Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Culture of Celebrity Challenges

Congratulations on your first experience with Challenge Identification. As you move through the steps of the problem solving process, your command of each element will become more and more powerful. One of the best things we can do when learning something new is to work collaboratively to help each other clarify our understanding of the task. That is what we will do this week.

Post your three best challenges in the following format:

Your Name and last name initial - Matt L.

Due to the fact that celebrity body guards often lack proper training, there may be a problem with innocent people being harmed, because a poorly trained bodyguard could take inappropriate action against the wrong person.

Safety

Once you have posted your three challenges, visit three other classmates posts and then read and comment on their challenges. Each comment should use complete sentences, be thoughtful, respectful, and be comprised of at least 5 - 7 sentences. Use the EEExperience Blogging Rubric to direct your responses.


Have Fun!

274 comments:

  1. Due to the fact that most celebrities have fans that worship them, there may be a problem with election fairness because celebrities can influence people to vote for someone for whatever reasons.

    Politics and Governement

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    1. Due to the fact that 8-15 year old girls want to look slim, there may be a problem with their health because some girls (already hundreds) may be hospitalized due to eating disorders.

      Physical Health

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    2. Due to the fact that most people have camera phones, there may be a problem with celbrities private information spreading, because almost any one can take a picture at anytime and share it to the world.

      Technology

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    3. Jacky Krabs, I think you've got good facts but need to explain them better, such as why do celebrities influence elections, when they aren't politicians. And why does wanting to look slim lead to eating disorders. If you elaborate I think it would be very good.

      Sam S.

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    4. So why do people develope eating and health issues basedaround getting slim, when there are so many different ways to get slim that don't lead to eating and health problems?

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    5. there needs to be more information on why alot of this happens

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  2. Due to the fact that 20 times as many women read tabloids then the news paper, there maybe a problem with people being diluted with lies (that the tabloid posts), because the tabloid may be exagerating, or just strait lying about a topic or person.
    -Media
    Due to the fact that television can often facilitate parasocial relationships, there maybe a problem with people having false relationships with celebrities, because the relationships may lead to stalking.
    -Social Relationships
    Due to the fact that so many people waste time watching celebrities, there maybe a problem with people wasting there lives, because they could be doing something productive or fun, but instead they just keep tabs on celebrities.
    -Recreation

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    1. I think you did well, but you should work on avoiding extremities. Besides that its great.

      Sam S.

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    2. I think on the last one, you should be more specific. Because "Wasting their lives" is kind of a personal opinion. Maybe to other people it might not even be wasting time. Be more specific on what you mean.

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    3. Catherine R

      I think there could also be a problem with the women who are reading tabloid to not be aware of the many troubles that are happening in the real world, rather than celebrity gossip. The lasst one, I also think you should extent, and possibly phrase the sentance differently than "waisting their lives." You could word it as they're not being productive with their lives.

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    4. Better Reply.

      You have many extremities, heres some examples; waisting theyre lives, keeping tabs on celebrities, 20 times as many women. You will sound a lot more reliable and well thought just for adding a simple 'may' or 'might'. You're second fact makes me think of Dora. Dora always asks you a question, then pauses, then answers what she thinks you would say, therefore they're creating parasocial relationships with little kids.

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  3. Sam S

    [Basic Needs]
    Due to the fact that many billion dollar industries rely on celebrity figures, many celebrities privacy may be jeaprodized because of insane fans and stalkers, and they may need personal space aswell.

    [Technology]
    Due to the fact that one hour after Whitney Houston's death was reported, 18% of all tweets mentioned "Whitney", which may be a problem with people expressing themselves only through technology because they may not know how to otherwise.

    [Businesses]
    Due to the fact that Businesses may capitalize on celebrity deaths, their may be a problem with the ethics of businesses heads because they may be only trying to make money, even if its off a tragedy.

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    1. very good facts on most of them could hav little more but otherwise perfect

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    2. So if the death of a celebrity is considered a tragedy, then is the death of someone that no one knows about considered a tragedy?

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    3. Sam Sammy, I think you state your point, but some of the facts don't really make a lot of sense. For example, the fact that billion dollar industries rely on celebrity figures, and then you say that celebrities need personal space, doesn't make sense. Also check you're spelling and grammer. Thank you.

      Jacky Krabs

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    6. On the basic needs one you could of simplified all those facts. Maybe take out the part about the personal space, it is true but maybe that challenge could do without it. otherwise they are all good challenges. Nice job.

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    7. In your second problem you may want to elaborate. For example you talk about how it there may be a problem with people not knowing how to express themselves through anything but tech., though people may be able to figure the problem out themselves, but you should elaborate on how this is a problem. Other than that it's pretty good.

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    9. I thought your facts were very well organized and easy to read. The only thing that I found that made your facts imperfect were "aswell" which should be “as well” and the word businesses shouldn't be capitalized. Other than that your facts are very accurate and clean-written.

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    10. I think the first one is very valid twoards celebrities although it may be a little short. You may want to refrian from using the word and too. In number two 18% is a pretty small number it may not a be as big of a problem as you think it is. Just one overall suggestion make your challenges a little longer. Other than that it was pretty good

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    11. #1.Don't all businesses and industries rely on celebrities, not just billion dollar industries? You might not want to use "ands", because you want to focus on just one thing. Who are they, that need personal space?
      #2.Elaborate on how else they would/could express themselves. There were a lot of other ways that people expressed their grief towards this issue and others like it, why didn't you mention that?
      #3.(*there *off of) Who are the business heads and is it only the people that own the businesses that make the decisions to capitalize on celebrities deaths?
      Over all it was pretty good and understandable.

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  4. Due to the fact that celebritys dont have as many pivasy rights so there might be a problem with the laws because celebritys might not have privacy so there is more of a chance of stalkers

    laws and justice

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    1. Be more specific on what you mean. How would they know where they are? Why would they want to stalk them? Things like that.

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    2. they would know where they were because the celebrities have a continuis feed of information of what they are doing. they would want to stalk them because they are famous.

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  5. Nicholas R.

    Due to the fact that Facebook is a rumor-mongering website, there could be an increase in the amount of rumor-mongering online. This could be a problem because rumor-mongering could be used as a form of terrorism.

    Media

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    1. Nicholas R.

      Due to the fact that an exponentially increasing amount of celebrities are wearing meat dresses,there could be a problem with people wearing food. This could be a problem because food could be wasted.

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    2. Very true. I would like to know how rumor-mongering could be used as terrorism. But otherwise your problem makes sense and is well-written and thought out.

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    4. Nicholas R.

      I agree. Wearing meat dresses would be wasteful, considering during this drought meat is so valueble. Also meat dresses would be only used once. If there was one thing I would change, it would be to be less redundent. You keep saying food is wasted.

      Jacky Krabs

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    5. I think it was well written, but yes, the terrorism thing was confusing. What does mongering mean? Also the meat dress was kind of a pointless point. The meat dress was frivolous but I dont think it is a worldwide problem. Its to specific.

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    6. I agree, quotes could be augmented and used against someone which can result in even more troubles legally. I have seen this with books when authors augment reviews like (example) “This …book …is …good”, when in reality it could be “This book was a horrible idea. Who ever thinks this book is a good is an idiot”. Quotes are often turning against people in negative campaign ads. A recent example of this is when Todd Akin compared the American college system to stage three cancer which was quickly used against him, despite his positive intentions (I do not support political party in any way shape or form). In conclusion I believe that celebrities should never say anything about anyone or anything ever, because it will probably be turned against them.

