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Blind Date: Analysis of the Program

- Blind Date: Analysis of the Program As the sequence is of a brand new series, we clearly notice new attraction-based features to the shows content. The CGI at the beginning has been updated, now showing heart-shaped images within each letter of the words 'Blind´ and 'Date´ proving to relate to the show. It also seems a lot brighter and more colourful than previously. This was done intentionally to portray a new freshened look for the show, as if it has been spring cleaned, so looks cleaner, fresher and contains new content....   [tags: Papers]

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The Emotional Distance Amid People Has Widened: Blind Date

- Due to busy present lifestyles, the emotional distance amid people has widened. A little people are incapable to widen their communal circles or encounter new people of the opposite sex because of their nature or work, so they pursue non-traditional methods to encounter new people. One of these methods is the use of the Internet. Match making on online dating locations and becoming encompassed in dating ability have come to be quite accepted these days. The discover is led alongside online questionnaires; out of those distributed, 302 valid examples were returned....   [tags: non traditional ways to encounter, opposite sex]

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Homer: Blind or Captive

- ... He is most famous for composing The Iliad and The Odyssey. The Iliad is about the Trojan war and The Battle of Troy. In the beginning of the book Achilles fights with the chief king whose name is Agamemon, about a female slave, the soldiers gave her to him as a prize. The chief king takes the female slave and Achilles leaves the war. Achilles starts fighting again when Patroclus, Achilles close friend, is killed. Achilles kills the person who killed Patroclus. The Iliad ends there before Achilles dies from an arrow shot into his heel, and before the trojan horse is sent into Troy....   [tags: The Odyssey, ancient Greek poets]

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Date Rape

- How many of you know someone who has had something stolen from them. How many of you know someone who has been held at gunpoint. How many of you know someone who has been date raped. You might and not even know about it. In 1985, Mary Koss, a professor at Kent State University, surveyed approximately 7,000 students on thirty-two campuses on behalf of Ms. magazine and found that one in eight women were the victims of rape. Experts estimate that as many as 90 percent of all rapes are never reported....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Blind Side of Food

- “Our food system is 21st century, but our government’s food-safety system is stuck in the 1900s.” (Bryan Walsh). This is a 21st century of new technology and better health care, but our food-safety system can’t get any better. Food safety is not as safe as it should be. This is one thing that should not be taken for granted. We are dealing with people’s lives and their health. Our government does not care how safe our food is. These meat packing companies and corporations get away from lack of food and safety inspections because people in our own government have worked for these companies....   [tags: Food Safety]

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Is the Birthday Paradox True?

- Is the birthday paradox true or not. If you survey a random group of 23 people, there is a 50% chance that two of them people will have the same birthday. The objective of this project is to prove whether or not the birthday paradox is true by looking at random groups of 23 or more people. So to understand how the birthday paradox works we have to go into detail that will include explaining:  Probability Theory  Converse Probability  Birthday Paradox First we are going to talk about probability theory, which has to do with mathematics and analysis of random phenomena....   [tags: probability, date, random]

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Who Pays On The First Date?

- The first date is where both parties make a first impression on one another and it sets the tone for what kind of relationship will continue in the future. This first social exchange often determines whether the two parties will even continue communicating from here on out, or if communication will be abolished all together. In this day and age men and women are closer to equality then they have ever been within society. This includes the dating scene. Because of this change in the social status of women, the questions continues to be raised, which sex is responsible for what roles....   [tags: dating, relationship, first date]

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Date Rape: How Will Be Next?

- “The sexes are at war” according to Camille Paglia, author of “Rape: A Bigger Danger Then Feminists Know” (2). The number of date rape cases is on the rise, especially among college students. Paglia claims that the cause for this is women not being careful around men. However, feminist like Susan Jacoby, author of “Common Decency”, claims that is more of a social cause. According to research the causes are women not being self aware, the media and the leading cause being alcohol and drug use....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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A Closer Look at Date Rape

- “Feminism has not prepared them for this,” states Camille Paglia in her essay “Rape: A Bigger Danger than Feminists Know.” The “them” in Paglia’s statement is referring to women, and she is discussing the topic of date rape. Susan Jacoby, on the other hand, writes in her article “Common Decency,” that feminism is not responsible for the rising cases of date rape, but that it is the men who are at fault. Paglia’s argument is insightful and accurate, but Jacoby’s writing is flawed and not well-researched....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Rohypnol: The Date Rape Drug

- Rohypnol is a very strong benzodiazepine. It is ten times more powerful then any other benzodiazepine valium, the effects are felt very fast by any user. The drug usually works on the body for up to eighteen hours or (sometimes longer). Also during that time the user will feel many symptoms and some are: Drowsiness, disoriented, and they can loss consciousness. Most people when they take Rohypnol will suffer from a form of amnesia that prohibits memory formation for as long as they have the drug in the body....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Date Rape Drugs

