The Five Boons of Life by Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s short story, The Five Boons of Life, is a fable signifying the meaning of life. The tale is a series of interactions between a fairy and a man who grows to learn the lesson the fairy tries to teach him, only to understand the moral before his death. The five boons of life- fame, love, riches, pleasure, and death- are the gifts the fairy offers to the man who is allotted one choice. The story gives light to the point that life should not be squandered away on meaningless frolics, and the importance of wise choices. Twain organizes the story into chapters, each encompassing a new tr ...

Alcohol in a Teen’s Life

Hey!So today i am going to be talking about the place of alcohol in a teens life.To start with,not drinking alcohol is my personal decision that i’ve made myself.I’ve been in a lot of situations where all the people became drunk and i was the only sober one.I think alcohol makes you vulnerable and puts you in a condition and an exposure that you wouldn’t possibly want with your sober self.Second of all is that for an age of 15 i think it is really early.I mean,what’s the rush to be honest.I frankly think that we have a lot of time.We will probably drink when we are millennials.I don’t prejudic ...

Wait you can join the army and risk your life for your country, but you can't have a beer?

Congratulations it's your 18'Th birthday you are a legal adult! Look at all of the things you can do; vote, get married, join the army, buy property, get a tattoo, adopt a child, make your own medical decision, and legally own a gun. Go out and have a drink with your best friends and celebrate! Wait... You can't legally drink alcohol, but you are mature enough to choose the government, decide who you want to spend the rest of your life with, defend your country by putting your life on the line, permanently alter the state of your body, take on the responsibility of another human life, decide w ...

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

A boy, a secret, a choice, this was the line on the front of the book that caught my eye. Ever since I checked this book out I haven’t been able to put it down. There are so many awesome things about this book that many teenage girls would enjoy. The setting takes place in a town on the ocean. It's always warm and full of tourists. Inside this town lives a 17 year old named Samantha. In a house with a neat yard and an even neater inside. Samantha has always lived in this house. Even after her father left her family, they still stayed in that house. She mostly stays home and lays low, unless ...

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Publish by Crown Date of publication: February 2nd 2010 Number of pages: 368 A Black Story Rebecca Skloot was born on September 19,1972 in Springfield (Illinois). She is an American journalist, a writer, a professor and the President of the Henrietta Lacks Foundation, who is interested in science and medicine. Her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack's published on February 2nd 2010, knew a huge success in her country : it stayed at the first place of the New York Times Best Seller List since 2012, and she wasoften awarded for h ...

Hole In My Life by Jack Gantos

By taking a look at the cover of the book “Hole In My Life” by Jack Gantos, you may not instantly see the true greatness behind this story. But going so far as opening the book and reading the first chapter instantly grasped my full attention. The theme I found most evident, was determination because of the author, Jack’s, unlimited determination with whatever obstacles he encountered. In this autobiography, the story starts off in the summer of 1971 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With money tight for Jack’s family, they move to San Juan, Puerto Rico for better job opportunities. Shortly after t ...

Modern American Life

The technological advances witnessed in the last 30 years have impacted in one way or the other on the quality of life that people have today. On one hand, at the family level, technological advances have arguably drifted family members apart as each indulge in the world of technology. On the other hand, the world has shrunk into a small village as technology simplifies the way people, who are thousands of miles away from one another, can communicate at almost instant mode. The majority of people who have been greatly affected or even benefited from technological advances are the Generation M, ...

Life in the Middle Age

The Middle Ages extends from around 500 to 1500 AD. It is the middle phase of a three-period division in history. These divisions are the Classic, Medieval and the Modern. This period was named the “Middle Age” because it was in between the Roman Empire, which eventually fell around 500 AD, and the Renaissance which occurred around 1500 AD. The Middle Age was in between two periods characterized by more or less advancement in social organization and intellectual progress. It is a historical period after the Iron Age. It started by the 5th century and ended by the 15th century preceding the ear ...

Finances and Lifestyle in Old Age

One out of every five elderly Americans encounters each day on the restricted profits with little flexibility for unforeseen medical expenses. Once medical care is needed, these six million near-poor elderly people depend on Medicare for help with the medical bills. Thesis: the universal coverage of Medicare guarantees older adults access to America's health care system and suggests defense from financial trouble once illness strikes. However, gaps in a scope of Medicare and Medicaid’s benefits and financial obligations for coverage may result in burdensome financial burdens. Health Care Insu ...

Australian Surf Life Saving Association

The Australian Surf Life Saving Association is the largest organization in the world, as it is the pioneer body that started surf lifesaving program. The Association is the body that manages the lifesavers’ activities and manages the security of the people at the beach. Surf Life Saving originated in Australia due to the presence of many people living along the coastline; hence, the need for their safety. The residents in Australia use the beach for fun activities, swimming, hanging out together, and also for sporting activities. The administration of the association is, therefore, a key facto ...