Brittany Murphy-Monjack, was an American actress and singer. A native of Atlanta, Murphy pursued a career in acting, her breakthrough role was as Tai Frasier in Clueless, followed by supporting roles in independent films such as Freeway and Bongwater. She made her stage debut in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge in 1997, before appearing as Daisy Randone in Girl, Interrupted and as Lisa Swenson in Drop Dead Gorgeous. In the 2000s Murphy appeared in Don't Say a Word alongside Michael Douglas, alongside Eminem in 8 Mile, for which she gained critical recognition, her roles included Riding in Cars with Boys, Uptown Girls, Sin City, Happy Feet. Murphy voiced Luanne Platter on the animated television series King of the Hill, her final film, Something Wicked, was released in April 2014. In December 2009, Murphy died of pneumonia at the age of 32. Brittany Anne Bertolotti was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti, who divorced when she was two years old.
Murphy was raised by her mother in New Jersey. Bertolotti was not named as her father on Brittany's first death certificate. Prior to her enrolling at Edison High School, the family moved to Los Angeles in 1991 so that Murphy could pursue an acting career. Murphy said her mother never tried to stifle her creativity, she considered her mother a crucial factor in her success: "When I asked my mom to move to California, she sold everything and moved out here for me, she always believed in me." Murphy's mother is of Irish and Eastern European descent and her father is of Italian ancestry. She was raised a Baptist and became a non-denominational Christian, she had a younger half-sister. Murphy attended Verne Fowler School of Dance and Theatre Arts in Colonia, New Jersey, in 1982. From the age of four, she trained in singing and acting until her move to California at thirteen. Murphy made her Broadway debut in 1997, as Catherine, in a revival of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge opposite veteran actors Anthony LaPaglia and Allison Janney.
Murphy landed her first job in Hollywood when she was thirteen, starring as Brenda Drexell in the series Drexell's Class. She went on to play Molly Morgan in the short-lived The Torkelsons spinoff Almost Home. Murphy guest-starred on several television series, including Parker Lewis Can't Lose, seaQuest 2032, Murder One and Frasier, she had recurring roles on Sister, Party of Five, Boy Meets World. Murphy's breakthrough role was in her second feature film, the teen comedy Clueless, directed by Amy Heckerling, which developed a cult following, she followed this with roles in Freeway, with Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland, the independent comedy Bongwater. In 1999, she landed a supporting role in James Mangold's Girl, Interrupted as a troubled psychiatric patient alongside Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, she voiced the character Luanne Platter on Fox's animated sitcom King of the Hill for the entirety of the show's run from 1997 to 2009, Joseph Gribble until the fifth season. She was nominated for an Annie Award for voice acting in the King of the Hill episode "Movin' On Up".
She began. In 2003, she starred in the romantic comedies Just Married and Little Black Book and the critically acclaimed Sin City. Film critic Roger Ebert acclaimed Murphy's acting talent and comedic timing, giving good reviews to several of her films and comparing her to Lucille Ball: As for Brittany Murphy, for me, it goes back to the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards Murphy was assigned to present one of the awards, her task was to read the names of the five nominees, open an envelope, reveal the name of the winner. This she turned into an opportunity for screwball improvisational comedy, by pretending she could not follow this sequence, not after the audience shouted instructions and the stage manager came to whisper in her ear not once but twice. There were those in the audience. I was dumbfounded by her brilliance. Murphy followed with several independent films, including as Spun and Karen Moncrieff's The Dead Girl, as well as two Edward Burns films: Sidewalks of New York and The Groomsmen.
