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Changing Behavior to Reduce Global Warming Essay

… Behavioral Changes: Reducing the Effects of Global Climate Change

What is Global Warming?

The world's climate has been changing since the late 19th century and it has been changing dramatically for the past fifty years, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Temperatures are rising, glaciers are melting around the world, the ice cap in the Arctic is melting, ocean temperatures are slowly rising, sea levels are rising around the world, and there are dramatic changes being witnessed in the way the world's plants and animals are responding to the rise in temperatures.

The EPA explains that the greenhouse effect is at the heart of the global warming issue. It is perfectly natural for the sun to heat the earth, and a good share of…. [read more]

Wordsworth Poetry Has Existed Research Paper

… This connection is beneficial to the reader because enlightenment takes place.

Poetry According to John Stuart Mill and Roman Jakobson

John Stuart Mill attempts to provide a definition for poetry in his essay "Thoughts on Poetry and its Varieties." Interestingly enough he begins the essay by statating what poetry is not. He explains that poetry is not limited to just metrical composition. He goes to explain that poetry contains both verse and prose.

As it pertains to the comparison between Wordworths belefs about poetry and Mill's beliefs. Mill explains,

"The object of poetry is confessedly to act upon the emotions;-and therein is poetry sufficiently distinguished from what Wordsworth affirms to be its logical opposite-namely, not prose, but matter of fact, or science. The one addresses…. [read more]

Desert Ecology Term Paper

… Hunter/Gatherer Diets in an Arid Ecosystem

Analyzing the Diets of Hunter/Gatherers in an Arid Ecosystem

Humans have survived by learning to adapt to extreme environments. Their ability to survive depends on the ability to adapt to changing conditions and changing food supplies. Humans have been resourceful in their ability to secure their basic needs. Survival in a dessert is one of the most challenging environments that humans attempt to tolerate. The key challenge in an arid ecosystem is the limited food supply available. The following will explore considerations in an archeological analysis of how a hunter-gatherer society might survive in such a climate.

Bushmen of the Kalahari

Archeologists spend much time conjecturing about how a certain group of people survived in a particular area. Often,…. [read more]

Boundary of Art Andy Warhol Term Paper

… The Boundary of Art: Andy Warhol
In the middle part of the 20th century, Abstract Expressionism rules
the visual arts scene with a sense of serious experimentation that was in
its own way very constraining. The next generation of artists would appeal
to the media of popular culture as a way to simultaneously be liberated
from the prejudices of Expression and to broaden the palette of commercial
art. Turning concepts such as mass consumerism, the commoditization of
mankind and general materialism into a pointed philosophical statement, the
so-called 'Pop Art' movement would change significantly the both the visual
presentation and intended statement of the work dominating the scene in the
late 1950s and early 1960s. As our research shows, this would be a genuine
transition,…. [read more]

Early vs. Later Aegean Civilization Term Paper

… This stress upon individual excellence formed the basis for the focus of Greek art upon the human frame, and Greek society upon the individual's service and duty to himself and to the larger community of citizens and Greeks. True, many of the earlier city-states (such as that of Minoa) were royally governed, but laws still held some sway, even when they were fairly rigid, in contrast to the pure tyrannies of Persia and other Ancient Near East states. By the middle of the second century BC, the Mycenaean civilization had become open towards much of Minoan culture, art, and architecture. IT had a diversity that other ancient cultures lacked, and a capacity of adaptation. Soon its concept of princes shifted from military chieftains to palace-dwelling…. [read more]

Nursing Intro / Job Description Research Paper

… In addition to providing patient care for individuals, I will be able to work towards improving public health and safety for all. I am thrilled to learn that the job outlook for endoscopy nursing is promising, within South Florida especially.


Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Florida (2012). Mao Clinic. Retrieved online:

"Endoscopy Jobs," (2012). Retrieved online:

Florida Gastroenterology Society (2012). Retrieved online:

Kaufman, C. (2011). Endoscopy registered nurse salary & career outlook. Retrieved online

Keefe, S. (n.d.). Training for endoscopy nursing. Retrieved online:

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA). Website retrieved at: [read more]

Gay Marriage Many Same-Sex Couples Annotated Bibliography

… Many gay-rights activists, however, argue the status of civil unions nonetheless causes the public to perceive their commitments to be less than those of married people. Supporters, on the other hand, defend them as the best deal gay couples are likely to get in states resistant to gay marriage (Mach and Stepney: 2f.). Grant nearly all or some state-level spousal rights to unmarried couples (domestic partnerships): While similar to marriage, a domestic partnership does not necessarily grant the 1,138 rights afforded to married couples in the U.S. By the federal government, as tallied by the United States Government Accountability Office. Furthermore, domestic partnerships are determined by each state or local jurisdiction, so there is no nationwide consistency on the rights, responsibilities and benefits afforded to…. [read more]

Contingency Management Alcohol Marijuana Studies Term Paper

… Contingency Management


The purposes of this review are to gain an understanding of the controlled studies using contingency management (CM) in the substance abuse field, and where applicable emphasize those studies that incorporate CM with community reinforcement approach (CRA). This paper should offer a critical review of the literature with an eye toward identifying important and unresolved theoretical and research questions. Logan (1972) holds that there is much evidence that animals also respond to operant contingencies with psychoactive substances.

The New York Times reports in the work entitled: "Toward a Behavioral Economic Understanding of Drug Dependence: Delay Discounting Processes" (2006) states that many times those who are addicted to alcohol or drugs do not stay clean because they either "won't go…. [read more]

Post 9-11 Gi Bill Is a Success Essay

… ¶ … post-9/11 GI Bill: Is it a success?

The GI Bill that was passed after World War II was designed to give veterans the ability to better themselves in college. Every veteran could receive a free education, so long as he qualified for admission to a college or university. Under the current post-9/11 GI Bill as well, for resident former members of the military attending "a public Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) all tuition & fee payments are reimbursed" ("How much money will I get under the Post-9/11 GI Bill," GI Bill, 2011). All are eligible who serve "90 days active aggregate service (after 9/10/01) or 30 days continuous if discharged for disability" ("Benefits comparison chart," GI Bill, 2011). As well as universities and…. [read more]

Digital Signature and Electronic Authentication Law Article Review

… ¶ … Digital Signature and Electronic Authentication Law (SEAL) of 1998

The intention of the Digital Signature And Electronic Authentication Law (SEAL) of 1998, introduced to the United States Senate, as S.1594, and followed closely by H.R. 3472, was to update the Bank Protection Act of 1968 in connection with electronic authentication techniques that were used by financial institutions or for any other purposes. The Bill was presented by an individual named Mr. Cook to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services. The purpose of the Bill was permit and to regulate electronic banking as used by banks and other financial institutions. To that, the bill suggested that electronic authentication techniques be structured by Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in concert with…. [read more]

Medicare and Medicaid Research Paper

… Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare vs. Medicaid

Despite the current resistance to healthcare reform, the United States does possess two public health insurance programs: Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare is the public health insurance program designed to provide the nation's elderly population with health services; Medicaid is designed to provide healthcare services to all Americans living below the poverty line. The primary difference between the two programs is that Medicare is directly financed by the federal government while the federal funds for Medicaid are disbursed to the states, 'matching' the state money used to finance the program.

Medicare is offered to lawful residents of the U.S. age 65 or older who have lived in the U.S. more than five years. Some individuals with certain permanent disabilities and…. [read more]

Foreign Market Entry Strategies Thesis

… Foreign market entry strategies: GM

Foreign Market Entry Strategies

General Motor's foreign market entry strategies: China and Germany

General Motors (GM) is perhaps one of the most criticized companies in America today. Yet, for much of the company's history, it was said 'as GM goes, so goes the nation,' because GM was the biggest automotive company in the world and an American economic powerhouse. However, in the 1980s, GM began to lose its once-deft touch. It began to expand its brands too quickly and did not support its existing fleet of brands with effective marketing. It was also burdened with heavy administrative costs: "GM gave in to union demands in 1990 and created a program that paid workers even when plants were not running, forcing…. [read more]

