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A Nature vs. Nurture Debate: Where Does Music Taste Originate?

A Nature vs. Nurture Debate: Where Does Music Taste Originate? | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Obviously the origin of music taste is a complex and intriguing topic. One of which no hard science exists (none that I have ever heard of anyway). Yet music is a part of all cultures and all people.
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The article entitled ‘Where Does Music Taste Originate?’ is valuable when discussing the nature vs. nurture debate. This article is valuable because it discusses the debate effectively and gives clear examples throughout. For the nature side of the debate, evidence is provided that nature is not a factor of forming an individual’s music taste, as parent and child music tastes generally do not align. The main reasons for this are the generation gap, which is the difference in time of growing up between parent and child; this means a different culture, a different environment and ultimately a different identity upon growing up.  On the other hand evidence is provided that nurture is a factor of forming an individuals music taste, the music children are raised on generally sticks with them and so similarities with the family pop up when choosing music. An example from the article is the journalist and her father overlapping on the music choice of ABBA. Her father was around when ABBA was selling records and therefore the journalist has grown up listening to ABBA. The nature vs. nurture debate is clearly shown through this article and the content covered in it. 

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Instagram account @themurdermall targets homeless and disadvantaged near Surry Hills Shopping Village

Instagram account @themurdermall targets homeless and disadvantaged near Surry Hills Shopping Village | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
An Instagram account making light of homeless and disadvantaged people in Surry Hills has been described by Mission Australia as “heartless”.
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This Article is about a person or group of people who are based in the Surry Hills area of Sydney. The person or group of people have created an Instagram account online that is targeted at mocking and making fun of homeless people around the area. The account has attracted over 2000 followers. The media says the account is 'heartless' and is 'crossing a line'. This account is a clear representation of the ways core concepts can relate to life and the never-ending bullying and cruel ways social media can effect people. A big concept here i think relates is POWER. PEOPLE feel they have the confidence and power that anonymity can bring.

ENVIROMENTS as a concept can be shown in this article too in the way that even though these people are homeless, living on the streets with nothing. Others who have the comfort of a home and enough to at least buy them some sort of device to access social networking sites with are using their spare TIME to make fun of people who are in a completely different kind of environment from them. Physically and maybe even mentally.- Mikayla 3-3-15

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Malala Yousafzai's Nobel peace prize speech lauded

Malala Yousafzai's Nobel peace prize speech lauded | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Malala Yousafzai has lived a life characterised by protest and her stunning Nobel peace prize speech was no different as she took the world to task for pitying "forgotten children" rather than acting to help them.
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At only 15 years of age Malala yousafzai was savagely attacked in an assassination attempt by the Taliban, simply because she wanted to attend school. She is now publicly renowned as an activist for women rights and education. Key concepts that are demonstrated in this article is the use of power, gender, culture, society and persons. 

Malala is trying to utilise her power as a well known activist to try and change these views on gender roles in society, in particular Pakistan. 

- stephanie shalala

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Bali nine executions: Tony Abbott compared to Shylock in campaign to repay tsunami aid

Bali nine executions: Tony Abbott compared to Shylock in campaign to repay tsunami aid | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Angry Indonesians have compared Tony Abbott to Shylock, the moneylender in The Merchant of Venice who demanded a pound of flesh when his rival defaulted on a loan.
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Same-sex marriage: the culture war is over

Same-sex marriage: the culture war is over | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Far from being a protest on the periphery, the concept of same-sex marriage is winning over the conservatives.
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Micro - Level:

Tony Abbott,

Shylock (the drug dealer)

drug dealer's cousin

Australian Prime Minister

Julie Bishop

Sukumaran's brother, Chinthu

Indonesian president

Michael

Vice-President Jusuf Kalla

Meso – Level

Twitter

Kerobokan prison

 

Macro – Level

Australian Government

Indonesian Government

Indonesian Population

 

This article in the Sydney morning herald discusses moral norms in a contemporary society. I think through the use of quotes and acts from different people from Micro, Meso, Macro Level society to show the concept of authorities, person and globalization. Indonesian people were very angry about Tony Abbott asking for repay of tsunami aid. Indonesian people referred Tony Abbott as Shylock because such an unmoral and stupid action.

