Author: Julianna Shults

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Don’t Let the TV Stop You!

Recently the Kaiser Family Foundation published one of the biggest national surveys about media use (TV, movies, computers, video games, music, and books) in children and teens. The study found that youth take in an average of seven hours and 38 minutes of media a day. “The amount of time young people spend with media has grown to where it’s even more than a full-time work week,” says Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation. “When children are spending this much time doing anything, we need to understand how it’s affecting them–for good and bad.” This...

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Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: On Fashion

I am not a particularly fashionable person. I shop at Target and Kohl’s on the clearance rack and hardly ever chose my clothing or accessories based off the latest fad. I try to be comfortable and professional but my choice in clothing tends to leave my more fashion-forward friends frustrated. Even so, I do know that New York Fashion week is underway and I am catching glimpses of the new hot trends in clothing on TV and in magazines. Even the most fashion-challenged of us who are still wearing socks with our Birkenstocks understand that many teenage girls we work with are looking to the fashion world...

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Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: The iPad

Technology geeks everywhere rejoice! We have a brand new Apple invention to talk about, analyze, and prepare to stand in very long lines to get. Apple has officially unveiled their newest, ground-breaking…well…I’m not entirely sure what to call the iPad. I’ve heard it called a tablet, but that isn’t particularly descriptive of what it does. Is it a giant iPod? Is it a replacement for a laptop? Is it an e-reader for books and newspapers like the Kindle? Is it all those things together? Even after researching it, I’m not entirely sure. Whatever you want to call it, Apple...

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