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The Vanguard Group

- The Vanguard Group Four C Analysis Company: The Vanguard Group, headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, is the nation’s second-largest mutual fund and a leading provider of company-sponsored retirement plan services. Vanguard serves come 18 million shareholders accounts and manages approximately $850 billion in US mutual fund asssets, including more than $260 billion in employer-sponsored retirement plans. Vanguard offers 130 funds to US investors and 40 additional funds in foreign markets. Vanguard’s corporate structure creates two major benefits for its shareholders: · Tremendous cost savings · Services with an unwavering client focus Admiral Shares were introduced by Vanguard in...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Marketing At The Vanguard Group

- Marketing at the Vanguard Group In light of an evolving market, faced with new competitors, and after a careful analysis of their current customers, the Vanguard Group (hereinafter referred to as “Vanguard”) realizes it must rethink its entire marketing strategy. However, in order to protect and leverage their competitive advantage, which is their low management fees, and to optimize the loyalty that their customers continuously demonstrate toward their organization, they must now target the most profitable segment for them, and develop the best way to serve and delight these customers....   [tags: Business Analysis Management Marketing]

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Vanguard Case Analysis

- Vanguard Case Analysis After reading through the Vanguard case, there were a few difficult forks in the road that Vanguard seems to be facing. The company’s future can be greatly affected by some of these difficult choices. Vanguard has to decide whether to change their investment offerings, further develop Internationally, or to simply advertise to increase their client base. Top managers at Vanguard have to step up to the plate and rollout detailed plans as to what path the company should take regarding some of these issues....   [tags: Business and Management Studies]

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Business as the Vanguard of Sustainability

- Introduction: Sustainability within the business community is changing. The subjects business and sustainability have long been looked at as inconsistent philosophies for many years. The great business mind Milton Friedman has spoken extensively on the subject of the ethical business behaviour’s purpose to consider only a profit motive of a business for its shareholders; however, his view only adds to the short-termism approach that propagates the inconsistency between the two subjects (Friedman, 2008)....   [tags: Business Management]

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Israel: The Vanguard of Middle East Stability

- The Middle East is a power keg about to burst. There are countries in the Middle East where their national stability is in question due to various terrorist and malicious attacks while others promote the inhalation of nations. If these fuses are allowed to spark, it would lead to a cataclysmic array of international consequences including skyrocketing oil prices, increased acts of terrorism, and even WWIII. But, there is a hope to quell this situation. The country of Israel has safeguarded the complete collapse of the Middle East to violence and chaos....   [tags: International Government ]

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Dr. Seuss’ And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street

- Dr. Seuss’ And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street The story of how a stupid horse and a wagon on Mulberry Street grows into a story that no one can beat. The adventure of Marco, and the things that he saw on Mulberry Street, began during the summer of 1936. Ted and Helen set sail for Europe aboard the new luxury liner, the M.S. Kungsholm. Ted, finding it impossible to settle while a summer storm hammered the ship, strode from one Kungsholm bar to another. While sipping on vodka on the rocks, he took a piece of stationery and started scribbling a rambling plot that began with “a stupid horse and wagon.” As the ship plowed the sea for eight days, the chugging rhythm of its engines re...   [tags: Dr. Seuss Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street]

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Toyota Motor Corp ( Adr ) : The United States, China And The European Union

- The sale Offers of vehicles in 2014 went up on the planet 's three biggest markets: the United States, China and the European Union. The U.S. business was especially solid and relied upon to have another pennant year in 2015. China the greatest carmaker on the planet, keeps on growing, however not care for it used to. Toyota TM: China and Japan are Barriers for Toyota Stock with the business, anticipated that would likewise be biggest producer this year, why has the world 's greatest car-manufacturer....   [tags: Toyota, General Motors, Japan]

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Indexing in Investment Strategies and Behavioral Finance

- The aim of this report is to evaluate and validate passive investment strategies and advantages of having index funds in the portfolio. The importance of passive investment strategy is initially justified with the help of theory on efficient markets. The report then provides evidence that indexing still is a vital aspect of investment strategy and is not influenced by the efficient market theory. The report also gives a brief overview on how investors utilize indexing to minimize transaction cost by replicating the market index in their portfolio....   [tags: Management, Stocks, Funds]

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Revolutions That Changed The World

- Major HIST 1109 – Revolutions that Changed the World Essay "The so-called October Revolution of 1917 was the triumph of Lenin, not of Marx." The Russian Revolution serves as one of the most fascinating examples of fundamental political change occurring in contemporary history. The change from a Tsarist regime led under Nicholas the Second through to a new Marxist socialist society led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik vanguard took place within a year, and radically changed ideas of politics and existence for many Russians....   [tags: Marxism, Vladimir Lenin, Socialism, Communism]

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My Childhood Memories of Saigon

- The first schools My kindergarten school was located in the alley that I went in for the banana plants. The alley was later called “Thanh Long” (Blue Dragon) after the name of a local printing shop. It was a small dirt road; cars would have a hard time passing through. The school had probably no more than three classes with about 50 children altogether. I don’t remember the cover of my “Vần Quốc Ngữ” (ABC National Language) but only its first few pages. The letters were printed in big black block characters....   [tags: Historical Fiction, narrative, descriptive]

