Self-improvement

Change Agent

The New York Times

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How can learning the secrets of competitive breath holding help a woman fix an online shopping habit? What can a recovering alcoholic learn from a Domino's Pizza marketing campaign? Charles Duhigg, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of ...Show More

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The Talk

33:17 | Feb 28th, 2018

M's friend says things that really bother M. Racist and homophobic things. He wants to know how to talk to his good friend about the offensive stuff he says, but he doesn't really know how. We find some lessons in the story of Steven Hassan, a former...Show More

Boy Problem

28:08 | Feb 28th, 2018

Allene is 80. She's been widowed for 7 years. And then she meets Larry, who makes her feel "on fire from the neck down." Things seem to be going great before he ghosts her, throwing Allene into an existential crisis. And the answers to that might lie...Show More

Introducing: Change Agent

01:53 | Mar 1st, 2018

Problem? Solution. Well, maybe. A new limited-run series from The New York Times.

Self-Control

28:08 | Feb 28th, 2018

Ashley shops online. A lot. Sends stuff to places all over the city. Hides her packages when they arrive. She wants to go a month without buying anything online. So, we turn to the world's best breath holders for answers.

Telling the Truth

24:07 | Feb 28th, 2018

Beth is an alcoholic in recovery with a four and a half-year blank spot on her resume. She's sober now and ready to go on job interviews, but she's not sure how to talk about her alcoholism to potential employers. Enter Domino's Pizza. The early 2000...Show More

Showing Up

21:57 | Feb 28th, 2018

Every time it rains, Marisa stays up all night wondering if anyone will show up to work the next day. She runs a bike messenger company, but no one wants to ride a bike when it's pouring outside. It's bad for business. We tell her the story of a high...Show More