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Something You Should Know

Author: Mike Carruthers / OmniCast Media / Westwood One Podcast Network

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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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Have you ever asked yourself, “Is it ever too late?” If you don’t set your social and professional course early in life, will you miss out? Parents often worry that if their kids don’t get on the right track early on, they will have trouble later on. This episode begins with some interesting and optimistic research on why this worry may be unfounded. Source: Susan Krauss Whitbourne author of “The Search for Fulfillment” (https://amzn.to/3bXWqTF) We all mistakes with our money - we can’t help it, we are wired that way. That’s according to research conducted by my first guest today - Brad Klontz. Brad is a financial psychologist, a certified financial planner, an associate professor at Creighton University's Heider College of Business in Nebraska and author of the book Money Mammoth: Unlocking the Secrets of Financial Psychology to Break from the Herd and Avoid Extinction (https://amzn.to/2LHWU5h). Listen as he discusses why people have such trouble with money, why we don’t save enough and how to get on a path that will make you feel good about your financial life. You’ll find his advice is pretty easy and painless. Where does all the lost and unclaimed luggage from airplanes go? Not only is this an interesting story, it turns out you can shop online and buy things left on airplanes and some of it is really amazing. https://www.unclaimedbaggage.com/ I find it so interesting that no one can really define time, yet we know intuitively what time is and we can measure it very precisely. It wasn’t always that way though. For most of history, it wasn’t really important to know EXACTLY what time it was - until the railroads came along. Listen to my discussion on the fascinating history of time with Joseph Mazur professor emeritus of mathematics at Marlboro College and author of the book, The Clock Mirage: Our Myth of Measured Time (https://amzn.to/3oJ8qvI). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. That’s why Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/something to start your Ritual today. Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. That’s 6 months, for the price of 3! Just go to https://babbel.com and use promo code: SOMETHING https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Tru Niagen helps us age better by supporting the energy-generating engines that exist in our bodies, helping us restore youthful energy. Go to https://truniagen.com and enter promo code: SOMETHING at checkout to save twenty dollars on your first three-month supply!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I suspect you’ve been cheated or lied to at some point in your life and thought to yourself, “How in the world did I fall for that?” There is actually a good reason why it happened to you and to every other human on the planet.  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201109/the-5-reasons-we-get-suckered-and-ripped While there is no shortage of advice for people in relationships – I think I have someone who will make you think differently about love and how it really works in the long-term. Dr. Thomas Habib is a clinical psychologist and author of the book, If These Walls Could Talk (https://amzn.to/2BgCM4w). He will have you thinking differently about love – and he also explains why guys hate chick flicks! Whatever fragrance you wear, you owe it all – or at least in part to Coco Chanel. I’ll explain why and tell you why the most popular fragrance in the world – Chanel No. 5 – has such an unusual name. Source: Sleeping with The Enemy (https://amzn.to/2MPrfur) by Hal Vaughan Imagine a discussion about depression that is actually uplifting! With depression affecting so many people (including people in your life, most likely) I think you will enjoy listening to psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogran author of the book, A Mind of Your Own (https://amzn.to/2MvyJ8Q). She takes a fascinating look at the research around depression and what causes it and what helps it. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances like reoccurring subscription charges! Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Happiness can be elusive - especially now.. Being locked down with little to do and being away from friends can really take a toll. However, there are a few things that you can do to be happier even now during this pandemic. This episode begins with some of the essential ingredients to create a general sense of happiness that definitely work. http://www.biopsychiatry.com/happiness/ Being busy and getting a lot done can have its rewards. There is a great sense of accomplishment when you get a lot done - but at what cost? Perhaps being a little less efficient can actually make you more content according to Tony Crabbe. Tony is a business psychologist who has worked with companies like Microsoft, News Corporation, Disney, HSBC and the World Bank and he is author of the book Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much (https://amzn.to/2XsxTxD) . Listen as Tony discusses the benefits of not getting so much accomplished and choosing your priorities carefully.  Each of your eyes has over 2 million working parts. And that is only one fascinating feature. Listen as I explain things about your eyes you probably never knew before. https://www.hexarmor.com/posts/12-fascinating-eye-facts Not to be a downer but someday your life will end. It is an absolute certainty. Still many of us are not prepared for that and it can create a real mess. Unfortunately, the ones we leave behind end up having to clean up that mess. Where are your passwords, bank accounts and important paper? Who will take care of your kids? Here to discuss all this and other things you need to take care that you may not have even thought about is Adam Seifer. Adam is founder of Everplans (http://everplans.com) a life and legacy planning company and he is author of the book In Case You Get Hit by a Bus (https://amzn.to/2Xv70t4). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances like reoccurring subscription charges! Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If you ask most people if stress can lead to cancer, I think they would say yes. I imagine there are cancer patients who believe they got cancer because of the stress in the life. So what does the research say about this? This episode begins with a look at some conclusive science about stress and cancer that should come as a relief to people who are stressed as well as cancer patients. Source: Nancy Snyderman, M.D. author of Medical Myths That Can Kill You (https://amzn.to/3biHlf4) People need people. The need for human interaction is undeniable. Yet today we are more isolated than ever. So how can we get that human contact we so desperately need? Listen as I discuss this with Marissa King who is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management and author of the book, Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection (https://amzn.to/396C5bL). She has some wonderful advice on how to feel less lonely and bring people into your life in ways that are easier than you imagined - even during a pandemic. And the benefits are well worth it. Did you know some people have a better sense of touch than others? It’s true. For a long time it was thought to be a gender thing - that women had a more sensitive sense of touch than men. But not necessarily so. Listen as I explain what causes this interesting difference in people. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091215173017.htm Humans have been drinking alcohol for thousands of years. While many books have been written about the dangers of alcohol, other books have been written about the joys of fine wine and other alcoholic beverages. What is the truth about drinking? Is a little alcohol okay? Is red wine good for you? Does drinking kill your brain cells? Is it just better not to drink at all? Listen as I discuss this with David Nutt who is a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College, London as well as the former Chief of the Section of Clinical Science in the US National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in the NIH. And he is author of the book Drink?: The New Science of Alcohol and Health (https://amzn.to/3oh0q53). Interestingly he not only drinks but owns a wine bar. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances like reoccurring subscription charges! Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Have you ever watched someone blow out the candles on a birthday cake and wondered, “Do I really want to eat cake after someone blew and spit all over it?” I have -even long before Covid-19. So I start this episode with a look at the risks of eating that cake once the candles are out. http://foodnetwork.wikia.com/wiki/Food_Detectives A lot has been written about peak performance. There are books, articles, podcasts, seminars, speeches, and many gurus all claiming to know the magical steps to achieving high performance in your career. So, who’s right? What are you supposed to believe? Marc Effron, author of the book 8 Steps to High Performance (https://amzn.to/2OsZqso) has taken a look at a lot of the material and separated the fluff from the science. Listen as he explains what really works if you want to really excel in your career. Ever wondered whether or not you should buy a new car if your old car works just fine? Since cars last much longer than a generation or two ago, a lot of drivers struggle with the decision to buy a new car. If you are one of them, you should listen as I discuss this topic. https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2015/07/30/autos-average-age/30820613/ When you think about it, you write a lot. You likely write emails, text messages, memos, reports and more. So HOW you write really matters if you want people to understand what you are trying to say. Josh Bernoff author of the book, Writing Without BS (https://amzn.to/2KP08xF) is on a mission to help people improve communication through better writing. Listen to what he has to say and you will instantly become a better writer. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! https://bestfiends.com Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Let SelectQuote save you time and money! Get your free quote at https://SelectQuote.com today! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances like reoccurring subscription charges! Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Identity theft is often not the result of some high-tech scam. It is frequently because someone digs through your trash and finds documents with personal information. I start this episode explaining ways you haven’t heard before to protect yourself from low-tech but highly effective dumpster divers who want to steal your identity. https://www.rd.com/list/shred-documents/ It is amazing how people in your life influence you in ways you don’t realize. The things you do, the decisions you make and the thoughts you think can all be heavily but unknowingly influenced by the people around you. Dr. Nicholas Christakis is a physician, sociologist and author of the book, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives (http://amzn.to/2EDBy1c) and he explains how this phenomenon works and why it is so important. People complain a lot about the post office but they really do a pretty good job. And the fact is you can do some things that will help speed up the mail and save you time and money. Listen as I explain. https://www.rd.com/advice/saving-money/mail-carrier-wont-tell-you Ever struggle to do something, like carry too many grocery bags – and someone offers to help and you say, “No thanks, I got it.”? Why? You need help, someone offers – why in the world would you decline? But we do it all the time. It seems that people just don’t like asking for help. Nora Klaver, author of the book, Mayday! Asking for Help in Time of Need (http://amzn.to/2EDT0Tq) explains why it is that we are so reluctant to ask for help and why accepting help is often a much better decision for so many reasons. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! https://bestfiends.com Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Let SelectQuote save you time and money! Get your free quote at https://SelectQuote.com today! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances like reoccurring subscription charges! Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the search for love, you’ve probably heard claims that pheromones can make you more appealing. And some perfumes and colognes claim to have pheromones in them that will do the trick. This episode looks at those claims and whether they will really improve your love life. https://www.rd.com/article/do-pheromone-perfumes-really-work/ Will a dessert taste sweeter on a round plate than on a square plate? Do candles on the table actually improve the taste of a meal? A lot of things can influence our perceptions of the food we eat. Here to discuss the fascinating research and science of this is Nell McShane Wulfhart. She is a journalist and author of the audiobook Off Menu: The Secret Science of Food and Dining (https://amzn.to/3n2rbsC) We can spend a lot of time wishing people were different and trying to get them to change. Is it worth it? Can it work? Listen as I explain one renowned psychiatrist take on changing how other people act and behave. Source: Dr. Steven Reiss author of Who Am I? (https://amzn.to/2WZY2DP) How do you form a good new habit or break an old bad habit? Here to discuss this is Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Southern California and author of the book, Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick. (https://amzn.to/34USXAW). Listen as she explains some powerful yet amazingly simple ways to change habits that can really improve your life. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! https://bestfiends.com Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I don’t know about you but I simply cannot walk and text at the same time. And that turns out to be a good thing. I begin this episode with some fascinating research about texting and walking – and how the people around you hate you when you do it. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/people-who-text-while-walking-are-annoying-as-hell-study-confirms_us_55b8f3e7e4b0a13f9d1b0b13?ir=Healthy%2BLiving%C2%A7ion%3Dhealthy-living&utm_hp_ref=healthy-living Criticism can be tricky. It is often hard to give it effectively and it is even harder to hear it when it is aimed at you. That may be because we are not doing it correctly, according to Deb Bright, author of the book, The Truth Doesn’t Have to Hurt : How to Use Criticism to Strengthen Relationships, Improve Performance, and Promote Change (https://amzn.to/2ATMnyh). Listen as Deb reframes the topic and shows how criticism can be a very valuable tool in shaping behavior and getting things done. And it doesn’t necessarily have to sting. Anyone who has made the effort to eat healthy knows how hard it is to resist a sudden craving for junk food. You know nothing else will do and you know the craving isn’t going to pass any time soon. So what do you do? Well, it turns out there is a way to stop that craving dead in its tracks and I’ll reveal it in this episode. http://www.medicaldaily.com/eliminating-food-cravings-may-be-easy-looking-images-bugs-vomit-344656 What if you could use computer algorithms to solve everyday problems in your human life, such as where to eat dinner or how to choose a home? Well, you can! In fact you should, according to Brian Christian, author of the book Algorithms to Live By (https://amzn.to/2OQGO6m). Brian explains how many of our personal problems can actually be better solved by using algorithms if you understand what they are and how to use them. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Get your first Hims visit FREE at http://forhims.com/something and a 90 day no risk offer! Get great cardio and strength training! Go to https://joinfightcamp.com/something for free shipping and a gift worth $109 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We have all had the experience of a fly landing on our food and then pondering whether to toss it out or eat it. This episode begins with some guidelines that will help you decide what to do the next time it happens. https://theconversation.com/should-i-throw-away-food-once-a-fly-has-landed-on-it-50895 Your success in life is due in large part to how well you deal with people and how people perceive you. Wouldn’t it be great to know how to make yourself more approachable and interesting to others? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to size up and read people when you meet them? Vanessa Van Edwards has been studying people and their behavior for a long time. She is author of the book Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People (http://amzn.to/2rfyB3T) and she joins me to discuss some effective strategies to improve your people skills like you won’t believe. Whenever you speak, you should have a point. And not only should you have a point but you must make sure the person listening gets your point. Communications trainer Joel Schwartzberg, author of the book, Get to The Point: Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter (http://amzn.to/2A5k8aL) explains that too often people don’t know what their point is. And even when they do, they don’t make it clear to the listener. In this discussion Joel reveals how to make your point crystal clear. The Navy Seals have something called the “40% Rule.” It has to do with human potential. When I first read it a while ago, I cut out the article and always remembered it during those times when I needed to get more out of myself. I think you’ll find it useful in your life as well. http://lifehacker.com/cultivate-mental-toughness-with-the-navy-seals-40-perc-1745307249 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Get your first Hims visit FREE at http://forhims.com/something and a 90 day no risk offer! HelixSleep.com/sysk (for up to $200 off and two free pillows!) https://helixsleep.com/sysk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I am sure you have had to perform under pressure. So you know that it is difficult to do and often your performance suffers. But why? Well, a couple of interesting things happen in that situation and when you understand them you can make the experience of performing under pressure a lot easier. Listen as I begin this episode with this fascinating intel. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160120091714.htm We all have so many choices for everything – breakfast cereal, cars, food, careers – everywhere choices abound! And that can be great except that too many choices can actually be paralyzing. Anyone who has spent more time choosing what show to watch on Netflix than actually watching a show knows what I mean. Barry Schwartz, author of the book, The Paradox of Choice (http://amzn.to/2n9IpHD) joins me to explain why trying to make the “best” choice may be a waste of time and he offers a better way to make choices that will leave you more satisfied. What attracts men to women and women to men? Allan Pease has some very interesting answers. Allan has been studying how people communicate and he is author of the book, Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love (http://amzn.to/2Fcp7IW) . Listen as he explains how to make yourself more attractive to the opposite sex based on evolutionary drives and urges that still rule our feelings and actions. You know when you reheat pizza in the microwave, it never comes out right? It’s mushy and soggy and just not as good as when it was first made. Listen as I describe a way to reheat pizza that is much better and actually makes it taste pretty close to when it came out of the oven the first time. https://www.insider.com/youve-been-reheating-pizza-the-wrong-way-2017-6 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Get your first Hims visit FREE at http://forhims.com/something and a 90 day no risk offer! HelixSleep.com/sysk (for up to $200 off and two free pillows!) https://helixsleep.com/sysk https://wondery.com/shows/jacked-rise-of-the-new-jack-sound/ Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound the new podcast from Wondery. Listen and subscribe today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How can drinking hot cocoa from an orange mug taste different from drinking hot cocoa from a blue mug? I’ll explain some interesting research that shows how color affects our perception of taste - and the best mugs for different drinks. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2257063/Study-finds-hot-chocolate-tastes-better-orange-mugs.html It is amazing how many people consider themselves shy. In fact, almost all of us feel shy in certain situations. But why are some people more shy than others – are they born that way or is it something they learn? Most importantly, what can shy people do so that their shyness doesn’t interfere in their life or success? Bernardo Carducci, Director of The Shyness Research Institute, at Indiana University Southeast and author of The Pocket Guide to Making Successful Small Talk (http://amzn.to/2CCzcOw) offers some incredible insight into becoming what he calls a successful shy person. Also, how you sign your name reveals a lot about you. Listen as I discuss a fascinating study that looked at signatures of big bosses (like Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Richard Branson, to name a few) and what their signature reveal about their personality. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2275180/Does-boss-sign-flourish-CEOs-big-signatures-likely-narcissists-study-reveals.html#ixzz2KY54sNuh Maybe you are thinking about a New Year’s resolution for 2021. It always seems like a good idea but as we all know, most resolutions fail. So maybe there is a better way. Caroline Arnold, author of the book, Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently (http://amzn.to/2COg6YV) reveals a simple, easy and virtually foolproof way to set and achieve a resolution – or any goal for that matter. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Get Honey FREE and start saving on your online purchases! Simply go to https://www.joinhoney.com/something and start saving! https://deals.dell.com/en-us or 1-800-BUY DELL for the best savings available now! Get great cardio and strength training! Go to https://JoinFightCamp.com/something for free shipping and a gift worth $109 Get your first Hims visit FREE at http://forhims.com/something and a 90 day no risk offer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It is called the “helper’s high.” It’s that feeling you get when you do something nice for someone else. It isn’t only a theory, there is solid evidence that doing the smallest thing for someone else is good for you. This episode begins as I explore the power of giving. http://www.medicaldaily.com/acts-kindness-toward-others-helpful-when-dealing-stress-365218 Achieving any goal can be tough, whether it is a New Year’s resolution or some other important goal you want to accomplish. But there is a little secret that makes achieving any goal more likely. Matthew Ferry, a top executive coach for 20+ years and author of the book, Quiet Mind, Epic Life (https://amzn.to/3nx1xNL) explains how he gets people to achieve their wildest dreams. And it turns out to be pretty simple. Have you ever wondered why there are hardly any new Christmas songs? Why do we listen to the same old songs every year? Ronald Lankford, scholar and author of the book, Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells & Silent Nights (http://amzn.to/2ACcGIu) reveals why some Christmas songs are popular for decades and why we love those songs so much. Is there a laser pointer in your house? Sure it is fun to watch your cat chase the light – and there are even toy lasers for kids. But are they safe? Could it damage someone’s eyesight if you point it at them? Interestingly there has been a case of that happening – but only one. And there are millions of laser pointers. So what’s the deal? The answer is in this episode. http://www.medicaldaily.com/toy-laser-pointers-pose-risk-eye-health-first-case-eye-damage-caused-toy-reported-361044 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Get Honey FREE and start saving on your online purchases! Simply go to https://www.joinhoney.com/something and start saving! https://deals.dell.com/en-us or 1-800-BUY DELL for the best savings available now! Get great cardio and strength training! Go to https://JoinFightCamp.com/something for free shipping and a gift worth $109 Get your first Hims visit FREE at http://forhims.com/something and a 90 day no risk offer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are taught that jealousy and envy are not productive emotions. Well, maybe. This episode begins with a look at how jealousy and envy can actually help you achieve your goal. And, I explain the difference between jealousy and envy because they are not the same thing. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a19918585/jealous/ Successful dog training is all about conditioning and giving rewards for good behavior. Yet when we want people to change their behavior, we are more inclined to criticize and correct the negative more than we reward the positive. So what if we treated people the way a dog trainer trains a dog? That’s what Dr. Karen London advocates. Karen is an experienced dog trainer and behaviorist and she is author of a book called Treat Everyone Like a Dog (https://amzn.to/3m9y1w1). Listen as she explains how to take the principles of positive dog training and use them to get people to do what you want without fighting and criticism.   When it’s really cold outside, you probably get a runny nose even if you are not sick. Why? Listen as I explain how it is a by product of how your body works to keep you healthy and happy. http://archive.boston.com/news/globe/health_science/articles/2007/01/01/why_does_my_nose_run_in_the_cold/ Our language is constantly changing in interesting and sometimes unusual ways. That is why the English of William Shakespeare sounds so strange compared to the English spoken today and while the English spoken in North America is different than the English spoken in the UK. How and why does it change? That is what David Shariatmadari is here to discuss. David is a writer and editor at the Guardian and author of the book, Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language (https://amzn.to/3ngvp0x) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Get Honey FREE and start saving on your online purchases! Simply go to https://www.joinhoney.com/something and start saving! https://deals.dell.com/en-us or 1-800-BUY DELL for the best savings available now! Get great cardio and strength training! Go to https://JoinFightCamp.com/something for free shipping and a gift worth $109 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Negotiating your own salary can be stressful and difficult. This episode begins with some proven ways to help you maneuver through the negotiation process effectively, so you get the best deal and the most money possible. http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-negotiate-a-higher-salary Just about everyone enjoys music. But it is more than mere entertainment. Researcher and writer Dan Levitin author of the book, This is Your Brain on Music (https://amzn.to/2zRC39i) discusses how people have used music throughout history and how we use it today to help wake us up, make us think, enhance our mood and help us sleep. Houseplants can make any home look better but houseplants also have real health benefits. I’ll reveal why it is worth the fuss and effort for you and your family to fill your home with houseplants. https://www.bioadvanced.com/articles/5-benefits-houseplants So many of us struggle with clutter – whether it’s our workspace, a room or our entire home. It’s not just getting rid of clutter that’s hard, it’s making sure more clutter doesn’t come in and take its place. Decluttering expert Dana White of ASlobComesClean.com is author of the book, Declutter at the Speed of Life (https://amzn.to/2uKoHpy). She joins me to share some very simple, practical strategies for getting rid of clutter and also talks about the amazing benefits that come when the clutter is gone.. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Get Honey FREE and start saving on your online purchases! Simply go to https://JoinHoney.com/Something and start saving! https://deals.dell.com/en-us or 1-800-BUY DELL for the best savings available now! https://www.bluenile.com Use Promo Code: SYSK to get $50 off orders of $500 or more at BlueNile.com! Get great cardio and strength training! Go to https://JoinFightCamp.com/something for free shipping and a gift worth $109 https://joinfightcamp.com/?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Radio&utm_campaign=Something_You_Should_Know&utm_term=know&utm_content= Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you planning to re-gift a gift this Christmas? People have been regifting forever - although it was a Seinfeld episode that made the concept popular. This episode begins with a discussion of how you should re-gift and what the rules are. https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/g30169200/regifting-etiquette-rules/ For many of us, our car is extremely important. It is hard to imagine life without a car. So how did the automobile become such a big part of our lives in a relatively short period of time? Joining me to discuss that as well as the fascinating history of cars and what the future may hold, is Dan Albert. He is an historian and writes about the past, present, and future of cars for “n + 1” magazine. He is also author of the book, Are We There Yet? The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless (https://amzn.to/2Wj6uO2). Every year people get stressed out around the holidays because there is a lot to do and people fear they won’t get everything done. Listen as I discuss why this is a needless worry. Once you hear it, you’ll be able to enjoy the holiday season a lot more and stress-out a lot less. Source: Donald Wetmore author of KISS Guide to Organizing Your Life (https://amzn.to/2WfXXLM). Life expectancy has continued to increase dramatically. You are more likely to live to 100 than at any time in human history. Not only are people living longer, they are also staying healthy and active longer. All of this is having an impact on our society and culture. We are more likely to keep working well past 65. Young people are more likely to postpone getting married and postpone the start of their career. Plus, if people are going to live a lot longer, they are going to need more money to support them in all those later years. These are just a few of the ramifications of our new longevity that I discuss with Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics at the London Business School, consulting scholar at Stanford University's Center on Longevity and author of the book The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World.