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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 have tried to capture Olympic triumph by showing the competitor’s… read more »

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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 read more »

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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/content.asp?section=press&cat=pressrelease&PR=478]read more »

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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 you’ll likely find another person who is just… read more »

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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 by a celebrity’s thoughtless… read more »

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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? »

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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Articles

Is Pornography Addictive? »

Part 1 – The Facts Are Sketchy, But the Picture is Clear

You’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 through the door. But, even with all these precautions… read more »

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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 to meeting some of these top quality animated personalities.

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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, and no one went to bed until it was turned off. The compelling need to constantly watch… read more »

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