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Material Possessions - The Path To Happiness?

- In the science of Psychology, there have been many tests showing that there is no physical point in life when a subject can obtain pure enlightenment, fulfillment, or complete satisfaction of mind and body. This supports the assertion that money cannot buy happiness. Although this idea is very popular, could it be proven wrong. It seems only natural that happiness should flow from having more money. Could material possessions actually increase the happiness of a person. In his essay titled "On Dumpster Diving," Lars Eighner discusses his experience of being homeless and having to resort to living off of other people's unwanted possessions to survive....   [tags: Happiness Essays]

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Material Possessions Are By No Means A Measure Of One 's Wealth

- Biographical Object Material possessions are by no means a measure of one’s wealth. What can be used to measure one’s wealth are the connections and memories we make here during our lives. While the physical objects may not measure the meaningful connections and experiences in one’s life, they can help recall that memory. Anything from jewelry to clothes to random objects can hold memories precious for anyone. It could be said that everyone has one such object. In October of the year 2001, Disney Pixar released the movie “Monsters Inc.” Today, that movie stands with an outstanding rating, holding up to the standards of modern storytelling and animation....   [tags: Pixar, The Walt Disney Company, Family]

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Material Possessions: A Detrimental Focus of Society

- Material Possessions: A Detrimental Focus of Society Our society is framing the mind of younger generations to believe that your possessions reflect the value and quality of your life. Society is also going as far as to dictate what items these are that make life so much better. I think most parents try to deter their children and teenagers away from this way of thinking. However, it seems that at these ages our children's peers are a more dominant influence. Our children enter elementary school innocently, instilled with the ideas and disciplines we, as parents, have taught them....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Value of Ones Personal Possessions

- One’s personal possessions usually have value to them because they are something that a person can truly claim as his or her own. The most desirable and most valuable possession would naturally be love. With love some, but not all, desire material possessions. Last, everyone desires security to complete the last piece of the puzzle. Love is valued above all other possessions because of one’s natural desire to be desirable. When a person possesses another’s love, it is understood that he or she possesses it only because the other person wills it so....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Historical Exploration Of Material Culture

- The historical exploration of material culture includes examining modes of consumption, the meaning and life of objects, as well as actively “reading” material objects as historical texts. Alternative to the “simple maxim that supply creates its own demand,” historians have examined the way consumption is generated, motivations for different objects’ mobility within social hierarchies and cultures, ideas of fashion and fashionability, and definitions and limits of consumption (Vickery, 274-75)....   [tags: Culture, Indigenous peoples, Sociology]

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Just living in a Material World

- What makes the American society American. Is it our big cities. Our adaptations to new technology. Our extravagant shopping opportunities. Is it the convenience of our society. The fast food opportunities. The drive-thrus. It is our emphasis on personal travel and transportation means. Or is it our desire for wealth and success. Many Americans focus on these aspects of our society to be happy in their lives. Americans strive to be the best and often little will stop them on their way. There is an emphasis on money, success, and owning the newest and most popular items....   [tags: american society, technology, fast food]

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The Causes and Effects of Poverty

- Has anyone ever considered thinking about what the world is really going through. How many people don’t have the necessities in order to survive. If so, what are these people going through. Poverty is the state of one who lacks a standard or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. Sometimes events occur that changes a person’s perspective on life. Poverty is one that can have a huge effect on not only one person, but also the people around him/her. Over half of the world is going through this tragedy and we, being the ones who created it, have the responsibility to end it....   [tags: money, income, possessions, services]

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The Darkening Future for America

- Darkening Future America is failing and there won’t be a comeback. Author Morris Berman and directors Frank Capra and David Fincher have illustrated the unwelcoming future of America. Morris Berman author of Why America Failed, uses various examples of past, present and the foreseeable future corruption of American culture. “Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes. Working jobs we hate, so we can buy shit we don’t need” (Fincher). This quote spoken by Brad Pitt; who played Tyler Durden in David Finchers award winning movie, Fight Club, shows how Americans are blinded by materialistic possessions and live a life with no significance....   [tags: culture, possessions, materialistic]

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How Does Buying Material Things For Myself Or Others Make Us Happier?

-     Does buying material things for myself or others make us happier. Can that Happiness last or will it fade with the next goal that arrives. Many people have different ideas of what happiness is and is not, but a person’s personal experience in life is a cause. Personally, happiness is achieving goals, making money, the way I spend that money, and spending time with my family and friends.      I have found that in my life if I set goals and I consistently meet said goals in that event I’ve found myself happier....   [tags: Happiness, Personal life, Eudaimonia]

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A Parallel Between Two Worlds: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

- The Majority of people today believe that the society in Fahrenheit 451 is far-fetched and could never actually happen, little do they know that it is a reflection of the society we currently live in. In Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451 books are burnt due to people's lack of interest in them and the fire is started by firemen. Social interactions is at an all time low and most time is spent in front of the television being brainwashed by advertisements. In an attempt to make us all aware of our faults, Bradbury imagines a society that is a parallel to the world we live in today by emphasizing the decline in literature, loss of ethics in advertisement, and negative effects of materiali...   [tags: literature, possessions, ethics]

