July 5, 2017

Communication skills, computer familiarity and personal initiative are the three greatest needs of young people

 

 

Young people have many needs related to education, employment, personal development, and socialization. It would be unfair to evaluate some needs over the other as all of them are necessary for success. As young people mature, they develop more skills that help them live comfortably and prosperously.
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Employment creation should be the chief aim of the government

 

 

New jobs are what most societies lack. Even developed countries have some part of their people unemployed. There are not enough workplaces to provide for every single citizen. The job market encourages competition when dozens of applicants fight for one recent vacancy. Such competition is disappointing for all those who do not get a job in the result and it gives the impression that good positions are something really scarce. In fact, well-paid jobs are scarce. They are aimed only at a limited range of people with an adequate education and substantial experience. The prevailing majority has to earn a living at low-income positions.
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Ineffective communication is the fault of the communicator

 

 

In the era when digital tools of communication pull users in different directions, we gradually lose the desire to communicate. With a dozen of social networks available, we can contact anyone we know. The only problem is that we do not want to communicate. People would like to surf the net for some interesting content or create and post such content themselves. They do business through social networks and invent more strategies to keep customers interested. But poor communication skills frequently let us down even on the web.
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Class size in primary and secondary school should not exceed 30 students

 

 

Criticizing education has become just as exciting as judging economic policies. Every now and then, mass media report about another failure of educators, from increasing rates of teenage pregnancy to high incidence of dropouts. And school lunches recently were the main topic of the heated mass media debate. The size of classes also became a problematic issue for many schools. As more parents decided to ensure proper education, schools suddenly became overcrowded.
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The test of democracy is its protection of minority rights

 

 

We pursue a lot of democratic values that may sound very generalized. Life, justice, equality, a common good, patriotism – these are just a few things that matter for democratic societies. They enhance exercising of human rights and equal opportunities for people irrespective of their social class. In fact, democracy rejects the entire notion of class segregation – all people shall have no limits in their influence and expression. But this universal equality is very difficult to achieve. As a result, citizens of democratic countries sometimes hesitate to name a real improvement in social sphere recently brought by their democracy.
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The world is getting more ethical every year

 

 

When it seems that there is a long way to go for incorporating ethics in every sphere of life, someone says we have already become more ethical. It can be a weird thing to say about modern business and social life that are full of deceit and inequality. We still refer to dishonest practices to outrun competitors and continue acting for our own good. We choose to do harm to a person so that someone else could benefit from it. Nevertheless, we cannot deny that there is a positive dynamics in promoting equality, human rights, better opportunities for disadvantageous people etc. We have made a progress in producing alternative energy, which refers to environmental ethics. We develop new ways to stop testing drugs and cosmetics on animals. That is how we made ourselves more friendly to the world.
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Good economics is good politics

 

 

 

Numerous political studies conclude that economic changes do not much influence political activity in the developing countries. Here voters pay more attention to populism and appealing promises of politicians. In the areas where the electorate is mostly illiterate, no one pays attention to the economic progress of the incumbent parties. If there is a tangible improvement, people will re-elect these parties. Nevertheless, the recent evidence of elections in India shows that voters are more likely to reward politicians for their real actions, not for a make-believe.
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Movies penetrate the deepest corners of one’s soul

 

 

Understanding art can be a challenging task for people who got used to perceive messages as they are. Our imagination and some previous exposure to arts help us comprehend something entirely absurd. However, movie industry, in most cases, is oriented on delivering very clear messages by means clear to all. As a matter of fact, many of us understand the movie better than any other art. Probably it happens just because we can feel it. As simple as that.
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GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) is more important in judging the well-being of a country than GDP (Gross Domestic Product)

 

 

In the consumer world, we all concentrate on producing and promoting goods. Products and services must be sold to fill our own pockets with money and enrich national economy with taxpayers’ money. Nevertheless, commerce rarely brings us content about what we do for life. Coming back home, most of us feel empty and squeezed – it was yet another day when we rushed like mad to handle a supply chain or resolve conflicts with customers. Among people obsessed with sales and ratings, we become easily depressed and helpless. Even if all matters seem to be in order, we get crushed by our competitors every time in our nightmares.
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Women are underpaid and undervalued

 

 

Back to one of the most debated global problems, gender inequality continues to hurdle economic development of Asian countries. Though the region has entered a phase of the rapid development, 70% of the poorest people had their wages reduced. It especially concerns women. Females either get some bottom-line salary for their work or perform unpaid care work. Women make up nearly half of the labor force in many Asian countries. At the same time, most of them have little or no rights in the workplace and occupy the lowest-paid positions.
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We have a democratic system but not democratic values

 

 

Citizens of many democratic societies frequently forget how their system actually works. Either the US or India, any democratic country experiences certain issues that mar a proud image of democracy every now and then. At some moment in the past, many countries of the world declared themselves as democracies. This was an essential step in combating the dictatorship and putting people of working class in line with the aristocracy. Nevertheless, social inequality and class segregation did not vanish.  A range of countries have adopted a political system that is fully or partially democratic; they pursue core democratic values but it does not mean that violation of basic human rights has automatically gone. In this respect, we pursue democratic values and we have a democratic system, which is not enough to build a democratic society.
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Job security is bigger motivator than money

 

 

Numerous factors motivate employees to be active and productive in the workplace. A salary, premiums, intangible incentives, an atmosphere of the organization and more factors matter. All of them make people feel comfortable and demanded in the workplace. We cannot say that money is the most powerful motivator even if the financial side is very important for the majority of employees. Few people choose a position because it seems exciting to them. The majority cannot take a job unless the salary covers all of their needs. But as long as we are employed, we need more incentives to make us feel positive about our job.
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There is more intellect than emotion in our way of life

 

 

Every person lives according to their own system of values and is guided by different beliefs. All our actions have a rational and emotional component. It means that we always take into account an objective need and a subjective “want” before we act. Some of us tend to act relying on their emotional perception first and then think whether the action was rational. The others act only if they have thoroughly analyzed the necessity of the action. In most cases, we make decisions combining our wants and needs, but some people put an emotional evaluation over the rational one or vice versa.
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Ways in which human activity causes climate change

 

 

Climate change is a complex environmental process facilitated by humans to the greater extent. Global warming happens as a consequence of altering the proportions of gases in the atmosphere. Naturally stable proportions of gases made an excellent protection of Earth from damaging solar radiation. All types of emissions released into the atmosphere changed the amount of gases required for a stable protection. Eventually, the atmosphere partially ceased to reflect heat back into space.
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How can we prove that the earth’s climate is warming?

