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  • I am confused about this prompt...can someone please help me?

    It says "Do a web search on John Henry. He died in the late 19th centruy. He was born a slave and after he became free he worked for the railroad. The topic is about humans and the used of technology. A statement about this should be your intro sentence. Discuss the outcome of his challenge. For your concluding sentence state what you think the role of technology should be in society."

    Can someone explain what my instructor is trying to say? Please! I am really confused...

    1 AnswerHomework Help1 decade ago
  • Friends forgot my birthday! Are they really friends?

    Everytime a birthday in my group of friends comes, I tell them happy birthday and give them a gift. Recently, it was my sixteenth birthday and my friends were all, "we are gonna do something for your birthday". They never did. None of them even called to tell me happy birthday. My best friend told me that they are forgetful and sometimes need to not be taken seriously when they promise something. I've been really down and disappointed in them. What should I do?

    3 AnswersFriends1 decade ago
  • Dad is a stubborn tree owner! Please help?

    We have a large tree (about 50 feet tall) that sheds a lot of leaves and bark that my dad is in love with (because it provides shade and we live in a hot state). We live on a cul-de-sac and our neighbor across the street is a cleaning lady. She always is cleaning our yard and the street because of the leaves flying everywhere. My mom and I both have tried to persuade my dad to cut it down, but he likes it too much. No matter how much we rake and clean, it will always shed a few minutes later. Just today, our neighbor came up to us in his car and said "no matter how much you clean it will always be messy". He is the husband of the cleaning lady and he told us that she tried cleaning it and gave up. Is there anything we can tell my dad to let him get rid of the tree? Money is no problem, it's just he loves that tree too much! Please give us advice on how we can get rid of it and persuade my dad to let it go? Are there any big trees (or ones that grow big) that are desert friendly and low maintenance? Thanks for your help! 10 pts for best answer and argument against my dad!

    8 AnswersGarden & Landscape1 decade ago
  • What should I get for my friend's birthday?

    She's turning 17! I'm broke and I need gift ideas that are no more than 10 dollars. I've already got some earring and a headband I made for her...She's really into fashion, Heroes, and I need something creative and nice for me to do for her! Any ideas are great! Easy 10 pts. for best idea!

    4 AnswersFriends1 decade ago
  • What is a similarity of satire between Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn"" and Kingsolver's "Bean Trees"?

    I have to write an essay on similarities of satire in Huck Finn and Bean Trees, but cannot think of any...please help! Just list some examples and how they relate...I was thinking immigrants (Huck Finn and Jim, immigrant problems in Bean Trees etc.) Does that work? I'm stuck.

    *satire - a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn; trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly

    1 AnswerBooks & Authors1 decade ago
  • Ever feel like you don't belong?

    Lately, I've been feeling really down and easily annoyed lately. I don't know what's going on. I have been a jerk to my mom, one of my best friends but it's only because I feel lonely...I have a unique personality, I'm really upbeat. Lately, everyone I seem to talk to seems annoyed or indifferent towards me and it makes my self-esteem go way down. I don't know why I can be a jerk sometimes, but I think its because I want attention from people while others want attention from me. I'm really stressed out too, and I am really low on the confidence scale. I'm just plain unhappy right now. Another thing is is that my mom is being way overprotective about things, and sometimes really weird in front of my friends. She treats me like a cute animal when we go out in public, and she can act really odd. She doesn't at home though. Is there anything I can tell her to maybe turn it down a notch...please help me! I feel so mean! :(

    3 AnswersOther - Family & Relationships1 decade ago
  • No more onepiece/tankini...I want a bikini!?

    Ever since I was younger, my parents have really been focused on making me a modest girl. I am, and I don't go out and do things like other girls. The most dreaded time of the year is summer for me. I live in a really hot state so it's worse because I'm stuck in a one piece to swim in. I really want to go for a bikini this year. All my friends wear them and I'm really tired of them asking me, "are you going swimming with your clothes on?" because I wear shorts and a one piece. I only wear shorts because my legs don't look good and I don't like having my butt sticking out. But I don't mind my tummy...which is the problem -- my mom does. It stinks! My mom doesn't allow any low cut one pieces or tankinis and I'm sick and tired of her always choosing out my bathingsuit. I never look good and I look like a child. I'm almost 16 and she's still choosing my bathingsuits. She tells me that there's "no need to wear them...they're like going swimming in your intimates; they're too revealing". Every single year, I'm stuck with the same problem. I don't want to be disrespectful to her, but I can't stand it any longer. I could tell her that I would wear a bikini with a tank top over it and some boy shorts, and at home in front of my dad I would wear the one piece/tankini. What should I do to not look like a grandma and start wearing a bikini? I just wanna be me...and that is definitely not...

