For the first time in three decades, nearly 1 in 4 Americans have not had sex in the past year! As it turns out, according to an article found in the Salt Lake Tribune, age is a major predictor - those who were more likely to abstain from sex were older than 60 or under 30! On this episode we discuss some of the potential reasons for this trend.
Long gone are the days where children can only flip through channels to watch cartoons! On this episode, we discuss the growing trend of children watching their cartoons on YouTube, and some helpful considerations for parents, and for Carl and Jazmin, whose baby will probably also get pulled into YouTube too!
According to an article published on the Huffington Post, children who have good relationships with their fathers and feel loved by them, tend to have fewer behavioral problems, and appear to engage in alcohol and drug abuse far less. Conversely, when fathers are less engaged, children are more likely to dropout of school earlier and exhibit behavioral and substance abuse issues. We have noticed that presently, there is a gap in the literature regarding the importance of the relationship between fathers and their sons. On today’s episode, we are joined by Dr. Antonio M. Harrison, founder of Renaissance Behavior LLC, which is an organization that builds, fosters, and nourishes a healthy relationship between fathers and sons.
Religious fundamentalism refers to the belief of an individual or a group of individuals in the absolute authority of a sacred religious text or teachings of a particular religious leader, prophet, and/or God. Over the past several years, we have witnessed stories about extremist groups, whose actions are generally blamed on their religious beliefs. On this episode, we seek to answer the question: what are the elements that cultivates extreme groups? Is religion really to blame? Or are these groups an extension of a failed state system?
In 2003, Dr. Neal Barnard, a member of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine stated on CBS’s Early Show that a 16-year-old girl collapsed and died at school (from a heart abnormality) and another a 41-year-old male had the same fate, no history of heart issues -- both were on low carb, high fat, high protein diets (aka, the Atkins diet). A third case showed a massive blockage in the heart. Over the last decade, research has shown that fad diets don’t work as advertised, it’s followers put weight back on quickly, and more often than not - they are unhealthy for our mental and physical health. Knowing this, why do people get involved with fad diets and other similar “lose weight fast” schemes? Are there other underlying social issues propelling people towards these frenzies?