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The Holidays
The holidays! They're supposed to be a time of warmth, happiness and excitement. For many people, they are. Although for some, the season can be a paradox. Joyous feelings, family and religious traditions can be overshadowed by stress, fatigue and gloom--"the blues." In addition to all of the gifts, goodies, decorations and events, the holiday season can be filled with many pressures. The holiday blues, as the name implies, tend to be temporary and seasonal. Factors that commonly contribut ... The holidays! ... The holiday blues, as the name implies, tend to be temporary and seasonal. ... Another psychological factor that may cause stress during the holiday season is expecting too much out of the holiday season. If a person has that picture perfect idea of the holiday season in his or her mind, the holidays may fall short of their expectations and create feelings of depression. ... Financial factors increase stress levels in people during the holiday season. ... Wordcount: 524 Pages: 2
Lady Day or Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Hi, I am Eleanor Fagan Gough, or most of you know me as Lady Day or Billie Holiday. I am known, as one of America's most memorable and influential singers of all time. I was born in Baltimore, in a run down apartment, in 1915. My mother had a very unsteady, low paying job, and my father ran out on us when I was very young. I had no choice but to try and find a way to make money for my mother and I. This led me to become a singer and a well-known legend ... Billie Holiday Hi, I am Eleanor Fagan Gough, or most of you know me as Lady Day or Billie Holiday. ... Wordcount: 576 Pages: 2
The Seven Major Holidays Celebrated of the Jewish People
THE MAJOR JEWISH HOLIDAYS The Jewish people are a people of celebration. All year long there are many holidays that the Jewish people love to celebrate. Seven of the major Jewish holidays are Shabbat, Purim, Passover, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashana, and Shavuot. Each holiday has its own customs, presentations, and services that make it different from the other Jewish holidays. In this essay I will explain in detail each of the seven major holidays. Shabbat may be the most importan ... THE MAJOR JEWISH HOLIDAYS The Jewish people are a people of celebration. ... Each holiday has its own customs, presentations, and services that make it different from the other Jewish holidays. ... Shabbat may be the most important holiday observant in Judaism. ... Purim is the most festive of the Jewish holidays. ... Like other Jewish holidays music is a big part. ... Wordcount: 2640 Pages: 11
The Revolutionary War and America's Freedom
HOW VETERANS MADE AMERICA FREE Since 1775 with the Revolutionary War to 1991 with the Persian Gulf War we have had the armed forces protecting the United States. They have had a big influence on why America is what it is today. Most people don"t think about who fights the wars for us but there are many reasons why they should. To be in the army you have to have lots of different qualifications. There are four main qualifications that are a must. Patience is the first qualification. You hav ... We have two major holidays to honor the armed forces and veterans. ... The second holiday we celebrate is Memorial Day. ... It shouldn"t have to be a holiday for you to give thanks for them. ... Wordcount: 498 Pages: 2
Most Popular Holiday Destinations in the World: Australia
Welcome To Australia Australia is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Thousands and thousands of foreign people come and visit Australia each year. This is due to our vast variety in our landscapes and animals. Also our weather is perfect in most places, especially on the coast. Australia is one of not too many countries with total freedom, we can live anywhere we want, do anything we want, any time we want, work anywhere we want, go to school anywhere we want, have as ... Welcome To Australia Australia is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. ... Wordcount: 335 Pages: 1
Billie Holiday's Cruel Life
To understand the controversy that Billie presented one must first go to the root or source of such controversy and examine Billie's childhood. Billie was born Eleanora Harris to her father Clarence Holiday and mother Sadie Fagan who were just fifteen and thirteen years old, respectively, at the time (A 91). Born between 1912 and 1915 in Baltimore, the date unsure, Billie grew up without her father, who moved away early on in her life. Billie and her mother used to fight a lot, when her mother ... Billie was born Eleanora Harris to her father Clarence Holiday and mother Sadie Fagan who were just fifteen and thirteen years old, respectively, at the time (A 91). ... Wordcount: 649 Pages: 3
Comparison of Escapade Brochure
Introduction Going on holiday is one of the most important things in our lives today; it is just as important as having a good car or nice clothes. Next step is choosing the right holiday, and what better way then, going down to the travel agent and picking up all the 'pretty" brochures. The 'pretty" brochures is just a par of the great advertising world, trying to be informative but using persuasive language, basically tempting us to go. Today, we are only aware of products by ... Introduction Going on holiday is one of the most important things in our lives today; it is just as important as having a good car or nice clothes. Next step is choosing the right holiday, and what better way then, going down to the travel agent and picking up all the 'pretty" brochures. ... I will compare the language used for the same holiday but aimed at different age groups. ... Next on notices on the bottom of the page is a slogan which says 'Holidays with a good deal more", this is interests the older age group as they like to get value for money. ... The Holidays ... Wordcount: 1208 Pages: 5
