Often lumped together, this article attempts to discern how chewing tobacco and cigarette addictions are different.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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....
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.
Deepfakes could be the next political weapon. Let's look into the evolution of this artificial technology and the dangers it poses. Can a political turmoil be created as a result of this technology? How can we prevent malicious attacks using deepfakes and what does the future hold regarding them?
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.
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.
Simply put, when the Europeans came to America - the Native Americans discovered that Europeans were savages.
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice. Not so in Hollywood and in other forms of media. Dark-skinned Black women are often viewed as less affluent, attractive, and palatable to the general public. If they are cast in roles, those roles are often more negative and stereotypical than light skinned Black actresses are cast in.
Air is a vital resource for humans and other living beings. But it's a resource that's being polluted by harmful activities. We must act both collectively and individually to control air pollution.
Every time you swipe your EDD debit card, you are giving Bank of America money. Don't allow this predatory corporate bank to capitalize on your misfortune. This guide will show you how to stop letting them profit off of your unemployment benefits.
Life expectancy in the U.S. continues to fall while other countries experience increases in how long their citizens live. There are many factors that influence this trend. Higher rates of suicide, homicide,diet, exercise and lack of health coverage are among some. This article explores this issue.
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.
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.
In an age where parents are increasingly shirking their responsibilities in bringing up children, it is the teacher's responsibility to assist in developing the moral values of students.
This article suggests a list of the 16 most polluted rivers in the world. Included in the story are what countries are doing to cleanse these filthy waterways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn who the homeless people in this country are and how much our public assistance programs cost. The truth may surprise you.
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...
Social networking is so widespread nowadays few people question its value. This article lists the downsides of using social media.
What are our American values? Can we use our values to propel us into a Green Revolution and help the US to once again become a model of innovation? Find out in this two-part article.
The reasons for masking or not masking are varied and hotly debated. This article will take a look at a possible Biblical take on the issue.
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.
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...
This article gives the essential arguments for and against gun control laws, listing the main pros and cons that people use in the debate.
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.
The world has seen countless religions in recorded history. Plenty of these are practiced to this day. Why do atheist books and speeches target only one of these religions?
This hub briefly summarizes and analyzes a few aspects of the healthcare system and its achievements in Vietnam.
Sociological research demonstrates that when whites are exposed to the Confederate flag, it causes them to react more negatively toward blacks.
Are pets and zoo animals slaves or prisoners? Projecting the human emotional state upon animals is not necessarily in line with optimal animal welfare.
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.
10 real and whimsical solutions to stop a mailbox thief before they can steal your mail or identity. From practical mail tips to locks and alarms for mailboxes.
Healthcare in the United States only concentrates on managing and treating disease. A better method is disease prevention for improved health and wellness.
Learn some of the most common stereotypes, myths, and misconceptions about homeless people in America. Weigh in with your opinions in the comments.
Thirty years after the institution of affirmative action policies, it remains a significant argument: has affirmative action achieved integration and equality so that it is unnecessary to continue it into the 21st century? The answer, unfortunately, is not a simple “yes” or “no.”
Children who were not perfect and considered "feeble-minded" were shut away from society, their families, and everything they knew.
A two-day experiment conducted by Jane Elliott, a third-grade teacher in Iowa, teaches her third-graders a lifelong lesson on discrimination.
Invasive snakehead fish populations are becoming established in the USA. But what are the reals dangers and how damaging are they to local ecosystems?
Have you ever had an encounter with a homeless person and wanted to do more to help? Here are a few things that you can do throughout the year to make a difference.
When it comes sustainability in our world, we need to be concerned about three key areas. The important concepts of environmental, economic, and social sustainability form a basis from which good decisions and actions can be made. Here, I will discuss the three spheres of sustainability and how these interrelated concepts ultimately effect you and society as a whole.
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.
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.
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.
What are the new challenges in e-waste management after the COVID-19 Pandemic? Tell me what you think in the comments.
I talk about my own experiences of being bullied when I was a child. I hope discussing my own experiences will help someone see the signs of a bullied child and do something about it.
The health risks of meat production today can no longer be brushed under the carpet. Find out exactly what you put into your mouth.
Poverty kills more people every year than any other cause and contributes to even more deaths. Why doesn't anybody care?
The 21st century is an honorable time to be a woman because of modernization, technology, and medical advancements that are available. This article is all about being a woman and why being a woman of the 21st century is so amazing, especially when compared to historical times.
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.
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...
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
Social Justice Warriors are good at identifying statues that offend them and then demanding their removal. However, it looks like they missed a few.
Farmers use a variety of potentially toxic chemicals to prevent pests from consuming our food. Unfortunately, many of these chemicals can be bioaccumulated in our bodies or biomagnified through the food chain. Over time, some of them have the potential to cause severe adverse health affects in humans.
The middle class has been difficult to define because there isn't a universal definition of middle class. The middle class has only been identified basing upon an income range while taking to valuable consideration the poverty line of a country and...
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?
Moral values are too often missing from our educational curricula today. While it is crucial that students gain knowledge and skills in school, it is just as important that they also take on moral virtues such as love, honesty, hard work, and compassion.
Did you know the United States holds many of the world's records for school shootings? Or that our first school shooting took place in 1764? Learn this and much more with this in depth 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?
One of the world’s oldest tax havens is Monaco, described by writer W. Somerset Maugham as a “Sunny place for shady people.” Now, the world has 50 or 60 places where people can hide money
Journalists focus well on their reader's interests with online news services, but many small-town newspapers fill a niche that Internet websites can't touch.
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.
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.
The technological revolution has brought many positives, but also quite a few negatives. In this article, I look at the advantages and disadvantages of technology.
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.
Fatphobia is the fear and dislike of fat people and the stigmatization of individuals with bigger bodies. This social issue plagues most of the world, and stems from a deeply racist backstory.
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.
The rise of social media has caused the spread of misinformation in the form of conspiracy theories: the belief that a covert yet powerful organization is responsible for a circumstance or event. Psychologists explain what makes some people more prone to believing in conspiracy theories than others.
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.
Alternative sources of energy from fossil fuels have become increasingly sought in recent years. In this article, I list the advantages and disadvantages of wind power.
Radioactive Waste in the Ocean. Radioactive waste storage in the oceans. The pros and cons of long term radioactive storage of waste.
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.
Art is subjective, and thus divisive. Who should say whether a work of art is fit for public consumption or not? When a piece of art is disturbing, should we confront it head on or dismantle it to prevent the corruption of minds?
The differences between East and West are plentiful. Social and family structures are perhaps the areas exhibiting the greatest differences. This article will show one aspect of the Chinese family structure in which grandparents play an important role in raising children.
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.
Sadly, echoes of the bitter segregationists are still heard today even among those who seek high office.
Think tanks have an enormous effect on public opinion and policy. Most think tanks promote themselves as being unbiased - but are they?
The role of EMS can either address social inequity or promote it. This article examines the relationship between social inequity and EMS and discusses potential solutions for known equity gaps.
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.
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 the material down.
Is Big Cat Rescue a crusader for captive big cats, or may there be two sides to this story? Read interesting information about BCR's founder Carole Baskin and more.
My personal views on the widening social and cultural divide between America and Europe, looking at our histories to explore the influence on social reform; particularly for Britain since WW2
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.