How to decide to use por (for because) versus porque (as in the example above):
Would it be correct to use porque in these examples? How would one know which to use (por vs porque)?
Ha salido en la televisión por tener quince minutos de fama.
He's been on TV because he was famous for fifteen minutes.
Va a estudiar medicina por seguir la tradición familiar.
She is studying medicine because it's family tradition.