Volume 11, Issue 4 - August 2016Print | Email

Is “Fitspiration” Related to Negative Body Talk?

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When using social networking sites (SNSs) such as Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, it is likely that you have been exposed to your friends’ “fitspiration” posts. Maybe you are that friend, the one who posts videos of your Crossfit Workout of the Day or pins fitness and food quotes.


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Frankenfood: Memes Opposing Genetically Modified Food

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For nearly a decade, people around the world have engaged in an international debate over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and foods. Is the food safe to eat? Will GMOs have unintended consequences for the environment and for human health?


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What Makes Online Daters Successful?

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In recent years, online dating has lost much of its stigma, with 59 percent of Americans surveyed agreeing that online dating is a good way to meet people, according to the Pew Research Center. As online dating has become a more widely accepted way to attract possible romantic partners, scholars have been taking a closer look at the practice. What makes an online dater successful? Do the same factors that make face-to-face relationships successful also apply in the online dating world?


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Post-Rwandan Genocide Documentary Depicts Reconciliation and Hope

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From April to July 1994, members of the Hutu ethnic majority in Rwanda killed an estimated 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi ethnic minority, in a genocide that lasted 100 days. The genocide left a permanent mark on the history of Rwanda.


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Instructor’s Corner: Team-based Learning for Basic Communication Courses

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The basic Communication course is the “foundation and most enduring educational feature of the communication discipline,” writes Luke LeFebvreTexas Tech University. But, he observes, the course remains virtually unchanged from when the discipline was first established.


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Stereotypes in Stock Photos

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Stock photos are widely available on the internet. Organizations of all kinds, for-profit and nonprofit alike, rent the usage rights for these images as a low-cost way to incorporate professional-looking photographs into their communication materials (advertisements, newsletters, brochures, etc.).  


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Instructor’s Corner: Common Ways College Students Misbehave in Class

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A new study by Zac D. Johnson of CSU Fullerton, Christopher J. Claus of CSU Stanislaus, Zachary W. Goldman of Illinois College, and Michael Sollitto of Texas A&M explores the ways in which today’s students misbehave in class, and argues that mindfulness of such misbehavior could provide instructors with the ability to enhance student success.


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