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A Day of Atonement: Jewish Holiday

- A Day of Atonement One of the most important holidays in Judaism is, Yom Kippur, which means “the day of covering” (Molly). It is considered as the holiest holi(day) of the year, the day in which people are the closest to God (Chabad). There are many steps and rituals that are performed before celebrating Yom Kippur, as well as during the holiday. During this day, people are able to repent for their sins, to change the path that they have chosen, as well as the last appeal, before God passes judgment (Rich)....   [tags: holiday, holy, prayer, services]

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Description of La Semana Santa Holiday

- La Semana Santa is a holiday celebrated in most Spanish speaking countries but it originated in Spain. It takes place the entire week prior to Easter or, in Spanish, Pascua. They celebrate their Christian traditions and on this very important holiday. During this week, the city is very busy. All of the businesses close their shops for Semana Santa but the bars and restaurants stay open. Every afternoon, floats parade through the city, some carrying a life size Jesus and Virgin Mary for hours. Semana Santa is primarily to celebrate the death of Christ....   [tags: spanish holiday, easter, pascua, cofradias]

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The Harlem Renaissance, Jazz and Billie Holiday

- The Harlem Renaissance, Jazz and Billie Holiday In Harlem, the people sit on their front porches in protest of the summer Sunday sun, fanning themselves with the morning paper as the day slides away. Out on the streets, neighbors call to each other. A woman’s voice is audible from an open window, singing nonsensically as she scrubs. Her melodies tumble out the window and intertwine with the trembling harmonica rising from the heat of the pavement and venture into the store on the corner. The boisterous laughter of men on the porch mixes with the skip of the jump rope slapping the sidewalk and the shrieking of children....   [tags: Billie Holiday Harlem Renaissance Essays]

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Billie Holiday

- Billie Holiday Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but spent most of her poverty stricken childhood in Baltimore. Lady Day, as she was named by Lester Young, had to overcome many tragedies in her lifetime and yet still became one of the most popular jazz-blues vocalists of all time.      Billie's Parents, Sally Fagan and Clarence Holiday, were both born in Baltimore. They married as teens and soon Sally gave birth to Eleanora Fagan. Shortly after the birth, Clarence Holiday deserted his family to tour with Fletcher Henderson's band....   [tags: Music Holiday Biographies Essays]

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The Narrator Merges with Ottilie in Porter’s Holiday

- The Narrator Merges with Ottilie in Porter’s Holiday “Ottilie, now silent, was doubled upon herself, slipping loosely on the edge of the seat. I caught hold of her stout belt with my free hand, and my fingers slipped between her clothes and bare flesh, ribbed and gaunt and dry against my knuckles. My sense of her realness, her humanity, this shattered being that was a woman, was so shocking to me that a howl as doglike and despairing as her own rose in me unuttered and died again, to be a perpetual ghost....   [tags: Porter’s Holiday]

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Setting Realistic Holiday Expectations

- Everyone has holiday expectations and dreams of the perfect Thanksgiving, a magical Christmas and a prosperous New Year. While these expectations are what most strive for, it is not always how these occasions happen. Setting realistic expectations that leave room for mishaps that may occur will perhaps save you from suffering undue disappointments. There is nothing wrong with planning for a perfect holiday, but when things do not go as planned it can be devastating for some. Couples who are experiencing their first Thanksgiving together is a perfect example....   [tags: Holidays]

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Christmas as a Federal Holiday

- The most collectively celebrated holiday of the year is undeniably December 25th, Christmas. Most people acknowledge that the “Christ” in Christmas is representative of Jesus Christ, Son of God, and for Christians, the day is set aside as a celebration of his birth. Many people in the United States (and world) however, either do not believe in the Christian view of Christmas, have different non-Christian religious beliefs or celebrate for other reasons, if at all. Because of the multi-cultural differences that incorporate our country, Christmas should be declared by Congress as simply a Federal Holiday....   [tags: Religion Holidays]

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Black Holiday Is Not A Holiday

- Black Thanksgiving is Not a Holiday Thanksgiving Day is a day of family, food, and giving thanks for the blessings in life and yet some people believe Thanksgiving to be a prep day for Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. The focus of Thanksgiving shifted from family bonding to incessant shopping. This trend of taking away from the hours of Thanksgiving in order to shop is enraging. It steals away from family time for the shoppers and the employees. Employers threaten workers that if they do not work on that certain holiday, they will be fired....   [tags: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas]

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Is The Holiday Season?

