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The Pros and Cons of Hosting the Olympics - With over two hundred countries participating, the Olympic Games is easily considered as one of the largest multisport event known to history. The Olympics are held at a different country, and even more rarely at the same city. For a country to be chosen to host the Olympics, the country’s National Olympic Committee (the country’s representatives for the Olympics) nominates a city (from the country they represent) that they think has potential in hosting the Olympics nine years prior to when they wish to host the Olympics....   [tags: olympic games, pros and cons]
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Legalizing Marijuana: Pros and Cons - The war on drugs is a movement of prohibition and military aid being undertaken by the United States government intended to both define and reduce the illegal drug trade. In the year 2010 the U.S. government spent $15 billion on the war on drugs, at a rate of $500 per second. State and local governments spent another $25 billion as well. In 2007, $42 billion was spent on the marijuana prohibition. That is more money than the war on drugs spent on all types of drugs three years before when $40 billion was spent all together....   [tags: Drugs, Pros and Cons]
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Pros and Cons of Taking a Year Off Before College - It’s your senior year of high school. It is time for you to decide what you want to do after you graduate. You have a few possible things that you could do. You could start applying for colleges, get accepted to one, and then go to college right out of high school; or you could do the same thing, but take a year off. This brings up the argument of whether or not a student should take off a gap year before they begin college. There are both, pros and cons to taking a gap year prior to starting college....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Gap Year]
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Pros and Cons of Energy Sources - ... economy - If certain regions would be allowed to drill oil in, then more oil could be extracted and the price could lower for gasoline - Production of oil rigs could lead to the development of more industrialized areas, thus creating even more jobs for citizens. - disturbs wildlife and environment when required to drill - The U.S. is highly dependant on oil - As the amount of oil decreases the cost for oil will rise - Production of harmful greenhouse gasses - Demand for oil is too high - More than 80 million oil barrels are used each day - Many factors disrupt the production in oil....   [tags: gas, coal, oil, nuclear, power] 1127 words
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The Pros and Cons of Windows XP - When Windows XP came out in October 21, many people happily to get the newest operating system. The pro about the operating system; finally it has improved theme by it look and graphic because of the desktop navigation (looks different from it earlier operating system, Windows 200), it will detect any hardware as it will automatically search to find the driver from the internet (such as printer, flash drives, etc.) so the hardware will be able to use. The networks in Windows XP were easier because of the installation wizard to complete the use for the networking....   [tags: Software]
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The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing - Standardized testing is a down fall to many students but also an opportunity for many others. Standardized testing has its pros and its cons. It can be the make it or break it factor into getting into colleges you are hoping to attend or the scholarships you want to earn. Some people may have their opinions about the test, whether they hate it or not but the fact is that it’s here to stay. What exactly is standardized testing you may ask, it is a test which measures the knowledge among different students....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Pros and Cons of Children in Sports - Pros and Cons of Children in Sports On Friday October 18, 2013, Aledo High School and Western Hills High School squared off in a football game. It was a great game for those rooting for Aledo High because they won the game 91 – 0. At the time these two teams played, ESPN of Dallas/Fort Worth had Aledo ranked number one in the state in class 4A high school football. With a massacre like that, one may ask if the Western Hills Football team knew why they had lost so badly. Would this game have made state and national news if it had been played but no score was kept....   [tags: sports, activities, self-esteem, family]
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The Pros and Cons of Animal Testing - Almost every medicine that can be found in an average person’s medicine cabinet has been tested on an animal at one point or another. A government funded corporation called the Food and Drug Administration, abbreviated as the FDA, is in charge of making sure that all drugs, cosmetics, biological products, and more are efficient, secure, and safe for human usage. The FDA will not allow any drug to be released or sold to the human population if it has not first been tested on animals. In fact, when a drug is first created it is tested on animals before humans are even allowed to test the drug at clinical trial centers....   [tags: medical, scientist, research] 2986 words
