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Leadership in Modern Times

- ... In essence, they will be a hybrid professional, providing integrated solutions for PR, Web, SEO, advertising and branding that used to require multiple agencies and consultants. As a result, these complementary, yet competitive, industries will converge. A Conflict and Crisis Manager An effective PR professional must understand the conflict management life, four phases of conflict and process specific techniques and functions that underline the each phase....   [tags: modern day public relations]

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Tiger Woods: A Modern Day Tragic Hero

- Thesis: Professional golfer Tiger Woods is a modern-day tragic hero because his flaw of excessive pride directly led to the destruction of both his personal relationships and his professional career. Tiger took complete responsibility for his actions, but it came too late and by then he ended up suffering consequences that were excessive compared to his errors. One reason why Tiger Woods could be characterized as a modern day tragic hero is because he demonstrates the tragic flaw of excessive pride in the way he felt he was superior to be committed to just his own wife....   [tags: Modern Tragic Heros]

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The Efficiency of the Modern Day Soldier

- Mankind has been engaged in many conflicts throughout history. Each conflict and battle has brought new weapons that have resulted in an increase in combat deaths. The development of these new weapons has also forced the development of new ways to protect and enhance the survival of the soldiers. U.S. soldiers are safer and more efficient today because of technological advances in robotic warfare, nonlethal weapons, and vehicles, and improved soldier equipment. The efficiency of the modern day soldier has improved because of the new technology in robotic warfare....   [tags: conflict, robot warfare, combat deaths]

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Living in a Modern Day Slavery

- “Children being sold for sex at truck stops; servants held in captivity and forced to clean for free, and women forced into the sex industry, forfeiting their earnings.” (Baldas, 2012, p.A.1) Human trafficking, commonly know as ‘modern-day slavery’; “--involves the use of deception and coercion to persuade victims to cross national borders in search of new jobs and better opportunities. Once the target has arrived in a foreign country, he or she is then forced into some form of labor bondage.” (Staff, 2013) Human trafficking does not just happen in developing countries, it can also happen in developed countries....   [tags: sex industry, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS]

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The Prevalence of Modern Day Slavery

- In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, (1831) Victor Frankenstein created a horrific monster, which was so ugly it hid from the public eye, and ended up taking many innocent lives. We have a monster even more horrific in our modern day world that also thrives in secrecy, stealing innocent lives. This monster is slavery. It is a common misconception that slavery no longer exists today, that we got rid of it in the 1800s, or that it exists still in some countries, but it isn’t nearly as bad as it was in the days of the transatlantic slave trade....   [tags: sexual exploitation, labor, ]

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The Modern Day Oracle of Delphi

- In modern day society, people don’t journey to the Oracle of Delphi to find out about their future. They go to a bank to protect their money or an economist to track which stocks are on the rise. And people don’t conduct sacrifices to prevent disease; they get vaccinations and routine testing at a doctor’s office. No longer does society rely on stars; it relies on science. While the Greeks believed in the power of oracles and stars, humanity now looks to science to foresee its fate. And as long as people have tried to find out their destinies, they have also tried to evade them....   [tags: Attempting to Escape Fate]

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Moviemaking is a Modern Day Art

- Moviemaking is a modern day art that can inspire individuals. Making movies and creating music videos are ways to express a persons feelings and it can expand their imagination and creativity. It expresses one’s feelings about a particular subject. The purpose of movie making is to entertain, to amuse, to excite, and to intrigue the viewers that are watching. Movie production ranges from awesome, million- dollar, widescreen Hollywood epics to a parent recording a child’s birthday with just a regular home video camera....   [tags: hollywood, creating music and videos]

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Hamlet: The Modern Day Tragedy

- In modern day society, nothing is as valuable as it was once believed. Respect is now a figment of the imagination and other values and morals that were once instilled in all are slowly starting to be corrupted or either vanished. Some things society considers acceptable now was heavily frowned upon in the past. In Hamlet, William Shakespeare displays a tragedy and its effects through complex dialogue of Hamlet, which can directly be associated with similar events we experience today. Hamlet’s tragedy is reflected everyday in various forms....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Bono: A Modern Day Transcendentalist

- In the 1830s the Transcendental movement sprouted. Through the movement founded by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the idea emerged that there is an inherent goodness in all of us. We learned that just because everyone else has a certain philosophy, it does not mean you are required to think that way. Transcendentalism revolved around the themes of religion, politics, the environment and intuition. Even though the transcendental movement ended more than a century and a half ago, its ideals thrive within modern day society....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, transcendentalism]

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AIDS: The Modern Day Epidemic

- AIDS: The Modern Day Epidemic Did you know that if a straight line of pennies was made down any given road, extending one mile, there would be over a hundred thousand dollars worth of change on the street. Dimes. Well over a million dollars. How about something that hits closer to home, something like lives. In 1996, when the AIDS pandamenic was at its peak, a memorial quilt made of individual panels about six feet by three feet in size was displayed in Washington D.C. Each square of the quilt represented a single victim whose life was claimed by the disease....   [tags: AIDS]

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The Modern Day Shopping Mall

