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    The Cause of Eating Disorders Although the causes are many and varied, we know that people with eating disorders often use food and the control of food in an attempt to compensate for feelings and emotions that may otherwise seem overwhelming. For some, dieting, bingeing and purging may begin as a way to cope with painful emotions and a way to feel in control of one's life, but ultimately, these behaviors will damage a person's physical and emotional health, self-esteem and sense of competence

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    The Fear of Fat Criterion Within the DSM IV

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    for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals, regardless of whether or not a ‘fat phobia’ is present. Is it culturally insensitive to retain this particular criterion, a fear of gaining weight, if a patient has not been exposed to the same cultural pressures and orientation towards being thin? Although western culture is thought to be the dominant culture, because of power and economics, non-western cultures make up eighty percent of the world’s population (Lee, 1995). Many of these ‘sub-dominant’

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    well. Insomnia Mood Swings Depression Intense feelings of lonliness Sneaky behaviors involving food Emotional outbursts Fear of others opinions on their eating disorder Withdraw from daily life Causes of Anorexia Possible Causes Cultural Pressures - In many societies, Being extremely thin is important for women, and represents beauty, succsess, happiness, and self-control. Women are targeted with messages form the media that they must diet to meet this standard. But, this "ideal" body

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    many factors that are causing people young and old to get caught up in the new health and fitness craze. One of these factors affecting almost everyone is the media. Celebrities are setting the standards for the new thin trend. In Hollywood the pressures for actresses to get and stay thin is the source of a shocking and alarming trend. Females, especially celebrities, have become tinier and skinnier then ever. The look of being `skinny' has changed from being simply health conscious to a dangerous

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    Do I Look Fat?

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    considered to be "distinguished". If a woman's body changes and her hair starts to turn gray, she is considered to be "letting herself go". Eating disorders often become a woman's way of escaping the daily pressures of life. In turn, woman begin to feel guilty for eating, because of the pressures that society has bestowed upon them (Psychiatric Times, 1999) Many people are under the impression that eating disorders only affect teenage girls. Unfortunately, more and more women are developing eating

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    demonstrates the extent that people will go to be accepted by their community. Cultural acceptance is a common goal that people try to achieve, however, it can induce negative effects on a person’s quality of life. The author uses clear diction to expose how family and society force people to abandon their personal values and self honesty to conform to the values of their community. The author exposes the constant pressure from others to disregard personal values and adjust them according to the principles

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    Social, Historical and Cultural Pressures Revealed in Thomas Hardy's Writing Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset on the second of June 1840; he was born into the lower class. He was taught to read and write at an early age making him want to write stories in the future. After he wrote and got his first short story published he started to rise up the classes into the higher middle class taking his sense of responsibility over the rights for women of the era. His stories were based on his personal

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    this

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    was to use parts of the combined gas law formula to understand the relationship between unknown variables. We were able to obtain two unknown variables by holding two different variables constant. For this experiment the variables we measured were pressure (P), volume (V), temperature (T), and amount of substance (n). To achieve our answers we used the combined gas law which is derived from Boyle’s, Charles, and Gay-Lussac’s gas laws. In this experiment we also relied heavily on rigid and non-riged

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    To Play or Not

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    in competitive sports keeps increasing. Young athletes, should not focus so heavily on competitive sports because they put too much pressure on their minds and bodies, the stress they face ruins the enjoyment of sports in this time of their lives, and distracts them from focusing on getting a good education. A huge problem with youth sports is that the pressures put on teens and high school students can hurt them mentally. Most teens play a sport all year round and intensely. David Geier, who is

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    The Vacuum Cleaner

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    used on a textured surface, such as carpet, and is pushed over the surface, sucking up dust and dirt as it goes. The suction is created by an air pump, a partial vacuum; it creates a difference in pressure between the inside of the machine and the outside air and dirt and dust is taken in to the lower pressure zone. Friction on the carpet causes the dust to be removed from the carpet, or other surface. History and Developments The very first machine using the vacuum principle was patented by Ives

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