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When Bob Dorigo Jones started the Wacky Warning Labels™ Contest 17 years ago he wanted to showcase the lengths to which companies feel they must go to avoid the lawsuit-happy culture that is unique to America. Fast-forward to this year’s Contest, and the “winners” are crazier than ever. As the Contest creator and Senior Fellow for Center for America, which sponsors the Contest, he points out that each year, new and ever-costlier symptoms of the plague of abusive lawsuits on our economy and way of life find their way to the public’s eye. This year, he noticed a new trend in labels and, by extension, lawsuits and lawsuit prevention by foreign companies doing business in the U.S.
In the past, warning labels like the one on a fishing lure that advised: “Harmful if swallowed,” and the baby stroller that cautioned: “Remove child before folding” dominated the contest. However, those warnings almost sound logical compared to the winner of the 2014 contest.
This year, the wackiest warning label in America as selected by the audience of a national television show was found on a cell phone battery booster. It warns: “Get rid of children.”
Bob Dorigo Jones is senior fellow at the Center for America, creator of the annual Wacky Warning Labels™ Contest, and the bestselling author of "Remove Child Before Folding: The 101 Stupidest, Silliest and Wackiest Warning Labels Ever."
Welcome to the first show of Kids Beyond Labels - a different approach!
What if there was a different way to be with and to view kids who have been "labeled"? What if there's actually nothing wrong with them? What if they are simply different? Are they more aware than we give them credit for? And, what if they don't need to be controlled? Would you be willing to iinspire them to be who they are?
Join me, Anne Maxwell, LCSW, RPT-S and Access Consciousness facilitator as I offer to you a completely different approach to kids. With over 20 years experience as a therapist, specializing in family therapy, play therapy, child therapy, and parenting, I was trained by some of the very best in those fields. And, I always knew there had to be more to kids than what was generally being talked about.
Since coming into contact with Access Consciousness, everything changed! I invite you to this different perspective on the children in your lives. What if what they know could inspire you to a different space?
On this show, each week I will share with you practical tools you can use to bring ease and peace into your lives as you navigate the challenges of home life, school, their friends, etc. I would love to have you call in live, or email me your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, and, I will be sure to respond to them. You can check out my website at www.childfamilyplaytherapy.com.
I look forward to connecting with you!
THIS WEEK: Labels, Labels, Labels
By (one) definition, a 'label' is; a small piece of paper, fabric, plastic, or similar material attached to an object and giving information about it. Yet how many of us carry INVISABLE LABELS?
While most of us are familiar with a variety of 'labels', it is often the 'invisable labels' we acquire in this journey called LIFE that impact our ability to experience all that is available. These 'labels', on how we have defined ourselves and those people, places and things around us, are why we continue to experience all that we do. Join Kevin & the Marvelous Maggie for the ONLY LABEL WE EVER NEED TO CARRY...
Tune in this week to add another perspective to your daily repertoire. If there is something in particular you would like to hear Kevin discuss, join us on Fridays and share in the chat room with the "Marvelous Maggie" (Kevin's 24/7 Partner and Professional Care Assistant)
More and more products are sporting warning labels in this country. It could be preemptive action to against potential product liability suits or it could be evidence of corporate greed. Join Ken and Beth this week as they discuss this culturally significant issue. Are our corporations trying to kill us and get away with it? Warning labels range from meaningful to ridiculous. What are some of your favorite warning labels? Call in and speak to the hosts 347-215-9971 or join us in our online chat room. We look forward to hearing your point of view.
Every day you rub lotion into your skin, apply soap to your face and lather shampoo into your hair. Instead of your well-meaning pampering, you could actually be exposing your body to harmful chemicals and toxins through your personal care products.
Keep that beautiful body of yours healthy. Use these tips to learn how to sift through the jargon in common body care product labels to avoid using dangerous chemicals.
Know your information.
Don’t get lured in by false marketing claims of “natural,” “gentle” or “earth-friendly.” The government does not require safety testing, so these terms essentially mean nothing.
As for products labeled “organic,” be sure to check the ingredients. The Federal Drug Administration does not regulate the term “organic” as it applies to cosmetics, body care or personal care products.
I started thinking about labels when I started trying this podcast thing yesterday. I want to have a show on them, and would like to have more in the future, because prejudice and labels go hand in hand. They are an emotional connector. They are words that convey, or at least believe to convey, ideas. Ideas we like make us feel good and want to be near other supposed like minded people. Ideas we don't like or agree with help us segregate ourselves from those people. This is bad news, and one of things that really degrades humanity and sets us back.
We'll talk about what labels are, main labels that separate us, social class, religious, prestige, etc. Why we label, what it does for us, and how it hurts us. Also, what a solution to classifying ourselves is, or if labels are necessary at all.
Join Meka Rae and Renair as we discuss Labels and Roles in the LGBT Community. Do you dress tomboyish but consider yourself "feminine" but people tend to call you a "stud", "butch", "aggressive," and/or "soft stud?" Are you feminine but people assume you are heterosexual, bisexual, or you are a pillow princess? Are you heterosexual but people think you are a lesbian just by the way you dress?
Do labels play a huge part in how you are treated in a relationship? Are you expected to be the "man" of the house just because you dress more masculine? Are you feminine and expected to clean, cook, carry the baby, etc?
We will discuss all of the above and more when you join us on Monday, September the 8th at 10pm Eastern
We look forward to hearing your thoughts
"Labels put people in boxes, and those boxes are shaped like coffins." Because labeling as Butch or Femme means what?
Some say "Labels don't matter"
"If you are unlabeled, how do you defind yourself?
Your label is no-label, "Normal". If you are gay and say, "I don't believe in labels how do you introduce yourself.
How could we do away with labels and include all the members of the community and our allies who support us, no matter how they identify themselves on the gender and gender-identity spectra?
Our community has come a long way since we first marched over 40 years ago. More and more people in the United States and elsewhere are comfortable expressing pride in who they are, which is encouraging. However, daily headlines, both from far away in the world and closer to home, are a cruel reminder that many still face discrimination, ostracism, even threats of bodily harm and death, merely because of who they are and whom they love. Do labels help us as a community or do they just keep us in a box?
Join us in a continuation of our series, "Who Are You?" as we discuss" Labels" and the effects they have on us. As women, we often allow labels to define who we are by becoming infused to it that we eventually find ourselves giving birth to it and thus becoming our identity. Tonight we will discuss the subtle trappings of "Labels" by looking beyound the packaging of ourselves, our relationships and even our walk with God.
When the labels are removed, Who are you? When we can see beyond the packaging, Who Are You? When the contents of you are laid bare and open in relationships,hurt, joys, pains, rejection,highs and lows, Who Are You? I know the packaging is presented flawless and the label reads well but beyond the wrapping, Who Are You? Labels,How many of us are wearing them? Better yet, Labels,How many of us have become one.~
This we week we are talking about Record Labels. The pro's and con's of signing and which Record Label is doing the best at this very moment!
Also, we're introducing a new segment this week, "Ke Ke with the Tea"! She will be bringing the hottest celebrity, fashion, and sports news!
Finally we will be letting you know about our upcoming interviews starting with Wednesday's interview with "The Vill".
"We are your Urban-Connect"!
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