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The Beauty of Polish Pottery

by Michell Spoden Polish people have always been known to be respectful to artists from everywhere. As learners of the arts, they have throughout centuries followed the artistic and cultural trends of other countries. At many times this advancement of the arts had much more value than that of politics or money. Although Poland is…

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Live a Long and Healthy Life Like the Japanese

  by Vanessa Pham Japan is known for many things: a strong economy, top-notch infrastructures, and advanced technology. Then there is one other thing western countries are looking up to Japan for: the people’s healthiness. Among developed countries, Japan has the lowest rate of obesity at only 3%. This number is even more impressive when…

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How Poverty Affects Decision Making

The poverty threshold in the United States in 2011 was an income of $11,484 for individuals and $23,021 for a family of four. People in either of these categories are considered poor and generally qualify for various state and federal assistance programs, including food (such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and healthcare (Medicaid). Roughly…