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How I Am A Writer

- When I was ten years old, I wrote my first novel. I tell you this not to brag, but to tell you who I am and what I do. I have come to realize that I am a writer. I have come to realize this within the last year because, as a high school senior, my main priority is deciding who I am and what I do. So, I’ve done a lot of thinking. I’ve been thinking about my hobbies and how they contribute to who I am, and there’s something about writing that has always felt right. When I was 5 years old, I would watch a lot of Disney movies....   [tags: Writing, High school, Literature, Creative writing]

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The Pursuit of Democracy, Roused by the Egyptian Tahrir Square Uprising and the Spanish Acampadas

- USA in the financial district of New York, Wall Street, Zuccotti Park on September 17,2011. An encampment is starting to take place, with a roughly drawn plan. People are initially protesting Wall Street, but this small movement starts to spread across the United States and it was paradoxically due to its unclear purpose. Protestors are now, widely, showing the outrage regarding Uncle Sam’s Society, and each new day saw a hurricane of improvements, new occupied sites, challenges, civil arguments, critiques and results....   [tags: disparity, claim, wall street]

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The Impact Of The Tupolev Tu 2 Bomber And The Petlyakov Dive Bomber

- Forced to work on military projects, Korolev helped Tupolev develop the Tupolev Tu-2 bomber and the Petlyakov dive-bomber. 11) In 1944 Korolev was put in charge of his own team, and was given a crew of 60 engineers, and three days to come up with a draft project for a missile design equivalent to the Nazi’s V-2 missile. 9) 10) Although he could not fully match it, he did manage to come up with a design with one quarter the range of the V-2, 75km. 9) It was a two stage design that used lox/alcohol propellants, and was later refined into the D-1 and D-2 rockets....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA, Rocket]

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Historical Illustrator Biography – Theodor Seuss Geisel and Garth Williams

- Illustrator Biography – Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. His father worked in the family brewery, Kuhlmbach & Geisel, which locals pronounced, "come back and guzzle” until prohibition. His mother’s maiden name was Seuss. She was the daughter of a baker in Springfield. Seuss had an older sister named Marnie (Kibler, 1987). His mother, Henrietta Seuss Geisel, according to Ted, often chanted rhymes from her youth to soothe Marnie and him to sleep....   [tags: Art]

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Ekaterina Olitskaia: A Social Revolutionary Against Russian Political Beliefs

- Imagine yourself in prison. You are awakened one day by the guard, who orders you and others to the prison yard. You are being moved, but no one has told you where. If you move to the left or the right, you will be shot on the spot. You and 50 other prisoners are loaded into small trucks- There is little room for you to move, the air hot with the breath of the other prisoners. After an incredibly long journey, you are moved from the trucks to a train, specifically a cattle car. Where will this train take you....   [tags: Soviet Union, political prisoner, Joseph Stalin]

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Brief Biography of Renown Children´s Author: Dr. Seuss

- Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. To Theodor Robert Geisel and Henrietta Seuss Geisel. His father was a successful brewmaster. All of his grandparents were German immigrants. His father managed the family brewery and later was a supervisor of Springfield’s public park system. The family brewery was closed because of the Prohibition his father had to get a different job he got the park system job from the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts John A....   [tags: German, Illustration]

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Public Policy Of The New York City Area

- Introduction There are numerous public policy examples and types, the outcomes and positions of which play an indispensable role in shaping policymakers all over the New York City area and in the entire United States. Public policy examples and types have not only shape policymakers in these areas continually, but are also shaped by these lawmakers in conjunction with institutions such as courts through simultaneous law passing and rule prioritization. With this in mind, research is conducted to explore a public policy of personal choice that has direct impacts on the New York City’s local government....   [tags: Renewable energy, Fossil fuel, Energy development]

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My Vision For This Practicum Project Stemmed

- My vision for this practicum project stemmed from recent reports of soaring readmission rates for Vanguard Hospital core measure patients; which include patients with a diagnosis of a myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia. Preventing unnecessary readmissions for core measure patients was the topic of discussion at the monthly staff meeting that I attended. The Director of Nursing and Quality Improvement Coordinator led the discussion which included; informing the staff of recent Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement cuts related to the increase in readmissions for these particular patients....   [tags: Patient, Hospital, Nursing, Physician]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- After World War Two a new conflict arose, known as the Cold War, this battle was between the world’s two great superpowers the democratic United States and the communist Soviet Union. In the late 1950s, space would become another competition between the two superpowers, as each side sought to prove the superiority of its technology,and its military firepower. Space, was the last and final frontier, was possibly the most challenging for both superpowers to achieve. The Cold War was a time of great political tension and struggle....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, World War II]

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Lenin's Revolution: From Marxism to Leninism

- As the Russian Revolution rose in 1917, so did a new political force known as Communism. When the Czarist autocracy was overthrown, there was now a need for a new government to rule Russia. After the abdication of the Russian throne and a civil war between the Bolsheviks (Red Army) and the Russian Republic (White Army), the Bolsheviks came out victorious and established themselves as the ruling party of Russia. Bolshevik leader, Vladimir Lenin, preached Karl Marx’s infamous pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto because he believed Communism was the ideal political system for Russia....   [tags: History, Communism]

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Power for Spacecraft: Solar vs. Nuclear

