English 12 September 10, 2013 Reagan in the 80’s – Did he help or hurt America? In 1980, troubled by an unstable economy, a hostage crisis overseas, and the end of prior administrations that were not trusted, America elected Ronald Reagan by a landslide margin of victory over Jimmy Carter. At sixty-nine years old, he was the oldest President to be elected. He was born in a small town in Illinois and served two terms as California governor starting in 1966. Reagan's track record proved to be very strong and included welfare cuts, decreasing the number of state employees, and halting radical student protesters.
America’s image of beauty has changed over the last 50 years. Mia Foley says, “America’s ideal women are thin.” One of the biggest sex icons of all time Marilyn Monroe was a size 12 but today in the year 2011, America’s media says a size 12 is too big. The fashion industry is very influential on the women of America. The fashion industry says what’s ‘hot’ and what’s ‘not’; that’s just the way it goes, even when it comes to a persons figure. Fashion industries and the media have the power of impact and models are the symbols of what women should look like in our Western world society.
The old gas station had been remodeled, the gas pumps had been removed, and the large sign above the small building read "OIL AND LUBE-- $10 and 10 MINUTES." For two hours, Dick observed the converted gas station from a restaurant across the street. During the next month, Dick made three trips to Los Angeles to talk to the owner, George, about how he got into the business and how the business worked. Dick paid George $1,000 for his advice and information and promised never to compete directly with George or ever to open or operate a similar type of business in the Los Angeles area. After talking to his lawyer and accountant, Dick started to organize a new business--Kwik Lube.
His “New Freedom” platform included lower tariffs, a national income tax, a Federal Reserve System and antitrust laws. Once Wilson was elected, he became very self-sufficient. He only engaged one or two people in conversations about his presidency, and many times would seclude himself in his office. His once cordial relationships of his governorship were no longer present in Washington. This was a complete transformation from his prior years leading to the mystery surrounding his behavior.
Roddick had already opened a second shop before her husband’s return of being gone 10 months. When Anita Roddick opened her first Body Shop, she did not expect to get rich. She just hoped to survive. Her plan was disarmingly simple—she would create a line of cosmetics from natural ingredients and rather than rely on vanity to sell her products, she would appeal to her customers’ concern for the environment. Through a combination of low-key marketing, consumer education and social activism, The Body Shop rewrote the rulebook for the $16 billion global cosmetics business and made Roddick one of the richest women in England.
Once he left home, he left nothing to chance - he couldn't afford to stop his campaigns and wait for the "Army Corps of Engineers" to build a bridge. Speed was essential for Alexander. Through his travels of 21,000 miles, (remember, this was on horse and foot, not in a new Porsche Cayenne), Alexander had to backtrack only once in his journeys across Europe and Asia.This is amazing, considering he didn't have a GPS in 334-323 BC. Policy of Assimilation: Some historians look at Alexander as the father of mergers and acquisitions. In less than 10 years, Alexander became ruler of half the known world, and he managed to hold his empire together less by force, than by the astute policy of assimilation.
Plastic Surgery; Women in Today’s Media Plastic Surgery has increasingly become more acceptable, more attainable, and the fastest growing trend in young women in today’s society. Plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular among younger women because of what they see as acceptable in our society. Last year, twenty three year old, reality television star, Heidi Montag went under the knife for a second time, the first being four years ago, to undergo ten major procedures in one day. Heidi sacrificed her safety and possibly her life just to achieve what she has said as an “improved version of herself,” in her post surgery interview on Good Morning America; but what others have said is too drastic, too dangerous, and at too young of an age. I contend that socialization theory, social cognitive theory, cognitive dissonance theory, and the agenda setting theory have all assisted the media in promoting and encouraging these drastic and life threatening surgeries as only a small sacrifice in achieving the ultimate ideal of beauty.
It is often said the Public get the politicians they deserve, in this essay I will examine whether the American Public elected a ‘Hero or Villain’. Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving both terms, however was the only President ever to resign. I will examine Nixon’s political career leading up to his Presidency, his diplomatic work with the East, the handling of the Vietnam war, and of course the Watergate scandal Nixon’s Political career all started after Republicans approached the Lawyer and Serviceman to be South California’s congressman, which he accepted, and beat the 5 term democratic candidate. In Congress, Nixon sat on committee’s such as the Herter Committee. This took a very anti communist stance, where one report compiled by Nixon looked at the ‘Marshall Plan’ aimed at rebuilding Western Europe and more importantly, repelling communist ideology.
The epitome of French chic, BB retired from the entertainment industry at 39 to, in her words, ‘get out elegantly‘. Brigitte Bardot’s influence on fashion is seeing renewed interest. The style icon, now almost 80, is an outspoken animal rights activist. at the height of her career in the Fifties and Sixties, she was often described as “the world’s most beautiful woman,” Bardot made the name of certain brands. The Ultimate Sex Kitten In her 60′s heydays you would have been hard pressed to find a man who did not consider Brigitte Bardot, or BB, to be the ultimate sex symbol.
In my opinion, all this cannot do without Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos. He invested $350 million of his own money to change downtown Las Vegas, encountered the dilemma of out of money twice, helped company make it through and finally made a profit, and he even rejected a buyout offer by Amazon until Amazon had come to appreciate their company culture as well as their strong sales. He mentioned in Emily Yellin’s book that “while there [was] this kind of [daydream] of the best service here, we still [had] to make [a decision] at the end of the day. We still [had] financial goals to make, your call was important to us. [And] we still [had] to look at P&L statements, and a balance sheet, and [figured] out what [were] the best place to invest our resources to have the biggest return.” With the outstanding leadership of him, Zappos gradually built up its own brand effect which is famous for its brilliant customer service.