- As the holiday season begins and we complain about how cold it is in the line outside of Best Buy waiting to buy things we don’t necessarily need, we tend to forget what is happening outside of our domain. Picture this: instead of shivering outside of Best Buy, you are shivering in a tightly packed inflatable boat. You are with your mother, but your family didn’t have enough money for everyone to be transported, so your father and brother had to stay home to work. Ahead you see an island, you’re shaking has steadied - the safety you’ve been waiting months to get to is finally a beacon of light a few miles out....   [tags: United States, World War II, Refugee, Barack Obama]

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New National Holiday: Implementing Election Day as a Holiday

- A democracy is a type of government in which the people rule; it is adopted by many countries across the world (Kollman, 2012: 25). One way people influence the government is by actively participating in elections and nominating individuals whom they wish would serve the country. These people – government servants: mayors, senators, presidents, etc. - represent the people and their ideologies. Some countries honor the election system more than others and The United States of America is one of them....   [tags: democracy, government, rule]

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Christmas Is Not The Perfect Holiday For Everyone

- You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town (John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie). Christmas is around the corner, and kindness and happiness are full filling people souls. The wonderful Christmas tree smell that invade the living room gives you the sense of being on a real mountain. Also, enjoying the snow from the window with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book give you so much peace to your inner self. Overall, Christmas sounds like a lovely time where everybody is full of joy....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Christmas carol]

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Billie Holiday: A Brief Biography

- Billie Holiday was an African-American jazz singer and songwriter.Billie Holiday was the biological child of Sadie Fagan and Clarence Holiday. Sadie was thirteen when she had Billie. At the same time, Clarence was an irresponsible father who did not care about his daughter's Billie. From Billie's early life, she grew up in a broken family. In other word, she had no father to support throughout her childhood and her mother who was struggling financially as a teen mom that often neglect the time to take care of Billie....   [tags: African American music]

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The Season For Holiday Shopping Online

- Tis the season for holiday shopping online, so it 's time to adjust your sales strategy and get your website ready to convert more visitors into buyers. Using these tactics will increase your chances of turning holiday shoppers into customers. 1. Adjust Your Website For Showroomers Shoppers will frequently check online for a lower price when they are visiting a retail store and they see a product that would make a perfect gift. Faced with a higher than expected price tag or a long checkout line, they will pull out their phone and do a quick search....   [tags: Online shopping, Electronic commerce]

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Christmas Is A Christian Holiday

- Christmas Christmas is a Christian holiday that takes place on December 25 each year. Christmas is supposed to be a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, but is that just what American’s celebrate. “Ironically, at most Christmas parties the person whose birthday we 're supposed to be celebrating is completely ignored. He 's never even mentioned. Although Jesus is the reason for the season, he 's often overlooked or merely mentioned along with Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus, the Grinch, elves, and a long list of celebrated fictional characters” (Warren)....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Christmas Eve, Gift]

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A Perfect World, The Holiday Season

- In a perfect world, the holiday season conjures up images of caroling, gift-wrapping, snowball-fights, and memories shared with your family and friends. However, the most wonderful time of the year actually probably leaves you feeling over-fed, heavy, bloated and contemplating why ‘yet-again’ you have allowed ourselves to slip off the ‘wellness bandwagon’ falling into a deep-deep slump. Knowing this is is coming, why do you lose all control every single winter forgo all exercise and eat way to many slices of apple pie....   [tags: Mind, Consciousness, A Great Way to Care]

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Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

- Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating As the holiday season approaches, numerous parties keep on popping everywhere and making plans to enjoy these parties became our priority. This is the season wherein every table is piled high with calorie-laden temptations and it’s up to us to manage indulging in a healthy way. Maintaining a food diary can help in monitoring your daily consumption. It allows you to adjust your food intake and focus on exercise if needed. Studies show that the average American gains 1 to 2 pounds during the holiday, and these can turn into a permanent baggage if left unmanaged....   [tags: shop, plan, exercise, gum, meal, buffet]

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Motivation Problems at Holiday World

- Overview & Methods Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari is a seasonal theme and water park located in Santa Claus, Indiana. This is also an organization which I have previously worked at for six seasons. Having a slogan of “Number 1 for Family Fun!,” Holiday World strives to provide for their guests two affordable theme parks with a fun and family oriented environment. They also pride themselves on having world-class rides and entertainment, free soft drinks, friendly employees, immaculately clean grounds, and providing outstanding service....   [tags: safari, water park, employees, promotion]

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Christmas: Also a Catholic Holiday

- What do you think of when someone says Christmas. Does your imagination run wild with the thoughts of twinkling lights, delicious cookies, and presents under the tree. Or does your mind wander to another side of the joyous season. When many kids are growing up, they perceive that Christmas is all about receiving gifts, eating sugary food, and having no school; however, as they mature, they soon realize that there is another viewpoint on the season; a whole other meaning to Christmas. The season of Christmas is an important and favored holiday in America as a time of giving and a time of gathering; however, Christmas is a traditional and historical celebration in the Catholic Church as well....   [tags: religious traditions gone secular]

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Motivational Problems at Holiday World

- Overview & Methods Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari is a seasonal theme and water park located in Santa Claus, Indiana. This is also an organization which I have previously worked for six seasons. Having a slogan of “Number 1 for Family Fun!,” Holiday World strives to provide for their guests two affordable theme parks with a fun and family oriented environment. They also pride themselves on having world-class rides and entertainment, free soft drinks, friendly employees, immaculately clean grounds, and providing outstanding service....   [tags: rewards, promotions, performance]

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Thanksgiving Is An Important Public Holiday

- Thanksgiving is an important public holiday, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, Setting aside time to give thanks for one 's blessing. Even though during this blissful day you are very busy greeting, eating, and socializing with family, everyone has that one favorite moment during the day that they love and will cherish for the rest of their lives. For me thanksgivings are always very monumental, especially last years’ thanksgiving which was my first thanksgiving dinner with my great grandmother....   [tags: Thanksgiving, Family, Grandparent]

