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Stones from the River

- Stones from the River 1. Synopsis of “Stones from the River” Trudi Montag was growing up during the World Wars in Burgdorf, Germany. She lived with her father, Leo, and helped him run their pay library. When she was young her mother, Gertrude, went insane, and died at the asylum. Trudi could remember how her mother used to run away, and after her father carried her home, he would lock her up in the attic, to try to prevent her from escaping again. She always did escape, and Trudi usually found her outside, hiding under the stairs....   [tags: Stones from the River Germany Essays]

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Sticks and Stones

- Freedom of Speech is possibly the most respected American ideal. Envied by citizens of countries where self-expression is a right of some and stricken from others, we uphold this concept with defensive pride. However, we must ask ourselves if this freedom can ever go too far. When does lenience turn into naivety. If speech is abused so freely that it enslaves the minds of another should it become a privilege, rather than a right. In his essay “On Racist Speech”, Charles R. Lawrence III argues for limitations on Freedom of Speech as described in the First Amendment to prevent only the most heinous racial remarks....   [tags: Civil Rights]

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Taking a Look at Kidney Stones

- A kidney stone is a solid substance that forms inside the kidney due to elevated levels of particular substances that are present in the urine. When they remain in the urine they usually cause no harm, although when this stone remains in the kidney or the kidney tract, it may become painful and dangerous. These stones are usually brown or yellow and can be all different sizes and shapes , from the size of a grain of rice, or as large as golf ball; being very smooth or rugged.             There are several symptoms that may indicate that you have a kidney stone such as bloody urine, pain while urinating,  a fever with chills, urine that smells or is cloudy, or sharp pain in lower abdomen or b...   [tags: risks and symptoms]

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The Rolling Stones: A Brief Biography

- The Rolling Stones are one of the most well known hard rock bands. They have a distinctive history that separates them from other similar rock bands. Their unique sound formed the basis of rock and roll. The band had a huge influence on British music through things such as their fashion, fusion of obscure genres, and attitude. Over the course of the last fifty years, The Rolling Stones unique history, sound, and overall look still has an influence on modern British bands. The bad has an obscure early history....   [tags: legendary rock bands]

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Home Remedies for Kidney Stones

- Kidney stones are a result from the chemicals found in the urine. These chemicals are uric acid, calcium, phosphorus and oxalic acid. Kidney stone are tiny and hard deposits found in the kidney. They allow the urine to become concentrated and make the minerals and chemicals to crystallize and stick together. The pain can be severe and basically starts on the side or below the ribs and may go lower towards the groin and abdomen. Symptoms of kidney stones The symptoms or signs may or may not develop until and unless the stones move into the tube that connects the kidney and bladder called ureter....   [tags: Health Care]

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Analysis Of ' Swallowing Stones '

- In Swallowing Stones, the Fourth of July is a magical holiday all over our country, and a lot of people love to shoot off their guns to celebrate. Michael Mackenzie shoots off his new rifle into the air thinking nothing of it; Suddenly, four blocks away, Charlie Ward looks down at his daughter then collapses. However, In The Wave, Gordon High School has a teacher who takes his authority way too far in an experiment with his students that turns the whole school. This now gives Laurie Saunders a choice, stay true to herself, or do what everyone else is doing....   [tags: Education, Adolescence, Gun, Cannon]

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The Rolling Stones and Justin Bieber

- Although fame and being in the spotlight may seem like it’s all fun and games, when a celebrity starts doing bad things, those things spread like wild fire. The tabloids create an extended truth about the stories that actually take place. Everything that a star does is captured in either a video or a picture. All the privacy that you once had is now gone. You represent that nation to other countries and how we as Americans are suppose to be acting. All the bad things that our celebrities do, other countries see and base our nation upon....   [tags: music, tabloids, role model]

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Susan Griffin's A Chorus of Stones

- Through war and gender, Susan Griffin interplays between private tribulation and public tragedy. The excerpt, ‘Our Secret’, from her book,‘A Chorus of Stones’, helps to set information about the first atomic bombs. Griffin alternates between the information of the first atomic bombs and the struggles in the personal lives of regular people and major figures, such as, Heinrich Himmler and her own family. While reading ‘Our Secret’, the lessons of reading, writing, and thinking are iterated throughout the work....   [tags: Our Secret, Novel Analysis]

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The Rolling Stones Death Concert

- To some, December 6, 1969 may not hold any particular significance. To Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger, however, it’s remembered as the day the sixties suffered a tragic death. Irrational bikers and terrified fans were not a part of Jagger’s vision when him and his bandmates organized a free concert at California’s Altamont Speedway. Despite incessant warnings that a concert of such a large magnitude was not the best idea, the Stones went ahead with it in light of criticism they’d received regarding their ticket prices being too high....   [tags: mick jagger, audience, gimme shelter]

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Rolling Stones

- To a college student, or even to a professor, putting a time frame for the Rolling Stones is a task which requires envisioning a world before every memory one has ever made. “Timeless” would be an appropriate adjective, but “the 1950s” serves just as well. The band did not start as its line-up consists of today. Hardly, if any, bands have ever started like that. The Rolling Stones started as a small teen band named, “Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys”, with Mick Jagger singing and Keith Richards playing guitar....   [tags: Music]

