Friday, April 18, 2008

Fashion Influence over Teenagers



Fashion is a way of how people show their personalities by wearing clothes they love. Teenagers follow new fashion statements by wearing things according with all those trends on TV. For example, if a celebrity is wearing something on TV, no matter if it doesn't look good on you, you just buy it. Fashion has become a way of life for some people, but for those that follow that trends are getting absorbed by it and the consequences aren't good at all.

Models and actresses have been making a huge influence over teenage girls image. In these days, girls are skinnier than before. For instance, you can see celebrities losing too much weight to get roles on TV or in the big screen and they think that this loss of weight is like a new way of looking good and get a job. On the other hand, young girls think that the only way to belong to a society group is being popular, beautiful and skinnier as models are. This can be shown with the fact that they aren't eating well at all; you can almost see their bones through the clothes.

Fashion designers have a lot of influence in this image issue. Furthermore, they just design clothes for small and extremely thin bodies. You can notice this when you are trying to find clothes for you and you can't find the size of a T-shirt or jeans you want because everything it's too small. At the end of the road, fashion is like a colorful and fantastic world that is able to take you to darker sides and destroy your life little by little.


OUTLINE

-Thesis idea: Fashion has become a way of life for some people, but for those that follow that trends are letting be absorbed by it and the consequences aren't good at all.

I-) Fashion is a way of how people show their personalities by wearing clothes they love.

A-) Teenagers follow new fashion statements by wearing things according with all those trends on TV.

-For example, if a celebrity is wearing something on TV, no matter if it doesn't look good on you, you just buy it.

II-) Models and actresses have been making a huge influence over teenage girl's image.

A-) In these days, girls are skinnier than before.
For instance, you can see celebrities losing too much weight to get roles on TV or in the big screen and they thing that this loss of weight is like a new way of looking good and get a job.

B-) On the other hand, young girls think that the only way to belong to a society group is being popular, beautiful and skinnier as models are.

-This can be shown with the fact that they aren't eating well at all; you can almost see their bones through the clothes.

III-) Fashion designers have a lot of guilty about this image issue.

A-) Furthermore, they just design clothes for small and extremely thin bodies.

-You can notice this when you are trying to find clothes for you and you can't find the size of a T-shirt or jeans you want because everything it's too small.

B-) At the end of the road, fashion is like a colorful and fantastic world that is able to take you to darker sides and destroy your life little by little.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Better Man-Robbie Williams

Karaoke time everybody!.
Lyrics
Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe and warm
In pouring rain
Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time
As my soul
Heals the shame
I will grow
Through this pain
Lord I'm doing
All I can
To be a better man
Go easy on my conscience
'Cause it's not my fault
I know I've been told
To take the blame
Rest assured my angels
Will catch my tears
Walk me out of here
I'm in pain
As my soul
Heals the shame
I will grow
Through this pain
Lord I'm doing
All I can
To be a better man
Once you've found that lover
You're home bound
Love is all around, Love is all around
I know some have fallen on stony ground
But Love is all around
Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe and warm
In pouring rain
Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time
As my soul
Heals the shame
I will grow
Through this pain
Lord I'm doing
All I can
To be a better man

  • What's the man in the song asking God for?

He's asking for someone to love him and that takes care of him.

  • Is love important in your life?

Yes, it is. Life without love is like living without oxygen.

  • Do you like the song?

Yes, I do like it a lot because it shows a normal human desire of finding love or someone who really gives you attention. Besides that, I think that the song reflects a person that is going through changes in life to grow and become a better person.

Life (Cinquain poem)


This is another way to write a poem. The cinquain poem shows words of the ideas in a diamond shape.

Life
By Nathalie Chacon

Life
Beautiful, mysterious
Exciting, interesting, amazing

It’s the opportunity to exist
breath

Myself (Persona-poem)


This is my persona-poem assignment. It shows aspects of me like the way I am and things that I like an dislike.


