Adulthood for Beginners, Daydreaming Benefits, Mortality Mood

Adulthood for Beginners, Daydreaming Benefits, Mortality Mood

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 254

  • Oct 25, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 2:25:51 mins

Adulthood for Beginners (18:21) Andy Boyle, Professor of digital storytelling at Columbia College Chicago. Boyle is a writer, web developer, and journalist. Adulting is tough.  Many people graduate high school and college and realize that they do not have basic skills for life or that they have no idea what to do with their lives.  Andy Boyle, the author of “Adulthood for Beginners: All the Life Secrets Nobody Bothered to Tell You” help us navigate through some of the challenges of navigating adulthood. Benefits of Daydreaming (1:07:27) Dr. Josh Davis is Director of Research and Lead Professor for the, a coach, and member of the training staff of the NLP Center of New York. Do you have favorite daydreams? As a kid, it may have been your pirating adventures on the high seas. Today you might just daydream about taking a family vacation. Or maybe just a nap. Usually daydreaming is discouraged, but our guest today, Dr. Josh Davis, argues that daydreaming has its benefits. Dr. Davis is the author of “Two Awesome Hours” and the Psychology Today article, “How Zoning Out Benefits Your Present and Your Future”. Dr Davis discusses the benefits of daydreaming  Makena Bauss - Vote With Our Wallets (1:33:48) When a company makes a mistake sometimes people try to respond with a boycott. That type of protest can require people to "vote with their wallets". The boycott doesn't always work because people have a tendency to voice their dissatisfaction with a company's behavior but don't always follow through when it comes to action. Why is that? Producer Makena Bauss share some research that tries to explain. Does Happiness Itself Directly Affect Mortality? (1:57:23) Sir Richard Peto is a Professor of Medical Statistics & Epidemiology at the University of Oxford. Since 1985, he and Rory Collins have been co-directors of the CTSU. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (for the introduction of meta-analyses) in 1989, and was knighted (for services to epidemiology and to cancer prevention) in 1999. Sir Peto shares his findings into happiness and how it relates to mortality.

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