Keith Jarrett

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    When I was twelve years old, my neighbour told me the only way I’d ever be beautiful would be if I started wearing makeup. It wasn’t uncommon for me to hear this- since about the age of nine, individuals had been telling me to dress better, fix my hair, and start shopping at more fashionable stores. Makeup was simply the newest weapon they could hurl at me, the best way for them to tell me that I did not conform to their standards of beauty. They hid insults within their helpful suggestions like one hides a knife within a cake, covering up their nasty commentary with flowery words and silky tongues. To be honest, it wasn’t just those directly around me either. Television suddenly became a dangerous minefield, attacking me without mercy. Perfect faces and skinny hips leered at me from advertisements, laughing at how I didn’t look like them, act like them, talk like them. Wherever I turned, it seemed like there was always something there, a constant reminder that I was not beautiful enough. Quite obviously, being bombarded with messages like that from society does wonders in crippling someone’s sense of self-worth, and how they perceive themselves. Girls are dieting, vomiting, and shaping themselves to fit these unattainable standards they see on television and billboards, at the cost of their health and overall well-being. And, in the end, the consistent barrage of negative messages aimed at young girls today directly stems into a shocking lack of self-esteem, particularly…

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    American Beauty Standards

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    Having an ideal body to fit the mold that society has placed on young women. Slender bodies represent beauty, intelligence and confidence while other body shapes exclude you from that title. It is well known that in American culture the beauty standard is set to a ridiculously high expectation. One that most women will never be able to accomplish without some sort of unnatural modification. And what is it that society continues to do? Social media, advertisements even the television programs we…

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    In the novel Looking for Alaska written by John Green, Miles “Pudge” Halter is looking for his “Great Perhaps” to happen, and later finds himself living it after moving to a boarding school in Alabama called Culvert Creek. The fictional book focuses on Pudge the adventures he has with Alaska, the crazy, wild, clever girl that he meets at the school, along with a few other friends he meets on the way. Miles talks to Alaska often realizes that there is some mystery to Alaska that he can not quite…

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    Currently, Nestle Romania products are found on every shelf on every store and its portfolio of products includes the following products: 1. Breakfast Cereals: Nestle Fitness, Musli Tropical, Musli Classic, Lion, Cheerios, etc.; 2. Chocolate and cereal bars: Lion, Nesquick bar, Nestle Fitness, Lion, Kit Kat, etc. 3. Tea: Nestea is well known to Romanian Consumers. 4. Ice cream: Aloma, Best, Joe Ice Cream, Topgun, Nirvana. 5. Food: Maggi products and condiments are sold by Nestle…

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    The Beatles mostly sang about peace and love, experimenting with different concepts on the subject and various instruments. George Harrison introduced the sitar in some of their later albums. Originally, they started as a simple pop band and eventually grew and developed into a rock and roll band. Most of their fan base was composed of teenage girls, while the Rolling Stones attracted every one of every age. They would have to think of creative and clever ways to sneak lyrics about sex and drugs…

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    Kotter

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    Kotler splits the product life cycle into 4 phases: Introduction, growth, maturity and decline. Introduction is described as a “period of slow sales growth as the product is introduced in the market”. Growth is described as a “period of rapid market acceptance and profit improvement”. Maturity is a “slowdown in sales growth because the product has achieved acceptance by most potential buyers”. Lastly, decline is when “sales show a downward drift” (p. 310). The chasm lies within the growth…

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    Life Influences Everyone is born without an identity of who they are and it is slowly developed as we grow. From when we are born to grown adults we take in everything around us which molds and shapes into who we are. From everything in our lives we all have those couple of things which consider the biggest influences in our lives. Whether something as simple as a book, movie, family member, or a person we briefly knew that touched our lives like nothing else has. Personally a film and two…

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    Who Drew Monsters Will MacDonald The Boy Who Drew Monsters by, Keith Donovan, was a great read over the summer. Keith Donovan is an American novelist, the author of the national bestseller The Stolen Child, Angels of Destruction, and Centuries of June. This book takes place on the coast of Maine, in what the Keenan’s call their dream house. A young boy, Jack Peter Keenan lives alone with his two parents and is home schooled by his dad while his mom is at work . Jack Peter is trapped inside his…

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    I believe that the novel “All the Pretty Horses” by Cormac McCarthy is a coming of age story about a young man who initially set out to make a life for himself in a land that wasn’t so industrialized and in turn grew up and lost his innocence. John Grady was a young, naïve 16-year-old who was unhappy with the way “his” country was changing, so he set off with his friend Rawlins on a quest to find a place he wanted to call home. John Grady had child-like ideations that, while he couldn’t find the…

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    Australia has a vast range of foods and cuisines, expanding and evolving since the first fleet arrived in 1788, from then on many other migrants from different ethnic groups have settled in Australia, this has resulted in increased food availability as each group has introduced, grown and prepared their own native foods from their homeland. Australia is recognized as one of the most multicultural countries in the world and the food component is heavily responsible for that reputation. The first…

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