- When exploring the solar system, which is a better source: solar, or nuclear. One of the first concepts of using the sun as a power source in space, was from the science fiction writer Isaac Asimov (Barber, 2012). It is understood that the research done by Peter Glasser in 1968, provides the science for Assimov's short story from 1941 (Barber, 2012). It was proposed by Glasser, “That solar energy could be collected by earth-orbiting satellites and then beamed to power stations on Earth's surface,” (Committee for the Assessment of NASA's Space Solar Power Investment Strategy, 2001)....   [tags: space exploration, solar system, power source]

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My Personal Reflection and Integration Paper

- Before beginning my first semester here at Vanguard I often found myself questioning why I believe what I believe. I had a hard time understanding the bible and an even harder time finding answers to my questions. It was difficult for me to find the courage to ask questions because I didn’t want to come off as someone who didn’t know everything about the bible. Once I started my freshman year I began understanding that I am not alone, every one has questions or things that they don’t quite understand....   [tags: Christianity, religious beliefs]

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Theodor Seuss Geisel: Dr. Seuss

- “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”(Dr. Seuss, the Lorax) The childhood of thousands of adults and children alike were all made memorable because of one man. Theodor Seuss Geisel. His use of words and depictions, although with hidden messages, of daily life has molded the imagination of every child. On March second 1904 a baby boy was born to a Theodor Robert Geisel and Henrietta Seuss Geisel, on Howard Street, Springfield, Massachusetts (Cat in the   [tags: children's literature, education]

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Technological Advancements And Financial Services

- Over the last 6 years, the emergence of financial technology has created a buzz around the news and even within Wall Street. Fundamental to financial technology, or fintech, is the link between technological advancements and financial services. As a result the customer benefits from accessible and cost effective services formally afforded to the wealthy. Covering a number of areas, financial technology services cover payments and transactions, consumer lending, and financial planning and advising, to name a few....   [tags: Investment, Collective investment scheme, Finance]

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Communism In North Korea

- There are many different types of political systems in the world today, some good, others not so much. Many countries go through different political systems before they reach a good fit. In this paper I choose to research about a regime that has always interested me, communism. To a lot of people communism holds negative connotations but the history behind this form of governance is one of desperation and revolution. Communism is a socialist movement to create a classless, moneyless, and stateless social order which is structured upon ownership of the means of production, as well as a social, political and economic ideology that aims at the establishment of this social order....   [tags: Military and Economic Self Reliance]

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- The Cold War, a time of political opposition, was the key cause that generated the race to space. For years the US and the USSR competed to be number one in rocketry and spaceflight. Although they battled mainly for land, space became a precarious area to dominate. It was serious to get ahead, and in October of 1957, Russia launched Sputnik 1 into space. To America, it was a time of fear. The Space Race had started and Russia was in the lead. Immediately, America began to launch missiles and fire rockets, not only to catch up, but to stay in the lead....   [tags: Apollo, Sputnik, URSS, USA]

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Role of Graphic Communication in Avant-Guard Architecture

- Introduction’ As the medium of architecture design must be “informed by the world around it” .Architecture is a language close to graphic design . Aim of this essay is to differentiate and distinguish between the architectural academic realm and architectural real applications, what roles do avant-garde ideas play in creating this realm . In order to discuss this matter it is inevitable not to discuss 60’s architecture as some of the most avant-garde designs of contemporary times stems from that area and in specific by the people behind magazines which later on went to be just more than a magazine and became and ideology hence it is not a surprise to come across terms such as Archigramism .T...   [tags: architecture, graphic design]

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The Meaning of the Phrase, Beating the Market

- The Meaning of the Phrase, Beating the Market "Beating the market" is a difficult phrase to analyze. It can be used to refer to two different situations: 1. An investor, portfolio manager, fund, or other investment specialist produces a better return than the market average. The market average can be calculated in many ways (some of which are shady and used to make it look like someone has exceeded market returns), but usually a benchmark like the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones Industrial Average index is a good representation of the market average....   [tags: Beating the Market Stock Markets Essays]

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The History of the Apollo Missions

- When the crew of Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969, Americans hailed the successful completion of the most audacious and complex technological undertaking of the 20th century: landing humans on the moon and returning them safely to earth. Just over eight years before, when President John F. Kennedy proposed the manned lunar landing as the focus of the United States' space program, only one American - Lt. Comdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr. - had been into space, on a suborbital lob shot lasting 15 minutes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Politics of Space Exploration

- The Politics of Space Exploration The simple commanding beauty of the moments before lift-off—thrusters ignited as dazzling shades of fire and smoke shatter the dreams of the sleeping rocket, contrasted by a flawlessly infinite blue sky and heightened by an almost surreal apprehension—depict the dramatic perfection that is space exploration. This image frozen in time, however captivating and serene, often overshadows the hidden agendas and secret dealings that go on behind the scenes. In reality, the probing of space has just as much to do with politics as with mankind’s actual zest for knowledge....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]

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The Right Marxism

- The recent revolution is definitely the turning point of Russia history. We finally get rid of Tsar’s autocracy over the country for hundreds of years. It’s certain that feudalism has gone, and people of Russia will enjoy the freedom. Yet it is still on debate about what is to be done. One particular question is that which group of people should ultimately rule the country. Mensheviks gives the answer: working class. Some people – Socialist Revolutionary Party – want the peasants to rule the country, because they are the majority....   [tags: Russian Politics]

