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Tuesday, July 25, 2017



JULY 24, 2017 - QUEENS, NY - With the tragic and untimely passing of Chester Bennington, Sylar has released a cover of Linkin Park's "Points of Authority", with 100% of the net profit going to the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Fans can stream the song on Spotify or Apple Music, or purchase it on iTunes, here: smarturl.it/SylarPOA

Linkin Park heavily inspired lead vocalist Jayden Panesso, even mentioning that the band was his first live show during a speech at the Alternative Press Music Awards.

Panesso shares, "It's hard to even type these words right now - Rest In Peace, Chester Bennington. This is the first time where the passing from someone I didn't know personally has hit me so hard.

Linkin Park was that band I always used as an escape from reality. Their lyrics and music have always resonated strongly in my life. When I found out about Chester's passing - I was immediately sick to my stomach. It's really crazy when you look up to someone for over 16 years and then this happens.

All I can say is, I'm thankful for Chester, I'm thankful for all those words and melodies he shared with the world because I know for a fact, him and the rest of Linkin Park have touched millions and millions of hearts. Although I do feel like a massive part of my teenage years was taken away - his music and legacy will live on forever.

Much respect and love to Chester's family, and the rest of Linkin Park. You're already SO missed."

If you or someone you know is struggling, please don't be afraid to get help. Resources and information can be found at https://www.nami.org/

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Dr. Catherine Pearlman is the founder of The Family Coach, a private practice specializing in helping families resolve everyday problems related to discipline, sleep, and sibling rivalry, among other issues. She speaks to Janeane about her latest book, "IGNORE IT!" How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction


“Fun, insightful, straightforward advice that can make your family life happier.”

– KJ Dell’Antonia, New York Times Well Family columnist

"I ask three things of the books I read. I want to learn something, I want to laugh, and, when a book is really special, I get to forge a personal connection with a writer for as long as I turn the pages. Catherine Pearlman has given me all three in this book, and much more. She’s given me a resource I will refer back to over and over again, both as a writer and a parent."

– Jessica Lahey, Author, New York Times bestseller The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed


Kids have an uncanny knack for knowing the exact combination of actions necessary to drive their siblings – and parents – to their knees. Whether they delight in asking “why” ad nauseum, relish the hysteria they can provoke in their sister with an imperceptible glance, or thrill at the nightly pre-bath chase, our kids know how to push our limits.

Faced with similar scenarios, many parents will resort to yelling or giving in, but it turns out these responses only make this irritating behavior worse. That’s why leading parenting expert Catherine Pearlman suggests a seemingly unconventional, yet remarkably effective approach in IGNORE IT! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction (a TarcherPerigee paperback; on sale August 8, 2017).

Drawing on her own experience with her children and the success stories of her clients, Pearlman demonstrates how selectively ignoring not only relieves parents from nagging, but also allows kids to actually learn from their mistakes. In this easy-to-navigate guidebook, readers will learn:

How to eliminate problem behavior in just a few days
What behaviors are appropriate to ignore, and what to do when ignoring is not an option
How to use time-outs effectively, so they don’t become a battle of wills
How to create a reward system that actually works
What to do when mom and dad are not on the same page when it comes to discipline

An essential toolkit for frustrated, stressed-out parents, IGNORE IT! offers actionable, proven techniques that will help readers improve their kids’ behavior and put the joy back in parenting.

About the Author:

DR. CATHERINE PEARLMAN is the founder of The Family Coach, a private practice specializing in helping families resolve everyday problems related to discipline, sleep, and sibling rivalry, among other issues. She is the proud parent of a son in elementary school and a daughter in middle school. Her syndicated Dear Family Coach column has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and many regional parenting magazines. She has appeared on Today and her advice has been featured in Parenting, Men's Health, CNN.com, and The Huffington Post. Dr. Pearlman is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and families for more than twenty years. She is an assistant professor of social work at Brandman University and received her PhD in social welfare from Yeshiva University and a masters of social work from New York University.

James Beard Award-Winning Food Writer, Laura Shapiro, Author of WHAT SHE ATE: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories, chats with host Janeane Bernstein

Laura Shapiro, Author of WHAT SHE ATE: Six Remarkable Women  and the Food That Tells Their Stories

A beloved culinary historian’s short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking—what they ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives.


WHAT SHE ATE: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by James Beard Award-winning writer Laura Shapiro is a unique account of the lives of six women from a perspective often ignored by biographers. Each woman in this entertaining group portrait was famous in her time, but until now, no one has explored their lives from the view of the kitchen and the table.

James Beard Award-Winning Food Writer


WHAT SHE ATE: Six Remarkable Women

and the Food That Tells Their Stories

Food stories can be as intimate and revealing as stories of love, work, or coming-of-age. Yet most biographers pay little attention to food, as if these great and notable figures never daydreamed about what they wanted to have for dinner or worried about what to serve their guests. Once we consider how somebody relates to food, we find a host of different and provocative ways to understand them. Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives—social and cultural, personal and political.

