Monthly Archives: June 2009

Using Cell Phones in Public

Cell phones are everywhere, but should cell phones be used everywhere? This year in California, a new law went into effect banning (making illegal) the use of cell phones while driving without a hands-free (not holding it with one’s hand) … Continue reading

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“Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child”

QUESTION: Hazem in Egypt wants to know the meaning of this saying: “Spare the rod and spoil the child.” ANSWER: Spare the rod and spoil the child is a saying that means that children will not behave well if they … Continue reading

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Multiscreening and Me

BusinessWeek magazine had an article recently about people who surf the Internet while watching television at the same time.  About one out of every ten TV watchers are simultaneously (at the same time) looking at their computers, trying to do … Continue reading

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The Movie or the Book

Talking about Twilight, the book and the movie, in Tuesday’s blog comments got me thinking about books that have been made into movies.  These types of screen adaptations (television or film versions) are so common today, ranging from classics (old, … Continue reading

Posted in Television and Movies | 31 Comments

Americans’ Top 15 Dream Vacation Destinations

This is the time of year when many Americans go on vacation. In 2008, a poll was conducted asking 2,500 American adults the following question: “If you could spend a vacation in any country in the world, outside the United … Continue reading

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