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  • A Brief View Of Early Western Civilization In The 18th Century - 973 words
    A Brief View Of Early Western Civilization In The 18Th Century The area of early western civilization just following the feudal period was a very interesting time in Europe. There were many new innovations and problems in the way of life of the people of that time. Agriculture was still the main occupation of the time for most people. Two big problems that the people faced were those of war and poor harvest. It was said that perhaps the largest problem was the problem with poor grain. For the majority of people there was also the problem of land. For these people they either had no land of their own or insufficient amounts of it to support a family even when times were good. Poor harvests al ...
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  • Anorexia - 1,543 words
    Anorexia It would seem today that eating disorders are on the rise. While this may be true, the numbers may appear to grow only because more cases are being brought out into the open. One interpretation of an eating disorder is termed as a relationship between the person and food that appears abnormal. Anorexia Nervosa is one of the most prevalent eating disorder diseases. The word Anorexia itself means, "lack of appetite," and as for the definition of Anorexia, Anorexia is an all encompassing pursuit of thinness, occurring most often in adolescents and young adult women. This is accomplished by avoidance of eating by any means possible. The person affected by Anorexia has an absolutely terr ...
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  • Diet Delusion - 1,512 words
    Diet Delusion I have always been a health and weight conscious individual. Because my thyroid does not work, I am automatically prone to weight gain. At the office, I have found my click amongst those sitting around the lunch table with their salads and and diet sodas, rather than leaving the office for a burger and fries. Inspite of my efforts to eat healthy diet and exercise every day, a couple of years ago I began to experience migranes, dizziness, and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Of course I visited several internists and finally received a diagnosis of "Nutra Sweet poisoning" I laid down my diet Pepsi for tea and water, and the problematic symptoms disappeared almost overnight. ...
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  • Food Disorders - 1,670 words
    Food Disorders Food Disorders Throughout recorded history and even before, mankind has suffered from a variety of illnesses and ailments. Whether it be from viruses, bacterium, or from the person himself, diseases and other disorders continue to take their toll, both physically and mentally. Among these disorders, one might find it unusual to find that even the very act of eating can sometimes be harmful to oneself. Compulsive overeating, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa are disorders that do not receive much of the media spotlight: nevertheless, these are serious enough to warrant medical care, since if left untreated, the patients succumb to the disorder or to one of many related side ...
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  • History Of Depression - 1,829 words
    History Of Depression HISTORY OF DEPRESSION: Depressive illness has been known since biblical times. The word depression comes from the Latin word deprimere (to press down). Thus it means feeling pressed down, sad or low. In the late Middle Ages, religious leaders believed depression was caused by posession of evil spirits. The German religious reformer Martin Luther wrote All heaviness of the mind and melancholy comes of the Devil. Through the years depression has been treated with such remedies as whipping, bloodletting, exorcism and soothing baths. By the 1960s, antidepressant medications were discovered that relieved depression by correcting chemical imbalances in the brain and because o ...
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  • Jamaican Food And Style - 630 words
    Jamaican Food and Style Jamaican Food and Style Jamaica is a beautiful island south of Cuba, between North and South America. The island has a great deal of "rich agricultural land, and although much of the mountainous are is not very fertile, here and there in the hills are pockets of land which can bear abundantly" (Buisseret, 1969, i). Jamaica's uniformities and diversities concerning their food, as well as their unique religious functions, geography, economics, and technology contribute to their distinctive food culture. Most Jamaicans are able to produce their own food, such as sugar crops, bananas, and citrus fruits (Buisseret, 1969, 58). They use these products in trade, as well as fo ...
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  • Nuclear Power - 1,193 words
    Nuclear Power Entering the twenty-first century, six billion people inhabit the earth. A number that is expected to double in a hundred and twenty years, yet only 4% of that world population lives in the Untied States. Even though the Untied States is only 4% of the population of the world, it still uses 25% of the worlds resources. This statistic is most important with the argument of food consumption, with so many countries starving, but it also means that the United States uses 25% of the worlds energy resources. Coal and oil are a major energy provider around the world, particularly in the US. (See figure 1) Many countries without these abundances have turned to nuclear energy, due to it ...
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  • Pizza: Restaurant Fast Food Industry Analysis - 1,997 words
    Pizza: Restaurant & Fast Food Industry Analysis THE RESTAURANT & FAST FOOD INDUSTRY ANALYSIS OF THE PIZZA CHAIN SECTOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AND HISTORY Where and when did the fast food concept come into play? Consider the hamburger. While German immigrants brought the first Hamburg Style Steak to the United States in the early 19th century, the humble hamburger, White Castle, became the basis for a new kind of restaurant in 1916 called the fast food chain. J. Walter Anderson, who sold five-cent hamburgers with french-fries and colas, opened the oldest burger chain. Other restaurants followed and in 1948 brothers Richard and Maurice Mac McDonalds figured out a fresh approach that would pro ...
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  • Social, Economical, And Political Effects Of World War I - 1,066 words
    Social, Economical, and Political Effects of World War I "Everywhere in the world was heard the sound of things breaking." Advanced European societies could not support long wars or so many thought prior to World War I. They were right in a way. The societies could not support a long war unchanged. The First World War left no aspect of European civilization untouched as pre-war governments were transformed to fight total war. The war metamorphed Europe socially, politicaly, economically, and intellectualy. European countries channeled all of their resources into total war which resulted in enormous social change. The result of working together for a common goal seemed to be unifying European ...
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  • Steroid Use - 1,094 words
    Steroid Use In the past three decades, steroids have become a serious problem in the athletic field. The demand for it has increased within recent years and the prices shot up since the mid-1980's. The smuggling of steroids into the United States increases every year. The methods have become easy. Simple methods such as stashing it inside a teddy bear, sneaking it across the Mexican border inside shampoo bottles have worked. These type of steroids are anabolic drugs that build growth hormones that include testosterone, which are the male sex hormones that improve performance. Testosterone in the male is produced mainly in the testes and a small amount is produced in the adrenal. It is synthe ...
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  • Wolf Predation - 983 words
    ... ates that wolf population regulation is needed when a caribou herd population declines and becomes trapped in a predator pit, wherein predators are able to prevent caribou populations from increasing. The final model that attempts to describe the effects of predation on prey populations is the stable limit cycle hypothesis. This hypothesis proposes that vulnerability of prey to predation depends on past environmental conditions. According to this theory, individuals of a prey population born under unfavorable conditions are more vulnerable to predation throughout their adult lives than those born under favorable conditions. This model would produce time lags between the proliferation of ...
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