinics and other facilities offering care. The introduction of mobile technologies in the healthcare field has changed the way health care is practiced and plays a key role in its future. Concerns remain at the forefront of discussions regarding patient privacy and transmission of proprietary data. The introduction of the personal digital assistant and smart phone will revolutionize care in the coming years....   [tags: Medical Technology ]
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Emerging Trends in Global Leadership Teams - Introduction The purpose of this paper is to identify the nature of conflict in geographically distributed teams and the causes of conflict. In additional, the researcher will analyze the relationship between cultural diversity and team conflict. Finally, the researcher will identify the means used for communication and collaboration across geographical distance. The Nature of Conflict in Geographically Distributed Teams Currently geographically distributed teams are increasingly prevalent in the workplace which has increase conflict in the workplace and among team members (Hinds & Mortensen, 2005)....   [tags: Leadership ]
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African American Studies: Trends and Developments - The definition of African American studies has been a much debated topic for years. Surely, it is a necessary program to be taught in schools to educate students on the black experience through a political, social, and legal understanding. In order to appreciate the purpose and denotation of the curriculum, we must first look at the history of the field itself, the key elements that make up the program and its role in society, as well as what the future holds for the advancement of African American studies....   [tags: social issues, black studies]
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The Importance of Understanding and Interpreting Leisure Trends and Forecasts for Leisure Managers, and Provide Examples of Their Use - The Importance of Understanding and Interpreting Leisure Trends and Forecasts for Leisure Managers, and Provide Examples of Their Use The continually changing and occurring, media driven sports industry must be fully aware of the current and upcoming trends which occur and impact youth and society. To develop an insight into the relationship between both understanding and interpreting leisure trends and how this directly implicates leisure managers they need to be completely aware of how their ideas will be interpreted by the public....   [tags: Papers] 1533 words
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Telecommunication Trends - Fiber Optics - FIBER OPTICS IN OUR SCHOOLS Fiber optic refers to the medium and the technology associated with the transmission of information as light impulses along a glass or plastic wire or fiber, about the thickness of a human hair. Fiber optic wire carries much more information than conventional copper wire, and is far less subject to electromagnetic interference. A single glass fiber can carry the equivalent of 100 channels of television or 100,000 telephone calls, with even more capacity possible by encasing many fibers within one cable....   [tags: essays research papers] 1123 words
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Trends Shaping the Healthcare Industry - Consumerism Managed Care has made a great effort in ensuring that patients are provided with Access to quality care. Medical costs have risen so that employers have shifted more of the medical costs to the plan members therefore increasing the uninsured rate. Also with the rise of medical cost, employers could opt not to provide any medical benefits to their employees. This leaves the employee purchasing health and medical insurance with their out of pocket monies. The consumers have changed from an organization that provided medical services to enrollees for a prepared fixed fee to plans that make contractual arrangements with providers for services at discounted prices....   [tags: Marketing] 1385 words
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Family Structure Trends in Europe - The implication for social policy as a result of the changing face of the ‘family’ has been enormous. In order to evaluate them adequately, I shall look at 4 main transitory factors which have had, and are continuing to have, implications for social policy, specifically within Europe. These are: Downward trend in marriages, the rise in single parent/lone parent families, increasing participation of women in the workforce and their consequent economical success, and the incessantly declining rate of fertility....   [tags: Papers Home Family Divorce Marriage Essays] 1948 words
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Against the Flow - Against the Flow The stereotypical American teenage girl follows the entertainment industry as if it were her livelihood. She listens to pop, rap, and R&B. She goes shopping almost every weekend for the next midriff-baring fashion. Television is scheduled into her day as if the VCR had never been invented. She is on top of the trends, ready with plastic in hand for anything the market will push her way. I am not your typical teenage girl. I like to see movies, but often put everything else ahead of going to a movie theatre and must catch up by watching several movies from the video store....   [tags: Teenagers Teens Media Trends Essays] 1515 words