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The Pros and Cons to Artificial Nails - Artificial nails have been around since the Ming Dynasty of China as a status symbol in the Chinese society. Today artificial nails are used as fashion accessories and extensions to the natural nails. Artificial nails come with a long list of pros and cons that you have to into consideration when taking this route with your natural nails. There a various types of fake nails to choose from with unique cosmetic appeal. But with everything that is appealing comes with a few drawbacks that ranges from the harsh chemicals to create the artificial nails and the infections you can contract from the fake nails....   [tags: fashion accessories and extensions]
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The Pros and Cons of Gay Marriage - Is it fair to be punished for loving a person of the same-sex. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Is this a good thing. Homosexuality is illegal in many countries. Leaders punish their own citizens by jail, or even death, for being gay. In the United States, however, many states allow gay marriage. Some people approve of it, but also, some do not. Society also plays a big part in the gay marriage legalization process. Same-sex marriage is a major controversial issue in the United States; specific examples would be the views of Americans, pros and cons of same-sex marriage, and the reality of it in the United States....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Social Media - Around ten years ago, the idea of a social network was revolutionary. Fast forward ten years, and it has become the norm; from the time we wake up in the morning until closing our eyes at night, social media has become a huge aspect of our daily lives. Social media is facilitating a platform for majority of events, parties, and just keeping in touch with people. When stopping to think about all the benefits social media is providing, one cannot help but wonder if social media is having a negative impact on society....   [tags: facebook, twitter, networks]
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The Pros and Cons of Distance Learning - In a K-12 setting, distance learning or traditional learning requires careful planning that must take place in order for the educational process to work for the students. When we look at both forms of education there are still pros and cons to both. Although online learning has made a major impact in the world of education, many people have not accepted this form of education. One of the reason for their concerns is that students cannot get fast answers to their questions about the assignment from the teacher....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing - ... A disadvantage is the tendency of standardized tests to force teachers to "teach to the test" (Pros & Cons of Standardized Tests). Some teachers feel a decrease of creativity in their lesson planning. Often, a fixed syllabus is circulated in schools and colleges and the teachers stick to a monotonous method of just completing the syllabus and teaching only the required topics. This hinders an in-depth learning of the subject by the students. Many people say that though the answers are checked by computers, but in their inception they are made by a teacher who may be from a white or black population....   [tags: argumentative essay, learning for test not life]
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The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment - The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment Since the mid 1900’s, capital punishment has brought many individuals into many diverse view points throughout the years. Capital punishment is a way of punishing a convict by killing him or her because of the crime he or she committed. Capital punishment will always have its pros and cons. There are opponents who absolutely disagree with capital punishment. And then there are advocates who support the idea. In the advocates view point, capital punishment is a way to minimize the threat in the world today....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty] 859 words
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The Pros and Cons of a New Baby - Introduction Children are the pride and joy of many homes, but often parents’ struggles to meet the needs of their children. Some two-parent income home has been cut into a single parent home, due to divorce, lost of jobs, redundancy at work, and one parent leaving their job to become full time parents. With financial strains comes distress and discomfort in the home when the main breadwinner is unable to meet the needs of his or her family. For some families, nuclear, extended, or single parent, the birth of a baby brings tremendous joy and happiness....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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The Pros and Cons of Civil Disobedience - Civil disobedience is the refusal to obey civil laws in an effort to induce change in governmental policy or legislation, characterized by the use of passive resistance or other nonviolent means. The use of nonviolence runs throughout history however the fusion of organized mass struggle and nonviolence is relatively new. The militant campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain included a variety of nonviolent tactics such as boycotts, noncooperation, limited property destruction, civil disobedience, mass marches and demonstrations....   [tags: Civil Disobedience Essays] 1017 words