Shapiro examines a lively and surprising array of women and how the theme that unites them is a powerful relationship with food:

  • Dorothy Wordsworth, whose food story transforms our understanding of the life she led with her poet brother
  • Rosa Lewis, an Edwardian-era Cockney caterer who cooked her way up the social ladder and would fit right in on Downton Abbey
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, the First Lady notorious for serving the worst food in White House history
  • Eva Braun, Hitler’s mistress who challenges our warm associations with food, family, and table, and whose last meal was famously a cyanide capsule
  • Barbara Pym, whose witty novels upend a host of stereotypes about postwar British cuisine
  • Helen Gurley Brown, the longstanding editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, whose commitment to ‘having it all’ meant having almost nothing to eat except a supersized portion of diet Jell-O

Laura Shapiro has written on every food topic from champagne to Jell-O for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, Gourmet, and many other publications. She is the author of three classic books of culinary history. Her awards include a James Beard Journalism Award and one from the National Women’s Political Caucus. She has been a fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, where she also co-curated the widely acclaimed exhibition Lunch Hour NYC. More recently, Shapiro was featured in Michael Pollan’s Netflix documentary series Cooked (2016).

Saturday, July 22, 2017

New York Times Bestselling author, Michelle Gable on her latest book so aptly titled, The Book of Summer -- Monday 7/24 9:30am pst with Janeane Bernstein

New York Times Bestselling author, Michelle Gable, joined Janeane Monday 7/24 to talk about on her latest book so aptly titled, The Book of Summer.


Inspired by a Vanity Fair piece on the coastlines from Malibu to Nantucket eroding into the sea, Michelle dug deep to research the history and grandeur of the summer homes and the incredible stories that are within their guestbooks and their walls—stories that need to be told before they disappear.

Fans of her previous bestseller A Paris Apartment, know Michelle can weave an incredible story blending fact and fiction, past and present, for the perfect escape. Michelle is a great guest and we'd love to schedule an interview soon—it really is a perfect book for summer!

Praise for Michelle Gable’s THE BOOK OF SUMMER…

“It’s Gable’s ability to weave a family’s tale through the musings of summer visitors, war, relationship drama and a smattering of sexual tension that makes it a must for any summer reading list.”

—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Calling all old-home lovers: Gable’s novel takes you into the lives of the Codman family through the lens of their once-prized, now-deteriorating Nantucket compound, Cliff House.”

—Coastal Living, 50 Best Books for the Beach

“This time of year is meant for books to devour. Vacations, the beach, lazy afternoons all call for a good book that allows you to escape. Michelle Gable knows how to deliver.”

—Newport News Daily Press

“Gable cleverly illuminates the past, revealing how it mirrors the present. This is a splendid multigenerational novel about the strength of the women of Cliff House.”

—Publishers Weekly

“In her book, Gable develops fully rounded characters that readers feel as if they could reach out and touch. We want to know more about them and Gable gives us plenty.”

—Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Book of Summer


In THE BOOK OF SUMMER, New York Times Bestselling author, Michelle Gable uses the faded pages of a guest book to transport readers back in time and introduce them to the inhabitants of Cliff House, a century-old summer home. There’s Ruby Packard, a bright-eyed newlywed on the eve of World War II, her granddaughter, Bess Codman, who returns to Cliff House after years away, and Bess’s mother, a notorious town troublemaker. Due to erosion, the once grand, Nantucket-set compound will soon fall into the sea. But before it does, Bess must pack up the house and deal with her mother, who refuses to leave. In the process, Bess uncovers the tantalizing secrets housed within its aging walls.

Fans who’ve come to know Gable, who’s been called “a bright new talent in the world of women’s fiction,” for her “highly literate mysteries,”** enticing settings, and “skillful transitioning between story lines” will once again be rewarded. The title says it all: THE BOOK OF SUMMER is THE book of summer!

In her bestselling debut, A Paris Apartment, Michelle Gable fictionalized the true story of a French courtesan and the discovery of her sealed-for-seventy-years Parisian apartment, which was filled to the rafters with stunning pieces of artwork and furniture. While researching A Paris Apartment, Gable learned of the larger-than-life socialite Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough, and immediately knew she’d make her the star of what would become I’ll See You in Paris. Gable’s affection for escapist settings, blending fact and fiction, and weaving past and present story lines emerges again in her third novel, THE BOOK OF SUMMER (St. Martin’s Press).

About Michelle Gable…

New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment and I’ll See You in Paris, Michelle Gable graduated from The College of William & Mary. After a twenty-year career in finance, she now writes full time. Michelle lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, with her husband, two daughters, a lazy cat, and one feisty bunny.

More Praise for Michelle Gable…

“This is the sort of fun, escapist read perfect for book clubs. There are characters to love, characters to hate, enticing settings and a requisite amount of plot twists. Gable is a bright new talent in the world of women’s fiction, and I’m looking forward to seeing where she takes us on her next creative journey.”

—Fort Worth Star-Telegram on I’ll See You in Paris*

“Gable’s novel provides a wonderful, highly literate mystery with the historical and engagingly eccentric figure of Gladys Deacon at its core. The plot involves stories within stories, an almost ‘Wuthering Heights’ narrative complexity. I’ll See You in Paris abounds with strength of character and ‘characters’ too.”

—The Roanoke Times**

“Gable’s Paris of today and yesteryear are worlds that are easy and pleasurable to get lost in.”

—San Diego Union-Tribune on A Paris Apartment

“With its well-developed, memorable characters and the author’s skillful transitioning between story lines…this stunning and fascinating debut will capture the interest of a wide audience...

Highly recommended.”

