Attention Getter: You probably wouldnâ€™t believe me if I told you that a drug that creates the same signaling activity in the brain as cocaine is sold legally on almost every street corner across the nation. This is a fact however, and the drug is caffeine. It is one of the main ingredients in coffee, and is currently the most frequently used recreational drug in the world. Establish Credibility: I personally consider myself a coffee expert, and have been drinking at least one cup of coffee almost every morning for the last three years.
Relate to the audience: Now, I know not every one of you drinks coffee but as youÂ can tell by the multiple Dutch Bros, Starbucks, and other coffee shops around town it is a very big part of our culture today. Preview: Throughout the course of this speech, I will discuss three major points relating to coffee. First, I will give some information on the history of coffee and when it first came into human culture, followed by the positive health benefits and some of the negative health risks associated with coffee. [First of all, Iâ€™m going to talk a little bit about the historical side of coffee and how it first got popular in our culture. ]
I. Main Point: To understand why coffee is such a big part of modern day society, we must first understand where it originated. A. Sub-point: Coffee was first cultivated on the Arabian Peninsula in the 15th century. 1. Supporting details: Not only were the Arabâ€™s the first to cultivate coffee, but they also were the first to trade coffee. 2. By the 16th century, the popularity of coffee was already expanding and Persia, Egypt, Syria and Turkey all had discovered about the amazing beverage.
Sub-point: By the 17th century coffee was still gaining notoriety aroundÂ the world, however it was still not a household favorite as it as today. 1. Supporting Details: Coffee houses started sprouting up everywhere in the 1700â€™s, however tea was still the most popular drink around. 2. In 1773 a heavy tax on tea was inflicted by King George, which led to a pretty famous revolt called The Boston Tea Party. 3. Since people couldnâ€™t afford tea after the tax, coffee quickly took over as the most popular morning beverage across the world, and remains the most popular today.
Although coffee has been drank for hundreds of years, the majority of its healthÂ benefits have only recently been discovered in the last few decades. ] II. Main Point: The majority of people drink coffee just to get through each day, however it does have many positive benefits to your health. A. Sub-point: Within just the last few years alone there has been research done showing that coffee may protect against type 2 diabetes, liver cancer, and Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
1. Supporting details: According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, liver cancer is the ninth leading cause of cancer and coffee has been shown to reduce risk of liver cancer by 40%. 2.
Drinking coffee reduces the risk of diabetes as well, which is a common risk factor of liver cancer. B. Sub-point: One of the other medical uses of coffee is in preventing Alzheimerâ€™s disease and dementia. 1. Supporting details: The most common neurodegenerative disease and number 1 cause of dementia is Alzheimerâ€™s. 2. There is no cure for Alzheimerâ€™s, however it has been shown that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of getting the disease. [You might be thinking coffee is a miracle drink after some of those statistics, however it also has many negative effects on health as well. ] III.
Main Point: There are a great deal of health issues that can result from drinking coffee, with some of the most common being addiction, insomnia and increased blood pressure. A. Sub-point: As a college student, one of the last things you will ever want to experience is insomnia, but it is a regular side effect of coffee. 1. Supporting details: By blocking certain receptors in the brain, coffee prevents chemicals that induce sleep from being used. B. Sub-point: Another widely studied effect of coffee, specifically caffeine, is how addictive it is.
1. Supporting details: Caffeine stimulates the central nervousÂ system and regular use will result in a physical dependence. 2. If a regular coffee drinker doesnâ€™t have their daily cup, they will feel fatigued, irritable, and experience headaches within the first 24 hours. Conclusion 1. Transition Signal: In conclusion, coffee isnâ€™t for everyone but if you do choose to consume it, you at least now know how it affects you. 2. Summary of Main Points: Throughout this speech we looked at how coffee first gained popularity in the human race, some of itâ€™s positive health benefits as well as some of the negatives.
3. Call to Action: Even if youâ€™ve never been a fan of coffee, try drinking a cupÂ before your next study session and see if you still donâ€™t like it. 4. Memorable end: Although it may be addicting and cause serious potential health problems, there must be something special about coffee considering over half of adults in the U. S. drink it daily. References: 1) â€œCoffee Acts Just like Cocaine, Says Scientist. â€œ
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6) Van Dam, Rob. â€œAsk the Expert: Coffee and Health. â€ The Nutrition Source. Harvard School of Public Health, n. d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014. 7) Weber, Belinda. â€œCoffee Consumption Cuts Liver Cancer Risk. â€ Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, 22 Oct. 2013. Web. 12 Nov. 2014. .
Novel â€œAsturiasâ€ Essay
Celebrity and fame donâ€™t affect all relationships equally; some individualâ€™s relationships are positively affected while others are affected negatively. Some individuals are easily influenced by fame and let it influence their relationships. Brain Caswell shows these ideas in the novel â€œAsturiasâ€ in the novel it is about a group being formed to make music and to make it in the world of fames. The song by Ed Sheeranâ€™s You Need Me is about the singer ready to enter fame and is determined to make it.
The trailer for Almost Famous is about a boy entering a new world full of celebrities.
