Silk And Spice Trade - 1,958 words
The establishment and impact of the Silk and Spice trade The establishment of silk garments in Asia first came about when the silkworm, Bombyx mori (moth) residing in the family Bombycidae, was first discovered for its thread by a great dynasty of Chinathe Han Dynasty (206 BC AD 220). The silk has a continuous-filament fiber consisting of fibroin protein secreted from two salivary glands in the head of each larvae, and a gum called sericin, which cements the two filaments together. Silk weaving began around 2,700 B.C. when the great prince, Hoang-ti, directed his wife, Si-ling-chi, to examine the silkworm and test the practicability of using the thread (4). From there Si-ling-chi developed ...
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Procrastination And Sloth The Spice Of Life? - 910 words
Im what most people might call lazy, lethargic, and a procrastinator. How did it start? The first specific instance that I can remember was in 5th grade math class. I didnt do my math. My mentality was that school consumed more then half of my waking hours and I wasnt going to let it take anymore then that. So my assignments were partially completed, from the day before, and handed in unfinished. I knew that my parents and teachers would raise hell itself when I did this but my mind wouldnt waiver on this. Since I had been able to get through all of grade school without homework why should I have any now? Great reasoning for a 5th grader, but this thinking contained a few flaws. To start out ...
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Mob Involvement With Prohibition - 839 words
In 1917 Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution which prohibited the export, import, manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the United States. This new law is believed to have had the greatest effect on the twenties creating a feeling of rebellion and wild behavior. Many people thought this law violated there right to live by their own standards and have a good time. The Volstead Act passed by Congress set up penalties to all violators of the Eighteenth Amendment. Prohibition is one of the best things ever done by the United States Government. It single-handedly created new business opportunities and brought people together like never before. It ...
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Joy Luck Club - 1,790 words
When ignorance plagues your mind, you find it difficult to remove the rose colored glasses from your eyes and let the clarity of reality seep in. We all have the ability to scratch the surface of any culture, to know that Egypt has the Great Pyramids or China with its Great Wall. But when we are fortunate to be given an opportunity to find out how, why, and when, it is then, that our minds have finally declared to be rid of those glasses of ignorance and obtain an insight into a world that is different, unique and scary as could possibly be imagined. The Joy Luck Club provides the gateway into a look at the mysteries of the Chinese culture, adding spice to the mundane of conventional traditi ...
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Jude The Obscure - 1,099 words
Guilt, Duty, and Unrequited Love: Deconstructing the Love Triangles in James Joyces The Dead and Thomas Hardys Jude the Obscure Its no problem of mine but its a problem I fight, living a life that I cant leave behind. But theres no sense in telling me, the wisdom of the cruel words that you speak. But thats the way that it goes and nobody knows, while everyday my confusion grows. --New Order, Bizarre Love Triangle, from Substance, 1987 Most people who have watched a soap opera can recognize that the love triangle is a crucial element to the plot. In fact, the original radio broadcasted soap operas seemed to consist almost entirely of love triangles. The love triangle, for plot purposes, seem ...
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A Road Not Taken - 1,204 words
... ing that was obviously not for everyone because it seemed that the majority of people too the other path therefore he calls it "the road less traveled by" ( Leary, 75).The fact that the traveler took this path over the more popular, secure one indicates the type of personality he has, one that does not want to necessarily follow the crowd bu do more of what has never been done, what is new and different. "And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black." The leaves had covered the ground and since the time they had fallen no one had yet to pass by on this road. Perhaps Frost does this because each time a person comes to the point ere they have to make a choice, it i ...
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Indonesiadutch History - 1,351 words
NATIONALISM - peoples sense of belonging together as a nation - loyalty to the nation, pride in its culture and history - a desire for national independence - movement in which the nation-state is regarded as paramount for the realization of social, economic and cultural aspirations of people I. CAUSES FOR THE RISE OF NATIONALISM IN INDONESIA - the Indonesians seeked for unity in their country to fight the colonizers (Dutch) that are getting their natural products to improve their own economy - the Indonesians didnt like the Dutch to have a better economy than they do - the Indonesians also thought that there might be a possibility that the Dutch will conquer their lands so they formed group ...
