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Media Influence

50 Shades of Abuse

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Elisabeth Corey

We are teaching women that they don't have to examine the affects of their abuse and work on empowering themselves. This doesn't break the cycle of gender-based violence in our culture. This perpetuates it. And that is not acceptable.

How Baywatch Unknowingly Changed the World: The Untapped Power of TV Shows

Abhishek Seth | Posted 11.25.2013 | TV
Abhishek Seth

This American action-drama was more than its busty women, overly confident male counterparts and long, drawn-out commercials for Jell-O. Much to the show's unapologetic critical disapproval, Baywatch had influence.

How Can We Raise Teens of Character?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 10.07.2013 | Parents
Stuart Muszynski

Values, the software for the mind, are the building blocks of culture. Establishing core values and discussing them at regular intervals, starting at an early age and where real examples are reviewed, will facilitate the formation of a positive family culture.

Twitter, Account Hacks and All, Still the News Source of Choice for Many

David Cleary | Posted 06.29.2013 | Media
David Cleary

Getting back to this "Tough Week," now nearly 14 days ago, as the news raged on, I found myself turning to social media sites like Twitter and Reddit for the latest updates about the situation in Boston.

Stop Calling Her Princess!

Dr. G | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Dr. G

I am throwing down a challenge. In the next week, every time you see a child you don't know, find a compliment that has nothing to do with what she's wearing or how he looks. Don't compliment curly hair, or sparkly shoes, or a cool shirt.

Teach Your Wired Children About Healthy Relationships

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

There is a place for children to have online relationships, but they are no substitute for the depth and breadth of flesh-and-blood relationships where your children are able to fully connect with other people and completely experience the meaning, satisfaction and joy of human relationships.

The Vow I Made To My Daughter About Our World

Thea Goodman | Posted 05.18.2013 | Parents
Thea Goodman

I cannot make the world safe or perfect or even more evolved for her but I can tell the truth as I see it. As I turn out her light, I vow to do better, to turn off the noise.

Media Teaches Bad Values to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

All you as a parent can do is educate yourself about these unhealthy influences on your children and do your best to limit their exposure to those messages and expose to them to positive values that will counteract the bad ones.

A CNBC Mention, Positive Or Negative, Causes Stock Prices To Rise

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

For most companies, just getting mentioned on CNBC is enough to send stock prices rising -- and it doesn't seem to matter if the news is good or bad. ...

Overcoming Paralysis by Analysis

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Acknowledging that we -- rather than a lack of information -- are generally the largest obstacle to action is the first step in becoming clear on exactly what and how much information we really do need.

Why Our Bodies Crave One And Not The Other

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

For a better understanding of food cravings, it's important to understand what influences our cravings and what we can do to control them.

How To Defend Yourself Against The Media’s Fear Tactics

Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH

Has it really become that hard? Is there no place quiet in the world? Have the media and the golden arches made their presences felt everywhere?