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Study the biographies of people who have significantly influenced global change. Such people have appeared at all times throughout human history to give the world something new and unexplored.

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  • To Howard, or Not to Howard, That Is the Question

    To Howard, or Not to Howard, That Is the Question

    How might one explain Howard Stern? Yes, he is a refreshing change from the typical, politically correct figure, and he provides humor and sex for late night audiences who are growing weary of Leno and Letterman. And while Howard Stern, shock jock turned television host, is more on the same wavelength as a Jerry Springer than a late night comic, Stern has always claimed--like Jerry--that his show is just an act. The idea that

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Monika
  • To Hybrid or Not

    To Hybrid or Not

    To Hybrid or Not At attended a car show this weekend at the Palmetto Expo Center. While glancing at all the beautiful works of art that were on display, the perfect paper would be about standard fuel vehicles verses the infamous hybrid’s. Hybrids are the new hot item on the market making competition with the standard fuel vehicles. Hybrids may be the hip new thing to hit the market but unlike their snazzy name

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Tasha
  • To You

    To You

    After all, the man has been in the United States Senate for a mere two years, and before that he served -- with distinction, we are told -- in the Illinois legislature, where, it seems, just staying out of jail is distinction enough. We know little about Obama's political performance, since he has performed so little. He is only 45, which is about the age of some of my suits. On the world stage, he

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    Submitted: April 21, 2010 By: Anna
  • Tobias Wolf

    Tobias Wolf

    Tobias Wolff is a strange writer whose work is “so absolutely clear and hypnotic that a reader wants to take it apart and find some simple way to describe why it works so beautifully”(Tobias Wolff, This Boy’s Life [back cover]). Although sometimes taking place in such foreign locations as Vietnam, Wolff’s stories are predominantly based on banal situations and people. The magic in his writing though is the fact he draws the reader into the

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Yan
  • Tohmpson

    Tohmpson

    “He cried mightily with a strong voice, saying Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is becoming the habitation of devils…” (Ђ 1). Taken from the bible in Revelation 18:2, Thompson commences his piece with this quote. Babylon being the United States and President Nixon and his cabinet as the devil, Thompson’s message immediately becomes clear: Nixon’s presidency led to the downfall of America. To truly get the essence of how deeply Richard Nixon

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    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Tolkien

    Tolkien

    What can explain the fact that millions of Americans--grown-up Americans--have flocked to see a movie version of what its own author called a fairy tale? The Return of the King remains at the top spot in box office sales, and this third and final entry in The Lord of the Rings trilogy deserves top billing. Behind the movie's success stands the enduring popularity of author J. R. R. Tolkien and his fantasy world of Middle-earth.

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Tom Blake

    Tom Blake

    The surfboard was originally invented in Hawaii hundreds of years ago. However, it wasn’t until 1926 when Tom Blake invented the hollow surfboard that he turned a mere curiosity and hobby into a global phenomena and lifestyle. For the father of modern surfing, Tom Blake grew up in a rather contradictory region, born and raised in Wisconsin, a rather land locked state, he was brought up by family after his mother passed away. After high

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Monika
  • Tom Clancy Bio

    Tom Clancy Bio

    Tom Clancy Tom Clancy was actually an insurance provider up until eighteen years ago. He had only written two things an article about a new missile and a letter to the editor of a magazine when he decided to write the book The Hunt For Red October. He had gotten his college major in English from Loyola College in Baltimore. His first book was The Hunt For Red October. This was the story of a

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    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Tom Daschle

    Tom Daschle

    TOM DASCHLE Tom Daschle was born into a working class family on December 9, 1947 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Tom was the eldest of four brothers and became the first to graduate from college in 1969 with a political science degree form South Dakota State University. After graduating college, Tom joined the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. Tom served three years as an intelligence officer. After the Air Force, Tom became an aide

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Tom Daschle

    Tom Daschle

    TOM DASCHLE Tom Daschle was born into a working class family on December 9, 1947 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Tom was the eldest of four brothers and became the first to graduate from college in 1969 with a political science degree form South Dakota State University. After graduating college, Tom joined the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. Tom served three years as an intelligence officer. After the Air Force, Tom became an

