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Principles of Maneuver, Offensive and Surprise

- The Valley Campaign of the Shenandoah Valley of 23 March to 9 June 1862 saw the rise of the Confederate Major General (MG) Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The Shenandoah Valley campaign allowed for MG Jackson to incorporate the principles of maneuver, offensive and surprise operations (US Army Center of Military History, 2012) through the use of his cavalry and foot soldiers. FM 100-5 describes the following: Principles of Maneuver are to place the enemy in a position of disadvantage through the flexible application of combat power....   [tags: Military History ]

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Black On The Block Is No Surprise

- Since the first Africans arrived in what is now present day America in the 1500s, there has been reaffirming data supporting the importance of community to people of African descent. Despite large efforts to destroy this aspect of the African experience, many African Americans have maintained their kinships especially when the foundation is birthed from ethnic parallels. As a result of this affirmation, Dr. Mary Pattillo’s assertion on the present day black middle class and their commitment to restoring their community of North Kenwood- Oakland in her book, Black on the Block is no surprise....   [tags: African American, Black people, African diaspora]

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A Surprise Attack On Pearl Harbor

- It all started with a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. During the 1940s, United States placed an embargo on Japan’s access to war materials in an attempt to stop Japan from further invasion in Asia. However, the plan did not work out well. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked the US’s Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, and caused more than 2,400 deaths of Americans (Roark 671). This surprise attack not only pushed the United States into World War II, but also triggered the start of racial discrimination against Asians in America, specifically Japanese Americans, Chinese, and of course, the Japanese....   [tags: World War II, United States, Race, Racism]

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Quite The Surprise: Narrative Fiction

- I followed Jett as we walked down the middle of the bus. I could already tell how _eager_ Jett was getting to Leilani. I guess I had no reason to deny that I had done the same thing years before. It wasn't something I wanted to repeat. "Hey guys!" Leilani smiled, running her hand through her faded pink hair. Odd..it had looked much brighter when we first got on. Leilani had a talent for standing out. She was one of those people who could be crazy and no one would ever question it. Even if they did, she would put them in their place....   [tags: news, talent, show, school]

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War Always Takes You By Surprise

- “War always takes you by surprise” (Satrapi 81). Imagine sitting in your office on a normal day; you know that your country is potentially at war, but you just have not seen it with your own eyes. Then, BOOM, right out your office window you see giant air planes and you are taken by surprise by war. This situation is similar to what happened in the story of “The F_14s” with Marjane and her father; shown by a few different panels on pages eighty and eighty-one. The Complete Persepolis is a graphic novel that tells the life story of Marjane Satrapi....   [tags: Iraq, Iraq War, Iran, F-4 Phantom II]

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Axe: Taking the Youth of the Nation By Surprise

- Axe, has taken the youth of the nation by surprise, and more specifically the males. Axe is a brand of male grooming products that are marketed toward young males. So one would wonder what the problem with that is. Well, of course good hygiene and fresh scents are important to the youth of United State, but at what extent should one go to market that. Axe advertisements have gone so far to even promote the idea that there products help young males attract women. Axe body spray’s ad slogan “How Dirty Boys Get Clean”, truly has many people wondering what the meaning behind it is....   [tags: Advertising ]

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Childhood Obesity Is No Big Surprise, We Are

- In today’s society, childhood obesity is no big surprise, we are “used to it.” In “Young Kids, Old Bodies” by Alice Park we are shown many graphs and pictures and each depicts a different story depending on the page the reader is on. As the reader reads along each page the different pictures/graphs set the stage for the author’s words. The first image the reader sees, is a photograph by Katherine Wolkoff which introduces Kimberly Rhodes a thirteen year old with childhood obesity. Kimberly does not look very happy in this picture, she looks lonely, only finding companionship in her pets (since there are 4 dogs in the picture)....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Childhood obesity, Childhood]

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Surprise Feelings At The Crow 's Nest

- Surprise Feelings Weeks had passed since the night Nami asked Luffy to go to the crow 's nest. He stopped coming so often and stopped spending the night when he did visit her room. This irked Nami, and when she had a chance to talk about it on a shopping trip, she took it. However, he seemed to be evasive on their trip alone together to the city. Whether it was conscious or not, Nami 's patience grew thin. After the time they knew each other, she should have let go of the planned dialogue she wanted with him....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Sexual intercourse]

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Rescuing Communication via Surprise and Delight

- Though ironically praised for its power in being able to bring people together, technology is inevitably ruining the art of raw human interaction. Many services that once required face-to-face communication have been replaced by the workings of a sort of technological machine. The in-store shopping experience is now possible on the internet. Virtual classrooms make it possible for people to learn at home in front of their computer outside of a school setting. Just the simple concept of face-to-face communication has had many tool replacements, such as phone, text message, instant message, and e-mail....   [tags: Communication ]

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Personal Writing: The Day Of Surprise

- Personal Writing: The Day of Surprise “That's so cool!” I exclaimed. In my hand was a Valentines Day card which folded to make a spaceship. I was in a Hallmark card shop with my father, looking at cards for the upcoming holiday. “If I got you that card now, then it wouldn't be a surprise later,” my father logically stated. “But it's neat. See, it folds into a spaceship.” “I'll get it for you but... just act surprised for your mother when you open the card.” “Okay dad,” I answered as we walked up to the counter....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pearl Harbor not a surprise

