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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…

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    How Pride Compassion and Gratitude Drive Success & Using the Internet For Better Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 50:19

    Why do people kiss under the mistletoe? When did that all start? This episode begins with a brief history of the mistletoe-kissing tradition. https://ourcommunitynow.com/local-culture/the-myth-behind-the-mistletoe You have never heard a discussion about pride, gratitude and compassion like this one. Psychology professor David Desteno of Northeastern University joins me to explain how these three emotions can fuel your personal and business success as well as create better relationships. We seldom talk about emotions as tools for success but you will find this discussion fascinating and useful for your own life. David is author of the book Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride (https://amzn.to/3FFW3sI). And he has a TED Talk about pride you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VML4VmSlCc&t=1190s There are always a few people on you Christmas holiday gift list who are hard to shop for. Listen as I explain a few very easy yet thoughtful gift ideas that are sure to be appreciated.  We've likely all gone to the internet to look up health information or try and diagnose some symptom we're experiencing. After all there is a lot of great health information online that could be useful. However, how you use that information you find is really crucial according to cardiologist Dr. Kapil Parakh author of the book Searching for Health: The Smart Way to Find Information Online (https://amzn.to/3CORNVP). Listen as he offers some great strategies to help you better navigate the internet for the right information and then how to use it to improve your health and give you peace of mind. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Grab NordVPN's Cyber Month Deal! Go to https://nordvpn.com/SOMETHING or use code SOMETHING to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift! 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!  Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Get a FREE 45-day extended trial. Visit https://canva.com/something Go to https://FarewayMeatMarket.com promo code: SYSK to get $100 off The Butcher's Holiday Collection and site wide free shipping! Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Discover offers "Live Customer Service" with US based representatives available 24/7! Learn more at https://discover.com Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: The Power of Word-of-Mouth Marketing & Why Dogs Love Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 50:31

    Want to know if someone you like is truly compatible with you? Check out their taste in music. This episode begins with an interesting look at how your taste in music can have a big impact on who you are attracted to and who may be attracted to you. Turns out you can tell a lot about someone by the tunes they listen to. http://www.medindia.net/news/Music-Predicts-Sexual-Attraction-80223-1.htm I often urge you to tell other people about this podcast because word-of-mouth marketing is considered to be one of the most effective and powerful methods to spread the word about an idea, or product or - yes a podcast. So who starts word of mouth marketing about something 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 subject. 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. How clean is the air in your home? 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. (Source: Jeff May, author of “My House Is Killing Me!” (https://amzn.to/2nhDZ5c) For centuries, dogs and people have gotten along pretty well. Why is that? Canine researcher Dr. Clive Wynne, founding director of the Canine Science Callaboratory at Arizona State University and author of the book Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You (https://amzn.to/2l4STLc) joins me to explain our amazing bond we have with dogs how to make it even stronger. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Grab NordVPN's Cyber Month Deal! Go to https://nordvpn.com/SOMETHING or use code SOMETHING to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift! T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover offers "Live Customer Service" with US based representatives available 24/7! Learn more at https://discover.com Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why Conventional Wisdom is Often Wrong & How Others Shape You Thoughts and Actions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 46:58

    Ever talk to someone who is looking at their phone and they act as if they don't even hear you? This episode explains why that happens so often and why that is likely not the best time to try to talk to someone. https://www.yahoo.com/health/weird-way-looking-phone-mess-195042844.html You've heard those phrases like, “Don't sweat the small stuff” or “Don't judge a book by its cover” or “Everyone deserves a second chance" or “Think outside the box.” It may be time to rethink these common conventional wisdoms, according to attorney David Libman author of the book 100 Reality Checks (https://amzn.to/2E7JGqW) . Listen as David explains that a lot of these phrases sound good but actually turn out to be really lousy advice. There is something called “The Waiter Rule.” It's actually the idea of former Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson and it has to do with how people treat waiters. Listen as I reveal why it is important to know about this important rule and why it is a very good indicator of a person's character. https://www.rightattitudes.com/2007/09/12/waiter-rule-interpersonal-skills/ You are being influenced in subtle ways by all the people around you. Often, you have no idea it is even happening according to Matthew Jackson, a professor of economics at Stanford University and author of the book The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines Your Power, Beliefs and Behaviors (https://amzn.to/2EvVfJY). Listen as he discusses how people in your circle influence your thoughts and behaviors and how you influence theirs.  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Grab NordVPN's Cyber Month Deal! Go to https://nordvpn.com/SOMETHING or use code SOMETHING to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift! T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover offers "Live Customer Service" with US based representatives available 24/7! Learn more at https://discover.com Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How Urges and Instincts Can Sabotage Your Success & What The Universe is Made Of

