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  • Chocolate bars have a dark, often untold story of human trafficking and child slavery. Cocoa plantations on the Ivory Coast use unpaid child labor to harvest the cocoa beans, often employing tactics such as physical abuse by overseers on plantations in West Africa.

    Chocolate Slavery: Slave Labor in the Cocoa Industry

    Chocolate Slavery: Slave Labor in the Cocoa Industry

    by Leah Lefler102

  • This is basically my breakup letter to feminism. For many years, I was a feminist, but not a radical one. But radicals took over, sanity has left the building, and I am not a feminist anymore.

    Feminist Beliefs I No Longer Agree With

    Feminist Beliefs I No Longer Agree With

    by Rachael Lefler106

  • This article summarizes the history and misdeeds of the Mexican drug cartels. The scope of this international problem is discussed as well, emphasizing its impact on the United States, perhaps the only country powerful enough to stop them.

    What Should I Know About Mexico’s Drug Cartels?

    What Should I Know About Mexico’s Drug Cartels?

    by Kelley Marks167

  • There have been five mass extinctions; we are now in the beginning of the sixth mass extinction. How is global warming threatening all life on earth and what can we do about it?

    Global Warming and the Sixth Mass Extinction

    Global Warming and the Sixth Mass Extinction

    by Catherine Giordano38

  • One of the reasons for rising health insurance costs is because doctors and patients allow our healthcare system to focus on managing disease (illness care) rather than prevention and wellness (true health care).

    Healthcare Vs. Illness Care: The Affordability Issue

    Healthcare Vs. Illness Care: The Affordability Issue

    by Glenn Stok8

  • One of the most significant controversies which has emerged in education has to do with cell phones. More specifically…should cell phones be allowed in school? There are pros and cons to both sides.

    Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in School?

    Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in School?

    by Leonard Tillerman7

  • If you're homeless and trying to figure out how to spend a small amount of money to best effect, this list may help. It has also proven useful to charities creating care packages for homeless people.

    What to Buy if You Are Homeless

    What to Buy if You Are Homeless

    by Kylyssa Shay194

  • Is Homosexuality Genetic? - A combination of genetic and environmental factors could explain how homosexuality manifests. The sexually antagonistic selection theory can solve the paradox of how homosexuality survives natural selection.

    Homosexuality: Is There a Gay Gene?

    Homosexuality: Is There a Gay Gene?

    by Thomas Swan21

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  • Have you ever wondered why people become homeless? This article explains just a few of the most common causes of home loss for people living in the United States. Some of them may surprise you.

    Some Reasons People Become Homeless

    Some Reasons People Become Homeless

    by Kylyssa Shay144

  • Many atheists claim to live by a high standard of personal morality. But can morality really exist without reference to God? This article shows why atheism destroys the very concept of morality.

    Can Atheists Be Moral?

    Can Atheists Be Moral?

    by Ronald E Franklin129

  • Without change, our dependence on petroleum and coal for power could someday lead to society's demise. But why wait for the inevitable when we can enact change now? With a multitude of viable energy sources at our finger tips, we are on the brink of a paradigm shift. Here are nine sources of renewable energy that could potentially change how we power our future.

    Ten Ways to Generate Electricity From Renewable Sources

    Ten Ways to Generate Electricity From Renewable Sources

    by CWanamaker22

  • Many people already realize the importance that recycling has on our society and way of life. However, if you still need more convincing, here are five big reasons why you need to start recycling today.

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need to Recycle

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need to Recycle

    by CWanamaker13

  • Six ideas to help end homelessness and an invitation to share your solutions to the problem of so many Americans being homeless. So many are veterans, children, elders, and disabled people.

    Solutions to the Problem of Homelessness

    Solutions to the Problem of Homelessness

    by Kylyssa Shay32

  • Bullied children across America suffer needlessly. The number and severity of attacks by bullies continue to increase exponentially with the availability of social media sites and texting capabilities. States, desperate to get a handle on it, impose fines or jail parents of bullies. Is this fair?