Myself
By Nathalie Chacon


Nathalie…
Perfectionist, Persevering, smart and Happy.
Daughter of Anaidelda.
Who loves music, sunsets and sleeping.
Who is afraid of darkness, frogs and messy places.
Who wants to see flowers, the sea and the end of our politic problems.
Resident of this place.
…Chacon

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Internet addiction disorder


Internet addiction disorder refers to the problematic use of the Internet, including the various aspects of its technology, such as electronic mail (e-mail) and the World Wide Web. The reader should note that Internet addiction disorder is not listed in the mental health professional's handbook, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, text revision (2000), which is also called the DSM. Internet addiction has, however, been formally recognized as a disorder by the American Psychological Association.


In some respects, addictive use of the Internet resembles other so-called "process" addictions, in which a person is addicted to an activity or behavior (including gambling, shopping, or certain sexual behaviors) rather than a substance (mood-altering drugs, tobacco, food, etc.). Many people believe that spending large amounts of time on the Internet is a core feature of the disorder. The amount of time by itself, however, is not as important a factor as the ways in which the person's Internet use is interfering with their daily functioning. Use of the Internet may interfere with the person's social life, school work, or job-related tasks at work. In addition, cases have been reported of persons entering Internet chat rooms for people with serious illnesses or disorders, and pretending to be a patient with that disorder in order to get attention or sympathy. Treatment options often mirror those for other addictions. Although only a limited amount of research has been done on this disorder, the treatments that have been used appear to be effective.


No one knows what causes a person to be addicted to the Internet, but there are several factors that have been proposed as contributing to Internet addiction. One theory concerns the mood-altering potential of behaviors related to process addictions. Just as a person addicted to shopping may feel a "rush" or pleasurable change in mood from the series of actions related to a spending spree— checking one's credit cards, driving to the mall, going into one's favorite store, etc.— the person with an Internet addiction may feel a similar "rush" from booting up their computer and going to their favorite web sites. In other words, some researchers think that there are chemical changes that occur in the body when someone is engaging in an addictive behavior. Furthermore, from a biological standpoint, there may be a combination of genes that make a person more susceptible to addictive behaviors, just as researchers have located genes that affect a person's susceptibility to alcohol.


In addition to having features of a process addiction, Internet use might be reinforced by pleasurable thoughts and feelings that occur while the person is using the Internet. Although researchers in the field of addiction studies question the concept of an "addictive personality" as such, it is possible that someone who has one addiction may be prone to become addicted to other substances or activities, including Internet use. People with such other mental disorders or symptoms as depression, feelings of isolation, stress, or anxiety, may "self-medicate" by using the Internet in the same way that some people use alcohol or drugs of abuse to self-medicate the symptoms of their mental disorder.


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Rapid Eye Movement




People use to make some motions when they are sleeping. Nobody knows that when you sleep your brain doesn't stop and that makes a person unable to control some movements. Human beings experiment physical changes produced by dreams. The Rapid Eye Movement is the portion of sleep where people use to move their eyes.

This phenomenon was discovered by Nathaniel Kleitman and Eugene Aserinsky in the early 1950s. These two investigators were studying the slow, rolling eye movements in children while they were sleeping. For example, they found that their eyes had periods of motion and others where they were stopped. After that, they decided to repeat the same experiment with adults in a very systematic way because they can’t get some sleep when the lights are on. So, they used electrodes to record their eye movements using an electroencephalograph and they also recorded the brain waves from their subjects, the respiration and pulse.

The rapid eye movement is a normal event that occurs periodically when you are sleeping with some physiological changes. Those changes come from some sort of emotional disturbance possibly caused by a dream. This can be shown with the fact that the brain waves exhibited low voltages and fast activity, heart and pulse rates seemed to speed up in that experiment. On the other hand, the movements of our eyes are associated with a lack of body movement. For instance, we can notice a low muscle tone when this phenomenon is happening, where humans experience from 4 to 5 periods of REM sleep per night.


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Topic sentence

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Third Term








What's up people!. This is third term!. Enjoy the ride! =D