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Mothers Against Drunk Driving

- Mothers Against Drunk Driving In the year 2001 more then 800,000 injuries occurred in the United States from alcohol related accidents, while more than 40% of automobile crashes were due to the abuse of alcohol (MADD homepage). These overwhelming statistics are just a small piece of the very large puzzle that stuns the nation with deaths every year. For some people, these statistics are more than just phrases on paper they are words that are haunting reminders of the tragedies and losses they have experienced in their lifetime....   [tags: Alcohol Teenagers Papers, DUI]

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A Mothers Biggest Fair

- A Mothers Biggest Fair One spring afternoon a mother met her greatest fear head-on. Crystal Beck and her three-year-old son Travis were shopping for a new spring and summer wardrobe at a local mall. The mall was very hectic for the middle of the afternoon and to make matters worse Crystal had forgotten her sons stroller at home after taking him for a walk earlier that day. She had told her inquisitive son to say by her side. After visiting a few stores Crystal began to notice that Travis was becoming very anxious....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Personal Events which Led Virginia Woolf to the a Great Novelist

- From the early death of her mother at age thirteen to the sexual abuse from her own half- brothers, many personal events contributed to the numerous mental and emotional breakdowns that made Virginia Woolf, “one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century…” (“Virginia Woolf” n.page.). Woolf’s, “Kew Gardens”, is a classic short story written in 1919 that shows the importance of women’s rights and illustrates that even when you are surrounded by people, you still can feel empty and alone. This significant story reflects that Virginia’s life was filled with depression, even though she was a great success and had a happy marriage....   [tags: Virginia Woolf, biography, Kew Gardens]

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Calpurnia: A Second Mother in To Kill a Mockingbird

- “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you’re disgracin’ ‘em if you can't act fit to eat at the table you can just sit here and eat in the kitchen!” This is just one of the many examples Calpurnia sets for the children. Calpurnia is the Finch’s cook but she takes her role in the children’s life more seriously. She acts as parent; constantly teaching the kids lessons about life and race. She serves as a bridge for Jem and Scout between the white and black communities....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, mothers,]

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Single Working Mothers: The Sacrifices of Being A Single Working Mother

- Single Working Mothers Thesis: Within the process of a single mother striving to be successful, a fatherless household will most likely become stressful upon the mother as well as the children. How does single motherhood affect the children of the household. A. The more “transitions” experienced by a child, the more children are likely to have either emotional or academic problems. It is not impossible for the children to have both problems. B. Watching the single mother’s struggle, children are likely to cause trouble in the society....   [tags: fatherless houselhold, financial issues]

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A Mother’s Timeless Dilemma in "Beloved" by Toni Morrison

- Women throughout time have been forced to cope with the challenges of motherhood along with society’s expectations as to what a mother’s relationship should be with her child. Novelist, Agatha Christie said of the relationship between mother and child, “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” In Beloved, Toni Morrison examines the same idea; ultimately showing that the mother’s willingness to protect her child at all costs often endangers the mother herself....   [tags: mothers, Beloved, Toni Morrison]

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The Fruitless Search Exposed in Camus’ The Plague

- The Fruitless Search Exposed in Camus’ The Plague Amid the feverish horror of rampant sickness and death, The Plague is a parable of human remoteness and the struggle to share existence. In studying the relationships which Camus sets forth, the relationship between man and lover, mother and son, healer and diseased, it can be seen that the only relationship Camus describes is that between the exiled, and the kingdom for which he searches with tortured longing. "Thus the first thing that plague brought to our town was exile."(p.71)....   [tags: Camus Plague Essays]

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Poetry Analysis: Mother to Son and Those Winter Sundays

- Every parent in this world loves their children more than anything. Even the children can’t stay away from their parents for so long. Nothing in this world could be more precious than the love of a parent has for his/her children. Our parents are always with us no matter what happens. Often in life we make mistakes, but our parents give us supports and teach us to learn from those mistakes and move on with our lives. They also try to teach us from their experience. Parents always make sacrifices to provide for their family....   [tags: parenting, parents love, mothers]

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Hamlet: In Search of His Own Identity

- O' Brother, Where Art Hamlet's Mind In life, one goes through different experiences which makes and shapes us into the person who we become. Whether something as little as a "hello" by a crush or a death in a family, they contribute to the difference, as they are all equal in importance. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the protagonist Hamlet struggles throughout his life as he is in search of his true identity. The Webster's dictionary, under the second definition, defines identity as "The set of behavioral or personal characteristics by which an individual is recognizable as a member of a group." As life only moves forward for Hamlet, he struggles to find his place in life, non...   [tags: European Literature]

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When Do Fathers Care? Mothers ' Macroeconomic, Time Constraints, And Financial Resources

- ... The ATUS interviews are conducted by randomly selecting individuals age fifteen and older from a subset of households that had completed their eighth and final interview for the Current Population Survey (CPS) (Raley et al., 2012). Using computer-assisted telephone interviews, 6,572 married fathers and 7,376 married mothers with children under age 13 were contacted at random and asked to provide detailed accounts of their activities between the hours of 4:00 a.m. of the previous day and 4:00 a.m....   [tags: Mother, Family, Household, Marriage]

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What Is A Mother 's Ultimate Parenting Goal?

