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The Impact of Rooftop Gardens in Urban Areas

- What are the impacts, positive or negative, of rooftop gardens in urban areas and should they be instigated. The investigation is being instigated in order to determine the true impacts of rooftop gardens on surrounding or involved communities as well as the environment itself. Through this investigation, the effectiveness of rooftop gardens, its costs and benefits and its sustainability (short or long term) will be assessed. A rooftop garden is any garden established on the roof of a building. These gardens are visually attractive as well as means of controlling overall heat absorption, a means of providing food (if a vegetable garden), architectural enhancement and recreational opportuniti...   [tags: sustainability, environment, ancient history]

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The Republic And The Human Search For Meaning

- ... Why. Take for example a mother who raises her child teaches them right from wrong, she does that because she know is beneficial for her child in the future, but she also does it because it will save her a lot of heartache as well. There are other who actually do not act for personal gain and this was proven the other day when someone found a dollar and immediately began asking did the dollar belong to someone, everyone in the location said no and one person got up and said if this does not belong to anyone I’ll take it and placed it in his pocket....   [tags: Personal life, Meaning of life, Platonism]

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Japanese Sand Gardens

- Japanese sand garden is also often known as Zen garden influenced by the Zen Buddhism, generally found in the Zen Temples for the purpose of meditation. The sand Japanese gardens are generally enclosed by walls, so that the visitors may not distract by the far away views. These Zen gardens are basically for meditation, where only stones, sand and gravels are used with a very limited number of plants. Water feature is represented by the skillful utilization of gravels, sand or mowed turf and sometimes bold rocks....   [tags: Gardening ]

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Famous Japanese Gardens

- Japanese garden has a very appealing aesthetic importance due to continuous change in various seasons. These gardens always maintain the stillness of air and peace, even though they are changing externally in every season. Following are some of the famous Japanese gardens all over world: • Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto: It is a famous Zen garden style and one of the most popular dry-landscape designs. It is believed to be the unique masterpiece in the culture of Japanese gardens. This garden is comprised of low walls, rock seats arranged on white gravel bed....   [tags: Gardening]

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A Google Search Of Serial Killers

- In a Google search of “serial killer memorabilia”, approximately 135,000 results would appear. While the U.S. produces over eighty-five percent of the world’s serial killers (“Why do Americans Idolize Serial Killers?” 11), Americans still tend to treat these murderers as icons and celebrities. As defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a serial killer is expressed as the unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. While it is no secret that serial killers have a different mindset than that of a normal person, do these murderers have genetically different minds....   [tags: Murder, Serial killer, Dexter]

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Summary Of ' The Yard For A Search Warrant '

- ... "A gunshot went off and it surprised me." Elliot replies with a sigh. Abigail bites her lip. "But Ellie was really close to winning though. I saw it, he nearly had mother!" She quickly adds. "Nearly winning is not a win, Abigail, especially in life and death situations. I am going to train Elliot tomorrow on holding his concentration in battle." Frances cuts in. Abigail slumps in her seat. Well, there goes her attempt to make Elliot feel better. Ruined by their strict grandmother. Elliot chuckles quietly after having spotted his sister 's actions....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Elizabeth I of England]

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The Process of Schlomo's Search for Identity

- Identity Identity, as defined by Jonathan Friedman, is positional and can be determined by one’s place in a larger network of relations (36). Live and Become depicts the life of a young, Ethiopian boy who travels across countries in search of his identity. After losing most of his family to famine and disease, Schlomo, his assigned Jewish name, moves to Israel as a replacement child of a mother who had lost her son. As his mother sent him away, she told him to “Go. Live. Become.” But become what....   [tags: cultural identity, Live and Become]

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The Search for a Better Reality

- The Search for a Better Reality Life is not easy. It is all about surviving the storms that you will eventually have to face. As a result, sometimes people feel overwhelmed, and they try to find ways that will allow them to break away from reality. In most cases, individuals resort to escape either because they want to be relieved from all of their responsibilities, or because they are trying to avoid facing unpleasant truths or painful situations. Everyone deals with tough circumstances in a different way....   [tags: Comparative, Kidd, Chrouch]

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In Search of Love and Marriage

- Pride and prejudice is a complex love story that was penned around late eighteenth century England, a time of great upheaval and war for the besieged nation. And whilst this older outdated form of proper British English is at times tough to read, it is none the less understandable, and in the end quite an enjoyable read. This book explores many different relationship dynamics between couples of this era, and the qualitative characteristics that draw them together. None more intricately so then the one we see interwoven between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Community Gardens And Its Effects On The Community

- ... These are questions that many have trouble understanding, the help of few can save many and it starts with the education of food and its importance, we can help educate our neighbors where to get food so that a family won’t go hungry, help bring many communities together by the projects being created for this movement. It starts with us; we cannot rely on grocery stores to be our only food provider, in a crisis we must have a plan to fall back on for food security. Food security has just as much importance as financial stability....   [tags: Food security, Food, Gardening, Nutrition]

