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12/15/2007 - 2/21/2008

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By Zak E (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/13/2008 2:36:02 AM

False images fool gullible teenagers
By Christophe (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/10/2008 1:27:28 AM

More and more teenaged boys and girls are getting worried about their own bodies, because they compare them to the retouched images of their idols in magazines. Because of these fake images, teenagers think that they are ugly, their bodies are fat and they lose self-esteem, while in reality, bigger is better. Photo retouching makes people feel worse about themselves, and they turn to extreme measures such as plastic surgery, diets and steroids. It is not only women and girls who are affected by photo retouching. Men see pictures of other men with big muscles and sixpacks and then they look at their own body in the mirror and say, “Who’s that loser?” They lose selfesteem, become depressive and turn to drastic measures.

“Body builders are at greater risk for disturbances in their body image (their internalized view of their physical appearance). The muscular physiques featured in the media are very difficult to achieve through healthy means, and may be a result of anabolic steroid usage, dehydration, and other unhealthy practices. Researchers describe a body image disorder called muscle dysmorphia (MD), which is an extreme preoccupation with one’s body, poor insight into actual body size or weight, and rigid dietary practices” (Sarita Gober, Malky Klein, Tzippy Berger, Cristina Vindigni & Paul C. McCabe ) This is most evident in teens, who aren’t really educated about steroids and their negative side-effects. “According to new research, high school boys are more likely to use anabolic steroids (AS), while high school girls use more body-shaping,

athletic-enhancing drugs (BSD). The same researchers found that female athletes are less likely to use BSD than female non-athletes” (New studies reveal high levels of anabolic steroid use by teenages) If people knew that many of the images they see are retouched, I bet they would be shocked. For example, until I read the webpages assigned, I thought that the pictures I saw in magazines were real. I mean, I knew that there was a bit of retouching for small things and lighting effects and so on, but I could never have guessed that technology makes it possible for pounds of fat could be removed, or skin smoothed out, or a new chin shape, for example, given. Because of this, I have lost my faith in beautiful women, and I now believe that most beautiful women in photos are retouched, not untouched.

The Impact of the Media on Women
By NinaBP (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/19/2008 2:11:56 AM

The media has an increasing impact on women. This is because of the pictures of photo shopped girls, ideal families and friends in movies, and articles which promote the new belief of perfect bodies. Photo’s of young beautiful girls makes women and young girls wish that they were them. Even though most women know that they pictures are photo shopped it remains a wonderful idea to look the way that the girls in the magazines look. Because women then try to look like the girls in the pictures, due to that, many health issues arise; these include anorexia and bulimia. New young actresses in movies also appeal to the idea of perfect bodies for women. The actresses seem to live

perfect lives, have the best boyfriends, have great jobs, etc. this looks so wonderful to women who are watching the movies that they want to have the same thing as those actresses and will do anything to be like them. Magazine adds portray new ideas of having a perfect body and lead perfect lives. Due to all this pressure from these sources, women are starting to believe that they are not perfect or what everyone expects them to be, thus they become less confident about themselves and get a negative image about themselves. “Images of female bodies are everywhere. Women—and their body parts—sell everything from food to cars. Popular film and television actresses are becoming younger, taller and thinner. Some have even been known to faint on the set from lack of food. Women’s magazines are

full of articles urging that if they can just lose those last twenty pounds, they’ll have it all—the perfect marriage, loving children, great sex, and a rewarding career.” Because of all the pressure that is forced upon females to lead a perfect life, women are likely to give in to that and try to create themselves and even their families and friends into something perfect. This is because then they think that they can live their lives happily otherwise. Most of the time though, these goals of what you see in pictures, movies, and adds are not able to be reached which is devastating to the women who try to base their lives on that. h t t p : / / w w w . m e d i a awareness.ca/english/issues/stereotyp ing/women_and_girls/women_beauty .cfm

I believe that photo retouching contributes to negative body image. For example, when a really famous person, like a supermodel, happens to be on a teen magazine, girls feel they have to be like them to be attractive. The effects then create maladies such as bulimia and anorexia, which can seriously impede a person’s health. Perfected images can also affect teen’s mental health. The teenager will think he or she is not fit or thin enough, and could make them depressed, and may cause things like alcohol and drug abuse. Photo retouching also makes a fake image of someone, which is bad because you pay to look at these people in magazines, so making fake photos would be in ways stealing. Over all, photo retouching is bad because it can affect people’s lives in negative ways, and gives false imagery to the public. -“Body builders are at greater risk for disturbances in their body image (their internalized view of their physical appearance). The muscular physiques featured in the media are very difficult to achieve through healthy means, and may be a result of anabolic steroid usage, dehydration, and other unhealthy practices. Researchers describe a body image disorder called muscle dysmorphia (MD), which is an extreme preoccupation with one’s body, poor insight into actual body size or weight, and rigid dietary practices” Sarita Gober, Malky Klein, Tzippy Berger, Cristina Vindigni & Paul C. McCabe, PhD, NCSP http://www.nasponline.org/publicatio ns/cq/cq352steroids_ho.aspx

Advanced Adventures into Google
By Christophe (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 1:16:41 AM

What’s the difference between a normal google.com search and an advance search? Well first and foremost, you can use advance search to find exactly what you want. Some importanat tools are the “with all of the words”, “with the exact phrase”, “with at least one of the words”, “without the words”, “Similar” and “Links”. They are all equally usefull, but different in their uses. The “with all of the words” option will return any site which contains all

of the words you type in. This will be more hits than if you use any other option. The “with the exact phrase” option is best if you are looking for something specific, or a name in a specific order. For example, if you search for San Diego state University, in a non-exact search, you will get more hits than if you use an exact search. You will also probably find more unuseful hits than useful ones. The “with at least one of the words” key is useful if you are unsure of what you are looking for, and you just want one of the words to come up in the hit.

The “without the words” fuction is probably the one I use most. It allows you to omit all the hits that include one or more words. This is usefull, especially if there is something named the same as whatever you are looking for, but in a different area. Using this function would allow you to omit all of those results. “Similar” is a very useful function if you’ve found something usefull. By typing in the url and using this function, you can find similar websites. Last but not least is “Links”. This allows you to search for any sites that link to the page.

Advanced search, though not often used, is one of the most underestimated tools google has developed. Some people subconsciously use advanced search already, for example when we add quotation marks around what we want to look for(which is saying “with the exact phrase”) or by adding a minus(-), which is like “without the words”, where the words following the minus are left away. Google advanced search should be used more often, because it is a very powerful tool.

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Do You Think Photo Retouching Contributes to Negative Body Image?
By OmarB (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/13/2008 2:14:38 AM

Olivia’s global issues
By olivial (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 1:27:12 AM

“AIDS around the world - Global Issues.” 20 Feb 2008 . “Causes of Poverty - Global Issues.” 20 Feb 2008 . “Children, Conflicts and the Military - Global Issues.” 20 Feb 2008 . “Climate Change and Global Warming - Global Issues.” 20 Feb 2008 . “Food Aid - Global Issues.” 20 Feb 2008 . “Human Rights Watch: Children’s Rights.” 20 Feb 2008 . “Racism - Global Issues.” 20 Feb 2008 . “Women’s Rights - Global Issues.” 20 Feb 2008 .