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Kidney Stones: Formation and Treatment Options

- The function of the excretory system is finding and removing waste produced by our body. One of the organs in the excretory system is the kidney. There are many disorders linked to the kidney, but one of the most common is kidney stones, also called renal calculi. Historical evidence shows that kidney stones have been around for thousands of years. Kidney stones are one of the most painful urological disorders and one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. More than three million people a year visit their doctor and more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems....   [tags: Medical Essay, Renal, Urology]

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The Beatles and The Rolling Stones: The Game Changers

- ... Mick Jagger would eventually write a letter to an American record company asking how he could access their albums (Nelson 9). During their early years, The Stones would cover Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and Jimmy Reed (Nelson 12). Playing Jimmy Reed songs would prove to be advantageous for the young Stones, for it would teach Keith and Brian how to weave their lead guitar work together, and excite Charlie in his drumming (Nelson 12). Their rhythm and blues style would be what set them apart from other bands at the time....   [tags: influential bands, musicians]

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Who is Better: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones

- Who is better: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. This is quite possibly the most debated question in the history of rock music. Unfortunately, many debaters don’t learn the facts about these two legendary bands before plunging into heated arguments about this topic. What is surprising about these two groups is that they are exceptionally alike. Though they are minuscule, there are distinctions that set The Beatles and The Rolling Stones apart. The Beatles are known, respectively, as the fathers of modern pop music....   [tags: rock music, charts, albums]

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Comparing and Contrasting The Beatles With The Rolling Stones

- I’m here today to discuss, compare, and contrast the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, two of the best rock and roll bands from the 1960s. During the British Invasion, both of these bands had a lasting impression worldwide inspiring many of the current artists today. Although both bands are similar, they have many differences. The Beatles were formed in London and consisted of four prime members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. When they first came out from Liverpool to America, they gave a clean look toward people by wearing suits and trimmed haircuts....   [tags: bands, rock and roll, british]

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One Sling-Shot and A Few Stones

- David and Goliath is the story of a young man who uses his few resources to tackle a seemingly impossible task; fighting and killing the gnarly Goliath. Goliath is a nine foot giant equipped with bronzed armor, from headgear to greaves. David himself has nothing more than a slingshot and a few smooth stones. With the hurl of a single slingshot David brings the giant to his knees. Set aside the battle between the two and focus on their characteristics and mindsets, they respectfully describe Grassroot organizations and big government, when aiding foreign countries....   [tags: Political Science]

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The Messiah Stones

- The main character in The Messiah Stones is John McGowan. He has a wife names Sarah, a son names Joshua who is eight years old, and Oliver who is six years old. His Dad left him when he was nine years old because he went to Jerusalem for an archeological dig and never saw him again after he left. Because of this he lived with his mother for his whole childhood. John is a family man who loves his wife and kids very much, and missed his father. It doesn’t tell what John does for a living but he is wealthy because Sarah owns a book store that does very well....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Rolling Stones and Justin Bieber: Scandals in the Spotlight

- Although fame and being in the spotlight may seem like it’s all fun and games, when a celebrity starts doing bad things, those things spread like wild fire. The tabloids create an extended truth about the stories that actually take place. Everything that a star does is captured in either a video or a picture. All the privacy that you once had is now gone. You represent that nation to other countries and how we as Americans are suppose to be acting. All the bad things that our celebrities do, other countries see and base our nation upon....   [tags: drugs, relationships, image]

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Stones From The River

- Ursula Hegi's novel, Stones From The River, exposes the reader of the persecutions of religious beliefs, a gossiping dwarf, and the people of Burgdorf, a small German town in the time of the Nazi Holocaust. The novel is set in World War I and continues through World War II. The Second World War is brought on by the hunger of power it is known as the otherness war. 'In the Third Reich otherness is a crime.';(Chadwick 2) Hitler, a Nazi leader, wants to gain control of Germany and surrounding countries....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kidney Stones

- Out of every thousand people in the United States, one person can say that they have experienced one of the most painful episodes one can go through. Some have said that compared to this, pregnancy is easy. Over half a million people will experience kidney stones this year, and a third of them will be hospitalized. Kidney stones are hard, crystalline deposits in the kidney. They are usually hexagonal, eighty percent of which are made of calcium. These calcium stones are two to three times more common in men, and are most likely to reoccur....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kidney Stones

- Kidney Stones The medical term for kidney stones is Nephrolithiasis or Renal Calculi. A kidney stone is a solid lump that can be as small as a grain of sand and as large as a golf ball made up of crystals that separate from urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney. A kidney stone that does not pass on out can block the urinary tract. This blockage will probably cause a lot of pain. If medical attention is not received to identify the cause of the pain and remove the blockage, the pain is likely to go away over a few days....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Swallowing Stones

- Throughout the novel Swallowing Stones, Michael is faced with problem after problem. Each problem that occurs, he must make choice after choice. Michael is faced with a position that he must make the choice that will change the course of his indefinitely. Michael soon finds out the mystery death of Charlie Ward. Soon Michael starts asking himself the question “Could he be Charlie Ward’s Killer?” Michael is sure of it. He is now faced with the ultimate consequences that he must face. He knows that if he turns himself he might be let off easy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Recurrent Nephrolithiasis in Adults