- ... While personal loss is an obvious contributor to the mothers ' parenting styles in all three short stories, the economic struggles the three mothers encounter can not be regarded as any less significant. In "I Stand Here Ironing" (Olsen 233-239), the mother 's economic struggle and her need for work is instrumental in her decision to send her daughter to live with her father 's family. This initial separation turned into years of emotional distance between the mother and her daughter. In "Two Kinds" (Tan 240-248), the family 's economic struggle prompted the mother to exchange cleaning services for her daughter 's piano lessons....   [tags: Mother, Mothers, Short story, Guilt]

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In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton

- April Raintree character analysis April Raintree is the main protagonist in the book, In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier. Throughout her childhood she was embarrassed to be Metis, and because of her taking after her mother’s Irish pale skin, being able to blend into white society she would hide her native ancestry. Through her first foster parents, the Dions, were very kind to April, this continued to make April to feel accepted in society, and she would continue to hide her native heritage....   [tags: character analysis]

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The Negative Portrayal of Mothers in Disney Films

- The Negative Portrayal of Mothers in Disney Films Why is it that in Disney created films, the motherly figures and role models are completely diminished whereas the fatherly roles are extravagant. Why does mainly a woman play the role of the vilan. If you notice, you will find that in just about every classic Disney film, the mother is portrayed in a horrible and questionable fashion. But, there is always a fatherly or male figure that everyone boasts about. First, let us start with the films where the main character fails to have a mother mentioned or seen at all: The classic movie of Aladdin; neither Aladdin nor Princess Jasmine had a motherly figure....   [tags: Movies]

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The Search of Sonny: Sonny’s Blues

- Sonny, the title character of James Baldwin’s short story, “Sonny’s Blues,” is about a young man whom is struggling in life. As a young African American born in Harlem, the burden of being poor, black, and trapped within the confines of his community, he is aware of the limits and obstacles he faces. Baldwin uses the part where Sonny moved away from Harlem, his afterlife from prison, and his love for music to show us that he symbolizes the search for identity significance. After the death of his mother, his only older brother left to the army, and he was forced to live with his brother’s girlfriend, Isabel, their family....   [tags: harlem, james baldwin, sonny blues]

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The Effects of Incarcerating Mothers in the US

- When a crime is committed the most common punishment in the United States is incarceration. During the past several decades the total of incarcerated adults have jumped from 320,000 to approximately 1.4 million. In 2007, more than half of the number of adults incarcerated, in state or federal prisons, has been parents. Majority of the children, whom are involved in situations that their parents are incarcerated, have been directly impacted (Kjellstrand et. al, 2012, p. 2409). Incarceration of a father has an impact on children, but it has been found that incarceration of a child’s mother has been more significant....   [tags: psychology, separation anxiety]

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Importance of the Gardens in The Sparrow

- The actual turning point in The Sparrow was when the Utra-Light crashed. However, it was of little interest. The importance of the novel lied within the gardens that were built. The garden the Jesuit mission planted served as the catalyst to the future demise of the group, and especially Emilio. Emilio not only had his body destroyed, but also his soul. The gardens caused a slaughter, an imprisonment, an eventual destruction of the survivor's hands, another death, a rape, and a long period of despair for the only survivor of the overall mission....   [tags: American Literature]

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Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning

- Man’s Search for Meaning This book was written as a record of a person’s involvements in a concentration camp during World War II, and the psychology of the prisoners who were there with him to experience the rough and hard times every day. Viktor Frankl's was a man who was a part of this experience, along with his wife, father, mother and brother who all died in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. All endured extreme hunger, cold and cruelty, first in Auschwitz then Dachau; Frankl himself was under endless threat of going to the gas chambers....   [tags: origins of Logotherapy]

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Decreasing Mothers in the Workplace

- A mother starts her usual "work" day at 6:30 a.m., when she gets out of bed. She takes a shower, does her hair and makeup, makes lunch for everyone and then begins to make breakfast for her husband and children. After a family breakfast, she passes out lunches before her husband heads off to work and then she drives the kids to school. When everyone is out of the house, she goes about her day: vacuuming and cleaning the house, going grocery shopping, doing the laundry, caring for any children not in school, picking up the kids from school, helping children with homework, carting kids to after school soccer practices and meetings, and making dinner just in time for the return of her husband....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Differences Between Father and Mothers

- Differences between Parents The hardest job anyone will have in life is raising a child. At times it will drive you insane, at other times it is a blessing. Mothers and fathers work as a team to raise their young, one parent offering something that the other does not. Mom’s role is to provide unconditional love and care for their child. Dads Role is to shape their child into an effective adult. There are many differences between mothers and fathers such as the way they interact with their child....   [tags: parents, children, interaction]

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Single Mothers of Autistic Children

- The Experiences And Perceptions Of Social Support By Single Mothers Of Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder Introduction This study will explore the single mothers perceptions of social support relative to raising a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. It will use a qualitative framework with grounded theory methods. Two well-researched stressors exist that affect the lives of single mothers of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: parenting a child with special needs and being a single mother....   [tags: Perception: Social Support, Challenges]

