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    Relationships are complicated. The film “Her”, directed by Spike Jonze, is a clear example of this. Throughout the film, Theodore Twombly is challenged by the decision of having a relationship with a digital lifeform. He struggles with his artificial companion, Samantha, wishing that she were real. Samantha faces many of her own challenges as well, one of them being that she is unable to have human interaction with Theodore. Although, technology helps Theodore to break out of his comfort zone, helping him build communication with others. In the articles “Is Technology destroying empathy?” (2015), “The Myth of the Disconnected Life” (2012), and “Disembodied, but, OH, what a voice” (2013), authors P.J. Manney, Jason Farman, and Manohla Dargis argue that technology can build empathy and offer advanced communication, but can also hinder human interaction. The perks that technology can bring in a relationship are very uplifting. The advancement of communication in relationships can change the emotions that people may experience with certain people through time. The setting of a film offers insight into how the characters live their lives. The film “Her” is set in a futuristic Los Angeles. Theodore is in a digital world, where almost everything uses technology. The city is very busy, and full of science-fiction. The setting in the film is very important because of the conflict that exists between Theodore and Samantha. The problems that they face were brought upon by the…

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    Cory French Immigrant

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    He is the safest place I know, he is the champion in the white hat who saves the day. This is the only way I know how to describe my husband Cory French. He is not only a protector, but a nurturer and teacher who puts his family before everything else. Cory lives his life according to his principles, he believes in honesty, hard work, leading by example, and doing the right thing. For all the years that I have known him, I have discovered many reasons to admire him. However, his patriotism and…

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    “What are you going to do?” Dan asked. “I’m not sure,” Bertha muttered. “I need more time to think it over” “Well, let me know when you decide,” he replied, turning his back to her. She walked off wondering how she is going to fix her flat tire. Dan offered to use his tire tools and take the tire off the rim and put a new one on. Bertha does not tell him to go ahead or to leave, so Dan starts to walk back to his truck. Bertha doesn’t know what to do. “Wait!” she yelled as he walked away. “I…

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    its operations in pursuit of profits for its corporate executives. They continue to brandish themselves under the guise of McDonalds brand only because of the cultural capital it has amassed makes it easier to make profits, but if the brand ever became too toxic it is simply expendable. There are some operations though that McDonaldization does seem to exist symbiotically with, this being the temporal expansion of McDonaldization into the sector birthing and life. It must be considered that…

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    I used to think that giving birth was overrated and believed that the emotional rollercoaster leading up the birth was insincere. In my opinion, giving birth had always seemed frightening, long and most of all painful. Surprisingly, my whole outlook on giving birth and its emotional impact changed when I gave birth to my first child, Joy. I remember the day as if it was yesterday, despite the fact that it took place almost nine years ago. It was a rainy Sunday in February when I invited my best…

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    City Of Thorns

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    Although it’s made more than clear that the Author, Ben Rawlence, wants to share the stories of the individuals that make up this devastating refugee village. Rawlence focuses his narrative on a few individuals, couples and families. There is Tawane, an intelligent leader who came to the camp in 1991 having lost his brothers. The author refers to individuals who were taken from birth and have lived their entire lives at this camp. Ben Rawlence even focuses on the individuals that have made it…

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    After only having the clinic opened for ten days, Griswold and Dr. C. Lee Buxton were found guilty and arrested with a fine of $100 each. Estelle Griswold and Dr. C. Lee Buxton had a strong enough case to be heard in the U.S. supreme court, their representative argued in front of the chief justice and associate justices that a state cannot pass a law that forbids all people to use contraceptives and it is forbidden to do so by due process in the first amendment, he also argued that the law was…

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    Contraception History

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    pregnancy would help to transform the practice of medicine throughout history, through reproductive rights, contraception and standards requiring pharmaceutical companies to provide information and side effects of drugs. The Pill has grown to be the leading type of birth control used in the United States. It is “the first, but also the most successful lifestyle drug in history,” (Tone, 320) transforming medical practice by changing cultural perceptions of labor and delivery, where and how…

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    Chemie Grünenthal, a German pharmaceutical company. With successful trials in rats, Thalidomide started its clinical trials with a combination of other drugs by the tradename Grippex, combined with other drugs and labeled to treat respiratory infections. The company researchers also discovered that the drug had an inhibitory effect on morning sickness, launching in October 1957 under the name Contergan a worldwide drug for “insomnia, anxiety, gastritis and tension” (Miller, M. T. - 1991). Due to…

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    George Steiner’s book, The Death of Tragedy, written in 1961, defines tragedy as something that is uniquely Greek in the sense that no other culture really embodies it. Steiner says that, “Tragedy is irreparable,” and that “Tragic drama tells us that the spheres of reason, order, and justice are terribly limited and that no progress in our science or technical resources will enlarge their relevance (8).” These statements clarify what makes Greek tragedy so unlike any other type of tragedy…

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