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The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold - Role Mother. Role model. Motherhood. The death of a loved one can result in a trauma where the painful experience causes a psychological scar. Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones explores the different ways in which people process grief when they lose a loved one. When young Susie Salmon is killed on her way home from school, the remaining four members of her family all deal differently with their grief. After Susie’s death, her mother, Abigail Salmon, endures the adversity of losing her daughter, her family collapsing, and accepting the loss of the life she never had the opportunity to live....   [tags: Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones] 1271 words
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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - Visualize a world where a significant person in your life died from one’s gruesome desire, where that special someone suffered and became a victim of a cruel, mysterious murder. Was the murder itself quick or was it revolting and brutal. Susie Salmon was a victim of a crime that should not be forgiven. In the novel The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Susie’s past on earth affected people that took part in her life because the past was all that they had of her. Memories of or with Susie were treasured; however, they were also feared by the one who killed Susie’s future....   [tags: The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold]
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Thirteen Reasons Why and The Lovely Bones - When two teenage girls die, many lives are affected as time passes. This is the case with Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones’ protagonist, Susie salmon and Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why’s protagonist, Hannah Baker. Both of them die at a young age, and the lives of the people they were close to change forever. The two novels can be seen and compared through the psychoanalytic lens by looking at the behaviours of people that were close to Susie and Hannah after the deaths of the two girls. Psychoanalytic theorists have expanded on Sigmund Freud’s work and believe that human behavior is deterministic, that people’s behaviours are based on their past experiences (Rubin)....   [tags: alice sebold, the lovely bones]
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Danticat's The Farming of Bones and George Orwell's Animal Farm - In 1492, Christopher Columbus founded an island in the western Atlantic Ocean and he named it Hispaniola. Hispaniola was inhabited by the Arawaks, and they were the ones responsible for later giving Haiti its name. Haiti soon became one of France’s most prosperous colonies in the America’s, and it also became one of the world’s leading chief coffee and sugar producers. Around the 18th century settlement began to expand here, and Haiti was settled by Creoles, slaves, Frenchmen, and freed blacks. Around this time, the Haitian society was undergoing some tough times and a debate over power had begun....   [tags: the farming bones, animal farm]
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The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat - The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat Talking about the culture brought throughout this book, your looking at a Latin American culture, specifically the Dominican/Haitian cultures. As I read this book, beyond the many numerous ways she worded her sentences and how the characters spoke, they often spoke with a definant difference than you would hear here in common U.S. language. They would constantly use inferences to what they were talking about rather than being direct to what they were saying....   [tags: Danticat Farming Bones] 1675 words
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The Lovely Bones - Our narrator Susie Salmon is already in heaven. Murdered by a neighbor when she was only fourteen years old, Susie tells us what it is like to be in her new place. "When I first entered heaven I thought everyone saw what I saw. That in everyone's heaven there were soccer goalposts in the distance and lumbering women throwing shot put and javelin. That all the buildings were like suburban northeast high schools built in the 1960s." Later she learns that heaven is whatever you truly want it to be and, sometimes, other people's version of heaven intercepts with your own....   [tags: Lovely Bones Review] 1431 words
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Massacre in Edwidge Danticat's The Farming of Bones - Massacre in Edwidge Danticat's The Farming of Bones The massacre that Edwidge Danticat describes in The Farming of Bones is a historical event. In 1937, the Dominican Republic’s dictator, Rafael Trujillo, ordered the slaughter of Haitians on the border of the two countries. Twelve thousand Haitians died during the massacre (Roorda 301). The Massacre River, which forms the northern portion of the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, was named for a separate massacre in the nineteenth-century of French soldiers by revolting native slaves....   [tags: Edwidge Danticat Farming Bones Essays]
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Symbolism in The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat - Symbolism in The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat       Edwidge Danticat's novel, The Farming of Bones is an epic portrayal of the relationship between Haitians and Dominicans under the rule of Generalissimo Rafael Trujillo leading up to the Slaughter of 1937. The novel revolves around a few main concepts, these being birth, death, identity, and place and displacement. Each of the aspects is represented by an inanimate object. Water, dreams, twins, and masks make up these representations. Symbolism is consistent throughout the novel and gives the clearly stated and unsophisticated language a deeper more complex meaning....   [tags: Farming Bones Edwidge Danticat Essays] 1223 words
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Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones and Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of Butterflies - Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones and Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of Butterflies We have all heard the saying, “it’s a man’s world”. It appears that our world is governed according to a man’s perspective and thoughts as to how the world should be run, and women gracefully bow down to this perspective and internalize those male supremacist notions of patriarchal dominance. Even with this seemingly innate belief that men have, it is still apparent at times that there is another view that is often glossed over and ignored in the pursuit of extreme power and superiority....   [tags: Danticat Bones Alvarez Butterflies Essays] 951 words