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Working Mothers and the Welfare State

- "How can we explain the differences in work-family policies in the different welfare states?” Kimberly Morgan's research approach is policy centred and focuses in particular on gendered polices. In this book, with a historical comparative approach, she tries to explain how “both religious practice and religious conflict are key in the formation of the welfare state”. She emphasizes the relationship between “religion as a political force, gender and familial ideologies, the constellation of political parties and the nature of partisan competition, women's movements, policy legacies, and social structural changes” ....   [tags: Politics of Work-Family Policies]

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Organic Produce in Chinatown

- Currently, New Chinatown does not hold any farmers’ market or community garden. There was, however, a weekly farmers’ market held in Chinatown a couple years ago but was discontinued recently. The reasons were unclear, though some of the residents pointed out that the overall indifference of the Chinese community to these organic food markets might be to blame. In a later interview, one of the residents and also the business manager of Wonder Bakery in New Chinatown stated that the farmers’ market was not especially popular, as they did not see a real need in paying higher prices for the same type of produce, apparently because of their ignorance about the health benefits of organic foods....   [tags: Produce, Gardens]

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Social Hardships of Single Mothers

- Single parenthood culture seems appealing to many married people. However, married individuals are forced to battle with elements like faithfulness and life-long commitment to one individual, which may be boring in some cases. However, single parents, especially single mothers encounter serious challenges related to parenting. Single parenting is a succession of constant mental torture because of ineptness, self-scrutiny, and remorse. At some point, single parents will often encounter serious psychological problems some graduating to stress and eventual depression....   [tags: single parenthood culture]

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Social Welfare and Single Mothers

- Social Welfare and Single Mothers Karen Bridget Murray’s article, “Governing ‘Unwed Mothers’ in Toronto at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”, is a valuable reference into the struggles and triumphs of social welfare for unwed mothers. For me the article highlighted how government ideologies influence social welfare, how important the change from religious reformers practices to social work was and finally how appalling it is that the struggles and barriers these women faced are still relevant to single mothers today....   [tags: Article Review]

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An Inside Look ath the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

- Before Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, David Fairchild brought home many plants form around the world and transplanted them around his home in Miami, Florida. That is where Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens originated. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens opened its doors in 1938. It was founded by David Fairchild, environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Col. Robert H. Montgomery, landscape architect William Lyman Phillips, and County Commissioner Charles Crandon. Fairchild retired from years of work as renowned scientist, plant explorer, and educator....   [tags: David Fairchild, impac on plant knowledge ]

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

- Are stereotypes deemed true because society says that they are or do people truly believe stereotypes exist. Amy Chua, a Yale Law School professor and author of "Day of Empire" and "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability", writes an article titled, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”, detailing her beliefs in racial stereotypes and how Chinese parenting is better than Western parenting in many aspects. Chua is a Chinese mother, and she raises her two daughters like how her Chinese mother raised her....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group]

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The Power of Daughters, Wives, and Mothers

- “Nehaa is a Daughter since 1971, a wife since 1994 and a mother since 1995”. This is how Nehaa S. Patil describes herself in her profile. She is the founder and chairman of an NGO “Modern rural Architects of rural khurukshetras” whose mission is to empower people with knowledge and resources to manage their lives in a better manner and raise their quality of life. She represents a woman in the modern world who is successfully playing so many roles simultaneously. In another corner of the world, more than three decades ago, Wangari Maathai came up with the idea of using economic incentives to encourage rural women and farmers to plant trees on their land to protect the environment and prom...   [tags: Sheconomy vs. Mancession]

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The Effects of Toxic Gardens

- The Effects of Toxic Gardens   The urban family is proud of their immaculate garden and neatly manicured and pristine backyard. They feel proud when guests visit and comment on the vibrant, green grass, the weed free flowerbeds and garden and the lust tomatoes on the vine. It is delightful to watch the children roll around and play on the lawn without worry of them being bitten by ants, fleas or other distasteful insects. Best of all, is the delight of the children when they can pick the vegetables right out of the garden for dinner....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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The Status of Single Mothers

- There is a stigma associated with women that are supported by government aid, especially single mothers. The women on welfare are often treated poorly because people think they are ‘working the system’. Tax payers feel as if the single mothers on welfare perpetuated their own poverty by having children that they cannot support, just for a bigger welfare check. They often assume that these women do not work and just live off government handouts. I know of mothers that fit this stereotype; adults still living in their parents houses, rent free, with several children from multiple fathers....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

- Webster’s Dictionary defines diversity as, “the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.” Although most people associate diversity with race gender or social class, it also applies to the styles a family chooses to raise their children. Throughout many different cultures around the world, we find many an array of styles in which parents raise their children. Though one culture might looks at another’s style of raising children as abusive, merciful, manic, or rudimental, these vast differences play a key roll in the success of the children that will go on to mold the worlds societies after we pass....   [tags: Parenting styles, Childhood, Parenting]

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Mothers Are Everywhere: Billy Elliot

