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Natural gas glut means drilling boom must slow

Natural gas glut means drilling boom must slow | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
The U.S. natural gas market is bursting at the seams.So much natural gas is being produced that soon there may be nowhere left to put the country's swelling surplus. After years of explosive growth, natural ...
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Bill Would Ratchet Up Repercussions for Cyber-Bullies in Schools

Bill Would Ratchet Up Repercussions for Cyber-Bullies in Schools | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Legislation seeks to criminalize online harassment, require kids and their parents to attend counseling
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New bill seeking to criminalize online harrassment and require counseling for offenders.

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Surge in Synthetic Marijuana Emergency Room Visits Reported in Denver

Surge in Synthetic Marijuana Emergency Room Visits Reported in Denver | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
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Has the legalization in marijuana led to implications of rising emergency visits with synthetic marijuana use?

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Harm can continue even after bullying stops

Harm can continue even after bullying stops | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize bullying when it occurs and to intervene early to stop it because the effects – including worse mental and physical health – can continue for years.
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More implications of bullying even after it stops.

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States combat alarming drug overdose deaths

States combat alarming drug overdose deaths | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 38,329 overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2010. Overdoses are the No. 1 accidental killer of Americans 25 to 64 years old, surpassing even traffic deaths.
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The alarming rates of drug overdoses is screaming for Implication Wheels!

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MLB set to ban home-plate collisions, needs MLBPA approval

MLB set to ban home-plate collisions, needs MLBPA approval | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
As expected, Major League Baseball is moving toward banning baserunners plowing over the catcher at home plate. The final step is the Players Association needs to approve it.
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Major League Baseball should really be doing an Implications Wheel on banning home-plate collisions.

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Disruptions: Social Media Images Form a New Language Online

Disruptions: Social Media Images Form a New Language Online | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
The rising popularity of the image in social media has further transformed the way we share our lives with one another.
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What implications have developed as a result of social medica creating a norm form of language online?

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How Could This Happen To 28% Of Kids On Our Watch?

How Could This Happen To 28% Of Kids On Our Watch? | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
What bullies and the bullied have in common.
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More implications on bullying.  Different implications discussed in this article.

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More diapers, tutoring and pianos: The ripple effects of China allowing more children

More diapers, tutoring and pianos: The ripple effects of China allowing more children | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Shares of baby-formula producers, piano makers and tutoring companies all jumped in China on Monday in the wake of Beijing saying it would ease its one-child limit.
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China easing its one-child limit are already producing interesting implications.

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Next Frontier in the Move to Ban Tanning Beds

Next Frontier in the Move to Ban Tanning Beds | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Sydney While public-health officials in the U.S. consider placing warnings about cancer risk on tanning beds, authorities in Australia are going much further to discourage their use: They are banning the ...
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What are the possible implications of banning tanning beds?  Sydney Austrailia is about to find out...

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Here’s Why Bullies Are Taking Over Your Organization

Here’s Why Bullies Are Taking Over Your Organization | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard plenty about bullies in the workplace. You’ve heard how bad it is.
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The implications of organizational bullying.

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2 girls arrested on bullying charges after suicide

2 girls arrested on bullying charges after suicide | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Florida authorities have arrested two girls -- as and 12 -- on charges of felony aggravated stalking for allegedly bullying a 12-year-old girl who jumped to her death last month from an abandoned cement factory tower.
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More and more implications of cyber bullying continue to ripple...

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Social-Media Schooling Is on the Rise – But Is It Necessary?

Social-Media Schooling Is on the Rise – But Is It Necessary? | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
The University of Florida is offering a graduate program dedicated to social media -- but is a degree necessary?
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The implications of offering programs based on "social media"

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Bullying Prevention May Have Unintended Consequences

Bullying Prevention May Have Unintended Consequences | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
School-based anti-bullying initiatives have become standard across the country, but a new study finds that the programs may increase the risk that a child may
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Even the prevention of bullying carries "unintended consequences"

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E-cigarettes' growing popularity poses danger to kids

E-cigarettes' growing popularity poses danger to kids | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Billed as a safer, cleaner way to get a nicotine fix, electronic cigarettes are surging in popularity.
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Safer and cleaner?  But does this pose a threat to kids?

