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2010-05-10 06:40:00

MIAMI, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 2008 U.S. election, the slogan "drill, baby, drill" was a favorite chant. But now that "spill, baby, spill" is the new mantra, perhaps it's time to find a better way? Or so says award-winning author Dr. Jeffrey Fine, who sees a connection between this ecological disaster and the harsh birthing and parenting techniques that have been a disaster for us all. Recently rewarded with the prestigious national Nautilus Gold Award (which honors authors who...

2010-03-12 06:55:00

MIAMI, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- When Katherine Bigelow's The Hurt Locker won for "Best Picture," many believed that James Cameron's Avatar had been robbed. Speculation focused on Oscar politics and the directors' ill-fated marriage. But noted psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Fine says the reason is simpler: Avatar didn't win because the Academy missed the movie's deeper meaning and chose a "real life" film instead. Those who've argued that Avatar mimics Dances With Wolves or Pocahontas prove Dr....

2010-03-08 06:45:00

MIAMI, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The movie Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, tells the story of a teenager who is habitually abused by a mother from hell. And while Mo'Nique has won accolades for her portrayal of evil personified, Dr. Jeffrey Fine hopes her award-winning role serves as a wake-up call to moms and dads everywhere. "Parents need to look at the epidemic of abuse and neglect in modern-day America," says Dr. Fine, a psychologist with 30 years of experience. Pointing...

2009-12-30 06:45:00

MIAMI, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As holiday parties give way to New Year's resolutions, rehabs across the country become inundated, making early January one of the industry's busiest times of the year. Most doctors agree that addiction is a disease, not a moral failing, and people are becoming increasingly aware that addictions to drugs, alcohol, and even cigarettes require treatment for the underlying illness, without relying on willpower alone. Yet even as sex addiction makes headlines...

2009-12-15 06:45:00

MIAMI, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday dysfunction took a fatal turn this past Thanksgiving when a Florida man shot and killed four family members. According to the police sergeant in charge of the investigation, there had been "ongoing resentment" in the family. And while most holiday squabbles don't turn deadly, Dr. Jeffrey Fine, Ph.D., says that such resentments are commonplace in American families, which often place a higher value on American Idol and celebrity gossip than on...

2009-12-07 06:40:00

MIAMI, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A couple years ago, lead paint in toys manufactured in China sent parents searching frantically for gifts made in the USA. This fall, news of Baby Einstein refunds suggested that even so-called educational toys are suspect. Renowned parenting expert Dr. Jeffrey Fine, Ph.D., says that such videos are actually harmful to developing brains, retarding language development and shortening attention spans. Moreover, there is an increased sense of separation, which is...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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