- The modern day shopping mall represents security. It is a long thread that winds through each resident of this country, binding the public tightly together. No person is untouched by this fascinating structure. It provides commonality in such a diverse population, and with that commonality comes comfort. Recently, I spent time at the Southside Works Shopping Center located in the city of Pittsburgh. Southside Works fits the profile of the average 21st century mall, complete with a movie theater, various popular retail stores, and of course, The Cheesecake Factory....   [tags: Selection, Work Experience]

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The Father of Modern-Day Chemistry

- Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is considered to be the father of modern-day chemistry (Balchin 36). He had an unbelievable impact on the way the world views chemistry today. From identifying elements to discovering the importance of the role of combustion, he played an essential part in the world’s scientific ideas and inventions. He was so influential that he is said to have an equal if not greater impact in chemistry as Newton did in physics (Tiner 90). He used the initial ideas of Joseph Priestley, Henry Cavendish, and Karl Scheele, and worked to prove them and make them more official (Tiner 90)....   [tags: Biography, Lavoisier]

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Modern Day Iraq and Iran

- This conflict was something that had been brewing for centuries. Modern day Iraq and Iran have conflicting interests and disputes over borders and control dating back to the Ottoman Turkish Empire as well as the Persian empire under the Safavids (Hiro, 1991). The majority of this war was fought by Saddam Hussein's Iraq and Ayatollah Khomeini's Iran. Both political leaders fighting to protect what they thought was theirs and what they wanted to take from the other side. Iran's main arguments for conflict were to either capture Iraqi oilfields thereby giving them bartering chips to secure the heavy firepower that Iraq had and Iran desperately needed, or to attack the Iraqi artillery that had...   [tags: Middle East, Current Events]

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Is Modern Day Media Deceitful?

- ... Exposure to sexual content amongst adolescents can also be dangerous in the sense that it influences teenage behavior and attitudes about sexual activity and sex roles. For instance, of all female video game characters, 60% of them are unnecessarily oversexualized. Although video games may be more easily monitored by parents, in circumstances where that is not possible, being exposed to this type of sexualization is particularly damaging to the mindsets of children. Young girls can likely be influenced by this kind of sexualization, feeling that they must dress or act in similar ways to these video game characters in order to impress, seduce or pursue a partner....   [tags: fabricated exaggerations, celebrities]

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Sexism: Modern Day Society

- The horror movie cliché has a vast amount of stereotypical archetypes such as the dumb jock, the promiscuous female, the geek, and the innocent virgin. There are plenty of more archetypes that are on the protagonist side and as well as the antagonist side of the story. Of course in horror movies the antagonist archetype is the slow-walking, super-human and/or creature-like monster that usually wins a running race against their prey except is killed ultimately by the innocent virgin. There are movies in the past, present and likely future that will always contain these archetype characters because we have them in every aspect of life....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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The Modern Day Slavery

- Every year millions of innocent kids, adults, males and females are forced to do things against their will. Whether its forced labor or prostitution, human trafficking happens everyday, everywhere, and all the time. It happens in the most unlikely places with the most unlikely people. Your neighbor, pastor, teacher, or even a family friend could be apart of the trafficking system. Human trafficking is problem that affects millions of lives and needs to be stopped by educating people about it. Human trafficking is the 2nd biggest illegal industry behind the drug trade....   [tags: trafficking, trade, victims]

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Modern Day Hobby: Woodworking

- Woodwoorking Research Paper Woodworking is an excellent craft for all individuals. Woodworking has developed from an important necessity to a modern day hobby. Many Individuals rely on woodworking for income, shelter, transportation, and other necessities for survival. Woodworking is an excellent way to express ones creativity and skills. Woodworking is a fine art that is able to improve several factors of life if used correctly. Many individuals find woodworking appealing due to it’s usefulness and it’s lucrative ventures....   [tags: spirits, native americans, early societies]

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Modern Day Slavery

- The word slavery tends to evoke images of Africans being transported in chains during the trans-Atlantic slave trade, victims of the Holocaust during World War II, or Japanese prisoners in the internment camps along the West Coast of the United States. Slavery, also referred to as human trafficking, can be defined as the systematic practice of the removal of individual rights and freedoms as well as the implication of inhumane conditions including forced labor or sex. The United Nations defines human trafficking as “the recruitment, transport and receipt of people across borders by improper means, such as force, abduction, fraud or coercion” (“Human Trafficking”)....   [tags: Human Trafficking Essays]

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Modern Day Alchemist

- Webster's Dictionary defines alchemy as “a power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way.” Alchemy can be performed many ways, like changing base metals into gold. Most alchemists say it is a very inexplicable transmuting. Others may say it is an exploration of a plethora of substances. Another group of alchemists believe it is a part of depth psychology. Whatever it may be it has changed the lives of people starting from the early civilizations of China and Egypt....   [tags: Great Red Water, Nigredo]

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Modern Day Chinatown

- Modern day Chinatown is a vibrant and bustling community full of bright colors and Chinese characters adorning buildings as far as the eye can see. Chinese elders roam around the narrow and unkempt streets while children frolic around from store to store with wide smiles, riffling through toy stores as store owners look on. Mothers scurry from store to store searching for the most tender meats to buy for the night's dinner or for the next day's lunch. Tourists from nearby downtown drift into the heart of Chinatown with large and expensive cameras, posing for pictures with Lion head statues and continue on, buying cheap Chinatown goods along the way....   [tags: Asian Americans]

