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Dangers of Smokeless Cigarettes

- Ever thought about trying an electronic cigarette. Well many people believe that E-cigs are a safer alternative and not addicting. People do not realize or understand that they are not better for ones body and they are very addictive. Electronic cigarettes are a rechargeable device that lets a person inhale vaporized liquid that is filled with nicotine and other toxic chemicals, but what is great about them is that they have three components to them. These three factors are the battery, atomizer, and the cartridge....   [tags: addictive, health, electric]

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Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

- Victor Frankenstein had friends who appeared to value his friendship more than he did. Shelley introduces Walton a captain upon a voyage to the North Pole. Walton is a lonely man who explains to his sister in a letter, “You … but I bitterly feel the want of a friend.” (19) Walton sees a potential friend in Frankenstein. He thinks highly of him even though he recognizes that he is ruined. Unfortunately, Frankenstein is unwilling to invest in any friendships because not only is he weak but he acknowledges that he has lost all his friends because of his actions....   [tags: Dangers in Solitude]

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The American Problem: A Look at The Dangers of Fast Food in Saudi Arabia

- In the 1940's the United States brought on wave of globalization that ravaged Western Europe. Fast forward to 1979, and the United States are taking advantage of the fear drummed up by the Iranian Revolution in order to secure its influence in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia since then has seen a rise in chronic illness that can be directly tied back to the presence of the United States in this area. After 1979 there was a significant spike in diabetes in Saudi Arabia; it can be argued that increased American influence within the Kingdom is directly responsible for this rise in diabetes....   [tags: globalization, shia population, obesity]

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Dangers of Acquiring Knowledge Illustrated in Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein

- How Dangerous is the Acquirement of Knowledge. Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein Although Mary Shelly did not have a formal education growing up motherless in the early nineteenth century, she wrote one of the greatest novels nonetheless in 1819, Frankenstein. The novel has been the basis for many motion picture movies along with many English class discussions. Within the novel Shelly shares the stories of two men from very different worlds. The reader is introduced to Robert Walton, the main narrator of the story, through letters written to his sister....   [tags: Frankenstein Essays]

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The Dangers of Marijuana

- Marijuana, Cannabis Sativa, has been used for centuries for its medicinal and euphorant properties, and its fibers, to make hemp cloth and paper. Medicinally, between 1850 and 1942, it was prescribed in the United States Pharmacopeia as a remedy for a variety of ailments including gout, tetanus, depression, and cramps (Farthing 1992). Today, it is used for reducing intraocular pressure due to glaucoma, as an antiemetic to relieve nausea associated with chemotherapy, and as an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients....   [tags: 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Plasma Level]

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The Dangers of Arthritis

- Introduction There are more than 115 different types of arthritis. Some are very serious and hold the potential for severe disability and deformity, if left untreated. Others may generate only mild discomfort, which may be totally controlled with relative ease. Myths and misconceptions thrive everywhere. Despite the continued efforts of medical professionals, and The Arthritis Society, a large proportion of the population still believes that arthritis is nothing more that aches and pains, is never dangerous or fatal, is something only old people get , is caused by the weather, or is a disease for witch nothing can be done....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Dangers of Ritalin

-      The parents of six year old James Patrick Smith receive a phone call from the school guidance counselor informing them of their child's recent hyperactive behavior. After a short conference, the guidance counselor suggests to the parents a solution for young James' problem; as a result, the family visits their family doctor and the doctor diagnoses James with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) during a one hour appointment. To remedy the disorder, the doctor prescribes the "savior drug" for ADD patients; children are almost always fed the drug Ritalin, a prescription medicine that packs a strong euphoric punch (Machan 151)....   [tags: Argumentative Health ADD Essays]

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Dangers of the Internet

- Surfing the Internet can truly be fun sometimes. Many times you don’t realize how long you been in there until you sign out and your server tell you that you have spent many hours surfing the net, either that or the sunshine begins to bug you. Yet there’s something that has began to bother me every time I surf the net. I feel that I just can’t trust anyone. People are using this way of communication to be free about anything .It scares me how it is so easy to create identities through the digital world of computers to surf the life of the Internet....   [tags: Internet Pornography]

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The Dangers of Smoking

- June 19, 1986, anti-smoking activists are trying to pass a bill in New York that would restrict smoking in restaurants and other public areas, the first major action ever taken by New York to prohibit smoking in some way. The New York Times reported that the proposal "is asking all New York restaurants, convention halls, and sports arenas to have designated non-smoking sections. In addition to that, smoking in retail stores, theaters, taxis, etc. would be banned" (Prial). The public is pretty skeptical about the bill....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays]

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The Truman Show: The Dangers of Virtual Reality

- “There are people who view virtual reality with little enthusiasm and dismiss it as ‘science fiction, seeing it as having no practical application in the real world.” The term virtual reality basically means ‘near reality’. Virtual reality is meant to be very close to what actual reality is like. The Truman Show is a very good example of how virtual reality can be harmful to oneself. Although just a movie, The Truman Show warns of the formation of false relationships, the loss of identity and the self-imposed entrapment that comes with virtual reality....   [tags: truman show, virtual reality, inviduality]