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Influence of Technical, Environmental and Business Trends in IT Service Industry - Introduction In today’s economy, the feature of a company’s customer service can signify the difference among success and failure. Good service translates into better customer loyalty, which in turn translates into higher profits and customer profitability. Companies should have strong service management team that can provide and manage the information which is needed to deliver world-class service support as well all the other additional products and services which may require by client as per their business need while delivering incomparable customer satisfaction....   [tags: Economy, Customer Service] 1883 words
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An Environmental Anthropology of Waste in Cairo Contexts, Dimensions and Trends - A Timeline of Waste in Cairo Despite the fact that MSW is a responsibility of governments and municipalities, the earliest form of waste management system that has ever been known in Cairo was established by people not by authorities, a collaboration that dates back to the beginning of the last century. The first societal authority in this parallel government was a group of migrants from the Dakhla oasis in the western Egyptian desert. They were called Wahiya which means ‘oasis people’. They settled in Cairo and embarked themselves on managing the city’s waste as a living ....   [tags: municipal solid waste management]
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The Trends in Depressive Disorders in Malawi from 1990 tO 2010 - ... The Ministry of Health should, therefore, prioritise the training and recruitment of more health workers in mental health services. Furthermore, Malawi should also consider the training of social mental workers who can assist these few nurses in the community. As of 2011, Malawi had only 0.01 trained social workers in the mental health sector per 100,000 population (21). Secondary Prevention Major depressive disorders and mental conditions due to infections such as HIV and malaria are usually admitted at district hospitals and tertiary mental hospitals depending on their severity....   [tags: mental health service delivery]
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“Dying Before Their Time: The Startling Trends in Adolescent Suicide” - According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents aged 15-24 years old. This calculates to 33,000 adolescents killing themselves each year (CDC, 2010). The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), reported that suicide amongst all individuals nation wide has declined over all, but despite the decline, adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 have shown suicide rates that has increased by 6 percent (NCSL, 2005)....   [tags: Psychology]
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American Prisons and Trends Displayed by the Minority Inmate Population - American prisons exhibit a trend of disparity of the minority inmate population. Disparity occurs most in the minority population due to high crime rates within their communities mainly because of social isolation and the way the judicial system operates. Why is it that minorities are most likely to be incarcerated. Is it because of the lack of education, poverty, social and economic isolation or is it because of racial profiling. Racial disparity in the criminal justice system is widespread and it threatens to challenge the fact that our judicial system is fair and effective....   [tags: disparity, juvenile justice, african americans]
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Footwear Trends: Exploring America's Fascination with Uggs - America's love-hate relationship with the fuzzy footwear phenomenon known as uggs has gone on now for almost a decade. Sadly, the go-go boots of the naughts show few signs of going away. This fashion fad has left many wondering where exactly uggs came from. More importantly, people want to know, “why and how long the ugg is here to stay?” Often these questions are followed by the thought of, “where can I get my own ugly footwear?” because, after all, no one wants to be left out. If you've somehow missed this brand name buzz, or thought that ugg was just a hip slang word ugly used when describing this fuzzy slipper-boot, chances are good that you've seen them whether you realized it or not....   [tags: fashion, footwear] 901 words
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Trends in Long-Term Care and Associated Implications - ... Informal caregivers provide the majority of long-term care services without any form of payment. This significantly impacts the caregiver in a multitude of ways, which include reduced household income and the accruing of costs associated with the provision of care (Calmus, 2013). Approximately 80% of total spending for LTC services focuses on elderly and as the percentage of population 65 years and older begin to increase, the amount of federal dollars spend on this population will account for an unsustainable share of the federal budget and economic resources (Shi L....   [tags: clinical and social services]
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The Green IT Movement - Green IT is a trending topic within Information Technology that when properly leveraged can help an organization to save money, improve efficiency, and reduce its environmental footprint.   TABLE OF CONTENTS: ICT and Environment......................................................................................................3 Introduction........................................................................................................3 Overview of Green IT........................................................................................................................4 Importance of Green IT.......................................................................................   [tags: Trends in Green IT]
