How Social Media Sucks You In Without You Knowing It & How Chemicals in Your Home Mess with Your Hormones
Published January 31, 2019
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    Some people like their chocolate chip cookies crispy right out of the often while others like them soft and chewy and some people like them somewhere in between. This episode begins with an explanation of how to get them just the way you like them every single time. Ever find it hard to get off Facebook or Instagram? Ever find yourself checking social media more often than you know you should? That turns out to be all by design according to Cal Newport. Cal is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and author of the book Digital Minimalism. Listen as Cal explains how social media sites manipulate your behavior and what you can do about it.  There is new science that reveals that the chemicals around your house can really mess with your hormones and your health. Fire retardants in furniture, fragrances in cosmetics, BPA in aluminum cans and credit card receipts – all these things are having serious consequences on you and your family. Pediatrician Dr. Leonardo Trasande is vice-chair for research for the department of pediatrics at New York University and author of the book Sicker, Fatter, Poorer He joins me to explain the latest research that is sounding the alarm about the effects of these household chemicals.   As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be thinking about buying roses for someone special. Listen as I explain how not all roses are created equal and which ones are best to buy and where best to buy them. This Week’s Sponsors -Capterra. Visit to find the best software solutions for your business -ADT. Go to to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you. -Geico. Go to to see how Geico can save you money on your car insurance.
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