Crime for Many Years, Sociologists Essay

… There are many theories that provide detailed evidence on crime in our society, yet the truths vary and a lot of indications are left unexamined or are unable to be explained. There are numerous presumptions rather than proven research on crime, and investigators will try an answer the doubts and gaps and figure out why misdeeds occur and how to appropriately handle the offenses people carry out. While Marx supported the conflict theory and how inequality in specific groups is required to have a normal functioning society, opposing professionals like Henry and Lanier disagreed that a society should be deemed as whole. Other criminologists and specialists like Currie felt other subsets of a society should be considered like the economy rather than individual groups or…. [read more]

Sports Betting Industry Essay

… Sports Betting Industry

Proponents of the sports betting industry argue that the industry is good for sport and good for consumers. A number of different business models have been developed for the industry, including the traditional bookmaker-bettor relationship and the bettor-bettor relationship at Betfair (Wray & Kelly, 2005). The latter company's model of peer-to-peer betting and high levels of transparency is especially interesting to the case of consumer welfare. In sports betting, the traditional underground bookie model put the consumer at a disadvantage, owing largely due to information asymmetry. Today's betting houses maintain this information advantage, but the question at hand is whether this advantage is significant, or if consumer welfare has truly improved as a result of the advent of betting exchanges within the…. [read more]

Operational Definitions Essay

… ¶ … Operational Definitions of Each of These

It states clearly the expected relationship between the variables

It states the nature of the relationship

It states the direction of the relationship

It implies that the predicted relationship can be tested empirically

It is grounded in theory.

The article What is a null hypothesis? explains what distinguishes a null hypothesis from a research hypothesis in the following way. A hypothesis is a tentative statement that proposes a possible explanation to some phenomenon or event. To test whether a hypothesis is true or not, a researcher carries out some kinds of test to see if the hypothesis is backed up by its results. An example of a hypothesis is:

Obesity is due to eating too much candy.…. [read more]

Air Quality and Watersheds Essay

… Water Math

Water Flow

12f x 5f x 3f/s = 180 cfs

cfs = 449 gpm (from Module 2 document)

180 x 449 = 80,820

180 cfs = 80,820gpm

cfs = 28.32lps (from Google conversions)

180 x 28.32 = 5,097.6

180 cfs = 5,097.7lps

minutes/hr x 24 hrs/day = 1440m/d

80,820 x 1,440 = 116,380,800

449 gpm = 116.38mgd

RV = 0.05 + 0.009I

+ (0.009 x 0.85) = 0.05765

RV = 0.05765

R = P x RV ***

P = 6in = 0.5f

RV = 0.05765

A = 35,000sf

x 0.05765 x 35,000 = 1,008.875

R = 1,008.875cf



Post-Sink Form


H202 in ice clouds


Clegg & Abbatt 2001


Oceans (H2O)


Garrison 2004





N2, CO2,…. [read more]

Art the General Tendency of General Society Term Paper

… ¶ … Art

The general tendency of general society is to view artists in a certain way. They are slightly "strange," or eccentric. Artists seem to live in a world of their own even while creating visions through which others may experience the world as they do. Certainly, being an artist does require a certain personality type in concomitance with certain abilities that predispose the person towards the artistic paradigm. Indeed, artists work from a basis not only of technical knowledge - although this is a necessity - but also of instinct. It is the particular combination of these in focusing on one profession that forms the "artistic" personality that seems so strange to non-artists.

In a general sense, artists need an in-depth knowledge of…. [read more]

Online Marketing There Is a Convergence Thesis

… ¶ … Online Marketing

There is a convergence of important trends taking place today that has fueled this author's interest in online marketing. The first noteworthy trend is the growing recognition that global warming and diminishing sources of fossil fuels are going to demand alternative and "greener" approaches to consumer products in the future. The second important trend has been the proliferation of online retail outlets that offer the widest range of consumer goods in history, with virtually any type of consumer product now being available from auctions sites, clearinghouse-type sites such as and as well as billions of organizational Web sites. The convergence of these two trends has helped fuel the growth of the online retail store of which this author is…. [read more]

Crash of Arrow Airs DC Term Paper

… " Newsday. August 25, 1996; pp A16.;Lib&dtype=0~0&dinst=0&author=Matthew+Cox&title=Decade+Later%2C+Crash+Debated++&date=08%2D25%2D1996&query=The+Crash+of+Arrow+Airs+DC%2D8+Flight+December+12%2C+1985&maxdoc=6&idx=5. (accessed 09-26-2002).

