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The Troubled Families Agenda ( 2012 )

- The Troubled Families Agenda (2012) came about in response to Social need as it is a central concern of the welfare system, introduced by the coalition government. There are various types of need; Baldock (2012) introduced four types of need, these being Felt, Normative, Expressed and Comparative. Firstly, Baldock defined felt needs as what an individual believes they ‘need’ this can often be unrealistic and subjective to what the individual may want instead of need. Secondly normative, this is how an expert or professional identifies a need compared to a set of standards....   [tags: Sociology, Family, Marxism, Nuclear family]

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The Flaws Of A Troubled Library System

- Toxic work environments are often created and reinforced by hiring, promoting, and tolerating bullies-- defined by some behavioral scientists as psychological abusers that inflict sustained “hostile verbal and nonverbal behaviors” (Sutton 2004, 19) on their coworkers, thus increasing the level of toxicity within an institution, and often leading to more bullies. This vicious Ouroboros can hemorrhage an organization’s valuable personnel, hard-earned money, and long-term value; costs which are not always apparent to organizations and their managers....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Holden Caulfield Is A Troubled Teenager

- Holden Caulfield is a troubled teenager overwhelmed by the difficulties of life and the new responsibilities he has to take on, along with his disturbing and traumatizing past. Holden 's struggles grow to be unbearable, leading to major mental breakdowns and growing distrust in society and people - even close friends - forcing him to retreat to a mental rehabilitation institution to recover. Holden 's mental instability is a direct result of the incident at Elkton Hills and is predominant during the times of Allie 's death, his summer with Jane Gallagher, his stay with Mr....   [tags: The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield]

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Maine Is in Troubled Times

- ... These two points have been reiterated multiple times throughout the past two weeks. Maine's rising average age is a primary reason for Maine's economic problems. Another concept the course has talked about a lot is how the students graduating in Maine just don't want to stay in the state. It shouldn't be something to laugh about, but many people have heard the notion that Maine's number one export is their youth. The last connection between the course and the presentation is that Maine is one of the easiest states in the country to get elected into a seat....   [tags: elderly, ethnicity, immigrants]

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The Troubled Asset Relief Program

- Our government plays a huge role in improving the economy, increasing the GDP, lowering the unemployment rate, and dealing with the transfer of money. Recently, the United States was faced with The Great Recession, causing Wall Street investments to crumble, unemployment rates to skyrocket, and many Americans fear what the future may hold. There were many programs that the United States government implemented in order to try to assist the growth of the economy and to try to rebound from this Great Recession....   [tags: Monetary policy, Unemployment, Central bank]

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Solutions for the Economically Troubled in the United States

- With our economy in a downslide and increasing numbers of foreclosures worsening our economic problems, it is obvious that there needs to be some intervention in order to prevent more foreclosures. Home ownership has always been a key portion of the American economy and an integral part of the American dream. We cannot allow the current crisis to let more people lose their homes and become disenchanted about home buying in the future. Not only will the defaults on mortgages further destabilize the American economy now, but they will also cause problems in the years to come as less people decide to venture into home ownership again....   [tags: economy, USA, government,]

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The Troubled Life of Boys; The Bully in the Mirror

- When you look in the mirror you see your imperfections. You see your perceived flaws; things that nobody else recognizes about you and you think that there has to be some way to change it. In today’s world, society places impossible standards on the way you’re supposed to look and recently young American males in their teen age years have become increasingly self-conscious about their physical appearance. In the article “The Troubled Life of Boys; The Bully in the Mirror” author Stephen Hall investigates the changes and causes of the increase in males becoming concerned with wanting to be more muscular....   [tags: physical appearence, muscular, stephen hall]

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Turbulant History of the Troubled Island of Haiti

- ... The Haitian environment continued to deteriorate, Aristide continued to publicly criticize the U.S. for their lack of action towards his cause, and refugees continued to flee the country. Now a good six months into the planning, the JCS asked USACOM to consider an alternate, more peaceful course of action. USACOM, in turn passed this down the XVIII Airborne Corps planners and OPLAN 2380 was born. As the taxed XVIII got the planning under way, a concerned General Dennis Reimer, the FORSCOM commander, suggested relieving them of some of their planning burdens to the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum....   [tags: invasion, execution, lesson]

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Promoting Resilience and Resolution in Troubled Times

- Echterling, Presbury and McKee (2005) define crisis as a turning point in one’s life that is brief, but a crucial time in which, there is opportunity for dramatic growth and positive changes, as well as the danger of violence and devastation. They further state that whatever the outcome, people do not emerge from a crisis unchanged; if there is a negative resolution, the crisis can leave alienation, bitterness, devastated relationships and even death in its wake; on the other hand, if the crisis is resolved successfully a survivor can develop a deeper appreciation for life, a stronger sense of resolve, a mature perspective, greater feelings of competence, and richer relationships....   [tags: survivors coping, crisis intervention, abc model]

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Agricola as Hope for a Troubled Empire

- Agricola as Hope for a Troubled Empire Tacitus’ Agricola, though it traverses a significant part of Rome’s conquest of Britain, is primarily about the man from whom the book takes it title. Tacitus used British conquest to show the reader Agricola’s many virtues, and he explained why Romans should strive to follow Agricola’s example. At the same time, however, Tacitus echoed Agricola’s virtues to Rome, which, before and during the writing of his book, endured several tyrannical emperors....   [tags: Tacitus Agricola Essays]

