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Heather Gehlert is Online Communications Specialist at Berkeley Media Studies Group.
How Alcohol Companies Launched a Digital Campaign Against America's Kids
Posted on: May 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet
According to a new study, companies like Captain Morgan and Budweiser have become extremely savvy at targeting young audiences.
Obama on the Precipice: The Ten Worst Things He Could Do When He Takes Over
Posted on: Jan 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet
What will Obama do, and how could he screw it up, given the fact that pretty much everything is riding on him getting things right the first time?
Readers Write: Lessons From an Emergency Room Nightmare
Posted on: Dec 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Medical misdiagnosis is alarmingly common and potentially deadly. AlterNet readers discuss this and other pitfalls of America's broken health system.
Who Make Better Bosses -- Women or Men?
Posted on: Sep 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet
New research shows women outperform men in five of eight leadership categories.
Will Sarah Palin Have An Effect on the Women's Vote?
Posted on: Sep 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet
A recent survey shows mixed results.
An Ex-Beauty Queen for VP: Political Risk or Political Genius?
Posted on: Aug 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Sarah Palin may be more of a threat to Obama than Democrats are recognizing. Dismissing her would be just as dangerous as dismissing women voters.
President Poised to Ban Toxic Chemicals in Kids' Toys
Posted on: Aug 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet
The legislation is a big win for consumers.
How Toxic Is Your Car?
Posted on: Jul 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Don't let that "new car smell" fool you. Your car might be an indoor air pollution trap.
Pushing Prescriptions: How the Drug Industry Sells Its Agenda at Your Expense
Posted on: Jul 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Big Pharma is controlling the FDA, politicians and the public airwaves to get to you.
Big Oil Wants to Keep Toxins in Your Child's Toys
Posted on: Jul 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Kids should come before oil profits.
National Day of Protest Against Health Insurance Corporations
Posted on: Jun 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Now is your chance to push back against health insurers that put profits before people.
Mystery Meat Macrophotography: An Up-Close Look Processed Meat
Posted on: Apr 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Find out what's lurking inside salami, sausage and hot dogs.
I'll Have My Cosmetics with a Side of Infertility, Please
Posted on: Oct 24, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Author Stacy Malkan reveals the dangerous truth about everyday products we put in our hair and on our skin.
Romney: I'm pro-choice; no wait, I'm pro-life
Posted on: May 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Heather Gehlert: Highlights of Republican presidential debaters' blundered comments about abortion ...
Child Pornography and Human Trafficking: Cancun's Dark Side
Posted on: May 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet
A conversation with human rights activist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro on the coastal city's violence and abuses -- and her lifelong mission to combat them.
A call to put presidential debates on YouTube
Posted on: Apr 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Heather Gehlert: Making the Web more democratic ...
MySpace to enter news business
Posted on: Apr 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Heather Gehlert: A Google-Digg hybrid ...
Eating too much red meat could increase breast cancer risk
Posted on: Mar 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Heather Gehlert: A new large-scale study offers another reason to limit meat-eating.
E. Coli, Salmonella and Rat Poop -- Oh, My!
Posted on: Mar 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Heather Gehlert: How safe is your child's school cafeteria?
What does your doctor sell out for?
Posted on: Mar 1, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Heather Gehlert: Baseball tickets from a short-skirted 20-something?
Can the Term "Guys" Refer to Women and Girls?
Posted on: Feb 27, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Is this a legitimate issue or has feminism gone too far?
Posted on: Feb 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Heather Gehlert: Good news for synthetic lard lovers...
A new option makes DSL and cable look like chopped liver
Posted on: Feb 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Heather Gehlert: Think DSL and cable have the market sewn up? Think again.
What happens to your emails when you die?
Posted on: Jan 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Heather Gehlert: If you don't decide who should gain access to your digital property, a court might for you.
Readers Write: Women As Club Commodities
Posted on: Jan 3, 2007, Source: AlterNet
AlterNet readers sound off about risks young women face in bars and nightclubs, the "she-asked-for-it" mentality, and who, if anyone, is a victim.
Pig Hearts for Humans: What the Public Needs to Know About Biotech Risks
Posted on: Jan 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet
In her new book, <i>Intervention</i>, former NY Times technology columnist Denise Caruso talks about the risks of life on a genetically engineered planet.
American Education: "No Child Left Behind?"
Posted on: Dec 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Heather Gehlert: Try "No Child Has a Chance" ...
Excuse me, are those nanoparticles in your pants?
Posted on: Dec 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Heather Gehlert: We're living in a synthetic world...
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