—Library Journal, in a starred review of A Paris Apartment*

Author Bryce Hoffman joins host Janeane Bernstein Monday 7/24 at 9:15am to talk about his latest book, "Red Teaming."


About Red Teaming

Red Teaming is a revolutionary new way to make critical and contrarian thinking part of the planning process of any organization, allowing companies to stress-test their strategies, flush out hidden threats and missed opportunities and avoid being sandbagged by competitors.

Today, most — if not all — established corporations live with the gnawing fear that there is another Uber out there just waiting to disrupt their industry. Red Teaming is the cure for this anxiety. The term was coined by the U.S. Army, which has developed the most comprehensive and effective approach to Red Teaming in the world today in response to the debacles of its recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, the roots of Red Teaming run very deep: to the Roman Catholic Church’s “Office of the Devil’s Advocate,” to the Kriegsspiel of the Prussian General Staff and to the secretive AMAN organization, Israel’s Directorate of Military Intelligence. In this book, author Bryce Hoffman shows business how to use the same techniques to better plan for the uncertainties of today’s rapidly changing economy.

Red Teaming is both a set of analytical tools and a mindset. It is designed to overcome the mental blind spots and cognitive biases that all of us fall victim to when we try to address complex problems. The same heuristics that allow us to successfully navigate life and business also cause us to miss or ignore important information. It is a simple and provable fact that we do not know what we do not know. The good news is that, through Red Teaming, we can find out.

In this book, Hoffman shows how the most innovative and disruptive companies, such as Google and Toyota, already employ some of these techniques organically. He also shows how many high-profile business failures, including those that sparked the Great Recession, could easily have been averted by using these approaches. Most importantly, he teaches leaders how to make Red Teaming part of their own planning process, laying the foundation for a movement that will change the way America does business.

BRYCE G. HOFFMAN is a bestselling author, speaker and consultant who helps companies around the world plan better and leaders around the world lead better by applying innovative systems from the worlds of business and the military. Before launching his international consulting practice in 2014, Hoffman was an award-winning financial journalist who spent 22 years covering the global automotive, high-tech and biotech industries for newspapers in Michigan and California. He writes a regular column on leadership and culture for Forbes.com and regularly appears on television and radio shows in the United States and around the world.

Award-winning historical mystery writer Susan Spann joins Janeane Monday 7/24 at 9:00am pst to talk about her new book, “Betrayal at Iga”

Award-winning historical mystery writer Susan Spann is once again stepping back in time to solve a crime in Japan’s Samurai Era in her new book. “Betrayal at Iga” (published by Seventh Street Books), releases on July 11.

Autumn, 1565: After fleeing Kyoto, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo take refuge with Hiro’s ninja clan in the mountains of Iga province. But when an ambassador from the rival Koga clan is murdered during peace negotiations, Hiro and Father Mateo must find the killer in time to prevent a war between the ninja clans.

With every suspect a trained assassin, and the evidence incriminating not only Hiro’s commander, infamous ninja Hattori Hanzō, but also Hiro’s mother and his former lover, the detectives must struggle to find the truth in a village where deceit is a cultivated art. As tensions rise, the killer strikes again, and Hiro finds himself forced to choose between his family and his honor.


Director Lara Stolman chats with Janeane Bernstein about her must see documentary, SWIM TEAM! LISTEN Monday 7/24/17 at 9:45am pst on KUCI 88.9fm.

Audience and critics are raving about one of
the must see documentaries of the summer!


SWIM TEAM tells the story of how parents of young boy who is on the autism spectrum take matters into their own hands and create a swimming team in their New Jersey community. The swim team made up of teens on the spectrum begin to train with high expectations and zero pity. Watch as these teens not only aim to win gold but for inclusion, their independence and a life that feels winning.

SWIM TEAM opened in theaters in Los Angeles on July 21st.


ABC News - 'Swim Team' follows teens with autism finding joy and acceptance in the water

CBS NEWS NY - Dad At Heart Of ‘Swim Team’ Documentary Explains Why He Coaches Team Of Autistic Swimmers

NPR - Parents And Athletes Venture Out And Connect In 'Swim Team'

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS - New Documentary Follows Team of Autistic Swimmers

REMEZCLA - Eye-Opening Doc ‘Swim Team’ Raises Awareness of Lack of Resources for Autistic Kids of Color

SWIM TEAM chronicles the overwhelming struggles and extraordinary triumphs of 3 young athletes with autism and shows how a swim team can bring hope to a community.

Directed by

Lara Stolman

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Author Zinzi Clemmons talks with host Janeane Bernstein about her powerful debut novel, WHAT WE LOSE.

Named a “Writer Worth Knowing” in The New York Times Summer Book Preview

Named a summer 2017 recommended read by
The New York Times, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Elle, The Millions, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Nylon, Houston Chronicle, Redbook, and Time


Zinzi Clemmons’ WHAT WE LOSE is a powerful and innovative debut novel that questions the nature of identity, grief, and love through the eyes of a young woman who loses her mother to cancer. Told in visceral vignettes that draw from autofiction, online media, and encyclopedia, WHAT WE LOSE is a thoughtful, poignant debut from a promising new voice.

At the beginning of the novel we meet Thandi, a second generation South African American of mixed race growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs. Thandi is raised by her South African mother, yet in Thandi’s daily life she is immersed in the culture of “American Blacks . . . my precarious homeland.” “Because of my light skin and foreign roots,” Clemmons writes, “I was never fully accepted by any race.” This feeling, of being detached from a tribe, the loneliness of a perpetual outsider, follows her throughout her life.