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Smoking Trends Among Teenagers - Cigarette smoking is a habit that kills approximately million of people per year. It is surprisingly being picked up by myriad amount of children every day. Smoking becomes a growing trend in the youth community. The number of young smokers have been increased in most American middle schools and high schools. Both girls and boys are smoking because they think it is cool. The four reasons that cause many teenagers to start smoking are peer-pressure, image projection, rebellion, and adult aspirations....   [tags: essays research papers] 1067 words
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Technology Trends and Issues - Defining Technological Literacy Given the current state of technology, a researcher should have little difficulty in finding relevant definitions that embody a spirited understanding of underlying technical and societal interactions that craft a view of the technically literate person. As an exercise, extracting the common elements from various experts’ definitions of technological literacy should result in a generalized perspective that would provide a foundation supporting further literacy definitions for aspects of technology such as computers or genetics....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Trends In Wireless Technology - Wireless Technology Industry Report •The forecast where a technology will be on the future of wireless LAN •The current level of wireless technology •The development of wireless networking •The influence on the future of wireless LAN •The trend of the time of wireless networking Background In June, 1997 the IEEE, the body that defined the dominant 802.3 Ethernet standard, released the 802.11 standard for wireless local area networking. IEEE 802.11 standard supports transmission in infrared light and two types of radio transmission within the unlicensed 2.4GHz frequency band: Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) and Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)....   [tags: Technology] 964 words
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Holidays and Our Consumer Culture: The History and Current Trends for Christmas Shopping - Holidays have always been known to affect our consumer culture for many years, but how it all began eludes many people and very few studies have been completed on it. Even though some say that the subject is too broad to precisely identify how holidays, especially Christmas, directly affect our market, I have found that people’s values, expectations and rituals related to holidays can cause an excessive amount of spending among our society. Most people are unaware that over the centuries holidays have become such a profitable time of year for industries that they now starting to promote gift ideas on an average of a month and a half ahead of actual holiday dates to meet consumer demands....   [tags: economy, american history]
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Impact of Building Information Modeling in LEED Rating Analysis of Newly Constructed Buildings - Introduction and Background to the problem With the alarming growth in the energy costs and environmental concern in construction projects there is a continuous demand for sustainable buildings. LEED® evaluates the sustainable performance through a 69-point credit system which mainly emphasizes Indoor environmental quality, energy and atmosphere, sustainable sites, water efficiency, materials and resources and innovation in design (Azhar, Carlton, Olsen and Ahmad (2011)). The advent of Building Information Modeling (BIM) actuated the integration of different construction data in a single model....   [tags: environmental trends in construction engineering]
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What Stricter Divorce Laws Could Do For our Families - Fifty years ago the traditional family was defined as a father and a mother, committed in a marriage, and with this marriage there was the possibility of children. However, over the years, this definition of the “traditional family” has changed. Today, there are more households that are held together either by a single parent, stepparents, or blended families. This can be the result of many possibilities but one of the reasons as to why this change has occurred is the result of an increase in divorce in the United States....   [tags: Marriage Trends, American Family]
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The Benefits of Allowing Cell Phones in the Classroom - Ever since incidents such as 9/11 and Columbine, high schools have started implementing new rules regarding cellphones. Cellphones regard the attention of building managers, teachers, parents, and students. Although teachers see them as a distraction and a way to cheat, they can be quite helpful to students. School districts should permit students to use cellular devices in school for purposes of improving their education and providing themselves a sense of security. By permitting the use of cellphones in school, students can increase their knowledge and complete school work by using applications and other features on their smartphones....   [tags: technology, education, trends]
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How the Western Concept of Marriage has Changed - ... 2010). People are no longer wanting to be told what is right and what to do. Individualism is too deeply imbedded in today’s society. We no longer have norms or standards, “it has been replaced with the freedom to act solely for one’s best interest” (Harper, 2010). There is no longer any agreement on the definition of marriage as each individual feels it is in his moral rights to express marriage to his own wishes and desires. While we do not live in a vacuum, most individuals conduct their lives with values and morals learned from parents and their environment....   [tags: trends in American society]
