Over the last three weeks, I have read various articles on how parents are being caught unaware when their kids are using their smartphones, tablets or console gaming systems and then are horrified when they get their credit card statements. What parents realize is that they were charged gobs of money while their kids were using their devices unbeknownst to them. (I will admit … [Read more...] about Parents: It’s Time to Start Taking Tech Responsibility
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If you have a daughter in high school or college, you've almost certainly warned her a hundred or so times to NEVER put down her drink or leave it unattended. That's because the problem with date rape drugs like GHB and ketamine is that they're odorless, colorless and tasteless. So if something gets slipped into a drink, the victim probably wouldn't realize until it's too … [Read more...] about Color-Changing Cups Detect Date Rape Drugs
One of the biggest successes of the 2012 Grammy Awards on Sunday was Chipotle's short film "Back to the Start" - which aired as a commercial during the award show. Encouraging us to "Cultivate a better world," the spot spotlights issues with factory farming and emphasizes the importance of a sustainable food system. The stop-motion animated film depicts a farmer whose … [Read more...] about Chipotle Gives Food for Thought With “Back to the Start”
20 children. That’s one and a half soccer teams, a kindergarten class, and probably the population of small town in Alaska. When I heard the “news” that Michelle Duggar was expecting her 20th child, my first thought was “Are you fricking kidding me? Because 19 kids isn't enough?" I quickly redacted my thoughts, because let's not hate, let's love. And honestly from … [Read more...] about Raising 20 Children Means Changing More Than 69,000 Diapers!
I made the decision to join the Dove Self-Esteem movement for my daughters…and for me. Honestly, there are times when I could use a little reminder to believe in myself. I am forty and can write a syndicated column, talk on the radio and share my life on a reality show - but the truth is that I can get a hundred positive and kind emails, but it's the one mean one in the … [Read more...] about The Dove Self-Esteem Movement: Changes Are Already Starting!