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  6. due to the fact that cameras have grown to extend coverage on all celebritys there might be a problem with terchnology because its scary how you might be on a livce footage and not know it

    technology

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    1. You need to use complete sentences. We are in Jr. High now...

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  7. due to the fact that prices on all thing celebrity has increased there may be a problem with many peaple counterfitting because it might really destroy the economy

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    1. Please elaborate on what the people are counterfieting, and how this will destroy the economy. Other than that this one makes sense.

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    2. When something gets popular it's bound to have impersonators, but elaborate more, what exactly are they impersonating? Also, a few grammar mistakes but not unreadable.

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  8. Nicholas R.

    Due to the fact that celebrity worship generates $1,000,000,000 a year , there could be an increase in celebrity worship. This could be a problem because it could send people un an unhealthy path in life.

    Physical Health

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    1. good facts. how do you know that its truly that much and how do you know tha tit would or could send the person on an unhealthy path of life

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    3. Hey there! Good start! I really like how well you get your point across. Try using a comma in place of a period in the middle of the challenge, and use "one million dollars" instead of typing it out! Looks more professional!
      -Mamie

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    4. A great point I have recently read a small blurb in TIME magazine about how “quote on quote” Bieber fever is more contagious than the measles. I investigated this a little more and discovered that Justin Bieber tickets are going for over twenty-thousand dollars a piece on Ebay. This ticket rage ties into the massive billion dollar celebrity merchandise industry. I believe that this is an unnecessary because the profits are going to already well-off individuals when they could be going charitable organizations. The question I leave you with is why are we exhausting are resources on these public figures.

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  9. Kaiya K.

    1.) Due to the fact that producers of reality TV don't care if canidates have psychological issues; as long as they're interesting, this might be a problem with the public having psychological issues because they might be greatly influenced by these stars.

    Media

    2.) Due to the fact that over 30% of people have an CWS (Celebrity Worship Syndrome), this may be a problem with them making connections with people in their real-life world because they may be too wraped-up in the celerities.

    Psychological Health

    3.) Due to the fact that girls (ages 8-15) are being sent to the hospital for eating disorders there may be a problem with the health of an increasing amount of girls because they might be pressured to have the "perfect body" by society.

    Physical Health

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    1. So why don't more people just diet and exercize to get closer to the "perfect body", admittedly these ways take some time and dedication, but at least you won't develope eating and health issues?

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    2. Kaiya Teacutter, Good job. I didn't see too many extremities, but when you had you're original fact it was almost always an extremity. (over 30%, producers of reality TV don't care, girls are being sent to the hospital)
      *cough* grammar *cough*

      Sam S.

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    3. Good details. Not too many mistakes. Although, work on grammar.

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    4. Catherine R

      As for #1, that is true, but it also could cause problems among the cast of the show. I know the fact that over 30% of people have CWS applies to the UK. (from the article) I also think you could extend further on #3 of how CELEBRITIES affect the young girls' physical health.

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    5. Good over all. You need to be a little more general im sure its not just a switch that turns on at 8 and off at 16. There are surly some 7 and 16 year olds

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    6. Kaiya,

      (On fact #2)
      I agree. I think you did a good job explaining the facts quickly. However you also did a good job so you did it quickly, and included enough information. If there was one thing to improve on, I uowld work on spelling and grammer. There were a few mispelled words, but other than that, the facts were great.

      Jacky Krabs

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  10. Carter M.

    1. Due to the fact producers prefer candidates for reality television that have neurological issues because they are more "interesting or colorful" this may be problem because it may endanger the person on the show by triggering their psychological problems.
    Psychological Health

    2. Due to the fact that celebrities have just a portion of the legal rights that the rest of the citizens in America there may be a problem with the courts of America protecting the legal rights of celebrities because there is less pressure for the court system to enforce laws involving celebrities.
    Law & Justice

    3. Due to the fact celebrities are so focused on keeping a good image there may be problem with celebrity’s develop eating disorders in an attempt to stay relevant.
    Physical Health

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    1. Good. so are you saying that the celebritys should have their privacy rights back? If so why should they because thats how they make their livings is off of exposure and acting and performing for people

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    2. well I say if they deserved to be celebrities they would become famous without that exposure

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  11. 1. Due to the fact that celebrities command almost all of the public's attention, there may be a problem with the direction that the media is focused on, because there may be more important things for the media to discuss.
    Category: Technology
    2. Due to the fact that celebrities have a fraction of the legal laws that regular citizens have, there may be a problem with paparazzo taking advantage of this lack of privacy rights, because there are many people that might be willing to do anything or say anything about a celebrity to make money.
    Category: Law & Justice
    3. Due to the fact that security guards for celebrities often have little to no training, there might be a problem with these security guards endangering the celebrities or normal citizens, because these guards may not be helping anyone by using the wrong methods/techniques.
    Category: Defense

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    2. You should probably tell how the first one relates to Technology, simply because you didn't state how in the Problem. So basicaly just elaborate.

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    3. I agree that number one is a big problem but I have one question. How does that problem relate to technology? I understand that media uses technology but it really does not fit that well. You could change it to media although you id mention to that you had another one that is media. Then change it!

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    4. Whoops I meant media, but most media is technology oriented.

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  12. 1. Physical Health. Due to the fact that celebrities body’s seem to be perfect there may be p problem with girls with eating dis orders because eating disorders can cause problems with your body
    2. Law and Justice. Due to the fact that celebrities gave very few privacy right s there may be a problem with paparazzi because they pry into their personal lives.
    3. Safety. Due to the fact that celebrity’s security aren’t properly trained the r may be a problem with securi5y guars doing things they shouldn’t be the fans or the celebrities could get hurt.

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    2. Kate, I think your facts are good and your problems are good as well; you might want to work on being more specific with how things are problem. Also you had a few grammar and spelling mistakes but it wasn't unreadable. I think you did an overall good job but you have some room for improvement.

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    3. You need tocheck spelling beforwe posting it but otherwise good. The paparazis job is to pry into there lifes so it would be ruuining there career.

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    4. Delete the p inbetween be and problem. Also security, minus the 5. As wess as disorders get rid of the space. Sorry for that.

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    5. All of your challenges are good challenges it is just they are not very elaborate. It doesn't explain everything that it is supposed to. Now it doesn't not explain things but it could just be more. For example number one is redundant. You could be more specific.

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    6. I think your problems are good. You might want to work on being more specific with how things are a problem though.You had a few grammar and spelling mistakes but it wasn't hard to read.

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  13. Sarah M.

    1.) Due to the fact that celebrities are so skinny, there may be a problem with kids becoming anorexic because they want to look the way celebrities do.

    Category: Physical Health

    2.) Due to the fact that web fame is a moving target and is unpredictable, there might be a problem with people doing stupid things to try to get famous.

    Category: Media

    3.) Due to the fact that celebrities have a tough time maintaning a perfect, public image, there migh be a problem with gossip and rumors of the celebrities because the paparazzi will find a way to make a celebrity look bad.

    Category: Miscellaneous

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    1. These are all pretty good, I don't see any extremes and they all make sense. Good work.

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    2. @Mikhail118: your post is not liong enough. But Sarah you dont hav any extremes that i found. i can honestly say i do stupid things alot but not because im trying to become famous.

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    3. I think that these are all good starting points. Although these challenges have alot of absolutes in the challenges. There needs to be more detail added to the rest of the challenges that don't adress the whole problem. Also other words should be used in place of words like "stupid" and "will". Not only are these broad features but they are absolutes while they need to be precise and possible like "maybe" and "might".

