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Noom Modern Behavioral Approach to Weight Loss

What is Noom? Was targeted at millennials, but others are considering this new modern approach to weight loss. It is a wellness app created by behavior psychotherapists to aid you to reduce weight. It concentrates on making tangible, sustainable lifestyle changes rather than encouraging a more extreme style of eating, like eliminating specific food groups …

Are you a sucker for infomercials? Shelley Bridgeman

I have long been suspicious of infomercials. Apart from the fact they are typically broadcast to “an off-peak audience likely to comprise the unemployed, the clinically depressed and the elderly”, their claims just seem too good to be true. I was once tempted by an infomercial for a lint remover. It soon became clear that …

Nutri-bullet of hype by Graham Chaplow

You know the infomercials I mean. Those long-winded TV ads pushing robotic vacuum cleaners and knife sets with enough variations on blades to make any ardent serial killer smile, and that always seem programmed to entrap stay-at-home pensioners or mums with tots once Peppa Pig or Paul Henry are done, or at night in the …

Tana Goertz

The Bedazzling Queen is Trump’s top Iowa staffer

The person running Donald Trump’s campaign once recorded an infomercial for the Bedazzler. It’s not every day that one receives a gift. However, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that Donald Trump’s decision to run for President is the gift that keeps on giving luxurious, classy gifts that everyone agrees are terrific. Case in point: the …

I am addicted to infomercials, Who isn’t?

I’m not proud to say it, but infomercials excite me way too much. I know they’re designed to get me interested in products I just don’t need, yet they still have power over me. Infomercials are not big-budgeted, entertaining experiences. They generally don’t have actors I immediately trust and I don’t think ANY of the …

Dean Kamen

SlingShot documentary on Segway’s Dean Kamen feels like infomercial

Purportedly about Segway inventor Dean Kamen’s noble quest to provide clean drinking water in the developing world, the documentary “SlingShot” has about enough material to fill one interesting “60 Minutes” segment. At feature length, though, the film feels like an infomercial pitching another Kamen contraption, a vapor compression distiller. Many scenes seem staged, with the …

Internet Marketers Advertise From TV Commercials

Unless you don’t have a television set, you must have seen Vince Offer in his Sham Wow Commercial. He very energetically promotes these very absorbent cloths. His job is to get you excited about the product so much that you will want to buy it. Commercials are know to be just a few minutes long …

Billy Mays and Infomercials

Infomercial Products Sold On TV Are a Part Of Pop Culture

Are you a sucker for Infomercial Products? If so, you are like many people who get drawn into watching the tv ads.  Billy Mays was a well know salesperson for infomercial products and resided in Florida. Some products Billy Mays is best known for promoting are Mighty Putty, Dual Saw Hercules Hook, OxiClean, Kaboom and …

Do Infomercials Deserve a Little More Respect?

Depending on who you ask, the infomercial industry could be worth anything from $200 billion, to $250 billion, or even $300 billion. Whatever the number, that’s pretty big. And as Jon Nathanson (now Slate columnist) pointed out in his exhaustive breakdown of the economics of infomercials on Priceonomics, in comparison, the U.S. network and cable …

TV Essential to Baby Boomers

Boomer Gal columnist Kathleen Norton writes about her love of television and the strange infomercials one sometimes sees on it. Somebody’s invented a 3-D food printer that combines ingredients and produces something edible. Two engineering students came up with a better use for fungi than just being something you serve with crackers when company shows …

How to spy on a birdhouse | My Spy Birdhouse

The most interesting infomercial came on television yesterday. It wasn’t promoting a 20-speed super blender, a “tighten your butt while sitting” machine or even a weight loss pill. It was for a birdhouse. This wasn’t just any birdhouse. It was a “My Spy Birdhouse.” For $14.99, you can literally spy on nesting wrens, nuthatches, chickadees …