She returned to voice acting with the critically acclaimed 2006 animated feature Happy Feet, as Gloria Penguin. In 2009, she was cast as the main character, Cilla. Murphy completed the thriller/drama Abandoned in June 2009 and it was released in 2010, after her death. In November 2009, Murphy left the production of The Caller, being filmed in Puerto Rico, was replaced by Rachelle Lefevre. Murphy denied media reports that she had been fired from the project after being difficult on set, cited "creative differences". Something Wicked, her final film, was released in 2014. Murphy's career included work as a singer, she commented: "My singing voice isn't like my speaking voice... I've just always kept it a secret and never taken credit because I wanted to learn how to work behind the microphone in a recording studio, some of the singers don't know it was me recording on their albums."She was in a band called Blessed Soul with fellow actor Eric
Cocaine known as coke, is a strong stimulant used as a recreational drug. It is snorted, inhaled as smoke, or dissolved and injected into a vein. Mental effects may include loss of contact with reality, an intense feeling of happiness, or agitation. Physical symptoms may include a fast heart rate and large pupils. High doses can result in high blood pressure or body temperature. Effects begin within seconds to last between five and ninety minutes. Cocaine has a small number of accepted medical uses such as numbing and decreasing bleeding during nasal surgery. Cocaine is addictive due to its effect on the reward pathway in the brain. After a short period of use, there is a high risk, its use increases the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction, lung problems in those who smoke it, blood infections, sudden cardiac death. Cocaine sold on the street is mixed with local anesthetics, quinine, or sugar, which can result in additional toxicity. Following repeated doses a person may have decreased ability to feel pleasure and be physically tired.
Cocaine acts by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin and dopamine. This results in greater concentrations of these three neurotransmitters in the brain, it can cross the blood–brain barrier and may lead to the breakdown of the barrier. Cocaine is a occurring substance found in the coca plant, grown in South America. In 2013, 419 kilograms were produced legally, it is estimated. With further processing crack cocaine can be produced from cocaine. Cocaine is the second most used illegal drug globally, after cannabis. Between 14 and 21 million people use the drug each year. Use is highest in North America followed by South America. Between one and three percent of people in the developed world have used cocaine at some point in their life. In 2013, cocaine use directly resulted in 4,300 deaths, up from 2,400 in 1990; the leaves of the coca plant have been used by Peruvians since ancient times. Cocaine was first isolated from the leaves in 1860. Since 1961, the international Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs has required countries to make recreational use of cocaine a crime.
Topical cocaine can be used as a local numbing agent to help with painful procedures in the mouth or nose. Cocaine is now predominantly used for lacrimal duct surgery; the major disadvantages of this use are cocaine's potential for cardiovascular toxicity and pupil dilation. Medicinal use of cocaine has decreased as other synthetic local anesthetics such as benzocaine, proparacaine and tetracaine are now used more often. If vasoconstriction is desired for a procedure, the anesthetic is combined with a vasoconstrictor such as phenylephrine or epinephrine; some ENT specialists use cocaine within the practice when performing procedures such as nasal cauterization. In this scenario dissolved cocaine is soaked into a ball of cotton wool, placed in the nostril for the 10–15 minutes before the procedure, thus performing the dual role of both numbing the area to be cauterized, vasoconstriction; when used this way, some of the used cocaine may be absorbed through oral or nasal mucosa and give systemic effects.
An alternative method of administration for ENT surgery is mixed with adrenaline and sodium bicarbonate, as Moffett's solution. Cocaine is a powerful nervous system stimulant, its effects can last from 30 minutes to an hour. The duration of cocaine's effects depends on the route of administration. Cocaine can be in the form of fine white powder, bitter to the taste; when inhaled or injected, it causes a numbing effect. Crack cocaine is a smokeable form of cocaine made into small "rocks" by processing cocaine with sodium bicarbonate and water. Crack cocaine is referred to. Cocaine use leads to increases in alertness, feelings of well-being and euphoria, increased energy and motor activity, increased feelings of competence and sexuality. Coca leaves are mixed with an alkaline substance and chewed into a wad, retained in the mouth between gum and cheek and sucked of its juices; the juices are absorbed by the mucous membrane of the inner cheek and by the gastrointestinal tract when swallowed. Alternatively, coca leaves can be consumed like tea.
Ingesting coca leaves is an inefficient means of administering cocaine. Because cocaine is hydrolyzed and rendered inactive in the acidic stomach, it is not absorbed when ingested alone. Only when mixed with a alkaline substance can it be absorbed into the bloodstream through the stomach; the efficiency of absorption of orally administered cocaine is limited by two additional factors. First, the drug is catabolized by the liver. Second, capillaries in the mouth and esophagus constrict after contact with the drug, reducing the surface area over which the drug can be absorbed. Cocaine metabolites can be detected in the urine of subjects that have sipped one cup of coca leaf infusion. Orally administered cocaine takes 30 minutes to enter the bloodstream. Only a third of an oral dose is absorbed, although absorption has been shown to reach 60% in controlled settings. Given the slow rate of absorption, maximum physiological and psychotropic effects are attained 60 minutes after cocaine is administered by ingestion.
