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Mister Watts of Great Expectations

- “He was whatever he needed to be, what we asked him to be... a teacher, a magician, a savior, a life.” (245) Mister Watts is one of the central focuses of the story along with Dolores, Matilda’s mother. The two characters are polar opposites in the way they make their decisions and view the world. With growth comes decisiveness in which comes greater changes, the motif of choice is entwined all through the novel of Mister Pip, whether its Dolores deciding to hide the novel, “Great Expectations” from the villagers causing greater occurrences or Mister Watts becoming a shape shifter; taking the form of what is needed, including his life....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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The Watts Riots

- Imagine being born in a place where people don't mix with one another and keep to their own kind. Imagine not being able to walk into a store because it is white owned. How would it feel if you were black, lived in a city that was run by a white government, where poverty, unemployment and lack of education were all problems of everyday life. If everyone were treated equally, then it would not be a problem. But for inner city African Americans that isn't the case. As humans, there is only so much we can take when it comes to segregation before we act out....   [tags: American History Race Riots]

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Hope, a Theme in Shakespeare´s Richard the Third and in George Frederick Watts´s Painting

- Famous English poet and playwright William Shakespeare uses “hope” in King Richard III as: “True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings: Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.” (Shakespeare) In this quote from Shakespeare, hope is liken to wings that elevates people during its existence, a power which strengthens people. During my research different sources, from academic writings to visual sources, discussed how the result of an aim is affected by “hope”. The results that I gained from my research have shown that people can’t achieve their dreams in the lack of hope....   [tags: Situations, Achievements]

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Blue-Collar African American Life in Killer of Sheep by Charles Burnett

- Every so often a film is made that makes a major impact on the culture of cinema. Charles Burnett with his film Killer of Sheep (2007) made that impact. The film was created by Burnett as his masters thesis from the UCLA film school in 1977, but was not formally released until 2007 (Burnett, Milestone Films). Even though it wasn’t released for almost thirty years, the film received international praise. Killer of Sheep brought to life a new image of African American cinema and created a powerful impression of life in the black ghetto....   [tags: cinema, african american realism, watts riots]

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The Characters of Great Expectations

- “He was whatever he needed to be, what we asked him to be... a teacher, a magician, a savior, a life” (245). Mr. Watts is one of the central focuses of the story along with Dolores, Matilda’s mother. The two characters are polar opposites in the way they come to their conclusions, make their decisions and view their world. With growth comes decision making in which comes greater changes, the motif of choice is woven through the novel of Mister Pip, whether its Dolores deciding to hide “Great Expectations” from the villagers causing greater occurrences or Mr....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Imperialism in the Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

- Humans, being a visually oriented species, lack objectivity in their actions and observations; two people could interpret any particular incident in countless ways. Joseph Conrad’s attitude towards imperialism in Heart of Darkness ignited a flame of controversy. Cedric Watts and Chinua Achebe, two prominent writers, took different sides on this seemingly endless debate; a debate originating from the “darkness”. In Watts’s Indirect Methods Convey Conrad’s Views of Imperialism, Watts argues that Conrad is an artistic anti-imperialist, subliminally conveying the “corruption and hypocrisy of imperialism” (Watts, p.1)....   [tags: imperialism, vision culture]

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The Art of a Good Story from Aristotle's Five Elements

- “In his poetics, Aristotle declared that the hierarchy of dramatic effects was in descending order as follows: plot, character, dialogue…” (Watts, 56). A good story is one that utilizes five elements of craft in coherence with one another to further the reader’s understanding of the narrative. In accordance with Aristotle, plot is the most crucial to building a successful story and should be examined first. As stated by Nigel Watts, author of over ten books, “A classical plot is a narrative of causality which results in a completed process of significant change, giving the reader emotional satisfaction” (Watts, 28)....   [tags: Aristotle, storytelling,]

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Replacing Incandecent Light Bulbs with LED Lighting

- According to Cnet.com,” When congress passed the Energy Independence and security Act of 2007 (EISA). The incandescent bulb’s days officially became numbered. The law mandated strict new energy standards for lighting designed to kick-start a new era of greener, longer-lasting,more cost-efficient light bulbs and this meant kicking outdated, inefficient bulbs to the curb”(Crist). Led is the replacement for incandescent light bulbs. LED lighting is the future now. They are also long lasting, it saves you money and does not pull lots of energy....   [tags: energy efficiency]

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Blood Pressure and Heart Rate at Rest and During Exercise: What Are the Differences?

- ... The lower edge of the cuff was about 1 inch above the bend of the elbow. The cuff was inflated quickly to about 160mm Hg; next, the valve of the cuff was opened slightly, allowing the pressure to slowly fall. A standard stethoscope was used to determine blood pressure. The measurer then placed the bell of the stethoscope firmly on the brachial artery of the arm being measured. As the pressure falls, the reading when the sound of blood pulsing was first heard was recorded. This was the systolic pressure....   [tags: systolic blood pressures]

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Racial Discourse in the Film 8 Mile Directed by Curtis Hanson

- ... This translates to Eminem’s career and his success in the industry. But Eminem’s success is ultimately due to his ability to encompass the characteristics of black culture while maintaining his position as a white male: “affiliations with black masculinity provide cultural acceptance and authenticity, which fuel his entry into hip-hop culture. White masculinity provides mobility, ambivalence from white audiences, and commercial success” (Dawkins 465). Therefore by “walking” the spaces between black and white masculinity and never committing to one, he masters the industry....   [tags: obstacles, evil, identity, biased]