- The newest and frightening form of drug induced rapes often involves date rape drugs. Date rape drugs makes the victims pass out and this makes them unable to resist what is happening to them and they cannot recall what happened to them during an assault. Date rape drugs also known as predator drugs are any drugs that are used in assisting in the execution of drug facilitated sexual assault. A drug facilitated sexual assault is date rape or acquaintance rape that a person does not agree to. Date rape drugs are used to assist sexual assault which includes sexual intercourse, rape, and attempted rape, touching inappropriately and putting something in the vagina since the victims do not under...   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Date Rape

- Rape defined is forcing sexual intercourse upon someone without his or her consent. This isn’t just a girls’ problem, boys have to deal with this too. According to the American Psychological Association, nearly one in ten girls and one in twenty boys say they have been raped or experienced some form of sexual assault (Atlanta Journal, 1). Almost more than half of rape victims know their attacker; they don’t report it or tell anybody. In most date rape cases, the attacker and victim have known each other for at least a year or even longer....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Date Rape

- Date rape happens a lot when people are in college, more women than men but it’s still something that happens more than it should and I ask what are the colleges doing on campus to prevent this from happening to more college students. I think that colleges are trying to stop date rape from happening as best as they can but I also believe there is a lot more they could be doing to try and stop date rape. College students shouldn’t have to worry about going out on a date, party, or just to a bar for drinks with their friends....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Date Night: Becoming an Independent Woman

- For my liberating action, I decided to take my boyfriend out on a date for our fifth year anniversary. Growing up the women in my family always taught me that I was supposed to go out with a guy who had money and could take care of me. If he was poorer than I was he was not worth my time. As a child, I have seen men spoiling my mother and sister with things they wanted and I wanted that too. It is a pattern to see the women in my family depending on men for things like paying bills or buying food....   [tags: act, pay, date, man, fair, society]

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Hangs Emotional Development and the Parallel Changes in Nature Illustrated in Huong's Paradise of the Blind

- The novel Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong is set in North Vietnam during the Communist revolution in 1980's and is translated into English by Phan Huy Duong and Nina McPherson. The traditional Vietnamese society of time set in the novel is illustrated through Hang, the protagonist. The author conveys the underlying message of pursued hope to the readers via constructing the correlation between the constantly changing natural environment and Hang. This correlation gives in turn a microscopic view of the family ties and its impact on the entire Vietnamese generation....   [tags: Paradise of the Blind]

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Date Rape and Acquaintance Rape

- Date rape is not a rare incident. Surveys indicate that in 84% of rape cases, the victim knows the attacker, and 57% of rapes occur on dates (Warshaw 11). However, what is even more surprising than these high statistics is that most incidents of date rape go unreported. Several theories exist that try to explain this phenomenon. For example, many women may refuse to believe that their “friend” raped them. In fact, they could eventually convince themselves that it never happened. Additionally, there is confusion following the attack in which memory and emotions become mixed up....   [tags: The Tragedy of Date Rape]

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Social Interactions in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Hancock’s The Blind Side and Shaun Tan’s The Lost thing

- Social interactions are an essential part of all relationships; they are the determining factor of one’s perceptions of the world around them as well as their own identity. This idea is presented in uniquely an array of texts including, William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing and The Blind Side produced by John Lee Hancock. Society and its expectations can make a significant impact on one’s ability to fit in to an environment. Some individuals’ however challenge society and break down social barriers in order to improve or limit an individual’s aptitude to assimilate....   [tags: The Blind Side]

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The Blind Man by D.H. Lawrence

- The Blind Man – And the Blind Shall "see" The story "The Blind Man" by D.H. Lawrence can be read at many levels. On the surface, the story is about the struggles of Maurice Pervin as he learns to cope with the loss of his sight. On a much deeper level, it can be seen that Maurice is closed in by his blindness and it is through another man's weakness that he begins to “see” again. To understand the meaning of "The Blind Man", one must first try to understand Maurice Pervin. He has spent most of his life with sight and is totally blinded in Flanders....   [tags: D.H. Lawrence Blind Man Essays]

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Club Drugs and Date Rape

- Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, is a club drug that is extremely popular amongst high school and college students. Because club drugs can enhance enjoyment from touch they are used to increase intimacy and, worse, in rape situations. They are also used to stimulate psychedelic effects and to energize the user for the night. These designer drugs lead to the deaths of multiple people each year. Club drugs are created to induce a stimulant and psychedelic effect; however, these sensations are definitely not worth the addictive and disabling effects they may cause....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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To Date or Not to Date a Multicultural Girl