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School ditches rules and loses bullies

School ditches rules and loses bullies | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Ripping up the playground rulebook is having incredible effects at an Auckland school.
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The implications of ditching rules appears to be helping with bullying.

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House Advancing Bill To Help Identify Trends In Bullying

House Advancing Bill To Help Identify Trends In Bullying | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Lawmakers believe a reporting mechanism on bullying incidents will allow policymakers and educators to better identity trends and allocate resources.
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What implications will develop after the advancement of this bill to help identify trends in bullying?

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New Concerns About E-Cigarettes After Kids Drink Nicotine

New Concerns About E-Cigarettes After Kids Drink Nicotine | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Anna Kooiman reported this morning on new concerns over electronic cigarettes after kids were poisoned by drinking the liquid nicotine that comes with the devices. In addition, dogs are also at risk if they get a hold of one of the devices and chew on it. Teens have reportedly been drinking the nicotine on purpose in some instances, mixing it with energy drinks to get a quick high.
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E-Cigarettes seemed like such a simple decision; however we continue to see some implications smoke out.

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Chick-fil-A® Foundation | Supporting youth and education

Chick-fil-A® Foundation | Supporting youth and education | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

EVERY 26 SECONDS A STUDENT DROPS OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL IN THE U.S.

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What are the implications of Chick-fil-A foundation supporting youth and education?

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Hookah Use is on the Rise and Surrounded by Myths and Misperceptions

Hookah Use is on the Rise and Surrounded by Myths and Misperceptions | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
A nonprofit organization working toward a vision where all teens and young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.
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What are the implications of the use of hookah on the rise?

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Is Anonymous Social Media the Answer to Cyberbullying?

Is Anonymous Social Media the Answer to Cyberbullying? | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
By removing user identity, Whisper helps people share secrets they wouldn't be comfortable sharing with anyone else in the world under normal circumstances.
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The implications of anonymous social media and the influence on cyberbullying.

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Horrifying New Knockout Trend Responsible for 7 Deaths

Horrifying New Knockout Trend Responsible for 7 Deaths | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
A horrifying and deadly new trend called the “knockout game” is sweeping country. The “players,” who are usually teens, target a stranger on the street and try to knock the person out with one punch!
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The new "knockout game" trend is unleashing horrifying and deadly implications.

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Are You Ready for the Post-College SAT?

Are You Ready for the Post-College SAT? | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Next spring, seniors at about 200 U.S. colleges will take a new test that could prove more important to their future than final exams: an SAT-like assessment that aims to cut through grade-point averages and judge students' real value to employers.
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What are the possible implications of seniors at colleges taking a test that could prove to be more important than any other final?

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Any Job Recovery Won’t Last Without Fixing the U.S. Education System

Any Job Recovery Won’t Last Without Fixing the U.S. Education System | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
I’ve referenced several times the good work that Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce is doing in predicting the educational preparedness (or lack thereof) of …...
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Big Tobacco airs e-cigarette TV ads as FDA readies rules

Big Tobacco airs e-cigarette TV ads as FDA readies rules | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

Should electronic cigarettes be restricted? The U.S. government is moving toward regulating these battery-powered devices, saying it doesn't know what's inside them nor why some have exploded.

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Looks like the e-cigarette needed more exploration before it was released.  Now the question is should e-cigarettes be restricted?

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'Fat letters' worry students, parents and experts

'Fat letters' worry students, parents and experts | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
A growing initiative by some schools across the country has students and parents up in arms: the schools are measuring students at an annual weigh-in, and sending reports home telling parents whether their child's body mass index is healthy or...
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What are the possible implications of schools weighing students and sending out "fat letters"?

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