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Modern Day Influences of the Mongolian Empire

- Modern Day Influences of the Mongolian Empire Mongolia was the largest contiguous land empire in human history. It existed in the 13th and 14th centuries, however its traditions and influences can be found all throughout the world today. The Mongolian Empire was due to the unification of the Mongol and Turkic tribes under the rule of Genghis Khan in 1206. This paramount empire connected the east and west using Pax Mongolica which allowed trade all throughout Eurasia. However, the Mongolian Empire’s importance did not die with the fall of the Empire in 1368, but the vital influences remain significant even today....   [tags: empire, culture, technology]

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The Giver, Equilibrium and Modern Day Society

- In our modern world, many would classify this current generation as disappointing and sometimes even, pathetic. We often categorize ourself as greed, trying to take more than we need. Many believe that our society is corrupted and can not be fixed although some sit back and just watch, much like, in both the book and the film. In 'The Giver', the elders gave an appearance of a perfect society with no violence, no problems and no pain but hid valuable information to many. They simply dismissed all of their wrong-doings for the better of their perfect world which in many cases is exactly like real life....   [tags: false security, information, wrong doings]

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The Macbeth Principle with Modern Day Leaders

- In the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the concept I traced was fate and freewill. Macbeth was forced to choose between fate and freewill when he heard of the witches’ prophecy. This concept was interesting because you were tracing how Macbeth’s decisions would affect him later in the story, an example is when he kills Banquo and then later Banquo’s ghost comes to haunt him. These decisions would ultimately decide his future and shape his personality as a ruler. Macbeth choose free will and therefore became king through lying, cheating and murder, his rule as a king was similar to his upbringing as a king....   [tags: Mugabe, Putin, Jong Un]

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The 1979 Revolution and Modern Day Iran

- Iran is the first and the only proclaimed Islamic republic in the world. Its constitution dates back to 1979 when a coalition of clerics, students, merchants and intellectuals overthrew the Pahlavian monarchy under a revolution popularly known as the 1979 Revolution (Rehan, 4). The 1979 Revolution also referred to as the Iranian Revolution or the Islamic Revolution, refers to the events that involved the overthrowing of the Pahlavi dynasty under the leadership of Mohammed Shah Pahlavi and its replacement with an Islamic republic under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeni....   [tags: Political Science]

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Renaissance Influence on Modern Day Fashion

- Many people would not believe that there are so many similarities between modern day fashion and the fashion of the renaissance time period. Many differences may be seen between the two, but the similarities are remarkable. Throughout all of time, clothing has been the major representation of social classes. What people wear has always been the distinguishing factor between the wealthy and the poor classes of both the renaissance and current time period. The evolution from time period to time period has been vast, but the fact that what people wear represents what class they reside in is still very prevalent....   [tags: Fashion]

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Pio Nono and Modern Day Papacy

- During his extraordinarily and eventful long reign, Pio Nono laid the ground work for the modern day papacy. He was the longest serving Pope to date with a reign of thirty one years. When his sovereignty was lost, his supporters rallied around him which resulted in the Papacy becoming more centralized within Rome. He was known as a politically conservative Pope who was adverse to the modern ideas, although he was also a reformer and innovator within the Catholic Church. The end of his reign sees the separation of the papacy from the world’s political powers....   [tags: pope, church, vatican]

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Modern-Day Prohibition- The Criminalization of Marijuana

- In January of 1919, the 18th amendment, the prohibition of alcohol, was ratified due to progressive movements. It was soon repealed in 1933, when crime increased and issues spread throughout the country. The concept of “gangsters” was established and unsafe alcohol became apart of America’s diet. This problem is now evident in this country today. Marijuana, an all natural plant that is known to get someone “high,” or to alter the state of mind, has been illegal since 1937 when the Marijuana Tax Act was put into action....   [tags: marijuana, weed, cannabis, prohibition]

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A Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking

- Human Trafficking Human trafficking in the United States is a modern day form of slavery. No matter what country one resides there is a risk of being taken, enslaved and in some cases brutally and unlawfully controlled by others. All, while living or merely existing in unethical environments. When hearing terms such as Human trafficking and sex slavery, one might picture an image of young girls being beaten and abused in a foreign country such as Asia or Eastern Europe. Many of these young women and children are enslaved right here in The United States in several different communities across the nation....   [tags: unethical, sex, criminal]

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Negative Effects of Modern Day Technology

- Negative Effects of Modern Day Technology Where have all the humans gone. To their screens of course, where they always go these days. The digital crowd has a way of incorporating technology into everything, to the point where a family can’t sit in a room together for a half an hour without somebody, or everybody, peeling off to their electronics. The long term affects of growing up saturated in technology is slowly being discovered and the findings are not positive. People are becoming amerced in an unrealistic world....   [tags: Technology ]

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A Look Inside Modern Day Benin

