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Should Morality Be Broken Down Into Two Basic Systems

- In video games, morality can be broken down into two basic systems, the Scale System and the Multiple Achievement Path System (Whittle 33). The Scale system, which is the most common, applies positive and negative values to decisions and adds them to a single axis scale with two poles as indicators of moral stance, which generally represent two mutually exclusive philosophies. The scale is mostly used as a meter for “good” and “evil” actions (35). The second system is slightly more complex. In MAPS, values are added to multiple single axis scales, where the scale with the highest value indicates the players tendencies in moral situations ()....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Moral, Player character]

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The General Awareness Of Glaucoma Worldwide And Narrows Down

- The literature review methodologically explores the general awareness of glaucoma worldwide and narrows down to its awareness in Africa and Nigeria. Glaucoma awareness is directly influenced by the source and kind of information received hence, the literature explores various sources of glaucoma information. As a result of paucity of literature on glaucoma promotion via eHealth, literature on Nigerian mHealth researches is critically discussed with emphasis on the platform of intervention and health condition targeted....   [tags: Health, Health care, Public health]

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Top-Down Approach to Drawing Data Flow Diagrams

- The top-down approach to drawing data flow diagrams essentially involves moving “from the general to the specific” in terms of the detail level displayed (Kendall & Kendall, 2008, p. 220). Using information gathered from interviews, investigation, and personal observation, the systems analyst begins by developing a list of business activities. They then use the list to define the four elements of a data flow diagram, as follows: § External entities – send/receive data to/from the system § Data flows – the movement of data § Processes – the change or transformation of data § Data stores – a virtual storehouse where data can be added, examined, or retrieved (Kendall & Kendall, 2008) The ana...   [tags: Systems Analysis]

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Broken Down Too Far: A Total Instituions

- Suicide is classified as the act of killing oneself intentionally. It is a very touchy subject that affects all people differently when they hear the word. Tyler Clementi was a freshman at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Tyler is no longer a freshman at the Institution famous for being the birthplace of college football. Tyler is gone, and will never come back to complete his college career, get a successful job, or marry someone who makes him happy. Clementi was harassed, humiliated, and emotionally and spiritually destroyed by one of his classmates who was bred to do such a thing at this total institution....   [tags: the Lords of Discipline]

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Going Down With the Ship: Affordable Care Act

- Glenn McCoy’s political cartoon, on the website Townhall.com, is a parody of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act and the 1921 tragedy of the Titanic voyage. It is very well known that the Titanic was thought to be unsinkable and because of that misconceived notion there were far more people than life boats. While on its first voyage the Titanic struck an ice burg and sank to the bottom of the ocean killing the majority of its passengers and crew. The captain of the Titanic was said to have made the decision to sink with his ship instead of taking a much needed spot on the lifeboats....   [tags: Political Cartoon, Security Protocol]

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One More Puff and We All Fall Down

- Many have debated that smoking doesn’t make an affect on others. However the smoking ban should be enacted for health and environmental reasons. Children lack a strong immune system at a young age and when they're around smokers they have a higher risk of infections. Smoking is not only dissatisfactory for childrens’ health but extremely unacceptable for the environment. Studies have shown most pollution on beaches comes from cigarette butts, causing fires and contaminating the air. Once you overlook hurting innocent children and polluting the Earth, it can also hurt adults....   [tags: Smoking, Hazard, Effects]

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The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down

- The medical biographic novel” The spirit catches you and you fall down,” by Anne Fadiman is a magnificent time capsule of the experiences faced by the Hmong peoples during their migration to America. However amusing the novel was from a literary standpoint, the novel described many deeply discerning attributes of the American health care system and Social Work arena of that time period. Although this novel describes the journey of one people 's immigration to America this story really speaks to the experiences of many migrate populations in the United States....   [tags: Health care, Social work, Healthcare, Hmong people]

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The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down

- The parents played a significant role in “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down”. They ultimately wanted what was best for their daughter however their idea of what proper treatment was did not always match with the doctor’s recommendations. Initially, the parents were allowed to be the official caretakers of their child. They brought her to the hospital when she needed medical attention, and brought her back home once she received treatment. However they were deemed “noncompliant” by the doctors at the hospital, when they failed to administer the proper dosages and medications to Lia at home....   [tags: Medicine, Ethics, Physician, My Sister's Keeper]

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I Sat Down With And Interviewed Two Cheerleaders

- Galbreath, Lauren. Richir, Rebecca. Personal Interview. 9 Nov. 2015. I sat down with and interviewed two cheerleaders, Rebecca Richir and Lauren Galbreath, to grasp a cheerleader’s perspective on the “sport”. I asked them questions about their history with cheerleading, their opinions on the argument as to if cheer is a sport or not, and injuries they have received in the past. Throughout the interview they provided me with valuable information and arguments on the topic of cheerleading. Rebecca and Lauren, two cheerleaders, helped me begin to understand the other side to the argument and not approach the topic with a biased mindset....   [tags: Cheerleading, Cheering]

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The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down