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A Greatly Troubled System - School

- The formal education system used in today’s schools is greatly troubled indeed. We are oblivious to the hundreds of thousands of students oppressed by tyranny that encapsulates our schooling system. From homework and grades to the progression of school; schools need changes. This system stands waiting, while the talents of many young men and women are exposed to a backward system with hypocritical framework. One of the many examples is the policy of homework. It seems that this tends to be abused to give students mere busy work, while students in their free time should be relaxing, and doing activities they enjoy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Troubled Bruno in The Hostage

- The Hostage A hostage inside himself, and troubled soul that has had very many bad influences in his life. Bruno, a boy, makes many mistakes and has had very many tragic instances like his father dieing, and nothing will, and can go right for him. As the reader will find out is he is very quiet and has a large stature that was feared by many, and has a lot of things that trouble him. Bruno goes though a tough time and bad situations that help influence his actions, feelings, and words, though his life, and holds him hostage within himself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Troubled Pasts In Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchman

- In Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Watchman, we are introduced to a character that has had a troubled past that has led to a troubled present. Rorschach as a child walked into see his mother with one of her John’s which caused trauma to him as a child. Over his life he never really discussed what he had encounter which led to the violent out breaks that he has now. If Rorschach would have had someone to talk about things that happened to him he could have saved himself for the life that he is living now....   [tags: trauma, communication, child]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Troubled Iago

- Troubled Iago       Unquestionably the most perfidious character within the cast of Shakespeare’s Othello is the cunning Iago. He spends his life, it would seem, taking revenge on the general and destroying nearly everyone around himself. Helen Gardner in “Othello: A Tragedy of Beauty and Fortune” elaborates on Iago’s exact function and place in the play: . . . Iago ruins Othello by insinuating into his mind the question, ‘How do you know?’ The tragic experience with which this play is concerned is loss of faith, and Iago is the instrument to bring Othello to this crisis of his being....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Losing Our Way : An Intimate Portrait Of A Troubled America

- A few days ago, while I was looking over my budget for the month and what amount I needed to allotted for my monthly student loan payment, it donned on me how a large percentage of my money over the next decade would be dedicated to paying these ridiculously high student loans. I questioned in that instance if it was all worth it…the graduate school experience, the crippling debt, late hours spent working at a retail store…and so much more. All of this rinse, wash, and repeat business, and for what....   [tags: United States, Unemployment]

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The Complex and Troubled Life of Vincent Van Gogh

- Van Gogh Born on March 30th, in 1853, Vincent Van Gogh was the son of a pastor in Groot-Zundert, Holland. Throughout his life many learned that there was more than meets the eye to Van Gogh. Van Gogh was a very complex and troubled man and through his struggle used his art as an outlet for his emotions, creating some of the most famous paintings throughout history. Vincent Van Gogh was a self-taught artist born the eldest son of Theodorus Van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Vincent was born exactly one year after the Van Gogh’s first son had been born a stillborn....   [tags: artist, post-impressionism, starry night]

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The Value Proposition For Young People With Troubled Backgrounds

- 1 The value proposition is to help young people with troubled backgrounds (caused by separated parents, drug use, violent behavior etc.) improve their lifestyle and independence through workshop activities and special team of advisers. We continually provide support and ensure that you stay on track. Benefits to consumers are: • Consumers are assured of a boost in confidence and independence • Potential employability skills are improved on if already present • Improved social connections and networks among peers through teamwork and interacting with professional speakers • It provides a good experience that can only make you stronger mentally 3 The business model used is based on Al...   [tags: Strategic management, SWOT analysis, PEST analysis]

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A Troubled Mind Can Create Great Art

- A Troubled Mind Can Create Great Art Are narcissism and sexuality related to one another. According to Merriam Webster, narcissism is the excessive concern for one person that may or may not include an amplified sense of ego. Sexuality is also defined as having attributes that include being a sexual being. Anne Sexton’s work they seem to be. After succumbing to a serious depression that cast a shadow over her life until her untimely suicide at age 39, she enrolled in a local adult education poetry workshop....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role]

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Violence as Analized in Cullen’s Columbine and Backderf’s My Friend Dahmer

- Everything from news reports to daily newspapers these days seem to be about violence, how violent and dangerous this world has become, or is soon to be. Mass media has created a society known for the sensationalism of crime and violence. As viewers watch the news report, we began to develop questions and seek answers, but should we look for answers in media. Are these news sources really reliable. Because media often sensationalizes each opinion to gain more viewers, its probably not save to depend on news sources....   [tags: School, Teenagers, Troubled]

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Sell Your Troubled Websites

- Sell Your Troubled Websites Reprinted with permission of You awaken one morning to the realization that the website you've poured so much time, energy and thought into; the dream that was once the preoccupation of your every waking moment has turned sour - what do you do. Market forces, changing consumer tastes, cash flow problems, or some unforeseen outside factor has brought you to the point of not being able to keep things going much longer. Do you, shut the doors and call it a day or declare bankruptcy....   [tags: Sell Websites Buy Websites]