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    4. Your first two facts are good but you could explain further on explaining them. Such as what kind of stupid things do people do to try to get famous for fact #2. And you could also explain further on why they want to be as skinny as celebrites.

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  14. 1.)Because our bodies are hardwired to imitate the most successful among us there might be a problem with cultural degredation, because celebrities are flawed role models.
    (psycological health)
    2)Because some cars are celebrity endorsed, there might be a problem with overpricing, because people want to like what the celebrities like.
    (transportation)
    3)Because people want to imitate the most wealthy among us, there might be a problem with getting vital nutrients, because people want to be as skinny as celebrities.
    (basic needs)

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    1. The only problem that I see is that you should probably elaborate about how the people who worship celebrities aren't getting the nutrients they need. Couldn't they take alternative routes to get skinny?

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    2. I think you could spend a little more time on these.
      For your first challenge, you could elaborate on the us a little, and also on how celebrities are flawed. Otherwise, it was good.
      On your second challenge, I completely agree with you, but I feel your "because" point doesn't back up your problem enough because you don't say why things may be overpriced.
      Finally, on your third challenge, I don't think celebrities are skinny enough for people to have malnutrition. Also, eating less isn't the only way to get skinnier.

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  15. Catherine R.

    1) Due to the fact that many celebrities spend hours on low calorie diets and intense excersive to maintain “the perfect body” there may be a problem with eating disorders in normal girls because they believe that they are supposed to have perfect bodies too.

    Physical Heatlth

    2) Due to the fact that you have the opportunity to voice your opinion on social media sites, there may be a problem with potential legal issues because many posts/tweets are abusive towards others and could lead to further, more serious situations.

    Law & Justice

    3) Due to the fact that the website JustSpotted.com allows fans to follow celebrities and keep up with their every move, there might be a problem with the privacy/safety of the celebrity because it can be a potential weapon in the hands of violent stalkers who want to harm the celebrity.

    Safety

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    1. Those are all really good facts, well put and easy to understand.:)

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    2. For the first challenge, it's *exercise. ;D
      Also, for problems about intense exercise, you could say that exercise is addictive (Super long boring explanation: consistent exercise causes the body to produce endorphins, which are hormones to block pain, decrease anxiety and create feelings of euphoric happiness. But it's similar to the drug morphine,so for many people, compulsive exercise can be psychologically addictive. Yay). Exercise is also very stressful (Additional long boring explanation: Your adrenal glands produce hormones like norepinephrine, DHEA and cortisol, which makes your body respond to stress. If the frequency and intensity of the stress becomes too much, then the glands become exhausted, and the hormones that they produce can weaken, resulting in bad imbalances that could cause issues. Bad issues. I don't remember what, though...).
      But these are some really well written facts. They're simple but really really good. :D
      I seriously have no life. I'm so bored right now. Spent 10 minutes writing that...

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  16. 1) Due to the fact that people can follow the lives of celebrities in intimate details there may be a problem with common citizens following the celebrities because the common citizens could violate the celebrities privacy. -Safety

    2) Due to the fact that fame is becoming the value of our celebrity obsessed culture there may be a problem in inspiring people to progress towards other goals because our culture may become narrow minded and underdeveloped in more important fields. – Education

    3) Due to the fact that some celebrities are less than good role models due to their poor life style choices there may be a problem in citizens mimicking these celebrities because the citizens moral ideals may have become unbalanced. –Ethics & Religion

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    2. I really like your second challenge because it's detailed and is clear to me as a reader. I think you could've worked on expanding your first challenge more. I also like your use of "MAY have become unbalanced" in your third challenge. The same goes for "COULD violate..." in the first challenge. You did a good job of not being definite in all of your challenges.

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    3. The first one I think needs a little more work as it's a little to simple compared to your second and third ones. I feel that they need to be a little more definte though.

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    4. I have to disagree with you on number one "Leroy" because there are not of laws that protect celebrity privacy. The defamation law allows them to be ridicule without very legal problems. In fact celebrities have died from stress of the paparazzi. In response to suicide congress is trying to pass a law that limits the paparazzi invasion. In the end I ask you is privacy a good price for fame?

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  17. Kailey M.

    Challenge 1: Due to the fact that CWS (Celebrity Worship Syndrome) is a growing disease, there may be a problem with celebrity addiction, because people with CWS could harm themselves and others in their obsession.

    Psychological Health

    Challenge 2: Due to the fact that privacy laws have not been updated for the digital age, there may be a problem with hacking, because people can get personal information directly from the celebrity’s computer, and use it for illegal purposes.

    Law & Justice

    Challenge 3: Due to the fact that, through sites like Twitter, people can communicate directly to celebrities, there may be a problem with rude behavior, because people can say what they want and there will be no punishment.

    Communication

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    1. Those are really good facts, but for your last fact anyone can write rude stuff to anyone else, its just bullying. And I agree with you that its bad or "rude behavior"but unfortunately NO ONE can stop that.

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    2. Anna V.

      I think you're right about Challenge 3, because it's true that anyone can say anything on the internet, and never get caught. And as for Challenge 1, CWS sounds a little far fetched, but I believe that it has formulated. It's hard to imagine someone going so far into their obsession as to harm themselves or others, but people still do it! Hacking is a serious problem. I happen to know that a lot of my friends' accounts on FB and Twitter and such have been hacked by other friends and just random people. Over all, good facts!!

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  18. Due to the fact that fame is becoming the number one value or goal of our celebrity-obsessed culture, there may be a problem with our other goals like school because we may be too busy focusing on becoming famous.

    Category: Education

    Due to the fact that the public can now follow the lives of celebrities in intimate detail, there might be a problem with their protection or privacy because of the dangers of stalking.

    Category: Safety

    Due to the fact that celebrities have a hard time maintaining the perfect image, there may be a fact with the societies’ judgmental behavior because they can have many things to worry about.

    Category: Media

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    1. Did you mean "there may be a PROBLEM with" instead of "there may be a FACT with" in your third challenge? And i think you could reword that challenge to make it easier to understand. Some people (like me) are a little slow. :P Your other challenges were good though. :)

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    2. I agree. I think you should extend on HOW/WHY the invasion of the celebrites' privacy is a danger and how stalkers would harm them. You could also include how celebrites maintaining a perfect image affect the public world.

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    3. I agree that you could have detailed your third challenge more. You could've said what type of judgmental behavior, or what things they need to worry about. But I like how you wrote "can" indicating that it's not guaranteed. I also like your first challenge. It's clearly stated about what the problem is and why it is a problem.

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    4. It's kind of scary that our generation could potentially become uneducated because their focusing on a goal that is ultimately unattainable by most. As for number 2, stalking IS becoming a problem with celebrities, and sometimes these obsessions can get WAY out of hand. Eesh. And you're completely right about the judgemental behavior. It's sad, but our society is completely judgemental over peoples' images and other things. But great job, you have definetly seemed to put thought in these. Way to go!!

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    5. These challenges are almost very good. The one thing that I would change is using the word "like". This appears that you maight know what your talking about but not for sure. This can be changed very easily but it will help you greatly for the judges to KNOW that the topic is completely known to you. Otherwise the rest of the challenges are up to par.

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    1. It seems a little strange to go directly from reading magazines to death, but I agree with you. Self-esteem has become a growing problem with teenage girls in the US. Between celebrities and articles targeting the young public, girls' self-esteem has been dropping like flies. Good job! You seem to think very in depth and throughout many categories. You will be a very good Future Problem Solver!!