While the onset of these effects is slow, the effects are sustained for approxima
Donald Adeosun Faison is an American actor and voice actor, best known for his leading role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC/NBC comedy-drama Scrubs, a minor role as Murray in the film Clueless and the subsequent television series of the same name, he starred as Phil Chase in the TV Land sitcom The Exes. Faison has co-starred in the films Waiting To Exhale, Remember the Titans, Uptown Girls, Something New, Next Day Air, Kick-Ass 2. Faison was born in Harlem in New York City, the son of Shirley, a talent agent, Donald Faison, a building manager, he is the elder brother of actor Olamide Faison. His middle name stems from the words "ade" and "osun" in the west African language of Yoruba, his parents were active with the National Black Theater in Harlem. He attended the Professional Children's School in Manhattan with actor Dash Mihok. Before his debuts on Scrubs and Clueless, Faison appeared in a 1991 commercial for Folgers coffee at the age of 17, in which he played the younger brother of a soldier returning from war.
The following year, he appeared with Malik Yoba in the ABC News special Prejudice: Answering Children's Questions, hosted by Peter Jennings. He had a small role in Sugar Hill starring Wesley Snipes, he became famous for his role as Murray Lawrence Duvall in the 1995 film Clueless and the subsequent television series, which ran from 1996 to 1999. In 1995, he appeared in Waiting to Exhale as Tarik, the son of Loretta Devine's character, Gloria, he was featured in New Jersey Drive. He starred in Big Fat Liar alongside Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Bynes, he had a recurring role as Tracy on Felicity, appeared in Remember the Titans as the running-back turned corner-back Petey Jones, provided voice work for various characters in the MTV animated series Clone High. He had minor roles in the sitcoms Sister and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and in the film Josie and the Pussycats. In 2005, Faison produced one episode of MTV's Punk'd involving his Scrubs co-star Zach Braff, he appeared in the music videos for Brandy's "Sittin' Up in My Room," Fall Out Boy's cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It," and Gavin Degraw's "Chariot."
In 2008, Faison voiced Gary the Stormtrooper in Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II. Afterwards, he interned on the Robot Chicken show to learn more about stop motion and started a Star Wars-themed Lego stop-motion show, BlackStormTrooper, on his YouTube channel, shundigga. On February 13, 2009, Faison participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game. Other celebrities participating included NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins, NFL wide-receiver Terrell Owens, actor Chris Tucker, four Harlem Globetrotters. In 2010, Faison starred alongside Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Eric Balfour, Laz Alonso, Crystal Reed in the Brothers Strause science fiction thriller Skyline. Faison was in the 2010 CBS comedy pilot The Odds; as of March 2011, Faison appeared in commercials for The Sims Medieval. In 2012, he made a cameo appearance in the movie Pitch Perfect. In 2013, Faison hosted the short-lived TBS comedy sketch show. Starting in 2018, Faison voiced pilot Hype Fazon, a character written and named for him by Dave Filoni, on Star Wars Resistance.
Faison had caught Filoni's attention via his stop motion Star Wars cartoons. Faison started dating Lisa Askey in 1997 and was married to Askey from 2001 to 2005. After six years of dating, Faison married his second wife, CaCee Cobb, on December 15, 2012; the wedding was held at the home of Faison's former Scrubs co-star and best friend Zach Braff, who served as a groomsman. Serving as a bridesmaid was singer Jessica Simpson, for whom Cobb worked as a personal assistant. Faison has six children: son Sean, born in 1997, with ex-girlfriend Audrey Ince. "Sittin' Up in My Room" by Brandy "Kissin' You" by Total, Puff Daddy & Notorious B. I. G "3 a.m." by Matchbox Twenty "No Doubt" by Imajin "Flava" by Imajin "Da Bomb" by DJ Fury and RX Lord "Chariot" by Gavin DeGraw "Beat It" by Fall Out Boy featuring John Mayer "More Champagne by DJ Whoo Kid "Time Machine", by Ingrid Michaelson A dance that Faison performs during an episode of Scrubs is featured in the video game Fortnite. Donald Faison on IMDb
Death is the permanent cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Phenomena which bring about death include aging, malnutrition, suicide, starvation and accidents or major trauma resulting in terminal injury. In most cases, bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. Death – the death of humans – has been considered a sad or unpleasant occasion, due to the affection for the being that has died and the termination of social and familial bonds with the deceased. Other concerns include fear of death, anxiety, grief, emotional pain, sympathy, solitude, or saudade. Many cultures and religions have the idea of an afterlife, hold the idea of reward or judgement and punishment for past sin; the word death comes from Old English dēaþ. This comes from the Proto-Indo-European stem *dheu- meaning the "process, condition of dying"; the concept and symptoms of death, varying degrees of delicacy used in discussion in public forums, have generated numerous scientific and acceptable terms or euphemisms for death.