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Robert Frost: Troubled Romantic

- Frost: Troubled Romantic Many authors before Robert Frost wrote through the lens of romanticism. Romantic writers offered their readers an interpretation of nature and the natural order of things as a means to comfort them when faced with life's difficulties. They proposed that nature could serve as a model, offer direction and allow humans to transcend their human condition. Another school of writers held that humans could not transcend nature or its order, they were the anti transcendentalists....   [tags: American Literature]

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Troubled Years

- Troubled Years When William Shakespeare first started writing, He had problems with two fires that almost wiped out his house. He was forced to get married quickly.He had problems finding good actors, and later experienced writer's block. Even though Shakespeare was a great writer, he had many problems, which got in the way of his writing. William and his family have had problems with fires and other disasters. In 1554, part of Stratford was burned down. Shakespeare's house was almost burnt down but because there was a creek near the house it was saved (Levi 145)....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Troubled Youth

- Troubled Youth I started the first day very fearless, yet reserved. I knew had to face this challenge head on. At the time I was working a regular job during the night for about eight hours a day. The accomplishment was different though; it happened shortly after receiving the job. I was just beginning community service at the same time at a local elementary school as a helper to the janitors. The crime was petty but it inhibited fifty hours of free service to the local education center. I chose this place because of its relative ease, and it was also an area I could easily get to and from....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Troubled Youth

- Troubled Youth Despite many obstacles in my life, my experience performing community service stands out as the most memorable. I was sixteen at the time, and just beginning my first job at a fast food restaurant. I had to learn how to balance between community service in the morning and my employment at the local Wendy’s. It was very stressful and influential at the same time. I performed my community service at a local elementary school. I chose this place because of its relative ease, and it was also an area I could easily get to and from....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Jamaica’s Troubled Past

- Jamaica’s Troubled Past ‘The Maroons’ Jamaica’s fighting spirit can be seen even in its early days with the Maroons. The fighting spirit is not uncommon with people who are oppressed or forced against their will. The Maroons came in two waves, the first are slaves that fled during the Spanish rule, the second wave was during British control. The Maroons used the highlands of Jamaica to seek refuge, establish colonies and attack plantations when needed. Even today the beliefs and herbal practices of the Maroons are still evident in Jamaican culture....   [tags: A Level Essays]

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The Catcher in the Rye: Story of a Troubled Teen

- J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher In The Rye, attempts to show the reader the life of a regular boy with troubles on his mind. The rich and troubled Holden Caufield is that boy. His parents are quite wealthy and want Holden to be successful in life as well, but they do not nurture Holden with the amount of love that is necessary. Holden feels the absence of love, which causes him to suffer a variety of emotional problems. Holden needs direction in his life because he constantly struggles to find the meaning of life on his own....   [tags: J.D. Salinger]

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Biography and Legacy of Erin Gruwell

- Education is a massive part of the world today and it is important every student is able to reach their fullest potential. Erin Gruwell, born in southern California on August 15, 1969, roves to be a symbol of hope and change as she forever changed the lives of her troubled high school students at Woodrow Wilson High School who were “written off by the education system”(Rea,2012) by allowing them a voice and instilling infinite potential in every student. Long before Gruwell became a teacher she aspired to be a lawyer....   [tags: Education, Troubled High School Students ]

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Oscar Romero Stood Up for the Poor and Troubled Nation of El Salvador

- ... El Salvador was involved in a civil war. Romero’s role began when “Romero's close friend Father Rutillo Grande was assassinated by a paramilitary death squad. This had a dramatic and profound effect on his life, changing him from a status quo moderate to a fierce activist against injustice” (RP). El Salvador was tremendously unstable in the late 1970s. This was due to inequality of social classes, repressive military rule, and poverty. “After witnessing numerous violations of human rights, he began to speak out on behalf of the poor and the victims of repression” (UN)....   [tags: catholic, injustice, protests]

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Self Efficacy : We Witness Susanna 's Journey Form A Troubled Self

- Self-efficacy, according to the text, is described as an “expectancy or belief about how competently one will be able to enact a behavior in a particular situation “(Friedman & Schustack, 2012, p.213); without the belief that one’s actions can produce a desired outcome, there no motivation to attempt to. Perhaps this is why there is only resignation as Susanna enters the institution. Self-efficacy seems to lean more towards the nurture side of the nature/nurture debate. Achieving self-confidence, and the belief in one’s self, and their capabilities is a milestone for young adults....   [tags: Borderline personality disorder]

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Alecia Beth Moor: From Troubled Teen to P!nk Superstar

- Alecia Beth Moore: From Troubled Teen to P!nk Superstar “I was extreme… From skateboarder to hip-hopper to rave child to lead singer of a rock band - I did it all, and all at the same time (P!nk Quotes).” Alecia Beth Moore took music as most people knew it and made her own style. In order to appreciate P!nk’s original music, one must understand P!nk’s defective childhood, how she overcame the struggles in her life, and the foundation and inspiration she left for other upcoming musical artists. P!nk was born Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1979....   [tags: contemporary pop artists and singers]

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Free Essays - Troubled Holden in Catcher in the Rye

