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The Effects of Bulimia

“Beauty is not a state of body; it’s a state of mind”. By Anonymous. Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by episodes of binge eating and later purging to get rid of the eaten food. Although purging is most popular among bulimics, excessive use of diet pills, laxatives and over exercising are also common. Mostly appearing in female teens, it is said…

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The Mystery of Anastasia

Was Anastasia the only one of her family that survived the brutal execution of her family? Did Anastasia suffer the fate of her family, who was condemned to death? No one except the executioners knows if she died that night with her family or if she got away. The rumors of her survival started way back when the Russian populous…

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"We Wear the Mask" Analysis

Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Mask” is significant because it is a poem that expresses the African Americans constant hiding behind a exterior mask; hiding their true emotions in hopes to avoid public criticism. Because stereotypes are so easily placed on all people, especially blacks at this time, “We Wear the Mask” promotes readers to find deeper truths than…

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Polygamy, Polyamory, and Society

In my opinion, I have too many friends that are pointlessly heartbroken. First off, I feel the need to establish what exactly I’m talking about. Predominately, I’m talking about polyamory, which is not the same thing as polygamy. Poly means multiple, “gamy” refers to marriage, compared to “amory”, which means loves. Multiple marriages verus multiple loves. When people hear the…

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The Nature of Abigail Williams

Reputations are important. Or at least that’s what most people think. I mean, you don’t want to be known as a loner for your high school life, but being an overachiever wouldn’t be all too great either. But in my opinion, being known as a bratty, mean person would be the worst of them all. Humans all have natural feelings…

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Invasive Pine Beetles

According to the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the pine beetle is thriving across the Intermountain West because of a “perfect storm” of extended drought, warm winters and old, dense forests (qtd. in “‘Perfect Storm’ Fuels Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic | Wyoming Business Report”). Pine beetles are invasive species that are affecting ecosystems in this country and must be controlled.…

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The Song of Love

Giorgio de Chirico?s painting ?The Song of Love? can be very confusing at first glance. Chirico must have had a very specific thought in mind as to what feeling his oil painting would have or provoke in it’s viewers. This piece manages to look both simple and complex.Art that may seem to have no structure or purpose can cause many…

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Carrie Underwood

“I was so nervous when I was on my way to L.A, I’d never been on a plane, and I was going alone. I kind of got teary-eyed. My dad was driving, and he said, “If you want to go home, we can go home, and you never have to think about this again.” And I thought, if I don’t…

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Family Issues

In the story “Daughter of Invention” the daughter has to complete an essay for her English class. After working long and hard she finished her essay. Before typing it she wanted to show it to her dad. After the dad reads the essay, he rips the paper and explains how the essay was disrespectful to her teachers. Keep In mind…

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Themes of A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens gives the subtitles “Recalled to Life” and “The Golden Thread” to the first two books in A Tale of Two Cities. Throughout the novel, these two concepts become recurring themes.The themes of being recalled to life and a golden thread apply to three main characters: Dr. Manette, Lucie Manette, and Charles Darnay.The lives of these characters are renewed…

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True Horror

People were screaming at the soldiers that were taking them out of their homes. Little boys and girls were alarmed and shed tears. Mothers of children were holding them tight, while wondering where their husbands were. People were trying to keep their families safe, while others just stood there and watched as the streets that were once silent begin filling…

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Money is the Ruler

Money is the Ruler Blinding people with greed is what money does; it engulfs their thought with need and want.Money is what drives people in the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson to do what they do.It’s all about a young boy named Jim Hawkins who goes on a hunt for a treasure on a ship with a group…

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Don't Take Someone's Life

A car hit my dad seven years ago. Some girl was driving and she got a phone call; she answered it. My dad was crossing the road and her light was red. She was distracted by her phone and wasn’t paying attention to the red light. She hit him and now he’s been in a coma for seven years. Still…

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The News Behind the News

There are many ways to hear what’s happening in your community and around the world. These include watching the T.V., reading it in the newspaper, and looking it up on your phone or computer. When you hear or read something in the news (whether you realize it or not) you automatically believe everything in the news story is true, unbiased,…

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Great Expectations

Recently I read the novel (fictitious narrative of considerable length) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. As a child, Dickens’s father neglected to pay off his debts, therefore getting him arrested, similar to what happened to Pip towards the end of the book. Pip, like Dickens, came from a poor family with little money. In his late teens, Dickens worked as…