- Modern day Benin is located along the Western coast of Africa. Benin is only 112,622 square kilometers, making it one of Africa’s smallest countries. Benin today however, differs significantly from the kingdom that it was during the pre-colonial and colonial periods. The people, culture, and government have all changed due to colonization. (The World Fact Book, 2014) The great kingdom of Dahomey once resided where Benin is today. Dahomey’s origins can be traced back to the 1600s, during which two groups of people named the Aja and the Fon occupied Dahomey, (The World Fact Book, 2014)....   [tags: kingdom of Dahomey, Africa]

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Human Trafficking or Modern Day Slavery

- ... They may be forced to fight, cook or clean for the soldiers; they have even been made to be spies or messengers for the group. The young girls who get taken into this horrendous crime are usually forced to have sexual relations with the soldiers. Some children soldiers have been made to commit crimes and murders on either their hometown or families (Major forms of Trafficking). The reason that America should be so concerned is because when we go to war with these other countries we are killing these innocent children that have been forced into this lifestyle unwillingly and we are just leaving them when they have done nothing and cannot defend themselves....   [tags: scandals, victims, children, women]

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Stephen Hawking, a Modern Day Hero

- There are many people who could be considered a hero. A hero doesn’t have to be someone who could fly, run with great speed, and shoot lasers. A hero can be anyone who makes a difference. It can be your parents, a firefighter , your doctor, or even a friend. They don’t need to be a professional athlete or celebrity, they can be a normal person living a normal life. One modern day hero is Stephen Hawking because of his great accomplishments; he overcame the risks of his disease, helps scientists and improves lives of people around the world....   [tags: Physicist, Scientist]

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Changes in Modern Day Mining Techniques

- ... In the early history of mining, ancient peoples dug for materials close to the earth surface with make shift shovels and pics; as one could imagine, this process of mining was very lengthy and tedious. Over the centuries, civilizations utilized more efficient techniques and began to undergo massive mining projects that presented great danger to those working the mines. However, mining practices remained very stagnant with little improvement until the industrial revolution where the world witnessed a huge boom in technology....   [tags: resources, pollution, chemicals]

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Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

- ... Throughout the 1600s, other countries such as Spain, North America, Holland, France, Sweden and Denmark became more involved in the European slave trade. (Agatucci). In 1865, the institution of slavery was abolished by the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The International Agreement for the Suppression of “White Slave Traffic” was signed in 1904 and put into action. The agreement protected women, from being involved in white slave trafficking, which referred to forcing or deceiving a white woman or girl into prostitution (Kangaspunta)....   [tags: society, labor, sex, violation, crime]

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Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking

- “I’ve been held down like a piece of meat while monsters disguised as men violated me again & again.” (Gladys Lawson, Blood Borne Connections.) Human trafficking is the modern day slavery, it involves taking control over a person through force, fraud or coercion to exploit the victim for forced labor, sexual exploitation. or both (“What” par.1). This is become the sad reality for many, approximately three out of every 1,000 people worldwide are being forced into this such slavery. Victims of human trafficking are people of all backgrounds and ages, no one is safe from the dirty hands of human traffickers....   [tags: women, prostitution, children]

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Sex Trafficking: Modern-day Slavery

- Sex trafficking according to the National Human Trafficking (2000) is defined as a modern-day form of slavery in which a commercial sex act in induced by force, fraud or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act is under the age of 18 years. Sex trafficking is mostly comprises of force, fraud and underage women or men to engaged in unwilling activities in order to get what they need in life. Most often people are brought to the United State specifically in search of job but little would they know that they have fallen into sex trafficking....   [tags: Human Trafficking Essays]

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The Persecution of Modern Day Muslims

- Religious persecution has been around since the beginning of recorded history. Within the past decade, Muslims have been the target of religious persecution because of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Most people today will not go out of their way to learn about another culture’s religion and would rather believe that all Muslims in America have the same bad intentions in their mind. Because of these actions Muslims in America are treated unfairly. Muslims have also taken a lot of harassment from those of the Christian faith as well because of their religious faith....   [tags: religious persecution, terrorism]

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Instability in Modern Day Egypt

- Egypt Persuasive Essay Egypt is unstable as of now due to their recent revolution and dethronement of their president. They are having problems reestablishing their government and stabilizing daily life. One of their main problems is hunger. About 26.3% of Egypt’s population is below the poverty line, so they can’t afford the food that is necessary to grow and develop or remain healthy ("Egypt's Poverty Rate Rises to 26%”). Egypt is importing less food which is putting more pressure on farmers, and farmers are not being given the resources needed to make up for decrease in imports....   [tags: socioeconomic problems ]

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Japan: A Modern Day Nation

- ... This, along with the Reverse Course. This helped Japan move more towards a modern democracy by having its foreign policy based around its relationship with the US, which set Japan as a beacon of US policy in Asia (Goto-Jones, 97). Joint to Japan’s progression with modernity through history is the new found knowledge and technology that developed. When the Westerners arrived with their technology of the toy train, this represented a display of more advanced technology from a greater source of power (Goto-Jones, 17)....   [tags: culture, changes, government, traditions]

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Modern-Day Racism in America

