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Technology: The Slow Death of Childhood

Every once in a while, we take a trip down memory lane and relive the days of our childhood, before technology, when everything was much simpler. Children today look at the world through a small lens, one at the back of a device they constantly hold in their hands. About 25 years ago, the idea of a child having fun was playing with friends in the park or building a fort inside the living room. Having fun didn’t require expensive devices or constant parental supervision. The world children lived in two decades ago was technology free and simple.
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Jordan Peterson: A Postmodern Against Postmodernism

If someone asked me “What does Jordan Peterson believe in?”, it’d be easier for me to answer with what Peterson hates and that is postmodernism. He will actually say this himself about a million times if you ask him, even though he can be considered a postmodern philosopher.
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Aadhaar Number: Is India’s Biometrics ID System Safe?

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani brought the idea of a twelve-digit unique identity biometric number, the Aadhaar number, into existence in India, with the idea of making a difference in the lives of about 119,22,59,062 people. The idea was to make sure these people were delivered with the benefits and subsidies provided by the Government of India directly, without any mediators cashing in on them.
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Medical Procedures: The US Health System Rips Off Its Patients

It has been discovered recently, that a lot of patients who are suffering from severe heart diseases get prescribed medical procedures by doctors that do them no good. Instead of being beneficial for the patients, some of these medical procedures even prove to be dangerous. Take the example of a stent that most doctors prescribe to patients suffering from heart diseases. These stents easily cost patients between $11,000 to $41,000 in the United States of America.
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Facebook: Social Media and Its Effects on Children

Social Media services such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter are here to stay. With time, the use of Social Media among kids is increasing at an alarming rate as well. As parents, we want our children to live a meaningful life. We want them to spend their time in productive ways, but the internet has taken a toll on almost everyone including teens and children.
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Machine Learning: The Future of Fake News

The internet is an important invention for information distribution across the globe. However, as an openly accessible technology, abuse is unavoidable, especially for reasons of propaganda and fake news. The main companies in the technology space, such as Facebook and Google, already accommodate fake news to make a profit, but we are just standing at the beginning of a much bigger issue. Artificial Intelligence, especially Machine Learning, may soon elevate fake news to the next level with fake videos that will become real and efficient enough to fool everyone. So-called Deepfakes have already invaded the porn industry, causing a number of concerns. In the end, Machine Learning will have to fix itself, and the sooner the better.
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Real Estate and Bitcoin: Birth of a New Crypto Trend?

If there is one thing people have always struggled with, it is understanding what makes Bitcoin so appealing to the masses. There is no easy answer to this particular question and if there is anything we can tell you for sure, it is that it varies for everyone. While there are people who trade in Bitcoin just because it is fun, there are also people who view it as a kind of financial freedom for themselves. The bottom line is that people are more and more drawn towards cryptocurrency as it is gaining traction in the market. That’s why selling real estate and property in Bitcoin is now becoming a rising trend.
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Latin America: Cryptocurrencies in Developing Countries

2017 was a year of global changes. While feminism and immigration became a regular topic within sociopolitical discussions, in economics, especially in the Latin American sphere, the debate was set around a revolutionary kind of technology: cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
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Quitting Social Media: My Facebook Anxiety

I can say I am a social media user. I use it every day and I can say that I had been victimized by the pressure that my online friends’ lives put on me. Like many other people, I thought I needed to show the world that I was somebody, too. That I had to prove that I was happy. You know, just to make my life appear more interesting to others. We can consider “others” as people who give likes and shares not because they totally trust in you, but because they found you amusing – that does not necessarily mean your life really is. Social media can amount to an anxiety, it did for me.
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Global Warming: Africa Has Bigger Issues Than Climate Change

Africa is the Continent worst hit by the global warming menace by all measurable standards. The effects have been adverse with the continent facing its worst water crisis in major cities. Cape Town, in the past year, experienced the longest water crisis ever recorded and barely 40% of the population in Nairobi has access to clean water at all. This has led to water-borne diseases like cholera.
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