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James Baldwin's Go Tell It On the Mountain and Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones - James Baldwin's Go Tell It On the Mountain and Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones In most religions, especially the Judeo-Christian faith, heaven or the afterlife is a place reserved for those who are able to somehow earn or receive an appointed place there during their life on earth. In the Christian tradition, those who attain eternal life are able to forgo the earthly pleasures that tempt them while they live, and form a separate entity that rejects carnality and remains obedient to God. While recognizing themselves as inherently sinful creatures, they seek to come as close as they can to the holiness of the divine during their life on earth, in order to reap the benefits after death....   [tags: Compare Contrast Bones Mountain Essays] 2284 words
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The Importance of Bones - Have you ever imagined what life would be without bones. It is lunchtime and you are trying to eat a sandwich, but you are trying to do this without teeth, or a jaw, or hands. Eating a sandwich for lunch would be impossible without a skeleton, and all of our daily activities would become impossible as well. The skeletal system is too often taken for granted. Its importance on life on Earth today is not emphasized nearly as much as it should be. The evolution of bones is what allowed for the vast differentiation of multicellular life on Earth....   [tags: Origin, Multicellular Life]
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Bones - In the past decade, network television has been bombarded by crime shows attempting to make their mark on viewers. All of these programs—CSI, Lie to Me, Numb3rs, Law & Order—have the same general set up of a male lead with a hot-head who is complemented by his team of FBI agents. As a loyal viewer and fan of Bones, I often wonder what makes it stay afloat with so many shows out there like it. Could it be that Bones isn’t like any of the other crime shows. Through its crimes and unsolved murders, Bones helps its viewers make sense of the disastrous world around them....   [tags: Television] 1594 words
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The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold - The character I choose from the novel Lovely Bones is Mr. Harvey. His role in this novel was that he is a serial Killer. What is a serial killer. A serial killer is someone that killed more than three people over a period more than a month. Mr. Harvey killed Susie the main character in this novel. He rapped her, and cut her body up, and packaged it, and drove 8 miles and dumped it in a sinkhole.. Mr. Harvey doesn't really have a family. His dad abandons his mom after the argument that they next to the car in the streets over truth and consequences in Mexico....   [tags: character analysis, Mr. harvey]
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The Lovely Bones and Speak - Throughout The Lovely Bones and Speak Alice Sebold and Jessica Sharzer respectively express the emotional journeys and boundaries faced by their characters. Both authors explore this idea through the restriction of their protagonist; however, they both express their journeys with the help of a secondary character. Different approaches are used by the authors, Sebold tells the story from the past whereas Sharzer provides a day-by-day diary of the emotional journey faced by Melinda. Both use the conclusion of their texts to heighten their characters emotional journeys....   [tags: Alice Sebold, Jessica Sharzer] 1441 words
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Analysis of The Lovely Bones - One world up above where they can watch over the ones below. Susie in The Lovely Bones she has restricted use and effects on earth, because she is in heaven up above. Alice Sebold portrays these events through the view of Susie Salmon, Susie have the ability to know what everyone is thinking. Sebold shows that young love have many differences to those that are also in love, but mature. Susie the narrator, attitude toward the lover of young and old also is different. There is also a unique character in the novel, his name is George Harvey, and his view on love is extremely different....   [tags: earth, death, young, adult, love] 551 words
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Sherlock Bones - Deep in one of the crumbling abandoned towers of DragonSpyre in a granite chamber, Sherlock Bones and the others waited to apprehend the scoundrel that had stolen the drake egg. Indeed, the scoundrel would get the fright of his life when he lifted the door latch to step into the small chamber. Sherlock’s nose wrinkled at the scent of molten lava which indicated Boris Blackrose was near. Boris often worked with Sherlock, he was brave, obeyed orders well and, if need arose, possessed vast strength....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1602 words
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Lovely Bones - Though intriguing, heaven can sometimes be a fear. People try to imagine what it might be like to leave this Earth, and soon they slowly come spiraling back down from their mountain of clouds, and realize that is incomprehensible to imagine such an event. Due to this inability to fully grasp the meaning of the after life, people have begun to have different perspectives on what heaven means to them. Some fear death, while others invite it into their lives either out of curiosity or hope. As for Susie Salmon, she neither feared death nor encouraged it....   [tags: Literature] 1129 words
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Bones Don't Lie - Bones Don’t Lie The Creationist and Evolutionist worldview is one of, if not, the most controversial issue ever debated, and has been for centuries. The two oppositional worldviews are at, what seems to be, an unending war. Mainly because of their many blatant differences like: the age of the earth, the fossil record, the origin of plants and animal, but none more prominent than the issue regarding the origin of mankind. The Evolutionist worldview believes that everything in the universe: “a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)”; including life, came forth of a naturalistic cause....   [tags: Evolution]
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Osteosarcoma Weakens Bones - TOPIC: Osteosarcoma SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To inform my audience on what osteosarcoma is, how it is treated, and Zach Sobiech’s story. THESIS STATEMENT: Osteosarcoma is a rare type of cancer that weakens the bone. INTRODUCTION I. The human body consists of 206 bones and osteosarcoma can develop in any one of them; do the math, that is 206 possible places for osteosarcoma to occur. (Attention getter) II. We all came into this classroom by walking; in order to do so we not only need functioning legs, but functioning bones as well....   [tags: cancer, treatment, illness, human body]