- To date or not to date a multicultural girl. That is the question. Nowadays, one of the hardest things to do in our lives is to find the right girl for us. We all know that we live in a ethnic country, that racism doesn’t have a meaning anymore. Junot Diaz is a Dominican-American writer who wrote “How to date a brown girl, black girl, white girl, or a halfie”, which the textual analysis of its contain a Multicultural. In this story we can point out to so many different parts, which he talks about how to date a multicultural girl....   [tags: Ethnicities, Racism, Multi Cultural]

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Blurred Lines: The Date Rape Song

- For twelve weeks Blurred Lines was at the top of the Billboard 100 charts and could be heard thumping from speakers everywhere. Sung by Robin Thicke and featuring prominent rappers T.I. Harris and Pharrell, this track was proclaimed the anthem for summer 2013 . At the surface the song is seemingly harmless with a cheery rhythmic beat and catchy lyrics, but when examining the song and accompanying music video, Blurred Lines is anything but harmless. Dubbed “that rape song” by many discerning listeners, Blurred Lines is a song about the blurred lines of consent....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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How to Tell That You Are in a Non-Date Kind of Date

- ... You Do Not Go Somewhere Special Non-dates happen spontaneously without the need to plan it meticulously. He just invites you to hang out with him to the usual spot where you and your other friends go out for food and drinks. The main difference between a non-date and a romantic date is that romantic dates are usually carefully planned by the person who invites you out. Moreover, a romantic date usually takes place somewhere special like a formal diner, a concert of your favorite artist, or a new cool cafe that targets couples....   [tags: disappointment, confusion and embarrassment]

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Facts and Opinions on Date Rape

- Date rape: Apart from marital rape, date rape is another serious offense towards female victims, which have low reporting rate (Munsch & Willer, 2012). Date rape situations involve an agreed upon social interaction and are often characterised by romantic interest and some level of prior sexual intimacy (Pumphrey-Gordon & Gross, 2007). Why date rape occur. Date rape is a serious offence, it happened with various reasons. At this point, almost all the victims are female. Women get drunk while dating with somebody is the most common cause of date rape (Pumphrey-Gordon & Gross, 2007)....   [tags: sex, alcohol, victim]

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The Blind Community

- Could you live in the blind community. Being blind is a trial that no one wants to experience but for the ones who are blind what’s it like in the community. The community is full of opportunity and help for the deaf and the visually impaired if you come to little ol hickory you’re not going to find the equipment or help they need here oh no, no you’ll have to go to places that are blind friendly like Raleigh and Greensboro they have all the equipment and technology needed for the blind and deaf, What about transportation....   [tags: physically impaired, independence]

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My Date Night Experiment

- It’s no secret that I am significantly older than the average college freshman. As a twenty eight year old woman, I have spent many nights eating dinner alone or seeing a movie by myself because none of my friends enjoy horror films. This does not imply that I enjoy eating by myself or watching movies alone. Perhaps it’s because I am a very social extrovert, but I definitely prefer the company of my partner or anyone else that can offer a good conversation over dinner rather than sitting all by myself in silence....   [tags: personal reflections and data recollection]

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The Blind Society

- What does it mean when one is described as being blind. Many people would answer that it can be defined as a person who lacks the gift of sight either as a cause of an accident or nature. However, in the case of Native Son, the scenario is different because the characters are blind as a result of a history entailing the common practice of mistreatment. Bigger Thomas is blind in his perception of white society and its reality. In the same sense, the white society is blind of blacks and their lifestyle....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Love is Blind

- Dean entered the library in the MOL bunker. Cas was sitting in one of the chair, he looked like he was deep in his thoughts. When he noticed Dean, he jumped from his chair. “Hello, Dean.” Cas was acting strange, but Dean decided to shrug it off. “Good that you’re here. I was digging around in the storage rooms and found a bunch of awesome stuff. Come on, you gotta take a look.” Dean started to go out of the room, but when he looked behind him, he saw that Cas wasn’t following him. He stopped and frowned....   [tags: kiss, confusion, flirting]

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The Blind Side

- John Lee Hancock’s film, The Blind Side, is an absolutely must see. The Blind Side, is a semi biographical movie that is based on the life of a football player named Michael Oher. The film was produced in 2009 by the Warner Bros. Production Company. The movie exemplifies the works of talented actors and actresses, some of whom are familiar and others that are new to the acting world. The names of the Main characters are as follows: Sandra Bullock, who plays the role of Mrs.Tuohy, Tim McGraw, who portrays Mr.Tuohy, and new comer Quinton Aaron, who plays the lead as Michael Oher....   [tags: football, warner bros, michael oher, movie]

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Date Rape

- He starts to unzip her dress but she refuses. He holds her hands tightly and whispers in her ear making her know that he wants it and he’s not going to stop until he gets it. She’s known him for 1 year but at this moment it feels like 1 hr. She doesn’t want to hurt him because she loves him. She feels obligated to give him what he desires; ignoring that promise she made to herself years before. He pulls down her panties and this time she cannot resist. He’s too strong, he’s too big and he won’t stop for nothing....   [tags: Sex Crimes]

