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Is Profanity on TV Harmless?

posted by Linda Mintle

Steven Tyler gets bleeped repeatedly on American Idol. Howard Stern, known for his use of profanity, is a judge on America’s Got Talent. I could make lists of people who are constantly bleeped on television due to their language. I […]

10 Ways to Help Your Kids With Sexually Saturated Media

posted by Linda Mintle

I sound like a broken record when I harp on all the sex in media. Pick a week of TV –Fox’s Glee–the characters are deciding whether or not to have sex;  CW’s  90210 is a steady stream of hookups;  Two […]

Bye Bye Playboy Club

posted by Linda Mintle

The new TV drama that was promoted this Fall–The Playboy Club was cancelled this week by NBC. The Parents Television Council (PTC) called for a boycott and urged sponsors to pull out of the show. According to the Hollywood Reporter, […]

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Health Worries? The Internet a Blessings and a Curse!
So I am reading the morning paper, enjoying my coffee, when I come across a small article tucked in the health and wellness section of the Wall Street Journal. According to research in a British journal, calcium supplements, typically used to prevent osteoporosis, now appear to increase the risk f

posted 7:00:12am Jul. 09, 2014 | read full post »

10 Ways to Help Your Child With Nightmares
Sarah sat up in bed and began to cry. Another nightmare woke her from a deep sleep. Between the ages of three and six, nightmares occur for two developmental reasons: 1) Fears begin to develop 2) A child’s imagination is very active. Being overly tired, getting irregular sleep, dealing with str

posted 6:46:26am Jul. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Teen Health Risk Report Card: How Does Your Teen Fare?
A new government survey on teens and health risk behaviors has been released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) looks at six types of health risk behaviors that contribute to leading causes of death and disability. The National Risk

posted 7:00:00am Jul. 03, 2014 | read full post »

Commercials That Empower Girls: Much Ado About Nothing
Have you noticed the trend?  Companies trying to sell us hair and feminine products, soap and make-up are targeting girls with messages of empowerment. Stop being weak, telling people you are sorry and wallowing in low self-esteem! #GirlsCan! First it was Dove's Real Beauty campaign, then the

posted 7:03:03am Jul. 02, 2014 | read full post »

The HOT Trend that Could Be Deadly: Size Triple O Jeans
I was listening to the news and heard a story about the latest fashion fad--triple O jeans. Yes, you read that right OOO! I didn't even know there was such a size.  And frankly, that size should be in the children's department. According to the Fox News reporter, the average waist size of someo

posted 7:00:12am Jun. 30, 2014 | read full post »


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