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n. pl. socie·ties
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.


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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She noted that the societal dialogue committees will discuss three major issues including social peace, national identity and living conditions, saying the rest of the issues will be discussed in the 7+7 committee.
This study suggests that, in an emerging economy such as China, firms that pay more attention to the social dimension of societal marketing are likely to be more effective in terms of building CSR legitimacy and achieving good performances.
The average net lifetime societal benefit ranges between $10,000 and $30,000 (with a mean savings of $18,930) and provides patients with an additional 2.
The group has so far organized more than 150 events, including organizing regular visits to families of martyrs and injured members of the army, in addition to other several societal, cultural, environmental and developmental activities.
The King called on educational institutions, especially universities, to activate their role in promoting the system of values and highlight the risks societal violence poses to a nation's progress.
CEOs' voices are being joined by an emerging generation of future business leaders who see personal responsibility, corporate responsibility, and societal responsibility as one continuous line," said Rana Ghandour Salhab, regional Talent and Communications partner, Deloitte Middle East.
The Ahmadiyya community continued to face governmental and societal discrimination and legal bars to the practice of its religious beliefs.
Julfar added that the Ramadan forum sponsorship comes in implementation to the instructions of the authority's CEO who directly follows up the societal service programs especially societal needs referring that our sponsorship aims for being present in different occasions in the emirate of Dubai to convey the positive image of the authority in the society and reflect the impact of the rationalization of electricity and water consumption.
We acknowledge that it is necessary to consider societal impacts in many contexts and, when that is the case, distribution- and anchor-based methods can provide data complementary to information about clinical importance.
This conceptual model is called "Latesvology," an acronym for the study ("ology") of the linkages among technology, economics and societal values.
Yet it is disheartening to read that the essays do not "prescribe any large societal program that would bare white privilege and move to eliminate it.

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