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Applying the Factors Leading to the End of Apartheid in South Africa to Israel Palestine

One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State

11 May, 2018, 03:05 | Social Issues by Matt Lupo

Applying the Factors Leading to the End of Apartheid in South Africa to Isr ...

There are basically two types of coffin/casket used at funeral homes. Split-couch and Full-couch casket.

Split-Couch Or Full-Couch – Which Is The Better Casket?

25 February, 2017, 06:02 | Social Issues by Andrew Smith

There are basically two types of coffin/casket used at funeral homes. Split ...

The life of a gigolo is a lot harder than it looks, especially for an older man whose good looks have faded.  There are no

The Good Life . . . Or So It Seems

19 June, 2015, 08:06 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

The life of a gigolo is a lot harder than it looks, especially for an older ...

Crowdsourcing, a term that was coined a little under a decade ago, referred to people who went to an online community for services, ideas, and money to fund major projects.  Nowadays, it has become nothing more than panhandling for people who are looking for a quick way to get money without working for it.

Crowdsourcing, a Close Cousin to Panhandling

8 June, 2015, 09:06 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

Crowdsourcing, a term that was coined a little under a decade ago, referred ...

Traffic in metropolitan areas and suburban areas have changed radically over the past century.  City planning hasn't been able to keep up with population growth over five years, let alone over many decades and traffic jams keep getting worse as the years roll by.

Traffic, Then and Now

8 June, 2015, 09:06 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

Traffic in metropolitan areas and suburban areas have changed radically ove ...

Internet affairs of the heart are more dangerous to real life relationships than actual affairs.  You can't compete with someone you've never seen and who can be contacted via the Internet any time of the day or night, whenever you have time.

Affairs of the Heart

28 May, 2015, 04:05 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

Internet affairs of the heart are more dangerous to real life relationships ...

Our priorities have changed over the last couple of generations.  Nowadays, people are spending more on things that make them feel good than worrying about paying for the things they buy.  There are more people today who have credit card debt than ever before.

Different Priorities

1 June, 2015, 03:06 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

Our priorities have changed over the last couple of generations. Nowadays, ...

Most people hear what they want to hear.  No matter what you have to say, or how often you repeat it, people only hear what they want to hear.

Listening Without Hearing

27 May, 2015, 03:05 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

Most people hear what they want to hear. No matter what you have to say, o ...

Facebook wouldn't have to roll out so many suicide prevention plans if they took responsibility for deleting bullying posts and pictures of naked girls being raped.  Most of the suicides are the result of people using Facebook for these offensive acts and Facebook doing nothing to delete them.

Facebook's Suicide Prevention Plan

15 May, 2015, 09:05 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

Facebook wouldn't have to roll out so many suicide prevention plans if they ...

When did men stop extending simple courtesies to women?  I miss them, especially because they made women feel special without making them feel weak or incompetent.

I Miss the Simple Courtesies

14 May, 2015, 06:05 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

When did men stop extending simple courtesies to women? I miss them, espec ...

Retirees are apt to outlive their retirement funds if scientists have their way.  We now have thousands of people living in this country who are over 100 years old, and that number is growing faster than the money in the various portfolios of healthy seniors.

Outliving Your Retirement Funds

14 May, 2015, 06:05 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

Retirees are apt to outlive their retirement funds if scientists have their ...

People no longer eat to live; retirees live to eat.  When people have nothing to do with their time, they go out to eat and they look for bargain prices.

Early Bird Specials for Retirees

11 May, 2015, 06:05 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

People no longer eat to live; retirees live to eat. When people have nothi ...

For many people unemployment benefits are just high enough to pay for the necessities of life if they reduce their standard of living.  Will this new mindset become their new standard of living?

Will Unemployment Benefits Become Our New Standard of Living?

4 March, 2015, 06:03 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

For many people unemployment benefits are just high enough to pay for the n ...

People who are part of this social revolution are sharing the most intimate kinds of information on the social networking sites and sacrificing their privacy.  Even when they know the consequences of posting pictures and personal details, they do it, anyway

The Social Revolution and Your Privacy

5 February, 2015, 11:02 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

People who are part of this social revolution are sharing the most intimate ...

The title is based on the story of

The Piper Plays, You Dance . . . Or Do You?

5 February, 2015, 11:02 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

The title is based on the story of "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" but this is ...

When someone has lost a loved one in a tragic accident, especially someone in the prime of life, survivor's guilt often kicks in and the lament we hear is

It Should Have Been Me

19 January, 2015, 08:01 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

When someone has lost a loved one in a tragic accident, especially someone ...

Political actions are not necessarily logical.

Logic, Politics and Consequences

24 January, 2014, 04:01 | Social Issues by Bernard Kirk

Political actions are not necessarily logical. ...

Weddings no longer seem to be about sharing a happy occasion with family and friends.  Nowadays, it seems that the only guests who are invited are the ones whose gift will cover at least the cost of their dinner plus a lot more.

Please Don't Invite Me

8 October, 2013, 06:10 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

Weddings no longer seem to be about sharing a happy occasion with family an ...

Cinderella might have been our society's earliest awareness of the hardships encountered in a blended family. Whether stepparenting is the result of a divorced or widowed parent, the adjustment for all parties can be quite difficult.

Cinderella, the Ultimate Stepchild

10 June, 2013, 03:06 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

Cinderella might have been our society's earliest awareness of the hardship ...

When I think of boot camp, I think of soldiers doing 500 push ups and 700 sit ups in thirty minutes and then running 300 miles in the sweltering heat with 1,000 pounds of equipment strapped to their backs.  Boot camp for seniors is more emotionally demanding than the physical boot camp for soldiers because they know they are facing their last days.

Boot Camp For Senior Citizens

27 May, 2013, 01:05 | Social Issues by Connie H Deutsch

When I think of boot camp, I think of soldiers doing 500 push ups and 700 s ...

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