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    “‘There are stereotypes out there about birth order, and very often those stereotypes are spot-on’” (qtd. in Kluger 405). It seems that to this day and age that there is a great deal of talk regarding the order that we were born in. Jeffrey Kluger suggests in his article, “The Power of Birth Order” that birth order matters. Since evidence shows that firstborns are more intelligent, the differences between earlier and later-borns, and that younger siblings’ like taking risks is why I agree with what Kluger has to say regarding the birth order. First of all, it is said that firstborns are more intelligent than any of the other siblings. Research has been shown that the eldest siblings are known to be smarter. For example,…

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    In the article “Simplexity” by Jeffrey Kluger compares a stream of water to humans and or human nature. Using this metaphor helps understand the process of how humans behave in a crisis and why. This Metaphor also clarifies how scientists form helpful exit routes for humans in a crisis like the one on September 11, 2001. Kluger's analysis of responses during an evacuation can show things about human nature. One of them being the "fight or flight" response. In the text, Kluger says, "People have…

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    The Effects of Birth Order What are the effects that birth order has on children? Birth order has great effects on children. Firstborn, middle born, and last born are three types of children typically seen with birth order effects. Therefore, why do children act like they do based on the order of their birth? This all started with the characteristics of a firstborn. Characteristics of a firstborn include: perfectionist, reliable, list maker, well-organized, critical, serious, scholarly,…

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    In the article “The Happiness of Pursuit” by Jeffrey Kluger, multiple tables are provided showing different data and percentages on certain factors of happiness. Looking at the tables on the page title “Got Joy,” there was three in specific that caught my eye. The first being the one labeled “Then and Now” which shows the difference in percentages from 2004 to 2013 in whether people described themselves as optimists or pessimists. The percent of Optimist decreased from 70% to 50%, which can…

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    Among the most well-known serial killers are names like Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Tommy Lynn Sells, and so on. These men are regarded as vicious and have killed multiple people. Common myths about serial killers that often cloud our visions of them are that these killers are white men, motivated by sexual desires, and are anti-social. Why do we see so many serial killers like this? The answer could be attributed to two infamous American serial killers. They go by the names Donald Henry Gaskins…

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    Hello Everyone! When someone commits any kind of murder and especially if this said person has done this crime more than once, we as a society tends to want to know why this has occurred? What has caused this person to commit these crimes repeatedly? In the case of Jeffrey Dahmer I think it is a variety of reasons. The first one being control theory. When you look into Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood, he seemed to have lacked social controls which is usually formed in the early stages of one’s…

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    cannibalism…As explained by Peter Vronssky, lust killers typically need intimate skin-to-skin contact in their killings and often use a knife or strangulation to murder. They are highly organized in their crimes and normally fantasize extensively about murder. Lust killers may rehearse it in their minds for years before actually killing their first victim. Over time, lust killers become addicted to rape and murder much like an addict becomes addicted to drugs. Generally, as they progress, either…

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    Sumitomo Copper Scandal (1995) Impacts on the Sumitomo Corporation The Sumitomo Copper estimated that the copper scandal, the financial scandal, gave rise to losses of $1.8 billion in June 1995. According to the company, the case would not affect their activeness and they would swallow the entire loss in the current fiscal year, which was about nine months after it took place. In order to cover the $1.8 billion losses, they would set aside a fund from the original executive bonuses and canceled…

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    The documentary “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” deals with “one of the most America's largest corporate bankruptcy”, as it reports the documentary itself. In fact, few years before the bankrupt, Enron was the 7th largest corporation in the USA that took 16 years to go from 10 billion assets to approximately 65 billion, but in only 24 days it went bankrupt. The movie describes and analyses how the company grew and then collapsed quickly and surrounded by a gigantic scandal that can be seen…

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    Carson DeGuire Ms.Dixon CJ III 22 October 2017 Richard Kuklinski-Iceman The typical serial killer in today’s world is born with these twisted genes that make them this way. Not in Richard Kuklinski’s case. In the documentary, “Conversations with the Iceman,” Kuklinski is interviewed about his life and all of the crimes he committed over the years. He was a hit man who has supposedly killed over 100 people while feeling no remorse doing this things. This essay will talk about how he compares to…

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