Family & Lifestyle

Spring Break Prep, Why Teenagers Cheat, Virtual Workplaces, Creativity and Health, Marvelous Mid-Life, Memorializing Pets

The Lisa Show
  • Mar 5, 2020 1:00 pm
  • 1:41:11

Spring Break Prepping (0:00:00) Spring Break is just around the corner! As the weather warms up, we feel that excitement of summer grow closer and closer, especially when we get to start planning our spring breaks. Many of you may have been planning your trips for a while, but perhaps a lot of you are also in need of some spring break tips. Today for Lisa’s Adventure Club, we are bringing you a spring break guide for your family. Here to help us with this guide is Molly Fergus, a writer for Trip Savvy and experienced traveler. Why Teenagers Cheat in School (0:14:47) We’ve all heard the phrase “everybody cheats” before. In a survey of twenty-four thousand high school students, 64% admitted to cheating on a test, with 31% more admitting to cheating on some other kind of assignment. This bring us to a whopping 95% of teenagers who openly admitted that they’d cheated before. Why on earth does this happen? How can we help our kids stand up to this disturbing trend? We’ve invited Dr. Carl Pickhardt onto the show today to explain cheating to us. Dr. Pickhardt is an educational psychologist and writer based in Austin, Texas. Virtual Workplaces (0:32:47) One of the top skills required for functioning work teams, businesses, and employees is the ability to communicate. We are now living in a digital world where communication is increasingly more accessible, and we are connecting people around the world. One way we are doing that is through virtual workplaces. But undoubtedly there are some challenges that come with building a team that has remote employees and virtual spaces. Coworkers can live in different cities or even states, and this can create some barriers. To help understand the challenges as well as the benefits of a virtual workplace is Dr. Julie Wilson, founder of the Institute for Future Learning and instructor at Harvard. Creativity and Your Health (0:50:36) We all have different ways of handling stress. Some of us vigorously clean our homes. Others go for a run. And some people stress-eat cupcakes. But have you ever considered using a creative outlet to de-stress? It might sound crazy that taking on another project could be the key to helping you relax, but taking time to focus on activities like art, music, or photography could actually help you better manage your stress and improve your mental health. Here to tell us more about the connection between creativity and health is art therapist Cathy Malchiodi. Mini Book Club: Great March Reads (1:05:06) Rachel Wadham, of BYU Radio's Worlds Awaiting, talks with Lisa and Richie about the best books to read this month. Marvelous Mid-Life (1:13:19) Author, speaker, and friend of the show Ganel-lyn Condie talks with Lisa and Richie about what we can do to energize our lives once we get to mid-life. Memorializing Pets (1:28:41) While our precious pets will live on forever in our hearts, there will come a day when they will eventually pass on. As hard as it may be to think about, commemoration provides the kind of closure that we all need in those situations. Finding ways to celebrate our beloved pets even after they’ve died will help us to keep them with us always. Gay Balliet-Perkins is the author of “The Celebrated Pet: How Americans Memorialize Their Animal Friends” .We’re talking with her about the different ways we can remember our pets after they leave us.