The Top Ten Things I Learned from Mister Rogers

Written by Susan Dunn, M.A.

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6. What a good feeling to feel like this and know thatrepparttar feeling is really mine. Knowing what you feel and living inrepparttar 109465 moment will add much enjoyment to your life. We ARE our feelings, andrepparttar 109466 more we're able to let them into awareness and accept them fully,repparttar 109467 richer our lives will be, andrepparttar 109468 more US we'll be. If you can't experience your sadness, you can't experience your joy. And don't let someone else's feelings get mixed up with yours. Just because your spouse is having a down day doesn't mean you have to. Just because your co-worker hates his job doesn't mean you have to. Know your feelings and know that they're really yours.

7. A girl can some day be a woman, and a boy can some day be a man. Yup!

8. You know, playing atrepparttar 109469 computer's different from watching a television program. You can bring your own ideas to whatever happens onrepparttar 109470 computer, and your ideas are special. So are you! I thinkrepparttar 109471 computer isrepparttar 109472 most wonderful medium for self-expression we've had since crayons and manila paper! I'm watching clients, friends and loved ones blossom and grow throughrepparttar 109473 Internet -- learning new things, making new cyber-friends, trying new things, and extending and enriching their lives. It's a great way to share you, who are special, and your ideas too.

9. Some are fancy onrepparttar 109474 outside/Some are fancy onrepparttar 109475 inside/Everybody's fancy/Everybody's fine/Discovering each one's specialty/Isrepparttar 109476 most important learning. Discover and developrepparttar 109477 ways in which you're special. You'll reach a higher, more consistent level of performance, feel a deeper sense of satisfaction, and be able to share your real gifts withrepparttar 109478 world. (Seerepparttar 109479 Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Focus on Your Strengths at

10. If you've got a plan/Now'srepparttar 109480 time to try it/If you've got an airplane/Fly it/This is justrepparttar 109481 day. When will you start that new career? Ask that woman to marry you? Hug your child? Get online? Haverepparttar 109482 baby you've been wanting? Find work that feeds your passion? Quit drinking? Stop smoking? Write a teacher who meant a lot to you inrepparttar 109483 past? This is justrepparttar 109484 day!

Susan Dunn is a personal and professional growth coach, specializing in emotional intelligence. You can visit her on the web at

Why is Media Bias an Issue?

Written by Bernie Day

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** Sources -repparttar selection of "sources," for stories by reporters, should be representative of both sides. However, even if this is accomplished,repparttar 109464 "quality" ofrepparttar 109465 source may be higher on one side thanrepparttar 109466 other, or only one source is quoted on one side and several onrepparttar 109467 other. This can lead to a slanted story that can imply meaning that is unbalanced. ** What is newsworthy - is often controlled byrepparttar 109468 newsroom. Topics are accepted and others overlooked givenrepparttar 109469 agenda ofrepparttar 109470 powers that be and based upon what topics fit intorepparttar 109471 "news ofrepparttar 109472 day." This is important to realize becauserepparttar 109473 big picture is being missed byrepparttar 109474 public at large by not seeing all angles within their communities, political campaigns, business realms, and/or just about every aspect of people’s lives. Beyond ignoring news,repparttar 109475 media may even go so far as to ridicule some ideas while promoting others. ** Political agendas - it would be naive of us to believe that an endorsement of a political candidate by any news media wouldn't affect its news coverage. The same can be said when consideringrepparttar 109476 individual views of reporters. Therefore, it is prudent for each reader to examinerepparttar 109477 political views ofrepparttar 109478 media andrepparttar 109479 reporters he/she is reading/viewing. It is very easy forrepparttar 109480 media and its reporters to fall intorepparttar 109481 trap of becoming an advocate for a political figure or any subject of self-interest, rather than remaining an impartial observer reporting facts. Ifrepparttar 109482 reader/viewer does not know this, he/she can be swayed into believing thatrepparttar 109483 best candidate orrepparttar 109484 self-interests ofrepparttar 109485 media arerepparttar 109486 whole truth. ** Power and privilege - often those in power or in positions of privilege are cast in a more positive light thanrepparttar 109487 average person. This can misleadrepparttar 109488 reader/viewer. An example of painting someone one way or another would be citing behaviors of one that are positive, like a candidate kissing babies, while inrepparttar 109489 same article, an opposing candidate is shown or described as being exhausted by his/her campaign schedule. This type of coverage is a subtle way to improverepparttar 109490 standings of one candidate over another in a “seemingly innocent way.” Media bias is pervasive as suggested inrepparttar 109491 points above. When one addsrepparttar 109492 overt practice of sensationalizing news,repparttar 109493 reader/viewer has a huge task set before him/her, whether or not he/she knows it. This is of great concern because if mostrepparttar 109494 people mostrepparttar 109495 time, believe everything they read or view, they will ultimately becomerepparttar 109496 servants of those who write/publish, by voting (or not voting) for candidates or issues fromrepparttar 109497 same biased perspective. Thus an inquiry by all is required if we are to make independent decisions that effect people’s lives.

The Media Research Center of Alaska is led by Bernie Day, Executive Director and Ombudsman, under the direction of the Board of Trustees. Visit the website:

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