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In this article written by CNN staff on October 15th 2013, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the country of Japan.  It was approximately 200 miles away from Japan, located in the Pacific Ocean. About three billion dollars of damages have been evaluated.  This is not the first time that Japan has had huge natural disasters hit them, making many casualties as well. In 2011, an earthquake with the magnitude of 9.0 hit the Fukushima prefectures, with about 15,000 deaths. This has had a huge impact on the country’s economy since they always have to rebuild.

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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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Homelessness is a complex social problem that deals with many social factors and is a problem worldwide. What are the types of problems and how can we fix them?

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Homelessness can start young due to many different circumstances in a child’s life, like being physically abused, neglected by a caretaker, depression, delinquency, substance abuse, and sexual victimization. Research has been done to study and compare stressors that tend to vary according to the position of one in society. This study stresses between children previously living in the foster care system and just living in a dysfunctional family setting. These circumstances can contribute to a downhill slope toward homelessness. Melander and Tyler proposed a research that consisted of two groups (both with and without foster care) of homeless young adults and interviewed 199 young adults in three Midwestern cities. Homelessness was defined as those individuals currently living in a shelter or on the streets.

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In this article found on The Guardian, written by Liz Ford, the situation about young women in Africa is exposed. Actually, it is said that the situation concerning teen marriage and pregnancy is urging, because if nothing is done to help, the high rate of pregnant teen will increase of 1 million from here to 2030. In fact, this situation is highly linked to the unequality of men and women because the 15 years old girls have almost no rights on their mariiage and even their pregnancy. Fortunately, the situation is currently held by the UN and they know what is important to do.

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Throughout the United States, spanking has been amongst one of the most controversial issues when it comes to the specific ways of raising a child. There has been numerous shows on what not to do as a parent when raising one or more child in a household, to in all receive order in the family. Lansford, specifically hints upon the reasons as to why one would decides to externally implement spanking in to the parental decisions. Most believe, that spanking is the only way, if not the best way to raise a child and others think the opposite.

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The stereotype for the average homeless person is an individual that is poorly dressed, often unshaven or in need of a shower, perhaps acting out, asking for food or money or appearing drunk. These characteristics vary among the homeless, some may portray all of the above that display mental disabilities and drug abuse, and some may only be out of a home because they can not afford rent with the job they have. After reading the article “Exploring the Dynamics of Engagement among Homeless Street Adults” I was exposed to the interaction patterns of homeless populations within a given environment.

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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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An article posted on September 11th, 2013, mentions that it would approximately take 25 years for Europe to improve its poverty levels. It was said by Oxfam that by 2025, more than 25 million Europeans will no longer have a proper way of living. It has been also said that the most unequal countries in the Western world are the ones who are affected by austerity.

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The “3 Rs” can be referred to as reduction, refinement, and replacement; these three words motivate researchers to progress towards a decrease of animals used in experimental research. Even though there has been many articles published by some of the scientists and ethicists throughout the years concerning animal lab testing, there has been certain guidelines set that “animal research should proceed based on broad, perceived benefits to human” (Ferdowsian and Beck, 2011). Studies have been shown that questions are beginning to be made about how well the data from an animal will transfigure for the treatment of human conditions.

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Teens all over the United states are getting into bed with potential killers. Tanning beds that is, and increasing their risk of melanoma.

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The “3 Rs” can be referred to as reduction, refinement, and replacement; these three words motivate researchers to progress towards a decrease of animals used in experimental research. Even though there has been many articles published by some of the scientists and ethicists throughout the years concerning animal lab testing, there has been certain guidelines set that “animal research should proceed based on broad, perceived benefits to human” (Ferdowsian and Beck, 2011). Studies have been shown that questions are beginning to be made about how well the data from an animal will transfigure for the treatment of human conditions.

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