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Culture Surfing - May 31, 2012

  • Jim Liebelt
    Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
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Came across these culture stories of interest...

New York City to Ban Sales of Sugary Drinks over 16-Ounces.
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/05/30/here-he-goes-again-bloomberg-set-to-ban-all-sugary-drinks-over-16-ounces/

Not sure how this helps fight obesity. I'm guessing it won't take long for New Yorkers to figure out how to purchase two medium-sized drinks.


Teen Cosmetic Surgeries Skyrocket
http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/05/31/053112-news-teenage-plastic-surgery-1-3/

In 2011, about 250,000 teens oped for plastic surgery. Nose jobs and breast surgeries were the top two procedures performed.


Florida Mom Allegedly Chokes Teen Boy Over Facebook Comments About Daughter
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/30/debbie-piscitella-chokes-teen-facebook-florida_n_1556485.html

Mom has been charged with child abuse. Protective instincts are good, but assault is probably not the best method for addressing Facebook bullying.


Millennials Switch Mediums 27 Times an Hour
http://www.ypulse.com/post/view/redefining-social-as-millennials-switch-mediums-27-times-an-hour

By the time you say "attention deficit," millennials have already moved from a laptop to an iPhone.