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Taking a Look at Brittle Bones Disease - Introduction Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as “brittle bones disease,” is a rare genetic disorder that affects the body’s production of type I collagen, which is the major protein of the body’s connective tissue. Generally, people affected with OI either have too little of type I collagen, or the quality of it is poor. Collagen defects account for about 85%.1 However, proteins in the bones may be affected in some of the more uncommon forms of OI. Because of this defect, people with OI have fragile bones, which break easily without an apparent cause....   [tags: osteogenesis imperfecta] 1129 words
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Ezekiel’s Vision of the Dry Bones - Introduction: Ezekiel was an exiled priest sent to live in Babylonia in 597BCE. He began his prophetic ministry while in exile and it is during this time that he received the vision of the dry bones. In this essay I will address the background, form, content and meaning of Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones. Background to Ezekiel’s Prophecy: Before Ezekiel began his prophecy there was widespread conflict in the Northern and Southern kingdoms of Israel at the hands of the Assyrians, Egyptians and the Babylonians....   [tags: prophetic ministry, bible] 1726 words
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Bag of Bones - Stephen King always impregnates his books with wonderfully detailed drama, horror, mystery and sometimes romance, creating a book that is a terrific example of his best writing techniques combined. The main character, Mike Noonan, is an acclaimed writer who recently lost his wife to a brain aneurysm. He is still in mourning, and since her death has been unable to write (known as “writer’s block”) “I walked around, touching things, looking at things, seeing them new. Jo seemed everywhere to me…I put my face in my hands and cried....   [tags: essays research papers] 734 words
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Dealing With Grief In The Lovely Bones - The characters in Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones are faced with the difficult task of overcoming the loss of Susie, their daughter and sister. Jack, Abigail, Buckley, and Lindsey each deal with the loss differently. However, it is Susie who has the most difficulty accepting the loss of her own life. Several psychologists separate the grieving process into two main categories: intuitive and instrumental grievers. Intuitive grievers communicate their emotional distress and “experience, express, and adapt to grief on a very affective level” (Doka, par....   [tags: Alice Sebold] 1807 words
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John Lawrence Reynolds on the Skull and Bones Society - John Lawrence Reynolds efficaciously persuades his readers that the secret society of the Skull and Bones is one that is based in Germanic roots and produces members that achieve roles of prominence and power. Reynolds uses Aristotelian rhetoric to convince his readers that the affluent members of this society retain close bonds with their fellow bonesmen throughout their careers creating a façade of intrigue and conspiracy whose existence is verifiable and history is linked to Masonic traditions and possibly to the Nazi parties belief in a new world order....   [tags: Ethos, Author]
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Coping with a Tragic Death in The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - A natural death due to old age, or illness is often easier to cope with, as opposed to a death that is unexpected, for example murder or a tragic accident. Often times, people consider the thoughts of death and the afterlife. We think of the impact these situations may have on ourselves, however not our family or community if this issue were to arise. The death of a loved one can create a large amount of tension because not only does it create grief; but can slowly unveil the underlying problems within a family....   [tags: grief, murder. family]
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Analysis of the Novel The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - ... The length of the novel, the fully developed characters ,and lessons held within the story makes it a wonderful book. Alice Sebold is a gifted writer and within the first three pages of the novel, readers are hooked. They are terrified and engaged in the main character's narration and suffering. The plot is beautifully written, telling a horrifying story. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is mature enough to read it and loves the feeling of suspense and envisioning a powerful setting....   [tags: life, connections, tragedy, family] 756 words
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The Importance of Family in The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat. - ... This is all I know. My heart aches with sadness and the only way I know how to relieve myself from all this pain is to drink my way out of it. This is how my life has been shaped, looking for a way to get my next fix” (Chapter 6. 134-135). Throughout this story Amabelle has struggled with finding herself and trying to turn her life around. If she had a supportive family, they could have guide her in distinguishes between right and wrong and also could have helped her in creating positive identity....   [tags: support, heritage, belonging]
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Mystic River by Dennis Lehane and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - The novels, Mystic River by Dennis Lehane and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, include many different elements of the psychoanalytical theory. According to Sigmund Freud, the psychoanalytic theory explains the reasoning behind personality disorders through one’s conscious and unconscious mind (Psychoanalytic Criticism). This theory also states the idea that things that happen to people during childhood can contribute to the way one later functions as an adult (Psychoanalytic Criticism). Both novels include characters that can contribute towards the psychoanalytical theory through the roles that the characters play in each novel....   [tags: Psychoanalytical Character Analysis]
