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Elements of Magical Realism and Sublime in Toad's Mouth

- Elements of Magical Realism and Sublime in Toad's Mouth         "Toad's Mouth" is a short story written by Isabel Allende in 1989. She has lived in Chili for most of her life, but she was born in Lima, Peru. Her father was a diplomat in Peru, but when her parents divorced, Allende's mother took her back to Santiago, Chili, to live with her grandparents. She wrote her first novel, The House of Spirits, around 1981. It became an international best seller. After reading "Toad's Mouth, I believe that magical realism and sublime literature have many things in common....   [tags: Toad Mouth Essays]

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Healthy Mouth, Happy Mouth

- The oral cavity is home to a great variety of primitive organisms. It is the gateway to two of the most imperative body systems, the gastrointestinal and the respiratory systems. The oral cavity is the drainage to secretory glands called the salivary glands of which there is between 600-1000 small glands located throughout the mouth. They are exocrine glands that release their secretions through tiny ducts that open into the mouth. There are three major pairs of salivary glands however that contribute the most to the oral secretion and these are; the parotid gland, which is the largest and it is located at the back of the jaw, the submandibular gland, located in the lower jaw, and the sublin...   [tags: oral cavity, saliva, medicine, dental health]

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Comparing the Anatomy of a Rat to a Toad

- Aim The aim is to compare the integumentary systems and the digestive systems of a rat to that of a cane toad. Introduction The Integumentary system is defined by Adam.com, Inc. as an extensive system compromising of skin, hair, nails along with sweat and sebaceous glands. It also includes specialized nerve receptors which alert us to changes around us such as touch, cold, heat, pain, and pressure. These organs help in the way that they protect internal structures, protects against entry of diseases, temperature regulation and excretion through perspiration (2001)....   [tags: anatomy and physiology, biology, veterinary]

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The Cells of the Mouth

- The cells of the mouth have some of the fastest turnover rates in the body. This is because oral cells have to grow quickly enough to aid the immune system, to keep nearby organs free of bacteria. Good nutrition also supports the immune system, and the body’s ability to control oral bacteria so they can digest or begin the digestion process without damaging gum, teeth, or tissue. Food that remains in our mouth too long causes bacteria to grow, causing decay in teeth and gums. All carbohydrates break down into simple sugars: glucose, fructose, maltose, and lactose....   [tags: science, diet,]

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The Functions Of The Mouth

- Mouth and Teeth The functions of the mouth, with the help of the teeth, work together to digest food. Teeth mechanically breakup food, in order for enzymes and acids to work it’s way through it. The mouth hosts the mechanical breakdown of foods. The salivary glands in the mouth, release an enzyme, called Amylase, which is used to breakdown carbohydrates. The teeth are usually 32 small hard organs, which are designed with the hardest material in your body, enamel, that grind and cut food into small pieces for swallowing....   [tags: Digestion, Digestive system, Liver]

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The Death of a Toad

- The Death of a Toad The poem “The Death of a Toad” incorporates the literary devices of structure, syntax, imagery, and diction to portray the speakers’ sarcasm. The poet leads the reader through the detailed stages of the toad’s death through out every stanza. The grammatical forms that the speaker uses is to help depict the scene of the dying toad. Another tool the speaker uses is to refer to death in an indirect way. The stanzas progressively illustrate the dying toad as well as the cynical view of the speaker. The first stanza incorporates a lot of imagery and syntax....   [tags: Papers]

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The Frog and Toad Series by Arnold Lobel

- Friendship, although conceptually understood by the youngest of children, is one of those things that seems elusive when we try to explain it fully. It is multi-faceted, complicated and one of the best aspects of a rich life. Friendship has been a topic in literature from the Bible to Thoreau, who wrote an entire essay considering friendships and its meanings. Modern literature explores many aspects of friendships, both good and bad, but the simple yet meaningful friendships portrayed in children’s stories are some of the most memorable and none more so than the lovable Frog and Toad....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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The Benefits of Mouth Guards

- Mouth guards come in many different forms and ways. They are very versatile and can be used for many different uses for people. In this guide I will discuss the different type of mouth guards that are available. I will also be discussing the use of mouth guards, application of mouth guards, some of the risk as well as some of the benefits of them. I will talk about the background of the mouth guard, for example, how long they have been around and when they were introduced. Finally, I will discuss the basic information and other topics about the product....   [tags: health, dental care]

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Analysis of the Australian Cane Toad

- Analysis of the Australian Cane Toad The cane toad, Bufo marinus, or giant toad, was introduced to Australia by the sugar cane industry with government sanction, in order to control two specific pests of sugar cane. The grey backed cane beetle and the frenchie beetle. Native to Central and South America, the cane toad has been introduced to several Pacific islands as well. One hundred and one toads arrived at Edmonton in North Queensland in June 1935. About 11 sugar growing locations in northern and central coastal Queensland received authorized shipments....   [tags: Papers]

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Into the Lion's Mouth

- Into the Lion's Mouth It is the last Saturday in September and the Brown University lion dance team is about to perform. Eleven students sit on the floor of Leung Gallery. The nine team members walk to the front of the room, seven Chinese, two Caucasian. Each wears a shirt bearing a black and white lion design on the front and the words "Brown Lion Dance" emblazed across the back. The boys who will make up the two lions - Grant, John, Chris and Michael - wear bright yellow pants with orange and gold tassels encircling each leg, meant to mimic fur....   [tags: China Chinese Culture Papers]

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How Damaging is Negative Word of Mouth?