 

 

Global warming is not a speculation of environmentalists but a phenomenon supported by clear scientific evidence.  Satellites on the orbit of Earth have collected enough information to prove that the ozone layer of the atmosphere has thinned. Yet in the 19th century, the ability of carbon dioxide to retain heat within the atmosphere was proven scientifically. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that average temperatures increase with more intense solar radiation. A range of extraordinary processes such as melting glaciers or exacerbation of natural disasters become typical for the last 50 years. Obviously, we cannot ignore univocal signs of warming surface of Earth.
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What are the advantages of bottled water vs. regular water?

 

 

The quality of drinking water depends on the region and technology used to absorb pollutants from natural wells. Some people claim that bottled water can be the same tap water poured into the bottles and there is no use to purchase it. Nevertheless, in some regions the quality of tap water may be dreadful and purchasing bottled water is the only way to access clean drinking water. On the other hand, regulations concerning bottled water are very lax, and it is frequently impossible to guarantee that providers supply the water that underwent additional filtering. Confused by this long water debate, people frequently purchase filtering systems and make sure that they drink safe water.
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How far is competition necessary in regards to the learning process?

 

 

Learning is not a sport. The process requires good comprehension and time to memorize specific amount of material. Competition implies showing the best performance for the shortest possible period of time. Certainly, few students can manage that without doing damage to other aspects of learning. Top students are interested in showing their abilities to perform better and faster than others but they are usually a minority group. The majority learns in their own tempo. It means they do not succeed every now and then but, by the time of final tests, they can show good results. For such students competition is a losing game. They are not the first in all subjects but over the time they learn better.
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Will posting students’ grades on bulletin boards publicly motivate them to perform better or is it humiliating?

 

 

For some reason, teachers think that exposing student’s grades will obviously make children perform better. Failing to create any effective motivation, teachers induce students race to the top of the grade list. While some students are fighting for the first few places, students in the end of the list  are unlikely to ever make it to the top. And certainly, listing students’ performance on the board is humiliating to poor-performing individuals. May be not all of them are anxious about their reputation, but many students with low self-esteem will suffer even more from such a notoriety. Not even to mention that making student’s grades public is a violation of ethics in the educational process.
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Should school attendance be made voluntary in high school?

 

 

Attendance is a controversial topic not only in high schools but also in colleges. There is no evidence that mandatory attendance makes students perform better whatsoever. Regular skipping, on the other hand, raises the number of students who fail their final tests. College professors frequently cannot decide whether they should motivate students to attend classes or introduce mandatory attendance. The same refers to high school teachers. Motivating teenagers is a challenging task, therefore, schools just require compulsory attendance. The problem is that students do not want to sit through all boring lessons and strive to skip them anyway. Mandatory attendance, in most cases, does not make the situation any better.
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Should parents not purchase war or destruction type toys for their children?

 

 

Playing with toy guns is a common activity for children. In the country where guns outnumber the population, it seems the most natural and ordinary thing. If parents have a real gun, children shall have some kind of a toy gun too. However, rising terrorism, instability, and violence reminds us about the role of guns in social conflicts. We cannot ignore the fact that guns have become an inevitable part of the American society. They are treated like the only reliable tool for self-defense and building democracy. Without thinking about consequences, we ingrain this philosophy to children.
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Has nuclear energy destroyed our society?

 

 

The debate over the use of nuclear power is especially heated today when we search for any alternatives to carbon. In the 20th century, nuclear power became an entirely revolutionized resource as people learned for the first time how to obtain terawatts of electricity without burning much carbon. Today nuclear energy is gradually losing its popularity because of alternative sources of energy that are more efficient and safe. Environmentalists treat nuclear energy as the trend of the past that is expensive and dangerous. Nevertheless, not all physicists support this point of view.
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Should fried foods come with a warning?

 

 

Dietary competence is an unknown thing to many busy people. They got used to eating when they have a spare minute and something edible at hand. In most cases, these are snacks and burgers. Those who rely exceptionally upon street food perfectly know why they do it – no time to eat, no time to cook, no extra money to purchase something organic. The list of excuses is a long one. Nevertheless, people do not always know about the risks they take together with the wrong nutrition. Though obesity seems to be the problem number one, an excess of calories is far not the most dangerous thing about fast food.
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Should high schools provide daycare services for students who have children?

 

 

Teenage parents face even more challenges than elder couples in their everyday life. In most cases, they are high school dropouts who cannot make it till the end because of the childbirth. Some public leaders argue that high schools shall empower teenage parents by providing daycare for their babies. Daycare facilities at high schools might be a good idea if they did not promote irresponsible life choices for the youth.
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Is it appropriate for adolescents to be sentenced to life without parole?

 

 

Sentence to life without parole can be applied for some types of crimes in the US. Which is more, juvenile delinquents can also be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of being released. The sentence is applied for homicide and some non-homicide offenses. As for now, more than 2,500children are sentenced to life imprisonment and know that they will never get out of the jail. In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that a sentence to life cannot come without a parole for juveniles. Either convicted for a murder or not, judges shall take into account juvenile’s age and circumstances of a crime before making a sentence.
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Are humans to blame for certain animal extinctions?

 

 

Loss of biodiversity is a direct result of human activity. To the greatest extent, people are responsible for what is happening around them as their influence upon the environment is immense. And it is not only poaching that devastates ecosystem. Industries, construction, and emissions put together are accountable for extinction of the larger part of ecosystems. Similarly, humans do not destroy species on purpose. Pushing forwards the industrial development, we do not notice many side effects that come along our everyday existence.
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Is it effective to censor parts of the media?

 

 

Censorship in mass media looks like a threat to democracy. Any moderation of the content is treated as the violation of freedom of speech and frequently condemned. Nevertheless, modern press (printed and online media) hardly reflect the objective reality. If we cannot blame a mirror for exposing what is around us, we will hesitate to call the mass media such a mirror. What they really reflect is a biased or lop-sided position of writers and journalists. Objective media has become a myth when facts are easily fabricated by means of their presentation. The reality is mixed up with speculations so that it is impossible to make out what has happened indeed and what was a mere fantasy of journalists.
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Do celebrities get away with more crime than non-celebrities?

