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Lucid Dreaming- Controlling your dreams
Lucid Dreaming- Controlling your dreams
Lucid Dreaming- Controlling your dreams Lucid Dreaming: Asleep and Aware Lucid dreaming is an issue that has been studied as far back as 1896. A Lucid dream is one in which the dreamer is aware that he/she is dreaming and is sometimes able to take control. Lucid dreams are an actual phenomena that do occur in REM sleep. Dr. van Eeden was the first recorded person to study dreams in which the dreamer is aware they are dreaming. In 1896 he began recording his dreams. Over a period of one year he r
'O Pioneers'
'O Pioneers'
\'O Pioneers\' Until the late eighteenth century, any land located beyond the Alleghany mountains was believed to be savage, uninhabited land. Thus, it became known as the American frontier. According to Turner, the definition of frontier means, the meeting point between savagery and civilization and a region of sparse settlement. 1 With the overwhelming number of frontiersmen invading this uninhabited land, many myths about winning the West arose, some containing truth, while others neglectin
To Kill a Mokingbird
To Kill a Mokingbird
To Kill a Mokingbird Period 3 March 15, 2004 To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly, Henri Louis Bergson. This quote relates to To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, in the way that the characters change throughout the novel. Scout changes very much but, Jem also changes, and as a part of maturing Jem learns about society. Jem matures the most out of all the characters in the book. In the beginning of the book To Kill A Mockingbird, Jem is
Comparison of Virginia Wolf and James Joyce
Comparison of Virginia Wolf and James Joyce
Comparison of Virginia Wolf and James Joyce Virginia Wolf VIDA q Era una escritora Británica. q Nació el 25 de Enero de 1882 en Londres. q Su padre era un biógrafo y filosofo. Se llamaba Leslie Stephen y murió en 1905. Su madre murió mucho antes, en 1895. q No fue a la escuela, fue educada por su padre en casa. También aprendió por medio de libros. q Cuando tenia 14 años, se le descubrió una enfermedad mental, por la cual sufrió el resto de su vida. q Gracias a los problemas que le trajo esta e
Evolution != Religion
Evolution != Religion
Evolution != Religion Religion has no place in a discussion about evolution. A subject that defies reason cannot be matched by a subject that justifies it; nor can it be said that reason can be applied when its very core defies it. If you suggest that since there are no facts illustrating the veracity of evolution, you insist that evolution must be a flawed, dogmatic theory that doesn\'t describe the world we live in. The inductivist conception of science, however, has many problems. Popper\'s c
O Pioneers!
O Pioneers!
O Pioneers! O Pioneers!, is a fictional novel set in the great plains of Nebraska farm land, in the town of Hanover. The land was newly spotted with farms and houses of all different types, in a time after the civil war-- a time of fresh ideas. The novel opens with Alexandra Bergson, a young Swedish immigrant, fetching her good friend Carl Linstrum to save her youngest brother Emil\'s kitten, which has gotten lost at the market. We are introduced to Alex\'s two other brothers, Lou and Oscar shor
O Pioneers
O Pioneers
O Pioneers In Willa Cather’s novel O Pioneers we discover the ever-present theory of “survival of the fittest”. This story shows the brutal facts of life and that only the strong, may it be in will or man power, will strive forth and survive. This is a story of the strong in will. It is set in the open plains on the Nebraska prairie, with wild winters and beautiful springtime. It is the tale of a pioneer family, the Bergson’s, and their fight for survival. Alexandra, the eldest child is left to
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin stars in the movie City Lights, a silent, black and white film, made in the 1930\'s. Chaplin, who portrays the character of a tramp, is the comic hero throughout the movie. It is odd that the film casts a tramp as the comic hero. Usually, no one laughs at a poor tramp; people tend to have pity and sympathy for a tramp or not even associate with one. Many of Chaplin\'s actions are common everyday routines for him, but his actions and gestures provide humor and comi
For Art’s Sake
For Art’s Sake
For Art’s Sake For an artist, whether he is a painter or a sculptor, art is an effective medium for him to express his innermost sentiments, very similar to how one’s handwriting is often used to interpret the character of an individual. Art allows the artist to unleash his creativity, which is fueled by his passions and his environment. Often, an artist’s work is a personal interpretation of the pulse or character of his period. Sometimes, his works are so great that it captures the spirit of t
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Ordinary People by Judith Guest dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. His mother is a meticulously orderly person who, Jared, through projecti
The Glass Cieling
The Glass Cieling