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The Space Race

- The Space Race was a competition between the Soviet Union and the United States for supremacy in space. From 1955 until 1975, both sides battled it out to be the leader in the competition. Fueled by the Cold War and other causes of the beginning of the race, the Soviet Union and the United States fought for authority in a very public manner through the media. There were many achievements at this time and it led the way for many great things to come afterwards. The origins of the Space Race can be found in Germany in the 1930s....   [tags: Soviet Union, United States, technology]

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The Space Race

- The Space Race; a period in time, more than a two decades of space exploration. Its competitors, USA vs USSR. Its length consisting of no more than 12 years yet giving increased knowledge of flight and the sky and space above it. It consisted of more than thirty overall successful launches and through each abysmal failure brought new success. The launches increased the overall knowledge of space and brought new ideas and questions into peoples minds. Sci-Fi sprung up from the ideas that the events brought....   [tags: US vs USSR, sputnik 1, moon]

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Violece of the Weather Underground Organization

- While terrorism—that is, violence or the threat of violence aimed intentionally at civilians—has been employed since time immemorial as a means of securing political goals, the 1960s ushered in an entirely new form of political violence. Motivated by thinkers like Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, this new breed of terrorism struggled in vain to halt the vehicle of Capitalism: as it was steered by the opulent and sustained through exploitation of a bloodied working class. Significant amongst likeminded New Left groups was the Weather Underground Organization (WUO), which conducted a series of bombings in protest against perceived American injustice....   [tags: terrorism, politics, radicals]

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The Assassination Of Alexander The Great

- After the assassination of Alexander the Great in 1881 by Russian socialist revolutionaries, Alexander III ascended to the throne and began to develop a reactionary policy that would be used to suppress the power of anti-tsarist rivals (Kort 23). In the late 1800s, Tsar Alexander III was faced with growing insurrection from the populist peasants, who were demanding more freedoms and land under the Tsarist regime. However, he was unwilling to give up his traditional centralized authority for a more democratic system of ruling....   [tags: Democracy, Socialism, Marxism, Communism]

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Comparing the Ideology of Lenin and Stalin

- Compare and contrast the ideologies and the political and economic practice of Lenin and Stalin. Every state is based upon and driven by some ideology. Imperial Russia was based upon autocratic absolutism for over 400 years. Following the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917, a new era dawned upon Russia. For the next 36 years she would be in the hands of two men that would attempt to apply a new, vastly different creed in ruling and transforming this country. Vladimir Ilich Lenin, as the leader of the Bolshevik party, ruled Russia from October 1917 till his death in January 1924....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays]

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Communist Russia World History Study Guide

-  Communist Russia World History Study Guide  The People and the State In March 1917, as the people of Russia demonstrated against the hunger and privations brought by World War I, the tsar of the Russian Empire gave up his throne. A provisional government took power in St. Petersburg, the imperial capital. Seven months later, the Bolshevik wing of the Russian Socialist Party led the overthrow of the provisional government. Under Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov, known to history by his revolutionary name of Lenin, the Bolsheviks transformed Russia into a socialist state, modeled on the ideas of the nineteenth-century writers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Offshore Wind Power

- Title: Offshore Wind Power Offshore wind power has become a need of the hour in renewable energy production due to the rising prices of oil and continually increasing demand for a separate energy sector. Offshore wind has the prospective to deliver at least four times the current U.S. demand of energy, as per mentioned by the Global Wind Energy Council. However, there are many challenges and advantages that are significant for us to comprehend. Most of the offshore wind turbines are constructed in waters about 100 feet deep having a monopole that has been implanted straight into the seabed....   [tags: energy, capital, ocean]

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Civil society in cuba

- According to the Marxist concept of society, it is paramount to analyze the term "political organization of society", which is the expression of civil society as a whole. If we continue approaching the Marxist perspective, the origin of political organization of society lies on the division of society in antagonist classes, which leads to the differences in social and political life, and new social relationships appear: political and juridical, with their own organizations and institutions (State and political parties), which are founded in order to conquer power....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Race to Space

- The Race to Space The tension that existed between the U.S. and Russia during the years after WWII was not only a time that both countries patiently tried to keep the world from another war, but was also a time of great rivalry in the exploration of space. As both counties diligently experimented with plans for creating a way to get into the vastness of space, spies on both sides were already in place to steal those ideas. And so the space race begun. Both countries wanted to be the first to succeed so millions were spent as the world watched as the U.S....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of Morals on Knowledge Creation is More Limiting in Natural Sciences than Arts

- The ethical judgment, otherwise known as what one deems morally correct and incorrect, is a term that numerous controversies have stemmed from based upon the confusion surrounding the question of what one deems right or wrong. The eternal struggle to answer such a question lies within the fact that for different knowers, situations and geographic locations, there are varied ethical standards. Ultimately, such uncertainty has resulted in limitations placed upon the methodologies utilized in knowledge’s establishment within different areas of knowledge, such as the arts and natural sciences....   [tags: Scientific Method, Ethics in Science]

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Technology And Social Trends : Young Investors Wary Of Traditional Advisors And Traditional Advisory Services

