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society

(sə-sī′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. socie·ties
1.
a. The totality of people regarded as forming a community of interdependent individuals: working for the benefit of society.
b. A group of people broadly distinguished from other groups by mutual interests, participation in characteristic relationships, shared institutions, and a common culture: rural society; literary society.
2. An organization or association of persons engaged in a common profession, activity, or interest: a folklore society; a society of bird watchers.
3. The wealthy, socially dominant members of a community. Also called high society.
4. Companionship; company: enjoys the society of friends and family members.
5. Biology A colony or community of organisms, usually of the same species: an insect society.

society

[səsī′ətē]
a nation, community, or broad group of people who establish particular aims, beliefs, or standards of living and conduct.

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Q. Why is it so hip to be thin and fit???? not everyone can be as thin and as fit as the society demands? was it always like that ? because i feel like if you are gaining a little extra pounds you are doomed !!! people condem you as a less better man in the good case .. in the worst case you won't have friends ....

A. i think that the in the biological way of thinking - people are attracted to what seems healthy, it has more chance of giving healthy child that will survive. in African cultures that food is scarce- being big considered to be healthy and attractive. in our culture- being over weight means unhealthy, but so is too skinny. so going back and forth with a few ponds is fine. but the two extreme situations are unattractive for most men.

Q. What do you think is the most serious nutritional issue facing us in an industrialized society today? I am very careful about taking care of my health. I never ever left my stomach empty. I always eat a nutritional diet. I am staying away from parents to support their financial needs. So I take more care with my health. If I am in good health then my family will be healthy. I often do a lot of research regarding my diet. I am very careful about that. If you are a dietician, please tell me what do you think is the most serious nutritional issue facing us in an industrialized society today?

A. PS...THE DYE IN FOOD....has been linked to cancer.

Q. Is this a malady if i am homosexual? because i feel sometimes very unhappy and outside the society... Some people would say - "oh yes", other could say: "i don't know, but i think this is not so common or normal", "homosexual? even the rats don't do it in the laboratories", "they should be exterminated", and so on. In fact we hear probably more bad stuff, than something else. My brother is homosexual and was very long depressive, because he could not tell it to our parents. Perhaps he is still depressive - a little bit from time to time. He lives with his partner. I do not pretend to have the key about it, nor the why nor the "how it comes". I share here with you what I have been taught some years ago. I can live with that. It makes for me sense. I know that many of you will not agree with it, but as long we have not a better explanation...

A. I've worked with different gay people, open and in the closet. I have nothing but good experiences with them. I have never had a talk with them regarding their bring up or how they discovered they were gay.

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For example, the Embers found that societies already experiencing chronic food and protein shortages did not engage in excessive fighting.
This society was one of dozens of "young men's" societies created in cities during the Jacksonian era.
The Journal looked at large, established sites and smaller, fledgling ones and discovered that even if societies aren't consciously planning their sites around the four areas noted above, they usually address all of them.
The friendly societies did not include paupers and day-laborers, nor did they count people from the middle classes and the bourgeoisie among its members.
The network also is expected to include major independent vendors, and if they participate CPAs and state societies should not have a problem buying into it.
Blackwell's global teams are able to deliver comprehensive services to societies, including online publication, marketing and public relations, library sales and support, customer service and distribution, and membership management.
Indeed, these are not unique contradictions since other societies experiencing colonialism, economic transformation, and social and cultural dislocation suffer the same challenges.
The survey results have been sent to all state societies and often are being used as foundations for state strategic planning initiatives.
The decision to refuse registry, made by an organ of the Ministry of Social Affairs, was based on the advice from the Regional Union of Societies which had counseled to postpone the approval of registry for the EOHR for several reasons.
In general, the AICPA is accepting a very wide latitude of subject areas that some state boards and state societies might not accept.
We're thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with one of the oldest and most established medical societies in the nation," said Todd Park, chief development officer and co-founder of athenahealth.
Members of the vast array of crafts, industry and trade organized themselves into societies or guilds that acted to maintain high standards of professionalism and protect the interests of the members.

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