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Preventative and Corrective Strategies in the Classroom

- The objectives of preventative strategies are to develop an appropriate and successful classroom for all students. The classroom should be a place where students feel comfortable and a place where students are in control of the behaviours and choices they make. Educators must always offer encouragement on a regular basis as it builds a supportive classroom environment. It encourages student to focus on their effort rather than their achievement. Therefore students receive positive feedback for trying hard, but may be unsuccessful with the task....   [tags: educators, students, classroom meetings]

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Global Warming: The World’s Biggist Hoax

- Are we ruining the globe for our descendants; or are we finding a way to power our cars, lights, and homes. This is the question of global warming. I say this: global warming isn’t all it’s made out to be. There have been little, if any effects. We aren’t necessarily warming either. Although I know this for sure: WE ARE NOT THE CAUSE. To know what is going on, lets look at the big picture. Let’s start off at co2. Co2 has been helping us, and in no way is causing us any major problems. Co2 is a great airborne fertilizer, which as it’s concentration grows, causes additional plant growth, and causes plants to need less water....   [tags: Global Warming Essay]

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Gender And Gender Of Power

- The ‘gender of power’ is a model that attempts to mediate between biological, feminist and postmodern concepts of gender and sex in a way that is both theoretical and derived from ethnographic realities. In the exposition Power and Watts first consider several competing theoretical models of sex and gender. From there, they introduce ethnographic examples from extant rock art and living ritual practice that support a more complex view of the relationship between gender, bio-sex, culture, and ritual....   [tags: Gender, Male, Sex, Female]

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Energy Efficient Effulgence

- The concept of a light bulb dates back to the early 19th century, but it has evolved into more advanced machine than the first simple one. Today companies are trying to produce bulbs that are more effective and last longer. The three most common types of bulbs in used today are LED, CFL, and incandescent. (Hamm, 2010) LEDs or light emitting diodes recombine electrons with holes in the bulb. This releases energy in the form of photons. Photons are the smallest possible particles of light. ("Light-emitting diode", 2014) Incandescent bulbs push electricity through a filament until it begins to glow....   [tags: light bulbs, lumens]

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Managing Diabetes Through Diet and Weight Control

- Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic health condition in which the level of glucose in the blood is higher than usual. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not create enough insulin and type 2 diabetes occurs when insulin is produced, but is not adequate in lowering blood glucose levels or there is resistance to the insulin (Edwards, 2007, p. 9). Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease, foot and leg amputations, and new cases of blindness in the United States (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2010, p....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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The Young Warriors Violence Prevention Program

- In particular, inner-city(e.g., low-income urban) African-American male adolescents have been identified as a high-risk segment of youth due to their disproportionately high rates of exposure to (and often participation in) violent situations (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,2001; Hammond and Yung, 1993; Rich, 2001)" (Abdul-Ali). Elijah Anderson states, that "the 'code of the street' in poor, inner-city African-American communities places all young African-American men under much pressure to respond to certain situations-show of disrepect-with violence" (Anderson....   [tags: elijah anderson, street code, inner city]

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The Role Of Discipline Models On Students 's Behaviour

- Discipline models can be implemented to alter or change student’s behaviour. Sophie is a graduate teacher starting at a new school in a year 6 class. The school has a policy requirement requiring students to complete a minimum of 10 minutes of homework each weeknight. She has chosen to implement a Behavioural Modification (BM) model to address the issue. This model is based on altering behaviour through the use of reinforcements and punishments. The BM model encompasses various steps, and is an appropriate approach for Sophie to implement, as she is new to teaching and the class....   [tags: Reinforcement, Operant conditioning, Reward system]

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The Feasibility and Efficiency of Solar Panel Technology

- For my 9th birthday, my parents had gotten me a solar car. Now it wasn’t very large, mind you, but it was still terribly interesting in my eyes. At the time I was heavily interested in science, so such a present was very fitting. I couldn’t wait to build it. It was the late afternoon, but it was during the summer, so there was plenty of sunshine left. We got it all assembled, and we went outside in a hurried fashion. I triumphantly placed the car on the ground, and, sure enough, after a few seconds, it started to move....   [tags: alternative energy, green, environment]

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CO2 Emission as a Severe Global Environmental Concern

- ... (Friedman 277) Both professors imply that eight of the fifteen solutions provided or adequate amounts of all fifteen must be implemented right now to stop the doubling of CO2 emission while at the same time benefitting the world’s economy. Friedman discusses the solutions provided by Socolow and Palaca as ingenious yet ridiculously challenging as the scale required simultaneously provides an eye opening truth to how severe CO2 emission levels have become, “If the world managed to take just one of those steps, it would be a miracle....   [tags: atmosphere, fuel, global, environment]

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Differentiated Instruction in the Area of Reading

- Differentiated Instruction in the area of Reading Differentiated instruction caters to differences among students, how students learn, different learning styles, and the interest of each learner. Running records support differentiating lessons for each learner during guided reading. Running records are diagnostic tools designed to identify a student’s reading deficiencies and monitor progress. The implementation of running records allows the teacher to differentiate each child’s reading lesson and hone in on the child’s needs and abilities....   [tags: learning styles, education, individual needs]