Asturias explores how fame can affect a celebrityâ€™s relation both positively and negatively. In Asturias fame creates opportunities for individuals to form new relations or enhance old ones. Max desire to, â€œassemble a bandâ€¦. With image and substanceâ€ reveals how fame gives the group members (Alex, Chrissie, Marco, Tasha and Tim) opportunity to meet each other and form new relationships. This idea also highlights Timâ€™s observation how, â€œyou have more friends than everâ€ when you become famous. Celebrities have more fans and meet more celebrities of which they have idolised. It affects their relations towards the band members in their group. Ed Sheeranâ€™s song You need me, also shows how fame can give more opportunities and exceed in life through the use of metaphor in the line â€œmore greener pasturesâ€.
Likewise the trailer for almost famous also supports the notion that fame can create new relationships as the main character is introduced to rock stars and befriends them. This is emphasised when the main character is shown in a mid shot at the start of the trailer. With an upbeat song playing in the background highlighting his vulnerability and how he is starting the journey to fame. This vulnerable shot contrast with later shots where he is singing with the band members in their bus showing that his joined their group. Fame may create opportunities however it can put strains in relationships.
Fame can create opportunities for forming new relationships or enhancing old relationships, in the trailer almost famous it shows the main character in a mid shot with an up beat song playing in the background showing his vulnerability and leading on through the trailer he starts his journey toÂ fame. He starts to experience the ride that everyone dreams for. These relations are affect by fame because they shown they are alone and they begin to make new friends such as rock stars and celebrities and they being to have friendships with. In the line by Ed Sheeran, â€œmove to greener pastures,â€ he uses metaphor to show that he wants to go far and exceed in life. Fame gives him more opportunities to exceed in life and it brings new opportunities in his life. Also in Asturias the line â€œ you have more friends then everâ€, it shows how there are also new people entering in your life. New relationships are made and fame gives them these opportunities. Lastly fame gives you the dream. Itâ€™s a clichÃ© it gives you the opportunity to exceed in life and try new things and do the thing you love.
Fame puts strain on old relationships epically with friends and family or can make it difficult to make new (real) friends. Such as in almost famous â€œrock starts have steeled my sonâ€, the imagery of fame taking away her son, it affects the mums and sons relationship negatively because her son is to caught up on all the glitz and glamor. The mum knows these people are fake and donâ€™t really care about the son. It also puts a strain in the mums and son relationship as the mother is loosing her son and they are distant. In relation, in Asturias the motif of the â€œbrass ringâ€ communicates the idea that fame and celebrity is not what it looks like it seems perfect and it everything you imagine it is gold in our eyes. Marcoâ€™s realises this when his dad wants to come back into the picture again, his dad just wants his money and doesnâ€™t want him for all the other things.
Marcos relations ship is like the brass ring. It looks like gold when his dad wants him but he starts to realise that his dadâ€™s just brass and the idea of him really wanting to know him was an illusion. Brian Caswell outlines that fame has a positive and negative aspects as evident in the line, â€œwith one hand it gives you the dream, with the other it takes a subtle paymentâ€, where juxtaposition and imagery displays how fame is not always beneficial and always has a price. It shows how it can affect the relationships with your family and friends. You start to feel disconnected but you are making new friends however these friends may be untrustworthy and wonâ€™t be theyâ€™re when you stuff up. As you see fame has influenced these relationships in a negatively way.
Keeping relationships intact while being famous requires hard work and a good support system plus you need to stay connected to the real world. In the song, You Need Me by Ed Sheeran in the line, â€œfrom day one Iâ€™ve been preparedâ€, the composer shows that heâ€™s ready to entre fame, heâ€™s ready to live the lifestyle of socialising, paparazzi, criticism and fake friends. He is ready to live in that negative environment which may affect his relation towards him self. Also in this line the rhythm is fast and up beat, heâ€™s also rapping he uses this to show that fame is constantly fast you got to keep in track and your constantly have to keep putting yourself out their until you make it. In the line, â€œthe light at the end of the tunnel was beginning to look less and less like an on-coming trainâ€. Brian Caswell does this to show how their seems to be more hope and that the dream can actually happen, through the use of illusion. It shows how fame affected the groupâ€™s relationship positively because they had a good support system and they stay connected to the their family and friends.
Fame affects relationships by changing their lifestyle and world. It changes their lifestyle and world because new people entre your life such as fans. You loose your close friends because fame start to take over your life and usually your friends say remember me when youâ€™re famous, because they know their going to loose you. You have a new status to live up to and you have are more restricted with your life. Your lifestyle change to glamorous fast paced, luxurious and wealthy. Your confidence grows and you are also placed in a new environment that surrounds you with expectations and partying and drugs and alcohol.
In conclusion celebrity and fame can affects relations based on the person and the relationships on the others. Fame can affect them on the way they think about life by achieving their goals and knowing that anything can happen. However it also can impact their life by changing it around and influencing them to a false world and change their whole persona on life. Celebrity and fame can impact many relations it all depends on the individual and the way they look on to fame.
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