- Troubled Holden in Catcher in the Rye In J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is portrayed as a young, troubled individual. He tells us his story from the mental institution where he is currently residing. Holden refuses to acknowledge his emotions in regard to the death of his brother Allie. In reaction to Allie's death, Holden hides from himself, his true feelings about change, death and relationships with other people. He does not realize that his Allie died of leukemia three years before this story takes place....   [tags: Catcher Rye Essays]

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Mathematics Education in America: A Troubled System in Need of Change

- Mathematics Education in America: A Troubled System in Need of Change On a trip to Fidler concrete in Goshen, Indiana, a man ordered forty feet of rebar for home use. When he went to pick up the rebar, the adult employee in charge asked the man what size pieces he would like. The man asked for six-foot sections. The employee furrowed his brow and said, “Now, if it were five foot sections, that would be ten of them for forty feet, right?” The man replied, “No, ten of the five footers would be fifty feet.” The employee pondered that and said, “So in the six-footers…Ah, I’ll just give you twelve....   [tags: Education Math Learning Essays]

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The Troubled Life of Ernest Hemingway Reflected in His Writing

- The Troubled Life of Ernest Hemingway Reflected in His Writing The period between World War I and World War II was a very turbulent time in America. Ernest Hemingway most represented this period with his unrestrained lifestyle. This lifestyle brought him many successes, but it eventually destroyed him in the end. His stories are read in classrooms across America, but his semi-autobiographical writings are horrible role models for the students who read them. Hemingway’s lifestyle greatly influenced his writings in many ways....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Parallel Experiences of Three Troubled Women in Cunningham's, The Hours

- Parallel Experiences of Three Troubled Women in Cunningham's, The Hours According to Chronicles magazine, "Woolf was undeniably a brilliant writer." Woolf's work of Mrs. Dalloway was read by fifteen-year-old Michael Cunningham in order to impress an older girl in school. As he stated, "the book really knocked me out." Once older, Cunningham wanted to write about Mrs. Dalloway, but thought not too many people would want to read a book about reading a book. He then thought he might want to read a book about reading the right book....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]

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Music of the Civil Rights Era: Bob Dylan

- Music has always inspired people to think for themselves and find meanings within deep and confusing lyrics, giving them new perspective. Back during the times when the fight for civil rights was in full swing, music played an even bigger role. Some musicians used personal experience as inspiration for their work; it made their songs more relatable to the listeners and added a bit of personality to the music. The songs they wrote stimulated people to gather together and demand change. The bravery of the artists who spoke out against the way the country was headed allowed them to create these songs and get people together....   [tags: lyrics, troubled country, civil rights movement]

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Violence and America's Troubled Youth

- ... Other factors that seem to be heavily weighted but are dismissed when figuring out the motive and psyche of these individuals committing these acts are the shooter’s social rejection, feelings of alienation at school, and depression, all were treated mostly as minor factors compared to video games (206). Bullying and mental illnesses should be factored into this equation as well. There has been numerous cases on the psychological effects that bullying has on a person, most perpetrators were in fact victimized in school prior to the acts of violence....   [tags: video games, technology]

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Troubled Times in the Supermarket

- A worker-owned firm seems like an interesting yet odd concept to me. All I have ever known are traditional hierarchy type jobs of which I have always been on the bottom. I do not even know of any local businesses that are worker-owned firms. There may be a few but I do not know of them. It seems like people who, like me, have always at the bottom of the pyramid at work might find a worker-owned firm to be a very nice change. Worker-owned firms seem like they would have a lot of advantages. One advantage is that all employees are already empowered from the start....   [tags: worker-owned, empowered, employees]

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Troubled Times in the Supermarket

- Many people would like to believe that gender inequality does not exist in the workplace anymore but such is not the case. Some time ago I was talking with a friend about the subject of treatment of women in the workplace and she told me about her own experience. For years she and her husband had owned and ran a construction company. Then her husband got sick and passed away. She then continued to run the company alone but some of the contractors that used to work for her company refused to accept her leadership and quit....   [tags: inequality, gender, empowered]

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Nucor Corporation In 2001: Pursuing Growth In A Troubled Steel Industry

- Nucor Corporation in 2001: Pursuing Growth in a Troubled Steel Industry Table of Contents Introduction 3 Nucor's History 3 Current Strategy and Future Expectation 4 Analysis and evaluation 4 Dominant Economic Characteristics of the Steel Industry Environment 4 Competition analysis in the Steel Industry 5 SWOT Analysis 6 Recommendations 9 Introduction Nucor's History Nucor Corporation is the second-largest steel producer in the United States and has had net sales of $4.6 billion in 2000....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis]

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Haiti: A Troubled People

- Haitian culture is a mixed native Indians, African slaves, and French and Spaniard settlers. After Haiti gained its independence there was much political and economical turmoil. When Haitian immigrated to the United States, many became doctors, teachers, social workers, and professionals. Although there was Haitian success stories there are more stories of failure and hopelessness because of the worry of being deported and the racism that they encounter. Through the field of social work would like to help these people get established in this country and as a Christian I would love to give them hope....   [tags: International Government ]

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Americas Troubled Waters

- On March 11, 2011 a disaster in Japan took place that shocked the world. A tsunami triggered a 9.0 earthquake and caused total devastation. During the chaos of the aftershocks, three of Japan’s nuclear power plants exploded. The radiation from the power plants was spilled out into the open killing thousands of people. Making matters worse, wind gusts spread the radiation all over the world putting pollution at an all time high, and the making the water extremely unsafe around Japan and moving closer to the United States....   [tags: Environment ]

