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    The Gift

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    gone undetected and unsolved all over the world today, leaving cold cases in its wake. However, some police tasks are relying on the aid from people with gifted abilities or the sixth sense to unravel these cases as a last resort. People with these gift abilities had worn the label as freaks or devil worshippers to witches. But, today paranormal activity is becoming the center attention all over the world. Sam Raimi brings a psychological thriller to action life from a script written by Billy Bob

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    Selecting a gift for a person with a different nationality is always difficult because in order to select an appropriate gift, you should understand their culture which is perhaps slightly or very different yours. According to one of my Indian friend whom I have met in Sri Lanka, giving a knife for a gift is appreciated in Western India. Now, let’s assume you are from the west part of India and thinking about giving a knife to your Chinese friend, this might not be a good idea because in China, giving

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    The Perfect Gifts

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    see the look on someone’s face when they receive the perfect gift. All times are great for gift giving but especially now during the holidays when it is a joyous time for everybody. One person I think really deserves a gift is my mother. My mother loves to help other people, whether it is her own children or other people in need. If I had billions of dollars to spend I would buy my mother the Red Cross foundation. This is the perfect gift for my mother because she loves to give and this would give

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    Mauss The Gift

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    glaring exception: the gift. One might surmise that presents are given out of love or the goodness of one’s heart, but in The Gift, French sociologist Marcel Mauss (1950) asserts that “[while] in theory these are voluntary, in reality they are given and reciprocated obligatorily” (3). Gifting is rather much more complicated than simple goodwill; with gifting comes “honor [and] prestige” from exhibiting one’s wealth but also “the absolute obligation to reciprocate these gifts” at the threat of losing

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    A Special Gift

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    James Joyce’s text Araby is quite an intriguing text. Throughout Joyce’s life, he has been nominated for top five stories in literature in the twentieth century. Not only is this a tremendous goal and an accomplishment, but as authors struggle to even get in the top one-hundred, James Joyce, have had two of his texts in the top five. Any writer who could write just as good as Joyce would definitely be an outstanding literature writer. However, in this text Araby, by James Joyce, is an understanding

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    Gifts of Rain

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    Gifts of Rain Seamus Heaney's poem Gifts of Rain is divided into 4 sections. These 4 sections could symbolise the stages of life which consists of birth, childhood, adulthood and death. It could also symbolise the stages of the river in which it suggests the development of the river from it's source to where it gets strong. Or of course, it could symbolise the stages of the water cycle. Water is the symbol of life, but i can also be seen as purity, freshness or youth. In this mysterious

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    A Precious Gift

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    A Precious Gift Education has always been considered very important in my family. Prior to the earliest time I can remember I am told that my mother and father read to me nightly. My family has a deep background in books, my father being a collector, and my mother working at a library. My father loves books, in every way I can think of. He loves to read them, as do the rest of my family, but he has a collector's interest in books that we lack. He once wondered to a local library to check if

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    The Gifts of Santeria

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    The Gifts of Santeria Modern practitioners of Santeria may be attracted to the religion for a variety of reasons, notable among which are curiosity with secret rituals and the longing among many immigrants and people of color to get in touch with Caribbean and African roots. What each specific individual wants from a religion is difficult to generalize upon, but Santeria offers a way for people to achieve harmony in their lives through communication with and obedience to orishas, the divine beings

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    A Curse and a Gift

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    A Curse and a Gift He stands in the dark, lingering. Always linger. Faceless, but his cold, menacing eyes illuminate from the depth of the abyss. He’s gone now. My attention is diverted to a lonely, deserted road. There’s no sign of life anywhere. It’s pitch dark and I’m walking. I don’t know where I’m going, but I have to get out of this darkness. A cold, unsettling breeze emerges from a warm, summer’s night. I feel chills rising through my spine. “Something’s wrong.” I walk for a considerable

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    story of “The Gift of the MAGI” by O. Henry is about a couple, Della and Jim, who trying to make each other happy by buying gift in Christmas day. Unfortunately, they are very poor, and the only valuable things they have are Della’s beautiful hair and Jim’s gold watch. Since Della does not have enough money to buy Jim a gift, she sells her hair. After shopping in too many places, Della buys Jim a chain for his watch. She is sad for her hair, but happy that she could get him a gift, and she hopes

