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Trends in U.S. Funeral Services and the Effects on Grieving

- Even as people in the United States are inundated with information -- much of which is trivial and forgotten the next day -- certain topics are purposely omitted from discussion. These topics are taboo and generally met with disdain should they be brought up in everyday discussion. One in particular is death. Within the U.S. culture, people are traditionally uncomfortable with the concept, sometimes so much that they face anxiety and fear should it be brought up, even though death is an inevitable part of life’s cycle....   [tags: literature review, taboo topics]

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Love and Money in Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

- Love and Money in Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater "A sum of money is a leading character in this tale about people, just as a sum of honey might properly be a leading character in a tale about bees." (p.7) God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; or Pearls Before Swine is a satirical story of a millionaire Eliot Rosewater, the president of a fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation, who suffers from total love for all humanity. He decides to go his own way and moves with his money to Rosewater, Indiana....   [tags: God Bless You Mr. Rosewater]

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You Can’t Say That: The Growing Threat to Civil Liberties from Antidiscirmination Laws

- You Can’t Say That: The Growing Threat to Civil Liberties from Antidiscirmination Laws You Can’t Say That is a truly important book, for it reminds us that no social revolution, even the most morally justified, is costless. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 did indeed precipitate a social revolution, one that at long last began to deliver on the promise of the Emancipation Proclamation. Over the nearly half-century since its passage much has changed in America, and for African-Americans that change has been both grievously overdue and remarkable in its sweep, although still very much a work in progress....   [tags: You Can't Say That Essays]

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Interview Follow Up or Thank You Letter

- Kara Kreme 1234 Tennis Court Sports, CA 95616 (530) 765-4321 kkreme@email.edu March 1, 2001 Ms. Kristi Krispy, Coordinator The Internship and Career Center University of Somewhere One Chance Avenue Sports, CA 95616 Dear Ms. Krispy, Thank you for the opportunity to interview for the position of Student Advisor this afternoon, Friday, March 1, 2001. It strengthened my interest in the position and reinforced my confidence in my ability to excel should I be selected for the position. My experience working with fellow Somewhere students, organizational skills, and work ethic would benefit students visiting the ICY, and would allow me to grow professionally....   [tags: Interview Follow Up Thank You Letters]

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An Inside Look at Moral Panics

- ... Because two taboos had become intertwined, the town of Massachusetts became engrossed in the topic of witches. While men were also the victims, women were the center of the burnings, and were usually seen as outcasts that exposed an area or town to a negative reputation. This is highly sexist, as women had few lifestyle options, and if they deviated from what was expected, they were at risk of being accused of witchcraft. Weeding out unpleasant townsfolk was a major criteria for trials. In this period, women generally belonged to a father until married....   [tags: mass hysteria over a taboo]

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Cannibalism: The Human Consumption of Human Flesh

- There has always been the saying that, food always tastes like Chicken, but would people from Turkey actually taste like turkey. Given the conditions of worldly issues such as: world hunger, poverty, over population, and animal cruelty, it only makes sense that a practice such as cannibalism should fit into society norms. The act of cannibalism could easily benefit us in many ways and is believed to have been happening since the pre-historic times. Cannibalism has been a way of the past and may be an insight into the future....   [tags: taboo, food, chicken, turkey]

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The Importance of Knowing Jesus in Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, by Christopher J. H. Wright

- In his book Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, Christopher J. H. Wright sets out to introduce the importance of understanding Jesus and how Jesus found his identity, the goal of his own mission, and interpreted the Old Testament. The author’s intent is to show Christians who Jesus really was, by shedding some light on the father from early Hebrew scripture. Wright argues that Jesus is the fulfillment through the Old Testament. And gave validity to the events leading to the New Testament. Chris Wright was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1947, the son of missionary parents, and nurtured as an Irish Presbyterian....   [tags: salvation, covenants, christian]

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Is Abortion A Taboo?