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Have Yourself an OfficeMax Holiday

- Introduction The case study, Have Yourself an OfficeMax Holiday, details one company’s holiday marketing strategy to change society’s perception of its business. At the time of the case study in 2008, the company, OfficeMax, was a publicly traded company and one of the largest office supply chains in the world, with retail stores around the globe (OfficeMax, 2008). Its business was seasonal in nature, with business-to-business sales being high in January as companies restocked depleted office supplies and business-to-consumer sales souring during the months of August and September as parents bought school supplies for students returning to school (Office Max, 2008)....   [tags: case study]

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The Holiday Of Christmas Today

- It is that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and the yuletide season is just around the corner. For evidence of this, one needs to look no farther than his local Walmart, which has certainly been proudly displaying their plastic Christmas trees and blow-up Frosty the Snowmans since Halloween. Yes, Christmas is almost here, and along with it doorbuster sales, long lines, late nights spent shopping online, and a last-minute sprint to the local Target. Over the years, this consumerism has come to define Christmas, and the once sentimental holiday has become dependent on the quality of gifts rather than the time spent with loved ones....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Yule]

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Holiday Spirit Controlled By Government

- According to the current data, depending on what one you read, the United States is often regarded as a capitalist economy, but it is actually a “mixed economy”. However, in everyday life, society feels the capitalism and its manipulating control of consumerism. Consumerism is a form of government control which leads society to enter an almost uncontrollable buying frenzy, especially during the festive holiday season. Holidays once spent with family to praise and give thanks, are now being taken over by the strong desire to “run to an awesome sale” in support of your government....   [tags: consumerism, interest rates]

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Christmas Is My Favorite Holiday

- December 25 is the time of year that everyone celebrates, but does not know the true meaning of this day. Christmas is my favorite holiday because it is the time of year for loving, giving, and remembering who this holiday is for. Christmas is my favorite holiday because it is the time of year that everyone should spend with their family and friends loving them unconditionally. Every Christmas, my family and I, on my mother 's side, join together on Christmas Eve to be able to spend time with the ones which we love....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Christmas Eve, Gift]

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Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday

-   Strange fruit is and amazing dark poem told by Billie Holiday as very powerful song. Strange Fruit is a terrifying protest against the inhumane acts of racism. Strange Fruit was about the murders and lynching going on in the south at the time from public hangings to burnings. The south has a cruel and terrifying past that haunts the very people who still live down there and remind them that only a short time ago was no one prosecuted for killing someone of dark skin since whole towns were involved in it....   [tags: racism, african americans]

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Strange Fruit by Billy Holiday

-   Strange Fruit Break Down   Strange fruit is an amazing dark poem that was sung by Billie Holiday as a very powerful deep meaning song. Strange Fruit is a terrifying protest against the inhumane acts of racism. Strange Fruit was about the murders and lynching going on in the south at the time from public hangings to burnings. The south has a cruel and terrifying past that still haunts people who live down there, reminding them that it was only a short time ago. Very rarely did any one person get prosecuted for killing a person of dark skin....   [tags: dark poetry, protest agains racism]

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Another Holiday for the Prince

- In “Another Holiday for the Prince” by Elizabeth Jolley the author draws upon many themes, one in particular that Jolley illustrates is how poverty influences changes in the individual lives within one family. To begin with the head of the family; a father is never mentioned in the story, not even once. But by not having a father figure in the story the reader can understand a lot. In society the man is the one who earns the money and provides all the essentials for his family, however this story is presented in a society were the mother has to be the man of the family....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Elizabeth Jolley]

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Perfect Gifts and Holiday Cheer

- ... This is a tactic used to try to make her as unnoticeable as a piece of dried gum on the road, and it works fairly well, despite the magnitude of her physique. When Arden finally reaches her destination she smiles in relief. In the middle of this over commercialized mall sits a sanctuary that smells of smoke, paper, and the little old man who runs it. A combination book and candle store, Wax and Words quickly became a haunt of hers when she moved to the city, and Mr. Hayes would give her discounts on some much-needed presents....   [tags: temopary, novels, mall]

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Ella Fitzgerald And Billie Holiday

- Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday were both prominent jazz singer-songwriters during the same time and masters in their own right, but their worlds could not have been further apart. In 1939, while they were both in the midst of experiencing mainstream success, Ella was touring with Ella and her Famous Orchestra and showcasing her perfect pitch and tone to the world while singing songs that would soon become standards to fellow singers and musicians. Billie was singing solo, comfortable with her limited range, and gaining the adoration of audiences nationwide who loved her soulful voice....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, Blues]

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Film Analysis: Roman Holiday

- If a person chooses duty over someone they love, does that mean that they did not really love them. This question is posed in people’s lives all the time. Movies and books have taken on this difficult question and given us different scenarios and conclusions to choose from. One of the better movies that takes on this dilemma and solves it in such a way that everyone can connect to it even if the roles are different is Roman Holiday. The two main characters both have their duty. The one a duty to their country and family; the other a duty to their job....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Billie Holiday

