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Doing The Right Thing Can Cost You Everything

In early 2014, an employee of the multi-billion dollar medical company Theranos began to worry that the company may be engaged in fraudulent activities. Despite being a relatively low-level employee in his early twenties, he decided to do something about it. 333 more words

Belonging to an Egyptian Family (Quick Notes:13)

  • The Extended Family: three or four generations living together along with all the unmarried relatives. This would be the typical scope of the ancient and medieval family structure.
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Quick Notes - Champagne Problems

There is a term used to describe what might be called good problems to have: Problems like when you grab the wrong set of keys and your car automatically remembers the wrong seat settings. 255 more words

Quick Notes - The Narrative Fallacy

When I was about 12, my dad woke me up, grabbed me by my hair and dragged me off my bunk bed. It was early November. 1,148 more words

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Being Egyptian (Quick Notes:12)

  • 3100 BC: centralized government, secure– that is defined– borders, artistic accomplishment, some technological knowledge, permanent structures, extensive contacts abroad and extensive social hierarchy. This is how professor Robert Garland defines civilization and is how Ancient Egyptian civilization is seen.
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The Black Death in Avignon (Quick Notes:11)

  • Located in the South of France, the city of Avignon was devastated by the plague. Why it is important as a case study is because at the time of the plague, Avignon was the seat of the papacy.
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Eres and I have grown monumentally closer these past weeks. She follows me around wherever I go. If I had to use the bathroom, she would scratch her nails at the door as a knock, or if I took too long to come out, she would just sit and wait by the door. 195 more words

Dear Diary