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The 's Search For Enlightenment

- ... We are faced in with a hard choice. “On each side of the fill was a great expanse of water like lakes—water full of things living and dead. Things that didn’t belong in water,” (193) Janie is left in the middle of the rubble of broken relationships and see the two bodies of waist: the mundane tasks of multiple misogynistic relationships, and the deep cut moments that build the foundation for a coming to age story. The rut of an arranged marriage comes soon after the fact. The suiter, of such a deal is to be treated like a god....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship]

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Man 's Search For Meaning

- Humans look for some key equation through which they might tie all of the experiences of life and feel the satisfaction of action toward a goal, rather than the emptiness of which sometimes consumes the activities of our existence. However, humans may never find some great pure meaning beyond their mundane existences, because there is none. What there is to be found, however, is the life itself. Humans seek to find meaning so that emptiness will not pervade every thought, every deed, with the coldness of reality as seen by an unemotional eye....   [tags: Meaning of life, Existentialism]

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Ancient Babylon: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

- Ancient Babylon Introduction Ancient Babylon was a magnificent place to be in. There was amazing architecture, like The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which Nebuchadnezzar built for his wife, but scholars say it was never built (C). There were inventions that we still use today such as the Wheel(C). Important qualities of life include writing, reading, art and class systems. Sadly the fall of the civilization happened in 539 B.C.(C) The Beginning and Location After the Akkadian empire fell, this majestic place formed in 5000 B.C....   [tags: architecture, Nebuchadnezzar]

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Popular Shrubs in Los Angeles Gardens

- Hibiscus Add tropical flair to your Los Angeles garden with hibiscus. Equally beautiful and eye-catching as stand-alone shrubs or trimmed into small trees, the hibiscus makes a truly spectacular green fence or screen. Large, lush green leaves are offset year round by huge, vibrant, trumpet-shaped blooms in a rainbow of festive hues, including white, yellow, peach, pink, fuchsia, orange and scarlet. Some cultivars produce variegated or multi-colored flowers. Although individual blossoms persist for only a few days, they are so abundant that fallen flowers are rapidly replaced by new ones, leading to a profusion of season-long color....   [tags: plants, growth, color]

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Modern Man In Search Of A Soul by C.G. Jung

- Modern Man In Search Of A Soul by C.G. Jung In his book, Modern Man In Search Of A Soul, C.G. Jung gives a layperson insight into his ideas on dream analysis. Jung's primary objective in this book is to educate the reader as to what a psychoanalyst does when analyzing a patient's dreams. The principal message in the section of the book centered on dream analysis is that dreams should never stand alone. Dreams are meaningless in a vacuum, but on the other hand when put against a strict set of rules, they are oftentimes misunderstood....   [tags: Modern Man Search Soul Jung Essays]

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Managing the Human Side of Beer Gardens

- This mix is concerned with all aspects of service performance that create value. In other words, this element of the service marketing mix is concerned about managing the human side of the Beer Garden. The owner has to ensure that the business has the right customer contact and also that employees are performing their tasks well. This is vital to attract potential customers towards the Beer Garden. To ensure that the right personnel are obtained, the owner will put much emphasis on the job design, recruitment and selection, training, motivation, evaluation and reward together with empowerment and team-work....   [tags: mix, pricing, distribution]

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Beer Gardens Creates Value for Customers

- It is important for the Beer Garden to remain competitive on the market. Hill & Jones (1995) describe that competitive advantage is the capability of a firm to surpass its competitors whereas Porter (1985) suggests that competitive advantage is the firm’s competences to develop value for its customers. Hence, it can be said that creating value for customers will help to surpass competitors resulting in Competitive advantage. The following is an analysis of the competitive advantage of the Beer Garden:  Functional Strategies:  Superior Efficiency The sports bar will have a good balance between capital and labour intensive....   [tags: competition, sports bar, innovation]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Search Of August Raintree By Beatrice Culleton

- ... “The school bus comes at eight. You will get up at six. Go to the hen house and bring back the eggs. While I prepare breakfast, you will wash the eggs. After breakfast, you will do the dishes. After school, you’ll have more chores to do, then you will help me prepare the supper. After you do the supper fishes, you will go to your room and stay there. You’ll also keep yourself and the room clean. I know you half breeds, you love to wallow in filth, “the boys” Ricky” said to Mrs. DeRosier, ‘Is that the new half-breed girl we’re getting....   [tags: Family, Foster care, Abuse]

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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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Single Teenage Mothers : A Story Of Struggle The Problems Faced By Teen Parents

- ... The reason for young women dropping out of high school is due to morning sickness, emotional problems, image embarrassment, fear of being bullied, or sexual harassment. Unlike their non teen mother counterparts, teen moms also have a higher chance of suffering from medical issues for example, high blood pressure or preeclampsia. Most of these teen moms suffer from these issues because they are getting less prenatal care due to low income, embarrassment, or hiding their pregnancy from family members....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Pregnancy, Adolescence, Mother]

