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    Three years ago Kent State redshirt sophomore Jimmy Hall was sitting inside of a jail cell in New York. Three years ago Hall’s basketball, and possibly his future, was over. Hall had been arrested and charged with burglary. That was the moment in Hall life when for the first time in his life when he realized that there were serious consequences for his mistakes. “We were just kids who weren’t doing the right thing,” Hall said of the situation. “We got caught up in something we weren’t supposed to do, stealing, just knuckle head things. We definitely paid the price for it and I learned my lesson.” For the first time in Hall’s life he was forced to learn a valuable lesson on just how serious his actions were. For the first time in his life, Hall began to grow and mature as a person. “(That situation) was a chance for me to be a man and grow up and deal with the consequences,” Hall said. “I learned that everything that you do negative or positive it comes with a consequence. When you’re of age, you’re not a kid anymore and with things like that they’ll really come down on you. I was just fortunate to have a second chance and I know now not to do that ever again.” Hall is a product of St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, New Jersey. Home of the Friars and legendary high school coach Bob Hurley, the father of current Buffalo head coach of the same name. During Hall’s junior season, the Brooklyn, New York native helped the Friars to a 32-0 record and a consensus national…

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    A synthetic happiness could help a human feel rewarded when no reward is given, or feel as though in a state of well being when the person is not particularly well. Over the courses of human evolution, the humans’ brain tripled in mass, to create a structure that no other animal has, the frontal lobe. The frontal love helps us simulate the future, and this helps us think about what event will help us achieve maximum amounts of happiness. This shapes our goals and how we perceive the world…

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    The Science of Happiness The video “The Surprising Science of Happiness,” narrated by Dan Gilbert, is about the scientific view and experiment about how people, or human beings in general, handle their happiness, their emotions. As human beings have made a great evolution in over two million years, the brain also has significantly increased in mass and size and gained new structures. One of the new structures that the brain has developed is a part called the frontal lobe, or in particularly,…

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    prospering when faced with adversity. When watching the two videos, “The New Era of Positive Psychology,” featuring Martin Seligman and “The Surprising Science of Happiness,” featuring Dan Gilbert, I learned a lot about psychology and its overall effect…

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    make it better. Admittedly, I should have asked for help sooner and much more than I did, instead of just struggling on my own and not getting very far. In the end, I managed to finish it, though I don’t think I did the best job that I could have done because at that point I was so stressed out about it that I just wanted it done. If I ever have to do that kind of paper again I will certainly pick a topic that is easier to focus and I will probably work with someone in the writing center to…

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    in many ways, they pervade popular culture. Nowadays, reality shows are everywhere in magazines, newspapers, discussion with others and even on the billboards. These shows give hope to poor people to show talent in front of the world. So, everyone has a chance to show their talent on the reality shows, even the rich and poor people. In the show One Tree Hill, there are three characters that show examples of three different perfect children and their parents’ expectation. The first character is…

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    Willa Cather’s “A Wagner Matinee” was first published in 1904 and is a short story about a woman, named Georgiana, who finds herself transition from the ecstatic city of Boston, to the primitive Nebraska frontier. Cather’s “A Wagner Matinee” was inspired by Richard Wagner who was a German composer and conductor that lived from 1813 to 1883. He’s well known for his operas and his most famous work is that of “The Flying Dutchman”. Willa Cather, instead, wasn’t a musician but was an author of the…

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    The perception of our emotions, and the world we live in isn’t all that it seems. Daniel Gilbert, a professor of social psychology at Harvard has an inquisitive view of the relationship between perceived happiness, and reality. In the chapter “Immune to Reality” from his book Stumbling on Happiness, Gilbert reasons that our psychological immune system causes us to be self-deceiving and as a result, causing us to have the tendency to cook the facts of situations that can affect our happiness.…

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    History of Musical Theatre When people imagine Musicals they think of Big Broadway lights shining down on people singing and acting but most do not know the story behind the curtains you see. People wouldn't’ ever first think of Athens on a hill in the fifth century B.C.E. Musical Theatre started as a unpopular idea but over the years it started to grow into a world wide famous reputation. A musical is a well written play that makes living art forms in dialogues that include music and…

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    Animals have to go through evolution to survive just as humans have to adapt living habits to live longer. The National Geographic writer Dan Buettner did a Ted Talk on “how to live to be 100+”in this video Mr. Buettner introduces Blue Zones which are parts of the world where older people are living longer. In Burttner’s research the Blue Zone communities have eight common characteristics that help people to live to be 100 or longer. These eight characteristic are a plant- base diet, moving…

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