- Abstract The purpose of the study was to validate the implications of Word of Mouth in Pakistani cultural setup. This study replicates a previous study by Charlett, D., Garland, R. and Marr, N. (1995) testing the two hypotheses “that both positive and negative WOM will affect consumers' probability of purchase and attitudes towards a product” and “that negative WOM will have a stronger effect than positive WOM on consumers' probability of purchase and attitudes towards a product”. Data was collected from a convenience sample of university students divided into three groups, two of which were exposed to positive and negative WOM respectively and third taken as the control group....   [tags: Research Analysis]

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Impact of Word-of-Mouth on Consumer Attitudes

- Literature Review Since the 1960s, a large body of marketing research has documented the pervasive impact of word-of-mouth on consumer attitudes and behavior (Bansal & Voyer, 2000; Bone, 1995; Buttle, 1998; Herr et al., 1991; Laczniak, DeCarlo, & Ramaswani, 2001; Smith & Vogt, 1995; Wirtz & Chew, 2002). Word of mouth (WOM) communication is recognized as an important medium for influencing consumer behavior (Arndt, 1967). Consumers generally have greater tendency to be exposed to marketer-dominated sources, therefore, personal word of mouth source was usually the most effective (Arndt1967)....   [tags: relationship, effectiveness, marketing]

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Advertisement Is Destroying Us And The Word Of Mouth

- Today we use three main ways to get information, TV,the Internet and word of mouth. Once we turn our TV or radio within the first twenty minutes of your program there is a break in whatever show that you’re tuned into or listening to, their will be a advertisements to promote some product that suppliers want you to consume. The Advertisements are usually telling you to do some type of action, whether it’s to buy something, listen to something or vote for something or ect. You may ask why that such a bad thing is, and I would say because of the targeting advertisements....   [tags: Mass media, Advertising, Coca-Cola]

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Exploring Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

- Foot and Mouth Disease Synonym : Aphthous fever,Aftosa,Enzootic apthiae Importance Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease that primarily affects cloven-hooved livestock and wildlife. Although adult animals generally recover, the morbidity rate is very high in naïve populations, and significant pain and distress occur in some species. Sequelae may include decreased milk yield, permanent hoof damage and chronic mastitis. High mortality rates can be seen in young animals....   [tags: highly contagious viral disease]

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Analysis Of Felix 's Mouth Is Open

- ... Felix pull them under the stairs, but she still yells out, tugging at him. “No, we can’t do this. We won’t leave you.” “Yes, we will,” Felix says, gravely. “But she’s our friend,” Thorn growls, the panic still in her voice. I laugh, coldly at this comment. I’m almost too the well. “I thought we weren’t friends.” “Don’t be an idiot, Cry,” she sneers and it sounds almost like a threat and more like the normal Thorn. She doesn’t want me to do this and either does Felix. I can see it in his entire face....   [tags: 2007 singles, Debut albums, English-language films]

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Hoof And Mouth

- What IS foot & mouth disease. It is one of the most infectious diseases known and consists of a virus, which attacks two groups of animals - pigs and ruminants. The latter group includes cattle, sheep, goats, deer, and some other "foreign" breeds of animal such as buffalo and antelope. It does not affect birds, dogs, or horses, but the virus can be carried on the feet of any bird or animal, including humans, that come into contact with it. The symptoms relate to the name the disease has been given - a blistering of the skin around the animal's foot, particularly between the hooves and a similar blistering of the skin around the mouth and nose....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Viral Marketing: Word-of-Mouth Marketing

- Viral Marketing Viral marketing is a form of word-of-mouth marketing that aims to result in a message spreading exponentially and campaigns work when a message is spread exponentially and it results in a desired outcome for a brand (Stokes, R., 2010). It uses the internet to expose and spread the product or service. It harnesses the electronic connectivity of individuals to ensure marketing messages are referred from one person to another (Stokes, R., 2010). There are two types of viral marketing....   [tags: message spreading, social media]

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Viral Marketing: Word-to-Mouth-Marketing

- Viral Marketing Viral marketing is a form of word-of-mouth marketing that aims to result in a message spreading exponentially and campaigns work when a message is spread exponentially and it results in a desired outcome for a brand (Stokes, R., 2010). Viral marketing uses the internet to disclose and spread the company’s products or services. It harnesses the electronic connectivity of individuals to ensure marketing messages are referred from one person to another (Stokes, R., 2010). There are two types of viral marketing....   [tags: campaign, message, social media]

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Analysis Of Michael Mclaughlin 's ' The Corners Of The Mouth '

- ... This experience seems to be where he gets most of his underlying emotion for his work. This became very evident in his poem “Yellow Leaves and Mattresses” which shows his obvious struggle with alcoholism in the family. He read this poem with so much passion, making it my favorite of the night. Another piece that really caught my attention was ‘Cougar’. It was about an experience he had here in Edna valley when living in a triple wide. This time, while he extracts the memories of the experience, he ventures deeper to look more into the story....   [tags: Poetry, Emotion, Simile, Metaphor]

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Taste Buds Outside The Mouth and Male Birth Control

- Recently, there have been advances in scientific research that has led to the discovery of taste receptors that are outside of the mouth. These taste receptors are scattered throughout the entire body, with large concentrations on the testicles and anus. Sweet and Umami taste receptors are present in this area and can present a minor taste sensation (though nowhere near as well as our mouths can). Through a simple lab test on rats, scientists were able to disable the taste receptors to see if it would have any major impact on them....   [tags: Scientific Research, Male Birth Control Pills]

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I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream

- ... We had created him to think, but there was nothing it could do with that creativity”. It shows that Ted did not know how he should treat AM since they are not human but also have self awareness. “Most of the time I thought of AM as it, without soul; but the rest of the time I thought o it as him, in the masculine…the paternal…the patriarchal…for he is a jealous people. Him. It. God as Daddy the Deranged.”, this text established the struggle of Ted’s view and attitude to AM. Sometimes, the computers are just computers, but for most time, Ted view them as powerful leaders even the God who created them which imply that under the rule of AM, Ted was afraid of them to me....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, KILL, Science fiction]

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Angel Falls or Devil´s Mouth in Venzuela

- Towering at almost 1000 meters and at a plunge of 807 meters, Angel Falls lies at the edge of the Auyan Tepui mountain nested deep within Venezuela’s natural beauty, Canaima National Park. Angel Falls’s elevation is so high up that the falling water evaporates before it hits the ground, turning into mist. It is estimated that it is 15 times the height of the great Niagara Falls and has a base of 500 feet wide. “It was sighted by explorer Ernesto Sánchez La Cruz, but he did not publicize his discovery.” (wiki) It wasn’t “discovered” by the west until it was visited in 1935 by American aviator, James Crawford Angel, on a flight while looking for ore bed; even though the indigenous Pemón peop...   [tags: waterfall, landscape, area]

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Word Of Mouth Buzz

- The Word-Of-Mouth Buzz 'Buzz', if you're a company you will love to here that word. The Buzz is nothing more then the promotion of a product by the word-of-mouth. However, this word-of-mouth promotion has become a very strong force making products that were unknown huge successes. If companies are able to reject the common myths that go along with the buzz then they can use to huge power of the buzz to become nothing other then a marketing legend (Dye, 2000). The way in which the buzz gets started is by people sharing their experiences with each other....   [tags: Business Advertising]

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Efficacy of Three Mouth Rinses in Reducing Dental Plaque and Gingivitis

- Dental plaque formation is started by the deposition of a thin biofilm onto the tooth surface. In a healthy individual, when 1-2 layers of bacteria are present on the tooth surface, the individual’s immune mechanism can carry on with these microorganisms, and the subject can thus show a healthy gingiva. Therefore, disturbing dental plaque formation is of high priority. One approach in plaque control thus is to combine the use of antimicrobial agents with the mechanical methods.1 The rationale for the use of antiplaque agents as adjuncts to mechanical cleaning is based on two reasons....   [tags: biofilm, tooth surface, bacteria]

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Efficacy of Three Mouth Rinses in Reducing Dental Plaque and Gingivitis

- ... They were asked to perform mouth rinsing thoroughly once daily for 60s and spit out the solution. After this procedure, the children were instructed not to eat or drink anything for about thirty minutes. The above procedure was repeated on each school day during morning hours for a period of six months, starting October 2010. The subjects were instructed to report any adverse events such as sickness, change in taste perception, soreness of the tongue, edema, redness, sensitivity, burning sensation of the oral mucosa and visible staining during the course of the study, to the class teacher or investigator....   [tags: children, study, oral]

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Effectiveness of Electric Toothbrushes to Manual Toothbrushes

- The objective of this experiment is to compare the effectiveness of electric toothbrushes to manual toothbrushes in removing microorganisms from the mouth. This will be shown by the amount of microorganisms that is removed from the mouth and present on the bristles of the brush. Hypothesis: Electric toothbrushes remove more plaque and microorganisms from the mouth than manual toothbrushes. Materials: • 2 Electric Toothbrushes (Wal-Mart brand) • 2 Manual Toothbrushes (Wal-Mart brand) • Crest Pro-Health Whitening Toothpaste • Food (Lasagna was used for this experiment) • Timer • 40 cotton swabs • 40 plastic bags • 20 Trypticase Soy Agar (TSA) plates • Bunsen Burner • Gloves • Lab Goggles •...   [tags: removing microorganisms, mouth]

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Effects of Drugs and Alcohol in the Oral Cavity

- From the beginning of time drugs and alcohol have been a part of society for both medicinal and recreational use. Although alcohol has been around since as early as 10,000 B.C. other harmful drugs such as methamphetamine have gained popularity in the past few decades. There are also prescription drugs that are as harmful and addictive as street drugs when taken continuously in large doses over time such as Dilantin. This report will discuss in depth the long term damage of drug and alcohol abuse in the oral cavity....   [tags: methanphetamine, meth mouth]

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Five Different Promotion Techniques of Barista Café

- In this modern era, there are so many people who getting busy with their work and don’t have time to cook their own food or even make their own coffee. They will get their food either in restaurant or café. But some of them prefer to go to café because they can get their meals while getting a good quality of coffee to accompany them. There are a lot of café that can offer them something like that. But the question is, which café will attract them to come and spend their time to enjoy the pleasure of eat and drink coffee in Palmerston North....   [tags: word of mouth, advertisement]

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The Pros and Cons of Orthodontics

- Braces were not very popular back in the day. The dreadful nickname “metal mouth” was often used to tease those who had to show horribly thick, metal wires and brackets all over their teeth. Then, there was the thought of experiencing a first kiss with a mouth full of metal. Most patients preferred to take a more natural route electing to live with a slightly imperfect smile over a metal one. Today, braces are fashion statements, imagine that. Patients can choose from a variety of color combinations for a trendy look, or they can choose the more natural kind....   [tags: health, braces, mouth]

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The Change of a River From Its Source to Its Mouth

