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October 15, 2016

Saving the Libraries
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Are libraries a thing of the past in today’s high tech digital world? We talk to a top author and library advocate who says they remain more vital than ever. Then, how can you lead a more fulfilling life at work and at home? A psychologist shares three factors that can help you be happier and more satisfied every day.
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Are Libraries Endangered?
Bestselling author Karen Slaughter is Founder of the “Save the Libraries” Ms. Slaughter’s organization raises funds for libraries in underprivileged communities. She said libraries are the backbone of our nation’s educational infrastructure, and they are being slowly dismantled by financially-troubled municipalities and apathetic politicians. She explained the crucial relationship between libraries and schools. She offered suggestions of what the average citizen can do to help their local library.
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Finding Fulfillment at Home and Work
One out of five men in their twenties without a college degree has not worked at all in the past 12 months. William Schiemann, PhD, author of Fulfilled! Critical Choices – Work, Home, Life noted that these younger, lower-skilled men are now less likely to work, less likely to marry and more likely to live with parents, yet many of them feel fulfilled. He has found that success does not necessarily equal fulfillment. He explained the key drivers of fulfillment, both at home and at work, and why it is so important.
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Blood Pressure and Middle Age
Costantino Iadecola, M.D., Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology and Director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York authored a report for the American Heart Association which found that high blood pressure, especially in middle age, is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment later in life. He outlined steps to deal with high blood pressure.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Karen Slaughter
Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 36 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her sixteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novel Pretty Girls. A native of Georgia, Karin currently lives in Atlanta. Her Will Trent Series, Grant County Series, and stand-alone novel Cop Town are all in development for film & television.

Save The Libraries