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  • Struggle With Body Image Problems
    292 words
    The media can have a low self body image on women. The media concentrates so much on how thin women should be and there are so many advertisements with women who are very thin. Women begin to believe that they can never add up to the models shown in advertisements. This can lead to many eating disorders such as Bulimia, anorexia nervosa and overeating. These eating disorders are very serious and are usually caused by body image problems. Adolescents especially struggle with body image problems. ...
  • Red Pill
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    I'm sitting in a chair, talking to a man that I've wanted to know for a long time. His name is Morpheus; I know that he knows more than I do about the world and how it works. Now it's my turn, in each of his hand's there is a pill, in one there's a red pill and in the other a blue pill. The red pill will have me further my knowledge and the true nature of things will be revealed. The blue pill stops any further knowledge and my perception of things will remain unchanged. I take the red pill. Why...
  • Increased Intake Of Folic Acid
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    FOLIC ACID Folic acid is the most common term for water-soluble B-vitamin that can be found naturally as well as in vitamin pills. Found naturally, folic acid is actually referred to as folate, while folic acid refers to the synthetic form of the vitamin. (For reasons of simplification, this paper will use the two terms interchangeably.) The functions of folic acid in our diet are mostly for prevention. Probably the most commonly known function of folic acid is in the prevention of neural tube d...
  • One Bullet
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    LUCKY SHOT. By Rebecca RI sit in my room with a gun on my left and pills on my right. I sit and think - is it worth living another day? It's a difficult question, which I think about every night. I look to my left, then to my right. I should have gone to sleep I tell myself, and hope tomorrow will be different. It's time just to give up! I try to think about something positive in my life but there's nothing to think of. Maybe the years I don't remember were good, but I doubt that. I turn to my l...
  • Judy Garland
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    Judy Garland's real name was Frances Guam. Judy and her two older sisters changed their stage name to Garland. A year later Frances changed her name to Judy. At age 13 a man named Louis B. Mayer was so impressed by her voice that he sighed her on a contract for M.G.M. Her first real screen appearance was called 'Every Sunday'. She also appeared in 'Pigskin Parade'. She sang 'Dear Mr. Gable' in 'Broadway Melody of 1938'. Judy Stared in 'Thorough Beds Don't Cry'. Her frequent screen Partner was Mi...
  • Immortality Pill
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    Originally when I was posed this question my immediate response was to return the Immortality pill (IP). The reason I initially responded this way, and still remain set on my belief had plenty to do with the factors involved. First, if I were to take the Immortality pill I would already know my horrific demise, such as an accident, war victim, or suicide. Secondly, just as suicide effects not only the person committing the act, but more so the family and friends in that individuals life, yet the...
  • Emergency Contraception The Morning After Pill
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    Emergency Contraception The morning after pill is a regimen of high doses of standard birth control that can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. The sooner the woman takes it, the more effective it is: 90% after the first 24 hours, 75% after the first 48, and 50% after 72 hours. The pills work by preventing the release of the egg into the ovary which is called ovulation. If the egg has already been released then the hormone prevents the egg from sticking to the inside of the uterus by...
  • Fda Approves The Abortion Pill
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    Analysis of the FDA Approved Abortion Pill RU-486 now known as Mifepristone, the abortion pill, first entered the clinical trials in Geneva in 1981, and France approved the pill in 1988. Due to Americas political stance on abortion, the French manufacturer, Roussel-Ucla f, announced that the pill would not be distributed in the United States in fear of boycotts and threats. (Newsweek, The Abortion Pill, pg 29) A year after that President George Bush banned any imports of the pill in the U.S. Lat...
  • Life A New Meaning
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    The movie The Matrix is filled with philosophical thoughts and questions. The biggest and most important question of them all is: Which one, the red or the blue pill Given the choices, the red pill would be the most appealing. If the red pill is chosen it will open eyes to a new reality; it will give life a new meaning; and it will give a better understanding of the world to the one who consumes it. When it comes right down to it, to know or not to know, that is the underlying philosophical ques...
  • Oral Contraceptive Method Of Birth Control
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    The purpose of the oral contraceptive, also called the birth control pill, is to do just that: control birth. While "on the Pill", women have the freedom to decide when to have children and how many. Previous to the approval of the Pill by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1960, other methods of birth control were used, such as the condom, the diaphragm, and the "rhythm" method. These practices were not completely reliable, and women who were using these methods were still having many ch...

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