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Lifestyle
by J.A.V.
9 years ago
GLOBAL TERROR: Globalization and Terrorism

Globalization has been the defining feature of the late twentieth century. [1] Thomas Friedman defines globalization as an ongoing process that "is the inexorable integration of markets, nation-states and technologies to a degree never witnessed before-in a way that is enabling individuals, corporations and nation-states to reach around the world farther, faster, deeper and cheaper than every before."[2] Likewise, Noam Chompsky expresses globalization as "just international integration."[3] Regardless of one's exact definition, globalization has lead to increased transactions across national borders, inter-connected financial markets and large-scale international migration.[4] "Everyday, trillions of dollars flow through the World's foreign exchange markets, which now exceeds $1.5 trillion."[5] The world economy has become more integrated than every before and this movement of trade, money and people is what has been the driving force. Throughout the 1990's, globalization paved the way for many positive phenomenon in the world. This international integration was a major proponent to end poverty, child mortality, totalitarianism, unemployment, war, genocide, environmental catastrophes, low wages, poor working conditions and gender inequality.[6] After the world trade center attack on September 11th and the train bombings in Spain, globalization may be revealing its darker side and pose a greater threat to the security of the world than was once perceived. This threat is due in large part to the fact that today; terrorists have become global actors and are using a combination of the fundamental principles of globalization like technological advances, loosening barriers, international trade, interchangeable currencies and the growing vulnerability of the integrated world to their advantage.

Entertainment
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Desi Arnaz: Innovative TV Pioneer Genius

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III (forever equated with the happy-go-lucky and sometimes clueless TV husband Ricky Ricardo) was a pioneer in television production.  A true Renaissance man, Desi Arnaz was a musician and bandleader on the cutting edge of musical integration, an actor, a business man, producer, director, and founder of a production juggernaut named Desilu Productions.

Lifestyle
by Marlando
8 years ago
A HISTORY OF RAISING KIDS IN THE U.S. and HOW TO FIX WHAT WENT WRONG

A HISTORY OF RAISING KIDS IN THE U.S. and HOW TO FIX WHAT WENT WRONG is a surprising journey for parents into themselves and their children; article takes the reader back to the days of innocents through the modernization of today showing how society and world views have changed and changed childhood with the aim of how to raise today's kids happy and healthy.

Lifestyle
by CatFood
5 years ago
Extended Project Example: Ethics And Science

Already, genetic engineering has sparked much controversy as debates rage on whether it is safe to modify the genetic information of living organisms or whether funding should be put into this research or used for something else. New developments in the genetics field has created even more controversy as to if we should use these new techniques despite the fact it will impact individual lives or even the whole society. On the one hand, procedures such as these can potentially save the lives of individuals born with genetic defects or even prevent babies with such defects from being born. These new developments range from being used for cosmetic reasons to designing the appearance of one's own child to aiding infertile adults who want their own blood-related children. With benefits such as these, however great they may be must always be weighed against the consequences. It must be asked if parents have the right to use technology which gives their child specified characteristics at birth or in the case of "savior siblings" have another baby to provide tissues/cells which can cure an already sick child. In this level 3 Edexcel extended project I looked into the field of genetics, focusing specifically on recent advancements in its technology its implications for the future. The project eventually achieved grade A and was 1 point away from an A*. This article will exclude the abstract and evaluation.

Entertainment
by Marlando
7 years ago
Show Biz: The Hard Knocks of Getting a Foot in the Door

If you ever wanted to be or are a writer, actor, dancer or performe and have not made it to the stars yet,this article is a must read--it prepares you for the thorns so you can better reach the roses.

Entertainment
by Marlando
8 years ago
Music: One Hundred Years of Memories--1912-2012--Part Two

This is a series that spans 100 years of the romance of music and the reality of history in a mixture of Americana that takes the reader down memory lane into a mindscape of feelings and thoughts. This segment travels between 1930 and 1949 and I believe is a trip worth taking. You may recall times and tunes that you thought were lost forever. Enjoy!

History
by Marlando
8 years ago
The Decade of Fury and Fascination, those Incredible 1960s

In this world of constant conflict, massive human hunger, self-serving governments and Darwinistic business practices; of noise and chaos there arrived a primal howl from the country’s youth for a more peaceful, loving world. That youth would be called the flower children but would evolve into the more politicalized hippies. It would be the hippies of those ragged years of outrage and outcries who were destined to change the world.