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Potential Dangers of the Large Hadron Collider

- Successful application of technological achievements in the modern world from electricity to space exploration is indebted to science, a powerful instrument of the world’s investigation. Present day level of scientific research demands a new approach to developing an understanding of eternal issues of the life, such as creation of the universe or structure of the matter. Scientifically proposed theory of the Big Bang, which predicts that everything began from one massive explosion, requires further investigation....   [tags: CERN, Hadron Collider]

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Prescription Drugs: The Dangers of Getting Hooked

- According to Phillips (2013) there are many deaths in United States each day for prescription drug overdose; “approximately 100 people die every day” (p.79). This is a crucial amount of people and significantly high compared to other drug overdoses. Prescription drug abuse has been extremely detrimental to the United States citizens and has not only affected the lives of the abusers but their friends and families too. The abuse continues to grow every year despite the efforts taken by many individuals, organizations, and state officials....   [tags: Prescription Drug Overdose, Deaths]

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Killer Beds: The Dangers of Tanning Beds

- Looking for a warm glow. More than 1 million Americans choose to tan indoors each day. However, many of these people are unaware of just how dangerous tanning is even though they are warned about the effects frequently. Recent studies have shown that there are more cases of skin cancer linked with tanning than there are cases of lung cancer linked with smoking. Tanning is a fast way to get darker skin. Farker skin is desirable for a number of reasons. People just want to be different. Society encourages people to buy products that they think they need....   [tags: cancer, ultraviolet, skin]

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Dangers of Cell Phone Use on Driving

- There are more than 3.4 billion cell phone users worldwide, making cell phones more common than computers ("Social Isolation and New Technology”). Cell phones are a modern phenomenon with a greater impact than the Internet in society today. Increased mobility, access to a new technologies and the ability to travel throughout the world with an added sense of security has afforded us the opportunity to explore all that life has to offer. “The Cell-phone has become the preferred channel of basic communication between teens and their friends, other many people with cell calling a close second and texting”( "Social Isolation and New Technology”)....   [tags: distraction, texting, communication]

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Health and Environmental Dangers of Smoking Tobacco

- Smoking is the inhalation of smoke from burning tobacco. The most common method of smoking today is through cigarettes however other smoking forms include cigars, pipes, bidis, hookahs, vaporizers and bongs. Smoking is commonly practiced for recreational drug use, spiritual enlightenment and or to induce trances. It was estimated that in 2011 more than 200,000 children from age 11 – 15 started smoking and 10 million adults smoke cigarettes in Great Britain – 22% adult men and 19% adult women. Cigarettes approximately contain 600 ingredients which are all harmful to health....   [tags: chemicals, waste, nicotine]

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Online Social Networking Dangers and Benefits

- For years and years, the internet has been offering a very extensive variety of information, social networking sites, merchandise purchases, online banking and many other services that our grandparents and our great grandparents could only dream of. This doesn’t mean that it’s all good or useful information and sites. Neither does it mean it hasn’t had a huge impact on the way society is changing just because it is a virtual space. “The internet is home to millions of sites, representing both commerce and the people who share their thoughts and experiences with anyone who visits” (Amp Your MySpace Page 99) The webpages that have had much more impact on society are social networking sites suc...   [tags: Social Networking, community, ]

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Dangers of Consuming Too Much Sugar

- Drinking a beverage remains as the perfect way to quench one’s thirst. Each and every drink holds the feature of being refreshing, invigorating, and most importantly, palatable. Thus, countless people take pleasure in consuming drinks. If drinks were not as enjoyable, people would not be able persevere with the rest of their lives. The human body necessitates a drink every day in order to survive. On the other hand, a human can last several days without food. Multitudinous humans, particularly Americans, relish on self indulging themselves with food and beverages....   [tags: Health Obesity Food]

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Dangers of Playing God: Judging Others

- What I Knew Before I Started: Fat. Ugly. WeIrd. Different. TALL. short. Freak. Some of the few words that go through peoples’ minds when they are judging others. What do I know about judging. Judging is something we all do, even if we don’t like to admit it. I wish that I didn’t judge others, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. The image that people portray to the public is what most people are going to judge them for. People judge based on looks, lifestyle, your house value, car worth, job description, the way you act. Do people actually have all the facts to judge others....   [tags: ugly, freak, weird, bad, conflict]

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Dangers of Darkness in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Webster’s dictionary defines darkness as a space “devoid or partially devoid of light.” Throughout Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad uses darkness in many ways, as this book truly defines its title. This also develops Conrad’s theme, which is the presence of darkness in both ourselves, and in the world we live. Darkness symbolizes the unknown, the concealed, and the feared. Darkness can hide many hurtful, fearful, and savage things. Several times in the novel readers can see characters afraid of the darkness and the unknown behind it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dangers of Alcoholism