- Dreams are what drive people; they create the world we are in. Sometimes it can take years before people realize what their dreams are. In the film Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry the audience gets to experience the road that Billy Elliot took takes order to achieve his goal. He may have had to take a different road before realizing his destiny; if it were not for the 1ballet coach, Mrs. Wilkinson, whom played a huge role in his path to discover his dream of becoming a ballet dancer. If it were not for Mrs....   [tags: character analysis and film review]

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Relationship Between Baby And Mothers

- ... The quality of these interactions and communications will affect the baby’s ability to achieve these goals. Babies learn very easy to signal their needs and desires. They may turn away, smile or cry to express their needs or desires. The caregiver should be the one to adjust their behavior to the baby and never expect the baby to adjust to them. The more consistent the caregiver is at reading and adjusting to the baby’s needs, the greater the development of positive interactions and emotional self-regulation....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Psychology, Learning]

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The On A Search For Poetry

- McPoem When on a search for poetry in the media, one does not have to look very hard. Poetry and poetic elements are included in a wide variety of texts and multimedia that we see, read, and interact with daily. Books, magazines, movies, and songs are strong, obvious examples of this. More unorthodox poetry is found on t-shirts, in news headlines, and in advertisements. Similarly, poetry is fundamental in the representation of a brand through its slogan. Businesses develop a slogan that exemplifies their brand experience in a short sentence or phrase....   [tags: Poetry, Meaning of life, Meaning, Linguistics]

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Superiority of Chinese Mothers

- The author, Amy Chua, portrays her opinionated argument that Chinese children are more Why Chinese Mothers are Superior Why Chinese Mothers are Superior successful because of the way they are brought up in her article, “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior (2011)”. This theme is important because it compares and contrasts the tactics of Chinese mothers to Western mothers to strive for their children to be successful. This paper describes the three key arguments Chau (2011) ties into Ed124 and why Chinese parents act the way they do towards their children....   [tags: culture, parenting, oriental culture]

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Nurturing Mothers of Africa

- I was compelled to pull my eyelids apart to just shout out loud for pulling the curtains aside, I feel very irritated when someone sneaks in my room and pull curtains apart to let the sun shine high and bright on my face, and funnily that’s the only way to wake me up. Displeasedly I crawled towards my window to pull back the curtains and the sight of a mother feeding her baby caught my eyes. Freckled memories of an episode started pouring, as I rushed towards the loo to get myself geared up to start a new writing assignment....   [tags: curtains, baby, family, love, kids]

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Mothers, Daughters, And Myths

- Mothers, Daughters, and Myths “The Pomegranate” by Eaven Bolend and “The Bistro Styx” by Rita Dove are both poems that relate mother/daughter relationships to the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone. In “The Pomegranate” the narrator discusses her personal relation to the myth and the reality of her daughter’s growing relation to the tale. “The Bistro Styx” explores a mother who no longer lives with her daughter and uses the myth to display the divide that is already between the two. Both of these poems utilize details from the myth itself, symbolism through fruit and food, and the idea of the underworld to analyze the relationships between two mothers and their daughters....   [tags: Persephone, Hades, Demeter, Greek mythology]

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The Search For A Cure

- The Search for a Cure We have identified one of the more salient causes of this social sickness of identity estrangement – the enforcement of pre-made narrowly-defined gender roles for Women that must be in profound lifelong service to Men and by extension Patriarchy. It is by far not the only one – for example, Woolf also notes how the gendered division of labor inside a patriarchy – as exemplified by the silent testimony of women’s Elizabethan-era tombstones - also contributes to the distancing of Women from their authentic selves [57])....   [tags: Gender role, Feminism, Gender, Sociology]

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Prenanatal Development: Expectant Mothers

- While I had never paid much attention to expectant mothers in the past, this assignment made me a little more intrigued about prenatal development. In the beginning, it seemed impossible to properly report on prenatal development from just an observation stand point. Not being able to view the baby through a mother's exterior was my initial concern. However, I began to look around at pregnant mother's, carry children in this prenatal stage and took notes about their behaviors. I chose to observe my Aunt April who is having a baby....   [tags: sonogram picture, parenting ]

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In Search of A Hero

- In Search Of A Hero For my research paper, I considered investigating many different NHL goalies that have influenced me because I have been an Ice Hockey goalie for 3 years now and I decided to choose Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils because he is considered to be one of the best in the history of the game. I am interested in him because he has broken every record set by NHL goalies before him and has received several awards for his stellar play over the course of his career. His hybrid style, a mix of old and new techniques, is much different from any other goalie in the league and poses a challenge to other players that face him....   [tags: Hero]

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Can Women Climb the Corporate Ladder Without Sacrifices?

