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Obesity in Children --...
Asher, Christopher K.
Bailey, Jodi R.
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Your Entertainment My Reality: Rap Music in Contemporary America
Rap (Music)--History and criticism; ap (Music)--Social aspects--United States;
The author traces the history of rap music, and examines the social messages given by rap music, both positive bu mostly negative, and the adverse effect these messages have had on the black communities...
Affirmative Action: What Role Does Diversity Management Play?
Discrimination; Minorities; Affirmative action programs; Diversity management;
This thesis examines the problems of discrimination, legal rulings and movements that have tried to end it, and especially focuses on the pros and cons of Affirmative Action. It also puts forward diversity...
What Measures Can We Take to Preserve Virgin Materials and Energy Used to Produce Common Recyclables and Extend the Life Capacity of the Landfill?
Recycled products; Green products;
The importance of recycling and of using recycled products in order to reduce waste and consumption of virgin materials is examined in this thesis.
Aesthetic Dentistry: Business and Biological Implications
This thesis discusses what aesthetic dentistry is, how it differs from traditional dentistry, looks at some of the health and biological implications, and offers suggestions on marketing it.
Advertising on the Internet
his thesis examines many of the unique characteristics of advertising on the Internet. It examines the history, growth, and demographics of the Internet, advantages to Internet advertising compared to...
Homosexuality: a complex issue
Homosexuality; Homosexuality--Genetic aspects;
This paper explores some of the main questions surrounding homosexuality, such as whether it is genetic or learned, can someone change their sexuality, and so on.
Media's influence on eating disorders
Body image in women; Eating disorders in women; Women in mass media;
This thesis explores the role that the media plays in perpetuating eating disorders among young women. The portrayal of thin models and actresses reinforces an unrealistic ideal body image. The author...
Stratford and Oxford: the controversy
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Oxford, Edward De Vere, 17th earl of, 1550-1604;
The author explores the on-going disagreement over who is the real writer, William Shakespeare. The paper outlines the two chief arguments between the Stratfordians, who believe that William Shakspere...
Commercialization: the downfall of mountaineering
Mountaineering; Mountaineering accidents--Everest, Mount (China and Nepal); Mountaineering expeditions--Everest, Mount (China and Nepal):
This paper proposes that the commercialization of mountaineering, specifically the ability of thrill-seekers who are physically and mentally unprepared but wealthy enough to buy a guided trip, has set...
Stellar evolution and the advent of black holes
Black holes (Astronomy); Kerr black holes; Astronomy;
Developments in telescopes and other technology have allowed us to see what we never could before--the deaths of stars, known as black holes. This thesis traces the stellar evolution that sometimes results...
Neuroblastoma: a childhood cancer and a little boy's struggle to survive
Neuroblastoma; Cancer in children;
Neuroblastoma is the second most common cancer found in children. This thesis defines neuroblastoma, looks at its origins and different stages of the cancer, and at the treatments available.
The Fourth Estate and the Pentagon: relations between the press and the military during the Gulf War
Persian Gulf War, 1991; Persian Gulf War, 1991--Press coverage--United States;
This paper examines the print and television media to determine whether the United States military attempted to control news during the Persian Gulf War of 1991, and if such attempts were made, what was...
Incarceration: correction or corruption
Incarceration issues; Alternatives to imprisonment;
This study addresses the problems with the traditional jail system and presents viable alternatives to it.
Affirmative action: the psychological effect
Affirmative action programs;
This paper focuses on the need to amend the affirmative actions policy and focus on alternatives to solve racial discrimination in the United States. It examines the history and laws that created the program...
Making Connections: interorganizational relationships and personal networks
Organizational effectiveness--Psychological aspects; Interpersonal relations; Information networks;
Having a network of relationships can open doors to shared ideas, support, and resources. In order to keep up with the advancements being made in business, individuals and organizations need to increase...
Dual earner families: is it worth it?
Dual-career families--United States; Working mothers; Sex role--Economic aspects--United States;
This thesis analyzes numerous studies showing that there are negative effects on children of dual-earner families, both psychological and economic. Economic analysis proves that in most cases it is not...
Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood
Surrogate motherhood--Moral and ethical aspects; Surrogate mothers--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States;
This thesis posits that the commercial surrogate is a subclass of surrogate motherhood because of the exchange of money, and demeaning and unethical for the participants as well as all who condone it.
Legalizing marijuana: analyzing the controversy, accepting the facts
Drug legalization--United States; Marijuana--Government policy--United States;
This thesis outlines the primary historical events that led to the enactment of current (1999) marijuana laws and analyses the sociological elements that shaped political thought surround the marijuana...
Breast Cancer: What Every Woman Needs to Know
Breast cancer is a very risky and serious disease. This thesis outlines strategies and procedures women can use to detect cancer and to treat it. It also tells the personal stories of several women who...
Diversity Training and Education in Corporate America: Teaching the Workforce to Value Cultural Differences
Multiculturalism;Diversity in the workplace;
Cultural diversity in the workplace has become a legal and moral obligation. Corporations that fail to include diversity training will encounter significant legal problems and penalties. Several respected...
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