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Sport Drink Facts and Fictions Research Paper

… Results: Compared to placebo (water), ingesting glucose are regular intervals during the steady state portion of the task significantly improved performance; however, the addition of caffeine did not improve performance significantly compared to glucose alone. Conclusions: The sample size was small and incompletely randomized. Another weakness in the study was the use of water as a placebo, which would not taste the same as the other two beverages. In addition, the cyclists were all caffeine users, so the effectiveness of caffeine would depend on how much caffeine the cyclists typically consumed. Despite these limitations the authors were able to show glucose supplementation increased performance by 4.6% compared to water alone. When caffeine and glucose were combined, the average performance improvement was 9.0%, but statistically the…. [read more]


How and Why Legal Disputes Can Be Mitigated Chapter

… Legal Disputes

Memo: Important considerations when delving into international legal disputes

In considering international legal issues, this paper references legal essayist Shirley V. Scott, who points out in the book Litigating International Law Disputes (editor, Natalie Klein, 2014) that there are a "range of methods of dispute resolution" when it comes to international law. Scott notes that negotiation, mediation, and conciliation are three potential legal remedies when there is a dispute at the international level. There are several international courts and tribunals that handle international legal disputes, Scott explains, but it is " ... far more usual for states to settle differences through diplomacy and bilateral negotiations" (Scott, 24).

However, if litigation is the preferred framework for resolving an international dispute, the place to start…. [read more]


Male Figure in Hills Essay

… As far as Jig's life experiences making the man feel inadequate, I agree with that as well since he almost snaps at her when she playfully jokes that he "wouldn't have [seen white elephants]" (Hemingway, 211), meaning that he probably isn't as cultured as she is, or at least doesn't have interests in things beyond drinking. The man may feel like less of a man for not being as cultured as the "girl" is, like somehow it is fundamentally wrong for a girl like Jig, on the brink of womanhood with this pregnancy that is bothering him so bad, to know more than he does about the world. Indeed Rankin agrees that the man is trying very hard to keep Jig in a spot where…. [read more]


Trifles Susan Glaspell Term Paper

… Trifles

Susan Glaspell's Trifles and the Question of Gender

Susan Glaspell's story Trifles at first seems to be a simple story. It only involves seven characters and one of them, John Wright, is already dead. His wife, Minnie Wright, is the only plausible suspect. Five other characters investigate the death of Mr. Wright in his farmhouse. They are George Henderson (the county attorney), Henry Peters (the Sheriff), Lewis Hale (a neighboring farmer), Mrs. Peters (the Sheriff's wife), and Mrs. Hale (Mr. Hale's wife). The story consists of a simple plot where both men and women try to investigate the murder on their own, with occasional interactions between men and women. Women look for evidences in the kitchen and the sewing room, while men avoid such…. [read more]


Legal Drinking Age in the USA Term Paper

… Drinking Age

Lowering the Drinking Age Makes Sense

An online petition set up by Andrew Mark Lisa to get the drinking age lowered to 18 has 55, 496 signatures. Comments left by signees range from the juvenile ("I LOVE LIQUOR! WOOT JAGER BOMBS") to the pithy ("You can fight for your country, but you can't drink"). There are the expected slogans from people using false names like Cockrum Ballstick ("GO BEER!"). And there are the annoyed anonymous types like Yousef, whose grammar is refreshingly twitter-friendly ("LOWER the DAMN AGE ...you can join military at the age of 18, buy tobacco, vote at 18, drinking 21? WTF"). These are their arguments, and for the most part they can be summed up very easily: 1) Europe doesn't…. [read more]


Oppression by the Law Essay

… Law as a Means of Oppression

Over the years, there have been trends observed across the globe where the laws passed in many law making bodies are geared towards or directed at suppressing the poor of that society. Despite the fact that the poor in these societies are the majority, the few rich people often use their influence over the law makers to ensure that laws that are passed are meant for the oppression of the poor of the concerned countries.

Law has often been used, not as a means of insuring that justice is served, but as a means of segregating and oppressing certain groups of people.

The drug war

One of the apparent uses of the law in suppressing the poor people was…. [read more]


Hills Like White Elephants Essay

… This is also a lie -- clearly something has changed and what emotions sustained the relationship previously has dissipated.

Even when the subject of the abortion arises, however, the characters do not refer to it as an abortion, or really talk about what his desire that she get one symbolizes about the transience of their relationship. The repetition of words and phrases in their dialogue mirrors the couple's emotional impasse. He says "I know you wouldn't mind it, Jig. It's really not anything. It's just to let the air in...I'll go with you and I'll stay with you all the time. They just let the air in and then it's all perfectly natural." The dialogue is repetitive, which gives it a simultaneously naturalistic and a…. [read more]


