Something You Should Know

Mike Carruthers | OmniCast Media | Cumulus Podcast Network

Sometimes all it takes is one little fact or one little piece of wisdom to change your life forever. That's the purpose and the hope of "Something You Should Know." In each episode, host Mike Carruthers interviews top experts in their field to bring you fascinating information and advice to help you save time and money, advance in your career, become wealthy, improve your relationships and help you simply get more out of life. In addition, Mike uncovers and shares short, engaging pieces of "intel" you can use to make your life better - today. Right now. read less

Shhh! The Amazing Benefits of Being Quiet & Why You Get Cravings
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Shhh! The Amazing Benefits of Being Quiet & Why You Get Cravings
This is going to sound weird but a good time to make a decision is when you have the urge to go to the bathroom. You are probably wondering; how can that be? What’s the connection? This episode begins with a discussion that will make sense once you hear it. https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/full-bladder-better-decisions-controlling-your-bladder-decreases-impulsive-choices.html The world is noisy and getting noisier. We have noise coming at us from everywhere as well as from inside our own head. And all that noise can be trouble. The antidote? Silence! That’s according to Leigh Marz, a consultant and coach who is coauthor of a book called Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise (https://amzn.to/3yKi203). Listen as she discusses the negative effects of noise that are sometimes hard to notice. She also has some great ways you can turn the volume down on that noise to enjoy the experience of silence and the benefits that result. Ever wonder why we get cravings? What causes them? Where do they come from? Can you stop them – or maybe you should just give in to them. Joining me to discuss the science of cravings is Amy Shah, MD. She is a board-certified medical doctor and nutrition expert with training from Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard Universities. She is also author of the book I'm So Effing Hungry : Why We Crave What We Crave – and What to Do About It (https://amzn.to/3JCOHL8) People tend to think their homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy covers only things related to their home. However, you might be surprised to learn what else it likely covers – things that seem unrelated to your home. Listen to hear an explanation of some of those possible benefits. http://consumerist.com/2012/04/12/stuck-with-a-forged-check-homeowners-insurance-to-the-rescue PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find AND book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, are available when you need them and treat almost every condition under the sun! Go to https://Zocdoc.com/SYSK and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Let’s find “us” again by putting our phones down for five.  Five days, five hours, even five minutes. Join U.S. Cellular in the Phones Down For Five challenge! Find out more at https://USCellular.com/findus We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What The Voice Inside Your Head is Really Saying & What is Normal?
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What The Voice Inside Your Head is Really Saying & What is Normal?
It is common for your mind to wander. That’s what people do, especially if they are not doing anything that requires deep thought or concentration. But letting your mind wander could be causing you harm Listen and I will explain why. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101111141759.htm You probably talk to yourself a lot. And often the things you say are self-critical and negative. You can change the things you say to yourself and there are a lot of good reasons why you should according to Dr. Rachel Goldsmith Turow, a psychotherapist, a research scientist, adjunct faculty member at Seattle University and author of the book The Self-Talk Workout: Six Science-Backed Strategies to Dissolve Self-Criticism and Transform the Voice in Your Head (https://amzn.to/3L6H5Sq). After hearing her, you will become more aware of your self-talk and realize how important it is to change that voice in your head to be much kinder.  Here is the link to the UCLA course Rachel mentioned at the Mindful Awareness Research Center: https://www.uclahealth.org/programs/marc Just because something is normal doesn’t make it right. That’s the message from Dr. Gabor Mate an acclaimed physician, speaker and author of the bestselling book The Myth of Normal (https://amzn.to/3lcqW3i). We follow much of our conventional wisdom because it has been deemed normal. For example, parents are taught not to pick up their crying baby, mothers often go back to work 2 weeks after giving birth. These things are normal. But are they the right thing to do? Listen to Gabor Mate and you may start to question - “What is normal?” I’m sure you come across people who love to talk about themselves. So, the next time that happens, I have a suggestion on what to say (assuming you can get a word in), that will help move the conversation in a better direction – or maybe just end it. https://www.uexpress.com/life/miss-manners/2014/09/02 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find AND book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, are available when you need them and treat almost every condition under the sun! Go to https://Zocdoc.com/SYSK and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Let’s find “us” again by putting our phones down for five.  Five days, five hours, even five minutes. Join U.S. Cellular in the Phones Down For Five challenge! Find out more at https://USCellular.com/findus We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
SYSK Choice: The Universe’s Biggest Questions Answered & A Fascinating Study of Pain
5d ago
SYSK Choice: The Universe’s Biggest Questions Answered & A Fascinating Study of Pain