    5 AnswersSwimming & Diving1 decade ago
  • What was the song on Smallville tonight?

    It was at the end, and it was something along the lines of "Apocalyptic" featuring someone. Please help! It was on March 19, 2009. Thank you!

    1 AnswerOther - Music1 decade ago
  • Popular examples of someone being jealous about another's power or greatness?

    Such as Cassius in Julius Caesar. I need two examples in which someone is jealous of another's power and is dangerous. For example:

    Such men as he be never at heart's ease

    Whiles they behold a greater than themselves,

    (Act 1, Scene 2, lines 208-09)

    Caesar addresses Antony when he eyes Cassius looking at him and is worried for his safety. Please give me at least two examples for an idea of what to write about! Thank you!

    2 AnswersOther - Education1 decade ago
  • Song in First Daughter movie with Katie Holmes?

    There is a song when Sam is trying to make James jealous and she's listening to this song on her iPod at a table at lunch while he's apologizing to her, plus it plays when she's on her way to the party.

    1 AnswerMovies1 decade ago
  • Song help! Have some lyrics!?

    We're in dance class and there's a song that has "go" in the title. It is a male singing, and some of the words/phrases include:

    now strike (strike) strike (strike)

    put your shutter shades on (4x)

    shake that booty shake that booty

    rock the (roof)? now stupid...

    now (something something) dip dip (2x)

    Please help! It's a cool song and I think it may be something along the lines of "Makes You Wanna Go" or something! If you know, please help! Thank you!

    1 AnswerLyrics1 decade ago
  • Not so with legs after shaving!?

    Everytime I shave my legs, on the front part of my lower leg, it looks like I haven't even shaved because my skin is light and my dark hairs show through under the skin. Plus, if I put on ANY kind of lotion it makes my skin very irritated and red. I want to have smooth, silky looking legs without laser hair removal. I change shavers every 2 weeks and use Venus razors and shaving cream. Is waxing a good solution? If so, how much does it usually cost and do I do it at home? Also, my leg hairs grow back extremely fast, in less than 2 days. Please help! I just want pretty looking legs! :(

    1 AnswerOther - Skin & Body1 decade ago
  • Song lyrics help with male rock song!?

    The song starts out with an electric guitar/bass? then with a piano playing a few repetitious notes. Then it starts out with a male singing "come back my...the road ahead is long and I must warn ya, I wonder, where did you go? If I failed you I tell you right now..." then goes into more pop/rock with "all I want you to know I love you...All I need is the time to show ya." The it goes back to the way it was.

    3 AnswersLyrics1 decade ago
  • Famous sicknesses? What are some examples?

    Can someone give me a list of famous sicknesses such as "typhoid" with a small description of each. I'm trying to come up with a character (female) that is in my story that is a "bad guy" and I need a cool name for her. Or, if for that matter, you have any cool names for a evil woman character that would be great! Thank you!

    13 AnswersPolls & Surveys1 decade ago
  • Writing Contest! 10 Pts. for best answer!?

    Write a short story from the point of view of....a cellphone! Use your imaginations: it can be horror (ex: Like "When A Stranger Calls" or "One Missed Call"), comedy, romantic, drama, etc. Just make sure that the narrator is the cell phone. Ten points go to the best story! Have fun!

    19 AnswersPolls & Surveys1 decade ago
  • Any "stories" your parents used to tell you?

    Such as "if you pick your nose then your finger will stay that way forever" or "it will get bigger". But something that doesn't involve the nose...if you know what I mean...

    4 AnswersPolls & Surveys1 decade ago
  • Song lyrics heard on radio? ?

    It has a recurring beat throughout the entire song and it's about 4 minutes long with a "symphony".

    The words include "symphony that's loud...places where I've been...different people from all over...nononononono..."

    1 AnswerLyrics1 decade ago
  • What's another way to describe a sacrifice? ?

    We were given an essay prompt, "Sacrifice: An Act Of Love". What's another title I can use for my essay? Something good! Thank you!

    2 AnswersWords & Wordplay1 decade ago
  • Dance, Date, Dilemma?

    So I got asked to my school's christmas dance but I'm a little nervous. I really like this guy, but he's kind of nerdy. I'm not trying to be mean, but when he dances, it's goofy. It reminds me of the one guy on Cinderella Story where the "Matrix" guy was dancing all goofy on the dance floor. Is there any way I could have him calm down during this dance because it'd be kind of embarassing. One of my friends is close with him and I could ask her to tell him that he should act "normal". Gosh, I'm confused. And then I don't know what to get him for christmas. I've only known him since the end of September, and we're not going out. Can anyone give me some ideas about what to get him that doesn't cost a lot? He likes to read (maybe a gift card to a bookstore?). And also, my dress is an off-white and I really want him to wear black (it looks good on him). But if he gets me a corsage, it wouldn't match my outfit. I am so stressed! Please help!

    1 AnswerOther - Family & Relationships1 decade ago