- When writing essays, there are general topics that instructors will often deny due to the material that can cause arguments between one person and another. One of the topics that instructors often deny for research essays is abortion. Abortion is a sensitive topic throughout the world and is often argued about as seen on the news frequently. Sources that contain information about abortion have three different appeals to get the reader interested. Ethos, logos, and pathos are appeals used in persuasive writings such as those written about abortion....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Fetus, Appeal]

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Childhood Influences Our Future Decisions, as Seen in “Thank you, Ma’m” by Langston Hughes and “Spilled Salt” by Barbara Neely

- Certain factors in a person’s childhood can influence the decision that a person makes. These factors are likely very significant and can change the perspectives of different people. Langston Hughes, the writer of Thank You M’am, and Barbara Neely, the writer of Spilled Salt, both use various literary techniques to convey to the theme of childhood having an influence on a person’s behavior and decisions. These techniques allow the authors to present this theme more successfully through the use of sympathy, humor, and character....   [tags: childhood, poetry, Thank you, Ma’m, Langston Hughe]

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Not About You

- Every day I am surrounded by people. Lots and lots of people and yet, here I am…preferring to vent out all frustrations, all bottled up emotions on a piece of electronic paper. Ironic, how we sometimes feel so alone in the middle of a crowd. And how a crowd sometimes makes us feel so outside of normal, so outlandish, so belittled, so insecure. You look around and people are just going on with their lives as though nothing is wrong with the world, though nothing is wrong with you. Everyone is putting on a front that is always guarded and devoid of any emotion that would indicate something is wrong, leading you to believe that everything is in fact ok....   [tags: personal reflections composition]

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Milton was of the Devil's Party Without Knowing It

- Milton was of the Devil's Party Without Knowing It There is a lot of evidence within "ParadiseLost" that would suggest this statement is true, however there is also a large amount that would disagree. Within these two books there is nothing that would give us an insight into the opinion or feelings of God so it is not as easy to make a balanced judgement than if the entire poem was called into question. However, there is a strong argument for both cases to be found in books I and II....   [tags: Papers]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

- “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” written by Joyce Carol Oates is an unsettling and incredibly formidable story of a young woman’s loss of innocence during a time of social change, unrest and turbulence. The story’s protagonist is Connie, a self-absorbed, yet beautiful fifteen-year-old girl, who is at odds with not only her family but also the conservative values handed down by society. She, unknowing to her parents, spends her evenings flirting and picking up boys at a local diner while exploring her independence and individuality....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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If Something Doesn't Kill You, It Makes You Stronger

- Have you ever been battered down and bruised so badly that you thought you would never be able to get back up. If you did get up, you became tougher. Whether you received bad grades on your report card or lost your home and family in an earthquake, persevering through the trial could cause you to become powerful physically, mentally, or spiritually. If something doesn't kill you, you have to make the decision to carry on. You should ask yourself this question: If something doesn't kill you, can it make you stronger....   [tags: spiritually, God, catastrophic event]

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Analaysis of Healthy Food: You are What you Eat

- When was the last time you walked into McDonald’s and chose to order a Garden Salad instead of a Big Mac. If it has been a long time, do not worry; most people cannot even remember what their last healthy meal was. In fact, if you had a Big Mac someday just one month ago, that would make you only the 27 billionth person to bite into a juicy robust beef patty back at the moment. Ironically, this vast number of junk eaters is not aware of the health-wrecking decision they take when they stop by McDonald’s for lunch one day after another; or is that not the case....   [tags: healthy meal, fast food, mcdonald's]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. In Joyce Carol Oates short story, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. the reader is immediately introduced to the main character, Connie; a young girl who obsesses over herself and puts little value on her family or loved ones. Throughout the story readers are also introduced to a man named Arnold Friend. Oates uses this character to reveal to readers the true psychological flaws of Connie that are most likely a result of the lack of a male figure in her life....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, The Reader]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- In Joyce Carol Oates "where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" the reader is left with a chilling feeling as they read it 's haunting content. In this short story, the theme of fantasy vs. reality is explored through the protagonist Connie 's journey of self-realization as she leaves behind her naive self. Though the story follows Connie closely the third person omniscient point of view allows for developed story as Oates writes a warning to young girls everywhere. When first reading the reader is met with a dedication before the story begins, “To Bob Dylan.” Though it seems like a silly dedication by a simple fan of his work it is actually apparent once reading the story that the influe...   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, Fiction, Bob Dylan]