Personally, I feel that the magazines that ‘perfect’ a person’s image give off a negative body image for many women and men. I feel that is wrong to do this because women will feel that they must look impractical and unrealistic which will lead to unhealthy practices. One unhealthy and dangerous condition that this developed when being exposed to perfected images is anorexia. Furthermore, men are also being affected by perfected images and are turning to drugs and unhealthy habits to become more muscular. Some drugs include steroids. In conclusion, I believe that the magazines that refine pictures of people make a

harmful view on the human body. We can see this here; The stakes are huge. On the one hand, women who are insecure about their bodies are more likely to buy beauty products, new clothes, and diet aids. It is estimated that the diet industry alone is worth $100 billion (U.S.) a year. On the other hand, research indicates that exposure to images of thin, young, air-brushed female bodies is linked to depression, loss of self-esteem and the development of unhealthy eating habits in women and girls. The American research group Anorexia Nervosa & Related Eating Disorders, Inc. says that one out of every four college-aged women uses unhealthy methods of weight control—including fasting, skipping

meals, excessive exercise, laxative abuse, and self-induced vomiting. And the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute warns that weight control measures are being taken by girls as young as nine. American statistics are similar. In 2003, Teen magazine reported that 35 per cent of girls 6 to 12 years old have been on at least one diet, and that 50 to 70 per cent of normal weight girls believe they are overweight. Media activist Jean Kilbourne concludes that, “Women are sold to the diet industry by the magazines we read and the television programs we watch, almost all of which make us feel anxious about our weight.” ( Beauty and Body Image in the Media)

An Expedition into the The Bulk of Bulking World of Google Up: Photo Retouching
By bilala (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 1:13:33 AM

There are many secrets in this world of ours- some small, some of enormous proportions. You may know of some of them- Blackbeard’s treasure, the missing footage in the Watergate tapes, the JFK assassination. But there others. Secrets that lay on the outskirts of public consciousness, known only to a privileged few. They have been so closely guarded that it is inconceivable that a layperson would discover one of them. But today, the inconceivable becomes the possible. Today, the deepest, darkest depths of human knowledge will be overturned. Today, one of these secrets will be unveiled. Hiding behind small blue links, lurking inconspicuously in the shadows, is the Google Advanced Search. Long considered to be an urban myth, the existence of this search tool has, in fact, long been confirmed. Sitting in a dark, smokefilled room, the infamous Tech Tools class aimed to discover the whereabouts of this “advanced

search”. And discover we did. With a bevy of specialized search options, the Advanced Search could be one of the most powerful tools of the 21st century, one that will replace the nuclear bomb in modern arms races. With such features as “With the exact phrase” and “With all of the words”, the Google add-on will change the way we search for our information forever. When confronted by the discovery of their Advanced Search, the secret organization Google claimed, of course, that “it’s been there the whole time”. But even denial cannot mask the stench of conspiracy. We have deprived of this Google feature for far too long. Not only does the tool allow you to exclude certain phrases from your search, you can ask for exact phrases, include a list of words, and search links that are similar to a web site of your choice. But enough of this. With every word I type, a Google “executive” is getting closer to hunting me down. I will report more news as I hear it. Until then, farewell.

By bilala (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/6/2008 1:18:30 AM

The issue of photo retouching is becoming increasingly sensitive, what with magazines being riddled with ultra thin models such as Kate Moss, Jessica Biel, and Liza Minelli. It comes as no surprise that teenage self esteem has hit an all time low. But in these troubling times, we are lucky to have idols to light the way in the darkness of our insecurity, idols like Harrison Ford. As you may or may not know, Ford wasn’t the most popular of kids in his high school: Ford graduated from Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois, where he claims he was picked on by bullies and ignored by girls and also voted ‘Boy Least Likely to Succeed’ (Wikipedia) Did Harrison give up? Did he resort to anorexia or bodybuilding or Pokemon? Nay!! Nay, I tell you!! He transformed his lack of selfconfidence into success, his uncertainty into fame, his

unpopularity into power. It is true that the media falsifies body image, manipulating our self-respect to impose their products on society. But it is also true that we have heroes like Ford to prop us up, like a tent in an Oklahoma sandstorm. It is for this reason that I decided to create the Harrison Ford Appreciation Club, to honor a great man (if in fact he can still be considered a mere mortal). But enough of this brouhaha. The question remains, what can we, as a society, do to stop these malicious practices? Well, for a start, we could murder influential magazine editors. Or, for those more peacefully inclined, we could boycott periodicals with retouched images. We could educate our young on the signs of tampered photos. We could support campaigns for real beauty, like that of Dove. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, and if we were each to do one small thing to eliminate the manipulation of body image by the media, the world would truly be a better place.

Confidence to Photos
By Sop (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/13/2008 3:08:09 AM

Most of the people around the world comes to think of the ideal body image as decided facts. The reason for these is that the media around the world is forcing for people-even teenage girls to think to look down on themselves besides the fact that those women in the magazines are all retouched to look “perfect”. “Only 2% of these women describe themselves as ‘beautiful’.” (Stacie

Bright) Most of the people in the world claims that they cannot look attractive to others. However, having only group of 2% around the nation thinking themselves as beautiful is infinitesimal. The perception for beauty are being tall and willowy. Since the perceptions of beauty is assigned, most of the women in the world will see themselves as “ugly”. The sense of perfection these days are nothing more than being made up by programs such as Photo Shop, etc. to

get people to think that they should be like skinny women and men with six packs. “More than 90 percent of girls (15 to 17 years) want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance, with body weight ranking the highest.” (Greenwich) This quote shows that many teenage girls do not think of their physical appearance as much appealing. This should be changed for their own self esteem. So many group of girls wanting to change their figures is not

very healthy for new blooming society. Although the real world is not based with people’s outer impressions, the press is enforcing this idea to the teenagers for their own financial benefits. The cause of these thoughts are TV, magazines, computer websites, etc. In order to change them, the public media should help to rearrange such thoughts by pushing these women for higher selfesteem, not urging them to think of themselves as somewhat “ugly”.

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what the media does to Media and Perfection body image
By hania a (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/14/2008 1:05:55 AM

By AustinL (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/17/2008 3:08:38 AM

The media has been giving young people, teens, and even some adults the wrong idea about what people and them self look like. Magazines and movies that have been edited and perfected by computers are giving off the wrong ideas that all the people in them are perfect and every one should be like them. The models in magazines are made to look extremely skinny with perfect smooth skin and no blemishes. If you ever really pay attention the people in these pictures don’t even have birth marks or scars. Now my question is “Who doesn’t have a scar or a birthmark somewhere on their body?” This gives people the idea that these people are perfect, and they want to be like them. This leads to people practically starve themselves because they are desperate to be thin. What I don’t think people get is that these people aren’t really as perfect as

the computer makes them and you should be happy with the body you have. In 2003, Teen magazine reported that 35 per cent of girls 6 to 12 years old have been on at least one diet, and that 50 to 70 per cent of normal weight girls believe they are overweight. These girls who are normal weight think that they are over weight because of the pictures they see of the models how have been photo shopped and made to look extremely thin. They start to believe that this is the way they are suppose to look. All in all the media should change the way they portray people. Every one is beautiful in their own way, even if they are considered “over weight”. Scars and birth marks no matter how much you may dislike them on your own body make you unique. You don’t have to look like a model in the magazines or a star in a movie to be beautiful.