- The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down has challenged me to start thinking about different ways to approach cultural barriers. Using the Lee family and Lia as an example, the book identifies the challenges that the family faced over the years and the challenges that the providers experienced as well. As a result, the book highlights the need for cross-cultural communication in medicine, in an attempt to eliminate the barriers faced by both parties. On completing the book, my feelings towards the Lee family changed....   [tags: Culture, Health care, Health care provider]

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Don 't Dumb Me Down By Ben Goldacre

- Don’t dumb me down by Ben Goldacre is an article that explains why science in the media is portrayed so incorrectly. The media creates its own ‘science’ to the point where it’s not science anymore. The stories that are reported are strictly irrelevant to any kind of real science. Goldacre spent a year researching pointless ‘science’ stories such as why “chocolate is good for you, just like red wine is,”(2) and others. It seems as if the media reports what the people want to hear and not what the scientific studies actually say....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Theory, Mathematics]

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Modern Day Cars Are Loaded Down With Options

- Would a person drive a vehicle if they knew it was not safe. With modern day technology, vehicles have become much safer than they were fifty years ago. Many tests are done on the different makes and models of vehicles to make sure that they are safe before people are allowed to buy them. Purchasing a vehicle is a big decision. Research needs to be done before making the big decision of what vehicle to buy. When making that decision, would you want to buy a car if it is not the safest vehicle out there....   [tags: Truck, Automobile, Internal combustion engine]

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Effects of Five Life Factors on an Individual's Development

- In this unit, I will be explaining how the five life factors effect the development of an individual. I will also explain how two predictable and unpredictable life events influence an individual’s development. Many events take place in an individual’s life which influences their development and these can be both positive and negative on the development. Positive events would be; getting married, having children, recovering from an illness and making friends; however, there are also many negative events that can take place such as; failing an exam, divorce, losing someone and getting an illness....   [tags: religion, down syndrome, disability]

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Disability : Any Disease Or Problem That Goes Uneducated

- Disability: Any disease or problem that goes uneducated by people all over the world, especially in the United States. A disability is something that almost everyone has heard of but doesn’t know about in depth. “More than 600 million persons, 10 per cent of the world’s population, have a disability” (Pineda). You will see and hear of people that have a disability and use words that shouldn’t be used. A common connotation when you hear about people with a disability, is that those human beings are “mentally retarded”, “retarded”, or “special ed” but they are completely the opposite....   [tags: Disability, Down syndrome, Wheelchair]

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What Truly Brought The Hawaiian Queen Down

- Overthrow This book made me realize just how much of a bully America was. Our government is nothing but a big baby that cries when it does not get its way. America used many sly tactics to dispose of someone who threatened their economic, political, and ideological viewpoints. Most of the problems our government had with people, it mainly had to do with money. The very first government we overthrew was Hawaii. What truly brought the Hawaiian queen down was the fact that a lot of white people were coming into the country and trying to change the people’s way of life and “make it better.” Almost 200 devout Presbyterians and Congregationalists from New England gave up their lives to go live...   [tags: Federal government of the United States]

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My World Turned Upside Down : Marriage

- My World Turned Upside Down: Marriage My story really begins in high school when I met my ex-wife. We dated on and off throughout our high school years and towards my junior and senior year, the relationship between my ex-wife and me finally reached a perfect balance. I was head over heels for this girl and while I was still in my junior year I decided to enlist in the Army. My choice to enlist did not bother my ex-wife at all and it made me quite happy that it didn’t for the simple fact that I wanted to marry this girl and spend the rest of my life with her as well as serve my nation after the attacks of 9/11....   [tags: Marriage, Alimony, Divorce, Annulment]

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I Got A Walk Down Memory Lane

- As a child growing up, my aim and objectives were to come to America and go to school to achieve something better in future. Moving from my country to come to the U.S changed my whole life because it was my dream. I came to the United States at the age of 22 and I’m 25 years of age now. Writing this essay felt like a walk down memory lane. Although I’ve not been here for a long time, it has changed my life and I still have many accomplishments and goals to achieve in this life. Leaving your country is always a difficult decision and whoever has been in that shoe before would know what I’m talking about....   [tags: 2007 singles, English-language films, Prince]

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How Poor Employee Attendance Drags Profit Down

- How Poor Employee Attendance Drags Profit Down - and How to Fix It Recent workplace statistics point to a steady rise in cases of absenteeism among employees; this is causing many American companies to lose huge amounts of money every year. According the headhunting firm OnForce, Inc, absenteeism at the workplace doesn’t only affect the workers; its ripple effects can lead to loss of performance and productivity. To counter this growing problem, companies must come up with strategies of improving work culture and employee morale while acknowledging the problems caused by absenteeism....   [tags: Employment, Health, Personal life, Management]

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Obesity Breaks Down Into Four Different Groups

- Obesity breaks down into four different groups. Underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese. (2) If you are underweight, your BMI will be less than 18.5. Overweight people have a BMI at or above 25 and less than 30. If you are obese your BMI is at or above 30. (4) For one to become categorized as “overweight” you must eat more calories than you burn off. If you are overweight, this means that you have accumulated more fat than you should for your height. (1) There are two main variables that will affect you, these variables include food consumption and calorie burning....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Dieting, Hypertension]