- The Change of a River From Its Source to Its Mouth Main Aim: To find out in which ways a river changes from its source to its mouth. We traveled to the west coast of Wales to find out how a river changes from its source to its mouth. We were situated in the small rural village of Tal-y-bont, which was near the town of Aberystwyth. The river that we decided to test out with our hypothesis and find out our aim on was the river Einion. The river Einion is a tributary to the river Dovey....   [tags: Papers]

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Journey Through the Digestive System

- ... Then after the horror of being mechanically digested by the teeth. By squirting through the salivary glands saliva drowns Banana with enzymes such as ptyalin breaking down his nutrients into easier absorbable nutrients by chemical digestion for the child. Next in the line of torture it has moved past the inclosed windpipe by the epiglottis to the esophagus a long tube of darkness lined with slippery mucus. The esophagus has been using the motion of peristalsis a wave of muscle contractions that are so strong it can be done in any position to transfer food to the sphincter that leads into the stomach.The Pancreas disperses these enzymes such as amylase....   [tags: banana, died, mouth, system]

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The Meaning Of Chow Yun-fat (its In His Mouth)

- The Meaning of Chow Yun-Fat (It's In His Mouth) Ultimately, it comes down to his mouth. Chow Yun-Fat is the coolest movie actor in the world today, and the only way I can explain this is to talk about his mouth. He does cool things with his mouth. Smoking cigarettes is no longer an emblem of cool in the USA, but Chow does wonders with cigarette smoke in Prison On Fire. Director Ringo Lam understands this; like most of the great Hong Kong directors, he loves using slow motion and freeze frames to pinpoint important moments in his movies, and he saves a few of the most elegant slow-motion sequences for Chow blowing smoke and looking cool....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Braces and Crohn's Disease

- When an individual receives braces, there may be some discomfort and aphthous stomatitis. Although this may seem like something most do not experience, this problem is more commonly called a canker sore. Although the sore may seem more annoying than anything else, there are links between patients with cankers and a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. These small lesions may change the microbiota of the mouth, leading to a change of the gut microbiota. Because it is believed that Crohn’s disease is related to a change in the gut microbiota, it is possible that the oral lesions and Crohn’s disease are related, but now it might be true that braces also have an effect....   [tags: microorganisms, mouth, bacteria]

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Is Professional Rugby Union Becoming too Dangerous?

- Rugby players are monsters. They have become so big, can they be called human. In this modern day, rugby union is more about how hard you can tackle and how fast you can run, than the rugby. This essay will delve into and explore whether professional rugby union is becoming too dangerous and why this is the case. Was the professionalism of rugby a good idea. Sure, it’s great to watch and exciting to play but at what cost, Death. As a rugby player myself, I believe rugby is a fantastic sport and it is something I know a lot about....   [tags: rugby, rugby players, mouth guards]

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Marketing Analysis : Cutting Edge Marketing

- ... The company’s product allows for you to then take your social sharing and get some free rides for it, so now not only are you personally motivated to get those free rides, but you’re also gaining social currency by being the person that told their friends about an awesome application that makes their life easier and cheaper. No one loses in this situation that Uber has made for getting the word out about its product. Now, simply having a great word of mouth service is not the only method the company uses in their cutting edge marketing efforts....   [tags: Marketing, Word of mouth, Marketing strategy]

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Art and Literature in MacLachlan’s Arthur For the Very First Time and Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad Together

- Art and Literature in MacLachlan’s Arthur For the Very First Time and Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad Together When it comes to an artist, the perspective of the environment will be very different from individual to individual. This leads to the difference in technique and style When art and literature are put together the picture adds to the words and shows what the literature is describing, rather than just something to look at. Although Lloyd Bloom’s illustrations of MacLachlan’s, Arthur For the Very First Time and Arnold Lobel’s, Frog and Toad Together can not compare to the famous Leonardo, the art in each is very unique....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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In the Mouth of Union Terminal

- ... Do you need medical attention?” Remembering the burn to her hand, she glanced down at her palm. Even though it shone red, the stinging had subsided. “I don’t think so.” Shelly looked at her with indifference. Using her pen, she pointed at Emma’s face. “Did you escape a fire?” Emma wiped her nose with the back of her hand, transferring a black smudge to it. “Yes, someone set fire to my house.” “You sure you don’t need any medical attention?” “My throat is a little sore, but I’m fine.” The thought of being examined by strangers—in what felt like a foreign country—made Emma’s stomach churn with dread....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Toyin Falola's Memoir A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt Review

- Toyin Falola's memoir, A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt, portrays one boy's views on the culture and customs of his county from his perspective as an active participant as well as an observer. From determining his mother's age to joining in the struggle to free an innocent man, Dr. Falola's journey growing up in Nigeria embodies the rich, diverse history that defines Africa. The opening of the novel places the reader not in Falola's shoes as a child, but rather as an adult scholar attempting to procure information from his own family....   [tags: Toyin Falola Memoir ]

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The Microbiota

- The microbiota, the collective name for all the microbes living in or on a person, is an important contribution to the health of a patient. The mouth contains billions of microbes, including viruses, protozoa, archaea, and bacteria, which is expected of microbiomes all over the body. Specifically, there are about 1000 different species that are normally seen within the oral microbiota, and the most common species of bacteria phyla seen in the mouth are Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, Proteobacteria, Spirochaetes, Synergistetes, and Tenericutes....   [tags: the mouth, microbes, gums]

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Heavy Metal Removal in a Constructed Wetland and Benefits for the Development of the Toad Bufo Raddei