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Pros and Cons of Welfare Programs - AP Language and Composition The welfare system arose in the United States during the Great Depression, by the Social Security Act in the 1930s, providing medical and monetary aid to minorities such as women and their children, the elderly and later, entire families. During the Great Depression the Welfare system helped many families survive. Like many of the relief programs that were put into effect Welfare became a reform program, and remained permanent. Extensions to the original programs that had been created during the Great Depression were created in the New Deal, and Great society....   [tags: fraud, abuse, social security act]
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The Pros and Cons of Social Media - ... The idea of online networking site has been revolutionary since just few years.it has always provided a medium for the people to be connected with each other. Today, it is rare to find a single person who hasn‘t heard about Facebook,Twitter, Mysapceor anyone among the hundreds of social networking site existing. Social networking is the platform that enables the user to create a public profiles in a particular website and form different kinds of relationships with other members of the same social networking site.The internet is occupied by millions of people throughout the world who are in search of people with whom they can share their ideas, feelings, different experiences...   [tags: mass communication, socializing on the internet] 766 words
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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Bioplastics - Plastics are one of the most versatile of all material and we use them in everyday items such as cars, pens, planes, toothbrushes and the list goes on. But there is a problem, plastics are synthetic and take very long to decompose in landfills so we can’t get rid of them easily. Well, now there is a lot of hype about bio plastics; plastics that are made using corn, potato or other annually renewable sources which are compostable & biodegradable (Glen 2009). Bio-plastics are commonly portrayed as environmentally friendly in terms of the time it take to decompose but there are many more cons to bio-plastics than pros....   [tags: environment]
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Pros and Cons of Censorship in Schools - ... It violates some of the rights that the First Amendment promises: Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech, and in some cases Freedom of Religion. Articles pertaining to sensitive subjects, such as tattoos and birth control, would have a good chance of being censored. When the work is censored, that is a violation of the Freedom of Expression. One’s right to Freedom of Speech can also be violated by censoring an article containing questionable topics or when a student is told that they are not allowed to stand up for what they believe in because its something that could be called inappropriate, like abortion....   [tags: freedom of speech, the right to read] 786 words
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The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing - One of the biggest topics in the educational world is standardized tests. All fifty states have their own standards following the common core curriculum. There are many positives and negatives that go with the standardized tests. A standardized test is any type of “examination that's administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner” (Popham, 1999). These standardized tests are either aptitude tests or achievement tests. Schools use achievement tests to compare students. There are pros to standardized examinations as tools for gaining information about student’s literacy strengths and weaknesses that can influence instruction....   [tags: US education system, academic assessment]
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The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy - Many people take energy for granted. Most do not think about where that electricity is coming from when they flip a switch or turn on a faucet. The fact is, is that our consumption of non-renewable energy cannot last forever. We need some type of alternative energy source. There are many types of alternative energy sources that are available to us today. Some however, such as nuclear energy, are often rejected due to the fears or concerns of many people. On the other hand, there are also many people in favor of nuclear energy....   [tags: ProCon Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Gun Control - This essay will discuss the pros and cons of gun control. Some U.S. States have already adopted some of these gun control laws. I will be talking about the 2nd amendment, public safety, home safety, and do gun control laws really control guns. I hope after you have read this you will be more educated, and can pick your side of the gun control debate. So keep reading and find out more about the gun control laws that the federal and some state governments want to enforce on U.S. Citizens. Firearms are classified into three broad types handguns, rifles, and shotguns....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Collective Bargaining -  Discuss the pros and cons of Collective Bargaining and explain their significance for improvements in labour productivity.      “Collective bargaining can be defined as a process whereby trade unions, representing workers, and employers through their representatives, treat and negotiate with a view to the conclusion of a collective agreement or renewal thereof.” (Morris L. 2002). Collective bargaining may also include the process of resolving minor or major conflicts between labor and management or their agents....   [tags: Collective Bargaining Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Chiropractic Practice - The Pros and Cons of Chiropractic Practice Exercise science possess many traits that attracted my attention whether it dealt with the different job opportunities or the ability to help an individual. There are two areas of exercise science that one can choose as a possible career path or as a major minoring in something else related to this type of work. One of the areas of study includes exercise physiology which can be defined by “the study of how the body’s structures and functions are changed as a result of acute and chronic bouts of exercise”....   [tags: exercise science]
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The Pros and Cons of Plastic Surgery - ... Studies show that "1684 [of] women [had] invasive breast cancer, 12.6% reported a first-degree relative with breast cancer" (167). Not only does cosmetic breast surgery bring fiscal risks but so do the rest of the surgeries given. Other risks include scarring, nerve damage, blood clots, heart attack and even death. Therefore, improving your appearance can can cost not only money but also your life. Reconstructive surgery's performed to improve an abnormal feature due to trauma, birth defect, infection, tumors and diseases....   [tags: self-concept, cosmetic, reconstructive]
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The Pros and Cons of Social Networking - ... Even without an official adoption of Facebook by management, many employees probably already spend considerable amounts of company time to “quickly” check their profile and update their status while at work. Instead of simply allowing or blocking SNS access, some companies explicitly use it as a control tool. Managers use SNSs to take care of their team members, thus creating a seemingly casual work atmosphere. Regular grade inform within an SNS group may help to coordinate work and also create awareness about the activities of individual team members....   [tags: employees, communication, leakage] 1388 words
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Discussing the Pros and Cons of Vaccinations - ... Whether it be you, your family, or your community, they protect others that you care about. With all of the technology improvements and advances we are able to fight and protect more effectively against ermiging diseases. Another reason why you should be vaccinated is because of the fact that vaccinations are very safe and effective, and experiencing the side effects listed are extremely rare. Vaccinations can not only save lives, but they can save your time and money, since they are very affordable for most households....   [tags: public health tools] 681 words
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The Pros and Cons of Immigration - Mid-Term Essay - The pros and cons of immigration Immigration is the movement of people between countries. People are moving from their home country to search for better opportunities, career or education a chance for better life. People are looking for business opportunities, experience, or may have personal reasons such as family or marriage. If I we are talking about positive and negative aspects of immigration we can look at it from two sides: The pros and cons from the point of view of the people who are immigrating and from the point of the host country and people living in it....   [tags: Latin Americans crossing US border] 1258 words
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Pros and Cons of Private Schools - ... This is a major advantage for students with financial problems. The population of a public institute can also be considered as a benefit. Given that there are a wide variety of students coming from different socio-economic backgrounds, it can be beneficial for your children because they will have the chance to learn more about different cultures. The education that is provided is at a good standard therefore it will help children gain a good education. The lecturers that teach particular subjects are all certified by the state therefore it gives parents an assurance....   [tags: the pursuit of higher education] 847 words
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The Pros and Cons of Gene Therapy - ... Next, is the process of the in vivo gene therapy technique, where the therapeutic DNA is injected into the body at once. Most of the time, a gene directly inserted into a cell doesn’t function very well, hence a genetically engineered vector or carrier is used to transport and deliver the gene. Specific viruses are frequently used as vectors because they can deliver the new gene by infecting and taking over the cell. The viruses are changed and altered so they can no longer cause disease (Genetics Home Reference)....   [tags: in vivo, viruses, risks] 686 words
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The Pros and Cons of Obamacare - ... Obamacare sets a premium that cannot be changed no matter what the change in health status. REDUCING UNINSURED HEALTH COSTS Many Americans use the emergency room as a primary care. And a majority of these Americans are uninsured. When the uninsured receive the health care, and cannot afford to pay the bill, it is the American taxpayer who foots the bill. This happens when the hospital has to take additional government funds to balance the unpaid bills. Another byproduct of the uninsured bills, is that health care cost for everyone increases....   [tags: affordable care act, US healthcare policies] 772 words
