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.

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May 12, 2021 8 min

For the last few years, the winners of the Regeneron Science Talent Search have been young women. The 2021 first-place winner, and recipient of a $250,000 prize, is Yunseo Choi, who created a mathematical model for matching people that has broad applications for daily life.

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One good thing that's come out of the pandemic—and that's worth keeping as we head toward normal—is the revival of the family dinner. We revisit this episode with the Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Family Dinner Project, psychologist Anne Fishel, who shares why meals together are great for everyone's physical and mental health.

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May 10, 2021 9 min

When her daughter was hospitalized with a rare disease, Shalini Samtani created activity kits to foster the healing power of play. Now Samtani has both a philanthropic foundation to provide kits to other children and a thriving business, Open the Joy.

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May 7, 2021 9 min

Most of us lie at least some of the time. Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz offers a sure-fire test to determine whether you’re telling a harmless white lie—or something else.

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Motherhood and entrepreneurship often go hand-in-hand. That was the case for Alli Webb. As a stay-at-home mother, she launched a mobile hair salon that catered to other mothers—which became the genesis for Drybar,her hugely successful chain of blow-out salons.

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The pandemic has caused a lot of us to rethink our jobs and even careers. If you're one of those contemplating a switch, we've got some great, practical advice from author and career consultant Kerry Hannon.

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We've got more Mother's Day gifts from women-owned businesses. Everything from truly amazing cookies and chocolates to chic socks to beautiful glassware.

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In New Rochelle, New York, TP Toys is the place to go for educational playthings and games. And helping children and parents is only part of owner Kemesha Salmon's efforts to give back to her community.

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This Mother's Day, consider a gift from a women-owned business; you can purchase wonderful products while economically empowering women. We've rounded up some great ideas, ranging from handcrafted home goods to athletic wear to yes, flowers and chocolate.  

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April 29, 2021 6 min

When you build pauses into your life, you can prioritize better, delegate better and determine the best use of your time and energy. Wellness expert Elizabeth Su, founder of Monday Vibes newsletter, reveals how to do that. 

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One of the things we’ve lost during the pandemic is office small talk.  But that daily chit-chat is more beneficial than you may realize. Dr. Jessica Methot, Professor of Human Resource Management at Rutgers, tells why small talk is so good for us, and how to replicate it while working from home.

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We’re all better at certain times than others. Lisa Woodruff, professional organizer and founder of Organize 365, tells how to determine your peak hours, and how to expand them so you’re working more efficiently, and happier.

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Mother Earth's best protector just may be another mother. That's the thinking behind Science Moms, a group of 9 climate scientists who are also moms. They're spreading the word about how everyone can fight climate change. We talk to one of the founders, Dr. Rosimar Rios-Berrios , a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado.

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April 23, 2021 7 min

Friendships can be hard to develop and maintain as we get older. And Covid has put additional stress on those relationships. Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz reveals how to build and strengthen your friendships.

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Bank of America’s Masterpiece Moment video series is a great way to learn about amazing art works and see them up close. Bank of America’s Rena De Sisto tells how to make the most of this incredible series.

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For the elderly and the disadvantaged, getting an appointment for the Covid vaccine has been an ordeal. That’s why Katelyn Hertel founded Vaccine Fairy, a national network of more than 1,500 volunteers who help people book their shots. So far they’ve handled almost 30,000 requests.

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April 20, 2021 7 min

If there ever was a year to raise your own flowers and vegetables, it’s this one. Gardening is the perfect Covid-era therapy—and the best part is, you can do it in even the tiniest of living spaces. Jennifer Morganthaler, professor of agriculture at Missouri State University, tells how.

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April 19, 2021 9 min

We all know that walking is good for us, but did you know how good? It’s a boost for mood, weight control—and can even foster an attitude of gratitude. Deborah Grayson Riegel, a leadership professor at Wharton Business School and Columbia Business School, reveals how to get all the benefits of this super-exercise.  

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Disagreement isn't a bad thing in a relationship. In fact, it's a crucial form of communication. Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz tells how to have the arguments that allow you both to get what you need.

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Collette Divitto was born with Down Syndrome. But that didn’t stop her from founding Collettey’s, a now-famous cookie bakery that employs 15 people and ships nationwide. Collettey’s signature treat: The Amazing Cookie (of course)!

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