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Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.
 
Daily highlights from The Takeaway, the national morning news program that delivers the news and analysis you need to catch up, start your day, and prepare for what's ahead. The Takeaway, along with the BBC World Service, The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invites listeners every morning to learn more and be part of the American conversation on-air and online at thetakeaway.org.
 
Each week, Alice Bradley and Jordan Calhoun of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.
 
Join How to Be a Better Human as we take a look within and beyond ourselves. How to Be a Better Human isn’t your average self improvement podcast. Each week join comedian Chris Duffy in conversation with guests and past speakers as they uncover sharp insights and give clear takeaways on how YOU can be a better human. From your work to your home and your head to your heart, How to Be a Better Human looks in unexpected places for new ways to improve and show up for one another. Inspired by the ...
 
The Joint Venture Podcast will investigate the most exciting deals and financial innovation, as well as broader market trends such as digital disruption, ESG and life in the post-pandemic world.We will keep our ear to the ground, going behind the headlines on the major news, bringing you commentary on a variety of current situations. We will also be catching up with leading market players to take a deep dive into a featured story each week.
 
Coagent Host and Global Real Estate Advisor, Angela Headlee, introduces you to her coagents from around the world. Get to know these agents through fun conversations, connect with them on a personal level and build trusting relationships. Learn how these first-class agents assist their clients, what their areas of expertise are, and how their knowledge of the markets they service can benefit you. Angela Headlee is a Licensed Realtor in the State of Virginia. The Steele Group Sotheby's Intern ...
 
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Growing Bolder is all about being able to reach out and to be there for others. Communication may be the most important tool we have to do just that, but for so many of us, that can be a struggle. Long-time NPR host and author Celeste Headlee is here to help. She’s the co-host of “Retro Report on PBS” and the author of two books, “We Need to Talk: …
 
Humans need to have conversations every day-- at our jobs, in our homes, in government-- so how can we handle these better? Celeste Headlee is an award winning journalist who has done everything from anchoring morning news on public radio to covering presidential campaigns. In this episode, Celeste shares practical tips for anyone looking to improv…
 
New York Approves Pandemic Relief for Undocumented Workers Last week, lawmakers in New York state approved a historic $2.1 billion relief fund for undocumented workers and other workers with nontraditional jobs. Future of U.S.-Iran Negotiations Complicated by Attack on Iranian Nuclear Site Iran’s government has been tight-lipped about the full exte…
 
Last week, President Biden announced the creation of a bipartisan commission that would study reforming the Supreme Court, including expanding it. Former President Donald Trump’s appointment of three justices cemented the ideologically conservative 6-3 tilt. His outsized influence on the court wouldn’t have been possible without Senator Mitch McCon…
 
As vaccine distribution ramps up in the U.S.—and other high-income countries—many others have yet to receive a single vaccine. In Haiti, not a single dose of any COVID-19 vaccine has been made available for the country’s more than 11 million people. Jacqueline Charles, the Caribbean correspondent for the Miami Herald, joined The Takeaway to discuss…
 
The union drive at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama is over, at least for now. According to the ballot count, workers at the facility voted overwhelmingly not to form a union. The (NLRB) National Labor Relations Board had the final tally as 1798 against and 738 for unionizing but the results have yet to be certified. It’s a disapp…
 
It’s been almost exactly five years since the legendary musician Prince died in 2016 at just 57-years-old. Last week, Prince’s estate announced that “Welcome 2 America,” a previously unreleased album, will be coming out at the end of July. And for the most part, Prince fans have reacted enthusiastically to the news. But alongside the excitement tha…
 
Biden Announces Commission to Explore Reforming the Supreme Court Former President Trump’s appointment of three justices cemented the ideologically conservative 6-3 tilt. Haiti Still Hasn't Received COVID-19 Vaccines Not a single dose of any COVID-19 vaccine has been made available for the country’s more than 11 million people. Amazon Defeats Union…
 
How did you sleep last night? Whether you sleep next to someone or not, in today’s episode Wendy Troxel offers tips on how to catch better z’s. Wendy is a Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist at RAND who explores how sleep affects our relationships, well-being and society at large. As a licensed clinical psychologist, she specializes in behaviora…
 
This week we chat with productivity legend David Allen about GTD, his gold-standard time management philosophy. Lifehacker staffers share their productivity secrets as well. Have an idea for a future episode? Call us at 347-687-8109 and leave a voicemail, or write to us at upgrade@lifehacker.com. We want to hear from you!…
 
Today's conversation is with Jordan Syatt, a man with a range of experience in the fitness industry. A 5x World Record Powerlifter, Precision Nutrition and Westside Barbell Certified coach, with a Bachelors of Science in Health & Behaviour Science. We cover Jordan's approach to social media through humour, including playing different characters to …
 
One of the biggest debates emerging around President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal is how to pay for it. The Biden administration wants to raise the corporate income tax rate from 21% to 28% in order to cover the costs. Meanwhile, Republicans, prominent business leaders, and even some moderate Democrats say 28% is too high. Accord…
 
