Criminal law research topic: Robert Durst murder charges

The millionaire Robert Durst has long been suspected in the death of his friend Susan Berman, as well as his first wife and a neighbor. The star of the HBO documentary The Jinx, Durst recently was arrested in Louisiana for felony gun and drug possession, and is now awaiting extradition to California for murder charges he faces in Los Angeles.

Robert Durst, a millionaire real-estate heir, has been charged with murder. (Credit: Gerald Herbert/AP)

Robert Durst, a millionaire real-estate heir, has been charged with murder. (Credit: Gerald Herbert/AP)

The strange case of the man born into one of New York’s wealthiest families continues to garner media attention across the country as new details emerge. Read more

Study for final exams as you would file your tax return

You no sooner get your income tax return filed than you have to turn around and get ready for final exams. Don’t let all that work go to waste. The same organization principles you used to do your taxes can be applied to your final exam schedule. First you have to gather all the data that you’ll need then you have to look it over and decide what is most important.

Studying for final exams does not need to be a taxing process. (Credit: Potential Within Reach)

Studying for final exams does not need to be a taxing process. (Credit: Potential Within Reach)

Just as there are rules for filling out tax forms, there are systems that will help you pass finals. Let’s look at some study tips for college final exams. Read more

Research paper topic: Romanticism art and the film Mr. Turner

As a student of art and art history there are countless subjects for a research paper. Take art movements for example. You can choose impressionism, landscape paintings, modern art, pop art – the list goes on. Romanticism art could also be a good choice. Characteristics of romanticism include an emphasis on nature, the innocence of children and heroic individualism.

Mr. Turner takes on romanticism in art. (Credit: Variety)

Mr. Turner takes on romanticism in art. (Credit: Variety)

To get you started, go see the film Mr. Turner, which tells the story of J.M.W. Turner, an English romantic landscape painter who created thousands of paintings for the world to enjoy. Read more

8 college tips to stay calm during final exam week

Most college students panic before a final exam. Some stress is good and gets your adrenaline pumping. But too much stress–especially unwarranted stress–can be bad for your body and for your grades.

With the right tips, there's no need to panic before a final exam. (Credit: QuickMeme.com)

With the right tips, there’s no need to panic before a final exam. (Credit: QuickMeme.com)

Study tips, study plans, dorm room exercises, and even diet can help relieve anxiety. Here are eight college tips to help you stay calm during your mid-term or final exams. Read more

New research: The health risks of diet soda and artificial sweeteners

Drinking diet soda has always seemed like a healthier alternative to regular, sugary soda, allowing you to skip the sugar, while still enjoying your beverage of choice.

Diet soda may pose more health risks than once thought. (Credit: Answers.com)

Diet soda may pose more health risks than once thought. (Credit: Answers.com)

But new research has shown that the artificial sweeteners used in diet soda can cause serious health risks, increasing your chance of developing a chronic disease, such as diabetes or heart disease. Read more

How alcohol advertisements affect beliefs and consumption is an interesting topic to research

What are Alcohol Advertisements?

Alcohol producers use a variety of media to promote alcoholic beverages in their alcohol advertisements; they are most popular for sponsoring sporting events, concerts, and magazines, and they are found anywhere on the internet.

Discuss the effects of alcohol advertisements. (Credit: Absolut.com)

Discuss the effects of alcohol advertisements. (Credit: Absolut.com)

Regulation

Alcohol advertisements are highly regulated and some or all forms of advertisements are prohibited in certain countries. Read more

Need some tips for finals? Look no further than #TheFinalsCountdown

It almost seems unreal that college finals are just around the corner – #TheFinalsCountdown is on. Now is the time to begin preparing though so you’re not bombarded in studying materials just days before your finals. Trust me: you’ll really wish you had started earlier as opposed to procrastinating, which we are all guilty of.

Since there’s no time like the present, we are here to share you some tips and words of encouragement that will get you through finals! Read more

International Women’s Day term paper topics

March 8 was International Women’s Day, which hosted organizations around the world that recognized the economic, political and social achievements of women, providing good research paper topics.

There are many good topics to discuss on International Women's Day. (Credit: Women and Hollywood)

There are many good topics to discuss on International Women’s Day. (Credit: Women and Hollywood)

You can write about the history of International Women’s Day or International Women’s Month (also held in March), the ways various countries are celebrating and the controversies in the ways some countries and organizations are recognizing the day. Here are some term paper topics for college students. Read more

Discuss air pollution in China for your next research paper

175. That’s the number of polluted days Beijing experienced last year, according to journalist Chai Jing, who created the documentary film, Under the Dome. The movie looks at the effects of air pollution in China, its causes and what the lack of clean air is doing to the people.

Visitors wear masks at Tiananmen Square as heavy air pollution shrouds Beijing. (Credit: AFP/Files)

Visitors wear masks at Tiananmen Square as heavy air pollution shrouds Beijing. (Credit: AFP/Files)

If you’re interested in learning more about air pollution or environmentalism, consider discussing either in your next science research paper. Read more

Achievement motivation is an interesting psychology topic addressing why we want to succeed

Have you ever felt a need to succeed or to gain excellence in an area of your life? Perhaps it was in a class, your job, or a sport. If yes, you experienced achievement motivation, which is the need to succeed or achieve excellence in something.

Learn how achievement motivation makes one want to succeed. (Credit: The Fast Track)

Learn how achievement motivation makes one want to succeed. (Credit: The Fast Track)

People try to satisfy their need to succeed or excel through various avenues and are motivated by both internal and external factors. Read more