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April 01, 2011

Preparing for Disaster
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If an unexpected disaster or crisis suddenly hit, would you or your family survive? What skills and supplies do you need to keep going? We have the story. Then, many are feeling beaten down by the economy. We talk to a psychologist who says women especially need to rise above difficulties by rising above their self-worth.
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: Being Ready for Anything
Neil Strauss, author of Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life believes that many Americans have lost their overall sense of security. He explained what he believes are the underlying reasons for this trend. He also outlined basic preparedness items every family should have on hand, and basic skills that can save lives in an emergency situation.
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InfoTrak: What is Your Self-Worth?
Cheryl Saban, PhD, author of What is Your Self-Worth? says that as unemployment rates go up and the economy goes down, its more important than ever to believe in oneself. She talks about the struggle women face in todays job environment, and why women base their worth on the opinion of others more than men do.
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InfoTrak: Shrinking Vocabularies
Recent studies have found that since 1950, the average teenagers vocabulary has dropped from 25,000 words to only 10,000. Reading specialist Maria Corkern says that a limited vocabulary translates into a reduced ability to think critically and communicate effectively, which results poor educational performance. She offered suggestions for parents on how to help a child improve his vocabulary.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Neil Strauss
Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Game and coauthor of three New York Times best-sellers: Jenna Jameson's How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, MÖtley CrÜe's The Dirt, and Marilyn Manson's The Long Hard Road Out of Hell -- as well as Dave Navarro's Don't Try This At Home, a Los Angeles Times bestseller. A writer for Rolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles

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Cheryl Saban
Cheryl Saban is a writer and social commentator who holds a Ph.D. in psychology. She is well known for her philanthropic endeavors and respected for her dedication to pediatric medical research, foster care education sponsorship, mind-body wellness for all ages, and ubiquitous, affordable health care. Dr. Saban has written numerous articles about women, children, marriage, parenting, and socio-political issues, and is a regular blogger for HuffingtonPost.com. Her other books include Miracle Child, Sins of the Mother, Griffin's Play Group, 50 Ways to Save our Children, Recipe for a Good Marriage, and Recipe for Good Parenting.

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