                                                                                                  Elijah

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Society and Culture's curator insight, February 8, 2015 12:03 AM

In this article about same-sex marriage by the Sydney Morning Herald, it states "the culture war is over", referring to the fact that the Australian society has majorly overtime become more accepting towards the culture of gay marriage.

A survey ran found 54% of those surveyed were in support/acceptance, leaving 33% opposed and the rest of the results unknown.

Seeing a majority of the Australian people are onboard in this day and age unlike the society from over a decade ago, the only thing in the way now seem to be the politicians whose arguments against seem to be decades behind the culture of today.

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Would you do this to your kid?

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GOT a kid who’s causing trouble? This American barber can help.
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This article found on The Daily Telegraph website discusses the implications that parents take when a child has misbehaved too many times. The mother of a disobedient child took him to a local barber and gave him a "Benjamin Button" look. The author of the article discusses the idea of obedience by humiliating kids. The authority and power of the parent has had a major influence in this story as the child has no say in the matter and the physical identity of the child has been changed. People could argue the facts that this is similar to the dispute over whether smacking children when they act inappropriately  is appropriate. The emotions of the child towards being humiliated have been argued and being socially unaccepted and teased would also be a factor. Of course, this is part of the discipline and was intended but way have been taken too far, maybe further in time in the later years, this will be socially accepted and will be a common way of disciplining misbehaved children.

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Kids React to Gay Marriage - YouTube

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This video is about showing kids a clip of a man proposing to another man, and how they react when they realise its two men, each kid reacted differently.

This obviously has gender equity in it, society and time are a big part of this video, children are now being exposed to theses relationships, and they are getting taught about this, but not too long ago most people were against gay marriage. 

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How to be a female jihadist: Islamic State publishes a guide for women who want to join

How to be a female jihadist: Islamic State publishes a guide for women who want to join | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Girls may marry at nine, the 'most pure' will be wed by 16 or 17 and all women should consider motherhood the purpose of their existence, according to the manifesto.
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This article published in the Sydney Morning Herald shows the concepts of culture, gender and power. The article is about a new text that has been published by IS (Islamic State) that says the rules all Islamic women have to follow. Some of these rules include that all women need to be hidden and veiled, never leave the house without their husband's permission, be married at age 16-17 etc. Culture is shown through the article talking about Islam and its rules. It is also shown through the author comparing Western Culture and Islamic Culture. Gender is obviously shown because the article is talking about the guide women need to follow if they want to join IS. The gender bias against women is very evident in the rules that IS says women have to follow. Finally, the concept of power is shown because it is obvious in this religion that women have a lot less power than men, as they have to do whatever their husband tells them to do. 

 

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New Vatican document calls plastic surgery an 'aggression' against women

New Vatican document calls plastic surgery an 'aggression' against women | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Cosmetic surgery may harm women's acceptance of themselves, a Vatican paper prepared for a meeting on the role of women says.
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The Sydney Morning Herald article “ New Vatican Document calls Plastic Surgery an Aggression Against Women” discuses authority and culture in a contemporary society.  The article talks about how cosmetic surgery “amputates the expressive possibilities of the human face”.  The Vatican shows Authority, in that advising women against plastic surgery.  It also shows an example of culture, that plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular, and that our society is obsessed with perfection.

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Experts reveal new sleep requirements for different age groups

Experts reveal new sleep requirements for different age groups | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Do you think you get enough shut-eye?
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the article written by Rachel Clun of the SMH, discusses the requirements of sleeping as we age in our society. the author argues that we spend up to a third of our lives sleeping and so the quantity and quality are important to our health and wellbeing. In this article, time and environment are relevant because the article talks about how much time we need to have a proper nights sleep and how this is affected by the environment in which we spend our day and the environment in which we sleep. This is demonstrated in the graph shown that shows how long we require per night. 