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A First Account of a Sometimes Troubled System

- Through recent years, many speculations have been made about the care of victims when passed through the criminal justice system. Although countless research has been conducted in the past 10 to 15 years on victims of crime and their experiences within the criminal justice system, it would seem that none have significantly improved the satisfaction or the recovery of the victim from the crimes committed against them. Police, along with the Judicial System, tend to convey that they are working diligently, doing all they can to bring justice to the victims of crime; however, there is much criticism from experts concerning the topic....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Troubled Times in the Right-Way Supermarket

- Fred Ferrell and Amy Caldwell are both doing what they thing is best for Right-Way Supermarket. They are both neither completely right nor wrong. I do not agree with Mr. Ferrell’s management style but Amy was a little over eager in the way she approached him. Changes and compromises need to be made for things to work out at Right-Way between Amy and Mr. Ferrell. Mr. Ferrell seems to have traditional management style and I’m not sure I would call his motivational style motivational at all. I would say that his motivational style is Douglas McGregor’s theory x which uses fear, believes that workers like to be given orders and is inflexible (McHugh, McHugh, & Nickels, 2013, p....   [tags: manager, employee, company]

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Troubled Government in Yemen: Human Rights Violations

- One day you wake up and the government violates your human rights or just completely take all rights you ever had away. Human rights violations is something that all the people in this world need to notice and care about. If no one cares about their own rights as a person and are willing to fight for their rights, then they should not get mad at others who do not care about the rights and help fight for the people in Yemen’s rights. Human rights violations are rights that have been violated by people or the government....   [tags: Proper Medications, Living Conditions]

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Shining a New Light on the Outdoors: Wilderness Therapy

- His scent. His clothes. His words. He wasn't what I wanted my big brother, Jack, to be like. With bloodshot eyes, he looked through everyone and everything that surrounded him; he was lost and didn't care what my parents said. He did what he wanted. Coming home late smelling of marijuana and alcohol, he was simply careless. I would lie in bed and listen to the screaming and arguing, while a river of tears would stream down my face. As a child, I didn't understand. Why does he have to do whatever he's doing....   [tags: alternative programs for troubled youth]

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Stress and Troubled Adolescents

-      Adolescents today are growing up in a totally different setting than the generation before them. New problems and choices are entering these young, and influential kids' lives. There are a lot of different factors in children’s lives that weren’t as common one generation ago. Adolescents today are filled with stress due to everyday problems in their lives.      There are many factors that are playing into all of this stress put on children. One of these factors is divorce, one-parent families....   [tags: Adolescent Behavior]

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Troubled Waters: a Commentary on "the Swimmer"

- In an allegory nothing is what is seems and even when the meaning of something is pinned down it is still a subjective decision. Therefore whichever aspect that is to be defined may have completely different meanings depending on the individual reader. In John Cheever's "The Swimmer" there is certainly no shortage of aspects, ranging from very small details to broad encompassing settings, that have a different meaning other than what they literally are. One such facet is that the protagonist of this story, Neddy Merril, is swimming a staggering eight miles to his house by way of neighborhood private and public pools....   [tags: American Literature]

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Minorities Say, “DUMP KOCH”: Mayor Koch and His Troubled Relationship with Minorities

- Love him or hate him, no one can deny that Ed Koch loved his city. Often described as New York’s “Quintessential Mayor,” Koch had none of the glamor that one expects from a person in such a formidable position. Like the city he took control of in 1977, he was loud, brash, imperfect, yet proud. Above all his memorable characteristics, his firmness in his beliefs defined his leadership. “Part of the thing that was most refreshing and most appalling about Koch is that he will stand for what he believes in," Reverend Al Sharpton, one of Koch’s great critics, said of Koch....   [tags: New York, Discrimination, Politician]

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The Troubles in Ireland

- In the summer of 2007, my family and I took a trip to Ireland. As a family we agreed to do a cross country trip around the beautiful country starting in Belfast and going north from there. Even though I was 17 at the time and loved the history of Ireland, I knew very little about what I was about to see in the troubled city of Belfast. My generation is involved with two wars simultaneously, the war in Afghanistan and in Iraq. In our history class during are time in middle and in high school, we learned about the overwhelming amount of wars that have come and gone....   [tags: Ireland, travel, Belfast, ]

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Media Review: Amanda's troubles surrounded by the public

- Looking towards the media with regards to the spectacle and particularly the spectacle in relation to celebrities, I find that when the spectacle focuses around celebrities, they usuaually focus on their rise and falls of being a star. Celebrities are everywhere, and the public strive on them, whether they are a good influence or bad influence. The public is attracted to anything celebrity related, they want to be consumed by the gossip. Therefore, I choose to do my media review on Amanda Bynes on the Showbiz Tonight show clip....   [tags: media spectacle, celebrity]

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Alice Walker's In Love and Trouble

