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If I don't start my day with these artists, it just won't be a good day! I like to work out, and reserve a spot for my class with the app my gym created. At my work, which is a bakery, I have to take photos with bread for our website and Facebook page. My brother, who is in Africa, FaceTime's me to catch up on life in America. I have to get my dose of Philly sports in, so I'm usually about to kick in the TV watching the Phillies get brutally beaten this season. To calm myself, I'll hang out with friends, and we'll do stuff like YouTube videos or watch Entourage. My day isn't complete without checking my Twitter and Instagram to see what everyone else was up to.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1152695,"object_id":"rmerrick1367868419","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Even something as little as working out has become a media-filled event. The gym I belong to, eVOLV, has turned their workouts into events that they make into videos and share on YouTube, Facebook, etc.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1152694,"object_id":"rmerrick1367868403","particle_type":"video","picture":null,"text":"//youtube.com/embed/6NHnLGKF6sw&feature"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1152928,"object_id":"rmerrick1367870110","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"In a week, there are a few things I cannot seem to go without:","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"chart","chart_id":1664681,"object_id":"rmerrick_1367809908","chart_type_nr":29,"data":[[["","Media Use in a Week"],["Texting","140"],["Music","120"],["Netflix","100"],["Twitter","80"],["Instagram","60"],["Movies","40"],["Skype","20"],["Face Time","","60"],["Facebook","","40"],["Google Maps","","20"]]],"custom":{"dynamicShape":false},"colors":[],"dimensions":[],"modifier":0,"sheetnames":[],"sheets_settings":[]},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1153812,"object_id":"rmerrick1367875502","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"What Media do YOU find Essential?","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1152890,"object_id":"rmerrick1367869844","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"For this project, I tried to go a day without media...here is how it went:","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"chart","chart_id":1674032,"object_id":"rmerrick_1367869876","chart_type_nr":2,"data":[[["","One Day"],["Sleep","367","902","1396","4096","7857"],["Read","98","517","1455","3536","8430"],["Run","25","71","160","1242","2699"],["Eat","189","241","244","739","6187"],["Bother my Roommates","134","204","222","494","2267"],["Clean","45","79","203","549","1322"],["Be Bored"]]],"custom":{},"colors":[],"dimensions":[],"modifier":0,"sheetnames":[],"sheets_settings":[]},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1152938,"object_id":"rmerrick1367870168","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Although I sometimes think media is negatively affecting my life, I found that I am typically more productive when I can use media. When I didn't use my phone, computer, or iPod for a day, I was SO BORED. I do love to read, but I can only do that for so long. Since I had so much time on my hands, I was able to clean, but it wasn't fun since I didn't have any music. Therefore, I spent most of my time sleeping or bothering my roommates, which was definitely not the most productive way to spend my day. This experiment showed me that even though sometimes I let media be a source of distraction, it can actually prove to help me accomplish more tasks in a day.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1153794,"object_id":"rmerrick1367875421","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"Could YOU go a day without media?","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"chart","chart_id":1674227,"object_id":"rmerrick_1367871097","chart_type_nr":23,"data":[[["1.27 trillion hours ","Amount of media consumed by Americans in 2008, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego. 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Things that have influenced me in particular started out when I was young:","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1153377,"object_id":"rmerrick_1367873296","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/rmerrick_1367873296.png"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1153238,"object_id":"rmerrick1367872278","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Daisy Buchanan was my first role model. Although she seemed a bit shallow, I wanted to be as \"beautiful\" as her, and desired by others like she was by Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan. As I grew older, people such as Sloan from Entourage and my super thin sister became new \"fitness models\" to me. ","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1153565,"object_id":"rmerrick1367874440","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"As I grew more mature, I of course realized that I didn't need to be just like these girls. However, media yet again swooped in, making me obsessed with being fit, and putting healthy foods into my body to keep me feeling good and full of energy. ","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1153746,"object_id":"rmerrick_1367875190","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/rmerrick_1367875190.png"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1153749,"object_id":"rmerrick1367875201","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Things such as hot yoga, lacrosse, and eating healthy have become things I can't live without. I credit media with introducing me to these things, and keeping me informed on how to stay healthy. I believe I was able to take media, and change it from influencing me negatively about how I should look into something beneficial, like staying fit so I can live a long and healthy life.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1153819,"object_id":"rmerrick1367875544","particle_type":"maintitle","picture":null,"text":"What I've Learned","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1153821,"object_id":"rmerrick1367875555","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Throughout a single day, I use media for almost everything I do. I've found that you can either let media rule you, and even bring you down, or you can let it benefit you, and help you stay on track. 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