 

 

Hearing about yet another scandal involving a celebrity, we do not even think about how they will resolve it. Obviously, it would be easy for them to get away from punishment using their money or social connections. In this respect, celebrities differ from the majority of ordinary citizens who violate the law and get into a jail. But it does not mean that famous people violate the law more frequently than everybody else – it is just media that keep us focused on scandals.
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Should jobs be subcontracted into developing countries?

 

 

Outsourcing has become a key to efficient manufacturing. Moving industrial facilities to the developing countries seems to be a lucrative prospect for everybody. Companies can optimize their input with the cheap workforce that takes benefits in form of comparatively high salaries. Nevertheless, not all businesses choose to move parts of their operation to the other countries. Outsourcing is still linked to certain risk for businesses.
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Should laptops be allowed in classrooms?

 

 

In the digital age, we cannot ask whether we are allowed to use laptops in the classes. We have to use them as an easy and convenient tool for reading, writing, and exchanging material. Two decades ago, it was unnecessary and redundant to use a computer for learning. Today it is a must for all students of high school, college or university. Standards of education have changed, and our opportunities in this respect visibly expanded. It makes no sense to refuse from technology that helps us optimize learning.
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Is animal testing justified?

 

 

People who adore animals cannot comprehend how cruel researchers dare to test their products on helpless living beings. Manufacturers, in their turn, must make sure that their drugs or cosmetics are safe for humans. None of them wants to be sued for selling products that do not undergo clinical testing so that they use animals to check the reaction of the body to their chemicals. Animal testing is definitely not very human procedure, but a very reliable way to check the safety of products we use every day. Without animal testing, humans would be guinea pigs for everything produced by the industry.
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Poverty around the world

 

 

Poverty can be very personal and global at the same time. Some people live in a relative poverty if they earn less than their social environment. But more than 3 billion people in the world live on less than $2.50 a day which is an absolute poverty. No country is devoid of poverty but each one tackles the problem in a different way. Many governments hardly address it at all.
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Media manipulation

 

 

As most of the influential media have turned digital, manipulation ceased to be available only for chosen people. Today practically everyone has a potential to persuade others with their blogs or communities on social media. We frequently exaggerate things that terrify us and simplify annoying data. We can distort or even fabricate stories to make them look more appealing to the recipients. It does not necessary mean that all bloggers and journalists work to mislead readers, but most of them do. Especially, when they work for profit. Today we have much more tools to create, shape, and promote information than we had before. Digital media are accessible even in some rural areas of the developing world, which automatically makes their impact limitless.
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Rights of indigenious people

 

 

Indigenous people have just the same human rights as any other citizens of their country. The only problem is that rights of native people are violated much more frequently than human rights of anyone else. In 2007, the United Nations Organization put forwards the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People that was adopted by more than 100 countries. Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States voted against the declaration for some reasons. Apparently, indigenous people require legal protection more than the majority of the population in any multinational country. The UN Commission on Human Rights fully addressed needs of these people in the text of their Declaration. Nevertheless, countries such as the US try to take as much control over their indigenous people as possible.
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Health care systems around the world

 

 

Every government strives to create a perfect health care system for their citizens but they frequently bump into the bitter reality – some other countries have already succeeded to provide the best health care. Nevertheless, the worst scenario happens if any other country in the world has better health care than yours. Ranking medical services on the national scale requires a comprehensive insight. We have to analyze the quality of medical services, their cost, and accessibility at the same time. A country may have excellent medical providers accessible only for the higher social classes or it may have a low-quality public health care available to all. Irrespective of the type and cost of health care, citizens of many countries are dissatisfied with their hospitals.
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Public concerns related to GE food

 

 

As soon as genetic modification intervened into the food chain, people became more cautious about the strange innovation. These days, many of us accustomed to the notion of GM crops, and we have some information to chose whether to worry about GM food or not. We either buy products from the farmers we personally know or do not worry about cooking and just purchase whatever tasty is at the supermarket. But back to the early 2000s, consumers were anxious about GM food as they did not really know how it appeared. There was little scientific evidence about the impact of GMO on the human organism. Even now we lack exact proofs of its possible damage.
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Functional foods as the next step of GE foods

 

 

In the past, functional food was a part of a nice fiction, and today we are almost there. However, biotech scientists are unlikely to force development in this area. Though highly profitable, GM products are severely criticized already. Apparently, health concerns will multiply if such crops ever become functional.
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Change in the Arctic region

 

 

Environmentalists conclude that the notorious climate change is the most severe in the Arctic. The consequences of melting glaciers are already visible as the rise of sea level poses a threat to the coastal population all over the world. Arctic ecosystems are in crisis too – polar bears, for example, cannot survive without the sea ice. The same refers to humans. Arctic is a home to people who always survived in the most extreme conditions across the world. However, people can be rescued and displaced in case of a natural disaster. It would be difficult to displace bears and walruses that cannot spend overlong time in the sea.
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The banana trade war

 

 

In March 1999, the US imposed fierce trade sanctions on the variety of European goods. This conflict is widely known as “banana wars”, which partially explains what happened between the European and American economies. It all began back in the 1990s when the US first accused Europe of its unfair trade policies. At that moment, European markets offered Caribbean producers of bananas special conditions of trade. According to the Lome Convention created in the 1970s, the EU was supposed to stimulate trade with its former colonies. Under the terms of this convention, Europe offered special conditions for Caribbean importers.
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Effects of overconsumption

 

 

Overconsumption has become such a routine issue that we stopped to analyze our buying habits. America is the first country to be associated with excessive consumption but not the only one predisposed to such behavior. Once the production became easy and lush, we accepted it as a norm. However, it is not a norm. Industries supply us with more goods and make an impression that we desperately need them. In fact, many of them are not necessary at all. Instead of making deliberate choices, we keep buying and stimulate industries to produce even more stuff. Our consumer “self” has become more important than all other values.
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Action on climate change is much cheaper than inaction

 

 

Despite being widely criticized, the existence of Kyoto protocol had its point. After Canada withdrew from the treaty in 2011, its actions were condemned even fiercer than the drawbacks of the protocol. It happened as economists have proven that environmental inaction costs much more than regular measures on tackling climate change. As for now, the Kyoto protocol is terminated, but governments and NGOs need to continue resisting climate change.
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Why is biodiversity so important?

