Dieting Articles Lead to Unhealthy Weight Control

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In a 5-year study of over 2,500 teens, van den Berg et al found that reading magazine articles about diet and weight loss lead to unhealthy weight control behaviors among girls.  Compared to girls who did not read these articles, frequent readers were twice as likely to skip meals, fast, and smoke cigarettes, and three… Read more »

Product Placement in Games, Music and Books

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Some people estimate that product placement started in the 1930s with movie directors filming in their favorite restaurants; others estimate it all really began with the promotion of Reese’s Pieces in the beloved film, ET.  In either case, we’ve seen it done in movies and television for years now and with more and more people… Read more »