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Welcome

Welcome! Have you ever wondered whether the American Dream is dead? What about the Economics of Adulting? And should you be optimizing for happiness or contentment? If you’ve ever thought about any of these issues, you’ll have to tune into Twice Around. Hosted by Mary Daly and Jody Hoff (colleagues, best friends, and mentors), each episode is a journey marked by myth-busting, insights, and advice. Is the Rags-to-Riches trope a real thing? Listen to find out.

American Dream, Poverty, Rags-to-Riches, Adulting, Happiness, Contentment, Perceptions

Taking a second look at the beliefs that shape us

Episodes

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Are You Everyday Brave?

March 14, 2017

Does it take an act of heroism to be brave? Or do even small acts of courage make the cut? And what if no one notices, is the bravery lost? Find out the answers and learn whether you are everyday brave in this episode of Twice Around.

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The Deserving Gap

March 6, 2017

How do you know what you deserve? When you tally up what you get against what you give, is something missing? Is your satisfaction tethered to others? Find out and learn more about your own balance sheet in this episode of Twice Around.

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Facts: Friends Or Foes?

February 28, 2017

Facts are good, right? But do they ever get in the way of understanding? Can they crowd out emotions and perspectives that contribute to beliefs? Find out and learn more about the production function for viewpoints in this episode of Twice Around.

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Are Our Biases Costing Us?

February 21, 2017

Do our preconceived notions or quick judgments have a price? Is the cost high or low? Who pays? Find out and learn about the bias continuum in this episode of Twice Around.

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Why Aren’t We All More Grateful?

February 14, 2017

Are grateful people exceptional or intentional? Is it enough to send a birthday card or occasionally say thanks? Does anyone even notice? Find out the answers and learn more about your own gratefulness in this episode of Twice Around.

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What Determines Happiness?

February 8, 2017

If money can’t buy happiness, what can? Do genetics, upbringing, or good fortune play a role? Is society responsible for helping all individuals be happy? We consider these and other deep and practical questions on this episode of Twice Around.

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The New Economics of Adulting

February 1, 2017

Is starting up harder now than in the past? Has technology made life easier or more challenging? What’s the key to making good decisions in an uncertain world? We take a look at these tough questions (and more) in this episode of Twice Around.

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Can Only the Rich Get Ahead?

January 24, 2017

Who succeeds in the U.S.? What are the ingredients for good fortune? Is hard work enough? We take a look at these tough questions in this episode of Twice Around.

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Is the American Dream Dead?

January 16, 2017

Has the new generation been left behind by an old promise? Or do Dreams evolve as generations change? Find out as we explore a new definition of the American Dream in this episode of Twice Around.

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Poverty: Unlucky or Unmotivated?

January 6, 2017

Is poverty a treadmill or a temporary setback? In a rich country should anyone be poor? If you're not poor do you have an obligation to help? Hard questions and ones we take on in this episode of Twice Around.