 

 

Preserving biodiversity seems positive both for environmentalists and ordinary people who appreciate the surrounding nature. The hype of industries became notorious for their exceptional ability to destroy the surrounding nature in any possible way. As the technological age proceeds, we notice how our familiar landscapes have changed. Wetlands gradually drain and turfs underneath them become exposed to fire. Species that lived there for all their life migrate or become extinct as there is no place to breed. But the damage is not restricted to wetlands. Destructive processes taking place in all geographical zones bring ecosystems down, which causes greater environmental concerns.
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Corporations and workers’ rights

 

 

 

Environmental integrity is not the only thing for huge corporations to dismiss. Globalization and high rate of unemployment let companies overuse the labor force and violate worker’s rights. Well-known brands such as Coca-cola, Nike, Adidas and many others outsource their industrial facilities to the countries with weak regulations of the labor process. Interests of workers and corporations do not coincide here. Although, citizens of developing countries rarely complain about the conditions imposed by corporations as there is no other way they can earn a living.
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Corporations and environment

 

 

Corporations are the largest business entities in the economy and their activity obviously causes positive and negative effects. Environmental issues are always derived from the damaging effect of the corporations that comes as a result of technological progress. A number of industries involve toxic substances on the stage of production, and many businesses manufacture fully or partially dangerous goods. Addressing the environmental damage brought by corporation is up to the government and consumers.
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Pharmaceutical corporations and medical research

 

 

Giants of the pharmaceutical industry always work for profit. Companies producing drugs clearly improve health and prolong life, but these advantages are targeted merely at people in the developed countries. If you can pay for costly drugs, we will create all types of the medicine you need, so the companies imply. And those who cannot afford an expensive medication will probably remain without a treatment for a long time: the patent law usually forbids creating generics to exclusive drugs for a while. In such context, medical research considered to be extensive remains concentrated on the narrow range of diseases.
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Tax avoidance and tax havens

 

 

Hiding corporate and personal excess wealth from taxation is a common practice for the wealthiest people of the world. America’s largest corporations invest billions of dollars in the offshore business to save money from being taken by the governments. Naturally, the more a corporation earns, the bigger sum is taxed. Top businesses are not interested in sharing their income with governments, and the latter annually bear huge losses in revenue.
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The rise of corporations

 

It is impossible to imagine the world without its numerous corporations that operate at home and internationally. Each company that acts like a single entity and can be recognized by law as a single person is a corporation. Historically, corporations were created by charter, and today a corporate body has to pass through the governmental registration. Corporations are owned either by shareholders (if they issue stock) or by its members (in non-stock corporations). Corporate bodies can be allowed to make a profit, otherwise, they are not-for-profit corporations. Thus, stock corporations have shareholders with limited liability who are legal owners. They do not run the corporation themselves; that is a function of the board of directors elected by shareholders. Being legal persons, corporations may exercise human rights or violate them.
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Is the society still a sexist world?

 

 

Western society is much more flexible in terms of adopting something new than Eastern civilizations, and it became extremely sexist at some point. No one spoke of sexism more than a century ago – it was a matter of fact and a way of social organization. Once many dramatic changes took place in the politics and social sphere, we started to speak of racism, sexism, and many other -isms that insult us every time we enter social interaction. Therefore, our society is not still but already sexist.
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Is social status that important?

 

 

Whether we like or dislike it, many of us are inseparably tied to their social class. Filling out various documents, we frequently have to clarify our place in the social hierarchy just for some statistics. Such occasions remind us that all people are not equal from the very moment of birth.
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People have never been content with what they have in life

 

 

Being satisfied with what we already have is a serious problem for many of us. Parents, teachers, and media tell us to be ambitious and strive to new heights but such a positive motivation can also backfire at us all. Sometimes we have to blame perfectionism for our failures. It is a tricky worldview commonly ingrained to little children together with education. Naturally, parents want their kids to fight for every favorable opportunity to make their life easier, but very few of them really benefit from it. In fact, we tend to suffer from our perfectionist ideas trying to implement them all into life, which is entirely wrong.
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Possibility of having everyone in the world as rich

 

 

Universal equality is an inherent feature of any Utopian land we can imagine. People do not have to survive there and no one can be labeled as the poor. In fact, there is no such category as rich or poor at all. The only problem stops us from calling Utopian land perfect – it does not exist.
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Wealth and happiness

 

 

Materialistic people usually create a strong link between their income and happiness. They are very likely to take enormous efforts to increase their wealth in any possible way. Some other people envy their wealthy peers and suppose they will never become successful without remarkable assets and strong influence. These two groups are often combined by one distinct criterion – they treat money like a privilege that makes all other things right. Probably, they grew up in poverty and promised themselves never to trap into such conditions again. Having become rich, people treat great flows of money like a norm but not like a reward. As materialists become addicted to the constant excess of money, their greed is very difficult to overcome.
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Rainforests and why their destruction should be prohibited

 

 

Deforestation is a problem of new urban areas as well as ancient rainforests that shelter hundreds of unique species. Primates, pandas, wild cats, rhinos, and more animals came to the verge of extinction because of huge tropical forests vanishing in Brazil and Indonesia. The demand for soy and palm oil is constantly increasing, and developing countries try to use their natural resources intensely. Cattle ranching is a very popular form of agriculture, but animals need large farms to be kept at. Rainforests are primarily affected by mass burning that is a fast and efficient way to clear more land for plantations. Clear cutting is another tool of deforestation used for the commercial purposes. It takes more time for people to cut trees one by one but the labor force is always available in developing countries. And it is always more difficult to legally protect forests there.
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Destruction of forests as a crime against the planet

 

 