- Introduction – Pearl Harbor was vulnerable to attack because of the obstruction of defense and warning. I. Signs of Japan’s intent to attack II. Politics involvement A. War support B. Eight-step plan III. Neglected warning signs near Pearl Harbor soon before the attack A. Midget subs B. Radar detecting The attack on Pearl Harbor has been known to be a complete surprise. Whenever one thinks about it, they consider that it was. They may think that it was a total surprise except for a few small warning signs that our government seems to have ignored....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Big Fat Surprise : Why Butter, Meat, And Cheese

- As I was listening to the podcast, I found that I really liked the arguments that the author was making regarding science and the mistakes that were made in the past, particularly in the dietary recommendations adopted by the nutritional field. Since the purpose of her book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet is to disprove the “myth” that fats (including butter, meat, and cheese) do not belong in a healthy diet, her book includes evidence that supports the opposite view of the issue (that these products can belong in a healthy diet)....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Epidemiology, Fat]

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Latin American Female Business Executives : An Interesting Surprise

- Cárdenas, M., Eagly, A., Salgado, E., Goode, W., Heller, L. (2014). Latin American female business executives: An interesting surprise. Gender in Management, 29(1), 2-24 In this study, the authors discuss women 's status in Latin American countries and why they perform so well in their careers, given that socioeconomic and cultural factors could limit their possibilities of achieving higher management positions. Women’s representation at the highest levels of management, especially as executives in the private sector, has remained light....   [tags: Gender, Female, Gender role, Management]

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Namibia as a Pleasant Surprise on the African Continent

- Namibia as a Pleasant Surprise on the African Continent Tourists coming to Namibia often have a complete misperception of what it is like here. Most tourists expect to be greeted by half-naked savages, brandishing torches and knives and dancing about a campfire, the women sitting and grinding maize, whilst the lions prowl around the perimeter of the settlement. I have seen numerous people disembark from luxury ocean liners in the port of Walvis Bay with looks of absolute astonishment on their faces, as if they expected to be ferried out on a rowboat on to a deserted beach....   [tags: Papers]

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Camping: The Rescue of Jack and Taylor

- ... They set up camp and tried to stay warm with blankets and a fire. The next morning, they woke up to a sheet of snow covering their tent. They tried to get out to experience the snow, but all they could see was white. Everywhere they looked, it was all white. It just kept snowing, snowing, snowing…. “How long do you think this will last?” Taylor desperately asked her husband. “Um, I am sure it won’t last that long.” Jack said, not even believing his own words. They huddled back inside the tent, trying to keep warm any way they could....   [tags: surprise, camping, hiking, snow]

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The Literal and Metaphorical Explainations of Death in Emily Dickinson’s Apparently With No Surprise

- The most feared aspect of life is also the most necessary. Death defines the human experience. In Emily Dickinson’s “Apparently With No Surprise”, she examines death from both a literal and specific to a metaphorical and over-arching perspective. Emily Dickinson shows us this through her poetry by explaining the aspects of death and how they relate to each and ever one of our lives. The apparent meaning of the poem is how death interacts in the cycle of nature, but closer readings reveal more intimate and complex meanings....   [tags: nature, god, flower]

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Japanese Internment in Canada: Unnecessary and Avoidable

- The fate of thousands changed on December 7, 1941 when Japanese planes left Pearl Harbour in Hawaii devastated after a surprise attack. The American Pacific fleet stationed there was nearly obliterated: 2,403 Americans were dead, 188 planes had been destroyed, and 8 battleships lay wrecked (Donlan, 4). However, the real tragedy was to come when nations would turn against their people and democracy’s very foundations would have to be questioned. Such a time came in 1942 when 23,000 Japanese Canadians were interned; over 75% of them were Canadian citizens (Hickman, 72)....   [tags: pearl harbor, surprise attack, WWII]

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My Surprise at the Number of Romantic Relationships with Women

- Were you aware that transitionally there were so many ways for women to have romantic and/or sexual relationships with one another. This reading was very interesting and I have a lot of friends who are lesbians and even some who are bi-sexual and have told me about their personal experiences. But, I had no idea that there were so many different ways for women to have romantic/sexual relationships with others. I found it very interesting to read about so many different women living in different countries and cultures who choose to have a romantic relationship with another women and sometimes become the more dominant partner in the relationship; even though in most cultures it is highly discri...   [tags: lesbian, bisexual, culture]

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The Sunflower Surprise

- “...history has taught us a lesson that should never be forgotten: America must be prepared to defend freedom whenever it is threatened. Should the occasion again arise when armaments are necessary- and history says it will- America shall be ready and so shall Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant” (Sunflower: War Arsenal). Many kids these days are wrapped up in their friends and the newest technological devices that they fail to read about rich history that helped shape the world they live in. The quote above brings me a sense of pride for the amazing state I live in; it makes me think of a time when internet sensations didn’t exist and neighbors would ban together under the American flag to cru...   [tags: freedom, isolationism]

