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Being adopted into a family can be a hard obstacle for some kids to overcome. As a baby, being adopted into a family and being raised by that family makes that person a part of that family. Just because they fit in with their families they still stand out in the American culture.

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The purpose of this article is to show the improvements that china is slowly make to improve the living conditions of its population. China Hints that they are planning to make these changes in the next couple of months. One of the main points that is made in the article is that they were going to be less strict about the one child policy. Now, both parents that are an only child are eligible to have a second child.

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            Literacy is a powerful tool. Being able to read and write gives people the tools to get their voice heard and counted, and opens up so many opportunities for them. Unfortunately, many people in underdeveloped countries don’t get the privilege of learning how to read and write. During times of slavery, most slaves were illiterate, and slave owners would not allow their slaves to learn how to read and write, because they knew how powerful being literate is.

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College drinking is a serious problem and is caused by many problems, it leads to excessive drinking and kills many students around the nation every year because of alcohol poisoning.

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Parenting styles are explored to answer the question whether authoritative parenting is more effective in taking care of a child with Type 1 Diabetes than permissive parenting.

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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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This article explains research on underage drinking during adolescent years. The researches tackled factors that protect or risk an adolescent from choosing to drink alcohol. A study was done with 18 youths who were put in 3 focus group interviews. They were asked open-ended questions that addressed the youth’s beliefs about the positive and negative consequences of alcohol use. The researchers used a qualitative research approach to organize their data. Factors such as family, peers, and the media have influences on adolescence when it comes to developing value-based expectations about alcohol use. Parental use of alcohol may result in an adolescent developing positive expectations of alcohol use. Also peer use of alcohol may result in alcohol use because a kid is trying to fit in or look cool around friends. Parental attitudes and beliefs are also seen to give adolescents negative views on alcohol. The media is shown to give adolescents the message that alcohol is acceptable and normal.

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Cancer is something that most people handle with extraordinary care. To top that extraordinary care, it's childhood cancer. This article discusses some common themes amongst families when dealing with a child with cancer. Many challenges arise, and key factors like age & emotional development really can take its toll on everyone in the family. This article takes cancer as a whole and looks at parents’ perspectives of dealing with a child with cancer at various stages, a child/adolescent having cancer, and mechanisms used in the diagnosis of cancer as well as the treatment.

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This article looks at the many issues that teens experience while making their transition into the complex world of adulthood. It looks at their moods and reactions to things that accrue in their everyday lives such as loss of friendships depression or unbalanced anger. Parents are having trouble distinguishing when these outbursts really begin to take a tool on the Childs life, and when it is necessary to seek sources other than themselves for help.

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Dating today has a totally different meaning today than it did 15 years ago. People don’t look for long term partners, or for their future, but for the now. This generation is all about having immediate gratification, not long-term pleasure

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The purpose of this article was to shame with the anti-gay laws in Russia. The main point that the author used to support his idea was that Russia’s failure to honor the Olympic Charter’s requirement of non-discrimination. The author also used Putin denying discrimination against the LGBT people to support his main idea. What makes the issue chosen a social problem is that it affects a group of people.

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This article highlights the scary facts of the most serious eating disorders; anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder. All three disorders are found in various people, and they become uncontrollable by the victim. Individuals who suffer anorexia fear gaining weight, even when they are extremely underweight. They’re self-esteem is damaged and it effects their health and relationships. Victims of bulimia engage in binge-eating and feel completely out of control, they then purge afterward to try to undo their behavior. A person with a binge-eating disorder also uncontrollably binges, but does not use unhealthy weight control options afterward. It is very common that these individuals are overweight or obese.

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