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    2. Dude you don't know JUST how deep my thoughts are about the way the culture treats women.
      And thank you! You'll be great too!
      You said that it seemed a "...little strange to go directly from reading magazines to death..."
      Do you have any suggestions to 'fix' that? I was trying to make the statement say, "HEY! This is a BIG problem! It can cause death!"

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  20. 1. Due to the fact that continued one-sided relationships of fans with celebrities can turn pathological, there may be a problem with more obsessive stalkers threatening celebrities because a parasocial relationship can be good for you at first, but no one can predict when it turns extreme.

    Psychological Health

    2. Due to the fact that celebrities, as “public figures,” have fewer protections under the U.S. Privacy and Defamation Law, there may be a problem with growing tension between paparazzi and celebrities because reporters are usually favored in court.

    Law and Justice

    3. Due to the fact that the internet, social media, and YouTube can catapult someone to instant celebrity, there may be a problem with lack of talent in today’s culture, because people no longer have to succeed or achieve a great goal to be famous.

    Technology

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    1. I have the same thing for number one! I agree with you that people can often turn psychotic. I like how you don't declare anything but use the words "may" and "can'. I also like your choice of words they help me understand trhe problem better. Good job! :):):):)

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    2. You need to dumb down #1. I felt so retarded after reading it...Hahahaha. I had to use a dictionary to look up pathological.
      Really good challenges. How did you know that reporters are usually favored in court? I don't remember reading that.
      Good job.

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    3. I disagree, I think the use of big words made her seem smarter. Also the 3rd one I agree with. You don't need to be talented you just need to be pretty and be able to auto-tune them.

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    4. I think that this is a good thingy. although my brain hurts from reading it. oh and what does pathological mean?

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  21. Anna V.

    Challenge 1: Due to the fact that young girls wish their bodies looked “perfect” like celebrities, there might be a problem with anorexia and other eating disorders becoming largely involved in female teens because eating disorders are dangerous and can cause death.

    Category: Physical Health

    Challenge 2: Due to the fact that some politicians have an upper hand in elections due to attractive appearance, there may be a problem if the wrong person is elected because the most handsome candidate may not always be the most qualified.

    Category: Arts & Aesthetics

    Challenge 3: Due to the fact that celebrities are often viewed as rebels or rule breakers, there might be a problem when kids realize this because children would begin to do the same to become more like their idolized celebrities.

    Category: Miscellaneous

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    1. Well, my dear Anna, I do believe you are and intelligent chica. :) These are very good challenges, and really well worded. And you're pretty special to have used Arts & Aesthetics. I didn't even know what aesthetics were. :P Ok. Love ya!

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    2. I agree with you on your first fact with how lots of teen girls try to have that "perfect body image". All your facts are really good, and each part is written well and easy to understand. Good job!

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    3. I agree with Nila and Kailey, you have put together your statements very well! They are easy to follow, and you have good connections between the fact and problem.
      Pretty much the only thing I would say might be a tiny issue is the fact that you say "the wrong person" in your second statement. I'm leaning to the "extreme" side on that little phrase. Maybe you could say "candidate" instead of "person," and "not properly equipped" or "without country's best interest in mind" somewhere in there. Because some people could argue that "wrong person" is bias.
      Or you could change nothing and I'd still give you a good grade.

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  22. -Due to the fact that some celebrities do crazy, dangerous and impractical stunts, fans may follow along and get hurt trying these stunts cause physical and mental health issues from these fans.
    -Physical Health/ Mental Health

    -Due to the fact that some people idolize celebrities, a lack of self-opinion may occur causing celebrities to persuade people to do something they want rather than the fans actual belief.
    -Miscellaneous

    -Due to the fact that some celebrities more power and money then most people, they might try to do illegal things and not get in trouble, some fans may try these things believing they won’t get in trouble but may, causing innocent fans to do stuff wrong without understanding the real consequences.
    -Law and Justice

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    1. I think that, for the most part, your challenges are well constructed and present relevant and accurate information; however there are a few things that I think you could improve. In your first challenge you mention that many celebrities may be involved in “crazy and dangerous stunts”. I think that, in describing celebrity activities as such, you may be involving more opinion than fact in your statement. Perhaps you could have described the celebrity activities you were mentioning as “possibly harmful” or as “having the potential to cause physical or mental damage”.
      In your second challenge you said that people who have excessive respect or devotion to a celebrity might have a lack of “self-opinion” and rather simply share the opinion of their celebrities. I think that in making the argument that someone’s opinion may be changed by someone they respect you are not necessarily presenting a problem of celebrity worship. People will often change their opinions based upon the fact that someone they think of as mentally superior or more morally directed than themselves states that they believe something. I don’t think that this is necessarily related directly to the topic at hand. Perhaps you could have said celebrities might use their clout with large media corporations and large social groups to spread their personal belief as truths.
      In your third challenge you said that people may participate in illegal activities because they have heard of celebrities doing these things and not “getting in trouble”. While it may seem at face value that celebrities, especially those who are often accused of crimes, often face far less severe consciences for their actions than those who are not famous this is not the case. The truth of the matter is that celebrities are often falsely accused by tabloids and other gossip based news sources and that, even when a celebrity is accused of a crime, the severity of the crime is often greatly inflated and thus the punishment often seems ridiculously small. I would suggest that instead you should say that celebrities who are often involved in projects that promote or glamorize illegal activities might cause people to want to commit crimes.

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    2. In my opinion, your challenges are well thought out, but could use a little work.
      In your first challenge, I feel that there is a strong feeling of opinion from you in it, mainly because of your descriptions. In your second challenge, I don't think having a lack of self opinion is a good problem. People change or model their opinions after almost everyone in their lives! A better problem would be that Celebrities may attempt to spread false truths. In your third challenge, even celebrities get in trouble for doing illegal things, but it may not seem as serious because they are famous. Also, you should avoid the word stuff.
      Finally, in all of your challenges, there are a few grammar errors(not that I'm perfect).

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  23. 1) Category: Ethics & Religion
    Due to the fact that stores sometimes gouge prices related to a celebrity after that celebrity dies, there may be a problem with unreasonably high prices because stores may attempt to basically take money from customers to achieve a profit.
    2) Category: Education
    Due to the fact that some celebrities are having not graduated high school much less college, there may be a problem with more students dropping out of school because students may want to be like celebrities who also drop out of school.
    3) Category: Psychological Health
    Due to the fact that about 36% of people in the UK have Celebrity Worship Syndrome, there may be a problem with people believing in false figures because Celebrity Worship Syndrome may continue to spread to other people, not only in the UK.

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  24. Heather E.

    1) Do to the fact that some people worship celebrities like Gods, there may be a problem with people not thinking for themselves, because some celebrities are poor role models and following them could result in bad decisions.

    Ethics and Religion

    2) Do to the fact that political parties used retired celebrities in elections, there may be a problem with inexperienced politicians in the polls, because then if they are elected, they may not know what to do and hurt the government.

    Government and Politics

    3) Do to the fact that gossiping has been going on for hundreds of years, there may be a problem with untrue things being spread about some celebrities, because some celebrities don’t have much of a chance at defending themselves.

    Communication


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    1. Your information is very clealy stated and organized. I really want to comment you on your first challenge because this is one of the problems that most people think are becoming more serious and "popular". I also like your idea in the second challenge but need more specific information for why it is a problem. You also need to change the begining part of each of your challenge because it is "due to the fact..." not "do to the fact..." Overall, you had great challenges.

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  25. Sarah F.