Perfection is the highest degree of proficiency, and with the effect of the media, perfection has become an impossible state of mind. The messages that are being conveyed through the media are no longer reflections of reality. By showing stick-thin girls in magazines like “Seventeen,” and men with six-packs on covers of men magazines, society has come to believe that these people are the idea of the perfect body. When in reality, these “idols” on the cover of magazines are nothing more than airbrushed images. These airbrushed images are directly linked to the loss of self-esteem in girls all over the world, and in unhealthy eating habits. “Sixty-nine percent of the girls reported that magazine pictures influence their idea of the perfect body shape, and 47 percent reported

wanting to lose weight because of magazine pictures. The more frequently a girl read women’s magazines, the more likely she was to have dieted to lose weight because of a magazine article, have wanted to lose weight because of pictures in magazines, and have felt that pictures in magazines influenced her idea of the perfect body shape.” (Alison E. Field) The media’s negative messages revealed through magazines and advertisement’s have become a significant issue in the world today. More and more magazines are being made with the same negative message that beauty comes from being thin. Moreover, magazines have increased the emphasis that the ideal body for men is a six-pack with broad shoulders. To create these false images, the media uses programs such as Photoshop to edit real people into unrealistic images.

The media and its evils
By RawanR (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/13/2008 3:07:12 AM

My two cents.. by Alex Yip-Choy
By AlexandraY (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/13/2008 2:42:49 AM

I think that our vision of beauty today is so distorted because of photo shop retouching. We see beauty as a competition of who has the biggest triceps and smallest waists. Adolescents turn to magazine and tabloids a source of entertainment and all we see is models with unrealistic faces and too-perfect bodies. Models resort to starvation and athlete’s resort to steroids and muscle enhancing drugs. Men and women are quickly becoming dissatisfied with their bodies and will go to extremes such as the use of steroids and extreme yo-yo dieting. Personally I think that the reason why we care so much about the flaws on our bodies is because of the media. People constantly compare themselves to the models and actresses they see on the T.V, what they don’t realize is that these bodies are obviously unrealistic.

A webpage that I found on Google; The current media ideal of thinness for women is achievable by less than 5% of the female population.Mirror, mirrorA summary of research findings on body image I think that if we started to boycott tabloids and magazines such as “The Sun” and “People” we would soon obsess less on our idealistic bodies. I’ll end this blog with a quote by Britney Spears; An idol and genius in our era. “I’m Mrs. ‘Lifestyles of the rich and famous’ (You want a piece of me) I’m Mrs. ‘Oh my God that Britney’s Shameless’ (You want a piece of me) I’m Mrs. ‘Extra! Extra! This just in’ (You want a piece of me) I’m Mrs. ‘She’s too big now she’s too thin’ (You want a piece of me)”-Britney Spears yeah that’s right.

It’s a fact, these day’s people just aren’t as happy with their appearances as they should be. Men and women are becoming more and more obsessed with the “perfect body” and this has had hard effects on the up and coming adolescence and youth of today but who can be blamed for this? The most common source of the sudden surge of low self - esteem hitting people today is the media. Media is constantly bombarding us with images of tall, skinny women and buff men but this really isn’t the reality we’re living in. Why is it that we’re only seeing one side of these so-called perfect people? Having said this, I’m not going to lie and say that beauty doesn’t sell. Wouldn’t you be more likely to buy a product that was used by Jessica Alba rather than from a “nobody”? The

problem with this is the effect it’s having on people of today. Not only is it women who are being affected by the media but there has been a growing number of men going through extreme measures to feel good about themselves too. “In a new survey of 10,449 adolescents, ages 9 to 14, more than 12 percent of boys and 8 percent of girls reported that they had used a product to build muscles or improve shape in the last year, and 4.7 percent of boys and 1.6 percent of girls reported that they had used them once or more a week.”(Kevin W. McCullough) The facts are daunting, but how can we change what has already been imprinted in our brains? Personally, I think we need to open our eyes and take a look around. No one is perfect and even the images the media portray to us have been played around with and altered.

Eportfolio Bibliography
By Mr Bertoia (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/5/2008 9:47:36 PM

Fareed’s views on body imaging
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Learning Experiences?.” 3 Jun 2007 . “eLiterate on ePort(able)Folios » CogDogBlog.” 3 Jun 2007 . “ePortfolio Webquest.” 15 Feb 2007 . “ISTE NETS e-Portfolio Templates.” 19 Feb 2007 . “K A I R O S: 6.2.” 30 May 2007 .

By FareedB (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/14/2008 1:01:36 AM

“e-Portfolios and Personal Content Management–Rip, Mix, Burn at eLiterate.” 3 Jun 2007 . “E-Portfolios for Learning.” 15 Feb 2007 . “E-Portfolios for Learning: Open Source ePortfolio Systems.” 25 Oct 2007 . “Electronic Portfolios: What Are They And How Can They Benefit

“Narrative.” 15 Feb 2007 . “personal-eportfolios » home.” 3 Jun 2007 .

In the world that we live in, the Media has a very powerful influence on peoples every day lives. Magazines and television all place within their articles and advertisements, the same message that that young people all over the world read every single day. YOU ARE NOT PRETTY ENOUGH!! GET THINNER!!! This unfortunately creates an environment that will show no mercy for those that do not follow the principles that these moguls have set. YOU ARE NOT PRETTY ENOUGH!! GET THINNER!!! Other studies found 50% of advertisements in teen girl magazines and 56% of television commercials aimed at female viewers used beauty as a product appeal.

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Google Advanced Search
By reem (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 1:28:10 AM

The Photoshop Effect
By colem (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/13/2008 2:33:35 AM

The advanced search section of the Google website is a good way you can use to find what you are looking for in a less amount of time that finding what you’re looking for on the normal Google search engine. It allows you to specify in more detail what you want to look for which is very good because it takes less time, and it most likely provides you with the best sites related to your topic. The advanced search section of Google allows you to find good information sites by providing you with spaces to fill in in such as: ‘With all of the words…’ ‘With the exact phrase…’ ‘With at least one of the words…’ ‘Similar to…’ The ‘With all of the words‘ space that you could fill in searches throughout all websites possible that include the

keywords you typed into the space. The ‘With the exact phrase‘ space searches the internet for sites that include the exact phrases you type into the space. The ‘With at least one of the words‘ space searches the internet for any sites that at least include what you typed into the space if not everything you typed in. This is not as accurate or specific as the ‘With all of the words‘ space or the ‘With at least one of the words’ space as it could search for sites that include the words you typed in but could be about a completely different topic. The ‘Similar to…‘ space searches the internet for websites that are related in means of information to the topic of what you typed into the space. It is not as specific as any of the other search options as those mostly find sites that have information to what you are looking for.