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    Importance Of Gift Giving

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    they like to Give. But the way gift giving is perceived and handled can vary greatly across the globe. In China, gifts wrapped in red are supposed to be good luck, never give 13 flowers to someone in Europe, and when giving money in India it has to be an odd amount. In Sweden, birthdays are started out (start) with breakfast in bed and Japan gives the most extravagant gifts. Giving is universal, but traditions and occasions can be quite different and the importance of gift giving can also vary greatly

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    Xmas Gift

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    Christmas Gift It was the holiday season, and Christmas was fast approaching. With the twenty-fifth only a few days away there was no more time for procrastination. I decided to go to the mall in an attempt to complete all the Christmas shopping at once. While wandering around the uniquely decorated mall, I noticed a particular store that caught my attention. Pausing for a moment to stare into the window of the shop I came across the perfect gift for my father. Stepping inside I asked the shop

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    The Gift I Cherish

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    The Gift I Cherish Right before Haldun went back to Turkey, he gave me a good luck charm that he brought here from home. The good luck charm was a hand made gift Haldun had received from his parents before coming here. I thought that this was the greatest thing ever, especially coming from one of my best friends. To make any sense of this, I would have to go back about nine months ago. It was the first day of school when I had my study hall in the cafeteria, I noticed a student which resembled

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    of gift giving in his book “ The Gift”. Marcel Mauss’ refers to the ritual as potlatch that binds the recipient and the giver in a continuous bond of commitment, which both, the recipient and the donor cannot escape. Through the analysis of the clip and the book ‘The Gift’ I have established that a gift plays four important roles, of a present; of poison; as a special ability and of a bond and I verify that there indeed exist no free gifts or as Mary Douglas states, “There are no free gifts; gift

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    My Second Weakest Gift

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    or less is my kind of test. I learned from taking this test that I seem to be inclined in the process of teaching others and lending another a warm bed, but I tend to fall short in the area of prayer and don’t even get me started on miracles! The gift that is on the top of my list by a towering eleven points is “Teaching”. Teaching is defined as “the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to communicate information relevant to the health and ministry of the body

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    Exchange Gifts with the Japanese The Japanese love to give gifts. This habit is not practiced only on special occasions, but it's widely accepted as giri - a social duty and obligation. Gift-giving is an accepted practice encountered everyday, from taking a little something to a neighbor to receiving an extra radish from the greengrocer. If you give someone a gift, you can be sure to receive one in return. And, if you want a gift, you must give one first. For the Japanese, gift-giving at

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    The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry

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    known stories among teens and adults is the tale of a poor, young couple struggling to find the perfect Christmas gifts for each other using their very limited means. They each manage to get what they think is the perfect gift for the other, but only accomplish this by selling a prized possession which effectively makes the new gifts impractical. This bittersweet narrative, “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry, illustrates the moral idea that a person, motivated by nothing but love for another, can

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    The following information contains two or more forecasts based on our teams six pre-selected indicators. This team will provide reconciliation between both forecasts and will apply economic theory in deciding which one may be the most relevant to the gift and novelty industry. GDP Information retrieved from the Economist Intelligence Unit Data Services (2005), the GDP (in billions) is expected to be 13034.5 in 2006 and 13766.2 in 2007. However, according to the data retrieved from the Blue Chip economic

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    Kind Gift Policy

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    In Kind Gift Policy I. Purpose II. Definition III. Restrictions IV. Gift Review and Acceptance V. Procedure VI. Types of Gifts I. Purpose This gift policy has been created by Positive Motive board of trustees so there would be outlined procedures for reviewing and accepting gifts for the organization’s programs. Procedures of this policy follow three principles: Principle 1: Gifts should not be accepted by the organization without consulting the program that will be benefiting from the gift and if

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    story “The Gift Of The Magi” the main character Della cuts her hair,which is her prized possesion to buy a tab chain for her husband.Jim’s pocket watch.In this story the author shows us how people sometimes sacrifice for love.Unfortunetely Jim sells his watch to buy Della a set of combs for her hair. In the story the main literary element is theme,which is impacted by character, conflict,irony,setting point of view,symbolism,tone and mood.The theme in this story is love is a better gift than any

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