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The Death Penalty's Pros and Cons - Research on the death penalty is becoming one of the fastest major issues in criminal justice. In the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was a doctrine from 1948 which proclaimed a “right to live”. The United Nations shifted its focus to limiting the scope of the death penalty to protect juveniles, pregnant women and the elderly. Two other international human rights treaties were the International Covenant and Civil and Political Rights....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Biofuel - ... (Wikipedia). Ethanol is produced by corn and sugarcane by a process called enzyme digestion to release sugars from stored starches. It is the primary biofuel world wide because it can go directly into the gasoline tank, but specifically in Brazil. (Wikipedia). Biodiesel is produced from oil and animal oil. Some companies even collect used restaurant cooking oil and convert it. (Skimkus, 2011). It is used as an additive to limit vehicle emissions or just simply for diesel engines. Biomass, the second-generation fuel, is created from biomass, meaning any organic carbon that is a part of the carbon cycle....   [tags: natural alternative, carbon fixation] 867 words
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Pros and Cons of the Washing Machine - Washing machines have become the most popular mechanical device throughout all modern times. “For thousands of years, one of the most tiresome household tasks was the washing of clothes and lines” (Field Enterprises Educational Corporation 45 ). Washing machines are greatly needed in everyday life. Much labor and has been relieved due to the wonderful invention of the washing machine. The washing machine is also a major time saver. Washing machines have developed proficiently throughout all the years and are still developing day by day....   [tags: invention, laundry]
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The Pros and Cons of Imperialism - Throughout history, many powerful nations interfered with nations that were weaker than they were. This form of sabotaging a nation is economic, political or cultural life is called as imperialism. Imperialism is often separated into two sects. The first one is old imperialism, which was the period from the 1500s to the 1800s, where European nation started to colonize many areas such as the Americas, and parts of Southeast Asia. On the other hand, the new imperialism was the period between the years “1870-1914”, where Europe became more focused on expanding their land into Asia and Africa....   [tags: European History, world history]
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Pros and Cons of Renewable Energy - Introduction Many countries worldwide have put much effort in promoting renewable energy. They have increased its proportion in energy every year by investing globally. In 2012, global subsidies for renewable energy reached $101 billion, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Total global investment in renewable power and fuels (including small hydro-electric projects) was $244 billion in 2012, more than doubled the amount since 2006 ($100 billion). Several factors explain this growing trend in renewable energy investment: the increasing price of fossil fuel, such as crude oil, the growing concerns over energy security, and an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions....   [tags: nuclear, ecosystem, power] 1978 words
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Pros and Cons of Solar Power - “I am between a rock and a hard place when it comes to solar power,” states Ted Hilmes, CEO of KAMO Power. “I love the idea of a clean source of energy that does not deplete the earth’s non-renewable resources, but I hate the fact that if solar power were to take over the electric game, KAMO would have to reevaluate how we make our income.” Hilmes shares this opinion with a substantial amount of other energy companies that utilize fossil fuels in order to carry out their day-to-day activities; however, the popularity of solar power is on the rise—whether electric companies are on board with the trend or not....   [tags: Clean Energy, Solar Panels]
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Pros and Cons of Parole Programs - ... Some people believe parole offers give criminals a chance at producing a better life for themselves. Others, however see parole as having less trust in peoples' ability to change, and look at parole as being risky , putting them on a hold , not being able to get jobs etc.. Parole rates just like probation rates, should be looked upon whatever the condition is. Parole starts with a population of 100 failures (Schmalleger & Smykla, 2013).However, There are four ways to view achieve success of parole....   [tags: American justice and prison system] 563 words
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Pros and Cons of Affirmative Action - ... Students and business professionals in the workforce alike are more than likely going to work with someone of a different race or nationality. Integration and the removal of segregation laws have proven to be very influential in understanding the true character behind a person not of the same skin color or ethnicity. These characteristics would put an end to the reliance of crude stereotypes that would otherwise diminish any objectivity in the treatment of that person. In this sense, it would seem unimaginable to live without affirmative action....   [tags: minority quotas]
