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Question #1
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We require good sleep to restore brain chemicals and to provide rest necessary to the body. According to few researchers and medical practitioners, during slumber the brain organizes and stores memories. Lack of proper sleep affects our hormonal balance, appetite, daytime functioning and immune system. Good sleep is uninterrupted and restful which is not the case with a fitful sleep. Your muscles are relaxed during a good sleep. It also helps your body rearrange once or twice during each hour of sleep so that blood circulates properly. Babies need to sleep for about 16 hours a day while children need about 9-16 hours of sleep. Teenage children require 9 hours of sleep and adults about 7-8 hours of sleep. If you don't sleep better, you have a difficult time concentrating on key tasks and remain inactive and feel fatigued during daytime which affects your overall performance in a bad way. Frequent mood swings and irritation affects your routine life as well.

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Question #2
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A long-term study pertaining to acidic rainfall was carried out by the University of Illinois researchers. According to the study emissions regulations certainly appear to have a considerable impact on our environment. Various samples of rainfall were collected from over 250 stations across the States on a weekly basis by The National Atmospheric Deposition Program. The vital purpose behind collecting the samples was to analyze the pollutants these samples contained. Followed by the analysis, a full report was released by the department which encapsulates details of the frequency of acid rain and the concentration over a period of 25 years between 1984 to 2009. One of the researchers named Chris Lehmann opined that this was one of the longest term and vital precipitation study program. He also added that regulations on emissions have been observed to have a direct and positive impact on pollution control in rainfall which will have a significant impact on pollution control in the long run. He further explained that rainfall chemistry does have a direct correlation with air pollution.

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Question #3
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The only purpose behind alien space travelers visiting Earth back then as suggested by Stephen Hawking, was to send one-way colonists to augment the size and distribution of their race. With sufficient time, that scenario is most likely to play out more than once. According to Hawking, Earth’s only hope in defense will be the applicability of the laws of physics across the universe. Besides, the foundation of the very belief is that by the time the interstellar invaders arrive, human race itself will have discovered and deployed similar defense systems that would allow Earth to defend itself. If we go by the definition, speculation about futurity is termed as fiction, but as it appears on the basis of Hawking's school of thought, the science fiction may well get closer to the truth than we would like.

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Many kids with moderate retardation are not identified until they enter pre-school and at times not until the 2nd or 3rd grade, when academic work gets more demanding than before. Most children with moderate mental retardation are able to acquire necessary academic skills up to about the 6th grade level and also to learn job skills well enough to help themselves independently or semi-independently. Some adults who have been diagnosed with moderate mental retardation develop brilliant social and communication skills and once they finish school, they are no longer recognized as disabled.

Students with mild retardation show considerable delays in development during their early school years. As they grow older, disparities in overall intellectual development and adaptive functioning generally get wider between these kids and peers without disabilities. People with moderate mental retardation are more likely to have behavior and health problems than the ones who do not suffer from mental retardation.

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Another common root cause of hair loss in women and men is alopecia areata - an autoimmune disease which more than 2 to 3 percent of American populace is battling with. The condition could be due to heredity. About 1 in 5 people suffering from alopecia areata have a family history of the disorder.

When cells in hair follicles are by mistake attacked by the immune system, the condition develops. Besides, alopecia areata, consumption of certain medicines and medical conditions such as thyroid and anemia also lead to hair-loss.

According to hair-loss and psychology experts, hair-loss negatively impacts self-confidence and self esteem as well. Women have been observed to suffer from lower self-esteem more than men due to hair-loss. Hair-loss can be quite devastating to women's self-esteem. Social withdrawal, avoiding work-outs and overeating increase due to increasing hair-loss. Psychologists and hair experts advise to take proper medical advice and follow a healthy lifestyle to deal with hair-loss.

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Question #6
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According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, during the last half of the 20th century, the service sector became the largest and fastest-growing part of the U.S. economy. During the first half of the century, the service sector represented about 60 percent of the economy, but by the end of the 20th century, it represented about 80 percent. This has been a significant shift and an ongoing transition from an agrarian economy to manufacturing, and, ultimately, to the service economy that we see today.

The shift from manufacturing to service-related production has left a significant impact on jobs. Dixie Sommers believed, four trends will be prevalent through year 2019. The trends include increase in aging population, a paradigm shift of employment from manufacturing to service-related industries, slower labor force growth and strong labor productivity growth. Sommers predicts the economy will generate 14 million new jobs, besides 30 million job openings that will come about due to retirements.

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