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 55:09

    Most of us have heard the poinsettia plants are poisonous to people and pets. How poisonous? Will eating leaves from a poinsettia kill you? Will it make you sick? Do you even need to be worried? This episode begins with some interesting facts about just how dangerous poinsettias are. https://www.stranges.com/are-poinsettias-poisonous/ Human instincts are what have helped us to survive. Yet, some of those instincts are not so practical in today's modern world according to evolutionary biologist Dr. Rebecca Heiss, author of the book Instinct: Rewire Your Brain with Science-Backed Solutions to Increase Productivity and Achieve Success (https://amzn.to/3oxbQTq). Rebecca joins me to talk about how these instincts such as the instinct for self-deception and variety and the fear of others can really sabotage your success. Then, she offers strategies to override those instincts when you need to.  What's in a black hole? What's a multiverse? When will the sun burn out? These are just a few of the fascinating questions I discuss with Daniel Whiteson, professor of physics at UC Irvine and author of the book Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe (https://amzn.to/3oCeTtR). Listen as Daniel takes some pretty complex ideas about the universe and makes them interesting and understandable to everyone. Your sense of touch is more powerful than you may have ever realized. What you touch ad how it feels can actually change the way you think. Listen as I reveal some fascinating research about how this works. https://news.yale.edu/2010/06/24/touch-how-hard-chair-creates-hard-heart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: Spotting Lies to Get to the Truth & The Many Effects of Noise

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 51:51

    Just how accurate is Wikipedia? If you go to one of their articles, how likely is it to be correct and objective. This episode begins with some surprising facts about Wikipedia and its accuracy. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/wikipedia-explained-what-is-it-trustworthy-how-work-wikimedia-2030-a8213446.html As you know, people lie. In fact, we all lie. Often the lies we tell are small and inconsequential – other times they are a big deal. Pamela Myers is a leading experts on lies and deception and she joins me to take us all on a journey into how deception works, how to identify it and how to get people to tell you the truth. Pamela Myers is author of the book Liespotting (https://amzn.to/2K8Bj2b) and you can watch her TED talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_6vDLq64gE. How many times have you seen a sign at the store that says “You Break It You Buy It.” Can a store actually enforce that? Accidents happen – so how can you be forced to pay for something just because it slipped out of your hand or because you walked by something just as it fell and broke? Listen and find out what the law says. https://blogs.findlaw.com/common_law/2012/01/if-you-break-it-must-you-buy-it.html You may have noticed that the world is getting a lot louder. And all that noise is taking a toll on you – whether you realize it or not. Noise can take a toll on your physically and psychologically according to Mathias Basner, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and an expert on how noise affects sleep and health. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://stamps.com click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code SOMETHING to get a 4 week free trial, free postage and a digital scale! Go to https://FarewayMeatMarket.com promo code: SYSK to get $100 off The Butcher's Holiday Collection and site wide free shipping! Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://HelixSleep.com/SYSK Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Serious Health Concerns with Kitchen Spices & Shortcuts to Solving Problems