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The Roots of Hip Hop and Rap

- Hip-hop started out in the Bronx in New York City with DJ Clive “Cool Herc” Campbell. A man of Jamaica, he essentially birthed the new genre of music by carrying over the Jamaican tradition of Toasting, which “is boastful poetry or over a melody provided by a deejay.” (ROOTS ‘n’ RAP, rice.edu) Its creation can be accredited to the record spinning DJ’s of the clubs of the 1970s. From this, the Master of Ceremonies (MC) was created. He would come up with creative rhymed phrases that could be delivered over a beat or acapella at dance clubs....   [tags: Biggie, Shakur, Tupac]

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Harold and Maude and The Book On The Taboo About Knowing Who You Are

- Comparing the Movie, Harold and Maude and The Book On The Taboo About Knowing Who You Are The character Maude, in the movie Harold and Maude, lives a life congruent with the ideas Alan Watts expresses in The Book On The Taboo About Knowing Who You Are. In his book, Watts explores the relationships between life, death, ego, and environment. Watts's purpose is not to lecture but rather to let the book serve as a "point of departure" (11) for its readers. Maude also serves as the "point of departure" for the character Harold....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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A Reading of Blake's A Cradle Song

- "A Cradle Song" S. Foster Damon's 1947 reading of "A Cradle Song" indicates that most early critics accepted Isaac Watts' Hush. my dear, lie still and slumber as the model for Blake's poem. However, Damon claims that "There is no more resemblance [between the two works]than there must be between any two cradle-songs. He also claims that the designs of the second plate have a "Raphaelesque hardness, which is in this day not pleasant." Vivian de Sola Pinto acknowledges the connections between "A Cradle Song" and Watts' work made by Damon and others but notes that no critic has yet explored the relationship between Blake's and Watts' work in detail, a task she takes on in her 1957 study....   [tags: William Blake S. Foster Damon]

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Pruducing Electricity from Fruits

- A lot of things can produces electricity, but fruits such as citrus fruits could also produce electricity. I chose this topic because in a movie, I saw a potato clock which got me interested in fruit electricity, so I decided to produce electricity from citrus fruits. Citrus fruits are acidic fruits that can produce electricity. To get further information read on the following questions will be answered. • What makes a fruit citrus. • Why do citrus fruits produce electricity. • What is electricity....   [tags: ions, electrons, citrus, rue familiy]

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The Bad Luck Kennedys

- ... She was slower than the other Kennedy children, she was developmentally delayed. However, according to Ronald Kessler, she was able to write endearing letters, dance, and even do arithmetic. Contrary to her then diagnosis, she was not mentally retarded; her IQ was above 75, well past the range of mental retardation. As Rosemary grew older though, her once sweet disposition turned bitter. Joe Kennedy, Rosemary's father banned her from the household, after which, he contacted two surgeons in Washington state: Dr....   [tags: John F., Robert, Ted ]

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Boethius and Plato's God

- Plato was born in Athens, Greece around 427 B.C. He was always interested in politics, until he witnessed his mentor and teacher, Socrates, death. After learning of the callousness of politics, Plato changed his mind and eventually opened up The Academy, which is considered if not the first, one of the first Universities. Students at the Academy studied many different fields of science, including biological and astronomical. The students also studied many other fields, such as math. Plato developed many views that were mathematical in nature....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Political Writings of Charles Brockden Brown

- The Political Writings of Charles Brockden Brown Charles Brockden Brown, famous as the first professional American writer, was an inventive creator of novels, stories, pamphlets and journal articles. His life extended from 1771-1810, over some of the most significant periods of American history. He came from a Quaker community of Philadelphia, a very intellectually and politically active city. Not surprisingly, Brown was “swept up in a strong current of challenges to traditional authority” (Watts: 51)....   [tags: Charles Brown Biography Essays]

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Bobby Knight

- Bobby Knight In the San Juan heat of 1984, coaching legend Bobby Knight became infamous for his assault on a Puerto Rican security guard over a practice time during the Olympic preliminaries (Biography 2). Headlines of one of the most famous college basketball coaches of all time haven’t come to an end since. The veteran coach from the state of Ohio has since thrown a chair across a gym floor, been video taped choking a player, and assaulted school employees and fellow students on the campus of Indiana....   [tags: Coach Coaching Bobby Knight Essays]

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Overprotective Parents in Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones and Saturday Climbing by W.D Valgardson

- The protective nature that parents have for their children is one of the most important traits that all parents need to have to raise their child well. However, even too much of a good thing can be poison. This is especially true for the characters in both the novel Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones, and the short story Saturday Climbing, by W.D Valgardson. In Mister Pip, Delores loves her daughter, Matilda, and is extremely protective of her, so when Matilda starts to become pulled towards the world that Mr....   [tags: conflict, letting go, children]

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Socrates and Socrates: A Philosophical Pair for the Ages

