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Media
Violence Violence is used in many ways in promos as a hook to draw viewers into the program. That is because violence is an effective promotional device. But severe permanent damage could be done to the children’s minds by such pornographic and sadistic material, in which detail is powerfully realistic. The increasing demand of comics, the wide use of the Internet, and viewing television are the main forms of media, which have caused people’s minds to perform violence. First of all, comics play...

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Criminology, Crime, Dispute resolution, Violence, Media influence, Media violence research, Graphic violence, Superman
Marijuana Drug
Marijuana is a relatively harmless drug that governments around the world have made illegal. If legalized, marijuana can be beneficial to society in a number of ways: whether it be for medical, economic, or public safety reasons. Marijuana has been proven to treat several life debilitating, and even life threatening diseases. Although it is not a cure, marijuana can ease the pain and suffering of a dying person. Another benefit of legalization is the financial gains that governments will accomp...

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Herbalism, Medicinal plants, Cannabis, Legality of cannabis, Medical cannabis, Cannabis in the United States, Marijuana Policy Project
Love And Marriage In 18th Century
Our aim in this paper will be to analyze and discuss the different ways in which love and marriage were dealt with during the eighteenth century and to what extent these two terms were linked together or considered as opposite. To accomplish this matter we are going to focus our attention on several works that are representative from this period and that reflect in an accurate way the social mores and more specifically, marriage conventions and romantic love. Throughout this discussion we will...

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Philosophy of love, Family, She Stoops to Conquer, Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman, Robert Bellarmine, Marriage in the Catholic Church, Marriage, Gentleman, Romance
Homelessness In America
Throughout the United States it has been stated that between і355,000 and 445,000І (Resaner) people are homeless everyday and night. Homelessness is something that affects people of all ages, races, backgrounds and religions. The problem of homelessness is not something that only happens in the large cities, it happens everywhere. There are people with many different problems that force then to become homeless. They do however all have one thing in common they have nowhere to live....

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Homelessness, Housing, Humanitarian aid, Poverty, Socioeconomics, Street performance, Street culture, Economy, Homelessness in the United States, Homelessness in Canada
Homelessness Causes
"Being homeless is often defined as sleeping on the streets. Although this is the most visible and severe form of homelessness, there are many other types of acute housing need. These include living in temporary accommodation, poor or overcrowded conditions, or being in mortgage arrears and under threat of re-possession." (Hope 1986) It is a symptom of many complex problems: mental illness, emotional instability, illiteracy, chronic substance abuse, unemployment, and, most basic of all, breakdo...

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Labour economics, Community organizing, Homelessness in the United States, Homelessness, Affordable housing, Poverty in the United States, Public housing, Unemployment, Minimum wage, Homeless women in the United States, Homelessness in Canada
Homeless
There are too many homeless people; the government is not helping, and there are not enough shelters. Today there are some thirty thousand children living on the streets of New York City. With this many homeless children on the streets, the government should be helping more by building more shelters. The government is not helping in the building of shelters, so the people of our country must help. "A federal takeover of the homelessness problem, with gushing federal dollars ... will do little t...

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Homelessness, Humanitarian aid, Socioeconomics, Street performance, Homeless shelter, Homelessness in the United States, Street children, Homelessness among LGBT youth in the United States
Health And Insurance System
The development of liberal thought began in the seventeen-century England. Often, constitutional monarchy is perceived as a beginning of liberalism. Growth of commercial middle classes and wealth accumulation and consumption, leaded to a new, individualistic morality. The individual is a basic unit of the liberalism ideology. Supreme goals of a liberal political system are preservation of the individual and attainment of individual happiness. That includes the preservation of the individual pro...

