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  • Exemplification Essay: The Legacy Of Jimmy Hall

    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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  • Dan Gilbert Synthetic Happiness Analysis

    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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  • Literary Analysis Of Little Things By Raymond Carver

    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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  • The Importance Of Blue Zones

    In the video, “How to Live 100+,” Dan Buettner claims to have found a formula for longevity. He teamed up with National Geographic and the National Institute on Aging to find areas where people were living longer than the national average. These places are called Blue Zones and are located all around the world. People are living such long lives in these Blue Zones because they have made simple lifestyle changes. In America, the odds of someone living to be 100 years old are very slim because…

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  • Interpreting The Theme Of Revenge In Hamlet's Tragedy

    state of mind you may have a bigger problem on your hands Losing control caused Claudius to get revenge and kill his brother to take over the throne. Claudius let his anger get to him and he got revenge on his brother and the royal family. Now Hamlet is seeking revenge for Claudius, for his family for his father he will make Claudius pay for what he has done. The revenge for Claudius backfires though and kills everyone in the family, so no one in the family can carry on to the throne. Letting…

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  • Dan Buettner's Blue Zone Analysis

    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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  • Daniel Gilbert Immune To Reality Analysis

    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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  • Realism In Willa Cather's 'A Wagner Matinee'

    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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  • Hold Your Head Up Theme

    Have you ever wondered how the Italian mafia was able to survive even in the worst of times? Before I say anything else I just want to say that the purpose of this opening was to get you interested. Having said that I actually do not know the answer to that question however I do know about the theme of that question. Being able to push through when the going gets tough. There are 3 songs that I have chosen that convey the same theme. The writers of these songs are Macklemore a white rapper and…

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  • Why I Want To Read Essay

    I honestly don’t remember why I did. I believe it was at the suggestion of my dad. I didn’t understand until that book, what it felt like to say, “it was so good I couldn’t put it down!” I literally, would read all night long, forgoing sleep to get to the next chapter. Dan Brown’s style of writing really resonated with me. Plus, I loved the history, and symbology in the book. The story featuring Robert Langdon as a modern-day “Indiana Jones” captivated me. I found myself rooting for him…

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