(https://amzn.to/3nrIDI1). Whether you are young or old, you will want to hear this discussion. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! This episode is sponsored by Geico. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
During the holidays, we use a lot of power strips to plug in lights and decorations. So this episode begins with a list of things to NEVER do with power strips for the safety of everyone in your home. And you will probably be surprised by some of what you hear. https://www.familyhandyman.com/article/things-you-should-never-do-with-power-strips/ As a group, we humans are kind of quirky. There are things we do and ways we behave that are uniquely human and sometimes cause problems for ourselves and fellow humans. Joining me to explore some of the fascinating quirks of our humanness is Marty Jopson. Marty is the resident science reporter on BBC TV’s “The One Show” and is author of the book, The Science of Being Human: Why We Behave, Think and Feel the Way We Do (https://amzn.to/2VYTZqY). One interesting difference between men and women is that men are generally better at asking for what they want. Listen as I describe the consequences of that and what women can do to get more of what they want - and the solution is pretty simple. http://www.womendontask.com/questions.html Counting is one of those things you take for granted. Nothing is more objective than counting. If you want to find out how many of something - you count. However, it turns out that counting is actually a bit trickier than that. People can use numbers and counting to deceive you if you don’t understand what they are doing. Here to explain the intricacies of counting is Deborah Stone. She is a scholar who has taught at Brandeis, MIT, Duke, Dartmouth, Yale, Tulane, among others and she is author of the book Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters (https://amzn.to/33UeKZ1) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Get Honey FREE and start saving on your online purchases! Simply go to JoinHoney.com/Something and start saving! https://www.joinhoney.com/page/dr-us-simplified-yellow-general/?utm_campaign=PODC_All_Audio_All_Education_NA_NA_something_DR-US-Simplified-Yellow-General&utm_source=podc&utm_medium=aud&utm_term=undefined&utm_content=undefined&from=r https://deals.dell.com/en-us or 1-800-BUY DELL for the best savings available now! https://www.bluenile.com Use Promo Code: SYSK to get $50 off orders of $500 or more at BlueNile.com! Get great cardio and strength training! Go to https://JoinFightCamp.com/something for free shipping and a gift worth $109 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Confident people just have a way about them. The way they act and talk draws people to them. So how can you be (and appear) more confident? I begin this episode with some expert advice on how to project confidence. https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2015/04/01/12-things-truly-confident-people-do-differently/?sh=2e5271174766 How does your money move around? In other words, you write me a check, how does the money get from your account to mine? What makes a $20 bill worth $20? And how does Bitcoin work? These questions and more are answered by my guest Charles Wheelan, who teaches economics at Dartmouth and is author of the Naked Money (https://amzn.to/2qb0N58). You probably have an ice maker in your freezer. If so, you should be aware that your ice maker has its own heater to keep it from freezing and that little heater is costing you. http://science.time.com/2011/04/14/how-the-ice-in-your-drink-is-imperiling-the-planet/ One reason that happiness can be so hard to find is because our brains aren’t wired for happiness – they are wired for survival. Rick Hanson, author of the book Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence (https://amzn.to/2uY5Hr4) reveals how, with a little effort, you can rewire the brain so happiness becomes part of who you are. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Lampsplus.com/something for up to 50% off https://www.lampsplus.com/?src=verit&mdm=display&cmp=new&trm=pod&cnt=something&sourceid=MEVERITPODSOMETHING The Jordan Harbinger Show https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jordan-harbinger-show/id1344999619 HelixSleep.com/sysk (for up to $200 off and two free pillows!) https://helixsleep.com/pages/landing-page?promo=sysk https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://bluechew.com and get your first order FREE when you use promo code: SOMETHING https://deals.dell.com/en-us or 1-800-BUY DELL for the best savings available now! https://www.bluenile.com Use Promo Code: SYSK to get $50 off orders of $500 or more at BlueNile.