- When it comes to investing, millennials tend to approach things differently than their parents. Young investors, who have been through two market crashes, have developed skepticism and mistrust towards banks and traditional advisory services. Many millennials prefer to save and forgo investing all together. For those willing to test the market, technology and social trends play a significant impact on their decision making. As millennials now outnumber baby boomers in the U.S., many traditional financial services strive to connect with young investors....   [tags: Investment, Collective investment scheme]

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Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza and A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca

- Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza and A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca are inspired to write an autobiography. Both of these writers defend, reclaim, identify and interpret the meanings of indigenous cultures, and memory. Galarza and Baca grew up in different environments and had different motivations to get their life down on paper for readers to know their life story. Ernesto Galarza was born in Mexico. He decides he wants to tell the story of his journey from a small village in Mexico, to a barrio, a neighborhood, in Sacramento, California....   [tags: indigenous cultures, memory]

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A New Emerging Class Labor Unions and the role of Political Parties in Guyana

- Labor unions in Guyana began in the 1900s and have been apart of the Guyanese working class. The PNC and PPP both evolved from the labor unions and this is where they go their strength from. Historically, most labor union workers are in the public sector these unions have always had close ties to the government that was in power. The trade union congress which was founded in 1941 serves as the leader of the trade unions for Guyana was affiliated with the PNC. The relationship between the labor unions and the PNC began to dwindled when the PNC wanted to control and silence the unions....   [tags: workers, government, people's alliance]

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The Founding Fathers ' Passion For Gardening And Agriculture Shaped America 's National Identity

- In the early years of America, the founding fathers’ passion for gardening and agriculture shaped America’s national identity. At least, that is what Andrea Wulf communicates in her novel, Founding Gardeners. During the revolutionary generation, agricultural success was vital to the nation’s economic well-being. During the struggles of political life, the founding fathers utilized gardening as a therapeutic outlet and their love of nature reflects in some of their political endeavors. Due to this fascination with nature, the founding fathers sought to expand their horizons westward....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Great Plains]

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The Castle of Otranto and Wuthering Heights: Love Beyond Classes, Life, and Death

- Setting his work in the Middle Ages in a remote castle with horror and fantastic elements, Horace Walpole popularized the Gothic Romance genre with his 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto. He was the vanguard in bring thrills to readers with ancient prophecies, mysterious deaths, specters and supernatural events in his novel. However, the Gothic genre reaches a climax in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1847), which is marked by its intensity of emotions and artistic subtlety. Wuthering Heights is an exquisite blend of realism and romance that makes it a classic love story that haunts us till today....   [tags: gothic romance, Horace Walpole, Emily Bronte]

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- Al-Qaeda on the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) and the strong re-emergence of their presence in the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) area of responsibility provoke not only strategic concern but re-emphasizes the importance of Global War on Terrorism mission sets. AQAP establishes training camps, strong recruiting, and bases of operations to continue jihad against the Western world emanate from Yemen. CJTF-HOA will need to be mindful of Western policy, which focuses on degrading AQAP’s leadership....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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The Socialist Movement in The United States and Copland’s American Music

- During the Great Depression, there was a large surge in the socialist movement in the United States. This was particularly true among the artists as these bitter years brought people to realize individual expressionism and self-scrutiny (Dobrin 116). In that regard, much of the art during the period was created as a response to cope and understand the hardship that the nation was facing. Ballet pieces such as Billy the Kid (1938), commemorating an outlaw similar to Robin Hood, showed Copland exploring a prelapsarian state before the loss of innocence under capitalism (Ross 276)....   [tags: capitalism, political movements, music writer]

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Huerfano: A Memoir of Life in the Counterculture by Roberta Price

- Many of us – if not all – develop a longing urge to stop what we are doing in our life and run away to start anew. We dream of a life that is pure and free of corruption; a life of unbridled possibility. Author Roberta Price had accomplished her escape of the professed “societal norm” and create a new life in the Huerfano Valley of Colorado, living off the landscape with her partner and other like-minded people in a counter-cultured commune in the early 1970s. Price recalls seven plus years of experiences of living in a Mid-West commune in her book Huerfano: A Memoir of Life in the Counterculture and discusses her motivation and counter-culture life....   [tags: Mid-west comune experience]

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Motivational Exploits of a Magsaysay Awardee: What Inspires Me the Most

- ... These are what my adored Ramon Magsaysay Awardee proved. While some could simply grasp the venture to conquer the highest possible educational attainment, there are likewise some who could not afford the prerequisite amount of funds to have their minds enriched with incremental knowledge bequeathed from schools. It has been a countrywide challenge to make education possible, even to those who dwell in the farthest of grounds, regardless of all the nuisances, blunders and mishaps that are conceivable....   [tags: education, filipinos, science, technology]

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The Use Of Private Military Companies And The Commodification Of Force

- The use of Private Military Companies and the commodification of force places the state’s traditional monopoly of violence in danger of becoming obsolete. Our understanding of the state and its monopoly on violence begins with a closer look at how the state works and the reason it holds such a legitimate grasp on violence. The state itself holds the right to use violence within a democratic society because of the consent it receives from its subjects. A requirement explained by Hobbes (1651:2015) in his text ‘Leviathan’, the state encompasses the territory of the nation and its capabilities and laws are applicable to all individuals which are within this dimension....   [tags: Military, Armed forces, Max Weber]

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Evaluation Of Predictive Biomarkers For Therapy Selection And Drug Resistance Monitoring

- Given the potential of emerging targeted therapeutics for metastatic prostate cancer, development of sensitive and clinically viable diagnostic methods are warranted for the accurate evaluation of predictive biomarkers for therapy selection and drug resistance monitoring. It is especially important for metastatic prostate cancer patients because about 90% of all cancer deaths are due to cancer metastasis and timely determination of therapy response is critical for patient treatment decisions. Currently, biopsy of the metastatic tumor is the main clinical specimen used for biomarker analysis....   [tags: Cancer, Prostate cancer, Oncology, Metastasis]

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What Ways Do Value Objects That Transcend Economic / Material Wealth?