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Applying Gladwell's Tipping Point Concept to Technology - Water is fairly warm at 211° Fahrenheit, but is it warm enough. When water hits its tipping point at 212°, it boils and has a considerably higher potential. Throughout The Tipping Point, the author, Malcolm Gladwell, discusses the law of the few, the stickiness factor, and the power of context as rules of epidemics. If followed, these rules can cause a “tipping point”. He defines a tipping point as the “name given to that one dramatic moment in an epidemic when everything can change all at once” (Gladwell 9)....   [tags: Business Trends, Business Analysis]
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Reality Television - Reality Television Description One of the most recent and freshest trends to come out of television is the phenomenon of "reality television". Spurred by trend setting programs like CBS's Survivor and MTV's The Real World, reality television was launched as a new genre. With such recent hits as Laguna Beach: The Real OC, Flavor of Love, and American Idol, reality television, as a genre and a staple of pop culture, has only begun to grow. In an analysis of various articles studied from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and, The Los Angeles Times within the last three months has confirmed a recent trend in reality television itself....   [tags: Case Study Broadcast Trends Reality] 1505 words
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Social Responsibility and Ethics in Marketing - According to Grayson (2003), there is a rising trend amongst the academicians as well as the professionals about social responsibility and ethics in marketing. The marketers and MNCs operating in different spheres and regions all over the world have started realizing the significance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ethics in marketing along with their role in carrying out the business that takes care of the community’s interest at the same time maximizing the profit levels of their companies (Matten & Moon, 2004)....   [tags: rising trends among academicians] 2479 words
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Management in the Technology Age - Management has progressed far since the days of traditional bookkeeping attributed by the Ancient Sumerians. However, there were two great comings that would change the scope of management forever. The first was contributed by one of the most prominent minds in history, Adam Smith, known as the father of economics and capitalism. The second would come from a great wave that would sweep over the shores of Europe and the rest of the western world, The Industrial Revolution. With the introduction of The Wealth of Nations, the Industrial Revolution and countless other contributions, our ideas of management were reformed and still improving....   [tags: Current Management Trends]
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Selfish Isn't All Bad - ... Instead it has been Americanized, and turned into another event on the consumer calendar (516). Just like those who we willing to lose their lives to get what they wanted, the bourgeois bohemian do the same, but on a level less intense. Being an American consumer means that money is spent, and considering that money doesn’t grow on trees, time and effort must be put forth in order to get it. When the world of someone is centered around themselves (like most Americans), the me factor plays a large role....   [tags: consumerism, latest trends, money]
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Convergance Culture And Trends Of Music Sharing Online - Using an illustrative case study from the Web (site, application, event, etc.), analyze and discuss the significance of what Henry Jenkins calls ‘convergence culture’. Make specific reference to two or three of the major areas of tension he identifies as shaping the contemporary media environment. Significant innovations have occurred across the business or intermediate services sectors and the domestic or consumer service sectors, across the fields of entertainment, communication, and information sharing and the website that I am using for my case study is one of them....   [tags: Culture Mp3 music peer to peer] 1445 words
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Bottled Water Industry: Competition, Trends, and Strategies - This paper answers the following questions: 1. What are economic characteristics of the bottled water industry. 2. What is competition like in the bottled water industry. 3. Which strategic groups do you think are in the best or worst position. 4. What are the successful key factors in bottled water industries. 5. What recommendation would you make to Coca-Cola to improve its competitiveness in the global bottled water industry. 1. What are economic characteristics of the bottled water industry....   [tags: Competitiveness] 1933 words
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School Uniforms Are an Important Tool To Allow Students To Learn Without Distraction - The before school arguments over what to wear, and the ridiculous pricing of fashionable brand clothing, have become a harsh reality to many parents and their children. Because children feel a deep need to fit in with their peers, they face the never ending contest of comparison and stereotypes. On the other hand, many students do not have families that can provide them with the newest, sought after clothing and struggle to do so even when getting clothes from thrift stores and hand me downs. At the same time, in some schools gang signs and gang related clothing can be an issue, as well as fights and violence....   [tags: eliminating distraction due to fashion trends]
