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Appearance vs. Reality
Discrepancies between inner and outer realities:
1984 versus Death of a Salesman
Both George Orwell's dystopian classic novel 1984 and Arthur Miller's realist stage drama Death of a Salesman create a contrast between appearances and reality in order to criticize the political and social structure that exists in society and its negative effects on the protagonists. In Orwell's novel, the world within inston Smith's head is far more real than the propaganda manufactured by Big Brother. In contrast, the dramatic techniques used by Miller illustrate how illy Loman lives in a fantasy world of his own making that stands in sharp contrast to the reality of the world inhabited by his loved ones. Orwell's novel is a critique of idealized socialism, a world where everyone is supposedly equal but where people have no freedom, even the freedom to think. Miller scathingly critiques the American Dream that it…
Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman. New York: Penguin Plays, 1976.
Orwell, George. 1984. E-text available:
" (III.i.26-8). This is a powerful scene because we begin to think that Hamlet is not what he seems and we cannot figure him out.
Another scene where things are not what they seem is when Hamlet is talking to refuses to give Rosencrantz and Guildenstern a direct answer regarding Polonius' body. He says the "body is with the King, but the king is not with the body them a straight answer, instead saying, "The body is with the king, but the king is not with the body" (IV.ii.27-8).
Here we see how Hamlet is making others believe that things are not what they seem. In the final scene of the play, nothing is at it appears when it comes to beverages and swords. Gertrude drinks from a poisoned glass unknowingly and Hamlet ends up using Laertes' poisoned sword against him without knowing that it was intended to kill.
Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. New York: Washington Square Press. 1992.
"First impression is the last impression." This statement especially in the world of commerce has become a significant declaration, whether it sounds good or bad. First impression counts a lot, indeed, it remains in the minds of the people. It is nearly impossible for the individuals to change their first impressions, and they might not even get a second opportunity to do it. Therefore, individuals should consider their professional appearance with seriousness.
Professional appearance is based on not only how you dress up, but an entire range of actions are essential to develop oneself into a complete package that can be reflected through professional appearance. Whether one believes or not, the appearance of the person is reflecting its capabilities. Hair care, nails, teeth, odors, cloths, shoes, wardrobe, and accessories are few of the vital components that should be considered with gravity in having a professional appearance (Butterfield, 2010).…
Butterfield, J. (2010). Illustrated Course Guides: Professionalism - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace: Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace. USA: Cengage Learning.
Fulton-Calkins, P.J., Rankin, D.S. & Shumack, K.A. (2010) The Administrative Professional: Technology & Procedures. USA: Cengage Learning.
Rodriguez, J.A. (2009). Not Intuitively Obvious: Transition to the Professional Work Environment. USA: Xlibris Corporation.
Zimmerman, C. & Luecke, R.A. (2010). Asserting Yourself At Work. USA: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn.
Girls and Appearance
hy are girls more concerned about their appearance than boys? Is a question that has been asked by feminist and sociologist alike for a long time. The answer is not necessarily a clear one, nor is the reality of the statement, as social changes have occurred over the last few decades that blur gender identity and gender roles as well as the manner in which men and women feel about themselves and their outward appearance. One issue that could potentially still very heavily associated with girls is body image, or the manner in which one perceives that others see their bodily appearance, size, shape, symmetry and so on There was no common thread that united these women in terms of their appearance; women both young and old told me of the fear of aging; slim women and heavy ones spoke of the suffering caused by trying to…
Carpentier, Jim. "Too Much Of A Good Thing." American Fitness 29.1 (2011): 14-16. Health Source - Consumer Edition. Web. 21 Nov. 2011.
Coleman, Rebecca. "A Method Of Intuition: Becoming, Relationality, Ethics." History Of The Human Sciences 21.4 (2008): 104-123. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition. Web. 21 Nov. 2011.
Grogan, Sarah. Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children.
New York, NY: Routledge, 1999.
SOCIAL IDENTITY & TODAY'S FASHION
Crane holds that the fashion of today "has several diverse and inconsistent agendas, ranging from representations that echo sadomasochism and pornography to portrayals of women as empowered and androgynous." (2001) According to Crane "...the manner in which people perceive the social structure and conceptualize their identities within it has changed in the course of the twentieth century." (2001)
The social identity was perceived by the individual to be "relatively fixed" however those with lower status were found to be more likely to "emulate the styles and behavior of those with higher status." (Crane, 2001) Contrasting is "in fragmented societies occupational settings are status hierarchies, but, outside the workplace social distinctions are based on criteria that vary within as well as between social classes." (Crane, 2001)
The work of Katherine (1991) relates that boundaries are utilized by the social psychology in explaining "...where an individual's self-concept…
Abstract Paper no.29 (nd) Brunel University - West London. Online available at http://www.brunel.ac.uk/AdvertisingAgency . Organization Studies 1994, 15/4 535-563
Alvesson M. Talking in Organizations: Managing Identity and Impressions in an Breward, Christopher (1999) the Hidden Consumer: Masculinties, Fashion and City Life in 1860-1914. Manchester and New York, Manchester University press. 1999.
Brewer M., Hewstone M. Self and Social Identity. Blackwell publishing (2004).
Crane, Diana (2001) Fashion and Its Social Agenda: Class, Gender and Identity in Clothing. University of Chicago Press. 2001. Online Google Books available at http://books.google.com/books?id=vphcHONAXmwC&pg=PA19&lpg=PA19&dq=HOW+IS+FASHION+and+APPEARANCE+CENTRAL+to+the+CONSTRUCTION+of+SOCIAL+IDENTITIES%3F&source=web&ots=qbK8Fr3GLV&sig=_Lj4_w1hWQsuB8xQn3K4uknnDTg&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=9&ct=result#PPA16,M1
superficiality of appearances in Oates vs. Hawthorne
Both the protagonists of Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" And Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" experience revelations over the course of their respective tales about the societies in which they inhabit. Connie, Oates' heroine, learns that the image of teenage sexuality which she believes to be quite powerful is actually very vulnerable and leaves her open to assault from men like Arnold Friend. The hero of Hawthorne's tale learns that the apparently pious inhabitants of the town where he lives are in fact in league with the devil, and their exterior appearances hide an immoral core. The themes of the two stories reflect the notion that appearances are not what they seem and what is sexual is often innocent within; while what seems harmless has a fundamentally dark and rotten core.
At the beginning of "Where Are…
The creature wants to connect with people and form relationships but the people he wants to connect with are the very ones that drive him away. He becomes endeared to the De Lacey family even before he knows who they are. He looks at them with wonder, notices their "gentle manners" (Shelley 95), and wants to be with them. hile he is afraid to interact with them, he still watches them intently learning all that he can. The creature even learns kindness from the De Lacey family. hile he watches them eat dinner, he notices that sometimes the "younger cottagers" (96) gave their food to the blind man. The creature admits, "this trait of kindness moved me sensibly" (96). It moves him so much that he cannot take food from them for himself because he knows that it would cause them to be hungry. Instead, he decides to do things…
Bloom, Harold. "A Study of Frankenstein: or, the New Prometheus." Partisan Review. 1965. GALE Resource Database. Site Accessed March 08, 2008. http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com
Johnson, Diane. Frankenstein: Introduction. New York: Bantam Classics, 1981.
