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    In the 1800’s pioneer of nursing, Florence Nightingale was a pet owner of an owl and had recommended animal therapy for caring for the sick. (Reynolds, 2012, p. 478). Studies have shown that pet therapy can improve the quality of life reduce pain, give relaxing methods in patients exhibiting stress and depression. (Byrne, Kropp, & Vincent, 2014, p. 05).Patients with physical disfigurements and disabilities are easier to connect with animals because of an animal’s non-judgement nature then even the client’s family members. (Byrne, Kropp, & Vincent, 2014, p. 05) These animals can be household pets like dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish or birds or they can be livestock animals such as horses. The type of animals doesn’t matter more so then the connection of the animal with the person, because of their liking for one another. They can give emotional support and companionship by letting the patient feel care for or loved. Animals can also provide help in physical and occupational therapy in example if one is petting a cat or dog it can improve their muscle strength and fine motor. Studies have showed that animal assisted therapy can lower a person’s blood pressure and improves the health of patient with have heart failure. Animals can also help a patient reduce anxiety and clam patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by making the patient feel wanted or just by giving companionships. (Byrne,…

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    days filled with laughter. This one day, we went to the OC Fair, and the entire time I told her that I hate rides and I am afraid and I promised her I would not go on every ride. However, she just waved me off in that way she always does when she knows she 'll convince me to do something eventually. There was no way I thought I 'd go on even one ride. I 'm not that brave. "Kenzie," I grabbed her hand to slow her down. The fair was loud and packed with people, and there were lights at every…

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    what Klopp had established in the people of Liverpool, the sense of hope and excitement that would light up the souls of everyone to live a life of never giving up. That is what I saw in him, in pictures or in person, and with all the failures and success I have had, the questions about life kept trying to burst my bubble of patience as I couldn’t even wait for him to sit and say, “Guten Tag my friend”. “Ho – How, How?” I said with a jumpy voice and a jumpy body, readily sitting on my hard and…

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    everything from we laugh as a release mechanism to we laugh out of superiority. Sigmund Freud’s theory over humor serves the purpose to explain why we laugh at the times we do. In Freud’s theory he explains laughter as a release mechanism to let go of tension you may have. In his theory he describes how when a joke is being told tension builds up behind a cathexis and when the punchline is reached and the cathexis is lifted, the energy is released as laughter. Freud also makes the distinction,…

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    Change With Aunty Ifeoma

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    not sound like [her] laughter, [she] was not sure what [her] laughter sounded like. It was… like Aunty Ifeoma” (Adichie 88). The reason…

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    Why Is Laughter Out Loud

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    negative impact their laughter can have on another person; this is a real problem especially among students. Similarly, there are many who don’t realize the positive influence their laughter can play; this is also a problem. People need to realize laughing includes both good and bad aspects: “We humans laugh often and it is not always because something is funny. We laugh in the face of the pathetic or the powerless; sometimes we laugh at our own powerlessness or pathos. In short, we laugh at…

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    record of what men have seen in life, what relationships they have experienced and what they have thought and felt about those human relationships that have the most immediate and enduring interest for all of us. Man is a social animal and in his relationships he can never be fully satisfied. Man’s satisfaction in his relationships never comes during his life and literature mirrors this irony of relationships. In the present paper, I will scrutinize the comic prowess of Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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    Shivering from the chilly autumn wind, I waited by the public bathroom, anticipating our monthly Chicago rendezvous. This month Katy and I agreed to meet at the Lincoln Park Zoo. After several not-so-clandestine glances at the main entrance, I finally spotted her infamous bright orange beanie bobbing its way through the crowd toward me. I waved and caught her eye, and she smiled at my little "freeze" dance. Katy--always the jester--began to grotesquely limp her way to me. At her atrocious…

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    Passover Seder Analysis

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    community, while de-emphasizing traditional aspects of a Conservative Seder. During several parts of the Seder, the youth demonstrated inside jokes with a light-hearted attitude, juxtaposing the serious attitude of the adults. For example, during the prayer after the meal, the youth banged on the table at certain points and shouted specific words louder than others. When asked about this, the college-aged Jordan Rich said: “Birkat Hamazon is a long prayer that can get boring at times, so we try…

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    The concept of humor is targeted around a person producing a comical statement or something that produces laughter and enjoyment to an audience. In the book titled Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton, the writer hypothesizes that the position of humor in society is to bring out repressed mind and messages that regular human beings can relate and apprehend without restriction from others. I trust that de Botton's stance toward humor having a vital role within the feature of society is true, because…

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