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Integrating Strategy and Human Resource Management - Chapter 4 Case - Integrating Strategy and Human Resource Management 1. Based on these descriptions of the experience of People’s Bank, Ingersoll-Rand, and Maid Bess, what is the unifying theme of the role played by human resource management. To begin with, human resource management is the process of hiring and training employees so that employees become more knowledgeable of their job tasks, and more valuable to the company. Hiring and training employees, managing payroll, performing job analyses, assessing performance, and communicating with employers and employees are all part of human resource management (Heathfield, 2013)....   [tags: Manegerial Trends, US Navy, Organizations]
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Trends And Current Problems In Aviation: Cockpit Voice And Flight Dat - Problem statement One of the most scrutinized pieces of evidence gathered from an aircraft accident is the collection of information contained in the Cockpit Voice Recorder and Flight Data Recorder. CVRs and FDRs paint an often haunting, but frequently useful picture of what occurred during the last minutes of an accident flight. This is not to say, however, that the recorders are always conclusive, or even useful. There are a handful of cases where the CVR and FDR tapes have broken, failed to record, stopped recording early, or not captured enough information to be useful to the investigation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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New Trends In E-Business: E-Government And M-Commerce - Abstract The internet has emerged as a major, perhaps eventually the most important worldwide distribution channel for goods, services, managerial and professional jobs. This has profoundly changed the economics, markets and industry structure, products and services and their flow. The consumer segmentation, values and behavior has been shifting constantly due to new technological advances in electronic commerce and mobile commerce. E-commerce has given consumers cheaper products and services, instant delivery, no sales tax and information availability....   [tags: Ebusiness] 1381 words
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Body Piercing: Reclamation, Enhancement, And Self-Expression - In America the practice of body piercing is everywhere, especially among young people, who are getting several parts of their bodies pierced either as an affirmation of their personal individuality, as a means of sexual gratification or stimulation, a reclamation of their bodies from physical or emotional trauma, or for as a means of adornment. Whatever the reason, it's widespread. Body piercing is the piercing of the ears, nose, septum, cheeks, lip, tongue, nipples, navel, clitoris, labia, penis, and scrotum....   [tags: Body Piercing Fashion Trends Essays]
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Betsey Johnson - Betsey Johnson has been worshipped as one of the queens of the American fashion world since the mid 1960s. She has excelled as both a businesswoman and designer due to her free spirit, independent thinking, and rock ‘n’ roll attitude, as well as a great deal of hard work and perseverance. At 5’4’’, Johnson is known for her wild hair (she spends 20,000 a year on extensions and wigs!), and ear-to-ear smile, matching her equally vibrant personality. One of the best words to describe Betsey Johnson would be nonconformist....   [tags: fashion, queen, cartwheel, trends, artwork]
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Canning: A Non-Hierarchical and Democratic, but Trendy, Hobby - According to the New York Times, canning has seen “an incredible surge of interest recently.” This is not the only newspaper to comment on the growing trend in home food preservation. For this study, online articles from six different North American newspapers with publication dates ranging from 2009 until 2011 were analyzed to determine whether canning is a hobby of distinction or democracy. Josée Johnston and Shyon Baumann’s Foodies discussed the tension between democracy and distinction in relation to the contemporary food movement....   [tags: Hobby]
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Is Change Really a Good Thing? - Cosmetic surgery in modern age, is coming to be more and more popular, modern and trendy from the increase of people, and celeberitys use of it. But is it valuble. Of corse not. Infact, its quite the opposite. It just brings more hastles to your life with all the finatual issues, puts your health and well-bing at risk, and there is also the fact that no matter how close you are with some people, they will judge you. These few but meaningful reasons definitly out weigh the positive points of cosmetic surgery....   [tags: cosmetic, surgery, risk, trendy, health] 1030 words
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Exploring Trendy Underground Music Genres - Have you ever wondered how other genres of music started. Although every style has its own unique sound, they’re somehow related in a small way. As a musician you may try to incorporate their style of playing and tweak it to make it personal and your own. However, there are hundreds of genres to choose from I’ve decided to choose a select few that I’ve found appealing to me. Math rock is a rhythmically complex, guitar-based style of experimental rock music that became known in the late 1980’s. It is distinguished by complex, atypical rhythmic structures including irregular stopping and starting, sharp melodies, and dissonant chords....   [tags: music] 855 words
