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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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Philippe Lioret’s film Welcome (2009) is a perfect example of social borders being crossed through different kinds of relationships.  One relationship in this movie is between Simon and Bilal and is probably the most unlikely relationship in this movie.  The social norms that have been created between French citizens and the illegal immigrants do not lead to friendships.  The French usually either completely ignore the immigrants or they are brutally and unnecessarily mean to them.  A great example of this social norm in the film is when Simon and Marion were in the grocery store a

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In China there is a steady increase in the aging population. There was a law that said that the offspring of parents that are older than 60 should see that their daily, financial and spiritual needs are met. Also the law now requires people to visit or keep in touch with their parents or risk being sued. This is different than the usual culture because the Chinese are raised to take care of their parents when they are old. Yet this is no longer happening because there are a lot more retirement homes that are affordable as well.

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Mobile phones have had a huge impact on how teenagers socialize with both their peer groups and family members.  This form of communication has changed aspects of teenagers’ everyday social life by building their personal and group identities, their social relationships and social networks, and allows for them to engage in intense social interactions with members of their peer groups beyond parental control.  In the research article “The Impact of Mobile Use on Teenagers’ Socialization” the researchers did an experiment to see how teenagers believed mobile phones impacted how they socialize

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The article of BBC news posted on October 3rd, 2013 is abut the unsafely conditions of work of the citizens living in Bangladesh. In fact, many reports had been done about many fires that happened inmany factories. The last occurred in a clothing factory; only nine bodies on 1000 have been found and recognized. Last November, 112 workers were killed in a fire; 2,500 people were injured in another catastrophe in the Ashulia. The principal cause of these terrible situations is the lack of safety machines that is used in these factories, and had been standardized very poor.

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For my blog research assignment, I chose an article that had to do with the negative stigma of tattooing. Tattoo recipients have been looked at by many people in society as socially deviant because they are going against the norms by cosmetically adding to their natural body. Tattooing, according to this article, is seen as negative behavior and is done by non-conformists. The article indicates that individuals get tattoos for a number of reasons including religious self-expression and having a feeling of power over one’s self and reflect self-concept.

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The problem being discussed in this research article is whether or not using music interaction sessions at a nursing home for senior citizens with dementia along with their reminiscence therapy sessions will help them more than just using regular reminiscence therapy.  The clients that attended the music sessions were chosen by the occupational therapist based on their interest in music (if they have a musical background or not) and their ability to communicate with other clients.  The research team collected data from twelve weekly sessions over a five month time period.  The researchers u

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In a recent article by Kristin Leutwyler (2006) entitled “Dying to be thin” she discusses her own battle with an eating disorder along with information about eating disorders. Kristin had anorexia nervosa as an adolescent and she struggled with it for quite a while, but was eventually able to recover and now lives a normal life. There are three different types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. There are very dangerous effects that these disorders can cause which can severely damage your body.

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In a recent article by Kristin Leutwyler (2006) entitled “Dying to be thin” she discusses her own battle with an eating disorder along with information about eating disorders. Kristin had anorexia nervosa as an adolescent and she struggled with it for quite a while, but was eventually able to recover and now lives a normal life. There are three different types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. There are very dangerous effects that these disorders can cause which can severely damage your body.

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In a recent article by Kristin Leutwyler (2006) entitled “Dying to be thin” she discusses her own battle with an eating disorder along with information about eating disorders. Kristin had anorexia nervosa as an adolescent and she struggled with it for quite a while, but was eventually able to recover and now lives a normal life. There are three different types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. There are very dangerous effects that these disorders can cause which can severely damage your body.

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In a recent article by Kristin Leutwyler (2006) entitled “Dying to be thin” she discusses her own battle with an eating disorder along with information about eating disorders. Kristin had anorexia nervosa as an adolescent and she struggled with it for quite a while, but was eventually able to recover and now lives a normal life. There are three different types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. There are very dangerous effects that these disorders can cause which can severely damage your body.

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There are always two sides of a story. Tanning is one of those. You have the ITA (Indoor Tanning Association) battling the medical professionals on the stance on whether or not tanning is good for you. The ITA is claiming that since cancer is related to lows levels of Vitamin D in the body, tanning in beds and outdoors is good for you since it exposes you to those needed minerals. On the other hand, medical personnel say that the darker one's skin is, the slower the body obtains Vitamin D.

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In the news article ‘’ Europe’s Invisible Children’’, written by Sabine Clappaert in the Inter Press Service, brings up an issue about illegal children immigrants in Spain. Originating in majority from Iraq, Hungary, Romania, Afghanistan and Turkey, those children had little choice but to come to Spain hoping for a better lifestyle. Some of the immigrants come along with their families, some fled their homeland alone.

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