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'Might as well bloody join ISIS lol': Zaky Mallah says jobless Muslims joining Islamic State

'Might as well bloody join ISIS lol': Zaky Mallah says jobless Muslims joining Islamic State | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Unemployment is the biggest threat to radicalisation in Australia, senior Muslim leaders have warned, and bored teens are joining terror group Islamic State simply to have something to do.
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This article written by Rachel Olding, explains culture and identity and the importance of belonging to teenagers and how teens are willing to go through extreme lengths like joining terrorist groups to feel that sense of belonging and feel like they mean something. Joining these culture groups also makes them feel like they belong due to having the same beliefs and religion as their peers. And the thought of rebelling makes them think they're getting their point across. Because the terrorist groups offer them money and a sense of purpose and belonging that they cant find in Australia. Ahmet Keskin, founder of the Affinity Intercultural Foundation, said his organization is coming across more desperate teens saying they 'may as well join ISIS'. And he thinks that if Australia can create more jobs, all the other external factors will diminish.

 

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Teenage Brains - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Teenage Brains - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Beautiful Brains: Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults.
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Teenage Brains is an article which explores the teenage mind through research. It is from a parental view of authority and how the society reacts to the recklessness of teens these days. It is shown that even Shakespeare had commented on the teens actions "there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting."

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This article explains the way the brain works and how it doesn't actually grow very much during the 12th and 25th years of a person.This shows that the process of developing from a child into an adult can encourage child/teens to push the boundaries and this normal and important part of the child’s journey towards independence. This article also talks and explains wht the brain of a teenagers acts the way it does and traits that follow with it.

 

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Teenage Brains - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Teenage Brains - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Beautiful Brains: Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults.
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This article explains the way the brain works and how it doesn't actually grow very much during the 12th and 25th years of a person.This shows that the process of developing from a child into an adult can encourage child/teens to push the boundaries and this normal and important part of the child’s journey towards independence. This article also talks and explains wht the brain of a teenagers acts the way it does and traits that follow with it.

 

Lydia Irankunda

 

Society and Culture's curator insight, February 8, 2015 6:08 PM

Teenage Brains is an article which explores the teenage mind through research. It is from a parental view of authority and how the society reacts to the recklessness of teens these days. It is shown that even Shakespeare had commented on the teens actions "there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting."

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A Nature vs. Nurture Debate: Where Does Music Taste Originate?

A Nature vs. Nurture Debate: Where Does Music Taste Originate? | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Obviously the origin of music taste is a complex and intriguing topic. One of which no hard science exists (none that I have ever heard of anyway). Yet music is a part of all cultures and all people.
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This article states that music taste is something that we are tuned to overtime; if we listen to a particular song or music style for long enough, we begin to enjoy it. The environment that we grow up in can greatly influence our taste in music.  This may be why parents do not like the same music as their teenage children most of the time; because they have not listened to that style of music and it is unfamiliar to them.  Children may grow up and like some music styles that are similar to what their parents like, because they listened to those styles of music as a child.  Also, children have not been listening to the same style of music for as long as their parents, so they are able to fall in love with a new trend of music.

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Teach Equality & Respect

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You can give your child a bigger, fairer future when you teach them about respect and equality.

Via Digital Prevention
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The article ‘Teach Equality & Respect’ illustrates the concepts of gender, authority and culture. This article explains that involved fatherhood contributes to more empowered girls and more gender-equitable boys. Research shows that having a non-violent father or male figure in the household reduces aggressive behavior in boys, and allows boys to be able to question exaggerated, rigid forms of masculinity.

            Research also found that when children saw their own fathers involved in care work, they were more likely to carry out such activities themselves. When men are involved in care work that is often stereotyped as ‘women’s roles’, this teaches young girls and boys that both genders can take on domestic roles, such as caring for children, house work etc. In addition, this helps children to learn that both women and men can work in politics, be community leaders and run businesses, which are often seen as ‘male-dominated’ career paths. The article also mentions how fathers being involved in girls’ lives in some settings is linked with being able to form healthier, less submissive and more balanced relationships with men and to develop greater authority with respect to their body and sexuality.

 - Holly Morgan 

 

 

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The importance of Men and Fathers in role modeling respect and equality.

