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Newsworthy – Dec 7th, 2018

Pediatricians weigh in on the best toys for tots, Drake is the most-streamed artist of 2018, the Trump administration proposes changes to the USPS, and the Pentagon carries out flight over Ukraine.

Here are the top newsworthy items from this past week as shared on our Facebook page.

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A Basic Guide to Cologne

Fragrances are fascinating. The right scent can be seductive, comforting, exciting, and nostalgia evoking. The wrong scent, meanwhile, can lead to a very unpleasant experience for the wearer and innocent bystanders.

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Has the Two Party System Done More Harm Than Good?

Despite the elections being over, the country still appears to be embroiled in political disputes concerning President-Elect Trump and how the system to elect the President of the United States needs revamping.

In an earlier article, we analyzed the Electoral College System. This time, we will be taking a look at the two party system of Democrats vs Republicans and how it may have done more harm than good to national politics.

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Is the Electoral College Still Relevant?

The dust has settled and the new President of the United States will be Republican candidate, Donald Trump.

This result left many Americans, as well as people across the world, dumbfounded. Even some Trump supporters did not believe their candidate could really win the election.

To add to the controversy of what has become the most polarizing election in recent memory, is how Trump won the electoral votes but not the popular vote.

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Economic Mood Swings

Volatility has returned to the markets in the past few weeks. This has led to mixed messages to the public as positive economic news is mingled with sudden drops in major indices.

Most of the bad news seems to be generated from outside of the US. A major contributing factor to the outside negativity stems from the feeling of many that Europe is sliding back into yet another recession

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Is the Unemployment Rate Enough to Judge the Economy?

The media, government officials, economists, and nearly anyone else with mainstream attention talks about the unemployment level. They freely use it as a gauge of how well the economy is doing. The unemployment level has essentially become the official thermometer with which to judge the health of our economy.

But is it really enough? Can one figure, one form of measurement, truly be all that is necessary to gain a comprehensive idea of the state of our economy?

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