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. New York: Bantam Classics, 1981.
For example, his parents feel no paternal instincts toward their son at all - his mother "fell on the floor" (Kafka 20) at the sight of and his father "covered his eyes with his hands and wept until his great chest heaved" (20). His sister also allows his appearance to get the best of her as she tries to convince the family to "try to get rid of it" (48). Here we see how all of the characters in this story have a skewed perception of reality because they have a hard time remembering what is actually real.
Gregor's duties and responsibilities are severely affected by his transformation and that causes him to come to some serious realizations about his life and his family. First, he begins to understand that he is nothing more than a source of income for his family. He thinks he should "provide for my parents…
Kafka, Franz. "The Metamorphosis." The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction R.V. Cassill, ed. New York W.W. Norton and Company. 1981. pp. 740-78.
Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. Barbara Mowat, ed. New York: Washington Square Press. 1992.
A study conducted in 1995 found that 70% of women felt depressed after looking at fashion magazines for three minutes. Around half the female population at one time or another attempt weight loss, leading to greater smoking and eating disorder among women (Women and Body Image, 2009). These images, of course, influence men as well, as, finding the idealized images of women more appealing and sexy, men expect their girlfriends and female partners look similar. Expecting something unattainable obviously leads to cracks in their relationships. The images also influence women and men's formation of their gender identities.
While there are many factors that influence advertising of women's bodies today, Jean Kilbourne argues that modern technology also plays an important role in it. The way software programs such as Adobe Photoshop allows advertisers of women's images to change their appearances is a perfect example. But the technology influences the relationship between…
Breward, C., 1998. Cultures, Identities, Histories: Fashioning a Cultural Approach to Dress. Fashion Theory, 2(4), pp. 301-313.
Boden, S., 2006. Dedicated Followers of Fashion? The Influence of Popular Culture on Children's Social Identities. Media, Culture & Society, 28(2), pp. 289-298.
Have We Come a Long Way? Interview with Jean Kilbourne, 2010. Bitch Magazine. Retrieved on 22 February 2011, from http://www.insidebeauty.org/admin/cutenews/data/upimages/cosmocover.jpg
Women and Body Image: Ten Disturbing Facts, 2009. Retrieved on 22 February 2011, from http://momgrind.com/2009/01/28/women-body-image/
Teacher Judgments of Student Success Based on Appearance
Methods in Sociology of Education:
The value of methods in sociology to identify and respond to factors associated with success of students in schools cannot be underestimated. esearch in sociology indicates that non-cognitive traits play an important role in student success. The physical appearance of a student has an influence on the way he or she is perceived by both peers and adults. For better or worse, one's appearance is considered representative of one's values, intellect, and ability to succeed. Bias based on appearance can be due to physical attractiveness, grooming, dress, demeanor, attitude, physical handicap, disfigurement, race, gender, and many other perceivable traits.
In a related study, sociologist from the University of Miami Health Economics esearch Group conducted research on three influential non-cognitive traits on high school grade point averages (GPA). The primary objective of the study was to ascertain if…
Bidwell, C; Kasarda, J (1980). Conceptualization and Measuring the Effects of School and Schooling. American Journal of Education, 88(4)
Dreeben, R. (2002). On What is Learned in School. Percheron Pr.
French, M, Robins, P, Homer, J, & Tapsell, L. (2009). Effects of Physical Attractiveness, Personality, and Grooming on Academic Performance in High School. Labour Economics, 16(4)
George, P, & Aronson, R. (n.d.). How do Educators' Cultural Belief Systems Affect Underserved Students' Pursuit of Postsecondary Education. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Retrieved from http://www.prel.org
By assembling all of the aforementioned parts, the casing, the switch, the contacts, the light source, and the reflector, along with batteries and a lens, a useful portable light source is to be had. The durable "plastic" or metallic casing holds the batteries, contact strips or springs made of some sort of thin conductive metal; provides a place to mount the slide, rocker, or pushbutton on/off switch; acts as a base upon which to fasten the "head" of the flashlight which contains the light source (usually incandescent), the lens (usually plastic or glass), and the shiny aluminum reflector. All of the above components combine to form a small, light emitting, electrical circuit which may be turned off or on as needed.
D. Misell. "Electric Device," U.S. Patent 617-592, Jan. 10, 1899.
Author Unknown. (2012, Feb. 6) Flashlights 101: How Flashlights Work [Online]. Available: http://www.energizer.com/learning-center/Pages/how-flashlights-work.aspx 
D. Misell. "Electric Device," U.S. Patent 617-592, Jan. 10, 1899.
Author Unknown. (2012, Feb. 6) Flashlights 101: How Flashlights Work [Online]. Available: http://www.energizer.com/learning-center/Pages/how-flashlights-work.aspx 
The Sumerians of Mesopotamia were also the first to use iron, They recovered the metal from meteorites and used it for spear tips and ornaments. Later smelting techniques developed in the area to purify the iron, and these spread to Europe via trade routes. By the Middle Ages, large foundries existed for smelting and forging iron into the many things it was used for. Basic trade rules and organization also passed from the Sumerians to Europe; methods of keeping accounts and even early guilds and merchant groups were part of Sumer, and passed est with trade (Airmet).
Airmet. "The History of Iron orking." Accessed 26 July 2009. http://www.airmetmetalworks.com/iron-working-history.html
Hooker, Richard. "Ancient China: The Shang." Accessed 26 July 2009. http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/ANCCHINA/SHANG.htm
O'Connor, J.J. And E.F. Robertson. "Egyptian Numerals." Accessed 26 July 2009. http://www.gap-system.org/~history/HistTopics/Egyptian_numerals.html
Airmet. "The History of Iron Working." Accessed 26 July 2009. http://www.airmetmetalworks.com/iron-working-history.html
Hooker, Richard. "Ancient China: The Shang." Accessed 26 July 2009. http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/ANCCHINA/SHANG.htm
O'Connor, J.J. And E.F. Robertson. "Egyptian Numerals." Accessed 26 July 2009. http://www.gap-system.org/~history/HistTopics/Egyptian_numerals.html
" According to anuri "...the inference drawn here is that since there are no inherent rules (or 'guiding principles') in the international system, states act upon their natural predatory instincts in order to prove the 'initial impetus' for conflict, and therefore the states that are preyed upon must respond to the predator by defending themselves, or indeed counterattacking them." (2007)
The realist view is such that holds that the outbreak of conflict is supported alone by domestic policies and predatory practices." (anuri, 2007)
Garib (2003) writes in the work entitled: "Realism and Liberalism Reconsidered in Post 9/11 American Foreign Policy" that while the liberalism of former President George W. ush is "ostensibly present in the National Security Council's 2002 National Security Strategy, which speaks of America crating 'a balance of power that favors human freedom' and of a new American international outlook which seeks to create political and economic freedom,…
Ahmed, Nafeez Mossaddeq (2001) Afghanistan, the Taliban and the United States: The Role of Human Rights in Western Foreign Policy. Media Monitors Network. 2 May 2001. Online available at: http://www.mediamonitors.net/mosaddeq2.html#_ednref4
Ali, Noor, U.S.-UN Conspiracy Against the People of Afghanistan, Online Center for Afghan Studies, 21 February 1998 in: Ahmed, Nafeez Mossaddeq (2001) Afghanistan, the Taliban and the United States: The Role of Human Rights in Western Foreign Policy. Media Monitors Network. 2 May 2001. Online available at:
normal hemoglobin and below normal hematocrit percentages. Her erythrocyte count is also below the normal levels. For ten to twelve years (or for the majority of her life as a menstruating woman) she has suffered from menorrhagia and dysmenorrheal. Because of the heavy bleeding and cramps experienced during menses, as well as the levels of hemoglobin and hematocrit and microcytic/hypochromic cells in her BC, it is likely that Ms. A has iron-deficiency anemia. This paper will discuss the circumstances and preliminary workup regarding Ms. A's anemic condition explain why this diagnosis is the most likely.
