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Cockroaches and Grass Bugs: 4 Customer Service Mistakes Never to Make Again

I’ve been traveling a lot lately – from San Francisco to Gold Coast, Australia and back, then to Sydney and most recently to Fiji. Fiji […]

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7 Ways Eating More Veggies Can Make You a Climate Justice Hero

After a month of writing about eating habits and then last week’s post on food justice, it’s time to bring it back to the other major […]

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The Complex Anatomy of Food Justice: Poverty and Obesity

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been discussing the ways in which your diet might be a function of your mother’s food-related habits. In a three […]

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3 Surprising Ways Your Mother Still Controls How You Eat, Part 3: The Expert

With this post I am going to conclude my 3-part series on how moms can influence our eating habits for better or worse. Last week I […]

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3 Surprising Ways Your Mother Still Controls How You Eat, Part 2: The Traditionalist

Last week, I wrote about how an emotional eater can inadvertently harm three generations of a family, and how to begin to overcome it. This week […]

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3 Surprising Ways Your Mother Still Controls How You Eat, Part 1: The Emotional Eater

With the holidays coming up, I’ve been reflecting on why I have developed healthy eating habits, such as avoiding refined sugar and fried foods, which were a […]

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Belonging as a Universal Design Principle: Bioneers 2017

As a behavioral scientist, it’s always inspiring and affirming when others get to the lowest common denominator and it’s behavior change. It happened last week at […]

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Dance Beats Fitness Training for Memory and Balance

I was just in Gold Coast, Australia for a family wedding. Needless to say, there was a lot of dancing. I’ve been somewhat dance-deprived for […]

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How Poetry Makes You Smarter

I’ve been writing poetry for over 25 years. I’ve published some of it via 8 books. I’m not sure where it comes from, only that it keeps […]

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Design Thinking for Good Governance

Back in grad school, I wrote an National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal called Policy as Design. It was an extension of my work with the Research […]

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