No one likes to throw away milk because it went bad. What you may not know is that there is a little trick that can help your milk last longer and I begin this episode by telling you what it is. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7673247/The-ways-groceries-fresh-longer.html Have you ever asked those big questions like - Who are we? Why are we here? Are there aliens out there? Will the universe end one day? These are some of the very good questions I discuss with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, host of the podcast StarTalk (https://www.startalkradio.net/) and author of the book Cosmic Queries (https://amzn.to/3bp2dkr). You may not realize it but your life is full of self-fulfilling prophecies. Listen as I explain how they work and how powerful they are in your life when it comes to your goals and dreams. Source: Dr. Frank Lawlis author of Retrain Your Brain (https://amzn.to/30jnju7) No one likes pain but it actually serves a very useful purpose. Sociologist Margee Kerr studies pain and she joins me to reveal what pain is, why some people have more tolerance for pain than others and how you can subjectively change the way you perceive pain. Margee is author of the book Ouch!: Why Pain Hurts, and Why it Doesn’t Have To (https://amzn.to/30lfa8F). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save on select PCs powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, like thin-and-light XPS 13 laptops, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s. Plus, get savings on select accessories, free shipping and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account. Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Stop throwing your money away. Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way by going to https://RocketMoney.com/something ! Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Magic Words To Get What You Want & Why You Get Headaches
1w ago
The Magic Words To Get What You Want & Why You Get Headaches
Groceries are expensive. So this episode begins with a very effective and uncomplicated strategy that can save you a ton of money at the supermarket with just a little effort. Source: https://www.grocery.com/the-grocery-game/ When you want to communicate, connect or influence people, certain words are more impactful than others. In fact, there is a whole new science of language regarding this. At the forefront of it all is Jonah Berger, marketing professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and author of several fascinating books including his latest, Magic Words: What to Say to Get Your Way (https://amzn.to/3FctHIE). Listen and you will be amazed at how changing a few words when you speak or write can drastically change the effect of what you are saying.  We all get headaches from time to time. What causes them? What is it that actually hurts? What’s the difference between a regular headache and a sinus headache or a migraine? Are headaches trying to tell us something? Listen as all of this is explained by Amanda Ellison, a physiologist and neuroscientist at Durham University and author of the book Splitting: The Inside Story on Headaches (https://amzn.to/3FdrnRI). You wouldn’t think that a you can tell much of anything about a person’s health based on their handshake – but it seems you can, at least some of the time. Listen as I explain how the two are related and why a firm handshake is important. https://www.prevention.com/health/a20431307/weak-handshake-linked-to-stroke-risk/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save on select PCs powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, like thin-and-light XPS 13 laptops, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s. Plus, get savings on select accessories, free shipping and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account. Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Stop throwing your money away. Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way by going to https://RocketMoney.com/something ! Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What Marketers Can Tell From The Sound of Your Voice & What It Means to Be Healthy
13-03-2023
What Marketers Can Tell From The Sound of Your Voice & What It Means to Be Healthy
If you are having a bad day, you might want to try washing a particular body part. It appears it helps even though it makes no sense. Listen and I will tell you what it is. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21707206/ Imagine if marketers could tell things about you just by the sound f your voice? Well, it is not only possible, it is being done right now! Your voice can reveal your age, height, socio-economic status, ethnicity – all sorts of things. And marketers use it to sell you things. But that is just the tip of the iceberg according to Joseph Turow Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and author of the book The Voice Catchers: How Marketers Listen In to Exploit Your Feelings, Your Privacy, and Your Wallet (https://amzn.to/3YgUGJH) If you are concerned about your privacy, you should listen to what Joseph has to say.  Can you be sick and healthy at the same time? Actually, yes you can if you adapt to your illness. And humans have an amazing ability to adapt according to Tamen Jadad-Garcia coauthor of the book Healthy No Matter What: How Humans are Hardwired to Adapt (https://amzn.to/3L1POoR). Tamen joins me to explore what it really means to be healthy and how we can adapt to illness to improve the quality of life no matter what health issues you face. Want to sleep better tonight? There is something you can do that is amazingly simple yet dramatically increase the quality of your sleep. Listen to hear what it is. http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/sleep/6-ways-to-improve-your-sleep-hygiene?slide=2#0QEJXJSRL7wAxmyT.97 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save on select PCs powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, like thin-and-light XPS 13 laptops, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s. Plus, get savings on select accessories, free shipping and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account. Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Stop throwing your money away. Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way by going to https://RocketMoney.com/something ! Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
SYSK Choice: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon & Healthier Relationship Fighting
11-03-2023
SYSK Choice: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon & Healthier Relationship Fighting