- Billie Holiday was an African-American and she was born in April, 7, 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She had no formal music education when she was step into the stage of the club platform to sing. She had an amazing voice and several producers appreciated her talents and promoted her to become a recognition jazz singer. Her addiction of drugs and alcohol ultimately damaged her liver and heart. She was pledged to guilty in court when the police found a possession of an illegal substance in her New York City apartment....   [tags: biography, music, ]

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Billie Holiday

- Many jazz artists as we know it are quite talented. Their talents are unique in that they can translate human emotion through singing or playing their instruments. Many have the ability to reach and touch people’s souls through their amazing gifts. Although this art of turning notes and lyrics into emotional imagery may somewhat come natural, the audience must wonder where their influence comes from. For Billie Holiday, her career was highly influenced by personal experience, the effects of the Great Depression, and the racial challenges of African Americans during her time. The Great Depression was a major historical event that affected thousands of Americans during the 1930s....   [tags: Musicians ]

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Billie Holiday

- Billie Holiday, whose real name is Eleanora Gough, was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1915. She grew up mostly in Baltimore and always loved jazz. Billie was born to very young parents. Her mother was thirteen when she was born and her father just fifteen. (, 2010) Her father made his living as a jazz musician and later he left Billie’s mother. Billie was raised by her mother and grandparents. Billie was not a happy child and eventually left school at an early age....   [tags: Music, Jazz]

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Holiday - In German

- Holiday - In German Lezten Sommer bin ich mit meiner Familie nach Frankreich gefahren. Wir sind mit dem Auto und der Fähre in die Dordogne gefrahren und die Reise hat zwei Tage getdauert. Die Reise war sehr langweilig und sehr heiβ. Wir haben unterwegs in Frankreich in einem Hotel ubernachtet. In die Dordogne haben wir eine Woche auf einem Campingplatz in der Nähe vom Fluss Dordogne verbracht. Meine Schwester und ich haben das Zelten toll gefunden. Am Montag haben wir Domme besichtigt und es war sehr schön....   [tags: Papers]

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Account Of A Holiday

- Account Of A Holiday Letztes Jahr bin ich allein nach Deutschland geflogen. Ich mag das deutscheskultur weil ich, daβ die Gemeinschaft in Deutschland immer eng und vereinigt ist, glaube. Ich finde, daβ im allgemeinen die deutschen Leute freundlicher als englischen Leute sind. (I was really looking forward to the trip as I was born there and so I wanted to visit the place where I grew up) Von Heathrow Flughafen bin ich zur Frankfurt Flughafen geflogen. Die Reise war zwei Stunden lang und wann ich bin abgesetzen, meinen Freund von mir hat mir mit ihre Familie gegrüβt....   [tags: German Essays]

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Holiday Shopping Nightmare

- Holiday shopping, for me, is a nightmare because of the abundance of crowds, all of the fighting and competitiveness. I believe those last minute shoppers are the worst, they are the ones that are rude and impatient. For some people, with lots of patience, dealing with holiday shoppers is a good experience. For people like me, who has very little patience, it is a dreadful experience. Another aspect of shopping during the holidays is dealing with tired, overworked and frustrated employees. They are just trying to get their jobs done as quickly as possible, so they can go home to their families....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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The Holiday Season Is A Critical Time For Retailers

- The holiday season is a critical time for retailers. On average, approximately 30 percent of all sales have traditionally occurred between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas, with jewelers and certain other retailers reporting that the holiday season accounted for 40 percent or more of their total annual sales. In recent years, an increasing number of shoppers have been turning to e-commerce sites instead of brick-and-mortar stores for their holiday shopping. For 2016, e-commerce sales are expected to increase by almost 14 percent although total retail sales are expected to increase by only 3 percent....   [tags: Retailing, Online shopping, Mobile device]

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Types Of Roles And Responsibilities As A Holiday Representative

- There are various types of roles and responsibilities as a holiday representative. A resort rep has many responsibilities they are required to meet when working with customers. They are required to constantly check that their guests are satisfied, and the holiday is meeting their needs and expectations- this is completed through a daily check. In addition they are required to provide such a service that they exceed customers needs. This goes alongside with the many duties that are expected from a resort rep, they will have to be ready to present welcome meetings to new guests and build a relationship with them, allowing them to feel comfortable enough to report back for advice and explain an...   [tags: Customer service, Customer, Sales, Good]

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Holiday Neopets And Its Effect On The World

- Oh, the moment every Neopian has been waiting for is finally approaching. Stockings are lined against the edges of the fireplace, Jazzmosis Christmas music floods the air, a large ornamented evergreen Christmas tree stands in the corner of every Neopian’s living room, and a fresh batch of cookies rest on a plate next to a glass of milk on the table. The night has come for Santa Claus to plop down the chimney and deliver gifts, bringing joy to thousands of Neopets and spreading smiles when they wake the next morning....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas Eve, Christmas carol]

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Healthy Holiday Entertaining

- Healthy Holiday Entertaining As the holiday approaches, numerous parties can be seen almost everywhere and comes with it were sumptuous and decadent dishes. Staying healthy can be a tedious job especially during the holidays thus planning healthy meals is a must when you’re the one hosting the feast. Make time to plan every recipe you’ll be serving and cut on those calorie-laden temptations but making healthier food options. Holidays need not to be all about indulgent eating, but it should be more focused on enjoying the holidays with family and friends....   [tags: staying healthy, life styles]

