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Being born into one culture and moved across the globe to adjust to a whole new culture and family was a situation Jenna Cook, Haley Butler, Ann Boccuti and Fang Lee struggled with. Born in China, the four adoptees’ story was captured in the film “Somewhere Between.” The documentary depicts the girl’s struggles of cultural belongingness and identity.

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  It is known that China has been very strict concerning the amount of children that a Chinese woman can produce. This law is also known as the “One-Child Policy” and recently, it has been “loosened”. In fact, it has been stated in the BBC article named “China reforms: One-child policy to be relaxed “  that in  the future , couples wanting to have more than one child would be able to if one of them was an only child.

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Growing up in a technologically advanced society has been proven to have some disadvantages. There has been an increasingly large concern over the past decade, on what media has done to people’s self-confidence and their body image. How does media directly affect us day by day? How can we create a solution to this problem?

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Americans are constantly on the go, trying to keep up with their busy schedules that force some to sacrifice sleep. In reality, sleep should be one’s priority once the sun goes down. Americans, adults especially, seem to learn this the hard way, once the damage is done.

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In purpose of this article is to bring attention to UNICEF wanting to end female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation is a ritual of cutting girls’ genitals. This ritual is practice by some African, Middle Eastern and Asian communities (BBC New Africa, 2013). One of the main points and certainly needed when trying to understand these communities is the reason behind the ritual. These communities practice FGM with the belief that it protects women’s virginity and woman marriageable (BBC New Africa, 2013).

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  Teen Motherhood and Long-Term Health Consequences

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Teen parents, mothers specifically, have a large responsibility to raise a child. Socially, the teen mother and the child have a parallel developmental process. This affects multiple spectrums in both the mothers and child's life. Due to the large responsibility, is it too much to handle because the mother, herself hasn't fully identified herself?

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Actually in Greece, it is said that seven young people entering on the job market out of ten will be unemployed. At the moment, it represents the highest unemployment level in Europe with a percentage of 62.4% of young adults between the age of 16 and 25. This period of unemployment is caused by the financial crisis that, as we know, affected Greece gravely since around 2010. As the author said, it is now doubly stressful to finish school by seeing what awaits them on the job market when they need to work and study hard for their final exams.

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The purpose of this article was to shame with the anti-gay laws in Russia. The main point that the author used to support his idea was that Russia’s failure to honor the Olympic Charter’s requirement of non-discrimination. The author also used Putin denying discrimination against the LGBT people to support his main idea. What makes the issue chosen a social problem is that it affects a group of people.

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The technology available to children and the amount the children are exposed to is increasing substantially with every passing generation. Although many believe "educational" TV programs are the best way to educate and develop children, the embedded ads in every program regardless of the channel are fueling the idea of consumerism in young children. What should be utilized in place of technology forms are books and untainted, simplistic methods of development.

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Death is a natural occurring process, but why is it so unnatural and comfortable? The hopes for the new Health Care Reform will plan to make the dying process within in-home care, hospice and Palliative care homes and hospitals more comfortable financially, for the patient and the family. Also, the plan includes better patient care and more interaction with health care professionals.

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