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 47:26

    Finding the right holiday for co-workers can be a challenge. You don't want to spend too much but you want to give something that shows you put some thought into it, at least. Listen as I begin this episode by making this gift-giving task easy while still giving people something they will actually like. If anything in this world is safe, you would think the spices in your spice rack would be. I mean what kind of danger could a little oregano or basil pose to you or your family? Well, you are about to find out and you will likely be very surprised. In the December 2021 issue of Consumer Reports magazine is an article about how many spices in your kitchen likely contain heavy metals such as lead, arsenic or cadmium. Lisa Gill, investigative reporter for Consumer Reports authored the article and she joins me to discuss the shocking findings of their tests on spices. Here is a link to the story which contains the chart Lisa refers to that explains how each spice tested - good and bad. https://www.consumerreports.org/food-safety/your-herbs-and-spices-might-contain-arsenic-cadmium-and-lead/ We humans are pretty good at solving problems. Yet sometimes we make the solution harder than it has to be. If you can change the way you look at the problem, you may find a shortcut to the solution you are looking for. That's according to Marcus du Sautoy, professor for the public understanding of science and professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford and author of the book Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut in Math and in Life (https://amzn.to/3qOlbZM) Marcus joins me with some fascinating ways to approach problems better. The day after Thanksgiving is a big day for shopping. It is also a big day for plumbers. Calls for plumbers spike on Black Friday. Listen as I explain why that is and what you should do so you don't have to call a plumber in the first place.https://www.pmmag.com/articles/101718-black-friday-is-busiest-day-of-the-year-for-plumbers PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://stamps.com click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code SOMETHING to get a 4 week free trial, free postage and a digital scale! Go to https://FarewayMeatMarket.com promo code: SYSK to get $100 off The Butcher's Holiday Collection and site wide free shipping! Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://HelixSleep.com/SYSK Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What We've Lost to the Internet For Better or Worse & How Money Makes You Happy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 48:14


    Ever have trouble hearing someone on the phone so you cover your other ear to block out the noise? This episode explains why there is a much better way than that if you want to hear someone better. https://www.oklahoman.com/article/3206007/strange-but-true-improve-clarity-of-phone-calls While the internet has given us so much, it has also robbed us of a lot of things many of us liked. For example, solitude, maps, handwritten letters, even the rolodex to name just a few. Pamela Paul has taken a hard look at some of the good things about the internet but more importantly some of the things it has taken away from us and why it is important to understand how the internet has changed our lives - not always for the better. Pamela is editor of The New York Times Book Review, host of their Book Review podcast and author of the book, 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet (https://amzn.to/3ob6M7m). Having money can make a big difference in your life. It determines how you live, how long you must work, and it forces you to make important and sometimes difficult financial decisions. Does that mean having more money would make you happier? Not always. Joining me to discuss the role of money and its relationship with happiness is Laura Rowley who has been a personal finance columnist for Self magazine and The Huffington Post and is author of the book Money & Happiness: A Guide to Living the Good Life (https://amzn.to/2SdFXgT). One reason people have trouble remembering other peoples' names is because they believe they are not very good at it. So it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Listen as I explain how to overcome that and how to instantly get better at remembering someone's name when you meet them. Source: Scott Hagwood author of Memory Power https://amzn.to/3H8xBl3 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://stamps.com click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code SOMETHING to get a 4 week free trial, free postage and a digital scale! Go to https://FarewayMeatMarket.com promo code: SYSK to get $100 off The Butcher's Holiday Collection and site wide free shipping! Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://HelixSleep.com/SYSK Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    SYSK Choice: How Saying Less Gets You More & Why Objective Reality is Not Your Reality