- This study found that among stone-free patients, 8% of treated patients and 42% of untreated patients developed composite stone recurrence with Relative Risk (RR) of 0.19 and Confidence Interval (CI) of 0.01 to 1.28. Meanwhile, among residual fragments patients, 7% of treated patients and 55% of untreated patients developed composite stone recurrence with RR, 0.3 [CI, 0.08 to 1.0]. Thus, it indicated patients in treated group have a lower risk to develop RN compared to non-treated patients. There is no allocation concealment of patients and blinding stated, therefore bias would be concerned in this study....   [tags: kidney stones, Nephrolithiasis, calcium stones]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Sticks And Stones ' The Irish Identity ' By Robert Mclaim Wilson

- This gentleman is six foot two, short black hair, black eyes, and with no real distinguishing marks. He is heterosexual, African American, and is An Atheist. His name is David, and he is walking home while wearing sweat pants with a ripped up t-shirt that was from home. Some people would consider this gentleman to be poor and have a horrible education with nothing good on his mind. However David is a part-time firefighter, with a part-time job, and also being part time college student. There is a difference between people hardcore supporting their culture or beliefs, compared to individuals who get stereotyped like David for example....   [tags: Stereotype, Stereotypes, Protagonist, Culture]

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What Is Inside the Grand Mosque?

- The Grand Mosque is the first mosque in Islam also the greatest, and it is in the center of the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia." It is an area of 750,000 square meters and it can hold 4 Million people." It costs $11,316,818,165$ for the comprehensive restoration. In the center of the mosque, is Kaaba. Muslims believe that is a sacred spot. The meaning of Kaaba in Arabic is cube like structure. It is really based on a small room with marble and black basalt stones constructed brought in from the nearby mountains....   [tags: marble, stones, muslim]

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Trade in the Indian Ocean Basin

- ... Stories of Almeida’s conquest in the city of Mombasa were also shared. Trade and the future outlook of trade must have been strong along the Swahili coast as Pedro de Anaya and his men stayed even while a great deal of them were effected by illness. If trade was not strong, he would have pulled out and the King of Portugal would not have promised more Christians to come. Another account, this one by Duarte Barbosa in 1518, sheds light on the Vijayanagar Kingdom. Barbose describes the area as an “endless number of merchants and wealthy men.” A diamond mine located there with a large amount of trade in other precious stones coming from Ceylon and Hormuz....   [tags: merchandise, pepper, precious stones]

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The History of the Diamond Cartel and Its Role in Determining the Price of Diamonds

- Diamonds have been identified as being precious but expensive gems for many decades. Diamonds were extremely rare, only found in India and Brazil until the late nineteenth century (Vogelsang, 2005: 5). After the discovery of diamonds in South Africa, the diamond industry began to flourish. Diamonds then became very abundant and cheap to produce. In order for the value of diamonds to remain as high as they were during the phase in which they were still rare, a diamond cartel was introduced. A cartel is defined as a group of firms that gets together to make output and price decisions (Cartel Theory of Oligopoly, n.d.)....   [tags: precious gem stones, synthetic diamonds]

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Signs of Sin throughout The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Symphony fro the Devil by the Rolling Stones

- Sin is prevalent throughout the entire book The Scarlet Letter, as it is throughout the song “Sympathy For the devil” by The Rolling Stones. Alike everyone, I too, have sinned before. Often times I envy others for things they have, that I don not have, and for things they can do, which I cannot do. At the swim team’s most recent meet, Naz, my friend, bested me in a fifty yard race because he can do flip-turns much faster then me. I envy his ability to do so, sinning just as Hester and the Man in the song do....   [tags: sympathy, song, suffer]

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The Impact of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones Upon Music During the 1960's

- The Impact of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones Upon Music During the 1960's The Beatles were a new band with a difference and this led to their impact in the sixties. They were different because they were producing real music and stepping away from sounding 'like just another band trying to imitate American stars'. Beatles music was 'totally unique, a mixture of rock and roll, Rhythm and Blues and Tamla Motown'. British music had always been dominated from American produced goods but the Beatles introduced abit of their own lives into their music....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]

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The Stepping-Stones to Life

- When I first joined the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at my new school, I had no idea what I getting myself into nor what my future would entail. One day, my close friend of mine suggested me to attend one their practices – so I did. Upon my entrance, my eyes were opened to a completely different environment, something that I had never experienced before. The moment I open the door, I saw both males and females screaming at the top of their lungs in their attempt to do as many pushups their body would allow whilst their partners were valiantly cheering them on....   [tags: naval junior reserve officer training corps]

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Rock Bands

- Along with the Beatles, The Rolling Stones are one of the most famous English rock bands to influence America. Introducing teenagers to African American urban blues, and transforming the urban blues into something like high-energized rock and roll are just some of the things the Stones brought to America (Kallen 10-11). The original line-up of the band included; Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Ian Stewart (Kallen 8-9). They have come a long way to get where they are now, and to this day they are still playing their music around the world....   [tags: Music, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones]

