A new report from the Parents Television Council has found that underage girls are actually depicted as sexual more often than adult women on popular television programs. The survey, titled Sexualized Teen Girls: Tinseltown’s New Target, examined the top 14 scripted shows popular among children 12-17, including The Office, NCIS, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and The Vampire Diaries. The young girls were depicted in sexual situations more often then the women, and these scenes were often a source of humour, which the report says desensitizes situations that might otherwise be viewed as disturbing.
The end of the year always yields some pretty outstanding top 10 lists, and this one from Newsweek happily celebrates the best of the very worst trends of 2010. From the Beiberfication of the North American male to jeggings, it’s all in here for your horrified viewing pleasure.
Are you motivated, innovative and dynamic? Do you have extensive experience and a proven track record? Well, so does everyone else, so you may want to leave those tired clichés off your resume. That’s according to a recent blog post from the job networking site LinkedIn, which listed the top 10 terms used on the American resumes posted to their site. Also not recommended: rainbow stationary and sparkles.
For all you smarty-pants out there, listen up. Google has introduced a new search criteria that allows you to order results according to reading level. Gawker took the time to check in on the reading levels of a bunch of popular websites and post the results which, unsurprisingly, went like this (from highest to lowest): New York Review of Books, New York Times, New Yorker, Fox News, Huffington Post, Gawker, TMZ and Nickelodeon.
It’s a Canadian pop culture stand-off! Come Oscar night, Justin Beiber, Alanis Morissette and Avril Lavigne may face off for the award for best song. They’ve all got tracks on the 41-song long list of contenders for the prize. Beiber’s in the running with “Never Say Never” from The Karate Kid, Morissette for “I Remain” from Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, and Lavigne for “Alice” from Alice in Wonderland.