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The Agony in Justice: Intervention in Syria
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Well-respected United States senator, Jim Inhofe, once said “It is vital we avoid shortsighted military action that would have little impact on the long-term trajectory of the Syrian conflict”. There is a modern day humanitarian... (more »)
Positive Side of Social Media
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There is no doubt that social media has played a significant role in shaping the minds and lives of today's generation. Simply Google "effects of social media" and thousands of articles appear on the subject. The results are overwhelmingly... (more »)
Sudden Burst of Sadness
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As moonlight poured through my window, like a champagne glass emptying its red wine onto an expensive white carpet, I was broken. I knew I was broken before I had this revaluation. But at this moment I truly knew that I was the most screwed up I... (more »)
Toys Reflecting Society’s Stereotypes 50...
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Store Manager Andrew explains the temporary art installation in front of Aldea Baby, a toy shop along Valencia Street of the Mission District. The artist is called Johanna Bialkin. She’s been in San Francisco for about 20 years now.... (more »)
Japanese Internment: Its Effect More Than 70...
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“I learn[ed] a lot about what it means to feel despised, to be hated, to feel ashamed of who I was [during the internment].” –Mary Matsuda Gruenewald, a Japanese-American woman who, at the age of 16, was put into the Minidoka Internment... (more »)
Masking Authenticity
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Usually when someone who knows me well asks me “do you remember this or that?”, I respond with a very sarcastic- “I don’t even remember which class this is, much less what the homework assignment was?” or... (more »)
How to Spend Life and Money?
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This is the main question and its answer is really important because today many people in this world are living the life without knowing the real target in life. Life and money is the biggest blessing of god. So, we should not waste it and spend... (more »)
How to Succeed in a Job Interview
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Many people are afraid of interviews but they do not have to worry about it because interviews are not a big deal. A person can easily pass an interview with just one thing and that is confidence. We all know anything we do; we have to be... (more »)
Child Marriage
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39,000 girls get married off before the age of 18 everyday. By definition child marriage means a  “formal Marriage or informal union before the age of 18, and is a reality for both boys and girls, although girls are disproportionately... (more »)
Discipline and Corporal Punishment: Is it...
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My friend Tom, clutching the giant red lump on his left earlobe, was screaming in utter agony and was suffering from an overly harsh punishment which he didn’t deserve in the first place. In Korean elementary schools, this is a common... (more »)
Moral Obligation
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Moral obligation is something that most people feel they have, but to whom they are obligated and when that obligation overrides their own self-interests, often differs.  Most people don’t feel they are being selfish when they choose... (more »)
Flag Desecration
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The day that the American flag was raised on Iwo Jima or when it was first placed on the Moon by Neil Armstrong were historically significant events.  The American Flag all throughout history has reflected strength, change, freedom and... (more »)
Perceiving the World
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Henry David Thoreau once stated “The question is not what you look at, but what you see”. This quote shows how we often interpret things wrong by focusing on the wrong aspect of someone or something. In the article “The... (more »)
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There's Nothing Wrong with Either Modesty...
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In today's society, people will tell you that what you're wearing defines who you are; what kind of person you are. If you're covered up, you're a nice, respectful, young individual. And if you're not, you're a w****,... (more »)
Smartphone Obsession
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Amid a steady decline of drug and alcohol use in teens, researchers have been scrambling to uncover the cause of this trend. Some suspect (and hope) it’s due to anti-drug campaigns or the decline of cigarettes as a gateway drug. But... (more »)
Parents Should Make More Space in Their Hearts...
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Just imagine a kid shivering, hungry outside hoping someone will come and save their life. Just imagine that being your kid in the streets. How would that make you feel. Behind every homeless teen there is a story. It is such a tragic to see... (more »)
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