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Health & Safety
Aug10

Baby Einstein no make smart? Uh oh.

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This week, researchers at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute sensed that parents were starting to feel good about themselves again. Luckily they’re putting a stop to that, with the announcement that Baby Einstein HAS RUINED CHILDREN EVERYWHERE. Okay, not that. Actually, they published a study that showed that Baby Einstein […]

Jul18
Big Progress: Additional Food Cos. Limit Ads to Kids

Big Progress: Additional Food Cos. Limit Ads to Kids

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Last month I wrote about Kellogg’s limiting its advertising to kids under 12 to only foods that meet a new nutritional criteria. Well, more than a bunch of new companies have joined them: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Mars, Hershey Foods, Unilever, Campbell, General Mills, Hershey, Kraft, and Pepsi. Instead these major food companies will shift their ad […]

Jul01
Here Comes the Sun… now protect yourself

Here Comes the Sun… now protect yourself

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I’m loving the summer so far with the endless playing outdoors. After hours at the playground my son’s body is so dirty that I need to scrub his toes several times over with a nail brush. I love the unscheduled abandon of summer and the smell of my son’s sweet perspiration mixed with sunscreen. It […]

Jun29

Pedophiles and salmonella! Whee!

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Breaking news this week: adorable chipmunks adopt an orphaned puppy, then build their new family a house out of taffy and peppermint sticks. The public is invited to stop by, gnaw on some candy windowsill, and get their faces licked clean by the puppy, who has giant, watery eyes and craps silver dollars. Silver dollars […]

Jun19
A few less shin kicks: Kellogg’s to stop advertising to kids

A few less shin kicks: Kellogg’s to stop advertising to kids

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So, did you hear the news? Kellogg Co. will be putting some big-time limitations on its advertising to kids under 12, which is where 27% of its current ad budget goes. Kellogg’s will only advertise products to these kids if the food meets a new nutritional criteria: no more than 200 calories per serving, no […]

Jun08

The Internet finds another victim.

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If you haven’t heard of Allison Stokke, you’re the exception: Google her name and you’ll receive almost one million results. There are fan sites, youtube videos, and countless blog posts, all dedicated to her. And she wishes there weren’t. Allison is a high school student who also happens to be a champion pole vaulter. Oh, […]

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