media

  1. Conceiving

    Infertility and the media

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    It used to be that characters on popular television shows would find out in one episode that they’ve miscarried or can’t have...
  2. Self Improvement & Mental Health

    How to tell when the media isn't accurate about health issues

    “Studies show” is one of the most powerful phrases in the media today. With those two words, journalists can convince readers to...
  3. Child Development & Health

    Too scary for me, Mommy!

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    Those of us who love horror movies or television shows know the pain of wanting to watch what we want, while at the same time...
  4. Mom & Dad

    Mean world, violent world: Are we desensitized to violence?

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    Have we, as a nation, become so accustomed to fictional violence in TV, movies and video games that we now are desensitized to...
  5. Kids with Special Needs

    Autism and television: The big turn on

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    In 1951 reel life, I Love Lucy filmed its pilot episode. In real life, Lucille Ball was pregnant (and showing) with her husband...
  6. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Homework and its enemy: Secondhand media exposure

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    Secondhand media exposure — such as a TV playing in the background — can be detrimental to your children's homework as well as their...
  7. Mom & Dad

    How do the media usurp the parenting role?

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    Do the media really function as a parent? At first glance, this question seems absurd. Parents do provide the basics for children:...
  8. Child Development & Health

    Is TV really bad for children?

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    Television has been linked to everything from childhood obesity and violence to over-sexualized children and low performance in...
  9. Self Improvement & Mental Health

    Charlie Sheen: Why are we so fascinated?

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    Charlie Sheen is like an impending train wreck – we know it’s going to have a gruesome ending but we can’t help but watch it. Why...
  10. Tech-savvy How-tos

    How to preserve your family photographs on your computer

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    Every family has at least a few: old prints made from photographic negatives. So before your photos are lost or damaged forever, you...