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 52:55

    You have probably heard that it not a good idea to allow your dog to sleep on the bed. Despite what the experts say, I am going to begin this episode by telling you exactly why it is probably just fine. http://www.purewow.com/entry_detail/national/22018/7-Reasons-Its-Actually-Betterto-Let-Your-Dog-Sleep-in-Your.htm  The world is full of people who over explain their ideas. To really be an effective communicator of ideas, the details can - and often do - get in the way. Brant Pinvidic is a producer who has sold more than three hundred TV shows and movies, run a TV network, and ran one of the largest production companies in the world with hit shows like The Biggest Loser and Bar Rescue. He is author of the book The 3 Minute Rule (https://amzn.to/36uNAHI) and he is here to explain how and why your ideas will always go over better with people when you are brief and to the point.   Of course, you are a good person. But no matter how good you are, you are probably a better person in the morning than you are after dinner. How can that be? Listen and I'll tell you. https://www.medicaldaily.com/morning-morality-effect-you-are-more-likely-lie-steal-and-cheat-afternoon-261482 What if what your reality isn't real reality? What if real, objective reality is something you can't possibly perceive? And what if our inability to perceive objective reality has actually helped us to survive? I know it's a bit hard to get your head around. That's why Don Hoffman is here. Don is a professor at the University of California in Irvine and author of the book The Case Against Reality (https://amzn.to/2Nb2r2L). Listen as Don explains this theory which is more than just an academic exercise. There are some fascinating practical implications as well. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Listen to "Operator" the new podcast from Wondery https://wondery.com/shows/operator/ Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why English is Such a Weird Language & How Passive People Can Assert Themselves

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 51:33

     If you have a male doctor who wears a tie, that tie could come into contact with you as your doctor examines you. This episode begins by explaining why that could be dangerous and why you should probably stay away from your doctor's tie or maybe even ask him to take it off. https://www.webmd.com/women/news/20040524/nasty-neckties-doctors-ties-carry-germs Trying to understand the rules of English can be maddening. Some words follow the certain rules - others don't. Some words that should rhyme -don't. Some words that used to mean one thing, now mean something else. Why does English have all these quirks? Someone who is a real expert on all the strange things in English is linguist Arika Okrent author of the book Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don't Rhyme—And Other Oddities of the English Language https://amzn.to/3CWVCsQ . Listen as she explains why almost all the quirks in the language actually have a reason and a story. About 80% of people are passive. A lot of those passive people wish they weren't because they feel that other people walk all over them. So what's the alternative? Dennis Adams, therapist, former minister and former passive person spent a long time developing a different approach for passive people that he calls – Honest Direct and Respectful. It is also the name of his book, Honest, Direct Respectful: 3 Simple Words That Will Change Your Life (https://amzn.to/2Q0tMrs). Listen as Dennis explains how and why it is such a powerful technique for passive people. I suspect we have all held in a sneeze - or at least tried to. Is it a good idea? Or could it actually be dangerous to hold it back? Listen as I explain. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20180116/hold-that-sneeze--maybe-not PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Listen to "Operator" the new podcast from Wondery https://wondery.com/shows/operator/ Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What Makes You Lucky or Unlucky & Why Some People Really Believe the Earth is Flat

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 51:50


    With people drinking more around the holiday season, it is important to realize that not all drinks are created equal. This episode begins with some interesting differences between beer, wine and hard liquor that everyone should keep in mind because they can affect you differently. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1530-0277.2006.00190.x What makes a person lucky or unlucky? Are some people cursed with bad luck? Are some people born lucky? To explore these questions, we turn to Richard Wiseman, perhaps the foremost researcher on the science of luck and author of the book, The Luck Factor (https://amzn.to/3EMLy6r). Richard joins me to explain what makes lucky people lucky and how we can all attract more luck into our lives. It's not magic - it's how you think. It seems strange that some people actually believe the earth is flat, while others believe it is hollow. Some people believe we never went to the moon and still others believe that aliens walk among us. What causes people to believe what seems like nonsense to most of us? That's what Donald Prothero is here to talk about. Donald is a geology professor who has taught at Caltech, Columbia, and other schools and he is author of a book called Weird Earth: Debunking Strange Ideas about Our Planet (https://amzn.to/3GOsTc9). Listen to hear his explanation as to why some people cling to what some like very odd beliefs and why he sees it as a growing problem. Do you know what the word quantum means? In a survey, 4 out of 5 people could not define it correctly. Listen as I explain what science and the dictionary say it actually means. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantum#examples PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Listen to "Operator" the new podcast from Wondery https://wondery.com/shows/operator/ Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    SYSK Choice: Avoiding Foodborne Illness & Brian Grazer's Connection Secrets

