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Family dinner rituals translate to lower BMI

Did you know that the dining environment itself is an influencer of your weight status? This is the finding of a recent study by...

Wearing high heels can change the way you shop

When shopping for a big ticket item, such as a television, there is a checklist of things you should always do: Read reviews Compare prices Wear high...

Treatments for TV’s most compellingly mental characters

UCLA-affiliated psychiatrist Paul Puri diagnoses and prescribe treatments for TV’s most compellingly mental characters. Louie Character Name: Louie Diagnosis: Mild depression, compartmentalization, self-sabotaging tendencies. Symptoms: Suppressing parts of...

Twitter predicted to become a big TV screen

New research from scholars at Columbia Business School and the University of Pittsburgh questions the sustainability of Twitter, the social network that has more...

Wealth of words: Tech analyzes social-media conversations about TV

Social-media commentary regarding television shows and commercials contains valuable data that can be used by networks and advertising agencies to improve programming or reach...

TV coverage favors good looking Congress members

The better the looks of United States Congresspersons, the more television coverage they receive, shows a new study from the University of Haifa recently...

Florida State, UT researchers: Swear words less offensive on cable than...

KNOXVILLE -- Four letter words may offend you more depending on which television channel you watch, according to a recent study out of Florida State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This study, published in the January issue ...

Secondhand television exposure linked to eating disorders

Boston, MA (January 5, 2010) -- For parents wanting to reduce the negative influence of TV on their children, the first step is normally to switch off the television set. But a new study suggests that might not be enough. It turns out indirect m...

Fast food and sweets advertised when children watch television

Children in Sweden are exposed to a huge number of TV advertisements. Food adverts -- primarily for fast food and sweets -- dominate the advertisements shown during children's viewing times. Research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, ...

Digital video recorders do not change shopping behavior

Watching a television show from a digital video recorder (DVR) gives viewers a chance to skip commercials, but new research finds that owning a DVR does not influence the demand for advertised products despite its ad-skipping feature. In fact, on...

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