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The Inequality Runs Right Down Racial Lines

- It is obvious that all schools in America are not created equally. However, what is not so obvious to most people, is whether or not this is just a coincidence or something deeper in our culture and society. What is also not so obvious to most people is how the inequality runs right down racial lines. In America it is more than educational inequality it is systematic multigenerational institutional discrimination that was never equal for African Americans and it is about time this issue is addressed but the United Sates government....   [tags: United States, White American, High school]

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Turning Education Upside Down By Tina Rosenberg

- Turning Education Upside Down by Tina Rosenberg addresses some interesting topic regarding online education. In the so called flipped classrooms, teachers are utilizing technology as a new teaching method. The Clintondale High School is the main example of a “flipped school” (Rosenberg 271). I think it is an interesting concept that students are able to watch short informational videos that act as a lecture, replacing lessons in class. To prove that a “flipped school” is more effective, they compared the same two history classes....   [tags: Video game, Video game genres]

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How Poor Employee Attendance Drags Profit Down

- How Poor Employee Attendance Drags Profit Down - and How to Fix It Statistics has shown that the level of absenteeism has risen significantly over the last year, costing American companies lose substantial amount of money every year. According OnForce, Inc a leading career searching firm, absenteeism at the workplace means much more a direct cost to the employees account, because it involves effects than can ripple through the organization such as high employee turnover, compromise quality, lead to loss of performance and productivity....   [tags: Employment, Management, Working time, The Work]

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Causes And Effect Of The On Entering The World On The Day Of September 2014

- Upon entering the world on the 25th day of June 2014 — brown skinned Asha Rose 's little slanted eyes, toes with gaps in between them, and distinct face shape led her doctors to believe she had Down Syndrome. She was diagnosed with a chromosomal condition in which babies’ developmental milestones and overall health is grossly affected. Expressly, as a result, Asha Rose has a congenital heart condition called Atrial Septic Defect. Considerably, several doctors have stated she may need surgery to remediate the effects of this defect....   [tags: Sibling, Family, Down syndrome]

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Top Down Vs Bottom Up Estimates

- Guinn_ENVM_625_M4_GradedAssign 1. Top-down vs. bottom-up estimates Project estimates are formed in preparation of a project and provide estimates for the cost and duration of a proposed project for the customer. Accuracy is expected and the desire for efficiency resulting in under budget and under time estimates are significant concerns for both the customer and organization providing the service. There are 2 main methodologies for the preparation of an estimate, the top-down method and the bottom-up method....   [tags: Project management, Work breakdown structure]

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Foreclosure Crisis Solution: Saving to Buy a House

- Before 1950, it was rare to have a mortgage. But if someone did have a mortgage at that time, it was not a thirty year mortgage like they are in present day. Never were they for the entire value of the home. (Most are now with a 0-5% down) People would buy a house for $15,000 and pay $10,000 and the remaining $5,000 would be mortgaged and paid off over a short time. The people who bought the home actually owned it instead of the bank. People used to save to buy a house, nowadays people are programmed to spend their money as fast as they get it....   [tags: Foreclosures, 20% down,]

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The Examination Of Disabilities Taught On Children 's Books

- It’s easy to only attention to the illustrations and stories told in children’s books. But the most significant quality of these stories is their ability to teach young kids. Beneath their unique syntax and clever rhymes, these stories portray important life lessons, and often more times then not, teach young kids morals. These messages aren’t very noticed and only become obvious after reading the stories multiple times. It’s the repetition of a story that can make ideas influential. Children’s literature can help children better understand the world around them, give them insight to their emotions, and demonstrate positive character traits....   [tags: Disability, Down syndrome, Autism]

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A Word, And My Family 's Battle By Patricia Bauer

- In “A Movie, A Word, and My Family’s Battle,” by Patricia Bauer makes an emotional argument that you cannot use the word “retard”, no matter how you mean it, without offending a large group of people while also setting back years of progress. Patricia Bauer was a former Washington post reporter and one of the founders of the UCLA, a school for young adults with intellectual disabilities, although she gains most of her knowledge on the topic from raising a daughter with Down Syndrome. This article was originally published in The Washington Post, one of the most circulates newspapers in America....   [tags: Disability, Down syndrome]

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William Blake´s Pity based on Shakespeare´s Macbeth

- ... The only figure present in the painting that is not in Macbeth is the deceased female figure lying down. The women figure lying on the ground looks as if she is dead. She lies there gazing up into nowhere with a solid glare. Instead of the angel figure giving life to the figure lying down; it seems as if the angel figure is taking the life of a baby from her, as she is now dead and the angels are taking care of the baby. The angel figure from the horse reaches her arms out to grasp the baby....   [tags: painting, woman, lying, down]

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The Effects of Inclusion on Mainstream Education

- In 1993 a woman by the name of Dee Begg filed a lawsuit against the school district office of Baltimore County, Maryland. She wanted her son Sean, a developmentally challenged eight-year-old boy suffering from Trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, to be able to attend a public school with normal children. Down Syndrome is a genetic condition in which a person is born with forty-seven chromosomes instead of the usual forty-six causing both physical and mental handicaps. Children suffering from Down syndrome will often have a smaller than usual and abnormally shaped head....   [tags: informative, down syndrome]