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Worldwide Public Health Concerns: Osteoporosis - Osteoporosis is a serious, worldwide public health concern which has the potential to affect any individual in advancing age. Currently it is estimated that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from this disease1; which includes 10 million Americans over the age of 502. According to an epidemiology review done by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, "30% of all postmenopausal women have osteoporosis in the United States and in Europe. At least 40% of these women and 15-30% of men will sustain one or more fragility fractures in their remaining lifetime3"....   [tags: disease of the bones]
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The Orign of Bones - ... The fracture was created in the cranial vault as cartilage is rare in this site and there minimal mechanical factors are involved. By examining the rats at different intervals during the repair phase Girigs & Pritchard (1958) were able to support the study of Pritchard (1948) that in a healing fracture cartilage is produced due to reduced blood supply. They found that since cartilage is less demanding of oxygen it acts as a temporary bridge between the fracture gap until blood supply is restored Thiymidine was used on forty two, five week old female rats to conduct an autradiographic study the cellular response in fracture repair....   [tags: cardiovascular system, mineral elements] 1290 words
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Osteopenia Case Study - Osteopenia can be seen as beginning stage of osteoporosis. Osteopenia is classified when bone density is lower than normal but not so low that it can be classified as being osteoporosis. It can be caused by several different diseases, conditions, or may be something that is natural to the person who has it. It can also be caused by eating disorders, and metabolism disorders. Chemotherapy and medicines such as steroids are also known to be causes as well as being exposed to radiation. Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become so weak and brittle that even a cough can cause enough stress on the bone that it will cause the bone to facture....   [tags: Osteoporosis, Bones] 588 words
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Some Fact About The Prolific Theories of Bone Growth Anatomy - ... Therefore by alternating a madder-treated with a normal diet, he observed a series alternating red with white layers of bone, each corresponding to a change in the animal’s diet thereby proving that bone grew by interstitial formation; increasing in thickness by adding layers that grow out of the periosteum. Duhamel also found that bone “turned over”. The red colour left the bones a month after he stopped feeding madder to the animals. Madder is taken up in bone laid down at sites of fracture repair and appears to interfere with development of a fracture callus....   [tags: healing of bones fracture, femur] 997 words
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Lucy, discovered by Donald C. Johanson and Tom Gray, is Our Oldest and Most Complete Human Ancestor - ... At first, Johanson thought the knee belong to a monkey or baboon, but it didn’t seem like it belonged to such an animal. He sent the bones to Owen Lovejoy, an anatomist and part-time forensic expert. Lovejoy examined the bone fragments and concluded that they appeared human. The joint could “lock”, suggesting the animal could walk upright. This was an important discovery showing an ancient bipedal creature. If the bones’ age was consistent with Johanson’s hypothesized “missing link”, it would serve as supporting evidence to Johanson’s theory....   [tags: evolution, bones, scientists] 975 words
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A Morbid Taste for Bones, by Ellis Peters, and Favorite Father Brown Stories, by G.K. Chesterton - Think nothing exciting ever happens in the life of a clergyman. These two thrilling books, A Morbid Taste for Bones, by Ellis Peters, and Favorite Father Brown Stories, by G.K. Chesterton, may make you reassess that presupposition. Favorite Father Brown Stories concerns an English priest named Brown who lives in 19th century England, and takes on various odd cases that come his way in everyday life. Alternately, A Morbid Taste for Bones concerns an older monk named Brother Cadfael who lives in the middle ages, and is caught in the middle of the murder of a farmer in a small village....   [tags: priests, organization]
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An Overview of the Skeletal System - The skeletal system is often viewed as a singular form; a system that has no variation, nor functions other than movement. The truth of the matter is that the skeletal system takes many forms in various species, and serves with various functions. Although movement is a major function of the skeletal system, one cannot discount the other advantages and necessities of having a complete set of functioning bones. One of the most common types of skeletons is the “exoskeleton”, which is found on creatures that have an external shell, or “suite of armor.” (Hoefnagels)....   [tags: the set of functioning bones]
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Fish and Humans: Homologus Structure - Humans and fish are not closely related on the outside appearance. Most people would not see how we can share the same features with fish, but scientists do know that these two species share homologous features. Homologous is being in similar structures, and having similar genes indicate species are from a common ancestor, but does not have indicated that these features will work exactly the same. Humans and fish are related in the lineage of chordate because human shared homologous features to fish....   [tags: appearance, bones, fins]
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Diseases and Conditions: Osteoporosis in Exercise - Osteoporosis in Exercise Osteoporosis, or the weakening of bones, is when bone mass decreases and the fragility of bones increases to the point where even a small bump could fracture a bone; typically a wrist, hip, or spine (Mayo Clinic Staff). This disease can also affect people of all genders “[b]ut white and Asian women — especially those who are past menopause — are at highest risk” (Mayo Clinic Staff). Age can also be a factor in helping to increase the risk for osteoporosis because as a child, bones grow back and fuse together a lot faster than as an adult’s bone will....   [tags: bones, injuries, fracture]
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The Hardships and Rewards of Orthopedic Nursing - Orthopedic Nursing Rawsi Williams once said, “To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do in spite of all we go through; is to be a nurse.” Being a nurse is not an easy job. First, one must complete on average, four to six years of schooling. After schooling, most beginner nurses are often given night shift jobs, which run from 7:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. This means that the nurse is up all night, on his or her feet, tending to patients. Once they have put in their time with the night shifts, most nurses have the opportunity to switch to a daytime shift....   [tags: school, patients, bones] 959 words