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How Snow Is The Worst Holiday For Americans

- Snow is sticking to the ground, children are on their two week Christmas vacation and commercials advertising unbeatable sales are on constant re-run. Do you ever hear that familiar sound of “Here comes Santa Clause” or what about Salvation Army bells ringing which most people secretly avoid outside the department stores filled with sales to open our wallets for family we either dread seeing or cannot wait to spoil. Christmas is the most dreadful holiday for Americans because of the inconvenient shopping, decorating, and family obligations....   [tags: Family, Christmas, Christmas tree]

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Personal Note On Christmas And Holiday Spending

- christmas and holiday spending can be brutal on any household budget, considering most families significantly overspend during the holiday season. It is estimated that the average American household has more than $8000 in credit card debt. After all the fun and festivities are over, you should take control of your household budget and expenses. Unfortunately, one of the biggest yet most controllable expenses for most individuals or households is their revolving debt. The payments may not only handcuff your spending ability, but they can limit your financial options to purchase a car or house....   [tags: Debt, Credit card, Money, Payment]

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Personal Narrative: My Holiday in Japan

- The breathtaking scenery just swept me off my feet. The pavements, trees and even the vehicles by the roadside were covered under the thick layer of snow. As I walked down the streets, the refreshing winter breeze blew against my face. It was like a dream come true. I was in Japan, the country I have wanted to visit all my life. That December holiday, my parents finally decided to bring the family for a holiday in Japan. When we arrived there, the first thing that struck me was the scenery, it was just unbelievably beautiful....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Chinese New Year : A Traditional Holiday

- Chinese New Year is one of the most important traditional holidays in China. Chinese New Year is also known as the Lunar New Year and it is the longest celebration in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year is very different from other New Year because it is a more traditional celebration. Chinese New Year day falls on a different day each year, unlike the regular New Year. Chinese New Year helps bring family together. It is the day where everyone stop working and everyone travel back home where all the family members come together for an annual reunion and dinner....   [tags: Chinese New Year, Chinese calendar, China]

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Top 10 Holiday Decorating Hacks

- Top 10 Holiday Decorating Hacks Even the Grinch Would Love You’ve already knocked down one giant holiday, and now you have two more behemoths to go, The struggle could not be realer. With Christmas and New Years being only one week apart, you may not have time to redecorate, reorganize or recreate. Splender sees the stress, and we’ve come up with some solution. We have put together some great holiday hacks to allow your holiday décor to transition effortlessly. Let us help you breeze through this holiday season with our amazing double cash back offer (offer ends December 31, 2015.)....   [tags: Paper, Toilet paper, Gift, Christmas]

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I Am A Great Thanksgiving Holiday

- I hope this finds you well and that you had a great Thanksgiving Holiday. As you might be aware, we recently received the unfortunate news that Madison’s cancer has returned. Since January 2013, she has now been diagnosed with cancer four times. Needless to say, we are all heartbroken over this news and we are praying that she will be put on a treatment plan that will eradicate her cancer once and for all. As we have grown so accustomed too, we have to now begin the implementation of steps to help Madison while she is in treatment....   [tags: Education, Want, The Opportunity, WANT]

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What I Attended A Holiday Celebration

- I attended a holiday celebration when I was home from school after fall semester and was seated for dinner with a large group of people. The woman to my right was explaining why she had to leave early, and she briefly mentioned that her husband would be driving to the restaurant in downtown Chicago from a distant suburb to pick her up. The man across from her laughed and said, “we’re going to have to take his man card away” in reference to the woman’s husband. I had a number of responses to that statement in my head, but as I have in many other instances of casual sexism, I found myself with my mouth sealed shut....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Femininity, Masculinity]

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Lola 's Favorite Jewish Holiday

- When considering who I wanted to interview, I could only think of one person that would be interesting. I choose Lola because she is a straight-forward person with very staunch beliefs. Besides that, I considered Lola’s culture and childhood to be vaguely similar to mine and I wanted to discover how similar or different they were. Lola’s French-Canadian and Jewish heritage perfectly juxtaposed my own Catholic-American upbringing. When comparing religions, the initial point of comparison that I consider are the religious holidays....   [tags: Canada, Quebec, Judaism, French language]

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A Holiday Deconstruction

- A Holiday Deconstruction By RA Everyone looks forward to holiday entertainment. Jordan has faithfully kept the tradition of mounting a holiday show for the entertainment of the student body, staff, and students parents. Notice how “communityâ€. does not follow “staff.â€. Anyway, after watching the show A Holiday Celebration I was appalled by the misuse of Christmas themes. So many things were wrong with the show. First off, the Ghetto Holiday Skit: it’s starts off as a predictably funny opening between two half-witted burglars who take too long too enter the damn house, and when they do, they have the audacity to continue (discussing) or alluding the window....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why Keeping Halloween Traditions Is Important

- Why is carving a pumpkin so important for Halloween. Halloween is a holiday celebrated by America every year on October 31st. Most Halloween traditions include decorating a home with skeletons, witches, bats and pumpkins. You may have attended a Halloween party, where you dress up in costume or have gone trick or treating. Pumpkin carving has been a wonderful family tradition celebrated for generations on Halloween. My Great Grandmother, Mary Darragh, brought the tradition with her over from Ireland and passed it along or our family to share from generation to generation....   [tags: holiday celebrations]

