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Ever wonder why you read the same book or watch the same show over and over again?

08/18/2013 1 comment
"Other times, the film simply serves as ambient noise while I fall asleep."

“Other times, the film simply serves as ambient noise while I fall asleep.”

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed that I have repeatedly watched—to some degree—the same movie each night before going to bed.  Oftentimes, I cut straight to my favorite parts and mouth choice lines even before they grace my iPad’s screen.  Other times, the film simply serves as ambient noise while I fall asleep.

Have you ever had a similar experience?  Stopped to reflect: Why this particular movie considering you have watched so many others?

According to Scientific American writer Sunny Sea Gold, people tend to “use familiar entertainment to measure how their lives have changed in positive ways.”  While in a study conducted by Cristel Antonia Russell as cited in Gold (2012) on people who had “recently ‘reconsumed’ a book, movie, or vacation spot,” it was gleamed that the respondents engage in familiar activities due to the comfort that they will receive from it (e.g., excitement, laughter, relaxation, etc.).

In addition, the respondents also “gained personal insight” and some measure of “growth” based whenever they watched the rerun or jumped back into that familiar book.

What was your personal insight?  Was it a positive or negative one?

Why not get a pen and paper and jot down some notes today.

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Understanding Your Child Preview: “Capturing your child’s life moments with an iPhone 4” (October 2011)

09/02/2011 Leave a comment

Shhh! Don’t wake him up. (August 31, 2011)

Below is an excerpt from my upcoming Baby Magazine article entitled, “Capturing your child’s life moments with an iPhone 4” which will be hitting newsstands and magazine shops next month.

As a first-time father, I made a decision early on that I wanted to always be in a position to capture my child’s life moments.   I also knew that the camera that I would eventually choose would have to meet a very demanding criterion—one that would not only consider picture and video quality but also the weight, size, functionality, portability, and durability of the device.

After a period of research on the latest smart phones and digital recorders, I felt that Apple’s iPhone 4 stood tall primarily on its camera features and quality third-party applications.

Here is a list of 40 built-in, free, or paid iPhone applications for you to consider:

Read more about the list in this October’s Understanding Your Child column.

Only in Baby Magazine.

Baby Magazine celebrates 15 years!

I just wanted to congratulate the Philippines’ premiere parenting magazine–Baby Magazine on their 15th anniversary!  Great job guys and wishing you only more success!