Here's Something Good

Here's Something Good

Each day we aspire to bring you the good news. Because there is good happening in the world, every day, everywhere — we just need to look for it and share it. Here’s Something Good is a short daily podcast that offers inspiring stories, helpful tips and shared experiences to motivate and inspire you every day. We’re letting you in on the best advice we’ve gotten, the news that’s brightening our day, and practical insights from experts and leaders you know and some that you may not, including ordinary people making an extraordinary difference. Here’s Something Good comes to you Monday through Friday — it’s a great way to start your day on the positive side of life. Here’s Something Good is a production of the Seneca Women Podcast Network and iHeartRadio, with support from Founding Partner P&G and Bank of America. For more information on Seneca Women, visit our website senecawomen.com and download the Seneca Women app free in the App Store.... Show More

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August 4, 2020 6 min

Trying to be productive while working from home is especially challenging, which accounts for a new surge of popularity for a technique that’s been around for decades. The Pomodoro Technique is named for the tomato-shaped timer that is its hallmark. We tell how it works.

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It’s easy to take for granted, but your breathing is one of the most powerful tools you have for de-stressing, calming anxiety and even falling asleep at night. Dr Patricia Gerbarg, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, offers some great insights and easy tips for better breathing during these difficult times.

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July 31, 2020 9 min

Gyms are closed and we’re stuck at home with too much screen time. The cure: Dancing. Turns out dancing is good not just for the body but is also a proven mood-booster. Learn how to make the most of your moves from Dr. Elise Risher, Director of the Dance/Movement Therapy Program at Sarah Lawrence College. 

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July 30, 2020 9 min

Navigating the health care system during Covid has been particularly challenging for everyone. Now consider the extra worries if you are a person living in poverty, or an immigrant in the US with limited resources.Today we hear from Dr. Margarita Loeza, the daughter of immigrant parents, who suffered from a painful hip condition as a child. Learn how Venice Family Clinic, a nonprofit community health center, changed Dr. Loeza’s lif...

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You never know where opportunity might present itself. And sometimes the most unlikely path can lead to success. For Mei Xu, a former Chinese diplomat, the light bulb went on while she was browsing the aisles of Bloomingdale's. She went on to found the multi-million dollar global enterprise, Chesapeake Bay Candle. Hear her surprising, and very practical advice.

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Uncertainty can cause anxiety, and at challenging times, humans seek comfort in familiarity and routine. Dr. Rachel Goldman of the NYU School of Medicine offers great advice on how to form new routines that will give us back the sense of control we’ve lost. (Hint: Take baby steps!)

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Dr. Vanessa Raabe, an infectious disease specialist at NYU Langone, returns to our podcast to update us on what's been learned about the coronavirus during the last few months and to answer some of our most pressing questions about staying healthy and safe from Covid-19.

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July 24, 2020 5 min

July 24th is National Amelia Earhart Day, an annual celebration of the aviation pioneer who has inspired generations of women and girls to dream outside of traditional roles. Who was this woman who remains an icon decades after her 1937 disappearance? Learn more in today’s podcast. 

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Ventilators are a key tool to help seriously sick patients recover from the coronavirus — so the ventilator shortage has been a worldwide concern. Today we hear from Smith College engineers about SmithVent, their winning competition entry. It's designed to be cost-effective, rapidly manufacturable and tailored to Covid-19 patients. 

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Uncharted Power is a company on a mission to bring a smarter, and more sustainable, energy grid to the world. In this preview of our next episode of Made By Women, we hear from the amazing Uncharted Power founder and CEO, Jessica O. Matthews. Hear how her dedication to the "why" of her company has given her the confidence to tackle huge problems in energy infrastructure — and why diversity is critical to driving innovation.

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July 21, 2020 6 min

In times of overwhelming change, it’s natural to ask: What can one person do? Natalie Guerrero, a writer and activist decided she wanted to do more for Black Lives Matter causes. She started a simple campaign on her Instagram account asking her friends and followers to send $1 to her Venmo — and the was response was unimaginable. Hear about Natalie’s about Instagram campaign, the power of social media and how she’s using social med...

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The coronavirus has made a deep dent in the economy, but the US is a resilient country and the current crisis won’t last forever. Former undersecretary of the US Treasury Mary Miller joins to give us her perspective on the downturn and updates that make her hopeful. 

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July 19 marks the 172nd anniversary of a movement that forever changed the United States. In 1848, the first American women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York, and sparked the long fight to get equal rights for women— including the right to vote. Today we hear from Professor of History Emerita, Dr. Sally McMillen, author of Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement.  

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One of the unfortunate results of the coronavirus has been an epidemic of loneliness. And whether you are looking for a love connection or to just make a new friend — science confirms humans are naturally social creatures. Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley joins to discuss social interactions and offers tips on creating new connections. 

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Krikey is an AR gaming company that's using some of the most exciting and cutting-edge technology to bring beautiful virtual experiences to users. And believe it or not, the tech isn’t even the most exciting thing about the company. In this preview of our next Made By Women episode we hear from Krikey's founders, Ketaki and Jhanvi Shriram, about this purpose-driven company that’s creating games for good. Enjoy this preview....

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Are you feeling overwhelmed right now? You aren’t alone. Today we’ll tell why reading books is a simple, inexpensive and easy way to reduce anxiety. Author and “Bookable” podcast host Amanda Stern joins to discuss her favorite books—and offer a few other anti-anxiety tips as well.

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When countries are ranked in terms of happiness, Denmark is always near the top of the list. So what can we learn from the Danes? Today Onor Hanreck Wilkinson from Copenhagen’s Happiness Research Institute tells why the Danish outlook leads to satisfaction—and how we can all share that attitude.  

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July 10, 2020 7 min

We all need to wear them to quash Covid-19, but masks are more than a must-have accessory. They're an opportunity to do good and give back. We talk to Dana Cohen, whose company, Hyer Goods, added masks to its line as a way to help others during the pandemic.

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For recent graduates entering this fiercely competitive job market, an internship can confer a distinct advantage. But for many minority and urban youth, internships simply aren’t available. That’s where Urban Alliance comes in, providing the internships that lead to the skills that lead to jobs. We talk to Urban Alliance CEO Eshauna Smith and to Bank of America’s Kerry Sullivan about this nonprofit that’s making a huge difference....

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The force behind movies from The Princess Diaries to Harriet, Debra Martin Chase is the first African American female producer to have a deal at any major studio – ever. In this preview of the fourth episode of our new series, Made By Women, the founder of Martin Chase Productions tells how she triumphed in a notoriously tough industry.

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