Her mother, a pillar of strength in their family, becomes ill while Thandi is at college, and eventually Thandi leaves school to care for her. After her mother’s death, Thandi struggles to anchor herself to a self-image and to relationships that seem increasingly tenuous to her. She falls in love and fashions an unexpected new family for herself, only to find herself uncomfortable in it—an interloper again—and still deeply disoriented by the loss of her mother.

Clemmons intersperses the narrative with photography, text messages, excerpts from blogs and newspaper articles; the effect is by turns playful and haunting. The primary sources create intimate and sprawling connections between the reader, Thandi, and the novel’s larger questions: about the construct of race, injustice within social systems, the durability of love, and the ability to overcome grief. In this way WHAT WE LOSE confronts the horrors and the legacy of Apartheid, and the tyranny of race in the personal and political realms. The meditations in WHAT WE LOSE are deeply felt, not least because its themes are informed by the author’s personal experiences.

Twitter: @zinziclemmons


Zinzi Clemmons was raised in Philadelphia by a South African mother and an American father. She is a graduate of Brown and Columbia universities, and her writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All Story, The Paris Review Daily, Transition, and elsewhere. She is a cofounder and former publisher of Apogee Journal, a contributing editor to Literary Hub. She has been in residence at the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Dar al-Ma’mûn, Morocco. Clemmons lives in Los Angeles with her husband.


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Los Angeles, CA

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Brooklyn, NY

Pittsburgh, PA

Las Vegas, NV

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Gaetano Morello, ND, is a board-certified naturopathic doctor practicing in West Vancouver, British Columbia and the author of Whole Body Cleansing. Dr. Morello joins Janeane 7/17 at 9:30am pst!

If you're not a bodybuilder, why would you need a protein shake? Turns out there are quite a few reasons...

Protein is used for the production of muscles and also to manufacture hormones, enzymes, cellular messengers, nucleic acids, and immune-system components. Without adequate protein our body can't put together the structures that make up every cell, tissue and organ, nor can it generate the biochemical components needed for cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, growth and healing. Without an adequate amount of protein our muscles wouldn't recover as quickly after a workout, which could lead to injuries.

“Protein powder is a great supplement for any fitness program,” says Dr. Gaetano Morello. “Protein helps you build muscle and boosts your metabolism to keep you energetic throughout the day. A faster metabolism burns more fat and helps you slim down. I take a protein shake in the morning or after a workout. It’s an easy way to get the key nutrients I need.”

Start your day with a protein shake to:
Boost metabolism
Build muscle
Promote fat loss
Increase strength
Reduce hunger


Gaetano Morello, ND, is a board-certified naturopathic doctor practicing in West Vancouver, British Columbia and the author of Whole Body Cleansing. Dr. Morello is a contributing author to A Textbook of Natural Medicine, the most definitive text on Alternative Medicine in the world, the Health Counselor magazine, The American Journal of Natural Medicine, The Natural Medical Journal, Alive Magazine, Viva Magazine, and a number of other publications. His knowledge and experience in the clinical applications of the scientific foundations of natural medicine have placed him in demand as a speaker and a contributor to health and medical panels, directorships, forums and conventions throughout the world.

Columnist and Fitness Instructor, Jane Schmidt, joined Janeane 7/17 to talk about her laugh-out-loud book, "Not a Perfect Fit."


Not a Perfect Fit: Laugh-out-loud funny one minute and thought-provoking the next, Not a Perfect Fit includes stories detailing everything from Jane Schmidt’s experience living off-grid as the only English woman in an Amish neighborhood to family trips that are remarkably similar to National Lampoon’s Vacation. Through it all, Schmidt manages to rise above the many challenges she faces, inspiring and entertaining her audience along the way. Filled with animal antics, gratitude, mishaps, and madcap adventures, Not a Perfect Fit’ s tell-all, single-girl-gone country, down-home stories give readers permission to laugh and cry—and, most important, to carry on.

JANE A. SCHMIDT is a columnist and the owner of two businesses, Fitness Choices and Turtle Adventures. When not teaching her fitness classes or encouraging women to get outside, she spends her time backpacking in places like the Grand Canyon, Superior Hiking Trail, and Isle Royale National Park; biking across Wisconsin; hiking and kayaking in the Kickapoo Valley Reserve; or just hanging out with her animal family in rural Viola, Wisconsin.
"Jane exudes an innocence in her presentation of life that made me want to meet her and see the world through her eyes. She had me laughing and commiserating, shocked and envious, all at once. Definitely a fun read, and I would recommend this book to all, without any hesitation."
―Readers' Favorite, 5 stars

“Jane Schmidt documents the essential day-to-day of rural Wisconsin life with a deft balance of sentiment, reportage, and humor. City mouse, country mouse, newcomer or old-timer, you will find yourself nodding, grinning, and sometimes dabbing at your eyes as you read these stories."
―Michael Perry, best-selling author of Truck: A Love Story and The Jesus Cow

"In daring to share herself fully with the reader through these funny and heart-felt stories of country life, Jane Schmidt helps us laugh out loud into that sometimes heart-breaking gap between our dreams and realities, and between what we hope is true about ourselves and what actually is. Whether you live out in the country or in the big city, Not a Perfect Fit is a gift of laughter, vulnerability, and wisdom."
―Jennifer Morales, award-winning author of Meet Me Halfway