- Women have long been considered the child breeders and homemakers in society, but in recent decades that has changed; women are becoming more economically independent by entering the work force rather than taking on the role of a housewife. Even though women are changing the workforce in today’s corporate America, they still lack the confidence that men –who work in the same fields- up hold for themselves. In today’s society very few women have taken the initiative to compete for that leading position in corporate America, thus, the question of whether women can up hold the same corporate positions as men with or with out their attitude and confidence....   [tags: biological, women, mothers]

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The Search for Gratification

- The human condition is the experiences of being human. A big aspect of the human condition is the search for gratification. The search for gratification is seen constantly. A said by the famous actor, Chuck Norris, “anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles”. The search for gratification is journey in which people look to accomplish their goals. The search for gratification is one aspect of the human condition revealed by writers and artist in their works....   [tags: aspects of the human condition]

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Adolescent Mothers

- Adolescent mothers have unique health needs compared to older mothers and other female adolescents in the same age group(Chablani & Spinney, 2011; Crittenden et al., Aujoulat et al, 2010). Therefore, community development nurses need to consider their specific needs when designing programs. This paper will identify the prevalence of adolescent motherhood in Saint John, New Brunswick and Canada. The challenges and problems that adolescent mothers face, along with the relevant health determinants, will be examined....   [tags: Health, Challenges, Nursing Programs]

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Zen Gardens

- Zen Gardens Zen Buddhism began to show up in Japan during the eighth century. It went through various periods of popularity and disregard, but constituted one of the most important influences on Japanese culture. All Buddhist temples include gardens. The first temple gardens evolved from well-groomed landscaping around Shinto shrines. Later, the gates and grounds surrounding Buddhist temples began to use gardens to beautify the temple, similar to the Heian mansion gardens....   [tags: Papers]

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The Search for Knowledge

- In Oedipus Rex by Sophocles and A Doll House by Ibsen, the characters that the authors develop have been accused of making impulsive decisions and being of unscrupulous character when it comes to their quest for knowledge. However, what many fail to observe is that the characters are not acting impulsively. Rather, they are acting because of their convictions. They understand that the search for knowledge is an important factor in improving the lives of those that they care about, allowing themselves to go through a process of self discovery and revealing a greater truth....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Japanese Gardens

- Japanese Gardens The role of gardens play a much more important role in Japan than here in the United States. This is due primarily to the fact the Japanese garden embodies native values, cultural beliefs and religious principles. Perhaps this is why there is no one prototype for the Japanese garden, just as there is no one native philosophy or aesthetic. In this way, similar to other forms of Japanese art, landscape design is constantly evolving due to exposure to outside influences, mainly Chinese, that effect not only changing aesthetic tastes but also the values of patrons....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Search for Happiness

- ... This theory posits that happiness is a real thing that is directly measurable and can be operationalized through a number of measures. Positive emotions and engagement provide unique scales for the evaluation of happiness. This is because the previously mentioned aspects meet the criteria of contributing to an individual’s wellbeing and happiness. The well-being theory contends that those aspects are important in evaluating happiness since they contribute to an individual’s well-being, individuals for their own sake pursue them, and they are evaluated differently....   [tags: positive-psychology, the quest]

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Single Mothers

- “My only wish was to be free of this humiliation; I felt lonely and didn’t have the support I deserved.” These were the words of a young fifteen-year-old Moroccan girl who was victim of rape and asked to remain anonymous because of the shame that is associated with being a single mother. That’s the problem. Article 490 of the Moroccan penal code states that any two people of opposite sex who have sexual relations without being united by marriage shall be put to jail (Portant Approbation du Texte Du Code Pénal)....   [tags: Morocco, women, exclusion, social acceptance]

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The Significance of Motherhood

- Women suffered from some kinds of stereotyping in many countries in the past. Infanticide was a way to get rid of the newborn girl baby in some countries, while in other countries women were accused of the sin of witchcraft. As the time went, this persecution evolved to have different forms such as depriving girls from education or limiting the jobs which were available to them. Women had struggled against this oppressive misconception for centuries until they became able to achieve their lost equality with men....   [tags: society, leaders, great mothers]

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Love from Mother Figures in The "Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd and Romeo and Juliet

- In literature, young characters need mother figures to rely on to achieve their love needs. If they were ever separated from their mothers, characters would need to search for love somewhere else. In the novel, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Lily loses her mother at a young age, and as a result, she looks to the Boatwright sisters for love and support. Similarly, in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, Lady Capulet is not close to her daughter. Rather than helping Juliet and caring for her, Lady Capulet pushes Juliet toward the Nurse unintentionally....   [tags: Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd, mothers, Romeo]

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Children of Working Mothers vs. Stay At Home Mothers and Their Effects

- ... It might be a choice or a necessity such as requiring two incomes or maybe being the sole provider. Children with working mothers are usually taken to childcare in which they don’t receive one-on-one attention. This could have a substantial cognitive effects as the child grows up. There can also be behavioral effects in the child. There has been research in which cognitive differences between children who had working mothers and children who had stay at home mothers. Such research stated that effects of working mothers can have a negative effect that would be seen at the age of seven or eight....   [tags: childcare, norway, cash-for-care program]

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Search for Immortality in the Epic of Gilgamesh

- The Search for Immortality In The Epic of Gilgamesh the main character, Gilgamesh, is searching for immortality. This want is brought about by deep feelings held by Gilgamesh for his dead friend Enkidu. From this, Gilgamesh finds himself being scared of dying. This fear pushes Gilgamesh to search for the power of immortal life, which is believed to be held only by women because of the fact that they can reproduce. This takes him on a long and tiresome journey to a land where no mortal has gone before....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]

