Wednesday, December 29, 2010

400-408 – (:43) Opposite George quiets loud movie watchers in a theater, from a Seinfeld episode.

• Fox News (12/29/2010) Iraq War Veteran, Wife Allegedly Assaulted Outside Florida Theater by Teen Mob.   How do you deal with obnoxious teens making too much noise in a theater?  Ever applaud someone who confronts them and they quiet down – like George did in that Seinfeld episode?

• Bradenton Herald (12/28/2010) Couple: We were attacked at movies.  Marine on leave, wife say loud teens prompted incident.

• [Movie Mob 1-3]  YouTube (12/29/2010) Marine, Wife Attacked Outside Theater.

413-423 – Calls

428-437 – Calls

443-452 – Calls

458-508 – Mark Baker, Clinical Psychologist and Executive Director of La Vie Christian Counseling Centers (, KKLA Helpline (800) 801-5242) in Pasadena and Santa Monica, and author of the million-copy bestseller Jesus, The Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived.  Hear Mark teach on emotional and spiritual growth at

512-523 – Mark Baker

528-539 – Mark Baker

544-554 – Mark Baker

558-608 – Robert Epstein, (, is a research scientist and the former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, author of 15 books including his latest Teen 2.0:  Saving Our Children and Families from the Torment of Adolescence ( (two point oh).  Epstein argues that if "teenagerhood" was a universal malady, it would be universally acknowledged much like toddlerhood – everywhere and always, a 2 year old has been a 2 year old.  But the very fact other cultures do not dismiss teenagers as morally or intellectually inferior mitigates against the claim of an inferior teenage brain that's bubbling in hormones.  In fact, over 100 cultures around the world don't have any adolescent trauma, and many don't even have a word for "teenager."  It's just not a reality to them.  If he's right, and I believe he is since the research proves it, then we need to totally rethink how we raise our kids.  This is a Kuhnian paradigm shift, a scientific revolution.  There is no such thing as "the teen brain," but there is ubiquitous acceptance of the "myth of adolescence."

612-623 – Robert Epstein

628-639 – Robert Epstein & Mark Baker

644-656 – Mark Baker

• Washington Examiner (12/27/2010) More than half of all Prince George's, DC families headed by single parents.

• NPR (12/27/2010) Parenting Style Plays Key Role In Teen Drinking.

• BMI, Calculate Your Body Mass Index.  At 6'3" 240, my BMI is 30.0.  I'm officially obese!  :)

• Fox News (12/29/2010) More Than 25 Percent of U.S. Kids, Teens Regularly Take Prescription Meds.

• WSJ (12/28/2010) So Young and So Many Pills:  More than 25% of Kids and Teens in the U.S. Take Prescriptions on a Regular Basis.  31% of American children are obese because they don't eat right and they don't exercise.  Many think doctors are over-prescribing in general, especially when you consider there hasn't been enough long-term research on the impact these medicines have on children.  But, the alternative is to not give a patient in need a potential medicine, right?

• American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (May 2008) OBESITY IN CHILDREN AND TEENS.

• LAT (12/29/2010) Amazon's Kindle opens new chapter for publishing industry.  Russ Grandinetti, the head of content for's Kindle business, talks about Amazon's plans for its rapidly growing Kindle business.

When Inc. launched its Kindle digital book business in 2007, little did many people realize that the company was really rewriting the book on the entire publishing industry.

Three years later, the online retail juggernaut has sold more than 7 million Kindle devices, according to estimates by Cowen and Co. That means roughly 1 in 10 people who shop on Amazon's Web store have purchased a Kindle. This year, sales of Kindle devices and books are projected to hit nearly $2 billion, up 342% from 2009, according to Cowen.

When it comes to digital books, Amazon lives up to its name, controlling 76% of the U.S. market.

// As vice president of Kindle content, Grandinetti is in charge of getting as many books into the Kindle store as possible (it has 750,000 books for sale).