“Jane Schmidt is funny, candid, and has the keen eye of an outsider looking in―then turning the mirror back on herself. Reading the final pages felt like the last miles of a road trip with someone whose company you really enjoyed that has ended far too soon."
―Julie Buckles, author of Paddling to Winter

“With humor, grace, and tenderness, Jane Schmidt gives her readers an entertaining peek into the layered life of a single mother, animal hoarder, and kick-ass fitness instructor―living a rustic life but still searching for the perfect wand of mascara and a respectable pair of jeans.”
―Sheila Sherwin, writer and editor of RealSmallTowns.com

Ronald Rael, author of Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the US-Mexico Boundary, joined Janeane 7/17 on KUCI 88.9fm!

"Part historical account, part theoretical appraisal, and part design manifesto, Borderwall as Architecture is reminiscent of Rem Koolhaas’ Delirious New York in its sweeping assessment of
both the sociocultural peculiarities and outlandish possibilities represented by a prominent structural element."—Blaine Brownell, Architect Magazine

Borderwall as Architecture is an artistic and intellectual hand grenade of a book, and a timely re-examination of what the physical barrier that divides the United States of America from the United Mexican States is and could be. It is both a protest against the wall and a projection about its future. Through a series of propositions suggesting that the nearly seven hundred miles of wall is an opportunity for economic and social development along the border that encourages its conceptual and physical dismantling, the book takes readers on a journey along a wall that cuts through a “third nation”—the Divided States of America. On the way the transformative effects of the wall on people, animals, and the natural and built landscape are exposed and interrogated through the story of people who, on both sides of the border, transform the wall, challenging its existence in remarkably creative ways. Coupled with these real-life accounts are counterproposals for the wall, created by Rael’s studio, that reimagine, hyperbolize, or question the wall and its construction, cost, performance, and meaning. Rael proposes that despite the intended use of the wall, which is to keep people out and away, the wall is instead an attractor, engaging both sides in a common dialogue.

Included is a collection of reflections on the wall and its consequences by leading experts Michael Dear, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, Marcello Di Cintio, and Teddy Cruz.

Ronald Rael is Associate Professor in the departments of Architecture and Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Earth Architecture, a history of building with earth in the modern era that exemplifies new, creative uses of the oldest building material on the planet. The Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum have recognized his work, and in 2014 his creative practice, Rael San Fratello, was named an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

5 Reasons to Join the Slime Craze this Summer – Lessons from sslimegirls

If you’ve been looking for Elmer’s glue at your local Target or Michael’s and the shelves have been empty, well, I can tell you where all the glue went. Can’t find Borax either? Yup. I know where that is, too. How do I know? Because it’s all at MY HOUSE! We have suddenly turned into a thriving slime business thanks to my daughter, aka sslimegirls. And I am here to say that Slime 2.0 is badass! From the colorful and creative possibilities to the captivating smells, today’s slimes will make you feel like a creative super hero.

1. You will be happier taking a technology break and having old school fun! 

I consider myself to be an incredibly lucky parent. Why? Because instead of spending her time watching TV, perusing YouTube videos, taking endless selfies or doing who knows what else, my daughter has caught on to the resurgence of slime and she’s kicked it up a notch. But this slime is not even close to the original gooey, green stuff I remember as a kid. The original Slime, created by Mattel and sold in mini plastic trash cans, was a green drippy, oozy slippery gel that creeped between your fingers, like some old ‘60s horror movie. Let’s just say, I wasn’t a huge fan, but the 2017 version of slime is anything but plain, gooey green. Anything goes when it comes to what my daughter can create and imagine with texture, color and smells. Now, I am witnessing slime 2.0 daily. Our house is a slime lab, and I must say it’s off the charts wildly creative!

I’ve seen my daughter blossom into a chemist, a no-recipe, go with- the-flow innovator, who thrives on bringing her own personal creativity to the development of new and interesting slimes with varying consistencies, smells and colors. Sslimegirls is gaining followers and growing rapidly in a competitive slime business. Kids across the country are making slime videos and posting their colorful creations. If you haven’t noticed, Elmer’s glue is now promoting their gallon-sized products featuring adorable kids creating slime in an array of vibrant colors. Slime is back again, and in full force!

2. You can be wildly creative and unique

On a Saturday night, you can find my daughter creating a huge tub of slime alone or with a friend, and enjoying the thrill of creativity and good old-fashioned, han
ds on play. She might also be making a slime video or packaging up items to ship out to a new customer. Instead of being boy crazy (Phew!), she’s slime crazy! Her drive to create new and unique slimes, and purchase other kids’ slimes, quickly influenced her to start her own business with a friend. They called it sslimegirls, and even though her friend left the business to focus on school, the original name is still going strong.

3. Creating a slime business teaches life-long lessons

Some might ask, “What is there to learn from creating a thriving slime business?” Considering the endless amounts of glue and other supplies we were buying, I seized this opportunity and helped turn my daughter’s passion into a learning experience. She logs all her expenses, from supplies and shipping costs, and tracks her sales diligently. She now understands that we can’t just keep on creating product, and buying gallon sized containers of Elmer’s glue, unless there is a demand for what she is making. 