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Domestic and International Sources of Financing - Domestic and International Sources of Financing There are several private and public sectors that offer financial assistance for global business enterprise. Denim Trends will enlist financial professionals that understand global business and Denim Trends operations. Hiring financial professionals with a good understanding and knowledge of domestic and international financing will assist Denim Trends in dealing with organizational risk. Denim Trends will design a presentation and convene with potential investors to demonstrate how Denim Trends can improve Puerto Rico’s economy....   [tags: Finance ]
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Training and Developmnt Trend Research - This paper seeks to identify the various emerging trends and current issues surrounding areas of training and development in an organization. The paper has evaluated emerging trends under the topic organizational development in training and strategy, with the focus in Japan. The person who reads this paper will be taken through a comprehensive step by step process to determine the most significant trend. The paper will also mention the impacts this trends have in the future organization, this will then open the platform for my literature review....   [tags: Organizational Development, Training Strategies] 2782 words
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Planning and Strategy - In any retail operation or company, planning is a very important factor for the success of any endeavor in that it involves the actual anticipation and organization of what needs to be done and how it should be done to reach an objective.(Retailing, pg.40) Strategic planning involves a company or firm to adapt its resources to the actual opportunities and possible threats of the ever-changing retail environment, and, if used properly, a good strategic plan can help retailers achieve and maintain a beneficial balance of its resources and possible opportunities to come....   [tags: Business, Planning] 1700 words
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Changing Face of World Missions - In Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew records Jesus’ last words to His disciples these verses have become known as “The Great Commission.”Since, the giving of the Great Commission followers of Christ has left their own culture in order to engage another with the saving message of the Gospel. Numerous books, articles and blogs have been written on the subject of World Evangelization or Missions. One such book on missions is called, “The Changing Face of World Missions: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends” this book was written by Michael Pocock, Gailyn Van Rheenen, and Douglas McConnell....   [tags: Analysis, Michael Pocock] 1741 words
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Temperature and climate variability - Between 1979 and 2010, there has been a notable increase in temperature trends throughout the African continent. These temperature trends are measured with Microwave Sounding Units (MSU), Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s datasets. Africa is quite a unique continent as it straddles the equator, so the upper half of Africa is in the northern hemisphere, whilst the lower part of Africa is in the Southern Hemisphere. This has a direct effect on temperature and rainfall trends in Africa, this is apparent as the northern half of Africa is primarily arid, desert regions, whilst the southern part of Africa is made up of savannahs and rainforests....   [tags: africa, MSU,RSS]
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Overall Healthcare and Economics - Overall Healthcare and Economics: Health care costs have continued to increase in the past few decades despite of the numerous health reform initiatives. Currently, these expenditures account for more than 18 percent of GDP in the United States, a percentage that is expected to continue rising significantly. Actually, it’s projected that the share will rise to 34 percent of GDP by 2040 if health care costs continue to increase at historical rates. The increased health care costs have considerable impacts on households, insurance companies, and government budgets....   [tags: increased healthcare costs and policies] 1299 words
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The Barcelona Trend - The more things change, the more they tend to remain the same. Years can pass and many things may appear different, yet most things remain as they were centuries ago, although they may be slightly altered. The Barcelona chair has showed face for the past eight decades, never changed and hardly reformed, the common Barcelona trend makes a 21st century come back. A trend, an easy entity to follow, todays trends however have had a de-ja-vu effect on today’s society. Many fashion and design trends have been seen and done before....   [tags: trend forecaster, music, film, literature]
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Fashion is Cyclical So Just Wait for It to Come Back - One of the most important cyclical cycles in life is fashion. Fashion is a never-ending cycle of creating new designs and bringing back the most important trends from the past. With every decade, there is a new generation of fashion. The nineteen-sixties were all about love and expression and the nineteen-seventies were all about disco and fun. Then it seemed that an entirely new era of fashion was born in the nineteen-eighties. Everything about fashion seemed to have a new twist to it. In the nineteen-eighties, the unique style of punk pop greatly influenced Americans all over the country....   [tags: style, influences, closet]
