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Anabolic Steroid and Performance Enhancing Drug Use

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Anabolic Steroid and Performance Enhancing Drug Use

Among High School Athletes

Anabolic steroid use has, at least in the past, been prevalent among major college and, especially, professional sports. Major League Baseball implemented a drug testing regimen very recently after backlash from fans made it an issue that the sport believed it had to listen to. The National Football League has a testing program that has been in place since 1989, and other sports have also begun programs to test for anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs (PED) to ensure that there is a level playing field among all of their athletes. Unfortunately this testing has led to consequences for some athletes.

Some notable case of athletes being either stripped of honors or not being selected for honors because they acknowledged PED or steroid use have occurred in recent times. Lance Armstrong was recently stripped of all of his…… [Read More]

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Legal Implications of Steroid Use

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, 2003, p. 3).


The research showed that the use of various performance-enhancing substances is not new, but the controversies associated with the use of anabolic steroids, particularly by young athletes, has assumed increasing importance in recent years. More and more studies have shown that the use of these substances typically begins during the formative adolescent years, a practice that can have lifelong consequences in terms of physical problems and growth constraints. Moreover, there are profound moral and legal issues involved in the use of such performance enhancers, and while many observers might question that legality of such testing programs at the high school and collegiate level, the high incidence of use in recent years clearly indicates that more needs to be at all levels to help prevent young athletes from beginning to use these substances, and to help those who have already started to stop.


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Nellie Mcclung

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Nellie McClung

Many women and children live in substandard and marginal conditions in many parts of the world and they need a voice to transmit those conditions and voting power to correct those conditions. Too much masculinity is behind this contagion and chivalry cannot substitute for true justice. Nellie McClung, one of Canada's foremost social activists and its first feminist waged a political battle for Canadian women's rights, specifically the right to vote. In her time, women were not considered "persons" under the British North American Act but were mere appendages to men. She and the rest of the Famous 5 fought to secure that right and won it. Women's rights and women's movements are expressions of the best instincts of womanhood to serve and help the human race. Women, like men, think and think as dynamically. If women's thoughts are ignored or repressed, evolution is blocked and similarly suppressed.…… [Read More]

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Boys Growing Up in Canada

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The size of the puck combined with the speed of the action cause many but the most devoted of fan to struggle keeping track of the action.

Finally, the size of the scoring area, the open net, is proportionally too small to allow for higher scoring games. The size of the net area has remained virtually unchanged for a number of years while the physical size of the goalies and their pads have increased. Hockey was never a high scoring game but today's players and today's available equipment have made scoring even more difficult.

The likelihood is that hockey will never enjoy the popularity that it does in Canada (McHenry). The natural climate of Canada is more conducive to creating interest in the game and to allowing young children with the opportunity of playing the game. Nonetheless, some minor changes in the game could undoubtedly make the game more interesting…… [Read More]

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Bun and Thigh Roller Www Bunthigh Com

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A study from the Institute of Preventative Medicine in Copenhagen found that so-called apple-shaped woman with excess fat around their waists were likely to be less healthy than a curvaceous, pear-shaped woman whose fatty deposits were concentrated in the buttocks and thigh areas ("When it Comes to Stored Fat, Shape Matters," 2005, Daily News Central). From an aesthetic standpoint, toning exercises and machines like the Bun and Thigh Roller are not useful -- the only thing that shrinks one's body is weight loss, and burning more calories than consuming more calories -- for which cardiovascular activity is better suited. No one can choose where their fat stores accumulate if they consume more calories than they burn.

