Given our relative isolation geographically, it is fairly amazing that so many American travel abroad. Unfortunately, this brings us to the issue of the Ugly American.
Don't Be An Ugly American
Never heard of the Ugly American? It is a term used by locals in other countries for many American tourists. It refers to the fact that we have a tendency to whine. This usually occurs when something is different from what we are used to.
Being an Ugly American is not a good thing. First, it is ...
The private unseen club of hookah smokers.
Any public hookah smoker knows the price you pay for smoking a waterpipe at Starbucks. While many restaurants and cafes are slowly coming around and allowing hookah smokers to smoke their hookahs on their porches and dining patios, one problem still exist. That problem is the few, the unintelligent, and the ignorant.
Sure, hookahs resemble devices used in the 1970's for marijuana consumption but they are by no means a "bong". Yet despite their artistic ...
Today's generation is growing up with gambling all around them. During school holidays, they go to the casino. No names are necessary, users can chat freely. So using a fake ID, they began to make regular trips to the Casino. And they have Adolescent Gambling problem.
Though games like lotteries are still a part of the criminal code, the government has not controlled gambling. According to a survey only 30% teens never gamble, while 70% play gamble. And 15% are at risk for problems, 8% are ...
Pregnancy is a natural state that most women will experience at least once in their life. Modern society seams to have parted from considering pregnancy like the beautiful, natural phenomenon it is. One can sincerely ask if the medical community in an attempt to make pregnancy and delivery a safe state has given into the tendency to make them more complicated than they really are.
Too often pregnant women are exposed to stressing messages about the risks of pregnancy and delivery. In reality, ...
Should Drug Use be Decriminalized?
Today, the problem of drug legalization becomes an issue of the day. Looking at the entire range of society's current attempts to deal with licit and illicit mind-acting substances, there are tensions in the system wherever one's glance falls. Recent attempts to legalize drugs do not take into account the negative impact drugs accessibility will have on the society in general and on a particular individual. The major spheres of concern include: popularization ...
Is it me or are the '98 Winter Olympics about as exciting as watching old people speedwalk at the mall? What's missing this year? Could be The Tanya Factor
Is it me or are the 1998 Winter Olympics about as exciting as watching old people speedwalk at the mall? Don't get me wrong, I'm as patriotic as the next guy, but when the nightly highlight show contains fifteen minutes of slow-motion replays of the day's curling competition (an event that's boring at regular speed), you know something is ...
Drug And Alcohol Rehabilitation
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Why do you think places like drug and alcohol rehab centres exist? Most people hate to admit it but they do because of the high rate of numerous addictions that are prevalent in our society. Many of us deal with some form of addiction in our lives on a day-to-day basis...so much so that a ...
The city of Amsterdam is a clash of styles, both conservative
and liberal. Whatever your personal views, Amsterdam is a city
you have to visit at least once.
Visually, Amsterdam appears to be a conservative European city
out of antiquity. The place oozes charm with cobblestone
streets, canals and towering water front homes. Philosophically,
however, the city is very liberal with marijuana being
decriminalized and prostitution a licensed profession. It is
easy to get caught up in ...
Holland certainly has a reputation with travelers. Known for
having a very liberal attitude on social issues such as
prostitution and drugs, the reputation is not always deserved.
Yes, marijuana and prostitution is legal, but there is so much
more to the country. Many look at Amsterdam as Holland, but
visitors know there is much more. If you desire to travel to
Holland, also known as the Netherlands, don't miss these
Simply put, Amsterdam has something for everyone. The ...
Young blood and drug
The young minds of today have been damage by the abuse drugs
these drugs are innocent young lives on the way of death. The
human being would be completely destroyed, if the young
generation is not left drug addiction. These are many types of
drugs those include alcohol, narcotic nicotine, analgesic,
opiates. Drugs are able to penetrate into the deeper mind and
psyche of the youth even if taken once. A single dose of drug
forces the user to consume more drugs and in higher ...