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  • 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 P11

  • 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

  • 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 Lopez4

  • 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

  • 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 Goodman20

  • 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

  • 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

  • The title "Ms." has become common currency in our social systems these days, but it is a fairly new invention. Now Ms. is used by nearly every woman, but most women don't know that it has philosophical roots in the early feminism movement of the 60s.

    Mrs., Miss, or Ms.? Married or Not?

    Mrs., Miss, or Ms.? Married or Not?

    by Ann Leavitt46

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to Stop Mail and Mailbox Theft

    How to Stop Mail and Mailbox Theft

    by ga anderson7

  • 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 Shay151

  • 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 Tillerman10

  • Arguments for keeping the Columbus Day Holiday and honoring America's pre-Columbian inhabitants and their contributions to our country with their own separate holiday.

    Why We Should Keep the Columbus Day Holiday

    Why We Should Keep the Columbus Day Holiday

    by Chuck Nugent4

  • 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

  • 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

  • Exploring the nuanced aspects of racism in Japan from an Asian's perspective. The difference in treatment towards Caucasian and Asian immigrants is baffling, with the only difference being the colour of our skin.

    Japan's Thinly Veiled Racism: An Asian's Perspective

    Japan's Thinly Veiled Racism: An Asian's Perspective

    by Fraser2

  • 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

  • Although the debate over whether cannabis should be legal has gone on for decades, the intensity has increased in recent years. This article lists the pros and cons of legalization.

    The Pros and Cons of Legalizing Cannabis

    The Pros and Cons of Legalizing Cannabis

    by Paul Goodman11

  • 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

    How the Rich Hide their Money from Tax Collectors

    How the Rich Hide their Money from Tax Collectors

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • 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

  • 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.

    The Environmental, Economic, and Social Components of Sustainability

    The Environmental, Economic, and Social Components of Sustainability

    by Christopher Wanamaker18

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Christopher Wanamaker23

  • When is an unborn baby a person? This debate is thousands of years old. Can the modern age answer the question which the ancients could not? A review of scientific and biblical positions.

    When Is an Unborn Baby Alive?

    When Is an Unborn Baby Alive?

    by Chris Mills23

  • 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 Shebel55

  • 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

  • I wish we lived in a world where your sexuality or gender identity didn't matter to anyone, the truth of the matter is, we still have kids and adults who are struggling for acceptance. Coming out matters, even if it's just to yourself.

    #NationalComingOutDay:  Yes, It Matters a Lot

    #NationalComingOutDay: Yes, It Matters a Lot

    by Chris St-Jean1

  • 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

  • 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 Goodman15

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Russ28

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • For more than 20 years now, whenever something awful like a school shooting happens, politicians have been quick to find something to blame. Since the times of Heath High School and Columbine, video games have been one of the quickest targets for politicians, but this is ignorant and miselading.

    Politicians, Video Games Are Not the Problem

    Politicians, Video Games Are Not the Problem

    by Jason Reid Capp44

  • Titanic represents one of the biggest boat disasters in history. It also teaches an important lesson about the influence of social class on health and survival. This article describes how the physical structure of the ship itself impacted passengers' chances of survival and how social class continues to play a significant role in people's health outcomes today.

    Titanic 100 Years Later: Social Class and Survival

    Titanic 100 Years Later: Social Class and Survival

    by LauraGT15

  • 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

  • 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

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