Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Sept. 2, 1-2 PM
4:03 pm
Wed September 2, 2015

Is There An "Upside" To Stress?

Calm down, take a deep breath, try to relax. Your initial reaction to stress might be to try to make it go away, but health psychologist and author Kelly McGonigal’s advice is to harness stress and use it to your advantage. Embracing stress, she argues, can make you better able to achieve your goals. We’ll hear more about the science of stress in McGonigal’s new book, “The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It.”

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Miday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Sept. 2, 12-1 PM
3:02 pm
Wed September 2, 2015

Midday on Health

Student athletes should be wary of over-hydrating.
Credit Alexander Crook / Flickr

As summer ends and students head back to school, we dedicate this hour of Midday on Health with Dr. John Cmar of Sinai Hospital to surveying health issues that affect young people. First: binge drinking and habitual marijuana smoking are becoming more prevalent among college and teenage students. Parents and pediatricians are urged to speak with children about the dangers of alcohol early--by the time the kids are 9. Then, put down that water! We’ll hear why athletes tend to over hydrate, and why that’s risky.

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The First Five Years
2:27 pm
Wed September 2, 2015

First Five Years: A Touching Instinct

Human touch comforts, stimulates, and conveys emotions. But when does our need to be touched begin? What are the effects of touch on babies?

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Cellar Notes
12:31 pm
Wed September 2, 2015

Mandela Wines - 9/2/15

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = decent    ** = very good    *** = superb    **** = elite

House of Mandela Sauvignon Blanc, Western  Cape, '14 * $
(A very nice good simple suav blanc, easy drinker)

House of Mandela Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape '12 * 1/2 $
(A somewhat scaled down cab with good flavor)

House of Mandela Shiraz, Western Cape '12 ** $
(Delightful scaled down shiraz with character) VALUE

House of Mandela Chenin Blanc, Vusani Series, Western Cape '14 *** $
(A very impressive chenin, with classic flavors and classy presence)

House of Mandela Pinotage, Vusani Series, Western Cape '14 ** $
(Surprisingly good version of this checkered grape, very likeable)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Reds Wine, Spirits, Deli & Meats.
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The Morning Economic Report
10:54 am
Wed September 2, 2015

Rising Construction of Single Family Homes - 9/2/15

It is a piece of very good and important news for the U.S. economy – home builders began construction on single family homes at the fastest pace since the recession began in late two thousand and seven.  The U.S. economy has continued to struggle to expand robustly in recent months.  Increased consumer spending has sustained much of the growth that has occurred.  There has been a dearth of other significant economic drivers to emerge. 

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