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Comment: Who wins in the name game?

From dating to job prospects, a name has remarkable power over the path of its owner's life.
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As the conflict in Gaza rages on, many people around the world are taking to social media to express their views on the decades long situation in the Middle East.
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The Department of Immigration requested a report detailing the mental health of children being held at Christmas Island be withdrawn, an inquiry has heard.
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Comment: Who wins in the name game?

From dating to job prospects, a name has remarkable power over the path of its owner's life.