The Glass Cieling The glass ceiling has held women back from certain positions and opportunities in the workplace. Women are stereotyped as part-time, lower-grade workers with limited opportunities for training and advancement because of this glass ceiling . How have women managed their careers when confronted by this glass ceiling? It has been difficult; American women have struggled for their role in society since 1848. Women’s roles have changed significantly throughout the past centuries bec
Ordinary People
Ordinary People
Ordinary People Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. His mother is a meticulously orderly p
Domestic Violence Amd Women
Domestic Violence Amd Women
Domestic Violence Amd Women Domestic violence is a terrible problem that we all must face, not only the people who are victims. We need to stop this before the problem develops into anything bigger than it already is. The battered woman, it has been said, lives in a world of terror and her home is her prison (Berger, 1990, pg. 35). For many hundreds of years people weren\'t worried about domestic violence. In fact, a popular family journal, the Journal of Marriage and Family, did not include a s
Plagues and Diseases
Plagues and Diseases
Plagues and Diseases Plague. A word that has struck fear in the hearts of man since the earliest of times. It has also lead to some of the greatest historical events and stories of our time. The ancient cities of Rome and Athens, in their downfall, were finished off by pestilence. The Bubonic Plague, also known as The Black Death, devastated Europe in the 14th century, starting a new age. The great warrior Ivan the Terrible was stricken with disease, and driven mad. During the exploration of t
Digital Broadcasting
Digital Broadcasting
Digital Broadcasting Abstract This essay intends to discuss the following statement; Digital Broadcasting will have a fundamental effect on viewing patterns, popular culture and audience identity. This will be done firstly by looking at the history of the BBC and the original intention of Public Service Broadcasting. It will discuss how by John Reith’s successful approach to broadcasting, the BBC became a National Institution creating popular culture and a National Identity. It will examine how
The Return of the Jedi
The Return of the Jedi
The Return of the Jedi Cale Scheinbaum Jim Monsonis Society and Religion 19 November 1996 So far this semester, we have studied several different sociological theories of religion. These theories are built on both the known history of religions in the world and the cultures in which they originated, as well as, appropriately enough, theoretical suggestions of how those religions, and indeed any religion at all, will survive in the future. The theory I find the most true is Stark and Bainbridge\'
Peoples Lives
Peoples Lives
Peoples Lives Often in people’s lives an event can happen that is forever remembered as one of the most important. Be it a family story, or something that has absolutely nothing to do with the person, the event is deeply engraved in the individual’s mind and will always stay with him or her. This happened when I was twelve years old. I have been a car-racing fan since the age of nine and ever since I started getting into the world of the Formula 1 World Championship, one driver started capturing
Capital Punishment: Against
Capital Punishment: Against
Capital Punishment: Against The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not subsequently warrant its implementat
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not subsequently warrant its implementation in to
United States v. Nixon, President of the United St
United States v. Nixon, President of the United St
United States v. Nixon, President of the United States Throughout American history, the fear that our leaders may sometimes think themselves above the law has always been evident. The fear is that power brings corruptness. To prevent this, however, the system of checks and balances has been installed into the Constitution. No one branch of government stands above the law in this setup. This point was reasserted in the the Supreme Court case of 1974, United States v. Nixon. This case involved the
Socialism
Socialism
Socialism The term socialism is commonly used to refer both to an ideology--a comprehensive set of beliefs or ideas about the nature of human society and its future desirable state--and to a state of society based on that ideology. Socialists have always claimed to stand above all for the values of equality, social justice, cooperation, progress, and individual freedom and happiness, and they have generally sought to realize these values by the abolition of the private-enterprise economy (see CA
Censorship in Public Schools
Censorship in Public Schools
Censorship in Public Schools -A principal in a California high school bans five books written by Richard Brautigan because he thinks they might contain obscenities or offensive sexual references (Berger 59). -A Vermont high school librarian is forced to resign because she fought the school board\'s decision to remove Richard Price\'s The Wanderers, and to restrict the use of Stephen King\'s Carrie and Patrick Mann\'s Dog Day Afternoon (Jones 33). -An Indiana school board takes action that le
