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    Hominin Expansion

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    This new species is known as Homo ergaster/erectus, and they were on the verge of breaking out into new territory. This group would soon leave the cradle of Africa and traverse to Asia, and possibly beyond. Yet what was it about these new individuals, which enabled them to expand out of Africa? Homo ergaster/erectus were more in line with modern human body proportions when compared to their predecessors. Their legs were longer than their arms; they are also taller than previous hominins. Homo ergaster/erectus showed a reduced amount of sexual dimorphism between the sexes (Dennell, 2003:423; Dennell and Roebroeks, 2005:1099). The importance of limb proportions is the ability to cover larger distance across open ground. This upright posture would have also been beneficial to ergaster/erectus as a means of dispersing heat, enabling them to cover longer distances (Dennell, 2003:423). Thereby allowing ergaster/erectus to utilize more resources in a variety of areas. Hominins seemed to have adapted from a mosaic…

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    In the article, “Television Viewers’ Ideal Body Proportions: The Case of the Curvaceously Thin Woman,” Kristen Harrison discussed how media praises the unrealistic and unattainable standards placed on female body image along with how important it is to understand what motivate women to try to achieve these idealized images. Thus, Harrison conducted a study to determine many different hypotheses, however the most relevant being whether or not the “exposure to ideal-body television images will be…

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    The athlete in Diskobolos has an evident, twisted motion that adds anticipation to the work, whereas the satyr has a discrete motion that is not as evident. Instead of using the motion displayed solely from body language to assert the theme of the painting like Diskobolos does, the Sleeping Satyr also adds the element of facial expression. The satyr initially appears motionless as he is sleeping; however, his illusory facial expression and open mouth indicates that he is in the midst of…

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    The aim of this content analysis was to gather further understanding the how body ideals are conveyed by the media, in particular Disney movies, to their target audience which are mostly children. Studies in the past have examined the relationship between the thin ideal portrayed by toys (Anshutz & Engels, 2010) and the sexualization of the ideal self under experimental conditions in children (Starr & Ferguson, 2012), all of which suggests the potential negative impact of media exposure on body…

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    Freedom or Indulgent? Brooke Rohlfing Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy December 1, 2014 My thesis is that Cephalus is correct when he says that it is better to be free from bodily desires than to indulge them. The term free refers to acting as one chooses without being restrained by an authority figure. A bodily desire is defined as a want taking control of a person’s body. Indulge means to give into desires in an overly disproportionate way. Cephalus’ best argument for…

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    In Epstein’s writing, he mentions that sports are not ideal for a child’s growing body. Conversely, choosing a sport that provides an outlet for a child’s energy can greatly beneficial even for children as young as four. Sports like soccer and basketball provide an excellent aerobic workout by strengthening muscles and increasing heart rate (“’Coordination’”). Playing a sport also helps children to improve their attention and focus as well as motor skills (“’Coordination”’). It is certainly not…

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    Black Death: A Short Story

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    quickly made her a small bowl of her favorite soup, and packed my stuff and headed out the door. Although we lived in the luxury rich part of london there were dead bodies everywhere. Everybody just got used to walking down the street and having dead bodies around the corner. There was no more room for graves so they ended up just taking the piled up bodies and tossed them in a giant hole and added a small layer of dirt over the top. There wasn't even priests to say prayers for the people, and…

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    Eulogy For Emily

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    the story is telling what happen however nobody knows who. Be that as it may, it must be some-body that is near her day in and day out, perhaps it the hireling that is working for her. At the point when the townspeople discovered that Emily has passed away, they start to come see the dead body. The townspeople are there for two things and that is to offer their regards and to be curious. Because no has never been in her home for year. After the Negro let the townspeople come through he went out…

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    One Corpse Too Many is a mystery book by Ellis Peters and is the second book in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. The book is a murder mystery centered around an extra dead body amongst other dead bodies about to be buried. As there is no specific moral or theme highlighted in the book, I would say it’s not a great book for teaching a lesson. However, with the great characterization and way of immersing the reader into the setting, it is definitely a great book to read just for the sake of…

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    Ordinary Body Image

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    We are living in a world full of modern technology like phones, internet and television that occupies our daily lives. From these technologies we are able to access the media anytime and anywhere. With technology, we are bombarded with ads fill with pictures of thin models and beautiful celebrities. Thus, people get pressurize from the ads the media has created. The media drives ordinary people to dislike their own body image. This is illustrated by looking at the models and the magazines the…

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