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Understanding the European Transition from School to Work - This essay analyses the article Changing Labour Markets and Early Career Outcomes: Labour Market Entry in Europe over the Past Decade written by Markus Gangl. In much of the Western Europe countries, youth unemployment rose in the 1980s and remained high in the 1990s. Many young workers waited long time before they found jobs and “remained living with their parents longer and longer” (Blancheflower, 2000: 4). The youth unemployment and market entrants transition problems from school to work have become phenomena....   [tags: Europe, Transitions, School to Work, career, ] 1345 words
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The Great Awakening was the Escape from the Burdens of Everyday Life - Would you escape the burdens of everyday life, if only for an hour. The Great Awakening made this possible in the 18th century for many men, women, and children. Trends by definition are “to have a general tendency, as events, conditions, etc.” (Dictionary, p.1) “The Great Awakening set many social and economic trends for the 18th century as well as the world today. The Great Awakening was a wave of revivals which historians have termed the Great Awakening. The Great Awakening was a movement that set out to revive the piety of the faithful and to convert nonbelievers....   [tags: revival, movement, spiritual]
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Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising College Degrees - Fashion major students are often told that those interested in the field of fashion, cannot build real careers without design and merchandising qualifications. The fashion industry is a creative world of its own with many opportunities available. Fashion design involves artistic construction of clothing; whereas, fashion merchandizing is focused on the business aspect of fashion products. Based on the construction, business, and styling of clothing, fashion design and fashion merchandising are two different fields of study....   [tags: students, careers] 590 words
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What is Culinology? - When first mentioned many people are often confused of what Culinology actually is. More often than not they misinterpret it as colon-ology, but I can assure you that that’s definitely not the case. Culinology is a unique blend of culinary arts, food science, and food technology. In which there are two primary goals that we Culinologists seek to achieve: to make food better while also making food more consistent and safe for consumers. However, when explained they usually say “Oh, so you’re a chef”....   [tags: Culinary Arts, Food Science, Food Technology]
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - 1. Using the cases of two eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa), or obesity, one can determine that health and illnesses are just as much of a societal and cultural issue, as they are a medical issue. Eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both mental illnesses. Anorexia nervosa involves starving oneself to avoid gaining weight, while bulimia involves binge eating followed by purging to avoid weight gain (Gerber and Macionis 2012). Both of these disorders stem from a fear of weight gain, and can result in health problems and sometimes death....   [tags: starving oneself, weight, obesity]
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Life in the 1950s in America - The 1950s was a transition from conservatism and restraint and formality of the 1940s, to a freer, looser, more informal style. Throughout the decade it became much more acceptable for males to dress “for show” and both sexes became much more fashion conscious. Teenagers in this decade ruled the fashion industry. Before, the young people would follow the older people’s trends. The reason why the teen fashion industry sprouted was because their newly-affluent parents had a pocket full of money to give them, much of which was spent on the latest trends....   [tags: informal style, unbuttoned shirts] 1477 words
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Horizon Report: Higher Education Editions - The Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Editions seeks to answer several questions and as such examined emerging technologies for the potential impact on and use in teaching, learning and creative inquiry within the environment of higher education. They also seek answers to the many local factors which affect the practice of education, the issues that transcend regional boundaries and questions common to higher education. This report focused on 18 topics identified by the expert panels which are likely to impact technology planning and decision making: six key trends, 6 significant challenges and six important developments in educational technology....   [tags: technology, teaching, creativity]
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Telecommunications Industry Environment Analysis - Telecommunications Industry Environment Analysis Business Brief Telecommunication is basically any communication over a distance, either via telephone, wireless network, computer network, radio or other means-but conventionally it has been used for telephone service. One of the most advanced forms of telecommunication has been the Wireless Telecommunication; where the information flows between two or more points that are not connected via an electrical conductor. The emergence of wireless telecommunications has made communications across continents almost instantaneous; which seemed practically impossible just a few decades ago....   [tags: International Business Management, Business Brief]
