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On the House: The household management science insights podcast, is a podcast from LMSL all about helping you or a friend – talking about anyone really- with no skill to develop their skills and confidence to build a healthy home lifestyle!
We talk about the freedom of living alone, how not to poison yourself. We even talk about laundry! Each topic addresses an element from the comprehensive framework of several domains and elements created by the Center for Household Management Science.

On the House: The Household Management Science Insights Podcast LMSL

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On the House: The household management science insights podcast, is a podcast from LMSL all about helping you or a friend – talking about anyone really- with no skill to develop their skills and confidence to build a healthy home lifestyle!
We talk about the freedom of living alone, how not to poison yourself. We even talk about laundry! Each topic addresses an element from the comprehensive framework of several domains and elements created by the Center for Household Management Science.

    Karen Magruder: Community Roots — Fostering Eco-friendly Communities | On the House #57

    Karen Magruder: Community Roots — Fostering Eco-friendly Communities | On the House #57

    Humans are innately social: connecting with like-minded people is not only important for our mental well-being, but could also serve a greater purpose. So, this week on On the House: The Household Management Science Insights Podcast, host Gabriella Joustra is joined by assistant professor of practice Karen Magruder to learn more about fostering eco-friendly communities.
    A dedicated and award-winning educator, Karen is passionate about integrating evidence-based and innovative techniques to promote student success in online learning. Currently, she serves as assistant professor of practice at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work, where she created a course on environmental justice and green social work, and to add, is a clinical social work supervisor. 
    In this episode, Karen sheds light on community roots in the context of household management and sustainability, describing the foundation of community as stable, coherent, and resilient. That aside, she reveals that fostering eco-friendly practices in our homes and communities can reduce our environmental impact on a larger scale, create socially equitable and interconnected communities, improve the economy, and increase jobs as well as property value.
    Together, Gabriella and Karen discuss the inner workings of such communities, from ensuring accessibility and inclusion through usability testing and feedback from diverse communities, to policies and regulations. So, tune in today for a conversation teeming with insights on saving the earth through the strength of numbers.
    Follow Karen’s work via:
    https://www.uta.edu/academics/faculty/profile?username=johnstonmagrk
     
    Connect with her on the following platforms:
    Email: karen.magruder@uta.edu
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-magruder-lcsw-s-13b81931/
     
    Produced by the Household Management Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
     
    Explore LMSL at https://lifemanagementsciencelabs.com, and visit https://householdmgmt.lifemanagementsciencelabs.com/ for further information about Household Management Labs.
     
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    Dr. Duane Mellor: Sustainable Cooking — Health, Thrift, and Environment | On the House #56

    Dr. Duane Mellor: Sustainable Cooking — Health, Thrift, and Environment | On the House #56

    In recent years, sustainable cooking has been hailed as the solution to the world’s carbon footprint concern. But what does it actually mean to cook sustainably? This week on On the House: The Household Management Science Insights Podcast, host Gabriella Joustra chats with award-winning dietitian and science communicator.
    Serving as the Aston Medical School lead for Nutrition and Evidence Based Medicine, as well as associate dean for public engagement in the College of Health and Life Sciences, Dr. Duane’s focus lies in promoting high-quality science and health communication, as well as involving communities in shaping programs. But most of all, with a wealth of experience in discussing health, Dr. Duane has a strong passion for helping people grasp the science behind health-related information.
    In this episode, Dr. Duane shares the key advantages of implementing sustainable cooking for both households and communities alike, revealing tips on how to kickstart the endeavor. Additionally, they emphasize the benefit of utilizing the oven to cook multiple dishes at a time.
    Together, Gabriella and Dr. Duane exchange ideas on how to use up older vegetables, rather than tossing them straight in the bin. On top of that, they discuss how to weigh up various factors to consider when deciding how one is to reduce the impact of cooking, from cheaper cuts of meat to shorter cooking times.
    So, tune in today for an empowering discussion on how to incorporate sustainable cooking into your routine, and make a positive impact on both the environment and your personal health!
    Connect with Dr. Duane on the following platforms:
    Email: d.mellor@aston.ac.uk
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/duane-mellor-4a696114/
     
    Produced by the Household Management Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
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    Dr Dorina Pojani: Housing Affordability Crisis — Understanding the Challenges | On the House #55

    Dr Dorina Pojani: Housing Affordability Crisis — Understanding the Challenges | On the House #55

    Housing is a basic human need, yet a lack of affordable housing perpetuates a housing crisis affecting over a billion people worldwide. So, this week on On the House: The Household Management Science Insights Podcast, host Gabriella Joustra chats with urban planning associate professor Dorina Pojani to learn more about its challenges.
     
    With research focusing on various aspects of the built environment,including urban design, transport, and housing, Dorina approaches her work from a feminist perspective. Over the years, she has held guest teaching and research positions in Austria, Chile, Italy, and Oman, and worked as a consultant for various United Nations agencies. But apart from that, she’s been published broadly in non-academic outlets, including The Conversation.
     
