Moods and Music

When you listen to music, do you find your mood changing to the music? Do you find yourself starting to slam doors or smiling brightly? Studies prove that listening to uplifting or depressing music can alter mood, thus, you should be conscientious of the type of music you listen to. Need a “pick-me-up”? When you are feeling down you should try to listen to an upbeat tune...
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Definition Essay: Mindfulness

Introduction Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhist meditation. It also has a different meaning that is based in the clinical psychology. Both are psychological concepts, but the Buddhist is of a religious basis and the clinical meaning is of a mental health meaning. The use of mindfulness is mixed, as a certain amount of investment is needed in it, and the same could be said ...
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Thrills of Trills

Many non-English spoken languages involve sounds that are unique compared to the many sounds produced in the primary dialects of English. Whether the sounds are clicks within the Hausa language and most especially !X? language, the various differing tones found in Igbo and Cantonese, or the implosive consonant sounds found in many Native North American languages, these can b...
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Changes after Reconstruction

The end of the Civil War in 1865 marked new beginnings for the South. One of the major changes that occurred included economic diversification. In order to sustain the economy of the South, Southerners’ embarked on economic activities that would help them compete with the North. This led to the emergence of crop diversification from cotton which was the only source of livelih...
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The Hollow of the Three Hills

Hawthorne draws in his audience into the dark and mysterious world of the Hollow of the Three Hills by using a descriptive opening that captures the readers’ imagination and creates stunning imagery . The opening of this novel clearly depicts the darkness and decay of the world and the mystery and evil that the audience will be presented with. Through the use of setting, lang...
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The Importance of Single Stories and Simplification in Literature

Literature and movies often receive criticism on the charges of inaccurately portraying reality. Unrealistic characters, plot devices, and dialogue come under frequent condemnation because we, as a society, want the truth. Enough with the soft soap and corny fantasies, we demand real life! Important questions arise as a result of this demand. How exactly do we define “reality...
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Study Guide: People, Places & Environment – Midterm

Review The Geographical Approach Geography = Only discipline that examines patterns of phenomena on Earth. Geographers are interested in locational aspects of Earth phenomena (can it be mapped? ) * Physical geography involves natural phenomena * Human/cultural geography involves phenomena caused by inhabitants Many different fields of geography overlap one another. All geogra...
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HR System

The human resource theories have proved to come up with different policies and systems in order to raise awareness and positively contribute to the innovative forms of workers performance in most organizations. Traditionally, the role of controlling the workforce and ensuring that the workers are sufficiently motivated through the policies of appraisal, recruitment, and train...
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International student

As an international student, it is inevitable for me to seek a sense of belongingness and companionship especially that I am still in the stage of adjusting myself into a totally different culture. I find my campus life at this point as big and intimidating and I believe that living in a dorm would be an easy opportunity to meet new people. I am still prone to the feeling of ...
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Starbucks

Starbucks‘ main problem is that the expansion of the company was not under control and therefore Starbucks has not to be able to manage and cut the rapid growth. The cost of the commodities and food is much higher now than in the past theerby increasing the price of the Starbucks products. But according to the CEO, the main problem is that the company got worse because ...
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