Is it okay to breastfeed a toddler? Should children sleep in the same bed as their parents?
On Monday, Anderson and Co-Host Monday guest Rebecca Romijn discuss the controversial Time magazine story that sparked a national debate about attachment parenting.
The mom featured on the cover joins the conversation, along with "Big Bang Theory" star and attachment parenting advocate Mayim Bialik.
Mayim has written a new book, "Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way," and answers Anderson and Rebecca's questions about the principles of the practice.
Bialik says attachment parenting is "a style of parenting that basically harkens to the way primates parent -- things like natural birth, breast feeding, sleeping safely near your child, holding your child."
The actress and mother of two says the principles of attachment parenting mirror "the way mammals parent, the way primates parent, and pretty much all of human history it's
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- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper – Fri, May 18, 2012 6:03 PM EDT
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Have you ever been sent a text message with a link? Be careful! Identity Theft Expert and Consultant Robert Siciliano says it could be an ID theft scam known as "smishing."Read More »from Beware of 'Smishing' Identity Theft Scam
The term "smishing" refers to winning a fake prize. A link often appears in the body of an email or phone text telling you to "click here" for your prize. If you click on the infected link, it downloads malware, which compromises your device.
If you click on the infected link, the downloaded software allows a "bad guy" to remotely control your phone -- from anywhere in the world. That scammer can even use your phone to access your banking information and even monitor ambient sounds around you.
How do you avoid "smishing"? Robert says:
1) Protect your cell phone and computer with anti-malware products, such as McAfee
2) Avoid clicking on links you are not familiar with.
On "Anderson," Robert shares the top 10 identity theft scams to watch out for. Along with "smishing" another top scam is disguised phone
- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper – Mon, May 14, 2012 6:26 PM EDT
Actress Jennifer Connelly and Anderson Cooper were both child models with the Ford Models agency.Read More »from Child Models Jennifer Connelly & Anderson Cooper Talk 'Cheesy' Pics
In an interview, airing on Tuesday, May 15, Jennifer says she started modeling around age 10. Anderson only thought it fair that if Jennifer showed her modeling photos, he would do the same. In this clip from the show, he poked fun at his "cheesy" modeling gig -- advertising a fetching 30% off Members Only apparel. Take a look...
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The star of the new movie "Virginia" tells Anderson that after being a child model, she got her first movie role at age 11 in "Once Upon a Time in America."
Of how she made the transition into acting, she tells Anderson that "it just kind of started happening through friends of my parents, so I didn't really choose it actively, until I was older."
Jennifer lives in New York with what she calls her "massive family" -- consisting of her 14-year-old, 8-year-old and 11-month-old baby.
Anderson asks the Academy Award winner
Anderson exposes the shady side of the modeling industry and how easily people can are scammed into paying lots of money in hopes of making it big.Read More »from Model Scams Exposed on 'Anderson'
See what happened after the "Anderson" team set up hidden cameras at a fictitious casting call for young models in Midtown Manhattan.
Anderson welcomes a group of aspiring young models who allege that they were scammed by a man named Aristeo Tengco.
Sandra, a mom who has been living at the Oakwood Apartments in Burbank, Calif. for the last seven years with her 14-year-old daughter, Megan, admits she spent about $160,000 trying to launch Megan's career.
When Anderson tells Sandra he doesn't believe she is parenting, an emotional Megan, who changed her name to Presley Cash, says, "I really love my mom and my dad for letting me do my dream, and I'm so thankful for them, or I wouldn't be doing this."
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- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper – Tue, May 8, 2012 3:06 PM EDT
Michael O'Connell, husband of Jessica Vega, appears on "Anderson," saying he was shocked when Vega first informed him she had cancer. O'Connell recalls, "At first I was in denial. How can someone so full of life have six to eight months to live?"