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The Appeal of Holiday Brochures to Customers

- The Appeal of Holiday Brochures to Customers For this essay I shall discuss ways that holiday brochures appeal to their customers. I will examine three brochures and compare them to each other. The three brochures will all have different target audience, so as to show you what different techniques are used to get a certain group of people to buy the holiday a company is selling....   [tags: Papers]

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The Many Faces of Billie Holiday

- The Many Faces of Billie Holiday The movie Lady Day: The Many Faces Of Billie Holiday paints an interesting, and thought provoking portrait of one of jazz and blues most charismatic, and influential artists. The incomparable talent of Billie Holiday, both truth and legend are immortalized in this one-hour documentary film. The film follows Holiday, also referred to as “Lady Day” or “Lady”, through the many triumphs and trials of her career, and does it’s very best to separate the facts from fiction....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Voice of Billie Holiday

- The Voice of Billie Holiday       A woman stands before you, and although she isn't a politician, she expresses her moving thoughts on issues that affect all Americans. Her voice isn't harsh or demanding in tone. Her stature is slender and traced in a shimmer of light that reflects from her dress. A southern magnolia is lying comfortably above her ear. She sings. She sings of incomprehension, of hate, and of a race's pain. She sings low and confused. She sings as "Our Lady of Sorrow"(Davis 1), a representation of a whole people torn and discriminated against.  And though her speech is not spoken, she moves a crowd, one that gathers into many....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Season 's Greetings : The Evolution Of The Christmas Holiday Season

- Season’s Greetings: The Evolution of the Christmas Holiday Season It’s the most wonderful time of the year—or so we thought. Between all the joy and magic associated with Christmas, it seems almost impossible to be in a bad mood. However, the countdown until Christmas has turned into an annoyance for many. Over the past several decades, the Christmas season has evolved into one of commercialization and debate among various groups and organizations. The creation of fictional characters such as Santa Claus has taken away from the spiritual meaning of the holiday....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Christmas controversy]

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- D rough week is finali done and over with. to rush of adrenalin to meet deadlines and homeworks and test and many other things................finali, this has got to stop. i declared my own holiday for this thursday coz im goin home tomolo...i decided to turn my back onto 1 more day of torture...mmm, im luvin it. I can feel myself breathing more easily like wonderbra, i can feel my head became light like KAKA, i can feel my spirit soar as high as roti tisu... my fren invited me and my housemate to go to a pasar malam tonight tat starts around 12am and according to my fren, every1 wears like-they-are-going-clubbing attires to this pasar malam....while my housemate stands beside me n nodded h...   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Holiday to Gran Canaria

- My Holiday to Gran Canaria I went with my mum and dad. I took one of my friends with me called Pat/ and my brother and three of his friends, Mark, Scott, and John also went with us. We travelled by aeroplane and the flight seemed really long. Everybody was asleep most of the way there but I was awake the whole way either watching TV, listening to music, or thinking about the holiday. I was so exited. We finally arrived at the airport in sunny Gran Canaria and waited for our luggage to come through....   [tags: Papers]

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New Way To Spend A Holiday

- An experience in life that forces you to grow up and to take on responsibility, can only be rewarding and uplifting in the future. When you look back at all you came thru and the courage that possesed you at that most trying time. I only have one moment that really sticks out in my mind. Christmas on 1997 my family and I went to The Banquet which is a local food provider for the less fortunate in Sioux Falls. Being thrilled about this certain project my mom decided we should do was not quiet my attitude....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Best Holiday - Original Writing

- The Best Holiday - Original Writing On the 17th of May 2003 I departed for Bangladesh. The reason I was making this journey was for my uncle’s wedding. The day I departed it was unexpectedly dull and chilly. I was excited because it would be the first time I was travelling to Bangladesh, where I would also meet my cousins from America. The journey was expected to take twenty-five hours, because my destination was about a ten hours drive from the Bangladesh International Airport, My uncle was going to meet me at the airport....   [tags: Papers]

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Kavos Holiday - Original Writing

- Kavos Holiday - Original Writing Here where it all starts. My first holiday with my friend's without my family being there looking after me making sure if am all right. I can do what I want, when I want and I thought that might be a dangerous combination for me. Here I am in my hotel room, I did have high expectations of my accommodation but, it wasn't that bad. All I wanted was a room with a decent view which I got. I was so excited, just to walk about and see how Kavos is, so then we decided to visit the local shop and stock up on essentials (water, food.) On the second day we have all started to get a better vibe about Kavos, due to the amazing beaches that...   [tags: Papers]

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The Real Events of Thanksgiving Should Be Taught on the Holiday

- Here in the United States of America on the forth Thursday in November each year we, as a nation and as individual families, celebrate Thanksgiving. For most Americans we bring out our best dishes and have an enormous meal with turkey, dressing, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie. Families gather together, we eat until we are stuffed, we play games and watch football, but why. Have we lost the true meaning behind the beginning our nation. We have our tradition but somehow we have lost them important meaning of the treacherous start of a nation....   [tags: death, courage, indians]

