Celebrities Corrupt Others

Celebrities and the media are everywhere, and people look up to them due to the power of their popularity. People can even develop a social connection with celebrities based on their performances on TV or in movies (Poppel). Fame can also certainly corrupt celebrities, who end up corrupting others, such as fans, through false acquisitions and fake advertisements. Although not...
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Who is Langston Hughes?

“The night is beautiful, So the faces of my people. The stars are beautiful, So the eyes of my people. Beautiful, also, is the sun. Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.” (Langston Hughes). This is a relatively famous poem called “My People” written by Langston Hughes; in this poem he specifically indicates how he is very much proud of his ethnicity and his black cultu...
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Dachau Concentration Camp

Dachau, the WWII concentration camp, was a harsh cruel place with poor living, work, and food conditions. The abuse and hardship all the prisoners had endured made it hard to cope at the end, but during it when they lost friends and family it was even harder. On February 28, 1933, Adolf Hitler allowed many concentration camps to be built and started. At first, they were made...
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American Advertising Gone Wrong in China

Everyone has seen signs and campaign commercials to try and get one to buy a company’s product. Well, what happens when that a certain American Soda company might want to expand to, let’s say, China? The first thing that one might think of for adjustments to the new country is the language. So, the American company would hire a translator, maybe one originally from China. It’...
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Blame

In Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey, Odysseus and his men go on a long, excruciating journey to find their way home. Traveling from island to island, they encounter dangerous situations. Unfortunately, all of Odysseus’s men die throughout the journey; however, their deaths were not Odysseus’s fault. The blame of Odysseus’s men’s death is on themselves because of their ignorance...
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Childhood Obesity – It's the Parent's Fault

“Childhood Obesity has more than doubled, and tripled among adolescents, over the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” (Karnik and Kanekar). When parents and adults hear the phrase childhood obesity, they automatically start blaming the fast food restaurants because of their high calorie menus, high trans fat options, and their crazy low...
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A Dreadful Disaster: The Dust Bowl

Throughout the course of history, farming and agriculture have always been a huge part of our daily lives. They’re a source of food, a field that provides jobs to many, and a resource that can be unlimited if taken care of. In the year 1931, agriculture was at its peak, providing great opportunities for a farmer in the Southern Plains. This was also known as wheat country, on...
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Feminist Perspective on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper

“I pulled and she shook, I shook and she pulled, and before morning we had peeled off yards of that paper (Gilman).” Author Charlotte Perkins Gilman used in her short story, The Yellow Wallpaper. This passage from the story explains how crazy the main character had gone after accompanying herself with the yellow wallpaper. When the author, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, wrote The ...
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Renaissance Art vs. Baroque Art

Renaissance art and Baroque art have lots of subject, but I’d like introduce three topic : statues, paintings and furniture. The one thousand years in the middle ages were dark, and the Renaissance was like a bright star that brought light to the cultural revival of Europe. So, the Renaissance was born at the end of the dark age of the middle ages. On the other hand, Baroque ...
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The Problem with Being a Genius

I do what I do. I do it for me. I don’t do it for anyone else. And it REALLY sucks that I was born the way I was, because everyone either loves me or hates me and there is no in-between. Jealousy, admiration—don’t even think about it. Don’t even think about it. I get it if you’re jealous. I do. I must look fantastic from an outside point of view. I wish I was what everyo...
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