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Basic Question and Answer of Osteoporosis - What are the healthy components of bone. Your bones are made up of three major components that make them flexible and strong. They include collagen, calcium-phosphate mineral complexes, and living bone cells. 2. Can anyone develop osteoporosis. Who is at higher risk and why. Is it possible to be predisposed. Explain. What is the difference in risk for men and women and why. Yes, anyone can develop osteoporosis. In midlife, bone loss typically speeds up in both men and women. For most women, bone loss surges after menopause, when estrogen levels drop abruptly....   [tags: osteopososis, bones, bone loss] 662 words
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Revolutionizing Our Lives with 3-d Printers - Introduction 3d printers are starting to revolutionize our lives. Even though the first printer was made in the early 80’s, it wasn’t until the early months of 2010 that 3d printing took off. There are stories of people being able to walk and write again, along with being able to afford the prosthetics because of 3d printers (Winter). Car companies such as Honda are starting to release files in which anyone with a 3d printer can print a replica scale model of one of their cars(Elliot). The University of Southampton was able to successfully print the world’s first robotic aircraft (Dillow)....   [tags: weapon, bones, astronauts] 1483 words
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Secret Societies and Conspiracy Theories - Secret Societies and Conspiracy Theories. The government is full of secrets, some that are probably better to be left unknown because if reviled they may cause havoc all over the nation. There are three well known secret societies such as Skull and Bones, The Freemasons, and The illuminati. In society today The Illuminati is the most well-known secret society because of all the artists that claim to have it made because of initiating themselves into the secret society known as the illuminati. There are also many conspiracy theories such as the Denver airport, 9-11, and the new world order....   [tags: skull, bones, illuminati, conspiracy] 1090 words
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Good Reads: Books in The Adventurous, Supernatural, and Action - There are many types of books, the list is endless. That one book has easily kept you awake past your designated bedtime. Books can come in many different formats and genres; some of which are: the Scary and gruesome yet thrilling to read books, the hopeless romance novels, the adventurous and the action chasing tales and then the supernatural stories. Even though Stephanie Meyer is a good author I would prefer to read a book by Jessica Day George, C.C. Hunter and Kat Carlton; maybe even Lemony Snicket every once in a while....   [tags: harry potter, city of bones] 542 words
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Discovering the Secrets of Soda - Have you ever wondered what ingredients are are really inside soda and what effect it does to your body. Could there be ways companies make soda healthier but taste the same. The main ingredients soda have in them are sugar, caffeine and different acids that create the fizzy taste. Caffeine is added in soda as a stimulant. Stimulants increase activity happening in your brain. Stimulations have elevate your mood and your awareness. Caffeine has several good effects like increasing energy or mental awareness....   [tags: ingredients, acid, bones] 554 words
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The Fossil Fiasco: Expect The Unexpected - Theme 1: Inferring behavior from the fossil record. Title: Fossil Fiasco – Expect the Unexpected Background & Rationale: When an organism dies, there are numerous taphonomic processes that occur from the death up until the discovery of the preserved fossil. Weathering of the fossil due to prolonged exposure to inadequate conditions such as wind or rain, scavenging of the remains, and plastic deformation which occurs when the pressure and weight of the overlying material results in permanent damage to the fossil, are some of many more factors that play a role in its damage and decay....   [tags: inadequate conditions, bones, reconstruction]
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Skin and Bones: The World of Modeling - ... They basically went through us and said ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘yes’, ‘no’, depending on whether we were thin enough. If you weren’t thin enough you were sent out of the room immediately. I was sent out.”(Wilkin 1). After being turned down, Wilkin started to limit her eating and sleeping in order to lose the weight that she needed to in order to make it past the judges. Wilkin was initially encouraged to lose weight unhealthily by her modeling agent. She was not educated on the proper ways to lose weight in a healthy way, so ultimately Wilkin resorted to not eating at all....   [tags: starving for beauty, unhealthy lifestayle]
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The Human Foot and Ankle - Introduction The human foot and ankle are composed of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than a hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments. These components work together to provide the body with support, balance and mobility. The foot acts as a “rigid lever and mobile adapter” (Amstrong [Prosthetic feet], 2010). The human foot must be capable of withstanding the body’s weight and functions as a shock absorber (Swierzewski, 2007; NYU, 1990). The prosthetic foot needs to be capable of mimicking the missing natural foot, to make for the most efficient gait pattern....   [tags: Biology, Bones, Joints] 2085 words
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Using bones, teeth and joints for reconstructing activity in past human populations - During an individual’s lifetime the activities they involve themselves in impact on their many bodily tissues. Markers for these activities are left in the bones, joints and dentition which is useful for anthropologists as only skeletal material is left in the case of most ancient populations. Subsequently much research has been undertaken in this area with varying levels of validity.In this essay I seek to explain what information can be reliably gathered from skeletal material, it will focus on bone density and muscle attachments associated with heavy workloads, joint wear caused by repeated processes such as grinding grain, osteoarthritis and tooth wear associated with tool use....   [tags: Anthropology Archaeology]