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Adult Aging Health Risks Factors Within The Lgbt Community

- Normal aging health risks factors within the LGBT senior population are the same as the general population. These risk factors need to be diagnosed and treated (e.g., cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, heart disease, visual and hearing impairment, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s). Caregivers will need to help identity these health problems early and encourage prevention and treatment measures. The current health care legislation means affordable health care coverage, limits on discrimination based upon sexual orientation and same-sex marriage, and preexisting conditions....   [tags: Disability, Down syndrome]

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Attitude Formation Theories Help People With Disabilities

- An attitude is the value a person assigns to something or someone. For example, individuals have differing attitudes against all kinds of aspects such as immunisations, asylum seekers and people with disabilities. People may have either a negative or positive attitude towards these particular examples because of numerous internal and external factors. Attitude formation theories help us understand how another person’s attitude takes shape and why people have these specific beliefs. Often, peoples attitudes about something will reflect in their behaviour and how they act towards it....   [tags: Disability, Down syndrome]

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It's Time To Open The Border With Mexico

- “It was very painful for all of us, his brothers, his parents, for me. But perhaps those who are suffering the most right now are our children. My kids ask me all the time: 'Why did they kill my dad. What happened to my dad. 'It is a question that I have no answers to, because I do not know why they did this. " -- Maria Puga, the widow of Alejandro Hernandez Rojas in an interview by Amy Goodman from PBS. The piercing, fiery screams of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas were real. They stripped the night of its beauty and burnt holes into the hearts of witnesses who stood helpless at the California-Mexico border in May 2010....   [tags: Tear Down the Border Fence]

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Intellectual Disability : Intellectual Functioning And Adaptive Behaviour

- Intellectual disability in lay man terms would be the disability to perform intelligent functioning of the human brain. The performance of everyday social and practical skills requires intellectual functioning and adaptive behaviour which are in-built abilities in most normal human beings. The ones who possess intellectual disability are often limited by their intellectual functioning and adaptive behaviour skills. This disability is generally spotted in individuals before they reach the age of 18 (Intellectual Disability (n.d.))....   [tags: Disability, Down syndrome]

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How I Write Down 5 Problems

- When I first came into this class the first thing we did was a writing assignment. We had to write down 5 problems that I personally had with writing and to expand on these problems. I wrote: I always seem to take too much time to think about what I’m going to write about then I do actually writing, I tend to make mistakes when re-reading something, I lose my train of thought easily, English has never been my best class, and I’m a slow writing. Throughout this semester in English Composition 102 I feel like this class has really helped me improve on all 5 of these problems and then some....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Thought, Mind]

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What Goes Up Would Come Down

- What goes up must come down. Remember this law of gravity. If you send something into the air, it must eventually come back down. How far up it goes determines how fast it will fall. This is the case with real estate in Florida, particularly along the west coast. Boom has turned to bust Housing prices were rising at a record pace, in some cases double or more in 2-3 years. This was the best time for real estate investors in Florida to buy. Or was it. When the peak arrived in mid-2006, the market never saw a plateau....   [tags: Real estate, Real property, Mortgage]

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Girl Talk Breaks Down Communication Barriers

- It’s common knowledge that women are more creative at building social networks and breaking down communication barriers. In fact, though women’s mode of communication has often been dismissed as ‘girl talk,’ such skills can go a long way in the business and office setting. How come. Studies suggest that this unique form of interrelating with friends and peers that’s unique to women results in positive effects because it focuses on intimacy. Since the modern business environment is built upon complex human networks where ‘face time’ and ‘connecting’ are essential to success and opportunity, the business woman’s ability to communicate with peers and superiors alike can be a boost to her career...   [tags: Interpersonal Communication]

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Noninvasive Prenatal GeneticTesting Using Maternal Serum

- The triple screen finds abnormalities caused by aneuploidy by testing for human chorionic gonadotropin, unconjugated estriol and alpha-fetoprotein, three chemicals found in the maternal serum. The quadruple screen tests for the same chemicals with the addition of inhibin A (Farrell). These tests are examples of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein screening that can be done on “all pregnant women, regardless of their risk of having a baby with Down syndrome or neural tube defects, serious malformations of the brain and spine” with the exception of women experiencing multiple pregnancy (Press 75, Brody)....   [tags: down syndrome, fetal abnormalities]

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The Morals of Silencing Chromosomes

- Chromosome silencing has led to a breakthrough in the world of Down syndrome, though it has proven to have multiple moral viewpoints that have come to be associated with it. Down syndrome is one of the most frequently occurring genetic disorders in the human population. Statistically, the chance of delivering a child with Down syndrome rises as the mother grows older. “Researchers now realize that older mothers have more babies with DS because the frequency of meiotic nondisjunction increases in women with age” (O’Conner, 2008)....   [tags: Down Syndrome, Genetic Disorders]