- Alcoholism Alcoholism is a very serious disease, which can cause illness, death, injuries, schooling problems, family breakups, and crime. It is a proven fact the alcohol kills more people than any other illegal drugs combined. However, alcohol courses freely through American society, from college bars to corporate lunches. In a recent journal article by The Scientist, it is stated, "Technology shows alcohol abuse changes brain's molecular programming and circuitry. (Scientist). Thus revealing that alcohol is a quick fix that will hurt us all in the long run....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dangers Of Tattoos

- Have you ever been stopped on the street and told that you look like a model. Well, if you have, you know it can be flattering. To be a model is practically every girl's dream. A lot of model management companies prey on these dreams in order to SCAM vulnerable people out of their hard earned money. I worked for one of these companies and after doing research I discovered that most of them are structured in the exact same way. First, I will inform you about how they hire and manipulate talent scouts to recruit "models"....   [tags: Body Modification]

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Individuals Educated in Biology or Who Are Health Conscious Are Opposed to the Genetic Modification of Foods

- ... What are the reasons behind educated people being against GM. Although I did not have a set question that linked to this, It was something that was extremely interesting to me when investigating this topic. Through the questions that I did ask, I managed to deduce why I think the majority of people form opinions that are against GM products. I think that people who are ‘educated’ and who have learnt about GM in school or at university are provided with very limited, simplified knowledge relating to the subject are only taught the negative aspects of this technology....   [tags: GMOs, dangers to health]

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Pesticides Pose a Threat to the World, to Life, and to People

- The United States relies heavily on pesticide to meet the nation’s food demand. Pesticides eradicate pests by giving a bad taste to the produce, or causing a disease. This can affect humans, however (Huff). Because of constant spray usage, natural selection causes the pests to become more and more resistant with the passing years. The harmful effects on the environment and humans are usually irreversible, and life-long. Pesticide causes more damage to the environment and to people than protection to the crop....   [tags: Dangers of Pesticide Use]

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Depiction of Young Love in Romeo and Juliet and Other Art Works

- Some teenagers claim they are in love even though they are in the seventh grade. They most likely just met and automatically assume they are in love with each other. They claim that holding hands, cuddling, and kissing explain that their so called “love” is real. They claim that going to the movies with their parents is real (even though they don’t sit near each other). But in reality, it’s not. It ends up with the teenager no talking to each other and rumors going around about their breakup. In the end someone will get hurt....   [tags: suicide, dangers, social]

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What Are the Drawbacks of Texting that Affects our New Generation?

- ... The idea of texting hurting the social image of some teens is undeniable because almost every year, there is always a story about how a teen has committed suicide due to cyber bullying and their peers sending inappropriate things about them to others. Despite the negative effects, texting does not have drawbacks to grammar, as stated before, texting can seriously help shy teens step their feet into a bit of water out of their comfort zone by at least some form of socializing with others. Some teenagers have severe anti-social problems and if texting helps some cure that problem, then so be it....   [tags: debunking the concerns and dangers]

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The Significance of the Exposition in a Play

- There are instances in plays that when omitted disturbs the plot line. These instances may be small scenes, short actions, exchanges between characters, or an entire act. Failure to include these scenes often leads to many faults in the play, the worst of which is incoherence in the plot and the destruction of the progress through it. Certain plays have deeply interwoven scenes, which with the removal of one affect the rest greatly. This can be seen in William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. In particular the first act of the play reveals its course....   [tags: Dangers in Omission, Shakespeare, Tempest]

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Is Mass Media Harming our Society?

- In today's society, mass media, including television, radio, and newspaper or magazines have become very dependable sources to so many people. People spend many hours everyday reading about celebrities in the tabloids, watching biased news channels, or participating in violent video games. Even though most media is highly entertaining, people have become so reliant on media that we seem to be harming our community in a very negative fashion. Mass media works as a socializing factor and affects the way we view the world and how we interact with other people....   [tags: Media Dangers, Internet, TV]

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Setting Limits on Guns in America

- The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states, that since there is a necessity for a Free State and regulated militia, the right of the American people to keep and bear arms would not be infringed by the United States government. One cannot stop and wonder the calamities that are caused by guns in their completely proper usage. This nation needs to have a talk over its malignant obsession with guns. Let those, who, of course, will reject such a policy, however strongly it is supported by evidence, tell us what they are going to do about gun violence....   [tags: Obsession, Dangers, Second Amendment]

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Effect of Concussions on NFL Athletes

- Every year thousands of athletes are effected by the sports-related concussions. There are three types of concussions, they are classified as grades which is a special term medical professionals use to classify the severity of a traumatic brain injury. Grade 1 concussions are minute in terms of the severity of damage to the athlete’s brain. This is when there are in a brief daze, slight headache, and their head sometimes rings. (Cunha 581-585). The grade 2 concussions are the moderate concussions were an athlete completely fades to black, there’s no seeing anything, and they don’t know their location, name and various other important pieces of information (Cunha 581-585)....   [tags: Dangers of Professional Football, Suicide]

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Challenges of Having Premature Babies