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Holiday Customs in Victorian England

- Holiday Customs in Victorian England Although Christ's Nativity has been celebrated since the 4th century, most of the English customs we are familiar with today are as recent as the mid-19th century. Many of the early ceremonies were started with pagan beliefs. “The Protestant Reformation condemned most of these pagan customs as superstitious and banned public celebrations of Christmas.” Michelle J. Hoppe. It wasn't until Prince Albert married Queen Victoria and brought many German customs with him that Christmas began to gain popularity again....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Romantic Holiday Escapes in Europe for Dreamy New Year

- A romantic Holiday on New Year is one of the dearest desires of a couple and if you wish to make your beloved happy, you must surprise him/her with a perfect gift for forthcoming New Year; a romantic holiday in some place beautifully romantic and lovable that can increase the charm of you kissing your beloved at midnight. Apparently finding a good place with your choice can be a difficult thing but here we have some of the most exotic New Year escapes in Europe where you can visit and make that one night the most memorable time of your love life....   [tags: romantic, new year, paris]

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Christmas - An Extraordinary Holiday

- Christmas - An Extraordinary Holiday As I grow older, Christmas is the greatest holiday for my family and me. The powerful feeling of family is never any stronger than on Christmas Day. The stress of the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve all seeps away as our children come running into our bedroom to see if we are awake yet. Even though our children are teenagers, the tradition doesn't change; Santa is real if you believe in him. I've seen our children wake up as early as 5:00 a.m. As our children awake us, my husband tries to draw out the anticipation by telling them he needs to take a shower first....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Personal Space Boundaries at a Social Holiday Event

- All cultures have a set system of ideals, norms, and values. The culture in which an individual lives tries to encourage these views of appropriate behavior. When an individual does not follow what is considered “societal norms” then they are viewed as an outcast. In public spaces, individuals do what they can to “fit-in”. To be on the inside is to follow the norm. Norms are “behavioral regularities in a society as well as … behavioral expectations.” (Campennì, Andrighetto and Conte 17). Individuals learn to conform to personal space boundaries as a societal norm....   [tags: culture, ideals, norms, values]

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Christmas Is The Best Holiday For Me And My Family

- I just cannot believe it is almost Christmas time already. I could not be more ecstatic. Christmas is the best holiday for me and my family. My husband has three children Christian, Ethan, and Kayla. All three of the children live with us, as the biological mother is not involved. I raise them just like they are my own. Christian is the oldest child, and Kayla is the youngest child in the family. Christmas has always been a huge deal in my family, with the tree, the lights, and the music. We enjoy listening to Christmas music while engaging in the Christmas spirit....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Christmas lights]

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Responsible Consumer and Travelers: Reflection on Holiday Consumption Experience

- This paper aimed to explore and reflect on the consumption experience I had during last Christmas. Goals and suggestions to improve that experience would also be carried out as to consolidate the positive aspects and to prevent the negative aspects of consumption happen again next time. Consumerism became a dominant ideology in many societies, consumers consume goods in large quantities, and this behavior can benefit the country by better off its economy. However, some negative consumer behavior come along with it, climate change and increase of solid waste are examples of prolong impacts which may brought by those behavior....   [tags: christmas, culture, hong kong]

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Holiday by Margaret Atwood

- Holiday by Margaret Atwood 'Holiday' by Margaret Atwood has a simple and familiar subject but the real meaning behind the simple story is hard hitting and in many ways it is a warning. She talks of a holiday and story shows how she is at a barbeque with her family in the countryside. However she interweaves a bleak image of our future within this straightforward story. It starts of with Atwood describing her daughter eating sausages. She uses the words 'barbarism' and creates an image of ' burst meat dripping down her chin' these words create a very primitive and uncivilized image....   [tags: Papers]

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An Unlikely Holiday Tradition

- An Unlikely Holiday Tradition “People look forward to this,” Ward said. “It’s become a Christmas hit for us. People just keep their TV’s on.” Walter Ward is a spokesperson for the television station TNT. In 1998, TNT called it a “Ralphie marathon.” According to Ward, it was only a “stunt” but, when TNT saw how much the viewers liked it, it became a sort of tradition. Each year TNT runs a twenty-four hour marathon of the movie, A Christmas Story. That’s seventeen times from seven o’clock on Christmas Eve until seven o’clock on Christmas Day....   [tags: A Christmas Story Essays]

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Easter Holiday and Traditions

- Easter is a religious holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death by crucifixion about 2,000 years ago. For Christians, Easter is a day of religious services and the gathering of family. In many churches Easter comes after a season of prayer, abstinence, and fasting called Lent. This is observed in memory of the 40 days' fast of Christ in the desert. In Eastern Orthodox churches Lent is 50 days. In Western Christen religions Lent is observed for six weeks and four days....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Holiday- Personal Narrative

- My Holiday- Personal Narrative This was the boarding day itself, the day which I had been dreading for weeks but also ecstatic about. The day started early for me, getting up at four in the morning due to the fact that I couldn’t sleep that night. I felt mixed emotions as I was lying in bed, I was extremely excited for my vacation to Hong Kong since it was going to be my first ever holiday abroad. The fact that I would be flying on an aeroplane as well also made me feel petrified....   [tags: Papers]

