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Gun Safety, Appeal of Newness, Love Resolutions

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Jan 14, 2016
  • 02:24:40

Gun Safety (16:19) Mike Schlappi is a Hall of Fame Gold Medalist and the author of SHOT HAPPENS which details the gun related accident in his youth that paralyzed Mike and changed his life. Mike went on earned his MBA from Arizona State University with an emphasis in healthcare administration. Mike Schlappi also is a public speaker who shares his story of how he came to deal with the accident, overcame challenges and inspires others with by showing audiences “If You Can’t Stand Up, Stand Out!” Mike talks with Dr. Townsend about the dangers of guns and how to overcome life's challenges. The placebo Effect of Newness (1:03:48) Dr. Paul Cairns teaches on the MSc in Human-Centered Interactive Technologies and the Undergraduate computer science degree programs at The University of York Department of Computer Science. He is the Chair of the Board of Examiners for the department. Dr Cairnes explains how we tend to want new things (games, cell phones, etc.) and if new actually means better. Manage Technology (1:26:04) Kids and families can be distracted by phones, tablets, and computers. From games to TV programs technology can expose weakness someones self esteem or your family. Dr. Townsend discusses how to use technology mindfully and realize what the effects of social media and other distractions can be on the ones you care about most. New Year's Love Resolutions (1:50:08) Mario Cloutier is and chief creative officer of xclamat!on Marketing and author (along with his wife Diane) of the new book, Relovenship – Look Within to Love Again which gives inspiration, hope and a step-by-step methodology to people who have had romantic disappointments and are still looking to find “the one.” Mario Cloutier teaches us how we can turn our resolutions into revolutions and just maybe make 2016 the last year we are single. Show More...

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