- Scams On The Elderly: Can We Do Anything About It?
Scams on the Elderly: Can we do anything about it?
Scam artists have always preyed on the gullible, but in recent years,
much of the focus of these thieves has been on the elderly. It is quite a well
known fact that the elderly possess the greatest percentage of disposable
income with the least amount of debt. Old people with money. Scam artists
prey upon these people with unrelenting deception. It is not a problem that will
just go away. The problem must be analyzed...
- Petroleum Crisis
Everyone wants appliances such as toasters, microwaves and fridges to be cheap even though they are rich, but what about the poor people or so called middle class. What will they do if the prices are too high to afford? Petroleum is something that we all need to go from place to place, anyways most of us do; four to five years ago, when I first came to Canada, the gas prices were quite low, but in the past 2-3 years, it is still increasing up to date. Prices of toasters and pet...
A minority group is made up of people who share a
common set of cultural or physical characteristics that marks them as different from the powerful dominant group and for which they often suffer social disadvantages, because of their lack of power. As in the case of race and ethnicity, minority group membership is given by society. The most common minority groups are African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Women.
Low status jobs
In 1997 A...
- Garrett Hardin In Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against The Poor
Garrett Hardin in "Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against the Poor"
Garrett Hardin writes about saving the poor in his essay "Lifeboat Ethics:
The Case Against the Poor" found in The Blair Reader. Hardin writes about how
the rich countries are in the lifeboat and the poor countries are swimming in
the ocean. He also writes about how the United States helps other countries.
Hardin feels that if the government keeps helping other countries and letting
people in then America will also d...
- Adolescent Depression
Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, depression in this age group is greatly under...
Here is a number for you: 354,670. That is the number of women that were raped in 1995 (RAINN 1). That is equivalent of one woman being raped every two minutes (RAINN 1). Want more numbers? "In the last two years, more than 787,000 women were the victim of a rape or sexual assault" (RAINN 1). And one more statistic that might get your attention is that only 37% of rapes are reported to the authorities (RAINN 2). Fortunately, there are ways to drastically reduce these numbers. For starters ...
- Effects Of Deforestation
Effects of Deforestation
The subject of deforestation and the effects that it has on the
environment have been heavily debated for a long time; particularly over the
last few years. Governments and large lumber companies see large profits in the
mass deforestation of forests and state that their actions are having few, if
any, harmful effects on the environment. Most people disagree with this and
think that the environmental effects are devastating and will become
Bulimia is an eating disorder marked by consumption of large quantities of food at one sitting, followed by induced vomiting of taking laxatives to get rid of the body food. It usually affects young women, especially adolescents, but is observed in older women and men also. People with bulimia are often obsessed with food and self gratification, and the disorder frequently accompanies Anorexia Nervosa.
Such behavior stems from psychological difficulties involving a compulsive desire...
- Hemp: The Truth About The Earths Greatest Plant
Hemp: The Truth About the Earth's Greatest Plant
In a perfect world there would be a product that could serve as a fuel
source, a food source, a paper source, a textile source, and this product would
be easy to produce in any of its forms. Believe it or not such a product does
exist; it is the plant known as hemp. No tree or plant species on earth has the
commercial, economic, and environmental potential of hemp. Over 30,000 known
products can be manufactured from hemp.
Hemp was a ...
- Violence On TV
Violence on TV
What has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many peoples' living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violence scenes with sometimes devastating results.
Much research has g...
- Pornography In The Media
Pornography in the Media
It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through
the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with
television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular
Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of
its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten
and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is
not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is ...
- Green Laws Boost Clean-up Iindustry
Green Laws Boost Clean-up Iindustry
Engelskaflevering d. 01.09.95
Have companies around the globe really become "house-proud", or is
planet earth just in for a spring cleaning? It is hard to say - but one thing is
for sure; the environmental sector is en-joying a boom. The market for pollution
control technology is on a steep exponential growth curve, which seems to be
interminable. Especially the European companies put down their names for an
immense part of the expansion. But ...
- Skin Care
Throughout the late 1800's and until the present, cosmetics and skin care have been important in the lives of women in America. Certain trends have come and gone, just as some have remained. In the past 100 years, the roles and lives of women have changed drastically, but their cosmetics have always been around. Charm books along with step-by-step manuals give us today a look into the past. Advertisements are also a great source of history. Using these means, central themes in co...
- Women Vs. Men In The Work Force
Women vs. Men in the Work Force
In Mrs. Burrows’ seventh grade English class, I wrote a paper entitled Women vs. Men in the Work Force. I researched for weeks and weeks to get all of the information I could on pay differences, percentages of working women and what jobs they were doing.
In 1988, my paper focused on sexual discrimination and the wage difference. For example, in 1998, “women received 63% of the pay men received for the same job.” I remember finding that out and asking my dad ...
- Death Of A Planet
Death of a Planet
Air pollution is a very big problem in the United States. A large part
of air pollution comes from cars. The Environmental Protection Agency says,
"The most polluting activity an average person does everyday is drive their
car"(1 factsheet OMS-5). Most people probably aren't aware that they are
polluting the environment. Maybe if everyone knew how serious this pollution
problem is, they would find ways to reduce the pollution.
Most pollution that is released b...