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    Rain Man and A Beautiful Mind are both compelling movies that explore the struggles related to mental disorders. Rain Man is the story of Charlie Babbitt’s discovery of his long-lost brother, Raymond, and their touching and eventful journey together. Charlie Babbitt is a car-dealer in his mid-twenties when he receives a phone call informing him that his estranged father has passed away. Charlie had a poor relationship with his father. He was a rebellious child and following his mother’s death when he was sixteen years old, he ran away from home to live in California. After receiving the news that his father passed away, Charlie returns to his hometown, Cincinnati Ohio. There, Charlie learns that his father left him with a Buick Roadmaster convertible and some rose bushes while an undisclosed person inherited three million dollars. Eventually, Charlie discovers that the money belongs to his long-lost brother, Raymond, who was placed in a mental institution when Charlie was too young to remember him. Raymond has high-functioning autism which Charlie knows little about. Raymond struggles in social situations and gets extremely anxious when one of his rituals are broken. In addition, Raymond lacks problem-solving ability. In spite of these impairments, Raymond has an exceptional ability with numbers. Initially, Charlie feels entitled to half of the inheritance money, especially since Raymond does not understand the concept of money. However, as Charlie gets to know his brother…

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    There are many well-known individuals who have not let having a disability slow them down from achieving a good quality of life. For example, Chris Burke is a man with Down syndrome who has gone on to become an actor, author, speaker, and musician. Chris has won a Golden Globe award, which is not an award that is handed out to those who are incompetent or unqualified. People with Down syndrome often have deficits in their speech and language production or experience deficits in short term…

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    The man who inspired the movie "Rain Man", Laurence Kim Peek had a special ability which makes him a superhuman in my view because for people like me who are interested in the concepts like "photo-reading", he serves as a great example. Kim possessed a special type of memory that's known as photographic or eidetic memory, people also called him a megasavant as he had development disabilities that caused him to have this amazing ability to recall everything he has ever read. He was able to scan…

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    including The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, and The Naulahka: A story of West and East. During the winter of 1899, Caroline decided that the family should travel to New York so she could see her mother. The journey was tough and when they arrived Kipling and his daughter Josephine were sick with pneumonia. Being a famous writer the newspapers kept up with Kipling's health as he recovered over the next few days. Eventually Kipling fully recovered but his daughter Josephine did not. His…

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    Stellar award winning singer, song writer, actress, fashion designer and activist, Kierra Valencia Sheard, also known to the world as “KiKi” is whom I decided to write my paper on. Kierra was born on June 20th, 1987 in the city of Detroit, Michigan. She was raised up in West Bloomfield, Michigan within a family of great talent within gospel music. Kiera is the daughter of Karen Clark-Sheard of the Clark sisters and Bishop John Drew Sheard. Kierra is also the grand-daughter of the late gospel…

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    Here are two magnificent pieces of literature. One is a poem which is called “If-” and the other a memoir, that is called “Kipling and I.” The poem “If-” talks about how you learn to be a better person through life lessons, morals, and endurance. In the memoir “Kipling and I” reflects back on the poem “If-” because this assists or inspires the person to keep going. It is like “Kipling and I” has “If-” inside. Throughout this writing we will be looking at: what Jesus Colon is using from the poem…

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    At some point in the numerous journeys we embark on, we hit an obstacle and we feel all hope is lost. Sometimes we give up before any progress, and sometimes we give up right before we make it to the finish line, despite putting in so much effort to achieve it. Through Invictus by William Ernest Henley and If by Rudyard Kipling, it is shown that “if you can keep your head”, “yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it”. Both texts insinuate that success comes from commitment and a true sense…

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    RD1; Biographical Information The devotion an author has towards his audience is what determines the transcendence of his work. Rudyard Kipling was not only an outstanding writer, but a genuine charismatic person very aware of the readers he enthralled through the diversity and genius of his work. Using current events and his own experiences as the leading influences for his poems, stories, and more, he captured the attention of people ranging from the common reader to royal authorities such as…

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    particularly the ODNI has made steps to decrease the amount of effort it has to put in to either acquire data, or get court orders to acquire it. Previously a system of ‘hops’ needed to access the branches to other people or devices from that particular person's device. However this system is no longer in place as the ODNI have gotten clearance to jump straight to stage 4 of the process (Gerdes 2), which allows for access to 1 million people's devices or information (Gerdes 1). It is likely many…

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    the same category because it is danger to America today and years to come. Celebrity worship has started since we were a kid. We dreamed about being Polly pockets and G.I Joe’s that parents weren’t even aware of it. Growing from a kid to teenager is when the situations gets bad and tricky. The Hollywood world has big hand in the trends we wear today. What styles for our hair? What workouts are good for me? Or even the battle of cosmetics. A teenager picking up a magazine of Kylie Jenner…

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