Of course, strength training and flexibility are also important aspects of a fitness regime. But here the Bun and Thigh Roller falls short as well. While a person who uses weights can add weight…… [Read More]

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Application of Feedback in Motor Learning

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When Rio de Janeiro recently won its bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games, they had one world famous representative on their Olympic committee that may have actually been more famous than our President Barak Obama. This individual may not be a household name in America, but he is most famous for scoring 2 goals in the 1958 World Cup championships when he was only 17 years old. This made him the youngest player to ever play in these renowned championships and over the course of his distinguished career; the majority of the football world would certainly consider him to be the best soccer player ever. Brazil actually has declared this individual as a national treasure in order to thwart other teams and countries from stealing him away and out of their country. His name is Edson Arantes Do Nascimento, but you may know him simply as --…… [Read More]

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Masculine Expression of Love

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Male Expression of Love

Men and women are equal but different. They are vastly different, in particular, with the expression of genuine emotions. If women naturally and openly show or express love, most men are uncomfortable with it. It is, however, not true that men do not have feelings or do not fall in love as comfortably as women do. Some men often refuse to acknowledge that they have fallen in (or out of) love, taking it as a sign of defeat or weakness, but most men, who fall short in the expression, simply do not have the training or orientation for it (Haggerty 1999), And if women perceive love as their very lives, men view it as only a part of theirs.

Men must keep their heads on their work or business on a daily basis, not just to survive but to move on or achieve some pursuits, which…… [Read More]

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Progymnasmata Legislation on Era in the United

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Progymnasmata legislation on ERA

In the United States, legislation geared towards non-discrimination, human rights and equal treatment have made such overt discrimination against women things of the past. Title IX, for example, addresses discrimination against girls in the areas of education and sports. Federal laws also prohibit discrimination in hiring as well as in compensation.

However, statistics show that women continue to experience discrimination in a number of social structures. Currently, women occupy only 14% of seats in Congress. Though far from equitable, this figure represents a record high for the number of women in the national legislature.

Statistics from the Bureau of Labor show that despite pay equity laws, salary disparities continue to exist between men and women across a broad range of occupations. For example, in the service industry, female cashiers earn an average of $292 per week, only 89.3% of the median salary of male clerks.

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Pop Culture in Dangerous Attitude and Trend

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Pop Culture

The most important development in a child is his individual identity. While children are shaping their attitude and identities, most of the times they tend to imitate their ideals and personalities for inspiration. The youth relates to a specific individual or a personality as their role model due to a certain quality or skill that they posses. It is not necessary that the child should look / dress or copy all the qualities of his hero, they can just select the attributes which suit them best and the ones they can relate, hence applying those skills or attributes to themselves. For example, the Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg may not have a direct influence on girls and women to become lawyers and subsequently judges, but her being there makes other female believe that it's a possibility too (Gibson & Cordova, 1999).

This is the ongoing pop culture,…… [Read More]

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Othello -- the Tragedy of

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Iago paints for Othello not simply a negative picture of Desdemona, but of an entire society where men are cuckolded: "that cuckold lives in bliss/Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger...I know our country disposition well; / in Venice they do let heaven see the pranks/They dare not show their husbands; their best conscience/Is not to leave't undone, but keep't unknown" (3.3). Iago, ironically, even uses the fact that Desdemona loved and married the Moor against her chastity, echoing Brabatino's rhyme: "She did deceive her father, marrying you" (3.3). However, Iago adds a terrifying, seemingly strange reading of Othello's wooing with words of Othello's military deeds: "And when she seem'd to shake and fear your looks, / She loved them most" (3.3). In other words, women really crave a strong military man who is violent towards their bodies, rather than a tender and loving man who is respectful…… [Read More]

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Gender Bias in British Education Are Boys Really Failing

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statistics showing that English boys are performing worse than their oversees counterparts. Then I list some of the possible reasons boys are falling behind and some of the solutions. I end with what I feel is a viable solution to the problem of boys falling behind.

Are boys in England falling behind there female counterparts? If the answer to this question is yes, then why, and what can be done to address the problem. In an age of fierce competition, it is no longer enough to just let "boys be boys" The question is How can we balance the learning needs of boys with the needs of girls. It seems society is on a pendulum, first favoring boys, then favoring girls. We cannot go back and forth, favoring one gender at a time. The pendulum needs to stop swinging, but how do we balance the needs of boys with the…… [Read More]

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Quality of Life of Menopause

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Once this takes place, we will be able to determine the underlying impact of menopause on our select population and the kinds of effects it is having on their overall quality of life. (Hopkins, 2008)