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Christmas is a fun holiday with lots of stories and traditions. This episode begins with some interesting facts about Christmas you may not know. Ever wonder why we use the term Noel at Christmas time? OR did you ever wonder what Christmas decorations are edible? Listen to discover the answers and other fascinating Christmas intel? (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/50-things-yule-never-know-653613) We all have the best of intentions. We so often say we are going to do things with the best intentions yet often fail to follow through. Why is that? If you tell yourself you are going to do something, why don’t you just do it and get it done? Well there is a good reason and joining me to discuss this is Steve Levinson, clinical psychologist, inventor, entrepreneur and internationally recognized authority on the topic of following through. He is the author of a couple of books including Following Through (https://amzn.to/36rIldU). Your brain is really the control center of your body. It does so many wonderful things and works in so many ways - many of which you don’t even realize. Joining me to discuss how your brain functions and ways you can help make it work even better is neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett. She is a professor at Northeastern University, Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Harvard University and author of the book Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain (https://amzn.to/2JJecxK). Is it a good idea to let your car warm up on a cold morning before you drive it? If your car battery is dead and needs a jump, how long before it is fully charged? We tackle these important questions every car owner needs to know.(https://www.motorbiscuit.com/do-you-really-need-to-warm-up-your-car/ & https://bit.ly/2I2TyZ8) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! This episode is sponsored by Geico. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The corona virus vaccine comes as a shot -most likely two shots! And getting shots is no fun. So this episode begins by explaining what you should do just before, during and after you get the shot to make it hurt less. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9018211/Pain-Grimacing-make-injection-bearable-study-claims-ahead-COVID-vaccine-rollout.html Why are so many people overweight? There are likely several contributing factors and one of them seems to be how food tastes. In short, it doesn’t taste as good as it used to according to Mark Schatzker author of the book The Dorito Effect. (https://amzn.to/2L7E0EB). Listen as Mark explains why good food has gone bland while junk food has gotten irresistible - and what we can do about it.  We are told to not let little things bother us. But they do. Listen as I explain the top-rated irritants that bother people the most. https://www.consumerreports.org/media-room/press-releases/2009/12/hidden-fees-top-survey-of-what-annoys-americans-most/ Who hasn’t felt awkward? Being awkward is embarrassing yet we have all done or said something that has made us feel that awful awkward feeling. Relationship expert Ty Tashiro joins me to discuss awkwardness, how to handle those awkward moments and why we should all understand that awkwardness isn’t as bad as we think. Ty is author of the book Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome (https://amzn.to/2JNsE8a). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Lampsplus.com/something for up to 50% off https://www.lampsplus.com/?src=verit&mdm=display&cmp=new&trm=pod&cnt=something&sourceid=MEVERITPODSOMETHING The Jordan Harbinger Show https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jordan-harbinger-show/id1344999619 HelixSleep.com/sysk (for up to $200 off and two free pillows!) https://helixsleep.com/pages/landing-page?promo=sysk https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://bluechew.com and get your first order FREE when you use promo code: SOMETHING https://deals.dell.com/en-us or 1-800-BUY DELL for the best savings available now! https://www.bluenile.com Use Promo Code: SYSK to get $50 off orders of $500 or more at BlueNile.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why do people get angry over the little things? At least one leading expert believes it’s all about control. I begin this episode of the podcast discussing the high cost your pay by getting so upset over nothing and how to let go of life’s little aggravations. (Source: The Anger Trap by Les Carter https://amzn.to/2NYGHpd) A lot of the advice on eating healthy is about what to avoid – meat, dairy, gluten, sugar, oil etc. But pediatrician Dr. Aaron Carroll, professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and author of the book, The Bad Food Bible (https://amzn.to/2uuXeJk) says there isn’t much science to support these kind of restrictive diets in terms of them being healthier. He joins me to explain what it really means to eat healthy and talks about how many of the foods people think are bad – really are not. If your relationship has lost some of the magic or passion – how can you steam things up a bit? I have a couple of very simple techniques that are proven to help you feel the romance and excitement once again. http://www.womansday.com/relationships/sex-tips/g654/spice-up-your-relationship/ Why does it seem some people are incredibly productive and others of us never seem to have enough time to get all the things done we need to? Charles Duhigg has the fascinating answer to that. Charles is one of the leading authorities on productivity and is author of the books, Smarter Faster Better (https://amzn.to/2NYMw5J) and The Power of Habit (https://amzn.to/2NUsadT). Charles joins me with some very practical advice that will help you get everything done and still have time left over, PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://monday.com One platform, better teamwork - First 2 weeks free! https://bestfiends.com Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/mywalgreens.jsp Shop, Save & Stay Well - Join for free at myWalgreens.com https://deals.dell.com/en-us or 1-800-BUY DELL for the best savings available now! https://www.bluenile.com Use Promo Code: SYSK to get $50 off orders of $500 or more at BlueNile.com! Get great cardio and strength training! Go to JoinFightCamp.com/something for free shipping and a gift worth $109 https://joinfightcamp.com/?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Radio&utm_campaign=Something_You_Should_Know&utm_term=know&utm_content= Get 12 weeks of The New Yorker magazine for just $6 and a free tote bag at NewYorker.com/something and use Promo Code: SOMETHING https://subscribe.newyorker.com/subscribe/newyorker/133107?source=cm_paid_other_podcast_12f6_SOMETHING&pos_name=SOMETHING Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Don Keith