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Benjamin Franklin - 1,318 words
Benjamin Franklin is unmistakably the most resplendent figure in American history. Starting out as an apprentice, Franklin was to become a renowned printer, a great statesman, and an innovator always trying to find ways to improve his community. But how could this peasant apprentice become such an influential man in a large-scale society such as Philadelphia? This was the question that baffled and worried many aristocrats of the early eighteenth century. For Franklin was to become a household name and soon an inspiration to all that sought freedom from the wont class system. Franklin symbolized the classic clich of rags to riches vividly throughout his lifetime. His resilience and genius tru ...
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Through These Eyes - 1,477 words
Today is the first day of the rest of my life. This is what my husband told me on our wedding day. That wonderful, beautiful day was the first day of the rest of my life too. God, how I miss him. I never expected life to be like this. I never expected to live this longthis way. Today I am seventy-six years old. This journal was a gift from my beloved Christopher on my 75th birthday last year. He joked and said I could tell this book all of my secrets now because his hearing was so poor. This is my first birthday as a widow, and this is my first birthday alone. My husband passed away last month at the age of seventy-nine. I have no family anymore. He was my family. I remember as a child, I wo ...
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It Tech - 609 words
Full-Service Firms Will Bring More Spice to Web-Trading War Investors who have invested online at discount web sites may drop their current service provider and go to a full service firm. Full service firms such as Merril Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney and Paine Webber have entered into the online web trading war. The only catch is, unlike the discount firms; the full service firms offer professional advice. The full service firms have dropped commission rates and fees for online trading. The prices are still not as low as the discount firms, but worth the price for the available advisors and their expertise. Industry analysts have suggested that a lot of the discount firms will lose a lot of b ...
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Current Events - 654 words
KISS hits the road Saturday night in Phoenix to once again rock and roll all-night and party every day. But only for a little while longer. The group has announced that this outing is its farewell tour, one last chance to breathe fire, spit blood, put on the makeup, and stomp around in those gigantic boots before calling it a day. Yes, we've heard this before from these rockers, but Gene Simmons says that since KISS is unlike anybody else the group isn't kidding. There's the tour, which features handpicked openers Ted Nugent and Skid Row (original choice Cheap Trick turned down the offer). Simmons says KISS will be on the road in North America into the summer before traveling to Australia an ...
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From My Eyes - 897 words
A director runs the show. He or she makes every vital decision on how to act, where to stand and even when to breath. The director is the backbone of the production, without one it would fall with out any guidance. they get paid good money to do it appropriately loves to do it as well. The director of A Streetcar Named Desire bothered me a little bit. For some reason I didnt like how the book or the movie was presented. It lacked quality acting and sincere emotion. There was very little excitement. The most exciting thing that happened was the fight between Stella and Stanley. If we are excited by domestic violence and weak souls allowing it to occur then there is something wrong. Maybe beca ...
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Sensroy Evaluation - 1,542 words
Sensory analysis is the measurement of consumer responses to sensory stimuli. It is used in grading, consumer preferences, quality assurance, shelf life testing, product development and research. The food industry probably has the greatest number of sensory analysts ranging from specialist wine, beer, and tea tasters to researchers investigating how consumers perceive flavors and textures. Sensory analysts also work in the cosmetics, toiletries and household care products industries. To understand why sensory evaluation is so important, it is vital to understand the role taste and smell play in the consumers' perception of a product. Taste (flavor) and smell (odor) can evoke complex psycholo ...
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Public Sphere - 1,701 words
The mathematical definition of the twentieth century corresponds to a hundred year period with a strictly defined beginning and an end. However, the picture differs when we look at the issue in a critical perspective. For most historians and social scientists, our century is characterized by vast and rapid changes in social, economical and political institutions. This analysis holds a large amount of validity even when the empirical data of a personal life experience is used. Therefore, the constraints for the definition of this era shall be closely related to institutional changes. At this point two major events turn out to be the "yardsticks" for a proper periodical limitation. The first o ...
