Gendered Nouns – Final Update

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The Key To Every Painting: Don’t Force It

After finishing my painting for this project I learned something very important when it comes to creating art within a specific genre. There is an extremely wide range of pieces that may fit the description of that genre. When I was looking at work by Hannah Yata I had imagined myself creating an explosive piece similar to what she had done. While I loved to look at work and I admired the how much was going on, this was not my style of painting. My art in the past has usually had just one subject because I like to put a lot of my focus into that one thing rather than all over the place.

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Proposed Solutions to Bridge the Gap in Oral Healthcare Accessibility

Since my last post, I have spent considerable time investigating the proposed solutions to bridge this oral healthcare gap. While the facts and figures warrant a change in health policy, what would a feasible, effective change look like? Some experts in the field suggest community-based sealant and fluoride programs. Dental sealants are clear plastic coating applied to molars (the teeth most likely to get cavities), can be applied by hygienists or dentists, and require little equipment. Fluoride can be added to a community water supply or administered as a mouth rinse to strengthen the enamel (outer, protective coating) of teeth. Both options save far more money in dental treatment costs, which can include Medicaid dollars and therefore save the States considerable funding.

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The History, Function, and Significance of Semaphore Telegraph Towers – Update 2

After several weeks of research and writing, I am coming close to finishing my research paper. It begins by noting that decades before the spread of the electrical telegraph, a message could travel across France at fifty times the speed of an equestrian messenger, a feat possible through the pre-electrical data network of semaphore lines. Many people today assume that the speed of information only exceeded the speed of humans and animals when Morse introduced the electrical telegraph, so this introduction serves to alert them that this paper covers an intriguing technology which achieved what modern people assume was impossible in the 1790s.

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