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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.

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Most people agree that if you know how a book, movie or TV show ends that will ruin the experience of reading or watching it. Really? Maybe knowing the ending first could make the experience better. This episode begins with some research that looked at the whole idea of spoiler alerts. https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/archive/newsrel/soc/2011_08spoilers.aspCan you deliberately use your brain power to achieve what you want? Is there really brain science to support the idea that you can use your brain power very deliberately to create the life you want? Yes, according to Tara Swart, neuroscientist, psychiatrist and author of the book The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain (https://amzn.to/33D6fPC). Listen as Tara explains the cutting-edge brain research that will empower you to really achieve the things you want.Every workplace seems to be too hot for some people, too cold for others. So how do you make sure you are comfortable no matter what the temperature? Listen for the simple secret to feeling just right no matter what the thermostat says. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/office-too-cold-shoes/502184/Halloween is the time for monsters. So joining me for an explanation of why we have monsters and where they came from is Carlyn Beccia, author of the book Monstrous: The Lore, Gore, and Science behind Your Favorite Monsters (https://amzn.to/32jWHJ6). If you want to know why we have zombies or vampires or what kind of creature Godzilla actually is, you will want to hear this discussion.This Week’s Sponsors -Beauty Counter. To get 10% of your entire first order go to www.BeautyCounter.com and use promo code SOMETHING–Airbnb. To learn more about being an Airbnb host visit www.Airbnb.com/host-Babbel. Get 6 months for the price of 3 when you use the promo code SYSK at www.Babbel.com 
Smile! Smiling turns out to be really good for you in a lot of ways. This episode begins with an explanation of all the benefits of smiling more often. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2011/03/22/the-untapped-power-of-smiling/#23fc80fc7a67Why do we find ourselves listening to and paying attention to some people but not others? What makes certain people seemingly more credible? It turns out there are subtle characteristics (in fact 8 of them) that make some people more credible and believable than others – and it has nothing to do with the message they are delivering. Researcher Stephen Martin joins me to discuss this fascinating topic. Stephen is a visiting professor of behavioral science at Columbia University and author of the book Messengers: Who We Listen To. Who We Don’t. And Why. (https://amzn.to/2MDAtej) There is a simple question you should always ask your doctor whenever you go to see him or her. The answer to the question could save your life or at least keep you from getting sick. Listen to discover this all important question. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303918804579107202360565642.html?mod=wsj_share_tweetAll of us have some project we want to accomplish yet never seem to. And it is always there in the back of your mind nagging you to finish it or least start it. Well if you would like to get the nagging to stop, listen to my guest Charley Gilkey. He is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a website that helps people tackle and finish the things that matters – and he is author of the book Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done (https://amzn.to/33t5dp6). Charley has some proven ways to help you get to those projects – or let them go.This Week’s Sponsors  -SimpliSafe. Get free shipping and a money back guarantee go to www.SimpliSafe.com/something-Forevernote. For $25 off go to www.Forevernote.com and use the promo code: something-LinkedIn. For $50 off you first job post, go to www.LinkedIn.com/podcast–Airbnb. To learn more about being an Airbnb host visit www.Airbnb.com/host-Babbel. Get 6 months for the price of 3 when you use the promo code SYSK at www.Babbel.com 
Can people actually become addicted to cheese? This episode begins with some surprising information how why people love cheese so much.I’m sure you have, at some point in your life, relied on your “gut instinct.” You made a decision that just felt right at that moment. And while that may be fine for small decisions – is it really smart to use your gut to make the big decisions? After all – what exactly is your gut? Well, Mary Ellen O’Toole, author of Dangerous Instincts (https://amzn.to/2OAbkE5), is a former FBI profiler who has seen plenty of people get in trouble because the “went with their gut.” If you want to keep you and your family safe – you should hear what she has to say.Sound is all around you. So what is it doing to your health? Probably more than you realize. My guest, Alex Doman is co-author of Healing at the Speed of Sound (https://amzn.to/318yyUq) and he will explain what impact sound and noise have on you and how to protect yourself. And the next time your “Check Engine” light comes on, you may not want to rush up to your mechanic as a first course of action. You can easily figure out what’s wrong yourself. I’ll explain how to do it – and why it is such a good idea that can save you time, money and a lot of hassle.This Week's Sponsors--Airbnb.To learn more about being an Airbnb host visitwww.Airbnb.com/host