Oral Traditionsn in Family
Oral Tradition My family has many oral traditions. I"m not real for sure that there any different than anybody elses. We celebrate every American Holiday. We have very strong Baptist religous beliefs. Our religion does not ban us from participating in any holidays. I don"t know what other people do on there holidays but from what I understand and have heard there pretty much the same. Every Christmas in our family is a pretty big deal. On Christmas Eve we go to church to a c ... We celebrate every American Holiday. ... Our religion does not ban us from participating in any holidays. ... There are many holidays that are family celebrates but there just not real big holidays like St. ... The Holidays aren"t especially about thing like that. All Holidays have very special reasons behind them. ... Wordcount: 651 Pages: 3
The Concept of Unemployment
Unemployment Is Not One Long Holiday Unemployment is not a long holiday as many people struggle with tax, rent, welfare and food. Much of the New Zealand population thinks that Unemployment is a long holiday. As one hundred thirty nine thousand people were unemployed in 1998.They get one hundred and fifty dollars each week and that money is from our wages and salary"s. It is a pretty cruisey life, no hard work just a whole week of fun and leisure. Most people see it as taking advantage of t ... Unemployment Is Not One Long Holiday Unemployment is not a long holiday as many people struggle with tax, rent, welfare and food. Much of the New Zealand population thinks that Unemployment is a long holiday. ... As you can see unemployment is not a long holiday and for some never ending.... Wordcount: 223 Pages: 1
Cesar Chavez, A Great Leader, A Complicated Man
Cesar Chavez Holiday Former United Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez unmasked our institutions and our leaders and exposed them for to what they really were -- not what they pretended to be. Chavez did it in life, and now he does it in death. Chavez is once again the subject of a controversial issue, but this time it's not about workers rights. When the California Senate considered a bill to memorialize Chavez by making his birthday, March 31, a state holiday, the masks came off. The Se ... What reasons are there to have a Cesar Chavez holiday? ... But is another holiday needed? ... Many people do support a Chavez holiday. ... Are we going to get another state holiday? ... Works Cited Arnette, Juan, "Holiday for All?" ... Wordcount: 1070 Pages: 4
Origin of the Holloween
The History of Halloween America is a melting pot of cultures from all over the world. A nation of people from many lands, our holidays tend to blend bits and pieces from different traditions into one American celebration. Halloween is one of the best examples of a holiday with a rich heritage of blending. We know Halloween as a time when children dress up in scary masks and costumes, prowling the streets at night in search of candy and excitement. How did ... Halloween is one of the best examples of a holiday with a rich heritage of blending. ... It was the Celts who traditionally celebrated a holiday called Samhain, pronounced "Sah-wen". ... It"s the bits and pieces of traditions from all around the world, which make American holidays like no other nation. ... Making it the country"s second largest commercial holiday. ... Holiday History. ... Wordcount: 778 Pages: 3
Essence of Celebrating Christmas
Today's Christmas is no longer a celebration of Christ and happiness, but is a celebration of a now fake, commercialized, overweight Santa Claus. The idea of eating yet another turkey dinner while watching a forgettable Disney movie on television brings tears of pain, not joy, to one's eyes. The main virtues of the holidays have gone from an idealistic white wonderland, to a migraine-causing festival of greed. The Christmas of the past was once a beautiful celebration of the birth of Chris ... The main virtues of the holidays have gone from an idealistic white wonderland, to a migraine-causing festival of greed. ... Families would come together to enjoy the holidays together in a peaceful, loving environment. ... Perhaps government control could help relieve some of the annoyances of the holiday season. For example, federal mandates could limit all marketing of the Christmas holiday to the month of December. ... The future of Christmas may look bleak, however someday society may sweep aside the pile of past years' presents and find the true meaning of the holidays.... Wordcount: 592 Pages: 2
The Cinco De Mayo of Mexico
Cinco De Mayo The 5th oF May is not an American holiday or Mexican Independence Day, even though it should be. Cinco De Mayo is in commemoration of the defeat of the French army by the Mexicans. This battle took place in Puebla on May 5, 1862. This holiday is more of a regional holiday celebrated in Mexico especially in Puebla. Celebrating Cinco De Mayo has become popular in many parts of the United States. The Mexican government had accumulated many debts to many nations, in ... Cinco De Mayo The 5th oF May is not an American holiday or Mexican Independence Day, even though it should be. ... This holiday is more of a regional holiday celebrated in Mexico especially in Puebla. ... Wordcount: 315 Pages: 1