Plus, she has learned how important it is to treat her customers with kindness and respect, and the power of video marketing and product packaging. The packages she receives from other slime sellers across the country, include beautifully handwritten notes and extra perks, such as candy, stickers and toys. She has made mental notes on what to do and not do when it comes to marketing, promotion and building a customer base. I finally gave sslimegirls a designated area and shelving unit in the laundry room, because slime was taking over the dining room (and it wasn’t pretty). Being organized and keeping tabs on your supplies and inventory is an important part of sslimegirls, and any business.

4. Writing letters, the way people used to (in the dark ages), before there was email and texting is more exciting than you think!

When I see my daughter sprinting with excitement to the mailbox to see if any slime packages have arrived, I think back to my days running for the mail, too (except I was trying to intercept my school grades before my father saw my D’s). I would be just as excited at her age to have packages showing up at my doorstep. The handwritten notes she receives are reminiscent of my days having pen pals or just writing letters to camp friends throughout the year. How many kids do you know who write letters anymore?! Probably not many, because most kids send texts and emails at most.

I can feel my daughter’s excitement as she receives slime packages, thoughtful handwritten notes, candy and small ‘squishy’ toys. She carefully reviews products for free and posts her reviews on Instagram, which has become a booming hub of slime excitement and creativity. If a slime shipment arrives and the contents are not carefully sealed, she receives an oozing mess. From these shipping mishaps, my daughter has learned what not to do, and how to improve her business image and product. Sslimegirls sells her slime online through her Etsy store  and markets, sells and reviews slimes on her sslimegirls Instagram account. Her products now include beautiful packaging, adorable logo labels, handwritten thank you notes to the buyer, and of course, extra perks like candy and a small squishy toy. 

5. Bridge the gap between your kids and senior citizens…with slime!

Incidentally, the biggest learning moment from all of this slime creation is that slime is not just for kids. That’s right. You heard me correctly.

I am not talking about adults taking a monetary interest in slime, because there are adults making and selling, as well. I am going one step further. And here’s how we proved our point. We introduced six different slimes to our 98-year-old friend, Hanna, and here was her reaction: pure joy, playfulness, creativity, excitement, and an opportunity to get her fingers moving, because she has arthritis. Hanna was completely surprised at just how much fun she was having and how interesting slime was. Sslimegirls made her day and we had even more to talk about while playing together with slime.

We make it a rule to never be on our phones when we are with Hanna. There is no reason to be, unless we are sharing some photos with her. As a society spending most of our time heads down into our electronic devices, many people don’t know how to interact and converse anymore. We are too distracted, too hooked on technology and less focused on what really matters: the real moments right in front of us. There is no replacement for quality time and meaningful connections. And we don’t need to capture every moment on our phones. Let’s just imprint them in our minds and hearts.

Creativity bridges any age gap and starts a conversation. Put your cell phones down and reconnect on a personal level. Lastly, never underestimate the creative mind and spirit of a really clever

Want to make your own slime?
Here’s how from sslimegirls!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dr. Stuart Shanker chats with host Janeane Bernstein about the importance of being a "Stress Detective" and more! In his book, SELF-REG: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life, Dr. Shanker reveals a revolutionary new understanding of stress and how it affects children’s emotions and behavior. Great info for all of you parents and teachers!


World-renowned professor of psychology discusses how stress affects children’s behavior…and what we can do about it

There is no such thing as a bad kid. According to world-renowned professor of psychology Stuart Shanker, even the most frustrating, annoying or troubling behavior has an explanation—and a way forward. In SELF-REG: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life, now available in paperback, Dr. Shanker reveals a revolutionary new understanding of stress and how it affects children’s emotions and behavior. He shows how children’s “bad” behavior is often an expression of their inability in the moment to respond to everything going on in and around them. We are seeing a generation of children and teens with excessively high levels of stress and, as a result, an explosion of emotional, social, learning and behavior problems. Shanker explains why self-regulation is so critical to our well-being and shows us how to identify stressors and reduce them. He shares practical advice for parents to help their kids engage calmly and successfully in learning and life.

Dr. Shanker discusses:

  • Why our ability to thrive—to complete tasks, form friendships, and learn—depends on being able to self-regulate.
  • The difference between misbehavior and stress behavior.
  • Why emphasis on willpower and self-control is not only misguided but actually counter-productive. 
  • How our kids feed off our stress and we feed off of theirs…and what can be done to break the cycle. 
  • The link between behavior and energy: how hyper-arousal and hypo-arousal affect behavior and how they can be managed.
  • How many of the “tricks” parents use to calm or quiet our children (i.e. giving them an iPad to watch or video game to play) actually makes it harder for your child to calm down. 

In SELF-REG, Dr. Shanker helps children (and parents) develop the capacity to manage themselves to meet all challenges and live up to their fullest potential.

About the Author:

Dr. Stuart Shanker is a distinguished research professor emeritus of psychology and philosophy at York University and the creator of The MEHRIT Centre and the Self-regulation Institute. He is a former president of the Council of Early Child Development. Dr. Shanker attended the University of Toronto, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. At the University of Oxford, he obtained his D. Phil. with distinction. His expertise has been sought internationally, and he has been an adviser on early child development to school boards and government organizations across Canada and the United States.

7/12/17 Lead Actors Anabelle Acosta and Chris Redd called in to chat with host Janeane Bernstein about their film, "FAT CAMP," which just premiered at the LA Film Festival and was picked up by BET!