Study population and sampling

Like what was stated previously, our research will focus on those women who are suffering from menopause and others that are selected randomly. We will subdivide respondents into various groups based upon: their racial / ethnic group, income status and if they are seeking any kind of treatment. This will help to improve the overall quality of our survey by: focusing on what segments of the population that are having an adverse impact on their underlying levels of mental health. Once this occurs, we will be able to make specific inferences about their how their attitude is affecting their quality of life. At which point, we can support or refute the…… [Read More]

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Virginia Woolf's A Room of Her Own

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Virginia Woolf's "A Room of Her Own": War, Independence, and Identity

"[a]s a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world" -Virginia Woolf

The Chinese character for "crisis" is a combination of the words "danger" and "opportunity." It is often the case that when people are faced with hardship, they experience inward, mental, changes as a coping strategy to continue thriving in a new environment. History is ridden with stories of human strength and persistence in the face of imminent danger, such as with Holocaust victims, or any near-death experience. The threat of death, say in times of war, has serious psychological effects on people: for instance, post-traumatic-stress-disorder is commonly attributed to individuals coming from a war-torn area. The effects of war and violence can also be seen in advancing the intellectual movements that have occurred during…… [Read More]

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Cultures Gender Roles Are Behaviors

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Their natural capabilities and willingness to respond to the task are, however, economically constrained because African men or husbands stubbornly remain the decision-makers of the home (Bwakali).

The American woman may have remained tied to the traditional gender role of subjection to the man but the African woman is much more limited (Bwakali 2001). The American woman is economically empowered and can make her own decisions. The African woman, in contrast, has no voice or options to make. She is financially and culturally impoverished. Interventions by developed countries do not work. Imposing development strategies is superficial and does not last. The solution to the gender problems of the African woman is not found in the classroom. It can be found only in the African woman herself. She must decide to reject dependence in favor of independence and ignorance for knowledge. She must decide to begin to recognize her own person…… [Read More]

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Youth and the Media The

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According to Paddock, "The American Psychological Association (APA suggests that the proliferation of sexual images of girls and young women in the media is harming their self-image and development." The APA found that these images often arrest healthy development in a variety of areas, including self-esteem, which can cause a woman to display anxiety and shame. The article specifically mentions Christina's advertisements as examples of a negative portrayal of women (Paddock). Thus, the images portray women incorrectly in two ways. First of all, they portray women in a style of beauty that is not common, encouraging these women to believe that the advertised type of beauty is the only type of beauty. In response, some young girls are liable to have low self-esteem, in addition to spending a great amount of money on beauty products that they don't need. In short, the advertisements suggest that only one type of beauty…… [Read More]

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Doris Lessing's To Room 19

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The difference between Matthew and Susan is that Matthew does not feel guilty for wanting something just for himself. Susan becomes so miserable and anxious at the idea of her 'secret' being revealed, because she needs something outside of the constricted borders of her life, that she commits suicide at the end of the story rather than tell her secret. This shows how for many modern women: "mothering has gone from an art to a cult, with devotees driving themselves to ever more baroque extremes to appease the goddess of perfect motherhood" (Shulevitz 2005). Not wanting to be a mother every moment of the day is considered more shocking and anxiety-provoking than cheating with a 'Michael Plant' on one's husband. This is why it is easier for Susan to create a fiction that she has a lover than it is to admit that she needs 'me' time. In Susan, it…… [Read More]

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Gender and Greek Art Gender

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Thompson, James. "What Athenian men said about women." Women in the ancient world. Revised July 2010. November 15, 2010.


Figure 1: Michael Lahanas

Figure 2: From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Figure 3: From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Figure 5: Discus thrower

Figure 5: From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Figure 6: Metropolitan Museum of Art

James Thompson, "What Athenian men said about women," Women in the ancient world, Revised July 2010, accessed November 15, 2010 at http://www.womenintheancientworld.com/whatathenianmensaid.htm

Lahanas, Michael. "Kore/Korai," Art Gallery, available November 15, 2010 at http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Arts/Kore.htm

"Attributed to Exekias: Neck-amphora (17.230.14a,b_27.16),"in Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006), available November 15, 2010 athttp://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/17.230.14a,b_27.16 ?

