Gen X and Young Boomers View Stream Media

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The person watching entertainment programming on home computers and cell phones is not a teen or someone starting out in their career.  The steaming video viewer is Generation X and younger Boomers. The monthly access fee for the internet to phone feature has a natural tie to paycheck and disposable income- eliminating many teens and young 20s.


A study from comScore Networks found that “consumers between the ages of 35 and 54 years old accounted for more than 45 percent of all online video watched in the last few months… and 20% more likely to watch online video than the average Internet user.” This online video streams could be anything from product clips, music videos, movie trailers, to full news broadcasts. These results alter the stereotype that the younger crowd would be more likely to be streaming video and should alter website publishers marketing targets.

Streaming Media Moves Into Everyday Language /Life

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“Streaming,” a term moving quickly into the mainstream vernacular, means to access audio and video content.  “Steaming” is more like the faucet or water pipe; than the water.  Streaming is the conductor and not the current. Streaming media is the delivery method allowing the recipient to watch or listen to the information as it travels along a communications network. You may have ‘streamed’ and not even known it.  When you visit a news, site click and watch the brief video, you are streaming.  Streaming music is a fact of life. After surviving the free versus fee music download issues and the introduction of iPod, music streaming has traveled well along its adoption curve.   Video’s journey has just begun.  For example – The Women Online study reports that of the estimated 97 million females online in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />US, only 66 percent of them actually watch videos online.  Teens are lacking in cash but not in interest. Popular destinations for streamers include:  YouTube, MySpace and Google Video.


Teens are much more interested in the instant entertainment gratification and have more time than their moms.   Ipsos Insight reports that teens and young adults are the most likely to stream video online.  Three in four of all U.S. teens age 12-17 and young adults age 18-24 have ever streamed digital video content online. The demographic of the typical video streamer skews younger and more likely to have higher incomes.  The financial link here is the need for a broadband connection to stream content. 


Shorter video clips with no cost are by far the most preferred type of video file accessed today. Three out of four digital video streamers have streamed (watched) short news or sports clips. Two out of three have streamed amateur or homemade video clips.  Adults are likely to view (stream) news clips of interest.




Quotes Famous People About Mother and Parenting

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The call to be a mother and do it well, is what changes the world.  We’ve captured what statesmen (Abraham Lincoln, John Quincy Adams) and key cultural influencers said about their mothers. “Remember to call your mother.” 



 “I remember my Mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham Lincoln


 “ God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” – Jewish Proverb


”A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” – Tenneva Jordan


”All that I am, my Mother made me.” John Quincy <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Adams


 “And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see — or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.” – Alice Walker











Glossary Cyber Bullying Terms for Parents and Teachers

Cyber Bullying Related Terms


Bash Board: An online bulletin board on which individuals may post anything they want. The content tends to be malicious, ridiculing, hateful statements directed against another person.

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Blog: Interactive web journal or diary (web log) viewable to general audience or specific groups


Buddy List: Collection of real names, screen names, or handles which represent “friends” or buddies within an instant message, chat program, or cell phone.


Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying is the use of e-mail, instant messaging, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones, or other forms of information technology to deliberately harass, threaten, or intimidate someone.


Cyber Bullying Victim: The one who is on the receiving end of online social cruelty


Cyberstalking: Harassment that includes threats of harm or is highly intimidating and intruding upon one’s personal privacy.


Cyberthreats: Online material that either generally or specifically raises concerns that the creator may intent to inflict harm or violence to self of others.


IM/Instant Messaging: The act of instantly communicating between two or more people over a network such as the Internet.


Flaming (email text etc.): Sending rude, crude, angry or obscene messages directed at a person or persons either privately or to an online group.


Happy Slapping: Extreme form of bullying where physical assaults are recorded on mobile phones and distributed to others. Sometimes they are posted on Social Networking sites or blogs.