It’s not too early to think about Mother’s Day. It’s not that far away. So, who started it? How did it all begin. Listen as I begin this episode with a brief explanation of the origins of Mother’s Day and how it got pretty nasty for a while. https://www.rd.com/list/history-of-mothers-day/ Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh? And laughing also turns out to be really good for you. Laughing has been linked to a longer life and enjoy of host of other benefits. So incorporating more humor, laughter and lightness into your life is likely a really good idea says Naomi Bagdonas who is a lecturer at Stanford University School of Business, a media consultant and coach as well as author of the book Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (https://amzn.to/3f32WKD). Listen as Naomi explains how humor is a learned skill and how we can all bring more humor and joy into our lives and enjoy the benefits that come from it. Have you ever met anyone who says when they fight with their spouse or partner, they are really good at it? Probably not. But you are about to. Listen as my guest Penn Holderness explains some great strategies that will empower you to fight better and get better outcomes when those inevitable disagreements come up in your relationship Penn, along with his wife are authors of the book Everybody Fights: So Why Not Get Better At It? (https://amzn.to/3cYf1Oz) I am sure you have noticed that your stomach tends to growl and gurgle at exactly the wrong time. Listen as I discuss what causes your stomach to make noise and how to make it less likely to happen in church or those other quiet moments when everyone can hear it. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/why-does-my-stomach-growl PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save on select PCs powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, like thin-and-light XPS 13 laptops, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s. Plus, get savings on select accessories, free shipping and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account. Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Crypto, Blockchain and NFTs Made Simple & The Story of The Oscars
09-03-2023
Crypto, Blockchain and NFTs Made Simple & The Story of The Oscars
At the start of a relationship, how important is that first kiss? This episode begins with some interesting statistics that show the significance and long-term potential of being a good kisser. Source: The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum (https://amzn.to/3J35RkN).  By now you have heard terms like cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, digital art, and NFTs (non-fungible tokens). But how important is it for you to really know and understand them? Maybe you should be buying them. After all, these digital assets do seem to be here to stay and some people are predicting they will transform the global financial system. Here to make these things simple and understandable is Ric Edelman. Barron’s ranked him the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor. He has written several books on personal finance and holds two patents for financial product innovation. Ric is host of the radio show and podcast “The Truth About Your Future” (https://www.thetayf.com/) and his latest book is called The Truth About Crypto: A Practical, Easy-to-Understand Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain, NFTs, and Other Digital Assets (https://amzn.to/3SHW8nu). Seems like there is always something to talk about when it comes to The Academy Awards. Controversies, rivalries, egos and ambition all come together on that one night and who knows what will happen. Joining me to talk about the fascinating and sometimes juicy history of the Oscars is Michael Shuman. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the book Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears (https://amzn.to/3YrrH6h). Do you have a middle name? Do you like it? Why do people have them in the first place? Listen as I explain what purpose they serve and how people feel about having or not having a middle name. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/fashion/theyre-dropping-like-middle-initials.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save on select PCs powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, like thin-and-light XPS 13 laptops, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s. Plus, get savings on select accessories, free shipping and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account. Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Science Myths A Lot of People Still Believe & The Strange Story of the Polygraph
06-03-2023
Science Myths A Lot of People Still Believe & The Strange Story of the Polygraph
Can trees fight crime? Apparently so - at least some types of crime. Although no one is exactly sure how. Listen and I’ll explain. https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2019/04/trees-crime-cincinnati-philadelphia-ida-b-wells-chicago/ Is it true that a goldfish has a 3 second memory? Or that lightning never strikes the same place twice? Of course, you know water conducts electricity, right? Actually no. In fact none of those things are true. There are so many myths in science that people believe and we are going to debunk several of them with my guest science writer Brian Clegg. Brian has written over 40 science books, one of which is titled Lightning Often Strikes Twice: The 50 Biggest Misconceptions in Science (https://amzn.to/41sY3jK) I’m sure you’ve seen a polygraph machine in movies or television shows. It is supposed to be able to tell if someone is lying. But does it really work? If it is so accurate, why are the results of polygraph tests not admissible in court? If it is so inaccurate, why is it still used? The story of the polygraph or lie detector is an interesting one. Joining me to explain it is Amit Katwala an award winning journalist, a senior writer at Wired and author of the book Tremors in the Blood: Murder, Obsession, and the Birth of the Lie Detector (https://amzn.to/3Zngu7C) Are men better drivers than women? I guess it depends on how you define “better.” But in terms of accidents, moving violations and parking ability, there is a difference between men and women. Listen and I’ll reveal which one scores higher. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/well/live/car-accidents-deaths-men-women.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save on select PCs powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, like thin-and-light XPS 13 laptops, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s. Plus, get savings on select accessories, free shipping and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account. Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