Deforestation comes as a direct consequence of human habitat. As for now, less than 30% of the land is covered by forests, and this figure continues to decrease. Many developed countries protect their forests with environmental legislation trying to prevent any construction at the territory. It is common to turn forests into reservations so that no industrial giants could use them for financial benefit. Nevertheless, authorities in many countries still overlook the threat posed to their forests and pave the way for industries to develop.  Logging, agriculture, and construction are the prior intruders into the quiet forest environment. Developing countries destroy their forests to create more plantations and they are more vulnerable to illegal logging. Construction is a matter of industrialized countries where authorities frequently allow unique green zones being cut out within cities. Taking into account scarcity of non-renewable natural resources, such actions shall be considered as crimes at least against species inhabiting these forests. The local population, on the other hand, is not always aware of the risks brought by uncontrollable logging as people stand for industrialization that will offer them more jobs.
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GMOs will be the savior of the hunger problems faced by the world

 

 

Whether we like GMO or not, one thing remains solid – it produces a huge amount of crops, far more than domestic consumers need. Millions of hectares of biotech crops go for animal feed and production of biofuel, however, at this point the distribution of GM crops has slowed down. While American companies benefit from cheap and accessible raw material, foreign countries do not stand in line to import GM crops. The EU has strong regulations concerning their products, and some African nations implemented similar policies. They ban growth and import of GM food and try to avoid genetic engineering by all means. Agricultural groups and societies try to invent some new methods to raise plants in their region not to become dependent on GM crops.
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Is Mars considered to be the next destination for humans?

 

 

As many great steps into the exploration of space have been made yet in the 20th century, NASA is not going to stop on where we are now. NASA Authorization Act of 2010 prescribes that a manned mission to Mars is going to happen by 2030. Automated machines have been working on the Red Planet for several decades, and it is the right time for a human to set a foot on it. According to Mars One exploration program, a group of 24 people will be sent to the planet in 2026. People enlisted for the program prepare to set off to Mars for their lifetime. They would like to prove that Earth is not the only planet to inhabit.
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How big is the universe?

 

 

It seems to us that the universe is actually endless like a closed spiral that has no beginning and no end. Can you imagine any sign in the space saying that the universe ends there? Certainly not. The main problem with defining the size of the universe is that scientists can estimate only the observable part of it. As for now, they can look at the area that lies 13.8 billion years away from Earth. It is also the age of the universe, which dates back to the moment just after Big Bang. However, the technology evolves, and it is very likely that the universe is bigger than we expect.
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Ancestry knowledge is essential for healthy living

 

 

Looking back at our forefathers, we wish we were so healthy and energetic. On the other hand, we could never refuse from antibiotics and other modern inventions that prevent us from dying at the age of twenty, but that is a different topic. As a rule, people were healthier before the sedentary lifestyle and electromagnetic radiation became mundane things, and now many people would like to know how their ancestors maintained a satisfactory health without medical advancements.
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Access to free health care should be made available to everyone

 

 

Free healthcare is beyond the capitalist economy but many people who cannot pay for health care services cannot access them at all. In the US, there is a constant debate about a low rate of people with the health care insurance. Those without insurance are much more likely to suffer from risks of costly treatment that is inevitable in case of emergency. As the social gap becomes wider with every year, more people lose their ability to pay for essential services, which is more than disappointing.
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Can man live without eating meat?

 

 

Many vegetarians have shown that human beings can do just perfectly without eating meat. People just replace animal-based protein on plant-based one and get rid of the fear to take in too much cholesterol and carcinogenic substances. Nevertheless, not all nutritionists agree that this approach is exceptionally healthy. Some people may feel great refusing from meat while the others cannot. And here is the most reasonable solution to the dietary wars – people have to find out which type of food makes them feel terrible and simply avoid consuming it. If one’s body is intolerant for red meat, it does not mean all other people feel the same.
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Afternoon nap facilities should be introduced in the working places

 

 

A need to take a nap in the middle of the working day is nothing extraordinary for adults.  Many people spend their working days extremely active managing more than their business duties. Combining work, exercises, some extra learning, eating out at the restaurant and trying to get enough sleep seems impossible to squeeze in 24 hours, but some people can manage that. And it is natural that they regularly become tired. Merely doing one’s job may be enough stressful for a person, not even to say about some extra activities.
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For foreign language to be effective, it should be implemented right from kindergarten

 

 

Considering the opportunities for education of their children, parents frequently stick to the “too young” principle. Too young for having responsibilities, or too young for sex education, children are frequently prevented from learning something important due to the overprotective instincts of their parents. In many cases, these instincts appear to be wrong. At least, with the foreign languages.
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Education and its importance in the development of a country

 

 

The quality of education directly determines the development of the society. From primary and secondary school to college and university, young people acquire knowledge that will help them to prosper in the future. All in all, prosperous individuals make up a blooming country. Besides schooling, a lifelong learning matters a lot to becoming a successful personality. Conditions emerging in the real life require such a comprehensive experience that is impossible to receive in the classroom.
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Is the current education system relevant?

 

 

Years ago, education was possible to obtain only in the classrooms with the access to respectable teachers and huge libraries. Printed books were the only credible sources of information, and achieving a brilliant education was possible only for those who sat long hours in the library. Today we have a similar mode of education despite the fact that the world of information has changed so much. E-books and apps succeeded printed copies, and libraries gradually transform into museums as most people prefer to use digital devices. Watching videos, reading online media, and passing courses online, people started to learn faster and more efficient. But the system of education stayed rather immune to innovation.
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How important is the education on patriotism?

 

 

Developing the sense of patriotism is crucial for building a democratic society. In its broader sense, the word “democracy” means not only love to one’s motherland but also devotion to its welfare and a strive to work on its improvement. Ingraining these qualities to students shall be one of the prior goals for teachers who have to raise socially tolerant and politically active citizens. Educating patriots is also a task for parents. They are the first people to explain to their child what this word means and give examples.
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How does one build self – esteem?

 

 

Low self-esteem may be a chronic problem that accompanies people for the life. Sometimes, one does not even realize that they have a low self-esteem and think that being critical is a normal thing. However, it may be abnormal to feel like a loser every time when nothing really critical happens. Excessive focus on negative things and refusal to accept compliments are another symptoms of low self-esteem. Chronic nonacceptance of one’s own achievements has several reasons. First, negative childhood experience certainly undermines self-esteem. If a person had demanding parents who never really praised their child, there is no other way but to grow into a self-critical individual. Next, the strive to perfectionism does no good to personal well-being. Perfectionists never forgive their own mistakes and store negative experience inside. Therefore, self-esteem is built yet during the childhood under the impact of parents.
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What is the reason why people don’t live up to their full potential?