Harassment: Unsolicited words or actions intended to annoy, alarm or abuse another individual


ISP: Internet Service Provider, the company that provides an Internet connection to individuals or companies


Offender: The one who instigates online social cruelty


Social Networking web sites: Online service that bring together people by organizing them around a common interest or by providing an interactive environment of photos bligs, user profiles, and messaging systems. Examples include Facebook and MySpace.


Spam: Unsolicited electronic mail sent from someone you do not know.


Trolling: Deliberately positing false information to entine a genuinely helpful people to respond and contribute to the discussion.


URL: Universal record locator: a string of text that specifies the location of an object accessible through the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), typically a World Wide Web address, as of a home page or iplay channel. A Web URL begins with “http://”. Differs from a domain name in the sense that the domain name is a part of a URL and corresponds with IP addresses to form a URL.



Cyber Bullying Resource from Kamaron Institute  and Kamaron Institute Resource Cyber Bullying Resource Center

Mother's Day Fun Facts, Food & Recipe Breakfast In Bed For Mom

Fun Facts About Mothers Day

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  • On Mother’s Day morning some American children follow the tradition of serving their mothers breakfast in bed.
  • This is the busiest day of the year for American restaurants. On her special day, family members do not want Mom to cook dinner!
  • More than 150 million cards will be given this year in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />United States, making Mother’s Day the third-largest card sending occasion.
  • 80.5 million estimated mothers of all ages in the United States
  • 2.0 is the average number of children women in the US can expect to have in their lifetime.
  • July is the most popular month to have a baby.
  • Tuesday is the most popular day of the week to have a baby.
  • Mother's Day is now celebrated in many countries around the world. Australia, Mexico, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Belgium, Russia, China, Thailand, all have special celebrations to honor Mothers, but not in the same way or on the same day as the United States.


 Favorite Start To The Mothers Day Is Breakfast In Bed



 Breakfast in Bed Recipes


Cinnamon French Toast

This French toast recipe cuts back on fat by using only 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites.


  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • 8 slices French bread, sliced on diagonal


In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and egg white until foamy. Whisk in milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Have warming drawer heated or heat oven to 200°.
Heat butter in heavy skillet over medium-low heat.

Dip 4 slices of bread in the egg mixture, turning to coat thoroughly. Let excess drip back into bowl.

Place coated bread slices in hot skillet. Cook, turning, until both sides are nicely browned, about 2 minutes each side.

Transfer to a warm plate and keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining bread and egg mixture. To serve, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, if desired. Serve with maple syrup.


Confetti Scrambled Eggs (Serves 4)

This recipe for scrambled eggs serves six.


  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion tops


In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together until well blended. Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat ; pour in egg mixture. Reduce heat. As mixture begins to set on bottom and sides of skillet, lift and fold over with spatula.


Cook until eggs are almost set; fold in tomato and green onion. Heat scrambled eggs through; serve immediately.

Scrambled eggs recipe serves 4. 
Cantaloupe Smoothie Recipe For Mom's Breakfast in Bed
Tasty, refreshing, and fat-free!

1/2 ripe cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
1 cup skim milk
1 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
1 cup crushed ice
2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
·         Not a cook? Enter your mom in the ABC Emeril’s Mother Day’s Breakfast in Bed Contest at

Boomers From Zero To Sixty And Still Making History


By sheer force of their numbers in the population boomers impact each area of business and lifestyle that touches them. Boomers redefine each life stage and reinvent the lifestyle to fit their own definition.

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The Pew Research Center finds in a recent survey, that as the “oldest of the nation’s 75 million baby boomers approach and enter 60s, 50% were raising one or more young children and/or providing primary financial support to one or more adult children….”  In addition to that, 20% are providing assistance for a parent and 13% of those are also supporting a child as well.  These changing demographics are “sandwiching” the baby boomer generation between their parents and children, longer than in previous generations.


For many their own children are returning home at the same time aging parents need financial and health assistance…


Keywords: Finance, baby boomers, Life Style

20 Million Choose ITunes – Brand Preferance Clear

 20 Million ITunes Users have declared their distinct brand preferences

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Apple’s ITunes Web site and use of the ITunes application has skyrocketed 241% over the past year…reaching nearly 14% of the active Internet population” according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Consumers, generally around 17, show that they want to be in control of their music libraries.