When you pick up a magazine today, you’re bound to see an image of a man or a woman who has been digitally altered using photoshop. They look amazing in almost all of these cases, but they’re just not real. The problem this causes is that some people don’t understand this, and so they try too make themselves look like these false idols. They do this through the use of diet pills, and steroids, just to name a few. While such products can give them the look they want, they also do hidden damage and the users don’t understand this. It can also cause eating disorders as girls try to lose weight to look like their idols through anorexia or bulimia. “Since the advent of advertising and motion pictures, millions of people

have suffered from a perceived pressure to sport more fashionable figures and wardrobes. Though public concern tends to focus on women and their struggles to stay thin, men are in no way exempt from the same trends. Due to the gradual lifting of societal stigma surrounding the pursuit of male beauty, advertising for men increasingly utilizes the body-image insecurities of its customers to sell cosmetics, exercise plans and grooming products.” Anxiety, Addiction and Depression Treatments http://www.treatmentonline.com/treat ments.php?id=941 All of these health risks are caused by a general insecurity derived from this false body image. And this false image is directly due to the photoshop effect, where images are slimmed down, bulked up, and made to look perfect.

Interesting Global Issues
By LuisA (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/18/2008 1:25:54 AM

What do I think of body image?
By ChristianL (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/18/2008 12:54:56 AM

In my personal opinion digital retouching is something that isn’t noticed when we pick up a men’s health magazine. When we see men such as the star hunk from the hit movie fantastic four Chris Evans we think “Wow! Check out that beastly dude! With the clean face with not s sign of achene on his ace since he was in middle school. Also he has a perfect figure with all the ripping biceps and triceps that chicks dig.” We all think about it. But why do we think about it? It’s because the median has embedded slim and sexy bodies as the right and ideal body image. It’s as though the slightest bit of fat is just not accepted. It’s okay to be fit and healthy but there are certain methods that must be followed to do so. These things include eating right and exercising daily. But some of us

don’t do the right things to get to that spot in our physical health. Some of us go to the extremes and look for extra boosts to help us get there. Things that corrupt young men’s surroundings such as steroid usage and bulimic and anorexic diets that; can affect your performance achedemically and physically for the worse. This quote helps from dr. Wayne Dyer gives demonstrates the right and positive attitude for body image. We are all different and unique as people. We do everything in our own way from the moment we get up in the morning to the moment we lye down for a night rest. This is why as long as we know, no matter how much we are caught up in the media it’s all what is in the inside that counts. “When people feel beautiful, they act in beautiful ways.”- Dr. Wayne Dyer. http://www.beyondbasicbeauty.com/

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ues/GlobalWarming/population.asp>. “Militarization and Weaponization of Outer Space - Global Issues.” 18 F e b r u a r y 2 0 0 8 <http://www.globalissues.org/Geopol itics/ArmsControl/Space.asp>. “Nuclear Weapons - Global Issues.” 1 8 F e b r u a r y 2 0 0 8 <http://www.globalissues.org/Geopol itics/ArmsControl/Nuclear.asp>. “Poverty Around The World - Global Issues.” 18 February 2008 <http://www.globalissues.org/TradeR elated/PovertyAroundTheWorld.asp> . “The Iraq Crisis - Global Issues.” 18 F e b r u a r y 2 0 0 8 <http://www.globalissues.org/Geopol itics/MiddleEast/Iraq.asp>. “The Ozone Layer and Climate Change - Global Issues.” 18 February 2 0 0 8 <http://www.globalissues.org/EnvIss ues/GlobalWarming/Ozone.asp>.

Top 10
By Zak E (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/19/2008 2:36:17 AM

“Amnesty International.” 19 Feb 2008 . “Geopolitics - Global Issues.” 19 Feb 2008 . “Global warming | Greenpeace International.” 19 Feb 2008 . people would not have feelings to change the way they look. Therefore, there would not be any negative influences in the world. It’s time to stop thinking “I wish I looked like that”. It’s time to start saying “Gee that retouch job is a bit overdone” - and then getting on with a life that runs deeper than a piece of celebrity skin. h t t p : / / w w w . d i e t blog.com/archives/2006/03/26/celebri ty_retouching_10_reasons_to_revise_ your_reality.php “MSF-USA: Doctors Without Borders.” 19 Feb 2008 . “National Wildlife Federation: Congress and Global Warming: National Wildlife Federation.” 19 Feb 2008 . “Rainforest Action Network: Global Warming.” 19 Feb 2008 . “Resources- Read their Stories.” 19 Feb 2008 . “The Silent Shout.” 19 Feb 2008 . “United Nations.” 19 Feb 2008 . “WHO | World Health Organization.” 19 Feb 2008 .

Photo Retouching
By Mongomery D (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/13/2008 2:35:04 AM

I believe that retouching images of someone creates a negative impact in our world today. People who have their pictures taken and have it distributed all over the media everyone obviously finds out about it. Of course the photos have been retouched and perfected but people think they were that way from the beginning. This allows the people to want to be that way and to change their appearance. This could lead to depression and other negative factors

in a persons’ life. Some people would try so hard to change themselves it could lead to the use of drugs. This can affect teenage boys and girls. A boy could see an image of a bulked up guy and would want to take steroids because he would want more muscles just like in the image. Girls as well might see a photo and see a girl that is thin and they would want to be like her. They might starve themselves to become more and more thin and that can destroy their life. If people didn’t retouch the photos everyone would be the same and not super attractive. If photos are not retouched and stay the way they are

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Global Issues-Top Ten (By SoHyun P.)
By Sop (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/19/2008 2:49:30 AM

• Anup Shah, “Climate Change and Global Warming - Global Issues,” Global Issues, January 1, 2008, http://www.globalissues.org/EnvIssue s/GlobalWarming.asp. • “Governance - themes,” CIDA, June 8, 2007, http://www.acdicida.gc.ca/CIDAWEB/acdicida.nsf/E n/JUD-121135230-Q5V#2. • Anup Shah, “Obesity - Global Issues,” Global Issues, December 25, 2 0 0 7 , http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/Consumption/Obesity.asp. • Anup Shah, “Poverty Facts and Stats - Global Issues,” Global Issues, November 24, 2006, http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/Facts.asp. • Anup Shah, “Racism - Global Issues,” Global Issues, December 2,

2 0 0 4 , http://www.globalissues.org/HumanR ights/Racism.asp. • The World Bank Group, “Youthink! | Issues | AIDS,” youthink!, 2008, http://youthink.worldbank.org/issues/ aids/. • The World Bank Group, “Youthink! | Issues | Conflict,” youthink!, 2008, http://youthink.worldbank.org/issues/ conflict/. • The World Bank Group, “Youthink! | Issues | Education,” youthink!, 2008, http://youthink.worldbank.org/issues/ education/. • The World Bank Group, “Youthink! | Issues | Environment,” youthink!, 2 0 0 8 , http://youthink.worldbank.org/issues/ environment/. • The World Bank Group, “Youthink! | Issues | Gender,” youthink!, http://youthink.worldbank.org/issues/ gender/.