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First Date

- She grabbed some covers and pulled them over her legs, hoping to push off the ache she felt. She leaned against her pillows and thought about their conversation. Melanie was a go-go kind of person. She was always on the go, which is probably why she never had time to be lonely. She always had something to keep her busy. It wasn’t that Samantha wasn’t busy too, because she was. It was just those moments alone that quickly became lonelier. She remembered Melanie’s words about getting out of the house....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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The Healing of the Blind Beggar

- My housemates and I were recently conversing of how excited we all were of the fast approaching Easter break. Everyone chimed in with their plans of visiting friends, loved ones, sleeping in and enjoying the relaxing time away from school. In retrospect no one, myself included, acknowledged the true reason for this time away, which is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ analogous to the eschatological hope. Through this class I acquired a better comprehension of Easter and its significance through the Gospel of Luke....   [tags: christianity, gospel of luke, jesus]

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Cathedral: Blindness of the Non-Blind

- Prejudice is an issue that is present in communities around the world due to diversity in race, religion, sexual orientation, lifestyles and physical disabilities of others as well. However, sometimes it just takes a life changing moment for one to realize that he or she should not discriminate against others just because of their appearance or beliefs. In the story “Cathedral”, author Raymond Carver writes about a man who is prejudging towards his wife’s blind friend, Robert, who will be visiting the couple....   [tags: Raymond Carver]

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The Bats, the Blind, and the Butterflies

- No one can deny that science has evolved rapidly throughout history. One question, however, has not been able to be answered, even though it has been asked from times as far back as Plato. Do humans have minds; a separate entity from the physical brain that allows us to think. Or is there only a brain, controlling everything including choices and emotions. Thoughts have no physical properties, so how is it that they reside in a physical container such as the brain. These questions all describe the “mind-body problem.” In the article, “What Is It Like to Be a Bat?” author Thomas Nagel provides his own view on the mind-body problem....   [tags: Article Analysis]

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The Blind Side, a Hollywood Film

- Have you ever wondered why so many films portray the story of a poor, abused, homeless, colored person that is eventually rescued by a smart, rich, white person. Every few years, there is a new film made that captures this same story, but the way the viewer is affected by the representation of race changes quite often. This idea gets old to many viewers who may agree with the idea of race being addressed in film, but not in the same way all the time. When a rich, white, republican family in the South takes in a homeless black boy to live with them, they struggle with the disapproval of society and their own insecurity....   [tags: poor, homeless, rich, white man]

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The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins

- In The Blind Watchmaker, evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins provides arguments to support the validity of Darwin’s theories of mutation, cumulative evolution, and natural selection as the only plausible explanations for the evolution of living organisms. In Chapter 7, Dawkins discusses the main concepts of the “arms race” and the “Red Queen Hypothesis”, the concept that organisms must continuously adapt and evolve in conjunction in response to the different selection pressures organisms and the environment place on each other....   [tags: Arms Race, Mutualistic Relationship]

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Should Adoption Be Colour Blind?

- Children from ethnic minority backgrounds take (on average) three times longer to be adopted than children from white backgrounds. Is this because families only want white children. No, this is completely untrue. Social workers prevent white families or couples from adopting children that are from a different race. Is this because the families are incapable of taking care of a child. Once again, this is fallacious. Social workers wait for a “perfect-match” (matching a black child to a black family, for example) even if this means that the child is never adopted....   [tags: Family Issues]

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Blind Ambition in Macbeth

- Among the greatest gifts that the renaissance produced was the eloquent and incredible Shakespearean plays. Written mostly in the 1590s these plays have been performed and admired countless times; entertaining mass audiences by providing interesting tales that explore the depth of human insights and the different universal themes. Among the many Shakespearean plays Macbeth, written in 1606, stands out with its short composition but multiple themes. This tragedy narrates the tale of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s quest to grasp ultimate power by ignoring their morals and succumbing to their dark desires, which ultimately leads to their downfall....   [tags: Ambition, Shakespeare, Macbeth]

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A Noncolor Blind Society

- America is a society that founded basic human rights through injustice which was widely known as the American paradox. Even though it is stated in the Declaration of Independence that, "All men are created equal," decades ago and often times today, it only applied to what was believed to be the superior race, and that only meant certain groups of people. This American paradox connected directly to racism which included prejudice, discrimination, and institutional inequality defined by sociologists Michael Omi and Howard Winant....   [tags: Human Rights, Discrimination, Slavery]

