On Thoughts and Reason: How Science Defines The Mind and Brain

Turning. Turning Turning. Around and around in my chair. The reality is that I have become the world’s best procrastinator ever. This is certainly an accomplishment to record in the Guinness Book of World Records. Never in my sixteen years of life in this treacherous earth did I think that I would become the bane of our oppressors: society. I have been so caught up with mill...
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The History and Process of Making Chocolate

Chocolate has become more tasty and popular worldwide from 1502 to today.The transformation from turning a cocoa bean to chocolate has captivated chocolate lovers throughout the world.The production of chocolate in all its forms has a fascinating history and process. The cacao tree produces cocoa beans, which is the most important ingredient of chocolate (De Las Casas 23; P...
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Rhetorical Analysis of The Fault In Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars is a very well-known novel written by John Green, a Youtube sensation and common author that enjoys teaching people about history and the world. The Fault in Our Stars is a novel about 2 people who fall in love. Hazel, the girl, has cancer and is bound to die soon and has lungs so week she constantly needs to have oxygen tank helping her and Augustus, ...
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The Romantic Literary Period

The Romantic Literary Period was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that occurred from the end of the eighteenth century to the middle of the nineteenth century. Major characteristics of this period included that it opposed the Age of Enlightenment and the Industrial revolution. The Romantic Period focused on the harmony with nature and escaping civilization. Fa...
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Thalidomide

Thalidomide Thalidomide was a drug first synthesized in 1953 and was placed on the market as a therapy for insomnia and antiemetic agent for pregnant women in 1957. It gained widespread popularity as it lacked the typical addictive properties of barbiturates and produced a natural, calm sleep. By 1960, thalidomide had become a popular sedative and morning sickness drug dur...
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Abusive Relationships

That cold feeling inside your body, when a fist hits you that belongs to the person you thought you loved. Sadly over 1.5 million high school boys and girls admit to physically harming somebody they are in love with. (“11 Facts About Teen Dating Violence | DoSomething| Volunteer for Social Change”). How would you feel being in a abusive relationship, causing emotional depres...
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School Security: What’s Wrong with it?

Security in an educational environment is crucial to the safety of students. A school, for example, should be a safe and comfortable environment at all times with multiple guardians and protectors of the children. However, in the 21st-century gun violence has penetrated this essential safety in schools. Recently, a devastating school shooting occurred on February 14, 2018, i...
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Water Pollution in Botswana

Polluted Water: It Affects Botswana Too Imagine walking miles and miles each day to a river for water, only to bring back unsanitary water for you and your family. The water is filled with bacteria carrying diseases, mining runoff, feces (animal and human), garbage, and many more wretched things. Your throat is parched, but you don’t want to get sick. But you don’...
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Carbon Sequestration: Potential for the Future

Most people know that carbon dioxide emissions are gradually becoming a greater and greater danger to the stability of the environment. Heightened levels of this hazardous gas in the atmosphere have already had a huge impact on global temperature as well as the carbon cycle. Excesses of carbon dioxide molecules trap solar radiation inside the Earth’s atmosphere, slowly raisi...
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The Fatal Destrustion

Buildings shaking, my legs trembling, the picture on my walls falling, and my heart asking a thousand questions asking myself “What’s going on?” After a few minutes the shaking stops and I just realized that I, myself just have witness an earthquake. Earthquakes happen anytime of the day. It can destroy a whole city in matters of seconds. Therefore, earthquakes is the most d...
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