Posted:  11/26/2014 5:31 am UTC  

Precious Silva - Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Philadelphia, PA, United States (4E) - A new research suggests that parents who see sex and violence in movies and television may get so accustomed to the content, that they up having lower standards when it comes to what they allow their children to watch.

In the study, parents who successively viewed several videos of movie violence became desensitized after some time, and they had lower standards on what they would let their kids to see.

The researchers particularly point out that violent scenes in PG-13 films have grown to be more graphic for the last several decades.

Lead author Daniel Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia said, "W...

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Posted:  11/26/2014 5:30 am UTC  

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Pittsburgh, PA, United States (4E Sports) - Running back LeGarrette Blount was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers after being reported leaving the field ahead of a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans.

According to ESPN, reports said Steelers defensive assistant Joey Porter saw Blount leave for the team bus with the game unfinished.

He returned after being called back into the locker room but quickly left before postgame interviews.

"We believe the decision to release LeGarrette is in the best interest of the organization and wish him the best of luck," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stated.

Blount inked a two-year, $3.85 million deal with the Steelers after a playoff run with the Patriots.

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BUSINESS

Nathan Andrada - Fourth Estate Contributor

Washington, DC, United States (4E) - Mid-Atlantic manufacturing activity continued to grow for the third month in a row in February, but at a slower pace, according to data by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released Thursday.

T... Read More

Jose Castro - Fourth Estate Contributor

Calgary, AB, Canada (4E) - Talisman Energy, the Canadian oil producer, said it had been approached by a number of companies for a possible deal. Amongst those parties was Repsol SA from Spain.

Despite the possibilities, Talisman said ther... Read More

Sports

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) - The Philadelphia Flyers traded veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2015 second round draft pick and a conditional draft pick in 2016.

"We've been workin... Read More

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Newark, NJ, United States (4E Sports) - Recently complaining about the drop in his minutes, veteran winger Jaromir Jagr was traded by the New Jersey Devils to the Florida Panthers Thursday.

In exchange for the 43-year-old the Devils re... Read More

Entertainment

Katherine De Guzman - Fourth Estate Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E) - Lady Gaga has recently confirmed the reports that she is engaged to her long-time boyfriend actor Taylor Kinney and rumor has it that the massive heart-shaped engagement ring given to her on Valentine's Day... Read More

Windsor Genova - Fourth Estate Contributor

Punxsutawney, PA, United States (4E) - Handlers of Pennsylvania's famous groundhog said Monday that six more weeks of winter are forthcoming with their Staten Island counterparts concurring, but a mayor said otherwise in Wisconsin's Groundhog Day... Read More

Politics

Windsor Genova - Fourth Estate Contributor

Washington, DC, United States (4E) - A new budget battle between the White House and Congress looms as President Barack Obama will seek the rollback of $1 trillion in automatic sequestration cuts and increase discretionary spending by $74 billion... Read More

Windsor Genova - Fourth Estate Contributor

Des Moines, IA, United States (4E) - Potential Republican presidential candidates spoke about their ideas on national issues and their rivals at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday in a bid to woo conservative votes a year ahead of the Iowa Caucu... Read More