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Political culture, Political ideologies, Political philosophy, Libertarian theory, Economic ideologies, Liberalism, Social liberalism, Socialism, Collectivism, Individualism, Liberty, Liberal
Generation Gap
When discussing the generation gap, many issues surface. In this article in Newsweek, issues such as music, morals, and goals arise with the wide gulf of generations in the black community. Older Americans continue to be separated from the growing hip-hop culture, and they, along with the hip-hop community, have not yet learned how to deal with this separation. Music is one of the largest rifts between the civil rights generation and the hip-hop generation. An increase in violence, sex, and dis...

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African-American culture, Demographics, Hip hop, StraussHowe generational theory, Generation gap, Hip-hop dance, Generation
Gangs
Psychology Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The psychological answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the immediate reasons and benefits are much easier to find. On the surface, they are a direct result of human beings\' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence...

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Crime, Criminology, Gang, Urban decay, Gangs, Draft:Juvenile Female Gang Involvement, Gang rape
Feminism
Feminism can be roughly defined as a movement that seeks to enhance the quality of women’s lives by impacting the norms and moves of a society based on male dominance and subsequent female subordination. The means of change in the work place, politically, and domestically. Women have come a long way since the 19th century. Women have been trying to prove to the male dominant world that they are equal. They can perform and complete any tasks equal, or in some cases better than man. Feminism has...

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Feminist theory, Feminism, Gender and education, Third-wave feminism, Feminist movement, Women's suffrage, Feminist effects on society, Feminism in India
Euthanasia On Society
Euthanasia is a controversial subject, not only because there are many different moral dilemmas associated with it, but also in what constitutes its definition. At the extreme ends of disagreement, advocates say euthanasia (which in Greek means "easy death") is a good, or merciful, death. Opponents of euthanasia say it is a fancy word for murder. Between the two extremes, there are various positions for and against euthanasia. One position opposes cases of "active" euthanasia, where an active,...

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Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Disability rights, Voluntary euthanasia, Involuntary euthanasia, Euthanasia in the United States, Legality of euthanasia
Drug Offenders
For John Russell it was just another ordinary night. At 2:00 A.M. he was calmly sleeping. He arose to a cracking noise outside; just then the police came crashing into the house. They ransack his house and found a 3-ounce bag of marijuana. In his underwear only, he is cuffed and taken to jail. In the meantime his wife and two kids huddle in the bedroom scarred to death. Was it all necessary? Is the pursuit of marijuana really so important that a family has to be terrorized and broken apart. Mr....

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Drug control law, Drug policy of the United States, Counterculture, Counterculture of the 1960s, Drug policy, Prohibition of drugs, Prison, Arguments for and against drug prohibition, Incarceration in the United States
Drug Abusing Fathers
The purpose of this study is to ascertain the affects of drug-abusing fathers on the drug usage of their young adolescent children. A special targeted population were chosen for this study; they are the children of drug-abusing fathers who are HIV-positive or at risk for becoming HIV-positive. The major factors used to determine the dependent measure of adolescent marijuana use include certain drug abusing father attributes (i.e., illegal drug use, HIV status, and methods of coping), and adoles...

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Substance abuse, Public health, HIV/AIDS, Adolescence, Educational psychology, Cannabis, HIV
Drinking Age
Drinking is a big problem that causes many teen-age deaths in the United States, however, many people still argue that the legal age for drinking should be reduced to eighteen. This issue has been brought up many times, but the law has not been changed since the change to twenty-one in 1980. States have become stricter about preventing under-age drinking, but teen-agers have no problem getting alcohol. There are many arguments in favor of changing the drinking age back to eighteen. The facts sh...

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Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Legal drinking age, Alcohol intoxication, Alcoholic beverage, Drunk driving in the United States, Impaired driving in Canada, Prohibition in the United States, Alcohol consumption by youth in the United States, Binge drinking
Diversity And Mass Media
The question of weather the media’s role in establishing racial and ethnic equality is not only very easy to answer but needs to be answered. People need to think of how important it is. People tend to under estimate this power and hate to admit that the media shapes our opinions about people. Most of us will not stand the idea that we stereotype and classify people, let alone that we do that involuntary based mainly on the media. The media’s bias in America hasn’t taken any specific direction...

