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An Unfriend-ly Trend

The New Oxford American Dictionary, North America’s last word on words, recently named unfriend as its word of the year. It means, in dictionary parlance,

Story Time … Online

Before my 3-year-old son, Henry, clambers into bed most nights, we almost always read a story (or two, or maybe three, depending on how determined

From ‘Fireproof’ to Fatherhood

Dads are important.  And there are right and wrong ways to be one.  That message was communicated loud and clear over the weekend by two

To Meep or Not To Meep

Just call them the Meep Generation. A bunch of kids from Danvers (Mass.) High School nearly hopped into (ahem) a beaker full of hot water

The Sky Is Falling! Again!

Disaster. No, I’m not talking about my hair. I’m talking about movies, people. The film industry has been on a disaster kick lately, and in

Lying Liars’ Lies, Part Deux

I know we talked a little about lies in a recent blog, but here’s another little tidbit from a different angle. A new study from

A Good Story Well Told’

It’s November now, and here at Plugged In that means we’re on the cusp of Oscar season. Films with Academy Awards aspirations are starting to

Gossip Girl and the New Normal?

How do we know what normal is? For example, is it normal for three college students—two girls, one guy—to have a simultaneous sexual encounter? That’s

Bah Humbugging Good

Ebenezer Scrooge is one of the most delightful grumpy old men there’s ever been. Seriously. Can you think of any better? Why even the old

Plugged In Parent’s Guide to Today’s Technology

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