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Purim the Jewish Holiday

- Response Paper Purim Purim is the Jewish holiday commemorating how the Jews of Persia escaped total annihilation thanks to the bravery of Queen Ester. Purim occurs on the 14th of Adar, (or in certain walled cities like Jerusalem, the 15th of Adar.) which this year falls on the 21st of March. The story of Purim is recounted in the Book of Esther, found in the Hebrew Bible. Set in Persia roughly 2,300 years ago, the story tells of how a series of events came together to save the Jewish people from genocide....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Doc Holiday

- Doc Holiday Doc Holiday could be known as the most skillful gambler, the nerviest, fastest, and deadliest man with a six-shooter. John Henry Holiday was born on August 14, 1851 in Griffin, Georgia. His father was Henry Broughs, and mother Alice Jane Holiday. Their first child Martha Elenore, had died at six months of age on January 8, 1889. Holidays father was a druggist by trade and later became a wealthy planter, lawyer, and during the civil was he was a confederate Major. Holiday suffered a terrible loss when his mother Alice Jane died on September 16, 1886....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Billie Holiday

- Billie was born to the name, Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915. She was born in Philadelphia but grew up in the Fell's Point section of Baltimore. Her mother, was just 13 at the time of her birth; her father, was 15. Holidays' teenage parents, Sadie Harris (aka Fagan) and probable father, Clarence Holiday, never married, and they did not live together for a long time. Clarence, a banjo and guitar player worked with Fletcher Henderson's band in the early 30s. He remains a shady figure who left his family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Roman Holiday

- Review: Roman Holiday Roman Holiday is a famous and important film for many reasons, probably most for introducing the world to the incomparable Audrey, here in her first major starring role, and one which won her an Academy Award. With lots chemistry, inspired direction by William Wyler, and impressive locale work, shot completely on location in Rome, this ranks as one of the best romantic comedies ever made. It's a modern-day twist on a fairy tale, where the princess wishes to be a normal young girl, rather than the other way around....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Holiday Shopping

- Holiday Shopping As I skim through the Chadwick’s mail-order catalog, I come across a woman, who looks as if she is in her mid-thirties, standing outside on the snow-covered ground. Her gloved hand is arched back in a ready-to-throw position with a snowball resting in her palm. The woman is wearing a ¾ length gray wool coat and black leather gloves, which catches my eye. The serene, white-topped leaves of the pine trees lean in different directions, waiting for spring to arrive. “Winter is a breeze if you buy this coat” is the message I receive from this friendly-gestured woman....   [tags: Descriptive Essays Psychological]

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Holiday Warfare

- Holiday Warfare Brave men of war have faced adversities both physical and mental and risen above them as butter from cream. Chivalry and conquest have carried soldiers from pole to pole and across the seven seas. Hardships of campaign life are legendary, and the iron men these trials created go down in history as examples to all mankind. I have faced battle under duress and have learned I am not a brave man. Shell-shock is partially defined as a "psycho neurotic condition akin to hysteria." To this day I am saddled with the memories of the day I was sent to battle in my Grandmother's kitchen....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay]

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Billie Holiday

- To understand the controversy that Billie presented one must first go to the root or source of such controversy and examine Billie's childhood. Billie was born Eleanora Harris to her father Clarence Holiday and mother Sadie Fagan who were just fifteen and thirteen years old, respectively, at the time (A 91). Born between 1912 and 1915 in Baltimore, the date unsure, Billie grew up without her father, who moved away early on in her life. Billie and her mother used to fight a lot, when her mother was around....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Greek Holiday with a Twist - Original Writing

- The Greek Holiday with a Twist - Original Writing That fantastic day had arrived. I had waited long enough for this holiday, two years, five months, three weeks and three days to be exact. Stuffing all our suitcases, with the limited amount of clothes we were allowed to take, we hurried downstairs to live our dream. 'Come on, Harry'. Shouted mum, standing with her hand on the round, and brass doorknob, halfway walking out of the door. 'O.k., o.k, I'm coming' I said in an excited voice....   [tags: Papers]

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Items Doc Holiday Might Carry when he Died

- Doc Holliday Few gunmen in history have been as notorious as the late John "Doc" Holliday. Part of the reason Doc has enjoyed such a famed history is because of the overall decent man he was, that is when he wasn't gambling, drinking, and gun slinging. When Doc died he might have had a handkerchief, a pocket knife, a deck of poker cards, a flask half full of whiskey, and a small essay entitled "My Friend Doc Holliday" by Wyatt Earp. The most important item Doc would have had on him when he died was a handkerchief....   [tags: John Holliday]

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Holiday at Fun Island Resort, Maldives

- Holiday at Fun Island Resort, Maldives I awoke to a thud and the noise of what sounded like thunder. The aeroplane had just landed in Male, the capital of the Maldives. I was ecstatic when we decided to go to the Maldives on holiday, one of the most romantic places to visit or so I am told. Alex and I grabbed the bags from the overhead lockers and scrambled our way down the busy aisle towards the exit. When we got off the plane you could feel the intense heat almost immediately....   [tags: Papers]

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