SYSK Choice: Why You Should Listen to Your Fears & How Dogs Can Detect Disease
04-03-2023
SYSK Choice: Why You Should Listen to Your Fears & How Dogs Can Detect Disease
Cat owners are well aware that cats like to hunt, kill and bring home birds and mice as a trophy. There is something cat owners can do to help reduce the number of times that happens. This episode begins with an explanation. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210211113943.htm You must be afraid of something -right? In fact, we are all have fears and that’s a good thing. Fear helps keep us safe. So, what exactly is fear? Where does it come from? And what do you do if fear is keeping you from living a full and happy life? Join me as I discuss all of this with Helen Odessky, a licensed clinical psychologist, anxiety expert and author of the book Stop Fear from Stopping You: The Art and Science of Becoming Fear-Wise (https://amzn.to/3qBprt2). She will give a different perspective on the fears you face.  What if dogs could detect disease in people before a doctor or a medical test could? Actually, it is already happening. With the right training it is amazing what dogs can do to help doctors. Journalist Maria Godavage explores this fascinating field of medicine and she is author of the book called Doctor Dogs: How Are Best Friends are Becoming Our Best Medicine (https://amzn.to/3pLh9gT). She joins me to explain how dogs can smell cancer and detect seizures and other medical conditions before they occur. By the way, Maria has also written about military dogs and the dogs who work for the Secret Service guarding the president and she has a few really interesting stories to tell about that as well. You live your life based on a lot of assumptions. We count on things being a certain way. However, when you question your assumptions you can come up with some amazing ideas. Listen as I reveal some great ideas that were simply the result of questioning assumptions and conventional wisdom. Source: Joel Saltzman author of Shake That Brain (https://amzn.to/3pH2TWh).  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With Instant Match from Indeed, as SOON as you sponsor a job post, you get a shortlist of quality candidates whose resumes on Indeed match your job description, and you can invite them to apply right away! Visit https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING to start hiring now! Packed with industry-leading tools ready to ignite your growth, Shopify gives you complete control over your business and your brand without having to learn any new skills in design or code. Sign up for a $1/month trial period at https://Shopify.com/sysk to take your business to the next level today! Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How You Perceive the World Isn’t Quite Right & Why Productivity is Very Overrated
02-03-2023
How You Perceive the World Isn’t Quite Right & Why Productivity is Very Overrated
Being left-handed or right-handed actually impacts how you make decisions. So how can that be? This episode begins with the explanation. http://casasanto.com/papers/Casasanto&Chrysikou_2011.pdf Many birds see colors you can’t see. Dogs smell things you can’t even imagine. Some animals can sense the magnetic fields of the earth - yet we couldn't possibly do that. These are a few of the fascinating ways that other creatures perceive the world differently than humans. And believe me, it gets even more interesting. Joining me to explain is Ed Yong, a Pulitzer prize winning science journalist, staff member at The Atlantic and author of the book An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden World Around Us (https://amzn.to/41vZ2Qa). It seems we are obsessed with productivity. It’s all about getting more things done faster and more efficiently. And when you don’t get everything done you hoped to, you feel guilty – as if you failed. Well, hang on a second. Maybe what you really need to do is stop obsessing about being productive and enjoy living your life instead. By doing that, you may be even more productive! That is what I discuss with Madeline Dore. She is host of the podcast Routines and Ruts and author of the book I Didn’t Do That Thing Today: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt (https://amzn.to/3ILawYE). Have you ever brought your own snacks to the movie theater because the snacks they offer are so expensive? Well, let’s talk about that. Is it right to do that? After all, you are not supposed to but seriously - the prices are ridiculous. Listen as I explain what you may not have considered about this. Source: David Callahan author of The Cheating Culture (https://amzn.to/3lYq1Ue) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With Instant Match from Indeed, as SOON as you sponsor a job post, you get a shortlist of quality candidates whose resumes on Indeed match your job description, and you can invite them to apply right away! Visit https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING to start hiring now! Packed with industry-leading tools ready to ignite your growth, Shopify gives you complete control over your business and your brand without having to learn any new skills in design or code. Sign up for a $1/month trial period at https://Shopify.com/sysk to take your business to the next level today! Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Why You Are SO Not the Person You Used to Be & How to Face the Unknown
27-02-2023
Why You Are SO Not the Person You Used to Be & How to Face the Unknown
