Alain de Botton

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  • Critical Imaging Technology

    the world's leading diamond mining companies (De Beers), was struggling to find ways to control and minimise diamond theft. As a result, this threatened their business viability due to substantial profit losses at many of the mines at the time. In attempts to start mitigating this problem, De Beers used a combination of physical body searches and conventional x-rays to detect any smuggled diamonds. According to Brian Ainsley, operations director at De Beers, was quoted in a Sunday Times (25…

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  • Evolution Of Gold Case Study

    EVOLUTION OF GOLF FROM JEWELLERY TO TRADED COMMODITY -Pankaj Pandey Introduction This article aims to explain the evolution of Gold as a medium of trade and how, over the time, Gold has changed its image as mere jewellery item to a commodity that can be traded. This article also explores both global as well as regional factors that affect the demand and supply of gold thereby affecting its prices. We also explore how gold has traversed its journey from jewellery shop to being the most traded…

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  • Racial Segregation In Public Schools

    to be the de facto racial segregation of our communities, and by extension of community-based racial segregation, the segregation of our nation’s system of public schools. Sixty-two years after the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision in which United States Supreme Court declared the de jure segregation of public institutions a violation of the equal protection provisions in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, the United States continues to maintain a system that promotes de facto…

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  • Personal Narrative: Who Doesn T Love Disney World

    information, or knowledge, when mentioned only have thought of prejudice as racism against African Americans; therefore have made an effort to erase boundaries. Indeed, African Americans have been the target of racism, by hatred organizations as the KKK, and de jure segregation. And unjust object of slavery, to not only Americans, but unto many others nations as Spain, France, between others, but the yet prevailing prejudice against them is only what is seem. It will never stop to amaze me the…

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  • Little Miss Sunshine Family Analysis

    Family life is a worldwide experience. We are born into a family. We develop our skills, and our ideas on worldwide views are shaped based on what we experience within a family. After maturing in a family, we create new values, and bring rituals and knowledge that have been taught to us from our original family to our new family. There are many definitions of the word family. Some people believe it is a term related to the bloodline, while others believe it is related to two or more people, who…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Young Women's Resource Center

    The business was to be called Love My Curves Ladies Apparel and would offer clothing, accessories and shoes for plus sized women. I designed and sewed by request as well as ordered items from wholesale companies to sell at my retail store location in Des Moines Iowa. I created a website to sell items from and maintained the website myself. I traveled to other cities to meet with other stores to sell and trade inventory. During year two of business operations I received several offers to contract…

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  • Bioswale Case Study

    Introduction Drake University is a private, mid-sized, co-educational college located in Des Moines, Iowa. The campus is on a 150-acre property that has 84 buildings, 35 associated parking lots and is interspersed with multiple green spaces and commons. Drake University’s enrollment is increasing yearly and is continuing to incorporate new programs, which has sparked the need for new buildings and renovations. As development occurs, stormwater management has become an increasing concern in…

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  • Broken Gold Necklace Research Paper

    Nothing's worse that accidentally breaking your precious gold necklace or bracelet. Unfortunately, this frequently happens to many people simply because the gold is so delicate and precious. Pulling or yanking too hard on it in a rushed attempt to remove it, getting it snagged on something or accidentally snapping it while trying to untangle it can easily break the chain. Jewelry repair service is expensive and can sometimes cost as much as the gold necklace or bracelet did itself. So most times…

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  • Descriptive Essay: A Note On AAU State Volleyball

    Once we all piled in the van, we had to stop at McDonald’s for food. When we got done eating, we started on our way to Des Moines. About half way there, some of us girl started to get a little tired. Some fell asleep in their seats, and some fell asleep on the floor of the van. I was one of those girls. When we got to Des Moines, we had to go check into our hotel. We had to share the whole hotel with West Lyon. When morning arrived, we all headed down to the lobby for…

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  • Value Of Gold In Thomas More's Utopia

    Gold In Utopia Every country in the world recognizes gold as a very valuable metal that people desire. The value of gold is immense because it is malleable and ductile, it is used in many industries, and it has had a high value since ancient times. Although most people perceive gold as an extremely treasured item, Thomas More presents a vastly different perception of gold in the book Utopia. Thomas More was a philosopher in England and the advisor of King Henry VIII but was killed after not…

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