- Racism still exists all over America today. I see it on television, in the news, and I even hear about it at school. It seems that even after hundreds of years, people still feel like African Americans are inferior, as was demonstrated in To Kill a Mockingbird. We are making strides toward equality, such as electing the country’s first African-American president; however, at this point, it’s easy to think that racial equality could never fully be achieved. The beginning steps towards racial equality began in the 1860s with the election of President Abraham Lincoln, who was against the enslavement of African Americans....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Racial Discrimination]

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Advertising: Modern Day Brainwashing

- Brainwashing and Mind Control are “best thought of as a series of techniques that are used over time to shape a person’s perception, cognition, emotions, decision making and behavior to such an extent that they have lost their freedom of choice” (Mind Control Today). These techniques, once in existence within authoritarian and totalitarian governments, are increasingly being practiced by advertising companies and mass media. There are extensive similarities among the political and economic standards that cause negative impacts on society, as a result of adopting these mind control tactics....   [tags: Mind Control]

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The Five I's of of Transcendentalism in the Modern Day

- According to the New York Times, teenagers listen to an average of 2.5 hours of music in a singular day. The messages coming through in each song may vary between drug/alcohol reference or transcendentalism. No matter where there is music, there is a lesson to be learned through ideas that Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau created. Though transcendentalism is a relatively foreign word to most, it can be defined by using five i's: individualism, inspiration, intuition, idealism and imagination which are displayed on all platforms of music today....   [tags: Transcendentalist Essays]

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Modern Day Relevance of Sinclair's The Jungle

- The Jungle was first published in 1906. Contemporary critics disagree about whether or not the novel has any “relevance” for modern readers. What do YOU think. I believe this novel has somewhat of a relevance for modern readers in today’s society. In the world of economic competition that we live in today, many thrive and many are left to dig through trash cans. It has been a constant struggle throughout the modern history of society. One widely prescribed example of this struggle is Upton Sinclair's groundbreaking novel, The Jungle....   [tags: literary analysis, literature essays]

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Exploring the Ethics of Modern Day Hunting

- I grew up in southern Louisiana, exposed to generations-long traditions of trapping, shrimping, hunting, and fishing. These traditions are deeply intertwined in the area’s cultural and economic identities. As a child, I pondered the ethics and necessity of hunting, but not in those terms––Was it really fair to the animals. Didn’t they have a right to live, just like people. I named house-spiders and objected to killing them; I pampered my dog Elvira; and I named squirrels, snakes, birds, and even wasps....   [tags: Shooting Sports, Wildlife]

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"Radical Surgery's Effect on the Modern Day Mastectomy"

- What is radical surgery's role in eradicating breast cancer. Radical surgery is the extirpation of an area of the body that is locally ridden with disease. Typically, it is an extremely risky surgery and was once thought to be the solution to every type of cancer, excluding brain cancer. Today, this type of surgery most often deals with various different types of local cancer. In the case of breast cancer, radical surgery is used to remove all cancerous cells from the breasts. The name primarily associated with this bold, medical advancement would be Dr....   [tags: Eradicating Breast Cancer, Medical World, Modern]

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Modern Day Signs and Wonders

- Based on the rising number of television shows, movies, news specials, and literature that deal with paranormal activity, magic, and miracles, it can be clearly seen that Americans have an increasing infatuation with the supernatural. But it is not an ordinary infatuation. As of now, it seems that a majority of people in America have a keen interest in supernatural occurrences, so long as it is from a distance. People are eager to watch or read about ghost hunters, Harry Potter, and receiving help from a mysterious stranger, but if you asked them to enter into the realm of personal interaction with these things, most would shake their head no ask they backed away....   [tags: Christianity, Bible Study]

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Miracles in the Modern Day

- Miracles seem to be out dated and never happen in our lives. Could the non-existence of miracles be because they are impossible or could it be that we have surrounded our lives with science and technology that we are not aware of the miracles that happen around us. Do we correctly use the term “miracle”. For example the hockey game that the U.S.A. and Soviet Union played in the 1980 Olympic Games is called the “Miracle on Ice”. Yes the U.S.A. were tremendous underdogs in the game but can their win classify as a “miracle”....   [tags: Faith]

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Instability in Modern Day Jordan

- The Middle East is among the most war-torn and politically unstable regions in the world. While this is unfortunate, it provides an interesting area to study through the lens of globalization and international relations. Globalization here is taken to mean the development of interconnected cultural, economic and political systems across the world. The western and westernized nations are consistently involved in the Middle East's affairs. This involvement comes in monetary, military, and advisory assistance to western allies....   [tags: politics, support, war]

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The Modern Day Gikuyun Farmer

- The Modern Day Gikuyun Farmer The following are excerpts from a research project undertaken by Ramya Bavikatte on her Washington Semester at American University. Ramya traveled with her class to Kenya, where she learned more about the issues of small holder agriculture and the Gikuyun farmer. The purpose of this research project is to study the economic and social implications of smallholder agriculture in Kenya. The shift of smallholders from subsistence farming to cash crop farming created significant changes in the standards of living, social security, reproduction, and the sexual division of labor....   [tags: Economics Kenya Agriculture Essays]

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Ancient Olympic Gamges to Modern Day Olympic Games

- ... It correlated with the religious festival that was held in his honor “with processions and sacrifices” (Kyle 28). The origin of the games is special because in one story, it was believed Heracles , a child of a god and a human, was the founder of the games, as believed by Pindar, a Greek lyric poet (Spivey 232). However, it is important to take note that “’myth’ and ‘history’ was often blurred in ancient… thinking” as with most ancient civilizations such as the Romans and their origins beginning with the Trojan War (Spivey 235)....   [tags: greek, competition, stadium, arena]

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The Importance of Being Earnest and Modern Day London?

- The speed that we allow and enable our world to change and adapt is often a common topic among people. When I think back to my childhood it now seems so outdated and old fashioned, yet it was such a short time ago; showing me how fast were developing as people and as a planet. In the Victorian era, when The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde was written and set, they were just discovering cars for the rich, and railways were becoming a popular form of transport. Nowadays the development of technology has allowed man to walk on the moon and we are able to fly to the other side of the world in just a day....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The History of Modern Day Parenting: Helicopter Parents

- Throughout the history of mankind, one thing has separated us humans from animals, which is parenting. In today’s world, you will not find any other animal that will take care of it’s offspring for 18 plus years, well except for bonobo monkeys. Now it is normal for parents to keep their kids from childbirth till the end of their education. However this brings up the question on where to draw the line, and what is the right way to raise a kid. There is one type of parenting that goes beyond the call of duty and it is called helicopter parenting....   [tags: boomer generation, child development]

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Leisurely Activities of the Victorian Era: The Significance to Modern Day

- Entertainment in modern America is the key element associated with free time, whether it be surfing the web or watching a movie; pastimes that surpass class and gender. Up until the Victorian Era of England, leisure pursuits were only enjoyed by the wealthy. After the rise of the Industrial Revolution, however, the middle class grew and relaxing activities became numerous as free time was no longer only reserved for the rich. New forms of entertainment were enjoyed both by the working and elite as well as men and women of the Victorian Era to fill leisure time; a way of life that has continued through modern day....   [tags: Culture ]

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The Need for a Dependable Energy Source in Modern-day Life

- Introduction A regular dependable source of energy is one of the most important factors in modern life. A normal day, people constantly consume energy for heating lighting cooking,transport and powering all kinds of electrical equipment. Furthermore,energy is used by industries to produce all the goods that we buy and provide all the services that we use. In this unit, we will examine difeerent sources of energy and look at the advantages and disadvantages of using theese forms of energy. A)FOSSIL FUELS Fossil fuels are the most common source of energy used in the World....   [tags: solar, hydropower, fossil fuel]

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: The Modern Day Plague

- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: The Modern Day Plague The human body consists of several vital organs; one of these organs is the respiratrory system. The respiratory system is made up of the organs that involve breathing and consists of the nose, pharynx, trachea, bronci, and the lungs. There are many types of respiratory infections such as pnumenia and influenza. One of the newest types of respiratory infections is severe acute respiratory syndrome known to the world as SARS. The SARS disease mimics the diseases of pneumonia and influenza making detecting the disease hard....   [tags: Disease]

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Stress a Significant Factor in Modern Day Life

- Stress is a significant factor in modern day life and has affected everybody at some point in their lives. In this essay I am going to describe and evaluate potential sources of stress and how it can affect the body, and also methods of treatment for stress. Stress is a state of arousal which triggers the ‘Fight or flight’ mechanism, which initiates when a subject experiences fear. Adrenaline is released into the blood stream which reduces reaction times, heightens the physical senses and releases a burst of energy to the muscles, making the individual temporarily physically stronger, more alert and a have a higher tolerance to pain....   [tags: Physical Reactions, Health Problems]

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Modern Day Females: The Mary Tyler Moore Show

- In American culture today, women continue the struggle of identifying what their roles in society are supposed to be. Our culture has been sending mixed messages to the modern day female, creating a sense of uneasiness to an already confusing and stressful world. Although women today are encouraged more than ever to be independent, educated, and successful, they are often times shamed for having done just that. Career driven females are frequently at risk of being labeled as bossy, unfeminine, or selfish for competing in many career paths that were once dominated by men....   [tags: positions of power, culture, struggle]

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Characteristics of Both Modern-Day and Traditional Childhood

- This essay will aim to examine how childhoods have continued to evolve through out the centuries. To do this, characteristics of both modern-day and traditional childhood through three different aspects will be discussed. The first aspect centred on is how the many childhoods vary, influenced by class, gender, race, geography as well as place within the family unit. The second aspect deals with the contribution the family and its variants have on the children’s life, with the added input of both various cultures and community....   [tags: class, gender, race]

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Rehabilitation Centers or Housing Modern Day Slaves

- Some prisons aren’t that bad. Some of them honestly do try to help the convict. Maybe this is through rehabilitation programs, religious groups, education, or skill building. Better people are made, and the decisions made that got them there are regretted. Lives are changed. But there are others who aren’t so lucky. Some are robbed by their imprisoners. Human rights are stripped away along with stealing their dignity as human beings, and being treated as modern day slaves. This treatment started shortly after the Civil War....   [tags: human rights, slavery, film brubaker]

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Saints vs Modern Day Role Models