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Romantic Love in William Shakespeare's As You Like it and Twelfth Night

- Romantic Love in William Shakespeare's As You Like it and Twelfth Night The fickleness of romantic love is a major theme in William Shakespeare’s comedies As You Like It and Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Shakespeare’s implicit social commentary takes the fundamentally masculine perspective of romantic relationships, which argues that a clear-cut dichotomy exists between love and physical attraction. According to evolutionary psychological theory, females often tend to automatically associate the emotion of love with physicality and the physical act of sex because an emotional bond with a mate is necessary in order to establish a secure family unit....   [tags: Shakespeare You Like Twelfth Night Essays]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Can a person get so subconsciously desperate that he/she, unknowingly, creates an imaginary figure to rescue them. While that may seem like an insane notion to ponder, it is all too real for Connie, a fifteen year old girl in “Where are you going, Where have you been?” by Joyce Oates. There are three separate writers whose interpretations of Oates’ story prove that the answer to that question, in Connie’s case is yes. Arnold Friend is a figment of Connie’s imagination created by her desperate need for a reality check....   [tags: Short story, Reality, Joyce Carol Oates]

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What Do You Want For You Grow Up?

- “What do you want to be when you grow up?” These were the popular questions that adult individual asked us when we are young. Living in the rural community for almost of my existence, was very difficult. When I was young, I helped my parents to earn a living. If older people would have asked me, what I want to be when I grow up. I do not have the definite answer because my concern was to earn money to help my family to have food for the day. My parents will always remind me and my siblings to study hard because education can help a person to go on with lives and have a decent living in the future....   [tags: Pulmonology]

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Verifying the Theories of Deborah Tannen's You Just Don’t Understand

- Verifying the Theories of Deborah Tannen's You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation with an Episode of Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher The book You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, written by Deborah Tannen, is an analytical book offering scientific insights on the conversational differences between women and men. The book is copyrighted 1990 and is still read and widely talked about all over the world. Tannen is a Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C....   [tags: Deborah Tannen You Just Don’t Understand]

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The Climax of I Want You Women Up North to Know

- Lines 85-97 of Tillie Olsen's first published poem "I Want You Women Up North to Know" contain the climactic turning point of this poem, and the language and form reflect this change. Instead of being humble and disjointed victims who remain mostly anonymous, the workers are transformed into an angry and unified group of distinct individuals. This shift in mood is accomplished by three devices: imagery, grouping, and capitalization of proper names. The imagery in this passage helps turn the tone of the poem from victimization to anger....   [tags: Want You Women Up North to Know]

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Bernie Mac's Second Def Comedy Jam Special

- Bernie Mac’s second Def Comedy Jam special, “I Ain’t Scared of You Motherfuckers” is a comedic work that has always made me laugh uncontrollably. Even when I was too young to fully understand most of the jokes in that particular standup routine, his physical motions, use of curses and taboo sex phrases, as well as his urban Chicago colloquialisms were enough to have tears dripping from my eyes and a boisterous sound of laughter coming from my mouth, loud enough that it would cause my mother to come into my room and investigate what all the fuss was about....   [tags: Ain't Scared of You Motherfuckers]

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Questions On Epistemological Beliefs And Knowledge And Understanding And There Are Two Ways Of Knowing

- Epistemological beliefs refer to knowledge and understanding and there are two ways of knowing, which are called separate knowing and connected knowing. Separate knowing is a critical thinking approach, whereas connected knowing is an approach where an individual attempts to understand ways in which other people think and use this technique to understand their point of view. This study will look at the effects of students’ personal epistemological beliefs, - along with separate knowing and connected knowing - and their approach to thinking and learning and whether or not the students’ attitudes can influence academic performance or not....   [tags: Epistemology, Knowledge, Learning]

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Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament by Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright

- INTRODUCTION Christopher J. H. Wright is an Anglican clergyman and an Old Testament scholar. He is the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership International. He was the principal of All Nations College. He is the honorary member of the All Saints Church of Langham Place in London, England. In his book, Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, Dr. Wright looks to bring about the unity between the Hebrew Scriptures and the understanding of Jesus pertaining to the Word of God....   [tags: theological issues, ministries, god]