- A baby’s arrival can be very joyful for a first time mother in a way that it brings particular challenges and experiences that could change a life forever. When a baby is born premature it can discomfort the family knowing that they’re child is at risk and even exposed to death. Some of the premature babies come for the first time in the world with a defect that causes agony in the family and especially in the mother. Premature babies are a very important issue in today’s society because it involves the health of a new born....   [tags: Dangers, Funding Medical Care]

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The Dangers of Antifreeze and Their Solutions

- Antifreeze There are hazards in and around every automotive shop across the world. Among these hazards are the chemicals used in or on the vehicles themselves. With proper training and information, the handler of these chemicals will be able to protect him/herself from experiencing the dangerous potential of these chemicals. Along with a lot of overseen hazardous chemicals is a chemical found in every liquid cooled engine, antifreeze. Over the years our engines inside of our automobiles have grown bigger and more complex then they have been in the past....   [tags: Environmental]

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The Dangers of the Rising Sea Levels

- "On a recent afternoon, Scott McKenzie watched torrential rains and a murky tide swallow the street outside his dog-grooming salon. Within minutes, much of this stretch of chic South Beach was flooded ankle-deep in a fetid mix of rain and sea. “Welcome to the new Venice,” McKenzie joked as salt water surged from the sewers." ----- Michael J. Mishak, Associated Press June 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM EDT Rising sea levels have been disturbing geographers and geologists for some time now. Scientists are constantly trying to prevent the effects rising waters are causing, which mainly includes beach and island erosion....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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The Dangers of Military Biological Testing

-     Abstract: Across the United States for the past half a century, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army have been releasing biological agents over the very population they are supposed to protect. Although few Americans know it, open-air biological testing of stimulants such as aspergillus fumigatus, zinc cadmium sulfide, bacillus subtilis, and serratia marcescens has been taking place over populated areas since at least 1949. Between 1949 and 1969, the military admits to having conducted 239 open-air tests over populated areas in the United States....   [tags: Biological Testing Essays]

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The Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods

- Should genetically engineered food be grown and sold. Recently more and more foods that we buy from the supermarket are involved in the manipulation of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) also known as genetic engineering or gene technology. but should genetic engineered food be sold to us the consumers even if we don&#8217;t know that it has been altered. Like every issue genetic engineering has its good points and it&#8217;s bad points. It is good for financial reasons, it would create more jobs, it could create better quality foods for lower prices and help solve world hunger but in the long run it could turn out a disaster, causing pollution, killing crops, animals or even us, is it such...   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]

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The Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods

- With progress in genetic engineering, farmers and scientists have changed the way in which food is grown and made, raising questions about these methods and their possible risks and effects. What is clear is that there is not enough information on the consequences of genetically modified foods on human health as of yet. Furthermore no agreement among the scientific community has been reached on the risks or safety of this technology, although it seems to possess wide, uncertain and, potentially dangerous implications for human health, which are inextricably linked to moral/ethical concerns....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]

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The Dangers of a Totalitarian Dictatorship

- Soon after the conclusion of World War II in 1945, Communism posed a threat in the United States. This threat, also known as the Red Scare, was triggered because of the tension between the Soviet Union and the United States. The tension between the two superpowers led to the beginning of the Cold War in the late 1940s. Because the Soviets were a communistic country, many Americans feared Communism because of the influence that it had in America. Many intellectuals supported Communism in the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Aphoristic Dangers of Alexander Pope

- If “imitation is the sincerest flattery,” then more than 250 years after his passing Alexander Pope deserves a spot in the ranks as one of the most flattered writers of all time. His works have been dissected of every phrase of possible significance and spilled onto page-a-day calendars and books of wit across the world. The beauty of his catchy maxims is that they are not only memorable, but attempt to convey his philosophy with perfect poetic ingenuity. Unfortunately, his well-achieved goals of “strik[ing] the reader more strongly” (Man 2527), easy retainability of his words, and most decidedly, conciseness, also yield an undesired effect....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Dangers of Coastline Changes

- Table of Contents Introduction 2 Countering The Effects of High Seas 2 Hurricanes 3 Beach Protection 5 New Protection Methods 6 Conclusion 6 References 7 Introduction Coastline changes due to weather and human intervention represent a major concern for coastal planners all over the world. Coastline changes, not only has an effect on citizens who own property by the seaside, it also has a major effect on our business here at McDuff. While beaches may be vacation spots for some, their disappearance through erosion a great loss of business for our company....   [tags: Marine Technology Essays]

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Dangers of Buying Bottled Water

- Water Consider bottled water, have you ever wondered why you bring yourself to spend two to five dollars on a simple bottle of water. Water is one our earth’s very resources, should it be legal to have to purchase water at all. Wouldn’t you consider water a human right. According to TIME, Nestle’ makes $2.2 billion a year off of bottled water. This company and many like it are taking groundwater from local communities at little to no cost, and selling it at inflated prices as “purified” water....   [tags: Food]

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Treatment of Colon Cancer

- It is widely known that cancer is lethal; but colon cancer ranks high among the types of cancers that take away the lives of a plethora of people every year. Colon cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the colon and at times, rectum, of the long intestine. In a report published by The American Cancer Society, colon cancer is said to be “the third leading cause of cancer death” and “the third most commonly diagnosed cancer” (Alteri et al. 1). Colon Cancer Alliance ranks it as “the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the US” (“Colon Cancer Statistics”)....   [tags: Dangers, Factors, Prevention]