Vega, who continued to lie about her illness, was generously offered almost everything in her wedding for free -- from business owners in her community -- including her gown, flowers, honeymoon plane tickets and even a wig for her big day, which totaled more than $13,000. The touching story made headlines, but after O'Connell discovered Vega had forged the doctor's letter stating she was dying of cancer, O'Connell called the local paper and revealed what happened. He says, "I brought it to everyone's attention because everybody needed to know because it was a terrible lie."
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- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper – Mon, May 7, 2012 7:51 PM EDT
"She's good, she's good in bed... let me tell you,' says Teresa, one of the "Three Grandmothers' from the viral video "Three Grandmas Watch Kardashian Sex Tape.
"He was good too,' says Mary about Ray-J.
The stars of the viral video that has everyone laughing, visited "Anderson' today. In a show airing Monday, May 14, Theresa, Josie and Mary explain to Anderson and Monday Co-Host Niecy Nash, how it happened that they watched Kim Kardashian and Ray-J's sex tape.
Josie, Mary and Teresa also premiered their newest viral video on "Anderson,' in which they talk about Jessica Simpson and Alicia Silverstone.
Watch the "Three Golden Sisters' on "Anderson' this coming Monday, May 14, along with Monday Co-Host Niecy Nash.
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- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper – Mon, May 7, 2012 5:14 PM EDT
On today's show, Anderson explores how good-looking people are sometimes treated better than everyone else, calling it a type of "beauty bias."
The show set up a hidden camera experiment and followed two women, Joanna and Nicole, who both had a flat tire on the side of the road. Who gets more attention and help with fixing the flat? The results might surprise you. See what happens.
Biological anthropologist reveals there is a biological reason why people are attracted to beauty, telling Anderson, "The brain is built to try to pick the healthiest partner to raise your babies and send your DNA on to tomorrow. So we have this natural response for certain proportions of the body, so it's those bodily proportions that are particularly important."
Dr. Fisher also explains, "I've put people in brain scans and studied the brain circuitry of the brain reward system for pleasure, and when you look at a pretty face or a handsome face, those parts of the brain become active andRead More »from Anderson Investigates: Beauty Bias Hidden Camera Experiment
- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper – Wed, May 2, 2012 7:27 PM EDT
Vanessa Williams, author of new memoir, "You Have No Idea," talks to Anderson about the controversial photos that were released to Penthouse magazine. Williams remembers the day she got a call from a New York Post reporter, who informed her that some racy photos that were going to be released in Penthouse magazine. Vanessa says, "The pictures I had taken were when I was 19 years old, but I know that I hadn't signed a release."Read More »from Vanessa Williams Recalls Her Controversial Nude Photos
Vanessa's mom, Helen, tells Anderson her husband refused to look at the pictures, but since she is an "inquisitive" person, she wanted to see them. "But when I looked into the eyes of Vanessa in those photos, I could tell that she was very upset, that she was very sad, that she recognized that this is something that she probably shouldn't have done."
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- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper – Wed, May 2, 2012 7:16 PM EDT
Vanessa Williams, who was crowned the first African-American Miss America in 1983, recalls receiving hate mail and death threats because she was black.Read More »from Vanessa Williams Recalls Receiving Hate Mail and Death Threats
Williams' mother, Helen, tells Anderson, "We received death threats saying, 'We're gonna come and chop your head off,' 'We're going to meet your daughter someplace, and you know, deform her in some way'… all because of the color of her skin."
Vanessa and Helen, who co-wrote Vanessa's memoir, "You Have No Idea," go on to say the threats and hate mail surprised them.
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- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper – Wed, May 2, 2012 7:08 PM EDT
Former Miss America Vanessa Williams discusses the world of pageants with Anderson about the children who compete in beauty competitions and their parents, saying, "When the child is screaming and saying, 'I don't want to do this,' when they're using special juice to get them hyped… that's not my world, and I would never have my kids do that."Read More »from Vanessa Williams on 'Go Go Juice' and Kids in Pageants
Anderson noted that he actually tried "Go Go Juice," telling Williams, "It's Mountain Dew and Seven-Up."
Vanessa's mother, Helen, said she believes the parents are more consumed by the competition than the kids are.
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