Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Me MySpace and I or Food Combining and Digestion

Me, MySpace, and I: Parenting the Net Generation

Author: Larry D Rosen

Young people spend hours online each day online, and their abilities to multitask and communicate are often misunderstood by older generations. Dr. Larry Rosen offers a full overview of the various issues young people may experience in their online worlds (cyberbullying, addiction, sexuality, virtual friendships, and more) while at the same time challenging commonly held beliefs that these communities are damaging. Instead of using scare tactics, the book shows parents how to be proactive and anticipate potential problems. With his extensive background in both child development and the impact of technology, Dr. Rosen uses down-to-earth explanations of sound psychological theory, incorporates groundbreaking research, and shows parents and educators how social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook can improve adolescent socialization skills.

Linda Beck - Library Journal

Call them Millennials, Gen Yers, or MySpacers-but pay attention! Millennials (those born after 1979) are different from their predecessors; not only do they use their time differently, but they seek to create content, are bored if not multitasking, are far from private, and are always online. Rosen (psychology, California State Univ.; coauthor, TechnoStress: Coping with Technology @ Work @ Home @ Play) offers a well-documented comparison between and among baby boomers (b. 1946-64), Gen Xers (b. 1965-79), and Millennials-their values, career goals, loyalties, workplace styles, and more. When not on social-networking sites like MySpace or Facebook, Millennials are IM'ing, conducting research online, visiting the virtual world Second Life, or playing video games-sometimes all at the same time. Interestingly, Millennials also value their parents' opinions and are career- and college-focused, emotionally open, and very social. Rosen advises parents to be proactive and to learn how to avoid problems before they start-e.g., by placing the family computer in a common area of the home, setting limits, using MySpace themselves, and talking with and listening to their kids even more. Highly recommended.

Table of Contents:
Living in a Virtual World
The MySpace Generation
Real People in Virtual Relationships
Me, MySpace, and I
Virtually Exposed
Sex and the Media
Just a Few More Minutes, Mom
MySpace and Your Family
Hate Mail
Proactive Parenting: Teaching Your Children to Look Both Ways in Cyberspace

Food Combining and Digestion: Easy to Follow Techniques to Increase Stomach Power and Maximiz Digestion

Author: Steve Meyerowitz

Our modern diet, with all its processing, cooking, canning, microwaving, and artificial ingredients, requires more dietary gusto than our sedentary lifestyles can muster. Flatulence is not the only fallout. We pay for our indigestion by sacrificing some of our mental acuity, immunity, energy, and longevity. Every stress on the digestion/elimination system is a drain on our daily energy level and a threat to our long range health. By adding some simple concepts and eliminating bad habits, we can optimize our digestive efficiency and reap the dividends of increased energy and robust health.

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