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A Research Study On Microbiology Lab, Knowing The Identity Of Organisms Is A Critical Factor

- Introduction: In microbiology, knowing the identity of organisms is a critical factor because an appropriate treatment for a disease or infection can be developed, as well as making certain antibiotics. Different testing methods that have been learned in the microbiology laboratory were applied and the keys in Appendix: Keys to bacteria were used to identify the unknown bacterium. Materials and Methods: The unknown bacterium given by the instructor was unknown number eighteen. First of all, in order to purify and isolate the bacterial culture for future storage, the streak plate method was used....   [tags: Staining, Gram staining, Bacteria, Microbiology]

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Not a Goodbye but a See You Later

- First thing is that you’re honestly going to be one of the best dads out there and your son should be static to call you his dad. Mr. Hopkins I have received wisdom and knowledge from you to succeed in life in whatever I set my mind to. I am so grateful for your presence. I have never felt this strong of a connection with any other teacher, adult, etc. Every conversation I have ever had with you has made me want to come back and keep talking with you. You have made a huge impact on my life that I will always remember....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Loss Of Someone Is Hard For You

- Have you ever thought about what was hard for you to talk about. Depending on who you are and where you are from may determine what may be is hard for you to talk about. Different people go through many different things in life and it can be difficult to explain or even share with others or maybe the person is not ready to discuss the issues. Most people may say that the loss of someone is something that is hard to speak on and I would agree, but there are many other things that difficult to talk about....   [tags: Debut albums, Thought, Time, Prince]

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Are You A Marketer Or Salesman?

- Are you a marketer or salesman?... "Well," some may say, " what 's the difference?" Good question. There 's a big difference. And knowing the difference will literally make or break your business. Here 's what I mean: What comes to mind when you think of the word 'salesman '. Well, what I immediately think of is an overly-excited person trying to pressure me into buying something that I really don 't want. Has you ever had that experience before. I think we all have. In fact that 's why we hate getting thosee tele-marketing calls, right....   [tags: Marketing, Sales, Selling, Want]

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Analysis Of ' I Love You '

- When my girlfriend said she loved me, it always sounded like something she wished she could take back. An escaped prisoner. Or a fart. Why so hesitant. What is she thinking. These were questions that the ill-equipped emotional cartographer in me needed to investigate, so I remained steadfast in my commitment to loving her. “I love you,” I would say confidently, looking into her eyes, projecting to the back of the room. “I love you too,” she would garble after a prolonged moment of sideways-glancing introspection....   [tags: 2007 singles, Debut albums]

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When You Go At It Again

- “Before you go at it again…” I managed to get in before another routinely argument could break out. “I’m giving you this early in advance, Tre,” I chirped, handing him a ticket to a dancing studio. “Don’t lose it because it’s required to get in.” “Mrs. Lupe’s Dancing Studio” he read out loud, examining the ticket as thoroughly as one possibly could. “What the hell is this?” “It’s you ticket for dancing class tomorrow,” I forcefully smiled, knowing there’s a huge possibility this might turn ugly....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2005 singles, 2006 singles]

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Career Is The Best Fit For You

- There are an endless amount of careers to choose from and figuring out which career path to take is not always easy. There is a lot that goes into figuring out which career is the best fit for you. Just like writing a research paper, there is a lot of planning and research that goes into making sure you acquire the most accurate information as possible and learn as much as you can about that area of interest. According to Prout (2015a), research is necessary to get a general idea about the job you will be doing such as job duties, job qualifications, the type of working environment it is and related occupations (p....   [tags: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator]

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Movie Analysis : ' Thank You '

- Conal gave her a small bow before he turned to open a bottle of wine. Daniel grasped her hand and bowed over it. “I wish you a long and fruitful marriage, Mrs. Hart.” “Thank you, Daniel.” Keelan smiled then looked up into her husband’s sparkling blue eyes. He gave her a slow smile before his lips dipped to briefly capture hers. “A toast!” Conal pressed glasses into everyone’s hands. He raised his glass and the others followed. “May the seas of marriage be calm, the winds be swift, and the current amiable!” Keelan laughed and raised her glass with Landon’s in salute....   [tags: Marriage, Debut albums, Love, Lip]