Go to any drug store and somewhere you will see the initials Rx. You probably assume it has to do with medicine or prescriptions or something. But why Rx? What do those letters stand for. This episode begins with an explanation. https://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/06/rx-mean-come/ You are not the person you used to be. And you are not the person you will one day become. That’s the message from Paul Bloom, psychology professor at the University of Toronto and the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Yale. Listen as he reveals what is likely the happiest years of your life, why you are different from everyone else and other fascinating insight into how your mind works to make you who you are. Paul is author of the book Psych: The Story of the Human Mind (https://amzn.to/3k524d5). The future is uncertain. And we tend not to like uncertainty. Yes, the future may be full of opportunity but it can also be full of danger and disappointment. So, let’s take a fresh look at uncertainty with Nathan Furr. Nathan is a professor and author of several books on innovation with his latest book titled The Upside of Uncertainty (https://amzn.to/3SbJBZ6). Listen as he explains how to face the unknown in a different way that minimizes the risk and amplifies opportunity.  Did you know there are very specific differences between a road a street an avenue and a boulevard? For example, all streets are roads but not all roads are streets. Listen and I’ll explain what the differences are https://www.rd.com/article/difference-between-streets-roads-avenues/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With Instant Match from Indeed, as SOON as you sponsor a job post, you get a shortlist of quality candidates whose resumes on Indeed match your job description, and you can invite them to apply right away! Visit https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING to start hiring now! Packed with industry-leading tools ready to ignite your growth, Shopify gives you complete control over your business and your brand without having to learn any new skills in design or code. Sign up for a $1/month trial period at https://Shopify.com/sysk to take your business to the next level today! Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
SYSK Choice: The Secrets to Speaking With Confidence & Valuable Food Safety Tips
25-02-2023
SYSK Choice: The Secrets to Speaking With Confidence & Valuable Food Safety Tips
Think of all the batteries you use in your home for all your remotes and clocks and flashlights. We all go through a lot of batteries and as you are aware, they aren’t cheap. This episode begins with some interesting facts and myths about batteries you likely never knew. http://www.greenbatteries.com/ It does seem that most people don’t like their own voice and wish it sounded better. The good news is, you really can make it better. Your voice is really an instrument and like a musical instrument you must learn how to use it the right way. Here to tell you how is voice coach Caroline Goyder. She has worked with A-list actors, teachers and broadcasters to improve their voices and she has some very easy strategies that will have you loving the sound of your own voice. Caroline is the author of the book Find Your Voice: The Secret to Talking with Confidence in Any Situation (https://amzn.to/3vi3sKr) and she has a Ted Talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2MR5XbJtXU) that has been viewed over 9 million times. Are you concerned with the safety of the food in your kitchen? Do you follow expiration dates or trust your judgement? Have you ever gotten sick from eating food that went bad? A lot of people have which is why Robert Brackett is here. He is professor of food science at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Director of the Institute of Food Safety and Health. Robert offers some practical suggestions to keep your food safe and explains why it is actually a good thing when food spoils and smells bad. While it is easy enough to find advice on the secret to success, let me share some very simple wisdom from former advertising executive James Dale. Listen and I am pretty sure you will find what he says rings true for you. Source: James Dale author of The Obvious (https://amzn.to/3t6AsmP). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find AND book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, are available when you need them and treat almost every condition under the sun! Go to https://Zocdoc.com/SYSK and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Stop throwing your money away. Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way by going to https://RocketMoney.com/something ! Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! Dell Technologies’ Presidents Day event is here! The savings start now on select sleek XPS laptops and more powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Don't forget special pricing on the latest monitors, docks and accessories, plus free shipping on everything and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account.  Just call 877-ASK-DELL for these limited-time Presidents Day deals! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How Your Memory Works and Sometimes Doesn’t & What Humans Are Made Of
23-02-2023
How Your Memory Works and Sometimes Doesn’t & What Humans Are Made Of
The simple act of touching other people – by hugging or a high five or putting your arm around someone – is very powerful. This episode begins by explaining the power of touch and how it improves all of our lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R9qyWEJuDI Our memories are incredible… sometimes. And sometimes they fail us miserably. So how does memory work exactly? Why do we remember some things so well and other things, not at all. Why do memories get distorted over time? How can you make your memory work better when you want it to? Here to discuss all this is Andrew Budson M.D. Andrew is a professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, and he is author of the book Why We Forget and How To Remember Better: The Science Behind Memory (https://amzn.to/3S45vND). You are made up of lots of atoms and molecules and cells that all come together to make you what you are. So where do those things come from? How do they work to make you a functioning human being? Joining me to reveal some interesting answers to this puzzle is Dan Levitt. Dan has been writing and producing award-winning science and history documentaries for the National Geographic, Discover, Science, and The History Channel and he is author of the book What's Gotten Into You : The Story of Your Body's Atoms, from the Big Bang Through Last Night's Dinner (https://amzn.to/3YuAWDb)   Whenever you meet someone, you make a first impression on them. And whatever impression you make tends to stick. People size you up in about 7 seconds. Listen as I explain how to make the best of those 7 seconds so people think you are absolutely wonderful! Source: Marianne LaFrance author of Why We Smile (https://amzn.to/31n2v8X) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find AND book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, are available when you need them and treat almost every condition under the sun! Go to https://Zocdoc.com/SYSK and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Stop throwing your money away. Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way by going to https://RocketMoney.com/something ! Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! Dell Technologies’ Presidents Day event is here! The savings start now on select sleek XPS laptops and more powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Don't forget special pricing on the latest monitors, docks and accessories, plus free shipping on everything and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account.  Just call 877-ASK-DELL for these limited-time Presidents Day deals! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What Makes People Like You & The Power and Benefits of Asking for What You Need
20-02-2023
What Makes People Like You & The Power and Benefits of Asking for What You Need
You know when you see a really good dancer? What separates the good ones from the not-so-good ones? Well, it is all about one specific part of the body. I start this episode by telling which body part that is and why it is so important. http://www.nature.com/articles/srep42435 Ever wonder why some people are so much more likable than others? Nicholas Boothman knows. He has researched this and authored a book on the subject called How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less (https://amzn.to/3RVLybP) Listen as he joins me to explain what it is that will get people to like you and how to avoid doing and saying those things that turn people off. It seems like common sense that if you need something from someone else, you just ask them. Yet asking for help is hard for so many of us. We like to think we can and should do things for ourselves. However, asking others for help may be a really smart things to do for reasons beyond what you ever imagined. It not only does NOT make you look weak, it does just the opposite. And the truth is people like to help – but only if you ask. Listen as I talk about this with Wayne Baker, professor of Business Administration & Faculty Director of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He is also author of the book All You Have to Do is Ask (https://amzn.to/2VMts12) and he joins me to explain the amazing power and benefits of asking for what you need. As we have discussed before, there is very little evidence that Vitamin C has much effect in preventing or curing the common cold. But there is conclusive evidence that Vitamin C is good for another problem that all of deal with from time to time. Listen and I will tell you what that is. https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200304/vitamin-c-stress-buster PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find AND book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, are available when you need them and treat almost every condition under the sun! Go to https://Zocdoc.com/SYSK and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Stop throwing your money away. Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way by going to https://RocketMoney.com/something ! Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! Dell Technologies’ Presidents Day event is here! The savings start now on select sleek XPS laptops and more powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Don't forget special pricing on the latest monitors, docks and accessories, plus free shipping on everything and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account.  Just call 877-ASK-DELL for these limited-time Presidents Day deals! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
SYSK Choice: How to Be Ready for Your Big Moment & Making Sense of Statistics
18-02-2023
SYSK Choice: How to Be Ready for Your Big Moment & Making Sense of Statistics
Why are there potholes? Did you know there actually is a “pothole season” when they are more likely to occur? This episode begins with a discussion on one of every drivers’ nemesis – potholes! https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/642198/reason-roads-have-potholes We all have big events in life we need to prepare for. Whether it is a job interview, a speech or any other kind of performance, you have to be ready. So what is the best way to prepare? Listen as I talk to someone who knows a lot about preparing for a big event - Buzzy Cohen. He was a 9-game winner on Jeopardy who then went on to victory in the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions. As you will hear, Buzzy says it wasn’t that he was so smart; he was just better prepared. He is here to share his insight into the best ways to prepare for any big event or performance in your life. He also talks about his experience and gives a little “behind the scenes” info on Jeopardy. Buzzy is the author of the audio book Get Ready: A Champion’s Guide to Preparing for the Moments that Matter (https://amzn.to/3tSdp04). People often use data and statistics to make an argument or support their case because data is supposed to be convincing. However, it also seems that more of us are less trusting of data. Should we be? It sometimes seems that you can use data to support any side of any argument. So how can we better understand how data and statistics work and how can we use these to improve our understanding of the world? Joining me with some excellent advice is Tim Harford who has been called “the best popular economics writer in the world.” He is author of the book The Data Detective: 10 Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics (https://amzn.to/3jENog6). Have you ever forgotten something and worried that your memory maybe isn’t working right? It happens to people at every age. Often the reason it happens is simple and relatively easy to fix. Listen as I explore 3 things that can mess with your memory. Source: Scott Hagwood author of Memory Power (https://amzn.to/2LO2ofm). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to the All Ears English Podcast https://www.allearsenglish.com/ where ever you get your podcasts today! Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! Dell Technologies’ Presidents Day event is here! The savings start now on select sleek XPS laptops and more powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Don't forget special pricing on the latest monitors, docks and accessories, plus free shipping on everything and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account.  Just call 877-ASK-DELL for these limited-time Presidents Day deals! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What Makes Food Delicious  & The Fight Against Quackery