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The Pros and Cons of Obamacare - The topic that I am choosing to do is on Obama Care. I chose this topic because the idea of the government forcing people to obtain insurance is wrong in my eyes. I am interested in analyzing the validity for what has been said about this topic in order to increase my understanding about Obama Care. I am not an expert when it comes to Obama Care. I know that this is an insurance that is being provided through the government for the general public. I have read that President Obama never initially read the whole bill itself....   [tags: Obamacare Essays]
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Legalizing Prostitution: The Pros and Cons - Prostitution is one of the most controversial subjects in the United States. There are many pros and cons to this subject. First, Prostitution shouldn’t be a crime because it is a victimless crime. In no way is the prostitute committing a crime on society, of course you could argue that the spreading of diseases could be a crime. But the fact that it could happen during regular intercourse should completely nullify that argument in favor of legalizing. Criminalizing prostitution is a way for slowing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases; it is not a way to confront the problem of STD’s....   [tags: Prostitution, USA, ] 762 words
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Pros and Cons of Homeowner Associations - Living in a neighborhood that has a Homeowners Association is not for everyone. If you buy a property with a Homeowners Association you are required to pay an Association membership fee, which may increase. The Association may also enforce new rules that you may find too restrictive, like what type of bush you can plant or the type of fence you can have in your own yard. There are places where it is becoming more difficult to buy a house that is not governed by an HOA, especially in newly developed areas....   [tags: Real Estate] 1269 words
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The Pros and Cons of Abortion - In 2013 approximately 1.2 million abortions took place in the United States. From 1973 through 2013, over 50 million legal abortions have occurred. Even though an abortion can harm your body, women still get them and take the risk of future health problems or even death. In this essay you will learn the pros and cons of having an abortion. This paper will explain all of the harmful ways abortions can harm your body and also how they may affect you in a positive and in a negative way. It will also help you understand why people decide to get an abortion or why they decide not to get them....   [tags: Abortion Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Orthodontics - Braces were not very popular back in the day. The dreadful nickname “metal mouth” was often used to tease those who had to show horribly thick, metal wires and brackets all over their teeth. Then, there was the thought of experiencing a first kiss with a mouth full of metal. Most patients preferred to take a more natural route electing to live with a slightly imperfect smile over a metal one. Today, braces are fashion statements, imagine that. Patients can choose from a variety of color combinations for a trendy look, or they can choose the more natural kind....   [tags: health, braces, mouth] 1564 words
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Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing - ... In 2010, ten million Chinese students took this test, competing for 5.7 million college and university placements. Manuela Zoninsein opines in Slate, “It is China’s SAT—if the SAT lasted two days, covered everything learned since kindergarten, and had the power to determine one’s entire professional trajectory.” Standardized testing in the United States has a much shorter history. In 1845, public education advocate Horace Mann called for standardized testing of spelling, geography, and math in public schools....   [tags: higher education entrance examination] 570 words
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The Pros And Cons Of Technology - While generations of today have witnessed countless technological advances, there are also downfalls to these progressions. Technology interferes with education, attention spans, relationships, social interactions, self esteem, and even creativity. In order for technology to have more pros than cons, it is pertinent to keep a clear perspective. Monitoring how much you or your children spend time using electronics is the key to making sure that technology is not harmful. Technology in itself is not damaging to us....   [tags: social interaction, self esteem, creativity]
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The Pros and Cons of Nationalism - Nationalism at its core is the support of a country. The goal of a country is to have some sort of resonance within the individuals that reside there that call themselves citizens. If the citizens don’t feel any connection with their country, they may move to find one that they feel closer too. Once found, they may support the country over others, defend it within conversations of politics or just find groups that have the same ideals they do about the country. This papers purpose is to illustrate the pros of nationalism as well as its cons....   [tags: Nationalism]
