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Let's Talk: How Do You Kick Back?

April 05, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

It’s a known fact that the teenage years are a big transition time of physical and mental development for both males and females. Read More »

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Product Placement – Sneaking Messages To Your Brain

March 09, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

So you’re watching American Idol and you notice that the judges are all drinking from Coke cups. It’s pretty obvious that Coca Cola paid for that not-so-subtle endorsement. Read More »

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Truth in Advertising? Super Bowl Alcohol Commercials

February 16, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Everyone knows that many of the fans of football’s biggest game are there for the commercials. Companies selling all types of goods—from cars to snack foods to insurance—pay top dollar (more than $2 million for 30 seconds in 2011) to spread the word about their products. Read More »

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Stop Distracted Driving: Stay Alert To Stay Safe

January 19, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

We live in a world obsessed with multitasking—people are watching TV while texting their friends while updating their Facebook status while tweeting about the latest celebrity gossip. And some people will even multitask behind the wheel of a car—not real smart, and reeeaaally dangerous. The U.S. Read More »

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Good Riddance: Peer Pressure

January 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Peer pressure happens in every high school and middle school in the country, and is pretty much a part of growing up. Being pressured by your peers can be difficult and even stressful…it’s hard sometimes to go against the group and stand up for your beliefs and what you know is right. Read More »

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