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Who doesn’t have a daughter, sister or know a young teenage girl who seems attached to her cell phone, but who is really on the leash? Who is leading whom?

There is no doubt that adolescence is a time of identity formation, social comparison, and mental development, but what happens when a dominant, changing culture imposes adult norms with no rules or limitations?

This e-book for teenage girls offers two answers: How can we stop social media from taking advantage of a rash and brash teenage brain still in development to avoid making wrong choices? …


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The human body is a miracle of nanotechnology that far exceeds the advances of modern science. The good news is that nutritional science is unfolding new discoveries in cellular nutrition and the wonders of natural healing. Science cannot create life. Only life can complement life.

There is a world of education that needs to open for consumers. They must be able to visualize a miracle of a single cell, basic structures and functions. They must equally visualize what happens to the cell when encountering “good guy nutrients” or faced with “bad guy nutrients.” …


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Author’s Photo

Once a wise King ruled his kingdom with compassion and democratic rights;

Being fond of finery, he got a large, gilded servant idol embellished with jewels,

So radiant that people bowed before it in reverence as majesty claims;

As noted by a watchful courier who accorded gold as acknowledgments

To his private followers who grew in greed and number to displace the king.

Soon incompetence and corruption broke out with debt and deficits,

Science and medicine were rejected, Bill of Rights was repealed;

Disabilities were mocked, birth rights denied, pussy grabs allowed;

People died by the hundreds of thousands; fake…


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Sabrina Eickhoff from Pixabay

We must resist the tendency to place all hope on the shoulders of one mythologized leader and instead promote the power of the collective voices and actions of “ordinary” people to challenge injustice, improve lives, and bring about a better future. Social Justice Books

Once in a rare while I must write a story because all my faculties have been put on the highest alert. My educational psychology about children’s cognitive development is crashing headfirst into a twitter post. It was advertising books for children on the topic of former president Trump who is still actively engaged in running for government again. This red flag is blowing fiercely in the storm of brainwashing impressionable children, questioning morality and democracy. The Big Question is what can we do about it?

First, some common terms to put us on the same page:

A dictatorship is a…


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“But a role-model makeover with some breadth and depth, story and struggle, will allow girls to find not only inspiration but also enough space and comfort to find themselves.”

Take it or leave it … my teacher’s opinion. I’m furious about what is happening to our teenage girls and the “rampant perfectionism” imposed by social media. Finally, there are new stories about real girls around the world who pursue their passions and build their self-confidence and success along the way. How wonderful for all teen girls to have this opportunity to see them as role-models!

There is no other demographic other than teen girls of whom so much disadvantage is taken in our social media culture. Such unrealistic expectations, more vulnerability, less rebuttal, limited voices on media; just more…


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“It’s amazing the wealth of information now at our fingertips in a divorce case… What would have once taken weeks of research to discover, if at all, can now be found in the click of a mouse.” Mr. Carrasco, attorney

My dear friend, Susan, has a daughter called Sheila, a beautiful young woman, a fitness buff with long dark hair who is a learning assistant in our district. She is 27 years old who married and divorced within two years after dating her ex-husband for two years before. You have to wonder if the heavy handed dominance of social networking somehow had something to do when both instant gratification and sudden disintegration can happen.

Certainly people are integrating their relationships with social media to reveal what they are doing, where they are doing it, and when it’s happening. Consequently, some…


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Author’s Photo of a Place to Hide

Our digital culture is drowning in a sea of irrelevance …

A central storage of algorithms for imposed surveillance …

Mindless entertainment in a trivial culture of ‘bumblepuppy’ …

Distractions subtracting from inescapable exposures and fears

While Double Talk twists language to glorify untruths …

And Social Media eradicates individuality as subliminal Ego

To predict every mood and desire and cater to every whim …

While search engines uninform to bypass the rational mind

And condition to servitude and control media hierarchies;

Social programming stigmatizes differences and identity issues

To debilitate, threaten and limit how to finding our collective power…


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Author’s Photo of her Dad … 32 years old

When a thank-you is never enough, And the joys still remembered, But the sorrow has quietly gone…Love lives on.

Before saying a little bit about his biography, let me share some personal reminisces as I sat with him in his final days.

In a small quiet room with only two breaths heard, Dad showed his final lesson to us. What matters at the end is peace of mind of a life well lived on your terms of strength and integrity.

There were no feelings of regrets about harsh words once spoken, or lack of efforts not tried, or beliefs not sustained.

It was a long goodbye in many ways because in his later years, Alzheimer's took its toll on…


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“I was 15 and I was insecure about my lips. I have really small lips. And it was like one of my first kisses and a guy was like, ‘I didn’t think you would be a good kisser because you have such small lips’… I don’t know, it just really affected me. I just didn’t feel desirable or pretty. Kylie Jenner

My 15-year-old niece, Alice, recently asked me a favor, her brown eyes, big and earnest as ever.

“Can you ask my mom so I can get lip injections like Kylie? Or maybe Botox might be better for that upper lip curl. She did when she was 15 and she says it’s easy to be beautiful like her.”

I glanced away knowing the illusion of social media. So many kids didn’t realize those people have been filtered and morphed with Photoshop. That is part of the education and discussion process that teens should go through before anything is done.

She insisted…


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Author’s illustration of Fighting

How many ways to fight … stand up for or against something?

Battle the enemy on bloody front lines to defend flag and home;

Fight to mend a broken heart or resist a shattered dream;

Oppose age by repelling sickness so youth won’t surrender;

Fight to control clean air, water … protecting nature’s home;

Retaliate with legal combat for diversity and better justice;

Fight for human rights where no free experience is threatened,

Repress malice, discrimination, inequality and poverty;

Lock horns and butt heads with possibilities and reinvention;

Fight the good fight against all odds and slings of misfortune,

Help…

Annemarie Berukoff

Retired teacher — wisdom of Timely Tools for Changes: self-franchise internet marketing, social media attacks, ecology https://helpfulmindstreamforchanges.com

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