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Use of Symbolism in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

- There is more meaning behind every object and the importance it holds is what focuses to make it more understandable to the readers. Symbolism is the use of symbols to signify ideas by giving them symbolic meanings that are not the same as their literal sense. For example, violets can symbolize shyness. Even animals can be represented as symbols. Here in the United States the bald headed eagle represents freedom and independence. Also a cross represents religion and faith. Even now a days teens and kids use symbols while texting or on their social media sites....   [tags: hutchinson family, the stones]

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Sticks and Stones, The Names Did Hurt Me

- ... Her long blonde hair was styled differently everyday and she was so beautiful that she even made our school uniform look cool and that was a hard thing to do. Problem is, she used to be my only friend, back in the day. She was the new girl and we clicked. We liked the same things and we promised to each other that we would never leave each other. However, I could see now that we knew nothing about each other. The only thing she knew about me was that I was called Cassandra and I really liked Barbie and Bratz....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Ms. Lucy Stones and The Woman’s Suffrage Movement

- Since the birth of our nation, all citizens trying to obtain a goal had to do something to attain it. Citizens of colonized countries had to organize themselves and fight by means of revolution to attain freedom. Slaves who longed for equality had to fight for their freedom. Employees who aspired for better terms and conditions had to form unions that went on strikes and picketed before their rights were recognized. The fight for equal rights caused decades of struggle and massive publicity caused by and in favor of the leaders and its members so that their goal would finally be achieved....   [tags: abolitionists, revolutions, freedom]

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Problematic Issues and Solution Stepping-Stones Regarding the U.S. Health Care System

- Introduction The United States health care system is complex in nature. What is unique regarding our adopted system is that it seemingly carries all of the defects drawn from other systems, yet holds none of the actual benefits. “The major issues in the public debate about health care delivery in the United States are those of cost, equity, and the geographical distribution of services” (Cockerham 2012, p. 319). The subject of issues regarding the United States health care is something I have followed passionately and studied extracurricular, and in this paper I will outline many of the identifiable sources contributing to our health care crisis, provide insight towards social and structural...   [tags: Health Care, United States]

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Ticket to Listen

- Ticket to Listen One little remnant of my past that I hold dear to me is a tiny scrap of paper. Though it is somewhat creased because of wear and tear, it still is able to tell a tale. The background is a pale white; the back is filled with tiny font disclaimers throughout it which leave no unusual scenario unexplained. The front has a broad blue stripe and a thinner orange strip underneath. Some of the black lettering is faded but the most important words still stand out, they are “The Rolling Stones”, “Landover, MD” and “Fed ex Field”....   [tags: Music Rolling Stones Personal Narratives Essays]

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The DeBeers Diamond Cartel

- ... Oppenheimer, the then owner of Anglo-American Corporation, essentially bought his way onto the board of directors and by 1927 he was the chairman of the board. Under Oppenheimer’s leadership, De Beers and its Central Selling Organisation (CSO) made it impossible to deal with diamonds outside De Beers for much of the 20th century. Whenever De Beers’ monopoly was threatened by new discovery of diamond deposits, as was the case with the Soviet Union in the 1950s, De Beers would buy almost everything being produced and thus maintain their system of funnelling the world’s diamonds into a “single channel” and in this way their monopoly and the cartel’s control was maintained....   [tags: precious gems and stones market]

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Should Diamonds Cost so Much?

- ... Once Oppenheimer was in control, he introduced a new structure called the Central Selling Organization (CSO). As illustrated in figure 1, ten times a year a handpicked group of dealers, known as “sightholders”, would meet at the CSO warehouse in London to purchase diamonds. The diamonds were sold at non-negotiable prices. Each sightholder received a different package determined by the quantity and type that De Beers wanted to place in the market and what the sightholder wanted to sell in the coming weeks....   [tags: diamond market and cartel, gem stones]

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Dionysianism

- Dionysianism If you look hard enough, you can see Dionysianism in a lot of places. This is a state of mind where a person does all sorts of wild things. They are very free willed and adventurous. This is the very opposite of the more conservative Apolianistic life style lived by others. In the movie Gimme Shelter we see a lot of this. We see people doing all sorts of free spirited events. Gimme Shelter is a great example of Dionysianism. In this movie they document a concert in San Francisco that is headlined the Rolling Stones....   [tags: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter]

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We Laid On The Desert Sand Of New Mexico

- We laid on the desert sand of New Mexico. A thousand voices raced through my head. It was impossible to hear my own thoughts. The fight at the cathedral flashed before my eyes. She said I didn’t have it me, that smirk she always showed got under my skin like a virus. Eshe’s warning repeated in my mind. Everything was an omen from all my visions, the jungle, pasture to the cabin was a set up. It explained why she kept her weapons and Semjaza used her to bait me into trusting her. “How did you infiltrate Mu if the only way out and in is through portals?” I asked her....   [tags: 2005 singles, 2007 singles, The Rolling Stones]