Ms. A is an active, young, 26-year-old woman, who was treated for light headedness, loss of energy, low blood pressure, and elevated heart rate after feeling dizzy at her golf outing. She noted that during her menses (which it is assumed she was experiencing at the time), she typically suffered from heavy bleeding and cramps,…
Brady, P. (2007). Iron deficiency anemia: a call for. Southern Medical Journal,
McDonald, C., McDonald, S. (1998). A woman's guide to self-care. Natural Health, 1:
38); a Prince should also appear to keep at least some of the old ways so the people will readily accept the new ways (Machiavelli, Discourses on the first decade of Titus Livius, 2007, p. 98). hile the circumstances may change, it is clear that a Prince must be willing and able to manipulate appearances in order to convince others to give their power over to him.
Niccolo Machiavelli's ideas on appearance, reality and power stem from his background and place in the political shifts of 16th Century Italy. A career politician who used and was used by the politics of the time, Machiavelli developed certain unvarnished "truths" about gaining and retaining power. It was during his political exile that he wrote the Prince, his most famous work and a book that is still read 500 years after its publication. For Machiavelli, reality was quite different from the…
De Grazia, S. (1994). Machiavelli in Hell. New York, NY: First Vintage Books.
Machiavelli, N. (2007). Discourses on the first decade of Titus Livius. Charleston, SC: Bibliobazaar.
Machiavelli, N. (2009). The Prince. Toronto: Prohyptikon Publishing, Inc.
Nederman, C. (2005, September 13). Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Niccolo Machiavelli. Retrieved April 10, 2013 from plato.stanford.edu Web site: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/machiavelli/
" Creating this intermediary set of characters is one of the main techniques Shakespeare uses to confound appearance and reality in a Midsummer Night's Dream.
Act II reveals yet another layer of Shakespeare's reality in a Midsummer Night's Dream. In Act II, the central human drama is shifted from the realistic and familiar world of Athenian reality to the world of the woods in which fairies dwell. Even the fairies allude to yet another layer of reality, when Puck recalls the story of Oberon and Titania fighting over the Indian prince: "Oberon is passing fell and wrath, / Because that she as her attendant hath / a lovely boy, stolen from an Indian king," (Act II, scene i). Moreover, it is soon revealed that the alternative forest reality is filled with different laws of physics than the familiar worlds. Shakespeare shows that these two worlds are well-integrated and blend seamlessly…
Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Retrieved online: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/midsummer/full.html
Intercultural Film Analysis on Up in the Air
Interpersonal attraction is one of the themes at the heart of Up in the Air. For the purposes of this analysis, interpersonal attraction is taken to mean the ways in which people are drawn toward one another. The main character, yan Bingham, is a challenging character to analyze in this regard because he has experienced significant success through resisting interpersonal attraction, and yet he eventually comes to realize that people cannot simply shelter themselves from interpersonal attractions, even if they desire to live in complete alienation from others. yan makes his living through flying to workplaces and firing employees so that the bosses do not have to perform the unpleasant task, and yet he also doubles as a motivational speaker. His character is unusual in that he effectively tells people they are not suitable for their jobs (in his job…
Peterson, B.J. (2007). An Instructional Design Model for Heuristics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Potts, K. (2007). George Clooney: The Last Great Movie Star. New York: H. Leonard Corporation.
Selden, P. (Date Unknown). Darwin's gift: Acceptable and amorally gifted verbal communication or: The evolutionary phenomenon of pc language. University of Hawaii. Retrieved from hawaii.edu.
'For though beauty is seen and confessed by all, yet, from the many fruitless attempts to account for the cause of its being so, enquiries on this head have almost been given up"
illiam Hogarth, The Analysis of Beauty, (1753)
Not very encouraging words, but if the great artist illiam Hogarth felt himself up to the task, we can attempt at least to follow his lead. That beauty is enigmatic goes almost without saying. Different ages, different cultures, and even different individuals, will have their own definitions of "beauty." The problem is more than skin deep. Any term that can be so widely and irregularly employed is bound to trap the casual researcher ... Or reader ... Or viewer ... Or for that matter, any other human being who attempts to define what is and what is not "beauty." People, places, things -- even ideas dreams -- can…
Al-Braizat, Fares. "Muslims and Democracy: An Empirical Critique of Fukuyama's Culturalist Approach." International Journal of Comparative Sociology (2002): 269+.
Browne, Stephen H. "EDMUND BURKE (1729-1797)." Eighteenth-Century British and American Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies and Sources. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994. 42-50.
Callaghan, Karen A., ed. Ideals of Feminine Beauty: Philosophical, Social, and Cultural Dimensions. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
"The Eighteenth-Century Beauty Contest." Eighteenth-Century Literary History: An MLQ Reader. Ed. Brown, Marshall. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1999. 204-234.
Training Session Plan: Job Interview Preparation
This training package is about the ability to dress for success in terms of attire for the formal job interview. The training session will span the duration of one hour and include the implementation of the skills needed to understand the importance of one's personal appearance during an interview, better understand the contents of a professional wardrobe, best express an air of personality and professionalism through job interview attire, and implement these tools into real-world interview settings in order to achieve better interviewer perception and additionally better job offer prospects.
Information for the trainer
Job Interview Preparation
Dressing for the Job Interview
Information for the Trainer
Appropriately presenting oneself in the context of a formal job interview is a skill that is…
Crampton, S., 2005, Developing and packaging the total corporate image, in S.A.M.
Advanced Management Journal, 60(3): pp. 30-40. Web. Retrieved from: ProQuest Database. [Accessed on 20 November 2011].
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Grumbine, R., 2010, Using data-collection to enrich courses, in The American Teacher,
The job is highly specialized and therefore Dorothy needs to focus on those key specialized skills in the ad. Also, using appearance to screen candidates is going to set the company up for legal action. Discriminatory hiring practices are often subject to lawsuits. hile not explicitly illegal, hiring based on appearance is only allowed if it is a bona fide occupational qualification (modeling or acting, for example) they are if appearance is irrelevant to job performance, which is the case with software design engineers (Panaro, 2003).
The second standard that needs to be removed is "good credit rating." As with appearance, credit rating is irrelevant to the job. A candidates' ability to manage their credit rating has no bearing on their ability as a software design engineer, so this clause should also be removed and replaced with a standard that is directly related to job performance.