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Porfirio Diaz's Contributions Towards Mexico's Material Prosperity

- Porfirio Diaz contributions towards his country’s material prosperity pulled Mexico out of it stagnate position, and in this prosperity one of the greatest factors was the rapid development of the Mexican railroad transportation facilities. Through Diaz’s progression not even his biggest enemies could deny the success that quickly followed his movement. When Diaz first took office there was only two small lines of rails, and through this progress, Mexico expanded over nineteen thousand miles of rails....   [tags: Mexican History ]

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Obsesion with Money in The Rocking Horse Winner, written by D.H. Lawrence

- The Rocking Horse Winner, written by D.H. Lawrence, touches base on several aspects he viewed about society during the early to mid nineteen hundreds. Of these include the obsession with the accumulation of money and wealth of an indulgent and self-entitled society. He saw that the values of middle class society in this time were to imitate the upper class, by trying to gain social status and superficial recognition. Lawrence deeply hated these societal values. Mainly due to his first hand exposure to them as a child by having to witness his parents consume themselves to try to attain this type of social status....   [tags: middle-class society, material wealth]

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Critically Discuss of the Importance of Material Culture to Either Tourists or Migrants

- The number of international tourists has been steadily increasing globally to 1035 million in 2012 with arrivals growing by 4% in the same year (UNWTO, 2012). With this number set to increase and numerous countries' economy becoming ever more dependent on tourism, it is essential to examine a tourist's relationship with material culture whilst on their travels. With the purpose of critically discussing the importance of material culture to tourists, two key terms are needed; 'material culture', the relationship between people and objects (Thrift, 2000), and 'tourist', a traveller who visits places away from home for pleasure....   [tags: material, culture, tourist]

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Discipline Literacy of Material Engineering

- Material science, which is also known as material engineering, is considered an interdisciplinary field and it mainly applies the properties of matters on the earth to a variety of areas concerning science and engineering. In the more advanced stage, the discipline will reach a new scientific field to explore the connection between the structure of materials at the atomic or molecular level and their macroscopic attributes. Moreover, it also includes factors of applied physics and chemistry in which Nano science and nanotechnology have been put the most attention....   [tags: material science, matter, atomic level]

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The Ideal Dental Material

- ... When drinking cold or hot liquids the teeth can expand or contract. The filling will expand and contract as well making the filling more likely to crack. Finally a few amount people may have allergic reactions to the mercury found in amalgam. Tooth colored composites are a mixture of submicron glass filters and acrylic that form a tooth colored restoration. The main advantage of composites are seen when mentioning aesthetics. The color of the fillings can be matched to that of the tooth. This is why they are used in the anterior teeth....   [tags: amalgam, copper, zin, toxic material]

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The Importance of Relying on Oneself in Novels

- Henry David Thoreau and Stephen Crane wrote about the importance of relying on oneself in their novels, Walden and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets respectively, while disagreeing on the significance of philanthropy and material possessions. Thoreau writes about his expedition to Walden Pond to find the true core values of life and connect with nature in his novel, Walden. He expresses romantic and philosophical views on life in Walden, emphasizing different themes such as simplicity, obscurity, and self-sufficiency....   [tags: self-reliance, wealth, materialistic possesions]

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The Dangerous Consequences of Possession in J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit and Farmer Giles of Ham

- ... For example, Giles exclaims to Chrysophylax,”You take yourself off, you horny old varmint”(133). Giles expresses his anger through his aggressive tone and his choice of words. In addition, Bilbo Baggins posses the ring and gains overconfidence. Bilbo often acts impulsively when wearing the ring sometimes forgetting that his shadow still appears although he is invisible(Hobbit, 105; ch. 5). Bilbo speaks in a confident manner when possessing the ring. Bilbo confronts Smaug about his actions that created many negative consequences “O Smaug …,you must realize that your success has made you some bitter enemies?” (261;ch.12)....   [tags: founding father of the fantasy genre]

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It Is Common For People 's Cherished Possessions

- It is common for people to own cherished possessions that they inherited for a variety of reasons. For some the collections could include a special stuffed animal that they confided in as a young person and couldn’t go a place without it, or a blanket they carried everywhere they went from playing outside to cuddling with it to go to sleep, or maybe it is a necklace or an engagement ring that has been passed down from generation to generation. The necklace could be one that all the women in a family wore at their wedding....   [tags: Family, Mother, Glass, Grandparent]

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It Is Common For People 's Cherished Possessions

- It is common for people to own cherished possessions that they inherited for a variety of reasons. For some the collections could include a special stuffed animal that they confided in as a young person and couldn’t go a place without it, or a blanket they carried everywhere they went from playing outside to cuddling with it to go to sleep, or maybe it is a necklace or an engagement ring that has been passed down from generation to generation. The necklace could be one that all the women in a family wore at their wedding....   [tags: Family, Mother, Glass, Grandparent]

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Spider Silk is the Material of the Future

