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8 Movies to Celebrate Olympic Glory

8 Movies to Celebrate Olympic Glory

Olympic Games offer the world a chance to witness the human spirit challenge its physical limitations. For each and every athlete who takes part, there is a story, regardless of whether they win or lose at their sport. Such tales make great movie scripts, so here are some films that ...

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Marijuana Not Addictive? “Not So” Says Lady Gaga

Marijuana Not Addictive? “Not So” Says Lady Gaga

When the National Institute on Drug Abuse tells kids marijuana can lead to addiction no one wants to listen. It’s a common mantra shouted from high school hallways to university campuses and even CEOs that marijuana is not addictive. But now Lady Gaga, of all people, says otherwise.

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Teens Talking Drugs—Do You Understand?

Teens Talking Drugs—Do You Understand?

A couple of moths ago, Nielsen BuzzMetrics (the same "Nielsen" that tracks television viewers) released information from a study commissioned by Caron Treatment Centers that looked at what teens were discussing during the hours they spend posting messages on websites. The final document [link: ]http://www.caron.org ...

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The Latest Skinny on Body Images

The Latest Skinny on Body Images

Helping your children maintain a healthy diet is always tricky, especially considering the multitude of media advice and subtle messages both you and your kids are exposed to. Turn on a morning show one day, and you’ll see a guest talking about fighting teenage obesity. Flip the channel and ...

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Cocaine: Snort It, Guzzle It, Promote It

Cocaine: Snort It, Guzzle It, Promote It

Use of illegal and "recreational" drugs is truly becoming an epidemic that has reached crisis proportions. We’ve spent millions of tax dollars attempting to educate North American societies about the consequences of using these substances, and then in a moment, all of that proactive training is undone ...

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Is Pornography Addictive?

Is Pornography Addictive?

Part 3 – Who Do You Believe?This is Part 3 of a three-part series. The opening article can be read here.

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Is Pornography Addictive?

Is Pornography Addictive?

Part 2 – A “Natural Teacher” or “Irresponsible and Dangerous?”       This is Part 2 of a three-part series. The opening article can be read here.

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Is Pornography Addictive?

Is Pornography Addictive?

Part 1 – The Facts Are Sketchy, But the Picture is ClearYou’ve done everything you can. You filter your Internet connection. The V-chip is activated in your television. The parental lock is set on all your DVD players. And you keep an eye on video games and music coming ...

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Television Contributes to Attention Deficit Problems. Are We Surprised?

Television Contributes to Attention Deficit Problems. Are We Surprised?

Its been a while since I’ve sat down for a hearty feast of Saturday morning entertainment, and if it wasn’t for a seminar I was asked to present to a large group of teachers, I don’t know that I would have ever gotten around ...

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Television Addiction – Just Say “Off”

Television Addiction – Just Say “Off”

I was trained at a young age to worship television.It was the center of our home, akin to a shrine. From within the wooden box, a powerful force seemed to pull our small family of three toward it. Our day didn’t begin before the set was turned on, ...

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Video Games – Dangers Are More Complex

Video Games – Dangers Are More Complex

An 18-year-old relates the moment when he met the girl he currently dates…“It happened quite as chance, we happened just to see each other near the POD lift in Gfay, and started talking. Eventually things became more involved…”1

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