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The Search for Identity in This Side of Paradise

- The Search for Identity in This Side of Paradise   In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel This Side of Paradise, Amory Blaine searches for his identity by "mirroring" people he admires.  However, these "mirrors" actually block him from finding his true self.  He falls in love with women whose personalities intrigue him; he mimics the actions of men he looks up to.  Eleanor Savage and Burne Holiday serve as prime examples of this.  Until Amory loses his pivotal "mirror," Monsignor Darcy, he searches for his soul in all the wrong places.  When Monsignor Darcy dies, Amory has the spiritual epiphany he needs to reach his "paradise" - the knowledge of who Amory Blaine truly is.              Amory...   [tags: This Side of Paradise Essays]

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The Search for Language in The Awakening

- The Search for Language in The Awakening       Kate Chopin’s novel, The Awakening, tells the story of a late nineteenth century woman trying to break away from the male-dominated society to find an identity of her own.  Edna Pontellier is trying to find herself when only two personas are available to her: the ‘true woman,’ the classic wife and mother, or the ‘new woman,’ the radical women demanding equality with men.  Patricia S. Yaeger, in her essay “‘A Language Which Nobody Understood’: Emancipatory Strategies in The Awakening,” argues that what Edna is really searching for is a female language of her own.  Edna is prevented from finding her own language and ideal and therefore is trap...   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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The Search for Love in Jane Eyre

- The Search for Love in Jane Eyre A constant theme throughout Jane Eyre is the search for love. Although this could be shown through many of the novel's key characters, it can most readily be shown in the experiences of Jane Eyre herself. The novel begins with her searching for love and it finally ends with her finding it, for good, in Mr. Rochester. At the novel's opening, Jane is living with the cruel Mrs. Reed and her horrid three children, Eliza, Georgiana, and John. Mrs. Reed makes her distaste for Jane very evident in all of her actions....   [tags: Papers]

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The Search for Dostoyevsky in Crime and Punishment

- The Search for Dostoyevsky in Crime and Punishment         Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky who is known as a great novelist wrote timeless classics such as The Idiot, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov, was not only a novelist, but a good psychologist who uncovered the secret sides of the human beings in a very effective way. His novels also affected Freud, Nietzsche, and Joyce. However there is one point that is a mystery. Did Dostoyevsky really reflect his own feelings, especially his fears, into the characters of his novels....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Research Papers]

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Single Working Mothers

- Single women that have a career and a family are bestowed life’s toughest challenge. Today, more than any other time in history, millions of women face the dilemma of single parenthood and a demanding career. They have the daunting task of juggling the responsibilities of parenthood and being the primary breadwinner. A successful single working mother makes handling a career and family appear effortless, but in reality much planning, organizing, and time management skills become the foundation that helps to hold the balancing act together....   [tags: Parenting ]

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Dizziness - The Search for Balance

- On the Search for Balance: A Balancing Act in the Midst of Dizziness Imagine that you are 6 years old again. You are at a playground clutching a pole on the merry-go-round, which is whirling as fast as your friends can run to keep the merry-go-round going. Your friends let go and when you jump off as the merry-go-round stops spinning, you fall because the world seems to wobble out of control. Although you have stopped spinning on the merry-go-round, your brain tells you otherwise. This is the everyday reality for a chronically dizzy person....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Trudeau's The Search For One's Identity

- Many people to this day still do not have a collective agreement on what is the Canadian identity. Depending whom you ask you may get a wide variety of answer spanning the spectrum of possibilities, more so now, than at any point of the history of our nation. This essay will investigate how Pierre Elliott Trudeau found himself as a Canadian, and will demonstrate how it is his surroundings in which he immersed himself that shaped who he became. It is only later in his life that he truly discovered himself as well as his identity....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Motherhood: Addicted Mothers

- Methods This study investigated motherhood from substance addicted mothers’own perspective. The survey was conducted at an inpatient ward at a substance abuse clinic in Norway. To gain new insight about the participant`s life-world, a qualitative methodology is the best approach (Kvale, 2002). Data were collected using individual semi-structured in-depth interviews, in order to produce thick descriptions. A thick description is one that explains a human behavior in its context, so that the behavior becomes meaningful, also from an outsiders’ point of view....   [tags: mental health, substance abuse]

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What Mothers See

- Mothers have a unique ability to see their daughters. They see them in a way no one else does. Often what a daughter perceives as her mother’s opinion is really not how she feels at all. The mothers in Joy Luck Club see more then what is on the surface of their daughters, they see inside them. As An-mei Hsu tells her daughter “A mother is best. A mother knows what is inside you” (Tan 188). The mothers in the Joy Luck Club want more for their daughters then the daughters realize. Ying-ying wants her daughter to have a more honest, less passive relationship then she had with her husband and she believes that Lena deserves it....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Creation of a Web Page for Fernwood Gardens