    In this episode, Dorina shares that the housing affordability crisis affects people’s day-to-day lives, from having a lower budget for food, and education, to reduced access to medical services and health insurance, as well as general stability. She reveals that the culprits of the crisis are the sheer lack of houses, along with an excessive number of investment houses.
     
    Together, Gabriella and Dorina weigh up potential solutions that individuals can turn to in the meantime, some of which include flexible budgeting, downsizing, negotiating rent, cohabiting and moving further from the city. So, tune in today to equip yourself with a comprehensive understanding of one of society’s most urgent dilemmas!
     
    Follow Dorina’s work via the following websites. 
    University of Queensland: http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/11894
    Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=2kd9fFEAAAAJ&hl=en 
    The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/profiles/tammara-soma-294368 
     
    Connect with Dorina on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorina-pojani-30689b220/
     
    Produced by the Household Management Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Professor Wasim Saman: Maximize Savings and Comfort with Home Solar | On the House #54

    Professor Wasim Saman: Maximize Savings and Comfort with Home Solar | On the House #54

    Solar panels can contribute to your journey towards a greener, more efficient home, but what other merits are there? This week on On the House: The Household Management Science Insights Podcast, host Gabriella Joustra chats with sustainable energy engineering Professor Wasim Saman to find out more.
    Focusing his career on sustainable energy education and industry targeted research since the 1980s, Wasim’s research spotlights solar utilization and storage, as well as the sustainable use of energy in buildings. Today, he continues to provide advice to the building and manufacturing industries, mentorship to staff and students at University of South Australia and around the world, and to communicate the benefits of low carbon living.
    In this episode, Wasim breaks down the financial benefits of installing solar panels, revealing that upfront costs like installation and batteries, will pay off in the long run. That aside, he shares that location and surroundings, along with roof condition and house suitability, are among some of the various factors homeowners should take into account before installing solar panels.
    Together, Gabriella and Wasim discuss the maintenance required for a home solar system, as well as useful smart home products that can assist homeowners with control and maintenance, from monitoring battery charge levels to controlling the operation of appliances.
    So, tune in today to discover the economic and environmental advantages of solar power, learn about the latest technological advancements, and gain expert advice on how to make the most of this renewable energy source.
    Follow Wasim’s work via https://theconversation.com/profiles/wasim-saman-7084
    Connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wasim-saman-201a995/
     
    Produced by the Household Management Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
     
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Bhagyashree Jain: Budget-Friendly Eco Cleaning — Greener, Cleaner Home | On the House #53

    Bhagyashree Jain: Budget-Friendly Eco Cleaning — Greener, Cleaner Home | On the House #53

    Keeping the home clean while being mindful of our environmental footprint and our wallets is a far easier task said than done. So, this week on On the House: The Household Management Science Insights Podcast, host Gabriella Jourstra picks the brain of Bhagyashree Jain, founder of The Disposal Company.
     
    Passionate about community engagement and fair representation, Bhagyashree is invested in building partnerships that systematically solve for the global waste crisis. She helps brands & corporates become ESG compliant while also incorporating sustainability into their brand marketing strategies.
     
    In this episode, Bhagyashree notes that the main principles of sustainable cleaning involve minimizing waste or excessive usage of products, such as dishwashing detergent, alongside using non-harmful or toxic cleaners. That aside, she shares that the most common challenges of sustainable cleaning arise from a lack of knowledge and awareness, as well as inaccessibility, cost, and difficulties with adapting.
     
    Together, Gabriella and Bhagyashree discuss major misconceptions such as eco-friendly products being less effective than regular cleaning products, alongside common chemicals in household cleaning products that can exacerbate health issues like asthma, dermatitis, and sensory irritation.
     
    So, grab a broom and tune in to this episode for an enlightening episode that will, hopefully, impart more confidence onto your eco-friendly cleaning endeavors!
     
    Follow Bhagyashree’s work via the following platforms:
    The Disposal Company: https://thedisposal.coThermowaste Solutions: https://www.thermowastesolutions.com/
     
    Connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhagyashree-jain/
     
    Produced by the Household Management Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
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    • 1 hr
    Dr. Nicola Willand: Efficient Home — Gas and Electric Safety | On the House #52

    Dr. Nicola Willand: Efficient Home — Gas and Electric Safety | On the House #52

    In our modern homes, the integration of gas and electric systems is essential for everyday comfort and functionality. Ensuring the safety and efficiency of these systems is paramount, not only for the well-being of occupants but also for minimizing environmental impact and reducing operating costs.
     
    Nicola Willand's expertise sheds light on best practices for gas appliance installation, ventilation requirements, and the importance of regular inspections by qualified professionals. By adhering to safety standards and investing in high-quality equipment, homeowners can mitigate risks and enjoy peace of mind knowing that their gas systems are operating safely and efficiently.
     
    With her background as an architect, Nicola Willand brings a holistic perspective to sustainability in the built environment. Her research focuses on the intricate intersection of housing, energy, equity, and health, aiming to inform strategies that minimize environmental impacts and life cycle costs while maximizing productivity, health, and social equity in the transition to low carbon housing.
     
    Social links:Research - https://theconversation.com/profiles/nicola-willand-441807/articles 
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-willand-23400532/
     
    Produced by the Household Management Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.
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