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August 02, 2014

Changing Business from the Inside
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If the primary goal of Corporate America is to earn a profit, does that conflict with making the world a better place? We’ll have an eye-opening interview. Then, every parent wants to raise successful kids. But real success may not be measured by report cards and college degrees…
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Infotrak: Changing Business from the Inside Out

American corporations are gradually becoming more socially responsible. Timothy J. Mohin, environmental advocate, and author of Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehuggers Guide to Working in Corporations outlined the reasons behind this trend, and explained how “treehuggers” working inside the system can lead the effort. He said young professionals now view “having an impact” as a much more important career goal than many other more traditional priorities.
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Infotrak: Parenting for Success

Madeline Levine. PhD, psychologist, co-founder of Challenge Success, a education reform project at the Stanford School of Education, and author of Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success said while parents, educators, and the media express concern about the soaring rates of emotional problems, and poor learning skills in America's children, there are ways to reverse these trends. She believes many parents need to shift their focus from good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances to developing a sense of purpose, connection, and meaning in their children's lives.
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Infotrak: CFL Study

Our guest is Miriam Rafailovich, PhD, materials engineering researcher, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director of the Garcia Center for Polymers at Engineered Interfaces at Stony Brook University on Long Island Dr. Rafailovich led a study that found that many compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs emit high levels of ultraviolet rays. She said that despite their large energy savings, consumers should avoid using compact fluorescent light bulbs at close distances.
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