Magnuson, Ed. "NATION: THE FALL OF THE SCREAMING EAGLES A charter-jet crash kills 248 members of a famed Airborne unit." Time. December 23, 1985; pp 22.;Lib&dtype=0~0&dinst=0&author=Ed+Magnuson%2E+Reported+by+Peter+Stoler%2FGander%2C+with+other+bureaus&title=NATION%3A+THE+FALL+OF+THE+SCREAMING+EAGLES+A+charter%2Djet+crash+kills+248+members+of+a+famed+Airborne+unit++&date=12%2D23%2D1985&query=gander+crash&maxdoc=8&idx=6. (accessed 09-26-2002).


QUESTIONS Officials blamed the 1985 tragedy on icy wings. Was it really sabotage aimed at some of the plane's passengers?" Time. April 27, 1992; p.33.;Lib&dtype=0~0&dinst=0&author=ROY+ROWAN&title=COVER+STORIES%3A+GANDER+DIFFERENT+CRASH%2C+SAME+QUESTIONS+Officials+blamed+the+1985+tragedy+on+icy+wings%2E+Was+it+really+sabotage+aimed+at+some+of+the+plane%27s+passengers%3F++&date=04%2D27%2D1992&query=Improbable+Cause+by+Les+Filotas&maxdoc=1&idx=0. (accessed 09-26-2002).

Sandford, Jamie. "Gander: The Untold Story." 1997-2000.

(accessed 09-26-2002).


COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE GANDER PLANE CRASH." Congressional Record. Wednesday April 29, 1992; p. E1163. (accessed 09-26-2002).. [read more]

Surgical Infection Prevention Term Paper

… Infection Control - Surgical Infection Prevention Project

Post-operative infection is a major cause of injury to patients. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surgical site infection occurs in about 2-5% of clean extra-abdominal surgeries and in approximately 20% of intra-abdominal surgeries. It is a major cause of patient injury, mortality and health care cost. The CDC and CMS work together to develop a national healthcare quality improvement project to prevention post-operative infection. It will be the purpose of this project to investigate the causes surrounding post-operative infection and improve associated rates of morbidity and mortality while also helping to improve the selection of effective prophylactic antibiotics.


Each surgical site infection is…. [read more]

Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Research Proposal

… Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

As a person ages, his/her prospect of contracting Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

increases. Children and adults of any ages, however, may develop AML This qualitative study asserts that the potential for development of significant improvement of therapies for AML depends on continuing studies such as the three which this qualitative case study investigates.

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Context of the Problem

Organization of the Study


"The overall cure rate for childhood [acute lymphocytic leukemia] ALL

is now approximately 75-80%; however, for [acute myelogenous leukemia] AML

the cure rate is between 40 and 45%"

(Belson, Kingsley, and Holmes, para. 6)

Context of the Problem

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Leukemia currently maintains the status of…. [read more]

Student Performance in Business Class Case Study

… What is your average attendance each semester?

100%: 5M 4F 90%: 4M 12F 85%: 5M 4F

7. The instructor can enhance my ability to learn by:

a. Well-organized courses and lectures

Strongly Agree: 3M 9F Agree: 8M 6F Neutral: 3M 3F Disagree: 1F Strongly Disagree: 1F

b. Giving me the chance to participate

Strongly Agree: 2M 10F Agree: 9M 3F Neutral: 3M 7F Disagree:0 Strongly Disagree: 0

c. Giving frequent feedback

Strongly Agree: 4M 9F Agree: 6M 6F Neutral: 4M 1F Disagree: 3F Strongly Disagree: 1F

8. Holding open discussion between the instructor and classmate increases your understanding

Strongly Agree: 6M 12F Agree: 7M 3F Neutral: 1M 3F Disagree: 2F Strongly Disagree: 0

9. Group (discussion / project / assignment) enhances my learning

Strongly Agree:…. [read more]

History of Project Management in Twelve Periods Book Report

… ¶ … history of project management in twelve periods of Western history. This involved the exploration of six topic areas that would provide insight into the history and evolution of project management. These included the following areas: cultural environment; scientific environment; general management; construction technology and the Master Builder Tradition

