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Black Friday: A “Collective Consumption Ritual”

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00 November 23rd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

New post on my Psychology Today blog: Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, is a "collective consumption ritual", according to Thomas and Peters (2011). Over two years, the researchers interviewed "experienced" Black Friday shoppers. Through 38 qualitative interviews, the researchers found four themes: Keep reading...

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Video games are good for girls, if parents play along

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:50+00:00 February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here's a synopsis of the study, followed by my questions about it: ScienceDaily (2011-02-02) -- Researchers have conducted a study on video games and children between 11 and 16 years old. They found that girls who played video games with a parent enjoyed a number of advantages. Those girls behaved better, felt more connected to their [...]

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Visual skills required for independence are impaired in children with autism, research finds

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:51+00:00 December 31st, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2010-12-30) -- The ability to find shoes in the bedroom, apples in a supermarket, or a favorite animal at the zoo is impaired among children with autism, according to new research from the UK. They are unable to search effectively for objects in real-life situations -- a skill that is essential for achieving independence in [...]

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Let the ADHD gifts begin…

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00 December 22nd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here it is...my first ADHD gift of the 2010 holiday season. I love my family. :) Amazingly, I did not have the squirrel-related t-shirt from T-Shirt Box Chester yet. I do have the chicken-related coasters. And interestingly, earlier in the day my neighbor and I were talking about squirrels. **Cue "Twilight Zone" music**

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Quite Possibly the Best Soda Ever

By | 2017-01-09T23:53:23+00:00 December 20th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta has a room with every possible variety of anything Coca-Cola makes...and it's organized by continents. I happened upon Coca-Cola's Bibo from South Africa. (Cue serendipitous music here.) I cannot even begin to tell you how good this Bibo stuff is. I can't even describe anything that tastes like it. It [...]

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Bonus of Walking – Art in Atlanta Airport

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00 December 20th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This is one of the pieces of art you see when you walk through Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport (ATL) instead of taking the tram. As you can see from the picture, there are sculptures one after the other down the entire walkway. The airport itself has quite a bit of artwork and historical exhibits. One of the [...]

Having ADHD is like being an Ernie in a world of Berts.

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 March 30th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

I can so relate to Ernie. Here are some of his finer moments of living with non-ADHD Bert. 1. Ernie and the Telephone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpxAChE46zU "Ernie, don't throw that on the floor!" "Oh, oh I'm sorry Bert. I'll pick it up later. I couldn't wait..." 2. Listen for the Knock at the Door http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCXFBThMEMI "Hey Bert, was [...]