- 1. In what ways do we value objects that transcend economic/material wealth. As the human race we collection thing to add to our collections. Some people like me treasure item more than money itself. These items can be something like nick-nacks like snow globes or book that a friend had given you or really anything. I know that I have a collection of snow globe that I treasure more than anything in the world. These items can transcend their value in to some people. There are many way that we can do that....   [tags: Africa, Human, Snow globe, African American]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of. Cohen 's You Can 't Read This Book

- Methods Used To Persuade The Audience In You Can’t Read This Book Many people do not fully understand how censorship still occurs today. They think of censorship as a relic of a bygone era and do not realize how it continues to affect contemporary society, despite the Internet and most democracies allowing for free speech. In Nick Cohen’s You Can’t Read This Book, Cohen persuades the audience that censorship is still a relevant issue. Cohen appeals to the audience’s values and uses the rhetorical mode of scene narration in order to convince the audience that there should be very few limits on free speech....   [tags: Freedom of speech, Censorship]

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Is Global Warming A Natural Occurrence or Caused By Humans?

- One hundred years from now the once habitual and prosperous Earth has become chaotic and unlivable. There are endless droughts and intense storms that annihilate everything in their path. Entire species have gone extinct while the ones left alive struggle to fight for survival and dominance until nothing is left. This is Earth; the plant that millions of life forms have called home has become a desolate world. This “future” is a result of Homo sapiens, simply referred to as humans, interfering with Earth’s natural processes leading to global warming....   [tags: water, sea-levels, greenhouse gases]

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How to Bridge the Gap Between Developed and Undeveloped Countries

- Introduction The emergence of technology in recent years has compelled me to write about this topic. Used for commercial, industrial and leisure purposes, technology has become an integral part of society. Although the proliferation of technology has led to job creation and raised economic welfare in some countries, it has also accentuated the economic disparities between the different countries of the world. 
 In this paper, I will strive to answer the question of what can be done to bridge the economic gap between developed and developing countries....   [tags: perspective, economy, government]

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Helen and Theodor Geisel and Global Fascism and American Isolationism

- Helen and Theodor Geisel moved to New York City, and Geisel’s career flourished there. His fist success was as a cartoonist for Judge magazine. Following a cartoon which jokingly featured a brand of bug spray called “Flit”, the company hired him to do their advertising. His campaign featured cartoons of men facing giant beasts, frantically shouting “Quick, Henry, get the Flit!”. These ads were so popular that Geisel was able to support Helen and himself when other companies, including Standard Oil, hired him to advertise for them as well....   [tags: world war II, Yertle The Turtle]

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Diversity Is More Than The Most Common White Middle Class

- At first glance, I will be totally honest, I knew little to nothing about diversity. I am a white female from a middle-class family and was lucky enough to never see a diversity problem in my schools. This course reiterated the fact that I was not aware of all the diversity in the classroom and the world today. Growing up, none of my teachers really discussed or related topics to cultural backgrounds other than the most common “white middle class”. My parents have always taught me to treat everyone the same no matter the color of their skin, religion, ability, disability, cultural background, sexual orientation, and values of life....   [tags: Education, Culture, Teacher, Learning]

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Social Revolutions in the Modern World by Theda Skocpol

- Theda Skocpol grew up in Detroit, Michigan, received her B.A. from Michigan State University and went on to earn a PhD from Harvard in sociology, where she is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Sociology and Government. She is widely regarded in academic circles for her unique approaches to understanding political and social science issues. In 2007, Skocpol was awarded the John Skytte Prize in political science, one of the world’s most prestigious, academic awards. Theda Skocpol’s, Social Revolutions in the Modern World, was widely published in 1994 and presents an extension of her structurally-based, comparative analysis of various social revolutions....   [tags: revolutionary movements, social policy]

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The Effects of Globalization, Democracy and Change on Somalia

- Globalization refers to the extraordinary compression of time and space reproduced in the tremendous increase of social, political and cultural interconnections and interdependencies on a international scale (Eitzen&Maxine 2009). Following the Second World War, the imperialist returned political independence to their third world colonies (Eitzen&Maxine 2009). Globalization however, has maintained economic dependency on Western Europe and The United States (Eitzen&Maxine 2009). The assumptions that the spread of democracy and capitalism through globalization benefits most countries are inherently misguided....   [tags: globalization, somalia, somali government]

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The Reign of the Man of Steel, Joseph Stalin

- During World War II alone, Joseph Stalin killed an estimated 20 to 60 million people. Born in the late 1870s, Stalin began his rise to power at 43, and by 45 had betrayed Vladimar Lenin to eventually become the leader of the Soviet Union. Stalin was a cruel man, even killing an artist for not potraying him as he wanted to be. He also made considerable use of the Communist International movement in order to keep other Communist parties pro-Stalin and pro-Soviet. Stalin, today, is seen as one of the most sadistic leaders in the past century, even surpassing Adolf Hitler to some people....   [tags: leader, communist, power]