The research into these areas led to the process of placing contemporary project management in its historical perspective and comparing this perspective to the modern state of this science. This process also led to a number of recommendations that were a central outcome of the study. Among these was the recommendation that further research should be undertaken into the architectural principles of each historical period, with particular emphasis on the impact of the economic environment…. [read more]

Hypnosis it Is Unknown Term Paper

… Hypnosis

It is unknown as to the exact origins of hypnosis but it is commonly believed that a form of it was used by the Egyptian in their dream temples. "Some ancient Egyptian paintings depict an apparently sleeping person with others who seem to be making hypnotic passes over them" (History of Hypnosis). However in the modern times it is generally accepted that Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer, an Austrian, started using hypnosis in the late 18th century. He received great success in this field and the process of hypnosis which he used was then called "mesmerism." At that time Mesmer's techniques cured any disorder like convulsions etc. prevalent in the late 18th century. He is also known to have cured the eyesight of a woman…. [read more]

Leadership and Organizational Behavior Analysis Essay

… 7).

Spears Article

The topic of the Spears Article is how to practice "servant leadership."

The article is relevant because it explains the characteristics of servant leadership.

The first part of the Spears article summarizes the history of the term that was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf. The second part of the article highlights the characteristic features of servant leadership. This is followed by a description of the impact of servant leadership in today's industrial surrounding.

Masterson & Stamper Article

The topic of the Masterson & Stamper article is an overall representation of "organizational membership" from the employee perspective. The article is relevant because it gives a very good description of the concept itself, its underlying dimensions and related tie concepts. The first part of…. [read more]

Harmonizing Personal and Professional Balance Term Paper

… Also the employers at the same time have recognized that given the current state of the labor market, with high unemployment, few shortages of labor and emergence of trade unions, they have to be strong and solid to handle the pressures to achieve a more flexible workforce.

The 1980s and 1990s exposed many employers to an increase in 'market pressure'. The employers during this period faced competition because of the increase in privatization, concentration and globalization. The customers now began to exercise choice more aggressively. Shareholders became increasingly impatient for their quick and profitable return on their investments. Now the focus of the organizations shifted towards ensuring the flexible delivery of goods and services onto the shoulders of their workforce.

The question was what kind…. [read more]

Role of the Military: Changing Views Research Paper

… This man, the son of a potter, through all the changes in his fortunes always led an infamous life. Nevertheless, he ac companied his infamies with so much ability of mind and body that, having devoted himself to the military profession, he rose through its ranks to be Praetor of Syracuse. (pp. 55-56)

Not satisfied with this lofty position, Agathocles went on to seek higher office by using violence to achieve his objectives, going so far as to use the military to assassinate the entire senate of Syracuse to assume power himself. As Machiavelli confirms:

Being established in that position, and having deliberately resolved to make himself prince and to seize by violence, without obligation to others, that which had been conceded to…. [read more]

HR Interview About Culture Essay

… Globalization represents a phenomenon that is responsible for many people being exposed to new cultures. In today's global economy, many people often take job opportunities overseas and find themselves in an entirely new culture. Sometimes people can be exposed to culture shock if the culture is too alien to them. This analysis conducts an interview with a HR manager in New Zealand and asks him many questions related to his perceptions of culture. His responses demonstrate the affect that culture can have on an organization and its employees. In fact, his company is actually implementing a cultural training program to help individuals understand each other. Following the transcript, there is a literature review and short discussion related to culture. Understanding differences in cultural preferences and…. [read more]

Morality and Culture Essay

… ¶ … culture and morality. In other words it deals with the question: Is morality relative to culture? Proponents of so called "cultural relativism," sometimes also called "moral relativism" or "ethical relativism" argue that different cultures obtain varying moral codes. "If there is no transcendent moral or ethical standard, then often culture arguably seems to become the ethical norm for determining whether an action is right or wrong" (see Anderson: 1). Culture and cultural dimensions are considered the collective horizon representing a specific social reality. American anthropologist and cultural relativist Ruth Benedict in Patterns of Culture (1934) said: "Morality differs in every society and is a convenient term for socially approved habits" (as cited by Kehl: 2). The paper will show that the doctrine of…. [read more]

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