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By Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
Associate Editor

I have a confession to make. Sometimes late at night I’ll catch an infomercial or two. It’s a silly obsession I have. One that my husband can’t understand.

But it’s not the products themselves that make me intrigued. I’m drawn to what it does to the people who use them.

Wouldn’t it be great to make your life perfect with a blink of an eye, a swipe of a magic wand?

I think that’s what makes me glued to the screen. There’s something so attractive about the belief that the right food, exercise equipment or program will somehow drastically change your life for the better.

But then I turn the TV off. Because I know it’s Hollywood and I know that real life is filled with emotional storms, depression and difficulty. And that real lasting change comes from being committed to hard work on a daily basis.

How about you?

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  1. The shopping channel is about the only thing I watch, late at night when I can’t sleep. The ads are usually so dreadful they’re funny. My wife doesn’t understand either.

    I’m not drawn into the fantasy. I admit I’ve been taking zumba classes lately – now they are funny – but it’s not so I can get the six-pack.

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