- Results and discussion 3.1 Effect of the CW on HM removal from the YR water A summary of the concentrations of the major contaminations in the water samples from the YR and CW is given in Table 1. The concentration of the HMs in the water from the CW system were much lower than that from the YR throughout the experimental period. The average removal rates (RRs) in the CW were 86.2%, 61.7%, 82.9%, and 76.7% for Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn, respectively, (that is, in the order Cd>Pb>Zn>Cu), showing that the CW removed the HMs from the YR water efficiently....   [tags: wastewater treatment]

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The Impact of Word of Mouth in Influencing Purchasing Behavior of UTAR Kampar Students

- ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND ACTION COMMUNICATION STYLE (NESTLE) DURING CRISIS The world is against the idea of Nestle using palm oil in their product which causes the killing of orang utans. Greenpeace changed their homepage to a Kit Kat logo which happens to be a mock-up approach. The reason being is to inform their online visitors to stop Nestle from destroying rainforests to gain palm oil and also to write to the CEO through its website. Due to this act, some Facebook users change their profile pictures cooperating with the mock up which displays Nestle Killer instead of Kit Kat Now, Nestle clearly does not have an experienced spokesperson as their leader or even a crisis management...   [tags: organizational communication and action]

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George Orwell 's ' The Deer Prosecutor Said '

- ... The toad judge said “Enough. I will have order in the court of the forest.” Timothy 's weasel lawyer looked up at him and said “I’m pretty sure you should shut-up now. Badgering the witness won 't help your case.” Timothy wiped his nose with the sleeve of his Halloween costume and began to breathe heavily as he worked to choke back his tears. “Go on, Mr. Squirrel.” the toad judge said. “Well, after Timothy Barren got done belaboring me with the stick, he said to me ‘I know... I got something for your dumb ass.’ and then he disappeared in the shed at the back of the yard, only to reappear with the can of gas.” The squirrel paused not wanting to go on with his testimony....   [tags: Jury, Judge, Prosecutor, Court]

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Fairy Tales: Reflection of Societal Dysfunction

- ... The characters in fairy tales become true for her when she has to live under the controlling of Captain and his ideology, fascism. The willing to believe in fairy tales is existent and choosing to follow the forest nymph who leads her to the faun in the labyrinth first visit she is the action of a rebel. As Guillermo Del Torro, the film's director of Pan's Labyrinth, he states: "Fascism is the absolute lack of imagination, the absolute lack of choice, and the most masculine expression of power." Under its cruel restrictions, people are prohibited from thinking for themselves....   [tags: Pan's Laberynth, story analysis]

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The Texas Horned Lizard

- ... The lizard possesses a large abdomen, which allows it to consume hundreds of ants and other insects a day, but consequently lowers its agility and speed (Pianka & Hodges 1995). In lieu of this, it has adapted other mechanisms for survival, such as camouflaged scales. The coloration and texture of its scales allows it to blend in with the desert sand and rocks where it inhabits (Pianka & Hodges 1995). Instead of trying to run away, the lizard lowers its body to the ground, hiding its shadow and making it appear lifeless (Oklahoma 1996)....   [tags: species, ecological adaptation]

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The Elephant Mask Costume and the Costume of Airowayoye

- In Gallery 101 acquisition number 1999.76 at the Dayton Art Institute, you will find the Kuosi (Elephant Mask) Society Costume of the Bamileke people in Cameroon, Africa. Standing almost six feet tall (67 inches), the elephant mask costume was worn during Tso (elephant dance) by a secret society of warriors dedicated to protecting their king. Today the costume maintains order in the Bamileke society and reminds the king that he is not above the gods. The elephant mask costume is worn to display the king’s wealth at the Kuosi celebration....   [tags: Gallery 101, Cameroon Africa, Society Costume]

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The Old Fools, by Philip Larkin

- The twentieth century has provided the poetic universe with some of the most influential and prominent poets. The ideas and concepts conveyed by these poets have help to influence the works of other writers. Philip Arthur Larkin has been regarded as one of the greatest English poets of the latter half of the twentieth century. Most of Larkin’s poetry is condensed into four volumes of poetry: The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings, and High Windows. His use of vulgar expressions helps to emphasize the main concept in his work and develops a unique writing style of his own....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Themes]

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The Genesee River Watershed

- Introduction: The Genesee River Watershed. The Genesee River and its watershed is a major tributary to Lake Ontario. The river originates in the Allegheny Plateau in the town of Ulysses, Potter County, Pennsylvania, about fifteen miles south of the New York State border (GFLRPC, 2004). The river flows north through Allegheny, Livingston, and Monroe Counties and forming a portion of two borders between Livingston County and Wyoming or Monroe Counties. Letchworth State Park runs along the Genesee River encapsulating 14,350 acres of the watershed and contains the “Grand Canyon of the East” a gorge 550 feet deep and six miles long....   [tags: Ecology ]

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Nothings changed-Choose two poems which make a connection between the

- Nothings changed-Choose two poems which make a connection between the past and the present, and explain what this connection means to each writer. When he goes back to the district it's all overgrown. He steps through the rubbish and weeds. It says the weeds are 'amiable' which means friendly, as if the weeds don't know what he knows. He knows in his bones this is where he used to live. It's as if the feeling starts in his feet and works its way up through him, and he gets hotter and more intense, until he suddenly sees this 'brash' new building....   [tags: English Literature]

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Love Conquers All

- Virgil said, “Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love”. Most people have experienced the overwhelming feeling of love, thereby understanding that in the end, nothing will stand in its way. Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Yzierska’s Bread Givers, and Hurston’s Their Eyes were Watching God, and dorm life show that love truly conquers all obstacles. In The Scarlet Letter, love conquers the pressures of society, while in The Great Gatsby, love overcomes the test of time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows

- Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows is a satirical reflection of the English social structure of the late nineteenth century, during a time of rapid industrialization throughout Europe. Also considered a children’s story, this novel conveys Grahame’s belief in the ability of one to live an unrestrained and leisurely life, free of the obligations of the working class, and entitled to this life through high social status and wealth. The River Bank characters, especially Toad, represent those who live this idle life of the upper class....   [tags: Kenneth Grahame Wind Willows Essays]

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Taking a Closer Look at Toads

- Amphibians date back to the Mesozoic period which is when the first fossil was found. The largest group of amphibians (Harvey Pough, 2001) toads has been a major part of our ecosystem but has also been harmful. They consume anything that goes into their mouths and are very harmful to house animals such as dogs, cats and other that are considered as pets. Invasive species such as the cane toad was introduced to help stabilize the ecosystem of the cane larvae that was eating all of the can leaves and causing the farmers their crops....   [tags: amphibian animals]

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Use of Tone in Literature

- For example, if the events that took place in The Things They Carried were described in a newspaper, we might understand what happened, who died, and what was statistically important, but we probably wouldn't be told why certain things happened, how people felt about these things, and what emotional toll the the soldiers endured. In this particular story, tone acts as spot light which illuminates the informational aspects of the literature. In other words, due to the casual and personal tone of this particular story, certain things must be said; we the reader must be privy to certain thoughts and feelings of the characters in the story; this information is neither granted to us, or expected...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Heart Of Cardiac Vascular System

- On the contrary, in amphibians such as the cane toad, Rhinella Marina, the heart consists of only three chambers: two atria and one ventricle . The four chambered heart differs from the three chambered heart in that the two ventricle system keeps the oxygenated blood completely separated from the deoxygenated blood, whereas the three chambered heart has one single ventricle that pumps both oxygenated and deoxygenated blood out of the heart, allowing for partial mixing between oxygen rich and oxygen poor blood....   [tags: Heart, Acetylcholine]

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Dogs, Ferrets, and Toads in the Wyoming Plains

- Dogs, Ferrets, and Toads in the Wyoming Plains This report is about three species that inhabit the Wyoming plains. One of these species is the black tailed prairie dog which inhabits nearly all of the U.S. and was at one time considered to be endangered. The second is the black footed ferret which was thought to be extinct until a small colony of these little predators was discovered on a ranch near Meeteetse Wyoming. The third and final animal mentioned in this report is the Wyoming toad. These toads are becoming increasingly scarce in the wild....   [tags: Species Animals Environment Essays Papers]

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

- ... Mr.Toad is wealthy, mischievous, simple-minded, kind, and determined. Personally, I believe Mr.Toad is the one who gets himself into trouble the most.”I wonder, he said to himself presently, If this sort of car starts easily?”(PG.79)”Let me see: he has been found guilty, on the clearest evidence, first of stealing a valuable motor car.” As you continue to read the book, we meet Mr.Badger. Mr.Badger is a recluse but he is kind, generous, wise, and he tells great stories.”Mr.Badger, he’s a kind-hearted gentleman, as everyone knows…” The characters in this story are as different as night and day, but somehow they all get along and become friends....   [tags: character analysis]

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Global Change and Conservation Ecology Scientific by C.J. Reading

- The article I chose was Linking global warming to amphibian declines through its effects of on the female body condition and survivorship. This Article came from the Global Change and Conservation Ecology Scientific journal and was published in 2006. The Author was C.J. Reading. It is known fact that global warming is occurring and that the temperate amphibian population is diminishing. The main topic of the article was a study conducted to determine if global warming had any effects on the steadily declining temperate amphibian population....   [tags: amphibians, warming, temperature]

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Using Propp's Methods to Analyze Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen

- Thumbelina is a fairy tale of Danish origin, created by Hans Christian Andersen and published in 1835 under its original name, "Tommelise". The name Thumbelina was first used by H.W. Dulcken in 1864. The tale revolves around a tiny girl of the same, and her adventures as a pint-sized human facing up to the challenges surrounding her. Her name is interchangeable, as she is named Thumbelina, but is referred to as Tiny. The motifs of the story are almost typical of fairy tales - talking animals (toads, mole, white mouse, cockchafer), traveler's tales (Tiny on a long journey after being kidnapped from her home), guardians/helpers (the white mouse, the swallow), large and unknown areas (the fores...   [tags: fairytale, villainy, hero]

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Invasive Species Play a Role in Evolution

- Background and rationale: Evolution has been a long fought debate in regards to its very existence as well as the role it plays in other processes. Invasive species have long been a studied and often problematic occurrence. Problems such as the depletion of native species are abundant. The extent of these problems depends on how quickly and how far the invasive species spreads. Furthermore, there is increasing evidence that ecological processes are affected by rapid evolution (Perkins et al. 2013)....   [tags: dispersal, population, genetic]

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Free Soliloquies Essay - Othello’s Soliloquy

- Analysis of Othello’s Soliloquy During Othello’s soliloquy in Scene 3, ll. 299-318, Shakespeare uses the literary devices of imagery, symbolism, and antithesis to develop the state of mind of Othello during this strenuous time in his life. Othello, who seems to intrinsically believe that as a public figure he is fated to be unsuccessful at marriage, is torn between his love for Desdemona and the possibility that she is having an affair with Michael Cassio. This particular passage comes at a juncture after he denies that this could be true, and before he is finally convinced of his wife's infidelity....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Thumbelina: Negative Stereotypes that Society has Developed to Individuals