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Arabs, Middle East, North Africa, Reel Bad Arabs
Discrimination
The struggle for social and economic equality of Black people in America has been long and slow. It is sometimes amazing that any progress has been made in the racial equality arena at all; every tentative step forward seems to be diluted by losses elsewhere. For every "Stacey Koons" that is convicted, there seems to be a Texaco executive waiting to send Blacks back to the past. Throughout the struggle for equal rights, there have been courageous Black leaders at the forefront of each discrete...

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Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Atlanta compromise, Niagara Movement, The Negro Problem, Affirmative action, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, The Souls of Black Folk, Geraldine Pindell Trotter, African-American Civil Rights Movement
Capital Punishment
Capital punishment is the lawful infliction of the death penalty and since ancient times it has been used to punish a wide variety of offenses. The Bible prescribes death for murder and many other crimes such as kidnapping and witchcraft. Major felonies carry the death penalty and some of these felonies are treason, murder, larceny, burglary, rape, and arson. In the 1800\'s however, England enacted many new capital offenses, and hundreds of persons were being sentenced to death each year. In th...

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Human rights, Capital punishment, Penology, Miscarriage of justice, Judaism and capital punishment, Capital punishment in the United States
Apartheid In Africa
Apartheid was a long shadow in the history of South Africa. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As preside...

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Apartheid in South Africa, Racial segregation, Xhosa people, Resistance movements, National liberation movements, Nelson Mandela, Apartheid, Internal resistance to apartheid, Long Walk to Freedom, Oliver Tambo, F. W. de Klerk, African National Congress
Anti Semitism
Mr. Potok has written scholarly and popular articles and reviews during his publishing career. Mr. Chaim Potok is a novelist, philosopher, historian, theologian, playwright, artist, and editor. All of Mr. Potok\'s novels explore the tensions between Judaism and the modern society (Kaupunginkirasto). Chaim Potok was born in the Bronx, New York, on 17 February 1929, to Polish Jewish immigrants, and was educated in Jewish parochial schools. Mr. Potok undertook a serious religious and secular educa...

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Chaim Potok, American literature, Jewish universities and colleges in the United States, Literature, Religion, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Conservative Judaism, Jewish culture, Antisemitism, Davita's Harp, The Chosen
Antagonism Between Men And Women
Women have always been oppressed by men, that the antagonism between men and women has its origin deep in human psychology or biology, and that the way women suffer in our society is nothing but the same old story that has been going on ever since human life began. This is such a pessimistic view that it is hard to understand why it is so popular with feminists today. If women are put at a disadvantage by human nature itself, how can we ever change things? Either an all-out war against men coul...

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Gender, Women's rights, Social status, Social inequality, Social stratification, Sexism, Feminism, Wealth, The Subjection of Women
Alcohol Maker's Responsibility
Alcohol Maker\'s Responsibility Companies should examine the issues facing their industry in general and their company in particular, such as the trend to prevent cancer in the smoking industry. Companies should also look at the impacts they have on the community and region [the petrol case]. Doing these two things would keep the company fresh and familiar with trends, as said earlier and changes in the buying environment, which Bennetton could of used in their problem in Germany. There is also...

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Beam Suntory, Bourbon whiskey, Kentucky cuisine, Maker's Mark, National Register of Historic Places in Marion County, Kentucky, Habits, Smoking, Ethanol
Affirmative Action
Affirmative action is considered to be one of the most controversial dilemmas facing equal status of individual rights for Americans today. When it began affirmative action was implemented with the idea and hope that America would finally become truly equal. So far, it has lasted for thirty years and hasn’t solved any of our current problems concerning equal rights – in fact it made things worse. It was created with the intention of using reverse discrimination to solve the problem of discrimin...