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Helen Stoner

- Helen Stoner Helen Stoner is instantly stereotyped by readers as a judicious and unpretentious lady of high society England. Conan Doyle pulls the strings of the Victorian males desires and creates a 'damsel in distress', who comes to a man for aid that she does not have the resources to conclude herself. He portrays her as a woman who is wronged and in great danger therefore adding to the suspense of the story. Analysing the assortment of clothes that she is wearing the reader can conclude that she is of sufficient 'breeding' and discreet....   [tags: English Literature Helen Stoner Essays]

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Female Stoners: An Ethnographic Study

- ... As this was happening the male of the group was cooking some food that he set out to eat while the girls smoked. All three girls found something to drink and headed downstairs to the basement. They set up at the pool table which they had placed chairs around, they sat down in what appeared to be assigned seats. Each person had their own place. The male and Girl B brought their laptops with them, the other two had their phones (Girls A and C). Girl A, seemed to be in charge of the music. The group spent a considerable time deciding what to listen to, they eventually settled on “Disney Radio”....   [tags: marijuana users]

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Thy Shall Be Named in Shirley Jackson´s The Lottery

- “The lottery in June, corn be heavy soon” (page 25). In Shirley Jackson’s short story, she alludes the events leading up to Tessie’s stoning to the Bible. In turn, proving that through the symbolism of their names, all the townspeople were in on the sacrificial beliefs of “The Lottery”. Traditionally, a child with a name that is that of the bible is classic. In efforts to make the child that much closer with God, parents pull names from His Holy Word. So, it is not ironic but rather conventional that Shirley Jackson chooses to use Mr....   [tags: symbolism, names, bible, stoned, life]

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Stoney Boots : Erp Implementation Recommendation

- Stoney Boots: ERP Implementation Recommendation Stoney Boots has reported a decline in its gross margins for the fiscal year 2012 and this decline is attributed to manufacturing inefficiencies. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Stoney Boots’ IT infrastructure is outdated and the company could benefit from implementing an ERP system. Implementing an ERP will help the company integrate all of its fragmented divisions, which will allow it to concentrate on selling its trademarked footwear and making profits (Stoney’s Annual Report)....   [tags: Customer service, Enterprise resource planning]

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The Increased Threat of Unattended Fire in Wood Stoves and Fireplaces inside Homes

- {Recognizing that wood stoves and fireplaces are a common heat source in homes, the Fire Prevention Bureau is concerned of the increased threat of an unintended fire as outdoor temperatures drop.|Understanding that fireplaces and wood stoves are prevalent sources of heat in homes, the Fire Prevention Bureau has expressed concerns that there will be increased risk of fire if it gets colder outside.|The Fire Prevention Bureau realizes that wood stoves and fireplaces are common sources of heat in homes and therefore, pose a fire hazard if the temperature outside drops.} {While there are several ways that a stove or fireplace may cause a fire, past experience demonstrates that fires resulting fr...   [tags: fire prevention bureau]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Colin Stokes ' Talk : How Movies Teach Manhood

- The term gender roles are the header to an umbrella of other problems. When most people hear the term gender roles, they think of stereotypes and how women are portrayed. Are they being thought of as housewives. What about the caretakers in the relationship, or the stay at home mom. While all of these have mountains of arguments behind them, there aren’t many arguments behind the gender roles that men have been placed in by mass media. In Colin Stokes TedX Talk: How movies teach manhood, these stereotypes are brought up and argued through the use of rhetoric....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Gender role]

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Wireless IT and RF Infrastructure for Stores

- 1. Introduction This document discusses the security implications of the proposed new wireless IT infrastructure for Stores. This document primarily focuses on issues related to the risk of adopting pre-shared keys for authenticating devices, as the risks associated with the end user devices are documented elsewhere. The following is extracted from the TAD: Currently there are a number of store devices and applications that rely on the existing Stores RF Infrastructure. The current RF systems were first deployed in stores several years ago....   [tags: retail, business,]

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History of the American Department Stores

- 1.0 - Introduction Over the years, the American department store has developed and evolved as not only a commercial business but also a cultural institution. While it has weathered many storms and changes since its inception and throughout history, its most predominant enemy has been a change in the lifestyle of the American people (Whitaker, 2013). As the customer’s needs and wants have shifted, department stores have struggled to keep up with demands. It has been argued that the decline of the department store has been ongoing for the last 50 years (Whitaker, 2013)....   [tags: commercial business, american market]

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An Interview At One Of The Disney Stores

- I am writing in regard to some company policy that was presented to me during an interview at one of the Disney Stores, the store and my identity I will be keeping anonymous to protect the workers there since they were doing their job. Now, I have not received word as to whether or not I get hired so this is not a letter of grievance over a rejection. In fact, this is a declaration of why I find the atmosphere some policies establish to be restricting and uninviting. The primary issue I found was the policies on appearance and professionalism....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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The Success Of Apple Stores

- of its revenues of $76.3 billion, handily exceeding the overall retail industry 's sales growth of 4.5% (para. 13). Realization of this success is hard to grasp in an economy where brick-and-mortar stores have and continue to suffer do to low-cost online retailers such as Amazon and large, low-cost brick-and-mortar retailers such as Costco and Wal-Mart (Bajarin, 2012). Despite the odds and in only fourteen years, Apple has managed to build a highly successful retail chain that is in high demand domestically and globally....   [tags: Retailing, Sales, Online shopping]

