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    Social Media For Kids: Con

    Do you find yourself constantly checking your phone? Many people do, and it’s a distracting habit mainly caused by notifications or updates that come from social media or/and chats. Social media is a large part of an adult’s daily life, but should it be for children too? Though social media allows children to socialize more, children under 16 years should be prohibited from owning social media accounts as they risk being exposed to improper content, content that they upload can be preserved even if recalled, and when asked to study or do work in class or at home, children are distracted by social media.   As a start, if children…

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    Competition: Con

    Have you ever gotten discouraged before? It’s most likely that you have, and a lot of the time, that discouragement probably came from competition. Whether you know it or not, competition is a daily part of our life and can impact it in a good way, but also in a largely negative way. Competition can affect children more strongly, and as with adults, either in a positive way or in a more often bad way. The use of competition amongst children should be abandoned as it can break apart friendships, discourage the children that can’t obtain success, and distract children from learning.  To start off, children can become so focused…

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    What can’t a dog sniff out once it puts its snout to the task? Conservationists around the world are putting dogs on the trail—and tail—of at-risk animals with the hope of protecting and breeding them. The dogs’ hunt begins indecorously with a healthy whiff of an animal’s scent—usually in the form of scat (droppings). After all, dogs can divide scads of info just by sniffing the scents of fellow canines—who’s in the neighborhood, what they’ve eaten, or if danger is lurking—so why not use a dog’s astonishing nasal radar to track down a species that’s in serious trouble, like the critically endangered Baw Baw frog of southeastern Australia? What makes…