"Relief of a dancing maenad [Roman copy of a Greek relief attributed to Kallimachos] (35.11.3)," in Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006), available November 15, 2010 at…… [Read More]

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Myths That Maim Female Stereotypes

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Myths That Maim

There are numerous gender stereotypes that have been propagated in the past. Female stereotypes, however, seem to be far too common. Gender stereotypes, in basic terms, are all those generalizations made in reference to a particular gender. The Myths that Maim video presents images depicting a number of female stereotypes that have particularly been long standing. In addition to ranging over the social construction of gender violence, the video also surveys grouping of people by the society with reference to gender identities. It traces not only the images but also the myths and stories of our culture and demonstrates models of subordination and dominance that have triggered abuse and violence. The myth that this text will highlight has got to do with the widely held view that men are 'superior' to women; meaning that women should assume 'inferior' roles. In accordance to this stereotype, men are portrayed…… [Read More]

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Sex Lies and Conversation the Dynamic Between

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Sex, Lies, And Conversation

The dynamic between men and women has been one of the most powerful things in the world for centuries if not millennia. Men have traditionally been in power while women have struggled against their oppression to forge a place for themselves in the world. Although we have progressed in society to the point where women have reached a place nearing equality, if we look at the people in control of the world governments and the CEOs of large corporations, it is still largely a man's world. The short piece by Deborah Tannen (2012) entitled "Sex, Lies, and Conversation" deals with the dynamic between men and women, particularly in marriages and how the relationship between man and woman is different in public than it is behind closed doors. Above all other issues that might come up in a relationship, the author expresses the belief that communication, or…… [Read More]

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Gender & Sexuality Studies Dance

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Men are expected to put across domination and to affirm their masculinity during a hip hop dance. Hip hop and tango are both designed to put across the feeling that there is a strong connection between the message and the dance, the dance and the dancer, and the dancer and the message.

Tango and hip hop are relatively similar when considering that professional dancers are primarily interested in dancing from the perspective of someone who actually understands why he or she is dancing. These people are not only interested in looking beautiful as they dance, as they are also concerned about having audiences understand their emotions.

All things considered, choreography is one of the most important concepts in the contemporary society and it is very important for the general public to understand that dances are more than movements designed to please the eye. Individuals also dance with the purpose of…… [Read More]

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Conversational Rituals as Seen Through

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Often, the purpose of trouble talk is opening up about an emotional need, not 'fixing' a specific problem in the eyes of many women.

Public talk

The sphere of public talk could be summed up in the phrase 'not in front of the neighbors' -- in other words, certain types of dialogue and ways of relating are not deemed permissible in front of strangers. Think of the embarrassment of seeing a child disciplined in public, when a parent loses control. Parental discipline is supposed to be private, not public display. Cultures have different levels of what is acceptable publicly -- in some cultures, shaming someone in public is considered 'not done' or at very least far worse than in private, or intimate affection is not considered appropriate public talk. Even in relatively uninhibited America, seeing a man propose to a woman, or a couple engaging in an intimate moment can…… [Read More]

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Susan Minot Lust the

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There was no companionship, friendship or love.

The story is a good example of how teenage and young adulthood lust can go awry. Lust masks itself as love in the heat of the moment, but when the moment is gone, there is nothing but emptiness. The girl is tempted by lust all the time and she always gives into it because it tricks her into thinking she will feel good and she will feel whole; but lust does the opposite to girls, it takes away a piece of them, slice by slice, until there is only the carcass of a woman and she must work hard to fill the emptiness inside of her.

One of the most obvious aspects about the story is that the girl never talks about anything outside of her life -- just boys. She is in school and all we hear about that experience is the…… [Read More]

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Fences & Topdog Underdog the Course of Dramatic

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Fences & Topdog/Underdog

The course of dramatic literature reveals truths of the human condition. Drama is a study of human nature, its tendencies and reactions, its inner-most thoughts. Every play chooses as its theme various facets of humanity to study in various contexts, and some explore multiple ideas, indeed, the more, the richer the play. Take, for example, Fences by August Wilson, and Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, each of which deals with the central theme of how people's hopes and dreams affect the way they live and the people they become. The theme of hopes and dreams that runs through these two plays dictates the life-progress of brothers Lincoln and Booth in Topdog/Underdog, and also of Troy and his son Cory in Fences.

