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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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Baby Einstein DVDs Don't Work

A research team at the University of Washington has determined that babies watching television for an hour a day learned less vocabulary than babies that watched no television. What do you think?
  • "True, but they develop witty comebacks and zingers a lot earlier."

    Rick Klein Golf Pro
  • "I'm happy to teach my baby personally, but are these researchers aware that everything I know also comes from TV?"

    Cynthia Haggarty Mail Sorter
  • "This is great news. Finally a proven method to get my baby to shut the hell up."

    Paul Lamphert Systems Analyst

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