The Effects of Media on Body Image
By jessicat (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/12/2008 12:53:38 AM

I think the media has a negative effect on our body image because it creates an unrealistic sense of beauty. All the digital retouching that magazines do makes people think that models actually look that perfect, when really it’s all done by computers. This is negative because with so many young girls reading magazines and seeing models in ads it makes them think that this is societies definition of perfection. They then try to be this skinny and beautiful when in reality it’s almost impossible. Younger and younger girls are starting to develop eating disorders and become obsessed with their looks because of all the pressure to be these gorgeous teenage girls. In 2003, Teen magazine reported that

35 per cent of girls 6 to 12 years old have been on at least one diet, and that 50 to 70 per cent of normal weight girls believe they are overweight. Beauty and Body Image in the Media It makes us wonder what’s happening to our world when we see that girls aged 6 are starting to go on diets. Young girls shouldn’t have to worry about being accepted by society based on the way they look. They should just enjoy their childhood and work on becoming better people, not already becoming obsessed with being thin and pretty. If the media didn’t do so much digital retouching, people would realize that models rarely ever actually look like that, and that they’re just real people too. It would lessen the pressure to look like that and give people more confidence.

Body Image
By Alastair (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/13/2008 2:22:53 AM

Over the past few years magazines have come under heavy fire for doing computer retouching. I believe that these photo retouching sessions are bad and magazines should not do them. First, people who see the image of the perfect face will want to look like that, but truly no one really looks like that. Because of this teenagers have gone to huge lengths to look like these people, most of the time the lengths are dangerous and have severe effects on the health of those teenagers. These things could include anorexia and taking drugs to look prettier. Certain people have began to fight against these sessions like actress Jamie Lee Curtis. “There’s a reality to the way I look without my clothes on,” she says. “I

don’t have great thighs. I have very big breasts and a soft, fatty little tummy. And I’ve got back fat. People assume that I’m walking around in little spaghetti-strap dresses. It’s insidious — Glam Jamie, the Perfect Jamie, the great figure, blah, blah, blah. And I don’t want the unsuspecting 40-year-old women of the world to think that I’ve got it going on. It’s such a fraud. And I’m the one perpetuating it.” (Amy Wallace) Mrs. Curtis is a perfect example of people beginning to fight against these photo retouches. But just celebrity’s will not be enough to stop these photo retouching, but if people are able to boycott the magazines we will be able to stop photo retouching, and allow many people to regain their confidence about their body.

Photoshop editing is BAD!
By Chrisk (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/13/2008 2:29:36 AM

Media’s effect on Self Esteem
By AliS (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/12/2008 1:19:59 AM

I believe that perfect images, also known as retouched images, aren’t positively contributing to our world. I have many reasons for this which include jealousy and it gives the wrong image out to the world. On the other hand, even I have to admit that people would rather see an attractive person on the front of the magazine then a person who is less attractive. But mainly because only attractive models reach the front cover of a magazine, jealousy is created under a certain amount of girls and even boys. Girls get insecure about their own body and boys even use steroids to become stronger. For some girls this even leads to become anorexic. Also by retouching images, wrong

messages are send out to the world which are based on that there are only attractive people. “Photoshop is great at retouching images (among other things) but sometimes you can really go too far. The Brazilian edition of Playboy even removed a model’s belly button (IMG). Reportedly men are now angry because it is now obvious they’ve been ‘mislead’ for years now” This is a good quote I found by a valid website and this shows that people are so used to see retouched images and don’t know the difference anymore. I found this quote on the following website Photoshop retouching gone bad. Overall I think photo editing is bad because it can ruin people’s perceptions of their body.

Society today has reached a new standard of materialistic behavior. They have actually now stooped down as far as to change the images of our celebrities to better fit our image of perfection. They have gone so far as to make them beyond the norm and create images of people unnaturally skinny or muscular. This i believe is a negative effect of retouching as it puts an image of unnatural beauty into a young adolescents mind for they are the ones who read magazines like these. These adolescents now with these images in their heads go to a ridiculous extreme to try and fit the image including anorexia or steroids depending on what they intend on looking like. This is all because of

their self esteem which has now been affected and is lowered by these same images. It’s not just development that affect self-esteem, though. Lots of other factors (like media images of skinny girls and bulked-up guys) can affect a person’s body image too. (Homeier) This quote here proves that the media has an influence over young teens and that their view of their own body image gets distorted and that affects their self esteem. This in conclusion prove that the media has a negative effect with their retouching as it distorts the body image and self esteem for the adolescent. That is why retouching creates a negative effect and that pictures should not be so “prettied up” for the better of young teens self esteem everywhere.

Effects of Photo Retouching
By janaw (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/14/2008 1:23:28 AM

Photo retouching has increased significantly over the past few years. The media has and still is a major contributer to how we perceive perfection. The media has definitely altered people’s views and expectations on beauty. Nowadays, there is mainly one preferred look which is being skinny. The media has influenced many through retouching advertisements of many celebrities. If you look in any modern magazine you will find pictures of either skinny women or buff men. As a result many extremes measures such as lippo suction are being regularly practiced to obtain this accepted look. Steroids use, especially by men, have also

increased. I think it’s great to aim for looking better, but extremes should be avoided. Human perfection does not exist, no amount of plastic surgeries will change that. Next, photo retouching makes the individual look plastic and unrealistic. I thought 99% of them looked better in the untouched photos. On comparison they look plastic and fake in the touched up photos. Katana To sum up, people, especially teens, should be aware that most celebrity photos are retouched, therefore fake. People should not stress on what that media says, hence they should like themselves for what they are, or try to improve their image with safe and less extreme measures such as exercising and dieting.

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Media’s influence on confidence
By olivial (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/12/2008 1:26:08 AM

My Top Ten Global
By OmarB (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/19/2008 2:39:21 AM

Todays media has a very large influence on the teenagers in the world. The fixed photos in magazines makes people think that’s how the normal woman and men looks. The only people in magazines looks so called “perfect”, since they are very skinny or muscular and have great skin. This makes many teenagers think bad of themselves and their confidence becomes worse. This also has bad consequences, which are that many become bulimic or anorexic, and many guys start taking steroids. When there’s loads of pictures of skinny, perfect women in a magazine, and also training tips, young girls think that that’s how they’re

supposed to look. Some people do whatever is necessary to get a better body, just because of the media in their everyday life. ” The popular media (television, movies, magazines, etc.) have, since World War II, increasingly held up a thinner and thinner body (and now ever more physically fit) image as the ideal for women. The ideal man is also presented as trim, but muscular.” (media wise) This shows that many people other than me think the media affects the thoughts about body image from teenagers. So in conclusion, magazines shouldn’t use photo retouching that much, because it affects the self-esteem of many teenagers in the world.

