APA Monitor on Psychology
I have occasionally read Salon articles from Facebook and Twitter but I never really thought about what they do as an online magazine and what their goals are for their readers. Surprisingly, Salon’s audience is primarily male, college educated and making almost $100,000 a year. Their median age for readers is 36 years old. Besides the specific ads targeted to me, one ad I saw was for a technology-consulting firm. The magazine seems to be more aimed and agreeable to Democrats and more specifically, democrats who are also in the millennial generation as well. For example, there was a second video ad all about how we “like” things on Facebook and finally in the end, they say its time to start loving things like this new Chevrolet. So you can tell they are definitely reaching towards people in their late 20s and 30s- who can afford a new Chevy at least.
As a college student I don’t normally recommend a workout guide and meal plan to my friends because I think we all have more practical things to spend our money on.
So I’m not here to tell you to go spend some money but I am recommending you follow a personal trainer on Instagram & Twitter.
Kayla Itsines is now a global sensation! She’s been changing the lives of women everywhere! Her 24-week Bikini Body guide and nutrition guide has lead to massive fitness success stories.
I do not have her workout or nutrition guides. I do get the occasional email of a quick, free BBG workout but that is all. And yet she changed my life two years ago.
I no longer go…
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I like a routine. I prefer doing everything as according to plan with little to no surprises. However, being a college student makes my routine change with the seasons.
Two weeks after my last final exam I decided to start regularly working out again at nightat least three times a week.
I tried to keep reasonable expectations for myself.
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When I was in the fifth grade, my last year of Catholic Community school in Baltimore city, I used to sit in church almost every other day and just look around at all the students and think why are we here?
Why do we sing to and ask someone we have never met, and never will meet, for peace and good health? I never felt comfortable in church and only went because school and my grandmother forced me to for years.
This morning I received an email from Emirates offering a round-trip and hotel package from Dulles to Dubai at a discounted rate. OH PLEASE CAN I GO?
An open letter in response to Martina Cole’s recent article in Woman and Home Magazine, where she discusses her home in the north of Cyprus. My quotations are from Martina Cole’s 2012 Daily Mail feature and the article she posted a photograph of on Facebook on May 8th 2015, (both concerning Cyprus) and from her Twitter account. I address her portrayal of Occupied Cyprus as a charmed land and a tourist destination.
My grandmother was a North Cyprus girl. Her village was as far north as you can get, in the Pentadaktilon Mountain range, North of Kyrenia. It is called Agios Amvrosios, (Saint Ambrose) and its local fruit is the apricot. She won’t ever see her village or her subsequent homes in Kyrenia and Famagusta again because she passed away in 2003, and although it was in 1974 that Turkish troops advanced into the north of Cyprus, refugee Cypriots are…
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“I’ve lived here my whole life, I love this neighborhood,” Alvaro Roman, co-owner of Ted’s Musicians Shop, was sitting behind his desk with a black beanie and a heavy jacket. It was the coldest day in February and Mt. Vernon was covered in snow and ice.
Until recently, I had never been to Mt. Vernon. I have driven through the neighborhood but never stopped to eat or check out any shops or museums.
On Wednesday, Wil S. Hylton came to my feature writing class to talk about writing profile stories and his journey and experiences as a journalist.
Wil has a very different clothing style and I later came to realize his style reflects his years in New Mexico and New York city. He did not remain stagnant in Baltimore.
He starts to talk about the program at his high school that basically got him a job at the Baltimore Sun, using his hands to express his thoughts, his legs stay crossed as he leans back comfortably at the table.
Hylton admits he “was just this kid who had a lucky break,” as he barely passes high school and doesn’t get into or go to any college but still manages to land jobs at papers such as the Baltimore Sun and magazines like Baltimore Magazine.
His philosphy of journalism is all about doing “whatever it takes to get a story.” He laughs as he says he would smoke a joint for an interview or drink a lot, just to make them more comfortable. And to “put your chips on the table next to theirs.”
He, like many others, believes that “journalists have a role to provide a perspective in the world.”
Some of Hylton’s advice was to do multiple interviews on one person in the story. Mainly the central or primary character. This way you can get the best detail out of a story. Also, the details in their stories that change mean that they haven’t thought about it much and now the details become vivid to them.
Hylton gave me a lot of good advice to think of as I start following around and interviewing my next profile story subject.
We all know the U.S. has been trying to fight ISIL’s Islamic propaganda, and by now we’ve heard about the social media movement by Muslims called Not In My Name campaign to denounce ISIL, but how are these strategies stacking up against the propaganda war that ISIL is putting up?
Like the first article states, the U.S. has put out anti-ISIL accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr; however, I agree that the Department of State’s current effort is a mostly “too little, too late”.
In fact, these social media accounts that they created are probably only appealing to those who are extremely against not just ISIL, but Islam as well.
I think the best hope in countering ISIL’s “message of hate” is shown in this article. From the United Arab Emirates, this article best demonstrates how to successfully fight ISIL in its propaganda war.
As I have said before, this war is a war between Muslims. Completely inside the religion of Islam, and I do not think anything people or countries outside of Islam say against ISIL will help the ultimate goal of silencing/ stopping ISIL.
Sure the U.S. and other nations may want to continue their support for Iraqi and the Pershmerga forces, they should not however, continue to belittle the religion of Islam on national broadcast new shows like CNN. Ben Ferguson and Don Lemon, you guys completely represent the ignorance that needs to stop.
I’m not saying all non-Muslims should stop denouncing ISIL but that those who belittle Islam should stop. The world should unite against ISIL, not Islam.
I’m sure many of you have heard the newest chart topper by Meghan Trainor entitled “All About That Bass”. If you haven’t, the super catchy pop song has a killer baseline and will most likely be stuck in your head for days. The whole message behind the song is (supposed to be) body acceptance and embracing your curves, or “bass”. Unfortunately, Trainor’s idea of how to empower women in the sense of body confidence is skewed to the point of ignorance for the meaning.
Don’t get me wrong, I love, LOVE the idea of pop songs endorsing confidence and acceptance. The problem with this song is that it does that, but only for a very specific type of woman and for the wrong reasons.
Sure, Trainor tells listeners that “every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top” and “my mama she told me don’t worry about…
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