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Change for the Better
Words: 559 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 74392016
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It is a shame I have to write you about these things, Jacqueline, but you leave me no choice. It is not too late for you to change your life, although I wish you had done so before I became involved with you. Doing so would have made things a lot less difficult between us, and much more fulfilling. However, it is clear that you need to make positive changes in three areas of your life. You need to improve your honesty, selflessness, and perseverance in order to have a true, successful relationship with anyone.
The main thing keeping you from having a successful relationship with anyone is your lack of honesty. You may have had succeeded in business being dishonest, and doing so may help you to manage your considerable finances even now. However, in interpersonal relationships dishonesty only leads to disaster. You must stop lying in order to…

Middle Adulthood Age 45-60 Female
Words: 1214 Length: 4 Pages Document Type: Interview Paper #: 26810478
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Middle Adulthood (Age 45-60)
Adult’s FIRST name: Claire Age: 54 Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married Children (number, ages): 3 children, 29, 25, 20
Others present during the interview: N/A
Time/place of interview: Claire’s residence, 12:00 pm
What changes have you noticed occurring in your body in comparison to your teens and twenties?
My ability to run fast has considerably reduced. I spent the better part of my teen years playing tennis. 6 a.m. would daily find me on the tennis court. I now strive to relive those days by strolling in the neighborhood right after I wake up. This routine relaxes me and lights up the rest of the day. I can still see properly as I used to when I was still in my twenties. I, however, wonder how I manage to become heavier with all the morning walks. I suspect it is the effects of…

Children's viewpoint of their'stepparents
Words: 1707 Length: 5 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 382730
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In modern-day, the chance of a child being raised by a stepmother or stepfather keeps increasing. Families are more likely to divorce than it was in earlier days. Moreover, getting children outside wedlock is a common practice and occurrence lately. Divorced parents are commonly remarrying too. While it is not an easy task to figure out the rate of prevalence of the trend, some estimates suggest that in the USA alone, approximately 10% of the two-parent families that exist are either cohabiting or married stepfamilies. The same study indicates that about 25% of children will spend some time with a stepfamily in their life. The increasing stepfamily formations are of concern as far as the wellbeing of children is concerned. Earlier studies already show that children raised in stepfamilies have a lower chance of physical and mental wellbeing compared to their counterparts raised by both biological parents. The study,…

Lives of Female Saints in
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Women identified their hrist Jesus who was food during mass as the redemption of humanity. The women believed reaching spirituality was through food, since naturally they were food from their ability to breastfeed. The Medieval women associated the breast as seen in Holy mother, Mary's own breastfeeding as a Eucharistic feeding of the soul.

The painting also indicates that to the Female saints of the Middle Ages, prayer was an important element in their connection to God. In the "The life and Miracles of Saint Godelieve," Godelieve makes prayer requests and offerings of food to God, that are answered by angels who bring delicacies for the poor.

Annotated Bibliography

Amy Hollywood. "Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History (Religion and Postmodernism)," University of hicago Press, (2002).

This article carries out an analysis of anthropological studies of the medieval times, and looks into the connection of the body,…

Counihan Carole, M. "The Anthropology of Food and Body: Gender, Meaning and Power," Routledge, (1999), p.98.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Maryann Ainsworth A., & Keith, Christiansen. "From Van Eyck to Bruegel," (1998), p.127.

Counihan Carole, M. "The Anthropology of Food," Routledge, (1999), p.98.

Lives Artists Volume 2 Giorgio Vasari Peter
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Lives Artists: Volume 2 Giorgio Vasari, Peter Murray, George Bull, Book Review -The audience read book, give

Essentially, the author of the work of literature entitled Lives of the Artist, Volume 2, created this work in order to immortalize artists who painted approximately during the time of the Renaissance. Some of these individuals who are depicted in this book are famous and are known by posterity without this piece of literature; others, however, are decidedly less so. In the latter case Vasari's work serves to preserve some of the memorable facets of the character behind the artist. In all cases, he helps to build the legend of these devoted artists while also portraying them as regular humans. To the end that Vasari is simply issuing a collection of remembrances and overviews of a plethora of different artists, this manuscript does not explicitly have a thesis. Additionally, the author is not…

Works Cited

Bull, George. Vasari, Giorgio. The Lives of the Artists Volume 1. New York: Penguin Classics. 1988. Print.

Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. "Vasari, Giorgio." Literary Reference Center. 2014. Web.

Lives of the Saints Vittorio's Grandfather's Self-Marginalization
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Lives of the Saints: Vittorio's Grandfather's Self-Marginalization

Nino icci's novel, Lives of the Saints, centers on the scandal occurring in the small Italian village of Valle De Sole, an area which houses a society dominated by the notions of religion and superstition. Cristina Innocente, a local woman whose husband has left for the United States years before finds herself pregnant from an encounter with a mysterious blue-eyed stranger, and her seven-year-old son Vittorio is left to face the narrow-mindedness and judgment his family faces from both their own relatives and the inhabitants of the small town they live in.

One character who deals directly with the scandal within the Innocent family is Vittorio's grandfather. In living with the now societally-scorned Christina, Vittorio's grandfather, torn between his family duties and his position as the town's mayor, is forced into a powerless position despite his high political status. Christina's actions have not…


Ricci, Nino. Lives of the Saints. New York, NY: Knopf Publishing Group. 1990. Print.

Lives of the Saints