Director Jennifer Arnold (HBO’s A Small Act), Writer Chuck Hayward (Dear White People), Actress Anabelle Acosta (Quantico), Actor Steven Thomas Capp (How I Met Your Mother), Actor Brian Borello (Dark Desire), newcomers Michael Cienfuegos and Luke Clark, Executive Producer Valerie Stadler, Composer Siddhartha Khosla (This Is Us) and Choreographer Alison Faulk (Magic Mike)

Twenty-something Hutch thinks image is everything. He fronts like a baller and is too spoiled to get a job. But when his mom kicks him out of the house and he’s forced to work at his uncle’s fat camp, he finds himself supervising an offbeat group of husky boys, who ultimately help him grow up.

Chuck Hayward's (Netflix’s new series Dear White People) irreverent script is all about embracing your inner loser as the ultimate winner, making Emmy-nominated Jennifer Arnold's fiction feature directorial debut a willfully offensive adult comedy with no manners and tons of heart.

Acclaimed comic and actor Chris Redd (Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping, Netflix’s Disjointed) gives a star turn as Hutch, supported by Anabelle Acosta (Quantico, Ballers), newcomer Michael Cienfuegos, Mel Rodriguez (Last Man On Earth, Getting On), and Vivica A. Fox (Empire, Kill Bill: Volumes 1 and 2).

Runtime: 88 min



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Author Melody Warnick joined host Janeane Bernstein to talk about her book, "This is Where You Belong."

“I’m a sucker for lists, articles and books about ‘Best Places to Live’ and given how popular they are, I suspect you are, too. Now, journalist Melody Warnick (who’s moved six times in her adult life) has written a terrific book that could help you find yours—or help you make your current community a better place to live.”


LISTEN to Janeane's conversation with Author Melody Warnick!

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve moved a few times. Maybe out of state for college, or to the city for a job, or to the next town over for a cheaper house. Considering that the average American moves 11.7 times in his or her life, maybe all of the above. Whatever drew you to your current place, you know that some places feel more like home than others. Why? What makes you want to put down roots? How do you make the place you’re living the place you want to stay? No matter how long you’ve lived there, THIS IS WHERE YOU BELONG: Finding Home Wherever You Are, now available in paperback, will make you want to celebrate, support, and engage with your city, making you happier where you are right now.

Journalist Melody Warnick shares her own restless journey (5 states in 13 years!) and her efforts to find out what makes us feel connected to our towns and cities, and why it matters. She dives into the body of research around place attachment—the deep sense of connection that residents sometimes feel with their towns—and looks at the spreading movement of placemaking, a term for how citizens are making their communities more livable.

In travels to towns across America, Warnick talk to both Movers and Stayers about what attracted them to their town, made them fall in love with it, and then made them stay. At home, she applies what she’s learned with a series of “Love Where You Live experiments” designed to make her feel more at home in her new town of Blacksburg, Virginia.

The facts, statistics, and stories Warnick shares in THIS IS WHERE YOU BELONG are not only fascinating (and often surprising), but they’re designed to help anyone, anywhere, connect with the place they live.

Warnick distills extensive research into easy-to-grasp principles that readers anywhere can use to increase engagement with, and learn to love, their own communities. Whether you’re looking for ways to learn to love your new home or looking for ways to get more involved in a community you already love THIS IS WHERE YOU BELONG can help readers realize that wherever they live… is actually home.


Twitter: @melodywarnick

A freelance journalist for more than a decade, Melody Warnick has written for a variety of publications, including O: The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s Day, Parents, American Profile, and The Atlantic’s CityLab.

How to Find a Great Place to Live or Make Yours One, Next Avenue (Twin Cities PBS)

The Art of Loving The Place You Live, Think on KERA

New Job? Here's How to Feel Like You Belong, Fast Company

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Indhushree Rajan, Ph.D.  joined host Janeane Bernstein Monday 7/10 at 9:00am pst to talk about Project Satori, Clinical Arts and Advocacy, and more!

Indhushree Rajan, Ph.D. joins host Janeane Bernstein Monday 7/10 at 9:00am pst. Indhushree is an American born, South Indian woman, who grew up in Southern California. She has worked with physically and sexually abused children and adolescents, adult victims of rape and domestic violence, and at-risk youth and families with criminal, psychiatric, and substance abuse histories for the past 16 years. She finished her PhD in clinical psychology, and is the creator/director of Project Satori, a non-profit organization committed to providing mental health and trauma care for sex trafficking survivors, both domestically, and in developing countries.

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We regret to announce that our planned auction-fundraiser event, "Art Heals!" must be postponed to a later date and new location, likely in the Fall. Recent events, and the climate on the USC campus makes it an inappropriate time to align with USC to promote the issues that are important to us.

--Project Satori, Founder and Director,
Dr. Indhushree Rajan


Dr. Rajan is the founder of Project Satori and co-founder of the Satori Wellness Center.

She has spent over 20 years working with child, adolescent, and adult survivors of physical, sexual, and psychological trauma, in diverse cultural and socio-economic communities in California.

In the private practice setting, Dr. Rajan enjoys working with a very diverse spectrum of clients of different ages and backgrounds, presenting with a wide range of clinical issues including: acute anxiety, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, aging, life transitions, and learning disabilities.