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Tom Ford

    Tom Ford

    DESIGNER’S PROFILE TOM FORD Born in Texas in 1962, Tom Ford went on to become arguably the most influential designer of the last decade. Having initially trained as an actor, he studied interior architecture at Parsons School of Design until 1986, and went on to take positions at Perry Ellis and Cathy Hardwick, before joining Gucci in 1990. Ford was hired by Gucci's then creative director Dawn Mello as chief women's ready-to-wear designer, and

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    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Mike
  • Tom Ford

    Tom Ford

    Leslie Mora Mar. 15, 2016 The Business of Fashion Sypnosis Tom Ford What does the documentary Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind teach you about fashion? At first, I thought the film was going to be about his life and how he got his business started but I was surprisingly impressed. Tom Ford didn’t have the easiest life growing up but his difficulties didn’t stop him from doing the things he loves. Named one of the

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    Submitted: April 17, 2016 By: lmora01
  • Toni Morrison: Rags to Riches

    Toni Morrison: Rags to Riches

    Toni Morrison: Rags to Riches In the mid twentieth century, the Civil Rights Movement influenced African-American writers to express their opinions. Most African-American writers of the time discussed racism in America and social injustice. Some authors sought to teach how the institution of slavery affected those who lived through it and African-Americans who were living at the time. One of these writers was the Toni Morrison, the novelist, who intended to teach people about all

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Yan
  • Tourette Syndrome

    Tourette Syndrome

    Tourette Syndrome People stare at them wherever they go. No one sits next to them on a bus or a train. People sometimes call you rude, offensive, and crazy, and there is nothing you can do to change their minds. This is what life can be like for someone with the disorder Tourette Syndrome. People with Tourette Syndrome are sensitive to repeated “not normal” movements and sounds called tics. Tics are not done on

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Top
  • Toward a Topography of the Parallel Universe

    Toward a Topography of the Parallel Universe

    Toward a Topography of the Parallel Universe Kaysen begins her account of mental illness and hospitalization with a question often posed to her: how did she end up there? Kaysen believes that people are curious about the circumstances of her hospital stay primarily to discover whether they might find themselves in the same situation. “It’s easy,” she says, to find oneself in a “parallel universe” of mental illness. Georgina, Kaysen’s roommate at the hospital, was

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Top
  • Trabajo Marketing Indice

    Trabajo Marketing Indice

    1. Análisis de la situación interna 1. Finalidad, misión y objetivos de la empresa Beats Electronics es una compañía estadounidense de productos y equipos de audio, propiedad de Apple. La compañía fue fundada por el cantante de rap Andre “Dr. Dre” y Jimmy Lovine. Produce principalmente productos bajo la marca Beats by Dr. Dre. La misión de la empresa consiste en ofrecer una experiencia musical de calidad superior de principio a fin, mediante auriculares, altavoces,

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    Submitted: April 27, 2015 By: Lucas Font
  • Traditional Pop or Classic Pop or Standards Music Denotes

    Traditional Pop or Classic Pop or Standards Music Denotes

    Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes, in general, Western (and particularly American) popular music that either wholly predates the advent of rock and roll in the mid-1950s, or to any popular music which exists concurrently to rock and roll but originated in a time before the appearance of rock and roll, and its offshoots, as the dominant commercial music of the United States and Western culture. (For a definition of "Traditional pop"

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    Submitted: May 15, 2010 By: Vika
  • Traumatic Childhood Event

    Traumatic Childhood Event

    I am to write a traumatic childhood event that taught me about human nature per my professor "Mr. Roycraft". Yet the loss of my father especially since I never lived with him is a trauma of a life time that has taught me "desperation", when loss of life is inevitable. My parents got divorced, when I was three years old. I was given to my mother by court. My father had visitation rights that he

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    Submitted: July 27, 2010 By: Dina
  • Traveling

    Traveling

    Traveling is one of my favorite things to do and I dont think anything can be as exciting as Atlanta, Georgia. In Atlanta, there are many places to go and sights to see such as Six Flags in Georgia and the Atlanta Braves Stadium where are all in or near the city of Atlanta. They are a great for a wonderful day in the sun. Six Flags Over Georgia is a theme park containing anything

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Mike
  • Trends

    Trends

    Trends Demographic/Generational • Rapid aging population and changing family structure • Generation Y coming through as a dominate buying force • Exposure to technology happening earlier in life Geographical Trends • Cities are spreading and therefore travel time to and from work is increasing • Increase in air travel has allowed people to visit and relocate to other countries • The threat of terrorism has resulted in borders becoming tighter and visa’s/immigration becoming more secure

