My name is Ann Bayliss, and I am a writer and translator who began blogging as a way to explore scientific topics while keeping my translation skills current. The impact of the media on our buying practices is undeniable, so I wanted to see where it might be possible to debunk some of the advertising hype, and share my findings with other bloggers on the web.  Each entry is in English and French.  I am learning every day from other writers, and enjoying making friends through reading other blogs.  For professional inquiries, please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.  Thank you for your presence here.