S2 Ep 7: How Advertisers Target Kids

S2 Ep 7: How Advertisers Target Kids

In our world of ever-evolving technology, advertisers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to capture kids’ attention. The most recent craze has parents buying boatloads of Elmer’s Glue to help their children make homemade slime. Dr. Hallowell talks with advertising execs (including his own daughter!) about how companies are targeting kids and talks with a media expert about how parents should educate their children to be smarter consumers.

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S2 Mini 6: Bad Design Can Drive You Crazy

S2 Mini 6: Bad Design Can Drive You Crazy

Ever try to open a package and get so frustrated that you want to throw it out the window? You’re not alone! Ned talks with Professor Karen Anthony about bad design and its effects on our everyday lives. You might be surprised to learn what Oprah said to Ned about bathrooms! Professor Anthony’s latest book, Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places, shows how design shapes our lives in ways most of us never think about– affecting our comfort, self-image, and even our health. 

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S2 Ep6: Super Connected, Yet Utterly Disconnected: The Modern Paradox

S2 Ep6: Super Connected, Yet Utterly Disconnected: The Modern Paradox

Dr. Hallowell recently spoke to a live audience in Manhasset, NY about the crazy-busy, 24/7 technology-driven world we live in and how to take back control of your life. Ned likens people to lab rats participating in a massive behavioral conditioning experiment and explains the scientific importance of making time to connect with the people and things you love. 

Check out Season 1, Episode 37 Seeking Out Smiles in New York City where Dr. Hallowell practices the art of connection as he spends an afternoon meeting strangers all over the big apple!

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S2 Mini 5: Listeners Ask About Ethics, Anger & Deep Conversations

S2 Mini 5: Listeners Ask About Ethics, Anger & Deep Conversations

Dr. Hallowell gets all fired up as he answers your questions this week! One listener reached out for help with an ethical question regarding a career choice and ADHD, another looks for help with an angry spouse, and another struggles to make meaningful connections.

Thank you so much to all of our listeners that have been sending in questions and show ideas! If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or an idea for an episode reach out to us at [email protected]. Or leave us a voicemail at 844-55-CONNECT.

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S2 Ep5: Bernie Siegel On Love, Animals & Miracles

S2 Ep5: Bernie Siegel On Love, Animals & Miracles

The legendary doctor brings his message of hope and love to the Distraction studios for a heartwarming conversation about life, medicine and his latest book, Love, Animals and Miracles: Inspiring True Stories Celebrating the Healing Bond. Bernie talks about the healthy and unhealthy reasons for people’s behavior and says, “What I tell people is, if you don’t know how to behave ask yourself WWLD– What Would Lassie Do? And then go do that.”

Learn more about animal communicator Amelia Kinkade here.

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S2 Mini 4: Alternative Facts & Marketing the Truth

S2 Mini 4: Alternative Facts & Marketing the Truth

How we can decipher fact from fiction when it comes to climate change, vaccines, cancer treatments and other science news? Listen in and learn the best strategies for determining fact from fiction in a world filled with bad reporting and fake news. As Ned says in this episode, “So we no longer need to think about telling the truth, we have to think about marketing the truth.”

Professor Elliott refers to the book Merchants of Doubt in this episode. 

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S2 Ep4: Stop Chewing Like That! When Noises Trigger Rage

S2 Ep4: Stop Chewing Like That! When Noises Trigger Rage

Most of us have been annoyed at one time by the sound of another chewing or breathing, but for some it goes way beyond annoyance. For those who suffer from misophonia, everyday sounds like gum chewing, lip smacking, or clicking a pen can induce feelings of outrage. Dr. Hallowell talks to Josh Furnas, a man who has suffered from misophonia since he was a young child, and Dr. Phillip Gander, an assistant research scientist at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa about this unusual condition. 

Links:

www.misophonia.org

www.misophonia-association.org 

Dr. Phillip Gander

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S2 Mini 3: The Incredible Benefits of Daily Meditation

S2 Mini 3: The Incredible Benefits of Daily Meditation

A recent study found that meditating for just 30 minutes a day can have amazing health benefits. In this mini episode, Dr. Sara Lazar of Harvard University tells Ned about her research that showed regular meditation can improve a person’s focus and increase overall feelings of well-being. 

Go back and listen to Season 1 Episode 4: 25 Minutes to a Calmer Approach to Life to hear John Kabat-Zinn talk about the mindfulness-based stress reduction meditation program he created that Dr. Lazar references in this episode!

Dr. Lazar’s website: http://scholar.harvard.edu/sara_lazar/home

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S2 Ep3: Being Transgender, Bathrooms & Balancing Rights

S2 Ep3: Being Transgender, Bathrooms & Balancing Rights

Mitzie, mother of a 4-year old transgender boy talks to Dr. Hallowell about her son’s story and the journey they’ve taken so far. He also speaks with Grayson, a 20-year old college student who opens up about his own experience in becoming his true self. Dr. Hallowell also takes a look a the bathroom debate currently being played out in the courts as he gets opinions from both sides of the issue.

Read Mitzie’s blog at: www.mytransgenderkid.blog

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S2 Mini 2: Home Alone

S2 Mini 2: Home Alone

If you could spend the evening at home by yourself, doing absolutely anything you wanted, what would you do?  In this episode of Distraction, Dr. Hallowell takes listeners on his personal journey through one rare evening at home alone?. Complete with burgers, a Jack Russell and a whole lot of quiet time.

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S2 Ep2: Solving Your Kid’s Behavior Problems

S2 Ep2: Solving Your Kid’s Behavior Problems

Dr. Ross Greene believes that whether you’re a parent or teacher with a behaviorally challenging child or not, collaboration is the key to solving problems, improving relationships and better communication. Dr. Greene spoke with Ned about the unique model he’s developed for finding proactive solutions to behavior problems and ensuring that kids everywhere are treated in ways that are compassionate, informed, and effective.

Dr. Greene’s books: The Explosive Child and Raising Human Beings

Dr. Greene’s website: www.LivesintheBalance.org

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S2 Mini 1: Breaking Through Creative Roadblocks

S2 Mini 1: Breaking Through Creative Roadblocks

Sure, he’s written 19 books and counting, hundreds of essays, delivered many speeches, yet even Dr. Hallowell experiences self-doubt – especially when it comes to the creative process. In this mini edition of Distraction, Ned talks about slogging through the “valley of despair”and offers sound advice on how to break through to the other side.

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