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Media Diets

How Much 'Screen Time' Is Too Much? Why That's The Wrong Question

Diana Graber | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

Understandably parents want, and need, immediate guidance on how to raise happy and healthy kids, yet rigorous scientific studies of how technology affects the development of young children typically take many years to complete. With technology still in its infancy there is no easy answer to the question of "how much."

Campaign Colonics

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.04.2012 | Media
Marty Kaplan

For seven days I didn't have salt, meat or CNN. My mornings began without Morning Joe or Morning Edition; I saw sunrise on a mountain hike, not with a clicker in my hand. There's nothing like a little media fast to remind you how little it costs to be a bit out of it.

Why We Should Treat Media Consumption Like Binge Eating

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

So it happened that on that Sunday evening, presented with the option to stay tuned in to the latest bin Laden news, I made my decision: I turned off the computer and went to bed.

"Not a Big Fan of TV": Is an Organic Information Revolution on the Horizon?

Schuyler Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Schuyler Brown

I've been noticing a trend in conversations with consumers. There's a growing awareness that our media diets are killing us, and an accompanying resistance to do anything about it.