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Pros and Cons of Euthinasia - Euthanasia: Pros and Cons Euthanasia or should I say physician-assisted suicide, which basically means to end a persons life to relieve them from pain and or suffering. There are two main categories of euthanasia, voluntary euthanasia, which is conducted with consent making it legal in the United States and some other countries, and involuntary euthanasia, which is conducted without consent because the patient is incapable of doing it themselves making it illegal in all countries. The two procedural categories to perform euthanasia are known as passive euthanasia and active euthanasia; there are several pros and cons to these procedures....   [tags: psysicial assisted suicide]
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Pros and Cons of Biofuels - Before talking about biofuels, you need to know the basics from where it is created from. Biofuels are produced from biomass, which is derived from living or recently living plant matter such as trees, grasses, agricultural residue, algae, and other biological material. “Biofuel is considered carbon neutral”, which absorbs roughly the same amount of carbon dioxide during growth as when it is burnt (Rutherford, 2009). Biofuels is much cleaner than petrol/diesel because of the considerable impact petrol/diesel has on the environment from the high fuel emissions....   [tags: Energy Production, Biomass, Corn] 2158 words
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Pros and Cons of Competitions - ... Others are more conscious of their technique, and feel they have the potential to increase their standards through competition. However, many children participating in competitions are clueless about the art of music making, much less listening to western art music itself. In fact, many of their parents who enter their children in such competitions are clueless themselves. In the competitive modern world, some parents are anxious to raise their children to excel in every aspect – physically, academically, and artistically....   [tags: preparing pupils for competitions] 1214 words
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Euthanasia: The Pros and Cons - Euthanasia: The pros Anatomy Durkos Sarah Carter Jan 6, 2013 Over the years there has been a debate on whether euthanasia is a “humane” form of death. Some believe it isn't humane and others believe euthanasia is personal choice. Euthanasia is legal Australia and in four states in the united states. The legality of euthanasia is based on ethics primarily. I am pro euthanasia for many reasons; Euthanasia is cheaper, it ends the suffering of patients, and self determinism. Euthanasia is the assisted ending of a person life in response to pain and suffering....   [tags: voluntary, involuntary, pain]
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Cloud Computing: Pros and Cons - Cloud computing has greatly influenced many aspects within the growing technology sector. This innovative approach has altered the way many businesses and individuals use technology. While there is no one clear definition of cloud computing, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines cloud computing as “a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction” (Mell & Grance, 2011)....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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Pros and Cons of Marijuana - The legalization of marijuana has been a highly debated topic for many of years. Since the first president to the most recent, our nation’s leaders have consumed the plant known as weed. With such influential figures openly using this drug why is it so frowned upon. Marijuana is considered a gateway drug, a menace to society, and mentally harmful to its consumers. For some people weed brings a sense of anxiety, dizziness, or unsettling feeling. Like alcohol, tobacco or any other drug, those chemicals may not respond well with their body....   [tags: legalization of cannabis] 850 words
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Pros and Cons on Divorce - Divorce has become a phenomenon of the modern world and is grabbing attention of numerous nations as well as the media. Divorce rates are escalating in a global perspective however the increase is not as rapid as it used to be a few decades ago. Developed countries, such as the US, England and Wales are experiencing a gradual decrease in divorce rates and marriage rates since 1980 and is showing no sign of increasing. Divorce affects a wide population especially because of the development of Historically saying, divorce has always been known as a deviance of society and people who are involved in divorce were being looked down on....   [tags: divorce, society, individualism] 568 words
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Pros and Cons: Global Warming - ... The Environmental Protection Agency (2014) gives a simplistic definition with four main bullets: (1) “Climate change is happening…The Earth’s average temperature has risen” in the last century, (2) “Humans are largely responsible for [the] recent climate change” with activities that release carbon dioxide and other gases into the atmosphere, (3) “Climate change affects everyone” by impacting the environment , and (4) “We can make a difference” by limiting gases into the environment (para. 1-13)....   [tags: melting glaciers, sea levels] 920 words