Jennifer Saunders / AB Fab Research Paper

… Jennifer Saunders / AB Fab

Jennifer Saunders

Great Britain had an alternative comedy revolution during the 1980s that carried over into the 1990s and while "sitcoms" weren't necessarily viewed by the general public as being glamorous, the genre inspired some of the most memorable British television ever. Shows like The Office, Father Ted, and Blackadder are just a few of the magical programs of British television of this time period. Absolutely Fabulous was just one of these types of talismanic programs -- anarchic and irreverent, and it put women in the role of comedienne. Absolutely Fabulous began in 1992 and lasted until 1995 and then started up again in 2001, running until 2005 (including the Comic Relief special); however, the cult following this show, which…. [read more]


Sexuality as a Quality That Helps Grey on the Road to Mature Identity Research Proposal

… Ancient Child -- Scott Momaday

Growing up in society means more than learning the rules and taking one's place at the table with the adult community. It also means passing certain tests, some of them pleasant and some very unpleasant. One of the key tests that helped Grey grow into a mature woman was her sexual awakening and later more mature sexual experiences. But during her transition from girl to woman she utilizes more than her comely physical charms and the inevitable male attraction to those charms. Part of her maturity comes through dealing with the meanness, the aggression, and the foul odor of others' bad behavior, lustfulness and thoughtlessness. In this sense, readers discover that Grey is up to the challenge in nearly every…. [read more]


Twelfth Night Shakespeare's Play Term Paper

… Viola, by comparison, remains steadfast in her love for him. She goes so far as to recognize that if it is Olivia he wants, to see him happy he will try to help him attain her affections. She says, "I'll do my best / To woo your lady: [Aside] yet, a barful strife! Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife." (Act I:v, line 40) While Olivia overestimates the amount of time she should grieve for her brother, her feelings of grief are real. Because they are genuine feelings, they can be assuaged, as when the Fool comforts her by pointing out that since she believes him to be in heaven, it might be time to rejoice for him now instead of continuing in grief.…. [read more]


Feminists Critique of International Relations the Gendered Politics of International War and Peace Research Paper

… Gender and International Relations

International Relations in perspective

Gendered issues in the realm of International Relations have not been widely discussed, questioned or researched until recently, according to author Jill Steans. The reason for this lack of investigation into gender and International Relations, Steans explains, is not necessarily based on bias against females or chauvinism to any degree. To wit, historically, the study of International Relations has been focused on relationship between sovereign states, and since the "processes" and the "structures" of relations between states were not understood on the basis of gender, there seemed no link in that regard (Steans, 1998, p. 1)

. However, feminist scholars in the field of International Relations have in recent years pointed to the fact that while, "frequently…. [read more]


Naturalism in Literature Essay

… Louise Mallard, as a woman of the upper class of Victorian society, was destined from birth to marry within her class, to produce offspring to carry on her husband's name, and to eventually die a satisfied woman with all the comforts and pomposity of her station, without ever having either accomplished anything of importance or to have had any impact on others around her except in her role as wife and mother. It would be inappropriate, and indeed even unwomanly, to desire anything more than this out of life. Mrs. Mallard could no longer survive without the freedom she believed was hers following her husband's "death" and yet she was too weak either physically or emotionally to try to claim that freedom when faced with…. [read more]


Birthmark and Rose for Emily Essay

… Birthmark and Rose for Emily

BIRTHMARK- ROSE for EMILY

Georgiana and Alymer in Nathaniel Hawthorne's story 'The Birthmark' and Emily in William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" have few, if any, similarities. Faulkner's story does not have any important characters other than the protagonist Emily. Hawthorne's story however has two instead of one main character with Alymer dominating Georgiana throughout. Georgina only enjoys symbolic presence in the story since she is the object of Alymer's obsession. Alymer however plays a dominant role.

The Birth-mark" is essentially a love story with a strong feminist streak. The only similarity that we can find in these two works comes from this feminist theme. On the surface Birthmark talks about obsession of a man with everything the world can…. [read more]


Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Role Term Paper

… ¶ … Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe [...] role and treatment of women in the novel. The main character, Okonkwo, sees women in this novel as weak and "soft," while the men are masculine and strong. Many of the other characters share this view, and women are certainly not equal to the men in Ibo society. Achebe uses the women of the novel as a common thread to the white people, because the men of the Ibo do not treat their women any better than the white people treat the Ibo. The men like Okonkwo cannot learn from their women, who understand more than the men give them credit for. Thus, the story is a circle, and Okonkwo's treatment of his wives and children…. [read more]


Coca Cola Australia Ads Soft Drink Branding Thesis

… Coca Cola Australia Ads

Soft drink branding began very early in the world of the globalized markets and in fact marks one of the most fundamental ways in which the world sees the source, nation, in this case the U.S. Export of Coca Cola to Australia began with a bottling plant opening in the nation in 1938 and it has been a dominant global brand every since. (Olson 1996) Coca Cola has been the number one contender in the marketing mix of the region for a very long time and in many ways is responsible for the first modern source and cultural marketing campaigns in the world.

The franchise systems of the beverage market allow individual bottlers exclusive rights of sales and production in each…. [read more]


Winter Dreams the Tension Essay

… The themes of "Winter Dreams" are relevant today because striving and social climbing remains part of American life. The contradictions between the values of being a 'self-made person' on one hand, and desiring to mimic the lifestyle of old money can be seen on every college campus today. Many wealthier students who do not have to take out student loans have the luxury of studying subjects that do not automatically prepare them for a career. Poorer students must worry about employment after college, and getting a marketable degree. Many of them study similar subjects as their richer friends, such as English and Art History, and find themselves upon graduating with little hope of a job in an anemic market.