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Rubber Stamp: Legacy and Individuality in "So Big"

- By the 1920s, the concept of an autonomous working woman was at the vanguard of both literature and social thought. The tenets of New Womanhood hold that this new breed was concerned with "self-development as contrasted to self-sacrifice or submergence in the family" (Batker 84). Naturally, this unconventional shift in gender roles became the focus of female writers like Edna Ferber. Within her novel, So Big, Ferber eloquently places Selina DeJong at the intersection of an innovative culture and traditional roles, as her youthful desire to embrace variety does not prove to be compatible with her entrapment in the banality of agrarian life....   [tags: New Womanhood, Edna Ferber, Gender Roles]

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Joan of Arc and the Siege of Orleans

- ... The next major battle, the Battle of La Rochelle, occurs 16 years later, and France regains control of the English Channel in a fierce naval battle. After that victory, France gave Scotland arms to attack England, but Scotland signs a truce with England to prevent further French agitation in the North. A few years later, Henry V landed in France with ten thousand men and besieged Harfleur, a port town along the French coast. The siege lasted for a month, and Henry marched into the town, victorious, with very few men, because most of them died from disease....   [tags: france and england war, battle]

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Energy Sources And Its Effects On The Environment

- Energy sources has been a common topic in America over the past several years. The depletion of oil has caused prices to skyrocket and only in 2016 has it decreased to a more manageable level. Some individuals claim that America will never run out of oil, and it has left other citizens wondering if there is other alternatives that are less harmful for our environment. While many people are left wondering what the future may hold, the future is already around us on a daily basis, the sun. The sun is the leading source of light and it would only make logical sense to utilize it for power....   [tags: Solar energy, Photovoltaics, Solar thermal energy]

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Preventive Programs Must Target The Correct Risk Indicators

- Preventive programs must target the correct risk indicators in order to become effective and beneficial to communities across the United States. Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Catalano have been at the vanguard of doing just that in order to effectively apply intervention methods for troubled adolescents. Furthermore, both doctors have joined forces with Channing Bete Company in order to develop and deliver the tools necessary in order to create strong social bonds between parents and children. Additionally, we will examine the Guiding Good Choices program, outcomes, and theories that are the driving force of it success....   [tags: Crime, Drug addiction, Sociology, Criminology]

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The African American People's Fight for Equality

- The Civil Rights Movement is the story of the struggle of African-American people and their fight for equality. Although exceptional leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Ralph Abernathy fought long and hard and carried the burden of the movement on their shoulders, they were not alone. The struggle was fueled by the commitment and the hard work of thousands of everyday people who decided that the time had come to take a stand. The fight for equal educational opportunities for African-American students has left its indelible mark on the history of the state of Alabama....   [tags: Prejudice, Civil Rights Movement, racism]

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Italian and German Fascism: Similarities and Differences

- Fascism is one of the great political ideology in the 20th century. It is a kind of authoritarian government that, according to Wikipedia, “considers the individual subordinate to the interests of the state, party or society as a whole.” Two of the most successful and to be in the vanguard of fascism government is Italian fascism – led by Benito Mussolini, and Nazi Germany – led by Adolf Hitler. Fascism in Italy and Germany, though in many regards very similar - have the same political ideologies, still have many aspects to them that make them different from each other....   [tags: World History ]

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Puritanism and the 19th Century American Novels

- The Puritans were the dissidents from the Anglican Church. The Anglican Church had become corrupt and a need to establish purity was felt by many of its devout members; hence The Puritans. The Puritans were the vanguard of the Republican revolution of the 1640s which was directed at the monarch of England. However, the restoration of monarchy in the middle of the 17th century brought disillusionment with the state of England and the diehard Puritans set sail from Old England to the virgin land of America to establish their New England....   [tags: American Literature ]

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Changing Role of Women in Archie Comics

- Plan of Investigation The purpose of the essay is to answer the question: How has Archie Comics reflected changing gender norms in the United States of America from World War II to the present of women in contemporary American society, in its eventual challenge of the position of men as the dominant sex, and in its inclusion of previously marginalized sexual orientations. As entertainment primarily targeted to middle-class America, Archie is a helpful avenue by which to understand acceptable views....   [tags: Changing Gender Norms in Archie Comics]

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Architecture: Prioritizing The Human Experience in Design

- PRIORITISING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE IN DESIGN Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction 3 2.0 Heidegger, Norberg-Shultz and Merleau-Ponty 4 3.0 The Application of Phenomenological Principals in the work of Steven Holl 6 Thoughts 9 Glossary 10 Websites 10 Referenced Images 10 Bibliography 11 Notes 12 Architecture Phenomenology Philosophy Movement Spaces Dwelling Design Experience Theory KEYWORDS 1.0 Introduction Now it is time that gods emerge From things by which we dwell … Rainer Maria Rilke (Insel ed., II, 185) Architects design spaces that are meant to be inhabited, places that are meant to be interacted with....   [tags: modern buildings, steven hall]

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Gay Rights in Huey Newton´s 1970 Speech

