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

New York, NY, United States (4E) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will acquire an 8.7 percent stake in paint maker Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. after agreeing to buy it from private-equity firm Carlyle Group LP.

Carlyle recently revealed plans... Read More

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

Sports

Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

Philadelphia, PA, United States (4E Sports) - The Philadelphia Flyers have dismissed coach Craig Berube after two seasons for missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year.

"In a nutshell, I just didn't feel he got enough out of our group coll... Read More

Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) - A week after his release from a rehab treatment facility, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has apologized to the organization and fans for letting them down.

In a statement, Manziel ... Read More

Entertainment

Fourth Estate Staff

Montgomery, OH, United States (4E) - Actor Daniel von Bargen , who is best known for his role as the lazy boss of George in the hit sitcom "Seinfeld", passed away at the age of 64. Hiis friends noted that he died due to the complications of diabetes.

Von ... Read More

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

Politics

Windsor Genova - Fourth Estate Contributor

Washington, DC, United States (4E) - Sen. Rand Paul ( R-Ky .) won The Washington Times/Conservative Political Action Conference ( CPAC ) presidential preference straw poll for the third time in a row on Saturday.

Wisconsin Gov . Sc... Read More

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