• “Arms Trade—a major cause of suffering - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolit ics/ArmsTrade.asp. • “Climate Change and Global Warming - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/EnvIssue s/GlobalWarming.asp. • “Conflicts in Africa - Global I s s u e s , ” http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolit ics/Africa.asp. • “Diseases—Ignored Global Killers G l o b a l I s s u e s , ” http://www.globalissues.org/health/di sease/. • “Food Aid - Global Issues,”

http://www.globalissues.org/food/aid/ . • “Human Rights For All - Global I s s u e s , ” http://www.globalissues.org/HumanR ights/HumanRightsForAll.asp. • “Media and Natural Disasters G l o b a l I s s u e s , ” http://www.globalissues.org/EnvIssue s/disasters/media.asp. • “Poverty Around The World G l o b a l I s s u e s , ” http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/PovertyAroundTheWorld.asp. • “Racism - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/HumanR ights/Racism.asp#RacisminAfrica. • “The Middle East - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolit ics/MiddleEast.asp.

My top 10 choices
By Chrisk (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/19/2008 2:36:40 AM

My Top Ten Choices
By Mongomery D (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/19/2008 2:49:23 AM

• “AIDS around the world - Global I s s u e s , ” http://www.globalissues.org/health/ai ds/. • “Causes of Poverty - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/Poverty.asp. • “Children as Consumers - Global I s s u e s , ” http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/Consumption/Children.asp. • “Food Aid - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/food/aid/ . • “Media and Advertising - Global I s s u e s , ” http://www.globalissues.org/HumanR

ights/Media/Corporations/Ads.asp. • “Media and Advertising - Global I s s u e s , ” http://www.globalissues.org/HumanR ights/Media/Corporations/Ads.asp. • “Obesity - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/Consumption/Obesity.asp. • “Poverty Facts and Stats - Global I s s u e s , ” http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/Facts.asp. • “Structural Adjustment—a Major Cause of Poverty - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/SAP.asp. • “Today, over 26,500 children died around the world - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/Poverty/death/.

• “A Numbers Game - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/EnvIssue s/Population/Numbers.asp#Overpopu lationornotWhodowebelieve. • “War on Terror - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolit ics/WarOnTerror.asp. • “Underage Drinking-Why Do Adolescents Drink, What Are the Risks, and How Can Underage Drinking Be Prevented?,” http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications /AA67/AA67.htm. • “Tobacco - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/Consumption/Tobacco.asp. • “Third World Debt Undermines

Development - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/Debt.asp. • “Racism - Global Issues,” http://www.gl • “Children, Conflicts and the Military - Glob • “Causes of Poverty - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/Poverty.asp. • “Children as Consumers - Global I s s u e s , ” http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRel ated/Consumption/Children.asp. • “AIDS around the world - Global I s s u e s , ” http://www.globalissues.org/health/ai ds/.

My Top Ten Global Issues
By bradleyl (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/19/2008 3:01:54 AM

My Top Ten Choices
By colem (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/19/2008 2:02:06 AM

“Arms Trade—a major cause of suffering - Global Issues.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Call for the protection of Sri Lankan media workers | Amnesty International.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Climate Change and Global Warming - Global Issues.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Conflicts in Africa - Global Issues.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Energy Security - Global Issues.” 17 Feb 2008 .

“Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Report Card – National Wildlife Federation.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Impacts of Global Warming and Sea -level rise on Wildlife.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Polar Bears and Global Warming National Wildlife Federation.” 17 Feb 2008 . “PR smokescreen lifts on coal industry’s false solution | Greenpeace International.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Third World Debt Undermines Development - Global Issues.” 17 Feb 2008 .

• “ D e f o r e s t a t i o n , ” http://www.umich.edu/~gs265/societ y/deforestation.htm. • “ E x t i n c t i o n , ” http://www.ypte.org.uk/docs/factshee ts/env_facts/extinction.html. • “Global Warming: Early Warning S i g n s , ” http://www.climatehotmap.org/. • “Identity Theft and Fraud,” http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/ websites/idtheft.html. • “Obesity epidemic ‘engulfing the entire world’ - health - 10 September 2006 - New Scientist,” http://www.newscientist.com/article/d

n10036-obesity-epidemic-engulfingthe-entire-world.html. • “Poverty - Overview,” http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/E XTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTPOVERTY /0,,contentMDK:20153855~menuPK: 373757~pagePK:148956~piPK:2166 18~theSitePK:336992,00.html. • “Racism - Global Issues,” http://www.globalissues.org/HumanR ights/Racism.asp. • “ R a p e , ” http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety /safebasics/rape_what_to_do.html. • “Resources- Read their Stories,” http://www.icbl.org/youth/hear/. • “Terrorism Research - What is Terrorism?,” http://www.terrorismresearch.com/.

Do You Think Photo Retouching Contributes to Negative Body Image
By HannahH (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/17/2008 2:35:27 AM

Do You Think Photo Retouching Contributes to Negative Body Image Photo retouching is the number one contributor to negative body images. People all across the globe, women in particular, believe that the perfect

body is one that is unrealistically skinny, or one with that perfect tan, or tight six-pack, however. In reality people aren’t that perfect, and they never will be. So, this conception of beauty that the media is constantly pushing for actually causes numerous problems, such as unhealthy fad diets, which often result in death caused by anorexia, or bulimia. In addition,

many men often utilize steroids to achieve the flawless a.k.a. airbrushed body builder look that they see everyday in magazines. “The media sets up impossible comparisons. Whether you’re watching sitcoms or music videos or looking through magazines, the images you’re seeing are airbrushed and enhanced,” (Shari Graydon)

Photo retouching just makes people feel insecure about their bodies, and they wind up hurting themselves in devastating and unhealthy ways. So, YES! Of coarse photo retouching contributes to a negative body image, thanks to the media.

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Google Advanced Search
By hania a (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 1:27:56 AM

By using the Google Advanced Search, the searches that came up were greatly more specific in relative to a normal search. The different searches we used were, with all,without, with at least one, exact phrase, similar to, and lastly, linked to. The first example of a search was the “Atlantis continent.” When typing in the with all section, a variety of sites came up. However, when we typed in “shuttle film movie” in the without section, the sites that came up were very specific to our section. This is because it eliminated a great deal of hits that came up the first

time. Another example of a different search, is when we used the exact phrase. When we typed in “San Diego State University” to exact phrase, very specific sites came up relating to San Diego State University. However, when we typed those same words in with all, these hits varied from university’s to geological science’s. The similar to and linked to, it wasn’t specific at all. When we typed in our school name, many other schools around the United Arab Emirates came up. In conclusion, by doing this activity, I’ve learnt how to narrow down my searches.

The Negative Effect of Media Retouching
By FarisA (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/14/2008 1:03:06 AM

Do You Think Photo Retouching Contributes to Negative Body Image
By justins (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/18/2008 1:14:38 AM

In my opinion, the media’s intense retouching, especially on celebrities, has certainly affected the society in a negative approach. The self-esteem of adolescents, especially young ladies, has been corrupted by the media’s obsession of the, not impossible but, unreal body. The media’s retouching skills leading to the creation of a abnormally skinny girl, or a bulky young man has led societies to believe that these bodies are the perfect bodies, but in fact are nothing but a layer of retouching covering a real person’s body.

