Friday, November 29, 2013

New Normal? LGBT Characters Drop on Primetime TV

LGBT Characters Drop on Primetime Broadcast TV, Study Finds
Thanks to shows like “The New Normal,” “Glee” and “Happy Endings,” gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters were given bigger primetime roles than ...


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Phubbing, New Normal

Phubbing: Rude or new normal?
Phubbing: Rude or new normal? Are you guilty of phubbing? It's the habit of snubbing those around you and staring at your smartphone instead. To some, it's another example of how smartphones are ruining social interaction. But could the devices actually be bringing us closer together? ...

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Monday, November 25, 2013

War as New Normal in America

Why War Is the "New Normal" in America
Mother Jones
There is a new normal in America: our government may shut down, but our wars continue. Congress may not be able to pass a budget, but the US military can ...

Mother Jones

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Scary new normal, School Shootings, Teaching kids what to do

The scary new normal: Teaching kids what to do in a school shooting
The scary new normal: Teaching kids what to do in a school shooting Police secure the scene near Sparks Middle School after a shooting in Sparks, Nev., ...


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Monday, November 18, 2013

Hypersexed, Hollywood New Normal

Is hypersexed the new norm in Hollywood?
Has the sexual nature of Hollywood gone too far or is it just the new normal? According to USA Today, as more young stars (think Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, ...

First Coast News

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Washington DC New Normal, Quarterly Budget Cycles

Washington's New Normal: Quarterly Budget Cycles
Get used to it, say lawmakers and analysts, because every indication is: Governing and budgeting from crisis to crisis is the new normal in Washington....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Welfare Dependency is the New Normal

Welfare, Not Full-Time Work, Is Now America's No. 1 Occupation
Investor's Business Daily
Dependency: "Is Welfare The New Normal?" we wondered in an editorial last Thursday, and we didn't have long to wait for an answer. On Friday an answer ...

Town Hall

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Obama, Politics of Oppression, New Normal

Is this the new normal? Obama's politics of oppression and ...
Fox News
As pundits and politicians dissect the carnage of ObamaCare, a serious question demands an honest answer: At what point did the president know his plan to ...

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Disability Studies, New Normal

Disability Studies: A New Normal
New York Times
THE temporarily able-bodied, or TABs. That's what disability activists call those who are not physically or mentally impaired. And they like to remind them that ...

New York Times

Girls Pubing Earlier Is the New Normal
Girls Pubing Earlier Is the New Normal. Girls have been developing breast buds and getting pubic hair as early as seven or eight years old, which, according to ...

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pathologies, Reality TV, New Normal

When did white trash become normal?
New York Post
White Trash is the new normal — and you don't have to tune in to reality TV to rub elbows with pathologies that once stayed put in Skunk Hollow. White Trash ...

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Hamptons New Normal, High-End Home Tear-Downs

Hamptons Sales Surge Fuels High-End Home Tear-Downs - Bloomberg: "Rich Perello tore down a $4.25 million house on 3 acres (1.2 hectares) in Bridgehampton to make room for two 8,000-square-foot houses with pools and tennis courts that he plans to sell for about $8 million each. The 2,500-square-foot house he leveled was built in 1804 and was “unlivable,” he said. The purchase price “was all land value,” said Perello, a Southampton-based developer, who’s using flooring and beams from the house he demolished in the new homes. “The fact that there was a house on it actually decreases the property value because you have to pay to knock it down.”" (read more at link above)

So, 2013 Has Been A Pretty Average Year For Stocks
Business Insider
Five years ago, the phrase “the new normal” began to be coined to describe the investment environment of the years that were to follow. Prognosticators claimed ...

Wall Street Journal

Procurement officials explain new normal to contractors
Just as civilian agencies have been doing, the Defense Department is assuming the already tight purse strings for acquisition budgets are likely to be pulled ...

Eugene Robinson: Obstruction as the new normal
The Reporter
WASHINGTON-- The bad news is that approval ratings for both the president and Congress are sinking, with voters increasingly frustrated at the bitter, partisan ...

Washington Post

Living with Technology / The new normal: Always connected, all the ...
Being a parent teaches you a lot. Kids see the world through vastly different eyes than adults do. Yet, sometimes their observations really catch me by surprise.

Stupid Is the New Normal
Town Hall
The 2,300 page healthcare law that took several days from writing to passage, and five years from passage to rollout will apparently take 50 years just to sign ...

Town Hall

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

New Normal ALICE Americans, slipping middle class

ALICE Americans, slipping out of the middle class - The Washington Post: " . . . ALICE is an acronym developed in a report for the United Way of Northern New Jersey. It stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained and Employed. ALICE Americans live on the jagged edge of the middle class. But by virtue of their economic situation and outlook on the future, they are becoming as distinct from the relatively more comfortable parts of the middle class as they are from those living in poverty. . . ." (read more at link above)

Harold Morgan: 'New Normal' of lower national growth to hurt NM
Carlsbad Current Argus
A "new normal" of lower national economic growth appears ahead. That's bad news here because our economy, nearly always a mediocre performer, depends ...

Pakistan's new normal
Indian Express
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has finally "normalised" Pakistan's relations with the US, after two years of rupture caused by an incident on the ...

Funeral selfies: Narcissistic or the new normal?
Funeral selfies: Narcissistic or the new normal? While funeral photography is nothing new, teens are now taking the 'selfie' to a whole new level of ...

The Guardian

Is This the New Normal? (blog)
Alaska and California seem to be stuck in a pattern since last May. A high pressure aloft over the eastern Pacific has brought abnormally warm weather to Alaska ...

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