Panaro, G. (2003). Is hiring on the basis of appearance illegal? Bankers Online. Retrieved December 3, 2009 from http://www.bankersonline.com/operations/gp_appearance.html
Judgment and Superficiality in "Beauty and the Beast": Parsing a Fairytale from a Postmodern Perspective
It is the conceit of nearly every epoch to assume that certain ideas, perspectives, and frameworks are new or unique to the current time, and with postmodernism this has extended to the notion of purposefully and meaningfully fragmented texts. That is, many postmodernists view fragmentation and purposeful alienation from reality -- truly, a questioning of what constitutes reality -- as the quintessential and definitive postmodern element (Erb, 51). hile it cannot be denied that the postmodern period and postmodern works frequently embrace and utilize such fragmentation, and while perhaps no era has used it to the extremes or with the prevalence as the postmodern era, it must also be acknowledged that concepts of alienation from truth and reality are not new to the period, though they were dealt with quite differently in earlier…
Beaumont, Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de. "Beauty and the Beast." Accessed 2 May 2012. http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/beauty.html
Craven, Allison. Beauty and the Belles: Discourses of Feminism and Femininity in Disneyland. European Journal of Women's Studies 9(2) (2002): 123-42.
Davidheiser, James C. Fairy Tales and Foreign Languages: Ever the Twain Shall Meet. Foreign Language Annals 40(2) (2007): 215-25.
Erb, Cynthia. Another World or the World of an Other? The Space of Romance in Recent Versions of "Beauty and the Beast." Cinema Journal 34(4) (1995): 50-70.
cultures have customs and traditions involving body modifications and while some generate serious controversy in the contemporary society, others are widely accepted. Some are inclined to associate body modifications with vulgar ideas and believe that people who have them are uncivilized. The fact that most body modifications involve a form of self-mutilation further contributes to making it seem that a person would have to be out of his or her mind in order to do something like this. The reality is that body modifications are an active concept today and some people believe that they are a good way to express their feelings and thinking in general.
'Normal' body modifications
Numerous individuals believe that there is nothing wrong with having a tattoo or having a part of one's body pierced. Most of the modern society promotes the idea that it is perfectly normal for girls to have their ears pierced…
Leone, Lori, "The Art and History of Body Modification," Retrieved August 25, 2013, from http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/nonfiction/the-art-and-history-of-body-modification/
Miah, Andy, "Make me a superhero: The pleasures and pitfalls of body enhancement," Retrieved August 25, 2013, from http://www.theguardian.com/science/2009/may/01/body-enhancement-cosmetic-surgery-genetics
"Illegal ink: reading meaning in criminal tattoos," Retrievd August 25, 2013, from http://mindhacks.com/2008/02/03/illegal-ink-reading-meaning-in-criminal-tattoos/
"Scarification: Ancient Body Art Leaving New Marks," Retrieved August 25, 2013, from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/07/0728_040728_tvtabooscars_2.html
ace: Hazards and Benefits
Corporeal Manifestation of ace
ace represents the recognition of otherness, but in contrast to the many other ways that people choose to group individuals, the outward differences society associates with race is inherently unchangeable. This means that individuals who are persecuted or marginalized for something they have no control over find themselves struggling with an identity that has brought suffering into their lives and the lives of their loved ones. Belonging to a marginalized or persecuted racial group can therefore foster feelings that range from self-loathing to pride-filled defiance.
The psychological effects of racial identity in a race-based society, like the United States, can be both positive and negative, depending to a large extent on whether you belong to the majority or minority identity. The corporeal manifestation of race can therefore emerge as a change in mental and physical health. To better understand how race impacts…
Bell, James and Lim, Nicole. (2005). Young once, Indian forever: Youth gangs in Indian Country. American Indian Quarterly, 29(3/4), 626-652.
Bonczar, Thomas P. (2003). Prevalence of imprisonment in the U.S. populatin, 1974-2001. Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Retrieved 2 Dec. 2012 from http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/piusp01.pdf.
Clarke, Christina A., Miller, Tim., Chang, Ellen T., Yin, Daixin, Cockburn, Myles, and Gomez, Scarlett I. (2010). Racial and social class gradients in life expectancy in contemporary California. Social Science & Medicine, 70, 1373-1380.
Gonzales-Backen, Melinda A. And Umana-Taylor, Adriana J. (2011). Examining the role of physical appearance in Latino adolescents' ethnic identity. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 151-162.
Artificial Intelligence / Robotics
Robot Outline Name: Complitar (aka the LoveBunny 3000).
Personal Statement: Greetings, human. I am the LoveBunny 3000, and I offer advice on relationships and also sex. You are here gazing at my glass containment because you are troubled in your relationship, or you seek advice for how to drive your lover wild, or perhaps you just need concrete advice for how to find a lover -- although in these days of social media and nonstop connectedness, if you can't find someone to sleep with you, you're doing it wrong. And that's where I come in. You can ask me any question pertaining to the relationship genre.
My form is that of a classic automaton -- a spooky sort of robotic doll that performs certain functions within a limited and circumscribed physical field. Some may recognize my appearance from a standard fairgrounds type fortune-teller or more specifically…
Estimated Age of Employee
equested Alternative Benefit epresentative -- Yes/No
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Figure 1. Number of employees requesting alternative benefit representative.
The results of the experiment failed to demonstrate any significant or conclusive findings concerning the hypothesis that age would have an adverse effect on the perception of the credibility of the younger benefit representatives for a variety…
"Engage Employees as Consumers in Benefits Enrollment." (2007). Managing Benefits Plans,
Little, a.C. & Perrett, D.I. (2007). Using Composite Images to Assess Accuracy in Personality
Attribution to Faces. British Journal of Psychology, 98, 111-126.
Most individuals fail to appreciate life to the fullest because they concentrate on being remembered as some of the greatest humans who ever lives. This makes it difficult for them to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, considering that they waste most of their time trying to put across ideas that are appealing to the masses. While many did not manage to produce ideas that survived more than them, others succeeded and actually produced thinking that remained in society for a long period of time consequent to their death.
Creativity is generally regarded as one of the most important concepts in society, considering that it generally induces intense feelings in individuals. It is responsible for progress and for the fact that humanity managed to produce a series of ideas that dominated society's thinking through time. In order for someone to create a concept that will live longer than him or…
Incense Burner of Amir Saif al-Dunya wa'l-Din ibn Muhammad al-Mawardi, 1181-82, Iran
The Incense Burner of Amir Saif al-Dunya wa'l-Din ibn Muhammad al-Mawardi (1181-82) Iran is located in Gallery 453 in the Galleries for the Art of Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. The Metropolitan Museum designates the medium used in the work of art as bronze, cast, engraved, chased, and pierced. The Incense Burner of Amir Saif al-Dunya wa'l-Din ibn Muhammad al-Mawardi is approximately 33 1/2 inches in height and 32 1/2 inches in length. The appearance of the incense burner is zoomorphic which was a popular representation during the Seijug period.
The appearance of the Incense Burner of Amir Saif al-Dunya wa'l-Din ibn Muhammad al-Mawardi is that of some type of animal such as a dog. The characteristics of the Incense Burner of Amir Saif al-Dunya wa'l-Din ibn Muhammad al-Mawardi include engraving on…
The Effect of the Flappers on Today's Women
The 1920's in the U.S. And UK can be described as a period of great change, both socially and economically. During this period the image of the women completely changed and a "new women" emerged who appears to have impacted social changes occurring in future generations of both men and women. This new symbol of the women was the Flapper. The Flapper was a new type of young woman that was rebellious, fun, bold and outspoken (Zeitz, 2006). This research paper explains the rise and fall of the Flapper in the 1920's, explores its historical and current impact on women in terms of culture, work, gender and social behavior and reflects on its long-term impact of the position of today's women.
