The Latino paradox is something that my family and I can relate to, which is the fact that as they (the Latino) become more American, they also become sicker. It's a positive correlation in which the increase of one variable leads to the increase of the other variable. My parents and I have conversations about this all the time and if they had a choice between living in the States or moving back to their homeland, they'd choose their homeland. The amount of stress they experience living in the States is 100x greater than the lives they once lived in Laos. My parents are fairly healthy, but every now and again they'll complain about symptoms they're experiencing and despite our encouragement to go see a doctor, they refuse because "they can't afford to lose a day's worth of pay". I can understand how assimilation has a negative impact on the health of many Latino families because it tears at their cultural values, and those values are what hold their family together - it's what they can identify with. Just like the younger daughter in the documentary, I didn't grow up with my parents around because they were both full-time workers. My older siblings were my caretakers, but I think that's what held us together as a family. We took care of one another and understood that mom and dad couldn't always be around because they had to make ends meet. Of course a lot of it has to do with where we grew up and the people we were surrounded by, but it doesn't surprise me that Latino
Cause and Effects of Premarital Sex
Having sex is something everyone has the choice to do. Whether or not you choose to do it is what path you take. Being unmarried and having sex is the wrong path. Having sex was to be a sacred thing for two people who were in love and married. Now nearly 89 percent of births were from unmarried couples. About 82 percent of pregnancies are unplanned. The statistics show that the result of an “unplanned…
Congress and the Right to Privacy
An Introductory Essay by Donald R. Wolfensberger
For the Congress Project Seminar on
“Congress and Individual Privacy
in a New Security Age”
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Monday, May 15, 2006
We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government.
–Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas (1966)
An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know…
ENG111 Essay#1: “Literary Summary” Writing Guidelines Fall 2013
Length: no fewer than 2 full pages, excluding the required works cited page
Literary Summary Essay Overview:
For this assignment, you will write a multi-paragraph essay (of five paragraphs or more) discussing what the
main point or message you think is being conveyed by the author in one of the following short stories:
Mary Robison’s short story “Yours” (handout)
John Updike’s short story…
Velan Valve Inc.
Velan Inc., founded by A. K. Velan was incorporated in 1952. With an innovative strength and an engineering know-how, A. K. Velan came to Montréal to begin his business which was first based on a device to remove condensation from steam piping. Throughout the beginning years, Velan showed dedication, hard work and motivation by working numerous hours selling, developing and bettering products for the future to come. Velan’s success was partly due to the fact…
It was definitely the thrill and excitement, mixed with relief, that made Halloween Horror Nights fun. The Insidious House proved to be the most terrifying.
All eyes were staring at us, for we had just approached the next scare zone and were alone on the street. This one in particular included mummies…
“Work hard and have fun” André is good at having fun but lacks in areas of working hard. For an example he doesn’t work very hard at arriving to Year up on time after a matter of a few week of being in the program and drops below 100 points. He should focus on getting there on time and seeing the rewards of perfect attendance.
2. How is his behavior aligned with our core values?
1. André gains an apartment with his friend Shawn. This is great because it exploits independency.…
Ways to make leadership and workplace fun
The article I read is on changing to become an effective leader and making the workplace fun. The article tells us that companies want leaders that fit companies wants and able to inspire employees to get the best performance out of them. Employees are different from they way they were before and don’t want a leader that’s pushy and down their necks.…
the lead through advances in technology and personalized online service, but the question remains, can JCPenney.com remain a leader in e-tailing and be profitable in the future?
History of the Firm
Two years ago, J.C. Penney, the nation’s fifth largest retailer, decided to broaden the scope of its business from a traditional brick-and-mortar retail model into an online retailing model. At a time when sales from its traditional in-store retailing business had slumped dramatically, with…
Emmy Guerrero Final Draft
March 21, 2013
The Experienced Sniper
Why, after centuries of futile destruction, does man persist in waging war? In the short story "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty, the author focuses on the Irish civil war of the 1920's. On a Dublin roof, a Republican soldier struggles to destroy his enemy. Although the sniper is an experienced and…
April 13, 2015
It’s More Fun in the Philippines
There are so many cities and countries I could choose from to be my perfect vacation
destination, but the one place I would pick above all is the beautiful islands of the Philippines. I
have visited so many different places before, but I have never felt more at home than I have been
here. Every time I visit it feels like I have lived there my whole life and never left.…