The idea of being able to…. [read more]


Great Gatsby: A World Essay

… We are constantly comparing ourselves to others to see how we "measure up." This is the purpose for Tom Buchanan. He represents all that is dishonest and corrupt. The irony of this character is that he personifies all that is bad in the world. Gatsby is supposed to personify all that is good in the world, at least in his own mind. However, Gatsby's world has every bit as much corruption as that of Tom Buchanan, you just don't see it on the outside. Bewley summarizes Gatsby's dream like this,"his belief that we can have an Earthly Paradise populated by Buchanans" (Beweley in Mizener, p. 140). The relationship between Gatsby and Buchanan is a classic good vs. evil plot. However, the good in Gatsby is…. [read more]


Plays of Ben Jonson Essay

… Ben Jonson

Intertextualities: The Influence of the Classics in Ben Jonson's Volpone

Ben Jonson is a writer who was deeply influenced by earlier novels in both themes and structures. In the opening of the Prologue to Volpone, the play of interest in this paper, Jonson invokes Horace and Aristotle, promising to "mix profit with your pleasure" and to observe the "laws of Time, Place, Persons"

what is known as classical decorum. There are plenty of critics who see a balance in Jonson's work, as he invokes the classics when and where he deems it appropriate to the contexts of his writings. There are other critics, however, that would argue that Jonson not only based his work on classics, but essentially copied them. While this is…. [read more]


Elements of the Song We Didn't Start the Fire Term Paper

… Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land, Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs Invasion are some words to the song "We didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel talking about the 20th Century, particularly the year 1961.

The entire song mentions events that are important to our history and have laid the steps towards what we live as our present. "History does not exist for us until we dig it up, interpret it, and put it together. Then the past comes alive, or, more accurately, it is revealed for what it has always been - a part of the present." Frederick W. Turner III, 1971. The sixties have been described as the "Psychedelic Sixties" by Morgan. Kathy of the University of Virginia also states "... broke…. [read more]


Carver Given Poet and Author Raymond Term Paper

… Carver

Given poet and author Raymond Carver's life's history, it comes as no surprise that his works consist of the raw and often severe existence of the blue collar worker, yet their innate ability to be resilient and find a way to rise above their circumstances. Born in the mill town of Clatskanie on the Columbia River in Oregon in 1938, Carver's alcoholic father had rode the rails from Arkansas to Washington state during the dust-bowl days of the 1930s and then made his living as a sawmill worker. His mother, Ella Casey Carver, who suffered as a victim of domestic violence, supplemented the family income by working as a waitress and retail clerk. Carver's 1986 poem "Shiftless" summarizes the story of his childhood: "The…. [read more]


Cell Phone as an Electronic Term Paper

… In fact, DoCoMo's plans are seen as perhaps becoming the first step towards a low rent version of one of computer science's biggest dreams: ubiquitous computing or the promised "third wave" in which networked computers merge seamlessly into the human environment.

Of course, the ultimate dream for ubiquitous computing is a scenario where office worker's refrigerators scan themselves every afternoon to see whether they have any milk, and when workers get into their cars, their phones automatically call their houses, which respond with "buy milk" reminders. Although DoCoMo's current plans are nowhere near that ultimate dream, their new cell phone system is seen as a first step because it aims to replace the consumer's wallet: "All the credit cards, loyalty cards, keys, money - all…. [read more]


Pedagogic Model: Teaching Technology in Special Education Dissertation

… " (Dougiamas, 1998) Such trivial constructivism, though, is the bedrock from which Glaserfelds more radical constructivism springs. He continues to state that because knowledge is constructed by the learner, and because no two learners are the same, knowledge itself is not absolute. There is a degree to which knowledge is an illusion, and every individual constructs their own conception of reality which (while susceptible to the demands of "real" or normal reality) does not necessarily align with the normal paradigm. Constructivism does embrace this relativistic and existential approach to reality, but it also holds as a primary value the idea of constraint which enables the thinkers to participate in social interaction and mainstream reality. (Glasersfeld)



One interesting area of constructionist theory is…. [read more]


Gatsby: Tormented Character Essay

… Eventually, Gatsby takes the blame when Daisy hits Tom's mistress Myrtle in her car and is martyred for his love as Myrtle's husband takes his revenge on Gatsby.

Gatsby is very sympathetic to the reader, particularly when seen through the eyes of Carraway. He is, after all, a man who has apparently devoted his entire life to love and even sacrifices himself for his unworthy beloved. He did engage in illegal activity but it is worth pointing out that everyone, including Tom who mocks Gatsby's trade and social pretention, drinks heavily throughout the book despite Prohibition. Everyone enjoys Gatsby's largesse; they are just unwilling to validate him as a human being.

However, there are also clues that Gatsby's feelings for Daisy are less real love…. [read more]

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