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Social inequality, Discrimination, Disability rights, Affirmative action, Education policy, Egalitarianism, Reverse discrimination, Minority group, Equal opportunity, Disadvantage, Affirmative action in the United States, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
Affirmative Action
There are many issues in today’s society that have two solid sides to them, sides, or positions, that cannot be proven absolutely wrong or right. Issues such as capital punishment, abortion, labor unions, animal rights and the list goes on and on. But one issue of this sort haunts our schools, our industries, and the subject, or core, of the issue has haunted our country for the last century. The subject of race, and the issue of affirmative action. In the case of affirmative action, like other...

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Social inequality, Discrimination, Affirmative action, Education policy, Policy debate, Affirmative action in the United States, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
Affirmative Action
I. "We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, my brothers and sisters – Plymouth Rock landed on us!" Malcolm X’s observation is brought out by the facts of American History. Snatched from their native land, transported thousands of miles – in a nightmare of disease and death – and sold into slavery, blacks were reduced to the legal status of farm animals. Even after emancipation, blacks were segregated from whites – in some states by law, and by social practice almost everywhere. American apartheid cont...

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Discrimination, Social inequality, Affirmative action, Equal Protection Clause, Reverse discrimination, Racial segregation in the United States, Reverse racism, Racism, Affirmative action in the United States, Ward Connerly
Affirmative Action
Affirmative action was established as part of society\'s efforts to address continuing problems of discrimination; the empirical evidence presented in the preceding chapter indicates that it has had some positive impact on remedying the effects of discrimination. Whether such discrimination lingers today is a central element of an analysis of affirmative action. The conclusion is clear: discrimination and exclusion remain all too common. 4.1. Evidence of Continuing Discrimination There has been...

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Discrimination, Social inequality, Employment discrimination, Affirmative action, Housing discrimination, Affirmative action in the United States, Reverse discrimination
Affirmative Action
If one is to discuss and problem solve an issue, he or she must first know what the issue is truly about. Affirmative action is defined as the equal opportunities given to women, minorities, and small groups so they will have the same tools, education, and allotment to achieve their goals in life. Since affirmative action came about, debate arises daily about if it is truly equal and fair. Was it a word made as a cushion to the people so they will feel equal? Another interpretation is did this...

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Social inequality, Affirmative action, Policy debate, Discrimination, Minority group, Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Ward Connerly
Affirmative Action
The idea that different subcategories of humans exist, and that depending on one\'s point of view, some subcategories are inherently inferior to others, has been around since ancient times. This concept eventually gained the label of "race" in 1789, a "zoological term... generally defined as a subcategory of a species which inherits certain physical characteristics that distinguish it from other categories of that same species." (Tivnan 181). Although slavery has been by and large eliminated in...

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Discrimination, Social inequality, Affirmative action, Reverse discrimination, Racism, African-American Civil Rights Movement, Shelby Steele, Black people, Affirmative action in the United States
Affirmative Action
Once upon a time, there were two people who went to an interview for only one job position at the same company. The first person attended a prestigious and highly academic university, had years of work experience in the field and, in the mind of the employer, had the potential to make a positive impact on the company’s performance. The second person was just starting out in the field and seemed to lack the ambition that was visible in his opponent. "Who was chosen for the job?" you ask. Well, i...

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Social inequality, Discrimination, Affirmative action, Education policy, Reverse discrimination, Minority group, Affirmative action in the United States, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
Affirmative Action
Affirmative action works. There are thousands of examples of situations where people of color, white women, and working class women and men of all races who were previously excluded from jobs or educational opportunities, or were denied opportunities once admitted, have gained access through affirmative action. When these policies received executive branch and judicial support, vast numbers of people of color, white women and men have gained access they would not otherwise have had. These gains...

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Social inequality, Discrimination in the United States, Affirmative action, Discrimination, Education policy, Equal Protection Clause, Black Codes, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Reconstruction Era, Plessy v. Ferguson, Affirmative action in the United States
Abortion
Abortion is the worst thing a woman can do against human dignity. It is a crime against life. No woman has the right to kill a new living being. Many countries ban abortion and many institutions fight against it. Abortion is immoral and it should not be legalized. Abortion is also a threat to the mother\'s health. A woman can suffer an infection or internal bleeding. She could also become sterilized, the permanent inhability to bear a child. Abortion not only kills the baby but may kill the mot...