When a person has died, it is said they have passed away, passed on, expired, or are gone, among numerous other accepted, religiously specific and irreverent terms. Bereft of life, the dead person is a corpse, cadaver, a body, a set of remains, when all flesh has rotted away, a skeleton; the terms carrion and carcass can be used, though these more connote the remains of non-human animals. As a polite reference to a dead person, it has become common practice to use the participle form of "decease", as in the deceased; the ashes left after a cremation are sometimes referred to by the neologism cremains, a portmanteau of "cremation" and "remains". Senescence refers to a scenario when a living being is able to survive all calamities, but dies due to causes relating to old age. Animal and plant cells reproduce and function during the whole period of natural existence, but the aging process derives from deterioration of cellular activity and ruination of regular functioning. Aptitude of cells for gradual deterioration and mortality means that cells are sentenced to stable and long-term loss of living capacities despite continuing metabolic reactions and viability.
In the United Kingdom, for example, nine out of ten of all the deaths that occur on a daily basis relates to senescence, while around the world it accounts for two-thirds of 150,000 deaths that take place daily. All animals who survive external hazards to their biological functioning die from biological aging, known in life sciences as "senescence"; some organisms experience negligible senescence exhibiting biological immortality. These include the jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii, the hydra, the planarian. Unnatural causes of death include homicide. From all causes 150,000 people die around the world each day. Of these, two thirds die directly or indirectly due to senescence, but in industrialized countries – such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany – the rate approaches 90%. Physiological death is now seen as a process, more than an event: conditions once considered indicative of death are now reversible. Where in the process a dividing line is drawn between life and death depends on factors beyond the presence or absence of vital signs.
In general, clinical death is neither sufficient for a determination of legal death. A patient with working heart and lungs determined to be brain dead can be pronounced dead without clinical death occurring; as scientific knowledge and medicine advance, formulating a precise medical definition of death becomes more difficult. Signs of death or strong indications that a warm-blooded animal is no longer alive are: Respiratory arrest Cardiac arrest Brain death Pallor mortis, paleness which happens in the 15–120 minutes after death Algor mortis, the reduction in body temperature following death; this is a steady decline until matching ambient temperature Rigor mortis, the limbs of the corpse become stiff and difficult to move or manipulate Livor mortis, a settling of the blood in the lower portion of the body Decomposition, the reduction into simpler forms of matter, accompanied by a strong, unpleasant odor. The concept of death is a key to human understanding of the phenomenon. There are many scientific approaches to the concept.
For example, brain death, as practiced in medical science, defines death as a point in time at which brain activity ceases. One of the challenges in defining death is in distinguishing it from life; as a point in time, death would seem to refer to the moment. Determining when death has occurred is difficult, as cessation of life functions is not simultaneous across organ systems; such determination therefore requires drawing precise conceptual boundaries between death. This is due to there being little consensus on how to define life; this general problem applies to the particular challenge of defining death in the context of medicine. It is possible to define life in terms of consciousness; when consciousness ceases, a living organism can be said to have died. One of the flaws in this approach is that there are many organisms which are alive but not conscious. Another problem is in defining consciousness, which has many different d
Paul Stephen Rudd is an American actor, comedian and film producer. Rudd studied theatre at the University of Kansas and the American Drama Academy, before making his acting debut in 1992 with NBC's drama series Sisters, he is known for his starring roles in the films Clueless, Romeo + Juliet, Wet Hot American Summer, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Role Models, I Love You, This Is 40, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Fundamentals of Caring and Ideal Home. Beginning in 2015, Rudd has played Scott Lang/Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, the upcoming Avengers: Endgame. In addition to his film career, Rudd has appeared in numerous television shows, including the NBC sitcom Friends as Mike Hannigan, along with guest roles on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Parks and Recreation and hosting Saturday Night Live. Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1, 2015.
