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Avoiding Fraud

by on Jun.17, 2011, under Uncategorized

Keep your card close by

When making a purchase, try keeping your card in view at all time

This may not be possible in a restaurant unless you at the counter. Retrieve it as soon as the transaction is completed.

Memorise your PIN

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Smoking adn Writing can be Deadly!

by on Dec.22, 2009, under Uncategorized

Have you ever found yourself writing a health article and giving your reader the ever-important advice to get regular exercise and eat a healthy diet? Sure, most of us have. Have you written this while you are typing on your keyboard in mid-afternoon, yet you’ve not eaten one single piece of solid food? Have you ever written an article on weight loss while scarfing down a Snickers bar? Do you warn your readers about cancer risks while you are sucking down a half of a carton of smokes? I have! (continue reading…)

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How Far Have We Really Come? Part 2

by on Sep.10, 2009, under Uncategorized

..continued

Once again there is uproar. A female student cries out, “That’s crazy, look how far women have come. How can you suggest that?” A calm classmate cuts in, “No, I agree with her. It’s not fair that housewives aren’t respected.” One of the male students shouts out with disgust, “All that will lead to is a bunch of over-protective parents.”
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How Far Have We Really Come? Part 1

by on Aug.27, 2009, under Uncategorized

It’s three in the afternoon on a steamy Wednesday near the end of April, and I’m sitting in my honors seminar on Islamic theory. I’m weary from being up half the previous night studying for an exam, and I’m not looking forward to the three papers that I have due before the end of the month. Final exams loom over the horizon, not to mention the fact that I have a week to pack up a year’s worth of clothing, books, papers and bedding only to unpack them again in my summer apartment, just three blocks down. This is not my favorite class, and if it were not the case that I had already missed three—the maximum absences allowed this semester—I wouldn’t be here.
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The Saddest Catalyst

by on Jul.10, 2009, under Uncategorized

….This was never a problem for previous generations. Examine the grandparents of “Generation Y.” As children they were united by the misery of the Depression. Generational unity firmly took root. Then developed the intense patriotism of World War II. As young adults, our grandmothers gathered scraps for rubber drives and endured butter rations, while our grandfathers fought on the Maginot line and island-hopped in the Pacific. They were a generation of “Rosie the Riveter” posters. They were a generation of great patriotism and unity of purpose.

Their love of country amazes me. Awed, I have listened to my grandparents share their stories of “the war.” Without hesitation, she speaks for her peers. “We gave up many of life’s luxuries,” my grandmother shared, “But we knew it was for a greater purpose. We knew it was for the well being of our country. And we love our country.”

But our generation has remained unchallenged and has never been forced to unite. War is a typical unifying factor, and our only experience with international conflict has been Desert Storm. But that brief scuffle in the sand was geographically far removed, and we were young. Desert Storm was little more than television images of bright lights in the sky and nightly briefings by leather-bomber-clad “SCUD-Stud” Arthur Kent.

The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are our unifying experiences. This reign of terror is our World War II. This is the unifying experience that is awakening “Generation Y” to life’s greater purpose and uniting us through the birth of our patriotism.

The attacks on America strike with a keen pain upon our generation. We are being shaken from our lives of comfort and being forced to look at the world as a stage greater than our own lives. We acutely feel the pain of loss. Our friends were those junior analysts working in financial groups located in the towering World Trade Center. Our complacent sense of peace and comfort was shattered with the thrust of an airplane throttle. Now young Americans are developing that long-absent sense of patriotism and purpose.

Around the nation students are talking about foreign policy, and debating current events. Young people are praying together, crying together, and donating blood together. They are developing a passion for something greater than their stock portfolios and resumes.

Perhaps in the wake of this tragedy, America’s young people will learn. Perhaps we will permanently refocus some of our energies away from self-interest and towards patriotism, humanity, and charity.

And as I observe my peers and examine their dreams, their fears, and their compassion, I can smile in the midst of tragedy. There is hope for this generation and a bright future for our nation.

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The Saddest Catalyst

by on Jun.23, 2009, under Uncategorized

On the morning of September 11, 2001 I awoke groggily just before ten in the morning. The picture of my generation, I fumbled for Diet Coke, that blessed source of energy, and popped the can open while pressing the power button on my sleek G4 Titanium Powerbook. Then came the most important event of any normal morning … signing onto e-mail.

But this was not any normal morning. A stark message read: TURN ON THE TV NOW!
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Could You Be Clinically Depressed?

by on May.18, 2009, under Uncategorized

Could You Be Clinically Depressed? Check Out This Article to Get the Answer!

This paper deals with symptoms of clinical depression and how you can go about determining if this disease is part of your life.

When talking about clinical depression, among the points that must be clearly made is the fact that it consists of a number of contradictory symptoms. As an example, a symptom of depression may involve an person’s incapacity to fall asleep or to stay asleep. This is called insomnia. Concurrently, however, an additional symptom of clinical depression is known as hypersomnalence, which translates to “sleeping too often or all the time”.

A decrease or loss of appetite may be another symptom of depression. But do not confuse this with anorexia, a condition in which a person has a distorted view of his/her own body. The person who is anorexic sees a fat person when they look at themselves in a mirror, even though they are actually pathetically thin. Remembering this, it is vital to make the distinction between anorexia and simple loss of appetite. Another common symptom of depression that appears to be contradictory as well, is that some depressed people are over-eaters.

Another indication of depression is frequent crying sessions. This crying is not the same as that caused by sorrow from an upsetting life experience, such as the passing of a loved one. In this instance, it is common for the clinically depressed individual to be unaware of what he or she is crying over.

It is now that a distinction is needed to be made between the mental illness of clinical depression and a grieving process. There is a six-step process known as grieving that a person passes through after the death of a loved one. Once a person has navigated these six steps, beginning with denial and concluding with acceptance, the non-depressed person resumes his/her life. But a person who is clinically depressed remains in that depressed condition for an extended period of time, perhaps years, depending upon how long they wait to obtain treatment.

The onset of depression can be separated into two categories. “Early onset” depression is the first type and this occurs in those under age 21. “Late onset” depression is the type that strikes after the twenty-first birthday of the affected person. For children and adolescents, it is crucial to remember that clinical depression can appear to be irritability. For this instance the youngster or adolescent usually has problems at school.

An additional symptom of clinical depression may occur when a person has trouble concentrating. Along the same line is the individual with severe problems making seemingly easy decisions. Furthermore, the clinically depressed person can frequently show an overwhelming lack of interest. This can make life for the depressed person one of the utmost misery.

Last of all, people should understand that in order to be diagnosed with clinical depression, the preceding symptoms must occur collectively. The significance of it is that the depressed person should exhibit multiple occurrences of the aforementioned symptoms in addition to exhibiting them for no less than a month or two.

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