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A Tale of Two Factory Disasters: What Cambodia Can Teach Bangladesh | TIME.com

A Tale of Two Factory Disasters: What Cambodia Can Teach Bangladesh | TIME.com | School- Andrea Smith | Scoop.it
As the final death toll of the Bangladesh factory collapse reached 1,126 last week, a small section of the second floor of a shoe factory in Cambodia gave way.
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http://world.time.com/2013/05/20/a-tale-of-two-factory-disasters-what-cambodia-can-teach-bangladesh/

 

C = the working conditions of garment factory workers

R = the responsibility manufacturing companies, consumers, and/or governments have in the issue

if you want, you may use Rm (manufacturing), Rc (consumers), Rg (government)

S = suggestions for solving the problem 

C- factory fires

Rg- garmet factories watched over by International Labor Organization 

   -audited factory conditions 

   - audited worker contracts

Rm- Better Factories broke rules and U.S. ended agreement

C- minimum wage is decreasing

C- many workers anemic because of malnourishment

C- hired as regular employees; able to get promotions; protected from arbitrary layoff

C- 55% of factories didn't have safe drinking water

Rm-violated overtime laws   

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My Nose Made Me Buy It: How Retailers Use Smell (and Other Tricks) to Get You to Spend, Spend, Spend | TIME.com

My Nose Made Me Buy It: How Retailers Use Smell (and Other Tricks) to Get You to Spend, Spend, Spend | TIME.com | School- Andrea Smith | Scoop.it
Think you're using your head to make purchases? Think again.
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http://healthland.time.com/2013/12/16/my-nose-made-me-buy-it-how-retailers-use-smell-and-other-tricks-to-get-you-to-spend-spend-spend/

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Concussions: What you should know

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http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/elibweb/elib/do/document?set=search&dictionaryClick=&secondaryNav=advance&groupid=1&requestid=lib_standard&resultid=19&edition=&ts=0213A98DA46D0F1F52FD812A078DCFC7_1389569728828&start=1&publicationId=&urn=urn%3Abigchalk%3AUS%3BBCLib%3Bdocument%3B212221048

 

G- slowly get back into things

G- start with walking then slow jogging

G- good to give brain rest

G- recommended to drop a class that is easy to be picked up

D- more dangerous for kids because brain is still developing; brain has higher chance of damage

D- lack of memory, sleep problems, sensitivity to light and noise, depression, anxiety, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

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Clothing brands face tough call on Banglades Byline

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http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/elibweb/elib/do/document?set=search&groupid=1&requestid=lib_standard&resultid=5&urn=urn:bigchalk:US;BCLib;document;215891378&style=printable&edition=&start=1&language= ;

C = the working conditions of garment factory workers

R = the responsibility manufacturing companies, consumers, and/or governments have in the issue 

     -if you want, you may use Rm (manufacturing), Rc (consumers), Rg (government)

S = suggestions for solving the problem


Rg- auditors don't judge if a building is safe (stable) or not; they just make sure conditions (ventilation) are okay

S- don't issue purchase orders to agents 

S- companies need to take ownership of supply chains

R- labels are trying to upgrade Bangladeshi factories

S- a robust compliance program

Rm- Walt Disney Co. is pulling out production in Bangladesh

Rm- if companies pull out of Bangladesh people will be unemployed

S- download GoodGuide.com; let's you know where products are from and conditions they are made in

S- shouldn't go to place with lowwest possible cost



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High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions

High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions | School- Andrea Smith | Scoop.it
High school athletes are more at risk of concussions than their collegiate counterparts, a study finds.
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http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/31/health/athletes-concussions/index.html?iref=allsearch

 

D- a player is more likely to get another concussion after experiencing one

S- more information about concussions; more studies for long term effects

S- better ways to diagnose concussions in younger people 

S- making sports safer by altering rules

S- more research on frequency of concussions affect the brain

S- more awareness and increased efforts to report concussions 

 

 

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