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Selfies: Is There a Dark Side to Self-Promotion?

Selfies: Is There a Dark Side to Self-Promotion?

Social media sites are plastered with selfies, those ubiquitous self-portraits taken with hand-held digital cameras. But a group of seven women are under fire for taking a picture of themselves with a phone on a selfie stick in front of a burning New York City apartment building last week. Two ...

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Mom Raises Concern Over Placement of Lingerie Ad

Mom Raises Concern Over Placement of Lingerie Ad

Any parents who have walked through their local mall can likely relate to the dilemma Jennifer Campbell found herself in. She was waiting in line with her eight-year-old niece in the Midtown Plaza mall in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan when she noticed the little girl eyeing elevators doors plastered with two huge ...

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BBC Spaghetti Hoax Still One of Greatest Pranks

BBC Spaghetti Hoax Still One of Greatest Pranks

Are you one of those pranksters who can’t wait for April Fool’s Day? Do your friends, family and co-workers dread what you might do today? Pulling off the perfect practical joke is a big deal for some people. Already the Internet is buzzing with today’s best and ...

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4 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Child a Smartphone

4 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Child a Smartphone

Smartphones may seem like a good way for parents and children to keep in touch during the day. But like all technology, these devices come with positive and negative aspects. Determining when to give your child a smartphone can be a big decision. The TeenSafe organization suggests the following questions ...

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Home Video Releases for March 31

Home Video Releases for March 31

The end of the month comes with a handful of new releases that showed up on this year’s Oscar ballots as well as some little known films. Among the movies is an educational documentary suitable for the entire family. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar doesn’t include have any wild ...

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“Mean Tweets” Video Aims to Stop Cyberbullying

“Mean Tweets” Video Aims to Stop Cyberbullying

This past week, a Starbucks’ campaign to talk about race issues showed just how caustic the world of social media can be. One of the company’s executives even temporarily deactivated his Twitter account because of the “cascade of negativity.”

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Starbucks Faces  Social Media Maelstrom Over “Race Together” Campaign

Starbucks Faces Social Media Maelstrom Over “Race Together” Campaign

Have you ever wondered what makes some social media campaigns, like the ASL Ice Bucket Challenge, so successful while others are met with an online counterblast? Today people can respond instantly to any initiative trending on the web. And sometimes those comments can be unreasonably harsh.

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Home Video Release for March 24

Home Video Release for March 24

This week’s home video releases offer a lot for older teens and adults. However fairytale Into the Woods isn’t a story for younger kids. The film adaptation of the musical combines characters from several stories including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and others in a cautionary tale ...

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3 Movies to Celebrate  Spring

3 Movies to Celebrate Spring

Today marks the arrival of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Depending on where you live, it might not look like winter has loosened its grip. But in the words of Alexander Pope, “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” So whether you are already enjoying the fresh green of new ...

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New Research Uncovers the Medical Mysteries of the Teenage Brain

New Research Uncovers the Medical Mysteries of the Teenage Brain

Any parent who has brought home a Baby Einstein toy, music disc or DVD knows the kind of pressure placed on moms and dads to give their newborn child the very best start. The first seven years of a child’s existence has been touted as the most important development ...

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PETA Calls for New Ending in Remake of Dumbo

PETA Calls for New Ending in Remake of Dumbo

That little elephant with the very big ears is headed back to the big screen in a live action/CGI adaptation of the 1941 animated film and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have something to say about it. In a letter sent to Tim Burton, director of ...

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Fans Gear Up to See Paul Walker’s Final Film Appearance in Furious 7.

Fans Gear Up to See Paul Walker’s Final Film Appearance in Furious 7.

Fast and Furious fans are gearing up for an emotional ride in the new movie Furious 7. The action-packed franchise features fast cars, street racing and revenge driven by old grudges. But this film also pays tribute to one of the film series’ best-known faces. Paul Walker, who played undercover officer ...

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New Trailer Releases for the Summer Movie Pixels

New Trailer Releases for the Summer Movie Pixels

The world is under attack again. But this time it is a gigantic Pac-Man rolling through the streets and flattening everything in its path. And now you can see it all happen in the first trailer for the new movie Pixels.  

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Home Video Releases for March 17

Home Video Releases for March 17

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the home video release of the Irish folk tale Song of the Sea. The film, which opened in limited markets, gained attention when the Academy Awards committee announced 2015 Best Animation nominees. It is the story of a young Irish boy who discovers his mute ...

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Big Hero 6 Earns Big Bucks at the Box Office

Big Hero 6 Earns Big Bucks at the Box Office

All that Academy attention appears to have helped push the 2015 Best Animated Film Big Hero 6 across the finish line to become the number one animated movie of 2014 with more than $621 million in earnings worldwide.

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