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Down Syndrome in Children

- Down Syndrome in Children Down syndrome is one of the most common and easily recognized genetic disorders. It is caused by abnormal cell division that involves the 21st chromosome pair of the 23 pairs of chromosome found in all normal human cells. There are three types of these abnormalities, which are non-disjunction, translocation, and mosaicism. Ninety five percent of children born with Down syndrome are a non-disjunction type which is three rather than two chromosome 21s. About three to four percent of cases are because of translocation which is chromosome 21 detaches and attaches to another chromosome....   [tags: Papers]

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Children with Down Syndrome

- Children with Down Syndrome Down syndrome affects many people in this world. Not only does it affect the person diagnosed as Downs, but it also affects their family and everyone around them. There are physical characteristics that help you identify somebody with Downs. There are also some health concerns that you need to worry about. In this essay I will give you a clearer understanding of what Downs syndrome is, and what it means to have Downs. Down syndrome can be caused for three different reasons....   [tags: Papers]

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Introduction to Chinese Culture: Confucianism

- ... They examined components that underlie participative management efforts in the U.S., which include the nature of the tasks individuals perform in Guangzhou, China. According to their results, perceived group support and participation in decision-making was positively related to job satisfaction and perceived task interdependence was positively related to both job satisfaction and willingness to cooperate. Scott, Bishop and Chen (2003) concluded that Chinese workers react to Western organizational characteristics of peer support, participation in decision-making, and interdependent tasks in a similar manner as their U.S....   [tags: top down management, performance]

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Neuropathology Of Down's Syndrome

- Neuropathology Of Down's Syndrome Down’s syndrome is the most commonly identified cause of mental retardation occurring in 1 out of 700 live births. In addition to mental deficiency, characteristics of the disease include epicanthic folds of the eyes, flattened facial features, unusual palm creases, short stature, open mouth, protruding tongue and poor posture. A twenty-two to fifty fold increase in risk of the development of leukemia along with congenital heart defects in forty percent of these individuals is also seen....   [tags: Medical Disease Health Essays]

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The Farm: 10 Down

- The Farm: 10 Down is the sequel to the well-known documentary, The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison that featured five inmates living at Angola prison. As a follow up on the stories of the inmates, The Farm: 10 Down was made to show the prisoner’s progress, although for others, their lack of positive growth is evident. Logotherapy, also known as the theories of Viktor Frankl are apparent in the prisoner’s lives and suffering. The progress the inmate’s have made or the lack thereof has labeled them as the perfect examples of Frankl’s ideas....   [tags: Viktor Frankl 2014]

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The Power of Music Therapy

- After great practice, Josh Clark learned to spell his last name. This may not seem like a grand accomplishment, but for Josh, it is. Josh has down syndrome. He attends weekly music therapy sessions and his parents are seeing great progress. Mother said, “Within a week, he learned how to spell ‘Clark’. Without music therapy, it would have taken several weeks or several months. So how does music help Josh to learn at a faster rate than without music. Josh’s music therapist knew that Josh was accustomed with the song “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” so she used that to help him learn....   [tags: spelling, down syndrome]

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Drawing Down The Moon

- Introduction I chose to read the book Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today, by Margot Adler, because I myself am a practicing Wiccan. I began following this religion the summer before I entered high school. I have read many books on my religion, and I thought that this one would compliment the knowledge that I have on the subject. I was raised a Roman Catholic, but I never felt truly comfortable with the teachings of the Catholic church....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tuitions Up, Scholarships Down

- As time goes on, it seems the dream of going to college is becoming harder and harder to achieve. The average cost of attending a college is rising quickly. Depending on the college in particular, tuitions went up anywhere from $231 to $1,114 (MSNBC.com). Overall, tuitions have gone up a mind-blowing 85% in the last ten years. At the same time, funding for these colleges has gone down, creating a significant problem for blue collar families who have the intention on sending their kids to a four year college....   [tags: higher Education, college, education cost]

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The film Falling Down

- The film Falling Down Falling Down is a film about a man who we know very little about (at the start) apparently trying to get home to see his family, it is his little girls birthday. The film opens with the camera coming out of his mouth and showing his face then the rest of his body, you notice that he is wearing a white shirt and tie. It then moves around the scene showing you that he is very hot and stuck in a traffic jam, it shows the people in the cars around him, and his reactions to these people....   [tags: Papers]

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Relevancies on Falling Down

- Relevancies on Falling Down The movie Falling Down was a story of a middle-aged man going through a lot of turmoil in his life. He was recently divorced from his wife and daughter. where soon after he was given a restraining order against them. He was then fired from his job, this was the culmination of his problems. He went throughout Los Angeles and decided to make his point heard in several different ways. He shoots up a burger place and beats up a convienence store with a bat just because he is unhappy....   [tags: Papers]

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Never Back Down Review

- Never Back Down Review A) Event Synopsis and Theme 1. The film opens in the middle of a high-school football game, with Jake Tyler helping his team to win. Frustrated, one of the players from the opposing team taunts him about the death of his father from drunk driving. Known for his hot temper, Jake immediately begins a brawl with the opposing player. The brawl is captured on the crowd's mobile phones and personal video cameras, and soon is downloaded to the internet. This is in fact the last game Jake will play at this high school as he and his family is moving to Orlando, Florida....   [tags: Movies Film]