Judith Guest's Ordinary People: Summary
Judith Guest's Ordinary People: Summary
Judith Guest\'s Ordinary People: Summary Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle- class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. His mother
Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Broadcasting Abstract This essay intends to discuss the following statement; Digital Broadcasting will have a fundamental effect on viewing patterns, popular culture and audience identity. This will be done firstly by looking at the history of the BBC and the original intention of Public Service Broadcasting. It will discuss how by John Reith’s successful approach to broadcasting, the BBC became a National Institution creating popular culture and a National Identity. It will examine how these fi
Censorship in Public Schools
Censorship in Public Schools
Censorship in Public Schools Censorship in Public Schools -A principal in a California high school bans five books written by Richard Brautigan because he thinks they might contain obscenities or offensive sexual references (Berger 59). -A Vermont high school librarian is forced to resign because she fought the school board\'s decision to remove Richard Price\'s The Wanderers, and to restrict the use of Stephen King\'s Carrie and Patrick Mann\'s Dog Day Afternoon (Jones 33). -An Indiana scho
John Berger
John Berger
John Berger In John Berger’s essay “Another Way of Telling,” Berger argues that photographs contain a “third meaning.” Berger claims that the third meaning is personal and relies almost completely on the individual viewer. As a result, no photograph can convey the same message to any two people and no two photographs can convey the same message to any one person. Here, the validity of Berger’s assumption crumbles. All photographs communicate one absolute truth. Berger states, “All subjectivity i
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure NS2: Aging 7 Long-term Care October 26, 2003 Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure is a condition in which a weakened heart cannot pump enough blood to body organs resulting in the blood to backing up into body tissues. It is the most common cause of disability in the elderly. “More than 75 percent of patients with congestive heart failure are over the age of 65 years” (Porth, 2004, p. 337). The New York Heart Association classifies CHF into four categories.
Woman Pouring Milk
Woman Pouring Milk
Woman Pouring Milk The way John Berger, a 20th century art critic, describes a painting is to describe the relationship between the painter and the subject. To do this he must find words to apply meaning to the image. When one views art they relate to it. This relationship between the viewer and the art is affected by outside factors. To describe these outside factors Berger uses several terms such as the history, mystification, and reproduction of art. These terms will be used to describe how o
Children in-between: constructing identities in th
Children in-between: constructing identities in th
Children in-between: constructing identities in the bicultural family. March 1999 v5 i1 p13(1) While transnational movement and migrancy are not new fields of inquiry for anthropology, the experiences of children from inter-cultural marriage, as a part of these processes, have rarely been discussed. In this context, competing cultural ideas of childhood and child-raising are tackled in the intimacy of the domestic home and family life. Ethnographic evidence from families where there is a parent
Sex and the nude in the U.S.A
Sex and the nude in the U.S.A
Sex and the nude in the U.S.A WAK “Lock and Key united” The nude body has become a part of our every day lives. We see nude on television, on billboards, in books, and everywhere. It has now become an attention grabber that implies sex. It is hard to find any advertisement that does not at least imply sex. When you see alcohol advertisement you see an attractive man or woman (often both) with close contact implying that this drink could possibly get you sex, or make you sexy. With cigarette adv
Oral Presentation
Oral Presentation
Oral Presentation The name of my case is Walski vs. Tiesenga. This case had taken place in the supreme court of Illinois in 1978. This case was about a thyroid operation that went wrong, which resulted in the paralyzing of the plaintiff vocal chord. The defendant operated to remove the plaintiff thyroid, and the nerve which runs through the thyroid may have been damaged, which resulted in loss of voice. This case was tried in a trial court and then directed to an intermediate appellate court whe
Ordinary People
Ordinary People
Ordinary People BOOK REPORT Ordinary People is a heartrending, and at times heartwarming, family novel in which “ordinary people” under pressure become special after all. Calvin Jarrett is a determined, successful provider. Beth is his organized and efficient, but proud and self-centered, wife. They had two sons, Buck and Conrad. Now they have only one son. Buck, the older and the leader, was drowned in a storm while sailing with Conrad, the younger and the follower. Conrad held on; Buck let go.