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You Are Here, By John Exclaims

- “You are here!” John exclaimed, when she walked through the door. “Excuse me?” Mary Jane asked in surprise. “‘Er, I mean, I don’t a… I guess I didn’t realize you would be back so soon,” he said, fumbling and stumbling over his words. “I went home and pulled out all the paperwork you needed, which was not an easy job let me tell you because first I had to find out which carton it was packed in,” she replied, giggling. “But here I am. You… did want this now, didn’t you?” “Oh indeed. Let’s take a look, shall we?” John motioned for her to take a seat near his desk then took the papers she handed to him, sitting down as well....   [tags: Debut albums, 2007 singles, 2004 singles]

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College Is The Right Place For You?

- Have you ever found yourself wondering if attending college is the right place for you. Not only that, but the type of institution that will be suit your personality. Some may choose not to attend college. Something to keep in mind though is a college graduate earns $50,000 a year post graduation, while someone with a high school diploma earns $30,000 a year. However, as most people know, the prominence of a college degree is more important now that it ever has been. Most fields require a minimum associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree, while other careers demand a master’s or higher, including doctors and lawyers....   [tags: University, Academic degree, High school]

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Is Your Family Important to You?

- ... Siblings play a big role in the child's social strengths. Being comfortable with people and loud surroundings will give him/her confidence speaking and interacting with strangers, family, friends..ect. When having a baby either it being a first born other than the last can have large effects on the child’s personality. First borns are more determined to achieve , because new parents are also more deprived and driven to succeed on the development of the family. Also first borns have no other sibling to be made fun of....   [tags: parents, siblings, support system]

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Fast Food Is Good For You

- Fast Food in moderation is good for you There are two views for different people that have different ways of seeing things. People see the good which is, its fast, cheap, tasty, convenient, and it hits the spot when you 're hungry and in a hurry. Then there 's the down side to it fast food is loaded with calories, sodium, fats, and oils. Some of the meals on the menu are full of calories fit to consume in an entire day. People who are trying to watch their weight and calorie intake have difficulty eating at a fast food restaurant....   [tags: Nutrition, Fast food, Restaurant, Food]

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Are You A Digital Mom?

- Are You A Digital Mom. What is a Digital Mom. So, what is a Digital Mom anyway. My idea of a digital Mom (or Dad) is someone who takes care of their kids while working from home on their computer, working in the digital market for an income. The internet allows Moms and Dads to stay at home and be with their kids while making a reasonable income online. It is nice extra cash to pay some bills or car loan, even take a vacation. Life can be stressful when you have to rush out the door to your 9 to 5 job....   [tags: Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Education, Economics]

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The Truth Will Set You Free

- The Truth will set you Free Throughout everyday life, men and women are confronted with deciding whether to believe something or not. Plato describes a conversation with Socrates and his student in the dialogue, “The allegory of the cave,” written in 38 BC. The dialogue start out with men that are trapped in a cave and have been there their whole lives and are chained to only see their shadow as false realities. Suddenly, a man is unchained and is dragged out and discovers the truth to tell the other people in the cave....   [tags: Truth, Reality, Sun, Meaning of life]

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Who Are You Writing For?

- Who Are You Writing For. Authors make the common mistake of not knowing who they are writing for. While the other factors are also important, none is more important than the question of ‘Who is the group or target market they are writing for?’ The clearer and narrower you can define your potential readers, the more likely you can successfully write for them. Some of the questions you need to ask and research about include: 1) How old are they. 2) Where do they live. 3) What is their gender. 4) What are their professions....   [tags: Language Arts ]

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Is Guinness Good For You?