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A Garden for the Blind

- A Garden for the Blind In “Dimensions of Creativity” in The Rise of the Creative Class, Richard Florida makes note of the dramatic changes seen in the modern world’s society contrasted with society during the 1950’s. Florida delves into the more conspicuous aspects of these analogous societies and makes mention of how at first the differences between them to not seem that dissimilar at first glance. Technology, modern medicine, and other realms remained more or less the same when compared to society in the early 1900’s....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays]

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Blind Love

- Blind love can be a hurtful experience, or one that is misleading. One example of blind love is being in love with someone who will provoke you into doing things you would not normally do. While most people have certain standards which they live by, being in love with someone to the point that they influence you to go against what you believe in is a result of blind love. Being in love can often persuade a person to do anything in order to make the other happy, or to keep from loosing them. It makes one incapable of distinguishing right from wrong, and often the person who is the recipient of this kind of blind love will take advantage of this circumstance....   [tags: personal relationships]

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Garden for the Blind

- Garden for the Blind If I were to sum up what I want to do with this garden in one word, it would be “awakening;” awakening of the senses other than that of sight. These senses include sense of smell, sense of touch, sense of taste, sense of sound, and also the kinesthetic sense (one’s place in space). The garden will allow for complete awareness of one’s surroundings and the plants present in the garden, although sight will not be used. The journey through the garden should be an enjoyable experience for those who want to emerge themselves in a world unlike the very physical one we live in to day....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays]

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Garden for the Blind

- Garden for the Blind When designing a garden for the blind one has to adjust the design to fit the needs for the enjoyment of the garden by the blind. Although the blind have lost their sense of sight, their other senses are heightened tremendously. Adjusting to these heightened senses can be a struggle by itself but can prove to be very beneficial and breathtaking in the end. Many advantages and disadvantages come with this design concept. Overall when designing a garden to be enjoyed by the blind one should focus on creating an atmosphere that adheres greatly to the sense of both smell and sound....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays]

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Garden for the Blind

- Garden for the Blind I love the idea of creating a garden for the blind. Blindness is something I have given a lot of thought, as I have Glaucoma, an eye disease that untreated leads to blindness. Doctors said that had I not been diagnosed, I would have been blind by the age of ten. Luckily, in my case, they did catch it and I am able to see. Being so close to losing my sight has made me think very seriously about life as a blind person; and I often try to do everyday things with my eyes closed, such as getting ready for bed and playing the piano, to see how much of an adjustment I would have to make....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays]

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Garden for the Blind

- Garden for the Blind “Some great gardens unfold like a narrative or a piece of music as we move through them and view their carefully choreographed wonders.” “To really know why San Francisco is not Paris you must sense it.” These words, quoted by Moore, Mitchell and Turnbull and Malnar and Vodvarka respectively (in Sensory Design), are what inspired me to create not only a garden for the blind, but a sense of place and feeling for those lacking sight. While reading the selected excerpts from both Sensory Design and The Rise of the Creative Class I realized that there is more to designing a garden for the blind than simply selecting plants with specific textures and scents; it is creating...   [tags: Architecture Design Essays]

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Garden for the Blind

- Garden for the Blind In Sensory Design by Joy Malnar and Frank Vodvarka, a great garden is said to unfold like a narrative, a journey or a piece of music. My hope is that the Garden for the Blind located on the land south of Hume Hall will be such a garden. I think the Garden should be entered through the parking lot, since the ground there is the most level. I think there should be a wooden path with railings on both sides until the garden reaches it’s full width. The path should then change to asphalt or rock, but the wood railing should be continued for a few more feet....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays]

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Garden for the Blind

- Garden for the Blind Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class is a book with extremely high ambitions. Its aim is nothing less than to identify the newest social class, promote consciousness of its own identity, and inspire it to use its immense resources reshape society as a whole. This new “Creative Class,” according to Florida, is composed of members of any profession that are paid to exercise their creativity. Florida traces the development of this class from the 1980’s to its definitive emergence in the mid-1990’s, and notes how it has assumed an increasingly dominant role economically and culturally....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays]

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Authorship and Date of Luke's Gospel

- Authorship and Date of Luke's Gospel There are two main issues to be disscussed when considering authorship and date of Luke- They are often put under two simple headings, external evidence and internal evidence. However, the true strory is much more complicated than this. It is usually agreed that the writer of Acts is the same person who wrote Luke. This is because in the preface of both books, they are adressed to the same person, Theophilus. Also, both books share a similar style of vocabulary....   [tags: Papers]

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Seeing Eye Dogs and Their Impact on the Blind

- Imagine living your life in complete darkness not knowing where your next step will lead you or if you are about to encounter danger. The blind receive help from Seeing Eye dogs. This allows blind people to be safe and not get themselves into dangerous situations. Without Seeing Eye dogs, blind people wouldn’t get around as easily. Seeing Eye dogs, through their strong characteristics, intensive training and physical help have a huge impact on the blind to enable them to lead productive, independent lives....   [tags: seeing impaired, training, assistance]