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Down With Community Service

- Down With Community Service Dear Editor, I have recently read an article in the newspaper that concerned young people doing community service after they graduate high school. It stated that they should do two years of community service. I disagree with the article for many reasons. Many people will agree with me about the community service matter. I recently spoke to the counselor of my school about the subject of community service. He said that most young people mainly think about going to college and getting a job after they graduate; therefore, they would not have any extra time to do community service....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Breaking Down "The Metamorphosis"

- Breaking Down “The Metamorphosis” Franz Kafka’s beginning of his novel, “The Metamorphosis,” begins with what would seem a climactic moment: “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.” From this point on, the reader is determined to make sense of this transformation. However, the reader later comes to realize that Gregor is actually not an insect, but this metamorphosis into a vermin was purely symbolic. It symbolizes the degrading lifestyle that Gregor leads to support his family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Up The Down Staircase

- Up the Down Staircase By Bel Kaufman The main character of this book is Sylvia Barret she is a recent college graduate, and works as a high school English teacher. Sylvia would like to work in a nice private school, like so many of her friends. Instead Sylvia takes a job with the board of education, in a nieve attempt to reach out to the under privileged inner-city children in public schools. Sylvia battles with so many choices in this book. In the end she makes the right ones....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Trends in Late Parenting

- All across the nation couples are continually increasing the trend to have their first child after the age of thirty-five. A baby boom among older women has tripled the number of giving birth after they’re forty’s birthday. This unprecedented level is nearly three times the total of twenty year olds and up by fifty percent over the past decade (Doughty, 2010). Last year 27,000 babies were born to mothers over the age of forty (Doughty, 2010). Research has shown that there are many risks for the mother, the father, and the baby....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Down Syndrome]

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Down Syndrome

- Karyotype is the characteristic chromosome complements of a eukaryotic species and they are arranged in homologous pairs. There are many abnormal chromosomes and some of them are Turner syndrome, Klinifelter syndrome, Edwards’s syndrome, Down syndrome and Patau syndrome. The abnormal chromosome that I was given was called Down Syndrome or trisomy 21. We could recognize this disease by looking at the Karyotype because a normal karyotype has two- 21 chromosome but in Down syndrome there are three- 21 chromosomes....   [tags: Biology Chromosome Disorders]

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Down Syndrome

- Down Syndrome Although many theories have been developed, it is not known what actually causes Down syndrome. Some professionals believe that hormonal abnormalities, X-rays, viral infections, immunologic problems, or genetic predisposition may be the cause of the improper cell division resulting in Down syndrome. It has been known for some time that the risk of having a child with Down syndrome increases with advancing age of the mother; i.e., the older the mother, the greater the possibility that she may have a child with Down syndrome....   [tags: Pregnancy Children Disorder Health Essays]

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Down Syndrome

- Down Syndrome People with Down syndrome are first and foremost human beings who have recognizable physical characteristics due to the presence of an extra chromosome 21. The estimated incidence of Down syndrome is between 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 1,100 live births. Each year approximately 3,000 to 5,000 children are born with this chromosome disorder. It is believed there are about 250,000 families in the United States who are affected by Down syndrome. Children with Down syndrome are usually smaller, and their physical and mental developments are slower, than youngsters who do not have Down syndrome....   [tags: chromosome disorders mental retardation]

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Down Syndrome

- Down Syndrome Down's Syndrome, it is one of the most frequently occurring chromosomal abnormalities found in humans effecting people of all ages, races and economic levels. It is a chromosomal anomaly in cell development that results in a person being born with forty-seven chromosomes instead of the normal forty-six chromosomes. People with Down syndrome may have mild to severe learning disabilities and physical symptoms, which include a small skull, extra folds of skin under the eyes, and a protruding tongue....   [tags: Papers]

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Down Syndrome

- Down Syndrome Down syndrome is not difficult to diagnose, doctors realize physical characteristics of those with Down syndrome in the delivery room. Although these characteristics have no functional or behavioral significance, questions are normally asked about Down syndrome. Parents do not normally see a resemblance between their child an a child with Down syndrome. Mere appearance does not affect the child’s behavior at all. Though physical symptoms are visual markers of other conditions that may impact the child’s development....   [tags: Informative]

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Down Syndrome

- Down Syndrome      Have you ever been in a situation where you were confronted by a child who has Down Syndrome and were unsure of how to act around that child. I'm sure many of us have experienced the awkwardness that accompanies such a situation. Many people feel guilt or pity for these children, I believe these reactions result from a lack of knowledge about the condition. Which is why I have chosen this topic.      Down Syndrome is a condition that cannot be physically passed on from one person to the next....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Down Syndrome