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Greg Bird and Dave Taylor charged

Greg Bird and Dave Taylor charged | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
The Titans crisis has deepened with Greg Bird facing the sack after became the latest player charged in the cocaine disaster which threatens to destroy the club.
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Stingray barb in Nowra man went undetected

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Health authorities have launched an inquiry into how an intellectually disabled Nowra man was left with a stingray barb in his knee for a week, despite attending the emergency department of Shoalhaven District Hospital on three occasions.
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this article is about Nicholas Boyd, attending Shoalhaven Hospital emergency department twice in two days with a badly swollen and sore knee, he did not receive an X-ray, and was sent home. the concept of power was portrayed in this article because the power the doctors had to persuade and influenced him to home without an X-ray. Different persons such as family, himself, friends, and a local GP insisting him that he needs an X-ray and blood tests. not realizing    time pasted and his knee was only getting worse and infected. without the technology of X-rays and blood test, there would have been not much chance for him. he received an X-ray and got sent to surgery when they found an  stingray barb in there. groups in society such as the doctors at the Shoalhaven Hospital emergency department influence  persons and can have a negative and positive effect every unique individual. another concept that is involved is the environment, the environment setting near Greys Beach when he came off the board and hit something in the water, the physical setting of the hospital emergency department and the surgery room. - mili haber


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Emma Watson calls on men for gender equality

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Actress Emma Watson has spoken out against the labelling of feminism as a dirty word during a passionate speech about gender equality.
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This article in the Sydney morning herald discusses gender equality in a contemporary society. i think that this article fits into the concepts of gender, equality, power and authority. Emma Watson as a young female actress who has a high profile in western society spoke as the united nations women goodwill ambassador at the UN headquarters in new york on the 20th of september. The forum shows emma Watson using her power and authority as a well known/respected celebrity to get her point across. She spoke out against the labelling of feminism as a dirty word during a passionate speech about gender equality. Watson says since taking on her role at the UN, she's realised how 'feminism' is an unpopular word and that fighting for women's right should not be seen as man-hating.

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Climate change now affecting elite and community sports: report

Climate change now affecting elite and community sports: report | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
The Australian Climate Institute has released a report warning that the health of sportsmen and women is now at risk because of climate change. The report urges immendiate action on heat policies, at both the elite and community level, and It warns that all sports are now being affected.
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This newspaper article is writing by Elizabeth Jackson

This article is about the climate change. The Australia climate institute has released a report warning that the health of sportsmen and women is now at risk because of climate change. It warns that all sports are now being affected.

How does affected to sport is that the weather is sometime too hot or rain a lot and make the sport player unhealthy like sick or get cold. Its make difficult for the old peoples who walk exercise because of the weather is rain a lot or too hot in the evening.

You see already in some of the professional sports some high air conditioning and other technologies and ice packs being applied. When the cricketers went to Dubai, they had body monitors on them because of the heat.

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Odd spot

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The latest observations from Jacqueline Maley.
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The article ‘Odd Spot’ explains how short-sightedeness (blurred vision beyond a two metre mark) is reaching epidemic levels in industrial countries. It is likely to be a product of too much exposure to artificial light, and too little natural daylight. “artificial light, which is redder than the sun's blue and green wavelengths, weakens the eyeballs' focussing mechanisms.” 

Numerous concepts including time, society and environment are evident in this article. 

In the past children spent more time outdoors, meaning there wouldn’t be the problem of too much exposure to artificial light. Due to the technological advances in our society, children living in privileged environments have technology preoccupying them indoors. “Study at the University of Queensland found that school kids who spent more time outdoors had sharper eyesight than children who played indoors.” Parents who have authority should be encouraging children to spend time outdoors every day. 

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Same-sex marriage: the culture war is over

Same-sex marriage: the culture war is over | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Far from being a protest on the periphery, the concept of same-sex marriage is winning over the conservatives.
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In this article about same-sex marriage by the Sydney Morning Herald, it states "the culture war is over", referring to the fact that the Australian society has majorly overtime become more accepting towards the culture of gay marriage.

A survey ran found 54% of those surveyed were in support/acceptance, leaving 33% opposed and the rest of the results unknown.

