Tag Archives: Shiny Objects

Budget by the Fudgets

Are you waging a battle with Shiny Objects? If so, help has arrived. Fudget’s Budget, a 1954 animated short film by United Productions of America (UPA), starring George and Irene Fudget, amusingly illustrates the perils of falling off the budget … Continue reading

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Materialism – Gangnam Style

     The incredibly popular, over 220 million You Tube views, Gangnam style video from Korean hip-hop artist Psy is actually a pointed social commentary on spreading materialism in Korea. Gangnam is the Beverly Hills 90210 of Seoul Korea. Many of … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now? Are you addicted to your cell phone?

Did you know that Americans throw out approximately 140 million, yes, that’s millions, of cell phones every year? To see if you might be a slave to your cell-phone, answer the following eleven questions and use the benchmarks below to … Continue reading

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A Modo Mio! – espresso machines enter the fast lane

At last. Thanks to Fiat and the Starbucks of Italy – Lavazza, you can now make a fine cup of espresso while you drive. Fiat’s 500L, to be relaesed in the US in 2013, will combine two things Americans love, … Continue reading

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Lakshmi: The Prosperity Gospel Revisited

     In chapter ten of my book, Shiny Objects, I talk about the Prosperity Gospel (PG). In its simplest form, the PG argues that tithes and donations given to a church will result in a financial windfall for the giver. … Continue reading

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Harvesting Happiness Interview Today at 11:00 am!

Hello All, I will be interviewed at 11:00 a.m. today (CST) by a radio show (Harvesting Happiness) in California. Please find below four web sites that are promoting the interview: http://toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness http://harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com/ http://lisakamen.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/harvesting-happiness-talk-radio-welcomes-dr-james-roberts-february-1st/ http://www.hh4heroes.org/blog/ Have great day, Jim

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33 Voices Interview

Happy New Year All, I hope this message finds that your New Year is off to a good start. Please find below a link to the 33 Voices website that is featuring an interview with me about my book Shiny … Continue reading

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Kids & Brands NPR Interview

Hello All, It’s been awhile since we last talked. I hope everybody had a great Chrsitmas and that your New Year is off to a good start. Please find below an interview I just did (with a panel of three … Continue reading

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Yahoo!’s “The Daily Ticker” Interview

Hello Everybody, Yesterday (December 19th) the Yahoo! Finace page ran one segment of an interview I taped while in NYC two weeks ago. Here’s the link to the interview: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/think-buying-holiday-season-material-possessions-won-t-140216925.html Merry Christmas to all!

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CBS Early Show Clip

Hello All, I wanted to share with you the clip from my appearance on the CBS Early Show on December 5th: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7390635n&tag=contentMain;contentBody Please consider Shiny Objects as a gift for somone you love this Christmas season. The feedback I have … Continue reading

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