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In this article written by CNN staff on October 15th 2013, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the country of Japan.  It was approximately 200 miles away from Japan, located in the Pacific Ocean. About three billion dollars of damages have been evaluated.  This is not the first time that Japan has had huge natural disasters hit them, making many casualties as well. In 2011, an earthquake with the magnitude of 9.0 hit the Fukushima prefectures, with about 15,000 deaths. This has had a huge impact on the country’s economy since they always have to rebuild.

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The French Island of Martinique, was once made up of a society that thrived on discrimination and competition when moving up in social and economic status, during the 1930’s. In the film Sugar Cane Alley (Euzhan Palcy, 1983,) a young but intelligent young lad known as Jose, goes on an extreme mission to land an education to escape the horrors of the sugar cane fields. His main goal was to better himself which is a common goal that most people around the world try to achieve.

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Growing up in a technologically advanced society has been proven to have some disadvantages. There has been an increasingly large concern over the past decade, on what media has done to people’s self-confidence and their body image. How does media directly affect us day by day? How can we create a solution to this problem?

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Sorority rushing can cause a negative impact on the way one looks at their self-image, creating risks of serious health issues. According to authors Rolnik , Engeln-Maddox, and Miller in their article “Here’s Looking at You: Self-Objectification, Body Image Disturbance, and Soroity Rush,” young women that pledge to a sorority may find themselves faced with self- shame in meeting the stereotypical skinny attractive girls known to be in sororities creating an increase in depression and eating disorders

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In purpose of this article is to bring attention to UNICEF wanting to end female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation is a ritual of cutting girls’ genitals. This ritual is practice by some African, Middle Eastern and Asian communities (BBC New Africa, 2013). One of the main points and certainly needed when trying to understand these communities is the reason behind the ritual. These communities practice FGM with the belief that it protects women’s virginity and woman marriageable (BBC New Africa, 2013).

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  Teen Motherhood and Long-Term Health Consequences

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The article Direct Diabetes-Related Costs in Young Patients with Early-Onset, Long-Lasting Type 1 Diabetes, discusses the issue of the extreme costs of living with Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is the failure of the pancreas to produce the hormone insulin, which lowers glucose levels after consuming sugars used for energy. But how much is it to prevent health risks and to maintain Type 1 Diabetes to be considered a healthy individual

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In an article from the New York Times published on the 24th of september, Jeffrey D. Sachs is discusing a social issue in Africa.

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The Article “Affair of the Lips” written by Walter Chip, describes the powerful effects of kissing on the human mind, body, and the significant other who shares the kiss. The act of kissing activates a flow of neural messages and chemicals that transfer sensations such as; stress relief, sexual eagerness, feelings of intimacy, inspiration and euphoria.

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