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March 04, 2012

The Genius in All of Us
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Can anyone be a genius? What if every human started with the same intellectual tools at birth? We’ll talk to an expert who says everything we’ve been told about genetics, talent and IQ are wrong. Then, we’re all getting older. But what if you make your health your hobby? Can you turn back the clock, feel younger and live longer?
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: The Truth About Intelligence

David Shenk, author of The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ Is Wrong discussed recent scientific studies about intelligence. It turns out that the importance of genes has been overstated, and that environment, experience and education have a much greater impact than previously believed.
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InfoTrak: Lifestyle for Longer Life

Dr. William Sears, author of Prime-Time Health: A Scientifically Proven Plan for Feeling Young and Living Longer outlined the ways that wise lifestyle choices can significantly slow the effects of aging. He discussed the latest research that examined how the body can manufacture its own internal medicines to fight aging. He also talked about oils than can reduce joint pain and why sleep is so important.
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InfoTrak: Making the Most of Price Matching

Many stores promise to match or beat competitors' prices. Consumer Reports Money Adviser’s Mandy Walker outlined strategies for consumers who want to get the very best deal possible. She explained potential pitfalls and how price-matching policies can vary significantly store to store and online.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
David Schenk
David Shenk is the award-winning and national-bestselling author of six books, including The Forgetting ("remarkable" - Los Angeles Times),Data Smog ("indispensable" - New York Times), and The Immortal Game ("superb" - Wall Street Journal). He is a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com, and has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, Gourmet, Harper's, The New Yorker, NPR, and PBS. His new book The Genius in All of Us has been called "a deeply interesting and important book" by the New York Times.

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Dr. William Sears
Dr. Sears, or Dr. Bill as his "little patients" call him, is the father of eight children as well as the author of over 30 books on childcare. Dr. Bill is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Bill received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital in Boston and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto -- the largest children’s hospital in the world, where he served as associate ward chief of the newborn nursery and associate professor of pediatrics. Dr. Sears is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a fellow of the Royal College of Pediatricians (RCP).Dr. Bill is also a medical and parenting consultant for BabyTalk and Parentingmagazines and the pediatrician on the website Parenting.com.

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