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A Surprise Visit

- He reached out and naturally took my hand as we walked out to the parking lot. Everything about being with Luke is natural, the way he looks out for me, the way he touches me when we talk, it all seems so common and normal, yet there’s something else there. Something I can’t quite put my finger on. Something …different. Once we were in Luke’s car, I broke down and told him about my parents; the fighting, Mom sleeping in the guest room, all of it. It felt good to finally let it all out, instead of just the bits and pieces....   [tags: peronal narrative]

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The Unexpected Surprise of Violence

- No being on this planet will know exactly what will happen tomorrow. Every action they make today can alter an event in two weeks without awareness. But, life is valued poorly in the twenty-first century as another ordinary day of constant repetition. “You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen” (Coelho). Life becomes valued once risks are taken, but the outcome is never expected. Shirley Jackson, reader of witchcraft books, horrifies people with her perspective on the understanding of merciless rituals that kept communities at ease....   [tags: shirley jackson, the lottery, life value]

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Hedda Gabler and the Lower Depths - Use of Surprise Suicide Ending

- For Maxim Gorki and Henrik Ibsen, the "the surprise ending" is a device to highlight the extreme desperation and hopelessness man is often faced. In both cases, the plays end with an act of suicide - The Actor in The Lower Depths, and Hedda in Hedda Gabler. The alcoholic Actor dreamt of a far off hospital that helped drunkards by curing them of their disease. He struggles through out the play trying to find this path to redemption. Hedda tries to control a world that she is trapped in. This control would result in her freedom to exist in true self-expression....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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America’s Response to Pearl Harbor

- Introduction America’s initial response to the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 was that of disbelief and shock. This attack took place on a Sunday morning and what surprised many was the fact that a tiny island nation situated in the Asian mainland could bring out that kind of a feat thousands of miles away from its actual homeland. A major part of this shock and disbelief was based mainly on the stereotypical view that the Americans had on the Japanese people – short people with oriental features that appeared exaggerated....   [tags: Imperial Japan, Surprise Attack]

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Surprise Trip

- We landed in Seattle, the airport wasn't very crowed, and smelt of fast food, the small airport matched the small airplane we flew on. I looked over at my brothers, the twins, Dimitri and Vladimir, there handsome faces contoured into a look of disgust. Then I looked to my father, Lucius, he was smiling brightly, his bright blue eyes scanning his surroundings, his smile never faded. It was hard to comprehend a reason to why we would leave our home in Texas. I was born and raised in Waxahachie, Texas and I truly loved my hometown....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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A Shocking Surprise: Dr. Stanley Milgram

- Obedience is described as a compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another’s authority. The majority of the world would say when pushed to a certain extreme that would lead to the harming of other people, humans would be not obedient to such a request because of our morals. Dr. Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University, set up an experiment to prove this theory wrong. Dr. Milgram devised this experiment to focus on the conflict between obedience of the every day normal guy to the authority and personal conscience of their superiors....   [tags: obedience to authority, psychological research]

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pearl harbor

- The attack on Pearl Harbor was a tragic event in American history. President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor and killed more than 2,300 Americans during the attack. The attack took the United States by surprise and especially the undefended naval base. There were a lot of factors that played a role in the attack, including why Japan thought they had to attack, how they were able to achieve surprise, and the damage they inflicted on the American fleet....   [tags: World War II, Surprise Attack]

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Saving the Postal Service: The Problems, the Solutions, and the "Surprise"

- At one point or another, we have all held and opened a piece of mail. Whether it was a birthday card, a letter from a friend, or even a bill, we have all held a piece of paper that was sent from somewhere else. Even in the age of Facebook and email, it is likely that you have held a piece of mail and most likely, the way it got from point A (the person sending the mail) to point B (the person receiving the mail) was through the United States Postal Service, or the USPS. In the past decade, the postal service has experienced a decreased volume in their letter mail....   [tags: Five Day Delivery, Congressional Control]

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Surprise! Different Conditions Equals Different Outlook

- Tambudzai, the main character of Nervous Conditions, is looked upon as the “hero” or “possessor” of the story. How is this accomplished besides presenting a first person experience. How else than making the character better by comparison. Nyasha becomes Tambu’s support, boosting Tambu, but not herself. Tambu admits that “Nyasha would not be good for” her (103). Nyasha is represented as negative, even to Tambu, an attempt at further impressing the image of the hero/anti-hero relationship. The following, to put their relationship into some context, will analyze Nyasha, with respect to Tambu, and how they relate through their culture, class, and education....   [tags: Literature Review]

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North Korea Surprise Attack

- In 1949, Congress dragged its feet in considering a $150 million dollar aid bill to South Korea. Syngman Rhee had so often talked about invading North Korea that US leaders feared giving him too much in the way of weapons. For this reason, South Korea was sent only rifles, bazookas, and light artillery; tanks an airplanes were held back. Also by 1949, most of the US military had moved out. Only 500 advisors, known as KMAG (the Korean Military Advisory Group) remained in South Korea, under the command of Brigadier-General William L....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Franz Kafka's Die Verwandlung: The Metamorphosis of the Fairy Tale Tradition

- “When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. He was lying on his back as hard as armor plate, and when he lifted his head a little he saw his vaulted brown belly, sectioned by arch-shaped ribs, to whose dome the cover, about to slide off completely, could barely cling. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with size of the rest of him, were waving helplessly before his eyes” (Kafka 255). Renowned German writer, Franz Kafka, wrote the short story “The Metamorphosis (translated from its original German title: "Die Verwandlung")” in 1912 and later published in 1915 to much acclaim from both casual readers and crit...   [tags: Surprise Ending, Familial Love]

