Braces Myths, Facebook Likes, Prepping Cars for Winter, No More Mean Girls, Digital Business Tips, The Moth
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 285
- Oct 23, 2019 2:00 pm
- 1:41:12 mins
Braces Myths (0:00:00) Statistics are showing that more adults are wearing braces than ever before. But even though so many of us have them, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction when trying to straighten our teeth. How much should we be paying? How often should we see the dentist? How do we know if our kids need braces yet or not? Dr. Steven J. Moravec is the owner of Moravec Orthodontics, and he joins us to help clear up some myths surrounding braces. Facebook Likes (0:12:59) You just took the most amazing photo of your dog playing in the leaves in your backyard, so of course you are going to post it on Facebook and Instagram! But then you notice your friend also posted a similar picture, and somehow their post is getting waaaaaay more likes than yours. What the heck!? We’ve all been there, and it can be a huge hit on our self-esteem. Social media companies, like Facebook, are trying to combat this competitive aspect of their platforms. Recently Facebook started testing a new program in Australia that would hide the amount of likes a friend’s post received. But will these new initiatives really make us feel better? Tchiki Davis, author of upcoming book “Outsmart Your Smartphone,” joins us today to explain to us why social media affects us so much and how we can develop a healthy relationship with our phones. Prepping Cars for Winter (0:34:44) Driving in the winter can either be a nightmare or no big deal at all, but it’s all up to you and how you prepare your car for the conditions. Jamie Deaton, the executive editor of U.S News Best Cars, joins us today to share how we can be safe and prepared for driving in the snow. No More Mean Girls (0:50:35) You may have seen the teen comedy “Mean Girls” orlaughed atthe memes that quote lines from that movie that are all over the internet. The snobby high school popular girl character is seen in almost all the media our daughters consume,but do you ever think about how your daughters are affected by the real “mean girl” attitude? Psychotherapist and author Katie Hurley joins us today to share how we can raise strong, confident, and compassionate girls in today’s cut-throat world of comparison. Digital Business Tips (1:08:05) Do you ever feel so behind the times? With constant new technological advancements and inventions, it’s so hard to keep up. But, especially if you’re in the business world, keeping up is important. So how can we make sure we’re technologically relevant? Dr. Gail Ferreira is the author of "Leading the Agile Enterprise," a book about agile transformation in business with technology. We thought she’d be the perfect person to talk to about how we can be technologically relevant. The Moth (1:25:49) If you’re like me, you love a good story. Either telling a good story, or hearing a good story can lift your mood, give you a sense of belonging, and hopefully share in a moral or lesson about life. The art of storytelling comes naturally to some, and that is precisely what the team at The Moth is looking for. The Moth, a weekly podcast dedicated to storytellers and story-lovers alike, brings people to the stage to share their own personal stories live and without notes! We are joined today by Michelle Jalowski, a producer for The Moth.