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Extravagant Weddings: A Case for Prudence and Social Responsibility
The modern idea of marriage is generally understood as a relationship of love, devotion, and companionship and cuts across all cultural barriers. While the institution is universal,...
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Marriage as Merger and Acquisition: An Analytical and Metaphorical Perspective
This article examines the intriguing parallels between the institutionalized social contract of marriage and the merger and acquisition process used by businesses (M&A). In this...
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The Necessity of Marriage in the Context of Parenthood in the 21st Century: A Reevaluation of Mores
Our expectations and notions of institutions like marriage change as societal standards change. Marriage was once thought of as a necessary step before becoming a parent, providing...
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Memorial Day and Self Emergence: A Celebration of Change and Sacrifice
  Memorial Day, a significant day on the American calendar, honors and remembers the valiant troops who gave their lives in defense of the nation. While people consider the principles...
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Historical Atrocities and the Roman Catholic Church
  Like every significant institution with a lengthy history, the Catholic Church has had periods in the past distinguished by deeds and ideologies that are now commonly seen as...
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Andragogy: A Need For Reinvention to Accommodate Technological Advances and Generational Learning Styles
    Malcolm Knowles promoted andragogy—the art and science of adult learning—in the 1960s and 1970s. With an emphasis on learner-centered methodologies and the value of learners’...
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