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Don't trash talk China, Finding Cause of Stress, Screen Cleaning

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Aug 4, 2017
  • 02:22:39

Don't trash talk China (15:47) Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.  Whether or not it’s for the best, America spends a lot of money every year on goods produced in China. Last year alone the U.S. spent $47 billion on Chinese durable goods, yet China hasn’t had the greatest reputation among Americans in recent months. Mark J. Perry explains how we benefit from China every day. Finding Cause of Stress (1:04:31) Anne Grady is a keynote speaker on change management, resilience, leadership, communication, and emotional intelligence. Anne has a master’s degree in organizational communication. She is the author of two best-selling books including Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience. She is a two-time TEDx speaker, and her work has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, CNN, FOX Business, ESPN Radio NYC, and Entrepreneur Magazine.  We stress when we are stuck in traffic and late for work. We stress over forgetting a loved one’s birthday. We become stressed when we have kids crying in the backseat of our car. Stress is a part of who we are, and even the strongest person can’t avoid stress completely. A majority of stress comes from the workplace, and surprisingly work related stress is blamed for 120,000 deaths per year. Anne Grady explains how to better handle your stress. Screen Cleaning (1:51:59) Jeff Simpson talks about movies and TV helping you find family friendly options. Tammy Hill is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a professor at BYU. Every semester she asks her students to do a project that sounds more like a RomCom than a school assignment.  She asks them to participate in a 14-day fake relationship.   Is this just a disaster waiting to happen or an opportunity to learn and grow?  Tammy Hill shares what she has learned. Show More...

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