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Silica and Health Issues - What is silica. Silicon, the second most abundant element after oxygen on the earth, is also responsible for stronger bones and luxurious hair. It is a necessary element that the body needs to strengthen bones, maintain youthful skin, and to help grow stronger hair and nails. Silica is not to be confused with silicone, which is a form of silicon that is used in producing glass products, optical fibers, lubricants, and breast implants. Silicone contains a different chemical bond than silicon and it is has no nutritional value to the human body....   [tags: Health, Bones, Hair, Element] 1051 words
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Controversial Debate About Stonehenge - Stonehenge has been an epicenter for much discussion,confusion,controversy, and debates for many years especially in it’s homeland of the U.K. Stonehenge has puzzled and divided experts for decades. What is Stonehenge. Who built Stonehenge. Why was Stonehenge built. (What is Stonehenge, Abels, Harriete) There are many controversial debates about Stonehenge. Particulary on it’s origins and use. Some of these controversies include Aliens, Glaciers, Merlin the Wizard, the Devil, and sheer man-power....   [tags: Animal Bones, Local Myths]
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Bare Bones - The poem “Sometimes the Words Are So Close,”(963) written by Julia Alvarez, discusses how words like a person can be stripped down and made uncomplicated. People are full of layers that surround them everyday. Each layer can be discarded one at a time, down to the bare essentials and in that space, people can be who they truly are. This is also where she explores her voice as a woman. Andrea Schaefer said, in reference to the “33” Sonnet collection, “...Alvarez further explores the themes of her voice taking flight and the powers of language to effect personal and political change....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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What is Osteoporosis? - Our anatomical skeleton can be considered the underlying base that allows us to functionally support ourselves in everyday activity. Harnessing the weight of our internal organs, muscle, and all other physiological units, the skeleton is a crucial component to human physiology and function. Our bones specifically are unique in nature, as over time, they reconstruct themselves in a process where cells called osteoblasts regulate bone formation whilst the precursor cells called osteoclasts regulate reabsorption of minerals such as Calcium and Vitamin D (Pierre, 1998)....   [tags: skeleton, bones, fragility]
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The Truth about Vitamin D Deficiency - ... Vitamin D insufficiency has been interfaced to various diseases and incessant conditions, including high pulse, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, pneumonic malady, and unending torment. We've seen prove that vitamin D insufficiency is connected with slumber issues, especially with daytime drowsiness. Another study inspected the connection between daytime drowsiness and vitamin D, and likewise thought of one of the significant danger elements of vitamin D lack: skin pigmentation. (Dr. Michael J. Breus, 2013) Scientists at Louisiana State University explored the relationship between vitamin D and daytime drowsiness considering two particular objectives....   [tags: daylight vitamin, key for solid bones]
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Why to Do a Dead Lifting Rountine - ... So even though you may not feel like it today or you may be sick you still must take some time out to train. You must push yourself to work a little bit harder each time and when you’re done the gratification of feeling better that you did and seeing results was worth the push. A dedication to your workout is crucial with strict guidelines on what muscles you work, how often and for how long with proper form for each routine. To perform a dead lift you do not need much equipment only a bar with free weights on the ends, this makes it a barbell....   [tags: training, building, body, muscles, bones] 1093 words
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Death, Grief, and Redemption in The Lovely Bones - Death is the unfortunate event in which the people on this Earth have to embrace as a part of life. Most can relate to death in some way whether it be by relating to someone who has died or being close to someone that has lived this eventual nightmare everyone can relate to death and grief in some type of way. According to the OED, grief is the “... act or fact of dying; the end of life; the final cessation of the vital functions of an individual.” Death and grief are forever in the lives of death’s victims, with no known cure, just nullified existence to help lessen the pain....   [tags: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance]
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The Relation Between Birds and Dinosaurs - The Relation Between Birds and Dinosaurs One question that has stumped many paleontologists for centuries is, “Are birds dinosaurs?” Paleontologists have argued back and forth trying to prove or disprove each side of the theory. So far, advocates have supported their side through the facts of similar bone structures, bone organization, and the idea that dinosaurs had feathers. A common reaction that some people might have about the question is that there is no connection between the two species....   [tags: Paleontology Bones Essays Papers]
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Bone Diseases: Osteoporosis - ... There are also other non-dairy products that are a high source of protein like: soy beans, almonds, tofu, nondairy milks, tuna, chicken, turkey, pork tenderloin, salmon and eggs.” (3). Excessive fiber intake can restrict calcium absorption, but since the American diet does not eat much fiber, only vegans would be in jeopardy since they account for about 50g of fiber. (3) A food to avoid would be excessive caffeine because it robs calcium from bones decreasing its power to absorb. “You lose about 6 milligrams of calcium for every 100 milligrams of caffeine ingested.” (4) Giving up caffeine may be difficult for most regular consumers, but if they are unable to cut caffeine out of their di...   [tags: thinning of bones, injuries in older adults]
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Osteoporosis and Fibromyalgia - The age-related change that I am most concerned about developing is osteoporosis. The bones in our bodies are living tissue, and there is an ongoing process of replacement and reabsorption. When this process is interrupted in a way that the new bone doesn’t keep up with removing the old bone, osteoporosis can happen. Studies tell us that men and women are affected, but Caucasian and Asian women who are post menopause are at a higher risk of developing this bone disease. It causes bones to be brittle and weak so that even a small fall will cause a fracture....   [tags: Age Related Change, Bones, Aging]