- Alice Walker's In Love and Trouble Stories from In Love and Trouble, like other Alice Walker’s works, are the portrayal of black women. I would interpret the term “black women” as women who have gone through all sorts of hardship and struggles, but not all women in the world or only those with black skin. I strongly argue that Walker’s characters are better represented as women who suffer the way African American women do, than as women with black skin. I will justify my argument by referring to specific examples from two short stories in the book, namely Roselily and Everyday Use....   [tags: Alice Walker Love Trouble Essays]

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Car Trouble By Jeanne Duprau

- For my reading assignment I read “Car Trouble” by Jeanne Duprau. The story takes place in many cities in the United States. Some are real places like Richmond, Virginia, St. Louis, Missouri, and Los Angeles, California. The book also has some fictional towns like Sunville, New Mexico, a town built completely off of solar power and other natural resources. There are many more real and fake cities throughout the story, but the ones mentioned are the most written about and most important to the story....   [tags: Book Analysis Duprau Car Trouble]

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Trouble In Mind by Leon F. Litwack

- Trouble In Mind by Leon F. Litwack Leon F. Litwack is the author of Trouble in Mind. Litwack is an American historian and professor of history at the University of California at Berkeley. He was born in 1929 in Santa Barbara, California. In 1951, Litwack received is Bachelor Degree and then continued to further his education. In 1958, he received his Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Samuel Eliot Morison and Henry Steele Commager wrote the book that sparked Litwack's curiosity in history....   [tags: Trouble Mind Litwack]

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The Troubles Era

- The Troubles Era was largely seen as having taken place primarily within the 1960s, although it expanded for three decades. During this time frame, civil rights marches occurred frequently and more often than not ended in bloody conflicts. Politicians were faced with restoring the peace and establishing a stronger and more economic Ireland. Inter-parties became common in an attempt to establish unity. The Mother and Child Scheme as it was called began with Dr. Browne, the Minister of Health. Dr....   [tags: Irish History]

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Protestant and Catholic Troubles in Ireland

- The troubles emerged as the result of several years of the escalating incidents between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. The troubles have been protracted and costly in every sense of the world. From the first civil rights marches in 1968 till the signing of The Good Friday Agreement in 1998, 3,500 people died and over 35,000 were injured in Northern Ireland as the direct result of the aggressive violence , rebellion, bombings, murders, and terror tactics. The Catholic and Protestant troubles and conflicts had a significantly impact on Ireland....   [tags: Religion, Northern Ireland, ]

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Social Problems of the Troubles in Ireland

- Social Problems of the Troubles in Ireland For about 150 years Ireland and neighboring countries have struggled with social controversy and segregation that has consumed society and its views, which have been labeled as the “Troubles”. Ireland has struggled to become peaceful and accept the ties it has to the United Kingdom. In every country there is hate, wars, and events that cause the population to raise up arms and try to get their points across, but in Ireland it has lasted a very long time due to Nationalists versus the government, Catholics versus Protestants, Loyalists versus Unionists, and many other radicals that believed in something greater than what Ireland was during certain t...   [tags: Irish History, Irish Economics]

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Trouble The Water : A Sociological Perspective On Human Behavior

- Nearly 10 years after hurricane Katrina ravaged through the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas in southern Louisiana, the city is still struggling to recover from the $108 billion caused by damage. Nominated for Academy and Emmy awards, the captivating documentary Trouble The Water analyzes the consequences played both during and following the disastrous events during hurricane Katrina. Such events are displayed using the sociological perspective —the perspective on human behavior and how it connects to society— to understand how poverty, social class, and racial issues are valued in different areas of the United States, especially in these troubled areas....   [tags: Sociology, Poverty, Social class, Social status]

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The Troubles with Adolescence Fitting In

- Adolescences have to face many problems throughout their day. Most teenagers have troubles with being who they are. Teenagers as a whole should take responsibility for those teens that do not fit in with certain groups. From personal experience, everyday you see students being bullied. Bullying is the biggest problem though out the day in high school. There are many ways that we could fix this problem of bullying, considering many students suffer everyday just because they do not fit in. Adolescence is all about wanting to be able to fit in with your peers....   [tags: behavioral analysis]

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The Troubles With Drinking And Driving

- The Troubles with Drinking and Driving There is knocking at a door late at night, and there a policeman standing at the door with information that a family member was in an accident that involved a drunk driver. This is one of those things people hear and believe that it will not happen, but it happens every day. Every 40 minutes, someone in the U.S. is killed by a drunk driver and in 2008, in Montana, 40 percent of all traffic fatalities involved DUIs (“Drunk Driving” 1). Drunk Driving affects everyone and people in Montana should look at what other states do to find ways to make the laws tougher and more enforced....   [tags: Drunk driving, Driving under the influence]

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A Report On Foxconn 's Troubles

- If you keep up with the news, then you probably have heard of Foxconn and the controversy that has surrounded the company over the last five years or so. If you have not, more than likely you are very familiar with Apple products such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad among others. Although Apple Inc., is one Foxconn’s most popular customers, it is certainly not the only one. Foxconn manufactures products for Acer, Amazon, Dell, IBM, Ericsson, Phillips, Microsoft, HP, Nokia, Sony, and many more. A quick Google search for Foxconn will direct you to their official website....   [tags: Apple Inc., IPhone, Suicide, Factory]

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Troubles with Eminent Domain in Iceland