    1) Due to the fact that adolescent girls who read teenage/women's magazines, and other media directed at young girls tend to have very low self-esteem at a young age there may be a problem with the number of teenage girls who have psychological health issues, such as depression and self-disgust, because poor psychological health issues can lead to decline in overall happiness, quality of life, education, and can often lead to suicide.

    Category: Psychological Health

    2) Due to the fact that sometimes celebrities act as representations of a religion there may be a problem with prejudice against a religion because incorrect stereotypes may be formed against the religion due to the actions of said celebrity.

    Category: Religion

    3) Due to the fact that reality TV programs glamourize disrespectful, violent, over-sexualized, or even mentally ill behaviors there may be a problem with the desensitizing of the public into thinking said behaviors are healthy, and proper; studies show these programs especially effect children.

    Category: Miscellaneous


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    1. Your vocabulary is absolutely amazing! In my opinion, these are some of the most important topics in the Culture of Celebrity. I had to use the dictionary to figure out some of the words that you used in your challenges (it's not your fault). However, I had a difficult time trying to identify the different between your problems and why it is a problem, especially in your last challenge (now it is your fault :). But overall, you did an excellent job.

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  26. Ellen T.

    1.Due to the fact that fame is becoming the number one value or goal of our celebrity obsessed culture, there might be a problem with kids not valuing their education because they are more focused on becoming famous.

    Education

    2.Due to the fact that some celebrities are less than ideal role models due to their lifestyle choices there might be a problem kids/teens doing dangerous/risky or illegal things (like drugs etc.) because the celebrities they look up to do them.

    Safety

    3.Due to the fact that 20 times more American women read tabloids rather than read the newspaper, there might be a problem with people not knowing people not knowing about more important world news because they care more about the lives of celebrities.

    Media

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    1. My daaaaarling Ellen,
      I've missed you so! These are a GREAT start!! One thing you could improve upon, is finishing these challenges up better. For instance, please remember to state WHY it's a problem after you state that there MAY be a problem! Good job though!
      -Mamie

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  27. Dzung N.

    1. Due to the fact that the audience views reality show’s stars as “real and normal”, there may be a problem with them trying to think, act, and feel like the show’s star, because they may lose their own sense of critical thinking and “real” emotion towards certain situations.
    Category: Psychological Health

    2. Due to the fact that today, the youths feel misled by the “unachievable role models” offered by the celebrity culture, there may be a problem with them giving up on dreams and ambitions that they have for life, because they may think that education isn’t necessary and tress about their future.
    Category: Education

    3. Due to the fact that many celebrity personal security staffs receive little to no training for their positions, there might be a problem with their way of protecting their celebrity because untrained agents may respond to threats inappropriately and end up hurting innocent people.
    Category: Defense

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    1. I really like all of your statements. They were very to-the-point, you didn't have any extra words that distracted my thoughts.
      Another part of why I like your statements was that they were blatant and easy to follow. As I was reading them I was thinking, "Yeah, that definitely IS a problem." And I thought that because of how you worded your statements; they convinced me that there WAS a BIG problem.
      I think adding "and end up hurting innocent people" to your third statement really put a good emphasis on the whole statement.

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    2. 3. Due to the fact that the celebrity-making power that belongs to media executives and public relations experts had decreased during the Informational Age (which is the 21st century), there may be a problem with people promoting their own celebrities (such as themselves)because there could be an overwhelming number of "stars" that do not meet the requirements of becoming a star.
      Catergory: Media

      Replacement for the third challenge (because it's the sample post) :(

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  28. Mamie D.
    Defense
    Due to the fact that bodyguards cannot legally prevent people from getting within two feet from a celebrity there may be a problem with the celebrity’s safety and this may be a problem because we don’t want people to be killed or harmed.
    Physical Health
    Due to the fact that young people idolize magazines that show the thinnest figures there may be an issue with eating disorders this may be an issue because eating disorders can ruin a person’s body.
    Education
    Due to the fact that being famous is becoming most peoples number one goal there may be a problem with people taking their education seriously, this may be a problem because we need people to be doctors and other things that may not cause fame.

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    1. I like that your post is very clear. You used the training wheels very efficiently, and I saw no grammatical errors. I do have one question though, in your last statement you wrote "there may be a problem with people taking their educations seroiusly" and I wanted to know why it is a problem? I think that taking your education seroiusly is the way to sucess and a promising career. I don't see why it is a problem, but maybe if you explain to me your side I will understand. Other than that I agree with your other statements.

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    2. Theo-
      Hey there! I think I just phrased that incorrectly- silly me! I meant there may be a problem with people NOT taking their education seriously!! Whoops!
      -Mamie

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  29. Nick E.

    1.) Due to the fact that celebrities are sometimes perceived as rebels, there may be a problem with crime rates across the board increasing because celebrity worshippers may wish to be rebels just as the perception of their celebrities

    Technology

    2.) Due to the fact that 20 times more women read tabloids than the newspapers, there may be a problem with extra trees being fell for the new tabloids because increased demand leads to a need for an increased paper supply.

    Environment

    3.) Due to the fact that athletes and actors have replaced politicians of many sorts as “A-list” celebrities, there may be a problem with media sources discounting politics as an important aspect of media coverage because they are no longer entertaining in the public eye as “A-list” celebrities.

    Media

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    1. I don't think you did the "Because" part for the challenges.
      It's *Defense and *Psychological Health.

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  31. 1.Due to the fact that there are now apps that allow celebrity’s whereabouts to be known this may encourage celebrity stalking because fans may want to talk and learn about their favorite celebrity even if it means invading their personal space and stalking them.
    Category: Technology

    2.Due to the fact that celebrity’s follow and support an extreme diet and exercise regimen in order to stay thin, this might encourage young girls to do whatever they have to do to be thin, possibly resulting in an eating disorder because they want to be considered beautiful by society’s standards.
    Category: Physical Health

    3. Due to the fact that television producers purposefully choose mentally unstable people for reality TV shows in order to boost ratings, there may be a problem with the participant’s stability as it is already fragile because they are forced into situations where they may react in a violent way.
    Category: Physiological Heath

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  32. Nick E.

    1.) Due to the fact that celebrities are sometimes perceived as rebels, there may be a problem with crime rates across the board increasing because celebrity worshippers may wish to be rebels just as the perception of their celebrities

    Technology

    2.) Due to the fact that 20 times more women read tabloids than the newspapers, there may be a problem with extra trees being fell for the new tabloids because increased demand leads to a need for an increased paper supply.

    Environment

    3.) Due to the fact that athletes and actors have replaced politicians of many sorts as “A-list” celebrities, there may be a problem with media sources discounting politics as an important aspect of media coverage because they are no longer entertaining in the public eye as “A-list” celebrities.

    Media

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    1. Nick-
      Hey, buddy ol' pal. Overall, these were very good! You have a very strong argument for each challenge. There were one or two spelling or puncuation errors- so always remember to edit! I really liked the the first one, but the world 'rebel' is very general, and you may want to use a more specific term.
      -Mamie

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  33. 1) Due to the fact that celebrities are perceived as rebels, there may be a problem with kids rebelling because kids impersonate what they see and want to be just like celebrities.
    Category: Psychological Health.