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Descriptive Essay: My First Surprise Party

- I am the one in the picture with the sloppy bun in my hair and the bright red cheeks. The one who can't stop smiling. With all my friends surrounding me, it was one of the best days of my life. All fifteen of us look happy; it was a night for many smiles. Everyone is crowded around the table. There are a lot of red cheeks in the picture; the room was as hot as a sauna. There was a strong smell of barbeque sauce in the air as well. The picture was taken right after dinner. The table we are crowded around is messy....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples]

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Book Report : Surprised By Hope

- s you. There are numerous things that people find surprising or are surprised by. Some people like being surprised, others strongly dislike it. Surprises come in many different packages, forms, and weights. I would like to talk about surprises that have weight, that have a big impact on people. Surprises can be thought about as something that is shocking but also as a change that one did not think about before. Maybe a different way of looking at something. These surprises usually come in the form of ideas and beliefs....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Easter]

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The Suprise Attack on Pearl Harbor

- Plan of Investigation The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate how the attack on Pearl Harbor wasn’t a surprise to Roosevelt and the United States. The main body of evidence will investigate what events lead up to the attack, diplomatic relations between Japan and the U.S., and the resulting factors of the attack. Evidence will include eyewitness accounts and newly released top secret documents. Documents will be analyzed in regards to their value, origin, purpose, and limitation in order to properly evaluate the evidence....   [tags: diplomatic relations, USA, Japan, US History]

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Were You Surprised By Anything The Documentary?

- 1. Were you surprised by anything in the documentary. There were a couple things that did surprise me throughout the movie. One thing that surprised me the most was the fact that people that really cared about Mariya and Michelle worked on their wheelchairs for them. The fact that somebody close to them were able to customize the wheelchairs for them is so awesome to me and it’s such a useful resource. The fact that Jim and the other gentlemen that worked on the wheelchairs and make improvements is awesome to me....   [tags: Disability, Wheelchair, Barrier]

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Kinder Surprises Banned in the US due to Choking Hazard

- I lived in a border-town, Baudette, when I was young. The Canadian border was no more than ten minutes away. Whenever I visited my grandmother, who lives in Rainy River, my sisters and I would go to the grocery store and get a certain chocolate. On Easter and other special events I would get the same chocolate. I assumed I could get my favorite chocolate anywhere. As a child you don’t think about whether the government allows chocolate in the States or not. These treats aren’t your grainy Hershey or deceitful Creme Eggs, these chocolates are siblings to Ferrero Rochers....   [tags: Cereal, Chocolate, Toy]

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The Long Path to Christianity in Surprised by Joy

- The Long Path to Christianity in Surprised by Joy       Surprised by Joy is essentially an account of those factors that brought Lewis to a mature, adult Christian faith. Lewis begins his work with an overview of the Lewis household and his early schooling. “The reality Lewis found on the pages of his parents' extensive library seems as tangible and meaningful to him as anything that occurred in the "outside" world” (Hannay 41). Lewis depicts himself and brother, William, as absolute confidants who share their deepest longings and secrets--all in the security of their parents' home....   [tags: Surprised by Joy Essays]

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Analysis Of Carrie Underwood 's View Of Surprises

- Despite having all the conditions for a living person, I have not truly live a life. All I did was repeating my routines day by day as what usual people would do. Until one day, I asked her to go on spring break with me in two weeks. Her name is Khanh. From the beginning until now she has brought rhythm into my life, which I needed to actually live. From then I have not been an introverted girl who always watching people and copy their activities silently. She stirred up my mind and made me never stop asking questions....   [tags: High school, Mobile phone, 2006 albums]

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Analysis of Wordsworth’s Surprised by Joy

-  Analysis of Wordsworth’s Surprised by Joy       Death, like ink dropped in a glass of water, taints one's perception of life by coloring every experience with a sad shade of grief. In his poem, "Surprised by Joy," William Wordsworth relates how a moment of joy caused him to remember the death of his four-year-old daughter, Catharine. The memory effectively crushed any positive feelings he had during his encounter with joy and replaced them with quilt and sadness. This sonnet, though Italian in rhyme scheme, abandons the typical conflict-to-resolution form of argument for one which begins with the desired end-result and progresses towards the heart of the problem....   [tags: Surprised by Joy Essays]

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The Relation of Thought and Emotion in William Wordsworth’s Surprised by Joy

- The Relation of Thought and Emotion in William Wordsworth’s Surprised by Joy   Dr. Branson's comments: This essay was written in response to an explication exercise in a course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of the English major. It demonstrates not only excellence as an explication, but also as an interdisciplinary application of psychological theory to literary analysis.   In the sonnet "Surprised by Joy," William Wordsworth relates an episode of his struggle to cope with the death of his young daughter....   [tags: Surprised Joy]

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Mingle With Other Cultures: You May Suprise Yourself

