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Modeling Opportunity May Just Take Your Dough

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

There’s nothing like a stranger telling you that you should be a model to boost your self-esteem.  And there’s nothing like falling for a trap and losing your hard-earned money to destroy your confidence.  And that’s ... Read More


Green or Shady: Eco Friendly Scams

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

We’ve all seen and heard the terms “green,” “eco-friendly,” “natural,” “environmentally safe,” and “ozone friendly” in ads or on product labels.  Marketers across the globe have used these terms to make consumers believe that their products ... Read More

Weight Loss

The Lure of the Before and After

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

The ubiquitous before and after shot is a staple of the industry, where even minor weight loss is exaggerated in the way that the photographs are presented.  The before shots typically feature someone in ugly, dull ... Read More


Hair-raising Hair Product Ads

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

Want to know the secret behind the lustrous, voluminous, “salon beautiful” hair that is featured in some television and print ads for hair products today?  Extensions!  Yup, fake hair.  Well, maybe not entirely fake since some ... Read More


It All Starts with a Good Foundation

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

Socrates said that “beauty is a short-lived tyranny,” but cosmetic companies will have you believing otherwise.  The vast majority of ads for foundation feature celebrities and models, regardless of age, who have been airbrushed to perfection…and ... Read More

The Internet

Don’t Friend the Ramnit Worm

Published on January 9th, 2012 by TINA

Hackers are now seeking new targets, moving from e-mail to social networking sites. In January 2012, experts at online security firm, Seculert, uncovered a powerful hybrid worm/virus that was burrowing through Facebook’s social media platform and ... Read More

Phone Services

Is Your Cellphone Spying on You?

Published on January 3rd, 2012 by TINA

The mobile phone world was rocked in November 2011 when a systems administrator from Connecticut posted a 17-minute video on YouTube showcasing how a hidden program installed on millions of smartphones is apparently logging your keystrokes. ... Read More

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