They also have other preferences in brands. They are more likely to have a Volkswagen, drink hard cider, read the magazine Wired, and watch the Cartoon Network. This should give ITunes a great understanding of their audience and be able to “tune” their marketing towards them. 

Entertaining Sports and Relationship Stories: Humor

Football: Upon hearing Joe Jacoby of the 'Skins say “I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl,” Matt Millen of the Raiders said, “To win, I'd run over Joe's mom too.”


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Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann 1996: “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”



Basketball: Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, on his team's 7-27 record: “We can't win at home. We can't win on the road.. As general manager, I just can't figure out where else to play.” (1992)



Football & Relationships:

A guy took his girlfriend to her first football game. Afterward he asked her how she liked the game.

“I liked it, but I couldn't understand why they were killing each other for 25 cents,” she said.

“What do you mean?” he asked.

“Well, everyone kept yelling, 'Get the quarter back!'”


Easter Traditions, Legends & Stories

Easters Traditions, Legends, Stories

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  • On one Good Friday, a 19th century missionary to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Bermuda had difficulty explaining the ascension of Jesus so he launched a kite with an image of Jesus on it and cut the string. Kite flying is now a Bermuda Good Friday tradition.


  • Another Bermuda fact: it's where Easter lilies came from. They were brought to America from the island in the 1880s (and, for once, not a Christianized pagan symbol). They're now associated with Easter because it grows from a bulb that is “buried” and “reborn.”


  • As one legend goes, at the time of Christ's crucifixion, the dogwood tree was as tall as the oak and other forest trees. Its wood was so strong and firm that it was chosen for the cross. The tree was very distressed to be used for such a purpose and Jesus understood. He told the tree, “Because of your regret and pity for my suffering, I promise this: never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used  for a cross. Henceforth it shall be slender and bent and twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross. And in the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints. And in the center of the flower, brown with rust and stained with blood, will be a crown of thorns – so that all who see it will remember it was upon a dogwood tree that I was crucified, and this tree shall not be mutilated nor destroyed, but cherished and protected as a reminder of my agony and death upon the cross.”




resources : National Confectioner's Association, National Retail Federation,  World Book Encyclopedia, US Census Bureau,,

Humor, Riddles, Illustration, Books : Easter Kids, Teachers

Easter Humor

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  • Eighteenth-century German settlers brought “Oschter Haws” (the Easter Bunny) to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />America, where Pennsylvania Dutch settlers prepared nests for him in the garden or barn. On Easter Eve, the rabbit laid his colored eggs in the nests in payment. In Germany, old Oschter lays red eggs on Maundy Thursday. The funny thing is, rabbits are mammals and do not lay eggs.


Easter Riddles

  • Q – Why does the Easter bunny have a shiny nose?
    A – His powder puff is on the wrong end.


  • Q – What do Easter bunnies do to stay in shape?
    A – Eggsersize.


Humorous Easter Story

  • A minister has been reassigned to a new church and wants to see how seriously the attendees take Easter. He approaches a one person and asks the meaning of Easter. She replies that Easter is when a giant bunny brings candy for children. Ok, how about another, so the priest asks someone else. He says Easter is when all the children color eggs, and the adults hide the Easter eggs and let the children participate in an egg hunt. Ok, how about another, so the minister finds a conservative looking person praying quietly, and he hopes she appreciates the meaning of Easter. She describes how Jesus carried the cross and then was crucified, and then his body was put in a cave with a rock at the entrance. Good so far thought the minister but then, Easter Sunday, the boulder magically rolled away from the cave, Jesus was resurrected … and stepped out of the cave and saw his shadow, and he knew there would be 6 more weeks of winter.


 Easter Books


For Children:

  • “The Night Before Easter” by Natasha Wing
  • “Easter Bugs: A Springtime Pop-up” by David A. Carter