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1) Muslim Life in America - Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State: Islam is considered one of the fastest-growing religions in the
United States today.
2) Professor Who Once Found Isolation Online Has a Change of Heart: Three years ago, Robert Kraut, a professor at Carnegie Mellon
University, released a shocking study of the Internet's impact.
According to his findings, heavy Internet users reported increases in
loneliness and depression and saw the size of their social networks
decline over time. Could the Internet — a presumed tool of
connectivity and community — actually be causing people to feel more
isolated and alone? Now Dr. Kraut is causing a stir yet again. He has
new data from a more recent survey that in many respects contradicts
his original research. Following up with the subjects of his first
study, he found that the symptoms of depression had declined and that
loneliness no longer appeared to be significantly associated with
3) 3 July 2001 : How they grew rich: Contrary to what many believe, the economic lives of our
ancestors is a story of almost unrelieved wretchedness.
Everywhere, a small number lived humanely while the great
majority lived in abysmal squalor. We forget their misery,
in part, by the grace of literature, poetry, and legend,
which celebrate those who lived well and forget those who
lived in the silence of poverty.
The eras of misery have been mythologised and are
remembered as golden ages of pastoral simplicity. They were
not. In truth, survival was the only order of business.
4) UPI News Article: Japanese cities costliest: If you are looking for a new place to live or
visit and money is no object, a new economic report
metropolises are just the place. But for life on a
better look to cities in Africa.