Thursday, March 11th, 2010 :: 6:06 PM

"The idea is to convince you that you aren’t going to be happy unless you purchase something. And make no mistake, this is a powerful manipulative tool. Some experts have referred to advertising as the 'relentless propaganda on behalf of goods in general.' R. Crisp argued in an article in the Journal of Business Ethics that 'advertising overrides a consumer’s autonomy of decision making in the creation of desires, correlating an unbreakable link between products and the fulfillment of stimulated desires.' In other words, advertising is designed to hijack your brain by dictating what you desire." (>>)

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 :: 11:49 AM

"love is not reserved for wedding vows. love is lived and learned throughout our lives regardless of marital status. love is different than we think. there are no experts on love. we love and we fail and then we love again, continuously, faithfully, as best we know how. we love and we are hurt and we wonder if it is even worth it to carry on, if it is even possible. and then we love again, continuously, faithfully, as best we know how." (>>)

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