    2) Due to the fact that people want to be famous, there may be a problem with violence because some people are willing to do anything to become famous and be #1 (starting fights or killing someone for attention etc.).
    Category: Law and Justice.
    3) Due to the fact that celebrities are given the names such as “star” or “idol”, there may be a problem with self esteem because people feel that they are not as good as some of these “idols” or “stars” because they feel above everyone else than the average person.
    Catagory: Basic Needs (to feel good about themself)
    ∞Quinn∞

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  34. 1.)Due to the fact that some people want to be famous, there may be a problem with violence because some people will do anything to be famous. (Starting fights, doing something extreme, ruining people’s lives etc.).
    Category: Law and justice

    2.)Due to the fact that celebrities are branded as “stars” or “idols”, there may be some self-esteem problems because some people will think they aren’t as good as these “idols” or “stars.”
    Category: Physiological

    3.)Due to the fact that celebrities are viewed as “rebels”. Some people might feel they need to be rebellious to be like the celebrities they like or be rebellious because some people like to mimic what they see on television.
    Category: Influences

    Nathan

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  35. Recent studies have shown that humans will try to imitate “celebrities” no matter their motives, which means that figures that act inappropriately will be imitated. We have seen this when Ozzy Osborn’s music was said to convince children to commit suicide.
    Environment
    Younger celebrities tend to have a greater influence than more experienced older public figures, which can cause sponsors to get into trouble when they act inappropriately. Kellogg’s had problems like this when Michael Phelps had substance abuse.
    Business
    Research shows that the human mind has problem distinguishing between real and not real relationships. This can cause obsessions which can end tragically.

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    1. You have some good facts. I find it ironic that the very celebrities people praise are the ones who lead our society into trouble. Not to say it hasn’t been predicted as a possible problem in the past. I wish that today’s role models would lead as a better influence. People are having their potential wasted on worshipping celebrities who will stray people away from a bright and successful future.

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    2. The statements you have are good ones, provided that you elaborate. It is hard to uderstand your problems and solutions. you state that "This can cause obsessions which can end tragically.", how would it end tragically? You need to expand how you explain to the public what you are talking about. If you follow the rubric provided, it might help.

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  38. Nila P

    1) Due to the fact that some people try to emulate the personal characteristics of celebrities they admire there may be a problem with kids coping what they see because they could harm them selves by developing an eating disorder or doing illegal things.

    Physical health

    2) Due to the fact that the public can follow the lives of celebrities in detail by websites there may be a problem with the celebrity’s safety because citizens or stalkers who are so obsessed with them could harm the celebrity.

    Technology

    3) Due to the fact that celebrities face the challenge of maintaining a perfect public image there may be a problem with drug abuse because the celebrity could feel like he/she is under too much pressure and OD.

    Safety

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    1. These are good! May want to say how they could harm the celebrity in number two... I had the same problem as well. Also may want to write out or explain more about ODing. Pretty easy to understand though. Nice work!

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  39. Alex L.

    1) Due to the fact that body guards can't stop people from getting two feet away from a celebrity, there may be a problem because people might try to harm the celebrity.

    Defense

    2)Due to the fact that when one is younger they are more likely to believe that celebrities are making a positive difference, there may be a problem with children copying their favorite celebrity and portraying their bad habits incorrectly.

    Psychological

    3) Due to the fact that sometimes the brain can’t distinguish a real relationship and a fake one, there may be a problem with people separating real and fake life because people bay become absorbed in their celebrity.

    Society

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    1. I think all of your challenges make sense, but you might want to expand on number one a little bit. Everything is fine besides that.

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  40. I knew him. only 200 people were going to attend. After Westboro Baptist was reported to show up, twelve THOUSAND people showed up. They stopped trafic in Columbia town for a day. My point is that a random death does not seem to matter unless a celebrity is involved. My second point is that America made WBC a celebrity group.

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  42. Chris S.
    1. All of us live under a constant threat of humiliation thanks to social websites. This could be a problem because people humiliating someone could lead to dangerous consequences

    (Safety)

    2. Thanks to the media the personal lives of rich and famous people don't stay personal for long. this could be a problem because other people don't need to know everything about them.

    (Media)

    3. The internet, social media, and Youtube can turn an individual into an instant celebrity. It may be a problem because it could cause a rise in celebrity worship syndrome which could increase celebrity stalking.

    (Technology)

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    1. All three of these are wondeful ideas that can be developed into good challenges but they are not there yet. These challenges do not follow the format provided. "due to the fact that" is how you should've started the challenge. Otherwise the only thing that needs to be fixed is the absolutes that can be replaces. These can be replaced with "might" or "may"

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  43. Hailey T.
    1)Due to the fact that some privacy laws have not been adjusted or changed to work for the internet age there may be a problem with people being able to view anything on a celebrity because of lack of ability to prevent access or spreading of it.

    Law & Justice

    2)Due to the fact media's and internet is enlarging the already huge popularity of celebrity culture there may be a problem with the amount of people overly obsessed with celebrities because of the great size of news that is told and goes around about specifically celebrities.

    Technology

    3) Due to the fact that anorexia which is an already large problem is growing there may be a problem with even more girl that are between the ages of 8-16 being influenced to have anorexia because of the thought of being skinny is the idea of perfection.

    Physical Health

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  44. Vy L.

    Due to the fact that the U.S. constitution provides a separate set of laws for public figures, there may be a problem with fairness provided by the government because there are now rules that apply to citizens that might not apply to celebrities or vice versa.

    Laws/Justice

    Due to the fact that tabloids and newspapers have gotten obsessed with the celebrity world, there might be a problem with the gossip information publishers provide us because they might be more concern on telling us "who wears it best" instead of the new deadly disease.

    Media

    Due to the fact that celebrity security staffs aren't properly trained, there may be a problem with the staffs harming the fans and paparazzi because the victims of these situations might sue.

    Safety

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  45. Montiera F-N.

    1.)Due to the fact that name and face recognition can make or break a political campaign there maybe a problem with the voters only voting for someone they heard about and not the politicians ideas because it may lead to america having a fall in government.

    Government and Politics

    2.)Due to the fact that all of us now live under the threat of easy and instant humiliation there maybe a problem with people going into debt because their constantly buying things they can't afford in order to not be humiliated.
    Economics


    3.) Due to the fact that a growing body of evidence suggests that the human brain is not well-equipped to distinguish between real and imaginary relationship there maybe a problem with the people confusing a relationship with a celebrity that isnt real because they could imagine a deep relationshio and could hurt anyone invovled
    Social Relationships

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  46. Due to the fact that people often choose celebrity role models that are bad influences due to their poor decision making skills, there may be a problem with teens and or others having negative role models because it may lead to hazardous life choices.

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  47. Mariah D.
    1. Due the fact that the human brain is not well-equipped to distinguish between real and imagined relationships, there may be a problem with fans thinking they have real life relationships with celebrities because fans might take the fake relationship too far and start stalking them.
    Category: Psychological Health

    2. Due to the fact that fame is becoming the number one value or goal in our celebrity-obsessed culture, there may be a problem with people not having a full knowledge of school subjects because people might start dropping out of school in order to pursue their dreams of being famous.
    Category: Education

    3. Due to the fact that young people are especially vulnerable to internalization of messages from celebrity magazines from celebrity magazines that idealize the thinnest figures, there might be a problem with young people’s weight because they might become anorexic trying to be as thin as the celebrities.
    Category: Physical Health

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    1. I very much like the wording in your third statement; quite sophisticated *wink, wink*. < Haha, that wasn't sarcastic :)

      I also like your second one.
      I had thought about similar ideas such as "people thinking they are 'too cool for school' (a message they get from Hollywood) would have a negative impact on their academic success" but YOUR statement sounds better to me, honestly.

      I don't know if you realized but you said "celebrity magazines" twice in #3.

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  48. Jasmine J

    1)Due to the fact that celebrities cannot sue over privacy rights, there may be a problem with them feeling violated from having their private lives posted on tabloids because their reputations could be ruined and people who look up to them could start acting differently.