In Topdog/Underdog, Suzan-Lori Parks seems to criticize the human need to have dreams by showing the negative effect these dreams have on the characters who hold them.…… [Read More]

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Advertising Wellness Clinics Health-Based Product

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Provided the counselors and instructors are charismatic, this might be the ideal way to generate initial 'buzz' about the center. Sending out free coupons for free sessions, and offering free 'teaser' yoga or Pilates classes in public venues (like on the Boardwalk during the summer or an in-store location like the mall) can generate publicity and interest. For fitness, marketing should be experiential as well as about selling a particular image.

Since a wellness center is marketing a service as well as a product, one extremely important, but often overlooked component of advertising is good training of the staff. Staff members must be friendly and helpful, and project the right type of 'image' for the center. Given the center's emphasis on personal self-improvement in its marketing strategy, staff members should embody the likely ideal of the target female consumer: they should be fit, knowledgeable, friendly and ready to answer the…… [Read More]

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Gender-Based Communication Styles Gender-Based Differences in Interpersonal

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Gender-Based Communication Styles


This project consists of an observational study intended to identify and compare the differences in social interaction styles between the genders. The study endeavored to compare the various components of interpersonal communication, such as body language, eye contact and physical gestures among various subjects observed in a university courtyard frequented by students as well as by university instructors and visitors.

The experimenter monitored the ways men and women differ in communication styles. In order to minimize extraneous factors (such as larger group dynamics or sexual interest) that lie beyond the scope of this project, the experimenter observed only one-on-one interactions between groups of two same-gender subjects.

The background of the study was chosen because it provided the opportunity to observe numerous groups engaged in similar interactions in a relatively short period of time, in addition to several different seating options including a…… [Read More]

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Physical Activity Physical Activities and

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Anselm's using a number of community outreach methods to involve seniors in a trial 5-day a week exercise program. The health belief model would be central to the campaign used for outreach, with the intent of encouraging involvement of roughly 30 participants over the duration of a full year. This experimental group would be compared to a control group that would remain engaged in St. Anselm's already existing 3-day-a-week tai-chi program.

Researchers will seek out a previously tested and confirmed self-report inventory on physical, mental and emotional well-being. The properly vetted instrument will be used to gauge the personal health evaluation of each respondent with the hypothesis that those in the experimental group will produce more positive index scores. The inventory would be administered four times over the course of the year on a quarterly basis. Hereafter, statistical analysis will rely on the use of a t-test, an appropriate mode…… [Read More]

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Gym Guys Introduction to the

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Ironically, they often consume such ridiculous quantities of food that they spend as much time in the bathroom as in the gym and they manage to put on a layer of fat despite their interest in "physical fitness."

Subspecies Number 2 -- Narcissists:

Narcissists workout for very similar reasons as muscleheads, except with a slightly different focus and intended audience. Whereas muscleheads workout to impress everyone in general and to intimidate other males in particular, narcissists workout strictly for cosmetic purposes to maximize their sexual appeal to women (or to other men, in some in cases). Sometimes, gym narcissists become so obsessed with their workouts that they end up spending their weekend nights in the gym instead of trying to meet someone, seemingly undermining their reason for working out in the first place. In many cases, gym narcissists are very similar in their habits and objectives to muscleheads, except with…… [Read More]

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Nutro Balance Project Management Dear Alex the

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Nutro Balance Project Management

Dear Alex,

The project as it is currently scheduled will take 138 working days to complete and its expected completion is April 25th, 2012. The critical tasks in this project are task IDs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, & 13. These are:

Identify Target Consumers

Recruit Test Subjects

Screen Test Results

Finalize Test Subjects

Prepare Product

Test the Subject

Input Actual Data into Database

Analyze Actual Data

Prepare Findings Report

The NutroBalance company produces a line of weight loss supplements and nutritional snacks. Ultra, a weight loss supplement which is geared primarily towards men who lift weights and do cardiovascular exercises, have been a big success. Therefore the company wishes to replicate this success by formulating the Ultra pills to target other segments of the workout population. UltraMAX, a new product, is geared toward women who also lift weights and do cardiovascular exercises.…… [Read More]

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Depression All in the Mind

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Not all physical activity could tackle depression. Researchers at Glasgow University interviewed hundreds of men and women about the types of exercise they engaged in (Templeton 2002). They discovered that housework, unlike vigorous exercise, not only failed to improve the morale of depressed people but also worsened their condition. They found that physical activity performed as paid work had no effect on well-being. There was no improvement in the mood, which was evident with people who walked more than four times a week. They gave a psychological explanation in that housework is a chore, which carries an obligation or something to be done to earn money. This could also explain why 9.3% of UK households now employ domestic helpers (Templeton).

The lack of physical activity has been blamed as a major public health enemy (National Institute on Aging 2000). It contributes to the development of disease and disability. Older people…… [Read More]

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Gender & Sexuality Gender and

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Typical examples include the occupations held by males and females and their recreational interests. Social role theory is particularly important in connection with sexual mores that prescribe very different sexual and courtship roles based on gender.

Connection between concept and article:

The article Gender Is a Relative Term in Politics, Study Finds incorporates the concept of social role theory in the way it describes the extreme rarity of female political candidates facing male candidates in high-level face-to-face debates in connection with political races. In the Unites States, it has been almost a quarter of a century since a male and female candidate for high-level national political office faced each other in a debate.

This is a direct function of the extent to which social expectation influences males and females differently to aspire to political office or achieve other positions of relative social power.

While the article focuses on the issue…… [Read More]

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Health Importance of Health and Exercise and

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Health [...] importance of health and exercise, and where people can find assistance in California. Exercise is an important deterrent to many diseases, including obesity, a plague on the nation. Getting Americans to exercise may be difficult, but the benefits of exercise are clear. People who exercise tend to live longer, have better overall health, and feel better about themselves. In California, many programs are available that will help people develop and maintain healthy lifestyles that include exercise. Education is the key to helping people understand the benefits of exercise, and that education must begin early in life for exercise to become a daily habit. For America to become a healthy country again, people must understand the importance of exercise and good health, and that begins with education and assistance to help people create better, more healthful lives for themselves.

Exercise and good health go hand-in-hand, and yet, in our…… [Read More]

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Athlete's Identity

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Athlete's Identity

Interactionist Theory and the Female Athlete

The social role is the group of expected behaviors that a person in a certain social situation has given to him or her. Role confusion is when an individual has difficulty figuring out what the expected behaviors are in a certain situation. Role strain is when fulfilling the expectations of one social role conflicts with filling those of another social role. Social roles, as well as these two elements of the social role, are important to interactionist theory, which may also be referred to as the social action theory. The concept of the role was adapted from anthropology, and to interactionists it represents the constantly changing and adapting set of expected behaviors which are negotiated between the people in a situation. The interactionist social role is rather meaningless if looking at one individual isolated from others, as it develops only through the…… [Read More]

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Hays Lm Pressler Sj Damush

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This makes it perhaps a less-useful theory for this particular research if practical knowledge and effects that will have a real and direct impact on public health are sought in addition to purely academic gains in knowledge.

Relevance to Community Health Nursing

This research and its outcomes and conclusions will be most directly useful for nurses that are practicing in low-income and predominantly African-American communities, as this was the population of focus in the study itself and thus this is the community to which the results are the most applicable. Within this community, it is clear that community health nurses should create a focus on what constitutes "exercise" as the term is used by physicians and nurses in regards to cardiovascular health and the prevention/mitigation of cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors, in order to help patients and the community at large understand not only the need for exercise, but…… [Read More]

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Trifles by Susan Glaspell in Trifles by

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TRIFLES by Susan Glaspell

In "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell, the characteristics of the women and the attitudes to their men and their own roles in life are gradually illuminated. The intensity of the situation, in effect two women judging the life of the third, absent party, provides a context in which Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peter grow significantly, in character, strength and importance.