“Unfortunately, these methods create flawless images that do not replicate real life. Furthermore, they negate the natural beauty of the person who was photographed by insinuating that they were not attractive enough without enhancement.” (Pribnow) This uncontrollable and unstoppable monster that feast on the deception of young women and men, also known as the media, is the cause for many dire disorders, such as anorexia and the addiction of steroids. In conclusion, the media has influenced the minds of society by distorting the way teenagers see themselves and others.

Chasing the Impossible
By bradleyl (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/13/2008 2:18:27 AM

Do You Think Photo Retouching Contributes to Negative Body Image” I do think that photo retouching does contribute to negative body image. People on the covers of fashion magazines, and famous stars that children look up to and idolize are being portrayed as “Perfect”. I think this sends a message to woman, and men all around the world to look like that. Photo retouching takes someone’s face and transforms it into something that almost no one has. This sends the message to people that you have to be skinny, and attractive to be happy. This leads to people

feeling bad about themselves because now the people who have seen the photo edited person compare themselves to them. “I’ve been retouching photos for my family and friends for a while, and have recently gotten into doing it professionally. I hadn’t really thought about the fact that some people could be offended by what I do. However, a few nights ago, I had a friend over and was showing her what I do. She got extremely offended and said that I was adding to the social stereotype of false beauty and that I was helping to create unrealistic standards for women.” jam1212

Pop Culture plays a big role in many lives nowadays. The unrealistic body image the media creates, somehow has distorted many people’s opinion of beauty. The media has used up-todate technology to airbrush these people and pull off many kilos. IT’S NOT NATURAL. Nowadays, if you see someone who looks way to good, they probably had some sort of plastic surgery. Our media-driven culture, has made sure that our views of an ideal body image are warped. It’s been reported that 53% of American thirteen year old girls are

“unhappy with their bodies”, and then by seventeen 78% of girls said this. The commercials that depict women unrealistically thin has caused these girls to feel less confident. “Miss Sylvia, do you think these shoes make my butt look big?”-(Hall) This media is now beginning to have an effect on young 3 year olds, making them self-conscious about their image. If the media has this effect on such a small girl, I believe our society is in ruins, and that it may affect many people’s health, as they become anorexic and try to lose weight. People should have a healthy diet.

My Top ten issues
By Christophe (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/18/2008 1:18:32 AM

10 Issues To Consider
By bilala (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/18/2008 1:05:57 AM

Greenpeace International.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Rainforest Action Network: Global Warming.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Rape: ever present danger for Darfur’s women | Amnesty International.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Resources- Read their Stories.” 18 Feb 2008 . “The Silent Shout.” 18 Feb 2008 . “War on Terror - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 .

February 2008 . “Food Aid - Global Issues.” 18 February 2008 . “Global Water.” 18 February 2008 . “Natural Disasters - Global Issues.” 18 February 2008 . “UNAIDS: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.” 18 February 2008 . “American Civil Liberties Union : Racial Justice : Racial Profiling.” 18 February 2008 .

“Free The Children - About Us.” 18 Feb 2008 . “International Criminal Court Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Making a difference: UNAIDS in Ethiopia.” 18 Feb 2008 . “MSF-USA: Post-Election Violence in Kenya Brings Displacement and Pain.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Polar bear paddle boat protest |

“Causes of Poverty - Global Issues.” 18 February 2008 .“Children’s Rights: “Children’s Rights Home Page.” 18 February 2008 . “Climate Change and Global Warming - Global Issues.” 18 February 2008 . “Conflicts in Africa - Global Issues.” 18 February 2008 . “Facts About Homelessness.” 18

Photo Retouching
By TarekA (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 1:22:51 AM

Top Ten Global Issues
By Alastair (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/17/2008 2:53:20 AM

Energy.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Rainforest Action Network: Global Warming.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Resources- Read their Stories.” 17 Feb 2008 . “UNAIDS: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.” 17 Feb 2008 . “War on Terror - Global Issues.” 17 Feb 2008 . “World Military Spending - Global Issues.” 17 Feb 2008 .

“Arms Control - Global Issues.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Arms Trade—a major cause of suffering - Global Issues.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Crisis in Chechnya - Global Issues.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Diseases—Ignored Global Killers Global Issues.” 17 Feb 2008 . “Rainforest Action Network:

Photo retouching is a perfect example of a negative body. People always think that if they get rid of a big nose or a little bit of flab they will look better. But the truth is, that when people experiment with photo retouching they make themselves look fake. Fake turns into plastic and plastic into fantasy. Looking natural without pounds of makeup or lights everywhere to make you look like you glow or take away just that much fat, is a lot more graceful and attractive. People have this

stereotypical person in their head which they think looks like a magazine cover. Reality is that they don’t realize how it affects the society around them when they publish their perfect person. Boys and girls around the world think they have to do everything in their power to look like him or her in the magazine in order to look good. This then causes eating disorders, drug abuse, smoking and other fast weight lost or mass muscle substances. “Popular film and television actresses are becoming younger, taller and thinner. Some have even been known to faint on the set from lack of food.”

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Top Ten Choices
By AliS (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 1:10:41 AM

Fareed’s top ten choices
20 Feb 2008 . Palmer, Richard. “Twelve World Problems.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Pollution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Poverty.com - Hunger and World Poverty.” 20 Feb 2008 . “Racism - Global Issues.” 20 Feb 2008 . Reid, Robert H. “America confronts reality in Iraq.” 19 Aug 2006. 20 Feb 2008 .

By FareedB (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/18/2008 1:28:03 AM

18 Feb 2008 . “Human Rights For All - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Projecting Power - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Rights of Indigenous People Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . Shah, Anup. “Arms Control - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “War on Terror - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 .

“AIDS page.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Child Soldiers.” 20 Feb 2008 . Kiernan, Robert Gellately & Ben. The Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder in Historical Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 18 Feb 2008 . “Nuclear weapon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” 20 Feb 2008 . “Palestine and Israel - Global Issues.”

“Arms Trade—a major cause of suffering - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Conflicts in Africa - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Foreign Policy—National Interests Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Free Trade and Globalization Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Human Population - Global Issues.”

Advanced Search
By janaw (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 1:18:25 AM

Using advanced search on Google will give the researcher better results. By saying “better results” i mean results that are directly connected to the specific thing someone is looking for. Searching for specifics within a big topic, i think, using the”with all” for the topic, and the “without” button for eliminating the things you want to be left out of the search. The “exact phrase” option will search for web pages that contain the exact words in the exact order you inserted. Using “at least one” will

generate the results that contain at least one of the words. The ” similar to” option will provide results of web pages that have the same function as the URL that you entered. Lastly the “linked to” option displays results that have a direct correlation to the provided URL. This assignment has taught me that using the advanced search option on Google, will help me narrow and specify the results i want to generate. Thus it will take less time to find certain information, and the pages that are generated have the exact information i am looking for.