- Society creates Fairytales to teach people to have certain morals, and values. One Fairytale in particular is Hans Christian Anderson’s Thumbelina. Thumbelina is a story about a little girl who is underestimated because of her size. However, Thumbelina exceeds the expectations of the people she meets along the fairytale. However, this fairytales is filled with bias and negative stereotypes that society has developed to certain individuals. The idea that People frequently use demographic characteristics to categorize others and predict their likely behaviors, is the reason for people being out casted (Jennifer A....   [tags: fairytale, hans anderson, thumbelina]

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witches and Witchcraft in Jacobean Society and Macbeth

- The people in the Jacobean era believed in the strong presence of evil that plagued their world and specifically accused witches to be responsible for such evil. These influential beliefs can be seen as a common motif in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, where the witches have shaped Macbeth’s fate. Moreover the influence and fear of witches and witchcraft in Jacobean society has led to chaotic persecution of those associated with the practice and in Macbeth, the influence of witchcraft incited terror on one king and make decisions of an entire nation....   [tags: appearance, physical harm, witches]

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Importance Of The First Scene In Macbeth

- The first scene in Macbeth plays a vital role.We as the readers are introduced to the three Witches.The witches were believed to be attendants of the devil who had sold their souls to be given the possession of evil powers.The presence of the witches sets the tone for the rest of the tragic play. The weird sisters plan to meet Macbeth and then misguide him.We are already introduced to the tragic protagonist Macbeth via the witches.He is the target of the threesome who have almost already seen into his soul.The readers are left bewildered as to why Macbeth has been singled out in this manner?the witches have realized that it will easier to ‘wraught’ with his ’mettle’ as he is the more pliabl...   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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The Effect of Introducing a New Species to the Indigenous Population in an Environment

- The Effect of Introducing a New Species to the Indigenous Population in an Environment There are numerous amounts of ways and examples of when people have used Biological Control. This occurs when living organisms, such as predators, pathogens and parasitism are used to control pest insects, weeds, or diseases. This typically involves some human activity. There are many different examples worldwide of how people have used biological control. There are many advantages to using biological control but also many disadvantages....   [tags: Papers]

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Pop Culture 's Mythology Theory

- Pop culture’s mythology theory is used in many forms of media today, from The Legend of Zelda in video games to “Harry Potter in books. One example of usage of the mythology theory is the 1996 movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou. directed by Joel Coen. This movie is based off Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey.” There are many similarities between the two, yet at the same time, there are many differences. “The Odyssey” is an epic written by Homer between 750 and 650 B.C. It is the tale of the main hero’s, Odysseus’s, journey home to Ithaca from Troy....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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Macbeth: Imagery Of Animal Behavior And Class Status Advances

- Macbeth: Imagery of Animal Behavior and Class Status Advances In Macbeth, the imagery of animals behavior and class status advances the theme of animals in relation to human characteristics. The examples discussed in my paper will make it quite clear that this imagery is evident, throughout the play. In Act 1 sc. 3 line 8, the first witch chants and says that the sailor is the master of the Tiger. The witch is comparing the man to a Tiger. The tiger is a very good animal and is near the top of the Elizabethan World Picture....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Issues Associated with Pest Control

- Issues Associated with Pest Control Pests can be kept under control in many ways. However, the main way to kill off pests is to use a substance called a pesticide. A pesticide is a substance produced to kill or repel any pest. Pests can be insects, mice, rabbits or other animals, weeds, fungi or microorganisms for example bacteria and viruses. The term pesticides covers a whole range off substances used to control pests some of which are insecticides (these kill insects), herbicides (these kill plants/weeds) and fungicides (these destroy fungi)....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Paradise Lost '

- Paradise Lost begins by stating that Adam and Eve’s fall from grace is the fellow rebel angels are chained to a lake of fire in Hell. Satan is a strong, figure with great abilities as a leader but he goes back to Hell in serpent form. Satan gradually degrades himself by the sequence of different shapes he takes on. He is able to disguise himself a humble cherub, then as a cormorant, a toad, and finally a snake. He loses his ability to reason and argue. He persuades the devils to agree with his plan, but later he makes himself believe that the Hell he feels emotionally is reason to do more evil....   [tags: Paradise Lost, Adam and Eve, Serpent, Michael]

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Look Back in Anger by John Osborne

- RAPID CHANGING WORLD. Britain was bankrupt after the Second World War and it had a negative impact on Britain and its society. The British Empire decreased drastically resulting in many soldiers, generals and civilians returning but Britain was very different after the war due to its cities being severely bombed. This added to the feeling of depression and nostalgia which weighed heavily on people. The play Look Back in Anger by John Osborne is seen as one of the most important plays in modern Britain as it was the first well recognised example of kitchen sick drama....   [tags: modern britain, patriarchal society]

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The Transformation Of New World Romans

- “New World Romans” is what Aveni called these ancient astronomers. Settled in what now is Peru in 1400 to 1532 C.E, the Inca Empire was a large and sophisticated society that was later conquered by the Spanish. Many mysteries were left untold in their 132-year reign. Along with their mysteries, their beautiful land housed a complex system called the Ceque System. Understanding the Ceque system gives us a painting of the civilization and how they operated. The Ceque being a centralized system brought everything together, from religion, calendar to even their hydrology (Aveni, 138)....   [tags: Inca Empire, Inca, Sun, Inca civilization]

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Proverbs in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