- THESIS STATEMENT Saint’s qualities can be viewed as more effective modern role models and leaders than the contemporary media influencing the youth. PURPOSE STATEMENT The purpose of this research paper is to discuss the influence of the with the media today and how saints can be viewed as role models today, which will be supported with books and web sources on the related topics. INTRODUCTION Saint’s qualities can be viewed as more effective modern role models and leaders than the contemporary media influencing the youth....   [tags: Sociology, Leadership]

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Wile E Coyote: Modern Day Trickster

- What is a trickster. A trickster typically breaks the creeds of the divine or nature, most of the time this is doomed maliciously, but sometimes with positive results. More frequently than not, the rule-breaking will capture the pattern of tricks, or thievery. Tricksters are generally cunning, foolish, or perhaps both. They are usually very funny even when they are scared. In diverse cultures the trickster and humanizing hero are often merged in one. Tricksters are particular to their own cultures....   [tags: television, cartoons, media]

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Controversy Surfaces Towards Modern-day Sitcoms

- What goes through your mind when you watch a little kid viciously beat up the family dog. Did you get a disturbing image. Well, in an episode of Family Guy Stewie brutally beats Bryan, the family dog, because the dog didn’t pay him back. This is a very outrageous thing for a baby to do, and more so very inappropriate. Well, with today’s society being more exposed and tolerant to certain contents about many diverse topics, the significant matter used as entertainment in many comedies is becoming more controversial day by day....   [tags: Entertainment ]

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Modern Day Child Labour

- Modern Day Child Labour While we, as Americans, are currently living in the most advanced civilization up to this time, we tend to disregard problems of exploitation and injustice to nations of lesser caliber. Luckily, we don't have to worry about the exploitation of ourchildren in factories and sweet shops laboring over machines for countless hours. We, in the United States, would never tolerate such conditions. For us, child labor is a practice that climaxed and phased away during and then after the industrial revolution....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Modern Day Luxury

- Human kind has always felt the need to own luxurious items in order to show their social status. In Ancient Rome clothing was a symbol of status and power. The color purple was considered to be the most prestigious and the higher classes wore it to show their economic power. The reason for this prestige was that the most expensive dyes were used to produce the color purple. Therefore, the color became synonymous with wealth and power [Duffy, 2007]. Just as it worked in ancient Rome, people in modern societies have the desire to show their high social status....   [tags: Marketing ]

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The Effects of Decreased Time Providing Direct Care Within the Nursing Profession

- During the first 50 years of modern day nursing, nurses primarily cared for the ill within their patients’ homes. This allowed the nurse to focus all of her time and effort on one patient. Thus, modern nursing began as a very intimate profession. The nurse knew the patients personally and vice versa. With the advancements of medical technology after World War II, hospitals became a more popular setting for caring for the ill. Nurses were needed within the hospital rather than within individual homes....   [tags: health, modern day nursing]

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Antoine Laurent Lavoisier: A Brief Biography

- Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is considered to be the father of modern-day chemistry. He had an unbelievable impact on the way the world views chemistry today. From identifying elements to discovering the importance of the role of combustion, he played an essential part in the world’s scientific ideas and inventions. He was so influential that he is said to have an equal if not greater impact in chemistry as Newton did in physics. Because of these accomplishments, he is considered one of France’s and the world’s most outstanding scientists....   [tags: the father of modern-day chemistry]

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Beowulf's Influnce On Modern Day Media

- From the Lord of the Rings to Star Wars, Beowulf has been turned to as a source of inspiration. Whether referencing specific scenes of becoming entangled with sea-monsters or simply turning to Grendel as a character model, those in the arts turn to Beowulf over any other story. This is not without good reason; as people referenced it and turned to it more, Beowulf stood the test of time above all other stories as the quintessential epic tale and continues to to this day. And what is an epic tale without its titular epic hero....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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André Bazin: Film Critic Extraordinaire

- ... The myth of total cinema Bazin speaks of concerns the belief that humans’ psychology will always leave men with the need to portray reality, possibly as a way to fight back against mortality. Bazin explains the relationship between the filmed image and its life counterpart as being just that. Looking at the history of cinema, the jump from silent film to sound did not give evidence to any immediate effects on shooting or editing styles. Bazin considers the early sound cinema to be a step backward in the medium's development since it largely relies on a system of editing which unnaturally alternates a series of close-ups with long and medium shots....   [tags: modern day cinema ]

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The Ancient City of Jerash

- This essay is going to discuss the ancient city of Jerash (Gerasa) that is in modern day Jordan, with particular emphasis on the Christian community and their churches. Along with the rise of the Christian community in Jerash, there was rapid increase of the building of multiple churches in the fifth and sixth centuries, and why this may have occurred in such a small amount of time. This culminated in the last church being erected just before 611 AD, which was before the city started on a slow decline beginning with a Persian invasion....   [tags: modern day Jordan, Christianity]

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Computer Technology and Teaching Principles

- Computer technology is one the most innovative advancements in modern-day education. Technology has made its way into the world of teaching practice and principle by expanding the way we approach instruction in the classroom. We are no longer confined to pencil and paper, but have the ability to project and present knowledge in an enhanced way to capture the minds of a generation of students whose society is built around ever expanding world of computer technology. As facilitators of learning, our classrooms are filled with students who are comprised of generation X’ers and Millenial’s....   [tags: modern-day education, curriculum]