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To What Extent Are Women Willing to Sacrifice In Order to Attain Their Culture’s Ideal Beauty Standards? - Beauty is a very important aspect for women. A lot of pressure has been place on the female gender to attain a level of beauty that has been set by their culture and society. Due to the desperateness of wanting to be beautiful, women are willing to go to extreme lengths in order to please their family, themselves, and society. Although these measures were much more bizarre in the past than they are now, the present-day traditions of becoming beautiful are still ridiculous. Since women have been given this duty to represent the beauty of their culture, it has become an obligation to fulfill it....   [tags: society, beauty, body image, females]
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Officers with High School Diplomas vs. Officers with College Degrees. - High school and college are tremendously vital for preparing people for the real world. High school prepares students for college or the workforce. College expands ones general knowledge and skills, such as the ability to express ones opinion orally and written. Post secondary education also increases the understanding of the community and society. CollegeBoard says that more and more employers want employees who have education beyond high school. College graduates have more jobs to choose from than people with high school diplomas....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Extra-tropical Storms, Extreme Weather Should We Worry or Not? - In recent news, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has released the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of Working Group I. The AR5 increased the certainty of human caused climate change from 90% to 95%. The AR5 was published in September of 2013 and is set for finalization in 2014. It is expected to present a clearer view on the current climate conditions. It consists of three Working Groups (WGs) and a Synthesis Report (SYR). In section 6 of chapter 2, the IPCC-AR5 discusses the current storm trends of extra-tropical storms and extreme climate events overall....   [tags: Climate Change, Government]
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Pop Culture as an Expression of Society - Pop culture is the modern lifestyle which is countenanced and recognized by society, the cultural patterns that are common within a population. The general opinion is that pop culture is a useful expression of society and the prevailing environment, as pop culture is the culture which is followed by the majority, and therefore reflects society. The pop culture of a society is influenced by many aspects of society such as music, movies and modern technology. Modern day songs and movies promote ideas about drinking, smoking and clubbing, as well as the usage of appalling language....   [tags: Music, Movies, Modern Technology]
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Food, Population and Environmental Problems: Brazil - It is a fairly universal strategy to examine past and present trends in order to forecast the future. This can be commonly observed in everyday existence, as people rely on previous climate trends and recent weather phenomenon in order to make decisions such as how to dress and mode of transportation to use to go to work. Likewise, by employing the use of past and present data and trends, policymakers can make predictions of the future in order to create more effective policies, as well as find better “prescriptions” to solve existing problems (Lecture, 4/1/2010)....   [tags: Government Analysis ]
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Walt Disney Company: Mass Media Conglomerate - The Walt Disney Company is an American diversified multinational mass media corporation which is the largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue. It is present in five major industries - media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive. According to the 2013 Fortune 500 list, The Walt Disney Company is the largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue in the United States, and it is followed by the News Corp, Time Warner, CBS and Viacom. (Fortune 500, 2013) Disney has a rich history and an even brighter future due to the smart decision making of the managing body....   [tags: revenue, market, business] 1851 words
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External Audit Summary: Robert Bosch LLC - Bosch LLC is a German automobile parts manufacturing company with several locations worldwide with one plant located in the North Charleston area of South Carolina. It has been in the Charleston tri-county area for 40 years currently producing ABS breaking systems, low and high pressure fuel injection, high pressure pump, and diesel injection systems. It is a company that positions itself well with its forecasting projections concerning market trends, technology, and innovation. Robert Bosch focuses its efforts toward diversity along with globalization to maintain a competitive edge with a forever changing automotive market....   [tags: manufacturing, automotive, trade]
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The Social Media Report and Families - Growing up, we rely on our parents to teach us the ways of life. Not only that, but they show us how to dress, how to speak, what is considered good or bad, and help us to determine how we see ourselves. As children, our parents were our guardians, teachers, and caretakers. Unfortunately, once we grow up we stop depending on our parents to teach us the ways of life and start relying on the media instead. In the 21st century, mass media is the informational outlet to all human beings in the world....   [tags: internet, way of life] 764 words
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