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Bonnie Parker, Innocent Until Proven Guilty

The most wanted criminals in the 1930’s were Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Many people would not believe that before Bonnie met Clyde she was straight laced and she obeyed the law.After they met Bonnie entered a world of crime.She was a small town girl who was sheltered and had good morals. Clyde had changed Bonnie’s life whether it was…

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Technology, the Harbinger of Harm

Renown Norwegian historian Christian Lous Lange once said, “Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.” Nobody can deny the fact that technology dominates today’s society as it is found everywhere, from private homes to public spaces. Moreover, people use technology in everyday activities, from typing up an English paper to taking a picture with their camera for a…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

When giving a speech, it is important to be able to grasp the audience’s attention from the very beginning to the end, and there are many ways to do so. In his speech called, “Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Cesar Chavez uses rhetorical devices such as allusions, parallelism, and charged language to get his point across and persuade…

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Team Sports Build Character

“TEAM- Together Everyone Achieves More.” Participating in team sports helps to develop character. It helps teach discipline, which is something every person needs to include in their lives. A team sport also encourages people to work with others as they try to reach for the same goal. People argue that sports are strictly for fun, and that they do not…

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Drug Habit

In United States of America, the root cause for 25% of the total deaths can be attributed to drug abuse. (Justice)Drug use and abuse affects the users, their family, and their community every single day they’re using. 33.5 million People use illegal drugs every day. This can cause them to have bad relationships with their families and friends because the…

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"Home is whenever I'm with you"

There is a place where the sun sets. The jagged shadows of the mountains are far off in the distance. The cubic edges of skyscraper roofs line up before the mountain peaks. And in between, a giant glowing sphere disintegrates. Pink clouds disperse across the mountains. Orange light bounces and glimmers off of the silver buildings. And as the sky…

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Death of the American Dream

J.G. Ballard once quoted, “The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It’s over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now”. The definition of the “American Dream” is described as the belief that anyone can become successful with hard work…

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The Cuban Embargo Case Study Analysis

For almost an entire year, my life has been dedicated to my ROGATE project. I have done intense research for my presentation, dealing with the Cuban Embargo. The blockade on Cuba is extremely inhumane, as it does not allow needed goods to be brought into the country. While the Cuban Embargo is a topic still under debate, I believe it…

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The Crash of '29

H.W. # 60: “The ‘29 Crash” Read pages 717-722 (to FDR…)Questions: 1. Why did the stock market crash in 1929?? 2. How did the crash affect the U.S. economy? 1. The Stock market crash of 1929 catalyzed one of American’s steepest economic declines, in what became known as the Great Depression. The Roaring 20s had often consisted of reckless consumerism…

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An Act of Dishonesty to Gain an Advantage

You are only cheating yourself – Mrs. Sloan The first time I heard this phrase was in Mrs. Sloan’s 6th grade History class, my first year of middle school. It was vernacular for all the middle school teachers to talk about cheating, against cheating, and to denounce cheating. Mrs. Sloan in particular, was the leader of these teachers against cheating.…

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Marijuana Madness

The Federal Government is important for a reason. We need some authority over all the states. If the States didn’t have someone (people) to govern them, we would all have a big free for all. SOMEONE needs to enforce these laws. Federal government has every right to tell us that we can’t use drugs. Especially since the only impact drugs…

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Romeo and Juliet's Death

In William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, there are several characters foremost accountable for the death of Romeo and Juliet. In the first place, Juliet’s nurse is a liable individual to deal with this situation. She tells Juliet to marry Romeo but then the nurse decided to alternate her thoughts to let her walk down the aisle…

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Online Dangers

I think that kids share too much information on social networks, they post too much on the internet, and this is why they need to be more aware of the dangers of using the internet. My first example is how kids post bad pictures of themselves on Facebook, then lots of people can see it. Then lots of people can…

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LeBron vs Kobe

Kobe and LeBron are both professional basketball players that have different skills, mostly because they are different positions. These two are both good , my argument is that LeBron is better. This issue is important because many people argue about this if they are talking about basketball. LeBron James is a power forward while Kobe Bryant is a shooting guard,…

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