Lifestyle
by Brockett
9 years ago
Religion and its Place in Pragmatic Thinking: A Comparison Among the Primary Philosophies of William James and Richard Rorty

Views on religious pragmatism started with William James' book The Will to Believe and moved progressively from there (Davis, 2008, p. 77). Now different views on religious pragmatism are fought out in books and articles by pragmatists. This paper will examine the primary views of William James and Richard Rorty, with regards to other pragmatists such as Cornell West, John Dewey and Charles Pierce to compare and contrast views on religion in pragmatism.

Lifestyle
by Marlando
7 years ago
Answering President Obama: Who Can We Trust

It doesn't matter if you're an Obama fan or not--if you plan on ever voting again in your life you need to take the time to read this food-for-thought article. Obama asked us all the question--if we can't trust government, who can we trust. Well, we obviously cannot trust government so...?

Beauty
by egdcltd
4 years ago
8 Great: Black Women to Celebrate

History has left women bereft of a true sense of place in many cases.  None are as undervalued in the United States today as women of African descent.  There are, however, many truly talented, intelligent, and courageous black women who should be remembered and celebrated for their achievements.  

Business & Money
by Joey Batz
6 years ago
Dividend Growth Investing Part 2: How to Pick Dividend Stocks

Last time we spoke about dividend growth investing, I said I would show you how to pick dividend stocks. Well I'm here to show you exactly how I do it. In this article, we will take a stock an analyze it together.

Entertainment
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Charley Pride's Big, Black, Country Cojones

Charley Pride's career has been second only to Elvis Presley's in terms of sales and Number One records for RCA.  He remains, however, the only black man to achieve that level of superstardom in Country music.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Presumed Serial Poisoner, Mary Ann Cotton

A poor working-class widow, Mary Ann Cotton has passed into history as a vicious serial poisoner, mercilessly killing her loved ones for financial gain.  She was vilified in the press most likely because of her station in life (as were more modern judicial victims, the early 1900s' Martha Rendell and the 1980s' Lindy Chamberlain of "the dingo ate my baby" infamy). Mary Ann's story, however, upon closer inspection may prove to be completely false; her execution may in fact have been one of history's more shameful miscarriages of justice.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
5 years ago
America's First Serial Killer and the Texas Servant Girl Murders

While perhaps serial killers and their activities may be as old as humanity itself there is one case from the late 1800s from Austin, Texas, that points up the probability of nailing down America's first documented string of serial killings. 

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Ruth Ellis' Last Stand: Britain's Final Female Execution

Ruth Ellis, the last woman executed in Britain before it abolished capital punishment, was a bleached-blonde party-girl.  Her crime, shooting her lowlife boyfriend to death was, was not very interesting or unique. The only reason Ruth Ellis' execution is remembered today is simply this: she was pretty. And pretty people make for better copy.

Health
by IBOriginals
7 years ago
22 Habits of Unhappy People

It is my experience that the more positive habits you have in your life, the more emotional happiness you will experience.  Instead of telling you things you should do to make increase your emotional satisfaction, I've created a list of bad habits you should try to correct.  Not only will they make you happier, they will also make you a better person.

History
by DebW07
6 years ago
14 Fascinating Stories from 2014

Some of the most fascinating stories from 2014 include shocking allegations, deals, and deaths. 

Sports
by Travis_Aitch
10 years ago
Skateboarding

SkateboardingSkateboarding is an activity that has seen more evolution in its history than perhaps any other sport. First bursting onto the scene in California in the 1950s as a new way to "surf on land", skateboards have gone through countless stages since the original prototype--a simple wooden plank with two roller skate trucks nailed to the bottom. In the early days, skateboarding was considered an off-shoot of surfing. Often referred to as "sidewalk surfing", skateboarders used their basic wooden planks and wheels on land to emulate the feel of riding the waves. It wasn't until the rest of the country caught onto this new fad that it just blew up and became what we now see it as today--a highly competitive sport consisting of ridiculous stunts, tricks, and maneuvers using skateboards with perfect dimensions and intricate artwork. 1940s The first prototype of the modern skateboard was created. It was called the "Skeeter Skate", and it was made from aluminum and was ridden on four pedal-car style wheels. The surface of the Skeeter Skate was about 4 3/8 inches wide and 15 3/4 inches long. You could ride it with a handle attached or without one. Before the Skeeter Skate, a few other things came out resembling skateboards, but they never had steering; you could only go straight on them. This was the first skateboard-type device with axles that you could steer, known as "trucks". [read the rest]

Beauty
by D One
5 years ago
50 Natural Ways to Grow Hair Faster

Here are some proven ways to grow hair faster naturally (references provided).

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