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News in Review - October 2017 Social Influencers: Leveraging Popularity for Paydirt

In a world where those with the most followers means popularity and leverage, there’s a new celebrity in town. They’re called social influencers. They tweet, blog and video their brand picks all the way to the bank. And companies are willing to spend big bucks to get their endorsement if they can link their brand to new customers. But what ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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News in Review - November 2015 ​Health Myths Debunked

Whether we're talking about teen sleep habits, sugar consumption, saturated fats, cosmetics, aging or otherwise, there’s a lot of disparate information out there on health and wellness. How much is true and how much is spin? In this special News in Review story we take a look at a number of health topics to clarify the facts and help you live a ...
  • 2015
  • 00:14:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

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Ideas The Business of Race

"She cut off her nose to spite her race." That's what Dorothy Parker once quipped about Fanny Brice, the Jewish actress who had a nose job in 1923. Ninety years later, the racial targeting of the cosmetics industry is booming: eye-lid surgeries, chemical hair-straightening and skin-bleaching are just a few of the options advertised to people of colour. Ideas contributor ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

Marketplace Lousy Labels: The Natural and Organic Deception?

As consumers, we love our shampoos, deodorants, lotions, makeup and other personal care products. But as the products add up, so do the chemicals. That's why 64 percent of us say we're seeking out more "natural" or "organic" items. But how do we know what these labels mean? Marketplace takes a closer look at green personal care products. It turns out labels ...
  • 2011
  • 00:21:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Hairstyle Confidential

Hairstyle Confidential untangles the myths and mystique surrounding hair in popular culture. Go behind the scenes with the original stylist guru Vidal Sassoon. Spend a day with Hollywood’s hottest hairdresser, Ken Pavés. Enter the little-known world behind the latest fad — hair extensions — from their beginnings as the shorn hair of devout Hindus in India to the dyeing and ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Chocolate Confidential

It’s the most popular flavour in the world, and as Chocolate Confidential reveals, the lengths to which some people will go to pursue their passion for chocolate are amazing. You can drink it, eat it, it’s good for your heart and can even be a beauty tool — it’s undeniably a universal obsession. With the average North American consuming 11.7 ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2007 Fashion and the Dangerously Thin

Obesity is a major problem in Canada. But while shedding a few pounds can sometimes be a healthy choice, being too thin can be bad for you. Doctors have been noticing an increase in eating disorders, and some of them blame the fashion industry. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the industry has been accused of sending out ...
  • 2007
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

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News in Review - April 2005 Tattoos: An Ancient Art Goes Mainstream

Human beings all over the world have been tattooing their bodies for thousands of years. And in Canada these days, tattoos have never been more popular. The once rebel art form has become a trendy fashion statement, and a booming business. In this News in Review story the CBC’s Dan Bjarnason takes a close-up look at tattoo artists and their human canvases. ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2005

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News in Review - February 1997 Victims of Fashion

This report is a haunting look at the newest fashion phenomenon, the emaciated teenage supermodel, and the impact on, and implications for, young people.
  • 1997
  • 00:14:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1997

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