 

 

As children grow up, they do not think much about self-actualization or becoming experts in what they are the best at. Reaching the middle age, people start thinking whether they have implemented their unique qualities in life. In most cases, people find out that years have been spent in a vicious cycle of daily routine that was never broken. Having a job that does not bring satisfaction by no means can count as reaching one’s full potential. So why do these people ignore the calling of their heart and abandon activities they are really good at?
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Will cloning mean the end of morality in the world?

 

 

Trying to solve the problem of hereditary and chronic diseases, scientists referred to the advancements of genetics. After a successful experiment with sheep conducted in 1997, they decided to make use of human tissues for transplantation and growing organs. While cloning an entire human has serious ethical objections, the procedure is officially banned in most countries of the developed world. Nevertheless, cloning human tissues to provide organs for medical purposes can be easily justified by public. Stem cells research is not fully devoid of ethical concerns but its application carries mostly positive implications about the procedure.
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Do alternatives related to evolution exist?

 

 

Speculating about the cause behind the existence of the universe, the most sensible and realistic explanation belongs to evolutionists. More than a century ago, Darwin’s theory was criticized and treated as a nonsense, but today the situation has changed dramatically. Supported by the vast scientific evidence, the theory of evolution through natural selection has won a broad acceptance and understanding in Western societies. In general, the theory looks quite logical and coherent, unlike several alternatives that have no scientific proof behind it. Theories such as Intelligent Design or Morphic Resonance do not sound persuasive, not even to talk about Creationism that has nothing to do with any kind of science. Nevertheless, more than 40 percent of Americans are claimed to believe in Creationism.
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Are we slowly getting swallowed with our own arrogance?

 

 

Vanity makes us look so confident and attractive in our own eyes, but it also induces others to shut us out. In order to interact easily and have fun, the community expects individuals to be easy-going and open to the others. Arrogant people, in most cases, do not strive to get on with the others considering themselves one step above their peers. However, the desire to be head and shoulder above someone does not make us such, quite on the contrary. Being dazzled with our virtues, we become unable to see the same qualities in the others.
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How can parents nurture talent?

 

 

It is true that all kids are born talented. Every single child possesses a hidden potential to some sports, arts, or science but not all parents can recognize what is so special about their kids. Many adults look for talents similar to that of their own and become disappointed when they cannot find any in their offspring. Instead of developing non-existent talents, parents shall better search for unique features in children, and it will require more efforts than parents expect.
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Should we reward our children for good conduct?

 

 

Praising children for doing something right seems very natural for parents and teachers. How else could we make our kids learn and cooperate as we want? Even some small intangible rewards may create a strong motivation and urge the child to meet the standards imposed by adults. Developing this type of motivation is highly important as it helps children understand that every their action will receive some response from other people, and everybody would like that response to be positive.
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Advertising of alcohol and whether it should be prohibited

 

 

Campaigns aimed to restrict advertising of alcohol frequently bump against the resistance of manufacturers. Companies producing spirits are large concerns that cannot allow themselves to lose advertising space or time in the media due to some standards imposed by the government. At the same time, the government is not always interested in damping sales of alcohol as it is directly reflected in the decrease of excise duty. Nevertheless, selling spirits and tobacco production shall not be treated as a mechanism of gaining profit. This type of business is potentially harmful to the consumers, consequently, it shall face more regulations restricting the impact of the manufacturers.
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July 4, 2017

What should be done to improve the police force?

 

 

Every now and then we can hear about new armed conflicts between civilians and the police taking place in some of the states. There is even no need for civilians to provoke the police officers as they are entitled to fire if the other side is carrying guns. However, more and more incidents are becoming deadly. Inhabitants of city slums, especially African Americans, are most likely to be killed in police shootings, which naturally raises concerns in the society. Civilians gradually lose their trust to the law enforcement officers and provoke more armed conflicts.
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Military service: should it be compulsory?

 

 

In many countries, military service is a duty of all males aged 18. Some nations still have not decided whether they really need the national army compulsory for all. From the point of government, involving all young males into the service is a key for future safety and security. In case of a military conflict, countries with the mandatory service have a very long list of trained candidates to be enlisted. On the other hand, compulsory military service is disadvantageous for young men and their families, in the first place, because they can be involved in a combat against their free will and then because it distracts them from obtaining higher education or making a career. At this point, social good and personal advantage come in different directions – while the society may benefit from every man being a potential soldier, men do not appreciate the state making such critical decisions about their future.
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The most suitable age for voting

 

 

Low turnover of voters is a huge problem for the US and a range or other Western countries. People who are entitled to vote are not interested in declaring their political position, which gives a room for corruption. Several governments have considered the possibility to expand the right to vote up to 16-years-old teenagers. Some politicians, social activists, and parents see it as a risky option because they do not believe in teenagers realizing all the responsibility of voting. It will be easier for political candidates to manipulate naive and hot-headed teens who frequently make decisions without a proper thinking. Nevertheless, some part of society is quite positive about lowering the voting age and, perhaps, they have a point.
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The possibility of eliminating judicial errors

 

 

Fair justice is a basic human right secured in most constitutions of the world and international legal documents. Nevertheless, intentional or unintentional violation of this right is a common fact. A failure to achieve fair justice results from the impact of numerous judicial errors and unfavorable external circumstances that impede the court from delivering a fair judgment. In most cases, judicial errors happen because of judges carelessly performing their duties or lacking job experience. Besides, they may lack knowledge of the procedural law and appropriate moral qualities necessary to make fair decisions. On the other hand, flawed evidence and witnesses to the case may greatly mislead the justice. Corruption and judicial stereotyping do not enhance making fair decisions either.
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Is pacifism a utopia or the real way to peace?

 

 

After the twentieth century was shaken by World War I, people did not expect to see any conflict like this again. Nevertheless, social and political realities continued to cause conflicts within the countries and on the international scale. Thus, World War II loomed the breakdown of colonialism and redistribution of the influence in the world, and even the establishment of United Nations Organization did not halt military conflicts. The movement for peace that became especially strong after World War II was stimulated by the philosophy of pacifism that saw the word as a place where all people can resolve their conflict in a peaceful manner. Pacifism rejects an armed intervention and violence in general. Christianity is one of the religions that distinctly calls for pacifism in Holly Scripture.
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Can online friends stick by you even in harsh times?