    Should Parents Be Fined or Jailed If Their Children Bully People?

    Should Parents Be Fined or Jailed If Their Children Bully People?

    by H Lax9

  • I am often asked why I don't believe in God. It seems shocking to some, and an immediate condemnation of being evil usually follows. The simple answer is no God has ever answered my prayers...

    Why I Don't Believe in God

    Why I Don't Believe in God

    by Tessa Schlesinger10

  • Who doesn’t like cute widdle wabbits hoping about the landscape? Twenty-three million Australians for a start.

    Australian Rabbit Plague

    Australian Rabbit Plague

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • We can create happy neighborhoods, beginning with personal effort to become good neighbors. The following habits form the foundation for good next door neighbors.

    Six Habits of Good Next Door Neighbors

    Six Habits of Good Next Door Neighbors

    by Dora Weithers56

  • With climate change and increase in the use of toxic pesticides, honey bees are disappearing. Colony collapse disorder causing their deaths will affect humans, honey bees vanishing is not a good sign.

    Why Are Honey Bees Dying?

    Why Are Honey Bees Dying?

    by Michael Kismet6

  • Some semesters back, the Honors Program at the George Washington University in Washington, DC held a symposium on religion and conflict in the 21st century.  In this symposium, we heard from several speakers, then broke into case study groups in...

    A Simple Solution to Religious Conflict

    A Simple Solution to Religious Conflict

    by Simone Haruko Smith5

  • Highlighting differences between UK and USA housing, to show some of the social and cultural differences between Britain and American homes; based on my personal knowledge and perceptions of America.

    Comparison of British and American Housing

    Comparison of British and American Housing

    by Arthur Russ19

  • Do you speak English? If so, then the chances are very very high that the nation you live within faces big problems due to wild boar or wild pig overpopulation. You should do something about it too.

    Feral Pig Problems

    Feral Pig Problems

    by Wesman Todd Shaw34

  • While numerous people have felt deep conflicts between their physiological and psychological structures, gender reassignment has been slow to emerge as a pathway to freedom

    Discussing Transgender Issues in Society

    Discussing Transgender Issues in Society

    by Colleen Swan14

  • It's no secret there's bias in the mainstream media, but when you're hunting for a good news source, these are a few things to watch for.

    How to Choose a Reliable News Source

    How to Choose a Reliable News Source

    by ESPeck191910

  • Among the many methods people have talked about for protecting our children from guns, gun owners are saying “arm our teachers.” But is this a good idea?

    Is It a Good Idea to Arm Teachers?

    Is It a Good Idea to Arm Teachers?

    by kwade tweeling0

  • The technological revolution of recent years has brought with it many positives, but also quite a few negatives. I look at the advantages and disadvantages of technology.

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology

    by Paul Goodman11

  • Imagine if all the oil yet to be extracted from the ground suddenly disappeared, never to reappear again. How would we cope without the raw material that made the modern world possible. Would be able to find a suitable alternative fuel. Part one looks at what an oil-less world would like during the first year.

    A World Without Oil: The Aftermath

    A World Without Oil: The Aftermath

    by James Kenny31

  • A listing of ways just one person can help protect endangered species. Learn ways you can help by starting right in your own backyard or make a difference for animals around the world!

    Ways YOU Can Help Protect Endangered Species

    Ways YOU Can Help Protect Endangered Species

    by Melanie Palen55

  • The hippie movement was a catalyst for a great deal of change. What came of these changes and is there a lasting effect today? What came of the hippies themselves?

    What Happened to the Hippies?

    What Happened to the Hippies?

    by Tracy Lynn Conway42

  • What can be done to change people's minds about tossing trash in the streets or industrial waste in our rivers? We can start by looking at our own behavior and asking ourselves some key questions.