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Aging Infrastructure, Vaccine Appointments, And More Governor Murphy joins the Takeaway for a conversation about the state’s pandemic response, school reopenings, and election reform in the state. Divisions Emerge Over Biden's Proposal to Raise the Corporate Tax Rate One of the biggest debates emerging around Pres…
 
On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced a number of executive actions, aimed at curbing gun violence: "We have a long way to go," Biden said. "It seems like we always have a long way to go. But also, today, we’re taking steps to confront not just the gun crisis, but what is also a public health crisis." The announcement comes after several viole…
 
This week, Washington received some interesting procedural news after the Senate parliamentarian, the rules expert, determined that Democrats could pass additional legislation through the budget reconciliation process. This ruling means that Democrats can use the budget process to pass legislation related to taxing and spending with just 51 votes, …
 
This Wednesday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed into law a bipartisan bill to expand voting access in the state. The bill, HB 574, passed in both chambers of the Republican-controlled state legislature before making it to the Democratic governor’s desk—bucking the recent trend of GOP efforts to restrict voting access in states like Georgia, T…
 
Fourteen months into a global pandemic, and we’re still struggling with rising COVID-19 infections, kids home from school, and the economy in tatters. And all of that falls at the doorstep of governors. To finish up her week hosting the show, guest host Nancy Solomon looks at the place she knows best: New Jersey, which is grappling with so many of …
 
Brazil’s daily COVID-19 deaths passed 4,000 for first time this week, while President Jair Bolsonaro focused on firing his defense minister; reshuffling congress to ward off impeachment; and replacing the top commanders of the army, navy, and air force. Oliver Stuenkel and Sarah Maslin join Deep Dish to examine whether the pandemic could cost Bolso…
 
In the 1980s, there were around 200 lesbian bars across the United States. They provided a dedicated place for lesbians to meet and build a sense of community, particularly as discrimination against the LGBTQ community was widespread. Today, there are only about 15 lesbian bars left in the U.S. LGBTQ bars as a whole have declined in number and that…
 
Following last summer's protests against police brutality, calls for civilian oversight of police became widespread in cities across the U.S. Often referred to as civilian oversight or review boards, this type of police reform allows a group of people outside of law enforcement to monitor and review police activity, including instances of misconduc…
 
In recent weeks, multiple states have taken steps to limit the rights of their transgender residents, particularly trans youth. Earlier this week, the Arkansas state legislature overrode a veto by Governor Asa Hutchinson on House Bill 15-70. The bill makes Arkansas the first state in the nation to criminalize gender-affirming procedures for transge…
 
Arkansas Becomes First State to Ban Gender-Affirming Treatment for Transgender Youth Earlier this week, the Arkansas state legislature overrode a veto by Governor Asa Hutchinson on House Bill 15-70. Is Civilian Oversight Effective? Following last summer's protests against police brutality, calls for civilian oversight of police became widespread in…
 
This week, the trial of Derek Chauvin continues. He is the former Minneapolis police officer, on trial for the killing of George Floyd. And witnesses this week continue to denounce Chauvin’s actions, including Chief of the Minneapolis Police Department -- Medaria Arradondo. "Once there was no longer any resistance, and clearly when Mr. Floyd was no…
 
Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You, by Dolly Parton. Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly affirmation podcast hosted by Jolenta and Kristen!…
 
Corporations Take A Stand Against Republican Voting Laws Senator Mitch McConnell retaliated by accusing corporations of “behaving like a woke parallel government." Rethinking the Federal Response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Last week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the creation of a new unit to coordinate between feder…
 
Last week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the creation of a new unit tasked with coordinating between federal agencies on cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous women. According to the Urban Indian Health Institute, while there were more than 5,700 Indigenous women and girls reported missing in 2016, the Department of Just…
 
In 2015, after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the city of St. Louis established a Civilian Oversight Board, to review investigations of officer-involved shootings. The board was supposed to serve as an independent body to review investigations and determine steps forward. But since the board was established, the St. Louis Metro…
 
After a year of isolation, wearing masks, and staying six feet apart, our brains—like most everything else—have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve had to rewire themselves to deal with the stress and monotony of pandemic life. And for some of us, that’s led to serious brain fog, whether that’s meant forgetting the names of acquaintances or g…
 
Republican lawmakers across the U.S. have introduced more than 360 bills that aim to restrict voting rights. In Georgia, Republican Governor Brian Kemp recently signed into law SB 202, an election bill that has been accused of placing additional restrictions on voters after Democrats flipped the state blue for the first time in almost 30 years. The…
 
Last week, President Joe Biden announced 11 nominees for the federal bench, as part of his effort to reshape the federal courts after four years of Donald Trump. His first slate of nominees is among the most diverse ever in terms of race, gender, and legal background, including three Black women for vacancies on the appeals court and the first Musl…
 
The global vaccine rollout has looked vastly different from country to country. And even within the U.S., there are widespread access issues between different racial and economic groups. But for all of the disparities the pandemic has exposed, there is still some hope as more and more people get vaccinated every day. This has all meant a collective…
 
The continent of Africa has administered less than two percent of global vaccine distribution, despite making up 17 percent of the global population, according to NPR. The continent has seen a relatively low number of cases, but scientists fear this may be due to an undercounting of cases which could lead to uncontrolled spread and mutations of the…
 
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