Rudd was born in New Jersey, to a Jewish family. His father, Michael Rudd, was a historical tour guide and former vice-president of Trans World Airlines who died of cancer in 2008, his mother, Gloria Irene, was a sales manager at the television station KCMO-TV in Kansas City, Missouri. His parents were born in England. Rudd's parents were both descended from Jewish immigrants who moved to Britain from Russia and Poland, his father's family's original surname, "Rudnitsky", was changed by his grandfather to "Rudd", his mother's family's surname was "Goldstein". Rudd had a Bar Mitzvah service. Growing up, he loved reading British comics, The Beano and The Dandy, which his uncle in the U. K. would send to him. When he was ten, Rudd's family moved to Kansas, his family spent three years living in Anaheim, because of his father's occupation. Rudd attended Broadmoor Junior High and graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in the class of 1987. Rudd attended the University of Kansas, he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity's Nu Chapter there.
He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts/West in Los Angeles with fellow actor Matthew Lillard. Rudd spent three months studying Jacobean drama at the British American Drama Academy based in Oxford, England. While attending acting school, Rudd worked as a Bar Mitzvah disc jockey. After graduation he worked a variety of odd jobs, including glazing hams at the Holiday Ham Company in Overland Park, Kansas. Rudd made his acting debut in 1992 with the television drama Sisters where he played Kirby Quimby Philby. In 1994, he appeared in Wild Oats for six episodes. Rudd left Sisters in 1995 to appear in the comedy film Clueless with Alicia Silverstone, he appeared in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, The Locusts, Overnight Delivery, The Object of My Affection, 200 Cigarettes. He was part of the cast of the 1999 film The Cider House Rules that received a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, he played FBI Agent Ian Curtis in Benny Chan's 2000 Hong Kong action film Gen-Y Cops.
In 2002, he was cast on the sitcom Friends as Mike Hannigan, who dates and marries Phoebe Buffay, played by Lisa Kudrow. In 2006, he appeared in several episodes of Reno 911! as "Guy Gerricault", the coach of a lamaze class, portrayed a drug lord in the Reno 911!: Miami film. He guest-starred as a has-been 1990s rock star, Desmond Fellows, on the television series Veronica Mars, in the 2007 episode "Debasement Tapes"; the year 2004 marked the start of his work with director/producer Judd Apatow, first on the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as Brian Fantana with Steve Carell, David Koechner and Will Ferrell, produced by Apatow and again in 2005 in The 40-Year-Old Virgin with Carell and Seth Rogen, directed by Apatow. He subsequently worked with Apatow in 2007's Knocked Up, as frustrated husband Pete, married to Leslie Mann's character. In that film, he co-starred with Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, he was the narrator for the 2007 edition of the sports documentary series Hard Knocks, focusing on his favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Rudd appeared as John Lennon in the comedy film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in 2007 and as the drug-addled surf instructor in Nicholas Stoller's Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008 with Jason Segel and Jonah Hill, both of which Apatow produced. Rudd Bridesmaids. In 2012, he starred and co-produced with Apatow on the film Wanderlust with Jennifer Aniston, he starred in the comedy film This Is 40 with Leslie Mann, a spinoff from Knocked Up, directed and produced by Apatow. He reprised his role as Brian Fantana in the 2013 sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. In 2007, he starred in The Oh in Ohio and The Ten, which reunited him with David Wain and Michael Showalter. and in Over Her Dead Body with Eva Longoria the next year. In his next comedy which he wrote, Role Models, he and co-star Seann William Scott portray energy drink salesmen forced to perform community service in a child mentoring program. In 2009, Rudd again appeared with Jason Segel in I Love You Man where he and Segel play buddies who bond over their shared love for the rock band Rush.
Both Rudd and Segel are themselves fans of th
Seduction is the process of deliberately enticing a person, to engage in a relationship, to lead astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like. Strategies of seduction include conversation and sexual scripts, paralingual features, non-verbal communication, short-term behavioural strategies; the word seduction stems from Latin and means "leading astray." As a result, the term may have a negative connotation. Famous seducers from history or legend include Lilith, Giacomo Casanova, the fictional character Don Juan; the emergence of the Internet and technology has supported the availability and the existence of a seduction community, based on discourse about seduction. This is predominately by "pickup artists". Seduction is used within marketing to increase compliance and willingness. Seduction, seen negatively, involves temptation and enticement sexual in nature, to lead someone astray into a behavioural choice they would not have made if they were not in a state of sexual arousal. Seen positively, seduction is a synonym for the act of charming someone—male or female—by an appeal to the senses with the goal of reducing unfounded fears and leading to their "sexual emancipation."