Evolution of the Flapper
Flappers, most often characterized as the "New Woman," originally emerged in the 1920s in the…
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Welcoming the Metro Sexual Male and Saying Goodbye to the "Perfect" Woman
Beauty has always been emphasized in popular culture. But currents are pulling in different directions today as the myth of women's perfection is heightened by the exposure of photoshopped pictorials and as female comics like Lena Dunham take the "sexy" out of Sex and the City by portraying realistic womanhood with all its fat, wrinkles, spots and imperfections. As for men, the once rugged masculinity of the John Wayne type has given over to the Bradley Cooper/Tim Gunn type of well-groomed "metro sexuality." In one sense, it appears that the idea of woman as goddess is being, to an extent, displaced (or at least rivaled) by the idea of man as Adonis. In short, beauty -- in terms of manicured nails, good skin, and full-bodied hair -- is no longer just for women.
Evidence for this stunning claim…
informal forms of education. I need to look clean and manicured. Details are important. I would wear something casual yet stylish. It is important to dress for success, too, since success is part of what I am selling. I cannot look too casual - I must look like I have achieved something in life because of my educational track.
This attitude should also be reflected in non-verbal behaviors. I would focus my nonverbal cues on energy and enthusiasm. I want my audience to be excited about traditional education. Part of what I am presenting in an educational track that will give students power and control over their life, so I need to move in a way that shows those two attributes. Movements should not be too exaggerated, but I cannot be stiff either. Audience sizes will probably range from dozens to hundreds, sufficient that nonverbal cues such as an expressive…
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Newell-Legner, Ruby. (2004). Ways to Promote Active Listening. RubySpeaks.com. Retrieved November 12, 2008 at http://www.rubyspeaks.com/articles/listening.asp
The play implies that social conventions can mask the truth by forcing people to take on false appearances, and pretend to believe they are true.
The most upstanding characters in the play are Krogstad and Mrs. Linde. Mrs. Linde is not respectable because she has worked hard all her life and does not have the easy life of a pampered wife. Mr. Krogstad's reputation and his decision to bust Nora make him seem sleazy, but he is actually trying to hold down a job and raise children on his own without any support. He turns out to be, at heart, a good man. Ibsen wants us to know that appearances can be deceiving.
8. This play is supposed to be a tragedy, and is meant to enlighten us about how we lie to each other and to ourselves in order to save face and keep up appearances.
Nora's character changes…
Dark Spirituality as a Symbol of Female Frustration:
Voodoo Gothic and the Mill on the Floss
George Eliot's The Mill On the Floss is arguably one of the most widely read novels of the Victorian period. Although many differ as to just why this is the case, one thing is clear -- what was once a rather straightforward tragic tale, tinged with the time's popular romantic/gothic influence, has become a bastion of feminist criticism. Although many readers, especially those contemporary to the work's publication, expressed strong disappointment with the fate of Maggie -- especially at the end of the novel, the advent of feminist criticism brought many readers to begin to strongly identify with the fate, and the message, George Eliot was trying to convey. (Jacobus 62) Maggie Tulliver's representation of the tragedy of intellectual womanhood mired in the doom of repressive Victorian society -- is particularly satisfying. For these…
Ashton, Rosemary. "The Mill on the Floss: A Natural History." Twayne's Masterwork Studies. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co. 1990
Byatt, A.S. "The Placing of Steven Guest." Appendix, the Mill on the Floss, Middlesex, Blays Ltd., St. Printing; Penguin Classics. 1979
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Arborite Case Study
The need to increase profits and revenues has forced many establishments to evaluate and redefine the way they carry out strategies within the organization and the manner in which they deal with external factors affecting the company. The rationale being that an organization needs to constantly grow and evolve if it has to be competitive in a constantly changing market. Leaders and managers who head organizations should have the vision to realize the changes required and implement these changes in an appropriate and timely fashion.
Nutter of Arborite is faced with difficult choices. He has to decide among these choices in order to generate a positive return on assets from two manufacturing factories in Canada. There is a demand for the product -- high pressure laminates (HPL) in the market. There are three major companies that control the market. Arborite has 34% of the total Canadian market.…
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Employees handle a large amount of private documentation and must uphold the law of confidentiality legally and ethically.
Despite the stress on confidentiality of client information, communication flow is still important to the organization's ability to get work done. / Thus confidentiality in the service of customers, not in the service of secrecy is the organizational mantra. Additionally, communication is not simply fostered in the organizational culture's common professional dress. Because communication skills are so integral to the organization's work, when dealing with other nations over the phone, creating better communication styles in its employees' dealings with one another has become an integral part of the organization's standard operating procedures and mission statement. There are regular updates regarding company policy for employees and weekly staff meetings to foster a healthy and open communication flow between staff and management. No one need ever feel out of the loop. The organizational flow…
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Unlikely, due to gaseous state: frost-bite of the lips, mouth, and throat possible.
Upper airway irritation, cough, choking, shortness of breath, breathing difficulty, vomiting, narrowing of major airways, fluid in lungs, lung lesions, upper airway closure resulting in death, cardiovascular collapse due to low oxygen.
Irritation, ulceration, first, second, and third degree burns, frost-bite.
Chemical Name: Acetylene
Acetylen, Ethine, Ethyne, Narcylene
DOT Hazard Class:
In pure form, gas is odorless; commercial form, odor is garlic-like.
119°F, -84° C
Vapor:.906 (air=1), Liquid: N/A
0.00117 g/ml @ 0° C
Flammable Limits (% by volume)
Lower: 2.5, Upper: 100
Solubility in Water:…
Marx's Evolving Theory Of Exploitation
As the author of the definitive Communist Manifesto, Marx was arguably one of the most influential of 19th century economists, and certainly one of the most influential of the revolutionaries of the era. ecause of the overwhelming influence which he had on the political and philosophical history of the world, it is understandable that he has a great and even fundamentalist following. However, there remains a great deal of debate about what, precisely, constitutes "Marx's Marxism," as Kliman (1997) would call it. One of the difficulties in pinpointing authentic Marxism is the fact that Marx was hardly consistent in his writings throughout his lifetime, but continued to think and evolve as time progressed. (Kliman, 1997; Howard, 1990) If one were to compare Marx's "Alienated Labor" (1994) and Capital (1961/1967), for example, one would see a definite change in his perspective on the way in which…
Howard, M. & King, J. A History of Marxian Economics: Volume II, 1929-1990. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990.
Kliman, A. "A Contribution to the Ongoing Inquiry into the Existence of Marx's Marxism"
Submitted for discussion to the International Working Group in Value Theory. Miniconference at the Eastern Economic Association Conference. Washington, D.C.,
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Additionally, the questioner should know that some mood disorders can present themselves somatically: someone who is anxious may have a racing pulse, and someone who is depressed may have difficulty sleeping, eating, or engaging in basic self-care.
