Tag Archives: The Big World

Racism

The ability to differentiate oneself from the “other,” which may be something or someone who is dangerous, is part of a set of complex survival skills that evolved to help protect human beings in ancient times. Being able to distinguish between a friend or a foe quickly and to know the difference between a benign

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The Amazing Work of Barnardos in The UK

Barnardos is one of the biggest children’s charities in the U.K. Thomas Barnardo began the charity to help vulnerable children throughout the country and to make sure that every vulnerable child who needed help got it. In 1866 he set out to study at Whitechapel’s London Hospital in order to become a doctor. When doctor

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Civil Rights in America: A History of Highs and Lows

To understand civil rights, especially the history of civil rights in the United States, it is important to understand the concept of human rights. According to the United Nations‘ Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, human rights “are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of

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Boy Stands Up to YouTube Bullies and Gets a White House Invitation

A young man stands up to YouTube bullies and ends up with an invitation to the white house.  Logan Fairbanks is a normal 11-year old who occasionally makes funny videos with his father for his YouTube channel. Knowing that the YouTube crown can often be a tad (or very) cruel, the father tried the monitor

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Static Character Vs. Dynamic Character in Fiction

Static versus dynamic – this doesn’t refer to buzzing with static electricity or being a dynamo. Well, in fiction writing, the dynamic character may actually be a dynamo as he or she learns to change and grow. The static character doesn’t grow. In fact, she stays a bit “stuck” in her personality and reactions to events in a work of fiction.

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What Is Sleeping Sickness?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sleeping sickness is defined as”; microscopic parasites of the species Trypanosoma brucei. It is transmitted by the tsetse fly (Glossina species), which is found only in rural Africa. Although the infection is not found in the United States, historically, it has been a serious public health

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The Girl Effect – What Is It? Should You Support It?

What comes to mind when you think of a leader?  A world-changer?  A person of power?  On a small scale, perhaps a teacher or clergy member comes to mind.  On a larger scale, maybe you think of organizations like The Red Cross, UNICEF, or government leaders.  Not many individuals would first think of the adolescent

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Did Howard Hughes Suffer from OCD?

Howard Hughes was one of the most intriguing personalities in American history. He was an aviator, engineer, and successful business tycoon. He also suffered from a fear of germs phobia and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in a time when these types of mental illnesses were not understood as they are today. The following information describes

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Learn How to Come Out to Your Parents

Coming out to parents can seem pretty scary, and sometimes it is. More and more people are embracing the idea that a lot of people are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transsexual to name a few. But many are still in the dark about being open with sexuality and that can come off as rude instead

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Bullying in Asia: A Message across the Ocean

The concept of bullying is not something you hear of often in most of the Asian countries. The researches that were done on the issue (if any) were not brought to light. Children are suffering from different types of bullying in the schools of Laos, Mongolia, and Myanmar but the world does not know anything

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Where to Find the Best Movie Trivia

Learn Where to Find the Best Movie Trivia Changes in Movie Viewing Many years ago, a movie was released to movie theaters and that was really the only way you could see it.  If you waited long enough, sometime for years, you might actually be able to see old movies on television.  But over the years,

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Fun Facts About the Big Wide World

It is extremely important for children to be able to think on their own. With the increased number of children who are constantly being exposed to video games, smart phones and a host of different television programs that are designed to teach them what to think, it is important that they know how to think

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