- Spider Silk - the Material of the Future Abstract: Spider silk is well known for its strength yet elastic nature, and for this reason scientists and engineers from a wide variety of fields have begun researching its structure and the possibility and methods of synthesizing spider silk for industrial use. However, extraction of silk from spiders is not cost effective, so most research is focused on synthesis of spider silk either chemically or using DNA recombinant technology. Although research is still at an early stage and ongoing, it is only a matter of time before spider silk can be successfully synthesized for industrial use....   [tags: Material Silk]

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Possession of Obscene Material and Infringement on Civil Liberties

- According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Obscene is defined as “disgusting to the senses, repulsive”. California law defines obscene matter as “taken as a whole, that the average person applying contemporary statewide standards, appeals to the prurient interested, that taken as a whole depicts, or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way and that taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value”. Obscenity refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media....   [tags: Human Rights]

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Bamboo- An Important Material

- Introduction Bamboo is a widely used and it is an important material that is found typically anywhere in the world. It is generally found in rural areas as building materials in small tropical countries, this is due to bamboo having a high strength and low weight. Even though bamboo is referred to as a rural material, Architects and Engineers have begun to incorporating bamboo into buildings for strength and beauty. Bamboo is a versatile, renewable and sustainable resource in South Africa. It is easy to use bamboo in buildings, as simple tools can be used bend and cut it easily....   [tags: building materials, high strength, low weight]

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Mechanical Properties Of Material Selection And Design

- ABSTRACT A tensile test is performed on a sample of 1045 normalized construction-grade steel using an Intron load frame. A graph of the engineering stress versus strain of the 1045 steel specimen is constructed from the data collected in the tensile test. Mechanical properties such as the ultimate strength, the fracture strength, and the Young’s modulus of the sample are obtained by further analyzing the stress versus strain graph. These experimental values are compared to the expected mechanical properties of the tested material provided by a reference....   [tags: Tensile strength, Elasticity, Materials science]

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Women Are Not Possessions By William Shakespeare

- Women Are Not Possessions To this day, men of the bourgeois class are coddled and prized, whereas we women [...] have learned to settle for less - to accept that we are either decorative, invisible, or one-dimensional (Hagedorn 403). Many decades have passed, yet we still extremely see women being treated as property. Even men with education feels that, a woman has no place in the work field, or being seen out in the public. They fear that a woman of power will only bring catastrophe if she ever controls the land and its people....   [tags: William Shakespeare, King Lear, Woman]

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The Pursuit And Purchase Of Physical Possessions

- In these days, everything goes faster than people expect, so people want to get away from their problems and find a solution quickly. Television and advertising have people well trained. People believe that buying something or paying a little money is a magical way that will make every problem we face in life disappear. However, the pursuit and purchase of physical possessions will never fully resolve people’s personal and emotional problems. It might be a temporary cure, but the instantaneous a state of balance found in buying a new item rarely lasts longer than a few days....   [tags: Problem solving, Problem, Want, WANT]

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The Characteristics Of Demonic Possession

- Summary of Theories In his book, Anderson (2006) proposes that there are mental illnesses out there that individuals are dealing with, that really has, the characteristics of demonic possession. The problem with secular psychiatry is that they dismiss the idea of demonic possession and categorize the behavior as mentally disturbed. The whole dilemma is that they refusal to acknowledge that an individual can be possessed by demonic spirits. Anderson (2006) takes issue with their thinking and supplies some theological framework in the development of his theory that individuals can and do wrestle with demonic spirits....   [tags: Demon, God, Satanism, Demonic possession]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello - People Or Possessions?

- People or Possessions. During the Elizabethan era women had a status of subordination towards men. They had a role to marry and oblige to their husband’s wishes. Shakespearean literature, especially illustrates how a woman is psychologically and physically lesser to their male counterpart. The play, Othello, uses that aspect in many different ways. From a Feminist lens others are able to vividly examine how women were subjected to blatant inferiority. Being displayed as tools for men to abuse, women were characterized as possessions and submissive; only during the last portion of the play did the power of women take heed....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Black-and-white films]

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The Discovery And Widespread Usage Of Composite Materials

- The discovery and widespread usage of composite materials has opened new doors in the manufacturing industry. Composites are materials composed of two or more different materials. The new material has distinct and superior structural properties than the individual component materials. The most ancient composite is adobe, which consists of straw reinforced clay and was commonly used as a building material [1]. Modern composites consist of a woven fiber, which reinforces a plastic polymer shell. Two major examples of modern composites are fiberglass and carbon fiber....   [tags: Carbon fiber, Composite material, Boeing 787]

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Maternal Healthcare in Rural Malawi

- Introduction In this paper, I would highlight the barriers and solution for the maternal mortality conditions in Malawi. Prior to the year 1990, maternal mortality was prevalent and thus became the issue to be included and solve as fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG). The addition of maternal mortality into the goals of solving international issues proves its significance towards building a better society. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes maternal mortality as, The death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management bu...   [tags: maternal mortality]

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An Age Of Material And Informational Abundance