- In the novel, “Things Fall Apart’, by Chinua Achebe, proverbs have an important impact on the storyline. All proverbs have some kind of deeper meaning behind them, and this is part of the Nigerian culture. Proverbs are used by people of all ages and statures to tell others about the importance of something. People in the Igbo Tribe use proverbs everyday as they are an important part of their culture and traditions, and the art of conversation is regarded very highly throughout the clan. The Igbo culture is a very oral language....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Modernism - Rebellion and Sexuality

- Michael Levenson said in The Cambridge Companion to Modernism that Modernism fiction was “involved in the radical modern departure, across all of the arts, from representational verisimilitudei”. It was stylistically and thematically focused on rebellion against the way art was presented in the past and what its main focus was. D. H. Lawrence was from a working class background and was always conscious of his status as an outsider because of his class. In his writing he focused on the idea of transgressing modern class systems in the search of new experiences....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Everyone Is Afraid of Something

- Everyone is afraid of something, whether it’s something as silly as a clown or as ferocious as a snake. However, there are a few people who are courageous and determined enough to overcome their fear, like Kyle Hargreaves. In the informational text, “What are you afraid of?” the author discusses how Kyle overcomes his fear of mascots by gradually becoming exposed to them. After Kyle realizes his fear is irrational and that mascots cannot hurt anyone, he eventually overcomes it. Similarly, in the folktale, “Conquering Fear” a fearless and determined boy named Miobe also conquers his fear of facing monsters....   [tags: fear essay]

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Love Is The Ultimate Dagger

- Love is the ultimate dagger: a dangerous game when circumstances turn awry. When passion or short term pleasure supersedes commitment, hearts break. Some people swear to never love again after losing love; some people recede to depression when love is not reciprocated; however, love draws in the human heart. Some people search their whole lives for their proverbial knight in shining armor or the perfect woman. Much less medieval, some simply search for a friend to love. Regardless of the object of love, it is founded in an unsaid promise between two people to be faithful and honorable....   [tags: Love, Friendship, Othello]

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The Film Pan's Labyrinth

- The film Pan’s Labyrinth, has several common concepts with Joseph Campbell’s theory on heroes in Hero with a Thousand Faces. His theory emphasizes on tests that show their moral and basic instincts for the rite of passage to their threshold, in this case, the underworld. Campbell’s theory is a concept that surrounds an individual’s journey to heroism. This concept pertains to Ophelia due to her circumstances as a child who ventures out on thresholds, tests, and so forth. Campbell’s depiction relates to Ophelia as he describes the levels in which one must attain and accept as a female heroine....   [tags: movie review]

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Dramatic Effects in Act 3 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Dramatic Effects in Act 3 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ‘Romeo and Juliet’, is a story of two young lovers, whose love was destined for destruction. They did not imagine that their love would lead to the tragedies that it did but with the constant pressures from their feuding families it soon ended in their tragic demise. Act 3 Scene 5 is of great importance since it reveals the anxious feelings and emotions of many characters. Events occur here, which have long-term consequences for the rest of the plays events; hence the scene can be viewed as a turning point....   [tags: Papers]

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Honest Betrayal in Othello

- Honest Betrayal in Othello Iago's honest betrayal has left Othello pondering over Desdemona's faithfulness. Believing the words of his most honest ancient, Othello gullibly succumbs to his insinuations of his wife, Desdemona, as being unfaithful. Through Othello's soliloquy, he is not the self-confident General formerly portrayed as. Instead, his indecision over his wife's infidelity has caused him to explore his flaws as a human being, showing signs of appearance versus reality. Othello Citation: This fellow's of exceeding honesty, And knows all qualities, with a learned spirit, Of human dealings....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Bad Breath: Causes and Treatments

- For people who are socially inactive, their huge problem with interacting with other people can be that their breath stinks. It is a very simple problem, but can easily affect their lives in a major way and cause them to be shy or mute towards new people. Other individuals wouldn’t want to interact with the guy or girl with the toxic waste dump that is their breath. Though the problem can be that this person just has poor dental hygiene or a possibility is the food that they are eating at the time....   [tags: Halitosis]

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Examination of the Irreversible Environmental Damage of Anthropogenic Origin

- Globally, civilizations have practices that have caused irreparable damage to our environment. Irreparable damage to the environment in this paper is defined as a loss of environmental wellbeing due to an anthropogenic cause that cannot be reasonably fixed through human or natural process. Anthropogenic desertification, species extinctions, and persistent organic pollutants are three examples that will be explored in this paper as proof of irreparable environmental damage. As opposed to naturally occurring deserts, anthropogenic desertification is a human process caused by land use (e.g....   [tags: Environmental Issues]

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A Wonderful Place

- The heavy whooshing of the air conditioner does nothing to subdue the hard, crunching sound of my tires against the narrow dirt road. The length of a long, thick branch settled atop two smaller branches jetting about two feet out of the ground is the only defining parameter of the space allotted for vehicle parking. As I check the rearview mirror in a habitual, precautionary manner prior to pulling into a parking spot, I notice a billowy beige cloud trailing behind my car. Upon stepping out of the car, I am struck by two things: the beauty of my surroundings and the dry smell of the dirt cloud filling my nostrils....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples]

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The Article ' Body Ritual Among The ' By Horace Miner

- ... The evils being cavities, and several other cases involving the mouth or teeth. Such as filling in and drilling holes to rid the evils away. But when an outsider sees in these practices may appear harmful more than helpful, there forth the mouth-rites are strange to them and do not appeal to them. Even the distinct part of a men only ritual is strange. Such as the rite that involves the scraping of the surface along the face with a sharp blade. In which case is just a normal shaving for the people of Nacirema....   [tags: Culture, Cultural relativism, Anthropology, Ritual]

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