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First Date in A Bad Restaurant

- First Date in A Bad Resteraunt It was a beautiful fall evening. The sun was just beginning to give way to incoming twilight. I could smell winter in the air, even through my closed window. Soon there'd be snow on the ground. Matchbox Twenty was playing on my clock radio." I want to push you around...” The mood was set for a soft autumn night. However the mood inside my room was quite different. I was running around trying to do a million things a one time. My makeup was all wrong for my outfit....   [tags: essays papers]

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Witnessing Blind Edges

- Literary tropes are used by authors as a means of figurative language in literature, i.e. they are a figure of speech in which words are used with a nonliteral meaning (“Trope” 1). With this in mind, readers come across the utilization of literary tropes in certain works of American literature. Specifically, readers encounter tropes in the short stories, “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor, and “A Distant Episode” by Paul Bowles. Within these stories, disability is the literary trope that is explicated....   [tags: Literary Tropes, Figures of Speech]

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Ruffies The Date Rape Drug

- Ruffies The Date Rape Drug They’re called "roofies," "R-2s," "rib," "rope," "The Club Drug," "Mexican Valium." The clinical name is Flunitrazepam, but it’s the effect that is important. It’s called the "date rape drug" because one of its most frightening and dangerous uses is to commit sexual assault: a drug slipped into a drink without the victim’s knowledge. Roofies are tasteless, colorless, odorless, and they dissolve in liquid within seconds. When the drug is taken or ingested alone it creates a drunk-like state; when used with other drugs such as alcohol it can become a lethal mix....   [tags: Papers]

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The Tragedy of Date Rape

- Exemplary Essay - The Tragedy of Date Rape In the fall of 1995, Kristin Cooper was a sophomore at Baker University in Kansas. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, an expert skier from the mountains of Colorado, a swimmer, and was active in band, choir and drama. On the night of New Year's Eve of that same year, her mother Andrea Cooper came home to find Kristina dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on the family room floor. Cooper shared the story of her daughter's last months through an essay titled "Kristin's Story"....   [tags: Expemplification Essays]

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My Dream Date: Getting to Know The Perfect Guy

- Every time I think of the perfect guy and me I always wonder how were always going to be, the perfect guy is always on my mind as of today he’s my Valentine. I always wonder how I would find the perfect guy for me and that was until I met him who changed my world around and I knew then he was the perfect guy for me. I am about to tell you my dream date in three major ways. First, my dream date has to be kind, mysterious, and intelligent. Next, my dream guy has to have the brown mysterious dark eyes, he has to be muscular, and has to have dark hair that would make him mysterious....   [tags: kind, mysterious, and intelligent]

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How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, and Halfie

- The short story “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, and Halfie” by Junot Diaz is the main character, Yunior’s, guide to dating girls of different races and the ways to act in order to get what you want from them. The only thing Yunior seems to want for these girls is sexual acts. This short story argues that a person’s heritage, economic class, and race affect how a person identifies themselves, and how their identity affects how they act towards other people. The pressures a person may feel from society also has an effect on how a person treats themselves and others....   [tags: short story analysis, Junot Diaz]

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The Blind Side by John Lee Hancock

- The Blind Side is written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and is a true story based on the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The storyline features the life of young Michael Ohery. The movie takes viewers on a journey with Oher through his troubled childhood, to his years at Briarcrest Christian School, to his adoption by the Tuohy family, to college recruitment, and finally to a position on the Ole Miss’ football team. The movie is set in Memphis, Tennessee. The Blind Side emphasizes the importance of family, love, acceptance, “doing the right thing” as Leigh Ann Tuohy says, and mercy....   [tags: Michael Ohery, family, love, acceptance]

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Paradise of the Blind and Like Water for Chocolate

- A strong maternal bond is crucial in one’s life; however in both Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong and Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, the authors portray the distant relationship between the mother and the daughter as a tool to critique the ‘inhuman’ traditions imposed upon the family members in their respective societies. Though Houng’s and Esquivel’s novels are set in Vietnam and Mexico respectively, they assert that family traditions are unjust and forbid family members to pursue their own dreams, ambitions, and desires as portrayed by the two teenage protagonists and their mothers, who are obligated to sacrifice their own lives for others....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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Should You Date Out of Your League?

- Competition is very popular in America, in education, jobs, and even families; but what about dating. Dating is one of the most competitive “games” all around the world. Dr. Tomas Cvreck spoke about competition and how it affects everything we know. Something as simple as who makes the first move can determine the outcome of the whole relationship as well as the future. Homogamy is everything in a relationship; how old the person is, the education level, the religion, and the yearly income. This is an example of why dating out of a person’s league is a risky thing in most cases....   [tags: risky moves, Dr. Cvreek]

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Should You Date Out of Your League?