Great show! Touched on some interesting topics that piqued my curiosity.

Jan 18th
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Jee'Na SohaSoha

asking those types of question about immigrants and blacks does allow pollsters to become more judgmental in which they may not have thought about.

Jan 17th
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پادکست ناجی

It was great 👍🏻✌🏻

Jan 7th
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AlecJay

more advertising than stuff i should know. trassh

Dec 28th
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yang

Too much ads! It’s terrible!

Dec 20th
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AlecJay

trasssh

Dec 14th
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Amir Hazrati

it's really interesting to think about how language changes our way of thinking. that's why it is so hard to translate things when strong emotional feelings are involved (like poetry). As for the example that you mentioned, we'll never say let's go or turn back to the Record, we'll say let's watch the Record again. I don't know why but your language pictures it like going to a judge (third person to judge) but my language conveys doing the act together(only two of us)!

Dec 13th
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nasrin Kaabomeyr

So helpful and incredibly effective

Dec 5th
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Marina Nicole

What a wildly entertaining and useful episode :3

Dec 4th
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Marina Nicole

What a wildly entertaining and useful episode :3

Dec 4th
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Marina Nicole

What a wildly entertaining and useful episode :3

Dec 4th
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Jerry Zhou

extremely useful

Nov 15th
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Rafael Mora Figueroa

good show loved it!

Nov 12th
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Mahdi Ahmadi

Who doesn't like Physics?!

Nov 9th
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hadi mimdal

Would you like using TIME STAMPS at episodes, please? thank you.

Oct 23rd
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ToliG

I could relate to a lot of the stuff about Happiness. Ever since I was young I didn't know how to experience happiness. Being around people who know only misery and negativity doesn't give you the opportunity to reach for the goal of health and happiness. Excellent podcast.

Oct 19th
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Atefeh Y

Your podcast is just precious! The guest are reliable experts and scientists, you guide the discussions in an intelligent manner, present every subject like a pro, and last but not least, your voice is amazingly beautiful!! 😁 Thank you Mike. I can't believe how much I'm learning! Ati

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Oscar Muñoz Herrera

How to avoid beeing catched when cheating would have been a good question. ;)

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