We live in a society that drinks heavily, and this influences teens. Most Americans use alcohol to celebrate wedding anniversaries, to welcome the New Year, and to enjoy many other special events. Alcohol is a legal drug for people over the age of twenty-one. By the time most teens reach senior high school, nearly all will have faced a choice about whether or not to take a drink. Although this drug is illegal for teenage use a large percentage of teens use alcohol. Many teens die...
- Education: Changing For The Future
Education: Changing for the Future
During the past few decades we have seen a shift from Industrial work to Information technology work. Recently our country has just recovered from an economic depression. This depression was a "wake up call" for many people, as they saw highly educated professionals loosing their jobs. Why, were these educated people loosing their jobs?-Did they break the rules, not get along with their bosses, or loose their cool? No, they did not have the flexibility, versat...
- Internet Users Turn Addicts
Internet Users turn Addicts
If you're an Internet user, you know who you are. They are among all of us in society, although many may choose to not acknowledge that they too, frequently use the Internet. As I sit here and look across the street, I see a man in front of his own computer; the screen glowing against the window behind him. He does not use his personal computer for work, he is a farmer. He has become what is known as an "Internet Junky".
The addiction begins innocently. At the start...
- The Rain Forest
The Rain Forest
The destruction of the rainforest is a problem that the people of the
world can not continue to ignore. 14 percent of the Earth's land used to be
covered by rainforests yet this number has dropped significantly to only about 6
percent (http://www.ran.org/ran/info_center/index.html). Rainforests provide
the people of the world with many necessities, some of which would no longer be
available if rainforests did not exist. In the last 50 years, rainforests have
- March 16, 1999
March 16, 1999
Is Monogamy the Best Form of Marriage?
In the United States, marriage is a commitment two people make for the rest of their lives. The average American marriage lasts seven years. Well over half of all marriages end in divorce (Francouer, 72). Statistics in the infidelity have rose fifty percent since the 1970s and is rising all the time. The divorce count in this country is now up to one out of every three-marriage end in divorce. Serial polygamy is a common lifestyl...
- Impeachment Of The President Of The USA
Impeachment of the President of the USA
In the hallways of the Smithsonian, two moralists are debating the impeachment of the President of the United States of America, Mr. William Jefferson Clinton. One is clearly Anti-Clinton (AC) the other, a Democrat (DC), is not so much for him as he is for the rational and pragmatic application of moral principles.
AC (expectedly): "The President should be impeached".
DC (no less expectedly) ; "But, surely, even you are not trying to imply that he has...
- Cigarettes - Addiction And Product Dangers
Cigarettes - Addiction and Product Dangers
It is clear that businesses have an obligation to inform their customers about their product's ingredients and dangers. Looking at the case of Rose Cipollone we see that she was a heavy smoker. Her doctor's had to remove part of her right cancerous lung and informed her that she had to quit smoking. Unfortunately, she was addicted. Her doctor's removed the rest of her lung that year and she finally quit smoking. She then sued the Liggett Group, the mak...
- F’s For Society Or For Students?
F’s For Society or For Students?
The American education system has been taking some serious hits recently. In an article entitled “What Our Education System Needs Is More F’s,” Carl Singleton suggests that students are merely attending class, but do not complete an acceptable level of learning. Teaching levels are of low quality and impersonal in nature with an emphasis on passing the students from their classroom to the next without ensuring their level of learning meets the minimum requi...
- Social Promotion
Most children are taught since the beginning of their educational careers that they must do well, and succeed if they wish to be acknowledged. There was always a black sheep, some boy or girl, who did not do their work and was held back. Consequently, these children were used as horrifying examples of what could happen. However, was the child really at fault for failing to complete grade requirements, or was the system in which they were taught in error? The evidence available ...
- Child Rearing
In the essay, Bringing Up Children, the author, Ruth Benedict, explores two methodologies of child rearing -- American and Japanese. In examination of each culture’s techniques, we find that they are in complete contrast of one another like their places on earth. Each system exemplifying one side of the extremes. We are left to ponder which of the two ideals are superior. Which arrangement of life will benefit the individual as well as society to a greater extent? The answer...
"You are what you eat", goes a famous saying. And if that is truly the case, then a lot of Americans would appear to be unhealthy, chemically treated, commercially raised slabs of animal flesh. And while that is not a particularly pleasant thought, it is nonetheless an description of the typical American omnivore who survives on the consumption of Big Macs and steak fajitas.
But there are individuals who do not follow this American norm and have altered their diets so that they do not co...
Most people believe that the first REAL proof of alien invasion was that associatedwith Roswell, New Mexico, but some people believe differently. Since the earliest manlearned to paint, there have been pictures of spaceships and rockets on cave walls. Theseflying objects have supposedly brought the message that the world will end in the year 2000,but the same end of the world chaos was experienced just before the year 1000 as well.Irrelevance, however, sets in when we come to terms wi...
- Abortion - Pro-life!
Abortion - Pro-life!
Every day, an overwhelming amount of human beings’ lives are terminated. The culprit: unwanted pregnancies. Many woman are (not by choice), becoming pregnant as a result of unsafe sex, rape, and other things. So what is one to do when they discover that they’re pregnant? They have some alternatives: (1) have the child and raise it (2) have the child, then give it up for adoption (3) get an abortion. Sadly, many women choose alternative three, unaware of what they’re getting...
- The China Syndrome
The China Syndrome
The China Syndrome is about a nuclear power plant in Los Angeles,
California. The Ventanna Nuclear Power Plant came close to the China Syndrome! A
Channel 3 news reporter, Kimberly Wells, and her camera man, Richard Adams,
captured an accident on film at the nuclear power plant that would have caused
the China Syndrome. The China Syndrome could have killed off a place about the
size of Pennsylvania. One of the head operators of the company, Jack Godell,
talked to ...
The official working week is being reduced to 35 hours a week. In most countries in the world, it is limited to 45 hours a week. The trend during the last century seems to be unequivocal : less work, more play.
Yet, what may be true for blue collar workers or state employees – is not necessarily so for white collar members of the liberal professions. It is not rare for these people – lawyers, accountants, consultants, managers, academics – to put in 80 hour weeks. The phenomenon is...