- Competition is everywhere in America, in education, jobs, and even families; but what about dating. Dating is one of the most competitive “games” in most cultures. Dr. Tomas Cvreck spoke about competition and how it affects everything we have ever known. Something as simple as who makes the first move can determine the outcome of the whole relationship and the future. Homogamy is everything is a relationship; how old the person is, the education level, the religion, and how much money is being made....   [tags: human competitiveness]

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The Blind Faith of the One-Eyed Matador

- Have you ever felt unsure about a topic. That is how I felt at first when I read “The Blind Faith of the One-Eyed Matador” by Karen Russell. I felt that bullfighting was simply cruel, but then I understood the culture behind it. The more I continued reading I understood the love and passion that Juan Padilla had for the sport. It seems crazy that what you love to do could almost cost you your life, and no matter the consequences you’re not willing to give it up. Although many people may agree bullfighting is a cruel sport, being a bullfighter is a part of culture, passed on through generations, and there is a passion behind it....   [tags: karen ruseell, matador, bullfighting]

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Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong

- Duong Thu Huong’s novel, ‘Paradise of the Blind’ creates a reflective, often bittersweet atmosphere through the narrator Hang’s expressive descriptions of the landscapes she remembers through her life. Huong’s protagonist emphasises the emotional effects these landscapes have on her, acknowledging, “many landscapes have left their mark on me.” The contrast Huong provides between the reality of Hang’s impoverished life and the beauty of the scenery that she experiences, emphasise the powerful effect the landscape has on her....   [tags: symbolism, duckweed]

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The Journey from Blind Faith to Knowledge

- The Journey from blind Faith to Knowledge Although the period called The Enlightenment is frequently associated with a sudden, revolutionary change of thought in historic Europe, it was in fact a movement that slowly evolved over time. The idea that reason could explain much of the then mysterious, that critical thinking could provide humans with some influence on their fate, did not just happen overnight. The development can be traced back to the rediscovery of antiquity, and the research inspired by it which established a new scientific approach: The Scientific Revolution....   [tags: Enlightenment, Europe]

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Love Is Blind

- Do you remember your first kiss. Did you keep your eyes open or closed. I bet you closed your eyes. Isn’t this the essence of “love is blind?” You kiss them without fear, and without any sense of danger. You do not have to see the one you love to know you love them. You accept love on blind faith. Love is blind and for a moment we use this phrase to justify the obvious flaws we do not recognize in the people. Lovers are oblivious to the truth and therefore unable to be clear-sighted. My perspective is that we are blinded by love and we act carelessly without assessing any of our actions, thus we have regret for any mistakes later on....   [tags: Love Relationships Short Story]

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Love is Blind

- Love is Blind Do you remember your first kiss. If you’re like most people, you would describe it as a magical occasion. Were you so certain you loved that person that you wouldn’t listen to anyone who said that you didn’t know the true feeling of love. This is what happened to Edie, the main character and narrator of Alice Munro’s “How I Met My Husband”. [."] After her first kiss, her eyes were so filled with love they didn’t see the pitfalls, twists, and turns ahead. The theme of the story is because love is blind, it can take you on a journey full of unexpected turns....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Creative Writing: I´m Blind

- I got up from my comfortable bed and walked towards the bathroom. I washed my face and brush my teeth, trying to fix my hair. I couldn’t tell if my hair looks fine or not. I can’t see anything, not because I’m too sleepy or anything like that but because I’m blind. My parents are very concerned about my future. They fear, nobody will take care of me when they’re gone. I don’t mind being blind. Not that I like it but it just doesn’t bother me. After all I’m still a normal person. I am a very positive person, you see me rarely sad or crying....   [tags: trip, experience, heart]

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Date Rape

- Date Rape When people think of rape, they might think of a stranger jumping out of a shadowy place and sexually attacking someone. But in fact there different forms of sexual assault. Acquaintance Rape also known as date rape, is one of the most common among female adolescents and college students. About 60% of all reported rapes are committed by someone the victim knew. Rape is a crime of violence, and you can be arrested, prosecuted and properly punished by the law. There are ways to try to prevent date rape....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Date Rape

- Date Rape Every two minutes, somewhere in the world, someone is sexually assaulted. Of these approximately 248,000 victims, about 87,000 were victims of completed rape, and 70,000 were victims of sexual assault. Up to 4,315 pregnancies may have resulted from these attacks. Calculations based on the (National Crime Victimization Survey). Rape is often misunderstood. For one reason rapist are usually portrayed as a stranger, his motivation is entirely sexual, and the victim is always a young and sexy female....   [tags: Rape Sexual Assault Crimes Essays]