    Law and Justice

    2)Due to the fact that some celebrity worshipers feel they have property rights over their celebrity there might be a problem with people letting their parasocial relationships get out of hand because though a little celebrity worship could be found as good for your self-esteem too much isn’t healthy

    Safety

    3)Due to the fact that media has altered the way people connect to politicians there might be a problem with people voting for people that are likable or good looking because though they have those traits they may not be the best candidate.

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  49. Julia B.
    1. Due to the fact that some politicians use celebrities to exploit their campaign there might be a problem with politicians actually lowering their status because there is no guarantee that the celebrity won't misbehave.
    Government and Politics

    2. Due to the fact that we all live under a threat of easy and instant humiliation there may be a problem with people losing self-confidence because they feel the pressure of society.
    Psychological Health

    3. Due to the fact that celebrity worship syndrome is on the rise there may be a problem with the next generation of problem solvers because the person might be so affixed with the celebrity they have no thought to their world they live in.
    Communication

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  50. Cody O.
    Due to the fact that the internet, social media, and Youtube catapult an individual to instant celebrity, there may be a problem with the public response to the person because the person may become over whelmed by their instant celebrity.
    Category: psychological health
    Due to the fact that a billion-dollar industry revolves around our obsession with celebrity worship, there may be a problem with the use of money because there are other sources to use that money on.
    Category: business
    Due to the fact that the secrets of the rich and famous rarely stay hidden any longer, there may be a problem with the secrets being told because they are secrets for a reason.
    Category: media

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    1. Good and facinating could of used some spacing between them. On your second fact you said "may be a problem with the use jof our money" but its not the way we spend it its the way that the peaple who receive our money are doing with it.

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  51. David S.

    Due to the fact that the security staffs of celebrities often do not have formal training for their position, there may be a problem with the celebrity or fan’s safety because if there’s an emergency, the bodyguards wouldn’t know what to do.

    Safety

    Due to the fact that being “thin” is cool, there may be a problem with eating disorders because many girls are not eating correctly to stay thin like celebrities.

    Physical Health

    Due to the fact that continued one sided relationships of fans with celebrities can turn pathological, there may be a problem with their own safety because most relationships with celebrities are one sided.

    Social Relationships

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    1. These are pretty good. May want to use a different word for cool in the second one. Are you sure it's just girls? Just sayin'. In the first one you should substitute a word for "wouldn't" like "may not". I think in the third one you sort of restated the fact as the "because" but other than that it's okay.

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    2. I agree with Sarah, (not ME,:) haha) it seems to me that you are using extremes; like " are not."

      Also in your second statement (remember this is my opinion) it seems you aren't quite sure about the "why is this a problem." Your problem is "girls having eating disorders" right? Well, in your "why is this a problem" you say "are not eating correctly"
      There is a big difference:
      Eating correctly = balanced, healthy
      Eating disorders = not healthy at all, psychologically or physically

      Do you see what I'm getting at here? It's like you go from extreme to simple dieting issue. I feel as if I can't type this correctly, I need some electronic hands to do all those motions we do when we talk.

      PLUS, our culture's obsessiveness with thinness doesn't stop at thin, girls aren't pressured to be cool by eating healthy, they are pressured to be anorexic.

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    3. You seem to be getting "a lot" of replies! Anyway, you have the general idea, but there some picky things that I would like to point out.
      First of all, you should try to use words like may more, as in often may not have formal training. Also try to focus on one problem in your challenges, because in your first challenge you said celebrity or fan, which is two groups of people.
      Another problem I see is in your second challenge. Eating less isn't the only way to stay thin, and celebrities are not thin to the point of having malnutrition.
      Finally, in your last challenge, I think you just restated the fact as your because.

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  52. Julia H.

    1)Due to the fact that fame is becoming the number one goal in our culture, there may be a problem with people going really overboard with their attempts to become famous because they see their favorite celbrities and want to be like them.

    Category: Pshycological Health

    2)Due to the fact that celebrities such as Princess Diana can get killed or seriously injured in chases with the paparazzi, there may be a problem with the laws surrounding the paparazzi not being strict enough because accidents are still happening because of them.

    Category: Law and Justice

    3)Due to the fact that celebrities barely have a private life anymore, there may be a problem with fans stalking every move they make because they might take it too far and end up either hurting the celebrity or getting hurt themselves.

    Category: Safety

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  53. Joe K
    Due to the fact a growing body of evidence suggests that the human brain is not well equipped to tell the difference between real and imagined relationships there may be a problem with people acting inappropriately towards celebrities because they believe that they have a relationship with that celebrity.
    Social relationships

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    1. Joe K
      Due to the fact that as public figures celebrities are afforded fewer protections under U.S. privacy and defamation laws there may be a problem with celebrities having their privacy invaded because people don’t have to worry about infringing on that celebrity’s rights.
      Law and justice

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    2. Joe K
      Due to the fact that today’s musicians, actors, and athletes have replaced political figures as celebrities there may be a problem with people relying on their favorite celebrities for their political views because they respect those celebrities more than politician.
      Government and politics

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  54. Andrew H

    Due to the fact that there are computers today many people
    spread rumors about celebrities. This could be a problem to
    celebrities and could cause an outbreak.
    Technology

    Due to the fact that many people can be influenced by
    TV this could be a problem since because of political commercials one candidate may not have experience and could lead the nation to jeopardy.
    Media

    Due to the fact that advertised things may pollute it could be harmful to the environment. This could lead to a destructive planet and things would be terrible.
    Environment

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    1. Your facts are accurate and hit important points of the Celebrity Culture topic. I do agree with you that advertisements not only affect the economy (huge amount of money is paid every year on advertisements) but also the environment. For example, people usually prefer to read advertisements on magazines and newspapers more than they do on TV because they can look at them more carefully. These magazines and newspapers are made from trees, so it is not a good idea to produce these things.
      However, you might want to mention how does this connect to the Celebrity Culture that we are talking about in class. You also might wanna check your punctuation and make sure that you have a problem and an explaination for why it is a problem.

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  55. Owen P.

    1.) Due to the fact that fame is slowly becoming some people’s number one goal in life, there may be problems with those people not caring about getting an education because they might have misguided notions of not needing to get an education if they become famous.

    Category- Education

    2.) Due to the fact that fame has somehow become detached from genius, character, skill, talent, and accomplishment, there could be problems with celebrities possibly being regarded only as famous, and not because of their achievements. This is a problem because this disrespects the celebrities’ actual work.

    Category- Art & Aesthetics

    3.) Due to the fact that a billion-dollar industry revolves around promoting celebrities, company executives could possibly use celebrities to manipulate us into buying more products from them, which is problematic because this could mean that more of our money is spent on trivialities.

    Category- Business



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    1. Brittany S.
      I think that yours is great. It has some very good points in it. There are people out there who aren't famous for any particular reason; they might as well be famous for being famous for being famous. At the same time, less and less people are being recognized for what they achieve. Another thing, some people are wasting their money on products and other things made because of celebrities. One last thing, even if people aim for being famous in something that doesn’t need much education, they should still care about their own because it will give them an advantage over people who don’t have much of one. Or, at least, that’s what I think.

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  56. Jacob S.

    1. Due to the fact that many worshipers feel their favorite celebrities are their personal property, there might be a problem with those people’s opinions because if the celebrity does something they don’t like then they could be attacked.

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  57. Megha Verma
    Category: Miscellaneous
    1. Due tot he fact that agressive papparazzi are contriversial for celebrities who want to preserve privacy, there may be a problem with people who admire celebrities and their need for information because this is part of human nature.