The principle characters in the play are effectively the three women, Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Peters and Minnie Foster-Wright. This is contrary to the opening lines, during which the bulk of the dialogue and the perspective on events is from the men. It not until the men retire upstairs to seek clues, and the two sexes are physically separated, that the women are revealed to be the focus of the play. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters are then shown in their more natural context: without the presence of…… [Read More]

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Pay Equity

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Pay Equity

As American business enters the 21st century the issue of unequal pay for equal work continues.

The course of attaining the objectives of just wages for all workers by eradicating the wage disparities between men and women workers is known as pay equity. It necessitates that the unequal jobs of comparatively same value to the employer is to be given the equal wages. Pay equity is considered to be a gender independent pay process that reduced wage inequity. (Policy Statement: Pay Equity) There exist considerable wage disparities between the employed men and women of America. Taking into consideration the educational and political progress of women the advocacy of the women to be in focus by a sexist society into the dominating female occupations seems to be absurd. Irrespective of the fact that more and more female are entering the top executive ranks in America they are to confront…… [Read More]

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Culture and Media Works Sexual

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Similarly, women today feel the need to appear beautiful and perfect all the time in order to be a part of a class in society. According to what Kilbourne suggests, women use their bodies as masks or objects that need to be taken care of all the time and kept in perfect shape and condition. The media and the advertisements program their minds to think that their appearance is not perfect and they need to change themselves in a particular manner (Kilbourne, 2002).

One of the main roles that media has played in this subject is to make an individual perceive themselves from the eyes of others and to take it as a responsibility to be appealing to the eyes of the audience instead of what they themselves want to do. Advertisements today sell the bodies of women, not in the literal sense but metaphorically speaking, all advertisements have women…… [Read More]

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Debate Regarding Whether Chicana Feminists Helped or Hurt Society

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Chicana Feminists: How the Historical Debate Surrounding Them Came into Being

Gender roles in America have undergone a dramatic change since the Women's Movement began with women like Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinhem leading the way. Friedan, for instance, was an avid activist and strong supporter of equal rights for women whose The Feminine Mystique literally sparked the gender roles revolution. In her book she stated "that she came to political consciousness out of a disillusionment with her life as a suburban housewife," and out of that consciousness grew the activity that would see women establish themselves in roles previously held and dominated by men.[footnoteRef:1] Likewise, Steinhem founded Ms. Magazine and called for women's liberation in 1969 when she penned an article about how admitting to having had an abortion had empowered her.[footnoteRef:2] Yet, the gender roles revolution in America also drew a great deal of support from Chicana feminists…… [Read More]

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Group Counseling

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support group for women who have been incarcerated in relation to the necessary steps in this process. The discussion begins by providing an overview of the significance of support groups in dealing with various issues affecting groups or populations with common characteristics. The author also includes a general outlook of developing and starting a support group. This is followed by an analysis of the significance of such a group to women who have been incarcerated and necessary considerations in this process. The final segment provides a discussion of the various steps and important factors on how to start a support group for women who have been incarcerated.

Support Group for Incarcerated Women

There are several kinds of support groups that are created to offer support to different groups of people depending on the respective situations. Some major examples of issues addressed by the creation of support groups include parenting, skills…… [Read More]

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Femininity and Freedom Explored in

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Femininity and Freedom Explored in Wharton, Chopin, And Perkins

The history of women is nothing is it is not eventful and surprising. Women throughout the ages prove that in order to see progress, one must be willing to chase it and subdue it. This is not always an easy journey but it is possible and it begins with acknowledging change as an integral part of life. Edith Wharton, Kate Chopin, and Charlotte Perkins were brave women in their day because they wrote about issues women faced and to speak out against the constraints society placed upon women, they created memorable characters. "Roman Fever," "Regret," "The Story of an Hour," and "The Yellow Wallpaper" introduces us to women characters fighting against societal codes and, as a result, represents common problems faced by modern women attempting to break free from the constraints of society. They provide insight into the power of femininity…… [Read More]