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Interviewed by Mari Frank, conflict resolution attorney

Jeannette M. Gagan was recently interviewed by Mari Frank on a University of California Irvine radio program about her book and the role of the ego in conflict resolution.

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Some people believe they have no creativity. Some people spend most of their days immersed in creative projects. Some people are fortunate to have jobs that pay for  their creative efforts. Others who hold more mundane jobs have learned to spend off time in very creative ways. The fact of the matter is that everyone is creative whether one knows it or not.

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My recent interview on Amerika Now

My radio interview with Barb Adams of Amerika Now on November 3rd at 10 pm can be heard by clicking here

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Don Thompson, the CEO of McDonald's, recently reported he lost 20 pounds in the past year by returning to a regular exercise regime. At the same time he hasn't stopped eating McDonald's food every single day. Fast food companies are criticized for being the driving force behind obesity rates. Although McDonald's has introduced healthier options to their menu including chicken wraps, salads, and egg white breakfast sandwiches, salads make up just two to three percent of their sales. Given the rates of obesity in this country (one third of adult Americans are obese), limiting intake of high calorie fast foods is surely worthy of consideration.

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Bring Back Physical Education Classes

A recent Internet MSN poll posed this question: Should an hour of exercise be required every day in U.S. schools? Remarkably, 88% of 379,091 responders voted yes, that obesity is epidemic; 8% voted no because it detracts from learning; 1% responded that it depends on the state; and 3% weren't sure. The Institute of Medicine ( recommends that an hour of exercise every day be a "core" class for kids.  This committee of experts reported that children who exercise show greater attention, have faster cognitive processing speed, and perform better on standardized tests than children who are less active. Implementation of an hour of exercise every day would draw attention to this problem and would allow schools to spend money to implement such a program.

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