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

- Following the “gender revolution” of the 1960s and 1970s, increased employment of women outside the home has been met with a greater number of men sharing in the domestic responsibilities of the household. Previous studies have suggested the existence of a weak link between the care provided by fathers and the employment and earning obtained by mothers. The study performed by Raley, Bianchi, and Wang (2012) in the article “When Do Fathers Care. Mothers’ Economic Contribution and Fathers’ Involvement in Child Care” from the American Journal of Sociology proves that the link is in fact stronger when measured amongst fathers’ who have increased responsibility toward primary caregiving....   [tags: Mother, Family, Household, Marriage]

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Mothers With Newborn Babies : Is It Wise?

- ... But such decisions are not doing their kids any favor. The child learns to grow in an environment that is quite different from his home and the important life lessons that he should have been learning by watching his parents and their relationship with each other and his siblings are lost. Dejong., Amanda, who completed a longitudinal study in 2001 for South Dakota State University, said, that there was a large difference in the cognitive functioning of children whose mothers went to work versus children who had stay at home moms (Dejong).” At the moments a few extra dollars may seem great in making ends meet, but down the road when the child grows up and is a teen with poor grades and...   [tags: Full-time, Part-time, Infant, Childhood]

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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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What Is A Mother 's Ultimate Parenting Goal?

- What is a mother 's ultimate parenting goal. Is it receiving a certain amount of hugs from her child or witnessing a certain number of smiles. Is it watching her child achieve academic success or excel at athletics. Is it managing to successfully parent during times that make it difficult to breathe in and out or through a pain that makes it hard to be selfless. Tillie Olsen 's short story "I Stand Here Ironing" (Olsen 233-239), Amy Tan 's short story "Two Kinds" (Tan 240-248), and Alice Walker 's short story "Everyday Use" (Walker 249-256) each involve a complicated mother and daughter relationship that has emerged out of a time of economic difficulty and a circumstance of great loss and sa...   [tags: Mother, Mothers, Short story, Guilt]

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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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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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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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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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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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Pregnancy Of The Biological Mothers Egg

- ... When her biological mother was 0-4 weeks pregnant, the mother might of experienced pains like period pains due to the cells growing and the baby burrowing into the lining of the womb, also she could have started to realise that her breasts were tender and also enlarged she could also of started to develop cravings and also could have begun to get morning sickness and also she could have needed to go to the toilet more often. The baby at the end of the 4 weeks would be an embryo. At 5-8 weeks the mother could have suffered from minor discomforts these are very minor and some of these are nausea, breast tenderness, increased urinary frequency and cravings which can occur at this stage or l...   [tags: Pregnancy, Uterus, Embryo, Parent]

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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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The Standard Of Canadian Single Mothers

- ... (p186) Learning in a seamless, cognitive way assigns ways of thinking later in life about gender. The individuals that are observed by a child, their first experience of socialization agents, are the child 's parents, family and friends, who teach them how to behave to their assigned gender from infancy. Other socialization agents in the child 's life include, school, friends and the media. Acts of socializing parents might do with their child is dressing them in blue or pink, buying toys marketed specifically with a gender in mind or assigning chores reinforcing strength or tidiness, depending on their sex....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, High school]

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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 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

- Relationships For a baby to have healthy development they must have healthy relationships. These relationships change as the baby grows and will affect them through their entire lifespan. (Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000) The first of these relationships is the bond between the baby and their primary caregiver, usually the mother. We call this bond attachment. The quality of this attachment may affect the baby’s entire life. If a baby develops a secure attachment they are likely to grow into healthy adults....   [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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The Search For Perfection :

- ... He explained to me that he really wanted one and he was going to get one. I didn 't know how he could even afford one, but miracles do happen. In this case I didn 't see the manifestation of it, but I saw the obsession entering my friend 's consciousness. He didn 't know of the existence of a boom box, especially one of that size; it was the biggest I ever saw, consequently the need wasn 't there, it didn 't exist. Now that he saw it and he wanted one, he decided to set aside few rupees (Indian money) from his daily income....   [tags: Space exploration, Outer space, Puri, Universe]

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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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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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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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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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The Mother By Terrence Mcnally And Night, Mother, By Marsha Norman

- ... Andre created this space by leaving out an important aspect of his life, causing the mother and son to spilt apart. Andre was afraid of what is mother would think of him to the point where Cal said to Andre’s mother that “the only thing that frightened [Andre] was you” [1603]. Andre thought very high of his mother and wanted to make sure that he didn’t disappoint her. Coming out as gay to her made Andre feel as if that would make her feel bad about him. Andre didn’t want his mother to be scared of him because of the person that he loves....   [tags: Mother, Family, English-language films, 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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