 

 

Due to the fast growth of social networks, people have more opportunities to enjoy social interaction. While finding friends offline requires taking more efforts, peers from social networks are always there. However, no one knows for sure whether such friendship will last for a long time if one of the friends needs real help or support. Presumably, online friends do not feel such a great devotion to each other as peers in the real world do.
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Do firewalls assist in preventing bad content to the users?

 

 

Filtering of the information accessible online is essential in the world where all sorts of content are free to access. Users can filter the information they see utilizing various types of content-control software. It does not come down to firewalls that are the primary means of protecting the computer from malware coming along with downloads and external devices joined to the computer. Browser-based filters are an effective solution that protects users from opening undesirable pages. These are the favorite tools of parents who try to prevent children surfing the pages with age-inappropriate content. Besides, it is more convenient to block inappropriate websites through the browser than using the firewall. Content-limited Internet service providers are another effective tool of control. If parents subscribe to specific providers that involve filtering, they do not need to install any additional filters to restrict the access for their children. Sometimes, filtering is inbuilt in the network or search-engine to protect the safety of users. Such filters frequently block websites with uncertain political, religious, or adult content.
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The unfair presentation of facts by mass media and should it be punishable?

 

Once mass media were the source of information, and the society expected all the facts printed in papers to be true. Gradually, the media companies were purchased by larger enterprises and started to report events from some desirable point of view. But it is not the only reason for flawed presentation of the facts. Frequently, mass media take a biased approach trying to scandalize subjects of their stories instead of providing an impartial evaluation of what is happening. People who read newspapers (printed and online editions), not even to mention the wider range of media, have no influence over these suppliers of information. They can only approve or disapprove of what has been printed and switch to reading some other source if they find a paper or magazine too biased.
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Should parents be on social sites?

 

 

Over the years, parental control has become more advanced, and today it has already leaked into the sphere of social media. Online presence is natural not only for children but for their parents too. According to the statistics, young and middle-age adults make up the majority of Facebook users as the younger generation gradually turns to alternative social networking websites. Nevertheless, the fact remains solid – children under 6 years surf the net independently, and many of them have an account on social networks by the age of 10.  Parents, in their turn hesitate whether to befriend their children on the network or not – online privacy is a delicate issue, especially for kids.
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How are psychology and music connected?

 

 

Music psychology is a social science that was derived to explain processes of creation and perception of music by the listeners. Apparently, music makes a particular impact on the listeners depending on the setting and the type of music played. Having investigated the effect music makes on consumers, employees, patients with mental disorders, and students, psychologists determined which type of music will be appropriate in different social environments. Results of such studies are interesting not only to psychologists but also to musicians, marketing specialists, and many other experts willing to enhance the success of their business with the help of music.
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Why is gothic art considered as evil art?

 

 

Manifestations of the so-called “evil art” can be found within the contemporary goth subculture that emerged in the 1980s. The subculture is filled with the attributes conveying the spirit of death and suffering. It drew inspiration from music, literature, and films with the atmosphere of horror. Yet before present-day goths borrowed their image from the nineteenth-century art, the term “Gothic” referred to the art that originated from the medieval culture of barbarian tribes.  Northern Germanic peoples called the “Goths” invaded the territory of the Roman empire yet in the fourth century AD, and the classical Greco-Roman style was shifted away by extreme and uncontrollable Gothic style in the twelfth century. Visual art of this late Medieval epoch was characteristic with distinct caricature-like and grotesque features. Gothic style combined the representation of God’s presence with picturing older Pagan characters, which looked like an expression of evil to the society of classicism. Apparently, the apocalyptic mood of the epoch greatly influenced future generations that used Gothic imagery to create a new “evil” art.
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How can artists market their work?

 

 

Just making art is not the prior aim of any artist. Self-realization can be achieved only if their art gets a response from the broader audience and, desirably, is sold out. After all, many artists decide to earn a living with their artwork and need it to be as profitable as possible. Marketing one’s artworks may be weird to people who are concentrated merely on creating art but hiring a marketing specialist costs extra money that artists may lack. At the same time, artists may learn some strategies that will help them to promote themselves.
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What are the challenges faced by artists?

 

 

In the time of mass media ruling the world, people seem to be interested in art, which creates better opportunities for those who produce it. Despite an increased demand, artists face a range of difficulties on their way to becoming famous. In the first place, every artistic profession has its own peculiarities, and a lot still depends on the artist themselves. Painters may have difficulties with exhibiting, making people like their works, and selling them. Designers, just as entrepreneurs, find it hard to open their atelier because they have to pay bills while the new collection is being in progress. Besides, there are problems common for all artists such as getting enough promotion, finding clients interested in their art, and the most crucial – making a living out of art.
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Does art pay?

 

 

Most children who revealed an extraordinary creative potential yet in their early years were certainly told that art is not a profitable profession to make a decent living for a person. While world-famous artists normally earn an entire fortune for a concert or exhibition, the young generation is commonly discouraged from starting a career in arts. In the first place, parents believe that it is a risky path, and they are right. Many creative professions work on the principle “winner takes it all”. Nearly one percent of all artists really prosper due to their professional activity, which does not refer to the rest. Young singers or actors may face numerous challenges and eventually will not rise to a real star while painters commonly need to invest some of their own money in the promotion of their art.
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Is there gender discrimination in religion?

 

 

Gender roles are very old and lasting stereotypes that were incredibly strong in many societies of the past. Male domination was supported not only by profound traditions but also by religious scriptures that emphasized the inferior role of women at the very least.  Sex segregation is common to many religions, especially to Abrahamic religions such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The texts of Torah, Bible, and Quran do not recognize a woman as a person capable of functioning without a male guidance. Obedience is a very important quality in the religious context, and woman’s obedience to her man is integral to being obedient to God.
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Marriage life: does it lead to a routine?

 

 

Sooner or later, bright and blissful romantic relationships turn into a long (or sometimes not very long) marital engagement. At some moment in their life, a couple decides to become spouses, run a joint household, have children, and share many other aspects of the life in marriage. In a while, many spouses find themselves stuck in a daily routine instead of enjoying many beautiful years living in a marriage. Unable to solve problems that keep on piling, spouses decide to abandon dying relationships getting a divorce. Nevertheless, remarrying people frequently experience the same problems as in their first relations and take marriage certificate as a ticket to the boredom.
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Is polygamy or polyandry a form of relationship?