- In an age of material and informational abundance, it is hard to ascertain genuine articles from fraudulent material, and quite a few people believe there are many lies and exaggerations in the advertising industry around us. The ad entitled "COSMODIC, STAR TREK HEALING – A REALITY?" utilizes ethos, pathos, and logos to raise the audiences ' interest toward an extraordinary cutting-edge technology called COSMODIC, which is a device used to enhance natural healing alternatively presented by Health Boss, that we have never heard of....   [tags: Space exploration, Outer space, Audience]

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Eating Is Not Merely A Material Pleasure

- “Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.” (Elsa Schiaparelli) In other words, Elsa Schiaparelli believes that food is not something that you eat just because you have to, nor is it something you eat for your own personal pleasure. Eating is something social, it is something you can share with a group of people, you can talk about it with others and that in turn brings out more happiness....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Dieting, Weight loss]

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Light as a Raw Material of Photosynthesis

- Photosynthesis is the process of making glucose using the raw materials water, carbon dioxide and radiant energy. Which is trapped by the chlorophyll molecules and then oxygen is given off as a bi-product if the process. It is the conversion of radiant energy into chemical potential energy. The occurrence of photosynthesis is very important to us as humans, because it provides us with the oxygen we need to breathe and plants are at the bottom of every food-chain and so without them, I would collapse....   [tags: radiant energy, chlorophyll, glucose]

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Material And Methods Of The Colony Morphology

- Materials and Methods All methods were performed following the constructed flowchart (above). Nutrient Agar To observe the colony morphology, the original unknown culture was streaked for isolation on nutrient agar using the quadrant streaking technique, inverted, and incubated at 37° C for 48 hours. This allowed for observation of the colony morphology. Separation of Gram-positive and Gram-negative The original unknown culture was streaked for isolation on Columbia CNA agar and MacConkey agar using a quadrant streak, inverted, and placed in a 37° C incubator for 48 hours....   [tags: Staining, Gram staining, Enzyme, Agar plate]

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Investigating The Potential For Material Misstatement

-   Introduction New auditing standards require members of the audit team to discuss the potential for material misstatement due to fraud. This discussion should include an exchange of ideas or “brainstorming” among the audit team members about (1) how and where they believe that an entity’s financial statements might be susceptible to material misstatement due to fraud, and (2) how management could perpetrate and conceal fraudulent financial reporting. The brainstorming can take place during audit planning or during any part of the auditors’ information gathering (and members of the audit engagement are expected to communicate about fraud risk factors throughout the audit until its comple...   [tags: Auditing, Risk, Audit, Financial audit]

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Primary Source Material on the Web

- Primary Sources on the Web Teaching with primary sources is not a new idea, but the ways in which to access these valuable sources has changed dramatically with the popularization of the Internet. More and more historical collections and archives are being digitized and made available online by governments, museums, and other educational and non-profit organizations. Now it is just a matter of training educators to locate, access and utilize the vast amount of primary source materials available in digital format....   [tags: Educational Technology, teaching]

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Material Of Sinful And Divided Humanity

- material of sinful and divided humanity. This is what "making disciples of all the nations" means. America has a history of racism that has not reared its ugly head because it never left. Unfortunately, the church has been a home and a perpetrator of schism. Since the first ships landed in America, ironically many for religious freedom, Americans have abused the church and have been especially cruel to the slaves who came out of these churches. These churches have been intentional in devaluing blacks and valuing whiteness....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]

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Analysis of Patient Education Material

- Introduction There has been a significant increase in the interest of health literacy as a field of study. Recent research indicates that low levels of health literacy are prevalent in the general population, in Western countries. People with inadequacy in comprehending health information materials may find it difficult to make good use of such materials. As a result, more weight is needed on the health literacy by conducting vigorous research on the area to improve health care provision to the growing community....   [tags: healthcare systems, health literacy]

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Safety: Handling Material By Hand

- Safety Handling material by hand The insulated panels, while not particularly heavy, can be awkward to handle and carry, and the wind can catch them. Use good lifting techniques and body position when you lift or move the panels. Installation often requires working at unusual angles while accessing duct systems. Eye protection Making minor modifications to the panel system or routing out for the insulation can create airborne dust and particulates. Wear safety glasses with side shields (Z87-1)....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety]

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Material And Educational Module Substance

- Showing substance by and large alludes to the educational module substance as indicated by a certain showing rule into different sorts of learning in the reading material; educational module substance is the interdisciplinary information as per certain standard to accomplish the showing objective picked; the showing substance is as per the showing materials and educational module content, which joined with the genuine circumstance of understudies and educating, conferring information to understudies....   [tags: Theory of multiple intelligences, Intelligence]

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Genetic Material Of The Bacteria

- Diagnosis Diagnosis The most appropriate test to detect Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the nucleic acid amplification test, also know as NAAT. NAAT consist of a urine sample, endocervical and vaginal swab for women, and urethral swab in men (CDC, 2015). Test detects the genetic material of the bacteria, in this case N. gonorrhoeae. Theoretically the test is able to detect a single copy of the nucleic acid of the bacteria (AACC, 2014). The test amplifies the number of copies of the genetic material in order for the bacteria to be identified....   [tags: DNA, DNA replication, Bacteria, Gonorrhea]