- ... The value of the property must be taken into account, and the effect this will have on their way of life. If a person is, for example, losing their home, the government must provide enough money to ensure that individual is able to relocate comfortably. This being said, Iceland does not see a sporting event, such as the Olympics or the World Cup, as a valid reason to seize property. Citizens should not have to worry about being forcibly evicted on account of a temporary event. If a country plans on moving homes to build for one such event, the citizens should consent to being moved and receive fair compensation....   [tags: property, olympics, contraceptives]

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Why Doctors Have Trouble Communicating With Dying Patients

- Communication and Death There is one word that most doctors hate: death. Many doctors will even go great lengths to avoid it. While no one likes delivering bad news, many would think that physicians have mastered it. Yet, in a recent study of doctors whose patients were dying, only 11% said they personally spoke with their patients about the possibility of death. (Patrick). In her book, Final Exam Pauline Chen, a surgeon specializing in liver transplants, shares some of her experiences focusing on the troubled relationship between modern medical practice and death....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Medical school, Death]

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Bubble, Bonds, And Troubles

- Bubble, Bonds, Boils and Troubles Bubble, Bonds, Boils and Troubles The world 's central banks face increasing problems when it comes to planning fiscal policies in today 's climate of financial uncertainties, lower gross domestic production levels, or GDPs, and artificially high bubbles that seem to be artificially upholding inflated stock values. recently published a report that examines these issues based on more than 30 years of Bubble Finance policies at the U.S....   [tags: Monetary policy, Federal Reserve System]

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Psychosocial Troubles of Adolescents

- 1. Introduction Adolescence, largely regarded as a period of time in a person’s life where he or she experiences major changes in terms of physical growth and mental development. It is a time in life, usually from the age 12-18 (Berk, 2010) where one has to go through many inevitable changes which may give him a certain level of discomfort. Adolescence was derived from the Latin word ‘adolescere’ which means growing up. There are various developmental issues faced during adolescence causes high levels of stress and anxiety in the youngsters....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Troubles With Camping

- The Troubles with Camping Each year, thousands of people throughout the United States choose to spend their summer vacations camping. Depending on individual sense of adventure, there are various types of camping to choose from, including log cabin camping, recreational vehicle camping and tent camping. Of these, tent camping by far requires the most "roughing it," and with proper planning can be very gratifying. However, even the with the best planning, tent camping can be an extremely frustrating experience due to uncontrolled factors such as bad weather, wildlife encounters and equipment failure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Juvenile Justice- Helpful or Harmful?

- ... Juvenile detention includes or provides for a system of clinical observation and evaluation that complements the helpful services and reports findings. The environment’s level of restrictiveness is typically classified as maximum, medium, or minimum security. That is, there should be a range of incarceration alternatives for example: home detention, electronic monitoring, staff-secure detention that permit a suitable match between the juvenile’s need for management and public safety. Not every juvenile offender needs to be incarcerated for the goals of detention to be attained....   [tags: identity crisis, trouble teens]

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The Physical and Mental Troubles of Teen Obesity

- “In 2010 the percentage of teen obesity went from 5% to 18% in America.” ( Teen obesity is becoming a major problem for a lot of teens; obesity comes with an unwieldy lifetime of troubles physically and mentally. Inadvertently, this problem is becoming bigger each year, but by making the right choices they can stop this. How do people become obese. This results from an “energy imbalance”. The definition of energy imbalance is “Difference between the scheduled delivery and the actual usage of energy to specific point on a utility’s distribution system over a time period, usually tracked hourly and measured in kilowatts....   [tags: energy, problems, prevent]

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Big Trouble in Big Trouble

- In the long tradition of American screwball comedies, Big Trouble, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and based on the novel by Dave Barry, is something of a return to form in a medium that has excelled in defying old conventions over the last few decades. Even though more modern screwballs have tended to drift away from the roots of their 30s-40s brethren, some still strive to be like Bringing Up Baby or Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Films like O Brother, Where Art Thou. and I Heart Huckabees have done a lot to blaze new trails for the genre, but as a result they have to drift away from the original idea of a screwball....   [tags: Film Review]

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Moral Conflict Within A Lethal Prescription: The Trouble with Zorlite, by Julian Friedland, Ph.D

- A Lethal Prescription The Trouble with Zorlite, by Julian Friedland, Ph.D., is an excellent case study to illustrate and assess moral conflict. The case describes a situation where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to appropriately protect individuals by approving Zorlite, a prescription drug for intestinal irregularly, shown to increase heart attack risk by a multiple of 5. Tom Green, a reviewer with the FDA was so troubled, he conducted his own large study that concluded higher doses of Zorlite significantly increase the risk of heart attack....   [tags: deontological, ethics, fda]

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The Cause of the Northern Island Troubles

- The Cause of the Northern Island Troubles In this essay I am going to try and decide whether the cause of the Northern Island troubles were long term or short term. Some people believe that the troubles in Northern Ireland began hundreds of years ago - that the current conflict was started by religious differences and has continued to the present day....   [tags: Papers]

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The Northern Ireland Troubles: Background, Development and Peace Process