- Mingle with other cultures: you may surprise yourself The ethnic mix on Alberta Avenue is a learning opportunity The Alberta Ave neighbourhood is a mosaic of ethnicities with their varying world views. To some, this mix of foreign outlooks is difficult to understand and may even be frightening. What they are missing is an opportunity for intercultural interaction which is necessary to be successful in our modern world. With expanding globalization, we need to be able to interact positively with people from different cultures to lead a fulfilled life that stretches our potential....   [tags: ethinicity, communication, interpersonal harmony]

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Surprised By Joy

- There are times when we should mourn. There are times for tears and sorrow. There are times when being appropriate means giving in to grief. When the world looks to see our reaction to loss, we must turn our faces grim and prove our love for what has gone. But in those moments of appropriate sadness, does there not exist any of the things that make us happy. Does the original loss color all things gray and remove the possibility for joy. No. The world remains the same, save for the void where once was the beloved thing....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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"Derailed" - Packed With Suspense and Surprises

- Derailed is a story about an innocent man who works in an advertising company, and suddenly involves in something he would not imagine; having an affair, being terribly blackmailed, and wanted by the police for a murder, all because he misses his usual train to work one day. Charles Schine, a husband to a schoolteacher named Deanna and a father of Anna, his adolescent daughter who suffers diabetes. One day, he is late for work, so he rushes to catch his usual train. As the ticket inspector asks for his ticket which he forgets to buy, he finds himself penniless....   [tags: Literature Review]

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I Shouldn 't Be Surprised

- I shouldn’t be surprised. I mean, I’m always surprised when it comes to him and that pisses me off because I know I shouldn’t be. A week has passed and Ryan has done absolutely squat to try and help the situation. His twitter has been silent. And the internet is still blowing up after his confession. Mine and Hannah’s life is still absolute hell. And I haven’t slept properly since we met up. Zack seems to be angrier about the situation than I am. He thinks that Ryan is out to sabotage my career but I know Ryan....   [tags: 2005 singles, 2008 singles, 2009 singles]

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Louis Armstrong : A Man Full Of Surprises

- Louis Armstrong: a Man Full of Surprises Louis Armstrong was an amazing trumpet player. Not only did he play the trumpet, he also was a bandleader, an amazing composer, singer, soloist, and comedian and also starred in films. One of the songs that Louis Armstrong is recognized for his recording of “What a Wonderful World”. Armstrong defined what it truly means to play Jazz. Armstrong was born on August fourth of 1901. Many biographies have the wrong date on Armstrong’s birthday being July fourth of 1900....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Joe "King" Oliver, Kid Ory]

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The Analysis : The Vox Video Surprised Me

- 1) The VOX video surprised me in it statement that race does not exist. I believe that race does exist, that the word itself isn’t defining the biological differences between people, but defining the different skin tones of people. The video explains well what race is, when it says that the historians have said that the idea that the existence of different races helped resolve the contradiction between a natural right to freedom and the fact of slavery, which goes along well to Thomas Jefferson’s statement, “the difference which strikes us is that of color”....   [tags: Race, Human skin color, Ethnic group, Nation]

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God's Sovereign Rule Comes on Earth in Tom Wright's Surprised by Hope

- Surprised by Hope is broken down into three parts. In Part One, “Setting the Scene,” Wright addresses the confusion of heaven and God’s Kingdom. Many Christians, according to Wright, view heaven as the place you go when you die (p. 18). If this is what has been taught for many years, what could be the alternative. Wright argues that “the language of heaven in the New Testament doesn’t work that way. ‘God’s kingdom’ in the preaching of Jesus refers not to postmortem destiny, not to our escape from this world into another one, but to God’s sovereign rule coming ‘on earth as it is in heaven’” (p....   [tags: Christian, heaven, ascension]

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Sexuality and Surprises in 8 Femmes, a Film by François Ozon

- In the French film 8 Femmes, François Ozon, the director, guides a play from the 1950’s that focuses on a lively family that have deep secrets that all intertwine. In this musical mystery, comedy film, a murder has happened and each woman has their own motives for wanting to kill the man in the home. Yet, Ozon’s storyline is not the main focus of the film. The film follows each of the women which show the themes of betrayal, secrets, and most importantly sexuality. Sexuality is a main theme in many of François Ozon films that he directs....   [tags: Cinema, Mystery]

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The Difference Between Optimism And Pessimism

- B. Cade Massey once said that, “It 's gotten to the point where people really feel pressure to think and talk in an optimistic way” (Massey). Optimism is generally seen as healthy, while pessimism is generally seen as dangerous. The difference between optimism and pessimism is a difference in perspective and mindset. An optimist has a positive perspective, while a pessimist has a negative one. An optimist has a cheerful mindset, while a pessimist has a gloomy one. There are consequences to both perspectives....   [tags: Optimism, Pessimism, Motivation]

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Optimism And Pessimism Of Pessimism

- B. Cade Massey once said, “It 's gotten to the point where people really feel pressure to think and talk in an optimistic way” (Massey). Optimism is generally seen as healthy, while pessimism is generally seen as dangerous. The difference between optimism and pessimism is a difference in perspective and mindset. An optimist has a positive perspective and cheerful mindset, while a pessimist has a negative perspective and a gloomy mindset. There are consequences to both perspectives. But which has better consequences for one’s health....   [tags: Optimism, Pessimism, Motivation]

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Operant Conditioning And Operant Behavior