Censorship of Books in American Literature
Censorship of Books in American Literature
Censorship of Books in American Literature American Literature; Period 3 February 6, 2004 American Lit January 28, 2004 Outline Censorship of Books in American History I Intro A Banned books background 1. History 2. Other books B. Thesis- The censorship of books is unnecessary and should be considered unconstitutional; the right to free speech is our first amendment and the banning of certain books takes away one of the most basic ideas this country was founded on. II History (in depth) A. Earl
Grief and Loss in Ordinary People
Grief and Loss in Ordinary People
Grief and Loss in Ordinary People Each character experiences with grief and allows them to either move forward with their lives or remain at a standstill. An example of the others can be seen in Conrad Jarrett, the hero of the novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest. Throughout the novel, Con, mainly, experiences two kinds of grief and loss. He experiences grief and loss over the death of Buck, his brother, an accident which he feels responsible. Also, he experiences grief and loss because Beth, h
An Ordinary Outlook
An Ordinary Outlook
An Ordinary Outlook The movie Ordinary People directed by Robert Redford is a very real life movie set in the suburbs of Illinois in the late 1970’s. The movie begins early December and ends what seems to me like the following spring. I think the significance of the seasons is that December, representing a dreary lifeless mood, at least for the northwest region, symbolizes death. During this time, Conrad experiences many confrontations with this matter. He has recently witnessed the death of his
Dementia
Dementia
Dementia What is Dementia ? Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimer\'s disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntington\'s disease (HD). Throughout this essay the emphasis will be placed on AD (also known as dementia of the Alzheimer\'s type, and primary degenerative dementia), because statistically it is the
Health: Sports Medicine
Health: Sports Medicine
Health: Sports Medicine December 30, 1997 Participation in athletics is both an enjoyable pastime and a part of keeping physically and mentally fit. Some individuals may only be interested in general conditioning and weight loss, while others may want specific exercises for certain events. Regardless of the activity, risks are always involved, and today\'s physician must be able to not only treat the various injuries that arise , but also offer counsel on a wide range of other interrelated subje
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not subsequently warrant its implementation in to
Capitalism and Our Society
Capitalism and Our Society
Capitalism and Our Society From the very dawn of intelligent human interaction to the present day, the concept of capitalism has dominated the way we trade goods and acquire wealth. Except for the necessity of a simple communist society in pre-modern times, or the noble humanistic notion of a socialist society, the free market has always been the most efficient way to run the economy once the most basic needs of life have been satisfied. Only during the last several hundred years has the idea of
A Guide To Self-Improvement Through the Act of Pur
A Guide To Self-Improvement Through the Act of Pur
A Guide To Self-Improvement Through the Act of Purchase In our culture today, are we to assume that society openly accepts people weighing 300 pounds with receding hairlines? When in a single hour of television there will probably be at least one advertisement for hair replacement systems or weight-loss programs, it is clear that we should not accept ourselves unless we are flawless. Although the quest for self-improvement is by no means a negative, the danger lies when we are constantly bombard
Glenn Miller and the Swing/Big Band Era
Glenn Miller and the Swing/Big Band Era
Glenn Miller and the Swing/Big Band Era Glenn Miller led the most popular big band in the world during 1939-42 and the most beloved of all the swing-era orchestras. His big band played a wide variety of melodic music and had tremendous success in every area of music. He was with the group for two years, and put together an enjoyable and well-rounded show. Glenn Miller was a man who influenced bands greatly for years. Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904 in Clarinda Iowa. His family had a
Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism Anti-Semitism is the political, social and economic activities directed against Jewish people. The term is now used to denote anti-Judaic acts or sentiments based on any grounds, including religious ones. The word Semitic derives from the decedents of Shem, the oldest son of Noah. Around 1880, the term anti-Semitism was used to denote hostility only towards Jews. This hostility is supposedly justified by a theory developed in Germany in the mid nineteenth century, that people of
George Vincent
George Vincent
George Vincent We all see them all the time, those beautiful models dressed in nothing but underwear draped over couches or wearing angel’s wings or standing on circular stairs in seductive poses. By now almost anyone who has watched TV or read a magazine within the last year or so knows exactly what I’m talking about, those provocative, seductive, Victoria’s Secret ads. These ads show some of the most beautiful women in the world in nothing but lingerie and underwear. Victoria’s Secret has turn
HISTORY
HISTORY
HISTORY Early Explorers Spanish, Dutch or Japanese explorers may have stopped at the Hawaiian Islands as early as the 1500’s. But the rest of the world did not hear of the islands until Captain James Cook of the British Navy discovered them on January 18, 1778. Captain Cook named the Hawaiian Islands “The Sandwich Islands” in honor of the Earl of Sandwich who was the first Lord of the British admiralty. The island people treated Captain Cook very well because they thought he was a god. In l779,
The Mysteries Surrounding Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diseas
The Mysteries Surrounding Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diseas
The Mysteries Surrounding Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is a killer. What we know is that it wastes no time. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease will kill a person within one year of contraction. It is yet unknown how Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease chooses its victims, but it does seem to have accomplices, known as the spongiform encephalopathies, in the rest of the animal kingdom. It is possible that it may be known what means Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease uses in order to annihilate its vic
Hypermedia
Hypermedia
Hypermedia I am writing this essay on a Macintosh computer, a machine that replaces the gears and levers of a typewriter with a microprocessor, electronic circuitry, software, and a display screen. On the floor is a modem, which lets my computer talk to other computers over the phone lines. There are more than 30 million people on the Internet whom I could reach via modem if I knew their electronic-mail address. I check my E-mail; I’m carrying on several electronic conversations about this essay
Methodology
Methodology
Methodology Throughout this study, consisting college usa 1997 spring term, we met with several employees of a really big firm to discuss our main objectives. Secondary research which included library periodicals and Internet web sites focusing on college students and observations about them. In addition, primary data was collected from college usa students which accounted for a wide variety of majors, interests and backgrounds. Primary research included two surveys of students media interests a
Popular music
Popular music
Popular music Popular music is: music that is enjoyed by the largest possible audience. It includes country music, folk music, rhythm and blues ( R & B), musical comedy, jazz, marches, rock n\' roll, and ragtime. Popular music is primarily listened to by young people. In his book, Sound Effects, Simon Frith said that popular music has been about growing up, and that it has been like this since the beginning of the century.1 However, the popular music industry is based largely on the sale of re
Rape
Rape
Rape Freedom is ignorance. Knowledge is slavery. This is what the basis of totalitarianism is all about. But we, in the United States, do things differently. The founding fathers held that Congress should make no law abridging the freedom of speech. This is what separates our country from many others. So why, one might ask, is censorship existent in this country? Censorship is clearly unconstitutional and should be nonexistent in a democratic system such as the US. There are many sources where c
Shakespeare Comedy
Shakespeare Comedy
Shakespeare Comedy Shakespearean Comedy Shakespeare wrote many plays during his lifetime. Some of his plays have similar comedic characteristics and then other plays are the exact opposite of comedy. Shakespeare wrote tragedies, romance, history, comedy and problem plays all with great success. During the performance of these plays there was no scenery so great time was taken when developing the characters and the plot so the plays would be entertaining. A Midsummers Night\'s Dream and Much Ado