- In Walter Mosley’s Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, the reader is introduced to Socrates Fortlow, an ex-convict who served twenty-seven years for murder and rape. Fortlow is plagued by guilt and, seeing the chaos in his town, feels a need to improve not only his own standards of living, but also those of others in Watts. He attempts this by teaching the people in Watts the lessons he feels will resolve the many challenges the neighbourhood faces. The lessons Fortlow teaches and the methods by which he teaches them are very similar to those of the ancient Greek philosopher for whom Fortlow was named: “‘We was poor and country....   [tags: Literature]

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What I’ve learned in EGEE

- What I’ve learned in EGEE When I was first told in class that I had to write my first essay in EGEE about what I knew about energy, I figured it would be easy. I knew what everyone knew about energy: some comes from the sun, some is used to make machines work, and some is used to make our bodies work. However, after the first four weeks of EGEE I’ve learned more about energy than I learned in four years of high school. I’ve learned definitions of energy, power, and heat to name a few, and I’ve also learned different units of energy and power measurements....   [tags: Energy Educational Reflective Essays]

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Understanding Chimpanzee Culture

- In primates such as chimpanzees it is imperative to look at their culture to understand their intelligence. Culture in this circumstance means a specific set of behaviors obtained through learning in a population/species. Chimpanzee’s intelligence is quite unique how they interact with their environment and use it to their benefit just like humans. They have the ability to overcome the obstacles of everyday life through learning and the ability to use tools to create a better quality of life. The complexity of their intellect is different from any other animal ever seen....   [tags: primates biology and behavioral analysis]

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Revenge in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is one of William Shakespeare’s most renowned works of literature. Published in the very early sixteenth century, the play remains to be the longest of all Shakespearean works and the most popular as well. Perhaps what is so appealing about this masterpiece, the tragic story of the death of King Hamlet, murdered by Hamlet’s uncle Claudius, who later marries Queen Gertrude in order to take the throne, and Prince Hamlet’s journey to exact revenge on Claudius for all he’s done to the kingdom, is the fact that revenge plays a rather large role throughout the play, being what motivates Hamlet to pretend insanity in order to succeed....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Revenge]

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Brave New World: Imperfect Science

- The world was in utter shambles when Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World. It was the middle of the depression, unemployment was high and the stock market low. It was the age of sterilizing the mentally ill, and the age of mass manufacturing by machines. Scientific progress was on the rise, and Henry Ford was considered a savior. Huxley's imaginary world of scientific perfection was far from perfect. The texture of his imaginary world is nearer to nightmare that to heaven on earth (Watts 72). In creating the prophecy, New World State, scientific evolution, in trying to create a superior society, is only as perfect as its' creator....   [tags: American Literature]

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Wind Farm Restrictions

- Geography Research Paper Rough Draft Wind energy is really a converted form of solar energy. (Halacy) The sun’s radiation heats different parts of the earth at different rates. It is mostly noticeable in the day, but it also is available when different surfaces, like water and land, absorb or reflect at different rates. This causes portions of the atmosphere to warm differently. After, hot air rises, and that reduces the atmospheric pressure at the earth’s surface, and cooler air is drawn in to replace it....   [tags: Energy ]

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Constrasting Spiritual Teachers

- Sometimes words can be "over minced". Distinctions can be created in disproportionate ways to make a point that may not be so major of a point to anyone except the one making it. Yet Cohen does set himself out as a spiritual teacher. I think that there are those out there that are inspirational without being teachers. To cross the line from entertainer to teacher is problematic. Even with Watts, I had to always be looking in the rear view mirror until I realized that he was actively avoiding being a teacher, and I just could not catch him otherwise....   [tags: Video Review]

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The United States Constitution And The Law Of Freedom Of Speech And Expression

- In the Bjorn, MN case of restricting “Animal Attractions” from selling the video, Hands Up!, the cities obscenity law directly violates the United States constitution, and the First Amendments guarantee of freedom of speech and expression. In the past, the Supreme Court of the United States had written that sexual materials could be deemed obscene if they were found to be "utterly without redeeming social importance" (Roth v. United States, Alberts v. California). This broad restriction, however, received numerous additions in the 1973 case, Miller v....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Research Study: Nurse Practitioners as Staff Leaders for Patient Care

- Watts et al. (2009) conducted a qualitative case -review, which evaluated the strengths of utilizing nursing-practitioner led, multidisciplinary teams in the treatment of chronic conditions. This study reviewed shared medical appointments (SMA’s) in patients with chronic care issues (diabetes, hypertension, heart failure) where the nurse practitioner acted as the team leader. The researchers compared their skills with the chronic care model (CCM), which includes self-management, decision support, delivery system design, clinical information systems, community resources, and organizational support....   [tags: Chronic, Illness, Healthcare]

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Wind Power : The Cheap, Effective And Reliable Energy Source

- ... The invention of a powerful new six volt windmill satisfied the electricity demand of the new radios. Many of the six volt wind mills could be used with batteries so people could listen to their radios when the wind was not blowing (Sagrillo, 14). To understand modern wind turbines, it is useful have a basic knowledge of electricity. Electricity usage is measured in watts and watt-hours. Measuring watts is similar to measuring horsepower, it is a unit of "strength." A watt-hour is the work that one watt can do in one hour....   [tags: Wind turbine, Windmill, Wind power, Coal]

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The Power of Pressure Groups to Influence Government

