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THE TORCH introduces you to the fascinating professors and experts who create the Great Courses. Each episode showcases several of our top professors in a fresh light, spotlights the great work they are doing, and gives you an opportunity to learn from their incredible insights.

Improving Your World

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Improving Your World

Episode 31
June, 2015
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Why is it so hard to lose weight, stop smoking, or establish healthy habits? How can we become more active participants in the worldwide sustainability revolution?


Join Host Ed Leon along with experts from The Great Courses as they explore the ways we can improve our worlds - both personally and the larger world around us.

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In This Podcast Listen To:

Jason M. Satterfield defines what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is (and isn’t) and discusses how it can be superior to medication with a broad range of applications such as helping to alleviate stress, depression, change bad habits and more.


Lonnie A. Gamble explains how sustainability doesn’t mean doing without, but rather doing more with less, and provides both the simple and ambitious ways we can all live more sustainably (and cheaply).

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