Seeing a majority of the Australian people are onboard in this day and age unlike the society from over a decade ago, the only thing in the way now seem to be the politicians whose arguments against seem to be decades behind the culture of today.

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Micro - Level:

Tony Abbott,

Shylock (the drug dealer)

drug dealer's cousin

Australian Prime Minister

Julie Bishop

Sukumaran's brother, Chinthu

Indonesian president

Michael

Vice-President Jusuf Kalla

Meso – Level

Twitter

Kerobokan prison

 

Macro – Level

Australian Government

Indonesian Government

Indonesian Population

 

This article in the Sydney morning herald discusses moral norms in a contemporary society. I think through the use of quotes and acts from different people from Micro, Meso, Macro Level society to show the concept of authorities, person and globalization. Indonesian people were very angry about Tony Abbott asking for repay of tsunami aid. Indonesian people referred Tony Abbott as Shylock because such an unmoral and stupid action.

                                                                                                  Elijah

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Snow traps motorists in Spain

Snow traps motorists in Spain | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Spanish emergency services rescue at least 220 people trapped by snow on roads in northern Spain, as snow storms hit the rest of the country.
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This newspaper article is written by Tom Burridge which reports the fact that snow trapped over 2000 people in Spain. According to the report, the cars and roads were stuck for up to 17 hours overnight on roads between Cantabria and the province of Palencia.

From this newspaper article, the concept of environment is the major concern. The terrible weather condition lower than -15 degree lead to the 40cm height snow. And the environment interact the person’s life and the transport, activities, even the safety issues in the society. For example, school has been closed, Dozens of military vehicles have been sent to clear snow from isolated towns. Also, it mentioned about’ Many had come to Spain hoping for a warm-weather holiday, but ended up having to spend the night in the sports hall of a local school and the dining room of a hotel.’, which can refer to the globalisation allows tourism spread over the world.

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Would you want a stranger waking you up each morning?

Would you want a stranger waking you up each morning? | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
A new app aims to replace your conventional alarm clock with a friendly phone call that could come from anywhere in the world. Sarah Rainey puts it to the test.
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This article written by Sarah Reiny, published by  the Sydney Morning Herald has evident links to the concepts globalization, technology, society, time and culture.

The author considers the new idea of an alarm clock with a new app in which people from other parts of the world where it is already daytime call to as if to resemble a ‘wake up call’, instead of the normal alarm clock. You may register as either a ‘sleepie’ or a ‘wakie’ to determine when you make the wake up calls and when you receive it.

Through this article, it is obvious that technology is enhancing different interactions between cultures and assisting our communications within different societies. This may result in interactions and a greater knowledge of other cultures. In the past, long distance calls were considered too expensive, now days, with new technological developments, it is considered easy and cost free to contact people all over the world.

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Experts reveal new sleep requirements for different age groups - Sophia Whiton

Experts reveal new sleep requirements for different age groups - Sophia Whiton | Society & Culture | Scoop.it
Do you think you get enough shut-eye?
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This article is advising different age groups on how much sleep they should be getting each night. It talks about the issues that may be contributing to people's lack of sleep. The factors include eating before too close to the time we go to sleep, having electronics on right before we go to bed and not having a night time routine. These factors highlight concepts like excess technology and little time to establish a routine. 

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Should we adopt American spelling?

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Many concepts including Globalisation, Culture, Identity and Power have been represented in some way in this article. The article is about whether we should adopt American spelling to replace Traditional English spelling. The author talks about how we shouldn't feel the pressure to change our spelling which is a part of our identity and culture through globalisation just because America has power.

Are we at a point where it's time to accept our language has been bastardized?
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Many concepts including Globalisation, Culture, Identity and Power have been represented in some way in this article. The article is about whether we should adopt American spelling to replace Traditional English spelling. The author talks about how we shouldn't feel the pressure to change our spelling which is a part of our identity and culture through globalisation just because America has power.

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Many concepts including Globalisation, Culture, Identity and Power have been represented in some way in this article. The article is about whether we should adopt American spelling to replace Traditional English spelling. The author talks about how we shouldn't feel the pressure to change our spelling which is a part of our identity and culture through globalisation just because America has power.