- As progress of the society, knowledge standard of people are constantly increased. People no longer blindly obey the government when they are dissatisfied with the policies and exercising different channels to express their views, it reflects the raise of civic participation and political awareness. This essay is purported to discuss the statement – “The power of pressure groups to influence government is, in reality, limited.” with examples of Hong Kong. Green Sense (2004), The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (FTU, 1948), Hong Kong Professional Teahers’ Unions (HKPTU, 2010) and The Association for the Advancement of Feminism (AAF, 1984), which are some of the pressure groups in Hong Ko...   [tags: Government]

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The Edo Period: A Era of Peace

- Today, whenever Japanese history is mentioned in the media, people think of the romanticized stories of ninjas, Japanese mercenaries who carried out covert operations, and samurai, warriors that were part of the hereditary military caste in feudal Japan, but these versions have been skewed, just as many other historic characters have. History is full of brilliant past adventures and relevance that Hollywood takes at face value. Once people find out that the famous ninja did not actually wear black pajamas and that samurai were not as honorable as portrayed, one may become curious as to what really happened back then....   [tags: samurai, ninjas]

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The Energy Transformation in an Incandescent Globe

- ... One of the disadvantages of incandescent globes is that there is more heat emissions than light. This is called ‘wasted energy’ as there is no real use for this light other than the aforementioned. The energy transformation in an incandescent globe is complicated, but not so much so that it is hard to understand. The energy is transferred from the wire into the filament- causing it to heat up. When the filament is heated, it produces light- but also substantial amounts of heat. This was outlined in the disadvantages....   [tags: sustainability ideals, energy savings]

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Are Cell Phones to Die For?

- Tens of millions of people all over the world use cell phones on a daily basis. As of 2002, 100 million people and rising had cell phones just in the United States alone (EHSO 1). However, if an individual considered their cell phone to be a cause of brain cancer, would one still be inclined to utilize it. Some researchers have implied that the use of cell phones is a potential cause of brain cancer. On the other hand, this claim has not yet been sufficiently established. Of course it is understandable why one may suppose cell phones to produce brain cancer....   [tags: Technology ]

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The social responsibility aspect of religion

- Religion is the ideal concept that separates human kind from the rest of the animal kingdom through social responsibility and morality. It encompasses an institutionalized set of beliefs and attitudes that are formed and practised over generations. The social responsibility aspect of religion is what creates the foundation of laws and social structure for a society to evolve over time. The morality gives a path for guidance to accept friendship, love family and respect the rights of others in order to co-exist in this world today....   [tags: Religion]

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Hip Hop and the Recording Industry

- These articles depict the controversies of the hip hop industry and how that makes it difficult for one to succeed. Many of these complications and disputes may be invisible to the population, but these articles take the time to reveal them. Even when one becomes an artist in the industry, there are many troubles that go along with the tag of being a recording artist in the urban division. One example is seen in the article, “The Business of Rap: Between the Street and the Executive Suite” by Keith Negus, where columnist, J.R....   [tags: Controversies, Response Essay]

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The Prevalence Of Violence Throughout America

- The prevalence of Violence in America had always been apart of the country 's identity since the beginning of United States history. Much of the violence in American history followed the abolition of slavery. Although the violence has been an integral part of American society, contemporary Americans have developed a sense of innocence and view violence as foreign to United States. The assassination of John F. Kennedy devastated Americans, as many of them scrambled to find answers to how an event so tragic could exist in the United States....   [tags: Southern United States, Ku Klux Klan]

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How Relationships Between Men and Women are Explored in Several Short Stories

- How Relationships Between Men and Women are Explored in Several Short Stories The theme that connects all three short stories that we have looked at is marriage. In 'Tony Kytes the Arch - Deceiver by Thomas Hardy' we come across three very different women who are more than willing to unite themselves in marriage to 'Tony Kytes' the protagonist of this short story. Whereas in ' Jane Austen's, The Three Sisters' we find that the protagonist is a very strong willed woman named Mary Stanhope, and we gain knowledge of her developing relationship with Mr Watts....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating the Basic Factors that Affect Human Comfort

- Investigating the Basic Factors that Affect Human Comfort As a species, we human beings are warm-blooded creatures; that is we are biologically able to maintain a constant body temperature of 37° centigrade, regardless of the temperature of the air around us (within reason). However, for us to be truly comfortable in our environment, it is desirable that the temperature of the air around us is maintained at around 10° - 20° centigrade, depending upon whether we are active or at rest....   [tags: Papers]

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The Harmful Effects of Second Hand Smoke

- The Harmful Effects of Second Hand Smoke An Australian courtroom, November 2002, has banned a mother of a ten year old boy from smoking in her household (Watts). This is because of the numerous harmful effects that go along with second hand smoke. The court was protecting the child from these dangers; the mother and grandfather both admitted to smoking approximately 40 cigarettes everyday (Watts). The ruling was done by the anti-smoking lobby, and was a first for this type of case....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Ovid's Metamorphoses' Influence on Later Authors

- Ovid's Metamorphoses' Influence on Later Authors As anyone who has read Ovid's Metamorphoses will know that because of his style of writing and the way he manages to link two stories, that are not even remotely related, together and makes it seem as if one is a follow up to the other; that they have been in some way influenced by him. The Metamorphoses has not just influenced people because of the way it is written, but it is also a wonderful collection stories. Most of the examples in this essay of the authors and artists that are or have been influenced by the Metamorphoses have been taken from Book VII and Book VIII....   [tags: Papers]