A Literary Review on "The Day Lady Died" BY Frank O'Hara
In his poem, "The Day Lady Died", Frank O'Hara refrains from using all the conventional patterns of elegiac poetry. Instead of the common reflection of grief, utilizing tragic laments and a recount of greatness now gone, O'Hara's seemingly ordinary poem very subtly evokes a sense of loss. At first, O'Hara's poem appears to be the account of a very typical day. His classic "I do this and I do that" style, accompanied by the simplistic description of his trivial daily, contribute to the sens ... Billie Holiday, or Lady Day as she was called, is one of those luminous characters in history whose name alone evokes greatness. ... Holiday affected O'Hara, with his keen fascination with all things distinctly American, deeply. ... Holiday dropped by to see Waldron, her close friend and favorite musician, and was persuaded to sing a few songs.... Wordcount: 400 Pages: 2
Ernest Hemingway: The Writer
Ernest Hemingway is my favourite writer. So, I'll tell some words about E.H. He was born in 1899 in Onk Park near Chicago, he lived not very long, but his life was very interesting. He died in 1961 in Kechum. Since his childhood he was interesting in literature and he started writing his first short stories when he attended school. E.H. took part in the First World war. After the war he worked as corespondent, but soon he made up his mind to became a writer. His first novel was "FIESTA". It w ... A lot of people have their holidays in summer. ... The main holidays are Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Spring Bank Holiday and Late Summer Bank Holiday. ... The Spring Bank Holiday falls on the last Monday of May while the Late Bank Holiday comes on the last Monday in August. Besides public holidays there are other festivals, anniversaries and simply days. ... January 1st or New Year's Day is one of the most popular holidays in the world. ... Wordcount: 2134 Pages: 9
EX-TREME COMPUTING EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
EX-TREME COMPUTING EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT Application of Agreement: This document is specifically for employees of the Ex-treme Computing Enterprise Contract Details: This agreement is detailed for the terms of employment. Employment being dated from the 4th May 2000 to the 14th August 2004 Salary: The employee will be paid according to the hours they work a day, the position and level of employment. A salary of $45.00 dollars an hour from 8.30am to 4.00 pm Hours of Duty: An employ ... Public Holidays: The following public holidays shall be allowed as holidays with pay: New Years Day, Christmas, Australia Day, Anzac Day, Boxing Day, Labour Day, Foundation Day, good Friday, and Easter Monday. ... Wordcount: 362 Pages: 1
Christmas Traditions
Christmas Traditions Christmas signifies the birth of Christ according to the Bible. Christians first started the Christmas celebration; this was a day dedicated to celebrating the birth of their Savior. The story said that the virgin Mary conceived the Son of God. Mary and her husband Joseph in fear of the child"s life fled to Bethlehem. Jesus was said to be born in a stable underneath the brightest star in the sky. Many stories where told of how three wise men and shepherds followed t ... The most important thing for them is to get through a holiday, to buy a lot of presents for family and friends, and eat a lot of good food. ... It's nothing to say against churches that are filled with people, but the point is that most people don't go to church on Christmas Eve because they want to celebrate Christmas for the reasons that the holiday symbolizes. ... Also Christmas is the most religious holiday, in proportion to other holidays like Easter. ... When one part of the family then goes to, for example Florida or Colorado, to celebrate their Christmas, it destroys the tra... Wordcount: 1265 Pages: 5
The Futuristic Trends of E-Commerce
1 The Future of E-Commerce Future 2 THE FUTURE OF E-COMMERCE There are varying opinions regarding the future of e-commerce. Despite the fact that online sales are growing exponentially, some analysts believe that e-commerce is heading for a fall. Laurie Windham justifies her belief that as time goes on, sales will decrease instead of increasing. Windham believes that net consumers are very different than mall shoppers and catalog shopper ... Surveys conducted after the last holiday season suggested online shoppers would continue shopping online. ... A study by Jupiter Communications agreed saying that sales would increase this holiday season. ... The increase between the 1998 and 1999 holiday seasons was 126 percent. ... Will Holidays Be Jolly Days? ... On-line shopping a success despite holiday ditches. ... Wordcount: 1323 Pages: 5
Native Americans: 500 years of Racism and Oppression
Native Americans: 500 years of Racism and Oppression "In fourteen-hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." This little saying is something that I'm sure we all learned as children, to help us remember the year that Columbus discovered America. However, Columbus did not discover America, it has been here as long as Spain, England, and the rest of the countries in the world at that time. Although not as nearly technologically advanced as the countries of Europe, the Native A ... Who celebrates holidays? There are many holidays than some Americans celebrate, while other Americans do not. ... Two of these national holidays are the Fourth of July, and Columbus Day. While almost all Americans celebrate these two holidays, some Native Americans choose not to celebrate one, or even both, because to them, these two holidays carry a meaning of death and extermination. ... To a Native American, there is not much reason to celebrate this holiday. ... Wordcount: 2263 Pages: 9