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Chondroblastoma Tumors: A Rare Bone Tumor Disease - Chondroblastoma Tumors Intro: Daniel was an aspiring college athlete. Since a young age all he wanted to do was be a professional basketball player. During practice one day he took a fall and injured his knee. Thinking nothing of it, he went home and did the usual regime. Plenty of ice, elevation, and over the counter pain meds did nothing for the pain. After several days, Daniel decided to see his physician and get his knee checked out so he could be in condition for his tryouts at the end of the month....   [tags: non-cancerous tumors at the end of long bones]
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My Sisters Bones - Book Report - “Don’t tell Mom and Dad it’s me, okay?” She Waits. “Okay?” she says, a little louder. “Okay,” I tell my sister. “How are you. How’s college?” I’m surprised she’s calling up here, and glad for the distraction. Billy Weinstein seems to be the only one who’s noticed how her sister, Cassie, has changed since she left for college. She can tell how she seems withdrawn, obsessed with studying, and how she barely eats. Although Billie wants to talk to her parents about it, every time she brings it up, they just act as though its a phase and that she’ll grow out of it....   [tags: essays research papers] 453 words
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Rewriting Canonical Portrayals of Women - Rewriting Canonical Portrayals of Women In her collection of short stories, Good Bones (O. W. Toad, 1992), Margaret Atwood (1939 - ) has included Gertrude Talks Back, a piece that rewrites the famous closet scene in Shakespeare´s Hamlet. The character of Hamlet´s mother has posed problems of interpretation to readers, critics and performers, past and present, and has been variously or simultaneosly appraised as a symbol of female wantonness, the object of Hamlet´s Oedipus complex, and an example of female submissiveness to the male principle (Hamlet´s as much as Claudius´s)....   [tags: Good Bones Margaret Atwood Literature Essays]
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The Back Bones Connected to the Neck Bone, and The X-rays Connected to Liberal Arts Education - ... A patient not knowing too much will ask many questions that the technician must make them understand. Being new at the job or even having a new co-worker that is not familiar with the new machines they will need someone’s help. As co-worker they will help one another as in the Ericksen article mentioned one of the people interviewed said that they have learned a lot from the people they have worked with. Therefore co-workers teach one another, so they can become a better team. If they are all successful workers they can get their work done much faster, especially if they have good communication skills with one another....   [tags: learning ability, critical thinking, education]
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Exploring the Skeletal System - Exploring the Skeletal System The precise number of bones in the adult human skeleton varies from one person to another, but on average there are 206 bones varying shapes and sizes. The skeleton is divided into two main parts. The central bones of the skull, ribs, spin (vertebral column) and breast bone (sternum) form the axial skeleton. The bones of the arms and legs, along with the shoulder blade (scapula), collar bone (clavicle) and pelvis make up the appendicular skeleton....   [tags: Papers] 1482 words
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Overview of Osteoporosis - “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” The slogan for the company Life Alert is a good saying for many elderly women who have Osteoporosis, the silent killer. Many people who have this disease are not aware of it, until they break a bone. Osteoporosis is “a condition in which bone mineral mass and strength are so severely compromised that daily activities can cause bone pain and fracturing (Hall)." The Journal of Clinical Investigation has done an in-depth study on this disease, and the United States government has run many clinical trials for this disease in order to better comprehend how this disease affects the body....   [tags: Estrogen, Calcium, Skeleton] 825 words
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The Importance of Stature Estimation - Webster-Mirriam defines stature as the natural height (as of an individual) in an upright position. Estimating stature is important for individualization in forensic cases and mass disasters. Along with assessments of age, sex, and ancestry, stature estimation assists a forensic anthropologist in building the biological profile of an unidentified decedent (DiGangi, Moore). Research has shown that measurement of the lengths of the long bones is the most useful for estimation of living stature of an individual when the full skeleton is not available (DiGangi, Moore)....   [tags: individualization in forensic cases] 1224 words
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Human Body and The Skeletal System - Skeletal System 1) As we age, our bones start to deteriorate because they lose their ability to regenerate as quickly as they had in the past. This leaves our bones less dense, and more brittle than healthy bones. What often results from this is fractured hips, and wrists from very light contact. The majority of the individuals that suffer from osteoporosis are women over the age of fifty. There is no known cure for osteoporosis, but there are prevention techniques. Our bones require calcium and vitamin D to help fill gaps in the porous bones of those suffering from osteoporosis....   [tags: calcium metabolism, anatomy, respiratory system] 1974 words
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The 15 Essential Nutrients - The 15 Essential Nutrients Milk is a source of energy plus 15 essential nutrients all working together towards your good health. 1. Protein for building and repairing body tissues, even bones. Helps build antibodies to fight infection in your body. 2. Carbohydrates provide the main source of energy in your body cells. 3. Vitamin A for healthy skin, eyes and night vision. Essential for normal bones and teeth. 4. Vitamin D for optimal calcium and phosphorus absorption. Essential for strong bones and healthy teeth....   [tags: Papers] 684 words
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What are Bone Fractures? - Bones are rigid and dynamic biological organs where a series of active cells resident and integrate into a stiff matrix and this structure physically support and protect the tissue and organs within our body. Bone stores minerals and bone marrow within bone structure produces new blood cells. over 270 pieces of bones are in infants’ body and several of them fuse together during growth. These bones are in different shapes and have complex and hierarchical structures. With different shapes, mechanical properties and biological activities, they act in a variety of roles for our body functions....   [tags: Bone Healing, Regeneration, Tissue Engineering]
