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Search SPARQ's practitioner-focused catalog of repairs for social problems.

Problem

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the Western world, and yet 25% of American teenagers have taken up tobacco.

Solution

Developing specific ways to refuse cigarettes helps teens resist the peer pressure to smoke. 

Problem

In the last four decades, the worldwide immigrant population has more than doubled. Many native-borns view their new neighbors as outsiders, and so do not help them, which can lead immigrants to feel “culturally homeless.”

Solution

Showing native-borns how they are similar to immigrants inspires the former to offer aid to the latter.  

Problem

Many people fail to reach their goals. 

Solution

To turn your ambitions into reality, make concrete and specific plans.

Problem

People stress out about stress. 

Solution

Thinking about the benefits of stress can improve your response to stress...