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Date Rape

- While it is popularly associated that rape involves a kidnapping of some type by a criminal that the victim has never come in contact with before, this belief has been disproved over the years by the number of cases of acquainted rape, also known as date rape. Date rape is forced or coerced sex between partners, dates, friends, friends of friends, or general acquaintances, often with the illegal use of drugs to alter the state of mind of the victim. Recent statistics show that the most common form of rape is date rape, which comprises 78 percent of all rapes....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Date Rape

- Date Rape In an ideal world, all men would be caring , respectful, and protective. This is not an ideal world; every woman has a responsibility to herself and to understand the risks and to protect herself fagainst them (Date Rape: The Danger is Not From a Stranger 13). One of the biggest risks from a male to a female is date rape. Date rape is the crime in which the victim, most of them women, is forced in to having sexual intercourse by someone they are familiar with (1). 1 in 4 women will be raped in their life time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Date Violence Sigmund Freud, an early Austrian psychologist, is famous for his fundamental contributions to research in psychology. The greatest contribution of Sigmund Freud is considered to be the so called psychoanalysis. This method of research was based on case studies through recording and study of the mental problems of his patients. After having thoroughly studied hundreds of such cases, Sigmund Freud arrived to a conclusion, that many of the psychological problems of adults are triggered by some unpleasant events, that occurred during their childhood or youth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Date Rape

- The following morning is a dreadful, long one that stays with you forever. The memories in your mind keep crawling up every night when you fall asleep. You keep asking yourself, “Why did it happen to me. What did I do wrong?” Yet no answer comes to mind, all that you can think of is being violated, being misled for a simple task-rape. Why does it happen to us. What do the men see when the door is opened and a gorgeous women stands in front of their eyes. The mind collapses trying to find a solution to the problem....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- "Date Rape Drugs" Alcohol has been the "date rape drug" of choice for years. Now there are some "new" drugs on the market, which are being used for date rape. These drugs are Rohypnol, and GHB, or gamma hydroxybutyrate. They're used to "spike" unsuspecting victim's drinks. This can be easily done because these drugs have no odor, color or taste when put into a drink. These drugs are being increasingly used by youth – in many cases as a date rape drug because of its ability to affect willpower....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Date Rape Drugs

- Date Rape Drugs The date rape drug rohypnol, otherwise known as “roofies” is a major issue today on college campuses everywhere. This drug is an illegal drug, which is an accomplice to many rapes occurring everywhere around the country. Assailants dissolve a few tablets of roofies in a drink and give it to an unaware victim. The victim drinks the contents and, within twenty to thirty minutes, begins to feel the effects of the drug. Among other effects, roofies is a sedative and muscle relaxant, and causes amnesia....   [tags: Papers]

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My First Date

- My First Date     Her eyes shined like a glossy pearl just washing on a shore of black sand with the warm rays of the sun shining down on it. Lips of bright cherry red went well with the tight black dress she was wearing. The light hit her just right so you could see every luscious curve of her body. She smelled like an ocean breeze coming in to the shore. Just try to imagine the perfect most beautiful woman you have ever seen in your life and times that by ten fold. Absolute perfection on high heals....   [tags: Narrative Memoir Essays]

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Does Othello have a used by date?

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- Redemption can be explained as gaining possession of something in exchange for payment. In order to achieve something, one must do something in return. The end result of redemption may be unknown to the person and what their payment is may be a sacrifice. This motif is relayed in the short story, “Cathedral,” by Raymond Carver, by a man who gains new vision from an unlikely source. “Cathedral” consists of three individuals. The narrator is the main character, which the story revolves around. The wife of the narrator is the second character, who is the least relevant....   [tags: Blind, Sacrifice]

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Designing a Butterfly Garden for the Blind

- Designing a Butterfly Garden for the Blind The research and preparation for this essay have made me realize not only how interesting and unique this project is, but also how useful and valuable such a “Garden for the Blind” could really be. The blindfolded Butterfly Garden experience specifically helped me realize to a great extent how much we as humans greatly overemphasize our sense of sight, and do not take full advantage of all the senses most of us have been blessed with to use and appreciate....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays]

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- Proposed Design for a Garden for the Blind As a largely visually-reliant society, much of botanical garden design have focused primarily on visual presentation, whether in flower color or in garden composition. Slowly, however, sensory gardens appealing to our more underutilized senses of smell, sound, touch, and even taste are appearing around the country and the globe. While these unique parks may specifically have blind individuals in mind, sensory gardens also appeal to anyone in the general population who would like to expand their sensory horizons....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays]

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Designing a Butterfly Garden for the Blind

- Designing a Garden for the Blind Nature is so beautiful. It is unfair that due to uncontrollable circumstances, some people are unable to fully enjoy it. That is up until now. With the new wave of handicap focused services such as restaurants for the blind, even the blind can experience life the way it should be experienced, which is why I have designed a garden for the blind, or Jardin de la Nuit(Garden of the Night). I will begin explaining my design by describing the path that has been chosen for this project....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays]

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