- Down syndrome Down syndrome takes its name from Dr. Langdon Down. He was the first person to describe the syndrome in 1866. The earliest recorded incident of someone having Down syndrome dates back to an altar piece painted in a church in Aachen, Germany in 1504. Although the syndrome is named after Dr Langdon Down, he did not understand the condition, as we know it today. The syndrome was referred to as having mongolism. This was because people who have Down syndrome have similar physical characteristics to those people of oriental heritage....   [tags: Mental Retardation Mentally Retarded]

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Down Syndrome

- Sometimes when meiosis ( the division of reproductive cells ) occurs, chromosomes may be lost, left behind, or too many may be passed on, resulting in the birth of a child with a genetic or congenital defect or disease. One of the most common of these genetic disorders is Down syndrome. This disorder takes its name from Dr. Langdon Down, who was the first to describe it formally, in 1866. Down syndrome is a condition marked by abnormal physical and mental development that is caused by a genetic defect....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Down Syndrome

- Down Syndrome They used to be called "Mongoloids," an ethnic insult coined by John Langdon Down, an English physician during the nineteenth century. But now they are known as people, individuals with a condition known as Down syndrome. (3). It wasn't until the 1960s that Jerome Lejeune and Patricia Jacobs discovered the cause of Down syndrome (also called trisomy 21). But with technological advancements within the scientific community, more and more information has been gathered about the condition that affects about one in every one thousand children born around the world....   [tags: Biology Biological Medical Essays]

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Down Syndrome

- Down syndrome is a genetic disorder in which a person is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21. There are three genetic variations that cause Down syndrome: Trisomy 21, Mosaic Trisomy 21 or Translocation Trisomy 21. There are many ways in which theses disorders affect the body.  Trisomy 21 occurs when an egg or sperm comes in with an extra copy of chromosome 21, then, once an embryo is formed and starts to develop, the chromosome is replicated in every single cell of the embryo. Trisomy 21 is the most common type of Down syndrome....   [tags: genetic disorder]

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Down Syndrome

- Down syndrome is a birth defect caused by a genetic disorder that affects 350,000 people in the United States. It is caused by abnormalities in the genes and is not inherited, meaning that parents do not pass this onto their children. Genetics is the study of heredity or how certain traits are passed from parents to their children. Genes are the basic unit of heredity. Cells are the building blocks of your body and each one of us has more than 100 trillion cells. Our genes are located in chromosomes....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Down Syndrome

- Down Syndrome Trisomy 21 is caused, as the name suggests, by the triplication of the 21st chromosome. Genes which, simplified, contain the blueprints for our cellular structure, are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes. Normally, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, half of which are inherited from each parent. In Down syndrome (DS), however, the cells usually contain not 46, but 47 chromosomes. This excess genetic material, in the form of additional genes along the 21st chromosome, results in DS....   [tags: Papers]

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Down Syndrome

- Down Syndrome Down syndrome is the most common genetic disorder among children. 1 out of every 1,000 is diagnosed with what is more commonly known as DS (Leshin, 2000). DS was first observed in 1866 by John Langdon Down, an English physician. However, only speculation existed on what caused this debilitating disease. In 1959, Jerome Lejeune and Patricia Jacobs discovered the true cause. It is trisomy of the 21st chromosomes that causes DS and the debilitating characteristics along with it (Leshin, 2000)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Tumble Down

- Robyn woke up early one morning in winter, due to feeling chilled throughout. She slid out of bed and slipped on her dressing gown and approached the window. She opened the curtains and as far as the eye could see everything had disappeared under a blanket of snow. Robyn was surprised by the heavy downfall of snow because of the intense humidity they had been experienced just yesterday, so this weather was certainly unseasonable. The snow looked crisp and pure. As she looked through the austere nakedness of the trees far into the distance the buildings and forest were clearly defined against the ultramarine sky....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Falling Down

- Falling Down The 1993 film falling down provides a look into two separate men’s lives in the course of one day. Although the movie was highly acclaimed for it’s portrayal of the new human situation, the covert and overt racism, sexism, and classism leave a sour taste in this viewer’s mouth. The movie comes across as a lame attempt to show the “White man’s ever growing burden.” The audience is expected to feel a compassion for both lead characters. The message that is supposed to be portrayed is similar to films of today such as fight club and American beauty....   [tags: essays papers]

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Black Hawk Down

- Man Down Repelling down from a hovering Black Hawk helicopter, running through the streets in a foreign city, bullets hissing past your ears, bombs are exploding all around you, debris flying in all directions, and you have a job to do. In Black Hawk Down, director Ridley Scott mixes a wide variety of camera movement, camera angles, film speed, tone, and music to throw the audience into the thick of the fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia. Scott places the viewer into the boots of Delta Force members, ARMY Rangers, and many other military positions allowing you to experience the nightmare these soldiers are going through....   [tags: Movie Film Review]

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Black Hawk Down

- Black Hawk Down A Story Of Modern War Mark Bowden is a teacher, columnist for Atlantic Monthly, playwright, and a writer. His book Black Hawk Down A Story of Modern War a world wide bestseller that spent more than a year in the New York Times bestseller list and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Bowden also worked on the script for Black Hawk Down, a film version of the book, directed by Ridley Scott. Bowden is also the writer of the bestseller Killing Pablo The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw in 2001, which tells the story of the hunt for Colombian drug lord billionaire Pablo Escobar....   [tags: Mark Bowden]