 

 

Having multiple wives or husbands is not practiced in the Western societies nowadays but it was the way many ancient societies functioned. Polygyny was much more common than polyandry, which means that some societies allowed and even encouraged men to have multiple women. Today Islamic countries restrict a number of potential wives to four, however, earlier polygamy functioned mainly for survival. Tribes with fewer males than females had no other choice but to boost the number of surviving children through matching a single man to several women. The need for survival has gradually vanished, and polygamy remained to be a part of the religion.
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Is politics an art?

 

 

Taking into account a vast interest in politics that evolved over the last decades, the process of policy-making transcended the area or governance. Today policy is not only about decision-making; it is also science, art, and philosophy that shape our everyday life. Due to the fact that politics closely interacts with social and economic sciences, the term “political science” became widely accepted. The notion of political art, in its turn, is used to describe the impact politics has made on society. This impact is usually expressed through many other forms of art such as movie, literature, painting, graffiti etc. The process of governing may also be an art; it includes the mastery of politicians in terms of their rhetoric, persuasion, and manipulation.
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Advantages and disadvantages of conservatism

 

 

A clash of conservatism and liberalism in the American policymaking was meant to keep the balance between old trends and new ways in the social and economic life of the country but, in fact, it merely enhanced conflicts between adherents of the two political clans. Conservatism is not an ideology but rather a philosophy that has been used to characterize a broad range of views since the early nineteenth century. The main feature of conservatism is the maintenance of traditional institution, directions in policymaking, existing social trends, everything that has proved itself efficient in the course of history. The aim of the conservative ruling is the promotion of stability and continuity of processes inside the country.
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How do politicians gain influence?

 

 

The mechanism of gaining influence over others is not as simple as it may seem. In organizations with the traditional hierarchical relation, the influence belongs to people on the top. They define aims and tasks for their subordinates, thus, control functioning of the entire organization. However, there are businesses with more linear models of organization. Here people have to gain influence in order to achieve power in their branch.  Similar processes take place in the politics. Many politicians are not born to the ruling dynasty and have to make their way to the top from the basics.
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Do we need cell phones?

 

 

Current obsession with smart phones certainly made us think that owning these devices is a vital necessity. In fact, they can be more or less vital according to our personal needs, and we cannot generalize that cell phones are either expensive toys or a must of the digital age. Some people start a panic discovering that their cell phone is not there while the others struggle to recall where they have put their cell phone a couple of days ago.
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Technology as a thief of creativity

 

 

Lately many people working in creative occupations noticed how difficult it is to stay creative and find out something one-of-a-kind. Several factors are damaging our creativity – new school system, economy, and technology with numerous gadgets that come along. They make us refuse from taking creative risks for the sake of stability and predictability even if most of us are still capable of inventing unique objects. In the first place, schools make children afraid of making mistakes – most statements that are not right shall be definitely wrong and do not deserve a chance for existence. From the other side, parents encourage children to earn qualifications they are not interested in, thus, abandon their creative potential for the sake of profit. No doubt, children grow frightened of making a step aside from the path in front of them.
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Can the chip control the mind too?

 

 

The abilities of human brain are supposed to be broader than we know not only from the perspective of neuroscientists. A range of high-tech companies are currently working on developing brain implants for various purposes, in the first place, for tackling diseases. By 2020, firms promise to develop chips that will connect the brain to the internet and manipulate with a cell phone, laptop, or tablet merely using human brain. Potential benefits are fascinating but customers are anxious about safety of their brain in the first place. With the digital devices controlling our brain, the intervention of malware is a serious threat.
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Is this the age of digital explosion?

 

 

No doubt, digital explosion is the most significant technological achievement of the twenty-first century that has been done so far. Most pedestrians in the streets seem to communicate per cell phone or tablet, benches in public places are occupied with people surfing the net on their laptops, and joggers are equipped with their GPS sports watches. People submerged in their digital devices do not pay attention to the surrounding traffic listening to music in their iPods and occasionally bumping into other pedestrians. Even individuals indifferent to the latest technology are gradually surrounding themselves with newer models of smartphones and portable devices.
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In the time of impressive scientific advancement, we expect robots to come and rescue us from our daily routine. If only there was someone to do the cooking, cleaning, dishes, and laundry for us we would definitely become happier. At the same time, someone can imagine a society submerged in gaming or social networking just because a smart machine is doing all duties for them. But is such a prospect likely to happen in the future? And what other disadvantages can come together with robots?
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Are mobile phones killing authenticity?

 

 

In the era of expanding social media, people experience a pressing need to write posts in the social media or upload pictures about everything they do in the real life. The constant process of creating and transmitting information is enhanced by the presence of cell phones that allow observers to comment on events straight after they have happened. Besides, it is important to monitor reactions of the others and take sides in the discussion of controversial questions. And these days people are also very likely to be posted about. Hanging out with friends or participating in public events, they get ready to be on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram the next day and probably be a little ashamed of what they have done or said. Such an outcome is inevitable in the environment where every our step can be documented with a cell phone.
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Will there come a time when there will be no innovation and technological advancement?

 

 

We have already accustomed to call the twenty-first century the era of technological breakthrough. Innovations in computing, robotics, genetics, energy development predict a fantastic future for us,  from the ability to create superhumans to making trips to Mars. Once technological advancements skyrocketed, people expect scientists to keep pace with the previous generation and push innovation forward. We do not believe that one day all the progress will come to the line where it just stops for a while. Nevertheless, it would be ambitious to assume that the advancement in technology will never retard, which is more, it might be happening right now.
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Where does golf get its revenue?

 

 

Most people who have a basic idea of what is golf understand that it is a huge business as well. Looking at those nicely trimmed courses and generously sponsored TV competitions, we can imagine the value of prizes for the PGA champions. In 2015, the first prize in the Championship reached $1.8million, which was more than in the previous years. The increase is explained by the increased interest of television and involvement of generous sponsors who would like to advertise themselves to the richest people across the world. Despite many people take interest in golf, only the rich are likely to become a part of this billion-dollar industry.
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