Beating the Odds against Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

Robert Lustig, author of Fat Chance.
Topic:
Beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease.
Issues: The science and politics that have led to the current pandemic of obesity of chronic disease (think diabetes, heart disease, and more); strategies to help us lose weight and recover our health; what happened when researchers took teens off of sugar for 10 days (hint: the results are amazing)

What You Can and Can’t Do to Counsel a Friend

Joe Gurkoff, coauthor of How Can I Help?
Topic:
How to help others; what you can (and can’t) do to counsel a friend, colleague, or family member with a problem
Issues: Learning to listen, clarify and define the problem, map a realistic path to success, improve accountability, and regain your independence.

How to Build a Better Teacher

Elizabeth Green, author of Build a Better Teacher.
Topic:
How teaching works and how to teach it to everyone.
Issues: Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. But is it simply a matter of natural charisma, or can it be taught to millions of people who make up the American teaching workforce?

Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

Harold Pollack, coauthor of The Index Card.
Topic:
Why personal finance doesn’t have to be complicated:
Issues: Ten simple, no-nonsense, jargon-free, easy-to-follow, pieces of advice to follow to create a financial plan that will work if good times and bad.

31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet

Jesse Itzler, author of Living with a SEAL.
Topic:
31 days training with the toughest man on the planet
Issues: An inspiring, hilarious story of friendship, discovery, fitness, muscle soreness, pushing limits, and the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.

Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving

Tim Hollister, author of Not So Fast.
Topic:
Parenting your teen through the dangers of driving
Issues: How brain development affects driving; what driver’s ed doesn’t produce safe drivers; how and why to prepare a “flight plan” for each drive before handing over the keys; how an when to say no.