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The Big Picture consists of three types of content, namely: Expert Studies [Expert Studies], Articles [Articles], and Reviewers' Blog [Reviewers' Blog].

Articles

Making Some Great Summer Television »

Television is a tempting distraction during the lazy hazy crazy days of summer… especially when the kids are lounging about with nothing to do. Rather than succumbing to a smorgasbord of reruns intermixed with situation comedies deemed unworthy of the fall schedule, take control and become your own program creator.

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Articles

Alien in This Summer’s Movies (2012) »

It is a sure sign the summer movie season has arrived when aliens attack the box office. In Men In Black III Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones don their shades once again to keep Earth safe from the extraterrestrials that live among us.

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Expert Studies

Too Many Underage Facebook Users »

Consumer Reports recent released the results of a survey that indicate of the 20 million minors who actively used Facebook this past year, more than one-third were younger than 13—the supposed minimum age one must be to use Facebook. Obviously there is a problem, both with the age verification process and parents’ understandings of the… read more »

Articles

Film & History »

Nov 15, 2010: This week in the movies: Mickey Mouse celebrates a birthday on November 18.

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Articles

Celebrating Medical Achievement »

Scottish researcher Sir Alexander Fleming discovered a bacteria-killing mold that would later be developed into penicillin on September 28, 1928.

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Expert Studies

Can We Trust Internet Information Sources? »

Does the Internet influence personal decisions you make about the products you buy, who you spend time with or what medical procedures you may select? According to PR firm Fleishman-Hillard who contracted Harris Interactive to update their ongoing Digital Influence Index, the trust we have in information on the Internet varies depending on where… read more »

Reviewers' Blog

Are 3D Movies and TV Bad For Your Eyes? »

A recent article in the New York Times references research done by Gifu University in Japan that indicates viewing 3D televisions (and… read more »

Expert Studies

Media In The Lives of 8 to 18 Year Olds »

In January 2010, the Kaiser Family Foundation released the third edition in a series of reports covering how children aged 8 to 18 use media in their lives. As usual, this KFF report is eye opening and a must-read for parents and anyone interested in the use of media by children.

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Reviewers' Blog

How do I filter the Internet on my iPhone / iTouch? »

A while back I noticed there was little in the way of filters parents could use on the iPhone or iTouch—and virtually nothing for other phones that aren’t considered smart phones, yet still have web browsers. However, last week I discovered a company that is offering a replacement web browser for Safari on the iPhone/iTouch.

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Articles

Sharing Grief on Facebook »

The movie tribute Michael Jackson’s This Is It made roughly $103.9 million worldwide on opening weekend. read more »

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