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The Dangers of Being so Dependent on Oil in the US

- What will happen to America no oil coming from other countries. America uses more than one-third of the world’s energy, and “95% of the energy is powered by oil.”(UCSUSA.) However, “Americans are only able to produce one-third of the oil needs,” (NatGeo.) in order to run what the country as it is now. The other two-thirds of the oil needed come from unstable parts of the world such as the Middle East China, and Africa. Without imported oil, America can lose the world power, due to the fact, that America only rely on one source of energy and unable to produce the amount of energy needed without imported oil....   [tags: American economy and lifestyle]

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Who's Worse? The Dangers of Bystanders in Witness to the Holocaust

- Who’s Worse. In the documentary Witness to the Holocaust, Miles Lehrman suggests that a perpetrator is not as dangerous as they are thought to be. In fact, he says that the bystanders are more dangerous than the perpetrators themselves. This is a logical claim. First, to show that Lehrman’s claim is true, Kristallnacht serves as a great example as to what effect bystanders have on events and how they are more dangerous than the perpetrators. On the night of Kristallnacht, many German citizens were bystanders may be out of being scared to stand up or even out of approval for what was going on....   [tags: documentary, upstander, perpetrator]

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Exploring the Effectiveness and Dangers of High Speed Police Pursuits

- It is common for Hollywood to glamorise high speed police chases, often depicted with police vehicles speeding through the streets with sirens blaring and the offender always being caught without incidence, however this depiction could not be further from the truth with police chases often having serious consequences and the outcome often far from ideal. It is due to these less than ideal outcomes that the media and public at large often call for the practice to be banned or for further regulations to be imposed....   [tags: law enforcement]

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Cellular Abuse Behind the Wheel: the Dangers of Distracted Behavior

- Another negative effect that mobile phones impair is mental focus while driving. People who are driving have their minds on the task in front of them with their full attention on the road. So when a person is conversing on a phone their attention is split as he or she is trying to multi-task both talking and driving at the same time. An article written by Nathan Seppa, the cause of “split attention”, he noted that David Strayer a psychology professor and his team studied to understand what impairs drivers when they talk on the phone....   [tags: unintentional blindnes, hand-free devices]

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The Dangers of a Conscious Mind 1984 by George Orwell

- ... The reduced vocabulary in Newspeak allows the Party to easily control the minds of the members of the state. Moreover, the theme of manipulation is also present in the merciless torture of the citizens of Oceania, in the Ministry of Love. O’Brien clearly manipulates Winston by using his deepest fear to bend him into the quintessential Party member: “For you, [rats] are unendurable. They are a form of pressure that you cannot withstand, even if you wished to. You will do what is required of you” (339)....   [tags: culture stripped of free will & human dignity]

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The Dangers in the Job: Professional Journalism in Conflict Areas

- ... Experienced journalists carry the responsibility to tell the truth about what is happening in the world. New technology, such as social media, along with the classic cellular device, has made citizen journalism more available to people all around the world. Due to the accessibility of these tools, the general public can often report breaking news more quickly than traditional media reporters. Unfortunately, even experienced reporters can't always be there at the crucial time when something unexpected happens....   [tags: reporters without borders]

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Lessons From Frankenstein: The Dangers of Toying With Science

- For mankind, the basic, most general use of technology, is to assist people in solving problems. Over the last several decades, the rate of technological progress has skyrocketed with the emergence of new and innovative discoveries. There is much promising research currently taking place, some that hold high risks despite the heavy rewards. For example, scientists have been cloning cells and tissues for years, and although the idea of cloning another human may seem fantastical, that possibility is well within grasp....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Fredrick Douglass’ Explaination on the Dangers of Educating Slaves

- In Fredrick Douglass’ narrative of his own life he makes known his difficulty in receiving an education, something we take for granted today. He goes on to restate a conversation between his master and mistress: “Learning would spoil the best negro in the world. Now, if you teach that negro…how to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave. He would become unmanageable, and of no value to his master. As to himself, it could do him no good, but a great deal of harm.” (Douglass 41) One educated slave poses an immense threat upon the act of enslavement and those who enslave....   [tags: liberation, power, rebellion]

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The Dangers of Conforming to Someone Else's Mind-Set

- Going along with someone’s beliefs is costly. When someone is open-minded, it is considered a positive investment in one’s growth. Removing one’s self from one’s ideas and way of life is another type of investment, one yielding high risk and little rewards. The incentive of being a part of something is very much worth the risk to many people. In the stories, “Just Walk on By” and “Happy Endings,” the tone is shared between Brent Staples and Mary B. who both conform to someone else’s mind-set for a sense of belonging....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Educating Teenagers About The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse

- Public health messages promoting the detrimental effects of drinking are only one avenue policy makers can use in their campaign to educate teenagers about alcohol; their peers are also an another important group. For this study, the researchers examine teenage alcohol use and strategies that they employ to minimize harm. This approach draws on the idea that teenagers are their own agents in promoting their health, and the health of their peers (Jorgensen, Curtis, Christensen, & Gronbaek, 2007)....   [tags: public health, drinking, addiction]

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The Dangers of Pigeon Breeding: Bird Fanciers Lung

- Bird Fancier’s Lung is a disease that affects mostly pigeon breeders but also can be linked to chickens, turkeys, parakeets, feather duvets, moldy hay, sawdust, grain, or excessive fungal growth on walls (Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis, n.d.). Diagnosis of the disease can be a difficult task. Patients suffering from the disease will develop influenza-like symptoms, cough, and shortness of breath. Crackles may be heard over the lungs, and respiratory function tests show a restrictive abnormality (Davis, 1983)....   [tags: disease, feathers, antigens]

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Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving

- Over the last few decades, the use of cell phones has become a very common tool. Furthermore, Technology has certainly advanced, and the cell phone is becoming the most preferred mode of communication. The demand for a cell phone is growing every day. In addition, the use of wireless technology is affordable, and anyone can buy a cell phone at a reasonable price. They come in all shapes and sizes. They range from black to bright metallic white. American public use of cell phones is increasing everyday....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]

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Genetically Modified Organisms:Its Dangers to Human Society

- ... This can be proved by a laboratory study which science magazine ‘Nature’ conducted in 1999. The pollen of Monarch butterfly caterpillars died because of the pollen of Bt-corn, which is a combination of commercial corn and a naturally occurring soil bacterium called Bacillus thuringenesis. Monarch butterfly caterpillars do not eat Bt-corn but the pollen of Bt-corn can be transferred to milkweed plants which Monarch butterfly caterpillars usually eat for growth, through the medium of the air. Since these Bt-toxins are very fatal to many larvae, this had been connected to high mortality rate in caterpillars....   [tags: crops, foods, teachnology, genes]

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Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

- Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Smoking is a deadly habit to keep, literally. Smoking along with other contributing factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol can cause chronic diseases. One disease that has been the number one killer of men and women in the U.S. is cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease has many contributors, but smoking itself is a high risk to contract the disease. Non-smokers also have to pay attention to the air they are breathing because the smoke around you can kill you....   [tags: Dangers of Smoking]

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Dangers of Suicide Websites

- Suicide Made Easy The thought of suicide can enter the mind of anyone in any age group. For those who come across a suicide website, the information given can make suicide turn from a fleeting thought to an action. On Thursday, October 10, 2007 Kazunari Saito, a 33-year-old electrician, was arrested for the murder of Sayaka Nishizawa, a 21-year-old woman. Saito was the host of a suicide web site where he provided his viewers with ways to commit suicide, this is where he and Nishizawa first came in contact....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Bubonic Plague

- Many diseases claim the lives of people every day. The Bubonic plague was a serious epidemic that killed an estimated 25 million people across Europe during the fourteenth century. Not only did the plague create hardships over the country in many areas with the attitude and lifestyle, it also created some good with the economy by creating jobs. The bubonic plague is a disease from a bacterial infection caused by Yesinia petitis. This bacteria comes from rat fleas. The rats carry the bacteria in their digestive tracts which would then travel to the fleas and would not harm them....   [tags: Dangers, Black Death]

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Railway Level Crossing

- A level crossing is the point at which the railway crosses over either a public or private road on the same level. There are many different types of level crossings including road level crossings for vehicles, and pedestrian level crossings for people. All crossings have a form of protection, and the users has a responsibility to contribute to the safety of a level crossing. The users should aware the dangerous may occurs at level crossing area. Users are respondsible to keep themselve or others safe during use a level crossing area....   [tags: protection, safety, dangers]

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Reusing Plastic Bottles Can Pose Serious Health Hazards

- The three R's - reduce, reuse and recycle - all help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away. They conserve natural resources, landfill space and energy. Plus, the three R's save land and money communities must use to dispose of waste in landfills. Every week we recycle our paper and plastics in order to reduce waste material. Many of use also reuse certain items over and over again – items such as plastic bags, paper, and water bottles. However, not many people realize that reusing some items without proper care can be hazardous to their health....   [tags: Dangers of Refilling Plastic Water Bottles]

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A Moment on the Lips, Forever in the Hips: The Dangers of Aspertame and Other Sweeteners

- Sweetness is usually correlated with sugar. The problem with sugar, otherwise known as sucrose, is that it has a lot of calories. These calories lead to weight gain if not spent by exercise, but now that humans have the knowledge and technology to create various substances, there are artificial sweeteners that do not have calories at all and taste even sweeter than sucrose. Many Americans avoid sugar-sweetened drinks by drinking beverages filled with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame to avoid weight gain....   [tags: Trans Fats, Diabetes, Caloric Intake]

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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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Dangers of Second Hand Smoke: Shoud Smoking in Public Areas be Permitted?