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Locally Owned Stores Are Better of the Local Economy than Big Chain Stores

- John Gatto, a resident of Portreo Hill, used to shop in the Castro neighborhood, but now many of his favorite stores are gone. “When retail goes, so does the neighborhood,” said Gatto, a longtime visitor. “You cannot have a viable neighborhood without a local business.” Gatto is one of many residents and visitors who say that franchises like CVS and Whole Foods are changing the neighborhood’s unique atmosphere. However, some residents and city officials say they are generating more jobs and money to the area....   [tags: Canadian local economy]

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The End of Large Department Stores and Malls

- The biggest department stores in the mid-1960s were Macy's, Hudson's, and Marshall Field. Hudson's had 25 floors; two of its four below-ground floors were basement stores, where 60 departments did up to 25% of the store's business. At its peak in mid-century, Hudson's employed over 12,000 employees and welcomed 100,000 shoppers a day. Hudson’s even had its own telephone exchange (Capitol), and the nation's third largest switchboard, with only by the Pentagon and the Bell System larger. Across all major cities, the downtown department stores were enormous, with elevators and escalators....   [tags: Shopping, Internet]

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Praise of Chain Stores by Virginia Postrel

- “So what’s wrong if the country has 158 neighborhood California Pizza Kitchens instead of one or two?” Virginia Postrel inquires in her In Praise of Chain Stores essay (Postrel 348). In rebuttal, I plan to answer her question with more reasons than one. However, the responses I intend to offer apply not only to the CPKs of America, but for all the national retailers, big box stores, chain stores, and the like. National retailers destroy the local character of small towns. Chain stores should be limited to only run in a few highly populated urban areas....   [tags: wal-mart, economic impact]

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Brick & Mortar vs. Online Stores

- Saving money takes time and sensible planning. As an online business owner saving money leads to further funds for the business. Both forms of shopping have their own positives and negatives. With careful research, there are many deals to find when combing both brick and mortar and online shopping. When choosing to shop online or at a brick and mortar store, start by weighing the pros and cons of each established method of shopping. When shopping online a consumer is are able to browse multiple stores while sitting in their pajamas, no driving from store to store, and there is no need to deal with overcrowded stores....   [tags: consumer, market, purchases]

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Taking a Look at Zara's Retail Stores

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The Brain Only Stores Meaningful Information

- The brain only stores meaningful information because: In the forward of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (Erickson, 2002.), Carol Ann Tomlinson writes, “Facts devoid of meaning are stillborn. When we deliver information to students without breathing life into it, we have done no more than throw sand in their faces” (p.viii). I believe this is a powerful visual as one contemplates why the brain only stores meaningful information. Our brain does more than we can imagine. It is the center for controlling automatic bodily functions, the housing of our emotions and thoughts, has the ability to problem-solve, is imaginative and inventive, and does so much more....   [tags: Brain, Psychology, Hippocampus, Human brain]

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Employee Voluntary Turnover At Retail Stores

- Introduction Retail stores provide much of people’s daily necessities: clothing, food, furniture, etc. Although much of the retail environment helps to keep society running smoothly, most of the operations behind retail stores don’t run as that. According to CNBC, in 2013 when the economy was at rise, the average turnover rate for retail stores was 74.9%. Retail is a field that is branded by several different events such as grand openings, store failures, new products, and employee turnover (Darden, Hampton & Boatwright, 1987)....   [tags: Employment]

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Brookshire Grocery Stores: An Organizational Analysis

- Managers. The culture and values of Brookshire’s are constantly reinforced in managers by always maintaining communication (E. Platt, personal communication, March 22, 2014). Notices of changes or reminders of ways to best serve the customer are delivered by mail, email, or in person from a higher-ranking manager (E. Platt, personal communication, March 22, 2014). Meetings are also important communication channels for managers (E. Platt, personal communication, March 22, 2014). Many times, they gather in Tyler, Texas to meet with some of the highest managers of the company (E....   [tags: Managers, Maintaining Communication, Culture]

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How Foreigners And Woman Were Perceived

- “A woman is a foreign land, of which, though there he settle young, A man will ne'er quite understand . . .” Patmore- “The Foreign Land” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” is much more than another installment of the much beloved detective Sherlock Holmes using his amazing deductive reasoning to solve a case. It is also a way to examine the accepted practice of degradation of woman and the xenophobic attitudes that were prevalent in Victorian England. The importance of this examination is its relevance to understanding the attitudes and practices not only accepted but expected during the Victorian Era....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Doyle, Stoner]

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Conservation of Tillmans Ravine and Stokes State Forest in New Jersey

- Conservation of Tillmans Ravine and Stokes State Forest in New Jersey In 1907 the New Jersey Forest and Park Commission purchased 5,432 acres of land in the northwest corner of the state and named it "Stokes State Forest" in honor of Governor Edward Stokes who had 500 acres. Some of the tracts included in the original purchases were acquired for one dollar per acre. subsequent acquisitions have slowly increased the total land area to it's present size of over 17,000 acres. Stokes State Forest is managed as a multi-use forest with the primary functions of protecting the natural resources while serving the public at the same time....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of Department Stores