    Ways to Prevent Water Pollution

    Ways to Prevent Water Pollution

    by watergeek5

  • This article explores the issues regarding the question of whether or not cigarettes should be banned, with themain arguments that are used for and against making cigarettes illegal listed.

    Should Cigarettes Be Banned Completely?

    Should Cigarettes Be Banned Completely?

    by Paul Goodman17

  • Do you struggle to determine whether or not you should give money to homeless people? I did until I had this experience.

    To Give or Not to Give Money

    To Give or Not to Give Money

    by Sandraliz2

  • Opinions matter, especially since this agenda is being promoted by the United Nations which clearly expects the idea to have international appeal. Learn about the CEDAW treaty and share your opinion.

    What Do You Think About Gender Sensitization?

    What Do You Think About Gender Sensitization?

    by Dora Weithers50

  • Modern farming methods rely heavily on the European Honey Bee for pollination, but the honey bee population is in peril and the cause of the problem is not well understood. Modern farming methods do not currently support adequate pollination by native species of bees.

    Colony Collapse Disorder: What is Happening to the Bees?

    Colony Collapse Disorder: What is Happening to the Bees?

    by Sherry Hewins37

  • Political correctness is a contentious issue in American culture. It is, at the same time, a reminder of the U.S.' despicable racism, and the desire to transcend this country's odious unjust past.

    In Defense of Political Correctness

    In Defense of Political Correctness

    by Duane Townsend20

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  • There is a lot of controversy surrounding virtual relationships, with many deeming them as superficial and dishonest. However, some argue that our online selves encourage stronger relationships and can help those who struggle with shyness.

    The Nature of Virtual Relationships in Social Media

    The Nature of Virtual Relationships in Social Media

    by Angel Harper5

  • I am not a celebrity. I am simply a writer with my own ideas, opinions and creative pursuits. Behind my words, you cannot see me, except for a small profile picture in the corner of the screen. If you saw me in the street, you would not recognise...

    The Media's Obsession With Celebrities: Fame's Negative Side

    The Media's Obsession With Celebrities: Fame's Negative Side

    by Polly C6

  • Social networking is so widespread nowadays few people question its value. This article lists the downsides of using social media.

    20 Reasons Not to Use Social Media

    20 Reasons Not to Use Social Media

    by Paul Goodman3

  • More and more people are leaving the church that they once were actively involved in. This article provides some reasons that active members are leaving the church.

    Reasons Faithful Members Leave the Church

    Reasons Faithful Members Leave the Church

    by Margaret Minnicks38

  • How can you tell if someone is homeless? There's no sure way but there are a lot of clues that may add up to homelessness when taken together. Knowing them can keep people living on the street safer.

    How to Tell if Someone Might Be Homeless

    How to Tell if Someone Might Be Homeless

    by Kylyssa Shay14

  • Ethics and morality are two different things. A lack of morality may or may not harm some people, but a lack of ethics always will.

    Why Ethics Matter

    Why Ethics Matter

    by Tessa Schlesinger2

  • Arguments for Gun Control – International murder rates and crime rates show why arguments against gun control are difficult to support. A novel use of statistics is employed to extract the key gun control argument.

    Arguments for Gun Control

    Arguments for Gun Control

    by Thomas Swan56

  • Is there a God? Atheism argues there’s no scientific proof that God exists. In reality, atheists willfully blind themselves to a profusion of compelling evidence that God does exist.

    Atheists Disregard Scientific Evidence of God

    Atheists Disregard Scientific Evidence of God

    by Ronald E Franklin165

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  • The argument for and against the installation of metal detectors in schools is growing. This article shares both sides and takes a look at the school environment around this issue.

    Metal Detectors in Schools

    Metal Detectors in Schools

    by Dianna Mendez115

  • Religion has its good points, but does it do more harm than good? This essay does a cost-benefit analysis and discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly of religion in modern times.

    Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?

    Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?

    by Catherine Giordano132

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