Media and Its Affects
By LayS (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/19/2008 2:14:57 AM

The media has corrupted the image of beauty. People look down on others and themselves based on what the media is feeding them. Everyone has got it stuck in their head that to be beautiful you have to be sickly skinny, which is all wrong. In most magazines and movies they show the model’s that look they’ve starved themselves for days, and they call that beauty? No one is perfect, but yet the media expects you to have NO scars and weigh almost nothing. The

media is becoming increasingly worse, the expectations are rising. Popular film and television actresses are becoming younger, taller and thinner. Some girls have gone very extreme by trying to loose weight. Some starve themselves, some make them selves sick so nothing they eat with effect their weight. This beauty image curruption has caused some girls to go into searious depression. Is all that really worth trying to match up to the fake people we all are brainwashed to this is beautiful?

Are We Ugly?
By aleksandark (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/18/2008 12:58:10 AM

Advanced Searches for Google
Models today have their photos retouched to the extreme, making them many more times as attractive than in reality. These models have their perfect faces and attractive looks pasted onto magazines and web pages which the common public will read. It is only natural to compare yourself to others, in these cases, you compare yourself to a creation of a master editor , trained to make any person’s face into the next Kate Moss. This action alone corrupts a developing teenager’s low self esteem, negatively effecting their future goals and achievements.

By AliS (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 12:55:36 AM

Are we , the common public, ugly? According to the good looking and fit models that appear in our magazines, we are. The self esteem of todays teenagers and reached an all-time low due to a corrupted self esteem The expectations of a perfect body, both for men and women, has increased greatly due to the celebrities and models that pioneer beauty. “Lots of other factors (like media images of skinny girls and bulked-up guys) can affect a person’s body image too.” (author

We learned that if you use the Advanced search that you can get a lower amount of hits that actually relate to your topic. We used examples like Atlantis continent instead of Atlantis and we took out the words movie shuttle and film that way we don’t get hit with results not concerning the continent. And this actually worked we were able to just see results relating to the continent. Also if you search with an exact

phrase you are also able to get sites relating to like to the phrase like poetry for example or a bill. Also we learned about searching sites that are similar to and linked to which helped when were trying to find websites that are connected to the website or actually coming form the website and that helps if you are trying to find something similar to the website or a branch off the website. This helped in us really being able to narrow our searches down to what we really want.

helens pride post # 8
By helene (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 12/15/2007 5:49:31 AM

The Media’s Impact on Our Society
By LuisA (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/10/2008 1:33:24 AM

female body solely into an object. Kelly Parish Also, the media has a strong impact on men because it tells them that they should look fit and muscular. Adding to this, most of the images shown to our society by the media are not even real because most photos are retouched using photoshop and other technological equipment. the Overall, the media influences both men and women in our society in a negative way.

The Media has a massive impact on our society. However, this impact is mostly negative. This is true because the media tries to dictate how we should look and what we should do. For example, the media tells women that they should look very skinny, and so many of them go on shock diets that can seriously damage their health. Mass media are a negative influence that not only point out people’s flaws and imperfections, but also make the

I am so proud of how I’ve been saving money since we moved here. I’ve never been good at saving money, I’ve always spent it on something and now I’ve managed to save up to almost two thousand dirhams. My best friend had this thing she wanted really bad and my dream,

since she told me, was to get it for her. So, I started saving money and now I can buy it to her and give it as a Christmas gift. I can’t wait to see the look on her face when she sees what I got her. Now when I had a reason to save money I think it will be much easier in the future too, because I can think of this and remember the look that my best friend has when she sees the present.

Advanced Google Searches
By justins (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 1:20:07 AM

My Top Ten Choices
By Mr Bertoia (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/18/2008 12:41:06 AM

“Conflicts in Africa - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Natural Disasters - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 .

Throughout our experimentation using advanced google searches we can conclude that you can collect more accurate and precise hits and results about your desired topic. You can use such advanced searches as exact phrase, with all, and even without. We concluded this after numerous trials where we used the

same term under the different tabs, and this led to a range of varying hits and results. Not only can you modify your searches with advanced searching tabs, but also by including a website and searching for other websites linked or similar to that one website. Hence, advanced google searches out further accurate outcomes and results.

“Children, Conflicts and the Military - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 .

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helens pride post #7
By helene (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 12/15/2007 5:40:30 AM

Google Advanced Search
By jessicat (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 1:29:49 AM

One thing I am proud of is the fact that i studied a lot for the final exams. I started many weeks earlier reading trough my notebook and later on the book. I made note cards and went to see teachers in the different subjects. Of course I do care what grades I get for the Final exams but now I now

that I did my best with the studying and by doing the test I can not give more than that. So I think that in this case now when I’m still learning English I can’t ask more form me than just do my best. At least I studied a lot, actually I’ve never studied that much, and now whatever grades I get I do have one positive thing I can be proud of.

By doing this activity, I learned how to narrow down my search and get more specific results. It was helpful because I had never used advanced

search before so I didn’t really know how to do it. Now I can use it to come up with much more precise results. The “similar to” search is really good because if I find a useful website, I can search for similar websites and come up with other useful information.

My Top Ten
By Mr Bertoia (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/18/2008 9:46:45 AM

Advanced World of Google
By TarekA (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 1:18:13 AM

We learned about the advanced search option on Google allowing us to specify our searches. Rather then just typing in a word randomly and getting over 8 million results, we started typing in exact words we wanted to use. We also added words

or phrases that we didn’t want in the search that could come up. All these options allowed us to narrow down our results from about 8 million or more to around a few hundred or even thousand. This way Google advanced search allows us to quickly find what we want when we want it with exact information on our topic.

“Children, Conflicts and the Military - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Children, Conflicts and the Military - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Conflicts in Africa - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Natural Disasters - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 .

helens pride post #6
By helene (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 12/15/2007 5:34:41 AM

I am proud of my math test. I got 98% out of 100%.The only thing i got wrong was one sign that i forgot to change. It still kind of bothers me because I could have scored a 100% without that little mistake.However I

am really proud that I got such a good grade because in my last test I didn’t do as well. I studied enough and went to see Ms.Wirth about things I didn’t understand. I think I put much of my time on the test and that I deserve the grade I got.

example
By Mr Bertoia (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/18/2008 9:12:25 AM

“Children as Consumers - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Children, Conflicts and the Military - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Conflicts in Africa - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 . “Natural Disasters - Global Issues.” 18 Feb 2008 .

Tips for Better Searching
By LuisA (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/20/2008 1:09:44 AM

I learned that in order to get better and more specific search results I can use the advanced search options in Google. To get more specific results I can fill in some fields such as the “Exact Phrase” field or the other

fields that can help you narrow your searches. This really help me get the results that I really wanted instead of a lot or results that were irrelevant to me. For example, by filling in some of the fields in the advanced search my hints decrease by millions but they were all relevant.

A simple blog
By Mr Bertoia (Tech Tools@ ACS)
Submitted at 2/4/2008 12:46:14 AM

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