16-02-2023
What Makes Food Delicious & The Fight Against Quackery
The freezer in your kitchen is not especially kind to the ice cream you store in it – or many other foods for that matter. This episode starts with the explanation and the reason there is often ice crystals on top of your ice cream - and how to get rid of them. Source: Professor Richard Hartel author of the book Ice Cream (https://amzn.to/3jNcVrY). Unlike other creatures on the planet, we have figured out how to take food and make it tastier and tastier. Why do we do that? What is it that makes some food taste better than others? Is it all personal preference or are we all programmed to like certain tastes? What is flavor exactly? All these are questions I discuss with Rob Dunn. Rob is an evolutionary biologist and professor at North Carolina State University and author of the book, Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How It Made Us Human (https://amzn.to/3RPAIUM). Quackery is when people tout medical cures or theories without real evidence. While you might think you can detect it when you see it, it can actually be hard to spot. While believing in some quack theories can be harmless, it also has the potential of being quite dangerous. Dr. Joe Schwarcz has spent his career shining a light on quackery and pseudoscience and he is here to discuss some common forms of it. If you believe Vitamin C can cure a cold or that herbs can treat cancer, you need to hear what he has to say. Joe is Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, and author of the book, Quack Quack: The Threat of Pseudoscience (https://amzn.to/40JILGO). Your dishwasher can do more than wash dishes. Listen as I reveal what else you can wash in there that you may not have ever thought of. https://www.womansday.com/home/organizing-cleaning/tips/a5539/10-things-you-can-clean-in-the-dishwasher-115717/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to the All Ears English Podcast https://www.allearsenglish.com/ where ever you get your podcasts today! Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! Dell Technologies’ Presidents Day event is here! The savings start now on select sleek XPS laptops and more powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Don't forget special pricing on the latest monitors, docks and accessories, plus free shipping on everything and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account.  Just call 877-ASK-DELL for these limited-time Presidents Day deals! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Upside of Being Taken For A Sucker & Why Projects Are Often Late and Over-Budget
13-02-2023
The Upside of Being Taken For A Sucker & Why Projects Are Often Late and Over-Budget
We start this episode with some interesting things worth knowing about your credit card including what your options are when the credit card company raises your interest rate. https://motuscc.com/credit-card-processing/9-interesting-credit-card-facts-and-stats/  No one likes to be scammed or taken for a fool. In fact we keep our antenna up so make sure that doesn’t happen. Maybe though, we are being too vigilant. By being so skeptical and wary of situations and opportunities, we may miss out on some very rewarding ones according to Tess Wilkinson-Ryan. She is a University of Pennsylvania law professor and psychologist and author of the book Fool Proof: How Fear of Playing the Sucker Shapes Our Selves and the Social Order--And What We Can Do About It (https://amzn.to/3jMqrfo). Listen as she explains how to put the fear of being taken for a sucker into perspective and feel a lot better for doing so.  Can you name a big project that has ever been finished on time and under-budget? Think about any construction project at home or even any government project to build a road or a bridge. It seems it always takes longer and costs more than was projected. Why is that? Why can’t anyone seem to get it right? Well, actually some people can. That is what Bent Flyvbjerg is here to explain. Bent is a professor at Oxford and considered one of the leading experts on topic. He has consulted on over one hundred projects costing $1 billion or more and he is author of the book How Big Things Get Done: The Surprising Factors That Determine the Fate of Every Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration and Everything In Between (https://amzn.to/3YxwnHX). Why do kids who grow up in the same family, with the same parents and the same rules often turn out so differently? Listen as I explain one leading psychologist’s explanation that should come as good news to parents. Source: Dr. Wes Crenshaw author of the book Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens (https://amzn.to/3RIO6dx). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! Dell Technologies’ Presidents Day event is here! The savings start now on select sleek XPS laptops and more powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Don't forget special pricing on the latest monitors, docks and accessories, plus free shipping on everything and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account.  Just call 877-ASK-DELL for these limited-time Presidents Day deals! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
SYSK Choice: The Complexities of Ownership & What Money Really Is
11-02-2023
SYSK Choice: The Complexities of Ownership & What Money Really Is