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Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

- “Trafficking” refers to illegal trade, an over-used word by the media that can be daintily attached to drugs, weapons, and humans. We hear the term so often; one can easily be desensitized to its context. Nicholas Kistof of the New York Times states, “Human trafficking is a convoluted euphemism.” He goes right to the heart of the matter and refers to it as modern human slavery. Human slavery is raw, honest and sadly much more prevalent than we would like to believe. Every year an estimated 800,000 people are transported across international boundaries for the purpose of human slavery....   [tags: Human Trafficking Essays]

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Modern Day Law

- Modern Day Law At first glance of this assignment I noticed that I would be required to be engaged in a mass amount of television viewing and thought to myself that Professor Radican must have read my thoughts and was sympathetic to my daily dose of television needs. After reviewing the requirements of the assignment, I found that this was not the case. Television to me is a "magic box", a conduit to the outside world, accessing hundreds and hundreds of programs all ranging from the refined and intellectually stimulating to the far end of the spectrum of grotesque absurdity....   [tags: Papers]

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Modern Day Disciples

- Modern Day Disciples Following Jesus today is harder than it used to be, but modern day disciples do exist. Christians try to see Jesus in other people and they follow Jesus' example and teachings. An everyday Christian would try to see the good in everybody, try to forgive others when hurt or unhappy and apologise for things that they do wrong. Caring for the poor, putting others before themselves and trying not to be racist or prejudiced are all important qualities that an everyday Christian should live their lives by....   [tags: Papers]

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Modern Day Christianity

- Modern Day Christianity The Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus is important to modern day Christians, as it gives a message of support from God. Although Christians could see how Jesus suffered and understand it as the final victory of good over evil, it must still have been difficult for them to understand how it was possible for the messiah to be persecuted by pagans. Though suffering is not pleasant, good can come of it....   [tags: Papers]

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Modern Day Hero

- In today’s society, it is hard to know someone who another person can look up to as a hero. It takes a special quality and person for others to know they can look up to and follow without worrying about being lead astray. The modern day hero I have chosen is someone who not only is willing to lay his life down for another, but also is willing to fight for everyone’s freedom. James A. Miller Jr. is that modern day hero; he is a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp. For the last year, he has been overseas fighting for not only the lives of all Americans, but he is also trying to free the Iraqi Government and people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Principles That Run Modern Day America

- I once asked my uncle what was the difference between Democrats and Republicans. He looked at me with a straight face and told me that there is no difference. I then asked him how do people know whom to vote for then. He said, “They don’t”. As Paul Goren perceives, “Citizens rely heavily on partisanship and core principles ton construct their policy preferences, to guide their evaluations of public officials” (881). Democrats and Republicans both want our country to flourish, but they have different ideas on how to accomplish this goal....   [tags: politics, democrats, republicans]

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The Kingdom of Nubia: Modern Day Sudan

- ... (The Middle East, 2013) (CIA, 2013)   Page 2 of . After the withdraw of Egypt and Britain, Sudan has been run by a number rickety / unstable government groups and military regimes. Numeiri, also spelled Jaʿfar Muḥammad al-Numayrī after graduating from the Sudan Military College in 1952 led many campaigns against southern Sudan rebels, and made many attempts to over through the Sudanese government. In 1666 he graduated from the U.S. Army College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Were in March 1970 he went back to Sudan three years later and over through the regime of Ismāʿīl al-Azharī and was promoted to major general....   [tags: North African countries]

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Overweight and Unhealthy: A Modern Day Problem

- ... Another measuring tool to determine obesity is a simple height to weight measurement. Just like BMI, a chart of healthy, normal measurements are a simple way to determine if someone is in danger of being obese. These types of charts come in a variety of forms for different ages, sex and general size. A general chart would measure like this example: if someone of an average height of 5'5" weighed between 120 pounds and 150 pounds, they would be considered a healthy weight but if someone is the same height and weigh more than 180 pounds, they are considered severely obese....   [tags: adult obesity]

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Death of a Salesman - A Modern Day Tragedy

- Death of a Salesman - A Modern Day Tragedy The question which arises within Death of a Salesman is, 'Is this a modern Tragedy?' A tragic play can be commonly observed when a protagonist falls from a great height. His decline is not about immediate death, although in most cases death becomes apparent at the end of the play, e.g. Macbeth. A tragedy shows the suffering of a character and utter compulsion of him if he does not succeed to reach his dream. These plays show the blissful release from intolerable suffering this character feels....   [tags: Death of a Salesman]

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Comparison of Modern Day Heroes and Beowulf

- Comparison of Modern Day Heroes and Beowulf Most of us have heard of modern day heroes such as Spiderman, Superman, and the Hulk. Each is a hero to many children. Heroes are introduced to people early on in life usually as fictional characters, but as children grow older their perceptions of heroes alter. The characteristics of a hero are usually based around the ideas of a society or culture. In the epic Beowulf, the main character is thought of as a hero. Beowulf, a pagan warrior and the main character of the epic, shows certain characteristics such as bravery, loyalty, and generosity, which portray him as a hero....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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