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Sidney Fine's Sit-down

- Sidney Fine's Sit-down Sit-down is a historical non-fiction book. It depicts the events of the 1936-1937 strike at General Motors plants in Flint and around the country. The author of this book is Sidney Fine. In this report you will learn what I learned about the struggle between Corporations and the beginning of unionization. Sit-down is about the General Motors Sit-down strike of 1936-1937. This strike was mainly about the right for workers to represent themselves through collective bargaining....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Black Hawk Down

- Black Hawk Down Mark Bowden's 'Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War' is a minute by minute reconstruction of the climactic battle in the short, American military campaign in Mogadishu. The Battle of the Black Sea, as it is known, was the most serious firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. Eighteen American soldiers were killed, and more than 70 wounded, in 15 hours of ferocious fighting. More than 500 Somalis combatants were killed, among more than a thousand casualties....   [tags: Firefight History Book Historical Essays]

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Down Goes Hurston

- Down Goes Hurston The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s is a great time for black artists; it is a rebirth of art, music, books and poetry. In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God Janie, the protagonist, is treated kindly for a black women. She does not go through the torment of black culture during that era or the previous eras. Throughout the book Hurston &quot;fibs&quot; about racial oppression. Janie gets respect by the white people she encounters. Hurston makes the reader imagine that African-American life is easygoing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Turned Upside Down

- Probably the most controversial question around today is simply, was America justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. After obtaining tons of useful, factual information I believe that America committed the most inhuman act that she has ever done. America at that time just stooped to the enemy's level by slaughtering thousands of innocent people. On August 6, 1945 the city of Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb used in warfare. The atomic bomb was an instrument of destruction which could of and has led to the end of mankind....   [tags: WWII World War two hiroshima]

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The Effects on a Ball Rolling Down a Ramp

- The Effects on a Ball Rolling Down a Ramp Aim: I am trying to find out what factors effect the distance a ball rolls when released from the top of a ramp. Variables Input/Control Outcome Units Height of Ball from the ground Height of Ramp Distance ball rolls Centimeters (cm) Length of Ramp Speed ball rolls Surface of Ramp Direction ball rolls Surface of Floor Weight of Marble Size of Marble Surface of Marble Variables: The height of the ramp will change the speed and distance the ball rolls because when the ramp is higher, the ball will be higher....   [tags: Papers]

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Use of the Nation of Islam in Down at the Cross

- The Use of the Nation of Islam in “Down at the Cross” Like his essay “Notes of a Native Son,” James Baldwin’s “Down at the Cross” offers a three-part essay involving Baldwin’s personal adolescent experience, a specific event in Baldwin’s life, and a final analysis concluding with a warning to the readers. Baldwin describes a general experience throughout his life, and his sense of the public’s overall experience, to discuss the progression of America throughout history; the progression of America is the advancement of the American Negro according to Baldwin: “[The American Negro] is the key figure in his country, and the American future is precisely as bright or as dark as his” (Baldwin 34...   [tags: James Baldwin]

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The Passing Down of a Tribe's Ancient Legends

- The Passing Down of a Tribe's Ancient Legends Thesis: The Shaman’s job of passing down the tribe’s ancient legends are very important. I Shamans A. definition B. purpose 1. balance 2. success hunting 3. planting 4. cure sickness C. Usually males 1. post menopausal women 2. blood powers II passed down from generation to generation A. usually from memory 1. sand drawings 2. birch bark scrolls 3. paintings on rocks 4. animal hides B. children 1. eight-familiar stories 2. ten- know history III answer basic questions A....   [tags: Tribal Creation Stories Native Americans Essays]

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Cutting Down the Brazilian Rainforest Is Wrong

- Cutting down the Brazilian rainforest is not a morally just thing to do. Not only does leave the soil sterile and cut the land used for crops’ life in half, but it also eliminates the opportunity for new medicines to be found, new plants to use for treatment in the medical field, and petroleum substitutes to be collected and used, just to name a few. In addition, the presence of the rainforest helps protect us from global warming and keeps some of the rarest and beneficial animals and their homes alive....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Rolling a Car down a Ramp Investigation

- Rolling a Car down a Ramp Investigation PLANNING When planning my experiment, I will need to take into consideration the following points: - Fair testing - Equipment - How many results I will take - What range of variables I will experiment with I will be investigating, by varying the height the summit of the ramp is raised off the ground, if the average speed increases or decreases. Method ====== I have decided to produce a step-by-step guide for each experiment just to ensure that when we actually come to conducting the practical work, it runs flawlessly....   [tags: Papers]

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Environmentalism in Watership Down by Richard Adams

- The small group of rabbits that left their original warren, Sandleford, to find a new home often uses their little spare time to listen to stories generally told by Dandelion. These stories are often about the Thousand Enemies and how they are a threat to the rabbits, especially El-ahrairah. Humans are presented as one of the “Thousand.” The author of the book, Richard Adams, displays man in a negative way because of this. Man is portrayed as violent, nonsensical, and abusive to the natural way of life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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