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James Roberts researches self-control and how our love of material possessions and money has an impact on our happiness. Research shows that compulsive buying has increased by at least 10 percent in just the last few years. (*ENCORE)


Central Texas Leadership Series: Susan Bolton

Jul 7, 2017

In this episode:  Susan Bolton, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House in Temple. Hosting the conversation is Nan Holmes.


According to new research, workplace incivility can stretch far beyond company walls. Assistant professor of management Merideth Ferguson says the cumulative effect of workplace stress can become viral.

 


Michael Hagerty

Value over volume and quality over quantity.


There are five important P's to remember when facing difficult decisions.


Global primary energy demands are expected to triple by 2050. Find out how clean energy will play an important role in a sustainable energy future


Downtown Depot: Youngdae Moon

Jun 16, 2017

Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com  sat down with Youngdae Moon for this edition of Downtown Depot. You may have noticed Youngdae on the podium of the Texas Food Truck Showdown when his deep fried tamale balls took home the hardware for best international food.  Austin and Youngdae dive deep on the benefits and difficulties of serving ethnic food in Waco. 


Researchers say the increase in methamphetamine production in the U.S. is linked to an increase in child foster care, but the damaging effects don't end there. 


How much should you save for a comfortable retirement? Wall Street Journal blogger retirement expert, Bill Reichenstein, gives some pointers.


Downtown Depot: Fiona Bond

Jun 2, 2017

Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com sits down this week with Fiona Bond.  Fiona has worked in the arts and culture sectors for over two decades and currently serves as the Executive Director of Creative Waco.


Energy Economist, Gurcan Gulen, says the implications of energy poverty are life threatening. the worst scenarios are found in parts of Africa, South Asia, and India, where it causes increased illiteracy and decreased life expectancy. 


Information security expert Bryan Palma poses sober questions about ethical boundaries in the cyber world. Who is responsible for protecting your privacy online? Palma says it's up to you. 


Downtown Depot: Brett Mills

May 19, 2017

Downtown Depot host, Austin Meek talks with charity CEO and worship leader Brett Mills.  Brett and his wife are the founders of Jesus Said Love, a non-profit that shares the love of Christ with women in the commercial sex industry by awakening hope and empowering change.  


Shawn Achor researches how people can re-wire their brain to be happier. He says there are two things that accelerate the brain toward growth – the perception of progress and seeing the finish line as being close.

 

 


Generation Y has high expectations of their employer. While it may stretch companies out of their comfort zones to facilitate a work environment that will attract Millennials, if they don't make adjustments, they'll miss out on the next generation of new talent. 


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