- The Impact of Department Stores Departments stores introduced the customs of shopping as we know them today. Before the advent of giant emporiums like Macy's and Saks, people made their purchases in specialty and dry goods houses, usually located in a nearby part of town. Store owners in small or rural areas, expecting a slow turnover of merchandise, sold their goods at a high mark-up, but allowed thrifty customers to bargain for lower prices or barter with cash crops. Window-shopping had yet to be born; those who entered the store were obligated to buy something, and customers could not return the goods they had purchased (Hall, "Pre-Department Stores")....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Damage Of 'Big Box' Stores

- Throughout the past years there has been an enormous and ongoing conflict against the opening of "big box" superstores which are famous across America. "Big box" is the new term used to describe the massive rectangular one-floor building retail stores occupying between 90,000 and 200,000 square feet with an enormous parking lot that surrounds it. They are designed to accommodate a large number of products as well as a form of billboard that affectively attract customers. These stores are strangely loved and hated by the American citizens....   [tags: Argumentative Wal Mart Retail Mass Production]

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Factors Influencing Children’s Preferences of Different Stores

- Raising purchasing power of children through the last decades brought to light this segment as yet another important consumers market. The importance of this market has been recognized both in marketing theory and practice. Research conducted by Sutherland and Thompson in 2001 revealed that children’s consumption has doubled in the 60ies, the 70ies and the 80ies, while in the 90ies it has even tripled. Some authors estimate that primary market in the USA accounted for $9 billion in 1989 and for $20 billion ten years later (McNeal 1992b, Davidson 1998)....   [tags: children’s market research]

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Genetically Modified Foods on the Shelves of American Grocery Stores

- We all like to enjoy a nice cold glass of milk with some chocolate chip cookies or juicy corn on the cob at a family barbeque. However, many of us do not know what we are truly consuming. This is due to the fact that genetically modified foods are not required to be labeled on the everyday foods that we consume. Now this leaves to question, “Who cares if food is genetically modified, it does not affect me.” Well if we take a deeper look into what genetically modified foods are and how they are affecting our society, we realize that we are in big trouble....   [tags: frankenfood]

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Pam Huber v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

- According to the court case on Pam Huber v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., I am in agreement with the fact that the “district court granted summary judgment in favor of Huber” (Morgan, p.413) and that Wal-Mart gave Pam Huber, a maintenance associated job due to her disability. In doing so, I am also in agreement with the fact that Wal-Mart did not breach the American with Disability Act of 1990 due to the fact that Wal-Mart specifically stated what was required of Pam Huber to do on the job. Due to that, I am in agreement with Wal-Mart’s decision to hire a capable candidate in replace of Pam Huber due to their policy....   [tags: Disability Discrimination, Employment Law]

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Vibrators vs 3D Printers: Adult Stores

- Although certain types of sex toys remain somewhat taboo, vibrators seem to have entered the mainstream. Google turns up countless articles, many from mainstream publications, detailing features to consider when purchasing one, the health benefits associated with regular use, and even information on obtaining one that is eco-friendly. Women are attending Tupperware-style sex toy parties, which offer the opportunity to handle, and purchase vibrators and other adult novelties in the semi-private environment of a person’s home....   [tags: sex toys, vibrators, 3D printers]

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Wal-Mart Stores in 2003

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Wal Mart Stores Inc

- Wal Mart Stores Inc Abstract Explores the marketing strategies employed by Wal-Mart Corporation and their efforts to compete in the “new” economy. Includes an assessment of Wal-Mart’s expressed and apparent positioning and value proposition based upon internal documents, public relations statements, web page and advertising. Includes an assessment of Wal-Mart’s competitive position and strategy. Includes an assessment of Wal-Mart’s marketing mix. Introduction The new economy, characterized by sophisticated technology, global communication and “knowledge as a commodity” demands a great deal from organizations that intend to remain competitive....   [tags: Business Finance Marketing Essays]

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Fighting the Big-Box stores

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The Benefits of Chain Stores Explained in In Virginia Postrel’s essay, In Praise of Chain Stores

- ... She might go to Champs, Foot Locker, or Foot Action. She might even go to a department store like JC Penneys’ or Macy’s. Chain stores also have lower prices than local stores. Since there are many, chain stores can compete with prices. A local store cannot because they do not make a profit elsewhere. There are many specialty stores that are chains. When I try to get some ideas for my mother’s birthday, I will go to Hobby Lobby. She likes home décor and to decorate the house. Hobby Lobby has everything for the home the bathroom to the den, and even outdoors....   [tags: economy, options, welcoming]

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Changes and Behaviors of Shopping

- Shopping is an essential part of modern-day Western world life. It is how we obtain processed resources to live, not only in comfort, but also the basic requirements. Stores provide these resources for us to purchase. Today it is very common for us to go the local superstore and walk through the aisles and grab products and place them in the cart. At a time in history it wasn’t like that. Patrons were assisted by a clerk who stood behind a counter where products were kept. As shopping has changed and will continue to change, showing the contrast helps inform consumers and retailers the challenges....   [tags: Business, Stores]