Some sides in contemporary academic debate state that the morality of seduction depends on the long-term impacts on the individuals concerned, rather than the act itself, may not carry the negative connotations expressed in dictionary definitions. Seduction is a popular motif in history and fiction, both as a warning of the social consequences of engaging in the behaviour or becoming its victim, as a salute to a powerful skill. In the Bible, Eve offers the forbidden fruit to Adam. Eve herself was verbally seduced by the serpent, believed in Christianity to be Satan. Sirens of Greek mythology lured sailors to their death by singing them to shipwreck. Famous male seducers, their names synonymous with sexual allure, range from Genji to James Bond. In biblical times, because unmarried females who lost their virginity had lost much of their value as marriage prospects, the Old Testament Book of Exodus specifies that the seducer must marry his victim or pay her father to compensate him for his loss of the marriage price: "And if a man entice a maid, not betrothed, lie with her, he shall endow her to be his wife.
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins." The Book of Judges in the Old Testament describes Delilah seducing Samson, given great strength by God, but lost his strength when she allowed the Philistines to shave his hair off during his slumber. Males and females both implement the strategy of seduction as a method of negotiating their sexual relationships; this can involve manipulation of other individuals. This is based on desire physical, as well as attraction towards them. Popular phrases used include; these phrases help to demonstrate the extensively pervasive and ubiquitous strategy use within love and relationships amongst humans. Individuals employing such strategies do so subconsciously and will report the feelings and thoughts that they subjectively experienced and are colloquially comparable to ‘attraction’ or'love'. Research has indicated that seduction could substitute or equate to a form of collapsed or condensed courtship.
Evolutionary psychology suggests that this form of sexual enticement can be used in order to cajole desired individuals to engage in sexual intercourse and reproduce. This behaviour is aimed at persuading someone to develop a short-term or long-term sexual relationship with them. Males declare that they adopt the strategy of seduction statistically more than females. From an evolutionary perspective this is due to females’ higher parental investment and the lack of guarantee of male parental investment. Females therefore need to be seduced more prior to engaging in sexual intercourse. Men more wish to engage in more frequent short-term mating, which may require this strategy of seduction used to access the female for intercourse. However, this finding has been contradicted by non-verbal seduction results which indicate that females have more control within this area. Other potential strategies individuals employ to gain access to a mate include courting or having relatives select mates for socioeconomic reasons.
Both males and females have reported preferring seduction above all other strategies, such as the use of power or aggression, for making a potential partner agree to sexual intercourse. Seduction is related to human mate poaching. Human mate poaching refers to when either a male or female purposefully entices another individual, in an established relationship into sexual relations with them; this is akin to the definition of seduction in the introduction. This is a psychological mechanism which had unconscious and conscious manifestations, that in relation to evolutionary psychology has been adaptive to our ancestors in the past and has continued to be functional in modern society. Human mate poaching is a form of seduction, can be used as a short-term and long-term mating strategy among both sexes. Moreover, there are associated benefits to poaching. Schmitt and Buss investigated the potential costs and benefits across sexes in relation to human mate poaching. Costs for women engaging in poaching behaviours include unwanted pregnancy, transmitted infection and diseases, insecurity about provision
Rachel Louise Blanchard is a Canadian television actress. Blanchard's career was launched with a part in a McDonald's commercial, as an eight-year-old on the Canadian children's show The Kids of Degrassi Street, in which she played Melanie Schlegel, she starred in the television series War of the Worlds as Suzanne McCullough's daughter Debi and in YTV’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? as Kristen. Blanchard is best known for playing the part of Cher Horowitz on the television series Clueless, she played Roxanne on the television series 7th Heaven from 2002 to 2004. Blanchard appeared as Nancy, the American girlfriend of main character Jeremy Usborne, in the award-winning second series of British sitcom Peep Show, she reprised this role in the fourth series. She played Sally on the HBO show Flight of the Conchords and had a recurring role in the first season of the 2014 FX crime series Fargo. Rachel Blanchard on IMDb