Dr. Rajan is an internationally published author and has written and spoken extensively all over the world on the topics of human trafficking and modern day sexual slavery.

For the past nine years, Dr. Rajan has been doing research and clinical work with sex trafficking survivors in California and India. Her clinical work with clients spans training and experience with a variety of treatment modalities including: psychodynamic therapy, narrative and play based therapies, art therapy, mindfulness and CBT techniques in address of severe trauma, and mind/body and EFT based treatment methods.
In 2008 Dr. Rajan founded Project Satori and has since been working to realize its mission to provide comprehensive mental health care to survivors of sex-trafficking and their families, in and around Los Angeles;
  • to promote education and advocacy around the global sex trafficking crisis, both domestically and abroad;
  • to offer psychoeducational training services about sex trafficking prevention and treatment in California, and through global partner programs worldwide.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

7/10 9:45am pst, Lea Waters, Ph.D. joined host Janeane Bernstein to chat about her latest work, The Strength Switch - How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen Flourish

Listen to today's show with Lea Waters, Ph.D.

About The Strength Switch

Unlock your children’s potential by helping them build their strengths.

This game-changing book shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, thanks to evolutionary development, giving them “strengths-blindness.” By showing us how to throw the “strengths switch,” Lea Waters demonstrates how we can not only help our children build resilience, optimism, and achievement but we can also help inoculate them against today’s pandemic of depression and anxiety.

As a strengths-based scientist for more than twenty years, ten of them spent focusing on strengths-based parenting, Waters has seen how this approach enhances self-esteem and energy in both children and teenagers. Yet more on the plus side: parents find it a particularly exciting and rewarding way to raise children. With many suggestions for specific ways to interact with your kids, Waters demonstrates how to discover strengths and talents in our children, how to use positive emotions as a resource, how to build strong brains, and even how to deal with problem behaviors and talk about difficult situations and emotions. As revolutionary yet simple as Mindset and Grit, The Strength Switch will show parents how a small shift can yield enormous results.
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Lea Waters, Ph.D., is President of the International Positive Psychology Association and the Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She holds an affiliate position with Cambridge University’s Well-being Institute (UK) and the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan (USA). Waters was the Founding Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne and was listed in the Top 100 Women of Influence by The Australian Financial Review in 2015. She has also served as a consultant to a wide range of businesses. Waters lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, Matthew Scholes; her son, Nicholas; and her daughter, Emily.

Author Tasha Eurich, joins Janeane 7/10 at 9:30am pst to talk about her book, INSIGHT: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life

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WATCH The Truth About Self-Awareness Video! How to Thrive in a Delusional World!


Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She’s built a reputation as a fresh, modern voice in the leadership world by pairing her scientific grounding in human behavior with a pragmatic approach to business challenges. With a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University, Dr. Eurich has spent the last 15 years helping thousands of professionals—from Fortune 500 executives to early stage entrepreneurs—improve their self-awareness and success.

As a writer, she’s contributed to The Guardian, TED.com, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and CNBC.com and her work has been featured in Business Insider, Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and New York Magazine, as well as several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Eurich’s first book, Bankable Leadership, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list in 2013, and has since become a popular resource for managers and executives who want to make their employees happy and produce bottom-line results for their business. Her second book, Insight, delves into the connection between our self-awareness – what she calls the meta-skill of the twenty-first century – and our performance and success, both in life and the workplace.

Dr. Eurich has been named one of Denver Business Journal's “40 Under 40,” a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America, and a “Leader to Watch” by the American Management Association alongside the likes of Patrick Lencioni, Ram Charan, and Chip Heath. Her 2014 TEDxMileHigh talk has been viewed more than one million times on YouTube.

In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, cycling, historical biographies, and is an unapologetic theater nerd. She lives in her hometown of Denver, Colorado with her husband and their rambunctious dogs.

In a world where we tweet at each other instead of listen to each other, where style trumps substance, and where he who talks the loudest is most likely to be heard, it’s easy to lose sight of who we really are, and how others really see us. In the vein of Quiet, INSIGHT takes us on a journey of self-exploration, showing us how to survive and thrive an increasingly delusional world.

Have you been curious about what other people say about you when you’re not in the room? Or wondered if the “you” that stares back in the mirror is the same person others see? Or found yourself thinking, How well do I understand myself, really?

INSIGHT: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life

Stanford Law School Professor and Author, Mugambi Jouet, joined host Janeane Bernstein 7/10 to talk about is latest book, Exceptional America: What Divides Americans From the World and From Each Other.

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Stanford Law School Professor and Author, Mugambi Jouet, joins host Janeane Bernstein 7/10 at 9:15am pst to talk about his latest work, Exceptional America: What Divides Americans From the World and From Each Other.

Some topics he will cover include:

Why did Donald Trump follow Barack Obama into the White House? Why is America so polarized? And how does American exceptionalism explain these social changes?

One of the goals of his book is to humanize Trump supporters and detractors, and help us all better understand the root causes of their views--even our own-- into every interview would positively engage listeners.

Mugambi Jouet teaches at Stanford Law School. His writing has been featured in Mother Jones, Slate, The New Republic, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Salon, The Hill, Libération, Le Monde, and academic journals. He has traveled extensively within America and internationally.


http://news.stanford.edu/2017/ 04/03/expert-examines-roots-am ericas-divide/#