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The Evolution of Whales - The Evolution of Whales The origin of modern day whales, a mystery that has puzzled paleontologists for years, may have just been solved with the discovery of an ankle bone. This discovery might sound simple and unimportant, but the bones of these ancient animals hold many unanswered questions and provide solid proof of origin and behavior. The relationship between whales and other animals has proven to be difficult because whales are warm-blooded, like humans, yet they live in the sea. The fact that they are warm-blooded suggests that they are related to some type of land animal....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]
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The Risk of Getting Osteosarcoma - Osteosarcoma, also called Osteogenic Sarcoma, is the most common form of primary bone cancer. Osteosarcoma is a disease that is believed to not be transmittable from person to person, but it is thought that genetic changes can be inherited that can put a person more in risk. It is a cancerous disease that forms in the bones and can spread to other areas and organs of the body. Osteosarcoma is most prevalent in teenagers who are experiencing their growth spurts. No one has found a direct cause of this disease, but many believe that it is related to the fast growth rate of larger bones....   [tags: bone cancer, shin, knee]
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Functions of the Skeletal System and the Coccyx - Functions of the Skeletal System and the Coccyx The system of the body that consists of bones, connective tissues, and cartilage is known as the skeletal system. Some major functions of this system are as follows: 1. The bony structure provides essential support for other tissues and organs. 2. The remarkable strength of the bones in this system provides protection for the vulnerable organs in the body. 3. The skeletal system assists the muscular system to provide movement for the body. Certain muscles that are attached to bones contract and pull on the bones resulting in movement....   [tags: Coccydynia, Symptoms]
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Day of the Dead Origins - The Legend The Aztec celebration of day of the dead all started because of the Aztec belief of how human life came to be. According to one of the versions of the legend, humans had been made from bones of the previous life. Aztec believed that there has been five worlds created, four of which were previously destroyed killing the human raise. After the firth world was created (the world in which we humans live in now) the god Quetzacoatl wanted to once again create human life that had been previously abolished with the destruction of the fourth sun....   [tags: Aztec celebrations] 622 words
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Forensic Case #356228 - In the Forensic Case #356228, skeletal remains of both human and animal were discovered in a hunting area. The skeletal remains were of potential victims named as either Robert Rutherford or Stephen Morton. Robert Rutherford, potential victim #1, was an African American, 65 years or age, had a pacemaker, carried a Gerber 650 knife, had unknown religious affiliations, and was 5’ft 6”inches tall. Potential victim #2, was Stephen Morton, a Caucasian 40 years of age, had a heart condition, was a hunter in the same area, also had unknown religious affiliations, carried a Gerber 650 knife, and was 5’ ft 7” inches tall....   [tags: Forensic Essay] 1475 words
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The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA) - In the heated battle of who can control the past critical information and an abundance of education is being lost from the study of ancestral remains. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA) is plummeting our modern society into the past. Archeologists now not only have to deal with the difficult task of piecing together the remains of past generations, but to now take on the daunting task of upholding science in the courthouse. How can a society point a finger and determine whom in fact owns our past....   [tags: essays research papers] 576 words
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Xenograft Bone Transplantation Method - Introduction The term ‘bone’ refers to a group of materials which plays a significant role in the human body (Bauer, Thomas W. MD, PhD and Muschler 2000). They provide the physical support which forms the exoskeleton of the vertebrates. Though they function to move, support and protect the delicate parts of the body they also function as the reservoirs of ions and lipids and they also serve to yield the blood cells in the marrow cavities (Lutton, Read and Trau 2001) Bone structure Bones are composite materials with highly complex structure made up of fibrous proteins, type 1 collagen which is surrounded and made harder by the presence of calcium phosphates (hydroxyapatite, Hap(Ca10(PO4)6...   [tags: Medical Science]
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Osteoporosis and Periodontal Diseases - The main aim of choosing the topic was to research on the relationship between osteoporosis disease and periodontal diseases. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that results into decrease in bone strength and density that finally leads to weak bone prone to fragile. The bones become weak and spongy and are prone to fracture even with slight injury. Periodontal is a condition that affects the gum tissues and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease is caused by bacterial infection in the teeth causing inflammation in gum....   [tags: Health, Medicine, Dental] 1970 words
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Health Supplements: Should People Take Health Supplements or Are There are So Many Dangers? - Being healthy is the most important thing to improve and protect mind and body. There are a lot of ways to stay healthy such as medical checkups, exercise, stress reduction, adequate sleep and eating properly. A healthy diet includes avoiding foods with poor nutrition, eating certain foods and taking supplements. Health supplements reduce deficiencies in the bodies of people who need nutrients and cannot find them in nature. The amount of money spent by Americans on health supplements per year is around one and a half to two billion dollars, so supplements are a good investment for their health....   [tags: supplements, omega 3, healthy diet]
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