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Important Contemporary Issues

Discussion by: msprinkle on Thu, 2013-04-25 00:29 with 0 comments

Some of the top three contemporary events that have helped to create major headlines within the past century include the rise of internet and social media, the election of President Barack Obama, and the war in Afghanistan. All three of these events have had some type of significant impact on the world and the way we think act and live may be totally different had these events not happened.

Reclaiming the Topic: Indoor Tanning

Discussion by: msprinkle on Fri, 2013-02-01 01:51 with 0 comments

The most important thing to remember when it comes to indoor tanning is that the evidence is clear, and the warning signs are abundant. Indoor tanning can in most cases cause skin cancer, but not only that it can cause lead to many unwanted things such as wrinkles, premature aging, and even immune suppression. We live in a world today where image is sometimes more important to us than our health and the risk is an afterthought but when it comes to indoor tanning the message is clear...stay out of the bed.

Watch out for the ITA

Discussion by: msprinkle on Thu, 2013-01-10 16:09 with 0 comments

The ITA is the international tanning association. You would think that this association would look to warn people about the risks of indoor tanning, but in fact it does the opposite. This I found very interesting and a little disturbing. The blog I read included an article talking about how the ITA wants to ignore the study that links indoor tanning to Melanoma. This blog talks about a study that was recently done that has to do with the increasing melanoma rate in a midwestern county.

Tanning Experts

Discussion by: msprinkle on Tue, 2013-01-08 03:38 with 1 comments

For my expert contact I plan on getting in touch with Kristin Petron, who is a person that is concerned about the risks of tanning and the dangers many people, especially teenagers are faced with. She is a concerned parent as well as someone very knowledgeable on this particular topic. I think her perspective on tanning and the risks it involves would be a very interesting and personal one that is important to see because tanning seems to be a real craze in our society. A social expert mixed with skin cancer professionals are the ideal contacts.

Tale of Tanning Risk

Discussion by: msprinkle on Fri, 2012-12-14 01:38 with 3 comments

Recently I have read different articles that explain the many risks of indoor tanning and the ultraviolet rays we are exposing ourselves to with the help of Googles site operator. There are two types of ultraviolet rays, UV-B rays penetrate the top layers of skin and are most responsible for sunburns and UV-A rays which penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin and are often associated with allergic reactions. Being exposed to these rays increase your chance of getting skin cancer.

Tanning: The Risk, but Why?

Discussion by: msprinkle on Thu, 2012-12-06 03:51 with 0 comments

The study “Indoor Tanning And Problem Behavior” was a very interesting read.

Student Loans: The New Option

Discussion by: msprinkle on Fri, 2012-11-09 13:12 with 1 comments

Previously I talked about how students, especially high school students are worried about student loans when trying to plan on where to attend college next year. Not only is this a stressful time for high school seniors, but also for recently graduated college students who have to begin to pay these loans. Recently a new student loan repayment option has gone into effect. This new option is called the Pay As You Earn plan, and was issued by the Department of Education last Thursday. This new income-driven payment option gives hope to many of those that have federal loans.

Student Loans

Discussion by: msprinkle on Thu, 2012-10-25 00:35 with 1 comments

Student loans are a concern on all the minds of graduating seniors this year. For most of us, loans and scholarships are a major concern if we are headed out of state, and as we consider colleges during the application process. With college tuition and expenses increasing, rising at a rate of 439% between 1982-2007 as reported by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, it has become much harder for students to pay off their over-bearing loans.

Have we created a new language?

Discussion by: msprinkle on Fri, 2012-10-05 11:48 with 1 comments

People have talked different for centuries, we no longer speak the way Shakespeare did because language has evolved, and will mostly likely keep evolving over time. The words we use today may not be used by our grandchildren, or even our kids. Is it different this time though? In today's world we are bombarded with all different types of technology, from cell phones to laptops and all the things in the middle. We are constantly trying to find the fastest way to get from one piece of information to the next whether it be from the weather or a text to a friend.

What are the best proven methods to reduce stress/pressure?

Discussion by: msprinkle on Tue, 2012-09-11 15:04 with 0 comments

I am interested in this topic because I think being a senior applying for colleges and worrying about your future can add a lot of stress on top of our already stressful lives. Everyone has their own personal way of dealing with stress but what are the proven methods, if any, that would help in a more scientific way? Home remedies for stress are simple, and can vary from person to person but if you were to sit down and do a certain exercise would this be a “no-question” stress reliever?

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