Residential Solar, Achieving Goals, Broken but Not Worthless

Residential Solar, Achieving Goals, Broken but Not Worthless

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 210

  • Sep 4, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 2:05:21 mins

State of Residential Solar Power (9:54) Lee Phillips,Ph.D.,  a theoretical physicist, and writer who lives in McLean, Virginia. Solar energy has captivated us from we were children.  From solar powered toys and glow in the dark stars to solar powered calculators.  Although it works on a small scale, how will it look on a bigger scale?  Will it be environmentally sustainable and economically sustainable?   Lee Phillips explains the current state of solar power. Setting and Achieving Goals (52:02) Kaitlin Woo a ley, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago school of Business. She'll be joining the marketing faculty at Cornell University this summer as an assistant professor. The importance of delaying gratification is universally recognized. Being able to forgo immediate benefits in order to achieve larger goals in the future is viewed as a key skill. For example, consider the classic “marshmallow test” experiment: children’s ability to delay eating one marshmallow so that they can get two marshmallows later is linked to a number of positive life outcomes, including academic success and healthy relationships.  Kaitlin Woolley discusses what separates goals we achieve from the ones that we don’t.  Broken but Not Worthless (1:33:03) Life is hard. There is no getting around it, but for some reason it makes us feel better when we learn we aren’t the only ones struggling. One prime example of this is our guest Kristina Kuzmic, a free-lance writer and blogger. Kristina has an in-your-face perspective on issues of parenting and life in general. In fact, you may have seen Kristina recently on your Facebook feed, or on any one of a number of internet, radio or TV outlets. She has become a Youtube sensation with her “mom-centric” videos about raising children and juggling all of life’s challenges, with over 300 million views across media outlets and websites worldwide. Kristina shares with us more about her experiences.

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