|Rediscover your attention span!|
Discover an incredible concept that much of contemporary America has forgotten: personal quiet time.
Get in touch with that inner stranger so long lost... the spirit inside of your head and heart. Try it- try sitting without distraction for 30 minutes or so.
It's very refreshing.
Source of statistics:
American watches an
equivalent of 52 days of TV a year.
By age 65, the average adult will have spent nearly nine years of his or her life watching TV.
66% of Americans watch TV while eating dinner.
Every week, the average kid between two and 11 watches 1,197 minutes of TV and spends 39 minutes talking with his or her parents.
52% of kids between five and 17 years old have a TV in their bedroom.
10 hours or more of TV a week affects school performance; 80% of fourth graders watch more than 14 hours of TV a week.
Every year, the average teen spends 900 hours in school and 1,500 hours watching TV.
80% of TV producers believe there's a link between TV violence and real-life violence.
Since 1985, 12 medical studies have linked TV watching to childhood obesity.
During the four hours of Saturday morning cartoons, there are over 200 ads for "junk food."
30% of local TV news broadcast time is devoted to commercials; 54% is devoted to stories about crimes, disasters, and wars.