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All around the world, countries set a certain age limit in order to control the consumption of alcohol of younger people.  In the United States, the minimum limit drinking age (MLDA) is 21 years old and has been that way since 1984 when Congress passed the National Minimum Age Drinking Act. Recent disagreements on possibly lowering the MLDA in the U.S. was brought up by numerous college presidents throughout the country seeking it to be reduced to 18 years of age.

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From someone who never had to defend his sexuality, it might be hard to figure out why Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities take so much importance into claiming their rights and equality. Legalization of LGBT marriages and unions is something relatively new, or not achieved yet, and is subject to various controversies. Resources of today, such as media, help LGBT communities to get out from the shadow, express their opinions and claim for their rights, whether news are showing LGBT people with a positive of negative connotation.

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With the start of the 21st century, Americans found themselves targets of negative stereotypical depictions regarding their weight struggles. The arrival of the technological era has drastically modified people’s lifestyles and daily physical activity (Cha), especially of those who live in a country whose economy is thriving. Furthermore, in 2012, a study was conducted and found that over 67.6 millions of Americans were living with obesity, in addition to many more who were defined as overweight (Cha).

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Every year since 1929, the Academy Awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognises excellence in cinematic achievements (best actor, best picture, best screenplay, etc.) in the film industry. For actors/actresses, producers or others, receiving this prestigious award means a great recognition of a job well done. It usually translates into better scripts, better pay, more offers, marketing opportunities for future movies and so on.

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