America Less Charitable, Embarrassment, Relationship Speech

America Less Charitable, Embarrassment, Relationship Speech

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 55

  • Mar 7, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 2:28:10 mins

Why Are Americans Less Charitable Than They Used to Be? (18:03) Jonathan Meer is an associate professor of economics at Texas A&M University, where he is also the Private Enterprise Research Center Professor and the department's Director of Undergraduate Programs. Compared to 10 years ago, Americans are overall donating less money to charity.  The Great Recession was the leading cause of this phenomena, but charitable giving has not increased since the economy picked up.   Are Americans being stingier with their money?   Move on from Embarrassing Moments (1:05:34) Jessie Shepherd is a Mental Health Counselor and owner of Blue Clover Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. Her focus is treating trauma, eating disorders and adjustment issues in adults, adolescents, children and their families. Why is it that when somebody asks us to describe our “most embarrassing moment” we begin to sort through our brains to find the moment that is the least embarrassing, yet still funny? What is it about being “embarrassed” that makes our faces heat up, and our hearts pump faster? Jessie Shepherd talks about embarrassment and how we can move on from those moments we try not to talk about.  Caitlin Thomas - How Young is too Young for Hollywood (1:30:39) Many of the actors and actresses that we watch on tv have been starring in movies and television shows since they were just young kids. How does this affect them? Is starting kids young the best way to help them build a future of fame? Caitlin Thomas is here to talk to us more about some famous child stars and how their careers played out.  Say What You Want in Your Relationship (1:55:26) Dr. Lisa Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at the Glendon Association and Senior Editor at PsychAlive.org. She is also the coauthor of several books including "The Self Under Siege," "Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice," "Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion," and "Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships." Dr. Firestone is a regular blogger on Psychology Today and Huffington Post. Dr. Firestone talks about how to "Say What You Want in Your Relationship."

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