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  • 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.

    Environmentally Sustainable Tourism: A Progressive Approach

    Environmentally Sustainable Tourism: A Progressive Approach

    by AL2

  • 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 Goodman22

  • 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 Russ30

  • 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 Shay197

  • 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

  • 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 Tillerman17

  • 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!

    How to Help Endangered Species

    How to Help Endangered Species

    by Melanie55

  • "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.

    No One Is Obligated to Accept You

    No One Is Obligated to Accept You

    by Kyler J Falk6

  • 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.

    Why Do People Fear and Hate the Homeless?

    Why Do People Fear and Hate the Homeless?

    by Kylyssa Shay68

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

    Why Killer Whales in Captivity Should Be Set Free

    Why Killer Whales in Captivity Should Be Set Free

    by Michael Kismet6

  • 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.

    8 Reasons Why India Is so Poor

    8 Reasons Why India Is so Poor

    by Goodpal129

  • 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.

    101 Dalmatians Syndrome: Media Influence on Pet Owners

    101 Dalmatians Syndrome: Media Influence on Pet Owners

    by Schatzie Speaks11

  • What daily concerns do homeless people face? Homelessness can happen to anyone, so it’s best to be prepared by knowing some survival skills.

    A Guide to Homelessness

    A Guide to Homelessness

    by Rupert Taylor4

  • 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 Lax10

  • 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 Shay146

  • 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 Harper7

  • 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.

    Who Wins? Exploring Success and Failure in American Society

    Who Wins? Exploring Success and Failure in American Society

    by Brad Nye2

  • 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.

    Why Don't Homeless People Just Get Jobs?

    Why Don't Homeless People Just Get Jobs?

    by Kylyssa Shay161

  • 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 Shay15

  • 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 Susette Horspool5

  • 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.

    One Green Change: Useful Tips to Living a Greener Life

    One Green Change: Useful Tips to Living a Greener Life

    by Christine and Peter Broster1

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  • 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.

    What Countries Are the Most Educated?

    What Countries Are the Most Educated?

    by Margaret Pan8

  • 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.

    The Progressive Case for the Second Amendment

    The Progressive Case for the Second Amendment

    by Ralph Lopez5

  • 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 Schlesinger21

  • 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

  • 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

  • This article looks at the relative advantages and disadvantages of religion, with a pros and pros and cons list.

    The Pros and Cons of Religion

    The Pros and Cons of Religion

    by Paul Goodman17

  • 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.

    Climate Change:  How Much Time Do We Have?

    Climate Change: How Much Time Do We Have?

    by Doc Snow131

  • 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.

    13 Things You Should Know About Human Trafficking

    13 Things You Should Know About Human Trafficking

    by Kelley Marks16

  • 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'.

    'White' vs 'British'

    'White' vs 'British'

    by Bushra Iqbal14

  • 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

  • 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

    Quotes About Misogyny

    Quotes About Misogyny

    by Colleen Swan16

  • 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 Goodman23

  • 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..

    The Toxic Truth About Fluoride

    The Toxic Truth About Fluoride

    by Kate P14

  • 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.

    March for Life: Are Pro-Life Beliefs Sound?

    March for Life: Are Pro-Life Beliefs Sound?

    by Anastassia de Bailliencourt2

  • 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

  • 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.

    Is Performative Cruelty the New Social Norm?

    Is Performative Cruelty the New Social Norm?

    by Kyler J Falk2

  • 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.

    What's Killing the Bees and What Can We Do About It?

    What's Killing the Bees and What Can We Do About It?

    by Sherry Hewins37

  • 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.

    Standardized Tests: A Dilemma for African Americans

    Standardized Tests: A Dilemma for African Americans

    by Linda Joy Johnson3

  • 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?

    Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?

    Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?

    by Reformed Eve9

  • 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 Emilie S Peck10

  • 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 Christopher Wanamaker11

  • 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.

    Sustainable Agriculture in Ireland: Origin Green

    Sustainable Agriculture in Ireland: Origin Green

    by Sustainable Sue14

  • 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

  • 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."

    Sources and Effects of the 9 Major Air Pollutants

    Sources and Effects of the 9 Major Air Pollutants

    by Ray2

  • 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.

    China’s Population Policy

    China’s Population Policy

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • 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 Kismet8

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