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Pros and Cons of Cellphones - ... One Hz is one wavelength per second. Different electronical things are operated at different rates of hertz. At this point, the fastest connection runs at a 2.1 GHz (gigahertz) range-- that’s 2.1 billion wavelengths per second. Cell phones use low radiation called radio frequency (RF). A cell phone sends and receives millions of signals using electromagnetic waves. A transmitter inside the phone turns the speaker's voice into RF signals that are sent from the phone’s antenna. Cell phones transmit these signals over wide areas....   [tags: communication technology, smart phones]
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School Uniforms Have the Potential to Resolve Student Stress - ... Parents will no longer need to shop for one-hundred dollar jeans every few months. Parents can purchase the two-hundred and fifty dollar uniform that will last their child an entire year (McDermott, “School uniforms: Whether you're for them or against them, this hot debate refuses to go away”). Parents wouldn’t buy their child the newest clothes just so they could keep up with the latest trends and fit in. Students will not have to stress about the new clothes or shoes that are coming out and will have more time to study or free time....   [tags: pros and cons]
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The Choice to Engage in Athletics is Influenced by Many Different Factors - ... As children continue their participation in sports, parents serve as models for observational learning, provide experiences, encourage participation in a variety of ways, and help to interpret experiences for their children (Fredricks & Eccles, 2004). Parents’ expectations, values, encouragement, support, involvement, responses to performance, and beliefs in their children’s ability have repeatedly been found to relate to children’s sport-related perceptions of competence, enjoyment, stress, intrinsic motivation, and participation ( Brustad, Babkes, & Smith, 2001)....   [tags: pros and cons] 842 words
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Expecting Parents and Non Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis - INTRODUCTION Expecting parents are always so anxious and eager about their coming child, imagining how he or she might look like and above all, hoping that the baby will be healthy. Years back, couples went to consult the doctor only to get uncertain answers by prediction of genetic disorders through Mendelian inheritance (Kent 2008). As alternatives, doctors would also conduct invasive prenatal diagnosis (IPD) such as assessing amniotic fluid or fetal tissues for abnormalities. However, the alternatives mentioned raised questions about the risk of miscarriage (Newson 2008)....   [tags: pros and cons] 2417 words
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Should Marijuana be legalized? - ... Just like any other drug, marijuana has its pros and cons. The active ingredient in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. THC acts on cannabinoid receptors on nerve cells and then influences the activity of those cells. The cannabinoid receptors are part of the brain that influences pleasure, memory, thought, concentration, sensory, time perception and coordinated movement (Buddy, 2014). Marijuana causes health risks in the heart and lungs. Within the first few minutes of smoking marijuana, the heart begins to beat up to 20 to 50 beats faster a minute....   [tags: pros and cons]
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The Pros and Cons of an Independent Central Bank - 1. INTRODUCTION In 1962, Milton Friedman wrote the essay “Should There Be An Independent Central Bank?” Since then, half a century has passed. Nowadays, many countries in the world have their independent central banks. But the discussion about whether central banks should be independent does not end. This paper will try to 1) provide the arguments on both pros and cons whether central banks should be independent; 2) provides evidence about the relationship between central bank independence and inflation in developed countries, developing countries and transition countries....   [tags: Central Bank Independence]
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The Pros and Cons of Abortion in Today's Society - Abortion is the medical procedure when it is induced on purpose to extract the fetus from the uterus. When abortion occurs without purpose, it is usually referred to as miscarriage; such instance causes psychological problems in a woman and affects her perception of the fetus. The number of moral and ethical considerations on the problem of abortions can be considered from a variety of perspectives that include economic, medical, social, and religious aspects of the phenomenon. Many case studies are based on the need to make a choice, especially when talking about professional duties of doctors and such medical practices, as Hippocratic Oath....   [tags: miscarriage, abortion, fetal anomalies]
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The Pros and Cons of Deep Sea Mining - The most beneficial place to set our deep sea mining site is directly off the sea of PNG in the Bismarck Sea because there are ports and docks to ship the minerals to and from. We are running out. We have no time, no option, and no choice. The world’s population is increasing by 228 000 each day. We have around 14 500 days left so only 40 years till the end of oil, 165 years of gas left and 415 years left of coal. We are using these minerals at a phenomenal rate. We need to start to deep sea mine off the coast of PNG....   [tags: gold, coal, gas, oil]
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