Do you know people who claim they can focus and work just fine in a messy and disorganized office? Well researchers at Princeton did some research to see if this is really true. Listen and find out what they discovered. https://unclutterer.com/?s=scientists+find+physical+clutterFor centuries humans have used storytelling as a powerful way to communicate. And it is very effective. That is why great speakers and leaders use stories to make their point and win people over to their side. Carmine Gallo, keynote speaker and former journalist is the author of the book The Storyteller’s Secret (https://amzn.to/2LYPWXc). He joins me to talk about the power of stories and how anyone can tell a great story to make their point and connect with other people.Are there Hot Wheels cars in your house? Millions of us have played with Hot Wheels cars and some of the early ones are incredibly valuable. One sold for $125,000 a few years ago! Discover what you need to look for to see if any of the old Hot Wheels cars around your house are worth big bucks. http://mentalfloss.com/article/86634/11-collectible-facts-about-hot-wheelsIt used to be that staying in the same job showed security and stability. Today the employment landscape is very dynamic. It has to be because so many careers and even industries disappear while others seem to pop up out of nowhere. Understanding how the world of employment has changed can help you find the right job and the right career for you. Dawn Graham is host of "Career Talk" on SiriusXM Radio as well as a regular contributor to Forbes.com. She is also Career Director for the Executive MBA Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers -- and Seize Success (https://amzn.to/2OFWcFj). Listen to her advice on how to stay relevant in today’s job market and maneuver into the perfect job for you. This Week’s Sponsors-Les Mills On Demand. Get 21 days FREE access to their fitness app. Go to www.Trylesmills.com/Something -Zapier. Save up to 40 hours a week and try it for free for 14 days. Go to www.Zapier.com/SYSK--Airbnb. To learn more about being an Airbnb host visit www.Airbnb.com/host-Babbel. Get 6 months for the price of 3 when you use the promo code SYSK at www.Babbel.com 
“Never cry at work!” has been some long standing advice for employees. So if you DO cry at work, what will people think of you? This episode begins with how people perceive their colleagues when they see them crying on the job. http://time.com/4513209/cry-crying-at-work-tears/It would sure be nice of people said yes to you whenever you ask for something. Unfortunately they don’t. So how do you become more persuasive so more people say yes to you more of the time? Brian Ahearn specializes in applying the science of influence and persuasion in everyday life and he is author of the book, Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical (https://amzn.to/2oH9xlu). Brian joins me to discuss the principles of influence that get people to do what you ask. Ever drink straight from the milk carton? C’mon, of course you do! And if you get caught people will tell you that it is just plain gross. But how gross is it? Listen as we explore the science of drinking from the carton and what that does for the next person who drinks from that carton and what it also does to the milk. http://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/we-debunked-the-5-second-rule-double-dippingand-other-food-myths/We have a lot more rules than we used to. Kids today are taught to be far more cautious than in earlier generations. And while it is good to be careful, there are some unintended consequences to living in a world where there are so many rules and so many thing you are forbidden from doing. Tracey Brown has researched our overly cautious society and found some very surprising things which are in her book Playing By The Rules: How Our Obsession with Safety is Putting Us At Risk (https://amzn.to/2nUUSTJ). Tracey joins me to reveal that the world today is not as dangerous as people think and how all these rules are harming our children and our way of life. This Week’s Sponsors-Noom. Sign up for your trial today at www.Noom.com/something-Airbnb. To learn more about being an Airbnb host visit www.Airbnb.com/host-Babbel. Get 6months for the price of 3 when you use the promo code SYSK at www.Babbel.com -Zapier. Try Zapier for free for 14 days. Go to www.Zapier.com/SYSK-Les Mills. For 21-day free access to their app go to www.TryLesMills.com/Something.
Almost all voice guided apps – like Siri and Alexa – have a female voice. Ever wonder why? This episode begins with the explanation as to why the female voice is favored in most apps. https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/apples-siri-female-voice/story?id=14802733Are you a good negotiator or would you prefer to avoid negotiation like the plague? Well, the fact is we all negotiate every single day – and a big part of the problem with negotiation is how we approach it. Dan Shapiro is going to give a fresh and rather positive outlook on negotiation and help you become much better at it. Dan is one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of negotiation. He is the founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, associate professor in psychology at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital and author of the book Negotiating the Nonnegotiable (https://amzn.to/3328Ty8).We tend to use the word “busy” a lot. As in – “I’ve been really busy.” There is a problem with that though. Telling people how busy you are tends to push them away. Listen as I explain why.What is your purpose in life? Maybe you have multiple purposes. If so, that is a good thing according to Victor Strecher author of Life On Purpose (https://amzn.to/334m41x). Victor explains the importance of having a purpose and living a life in harmony with that purpose. It turns out when you do, amazing things can happen. 