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Federated Department Stores

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Four Types of Drainage Basin Stores

- Four Types of Drainage Basin Stores In this essay I intend to give brief descriptions on 4 types of Drainage Basin Stores, and then explain how different human actions can influence these. As explained in previous pieces of work, the water system is made up of several stores and flows, one input (precipitation), and 3 outputs (run-off, evaporation, transpiration). The four main stores I am working on today are Interception, Soil, Surface and Ground water. Water will almost never land directly on a bare surface....   [tags: Papers]

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A Study of How Branding Drives the Interior Design of Retail Stores

- With quote on the importance of Interior Design within retail environments ever increasing, the question of what drives design in this instance is often the branding of individual stores. In order to confirm this hypothesis, I will conduct a literature review of recent collaborations within interior design and retail companies, before undertaking a critical case study of high end store Anthropologie, recording photos, observations, and customer and staff opinions to explore the effect of branding on the interior design of their stores....   [tags: retail, design, environment]

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Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. (Dollar Tree) Company and Finance Analysis

- COMPANY BACKGROUND & OVERVIEW Macon Brock Jr., H. Ray Compton, and Douglas Perry were the founders of Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. (Dollar Tree) in 1986. Dollar Tree’s mission statement states, “Logistics is committed to provide exceptional service to our stores through continual improvements in operating costs, quality, and safety. By providing solid leadership, superior execution of processes, acting with integrity, and demonstrating teamwork in all that we do, our mission will be accomplished through our most valued asset, our associate.” Ever since the company went public on the NASDAQ under the symbol DLTR in 1995, Dollar Tree had become a highly successful business in the retail industry...   [tags: Distribution, Cost]

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Donica Belisle's Retail Nation: Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada

- ... They began to hire a lot of females and this helped them create a good corporate image of themselves in society. This was crucial because after the World War, female members of society were standing up for their rights. A huge part of the book is focused on the female labour conditions. The author talks about how even though the females were given job opportunities, there was still a lot of discrimination in the workplace from male managers. And because the females were not unionized, they were not able to take drastic legal actions....   [tags: massive retailers, book analysis]

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Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History by Michael Martinez

- Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History” CNN. CNN. 1 January, 2014. Web. 23 March, 2014. Michael Martinez has discussed the topic of medical marijuana in Colorado in his article “Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History,” published on cnn.com. Martinez tells us that the sale of recreational marijuana in Colorado went very well. He says that there was little ruckus created when the stores opened their doors to the general public. Martinez tells us that Sean Azzariti was the first person to buy recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center....   [tags: same-sex marriage, marijuana legalization]

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Wal-mart Stores: Hybrid e-Tailing and Brick-and-Mortar Model

- Final Recommended Strategy: Hybrid e-Tailing and Brick-and-Mortar Model Problem: Losing Ground as the Cost-Leadership Poster Child Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s legendary competitive advantage in distribution and low cost operations has eroded beyond the point of recovery. Once considered the undisputed cost leader in retail, a recent study showed that after discounting tax and shipping, a basket of goods at Walmart cost 19% more than at Amazon.com (Jannarone, 2011). Forbes contributor Steve Denning points out that if a consumer wants something quick, he shops at a convenience store; if he wants something cheap he’ll buy at Amazon.com; and Walmart is no longer needed (Denning, 2011)....   [tags: retail industry, low cost operations]

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The Porter 5 Forces Analysis Tool on 7-Eleven Convenience Stores in Malaysia

- For assessing the industry profitability, Porter 5 Forces analysis tools were used to analyze one organization evaluation. In this case, the technique were used to analyze 7-Eleven Convenience Store specifically in Malaysia. Porter 5 Forces consists of 5 important area which is Threat of New Entrants, Bargaining Power of customers, Threat of substitute Products and services, Bargaining Power of suppliers, and competitive rivalry within the industry. Theoretically, the more powerful these forces in an industry, the lower its profit potential....   [tags: market, competition, customers]

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Comparing the Way in Which Helen Stoner and Mary Maloney are Treated in The Speckled Band and Lamb to Slaughter

- Comparing the Way in Which Helen Stoner and Mary Maloney are Treated in The Speckled Band and Lamb to Slaughter This essay will consist of a study of the short story, ‘The Speckled Band’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle written in 1292. Short stories are condensed fictional narratives, which have been popular since the nineteenth century and still remain so today. They typically concern a relatively small number of characters involved in a single event or situation. There is usually only one thermatic focus, aimed at provoking a single emotional response from the reader....   [tags: Papers]

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Data Analysis Of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

- Data Analysis Of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. COMPANY BACKGROUND Wal-Mart initially began its operations in 1945, when Sam Walton leased a ‘Ben Franklin’ franchise variety store in Newport, Arkansas. After relocating to Rogers, Arkansas in the early 1950s, Sam Walton’s ‘Ben Franklin’ became ‘Walton’s 5 & 10’. By 1962, Walton found himself the chain owner of 11 different Walton’s stores across Arkansas. He then decided to rename the chain ‘Wal-Mart’, after himself. On October 31, 1969, after further expansion across the state, the chain was incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc....   [tags: Business Analysis Statistics Wal Mart]

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