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Marketing - 1,415 words
The media affects everyone in one way or another. Some affects are strong and some are weak, but its always there. Nobody can get away from the media, there are too many forms of it hidden in many different disguises. It can come in the the form of television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, posters, billboards, There is no hiding from it, but its not always a bad thing that media is so accessible either. It does have a positive side; T.V. shows can help a person learn a language faster, newspapers inform people of whats going on, radios and movies provide a lot of entertaintment. But, they also take up a lot of time-too That is not the only problem though, many of the ideas expressed ...
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Liberation - 1,064 words
The Storm and The Story of an Hour expresses the attitudes of two womens rebirth and liberation. These two stories are alike in several ways. Natures plays a major role in both of these womens lives. Calixta and Mrs. Louise Mallard struggle to find their independence and in doing so the endings are triumphant and tragic. The Storm begins on a stormy spring day, with the protagonist Calixta at her sewing machine. She is alone, her husband Bobinot and son Bibi have gone to the store. Calixta seems to be a bored woman, confined to her duties as a housewife and mother. As the distant storm approaches she is unaware of what the storm brings, her former lover Alcee. Calixta allows Alcee into her h ...
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Wonders Of Henna - 1,132 words
What is that on your hands? Didnt you wash them? In elementary school, those were common questions that I was asked by my peers in response to the reddish-brown designs on my hands. Occasionally I would keep my hands in a fist, just so I wouldnt have to deal with those questions. My answer to them was always, Its Henna, and YES, I did wash my hands. At that point my answer was rather simple, as I was not prepared with a ten-minute speech for them as I am today. Henna is a natural dye utilized worldwide for not only physical purposes, but also serves as a means of symbolism for many. Today I will discuss the body art purposes of Henna, its many cultural applications, and also the recent reviv ...
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Evolution Of Square Dancing - 1,822 words
What do the words "square dance" mean to you? For most they bring on images of red barns full of men in cowboy hats and women in gingham dresses skipping along as a fiddler plays and the cows and horses look on. These dances are often thought of as a thing of the 1930's or something we see in movies such as Oklahoma. However, the form we know of today has far outgrown that stigma. Square dancing is popular across the world and is performed by all ages. Square dance groups attend conferences, clinics, and competitions year round. There are also many magazines and newsletters devoted to the people addicted to this dance. The square dance, "four couples in a set who are led by a caller through ...
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Belize - 1,939 words
The Country of Belize is located in Central America along the Eastern or Caribbean coast. The Country shares the northern and western border with Mexico and southern border with Guatemala. The Inner coastal waters are shallow and sheltered by a line of coral reefs, (at 180 miles the 2nd largest in the world), the country has over 200 islands, atolls, and islets called Cayes. Belize covers 8,866 miles of territory. The mainland is approximately 180 miles long and 68 miles wide. Although the mainland has a low coastal plain covered with mangrove wetlands, the land rises gradually towards the interior. The Southern sector of the country forms its backbone with the Maya Mountains and the Cocksco ...
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Bolivia Complete Culture Study - 1,394 words
DESTINATION:La Paz, BOLIVIA Facts at a GlanceFull country name: Republic of BoliviaArea: 1,098,580 sq km (428,446 sq mi) Population: 7,826,350Capital city: La Paz (pop 1,000,000) and Sucre (pop 100,000)People: 30% Quechua Indian, approx 28% mestizo, 25% Aymar Indian, approx 10% European (principally Spanish)Language: Spanish but most Indians speak either Quechua or Aymar; composite dialects of Spanish-Aymar and Spanish-Quechua are also widely spokenReligion: 95% Roman CatholicGovernment: DemocracyPresident: General Hugo Banzer EnvironmentHere is a summary of the climate and environment so you know what kind of wardrobe and other adjustments you need to make in order to adjust to different we ...
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