Most people never read the “Terms of Service” when they download an app. However, when you click OK you enter into a contract that says you will abide by those terms. So this episode begins with a look at what terms you are agreeing to. And you will be shocked. http://www.menshealth.com/guy-wisdom/why-you-should-read-the-terms-of-serviceFear of failure is one of the big reasons people fall short of their goals. However failure today is seldom as serious as people think according to consultant and coach Alan Weiss. Alan has coaching clients all over the world and has written over 60 books including Million Dollar Maverick (https://amzn.to/2oJ3MUr) . He joins me to bring a fresh look at success and failure that will motivate you to follow your dreams. What are you supposed to do with that ball of cotton that comes in almost every bottle of pills you buy? I’ll explain that and why storing medicine in the bathroom is such a bad idea. http://easyhealthoptions.com/get-that-cotton-out-of-your-medicine-bottle/The clothes you wear project an image And there is a good chance you are buying and wearing clothes that project the wrong image according to fashion stylist Lauren Rothman. Lauren writes the column “What to Wear, Where” for the Inc. magazine website and she is author of the book Style Bible (https://amzn.to/2o8V1md). Listen as she offers some great advice that will give you the confidence to buy the right clothes and make them look great so you appear absolutely fabulous. This Week’s Sponsors-Capterra. To find the best software for your business for free go to www.Capterra.com/something-Babbel. Lean a new language. Try it for free at www.Babbel.com 
80% of infectious disease are spread by touch. This is why it is so important to wash your hands. Still, most people don’t wash their hands correctly. Listen to discover the right way to wash your hands and which spots on your hand that are not getting clean enough. http://www.hardydiagnostics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Hand-Washing.pdfYou have to sleep – and you probably have to sleep more than you do. That’s the message from neurologist Dr. Guy Leschziner. Guy heads up The Sleep Disorders Centre in London which is one of the largest sleep services in Europe and he is author of the book, The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience and the Secret World of Sleep (https://amzn.to/2lSckr0). Listen as he explains why so many of us struggle with sleeping well and sleeping enough and what everyone can do to get better sleep. If you work in a job you don’t like, you really should quit. Listen as I explain the very real negative consequences of staying at a job that you hate and that stresses you out. https://news.osu.edu/news/2016/08/22/lousy-jobs/Whether you have a business, an idea or the next big thing – the hardest thing is to get the world to pay attention to you. There is so much competition for people’s attention and yet some companies and people manage to do it well. Ben Parr is the former editor-at-large for Mashable,  managing partner of DominateFund, a strategic venture capital firm, a former columnist CNET and author of the book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention (http://amzn.to/2euC4Sd). Listen as Ben explains what successful companies and people do to capture attention and how you can too.This Week’s Sponsors-Calming Comfort. To get 15% off the displayed price go to www.CalmingComfortBlanket.com and use the promos code: something.-SimpliSafe. Get free shipping and a money back guarantee go to www.SimpliSafe.com/something-Noom. To start your trial go to www.Noom.com/something -Babbel. Lean a new language. Try it for free at www.Babbel.com 
Is there such a thing as the best seat in the house at a movie theater? Yes according to the people who design them. Listen to discover where to sit the next time you go to the movies. https://lifehacker.com/the-best-seat-in-the-movie-theater-according-to-the-en-1788123971What makes a powerful person – powerful? That’s a fascinating question. And when you understand the answer, you too can be more powerful. That’s according to Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at UC Berkley and author of The Power Paradox (https://amzn.to/2l9nabN). Listen as Dacher explains how to acquire power and how to avoid the power paradox which will steal your power away if you are not careful.With all the health information floating around – how do you know what to believe? Well, there was a definitive study on global health that looked at a lot of other studies and really determined what is and is not important to your health. Jeremy Smith author of the book Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Million Patients (https://amzn.to/2lD2Qjw) digs deep into the data and offers you some very practical suggestions on staying healthy. Jeremy joins me to reveal some of the interesting things he discovered. Also in this episode some simple ways to help reduce stress. And I bet you haven’t heard of most of them before.
Your taste in music can have a big impact on who you are attracted to and who is attracted to you. Whether you like jazz, country or classical music, listen to discover who you are most likely to get along with and who to shy away from. http://www.medindia.net/news/Music-Predicts-Sexual-Attraction-80223-1.htmWord-of-mouth marketing is considered to be one of the most powerful and effective methods to spread the word about an idea, product or service. So who starts word of mouth marketing and what causes it to spread? Ted Wright, CEO of a marketing firm called Fizz and author of the book Fizz (https://amzn.to/2lLeUiA) is an expert on this topic. Listen as he joins me to explain how word-of-mouth marketing works and how you can make it work for your ideas or business.The air in your home is probably not as clean as you think and probably not as clean as it could be. Listen to hear how you can easily make your indoor air a lot healthier. (Jeff May, author of "My House Is Killing Me!" (https://amzn.to/2nhDZ5c)Ever wonder why dogs and people get along so well – and have for centuries? Canine researcher Dr. Clive Wynne, founding director of the Canine Science Callaboratory at Arizona State University and he is author of the book Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You (https://amzn.to/2l4STLc) joins me to explain the amazing bond between you and your dog and how to make it even stronger. This Week’s Sponsors-Babbel. To learn a language go to www.Babbel.com and get a whole year of access to Babbel for as low as $3.50 a month!
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Trump will get reelected in 2020 BELIEVE ME! #TRUMP2020