Aspects of the client's presentation to consider when evaluating his or her perception may include orientation (knowing where he or she is), alertness, coherence and ability to concentrate. ecall can be tested by asking questions about the date, who is president, etcetera; concentration can be tested by using a Digit Span test -- asking the client to count backwards from 100 to 50 by 7s or 3s (Niolin 2000). Noting the presence of delusions or hallucinations, gaining a rough estimate of the client's intellectual ability, thought processes, and judgment (ability to understand why he or she is being assessed), and assessing his or her ability to engage in abstraction (such as understanding…
Niolin. (2000). The mental status examination. Psych Page. Retrieved January 20, 2010 at http://www.psychpage.com/learning/library/assess/mse.htm
He shows her as generous, but acts as if that is a negative quality, and about the only good thing he has to say about her is that she handled herself well in exile and that she was extremely pious. He is unemotional and detached when he writes about her death, yet he worked with her husband closely and admired him a great deal. He does not even discuss the Emperor's reaction to her death, which indicates how little he thought of the woman. He writes of Zoe's death, "So the gold was squandered with all the uncontrolled profusion of a flood, and Zoe, after a short and painful illness, but little change in her outward appearance, departed this life at the age of seventy-two."
It seems that even in death, he cannot bring himself to say something positive about anything but her appearance, which may show his bias toward…
Psellus, Michael. Fourteen Byzantine Rulers. Penguin Books: London, 1966.
Michael Psellus. Fourteen Byzantine Rulers. Penguin Books: London, 1966, 157.
The same thing with our super-modern companies and school: although they have found sophisticated ways to conceal their garbage from people's eyes, the garbage still exists and is contaminating to the atmosphere. As is known, despite their tremendous care taken to avoid lethal gas emission, the landfill may still produce emission of methane gas that is produced by the decaying waste material and modern garbage, concealed thoguh it is by our institutions, produces the same results.
Recycling is still our only option. It has a superior effect on reducing lethal emissions since it reduces the amount of energy used by the industry most of which produces fossil fuels like gasoline, diesel and coals that transform themselves into carbon dioxide, methane, and other toxic greenhouse effects. In this way, recycling acts as preventative rather than as implementation after matter (Morris, 1996). Incinerators and landfills used in recycling projects also produce reduced…
Pennsylvania. Department of environmental protection. Recycling saves our environment.
Rogers H (2002) Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage USA: New Press
San Luis Obispo County (2004) Comparison of environmental burdens. San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority San Luis Obispo, California
The Monster's suffering was the root of all his murders, and Victor the cause of all his pain. It was at this point that the monstrosity of Victor's character is understood better, making Victor the greater monster in the story.
The poem "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" encompasses everything that the Romantic period had to offer. The physical aspect that the poem can portray, and the feeling that reading invokes makes this one of great substance and significance. The deep connection with Nature, is one that makes this poem a part of the Romantic Era's history, encapsulating a part of history in its lines.
The poem provides very rich description that invokes feeling; that is what the Romantic Period is all about. "Here, under this dark sycamore, and view / These plots of cottage ground, these orchard tufts, / Which at this season, with their unripe…
Many archetypal Seers are physically blind, as is Pozzo in the second act, and at the same time Pozzo is more able to see the world beyond the stage and the present moment than are Estragon and Vladimir. Again, however, Beckett breaks the mold of the traditional Seer by making Pozzo almost villainous, especially in his treatment of Lucky, and by refraining form having him dispense any real and direct lessons. In a play and a world where such lessons cannot exist, it would be impossible for this character to fully measure up to the archetype of the Seer.
Lucky himself is also an archetype, that of the slave. The archetypal slave is not the somewhat romanticized figure of injustice striving towards freedom, but rather a peon that is not only reigned to but even defensive of its fate, not fully realizing -- or realizing and consciously rejecting -- the…
Conclusions: The friendship environment affects suicidality for both boys and girls. Female adolescents' suicidal thoughts are significantly increased by social isolation and friendship patterns in which friends were not friends with each other. (Am J. Public Health. 2004; 94:89-95) Adolescent well-being is largely the product of interactions among the multiple contexts in which, adolescents are embedded. Central contexts for adolescents include family, school, friendships, romantic relationships, peer groups, and larger social networks. The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health provides unique data on adolescents' relationships with their friends, in that it is the only national level data set to provide unique data set to provide information on network structure." (Bearman, Moody, 2004)
According to Duncan (2001), "We use nationally representative data to calculate correlations in achievement and delinquency between genetically differentiated siblings within a family, between peers as defined by adolescents, bestfriend nominations, between schoolmates living in the same neighbourhood,…
Armstrong, M.I. & Boothroyd, R.A. 2008, "Predictors of Emotional Well-Being in at-Risk Adolescent Girls: Developing Preventive Intervention Strategies," the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 435.
Bearman, P.S. & Moody, J. 2004, "Suicide and Friendships Among American Adolescents," American Journal of Public Health, vol. 94, no. 1, pp. 89.
Duncan, G.J., Boisjoly, J. & Harris, K.M. 2001, "Sibling, peer, neighbor, and schoolmate correlations as indicators of the importance of context for adolescent development," Demography, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 437.
Uruk, a.C. & Demir, a. 2003, "The role of peers and families in predicting the loneliness level of adolescents," the Journal of psychology, vol. 137, no. 2, pp. 179.
The items / links that are relevant to council / affiliate leaders; have a number of different resources to include: programs, management, awards, projects and publications / communications. The different items that were mentioned above are significant, because they show how the website will provide a variety of tools to educators, to improve reading comprehension levels. ("International Reading Association," 2010)
Ease of Use
The website is very user friendly. Where, visitors can be able to quickly find the information that they are looking for, without having to go through the entire site. This is important, because it allows the International Reading Association; to be able to effectively provide a variety of information to a large audience including: parents, teachers, the press and the general public. As a result, anyone of these different groups would find the web site effective, at addressing any kind of questions they may have or in…
International Reading Association. (2010). Retrieved July 7, 2010 from Reading.org website: http://www.reading.org/General/Default.aspx
The already shaky relationship between the Qatar state and Iranian society was further undermined by the Western exploitation of Iranian resources during the second half of the nineteenth century.
From 1918 until 1921 "British subsidies kept the government afloat, and British military and administrative advisers attempted to reorganize Iran's army and to manipulate the various political factions within the country to British advantage" (Cleveland, 185)*. When Britain added insult to injury by offering Iran a loan in exchange for exclusive advisory privileges, anti-imperial demonstrations broke out in several cities. Widespread discontent grew further. The Qatar government was regarded as ineffective and pro-British. A determined military commander finally took action and put a stop to the chaos.
Reza Khan used the political climate to advance from the position of commander and chief of the army in 1921 to that of the shah of Iran in 1925. His election overthrew the Qatar…
Their training, clothes and accessories are of the best quality.
After orld ar II, this way of life became obsolete because the Japanese society came more and more under the influence of foreign currents and especially the young were ready to accept new values that were not harmonising with the whole concept of geisha. They still exist and perform in Japan today, but are not a way of life anymore. They are preservers of traditions and of an ancient culture that valued time, simplicity, the supremacy of powerful wealthy men, art in its most refined forms and viewed sex as another art form and not the goal but the means.
On can debate over the ethics of the practice and take into consideration the aspect of free will that was let apart when it came to a young girl's decision to take one way or another in her life and…
Downer, Lesley. Madame Sadayakko. Gotham Books. New York. 2003.
