Sustainable tourism development meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing tourism opportunities for future generations. To enable this continued practice, a number of different environmentally progressive approaches have been developed.
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.
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.
A two-day experiment conducted by Jane Elliott, a third-grade teacher in Iowa, teaches her third-graders a lifelong lesson on discrimination.
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.
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.
Sadly, echoes of the bitter segregationists are still heard today even among those who seek high office.
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.
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!
10 interesting tales about garbage, its historical significance, and its present influence on our society, along with some novel solutions to the problem and messages of hope and despair for the future.
"Your rights end where another's begin" is the most accurate way to describe how acceptance should be viewed. You cannot be accepted if you do not first accept others. Accepting opposing views and understanding them is more important than receiving acceptance.
Some of my opinions as to why so many people in America seem to have no empathy for homeless people despite being mere paychecks away from the circumstance themselves.
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.
Are pets and zoo animals slaves or prisoners? Projecting the human emotional state upon animals is not necessarily in line with optimal animal welfare.
We use a huge amount of plastic today. Most of it takes a very long time to degrade and can harm marine life. Some bacteria may be able to break down plastic.
Who doesn’t like cute widdle wabbits hoping about the landscape? Twenty-three million Australians for a start.
A random act of kindness helps someone else and may encourage them to be kind to another person in turn. Here are fifty-two ways to help others every day.
After watching the documentary film Blackfish, I will never go to SeaWorld again. The film sheds light on the treatment and conditions that orcas must endure while being held captive. Set orcas free!
Is there really a war against Christmas? If so, how can we put a stop to it? Here’s a modest proposal for doing just that.
For every second in David Rockefeller's long life, he's been one of the wealthiest human beings on the planet. But this isn't the only fact that makes it easy to dislike him....
There are several deep-rooted causes of Indian poverty. Some have historical roots and others derive strength from socio-political structures. Lack of effective governance and corruption has only sustained Indian poverty.
The truth of the matter is tobacco kills, but quitting the nasty habit also carries a series of long term side effects. If you don’t like being lied to, this is a must read.
This article looks at the pros and cons of a US amnesty for illegal immigrants and lists the arguments used by both sides in the debate.
This article gives the essential arguments for and against gun control laws, listing the main pros and cons that people use in the debate.
Imagine growing up in a town so poisonous—so radioactive—that the Environmental Protection Agency had to destroy it. That is exactly what the EPA did to my friend's childhood home in New Mexico.
Few would believe that a cartoon could play a role in the deaths of thousands of animals, but Disney's "101 Dalmatians" did just that. "Finding Nemo" and "G-Force" had similarly negative effects. Animals in the media are often purchased by families with little idea of what they're truly getting.
What daily concerns do homeless people face? Homelessness can happen to anyone, so it’s best to be prepared by knowing some survival skills.
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?
America is passionately divided on the issue of gun control and the 2nd Amendment, and some, it seems, will go to extreme lengths to counter any changes in the law. This is the reason for this article
Why do people put down wild animals in captivity while being perfectly fine with domesticated animals in human control? Are domesticated animals really that different from exotic animals?
Support homosexuality or leave! Those were the choices Christian counseling student Julea Ward faced when her faculty demanded she approve same-sex relationships when counseling homosexuals.
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.
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.
Simply put, when the Europeans came to America - the Native Americans discovered that Europeans were savages.
Poverty cycles, discrimination, social privilege, and other social controversies come to light when examining the social structure of life in the United States. Rather than considering these as random occurrences, we can identify them as systematic shortcomings fueled by an imperfect culture.
If those searching for the truth don't trust mainline media outlets, where should they go? This article explains media consolidation in the United States and gives alternative sources to the MSM.
The computer revolution that began in the second half of the twentieth century has brought many benefits, but also some downsides. I look at the advantages and disadvantages of the internet.
Have you wondered why people living on the street don't just get jobs and stop being homeless? Learn about homeless employment statistics, the barriers to employment they must overcome, and share your solutions in the comments.
An alternative solution to free tuition, the "coming of age" credit respects the place of non-college options and the aid they may require.
The Keystone XL Pipeline is a hot button issue these days. Sorting fact from fiction shows that it's not the panacea that many believe it to be.
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.
Learn some of the most common stereotypes, myths, and misconceptions about homeless people in America. Weigh in with your opinions in the comments.
This article suggests a list of the 15 most polluted rivers in the world. Included in the story are what countries are doing to cleanse these filthy waterways.
Often lumped together, this article attempts to discern how chewing tobacco and cigarette addictions are different.
Menstruating isn't considered fun by anyone, but having your period while being homeless sucks in its own special way. Learn how you can help women dealing with both homelessness and periods.
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.
Radioactive Waste in the Ocean. Radioactive waste storage in the oceans. The pros and cons of long term radioactive storage of waste.
It is impossible to ignore the warnings that our beautiful, blue planet is in crisis. We are heading towards a tipping point from which there will be no return unless we all play our part in living a more sustainable lifestyle. This article hopefully will give you some simple but useful tips.
