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Grade Skipping a Gifted Child

The American school system puts students in grades based on age. However, for a some students, being with same-age peers in the classroom might not be the best option. Dr. Susan Assouline discusses her work as an expert in ‘academic acceleration’: "One effective way to help talented students remain intellectually challenged and engaged in school [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on Grade Skipping a Gifted Child

The Benefits of Not Forgiving

Sometimes it's really hard to have the courage and strength to forgive someone who has really hurt you, or done wrong to you. According to Kim Giles, there are actually some benefits to not forgiving, and also some setbacks: "Holding onto anger and judgment is like reaching into a fire to grab a hot coal [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on The Benefits of Not Forgiving

Working Out Together vs. Couples Therapy

Many couples today enlist to start couples therapy, to strengthen their relationship and to fix premature or potential problems. But is there another - and cheaper - way to repair emotional damage and to develop stronger feelings for one another? According to Kelley Kitley, "While it doesn’t necessarily replace couples therapy, psychologists agree that working [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on Working Out Together vs. Couples Therapy

The 5-Hour Rule

We have been told for years and year that “practice will make perfect” but does having a successful business require more than just practice from employees? Is there something more we can do? Michael Simmons explains what he calls the “5-hour rule.": "Over the past year,  I've explored the personal histories of many widely admired [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on The 5-Hour Rule

Vocal Fry

From the Kardashians to valley girls alike, there's a strange phenomena that happens to some womens' voices nowadays... and there's an actual phrase to describe it.  Vocal fry is defined as a "register (also known as creak, croak, popcorning, glottal fry, glottal rattle, glottal scrape, or strohbass) that is the lowest vocal register and is [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on Vocal Fry

The Psychology of Comedy with Matt Meese

Matthew Meese is a sketch comedian and actor who is best known for his role as actor, head writer, and co-creator of Studio C, a popular comedy show on both BYUtv and YouTube. Matt Meese joins the Matt Townsend Show to talk about the Psychology of Comedy. Matt and Jeff Simpson perform a radio play at [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on The Psychology of Comedy with Matt Meese

When Strangers Meet

Isn't it crazy to think if you met someone new everyday for the rest of your life, you wouldn't even come close to meeting a fourth of the people in the world? There is so much to be learned from strangers, according to Kio Stark: "One of the most basic human needs is to be [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on When Strangers Meet

The Gift of Failure

Ever seen or heard someone who sounded like a "helicopter parent"?  It's all too easy to overshadow your kids with too much concern and too much help. Jessica Lahey says that when you back off, you're giving your kids a chance to succeed or fail, which is the best thing you can do for them: [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on The Gift of Failure

Why Clowns Creep Us Out

From the observing the clown scaring epidemic to watching normal circus-loving clowns, it's probable that you're a little weary of these face-painted fools. Dr. Frank McAndrew confirms your fears may be very legitimate: "My research was the first empirical study of creepiness, and I had a hunch that feeling creeped out might have something to do [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on Why Clowns Creep Us Out

Why Parents Let Their Kids Bully Them

What's a common day in your house look like? Does it involve putting off your children manipulating you into giving them "one more ice cream cone", and if you don't they scream and shout? According to Dr. Sean Grover, if that's the case, you need to stop letting your kids take advantage of you, and [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on Why Parents Let Their Kids Bully Them