October 19, 2016
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 […]

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October 18, 2016
Caitlin Uncovers Cures for the Common Cold

One of our wonderful producers on the show, Caitlin Thomas, recently came down with a cold. Instead of taking off work, she decided to put a creative spin on a story that you're sure to enjoy. Watch now: Listen to the rest of the podcast at: https://goo.gl/UFgfp9 Join The Matt Townsend Show, Weekdays 9am-12pm ET on […]

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October 18, 2016
Why Teens Brains Need Later Start Time

Having a hard time getting your teens to get out of bed in the morning for school? It's not uncommon to hear the groans and moans as they slowly move around getting ready for school in the morning. According to Dr. Kyla Wahlstrom, teens may actually need an extra hour or two of sleep to […]

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October 17, 2016
Kaepernick and the Constitution

There's been a lot of controversy over Kaepernick's decision to take a knee during the National Anthem. Professor Gershman of Pace Law School in New York tells us why there might not be a need for so much controversy: "If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high […]

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October 14, 2016
Hope Works

  Dr. Matt had a wonderful opportunity to speak at Hope Works- listen in to how we need to identify more with being spiritual beings and associate less with being human beings. This message can also be found on the Mormon Channel.  

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October 14, 2016
Is Anti-Bacterial Soap Bad for You?

Always gathering your favorite anti-bacterial hand soaps with the best-smelling scents? According to Dr. Sarah Ades, maybe it's time to reconsider using those in your home: "What’s the downside to having antibacterials in soap? It is potentially huge, both for those using it and for society as a whole. One concern is whether the antibacterials […]

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October 13, 2016
Instilling Grit in Kids

Why is America so obsessed with making sure we instil grit in out kids today? Dr. Paige Gray joins the Matt Townsend Show to illustrate why we want to make sure our kids our tough: "As someone who specializes in children’s literature and cultural attitudes toward childhood, I’ve been interested in this insistence on fostering […]

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October 12, 2016
Future Automated Cars

When you were a kid, what did you picture the future to look like? Would we be driving around flying cars and constantly visiting space? Well, that might not be far off front the truth. Dr. Andrew Maynard talks about fully automated cars coming to us soon: "In 2014, over 32,000 people were killed in […]

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October 12, 2016
Mount Everest Climbing Experience

What's the biggest dream or goal you've wanted to accomplish in your lifetime? Bart Williams had a dream to climb Mount Everest, and after a long, hard, grueling process of getting himself to the top, he made it. He says his thoughts at the summit: "Of course, I cried as I crossed the beautiful Cornice […]

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October 11, 2016
Retirement or Kids College? Pick One.

Many parents, from day their children are born, worry about how they are going to pay for their children's college. Money is usually set aside, but sometimes it's not enough. Parents today are even putting retirement money away for their kids' college years. Marty Allenbaugh says that route may not be as uncommon as you […]

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