- The Creation of a Web Page for Fernwood Gardens Introduction Fernwood Gardens is the only garden venue in England with a 40- and a 60-feet high translucent sky dome, allowing couples-to-be to have their dream garden wedding without the hassle of bad weather. It also has rainforest type gardens with lagoons, waterfalls, exotic birds and fishes. What’s more, Fernwood Gardens now has a chapel, the St. Francis of Assisi Nature Chapel, where couples-to-be can hold their wedding program or ceremony....   [tags: Papers]

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Single Working Mothers : A Feminist Analysis

- Single Working Mothers: A Feminist Analysis of the “Fit” and “Unfit” Mother and the Patriarchal Gender Bias of the Domestic Environment This feminist study will define the social conditions of the single working mother as “fit” or “unfit” for this role will be defined by traditional patriarchal gender biases in the domestic environment. Patriarchal traditions, such as marriage, define the role of mothers within the domestic sphere through the psychological subjugation of women as mothers under certain gender-based criterion....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Family, Patriarchy]

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Teen Mothers Experiences

- Most people think of pregnancy as being an exciting moment in life to experience the joy of parenthood. Parenthood is something that all committed married couples look forward to and hope for. This concept is usually thought of by adults that can manage to support a family and acquires a strong partnership with a lifetime companion. Commitment is one of the key concepts to successfully raising a child. However, this exciting news turns into a tragedy for an unexperienced teenager undergoing pregnancy....   [tags: teen mom, pregnancy, parenthood]

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Better Home and Gardens and The Home Depot

- Better Home and Gardens and The Home Depot In the current issue of Better Home and Gardens (BHG) magazine, published on October, 2004, there is an advertisement presenting how BHG and The Home Depot work together to provide new ideas and products. This is a win-win situation for both companies. Once know as “Fruit, Garden and Home”, the “Better Homes and Garden’s magazine (BGH) was first published in 1922. This magazine has become a trusted friend for over 82 years for America’s neighborhood. Better Homes and Gardens is one of the leading women’s magazine which can be found in over 2 million homes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Search for Self in the Lives and Works of Hemingway and Steinbeck

- The Search for Self in the Lives and Works of Hemingway and Steinbeck The First World War and the great depression forever changed the way the world viewed America, but it also changed the way America viewed itself. As the upheaval of traditional lifestyle lead to an upheaval of traditional values, the American consciousness struggled to combat feelings of aimlessness and hopelessness. The journey through this period can be seen best in the works of its writers. Authors Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck grew up in an America that struggled through the effects of the First World War; this, coupled with lifelong difficulties maintaining personal relationships, influenced them to include the...   [tags: literature, biographic events, novels]

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The Search for My Heritage

- Personal Statement Unlike many other kids at the age of seven I had already begun to face the subject of diversity. I learned at a young age that kids can be cruel. It is hard to recall exactly how many nights I prayed that I would wake up with golden blonde hair and bright blue eyes. I was too young to understand my deep-rooted family history, and why I looked different from many of the other kids at my elementary school. Several years later as a seventh grader, I was still struggling with my appearance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why Working Mothers are Bad for the Family

- The sweet smell of candied sweet potatoes and honey ham fill the house. You are just finishing up dinner when your husband walks in the door, “Honey, I'm home!" You greet him with a warm smile, a clean home, and an after-work drink of scotch. You call the children from playing with neighbors in the backyard and they begin to get cleaned up for dinner. You then all proceed to sit around the dinner table enjoying each other’s company and you exchange stories of your day ; Jimmy got an A on his math test ; Mary has met a boy and will be going on a date tomorrow night to the Hop; there is going to be a church bazaar this Saturday....   [tags: Traditional Family Values]

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In Search of My Community

- In Search of My Community While trying to examine how my community has changed economically since the 80's, I found myself pondering what my community really was. I have had the unfortunate experience to understand how a person can feel as if they don't really belong. Since I had moved about nine times within my life, and I am only eighteen years old, I became stuck, without any ideas of what to write about. While facing this assignment, I realized that I did not know if I had a place I would consider my "community," or even my true "home." In the year of 1984, when I was born, my family lived in Reading, Pennsylvania....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about myself]

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Joseph Howse in Search of Glory and Gold in the New World

- During the height of the British Empire—a time of exploration, discovery and colonization—lower class citizens of Great Britain were suffering under the weight of upper-class oppression. Many of these farmers, braziers, blacksmiths and etcetera passed the long arduous hours of manual labor by daydreaming of freedom, adventure, excitement and most of all landownership in the New World. The class system of eighteenth century England was rigid and restrictive to upward mobility; whereas, the New World was rumored to be a place where a man of any stripe could establish himself....   [tags: Joseph Howse, history, ]

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The Search for Redemption in the Kite Runner and Secret Daughter

- The search for Redemption In a lifetime one will face many battles and deal with guilt as said “nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character give him power” (Abraham Lincoln). Guilt from deceiving others or other immoral acts will result in one constantly searching for redemption. Khalid Hosseni’s novel Kite Runner and Shilpi Somaya Gowda’s novel Secret Daughter revolve around betrayal and redemption. Firstly, the search for personal redemption will strongly influence ones character....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Khalid Shilipi Somaya]

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Search for Atonement in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