- Should smoking in public areas be allowed. Have you ever gone to a restaurant or to the bowling alley and come home smelling like cigarette smoke. And while you were there, some people are sitting there smoking by you and you can’t stand the smell of it. So you go out side and to get some fresh air and what do you know there’s some more people lighting it up and smoking but they are polite enough to go outside. Doesn’t this annoy you, that you can barely go anywhere without people smoking in your presence....   [tags: cigarettes, health]

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Too Young For Facebook: The Dangers of Children Having Facebook Accounts

- Everyday younger kids are making social networks pages this introduces them into a new world that hardly knew anything about. There are so many reason why younger girls and boys shouldn't be on social sites at certain age. Sexual predators aren't the only dangerous thing about the internet, their peers could also assualt. In very few cases younger kids can be misleading and get someone older into some legal trouble. The internet is a public place that people of all ages and race can access all of your information....   [tags: predators, bullying, lying]

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Seniors Driving

- Seniors Driving      Courtney Caldwell, a writer for Road and Travel Magazine, stated in one of her articles that, “My mother, insisted her driving skills were as sharp as ever. However, after a few life-threatening trips to the grocery store as her passenger, I knew she had to stop driving. She was driving dangerously close to the curb, her reaction time was poor and she was missing stop signs and traffic lights. Her driving was so bad that I forbade my 32-year-old adult daughter to ever ride as a passenger with her”....   [tags: Elderly Drivers Dangers Driving Old]

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The Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving

- Are you sick and tired of having your life endangered by drivers who are too self-important to put their phones down and pay attention to the road. Once presented with the following information, one will be convinced not to use one's cell phone while driving and remember to drive now and talk later. A drive around any town provides enough evidence for most of us that cell phone use is threatening the safety of anyone who navigates on or near our roads. The exanimation of articles from The New England Journal of Medicine, Tom and Ray Magliozzi and Patti Pena are all for getting rid of cell phone use while driving....   [tags: Driving Texting Distracted Driver]

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Horace's Character Traits in Foote's The Dancers

- For a person to be their self they need to rise above their fears and then they will become superior to aversion. Horace’s character traits are boring, resulting in an uneventful life. Due to his personality, difficulties arise within himself and between him and others. When he overcomes his fears, positive resolutions emerge forming a lifelong lesson. Horace lacks certain qualities, but each experience he is to go through; he will gain confidence, courage, and strength in order to discover his true self and important values....   [tags: the dancers]

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Coal Mining and Its Impacts

- Coal Mining and Its Impacts Coal is a hard, black colored rock-like substance. It is made up of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and varying amount of sulphur. Coal was form as decomposition took place in the absence of oxygen and much of the hydrogen content of the matter was eroded away, leaving a material rich in carbon. The material was compressed over the years by sand and dirt, leaving the form of a carbon known as coal. The different types of coals are Anthracite, bituminous, lignite, peat, coke, and charcoal....   [tags: Coal Dangers Mines Essays Papers]

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Goddard Revisited: Cautionary Words from a Student-Teacher to a Teacher-Student Against the Dangers of an Uncritical Pedagogy

- The following essay has been written with you in mind. It is the most cogent summary of my criticisms of Goddard to date but is far from complete. I have left out issues that seemed less relevant to your present lived experience. Other matters have been glossed over. My past few days have been spent immersed enough in pedagogical theory that the deficiencies I have been exposed to thus far stand out like I do on a football field. Due to the limitations of time, space and energy I have chosen to write in a directed, rambling manner over the course of a brief sitting....   [tags: early Education, teaching]

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Cell Phones And Driving: Dangers Involved with Cell Phone Use While Driving

- Most people don’t abide by the rules and regulations of the road. Most people don’t even know that they are breaking the law because they do it so often. Talking on the cell phone and driving has become a very popular thing these days. Technology is coming out with the newest phones that can do everything for you and people are attracted to that. There are people that don’t have hands free and drive their car with only one hand, people that text and totally take their eye off the road and type conversations to each other....   [tags: Distracted Driving Argument Cell Phone]

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A New Pollution?

- A New Pollution. Abstract: Increasingly our society is being inundated with information wirelessly, through emissions of electromagnetic waves (EMF). Any room you enter is being blanketed with ever increasing amounts of, in some cases, highly powerful electromagnetic waves. These waves carry everything from cell phone traffic to wireless internet signals, to even conventional AM/FM radio signals. Although humans and animals cannot perceive most of these electromagnetic frequencies, they can affect biological organisms in many ways that scientists currently do not even understand....   [tags: Wireless Communication Pollution Dangers Papers]

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The Dangers of Teen Sleep Deprivation: Benefits of Adopting Later Start Times for High Schools

- “Bueller?…Bueller?” The monotone history teacher appearing in the popular 1980’s film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” proceeds to take role-call in his morning history class: a positively lethargic group of students, comically struggling to stay awake. As the teacher monotonously pronounces each name on the attendance list, one student gives a deadpan stare, mouth slightly agape and eyes drooping, while another student can’t beat the fatigue and sleeps with his head on his desk as a trickle of drool escapes his mouth....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Ballet: Negative Effects on Dancers