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Fertility, RTT, Abortion, Human reproduction, Medical abortion, Pregnancy, Unsafe abortion, Abortion in the United States
Abortion
During the past quarter century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subject of controversy in the United States. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions and law come together. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that faces many individuals to create a emotional and violent atmosphere. There are many points of view toward abortion but the only two fine distinctions are "pro-choice" and "pro-life". A pro-choicer would feel that the decision...

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Abortion, United States pro-choice movement, Roe v. Wade, Anti-abortion movements, Religion and abortion, Unsafe abortion, Right to life, Abortion debate, Abortion in the United States
Abortion
Almost half of American women have terminated at least one pregnancy, and millions more Americans of both sexes have helped them, as partners, parents, health-care workers, counselors, friends. Collectively, it would seem, Americans have quite a bit of knowledge and experience of abortion. Yet the debate over legal abortion is curiously abstract: we might be discussing brain transplants. Farfetched analogies abound: abortion is like the Holocaust, or slavery; denial of abortion is like forcing...

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Sexual revolution, Abortion in the United States, United States law, Abortion, Abortion-rights movements, Abortion in Canada
Abortion
About 29 years ago, Norma McCorvey, who then adopted the pseudonym Jane Roe, became the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit to challenge the strict anti-abortion laws in Texas. The case was appealed to the Supreme Court, which handed down its controversial ruling on January 22, 1973. The decision legalized abortion in all fifty states and sparked a sociopolitical debate that remains charged to this day. However, McCorvey never had an abortion and eventually gave away the child for adoption. In 1995, sh...

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Human pregnancy, Midwifery, Abortion, Fertility, RTT, Unintended pregnancy, Norma McCorvey, Planned Parenthood, Religion and abortion, Abortion in the United States, Abortion debate
Abortion
Abortion is one of the most controversial issues discussed in today’s society. This issue has caused a great deal of turmoil in the world. Some protestors have even killed other human beings over the issue. People’s religion has had some input on this issue, but this should not be the only factor when looking at this serious controversial debate. There are many questions that one must ask him or herself when deciding to be either for or against abortion. In this position paper I am going to tal...

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Abortion debate, Fertility, Abortion, Personhood, Religion and abortion, Right to life, Potential person, Fertilisation, Philosophical aspects of the abortion debate
Abortion
Abortion is one of the most heated debates in the world right now; people are dying, and killing for what they believe in. I find it kind of ironic because anti abortion activists are killing doctors for the unborn babies that were killed; does two wrongs make a right? In the following paper I will describe the methods of abortion, the arguments of both pro-life and pro-choice, and my own personal opinion on abortion. There are many arguments for and against abortion, way too many to write so I...

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RTT, Fertility, Abortion, Human reproduction, Vacuum aspiration, Dilation and curettage, Dilation and evacuation, Mifepristone, Medical abortion, Intact dilation and extraction, United States pro-life movement, Miscarriage
Going beyond a Pat on the Back –
Motivation Theory at Work in the Food Service Industry America’s love affair with restaurants has never been greater. According to Roy Alonso of the National Restaurant Association, there were over 750,000 locations offering food services of some sort in the United States as of 1997. It is estimated that half of all adults are foodservice patrons on a typical day, and over 43 cents of the consumers food dollar is spent at these establishments. In 1997, sales of restaurants of all types topped $...

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Foodservice, Turnover, Restaurant, Burger King
Marilyn Manson is a name that one hears everywhere
they go. Today\'s media is constantly reporting on Marilyn Manson\'s controversial looks, shows, and religious beliefs. Manson\'s controversial nature has gained him much infamousy in the media world today. Many people believe that Marilyn Manson is strange, considering he wears various women\'s clothing, heavy makeup, and loads of large jewelry. Many oppose his shows, because of reports of Satanic rituals, bodily harm inflicted on himself and on others, and sexual acts performed on stage. On t...