- Learning can be quantified through observable behaviour and is adaptive to a creature’s specific environment at an individual level rather than species level. Behaviour can be broken down into two main categories, respondent behaviour, which is impacted by events that preceded it and operant behaviour, which is behaviour that is influenced by events that follow it. Behaviour can be analysed using a three term contingency of ABC. A is the antecedent, which can increase or decrease a behaviour depending on what is desired, B is the observed behaviour and C is the consequence of that behaviour, certain consequences increase behaviour whilst some decrease it....   [tags: Classical conditioning, Operant conditioning]

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The Nine Doctrines of War

- ... There is not much they could have done about the weather, but they could have had backup plans for security. They also could have taken medics, outlined clearer plans, and have been prepared for the worst. Moreover, Operation Fortitude had set up an elaborate deception to provide the illusion that the Allies had a large army preparing to attack Calais Harbor. Patton was their General because the Allies knew Hitler would be watching wherever Patton was. The army was the First United States Army Group (FUSAG)....   [tags: security, battle of midway, japanese]

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Reasons for the Attack on Pearl Harbor

- December 7th, 1941. This was the date of one of the most important attacks on the United States in the history of America. This was the date of the Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor was the last straw that led to the United States joining World War II as part of the Allied Power. The bombing was in reaction to many economic sanctions that were placed on Japan, so the bombing was not just to make the United States mad....   [tags: japanese attack, malaya, doolittle raid]

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Profit Process And Efficient Markets

- Earnings Process and Efficient Markets The practice of insider trading is nothing new in the world the financial markets. Many have been doing it along the fringes of the established law; however, technology has now allowed many more people to be caught in the process. Raj Rajaratnam was prosecuted for making approximately 45 million for insider tips received from corporate executives and the illegality of such types of trades are not well known by the general public (Hansen, 2014). When taking a sample of three companies at random on any particular day, technology now allows anyone with Internet access to be able to look for what is known as surprise gains as well as surprise losses....   [tags: Stock market, Stock, Trade, International trade]

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Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

- Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - What is the author trying to say about life through this book. Explain why you think so. I am not to sure on exactly what the author is trying to say through this book. I think he is telling us to live a full and moral life. Well I don't think he expects us to lead a completely moral life, but because of the picture of Dorian's soul I think he was trying to say lead a good life. He wants us to know that we can sin, its completely normal, but the more you do it the uglier your soul gets....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Behavior Of Being A Personality Disorder

- For the zaps, one of the lab that I’ve first started with “Narcissism.” Narcissism was expressed as to self-loving oneself also could mean being egoistic. Although it can be assumed to be a personality disorder, but it should be diagnosed by professionals rather than diagnosing one’s self. Evident of being a narcissist can be hard to see to begin with due to charm in first glance, but once you get to know someone who is a narcissist then it becomes obvious due to their self-center acts as well as being quite aggressive if others think otherwise, saying that the person is wrong, of them....   [tags: Personality psychology]

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The 1950 North Korean Invasion

- The following open source, previously classified US government documents serve as primary evidence for this essay. A deterrence strategy is the main defense to reduce risk. Lampel and Shapira remark “…a rational actor will also practice vigilance”, or the monitoring (intelligence) of others to reduce risk “…to prevent strategic surprises before they happen” (Lampel and Shapira 2001, 599). Intelligence agencies’ strive to maintain objectivity, and knowledge of policymaker’s goals, to effectively, and clearly communicate threat estimation....   [tags: Military Intelligence]

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How Holden Is Suffering From Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- The Catcher in the Rye Two Paragraphs In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the reader listens in on a psychologist’s appointment with Holden Caulfield, who is telling the psychologist about events leading up to something happening before Christmas. Through the event, the reader can begin to notice how Holden is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and how he really cannot fit back into society. Unlike most cases of post-traumatic stress, Holden did not go to war or was a victim or rape; he was merely a witness to a death....   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare

- In today’s society, people’s wills are corrupt by the power and politics of the government. This is also evident in William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Shakespeare was born in 1564, about one hundred miles from London, in a market town called Stratford-Upon-Avon. By 1585, Shakespeare had begun his career as an actor and playwright, in London. Shakespeare joined a play company, Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in 1594. Because Shakespeare had a share in the theater company and the theaters where they preformed, he became a wealthy man and bought a house in Stratford for his family....   [tags: Character Analysis, Themes]

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The Birthday Party

- When a wife surprises her husband on his birthday, an ironic turn of events occurs. Katherine Brush’s “The Birthday Party” is a short story about relationships, told from the perspective of a nearby observer. Brush uses the words and actions of the married couple to assert that a relationship based on selfishness is weak. Immediately, the narrator stereotypes the couple by saying “they looked unmistakably married” (1). The couple symbolizes a relationship. Because marriage is the deepest human relationship, Brush chose a married couple to underscore her message and strengthen the story....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Katherine Brush]

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Loss of Innocence in The Flowers, by Alice Walker

- Innocence is something always expected to be lost sooner or later in life, an inevitable event that comes of growing up and realizing the world for what it truly is. Alice Walker’s “The Flowers” portrays an event in which a ten year old girl’s loss of innocence after unveiling a relatively shocking towards the end of the story. Set in post-Civil War America, the literary piece holds very particular fragments of imagery and symbolism that describe the ultimate maturing of Myop, the young female protagonist of the story....   [tags: symbolism, appearance, imagery]

