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Poll: What is morally acceptable?

2014.06.09 For the past 12 years Gallup has been conducting a poll on moral acceptability in America. Gallup published the 2014 results on May 30th. This year’s findings are a disturbing indication of the break down in the general morality of the American public. Contraceptives are largely accepted as moral by nearly all Americans. Additionally between 60%…

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This lost generation of young men is threatening global stability

2014.06.03 More emerging market turmoil is coming in 2015, according to recent note from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch research. And one likely source of short-term instability in particular is largely underappreciated: a huge male youth boom. There’s a close relationship between surging populations of young men and “revolutions, wars and upheavals,” argue Ajay Kapur, Ritesh Samadhiya, and Umesha…

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Women raise their voices demanding a safer world

2014.05.30 As thousands of people gathered at The University of California, Santa Barbara, to mourn the six people shot and killed by Elliot Rodgers on Friday, Twitter exploded with a discussion about women in a hostile world. Women and men alike are calling for a safer society and safer world where children and women can…

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HBX Exhibition: Heart

Helping kids to see the wonders of the human body

2014.05.29 Science Centre Singapore (SCS), a popular place for school excursion trips and family outings among Singaporeans, is launching a new exhibition to offer visitors a glimpse of how the body functions. The exhibition, called the Human Body Experience (HBX), is a 3D interactive journey through the human anatomy, and allows people to enter through…

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How tobacco industry players veil child labour, smuggling as CSR

2014.05.28 More than half a century after scientists uncovered the link between smoking and cancer, triggering a war between health campaigners and the cigarette industry, big tobacco companies in developing countries are still thriving in the trade. Despite the known effects on the health of smokers, and child labour in tobacco farms, profits from these…

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Married to the mortgage

2014.05.27 China’s communists attacked many bourgeois institutions after taking power in 1949. But marriage was not one of them. On the contrary, they enacted a marriage law in 1950, four years before they introduced a constitution. The pressure to marry remains heavy in today’s China, where almost 80% of adults have tied the knot at…

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