    Category: Social Relationships
    2. Due to the fact that celebrities are made to be destroyed, there may be a problem with the breakdowns caused because the celebrities do not want to let go.

    Category: Law and Justice
    3. Due to the fact that Elvis's grave was tampered and had to be moved, there may be a problem with some fans protesting because of the deep connection they think they have with Elvis.

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  58. Amanda S.

    1) Due to the fact that mainstream media outlets are increasingly turning more tabloids in a desperate attempt to maintain viewers and readers, there may be a problem with important information not reaching the general public because the media outlets that used to facilitate the passing of information are now changing the type of information they pass.
    Category: Communication

    2) Due to the fact that the public can now follow the lives of celebrities in intimate detail, there may be a problem with celebrities developing psychological disorders such as mild forms of paranoia because they feel that there’s always someone who knows where they are or where they’ve been.
    Category: Psychological Health

    3) Due to the fact that a billion-dollar industry revolves around our obsession with celebrity worship, there may be a problem with the celebrity-worship industry opposing efforts to lessen the amount of celebrity worship because doing so would mean that the industry would profit less.
    Category: Economics

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    1. Celebrity worship syndrome is a rising issue for America. The idea of formalized religion is getting less strong.

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    2. Amanda-
      You’re challenges are really good, because the ideas you present in them are very well thought out, and present valid arguments. They are very unique and well worded which is great, because they will make you stand out. They aren’t just run of the mill challenges. The one you did for Economics was really close to the one I did! I decided not to put that one anyways. The only advice I have is to put a bit a bit more in on how it could affect the world, and why this would be such a major problem. Great job!

      -Sydney

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  59. Sydney T.

    1) Due to the fact that malicious gossip is often present in the anonymous environment of the Internet, there may be a problem with new overly zealous privacy laws being created to assist celebrities and others, because this could restrict use of the internet.
    Technology

    2) Due to the fact that celebrities are increasingly related to by mass media, there may be a problem with people increasing use of electricity devouring devices like televisions and computers to relate to celebrities they’re obsessed with, because this electricity is created by polluting fossil fuels.
    Environment

    3) Due to the fact that nearly 30% of Americans including children are affected by celebrity worship syndrome, there may be a problem with children spending too much time obsessing, and not enough time learning and studying, because their education directly impacts the future of America.
    Education

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  60. Stephanie Z.

    Physical Health:
    Due to the fact that young people are especially vulnerable to internalization of messages from celebrity magazines that idealize the thinnest figure, there may be a problem with dieting or extreme weight loss because these young people may try to lose weight but not using healthy or common methods.

    Media:
    Due to the fact that mainstream media outlets are increasingly turning more tabloid in a desperate attempt to maintain views and readers, there may be a problem with receiving accurate information or facts because the tabloid may include gossip, not the actual story.

    Government and Politics:
    Due to the fact that some celebrities take advantage of their celeb-status to catapult themselves into office, there may be a problem with the celebrity actually “ruling” because the celebrity may not be the better candidate (In terms of knowledge or skill).

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    1. I think your problems are VERY well worded. They are clear, concise, and to the point. I had to trouble reading it and I didn't notice any grammar or spelling mistakes. Overall, great job.

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  62. 1. Due to the fact that everyday people can follow the lives of celebrities in intimate detail, there may be a problem with celebrities with their privacy because there may be a lot of stalkers.

    defense

    2.due to the fact that websites like youtube may catapult people into being famous, there may be a problem with young people wasting their time and putting their hopes into on that website.
    because there is a slim chance that the become famous.

    Psychological Health

    3. Due to the fact that celebrities are not always great examples there may be a problem with young people following them to be popular leading them to do bad thing because of celebrities doing drugs.

    Education

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    1. Very good, but why would stalkers be a problem? People can already follow celebrities lives in intimate detail on the internet, without seeing them in real life. A few grammar and punctuation issues. Elaborate a little, Why would kids follow the bad example? What are the consequences of that?

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    2. I think your challenges were very good. But try to go deeper into the problem and why it IS a problem. Also check your grammar and spelling before posting, an innocent mistake. Other than that I agree that the celebrity influence could be not that great on a child and that Celebrity Worship Syndrome is a part in that. I also believe that stalking a celebrity is now a growing issue.

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  63. Posted By Eli R.
    Eli R.

    1.Media
    Due to the fact that the celebrities of today are given the title of “star”, “superstar”, and “idol”, people may have low self-esteem because people focus on celebrities instead of the average person.



    2.Social Relationships
    Due to the fact that evolutionary biologists think our interest in celebrities may be related to a “hard-wired” impulse to imitate successful individuals, people could lose friends because they would abandon those that appear less popular.


    3.Physical Health
    Seeing as due to the anonymity of the web, it is easier for people to cross the line between funny and cruel and to feel superior to other human beings people may want to sit in front of the computer more and become fatter and less physically active.

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  64. Brittany S.
    1. Due to the fact that television has changed the way people view politicians, if a candidate doesn’t look appealing enough he or she won’t get voted for even if he or she is the best person for the job.
    Category: Government and Politics
    2. Due to the fact that a lack of standards for personal body guards, there may be a problem with people who hate certain celebrities and insane fans because body guards may be untrained, poorly equipped, and/or unprofessional.
    Category: Defense
    3. Due to the fact that malicious gossip is sent anonymously on the internet, what we “know” about some celebrities may be unreal because some people just like to make other look bad and don’t care about telling the truth.
    Category: Technology

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  65. Dinis T.
    Due to the fact that some celebrities do drugs or drink excessively, some young people may follow suit. There is enough drug trade in America already without celebrity influence.
    Health

    Due to the fact that some celebrities are perceived as “rebels” or “bad boys,” many young people may try to emulate them and break rules and drink. People behave badly enough.
    Safety

    The security staffs of celebrities often do not have proper training and have been known to react violently to innocent people. There are reports of people being violently dragged away.
    Safety

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    1. YOU DID 2 SAFETY POSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. I like your challenges good enogh, but you might want to change the security guard catagory to "defence."

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    3. Stop talking about drugs man!

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    4. @The 3rd challenge.
      When have people been violently dragged away by a celebrity? I don't think I've seen that recently (please fill me in if it's been recently). Also I actually laughed at the first challenge; "There is enough drug trade in America already."
      Good work other than that.

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    5. I think that your challenges are very informative. But I also think that you could have added some more reasoning of why it is a problem. Why is drug trade in America such an issue? Besides the obvious, add more detail. Also try to add more “might, could, may” words into your paragraph. Overall I think your challenges were good.

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  66. Eliane B.

    1. Due to the anonymity of the web, it is easier for people to cross the line between funny and cruel to feel superior to others, which can form disputes over the internet, and make people feel bad about themselves. This could be a problem because many people on the internet are teens whom are most likely already self concious, which can lead to depression, anxiety, stress, and many other physical and mental problems.
    Category: Defense

    2.Due to the fact that the human brain is not good at distinguishing between real and imagined relationships, this could be a problem because more people could start trying to stalk celebrities because they may want to see their "friend" this is a challenge because instead of having real friends, social connections, and relationships.
    Category: Phsycological health

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    1. 3. Due to the fact that many celebrities start doing drugs and unhealthy things, many kids follow their bad example, and pressure others into it to because it's "cool". This can be a problem because kids may start getting arrested for possesion of drugs and other illegal things, and not learning, growing up, and being a responsible citizens.
      Category: Physical health

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