A Puppet to Addiction

Imagine waking up everyday, needing that surge of euphoria the moment you wake up. The addiction grasps on a daily basis, knowing the sickness that is around the corner if it is not taken. The dosage grows greater everyday. The odds of kicking it decreasing everyday. Withdrawal symptoms attack if you try to kick the addiction (Heroin Addiction). It’s dangerous, yet peop...
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Three Scenes That Make Us Root for Odysseus-Analytical Essay

When Homer told the story “The Odyssey” he included three scenes which cause the listener to understand and favor Odysseus before Odysseus gets his revenge and takes back the kingdom, Ithaca. I think he intended these scenes to make us feel sorry for Odysseus, to show how Odysseus’ character has improved, and to make us root for Odysseus. The first of these scenes shows Odys...
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Fuel Crisis in the USA

US should not opt for offshore drilling as a remedy for its oil crisis. This approach cannot solve the crisis due to the various points that I hereby put on discussion. The amount of oil present in the reservoirs of the US off-shores is an estimate forty barrels of oil. With an annual consumption rate of seven barrels, drilling the offshore oil will solve this crisis for appr...
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Inanimate Yet Inspirational

Most gain wisdom and lessons of life from peers or experiences, but I find all the knowledge I seek in my personal desk. People have happy places, specific locations found either mentally or physically, and my desk is my happy place. About four feet of pure mahogany, a few drawers filled with paper and writing utensils, a laptop, and various books and posters are what drive m...
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How the Cultural Revolution Created Divisions

The Chinese Cultural Revolution was not bringing people together at all.It was creating division between people.The Cultural Revolution was a very difficult time because it tore families, neighbors, and good friends apart.The Cultural Revolution was a movement aimed more a creating division because people were taking other’s things and they would turn on their best friends a...
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Problems People Had To Face When They Started Living In Large Numbers

The advantages of hunters and gatherers as well as the Nomads living a sedentary life came with new problems. One of these problems was pollution. Pastoral Nomads lived in one area for a short period of time and then moved to another place. They therefore did not require any elaborate method of disposing the dead, excrements or even wastes of food and livestock. Those people...
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So you WANT to fail??

Dear Freshmen, This is a letter telling you how to fail high school. So if you don’t want to be working at Taco bell for the rest life, stop. Just stop right now. For those who want their picture to be in the dictionary next to the phrase “Epic fail”, I welcome you to keep reading. But before you take that nosedive you must first master three techniques: Spacing out, procra...
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Why Your May Freewill Just Be an Illusion: An Essay on Determinism

The average American goes about their day at school, at work, or at any other assorted locale buying groceries, sharing gossip, and doing homework never once questioning whether or not they have a choice in the matter. To most the existence of freewill seems basic but with some time, reasoning, and an willingness to question preconceptions can prove that freewill may not be t...
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Game Theory

The entries or the strategies in the pay off matrix usually indicate the order of preference of the companies i.e. first Texaco then Exxon. If Texaco drills another well and Exxon does the same, both will earn returns of (4, 4). In this case, none of the company will be better off than the other. On the other hand, Texaco may decide to drill two wells while Exxon may decide t...
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The Power of Technology

The Legend of Baggar Vance author Steven Pressfield once said, “It may be that the human race is not ready for freedom. The air of liberty may be too rarefied for us to breathe.” Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of technology, where our choices determine whether technology is a drug or a boon. While technology has ground-breaking benefits and serious detrimental co...
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