Society now values education more than ever, with more and more people choosing to pursue a higher education. Have you ever wondered which countries have the most educated people? Read this article to find out.
Democrats are placing themselves at a huge disadvantage in much of America due to their stance on gun control. Americans today value the Second Amendment as much as ever.
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...
The symbolism of the Confederate flag is defined by its repellent history, not the belief of its supporters that it has nothing to do with racism, but symbolizes the best in Southern heritage.
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
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...
Think tanks have an enormous effect on public opinion and policy. Most think tanks promote themselves as being unbiased - but are they?
This article looks at the relative advantages and disadvantages of religion, with a pros and pros and cons list.
Climate change is increasingly recognized as being observable today. But if we want to do something about it, how much time do we have to do so? Personal and scientific reflections on this question.
This article summarizes the various reported incidents of human trafficking in the contemporary world. The story also provides contacts for organizations involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Understand what the scientific community is reporting about the side effects of eating genetically modified foods. Studies show links to obesity, diabetes, food allergies, cancer, and fertility problems.
The article takes a look at the debate surrounding the motive behind the abuse of young girls in Britain by Pakistani men and how attention is directed away from the issue at hand by the use of the word 'white' rather than 'British'.
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...
Many claim homelessness is caused by (and only caused by) making stupid, destructive , and completely avoidable choices. This page examines some of those poor choices. Have you ever made any of them?
Hostility and contempt towards women, or belief in their inborn inferiority, has pervaded religious and political ideology. Many women believe the fight continues to obtain equality and respect
Industrial livestock farming is unsustainable and unethical. Eating meat and dairy causes ill-health and climate change. What can we do?
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 new Nat Geo Wild program features an exotic pet vet in Deerfield Beach who regularly derides exotic pet owners while collecting checks from them. Florida exotic pet owners, find a new vet.
Everything I was being taught in dental school about fluoride was wrong. To my horror, it was all quite the opposite. I made it my goal to find out why..
Dr. Ivar Giaever has become a media darling for climate change denialists. But having a renowned scientist supporting their cause may not be the definitive component they need to win this argument.
Plastic pollution can be dangerous for marine life. Microplastic particles are tiny pieces of debris that may be harmful for animals and for humans as well.
This analysis of Peter Singer's book "Animal Liberation" and chapter-by-chapter summary covers the various arguments for (nonhuman) animal rights.
Fighting neo-Nazism is a comprehensive endeavor. They're mostly immune to rational discourse and reasoned debate. If they were rational and reasonable they wouldn't be white supremacists.
A March for Life event took place on the 24th of January 2020. Pro-lifers are trying to overrule important civil rights victories for women's rights, making us regress decades of progress and fight the same battles all over again.
Why do homeless people seem to avoid using emergency housing shelters? Here are some of the reasons.
This hub briefly summarizes and analyzes a few aspects of the healthcare system and its achievements in Vietnam.
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.
Skinheads are one of the most misunderstood and wrongly-labeled groups of people. Learn about what a skinhead really is, where they come from, and what they're all about.
Invasive snakehead fish populations are becoming established in the USA. But what are the reals dangers and how damaging are they to local ecosystems?
Most discussions—if we can call them that honestly—about controversial topics end up becoming a contest to see who can hurt the opposing side worse. Every minor conflict becomes a do-or-die, verbal knife fight. This is something that needs constructive discussion.
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.
Public education might be the last resort for children of color to constructively assimilate into American society, but there is an enormous disjoint looming over America’s educational itinerary.
We all want murder rates to come down, but is gun control effective? Statistics and facts on gun crime and gun controls vs crime. You decide.
Learn who the homeless people in this country are and how much our public assistance programs cost. The truth may surprise you.
Referring to “people first” and then their disability is supposed to focus attention on the person and not their condition. If that is true, why aren’t more people and the media using it?
Some of us feel a strange conflict when we see "Xmas" instead of "CHRIST-mas." What causes this internal conflict? We might tell ourselves, "Oh, it's just because there was no room to add 'Christ.'" What are we, secretly, making room for...the sun god or Jesus?
A controversial spectacle, bullfighting has its supporters and opponents. This article looks at the arguments for and against.
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.
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.
Education reform in America is focusing on bad teachers, teacher's unions and merit pay. But are teachers the main cause of educational failure in America?
The health risks of meat production today can no longer be brushed under the carpet. Find out exactly what you put into your mouth.
All across Europe, Ireland is perceived as a sustainable green country. But is it really? Ireland's new program "Origin Green," the first such in the world, is making sure of it.
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.
This article shows the different sources and effects of each of the nine major air pollutants. You will also learn the causes of air pollution, the two principal classifications of air pollutants and a brief narrative about the "The Great Smog of London."
A look at a growing problem in the United States and elsewhere. The homeless are a part of the fabric of this nation and yet what to do about it?
In the late 1970s, the population of China was approaching one billion so the government decided to take action to slow down the growth rate. The policy delivered mixed results.
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.