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Marilyn Manson, Manson Family, Blaming of Marilyn Manson for the Columbine massacre, Eat Me, Drink Me
Poverty on the Rise?
There is a very wide range of income for individuals and families. This is why we have people that are very wealthy which are referred to as the upper class and there is the middle class that makes an average income, and the bottom of the income bracket lies the people in poverty. Poverty is a condition in which a person or family does not have the means to satisfy basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, and transportation. Your race does not matter, every race has people that are in poverty....

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Economy, Federal assistance in the United States, Economics, Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, Development economics, Healthcare reform in the United States, Child poverty, Poverty in the United States, Poverty threshold, Poverty, Medicaid, Welfare
Success Secret: A High Emotional IQ
This article keys in on a different type of intelligence called emotional intelligence. Psychologist Daniel Goldman wrote the book titled "Emotional Intelligence" in 1995. Emotional intelligence Consist of: self -awareness, impulse control, persistence, confidence and self -motivation, empathy And social deftness. Coleman has published a later book on this topic, which is the sequel titled "Working With Emotional Intelligence\'\'. The book zeros in on how these qualities of emotional intelligen...

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Brain, Emotion, Cerebrum, Life skills, Positive psychology, Popular psychology, Emotional intelligence, Interpersonal relationships, Intelligence, Intellect, Empathy, Emotional literacy
Family Conflicts
The movie Radio Flyer, starring Tom Hanks and Elija Wood, is a wonderful example of a film which illustrates family conflict. Radio Flyer is the story of a father, played by Tom Hanks, telling a story about his childhood to his to young sons. The childhood of the father was an extremely unpleasant one which involved much physical and mental abuse from his new stepfather he and his brother called "the king". The stepfather was a drunkard who liked to administer pain to the youngest boy, Bobby, w...

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Films, Radio Flyer, Bobby, Tom Hanks, NYPD Blue, Cinema of the United States, Television
Overpopulation
By: Eric Krause Do you feel that all humans have the right to enjoy natural beauty? The right to decent, uncrowded shelter? The right to eat healthy food and drink pure water? To breathe clean air and avoid pesticide poisoning? Most people would say every human has a right to all of these things, but in some areas of the world these rights are not being met. Most species have a sideways "S" shaped graph reflecting growth rate, meaning the species will go up in total population but will eventual...

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Demography, Human geography, Population, Population ecology, Human overpopulation, Environmental issues, Overpopulation, Carrying capacity, World population, Biodiversity, Ecological crisis, Zero population growth
ECONOMIC TRANSITION IN POLAND & RUSSIA
Since approximately 1988, Poland and the republic of Russia (formerly Soviet Union) have gone through major economic reform. The main emphasis of this paper is to identify the different approaches that the governments in these two countries have taken and to look at the positive and negative effects that these drastic changes have had on their economies. Specifically, the question asked in this paper is, "Why has the economic transition in Poland been more successful than in Russia? We will be...

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Anti-capitalism, Economic ideologies, Political ideologies, Dissolution of the Soviet Union, Eastern Bloc, Mikhail Gorbachev, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Soviet Union, Communist Party USA, Perestroika, Communism, Socialism
The Modern KKK
Although the modern Ku Klux Klan, or KKK, is not the same group that terrorized African - Americans in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they still have the same basic goals and ideas. There are many local and regional KKK groups such as the Oregon Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the New Order Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is the national and largest organization, but the only one seeking a political agenda. They are the group that claims they are keeping alive the...

