02.01.2018 BARABARA M. 0 comments

Addiction facts and statistics reveal a nation that is overcome with a variety of addictions (see: Types of Addictions). Cigarettes and alcohol are the most common addictions and can be seen throughout the population, although addiction statistics show they are slightly more common in lower socioeconomic classes. Addiction facts and statistics on alcohol and tobacco include:1,2 Alcoholism is present in 20% of adult hospital inpatientsAlcohol abuse and dependency occurs in about 7.5% - 9.5% of US adults annuallyAlcohol addiction has lifetime prevalence rates of 20% in men and 8% in womenNicotine use increases the risk the users is likely to go from alcohol use to alcohol dependencySmoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the US; alcohol is the third28% of men and 24% of women smoke cigarettesTobacco smoking is responsible for one-in-five deaths in the US10 million people have died from smoking-related causes; 2 million from lung cancer aloneFacts and statistics on addiction of illegal drugs are also eye-opening:38.2% of the US population age 12 and over reported being illicit drug users in 2003.

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02.01.2018 SHIZUE C. 0 comments

GMOs: The Pros & Cons of Genetically Modified FoodIn the past few years, growing research into genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has revealed two ugly truths: GMOs are more widespread than we thought, and they are more harmful than we thought. Further, the vast majority of Americans have been eating GMOs for decades without even knowing about it. I want to bring this new research to you and cut straight through the confusion of GMOs—what GMOs are, what they do, and how to avoid eating them.What are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)?The process of genetic modification involves inserting a gene from bacteria or a virus into an organism where it would normally not be found.

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02.01.2018 FERNANDE H. 0 comments

1Describe Hemingway's portrayal of Santiago's relationship with the sea.Hemingway focuses on the connections between Santiago and his natural environment: the fish, birds, and stars are all his brothers or friends; he has the heart of a turtle, eats turtle eggs for strength; anddrinks shark liver oil for health. This connection with the sea and its creatures helps Santiago in the midst of his great tragedy.

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03.01.2018 CORINNE J. 0 comments

True Causes of the Civil WarIrreconcilable Differences Simmering animosities between North and South signaled an American apocalypseAny man who takes it upon himself to explain the causes of the Civil War deserves whatever grief comes his way, regardless of his good intentions. Having acknowledged that, let me also say I have long believed there is no more concise or stirring accounting for the war than the sentiments propounded by Irish poet William Butler Yeats in “The Second Coming,” some lines of which are included in this essay. Yeats wrote his short poem immediately following the catastrophe of World War I, but his thesis of a great, cataclysmic event is universal and timeless.It is probably safe to say that the original impetus of the Civil War was set in motion when a Dutch trader offloaded a cargo of African slaves at Jamestown, Va., in 1619.

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03.01.2018 CANDIS B. 0 comments

Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website!Child neglect according to McCoy & Keen (2009) is the most common form of child maltreatment. However, neglect of children has frequently gone unreported and has not been publicized or acknowledged as a child abuse (Stone & NSPCC, 1998).

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03.01.2018 MARGIT W. 0 comments

Everything is changing in our contemporary world. One of the most important things that have changed a lot during past decades is family. Nowadays we observe a great gap between what we used to call traditional family and modern family.

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03.01.2018 ROLANDE W. 0 comments

Countless spy movies, sports documentaries and parenting seminars have reiterated that when under pressure, people tend to go with what’s familiar.  Hence, we need proper training so that we don’t flail instinctively and inadequately when the test comes.  As much as this advice may have been repeated a little too often, it certainly holds true for essay writing and the examples and issues we gravitate toward.So today we’re going to talk about the elephant in the room.  Actually  there are probably several elephants in the room.  You know, those popular topics that students vow to do at all costs because they’re the only topics they’re interested in.  Then they eyeball the question for a few seconds and proceed to regurgitate every seemingly relevant thought or anecdote they can think of on that topic.  Sometimes, they get lucky and pass or scrape a B or C grade.  Other times (often times?), their cyclops-style optic blast of thoughts lands them in the less desirable “U” , “S”, “E” band of scores.  Like way below 50%.So, what’s to be done?  Well, there are some general principles we should observe when tackling questions, including reading the questions carefully for implied assumptions and required lines of argument.  Beyond these, however, many of you are still going to opt for essay topics in areas you’re comfortable with.  So if there’s no escaping that, here is a non-exhaustive list of content-related pitfalls you should be aware of.i. TechnologyAhh, technology.  Where would we be without our beloved computers, mobile phones, and automobiles that make things more convenient and make us feel more comfortable.  Did I mention the convenience and comfort?  And the err… err… oh, the Internet!  Yeah… and… err… planes?So one thing we need to be aware of if we’re going to write about technology questions is that technology is very broad.  Not so broad, perhaps, that you should talk about culture as a technology (which some academics have argued), but broad enough that any answer that deals only with a limited set of “obvious” communications and transportation devices is in all likelihood going to be limited.Consider technology used in medicine, warfare, environmental engineering, the classroom etc.  The same device could yield different results and changes in different settings.  The same chat software that you use to talk about school with your friends is used by fortune 500 companies to communicate with contractors doing outsourced work halfway across the globe, with the attendant upheavel in the workplace (the “I lost my job to a factory in China or call centre in India” argument).  The same search engines and webpages that help you find examples for your homework assignment (and videos to procrastinate with) also pose threats to the livelihoods of content creators and performance artists.  The same in-vitro fertilisation techniques that get ethically dissected may also have given life to your friend sitting across the classroom.Bottom line for Technology essay questions:  Read up, keep current, push implications.ii.

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03.01.2018 SIOBHAN L. 0 comments

In the late eighteenth century, the Danish culture was based around the prosperity of the agriculture. The production of textile was based on a limited household need, and you produced your own garments. In some rural areas, artisans set up shops, where the inhabitants of that rural area, would take their own homespun yarn to a weaver.

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