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Filmmaker's Use of Shock in Psycho and Jaws

- ... This infamous shower scene engrosses the viewer with guilty glimpses that reveal nothing inappropriate yet continue to entice audiences to watch. Furthermore, this scene horrifies audiences with its brutal stabbing, which is seemingly viewed from the killer's point-of-view. The vulnerability and nakedness of a common shower as a murder scene is a cleverly positioned event meant to involve and effect the viewer to full capacity. In addition, Hitchcock uses ominous lighting and music to further shock his audience and create suspense in this scene....   [tags: thriller, suspense, camara, ]

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Differences Between Younger Children And The Older Children

- no significant differences in ability to detect which facial expressions went with which story. The table identifies the highest scored emotion in adults with 92.3% correct and with children surprise with 98.3%. The lowest scoring facial expression for adults was fear with surprise with 42.7% and with children sadness with 81.5%. All the differences were statistically significant expect when participants were asked to distinguish fear from surprise. The researchers also compared Westernized and non-Westernized adults, which indicated that there were no significant differences between these two groups....   [tags: Psychology, Psychiatry, Mental health]

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Criminal Court : Driving While Intoxicated

- CRIMINAL COURT CCC7 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED My previous visits to a criminal court trial were both educational and intriguing. With the opportunity to follow this trial from the voir dire phase to the jury verdict, I witnessed the action and reaction of everyone involved. The manners of professionalism and the rule of law were excellent throughout the trial with a subtle hint of sarcasm and comedy. Nevertheless, it was a great experience to be in attendance to experience how our laws are governed, and a reminder of how great our criminal justice system is....   [tags: Jury, Judge, Court, Law]

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Becoming A Music Director Of The Pentecostal Holiness Denomination

- Many people wonder about their career and future plans in life and struggle to decide what it should be. Ever since I was young, music has been something that has laid heavy on my heart and has been very important to me. My spirituality is also something that has and will continue to be important to me. Because of my love for music and my spirituality, I want to become a music director in the Pentecostal Holiness denomination. After taking the tests on CFNC, the results on my interests, basic skills and values seem to be very accurate to who I am....   [tags: Critical thinking, Learning, Music]

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The Ethics Of Mike Bishop

- When it comes to politics, I have a hard time determining where my beliefs fall. Part of me is a strong believer of the way Republicans do things. I like to think of myself somewhat conservative, and therefore tend to lean more toward the right. This is not to say I don’t agree with some of the Democrats points of views, however, I’m more veered toward Republicans. That is why t is no surprise I choose to research Mike Bishop. Mike Bishop is a Republican from Michigan who is homegrown and spent the majority of his life in Michigan....   [tags: United States House of Representatives]

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The Attack On Pearl Harbor

- Early Sunday morning December 7, 1941 the empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on American soil at Pearl Harbor. A date that will forever be remembered through history as the facts speak for themselves. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military attack that was carried out by the imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack was the result in the leading of the United States as a nation to enter World War II. The intention Japan purposely planned this action was because the United States was an interference due to the fact that the United States had an important political and economic interest in east Asia....   [tags: World War II, Attack on Pearl Harbor]

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The Attack on Pearl Harbor

- A day that will forever live in infamy. On December 7th, 1941 the United States was brutally brought into a world war with an attack upon Pearl Harbor. While this was over seventy years ago, questions still remain. The American people must ask as a country, did the United States government know about the impending attack. Did the American Service men and women die in vain. Over Two thousand people died due to the possible withholding of military information by the United States Government (“Background)....   [tags: United States joins world war II]

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The Battle of Singapore

- Introduction The Battle of Singapore took place during World War II from January 31 to February 15, 1942. The two opposing forces were the British and Japanese. Lieutenant General Author Percival led 85, 000 men to defend the war while Lieutenant General Tomoyuki Yamashita commanded the invasion with 36, 000 men. The onslaught to invade British Malaya commenced in December 8, 1941. During this period, General Yamashita started invading this British colony from Indochina and subsequently from Thailand....   [tags: The Defence and Fall of Singapore]

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Exploring Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

- For this paper I chose to explore Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho because it has remained the only horror movie I’ve seen to date. I went into a couple others but immediately left; let’s just say horror is not my favorite genre of film. People may or may not always call Psycho a horror film, it may be more of a thriller to people nowadays, but I still believe the correct genre analysis is horror because it should always refer to the genre at the time the film was created and released. I chose Psycho because I spent multiple weeks in high school studying Hitchcock, and Psycho specifically, so I feel comfortable writing on it....   [tags: movie analysis]

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The Contract of Fast Eddie and Laura

- This question raises the concern of whether the contract concerning Fast Eddie and Laura must be implemented or must either be altered or rendered void since it was unconscionable. The significant requirements of the Uniform Commercial Code or UCC must interpret this contract since it includes the selling of goods as stated by UCC 2-102. Normally, agreements are implemented according to their terms, but courts could decide not to implement contracts, for which they consider to be unconscionable as stated by UCC 2-302....   [tags: void, arrangements, unconscanability]

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Intelligence Failures Of The Soviet Union

