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My performance in riding the unicycle has drastically improved

After last week’s session with Rachel, my performance in riding the unicycle has drastically improved. Not only have I been turning to the left with relative ease, but I have made substantial progress in turning to the right; an immense struggle I've been having. The progress I made with turning was mostly from the new strategy my friend demonstrated to me last week. While mounted on my unicycle, I lined up next to a 4-foot wall and placed both hands on top.

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Teens and Social Media

“Teens are spending more than one-third of their days using media such as online video or music- nearly nine hours on average” (Tsukayama). Teens are spending a lot of time on their phones and most of that time is spent on social media. Social media is different apps and websites that allow social networking to be done online through sharing content. Adolescents are absorbed in social media, basically living in a virtual world without knowing the consequences.

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The foster care system is abusive

The foster care system is abusive, both physically and mentally, towards kids, causing health problems. One way the foster care system is abusive is physically. The physical abuse in the foster care system is evident by this statistic, “By placing a child into foster care, the risk of that child being abused nearly doubles.” This supports my claim because it shows the likeliness of a kid getting abused is higher when they are in foster care. Another piece of evidence is “As stated by the American Academy of Pediatrics, children entering foster care have frequently suffered social, emotional, and medical neglect and physical abuse.”

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