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6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Selective Breeding

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Selective Breeding

Also referred to as artificial selection, selective breeding is the practice done by agriculturists and farmers wherein animals or plants are chosen to breed and produce offspring that have specific traits or characteristics. This process had been applied hundreds of years ago and is still very much in existence today. However, there are also pros and cons associated with this breeding method. Lis... »

10 Advantages and Disadvantages of School Uniforms

10 Advantages and Disadvantages of School Uniforms

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the percentage of public schools that reported they have made wearing school uniforms in 2003-2004 and 2011-2012 was from 13 to 19%, most of which were public schools with high poverty levels. The school-sanctioned uniform policy is becoming popular among districts and schools in the hopes of school administrators that students will have b... »

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of School Dress Codes

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of School Dress Codes

People at times express themselves with the clothes they wear and with school dress code policies, this become challenging at times. Some groups push for school dress codes to become mandatory but others find it biased especially on girls. Are policies like these beneficial or do they only suppress the freedom of students? Let us take a look at some of the benefits and setbacks of regulating what ... »

13 Advantages and Disadvantages of Recycling

13 Advantages and Disadvantages of Recycling

Recycling is considered as one of the best solutions to reduce garbage output and its impact on the environment. But although its definition is simple, which is re-using old or waste products or turning them into something completely new, getting it done is anything but. What is even more shocking, however, is that recycling is not all good. Although it helps reduce energy usage, consumption of ra... »

5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Puerto Rico Becoming a State

5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Puerto Rico Becoming a State

There have been discussions about making Puerto Rico the 51st state of the United States of America. A 2012 status referendum found that 61% supported statehood and in December 11 of that year, the legislature in Puerto Rico requested that action be taken on the results, end their current form of territorial status and start the process for admitting the country to the Union as a state. A lot have... »

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Private Prisons

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Private Prisons

When people hear the word “prison”, they usually think of government-run jails. However, it’s important to note that not all prisons nowadays are managed by the government since there are now jails that are run by private entities. Private prisons come into life when a) the government builds the prison and outsources its management, b) a third party builds the prison and manages it with appr... »

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Petroleum

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Petroleum

Petroleum is one of the most widely used fossil fuels, and it has become ubiquitous that no one blinks an eye whenever they fill up their vehicle with it. But, if you use petroleum on a daily basis, have you ever thought about where it comes from, how it impacts the world, and why it has been the subject of heated debates over the years? If not, you need to learn about the advantages and disadvant... »

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Paying College Athletes

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Paying College Athletes

Professional athletes such as basketball, football and baseball players earn millions of dollars because of their skills and the risks they are exposed to playing for their teams. This is why the question of whether college athletes need to be compensated by their schools or not has been around for years now. Proponents say that these athletes are also at risks for injuries and the same time, scho... »

8 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Patriot Act

8 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Patriot Act

The USA Patriot Act is the acronym for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism and signed into law by then President George W. Bush in 2001. This Act came to be following the attacks in New York and the Pentagon which claimed lives of victims and forever changed the history of America. Five years ago, President Barrack Obama ext... »

9 Advantages and Disadvantages of the One Child Policy

9 Advantages and Disadvantages of the One Child Policy

For more than 30 years, China had adopted the social experiment, One Child Policy. As the term suggests, every couple or family should only have one child. This was a law as well and parents who went against this and go caught had to pay hefty fines. It was China’s measure to control population growth, a bid to stop over population. Those who survived the culture are called “Lost Generation” while... »

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