Social Issues Essays
- the epidemic of obesity (new)
Throughout the United States, obesity is increasing at an alarming rate. This problem alone may even become the next epidemic and cause for even more problems. In medical terms, obese means extremely fat, and very overweight. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 35.7% of the United States is considered obese. From 1990 to 2010 the United States had a dramatic increase in obesity.
What are the key contributors to that alarming statistic? A few factors come to mind...
Michael, Fresh to his friends, is a strong willed little man, smart and ambitious. He looks after himself; his mother is not mentioned much, his sister Nichole is a heroin addict, and his dad, Sam, has a story of his own. Fresh has learned how to “keep cool…calm, level headed at all situations” (Majors & Billson, 26). He spends majority of his time working for a cross-section of drug dealers with an ultimate goal of making his dream come true—getting out of the ghetto and crossing over the railr...
- business studies assessment 1 prelim
ASSESSMENT TASK #1 – NATURE OF BUSINESS
P2 – Explains the internal and external influences on businesses
P7 – Plans and conducts investigations into contemporary business issues
The NSW government has set the growth and support of businesses in NSW as one of its top priorities for this year. As a result of this initiative, the NSW Department of State and Regional Development has commissioned you to wri...
- Rising trends in studying abroad
Rising trends in studying abroad
The inquisitive nature to explore new fields, cultures and customs backed up by better job opportunities, global exposure and a chance to traverse into new markets has prompted people from all over the world to leave their motherland and study abroad. Globalization, liberalization of rules and improved economic conditions has assisted them to realize their dreams. Recently an upward trend is observed in the number of immigrant students in many of the countries...
- Why Buy Expensive Clothes
Some people buy clothes just for the money they are spending. People say that buying more expensive things make them feel like they are getting a better quality; others just say it is more expensive because it is what is in fashion at the time. Media has shown us that buying brand name clothes makes us cooler or even prettier. It is wrong for the media to be smashing this nonsense into our heads because the more expensive it gets, doesn’t make the quality go up, you can get the same article of ...
- Benefactors of Disaster
The present day Caribbean has changed dramatically from the Caribbean that Columbus sailed over 500 years ago. And then again, maybe it’s not so different. The racial balances of yesterday and today are vastly askew. Before colonization, the indigenous Native American Indians were the dominant figure of the Caribbean population. Now due to slavery, disease, and battles with European settlers, the indigenous have been nearly eradicated, snuffed out. They have been nearly replaced with the descend...
just for the sake of reading
Often we hear of the generation gap that huge gap between parent and child. Young people and adults do not know each other. Parents and children can’t communicate correctly most of the time, sometimes it is because neither knows what the other is interested in. Most of the children live under the same roof with their parents, but they rarely see one another, especially after the teenage years come along, the father always goes to work before the children are awake a...
Why is Marijuana an illegal substance today? With all the research on the benefits of Cannabis as a medicinal drug, why is the government allowing the sale of tobacco - known for its addictive tendencies - and calling Marijuana a “gate-way” drug? Even enforcing strict penalties on all who grow it or smoke/ingest it? To explain why I support the idea of legalizing Marijuana and why I do not agree with it being made illegal in the first place, I first need to provide some background information ...
- Ethical Relevance
As we are growing up we are often told to think and act intelligently. Some examples include behaving when a guest is over, think before you say something, or to make smart decisions. Nowadays how many of us really think or act intelligently? The answer is not a lot. It is astonishing how many of us choose to behave in an inadequate way. There are many factors that mislead us from intelligent thought, some are intentionally and others are unintentionally. An example of intentionally would be wat...
- foot binding tradition
Foot binding was the custom of binding the feet of young girls painfully tight to prevent further growth. The practice is likely originated among court dancers in the early Song dynasty, but soon spread to upper class families and eventually become common practice among all classes in China at that time. Although it was banned nearly a century ago by the Chinese government and now seen as barbaric, the practice took years to die out, and few of its victims mostly far older than 70 years ...
- significant role exit experience
Ratio of men and women according to birth order in China.
Birth Order In Urban Areas In Rural Areas Overall
First Child 1.13 1.05 1.06
Second Child 1.30 1.23 1.24
Third Child 1.09 1.29 1.28
Fourth Child or More 1.19 1.32 1.31
Average of all Birth Order 1.16 1.15 1.15
The effect of the policy on the sex ratio has received much attention. According to the latest figure released by the Chinese authorities, the sex ratio has reached 117 boys to 100 girls. In rural a...
- Behaviors and Strategies for the Home and School Setting
Olivia is a 2 year old girl who is struggling to learn how to express herself and to control her emotions. As such, she displays inappropriate behaviors such as to bite another person in order to express her anger. Therefore, it is necessary to adopt strategies to help Olivia to control her current developmental problems so as to ensure that she can be develop healthily and display the right behaviors. This paper will discuss the ways in to h...
- Behaviors and Strategies for the Home and School Setting
The Final Paper will illustrate how Family-Centered Program theories and concepts support the early childhood classroom and the child’s family.
The Family-Centered approach believes that family involvement matters for a young child’s cognitive and social development. The Final Paper should address the following question:
How do educators and parents encourage desired behaviors from pre-school-aged children in both the pre-school and the home setting?
- The Herring Crisis
The Herring Crisis
It is safe to assert that in October 2008, Iceland as we knew it changed overnight. The fall of the banks initiated an economic crisis that almost four years later is still afflicting the nation. Crisis can be defined as a time when conditions in a certain domain degenerate to a level far worse compared to what they have been like for several years or even decades (Jón Óttar Ragnarsson 11). Observing history these “good” and “bad” times seem to take turns at regular interval...
Individuals and/or Families below the Poverty Level
Poverty has been a social issue for many individuals and families throughout the centuries, and it continues to be a serious social problem in modern day. The two main issues that contribute to families remaining below the poverty level are lack of education and lack of jobs that provide adequate income. The lack of education and low incomes are factors that affect poverty because individuals and families cannot make enough money to chang...