- How, after years of guilt, self-disgust, and deception, is it possible for one person to become good again. Entrapped in a cage of cowardice for so long, can they ever develop and grow as a normal human being. Amir, the anti-hero in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, seeks to answer these questions in his own search for atonement through various existential events in his life. Amir’s misadventures begin as a boy living in an affluent Afghanistan world. On the day of his birth, his mother hemorrhages to death....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini]

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Understanding the Mothers in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

- Understanding the Mothers in The Joy Luck Club       In America, it is common to take mothers for granted and reject the advice they try to give. Generally, their attempt to give advice is considered as an intrusion into our lives and our privacy. In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan tries to get the reader to take a step back and see the good intentions behind our mother's actions.   In the stories told by Jing-Mei, Tan weaves in flashbacks and memories of Jing-Mei's own childhood experiences, including stories she has heard of her mother Suyuan's early life in China....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays]

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Herpes Simplex Virus in Mothers and Newborns

- Herpes simplex virus infection in the neonate is a rare occurrence, but has serious consequences even with treatment of antiviral drugs (Malm, 2009). Herpes virus is transmitted from the mother to child most often through the birthing process as the neonate passes through an infected birth canal, although in utero and postnatal infections occur occasionally (Lawrence & Wald, 2009). According to many grouped studies, fifty percent of infants born vaginally to women experiencing their first infection contracted herpes virus compared to one percent of infants born vaginally to women experiencing a recurrent infection (Baker, 2005)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Measuring Mecury Levels in Mothers and Newborns

- Our study showed that 203 newborns (13%) and 176 mothers (11.2%) had mercury concentrations greater than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reference dose of 5.8 µg/lL (US EPA, 2007). However, there have arguments that this limit should be lowered to account for pharmacokinetic variability in cord: maternal ratio (Stern and Smith, 2003). The German Federal Environmental Agency set newly revised mercury reference values of 2.0μg/l for women (18-69 years) who at least consume fish ≤ 3 times per month (Wilhelm et al., 2004)....   [tags: Child Development]

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USAID Safe Mothers Program in Indonesia

- SIAGA Campaigns Within Indonesia The US Agency for International Development also known as USAID implemented a campaign in 1998 into Indonesia in order to promote a 5-year safe motherhood program. This campaign involved the participation of not only USAID but the Indonesian government, the National Family Planning Coordinating Board, and several NGO’s. The campaign was labeled as the ‘Maternal and Neonatal Health Program (MNH)’. This program involved multiple campaigns including Warga SIAGA (Alert Citizen), Suami SIAGA (Alert Husband), Bidan SIAGA (Alert Midwife), and Desa SIAGA (Alert Village) to ensure that women live through pregnancy and childbirth to raise their children....   [tags: women, safe pregnancy]

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Mothers and Children Benefit from Breastfeeding

- There are so many reasons to fear or be concerned about the tomorrows of our world, but if there were a solution to some of the health problems what would the choice be for most. Would it be to continue in the downward pattern of destruction or would it be something better to help all. In most cases many people state that training starts in the home and what, but a good way to start with none other than our children. So why not consider breast milk. Breastfeeding can start as soon as the child is born....   [tags: Parenting]

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Search and Seizure

- Although people in the United States are entitled to privacy and freedom there is a limit to that privacy. State or federal officers are allowed where justified to search your car, house, property in order to seize illegal items such as drugs, illegal weapons, stolen goods just to name a few. When the police do searches it can be for various reasons it depends on the situation. They can have a search warrant to go into a premises and confiscate illegal paraphernalia or when doing a routine traffic stop an officer might become suspicious of activity that is not normal and conduct a search of the vehicle to see why the driver is not acting normal....   [tags: Right to Privacy]

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Search and Seizure

- Search and Seizure In Great Britain, before America was one, British soldiers were allowed to enter a person’s house without any probable cause to tear up the house looking for untaxed goods. The fourth amendment was made to keep innocent people from having their houses destroyed under false pretences. Now in order for a law enforcement officer to enter and search a house legally they must have a court order signed by the judge. The fourth amendment gives people the right to have their own legal privacy....   [tags: Fourth Amendment]

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Mothers That Work

- The Effects of Working Mothers on their Children One mother expresses her personal experience and opinion on the effects of her employment on the children “I am happy to see support for the mom who wants to work outside of the home. By my children seeing me go to work, I am teaching them the values of hard work, commitment, and responsibility. I am also showing them that mothers and fathers share in all responsibilities of raising a family, financial and housework. There is no doubt in either my mind or my child’s that the first priority is each other....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Blind Search

- Utopia is a term coined by Thomas More from his novel Utopia. Utopia has two possible meanings: the Greco-definition of “good place” or the Anglo-definition of “no place”. Many argue that Johnathan Swift aimed to represent the “no place” definition in Gulliver’s Travels. However, others believe that Swift aimed to represent the “good place” definition. This essay will focus on the “no place” definition and how Swift supported it. Swift does this by using Gulliver and the Houyhnhnms as satiric tools to represent the “no place” definition of utopia, meaning that it cannot exist in the real world and is unattainable....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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