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The Gender and Generational Dynamics Etched into South Korea’s Illegal Tattoo Subculture

In South Korea, tattoos are commonly viewed as satanic corruptions of the temple of one’s bodies. One way that South Korea’s legal system discourages tattoos through overwhelming obstacles is by requiring tattoo artists to possess medical doctor’s licenses.

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A Region Divided: How Israel’s COVID Vaccine Campaign Embodies the Region’s Political and Ethnic Tensions

Perhaps nothing represents the political, ethnic, and economic duality of the West Bank better than Israel’s dissemination of the COVID vaccine, which has strictly prioritized the vaccination of its settlers over the many Palestinians living in the West Bank.

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Civil War and Humanitarian Crisis Loom in Ethiopia

While there are numerous issues occurring in Ethiopia, the most dire one is the possibility of a humanitarian crisis. According to official reports by the UNHCR, a full-scale humanitarian crisis is quickly unfolding in the nation. Hundreds of people have died in the clashes between the two sides, and tens of thousands of people have been displaced.

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Biological Black Market: The Disastrous Side Effects of Stem Cell Tourism

Stem cells are the body’s means of regeneration, and they naturally exist within many organs. They can be artificially derived from adult tissues (i.e. bone marrow) but also from embryos that are unused in in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Because many diseases are the result of cell death or improper cell programming, the use of stem cells as a tool to create healthy cells within the body has limitless possibilities.