Want a Lift? Thanks, I’d Better Take… a Bus!

Using your own car to get to work is expensive and stressful, contributes to air pollution and wealth of insurance companies. Yet, despite the exhaust fumes causing the choking smog in my city and three hours spent each day in traffic jams, I still drive. Why? The answer is simple: public transport simply is not the best substitute. However, several simple improvements can change the situation for better in many aspects. (more…)
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Love Has No Gender

If we consider any culture in our world, we are likely to know that the only universal feature that exists in each of them is marriage. For centuries a man has made a proposal to a woman he loves and wants to be with. But in the course of time, the social context of this or that phenomenon, however universal it is, changes. Nowadays more and more gay couples demand the legal permission to get married, claiming that marriage does not necessarily involves a man and a woman. So, should they be granted such a permission? (more…)
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Telecommuting: Is It a Blessing or a Curse?

Nowadays nobody is surprised to see the people who instead of hurrying to the office simply switch on their computers and carry out their boss’s errands at home. As this phenomenon is here to stay, let us try to envisage its effects on our society in the long run. (more…)
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Is Introduction of Automobiles Harmful to Society?

Introduction of automobiles brought significant changes into society and, of course, became rather a controversial issue. The first cars appeared in the XIX century and have undergone significant changes since then. Now any distance is not a problem for people, as they can easily reach any place without much effort by using cars, buses or trains. Automobiles made possible easy communication between countries and united all the nations. Borders were erased for trade and international market was established. I simply can’t imagine how our life would look like without cars. They became so integrated in our lives, that it is now impossible to live without them. (more…)
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I Don’t Imagine My Life Without TV or Why I Pay for My Satellite

How often do you watch TV? I know two kinds of people. First ones do not even have a TV set at home, not to mention cable and all the other applications. The second type always has it on. It seems, they simply cannot be in a quiet room. As for me, I have TV at home. I pay for satellite and have over a thousand. Still, it is definitely one of the things I shouldn’t be paying for because I barely turn my TV on. I have MTV on when I clean my house or listen to a rock music channel in the morning instead of alarm, and that’s it. And wouldn’t radio be enough for those purposes? (more…)
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Reluctant Fundamentalist and Racism

Most people across the world think that racism is a topic that is non-existent. As such, they think that racism ceased to be present in America and other parts of the world since people are not under slavery anymore. However, only people who have experienced racism truly know that racism is typically a pervasive feature that is both inferential and overt in the contemporary society. (more…)
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Midlife Demands

Sandwich generation refers to people caring for their children and aging parents at the same time (Burke & Calvano, 2017). Some of these individuals also have to manage their careers and grandchildren. Many factors contribute to this phenomenon, such as aging population, increasing number of children residing at home and more individuals opting for informal care, and healthcare challenges. (more…)
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Essay about Religion

Religion is an integral part of the life of modern society. It is closely related to the social, economic and political areas of people’s lives. Many sociologists have been studying this area for a long time. The main reason of such a huge interest is the great influence the religion has on the main functions in society. (more…)
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Religion’s Place in Modern World

Some people consider religion to be a kind of obsolete term, when applied to the modern world with all these scientific achievements, fantastic discoveries and rational explanations for all the things that were considered to be mysterious in the past. However, these people fail to take into account the fact that the idea of religion being the opposite of science only exists in the minds of the most primitive and narrow-minded variety of atheists. Major scientists and important people in the most significant faiths agree that they deal each with a sphere of reality that does not cover all the aspects of the Universe’s existence. (more…)
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