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Why Don’t School Buses Have Seat Belts?

I will present the arguments against mandating seat belts in American school buses, while addressing the concerns of parents and others, based on my research. The points I address are: lap belts (as opposed to shoulder belts and the costs of installing them) proven unsafe for small children; “compartmentalization”–the egg crate effect and its proven […]

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The Essentials of Writing Effective Emails

Millions of emails circle the globe every day. So, you might be thinking, “Oh, writing emails is easy.” True, writing an email is straightforward enough. But, if your message is not clear, it’s a quick trip from the inbox to the recipient’s trash. Due to the casual approach most people take when writing emails, the […]

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Plastic Bag Pollution

Every year, around 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. 500,000,000,000. Five hundred followed by nine zeros. That’s a lot of bags. So many that over one million bags are being used every minute and they’re damaging our environment. Significant numbers can be daunting so let’s put it another way. Every man, woman and child […]

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Practical Ways to Avoid Sweatshop Clothing

Perhaps we can’t be superheros and save the world from exploitative, inhumane labor practices, but it is possible in small, realistic ways, to take a stand against such injustices. Whether you are in a small suburban community or cutting edge urban neighborhood, it’s possible to stop supporting sweatshops in many ways. It is unbelievable at […]

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A Guide to Collecting Comic Books

When you decide to read a comic book, you’ll find as many types as you will novels. The comic book medium offers whimsical fun, epic adventure, gritty realism, and everything else you can think of. This article introduces readers to comic books and shows them what to expect when they go shopping for them. It […]

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How to Sell on eBay

Need to make some extra $$$? eBay is a great way to do so without having to empty the garage and set up tables and waste an entire Saturday afternoon or bargain shoppers. You can accomplish the same goal, if not more successfully, by selling your belongings on eBay. You’d be surprised by what the […]

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Inside the Mind of an Abuser: What you Need to Know

The Logic of Brainwashing Abusers use warped logic to brainwash their victims. They use methods very similar to those of correctional officers, who know that to control prisoners they have to have full co-operation. Subversive manipulation of the mind and destruction of the victim are the perfect tools to enable abusers to succeed. The Process of Brainwashing […]

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Growing a Shakespearean Herb Garden

Herbs have been prized through the centuries for their many uses from medicinal to culinary. Tribal peoples and healers learned of their medicinal purposes and passed their secrets on generation to generation. Even today, many modern medicines have a herbal basis. Today, herbs remain popular for use in aromatherapy, natural cosmetics and remedies as well […]

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Recess Cuts: A Growing Trend in the United States

People have often debated how they use the time of children for best. Should children work? Should children study? Should children play? In developed countries, the consensus is that children should study and play. However, the most beneficial ratio of time spent playing to time spent studying is still hotly debated. In recent years, as […]

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