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Steve
  • Tribute to Shakespeare

    Tribute to Shakespeare

    Tribute to Shakespeare Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet. He is generally considered the "greatest dramatist the world has ever known" and the "finest poet who has written in the English language" (World Book Encyclopedia). Shakespeare has also been the world's most popular author. No other writer's plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries. Many reasons can be given for Shakespeare's appeal. But his fame

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Edward
  • Truman Capote

    Truman Capote

    The short stories of Truman Capote are connected to his childhood experiences in Alabama. Truman capote was an American born writer who wrote non- fiction, short stories, novels and plays. All of his literary works have been perceived as literary classics. The tones of some of his stories are slightly gothic. His most famous short story is Children on Their Birthdays. His work shows the occasional over writing, the twilit Gothic subject matter, and the

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Top
  • Truman Capote

    Truman Capote

    Truman Capote, in my eyes, lived a very drastic childhood. Truman Capote grew up without a mother or a father around to see him go off to his first school. Truman Capote somehow taught himself how to read and write. However, that’s beside the point. He had to won two O. Henry awards for his short stories he had written. To me that seems impossible; however that is why he is one of the most

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Tuman Capote

    Tuman Capote

    The author of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and In Cold Blood (1966), Truman Capote was a successful writer whose flamboyant public persona sometimes overshadowed his literary reputation. He spent most of his early years in Monroeville, Alabama, then moved to New York City in 1933. Capote dropped out of school and went to work in the offices of The New Yorker while writing stories for other publications. His first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948),

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    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Victor
  • Tupac Amaru Shakur

    Tupac Amaru Shakur

    Born: June 16, 1971 Physical Departure: September 13,1996 Tupac Amaru was named after an Inca Chief, it’s meaning is shining serpent. Tupac Amaru Shakur grew up around many influential leaders of the Black Panther Party. His mother, born Alice Faye Williams, who later changed her name to Afeni Shakur, was a section leader in the Black Panther Party. The Black Panther Party spurn from a movement to re-open the New York Public Schools, feed school

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Tupac Amaru Shakur

    Tupac Amaru Shakur

    Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 — September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper. In addition to his status as a top-selling recording artist, Shakur was a successful film actor and a prominent social activist. He is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-selling rap artist, with over 75,000,000 albums sold worldwide, including over 50,000,000 in the United States.[2] Most of Shakur's

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    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: Max
  • Tupac Amaru Shakur Biography

    Tupac Amaru Shakur Biography

    Tupac Amaru Shakur Biographical Info DOB: June 16, 1971 - Brooklyn, NY DOD: September 13, 1996 - Las Vegas, NV Height: 5'10 Weight: 168 Mother: Afeni Shakur Father: William Garland Step Father: Jeral Wayne Williams AKA Mutula Shakur Half Sister: Sekyiwa Shakur Half Brother: Maurice Harding (Mopreme of Thug Life) Godfather: Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt Music Groups: One Nation Emcees, Two From The Crew, Strictly Dope, Digital Underground, Thug Life, Outlaw Immortalz/Outlawz Aliases: MC New York,

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    Submitted: December 1, 2008 By: Jessica
  • Tupac Shakur

    Tupac Shakur

    Tupac Shakur was a very influential person in 20th century USA. He was born on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn New York, and died on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada (unknown author, no title, no page, letter code C). But his family moved around a lot while he was a kid (Bastin, J.D.). He eventually ended up in the Bay Area California alone and spent his first two years there homeless (unknown

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Edward
  • Tupac Shakur

    Tupac Shakur

    Tupac Shakur grew up around nothing but self-delusion. His mother, Alice Faye Williams, thought she was a "revolutionary." She called herself "Afeni Shakur" and associated with members of the ill-fated Black Panther Party, a movement that wanted to feed school kids breakfast and earn civil rights for African Americans. During her youth she dropped out of high school, partied with North Carolina gang members, then moved to Brooklyn: After an affair with one of Malcolm

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Max
  • Tupac Shakur

    Tupac Shakur

    Tupac Shakur was a man born into poverty who knew all too well the struggles of black men in the late twentieth century. Tupac’s many achievements in bringing about racial equality have placed him among the few great civil rights advocates of his time. Tupac embedded his message of equality into his verses allowing it to reach many, and even in death his teachings continue to show us that there is hope for a brighter

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Tasha

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