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Growing up in a community where the majority of the people are a certain race—one not of your own—can be very difficult. In some scenarios, being a different race from the community isn't really something pointed out, however in others, people sometimes make it known that your background is not the same as theirs. In the documentary Somewhere Between (Goldstein Knowlton, 2011), a film about four different girls and how their lives have been after being adopted in the U.S. because of China’s “One Child Policy”, being identified solely by your race in a neighborhood is pretty common. The documentary highlights many of the ways that race was the first, if not the only, thing some people saw when looking at an Asian girl in a White community.

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According to the article “Smoggy Beijing sees lung cancer cases soar” in the BBC News, the number of cases of lung cancer in Beijing increased of 50% over the last 10 years. Officials say that the main problem to this cancer issue is principally the fact that too many people smoke, though; the air pollution is also a major factor.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that the air condition they are living in may kill up to millions of people per year, which is huge just because of the air pollution.

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  In countries in the West, a large number of young adults were found who participate in heavy drinking and also don’t have a high education level. The amount of programs designed to help people with this particular problem was very low. To resolve this issue, online programs were created which surveyed the participant and gave opinions on how to resolve the habit. The online programs proved to be beneficial to the participants since they received advice, which increased positive behavior and decreased the habit of drinking large amounts of alcohol.            

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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 explores the tendency of abusive relationships and the battered women that are a result of them. These women are faced with a long road ahead of them of not thinking they are good enough and not being able to find a job. This article explores the options available to them in order to increase the confidence they had before the abuse started.

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A child's poor decision shouldn't haunt them for the rest of their lives, should it?

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  The prosperity of a country depends of how the development of the country. In Brazil most of the citizens don’t have the chance to because they can’t fully enjoy a great educational system.Accroding to BBC news, over the past 20 years, the number of citizens attending school is increasing but yet it is still not enough to remove its place from the rank of the less educated place in the world.  

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Students cheating their way through the learning and education system.

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Teenage pregnancy is an increasing issue in society and everyone has their own opinions about it. But does being in or out of school affect the views of the people?

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