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Holocaust deniers, KKKK, Racism in the United States, David Duke, Ku Klux Klan, KKK, Indiana Republican Party, Thomas Robb
Solar Energy and Its Social Consequences
To understand the social consequences of solar energy, one must be aware of what solar energy is. Solar energy is a radiant energy produced in the sun as a result of nuclear fusion reactions. It is transmitted to the earth through space in quanta of energy called photons, which interact with the earth’s atmosphere and surface. The strength of solar radiation at the outer edge of the earth’s atmosphere when the earth is at its average distance from the sun is called the solar constant. The inten...

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Energy economics, Energy conversion, Energy policy, Light sources, Alternative energy, Energy development, Solar energy, Sunlight, Energy industry, Sun, World energy consumption, Energy technology
Prejudice is defined in the dictionary as hatred o
r unfair treatment of a particular group, such as members of a race or religion. Although prejudice has a definite definition in the dictionary, the novel;To Kill A Mockingbird teaches us that there are many diferent form of prejudice. In the novel, Harper Lee used many different types of prejudice such as stereotyping, racism, and segregation. During the novel, Harper Lee uses segregation as a form of prejudice. One of the many examples of segregation was when the black people were confined to...

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Discrimination, To Kill a Mockingbird, Racism, Prejudice, Balck, Harper Lee
Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amen
dment Rights "Let me ask you something... if you had a choice, what would it be: Marijuana or Martinis?" This question appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, May 12th, 1998. Due to the "Marijuana Tax Act" of 1937 the only legal choice that you and the 18 million other adults who used marijuana last year can make is the martini ("Against Drug Prohibition" ix). The legal acceptance of alcohol, however, does not exclude it from the category of a "drug," even in the eyes of the Food and Drug Ad...

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Drug control law, Drug policy of the United States, Cannabis in the United States, Cannabis, Legality of cannabis, War on Drugs, Prohibition of drugs, Prohibition in the United States, Decriminalization, Medical cannabis, Removal of cannabis from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, Decriminalization of non-medical cannabis in the United States
Human Rights
On December tenth 1948 in the Palis de Chaillot in Paris, the United Nation\'s General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The document is made up of thirty articles which deal with a series of basic human rights and duties. It follows the premise that " the declaration is a common standard of achievement for all peoples and nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and educ...

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Human rights instruments, Human rights, United Nations General Assembly resolutions, Humanism, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations, Human Rights Organization of Pakistan, Human Rights Day
Running head: Divorce: The Effect on the Children
Divorce: The Effect on the Children Divorce: The Effect on the Children Divorce, once uncommon in our society, is now becoming more and more frequent, disrupting our children’s state of well-being. Some children of divorced families have long-term behavior problems such as depression, low self-esteem, poor school performance, acting out, and difficulties with intimate relationships. Children with divorced or divorcing parents often have a sense of abandonment, because their parents become too p...

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Family, Family law, Divorce, Parenting, Single parent, Christian views on divorce, Child support, Dysfunctional family, Conflict of divorce laws, Child custody, Implications of divorce, Divorce law by country
F’s For Society or For Students?
The American education system has been taking some serious hits recently. In an article entitled "What Our Education System Needs Is More F’s," Carl Singleton suggests that students are merely attending class, but do not complete an acceptable level of learning. Teaching levels are of low quality and impersonal in nature with an emphasis on passing the students from their classroom to the next without ensuring their level of learning meets the minimum requirements. By a widespread issuing of F’...

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Education reform, Standards-based education, Education in the United States, Public education in the United States, Homework, Educational psychology, Child care, School psychology
TV Made Me Do It!
"" Has our nation been deceived by the media? Has the media sent forth an era that it is all right to define what was considered "old fashion values?" Values are defined by the Webster’s Dictionary as, beliefs or ideas. Violence on TV affects how children view themselves, their world,and other people. In fact, experts warn that viewing violence can have lifelong harmful effects on children’s health. By the time children complete school, the average child will witness more than 100,000 acts of v...

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Dispute resolution, Crime, Ethics, Human behavior, Violence, Aggression, Research on the effects of violence in mass media, EGM: prevention of violence against women and girls