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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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In the movie Somewhere Between (Linda Goldstein Knowlton, 2011) Linda Goldstein Knowlton portrays the life of adoption through the eyes of four teenage girls struggling to know their past. As Haley searches for her parents Linda follows her experience to understand each and every struggle she faces and how she will overcome them, in order to  provide answers for her daughter Ruby who will eventually face the same struggles.

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In the film Somewhere Between (Knowlton, 2011), adoption across international borders for instance, China and the United States, is a process that depends on multiple fictions. The young girls at the orphanages are given a random birthday, rarely no biological roots or relatives that could have taken care of them, and usually labeled as young as possible so international adopters like the American families in the film are willing to adopt these young girls so they can raise and watch them grow up. As a result of the falsification of records through the Chinese adoption agencies, this causes for the four girls as they grow up in America with their adoptive parents to wonder who they are, and what their biological roots are. This produces controversy within the girls as whether to keep the fiction of their unknown past alive or to seek and discover who they really are and find out where their biological family remains.

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Antonia Biggs & colleagues (2013) constructed and analyzed the results of a study determining reasons why women have abortions. During this study they interviewed  954 women from all over the United States. These women were placed in an exam room for 40 minutes and asked one question, for what reason did they decide to have an abortion? Many women found it hard to identify one solid reason for making the choice that they did. They often provided multiple reasons. When analyzing the data gathered they found there was a wide range of answers given.

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SUDEP, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. Epileptics are at much greater risk of sudden death than the rest of the world and a possible cause may be the medicine made to help with their seizures.

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An important social issue is approached in the Article of BBC News about women security. In India, rapes were current and brought huge protest during recent months. Surya Velamuri, Else Disilva, Saloni Malhotra and Aditya are four professionals who created the website providing a "crowd-sourced" map of sexual harassment, demonstrating safe and unsafe across Indian cities. This website is an interactive map allowing participation of women in the entire world of the most unsafe places across Indian cities.

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Teenage pregnancy numbers are way too high!

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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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Actually in Greece, it is said that seven young people entering on the job market out of ten will be unemployed. At the moment, it represents the highest unemployment level in Europe with a percentage of 62.4% of young adults between the age of 16 and 25. This period of unemployment is caused by the financial crisis that, as we know, affected Greece gravely since around 2010. As the author said, it is now doubly stressful to finish school by seeing what awaits them on the job market when they need to work and study hard for their final exams.

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Underage drinking in college is a very common but very serious matter, binge drinking in particular. The amount of alcohol related deaths in the past year remained the same even though the number of students consuming alcohol decreased. Teachers, parents and even the government notice how dangerous underage drinking has become but know little of what they can do. Some kids are starting as early as high school.

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Neglection of children has shown to cause severe mental health problems. Children all over the world are suffering from developmental problems, anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, and many more. 10 years ago this problem was studied during the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Researchers noticed orphans often faced developmental problems such as difficulty forming emotional attachments. Research then showed that orphans had reduced activity on their brain. Children were removed from orphanages and placed into foster care.

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