- During the Nutcracker, you watch as the Sugar Plum Fairy seemingly floats across the stage, does 32 fouettes on pointe and still makes it all look effortless. Little do you know how physically straining it is on her body and then you take into account her eating disorder. She constantly purges just so she can fit into the corset costume that the Sugar Plum Fairy before her fit into. Why might so many ballerinas think this is okay. I’m going to explore a few reasons why I believe ballerinas think this way....   [tags: dancer, self-image, ballerinas, clothing, body]

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The Pressures of Dancers

- The Pressures of Dancers The typical idea of a dancer is that they are tall, slender, full of energy, and lucky because they dance with all of the “stars”. Much of this is true, however, what many people do not think of are the many hardships that a dancer goes through in order to achieve their high status in the dance world. It takes much hard work and determination along with good direction to become a dancer. However, nothing good comes without a price. Dancers often times have many pressures put on them which can lead to physical and emotional damages....   [tags: Dancing Psychology Papers]

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The Danger of Overpopulation

- Overpopulation is considered as one of the most dangerous problems that affects our world very badly. Our world now is completely overpopulated. People have suffered a lot because of overpopulation. As overpopulation caused in many other problems, as because of overpopulation, it is easier to catch and spread diseases. And it leads to food shortages. Overpopulation also causes a problem for the environment because the population produces a lot of waste and the earth won’t be able to handle this amount of wastes someday....   [tags: waste, cartoons, techniques]

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Danger in Disguise

- As a busy teenager, I find my schedule filled with a variety of activities including athletics, academics, and other extra-curricular responsibilities. Although teenagers are supposed to have the opportunity to relax and enjoy their high school years, I find myself becoming overwhelmed with the stress of fulfilling all the expectations placed upon me. Living out such a hectic schedule can become tiresome, and I often find myself running low on mental and physical energy. Because we constantly have a game to play or homework to complete, teenagers often turn to energy drinks to rejuvenate their bodies; however, the popular beverage is causing controversy regarding its nutritional value and po...   [tags: Health ]

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Discarded Needles, A Danger for Children

- A child’s imagination can transform the mundane into the fantastical. In the eyes of a child a simple cardboard box can become a castle and a table can become a fort. This ability to daydream is one of the hallmarks of childhood, but it can also prove dangerous if the repurposed toy is a used sharp. Every year children around the globe are the victims of Community Acquired Accidental Needle Stick Injuries. Discarded sharps represent a serious threat to public health when they are disposed of in improper ways....   [tags: needle stick injuries, discarded needle sticks]

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The Danger of Sports Concussions

- Due to the recent findings on concussion based injuries, chief bodies of sports associations from professional to organized sports should take all possible steps to protect athletes from the dangers of concussions sustained on the field of play using medical based assessments and time restrictions in returning to play too soon. The NFL has been pushing player safety more and more over the past couple years. Slowly but surely rules and regulations have changed to better protect athletes from the dangers of concussions on all levels of play; professional, college, high/middles school and organized sports for children....   [tags: Warnings, Chief Bodies]

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Kids and Social Networking: Danger at Their Fingertips?

- ... Also, little social networking websites such as Ask.fm, can have people post ANY question they want (www.today.com). This means that a person can post anything referring to sex, pornography. inappropriate intentions, and more. Speaking of pressures, about 51% of girls and 24% of boys are pressured by friends or someone they don’t know to post a “sexy” message or image (www.besecure.com). Imagine that type of percent and 28,250 people who use the Internet or social networking to look up pornography....   [tags: cyberbullying, danger, suicide]

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Sexual Dancers, Slang, and Cheap Junk Food

- In 2009, Burger King unleashed a new commercial for its collection of bizarre fast food advertisements. Before this one, most of their sexually appealing takes were intended for an older audience. The “Spongebob Got Back” commercial, however, advertised the 99 cent kids’ meal. The commercial aired on television has a longer version on YouTube. It begins with the screen centered on the burger king, with three females behind him in brown shorts, a white shirt, and socks to match Spongebob’s attire....   [tags: Gender Discrimination, Advertising]

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The Danger in Health Precautions

- Each year, seven billion people die from a tumorous disease that invades normal body functions. This disease is the worlds leading cause of death resulting in thirteen percent of deaths worldwide (“Cancer”). What kind of disease is capable of causing so much devastation. That disease goes by the name of cancer. Cancer comes in many different forms like: breast, lung, prostate, skin, and leukemia. Cancer gets harder to cure the later it is found so the sooner it is found, the better. Most common people believe that one way to prevent cancer is by getting screenings early....   [tags: cancer screenings, tumorous disease, health]

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The Danger of Technology and Industrialization

- We as humans in the recent times have made the world almost inhabitable, posing the dangers to both ourselves and other inhabitants. This has been catalyzed by industrialization and technology. The fast growing inventions, innovations and the unhealthy industrial competition between countries has led to many global problems e.g. Global financial crisis, global warming. The 2007-09 world financial crises have been a persistent reminder of the many-sided nature of the disaster. It hit from small and large to poor and wealthy countries....   [tags: global warming, financial warming, inhabitable]

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