- “Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things--he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies” (Carter). Jimmy Carter took a religious route to support the Gay Rights Movement. The Gay Rights Movement started in the 1950s and is still a heated topic that is debated over. The Gay Rights Movement is believed to be started by the Stonewall riots. The Gay Rights Movement had no real leaders and its followers were homosexuals and people who sought for oppression towards gays to end....   [tags: Liberation, Discrimination, Homosexuality]

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A Brief Biography of General Omar Bradley

- Who served the longest military record in U.S. History. Who fought in Africa and Europe. Who pretty much conquered Europe with just the U.S. army. Gen. Omar Bradley was well known for these accomplishments and his greatness in the military. And there is only one way he got there. He was born in the right year, chose the right career path, and was outstanding for his discipline and patience. Omar Bradley’s life and background was the same as any typical boy “born in 1893. He was born in the month of February on the 12....   [tags: great American officers of WWII]

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How I Discovered My Purpose on Earth

- ... I was aware that it was indeed an arduous transition; to be thousands of miles away from your native land, to be the minority in a culture full of minorities; this was the case for Shannon hoi, a foreign exchange student from Toyota, Japan. As an empathetic lad, I made it my duty to make her acculturation process that much easier. Furthermore, Carter G. Woodson K-8 was and still is a hard place to become accustomed to; the environment isn't as welcoming as a Carnegie Vanguard or a Debakey High located here in Houston, Texas....   [tags: personal reflections]

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Dilma Vana Rousseff: Brazil´s First Female President

- Despite of all the factors which went against her, such as her non-political family, struggles during her election and living in a patriarchal society, she still managed to become the first female president. According to ‘’Forbes’’ , Dilma Vana Rousseff is ranked second in the chart for the most powerful women of the world. One of the reasons, which make her so powerful, is the unfortunate event of her father’s death. Even fact that she was imprisoned and tortured for rebel group to go against the Brazilian dictatorship, it didn’t stop her from being what she wanted to be....   [tags: Patriarchal, Society, Politics]

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The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin

- The next few years saw Lenin moving around Europe frantically. He hid out in Finland disguised as a farmer and popped back up in Geneva in 1908. At this time the tsarist began to exact revenge on the revolutions through “execution and exile” labeled the “black reaction.” Workers organizations were dissolved although Lenin vehemently continued to skillfully promote illegal and legal tactics within his Bolshevian congresses and the Duma. He desperately wanted to avoid compromise with the petty-bourgoise amd maintained the Bolshevik ideal of “workers, masses, proletariat, vanguard, and army.” Lenin continued to read radical literature and publish works promoting his vision....   [tags: capitalism, red guard, war]

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The Political Power Of The Slave Owners

- Former slaves, however, were released without ransom, without land, without means of subsistence. A large plantation estates are not destroyed, the political power of the slave-owners was only for a while shaken, but not broken. Although blacks themselves participated in the struggle for their liberation, while more than 200 thousands of blacks fought in the Union army and 37 thousands of them died in the war - former slaves have not received any real freedom, nor, moreover, equality. Freed from slavery to the plantation, they were in bondage to the same plantation and were forced to work on bonded labor from their former owners as hired workers or tenants....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, Ku Klux Klan]

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The United States And The Soviet Union

- Following the conclusion of the Second World War, the United States and the Soviet Union made it a priority to outdo each other in every possible facet from arsenals of missiles to international alliances and spheres of influences. Yet when the Soviets launched Sputnik on October 4th, 1957, the world changed forever. The first manmade object was fired into space, and it appeared that American technology and science had fallen behind. Yet, the public feared that not only were they now technologically inferior to the Soviets, but also deduced that if a satellite could be launched into space, a nuclear missile could just as likely reach the mainland United States....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Russia]

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Torture Is Never An Ethically Permissible Action

- Torture has no place in the modern world, and as a nation that prescribes itself the title of the “police” of the world one cannot condone this grotesque action that threatens to corrupt the morality of any legitimate nation. The Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal” not only those that happened to be born within the borders of the U.S., and the Constitution expands on the rights that are given to each man, women and child on the Earth; however, torture violates these basic American principles, strips the humanity from those who become its victims as well as the perpetrators, and shows the rest of the world that these self-evident truths are now nothing more tha...   [tags: Human rights, Law]

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Television Is A Key Driver Of Obesity

- Introduction The prevalence of obesity particularly in the US has progressively increased over the past half a century. According to Boulos, Vikre, Oppenheimer, Chang & Kanarek (2012), this has resulted in a major public health concern as the number of obese individuals, both adults and children, continues to rise reaching epidemic proportions. The World Health Organization (2006) states that obesity is caused by an energy imbalance between consumed calories and expended calories. Some of the factors that promote obesity include the increased intake of energy foods that are high in sugars and fats but low in minerals, vitamins and other valuable nutrients; and the shifting trend towards dec...   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Overweight, Television]

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The Impact Of Media On Religious Institutions

- As mediatisation is key to this essay, it is important to firstly define it in order to elaborate on its effects on religious institutions. Mediatisation is a new theoretical framework that describes a process through reframing questions regarding the influence of various media in culture and society (Hjarvard, 119). Initially mediatisation referred to a process of disempowerment, now it describes the power of media institutions, values and technologies and their increasing autonomy. Media no longer mediate power, but rather constitute it (Deacon, 1033)....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Christianity, Ritual]

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