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A New Beginning

I am a professional in the world of the communications, both interpersonal and in electronic media since 1998.  This space in a sea of many blogs on the internet hopes to bring an enlightened and educated perspective to those interested in a career in broadcasting.   432 more words


Off the Shelf: Columbine

Columbine by Dave Cullen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’d been looking forward to reading Columbine for some time. The book promised to be a comprehensive account of a haunting event in American history. 436 more words


The Rise of Cosmetic Surgery

Since the start of the century, incidences of optional cosmetic surgery have risen by nearly 50%, likely largely due in part to the development of safer and more affordable procedures, but also to prevalence in the media. 506 more words

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So How Healthy is Being Healthy these Days, Anyways? Part 2

So in my last post, I talked a bit about fad diets and workouts, and how ultimately, I’m not convinced how great they are for you in the long run- but now I want to focus on how the new fitness craze effects body image. 410 more words

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Body Image and Advertising- The Good Guys...?

Okay, so my last two posts may have been a little negative. It occurred to me all of a sudden that although there’s still quite a lot to criticize in the wide world of advertising today, there have been a number of positive steps made towards realistic representation, so today I thought, for a bit of a change, maybe I would give some credit where credit is due and talk about some of the ‘good guys’ of advertising. 477 more words

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Body Image and Advertising- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Part 2

So , since my last post, I’ve been doing some thinking, and I can’t help but feel like I want to explore this particular topic some more, but from a slightly different angle. 707 more words

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Body Image and Advertising- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Part 1

There’s no beating around the bush- advertising has made itself notorious in the media as one of the most prevalent causes of body image issues to date. 577 more words

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