- Is Guinness Good for You. Picking the right beer is an important and serious task, and if you are having some doubts about what type of beer to enjoy, you’ll never go wrong with a Guinness. From its humble beginnings in Dublin, Ireland, to international popularity and fame, this Irish brew has been one of the most enduring beers for well over 240 years. But is Guinness good for you. Now drinkers will be able to ascertain the nutritional information of Guinness, straight from its label. Is Guinness Good for You....   [tags: Beer, Guinness, Stout, Brewing]

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If You Had Met Me

- If you had met me in high school, you would realize I am not the same person I am today. I used to believe that people do not change, they never will. Growing up I came to believe that it is impossible for people to change. This is not true, after being in college for a short four months, I am a completely different person than I was when I left home which is for the better. Unfortunately, I was arrested the first week of school. Being arrested was an extreme wake up call, and made me realize why I really came to college....   [tags: High school, College, Homework, 2002 albums]

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Thank You Mousie, For Everything

- Although he was a late eighteenth century poet, Robert Burns also was a farmer, in fact it was on his farm where he came up with the idea for his famous poem, “To a Mouse.” Upon plowing his field in Scotland one afternoon in 1785 he accidentally dug up and ruined a mouse’s nest, and he feels bad for doing so and wants to apologize to the mouse. In his apology, Burns not only stresses his feeling of guilt for destroying the mouse’s home but he seems to go on a tangent where he conveys a deeper meaning....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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What are you looking at?

- When you are sitting on a public bus and look around, it is easy to make conclusions about people. The guy sitting alone with the messy hair and cloths is obviously a drunk and just wondering aimlessly. The lady sitting in the short dress and has on really heavy makeup, is obviously a prostitute. The young girl with the baby is certainly an unwed mother and lives on welfare. These are the conclusions that many people make about others without knowing any facts about that person. We all stereotype and generalize others without taking the time to meet people and find out who they really are....   [tags: Discrimination]

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Is Big Brother Watching You?

- ... Boundless Informant is a data mining tool that details and maps by country extensive amounts of information it collects from computer and telephone networks. The main objective of the internal NSA tool is counting and categorizing the records of communications, known as metadata, rather than the content of an email or instant message. An NSA factsheet about the program acquired by the Guardian states: “The tool allows users to select a country on a map and view the metadata volume and select details about the collections against that country [11].” Under the heading “Sample use cases” the factsheet also states the tool shows information including: “How many records (and what type) are co...   [tags: government surveillance]

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How You Start An Assignment

- When you start an assignment, is it not frustrating if you do not know exactly what to write on from the very start. When it comes to creating papers and word documents, it is important for one to organize their thoughts first. Once this is achieved, coming up with ideas spontaneously would not become as hard as it was before. With a list of ideas in mind, one can use any of those points and branch off of it to create a network of new concepts to help them develop a piece of writing. This can all be done with the idea of clustering; clustering makes use of one’s brainstorming skills and creates a diagram in which that person can create new ideas by using past ones....   [tags: Writing, Mind, Lateralization of brain function]

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Can you live without it?

- Have you ever had a possession that was so essential to your existence that you felt you couldn’t live without it. For instance, I have known many people who have said. I will die without that. They may be speaking of things such as their cell phone, or their Blackberry. In these cases being without these items probably wouldn’t cause them to die. Similarly, there are also people who hold onto items that belonged to a loved one, no longer in their life, who believe that without this item, they will die....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Do You Know Yourself?

- Do you know yourself. If you were to look in the mirror right now could you see the image of you staring back. If you were standing in front of God right now could you explain to Him who you are. If you were to write a paper right and answer the prompt: “Who are you” could you do it. If you answered no to one of these questions then you 're in good shape. If you answered no to two of these questions then you 're in even better shape and if you answered no to all of these then you 're in great shape....   [tags: Panic attack, Anxiety, Thought, I Hate Myself]

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You Can Touch Me?

- “You can touch me,” she replied, her gaze boring into him. “I want you to.” “Can I see you?” he asked, his voice husky. “Your breasts. I’ve missed them.” “Missed them?” He reddened and nodded his head. “I might have taken a look when I dragged you out of the river that day. Sorry. I couldn’t resist.” A sheepish grin curved his lips and Audra smiled back. Without another word, she pulled her bodice ties free and lowered stiff top of her kirtle. Maxen pulled the single tie at the top of her shift and pulled down the loose fabric....   [tags: 2006 singles, 2007 singles]

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Where Are You Going?

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