Lady Gaga Reveals Pressures of Being Famous

Lady Gaga reveals the pressures of Hollywood at a Yale “Emotion Revolution” summit. How much of her career is controlled by the bigwigs?

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“Ok. Stefani. Gaga. Hybrid – person. Why are you unhappy? Why is it that you want to quit music?”

These are the deepest insights that Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta AKA Lady Gaga recently shared at Yale’s “Emotion Revolution” Summit. Gaga said she was done spending her time shaking hands, flashing fake smiles and taking selfies. She said, “I have a lot more to offer than my image.”


What did she do about her unhappiness? She started saying the word NO.

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How to Have a Closer Relationship With Your Kids

Remove the doors from your home!

Want a closer relationship with your kids? Doing these tips could help you see what online activity your teen could be hiding from you.

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A pastor told me years ago, after speaking at a youth event, that he had removed all the doors in his house, except for the door to his bedroom and all the bathrooms of course. His kids were constantly isolating themselves in their rooms and he wanted his family back. At first, his children (all teens at the time) were not too happy, but after about 3 days they began to embrace the new “open door” policy. He said his kids had the closest relationship with him and his wife during those doorless years than any other previous years they’ve had. Deep communication, game nights and family outings took the place of separate bedroom confinement.

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Kate Winslet Removes Social Media From Her Home

check out her favorite games to play with her kids

Kate Winslet joins the list of celebrities who has banned social media in their home. Her reasoning will make you consider following in her footsteps.

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How much social media is safe and healthy for kids? What age is appropriate for kids to be involved in social media? According to oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet, face-to-face conversation is far more important than what takes place online. In fact, Winslet’s three children, Mia 15, Joe 11 and Bear 22 months are not on any social media. Kate and husband Ned also limit the amount of time they use technology in their home.

kate winslet“Let your kids climb trees. Take the device out of their hand. Play Monopoly! You go to a cafe and grown-ups are at one end of the table and children the other, on devices, not looking up,” said Winslet. I couldn’t agree more. 

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Sexting Could Label You as a Sex Offender for Life

Many people don’t know the dangerous consequences of sexting. Labeled as a sex offender for life, depression and suicide are all possibilities. Be informed.

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Three days ago my phone rang in the wee hours of the morning. It was a call from a concerned friend who told me about his shocking discovery of his daughter’s naked photos of herself on her cell phone. Like many parents, he never imagined his 13-year-old daughter would be involved in sexting. She was. According to her, an older boy threatened that if she didn’t send him naked photos of herself, he would spread lies that she wasn’t a good sexual partner. She never had relations with him sexually. She caved and sent him photos. Cops showed up. Phone was confiscated. A world of hurt and confusion ensued. I have known this young girl for years.

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Steve Jobs Said No Apples in His Home!

Apple cofounder & CEO, Steve Jobs, saw the potential harm in his kids using the iPhone & iPad. Family dinner conversations were the focal point – not apple.

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I must confess…I let my kids play on the iPad and watch TV, but I limit them to a very short time for both and usually it’s for educational purposes only. Man, I’m starting to sound like my mom! “No Super Mario Brothers until you’ve played an hour of piano and finished all your calculus,” mom would say. Those were the days. I know I wouldn’t be the same person I am today, if I had constantly watched TV, played video games or fiddled with an iPad. I love technology, don’t get me wrong, but there are some serious things to take into consideration if we start using these devices as a surrogate mother or babysitter – and that’s exactly what I see happening.

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