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Solar Energy and the Energy Crisis

- Solar Energy and the Energy Crisis Abstract The energy crisis is a major problem in the United States. Solar energy can help alleviate this problem. Enough solar panels to fulfill the energy needs of the entire United States would take up 27,347 km2 and cost almost 17 trillion dollars. Therefore, although there is enough space for all those solar panels, the economic cost is far too great. However, solar power can be phased in gradually. Solar Energy 3 Solar Energy: Can It Solve the Energy Crisis....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]

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Film Analysis on The Show

- The Show (1995) is a documentary that portrays the hip hop industry and how artists are affected before and after making it big. The documentary also depicts the influence of commercialization in the industry. The Show focuses on hip-hop’s finer elements and the notions that envelop the genre—art and business, fantasy and reportage, naïveté and cynicism. This documentary shows that some of the artists believe that the success they have been given benefits not only them, but the members of society....   [tags: Documentary, Hip Hop Industry]

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The Science behing Nuclear Power

- The Science Behind Nuclear Power The nucleus at the center of the atom contains electrons that orbit around it. Tightly crowded protons and neutrons make up the nucleus of the atom (UCS, 2003). Hydrogen is the lightest element containing only one proton. Moreover, uranium is the weightiest natural element containing 92 protons (UCS, 2003). Although the nucleus of an atom is contained with intense force it can be split apart when it is blasted with a neutron. This is known as a process called fission (UCS, 2003)....   [tags: atom, electrons, element, plants]

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Space Weather Affecting The Earth

- 'I saw dancing lights in the sky, spiking straight up starting around a few hundred feet off the ground. They waved a bit like curtains’-Mike Taylor. The Aurora Borealis is a display of solar flares that collide with the earth's atmosphere and cause a phenomenal light show, but do the impact of the solar flares affect the earth in any way. If so, is it a positive or negative reaction. Solar flares are also known as space weather. It is said in many research papers that space weather has a long term effect on the earth's atmosphere....   [tags: solar flare, wind, x-ray]

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Celebrity Gossip Is Not Bad

- Olimpio, Elena SOC 150 Professor Dr. McDonald September 19, 2014 Assignment #1 In today’s society, human beings feel the need to read about other people’s lives in order to be entertained. Rather than taking interest in other activities like reading or the arts, people take interest in celebrity gossip. Society takes an interest in celebrity gossip because it is entertainment for them or it makes them feel better about themselves. Either way, people are reading more on celebrity gossip rather than picking up a good book and reading that instead....   [tags: Celebrity, People, Gossip columnist, Emotion]

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Medical Sciences during the Age of Enlightenment

- Medical Sciences during the age of Enlightenment During the Enlightenment Age there were many new development of the sciences, new guiding principles through the encyclopedia, and the upbringing of medical science practices. These advances improved knowledge throughout society because of their technological improvements and new knowledge to mankind. Discoveries in Europe were critical in the upbringing of science. “Europeans scientific revolution matched the new “America” perfectly, they were making it perfect; so they said” (Science in America,Watts)....   [tags: scientific work during the 19th century]

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The Meltdown of Chernobyl

- Have you ever thought of what would happen to you if there was a nuclear bomb that blew up near you. If so, have you wondered what would happen. Not just to you, but to everything around it, the atmosphere. All the radiation fumes would be floating in the air, what are the affects. You would never think it would happen that a plant would blow up either, because they got the best trained workers there. But you’re wrong. Millions of people had to suffer from the greatest nuclear accident, Chernobyl....   [tags: Chernobyl Accident, nuclear]

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Causation of Serial Killers

- ... These behavioral traits that Bundy exhibited made him a successful serial killer because Bundy did not feel guilt or remorse to his victims along with being manipulative and deceitful. These traits did not only result from his psychopathology, but also his childhood. In order to avoid shame of a child born out of wedlock, Bundy’s young mother taught him that his grandparents were his parents, while she took the role of his sister (Bell). Bundy was informed of this before he began serial killing women, allowing us to correlate the two events....   [tags: psychopaths, psychosis]

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A Game of Equality

- King of the Bingo Game is a short story written by Ralph Ellison, first published in 1944. The key characters in the story are the game announcer, the King, and the dying woman, Laura. Laura is the embodiment of equality sought by African-Americans. The King represents the aspiring African-American. The bingo announcer represents the unobtainable status of the white man. The characters in King of the Bingo Game are used to explain the situation of African-Americans during the early 1900s. The bingo announcer in the story represents the unobtainable status of the white man....   [tags: Ralph Ellison, King od the Bingo Game]

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Alternative Energy Resource: Biomass

- Biomass is a biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. In the context of biomass for energy this is often used to mean plant based materials, but biomass can equally apply to both animal and vegetable derived material. Biomass is considered to be one of the key renewable resources of the future at both small and large scale levels. It already supplies fourteen percent of the world’s primary energy consumption. Growing Biomass is a rural, labor-intensive activity, and can, therefore, create jobs in rural areas and help stem rural to urban migration....   [tags: biomass, renewable resource, organic]

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Renewable Energy: Wind Power