Australia Day and Captain Arthur Phillip
Australia Day is a day set aside to commemorate the arrival of Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet at Sydney Cove on the 26 January 1788. On the day of his arrival, Captain Arthur Phillip declared the area that became the colony of New South Wales to be a British possession. This landing started the first permanent European settlement on this island continent. Australia Day, January 26, is celebrated with a public holiday and celebrations in every state. The choice of the 26 January as t ... Australia Day, January 26, is celebrated with a public holiday and celebrations in every state. ... As I was not born in Australia and only received my Australian citizenship in 1995, I have never really seen the significance of the public holiday; however one thing I do believe in, is that the date should be changed. ... Wordcount: 452 Pages: 2
Cultural Description of the Country Spain
SPAIN Spain is located in southwest Europe. Spain"s official name is Reino de Espana, which means, "Kingdom of Spain." The capitol of Spain is Madrid, which is the largest populated city in the country. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, which also is greatly populated. Official language spoken is Castilian Spanish, others - Catalan, Galician, and Basque. The majority of Spanish religion is 97% Roman Catholicism, others i.e. Protestantism Islam & Judaism. Their c ... Spain celebrates a few different holidays than Americans do. ... Another holiday that is celebrated is "Three Kings Day," which is when they celebrate the coming of the three kings. ... Wordcount: 439 Pages: 2
Elie Wiesel's Night
The Nazis caused more destruction than just killing innocent Jews, they destroyed their peace, God, and humanity. Elie Wiesel"s Night, illustrates that by telling his experience in the concentration camps. Elie begins to question his strong feelings for God. He is left only with is memory of having privacy and peace as he did in Sighet. Elie loses his respect of being treated as a human rather than an animal. The experience of Night is fatal to Elie as it destroys his peace, his God, and his h ... Elie and his family celebrate the Jewish holiday, Passover. ... The bible bade us rejoice during the seven days of the feast to be happy. (8)" He is able to honor this Jewish holiday like any other normal holiday as he always does for Jewish tradition. ... Wordcount: 700 Pages: 3
Sway of the Literary Pendulum - Romantic and Victorian Era's
The Victorian Age was a time when literary ideals shifted from the admiration and infatuation with nature to the safe stricken world of moralistic ideals and family values. People had grown tiresome of the Romantic rebellion writers and artists of the late eighteenth century and craved stability and comfort. The striking difference between novelists of the romantic era compared to the Victorian Era is the unexpectedness and mysterious aspect the romantics held. Victorian writers, known for ... Scrooge is a character that is repeatedly approached by his community encouraging him to experience the jolliness and happiness of the holy holidays. Instead, Scrooge scrutinizes the holiday establishment and pushes all human connection away. ... "A Christmas Carol", produced around the time of the holiest of holidays continues to have the same profound Victorian "effect on adults and children globally today that it intended to do so on the December of 1843 when it was initially composed.... Wordcount: 889 Pages: 4
Freedom to Choose Your Faith
Should we separate our state and religion? Should the government no longer display a nativity scene during Christmas? The United States of America is one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world. America has more than 1,500 different religious bodies and 360,000 churches in the United States ("Protecting", 1996). The men that wrote the constitution knew that and made it clear that they should separate the government from religion to make sure that the nation stays that way. When do ... Is it necessary to ban all of the schools from singing "Silent Night" during the holidays? ... Like display something that celebrates the winter holiday such as a Christmas tree and/or a Santa Claus scene. ... In schools for instance, should we really deprive our children from singing classic holiday songs? ... Wordcount: 676 Pages: 3
Presidential Greatness of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Presidential Greatness: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential greatness is due to being in the right place at the right time as in the case of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1928, the United States economy is starting to slip. The construction boom is over, farmer¹s share of the national income has dropped from 15 to 9 percent since 1920 and between May 1928 and Sept. 1929 the average prices of stock had risen 40 percent. Trading will spread between 23 million shares per day to over 5 million. This ... The very next day, to prevent a run on banks, he declared a "bank holiday," closing all banks indefinitely until bankers and government could regain control of the situation. ... The bank holiday was a vivid example of the effectiveness of government intervention in an economic crisis. ... The bank holiday secured FDR¹s reputation as a Great president. ... Wordcount: 817 Pages: 3