- Intelligence failures are not always in the gathering and communication of accurate information, but in the interpretation of that information by policy makers. The fall of the Soviet Union caught the United States by surprise. The popular narrative in the mainstream media was that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) failed in its duty to predict the coming collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The CIA did an admirable job of presenting representations of then complex reality of the Soviet situation, but a persistent view of the Soviets as a powerful threat to our nation collided with these assessments....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, Mikhail Gorbachev]

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The Battle of Shiloh

- The Battle of Shiloh was an extraordinary event in the civil war timeline and would be a great deal as to when the war was fought at its hardest. The sources I have researched and collected will help me better understand this battle and many other facts I have yet to discover. The Battle of Shiloh is not the most well known battle during the Civil war, but it gives us an idea on how gruesome the fighting was during this time. I view this battle as a turning point for the Union and the continuing losses for the Confederate army as they try to gain back territory....   [tags: American History, Civil War, Persuasive]

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The Attack on Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima

- The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the bombing of Hiroshima are linked together, as they both mark significant moments in World War II. For most, the attack on Pearl Harbor is the day that changed the direction of the war, as it forced the America to join. Additionally, the bombing of Hiroshima symbolises the ending of the war and the saving of many lives. However, the idea that the bombing of Hiroshima was a revenge attack by the US, because of the attack on Pearl Harbor has been argued for many years....   [tags: pearl harbor, hiroshima, atomic bomb]

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Battle of the Buldge

- Battle of the Buldge The Battle of the Buldge was the last of the German attacks. It lasted from December 16,1944 to January 28, 1945. The Battle of the Buldge was the largest land battle of World War 2. More then a million men participated in this battle, 600,000 germans, 500,000 Americans and 55,000 British armies were fighting. Towards the end of 1944, World War 2 was coming to an end. The German forces were weakening. Hitler's armies were on the run. The Allies had regained land that was previously taken over by the Nazis, such as Paris, Casablanca and Tripolia....   [tags: World War II History]

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The Eight Themes that O'Henry uses are:

- The Eight Themes that O'Henry uses are: Beauty :Della is worried that Jim won't think she is beautiful with short hair, but Jim loves her for more than just her beautiful hair and how she looks. If you really love somebody, they are beautiful no matter how they look. Family :Jim and Della are husband and wife and they love each other. Jim's watch was given to him by his father and has been in his family for many years. Still, he sacrifices it out of love for Della. Giving :Della and Jim both feel that it is important to give nice gifts to each other to express their love....   [tags: English Literature]

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Analysis Of Jay Macleod 's ' Ain 't No Making It '

- In Ain’t No Making It, Jay Macleod explains his theories and findings on social reproduction of inequality. He begins by telling us more about some authors and their theories. This helped me have a better understanding on what this book is really trying to portray. One author I found interesting was Bernstein who focused on language patterns and social reproduction. By bringing up issues like this one that most people usually don’t think about, I was able to look at the problems that the Brothers and Hallway Hangers faced from a whole new perspective....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Middle class, Bourgeoisie]

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The Lottery By Shirley And The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

- The power of reading may be evident to many people around the world, but to others it may not be realized until that one magnificent work that changes the meaning of literature forever to them. Literature has never been my strong suit, but throughout this course and after many readings, literature began to speak to me. My perception of literature immediately changed after reading the short story The Lottery by Shirley and the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. When a small town holds a yearly lottery, one might think it is a time for a joyous celebration, but that tradition goes sour in the matter of minutes....   [tags: The Lottery, Short story, Literature, Fiction]

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Emily Dickinson's "Tell All the Truth but Tell It Slant" Explication

- An explication of Emily Dickinson’s “Tell all the Truth but tell it slant-” brings to light the overwhelming theme of how one should tell the truth. It also illuminates the development of the extended metaphor of comparing truth to light. From the very beginning of the poem, the speaker is instructing on the best way to tell the truth. Dickinson, through a use of a specific technique of rhyming, literary elements, and different forms of figurative language, establishes the importance of not telling the truth all at once....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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I Have A Slight Preference Of Introversion Over Extroversion

- Jung Typology Test: INFP: Introvert (22%) I have a slight preference of Introversion over Extroversion, which means that I tend to be quiet, reflective, private and deep. According to the MBTI Qualifying Program Training Packet, I tend to focus on internal ideas and emotions. Introverts prefer communicating in writing than talking, learn best by having time alone and prefer to work in quiet environments. iNtuitive (16%) I have a slight preference of Intuition over Sensing, which means that I tend to rely on unconscious processes and look at the “big picture.” According to the MBTI Manual, I spend a lot of time thinking about the future, possibilities and potential....   [tags: Personality psychology]

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Christmas Time Is A Special Day Of The Year

- Christmas time is a special time of the year for everyone.  It is the holiday season, and everyone is rushing to buy the perfect gifts for that one special person. A lot of people’s favorite day of the year is Christmas due to the gifts. In my family, it 's our favorite day because it is the one day of the year all eight of us are all together.  My parents always managed to make Christmas a special day for us, no matter how much money they had. We were raised to be thankful for the little things about the day, like being all together, and not just the gifts. Everyone has their own traditions for Christmas, some people open gifts the night before, some people go to bed early and wake up in th...   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Christmas tree]

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