- ... ρ = The air density (1.2kg/m³ at sea level and 20° C) A = The swept area of the turbine blades (m² square meters) V = wind speed (meters per second) (Wind Turbine Kits and Supplies, windgenkits.com) Let’s test this equation out. Let’s say we have a pretty nice wind turbine at Sachse High School. Built and organized by the highest authority, Mrs. Marsh herself. The swept area of the wind turbine is A=15ft² = 1.5m². The wind speed is at 15mph = 6.7m/sec. The wind power at 15mph is: P=1/2 (1.5) (1.5) (6.7) ³ = 338 Watts....   [tags: natural wind, windmill]

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The Antagonistic View of Sexuality in O'Connor Wise Blood

- The Antagonistic View of Sexuality in Wiseblood In the novel Wiseblood, by Flannery O'Connor, one finds an unpleasant, almost antagonistic view of sexuality. The author seems to regard sex as an evil, and harps on this theme throughout the novel. Each sexual incident which occurs in the novel is tainted with grotesquem. Different levels of the darker side of sexuality are exposed, from perversion to flagrant displays of nudity. It serves to give the novel a bit of a moralistic overtone.             The "Carnival Episode" illustrated Hazel's first experience with sexuality....   [tags: O'Connor Wise Blood Essays]

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The Portrayal of Women in Jane Austen's Novels

- The Portrayal of Women in Jane Austen's Novels 'I expect my husband to be good-tempered and cheerful and to consult my happiness in all his actions and to love me with constancy and sincerity'- Jane Austen's Three sisters, 3rd letter. This is the view that men and women have of marriage today. However this was not the case in the 18th and 19th century, in the days of Jane Austen. The word 'Marriage' meant financial support and materialistic commitment to most women. Marrying for love was rarely heard of....   [tags: Papers]

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How to buy a car stereo

- Nearly everyone who has sat in traffic has noticed the mind numbing amounts of bass produced by some car stereos. What most drivers aren’t aware of is how to buy a system of sub-woofers for their own car. The most noticeable feature of these systems is their price which is limited only by human imagination. The most basic understanding of how much these systems cost, although varied by complexity and brand name, lies within the power of the components that comprise them. The power of a system is measured in watts....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Three Regional Issues

- Three Regional Issues During Course II, I explored Brazil. The country is not only the largest nation on the South American continent, but also more prosperous compared to its neighbors. It has a unique culture, which is distinctly different from its neighboring countries. The country’s history is marked by immigration and the culture’s unique aptitude to reconcile different, disparate, and even opposing values. Indeed, Portuguese, which is spoken by everyone, is often viewed as the nations uniting trait (CIA World Factbook, 2013; L.A....   [tags: Brazil, indigenous people, poverty, women]

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Other Perspectives: Buddhism

- Buddhist perspective supports that there is an underlying selfishness (ego) which is the base of suffering, and therefore depression. All of the teachings of Buddha stem from compassion, the desire for all things to be liberated from suffering and suffering’s causes. While mental health is related to chemical imbalances, it is not purely neurological. Subjective mental processes affect the brain. The mind and the brain are not synonymous, and more than just the brain must be examined because mental illness does not occur solely in one....   [tags: religious beliefs, oriental philosophies]

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Critical Analysis of Walter Mosley

- Critical Analysis of Walter Mosley      “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you do or say may be used against you in a court of law.” Although no one wants to hear these words, they are words that are known across the country and are uttered every day. Walter Mosley takes this concept of “by the book” law enforcement and jazzes it up in The Devil in a Blue Dress, a novel based on Ezekiel Rawlins, a character stuck between the struggle of enforcing the law or engaging into criminal activity....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Comparing Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism

- Comparing Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism Works Cited Not Included The belief in some higher presence, other than our own, has existed since man can recollect. Religion was established from this belief, and it can survive and flourish because of this belief. In Chinese history, Taoism and Buddhism are two great philosophical and religious traditions along with Confucianism. Taoism, originated in China around the sixth century BCE and Buddhism, came to China from India around the second century of the Common Era, Together have shaped Chinese life and thought for nearly twenty-five hundred years....   [tags: Religion China Chinese Spiritual Essays]

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Choices

- Individual choices change from time to time, but certain choices change the individual life and everything around it. In this book the characters make choices that will change their lives forever. One of the important choices in the book is Matilda’s choice to leave the island. Also, Mr. Watts’ choice to leave the white world and live on an island with his black wife (Grace), where he is the only white person, his choice is an important choice that changes many people lives including Matilda’s. Matilda is a thirteen years old girl who lives with her mother (Dolores) after her father left to work in Australia in Townsville....   [tags: Literature Review ]

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Zen and the Beat Way

- Zen and the Beat Way by Alan Watts Is set in the late fifties and sixties. Its author reminds me of a pre- hippie. He was a former Episcopal priest who left his home in England and his religion for California and Zen Buddhism. He was against the culture of the time. His seems his thoughts of eastern religion were a bit of center. He was humorous at times and definitely was against the rat race and opted for one to have more fun. The book is basically about several radio lectures from the radio series Way beyond the west....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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The Civil Rights Movement

- The fight for equality and against segregation has always been a noble fight. But is inflicting your rage onto those who have inflicted theirs upon you keep your nobility or just bring yours down to their level. Especially when there is a great deal of violence being used. This never-ending battle between the blacks and the whites has tormented the U.S. for years and still goes on in some areas. During the 1950’s –1960’s the civil rights movement was at its peek. This was when the African-Americans were growing impatient and could not wait a minute longer before they had their constitutional and God given rights....   [tags: Equality Segregation Racism Essays]

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The Los Angeles Riots

- The Los Angeles Riots Though sparked by the Rodney King verdict, there were many other causes of the riots that erupted on the streets of Los Angeles on April 29, 1992. The Los Angeles riots in 1992 were devastating. The obvious issue portrayed through the media was black versus white. If you did not live in Los Angeles or California chances are you did not hear full coverage of the story, you heard a simple cut and dry portrayal of the events in South Central. If you heard one thing about the riots, it was that there was a man named Rodney King and he was a black male beaten with excessive force by four white Los Angeles police officers on Los Angeles concrete....   [tags: Papers]

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Thermal Remediation Of Contaminated Soil And How Heat Plays A Vital Role On The Transport And Removal Of Contaminants

- ... Two methods of in situ thermal desorption process have been described in this section- thermal blankets and thermal wells. Figure 1 shows a model of a system using thermal blankets and thermal wells. Blankets are generally useful for surficial contamination down to 3 feet but thermal wells can be placed at any depth. The fundamental processes for both methods are very similar using concepts like heat flow, fluid flow, phase behavior, and chemical reactions. In either case thermal conduction is the dominant cause for heat transfer....   [tags: Heat, Heat transfer, Temperature, Water]

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Endurance and Strength Training Effects on Physiological and Muscular Parameters during Prolonged Cycling

- Introduction: The research study my group and I examined was titled, “Endurance and Strength Training Effects on Physiological and Muscular Parameters during Prolonged Cycling.” This study done by Hausswirth et. all was published in 2010 in the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. When performing in a triathlon, which consists of swimming, cycling, and running in a single continuous event, it is generally accepted throughout the exercise science community, that “over performing” during the cycling stage by increasing ones cadence or aerobic power, could hinder the running portion of the triathlon that follows (Hausswirth)....   [tags: Critique a Research Article]

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Nikola Tesla: Major Creator and Inventor in the Field of Power Transfer

- “I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.”1 This was said by Nikola Tesla near the end of his life. He was a vivid inventor for the majority of his life, developing many ideas that weren’t further developed until very recently. He, like many other inventors, is part of a group of people throughout history known as history’s forgotten....   [tags: Biography]

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

- The 1960’s was a time period in which produced a plethora of social movements were taking place and consequently, laws were changed that affected our society as a whole. Some of those social movements were the Women Rights and Gay Rights movements, which were directly influenced by the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement produced many leaders, two of whom are Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz). King’s call for little black children to play with little white children, his admonishment of a black revolution due to the detrimental effects it would have on black and white relations, and his support of white and black children receiving the same education...   [tags: Black Civil Rights in America]

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A Brief Note On Boils Water For Less Than A Minute

- ... Cons: We are afraid that this appliance is a bit too expensive for its lifespan (can sometimes last less than 11 months). It also has the tendency to heat slower, with time. It doesn’t have enough heat setting and was judged not durable at all, as crack would easily appear on the plastic housing, rear controls. Nuwave’s Precision 14.5 Inch Induction Cooktop with Pan A very versatile cooktop: Out of all the cooktops on the list, it is perhaps, the most versatile. Costing $99.99 it can be used for boiling, simmering, deep frying, sauté, steaming, melting and many and more....   [tags: Temperature, Fahrenheit, Celsius, Heat]

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Plan 1011 Urban Society – Sociological Themes In Urban Fiction

- Throughout modern history, urban life and the city has constantly been documented in fiction and song and the way a city’s energy influences its inhabitants and the creative and destructive elements that can be the result. As a theme, Michel de Certeau considers cities and the societies within them the ‘most immoderate of human texts’ (De Certeau 1984, p. 92). One such observer is writer-director George A. Romero (‘the grandfather of the zombie’) who is well known for his satirical horror films depicting the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse in America, and its how it impacts groups of individuals and society within the cities....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Financial Accounting Theory: Reducing Balance Method vs. Straight Line Method

- Accounting is a multifaceted discipline. It is neither a dull profession nor a simple practice as how it has been viewed by lay people. This essay demonstrates the side of accounting that is complex and intriguing. It is structured in the following way: firstly, how my view of accounting is developed throughout this module will be explained. Next, the issue of what accounting profit is and whether it is a measure of true profit of an organisation will be tackled. The first part of my essay is challenged in various ways....   [tags: flexibility in accounting, machinery, buildings]

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Positive Interventions: Happiness Attained from Acts of Kindness and Gratitude

- ... Pre-test and post-test measures will be utilized to attain a measure of each participant’s gratitude, life orientation, affect, self-esteem, and resilience. This study makes three predictions. First, it is hypothesized that the group completing kind acts for others will show more gains in happiness and well-being than the group keeping a record of gratitude. Confirmatory findings will support previous research noting that individuals with greater commitment to an intervention obtain more benefit from the activity (Lyubomirsky, Dickerhoof, Boehm, & Sheldon, 2011), assuming that a physical activity is indicative of a greater level of commitment than a passive activity....   [tags: well-being, gender, self-esteem, kind acts]

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