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July 07, 2012

Everyday Advice from Extraordinary Minds
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What if you could ask the world’s top scientists for useable tips to improve your everyday life? We talk with a science geek who did just that! Also – do you think your child’s education is keeping up with the technology revolution? A new and improved education system may be on the horizon.
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: Brain Trust

Garth Sundem is a science writer, and author of Brain Trust: 93 Top Scientists Reveal Lab-Tested Secrets to Surfing, Dating, Dieting, Gambling, Growing Man-Eating Plants and More. He set out to interview 93 of the world’s top scientists, seeking practical advice for everyday tasks. He outlined some of the results, which touched on weight loss advice, ways to shorten trips to save gas, reducing gossip in the workplace and more.
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InfoTrak: Education needs innovation

Milton Chen, Senior Fellow and Executive Director Emeritus of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, and author of Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools says the US education system is rapidly falling behind in today’s technologically sophisticated world, and that learning is no longer limited by the traditional boundaries of schedule and location. He outlined major changes that he believes are necessary to encourage innovation in teaching and learning.
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InfoTrak: How to Have Your Latte and Drink It Too

As a young columnist for the Washington Post, Nancy Trejos’ job is to counsel thousands of people on personal finance, but Ms. Trejos found that she couldn’t even pay her own bills. She explained how she got into financial trouble and the steps she took to get out. She believes it is possible for consumers to repair their finances without giving up some indulgences.
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