Iwasaki, Mineko. Geisha: A Life. Atria Books. New York. 2002
Stages of Geisha's Working Life. Retrieved: Mar. 8, 2008. Available at http://www.whatever.net.au/~amaya/geisha/stages.htm
Instead of needing his help and protection, Torvald finds out that it was only Nora's role playing and really she was capable of working and doing deceptive things. Torvald's response to the letter shows that he has very little self-awareness and really thought that the "role-plays" were reality.
5. Torvald believes that marriage and family are important, and that the man or husband is in control. Torvald thinks that men should make all of the choices and that they must protect and watch out for their families, particularly their wives. Torvald had already made up his mind to fire Krogstad since he saw Krogstad as a bad person. hen Nora tried to change his mind he probably thought she was weak or stupid or a little of both. He seemed to resent her trying to get involved with his work and his decisions, as women were not meant to have…
Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll's House. Trans. William Archer. 1879. 8 Dec. 2006 http://wlac.etudes.fhda.edu/etudes/courses/westla/spring2004/WLAC_THEATER100_ZURLA/downloads/DollsHouse_full01.pdf.
Fever Stimulation Beverage:
Promoting myself as an in-house representative
Product differentiation is essential in the beverage market. With so many 'energy beverages' being advertised today it is easy for even a unique product to get lost in the sea of Red Bull and Rock Star clones. Fever Stimulation Beverage clearly offers something different to the consumer: energy for pleasure rather than for athletics and work. It is not an energy drink -- instead it stimulates libido, sexual performance, and the enjoyment the consumer feels when engaging in leisure-time activity. It occupies a unique place in the 'smart' beverage market. It is an enhancement beverage; it is not an energy beverage that makes the consumer's level of energy crash and burn. It is not designed to help the consumer cram for a test or get through an all-nighter at work for the pleasure of a teacher or employer. Instead, it is…
The button downs made for men tend to accentuate and broaden different areas than for women, for example, the shoulders. Both genders accessorize in different ways and one way is through shoes and bags. Women tend to wear high heels while men don't, and the former tend to carry a purse while the latter accessorize with a cross-body or messenger bag. Hair is another way to accentuate the gender difference for men and women fashion it differently, whether it is in terms of length or cut. As well, women tend to shave their hair in places men may not, for example, underarms and legs. Men may just shave their facial hair should they choose not to grow a beard.
Body modification or plastic surgery varies in both genders. Women may choose to get breast implants while men opt for pectoral implants. As well, in various cultures, certain body changes are…
Construction of Gender Identity. (n.d.). New York College | Catholic College | The College of New Rochelle. Retrieved November 5, 2011, from http://www2.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus/socialization.html
Gender Identity. (n.d.). UNC. Retrieved November 5, 2011, from www.unc.edu/~pnc/strat/4-13-06.ppt
Hernandez, K. (n.d.). Cultural attempts to accentuate sexual dimorphism - by Krystle Hernandez - Page 3 - Helium. Helium - Where Knowledge Rules. Retrieved November 5, 2011, from http://www.helium.com/items/1307063-cultural-attempts-to-accentuate-sexual-dimorphism?page=3
Advances in title-production have also made customization an option in tiles that are at the high-end of the market (House Building, 2007). oof tiles are also known for their sustainability or environmentally friendly characteristics and low cost of ownership (TCO) over time (House Building, 2007). In addition to all of these attributes, tiles are known for being self-cleaning and having a very high resiliency to weather extremes.
The second option fo installing premium tiles at $50 per square foot meets with the aesthetic, branding and customer service requirements for the roof replacement. The opportunity cost of the installed however is very high at 3 weeks or $30,000 yet the tile is prospected to last 40 years. There is also an $875 per year amortization cost to this option assuming there is no incremental maintenance to be done. At $35,000 this is also the priciest option there is and needs to…
Bullock, J.H. (1979). Maintenance planning and control. Strategic Finance, 60(10), 53-53.
Engebretson, G.A., & Skokan, B. (1997). Facilities management benchmarks: Lessons learned. AACE International Transactions, (15287106), 7-11.
HOUSE BUILDING: Roof tiles are self-cleaning. (2007). What's New in Building, (01429094), 59-59.
Pheng, L.S., & Lee, S.H.S. (1993). Effectiveness of the managing agent: Property management and maintenance. Facilities, 11(9), 5-5.
successful management is that of the United States Army, which is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces and is responsible for land-based military operations on both a national and international level. The U.S. Army is both the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military and has labored for years under its mission to provide necessary forces and capabilities in support of defending the United States in regard to its security and defense. In viewing this organization, one immediately understands that when the safety of millions is at stake, clear and distinct management standards must be set in place within the U.S. Army to ensure that no stone is left unturned in terms of operations, intelligence, planning and enacting its duties. In understanding this basic relationship between the U.S. Army and management, one can better understand how certain strategies apply to different areas of specialization within…
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37. 2011. Web. Retrieved from: ProQuest Database.
Components of a PERIODIC HEALTH Examination
A periodic health examination is an evaluation of the body and its functions using inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. A complete health assessment includes information about ones medical history and lifestyle, laboratory tests, and disease screening. A periodic health examination can help identify health problems at an early stage when they are easier to control or cure (Laine). Another benefit of these visits is that over time the patient may develop rapport and trust with his/her physician. The type of doctor to visit to obtain a periodic health examination is a primary care physician. The following physicians qualify as primary care: general practitioners are trained in medical disciplines, including internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, general surgery and psychiatry. Internists diagnose and medically treat disease in adults. Pediatricians care for and treat children from birth through adolescents.
Preparation for a Periodic Health Examination
Laine, C. "The Annual Physical Examination: Needless Ritual or Necessary Routine?" Ann Intern Med 136.9 (2002): 701-3.
Lefebvre, H., and M. Brule. "[Physical Examination. What Does It Do for Us?]." Infirm Que 4.6 (1997): 40-2.
Wildes, T., and R. Anderson. "The Adult Screening Physical Examination: What Physicians Do." Wmj 103.1 (2004): 60-5.
Since the 30s people have been politically inclined towards left in Hollywood. Kazan was also known for his left-wing views that eventually led him to the appearance before HUAC. However, with the inquiries of the House Un-American Affairs Committee problems for the supporters of left came up. Demand for anticommunist films required more writers with right-wing inclinations. The demand for anti-fascist films in late 30s through mid-40s could not match the demand for anticommunist films. Even though many blacklisted liberals fled to other countries to support their careers. Many people expressed different views regarding people who supported HUAC. For example Lillian Hellman's view of Elia Kazan's friendly testimony is that he simply couldn't do otherwise because he valued his own
American success story too much. Arthur Miller also mentioned in his autobiography that if he did not come out clean he would not be able to make another movie in…
Mccain, R. (1999). New Book Defends Kazan in Saga of 'Hollywood 10'. The Washington Times. Publication Date: March 17.
edesigning Product Lines with Conjoint Analysis:
How Sunbeam Does It
What are the strengths & weakness of the studies ?
The Sunbeam Appliance Company (SAC) division is facing the challenge of differentiating their core product lines, as they are rapidly maturing and losing market share and profits. The decision to pursue conjoint analysis is made to accomplish the following goals. First, Sunbeam wants to know what models need to be in the product line, what their physical appearance needs to be what their performance characteristics also need to be (Page, osenbaum, 1987). What follows is an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of these studies and what Sunbeam could have done differently to minimize the study's weaknesses, which are many.
