1.||Are loud commercials bugging you? Four solutions to give you peace and quiet|
"Every night, I battle my TV. Just as I'm settling in to a nice, relaxing half-slumber while listening to Sarah-Jessica-Parker-as-Carrie-Bradshaw rant about men, I find myself rudely awakened by some horrendous Livelinks commercial. Suddenly I'm in a mad rush to find the remote so I can down the ...
[Added: 13 Jan 2007 Hits: 1059 Words: 807]
2.||Why you can't count on the FCC to control the smut on TV|
Many want FCC to clean up TV
Many people look to the FCC, the Federal Communications Commission, to keep smut off of their TV's, to stop "wardrobe malfunctions," to force the cable companies to offer a la carte programming, and to regulate junk ...
[Added: 09 Jan 2007 Hits: 1049 Words: 834]
3.||"The Secret" and TV: How Watching TV May Help Manifest Violence, Poverty, and General Negativity|
Recently, I had the chance to see "The Secret" at http://thesecret.tv/, which proposed a startling idea: we create our experiences with our thoughts through the "Law of Attraction". If this is true, then the TV could be a serious saboteur of our efforts to ...
[Added: 28 Nov 2006 Hits: 1016 Words: 1037]
4.||The Awful Truth About Television: TV Corrodes Community and Democracy|
Americans are watching more TV and doing less in their communities
Americans watch TV 4.5 hours per day on average. TV takes up so much time that citizens are becoming less active socially and politically. They are more informed about the TV show ...
[Added: 14 Jun 2006 Hits: 970 Words: 726]
5.||The Awful Truth About Television: Fake News and other reasons not to watch TV news|
DO touch that dial to avoid fake news
Government agencies, corporations, industry groups, and other large organizations contaminate the airwaves with fake news. These organizations produce pre-packaged news segments called VNRs, or Video News Releases. These segments look ...
[Added: 13 Jun 2006 Hits: 692 Words: 1006]
6.||The Awful Truth About Television: Why kids NAG|
Viewers log in 50,000 commercials per year
Commercials are another significant problem with TV watching. Viewer's pocketbooks are the primary victim. The average person who logs in 4½ hours of TV per day also tunes in to more than 50,000 commercials per year. Even if ...
[Added: 12 Jun 2006 Hits: 491 Words: 753]
7.||The Awful Truth About Television: "Heavy" TV watchers are twice as likely to be obese|
Studies show: TV makes you fat
This large amount of time spent motionlessly staring at a screen is also hazardous to your health and girth. Numerous studies show a relationship between TV watching and obesity. The most striking were several studies published in The American Journal of Public Health. These ...
[Added: 10 Jun 2006 Hits: 460 Words: 629]
8.||Push a button to lose weight|
Trash Your TV! is pleased to announce the easiest weight loss program in the world. It is as easy as pushing a button—the "Power" button on your TV. Turn the TV OFF completely and go outside to play. Go outside in ...
[Added: 30 Apr 2005 Hits: 390 Words: 967]
9.||The 'Good Old Days' before TV|
Some moments are worth savoring. As I write this, I am outdoors with the sun gently warming my skin. A gentle breeze is caressing my face. The air is fragrant with the blossoms on my peach and plum trees. ...
[Added: 15 Apr 2005 Hits: 403 Words: 774]