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Oprah 2020? Let's Hope Not.

Jan 8, 2018 12:44:59 PM
Jan 8, 2018 12:45:13 PM
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  I'm so thankful for Oprah's message last night at the Golden Globes. And one can't help but admire the success story of Oprah's life. But this is a case where we should resist deifying the messenger. Remember that Oprah's hugely popular television platform has been a massively large conduit for pseudoscience, woo, and bad ideas. Via Oprah's show, Suzanne Somers promoted "nanotechnology" sleeping patches for better rest, youth, and "detox," as Oprah told an adoring audience that Somers mig...

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