How much gold is on our planet? And have we found most of it? This episode begins with some fascinating intel on gold including how much gold is actually in an Olympic Gold Medal and how much more gold is on a Nobel Prize. https://www.rd.com/article/gold-facts/ If you own your home, how much of the sky above it do you own? Why is “tolerated theft” actually encouraged by some businesses? These are just some of the interesting questions about ownership you will hear discussed with Michael Heller, one of the world’s leading authorities on ownership. Michael is professor of real estate law at Columbia Law School and co-author of the book Mine! How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives (https://amzn.to/3uDMJkn) Where did money come from in the first place? Why do we (and must we) agree that pieces of paper and metal discs actually have value? Listen as Jacob Goldstein tells the fascinating story of money. Jacob is co-host of NPR’s Planet Money program and author of the book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing (https://amzn.to/2P11CwB). Jacob discusses things about money you probably didn’t knew including why there are more $100 bills than $1in circulation and who is uses them mostly. A lot of people collect autographs – but what makes certain ones so much more desirable and valuable than others? Listen as I explain what type of autographs are really worth something and which ones are worth little more than the paper they are printed on – and why. https://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/features/autographs/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Dell Technologies’ Presidents Day event is here! The savings start now on select sleek XPS laptops and more powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Don't forget special pricing on the latest monitors, docks and accessories, plus free shipping on everything and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account.  Just call 877-ASK-DELL for these limited-time Presidents Day deals! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Importance of Small Talk & Why You Do What You Do
09-02-2023
The Importance of Small Talk & Why You Do What You Do
Why do you have eyebrows? Like everything else, they must have a purpose – there must be a reason. Well, actually there are three reasons. I begin this episode by explaining what they are. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/58424/why-do-we-have-eyebrows When you think about it, every relationship you have ever had, started with small talk. Whether personal or professional, every encounter starts this way if it is ever to develop into something. Still, a lot of people claim to hate small talk and many of us feel as if we are not very good at it. Here to fix that is Debra Fine. She is probably the number one expert on small talk, and she is author of the book, The Fine Art of Small Talk (https://amzn.to/3wSdl3t). Listen and she will explain some powerful yet simple techniques so you will never be uncomfortable making conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Ever done something and later wondered why you did it? Or wondered why you reacted to something the way you did? A lot of what drives our actions and reactions is under the radar and may seem mystifying. Here to explain why that happens and how it works is Helena Boschi. She is a psychologist and author of a book called Why We Do What We Do (https://amzn.to/3RE47kL) . Listen as she explains some of the mechanisms of the brain that cause you to do things or react to things that may seem hard to understand. If you take a liquid medication, it is pretty easy to just grab a spoon out of your silverware drawer to measure it. Bad idea. Listen as I explain a couple of common mistakes people make when taking medicines at home that can really mess things up. https://www.hmpgloballearningnetwork.com/site/pln/blogs/pln/michael-cawley-pharmd-rrt-cpft-fccm/december-31-2014/medication-errors-among-children-are PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Dell Technologies’ Presidents Day event is here! The savings start now on select sleek XPS laptops and more powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Don't forget special pricing on the latest monitors, docks and accessories, plus free shipping on everything and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account.  Just call 877-ASK-DELL for these limited-time Presidents Day deals! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Easy Ways to Rid Toxins From Your Home & Secrets to Having a Happy Pet
06-02-2023
Easy Ways to Rid Toxins From Your Home & Secrets to Having a Happy Pet
You have likely had the experience of walking into a room for something – and then forgetting why. You probably feel foolish, yet it happens to everyone. What's the reason? This episode begins with an explanation. http://news.nd.edu/news/27476-walking-through-doorways-causes-forgetting-new-research-shows Should you be concerned about toxins in your home? And if so, how do you get rid of them and where do you even begin? That is what toxicologist Daniella Chace is here to discuss. Daniella works with clients to rid their homes of potential toxic hazards and she has written a book called HomeDetox: Make Your Home a Healthier Place for Everyone Who Lives There (https://amzn.to/3HmzKKU) . Listen as she offers a systematic approach to start to make your home less toxic.  If you have a pet dog or cat, you have questions – we all do. Here to answer some of the most important and often asked questions about keeping pets happy and healthy is veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne author of the books, Naturally Healthy Cats and Naturally Healthy Dogs (https://amzn.to/3XPml54). Every pet owner needs to hear her advice.  Anyone who has felt lonely – REALLY lonely, knows it feels horrible. Almost painful. And that is for a very good reason. Listen as I explain how the pain of loneliness is actually a good thing. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/loneliness#:~:text=Loneliness%20is%20the%20state%20of,a%20deep%20and%20pervasive%20loneliness. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Dell Technologies’ Presidents Day event is here! The savings start now on select sleek XPS laptops and more powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Don't forget special pricing on the latest monitors, docks and accessories, plus free shipping on everything and monthly payment options with Dell Preferred Account.  Just call 877-ASK-DELL for these limited-time Presidents Day deals! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices