Stuff Explained Ep11: Potatoes

We return to exploring the history of food items that we may currently take for granted. In this episode, learn how the potato made its way from a misunderstood New World plant to becoming a vital European foodstuff.

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Newsworthy – Oct 18th, 2019

Risk of major California earthquake increases, the opioid crisis is costing billions of dollars every year, more six-figure-income families are renting over owning a home, racism in European soccer games is still a big issue.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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You CAN Change

There seems to be a limitless amount of material available to help us change for the better.

Whether it is overcoming addiction and trauma, or learning new skills, there are books, podcasts, classes, blog posts (including from yours truly), and more on offer.

These options to learn and grow are all useless, however, if we do not first begin with the belief that we CAN change.

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Stuff Explained Ep10: The Motley Experience

It is our tenth episode! To celebrate, host Aristidis Marousas gives us his own personal background and how it led to the creation of both The Motley Experience life style media outlet and the Stuff Explained podcast.

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Newsworthy – Oct 11th, 2019

Human skulls exhibit Golden Ratio, poor diets can lead to depression, the wealthiest Americans paid a lower tax rate, $700 billion a year of U.S. healthcare spending is wasted.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Book of the Month – October 2019

At the beginning of each month, we spotlight a staff-favorite book that meets our objective of thoughtfully sharing stories to help our audience experience their world in a smarter, healthier, and happier way.

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Stuff Explained Ep09: Self Talk (Big Idea)

This Big Idea is all about how we speak to ourselves. The way in which we approach self talk is not only reflective of our own beliefs (positive or negative), values, and traumas, but is also indicative of how we may be communicating with others.

Tune in to learn about a few helpful techniques to deal with your thoughts when it feels like they’ve gone off the rails.

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Stuff Explained Ep08: Impeachment

Impeachment is a topic that has been discussed with much fervor throughout the Trump administration’s tenure. This episode seeks to explain what impeachment is, how the process works, and how it all ties into recent news stories about President Trump and Ukraine.

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Newsworthy – Sep 27th, 2019

The bottom of the Great Lakes is full of microplastics, ghost guns are a new challenge for crime-scene investigators, the cost of employer-provided health coverage rose.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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What My Garden Taught Me About Life

I was sitting out in the backyard earlier this afternoon when I looked over at the remnants of my summer vegetable garden. It was bordering on lifeless, with only a few tomatoes left ripening on the vines. A few of their brethren that I had overlooked were laying in the dirt decomposing.

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