Michelle Obama has been making the rounds on talk shows and most notably during 85th Academy Awards when she presented Best Picture
•Critics say she runs risk of overexposure and falling out of public favor
The first lady has come under criticism for her recent media blitz, with some lambasting her for her unprecedented number of appearances on entertainment and programs.
Michelle Obama has certainly made the rounds in the past week, from [...]
Winnie-the-Pooh: [tries to climb out the front door but is stuck] Oh, oh, help and bother! I’m stuck.
Rabbit: Oh, dear. Oh, gracious. Oh. Well, it all comes from eating too much.
– Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
Food and drink manufacturers are, like Winnie-the-Pooh, in a tight spot. Ten days ago Michael Bloomberg, New York’s mayor, announced a ban on the sale of “supersized” sugary drinks in restaurants, cinemas and stadiums. And this [...]
Walt Disney has introduced new standards for food advertising on its children’s television programming to promote healthier eating among the young.
The standards follow guidelines at Disney’s theme parks and are aligned with US federal rules on calorie content, sugar and salt. Implementation on Disney’s children’s TV channels and web sites is scheduled by 2015.
Michelle Obama, the First Lady and a campaigner for healthy eating, called Disney’s move, a “game-changer for the [...]
The very erudite Dr. John Hussman is as good as a market researcher as there is, and he defines a set of market conditions that when they come together generally leads to poor equity performance. One of Hussman’s syndromes is the “overbought, over-bullish, overvalued, and rising yields syndrome.”
My own research would agree this assessment. The markets tend not to do well when yields are rising and when investor sentiment is overly bullish. [...]
Electronic tablets like the iPad are a revolutionary educational tool and are becoming part of childhood, but should be watched carefully so that overuse doesn’t lead to learning or behavioral problems, experts say.
“It’s a topic that really emerged in the last two years. You can’t pull it from their hands,” Warren Buckleitner, editor of Children’s Technology Review, said this week at a New York panel titled “Baby Brains and Video Games.”
According to a late 2011 [...]
Drudge Report is making a big deal today about how the White House had asked U.S. media organizations to not cover Malia Obama‘s Spring Break trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. A search through TVEyes shows no U.S. TV network has covered the pre-teen’s trip. Politico reportsseveral websites have scrubbed stories about the trip from their websites after being asked to do so. A White House spokesperson says:
From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked [...]
by Bruce Krasting
Bernanke did himself and the American people a great disservice tonight. He said that he was 100% certain that â€œHeâ€ could contain the consequences of his policy of quantitative easing. No person in a position of responsibility should make such bold statements. There is always risk.
Bernankeâ€™s TV fireside chat was a bomb as a result of this gross misstatement of the risks of the [...]