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Emotional, Material, And Health Rewards

- Friendships, whether they are close friendships, acquaintances or co-workers, are vital social relationships which can bring us “emotional, material, and health rewards” (Floyd, 2011, p. 308). The interpersonal communication within these relationships can make it easier to communicate, make the relationship socially attractive or highlight differences that may or may not be complementary. I have evaluated three friendships, one from a different culture, one from a different religion and one from a different socio-economic background, to highlight the characteristics of the different friendships....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Friendship, Sociology]

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Material And Methods Of Mice

- Material and Methods Mice miR-34a-/- and miR-34bc-/- mice (C57BL6/SV129) were generated by using homologous recombination with a vector containing the miR-34a or miR-34bc seed flanked by loxP sites and an intronic neomycin resistance (Neo) cassette flanked frt sites individually. The Neo cassette was removed by crossing with flp-mice and germline miR-34a or miR-34bc knock-out mice were generated by crossing with CMV-Cre mice. miR-34a-/-; bc-/- mice were generated by crossing miR-34a-/- and miR-34bc-/-....   [tags: DNA, Molecular biology, Gene, Bacteria]

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Censorship and Material Selection Policies

- ... Certain words are inappropriate for such a young audience, but as a child gets older, reading a word in context from the point of view of someone else can be less intimidating. They get used to particular things being said. Promoting student power in the choice of high school literature can prove uncomfortable, wild, and touchy. Without the right amount of preparation, research, and reading, teachers may find language, content, and themes to be more mature than they really wanted. Young adults’ choices in literature can make teachers cringe at the very thought....   [tags: freedom, books, language]

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Percast Material Requirements System

- What are the aims of inventory management. The aims of inventory management are the following: a) provide both internal and external customers with the required service levels in terms of quantity and order rate fill, b) ascertain present and future requirements for all types of inventory to avoid overstocking while avoiding ‘bottlenecks’ in production, c) keep cost to a minimum by variety reduction, economical lot sizes and analysis of costs incurred in obtaining and carrying inventories, and d) provide upstream and downstream inventory visibility in the supply chain....   [tags: Business Management]

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Development Material: The Cement

- COCONUT SHELLS AS AGGREGATE REPLACEMENT IN CONCRETE INTRODUCTION Cement is world's most broadly utilized development material. The use of cement is expanding at a higher rate because of improvement in foundation and development exercises all as far and wide as possible. The climbing expense of development material is a matter of concern. The purpose behind increment in expense is popularity of cement and shortage of crude material. Thus the solid technologists must look for some temperate elective to the coarse total....   [tags: coconut shells, concrete, natural fibre]

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Importance of Material Management

- Importance of Material Management Materials managers of a business addresses the increased united as complete thing of the materials managers of a business process. Materials managers of a business is a process that has need of single point responsibility, early planning and working well news instruments. Working well materials managers of a business gets into making greatest degree material amount produced. This has need of well-ordered move near in the direction of different problems related to materials....   [tags: produce, transport, business]

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Graphene: The Wonder Material

- October 22, 2004 wasn’t a particularly special day for Andre Geim and his colleague Kostyz Novoselov. Previously, a student had tried to separate graphite into ten or even one hundred layers but only succeeded in obtaining a specimen of one thousand layers. Then Geim had the brilliant idea of using Scotch tape to peel off individual layers of graphite. Geim and Kostyz took pieces of tape and manually separated the graphite until one layer remained (Lucibella 2). After hours of work and several pieces of tape with thin pieces of graphite on them, the final step was ready (Fuente)....   [tags: electrical and medical applications]

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Organic vs. Inorganic Material

- The following information will focus on the two substances forensic scientist use to identify and compare matter, whether a material is organic or inorganic. Evidence that will be used in a court trial will depend on the examination that forensic scientist processed in the laboratory. The importance of distinguishing between organic and inorganic material is a necessary step in the criminal justice process. The differences between organic and inorganic will be explained first, next will be to explain the strengths and weaknesses of each, and finally the significance of both as it relates to the justice system....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Imperial Power Used Different Strategies For Acquiring And Their Control Over Colonial Possessions

- Brain storming: Question 1 Each imperial power used different strategies for acquiring and later maintaining control over colonial possessions. The strategies differed based on the legal and societal structure of the colonizing power and local environment but typically had two main similarities. Thesis: European powers entered a region and established a colony with a purported philanthropic mission then use various tactics to subdue and control the indigenous population. First analyzing the Belgium Congo, King Leopold acquired the colony after a well-publicized philanthropic mission....   [tags: Colonialism, Europe, Slavery]

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The Loss of Self Possession

- One of the main themes of Possession: A Romance by A.S. Byatt is the idea that while searching for the truth of a subject the researchers becomes possessed by their search. Byatt uses many characters as a vehicle for this idea, but the best character that illustrates this would be Mortimer Cropper. Mortimer Cropper is a Randolph Henry Ash scholar. Randolph Henry Ash is one of the most renowned poets in the novel. He is very famous and is an inspiration and influence to many of the poets in the modern age....   [tags: A Romance, A.S. Byatt, Analysis]

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Ethics of Maternal Care

- Recent legal movements and rules are being placed within the practice of maternal mothers with focus on the protection of the fetus as a separate entity from the woman. These legalities are said to question the rights of the pregnant woman about her own medical care and decisions. The new protective actions for the fetus will enforce criminal charges on women who behave in a way that is associated with fetal harm or adverse perinatal outcomes. The ethical dilemmas with maternal decision making are being approached because it “constrains the pregnant woman’s decision making by punishing them which erode a woman’s basic rights to privacy and body integrity.” (ACOG, 2011) The technological adva...   [tags: Maternal-Fetal Conflict]

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The Advanced Materials Revolution

- Steel: (for all intents and purposes) was invented in 1855 by Henry Bessemer(Mary Bellis). Science the amazing innovation that has changed the world incredible things have been made from the material from bridged cables and cross beams to arresting wires on aircraft carriers that stop monumental force and speed. It is truly an amazing martial, but eventually it snaps, breaks or tears due to the separation of the molecules. Also steel is not the most flexible material there is which may sound good for what it is used for, construction....   [tags: Materials Of The Future]

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Offensive Material

- In Voltaire’s biography, S.G. Tallentyre penned the famous quote, “I disapprove of what you way, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” This quote is often repeated in first-amendment discussions and freedom of speech debates, as it acknowledges the need to preserve freedom, even in spite of its allowance for distasteful and even potentially offensive expression. The internet is a powerful venue for knowledge. With information on virtually any topic, collaborative forums, and a massive library of media, it seems at times that everything is available on the internet....   [tags: Internet, freedom of speech, filtering, freedom]

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Material Love

- “We are living in a material world.” This quintessential quote of Madonna’s from the song “Material Girl” equates mans relation with money. The world is not run by people, but by material goods and money. Ever since the beginning of monetary means, the amount of money one possessed dictated their status and opportunities for marriage. Likewise marriages can even center on money, and are often arranged to be profitable. This was especially true in the roaring 1920s and in the novel The Great Gatsby by F....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Plant Material

- Plant material The seeds of A. precatorius were collected from the medicinal plant garden of Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. H. S. Gour University, Sagar, M.P., India. Seeds were sterilized and germinated by following the protocol described in our previous publication .[15] Initiation of A. precatorius cell cultures Different explants from aseptically germinated seeds viz. leaves, epicotyle and petiole were tested for culture initiation by variation in plant growth regulators (PGR) and Agrobacterium mediated transformation....   [tags: Plants, Seeds]

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Attention Material

- INTRODUCTION I. Attention Material A. Issue at hand. 1. Disasters can occur at any moment, anywhere; financial and human consequences are very difficult to predict. 2. Disasters, over the last century have been increasing at a rapid rate as only 50% of events require Federal assistance. (FEMA) 3. Federal mitigation plans and programs reduce the impact of a given disaster also with our dependence on taxes, Treasury for relief. B. What is Mitigation. 1. Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters....   [tags: NDSP, FEMA,mitgatoin]

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Material Selection Study On The Bike Frame

- Material Selection Study A report made to analyze and select the most relevant material that can be used in the industry of Bike frame. Introduction Bikes consists of a multiple well known parts, starting from the wheels, passing by the chair, the steering system, the pedals, and finally the frame of the bike. The frame of the bike is the part in the product that is responsible for carrying the loads exerted on the bike, in the latter sections of this paper we will discuss these loads and how do they apply, we will also discuss how the bike frame react to these loads and how we can carefully choose the material that can withstand these stresses and loads....   [tags: Tensile strength, Young's modulus]

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The Instructional Material By Using The Sam Checklist

- After objectively assess the suitability of the instructional material by using the SAM checklist, there are some recommendations in the items about the pamphlet about pediatric infectious disease that could help the enhancement of the material. Firstly, the content topic could be enhanced by adding specific information that would help the target population to increase their knowledge about the infectious disease that would be linked to the desirable behaviours that are already presented in the pamphlet....   [tags: Infectious disease, Infection, Disease]

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A Brief Note On Human And Material Resources

- Human and material resources Human and material resources are important elements to a school system and how it functions on a daily basis. These two areas can impact the quality of education for students without people realizing it. This is one area that as a private school we are in constant struggle with because these resources are in high demand and cash flow is limited. Therefore, there is a high need for us to be stewards of our resources. Both of these resources are highly impacted by the budget each year and budget can cause significant shifts one direction or the other....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Teacher, School types]

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Possessions of Character in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

- Possessions of Character in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien "The Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien, contains many references to "possessions of character." Many things Lt. Cross carries were carried by all, including: military equipment, stationery, photographs, diseases, food, the land of Vietnam itself, their lives, and even more. O'Brien highlights these along with special things that Lt. Jimmy Cross carries. He, thus, reveals something of what Cross values. Belongings reflect his character and thoughts....   [tags: The Things They Carried Vietnam War Essays]

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What to Do with All the Waste Material?

- INTODUCTION 1.0 Background of Study Nowadays industrial sector has grown increasingly higher thus produce more waste material that need to be drain out to the environment. Most of this waste contains a lot of chemicals that are dangerous to human and may corrupt the biodiversity of our ecosystem. Heavy metals in industrial waste are one of the problem encounter today as one of a serious matter that need attention to. Due to rapid industriallisation, heavy metals have been excessively released into the environment, with remarkable impact on humans and other organism....   [tags: environment, wate, health, biodiversity]

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Possession in The Exorcist

- Being Possessed The idea of possession can frighten many people. What horror movie producers and directors that go into this field are counting on is that they can use it to frighten their viewers. The Exorcist and The Exorcist Beginning both are centered on the act of exorcism. Both demoniacs in the films are women though their fates are polar opposites. The exorcisms are also shown in different lights. This is done through special effects as well as lighting and music. The first film in the series stays with a cut and dry method of keeping mainly to the exorcism itself; however, its prequel focuses more on fancy special effects and stimulating music....   [tags: The Exorcist]

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Sexual Material in the Media: Parents and Children

- Sex is one of the most controversial and enticing subjects in today’s media. No wonder it has become a dominant marketing strategy, it appeals to a basic human interest in sex and uses it to persuade an audience. Sex, as a marketing tool, has become extremely pervasive in the United States today. An individual living in America will certainly be exposed to this marketing tool. Music industries, television commercials, magazines and other advertising media have given in to this marketing technique....   [tags: marketing, magazines, history]

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Basic Elements Of Non Material Culture

- Identify and define the seven basic elements of non-material culture. Non-material culture in itself is a groups way of thinking, therefore in this essay I will be discussing their language, gestures, values, norms, sanctions, folkways, and mores. When we think of language one doesn 't normally think of it as being based on where you are located and what group of individuals you are enclosed in, therefore we wouldn 't assume it to be part of a non-material culture. Think with me for a moment living in the United States the majority of United States citizens speak English some with an accent and others with no accent, thus even though we all live in the same country we really don 't speak...   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Morality, Mores]

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Implementing An Material Requirements Planning Activities

- Implement Effective Material Requirements Planning Activities Any organization that produces a product faces the task of balancing supply and demand. If the company produces a finished product, the finished product does not just materialize. Rather the product is manufactured piece by piece, over a period, employing a manufacturing process, and the various components that go into the product are either included as is or modified as part of the production process to fulfill their roles in the finished product....   [tags: Manufacturing, Inventory]

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Case Study : Purchasing And Material Management

- Purchasing and material management has evolved over the centuries and takes on many roles in the acquisition and the supply chain. One of your task as a supply chain managers is the ability to negotiate. Accounting to Monzcka (p. 480) “we define negotiation as a process of formal communication, either face-to-face or via electronic means, where two or more people, groups or organizations come together to seek mutual agreement about an issue or issues”. Negotiation is a skill which takes time to develop as it consists of five phases you must master to be prosperous in this business, these skills just don’t develop overnight....   [tags: Supply chain management, Management, Contract]

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The Value of Possessions Examined in Guy de Maupassant's The Necklace

- The Value of Possessions Examined in Guy de Maupassant's Short Story, "The Necklace" The late Irish poet Oscar Wilde once stated, "In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it" (qtd. in The Quotations Page). This quote accurately describes human nature to the extent that man is never fully satisfied with his current possessions. In fact, most people who rely on materialistic items for happiness are typically desolated and miserable....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant The Necklace]

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The Constituent Materials of Concrete

- Portland Cement Association (n.d.) stated that in the simplest form, a blend of paste, stone, sand and water is a concrete. Concrete is one of the fundamental building block of the civilization, contributing to all the structures across the world. Concrete can be viewed in details in term of its constituent materials, properties, durability and concrete mix design and quality control. Constituent materials are the fundamental materials required to produce concrete. The constituent materials of concrete consist of mainly three materials which are cement, aggregate and water, with admixtures included as addictive to alter the characteristics of the concrete (Scalenghe et al., 2011)....   [tags: Quality, Constituent Materials]

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America, Where Possessions Determine Our Worth

- America, Where Possessions Determine Our Worth I admit it; I'm someone who lusts for labels. I love a brand name. I am especially attracted to a high price or a flashy tag. I dig the bling-bling. Fast cars, expensive jewelry, clothing; you name it, I am fascinated by it. The sound of "Gucci" or "Porsche" or "Dolce & Gabbana" perks my ears up immediately. My attention is easily drawn to anything worth charging on a credit card. I am a modern buyer. I am the consumer whore. Okay, so I was not the one to coin that name, but a friend of mine once called me that when I was raving about my new James jeans....   [tags: Retail Fashion Shopping Materialism Essays]

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Human Connections through Material Goods

- Shoes are a necessity we as humans use daily. In our lives as human beings, one characteristic that seems to separate us from other animals is our reliance on shoes. We go out of our ways to buy shoes whether it is comfortable or not. Although shoes may come in different shapes, sizes, materials, and colors, the purpose of shoes is to help us get to where we need to go and to protect our feet. The history of shoes dates far back, however, no really knows when the first pair of shoes was created....   [tags: humanr reliance on shoes]

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Nazi Propaganda, Pre 1933 Material

- Nazi propaganda “Pre-1933 Material” In Hitler’s 1932 campaign speech he points out the disappointments of all the other competing political parties and their meaningless promises that they make. He further states that the problems in the country are somewhat caused by too many parties having their own interests, which was dragging Germany into different directions instead of having merged objectives for the people. Joseph Goebbels was head of propaganda for Hitler. Goebbels created Der Angriff, the Berlin newspaper in 1927....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Nazism, Nazi Party, Nazi Germany]

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Alternative Electrode Materials: Batteries

- ... The main components of a battery are the electrodes, and the materials used for these electrodes have the greatest impact on the performance of the battery. Therefore, the essential question is: which materials used in the electrodes will yield to the most battery life. The history behind the creation of the lithium-ion battery is as follows. Schalkwijk (2002) provides the reason behind why lithium was the chosen material for the battery, “(i) Lithium has the lightest weight, (ii) It has the highest voltage and (iii) it has the greatest density of all metals”(p.133)....   [tags: energy, storage, resources, materials]

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Stepping in to a Compulsive Hoarder's House

- ... The oxford dictionary defines hoarding as “someone who tends to hoard, gather or accumulate things”. Many people living in England today are not fully aware that some types of excessive hoarding can be categorised as a mental health disorder. You may cling onto your favourite fashion magazines, seize the sea shells you once collected as a child, even nestle notebooks from high school, however compulsive hoarding is much more than this… it’s a severe anxiety disorder. Many fail to realise the severity of this desolated illness....   [tags: accumulation, possessions, behavior]

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The Secret Life of Bees Movie Review

- ... They investigate and are led to a house where the “Calendar sisters” live. These three incredible women help Rosaleen and Lily out by letting them stay with them at their bright pink house. It is here that the two learn about bees and how they function as a society within the hive. June, August, and May act as a family to Lily and Rosaleen. This is comforting for Lily because of her past home life which lacked love. Taking care of the bees is how they earn their keep at the house. Lily meets a colored boy named Zach, who also works with the bees....   [tags: mother, possessions, love, vote]

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Controlled Assessment of Love Relationships

- ... This also shows that not all men treat women as possessions, although most do. The Nurse treats Juliet in a very similar way to the Friar, but with a few notable differences. The Nurse believes that marriage is only for a sexual relationship, which means that she does not fully understand Juliet's love for Romeo. This explains why she thinks that 'Romeo is a dishclout to him'. The word 'dishclout' suggests that it's only Romeo's physical appearance that may be like this compared to Paris, but not how he is emotionally....   [tags: themes, treated, marriage, possessions]

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All Men Are Created Equal

- In America, are all men created equal. Everyone has their differences but that doesn’t mean they aren’t equal. No one is better than someone else. If you have money that doesn’t make you better, it just means you have an easier life sometimes. All men are equal in more ways than others but no on should be discriminated against because of their differences. People who think that in America all men are not created equal need a change of mind. Just because people may not have as much money as you, that doesn’t mean you are better than them....   [tags: equal, wealth, possessions, personality]

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Milestone of Fatigue Behaviour in Composite Materials

- A milestone of fatigue behaviour in composite materials is due thanks to Kenneth Reifsnider [5] whom also deeply studied damage development [6]. The phenomenon cannot be described easily as in metals because of the complexity of the internal microstructure. The most important consequence of this complexity lies in the loss of a well-defined damage state, which cannot be considered like a single crack in homogeneous materials. Reifsnider in his introduction highlights the difficulty to define the damage condition in composite....   [tags: Kenneth-Reifsnider, science of materials]

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The Relation of Consciousness to the Material World

- The Relation of Consciousness to the Material Worl The relation of consciousness to the material world is puzzle, which has its origin in dualism, a philosophy of mind which posits their fundamental separation. Dualism, in turn, has its roots in folk wisdom. The belief that humans are more than bodies and that there is something in human nature that survives bodily death has its origins in prehistory; it becomes explicit in the mythology of Ancient Egypt and Assyria and was formulated into a philosophical position in the Platonic thought of Ancient Greece....   [tags: Papers]

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Epistemology and the Material Environment

- Epistemology and the Material Environment ABSTRACT: This paper presents an epistemological approach to the investigation of material properties that is opposed to both phenomenalistic epistemology and recent linguistical and ontological accounts of matter/mass terms. Emphasis is laid on the inherent context dependence of material properties. It is shown that, if this is taken seriously, some deep epistemological problems arise, like unavoidable uncertainty, incompleteness, inductivity, and nonderivableness....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Reasons for Learning Material in Schools

- Reasons for Learning Material in Schools Learning a variety of different subjects in school, falling under such categories as the sciences, humanitarian, linguistics, the arts and otherwise, it is often lingering in a student's mind how exactly this seemingly irrelevant information could possibly be beneficial later on in life. Although I am myself prone to this thought more often than I'd like to admit, looking at education from a broader, more objective standpoint, there are very valuable reasons to why exactly education is important to us, even when we fail to realise it....   [tags: Papers]

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