Family & Lifestyle

Everyday Rockstar, Emojis, Retail Spaces, Kids and Productivity, Language of Brands, Calories, Contemporary Art

The Lisa Show
  • Jul 29, 2020 12:00 pm
  • 1:45:33

Everyday Rockstar (0:00:00) Lisa and Richie talk to our Everyday Rockstar. Email your Everyday Rockstar nominations to thelisashow@byuradio.org.  Emojis Enrich Communication (0:05:17) In the last 24 hours, how many of the messages you sent included emojis in them? Between heart eyes and crying with laughter, emojis have completely taken over the way we communicate with each other online and even in person. But despite their universal cuteness, these virtual figures have opened a serious debate over whether emojis support our communication skills or are ruining languages completely. So, we did what we thought was best and reached out to an expert on the subject. Joining us on the show today is Keith Broni, an emoji expert and Deputy Chief Emoji Officer at Emojipedia, here with us to talk about how those cute little icons have made a big impact on the way we communicate.  Retail Spaces Encourage Us to Buy (0:24:24) You’ve heard that colors and lighting affect your mood--but did you know that they can also affect your tendency to spend money? Department stores are well aware of this fact and use it to their full advantage. Even the way merchandise is displayed is done with purposeful intent to influence your buying patterns. But the roots of these design strategies go back further than the21stcentury. Here to discuss how cultural events influence the design of retail spaces and how that in turn encourages us to shop and buy is Dr. Alessandra Wood, author of "Designed to Sell: The Evolution of Modern Merchandising and Display" and adjunct professor at University of San Francisco and California College of the Arts. Teaching Kids Productivity and Time Management (0:38:59) Kids are great! I love my children and I want them to have the best, happiest lives that they can have. But I know that the only way that they are going to be happy is if they learn the right skills, because as much as I want to I can’t just give them happiness in a box. So, if we as parents know the skills that have made us happier in life, then the question is how do we help our kids learn them as well? To help us out we’ve invited friend of the show, Michelle McCullough on to talk about teaching kids productivity and time management. Michelle was able to master these skills, start her first business when she was 19, and now is an amazing author, speaker and businesswoman. Language of Brands (0:57:43) Brands are so important in high school. The cool kids wear things like Michael Kors, the band kids wear Hot Topic, the jocks wear Nike. But as we get older, I’m not convinced this entirely goes away. While brands might not determine where we sit in the lunchroom, they do communicate something about who we are. The phone you use, the car you drive, the medicine you buy for your kids all says something about you. But is this a good thing and how else might brands be impacting our lives? Here to share his insight with us about brand language and loyalty is Americus Reed II, marketing professor and identity theorist. What are Calories (1:13:57) When you buy packages of food do you immediately look at the number of calories on the back? You’re not alone. We’ve all heard that we need to track the number of calories we consume–“make sure you don’t eat too many” they say, “because the more calories you eat the more weight you’ll gain. But is that actually true? And what is a calorie anyway? Well, Laura Silver, dietician and friend of The Lisa Show, is here to answer all of our questions about calories. Contemporary Art (1:28:25) For thousands of years, art has been used to tell stories and evoke emotions. But haveyou ever seen a piece of art that you just didn’t quite understand or connect with?For many, contemporary art can be this way. What’s the meaning behind that faceless painting and sculpture of recycled water bottles? So today, we’reexcited to learn about how to interpret and connect with contemporary art from Pepe Karmel, an extensively published curator and Art History professor at New York University.