Oct 15th
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Gailan Qadir

Thanks for your wonderful work

Sep 30th
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Aline Lima

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Sep 26th
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Dan Barr

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Sep 21st
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Dan Barr

Sackigk/(/ I’mex in Xanax.

Sep 21st
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Fatemeh Sharifi

Awsome.this topic really helped me to manage my time properly. thanks for that

Sep 21st
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Brady M. Kolve

fht getm

Sep 21st
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Chi Chi She Morph

Excellent talk : gives huge insight into self destructive thought patterns and how to be more mental wize - beat the negative thinking thoughts and exchange them for the ideas thoughts that enlighten encourage motivate thinking patterns and actions that in turn supports a better self esteem! thank you. extremely interesting and supportive re how again we learn so much from Nature ...the beauty that surrounds us is a gift! again reminder of environmental friendly lifestyle and let's all help one animal homeless, we are responsible for all living things around us, and let's all plant a tree a year to support healthy ozone and smoke less!

Sep 19th
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Gailan Qadir

Perfect

Sep 19th
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ForexTraderNYC

susan fowler the motivation lady impressive ideas! there is opportunity in everything n every situation we just have to put our thinking caps on n give it a meaning! thx for another good episode

Sep 8th
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John Motes

So, the rocks beneath our feet cause us to vote a certain way?? hahahahahahahahaha!!!! Ok....sure.

Sep 1st
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Norman Pettit

Got annoyed by the assumption that skeptics need to bring irrefutable evidence to the table. No, I'm a skeptic because he hasn't satisfied his burden of proof. Great, a few studies that he can corroborate with out one mention of peer review or structure of his study. Was waiting for the discussion about researchers (and some drug users) who have been able to replicate NDE's with a synthetic version of the hormone DZM (Not exactly sure about the name) which never happened. I'm left entirely indifferent by this interview.

Aug 1st
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JJ R.

The largest pizza is not always the cheapest. See Clark Howard's write up and pizza calculator.

Aug 1st
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Lex J Luthor

The only 'criticism' I can levy against this podcast is the obscene amount of books and authors my reading list and library has grown by since discovering this series. I love that the content is based on real world published and/or researched material. As well as short fun facts and in depth author interviews. My bank account sincerely hates you!

Jul 9th
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Erik Olson

.l

Jul 8th
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JJ R.

The guest is a so called skeptic, but he's more of a propagandist. He says science tells truth but then when confronted about science being wrong, says, well, sometimes we get more studies and things change. All while telling people to believe what science says, despite science studies which have possibly of being skewed, biased, paid off etc.

Jun 29th
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JJ R.

This journalist is just as wrong as meteorologist. There is no way meteorologist are more accurate now.

Jun 20th
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Bicycle World

I will choose brand name drugs from now on, thanks to the investigative reporting by Katherine Eban

Jun 16th
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Charalampos D. Adam

The first topic was presented in a toxic way

Jun 15th
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Guillaume de Lamaziere

great podcast as usual

Jun 12th
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