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Disjointed Characters of Faulkner's Light in August

- Disjointed Characters of A Light in August         In the novel, A Light in August, William Faulkner introduces us to a wide range of characters of various backgrounds and personalities.  Common to all of them is the fact that each is type cast into a certain role in the novel and in society. Lena is the poor, white trash southern girl who serves to weave the story together. Hightower is the fanatic preacher who is the dark, shameful secret of Jefferson. Joanna Burden is the middle-aged maiden from the north who is often accused of being a “nigger-lover”....   [tags: Light August Essays]

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Prayer in William Faulkner's Light in August

-      "I decline to accept the end of man...I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."  -William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, 1949         William Faulkner illustrates many dimensions of prayer in Light in August: his characters avoid it, abuse it, embrace it, and blame it. In every case, Faulkner portrays prayer's power on the psyche....   [tags: Light in August Essays]

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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

- Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Many of you probably did not realize that you could spend twenty dollars for a light bulb, and most of you are wondering why you would. The answer will surprise you: to save money. Before you decide that I have completely lost my mind, hear me out. The light bulb that I am referring to is a compact fluorescent light bulb, commonly called a CF. This is a self‑contained fluorescent light that fits into standard 120‑volt light fixtures. When compared with incandescent bulbs, CFs use only 25 to 30 percent of the energy and will last up to ten times longer....   [tags: CF Electricity Light Bulb Essays]

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Things to Consider when Talking about Homeschooling

- Do you know any homeschooling families. Homeschooling is relatively common today. Did you know that in the US the number of home-schooled children is over one and a half million?[1] Reasons that parents give for homeschooling include[2] a concern about the school environment (such as safety, drugs, or negative peer pressure) dissatisfaction with academic instruction a desire to provide their child with a nontraditional approach to education a child's health problems or special needs a desire to provide religious or moral instruction My family has had a remarkable 10 year experience with homeschooling....   [tags: informal learning, homeschool, unschool]

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Why I Don 't Consider Myself

- I don’t consider myself to be particularly good at math, though I don’t think I’m exactly bad at it either. Growing up, I had a complicated relationship with math that I was never all that confident about. It always seemed as if the moment I understood one concept and had finally discovered how to determine the correct solution to the problem in front of me, another set of obstacles with a new list of rules were presented for me to learn all over again. When I was younger and I was learning things such as simple multiplication or division, I was always the last one in the class to grasp the concept of it while everyone else was already performing the necessary actions needed to solve the pr...   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, Learning]

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How Does Red Light Cameras Be A Controversial Issue For Many Drivers?

- It may come as a surprise that red-light cameras located at busy intersections has been a controversial issue for many drivers. Many people believe that they serve little or no purpose however, they fail to realize that these cameras provide positive outcomes and should be appreciated. Red-light cameras at busy intersections have been proven to; save peoples lives by reduced crash rates, save people money, help the community with the funds made, force impatient drivers to slow down, and overall improves safety for everyone....   [tags: Traffic light, Traffic, Automobile, United States]

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War in the poem The Charge of the Light Brigade

- War in the poem The Charge of the Light Brigade “The Charge of the Light Brigade” is about battle and the death of soldiers, and the experience of war. Tennyson´s poem celebrates the glory of war, despite the fact that, because of an error of judgment someone had blundered, six hundred soldiers were sent to their death. The first verse starts in the middle of the action as Cardigan the commander, gives the order to charge. “Forward the light brigade charge for the gun.” This gives a sense of the excitement of the galloping horses in the cavalry charge, and sweeps the reader along, Tennysons then uses noble sounding euphemisms like “into the valley of death” to describe the fate that awaits...   [tags: The Charge of the Light Brigade Poetry Essays]

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Analysis of A Light In The Forest by Conrad Richter

- Analysis of A Light In The Forest by Conrad Richter A Light In The Forest by Conrad Richter is an amazing story of one Indian boy's will to survive and struggle to overcome many obstacles. A light in the forest is about a white boy who was kidnapped from his family by Indians when he was 4 years old. An Indian couple from the tribe adopted him and raised him as their own son naming him Lenni Quis or True Son. They taught him the religion and customs of the Indian people and he came to live by these customs and to love his new family....   [tags: A Light in the Forest Conrad Richter Essays]

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Should Money Be Spent on Space Exploration?

- Most people think that the costly downside to funding space exploration is a reason to avoid spending money on sciences and instead spend it on problems here on earth, but such funding for space exploration actually promotes economical as well as scientific benefits. Space exploration is an important expenditure for the high cost because of the potential for numerous benefits such as the possibility to find useful resources to cultivate, space exploration and satellites produce many thousands of jobs in our economy, and it creates and discovers newer and better technologies through research and development....   [tags: NASA, US budget and spending]

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The Time I Spent At Group Dynamics

- The time I spent in Group Dynamics, was an eye opening experience. Going into any group setting, you expect people to come from all different backgrounds nonetheless; you have no way of knowing how those differences will play out, unless you watch the dynamics first hand. While observing people in a group, I have seen personalities unravel and clash into one another, inevitably leaving one wounded while the other down plays the exchange. Learning to integrate those situations into a learning experience is one key to being a good leader....   [tags: Personality psychology, Psychology, Need]

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Wood Imagery and the Cross in Faulkner's Light in August

- Wood Imagery and the Cross in Light in August             It is nearly impossible to interpret Light in August without noting the Christian parallels.1 Beekman Cottrell explains: As if for proof that such a [Christian] symbolic interpretation is valid, Faulkner gives us, on the outer or upper level of symbolism, certain facts which many readers have noted and which are, indeed, inescapable. There is the name of Joe Christmas, with its initials of JC. There is the fact of his uncertain paternity and his appearance at the orphanage on Christmas day....   [tags: Light August Essays]

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Personal Narrative- Time Spent in Waiting Rooms

- Personal Narrative- Time Spent in Waiting Rooms As I get older there are a few things I’ve started to notice. One that really stands out is the amount of time I spend in waiting rooms. In my particular situation, I have an 85-year-old father, a wife, a fifteen-year-old son, four house cats, goats, horses, dogs, a few other relatives, and assorted other animals that turn up from time to time. My father, who has been a widower for several years, has a variety of ailments. Primary among these ailments are boredom and loneliness....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Ackerman's Wife of Light: New Images for Women

- Ackerman's Wife of Light: New Images for Women        The unconscious mind of man, according to the psychologist Carl Jung, consists of layers.  Jung recognizes two basic layers in the unconscious mind: the personal unconscious, a superficial layer whose contents are derived from present lifetime experience, and the collective unconscious, a deeper inborn layer whose contents are inherited and essentially universal within the species.  Jung believes that the personal unconscious contains feeling-toned complexes that constitute the personal and private side of psychic life and that the collective unconscious contains archetypes, "universal images that have existed since the remotest times...   [tags: Ackerman Wife of Light Essays]

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Burden: The Name Says it All in Faulkner's Light in August

- Burden: The Name Says it All in Light in August            Expecting parents put so much thought, time, and energy into the choosing of a name for their baby. They turn to family trees and dictionaries of names to help in their important decision. In many ways, a child's name can determine who they will become and what kind of person they will be. Then there is the last name. It's automatic; no one has a choice in it. The last name perhaps has more of an impact on determining who a person will become, because the last name carries generations of ideals, memories, and pride....   [tags: Light August Essays]

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A Study of Joe Christmas in Faulkner's Light in August

- A Study of Joe Christmas in Light in August         Joe Christmas's eating disorder and antipathy to women's sexuality (or to the feminine) in Light in August also can be traced back to the primal scene in the dietitian's room.  However, the primal scene is not the final piece of the puzzle in the novel.  The primal scene is already given as a working condition for a further analysis of Joe's psychology.  Readers are first invited to interrelate the scene and Joe's behavior in the rest of the novel.1  Yet drawing one-to-one relations between the primal scene and Joe's symptomatic behavior merely repeats Freud's theory for its own sake.  The mechanic connection of the dots does not solve t...   [tags: Light August Essays]

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

- How I Spent My Summer Vacation My boyfriend, Greg and I felt it would be a great opportunity to spend some quality time with our friends. We were going on a three day camping trip with long time friends, another couple, Chris and Heather. Chris is the go-with-the-flow type of guy but only if Heather allows him to do so. Heather is a very kind person who looks out for others. She just crosses that line of being concerned to being motherlike. See we spend a lot of time with them, but it's like other people's children, you can go home and leave them, this time we couldn't....   [tags: Summer Vacation Essays]

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Racial Theme in Faulkner’s Light in August

- Racial Theme in Faulkner’s Light in August One theme that I really noticed was stressed throughout Faulkner’s Light in August was the theme of race. Joe Christmas’ mixed race is a central issue all through the novel. The reader is continually brought back to the fact that he is half black, especially during his affair with Johanna Burden. Johanna (and Faulkner) always makes his racial status known while Johanna and Joe are making love by Johanna’s gasping “Negro. Negro. Negro!” (260). It is intriguing that while Johanna’s father believed that the white race was cursed by the ‘White Man’s Burden’, the duty to help lift the black race to a higher status, and that blacks would never be on the...   [tags: Faulkner Light in August]

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Alternative Sentencing: Money Well Spent

- Florida is losing the war on drugs though financial attrition. The economic impact of substance abuse in Florida is estimated to be roughly 6% of the state’s gross domestic product (Miami 20). One contributor is the myopic view by a judicial system that chooses to impose harsh criminal penalties, including incarceration, on non-violent offenders with minor possession charges. Increasing budgetary constraints, leading to fewer available resources, contrast harshly with the rapidly growing substance abuse....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Alternative Sentencing: Money Well Spent

- Florida is losing the war on drugs though financial attrition. The economic impact of substance abuse in the Sunshine State is estimated to be roughly 6% of the state’s gross domestic product (Miami 20). Contributing to the problem is the myopic view of a judicial system that chooses to impose harsh criminal penalties, including incarceration, on non-violent offenders with minor possession charges. Increasing budgetary constraints, leading to fewer available resources, contrast harshly with the rapidly growing substance abuse....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]

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Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

- Shel Silverstein is the author of a book of poems called Light in the Attic. And out of the tens of poems that Silverstein features in this book, “Monster’s I’ve Met” is one of them. The poem, like all the poems in the book, is for an audience of younger children. Several of the poems that he has written in the book are considered as silly to kids, as they are supposed to be. But, a majority of the poems contain themes that promote behavior that is not encouraged in children. Specifically to “Monster’s I’ve met”, the theme that Silverstein displays in the poem influences parents and teachers to challenge that children cannot be able to read the poem....   [tags: monster's I've met, poems]

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Prison And The Light Of The Public Eye

- For years there have been a countless number of people who have tried to bring the subject of prison reform to the light of the public eye. In the book Prison Writing in 20th- century America edited by H. Bruce Franklin, there are featured excerpts from authors Donald Lowrie and Malcom X’s novels that are based around their life changing personal experiences in prison in the early to mid1900s. Whereas Lowrie’s excerpt tells a story omnisciently of how a single warden was able to initiate a major change in San Quentin Prison in only 6 months; Malcom X however tells his readers firsthand of his transformation during his incarceration in two different prison colonies....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Narrator, Life imprisonment]

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Light Skin, The Right Skin

- Light Skin the Right Skin Colorism is a form of discrimination based on the color of someone’s skin tone. Colorism has the greatest impact on the African American culture and community. It is sad that we have to face discrimination within our own ethnic group, Along with every other ethnic group in the United States. Colorism has been passed down generation after generation. It is dated all the way back to the slavery dates. The idea of light skin being better than dark skin has been deeply rooted in our culture....   [tags: Colorism, discrimination, African]

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Motifs of Light and Dark

- Harry Mulisch, through his novel The Assault, conveys the Nazi Occupation in the Netherlands in 1945 giving full emphasis on the impact to people’s lives. Anton Steinwijk, the protagonist of the novel, experiences traumatic experience when the military assaulted and killed his whole family. His wish to leave what has happened to him in the past is influenced largely by his devastation and undesirable perception of the war from what he has experienced. Additionally, people around Anton also encourage him to expect a peaceful future, away from the war....   [tags: Harry Mulisch's The Assault]

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Shadow and Light Investigation Reflection

- I really enjoyed this weeks science investigation about shadows and light. In my experience, this science work doesn’t look like the science courses I have taken in my K-14 education. Generally, my science courses were focused more on memorization rather than exploration. In my elementary science class, I remember memorizing science concepts, looking up words in the glossary, writing reports, and reading and answering questions from the book. Also, we had science magazines, where we had to read the articles and fill out the answers....   [tags: Experiment Reflection]

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The Hamidiye Light Cavalry Regiments

- Introduction: In the spring of 1891 dressed in their special attire, the Kurdish chiefs proclaimed their loyalty to the Sultan Abdülhamid II. Named after the sultan, the indoctrination of the Kurdish tribal cavalry unit (Hamidiye) into the Ottoman fold was met with protests from both foreign and domestic observers over the nature of the unit. Early critics of the Hamidiye questioned the discipline and sincerity of the militia. The Hamidiye Light Cavalry Regiments were an irregular militia composed of select Kurdish tribes under the command of the sultan’s trusted brethren, Sakir Pasha and Zeki Pasha....   [tags: kurds, irregular militia, ottomans]

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My Life At Light Speed

- Five years ago, i sat in my room alone looking out across the city of pocatello. It was dark ,and cloudy outside so all i could make out were the street lamps down below. While i sat there on my bed tears were streaming down my face, and i was doing my best to block out the noise coming from down the hall. My parents were fighting again. The sound of their argument pierced my walls as though they were made of paper. I simply sat there simply not knowing what to do. After what seemed like an eternity of tears, my eyes started to feel heavy, but try as I might I could not go to bed....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Happiness]

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Factors to Consider on a Job Offer

- It’s incredibly normal to have doubts particularly when an individual acknowledges that half or even the rest life there will be a transformation on acceptance of a certain new job. The decision usually has an acute bearing towards employee‘s life line. It’s never a joking affair. Therefore, one must evaluate some of the most essential aspects of work ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬place in order to foresee if such a working environment will eventually meet needs and wants anticipated. One of the cultural factors to consider is on how to scrutinize the job description....   [tags: job seeker, traditions, background, company]

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Blackfish and Consider the Lobster Documentaries

- The documentary Blackfish directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, leaves the viewer with many different emotions. This documentary follows the life of Tilikum, a captured killer whale who is forced to preform for SeaLand. The director uses different interviews from people who have worked with Tilikum or have seen him attack people during the shows. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has said that swimming with and training killer whales is not safe at all and should not be done....   [tags: blackfish, lobster, gabriela cowperthwaite]

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Heroes and Heroism in Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day

- Heroes and Heroism in Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day       When one asks a child, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" a usual response is "a fireman" or "a ballerina."  In Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day, however, the young Bim and Raja are somewhat more ambitious; they answer that they want to be a hero and heroine.  Later, Bim asks somewhat bitterly, "The hero and heroine-where are they?  Down at the bottom of the well-gone, disappeared" (157).  Bim has lost track of her heroes; however, Raja and Tara have not.  The three siblings have very different relationships to heroic ideals....   [tags: Clear Light Day Essays Desai ]

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The Candle Brings Light

- Within literature, many poets consider life, the hardships individuals endure, and the hope that exists during these trials. Poets who discuss such topics include John Milton and Lorna Goodison. Lorna Goodison examines the hope and understanding that exists during tribulation in “I shall light a Candle of Understanding in Thine Heart.” Through her use of imagery, symbolism, and poetic structure, Goodison emphasizes this overarching concept of hope and comprehension. Goodison presents an image of hedges and thickets, which illustrates the importance of tribulations....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Origin of Red-Light Districts

- Imagine a mother and daughter spending the day window shopping, talking about all the hats and bags they want and comparing this shoe to that shoe and those pants to these skirts. This innocent scenario is seen all over the world, every day, and for a person to see this as dirty or immoral would be confusing and unimaginable. Now change the hats and bags into sex toys, the shoes into peep shows and erotic museums; and the pants and skirts into sex workers and prostitutes of nearly every origin imaginable....   [tags: Prostitution, Brothels, History]

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Big Light-Animals In Bloom

- Big Light-Animals In Bloom San Francisco’s Big Light recently swept into The Saint for a quick lesson in how to squeeze everything you’ve ever learned into your musical offering and make it sound like you’ve done it in your sleep. From the beginning, the band stood way out as something extraordinary. Of course I had expected some kind of jam band centered on peace, love and free love and what I got was a pleasant dose of analog warm 1970s rock and roll cut with a gram or two of slick and polished songwriting....   [tags: Music Review]

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Messages of War in "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson and "Dulce Et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen

- War is a controversial topic where people’s views differ at what war is, some people see it as pure evil and wicked while others think that it is brave and noble of what soldiers do. They look at poems which have been written by people affected by wars to show the contrast and the messages which are portrayed. Two poems which show different views of war are ‘the charge of the light brigade’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson and ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen. Both these poets use linguistic devices to convince the reader of their view of what the war is....   [tags: war, Charge of the Light Brigade, Alfred Lord Tenn]

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Light Pollution

- There is a growing menace in today’s society known as light pollution. Light pollution is essentially excessive light from outside lighting fixtures that is misused and causes several negative effects. This increasing and perplexing issue is often magnified by industrialization and urban development which often neglects to consider the momentous problems light pollution causes. Despite serious efforts to minimize light pollution, “…light pollution rises about 6% every year” (Parks 30). One should know what light pollution entails, the adverse effects and costs of light pollution, ways it can be minimized, and how to appeal to the general public to help alleviate the problem....   [tags: Environment ]

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Reality of War in Crane's War is Kind and Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade

- Reality of War in Crane's War is Kind and Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade         An overwhelming tendency to fight and battle has plagued humankind since the dawn of the written word. Countless wars have been fought since the dawn of man and most times such conflict exists simply for its own sake with no productive end. Immense human suffering and death can be caused by conflicts that hold little logical justification. Since the birth of the written word, criticism and discussion have persistently followed the topic of war....   [tags: Charge of the Light Brigade Essays]

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Five Tips to Consider When Looking For Bathroom Vanity Cabinets

- Many people spend thousands of dollars on decorating their home but completely ignore the bathroom vanity cabinets. This mistake can result in a bathroom space that just looks drab and dreary that no one really enjoys. Therefore, it is important to select stylish cabinets to make your bathroom space a stunning space for relaxation and refreshment. By considering the following ideas, you can make the task of finding bathroom vanity cabinets rather easy. Then you will create an absolutely beautiful bathroom space that your entire family is certain to appreciate and enjoy....   [tags: Size Consideration, Material]

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What Factors Make People Consider And Undergo Plastic Surgery?

- Beauty has always been valued in our societies for thousand years. The definition of beauty is differed from time to time among various races and cultures. Therefore, most people of each race and culture would have their own methods to be the most beautiful. It was the foot-binding of ancient Chinese or the constrictive corsets of Westerners. In the modern generation, with the development of new medical technologies, plastic surgery seems to be a miracle to help people change their physical appearances and make their life better....   [tags: Plastic surgery, Surgery, Reconstructive surgery]

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Let There Be Light

- Let There Be Light The sun shines brightly over the rolling green hillsides on a beautiful summer day. Green leaf-covered trees wave gently in the breeze next to the road, soaking up the light. However, if you look closely, off in the distance, you might catch a glimpse of some odd-looking vehicles approaching at a steady pace. As the pack zooms by, you cannot help but notice the black panels covering each car. You curiously wonder what purpose they serve, and why these automobiles left no smell of exhaust behind....   [tags: Energy Transportation Papers]

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The Metaphor of Light

- The Metaphor of Light The classical unresolved problem of the active intellect, raised by Aristotle in De Anima III.5, has received several interpretations in the history of philosophy. In this paper, I will recover the old hypotheses according to which the active intellect is the god of Aristotle's metaphysics. I propose that if the active intellect is god, it is not an efficient cause but the final cause of human thought-the entelecheia of the human rational soul. Nevertheless, the problem of the active intellect is insoluble simply because we do not count with all the elements required to obtain a sound solution....   [tags: Philosophy Intellectual Papers]

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Investigating Potential Differences Of Time Spent On Health Between Individuals With And Without Four Highly Communicable Diseases

- The aim of this study was to examine potential differences in time spent in LTPA, nutritional status (i.e., BMI), and perceived health between individuals with and without four highly prevalent non-communicable diseases (i.e., hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis) in a representative sample of older Brazilian adults living in a mid-size city in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The present study adds to the current literature by combining in a single study four highly prevalent chronic diseases in Brazil, and comparing a lifestyle factor (i.e., physical activity), nutritional status (i.e., BMI) and the perception of health separately among individuals in a spect...   [tags: Obesity, Hypertension, Medicine]

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Advice on Selecting a Bathroom Ceiling Light

- When designing any new bathroom or remodeling an existing bathroom space, you need to consider installing a bathroom ceiling light that provides the best possible light in your home's bathroom. Whether you are creating a classic-looking bathroom or a sleek modern styled bathroom, you will want to make sure that you provide plenty of light in your bathroom to make it feel open and airy. Then your bathroom will be a glamorous space that adds to your home's beauty and worth. Use a Timelessly Beautiful Bathroom Ceiling Light A great way to invest in your home's bathroom is to use a bathroom ceiling light that has a timeless beauty to its style....   [tags: Lighting, Beauty, Designer]

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A Study Based on Gender and Time Spent on Personal Grooming

- Time spent on personal grooming is an investment into one’s appearance. Both men and women spent time and money in looking better. However, more women compared to men are concern about their physical appearance. In this study, we observed whether there was a significant difference between gender and the time spent on personal grooming. Seventeen undergraduate students from an experimental psychology course (6 males, 11 females) volunteered to participate in this study. A survey was given to the participants....   [tags: trying to make one's self beautiful]

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A Nuclear Waste Race: Perspectives on Reprocessing Spent Fuel

- “It isn’t easy being green” — Kermit the Frog. Even though Kermit was referring to the color of his skin, this is also vindictive of today’s mindset in thinking green trying to merge the environment into our everyday lives. Nuclear power first hit the scene as an alternative to burning fossil fuels and emissions of toxic carbons released into the atmosphere as waste products. But, the general public’s first glimpse of the awesomeness of nuclear energy was in the form of a highly effective and destructive weapon, therefore giving a distinct aura around the possibilities of nuclear development....   [tags: Energy]

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The Person I Spent Time With The Old Church

- The person I spent time with is a 70year old woman who is a church member at the old church where I used to volunteer at. She is from lower class social economic status; she is a widower. I will be calling her Miss G; she lives by herself and has been retired for 15 years and no longer works, she depends on the aid she receives from the government as she receives social security checks. With this check she pays for her necessities and explains why she needs to penny pinch every time she can. The activity Miss G and I did was to go grocery shopping together....   [tags: Cognition, Psychology, Cognitive psychology]

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Red Light Cameras

- Introduction In 1998, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducted research into the effectiveness of red light cameras in reducing red light violations in Oxnard, California (Retting, Williams, Farmer, & Feldman, 1998). According to the study, the utilization of red light cameras modifies the driver’s behavior, thus, reducing the rates of red light running and increasing safety on the roads (Retting et al., 1998). In the results of the study, the researchers discovered that red light running violations decreased by approximately 42% after the implementation of the camera enforcement program (Retting et al., 1998)....   [tags: Opinion poll, Sampling, Shy Tory Factor]

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Correlation Between Academic Success And Hours Spent Working

- There are many students attending university or other forms of upper level education working while still attending school. Factors that contribute to the number of students that work while at school ranges from the price of higher education being too high, gaining experience for a career after school, affording day to day needs such as food and many more. Regardless of the pressures facing these students, working while attending school may have negative affects on their grades. Studies have shown that if students are working over a certain number of hours per week, their grades can drop accordingly....   [tags: Higher education, University, College, Education]

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Education : An American Journalist And Writer Who Spent A Great

- Through our class discussions of education we came across this quote by Joseph Sobran, an American journalist and writer who spent a great amount of his career working for the National Review Magazine, "In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching Remedial English in college." When asked to critically think about the meaning of this quote I concluded that our educational standards have been lowered over the years and that students in America are not as intelligent as they once were in previous years....   [tags: Education, School, High school]

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Childhood Memories of Time Spent With My Dog

- It was one life-changing experience, and I would never forget it. Everything fun begun from the first time we met, the year of our friendship building up, until something fairly poignant happened. It was a tragedy, and all I could think of was how much his heart was aching. I wanted him to know that he was a trustworthy, unique, caring, intelligent, and a loyal companion. However, he never got to know in time. The day we met started from when I got home from school. I decided to go biking in my compound, since it was a peaceful, and breezy day....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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My Father Spent His Early Life Running

- My father spent his early life running. Running from the terror in Mexico to the United States. Running from the gang and violence-infested communities in southeast Los Angeles to Houston. With each start he was not only running away from something, but towards something: towards a safer future for his family. In his eyes, the desired future was not attainable in such areas where conflict was prevalent. The only viable option was not to wait for the tensions to subside but to take matters into his own hands and search for the harmony that he never experienced....   [tags: United Nations, Peace, Human rights]

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Literary Comparison: Shedding Light on the Holocaust

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Consider the Lobster, by David Foster Wallace

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I Would Consider Myself a Progressive

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The Importance Of Setting Short Term Goals And Analyzing The Amount Of Time Spent Effectively

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Factors to Concider with Enforcement Action

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