The following are the key strengths of the conjoint analysis studies taken on by Sunbeam in an effort to reposition and profitably grow their food processor line.…
Auty, S. 1995, "Using conjoint analysis in industrial marketing," Industrial Marketing Management, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 191-191.
Green, P.E. & Krieger, A.M. 1991, "Segmenting Markets with Conjoint Analysis," Journal of Marketing, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 20-20.
Green, P.E., Krieger, A.M. & Carroll, J.D. 1987, "Conjoint Analysis and Multidimensional Scaling: A Complementary Approach," Journal of Advertising Research, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 21-21.
Green, P.E., Krieger, A.M. & Wind, Y. 2001, "Thirty years of conjoint analysis: Reflections and prospects," Interfaces, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. S56-S73.
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Current essay is a survey report. The author surveyed 10 men and women about the image of a perfect lady and a perfect gentleman as described in the book "The Courtier" by Characteristics of a gentleman
In describing the excellent courtier in her book "The Courtier" Castiglione has discussed the characteristic of a perfect gentleman. In the book the perfect gentleman has been portrayed as cool minded, having good voice, using good, elegant and brave words as well as appropriate manners and gestures. The perfect gentleman should also possess a warrior spirit, be athletic and should keep good knowledge of humanities, fine arts and classics. The debate of perfect gentleman revolves around the aspects of humor, nobility, women and love. Amongst the several qualities discussed for a perfect gentleman the most discussed in the book…
Catiglione, Baldesar. (2002). The Book of the Courtier, trans. Charles Singleton, ed. Daniel Javitch. New York: W.W.Norton, 2002
Wayne, R. (1993). "Baldesar Castiglione, Thomas Wilson, and the Courtly Body of Renaissance Rhetoric." Rhetorica 11 (3): 241 -- 274.
Saccone, Eduardo (1987). "The Portrait of the Courtier in Castiglione." Italica64 (1): 1 -- 18.
We are a company at the head of the fashion industry. Our image is crucial to our success. The appearance, the environment, the overall decor, and the ambiance of our office space is what sends the first messages to our clients. If we expect consumers to value their appearance, then it is up to us to be role models for fashion sense and sensibility.
Therefore, I propose the installation of six major works of art in our corporate office space. Each of these six works of art is carefully selected because it reflects the vibe and mission of our company. The colors, the tone, and the style of the artwork matches our corporate vision. In this memorandum, I will list and describe the six works of art, telling you why these pieces reflect our image.
Camille Pissarro's "Apple Tree at Eragny"
This richly textured painting conveys a sense…
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2011). Impressionism: Art and Modernity. Retrieved online: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/imml/hd_imml.htm
Pioch, N. (2006). Impressionism. Retrieved online: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/glo/impressionism/
"Welcome to Impressionism," (n.d.). Retrieved online: http://www.impressionism.org/
Implications on a Call Centre
During the last two decades Contact or call centers have emerged as the answer to cost effectiveness for all sort of businesses that require back end customer services (Boreham et al., 2007). These call centers hailing from different countries are very similar with respect to markets, offered services, structure of the organization and type of workforce. This industry has flourished very quickly but usually these call centers are about ten to twelve years old hence still in infancy. Despite the similarities that exist across the globe in standards, processes and customers; are these call centers actually catering to the emotional side of this work.
Being a repetitive task with only a set of responses most of the time with no creativity and innovation in the services process added with long hours and no formal education on the subject, do these call centers affect…
Ashforth, B.E., & Humphery, R.H. (1993). Emotional Labor in Service Roles: The influence of Identity. The Academy of Management Review, 18(1), 88-115.
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" His use of alcohol only enforces his incapability to distinguish between what is real and what is memory. It seems as though every stop represents a moment in Ned's life that he chose to ignore, oblivious to the fact that it might interfere and disturb the course of life. He does not recognize what people are telling him, nor does he find himself on the same length with them, and he feels the journey has exhausted him more than he expected. As he finally reaches his home, he is bewildered not to find anything nor anyone there, as if the house were deserted. This is what constitutes the reality of the story, that Ned's life had been broken down by his incapacity to change his demeanor and to realize what was really going on. That people were reminding him of financial issues, that he seemed to like alcohol a…
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Women in Aztec Creation
Compare and Contrast
Women in Aztec creation story and women in the Book of Genesis (The Holy Bible) creation story
Compare and Contrast the women in Aztec creation story and women in The Book of Genesis (The Holy Bible) creation story
Women have been the part of arts, philosophy, and theology since the history. Women and their creation has been a subject of interest and many myths and stories are affiliated with the creation of women. The paper compares and contrasts between the women in Aztec creation story and women in the Book of Genesis. There are a few universal roles of a woman. Like giving birth to children, raising kids and feeding them and taking care of the husband and his house. However, beyond this conventional role, there is a lot more than that a woman does and that she is expected to do. The…
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Cultural Observation of Dress
Why do all humans engage in the act of dressing the body? Consider how dress relates to both the physical and the social needs of the wearer.
Everyone dresses according to social factors and to make themselves more physically appealing to other. This helps them to be seen as hip and enhance their appearance. These variables ensure that the social and individual needs of the person are met. This is when they will have greater amounts of self-confidence. (Eicher, 2008)
f all humans dress themselves for the same basic reasons, why do we look so different from each other? Consider the influences of culture, age, gender, and other factors that distinguish people from one another.
People look different based upon their cultural background, age and gender. These elements are combined together to provide the person with a unique sense of style. This is used to make…
Inside a corporate atmosphere everyone is expected to dress in a suit and tie. This helps them to appear to be more professional. These cultural variations are different from what I wear in normal society. They require distinct ensembles and do not overlap into these areas. (Eicher, 2008)
Update Miner's article on Nacirema (Reading I.2), and describe a currently popular and familiar grooming or dressing activity using Miner's technical writing style. Avoid ordinary words -- that is, lay terminology -- where a more abstract or scientific word will more accurately describe the activity to someone who is totally unfamiliar with the activity. Next, read what you've written and write down your reactions to how this changes your perception of the dressing activity.
Miner's article is discussing the appearance
Dolley Madison (1768 -- 1849), one of the most renowned American first ladies, was President James Madison's wife. She was born in North Carolina and spent her life's early years in Virginia in a very simple environment. In 1790, she married John Todd but he died only after three years due to the yellow fever epidemic. In 1794, Dolley married Madison and became the fourth first lady of the United States of America.1 In the subsequent years, Dolley proved herself as a charming, tactful and graceful official White House hostess for both President Jefferson and President Madison. It won't be incorrect to state that her guts, courageousness and the manner with which she conducted herself shaped the role of first lady in the Unites States of America forever.
When Madison took the office in 1809, Dolley took up her role as the first lady very seriously and concentrated on the…
Allgor, C. "The Politics of Love." Humanities 31 1 (2010): 14-53.
"Madison, Dolley from The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.." Questia. http://www.questia.com/read/1E1-MadisonD/madison-dolley (accessed September 9, 2013).
McDevitt, T. "Dolley Madison: The Problem of National Unity." Library Journal 137 17, no. 82 (2012).