- The United Kingdom of today, as know, encompasses the main and biggest British isle located in the Atlantic Ocean, comprised by the countries of Wales, England and Scotland. However, there is one more country that’s currently being counted as being a part of the United Kingdom as a whole – Northern Ireland, occupying a part of the north on the island Ireland. When an invasion from the United Kingdom resulted in the latter seizing control of the then united and independent state of Ireland in the 17th century, subsequent colonizations by Scottish and English Protestants took place chiefly in the Northern Part of the country, whilst the rest of Ireland remained predominantly Catholic and was...   [tags: British History ]

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Troubles in Northern Ireland from the IRA and British Government

- ... The increased tension also resulted in the split of the IRA into the Official IRA based in Dublin and committed to bringing about an united Ireland by political means, and the Provisional IRA who intended to use violence to achieve their aims. The Provisional IRA, or the ‘Provos,’ as they came to be known, was the main group responsible for republican violence during the Troubles, beginning 1969. FRAMING In general, acts carried out by the representatives or guardians of a state, especially a world power, are granted a great deal of authority and amnesty, while similar actions by a non-state group are regarded as rebellious or even terroristic....   [tags: terrorism, progress, enemy, peace]

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The Irish Troubles: Yeat's Poetry

- The Irish Troubles: Yeat's Poetry William Butler Yeats, born in Dublin, Ireland [June 13, 1865], is considered by many to be one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century. The following exposition, grounded on the hypothesis that Yeats’ poetry was resolutely influenced by the political occurrences of that time period, will give biographical information, a recounting of the political upheaval during that period, specific poetry excerpts/critical analysis and validation of hypothesis....   [tags: Writing Writers Literature Papers]

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Financial Troubles: Marks And Spencer

- Financial Troubles: Marks And Spencer Marks &Spencer are one of Britain s largest high street retailers, they sell various good and services, some of these include: Clothes, Food , Furniture, and Loans They were at one stage Britain s largest retail outlet; they usually have at least 1 store in every town if not more. However the group has been facing their worst times ever. The problems began at the start of 1999. The problems to date so far include, their profits halved, they have lost some of their best directors, they are nearing to financial ruin, and yesterday they reported the sharpest profits decline in its history....   [tags: Business Analysis Corporation]

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Troubles Within The Brain : William Shakespeare 's Macbeth

- Troubles within the Brain William Shakespeare incorporated many influential characters throughout “Macbeth”. Lady Macbeth would be by far the most important character. Her attitude reflects ambition, strength of will, cruelty, and dissimulation. Shakespeare makes her start out as a character with great determination, having no fear in what is done. However as we soon realize that Macbeth is very opposite, he shows timidness, self-doubt, but is also filled with bravery and ambition. As time goes on, the rolls of each character start to shift, Lady Macbeth becomes all caught up in her thoughts letting her conscience get to her....   [tags: Macbeth, Guilt, Conscience, Mind]

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Trouble with the Tube

- When I was growing up, our parents allowed us only a small amount of virtual entertainment including television. Even before we could be in the same room as the television, we had to meet a few requirements; our homework had to be completed, our rooms had to look decent, and we had to have our chores thoroughly completed. Even after all these things were completed, we found little interest in actually watching television, instead, we would usually end up in our backyard playing soccer, drawing on the sidewalk with our chalk or hanging out with friends....   [tags: effects of watching television]

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The Portrayal of Everyday Life in Northern Ireland in the Late 1970s

- In my paper I will explore the everyday life in Northern Ireland during the ”Troubles” in McLaverty’s novel, Cal. This narrative ”represents curious hybrid of national romance and thriller genres”.(Cleary 121) The ”Troubles” (ethno-poltical conflict in Northern Ireland) dates back to the late 1960’s and ended in 1998 with Good Friday Agreement. The two main political parties (Unionists and Nationalists) were against each other.. This time was full of discrimination, murders, bombs, roits, intimitation, burnt-out houses, unemployment and discrimination....   [tags: Literary Analysis, McLaverty, Troubles]

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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

- In the book, The Glass Menagerie, the main characters want to leave behind what they are used to go after their own personal goals. Tom is a character who desires to leave his house to follow his father’s footsteps, but is obligated to stay to support his family. He feels the need to abandon all his problems and change his life’s fate. Through the symbol of the fireplace, Tennessee Williams suggests that people want to escape the confinements of reality to chase their dreams, but are restrained by their sympathizing emotions....   [tags: tom´s attachment, troubles]

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Troubles Macbeth Faced

- The Troubles Macbeth Faced Immediately After the Murder In this world a person is suffering from stress put on his shoulder. Due to the amount of stress, naturally a person cannot sleep with a mind empty of worries. Sometimes a person gets disconnected from God. The disconnection from God along with the increasing amount of stress and of lack of sleep could lead a person to depression and losing hope in life. In Macbeth, the leading character, Macbeth suffers the same symptoms with an over stressed person in real life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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NIKE's Labour Troubles

- NIKE's Labour Troubles Nike publicizes itself as one of the leading industries in corporate responsibility. However, they do not comply with several human rights obligations overseas in countries like Thailand, Pakistan, China, Vietnam and Indonesia. In these countries, production facilities called sweatshops have been running for almost 35 years employing workers as young as 13 years of age. The conditions of these factories are adverse to say the least and deprive workers of the moral human rights they should be entitled to....   [tags: Nike Sweatshops Outsourcing Labor Essays]

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