America: Obesity On The Rise

In Illinois today 34.9 % of the population is overweight and out of that 26.6 is obese. There is a difference between overweight and obese. BMI (body mass index) is 25.5-29.9 for overweight and obese is 30 and up. Athletes are having a problem with this because their BMI is automatically higher because their muscle is so much more develop and therefor denser than fat. Weigh...
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Drug Addiction

“Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance or engages in an activity that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities” (Psychology Today). It can be caused by many outside factors, most of them being stress in one’s personal life. Addiction can be broken down into tw...
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Ramifications of the GPCR on the People' Liberation Army in China

This research paper will discuss the effects of the Cultural Revolution in China on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) from 1966 to 1971. Mao’s paranoia-driven modus operandi shifted the direction of the army through the Cultural Revolution proper (1966 to 1969) and into the early seventies. The army served as Mao’s weapon to keep his plans in motion. Until ...
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The Modern City

In the 19th century, New York City became a great ground for urban excitement and economic opportunity, which had especially attracted blue-collar U.S. citizens and immigrants looking for employment. As a result, the city became one of the most populated and ethnically diverse areas in the entire country, even out numbering prominent European countries. The city was also what...
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Literary Devices

In Patrick Henry’s “Speech in the Virginia Convention,” the restatement of thoughts and rhetorical questions are used to further explain his points and express his opinion. Restatement is the restating of an idea but presenting it in different words, images, or ideas. In his speech, Henry restates ideas he believes will happen: slavery, war, and the represenation of King Geo...
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As You Like It's Flaws and Improved Plot

Shakespeare is a man that has written amazing stories and plays that the world has been reading for five centuries, but movie makers always find their way to change his writing to the way they see fit. Sometimes I agree with them, but some of the time I don’t. That is why I am here to see whether As You Like It (1978 Edition) is changed to better the movie or to ruin the plo...
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Pet Dogs

There are many reasons why dogs make such good pets. Dogs are fun, helpful, loyal, and caring. They make terrific pets! Dogs love to play. They are very energetic (more so when young) and love to have fun. Playing games like tug-of-war and fetch with them will not only be super fun for them, but for you too! Running and swimming with your dogs will be fun, loving, tiring, an...
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To Stand Defiant: The Sophie Scholl Story

Bravery. Poise. Safety. These are three words that Sophie Scholl stood for. While evolving into a courageous young woman, Sophie used passive resistance to stand up for the Jews during the latter years of the Holocaust. She did this by joining the White Rose Movement, which is most famous for its leaflets that it distributed during the early 1940s. They also used graffiti to ...
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Tragic Times of the Common Man

Tragedy is such a misunderstood concept. People only understand tragedy is when something terrible happens to the protagonist. No one really gets the significance of the idea. Some people do not even know how important the idea is. In Grecian times, tragedy was believed to teach observers the way to a plentiful, joyful life through showing what not to do. People contribute tr...
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"A Man Can't Know What it's Like to be a Mother."

Nine months of morning sickness, pestilent cravings, and constant discomfort is not so much a price women pay to attain motherhood, but rather a well-earned ticket; a rite of passage that must be endured and survived with integrity intact in order to earn their place in the world. It is this and the agonizing climax of labor that indicates not only the dexterity and strength ...
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