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 49:10


    Who doesn't struggle occasionally to remember important things – like names or passwords or what to get at the grocery store? This episode begins with some very simple techniques that will help sharpen your memory so you remember. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7591279/DR-MICHAEL-MOSLEY-stop-forgetting-passwords-Does-gum-disease-really-cause-heart-attacks.html Ever had food poisoning? It is amazingly common. In fact, each year, millions of people get it, over 120,000 end up in the hospital and some die from it. Yet most food poisoning is preventable according to Dr. Mark Tamplin author of the The Food Safety Book (https://amzn.to/2pya8GT). Listen as he explains how people typically get it and the precautions we all need to take to prevent getting sick from it. Not everyone eats breakfast despite it being called the most important meal of the day. In fact, some people even feel good about the fact that they skip all those calories each day. Listen as I explain why there are several really good reasons to eat something for breakfast that will improve your mental performance and help you eat less. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26239831 Every relationship or friendship starts with that initial connection. Someone who knows a lot about making connections is Brian Grazer. Brian is an academy award-winning producer, partners with Ron Howard in Imagine Entertainment and is author of the book Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection (https://amzn.to/32xyVcC). Brain joins me to offer insight into the best ways to connect with anyone. You will hear some wonderful stories of Brian meeting U.S. presidents, Fidel Castro and Dr. Jonas Salk – who he threw up on. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    How to Focus on Your Strengths to Achieve Success & How to Handle All the Details of Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 48:53


    You have likely heard the advice that you should get an annual physical exam from your doctor and you should go to the dentist twice a year for a checkup. And what about the recommendation that you wear sunscreen every day? Are all these things really necessary? We begin this episode with a look what the experts say about common health advice you've probably heard all your life - some of which may not be necessary. https://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/slideshows/do-you-really-need-to-cover-the-toilet-seat-with-paper Since the time you went to school, you've learned that if you get a bad grade, you should work hard to improve it. In other words, fix your weaknesses. Yet, when it comes to real life as an adult, spending time trying to get good at something you are not very good at may be a flawed strategy. You may be much better off focusing on what you ARE good at, according Tom Rath, senior scientist and adviser to the Gallup organization and author of the book Strengths Finder 2.0 (https://amzn.to/2TUQ2jI) Listen as Tom explains why there is very little payoff to try to improve your weaknesses and he has the research that proves it.  If you want your kid to eat healthier, remember - it's all in the packaging and presentation. I have some fascinating research from Yale University that explains how cartoon stickers can help you get your kids to eat right. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/WellnessNews/kids-food-tastes-cartoon-decorated-packages-study-finds/story?id=10957148 Think about how much of your day is devoted to the little details of life. Everything from errands to filling out forms, writing emails, calling customer service, taking the car in for repairs– all those things. Elizabeth Emens, a law professor at Columbia Law School has identified these tasks as “Life Admin”. And she joins me to offer some great ways to deal with all those tasks effectively and efficiently so you can get on to the bigger things in life. Elizabeth is author of the book, Life Admin (https://amzn.to/2syggwZ).  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Why Do We Experience Déjà Vu? & How Your Emotions Drive Your Actions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 53:11

    Your siblings have had an important impact on you, whether you realize it or not. This episode begins by talking about how brothers and sisters can affect your personality and character later in life. https://www.unilad.co.uk/life/having-a-sister-makes-you-happier-and-more-optimistic-study-finds Have you ever had a déjà vu experience? Most people have. What is it? What causes it? Joining me to discuss that is Anne Cleary, she is a professor at Colorado State University where she studies the phenomenon of déjà vu, and she is author of a book called The Déjà Vu Experience (https://amzn.to/3ErC6Fm). She also has a very interesting TED Talk on the subject that you can access here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFAvUkjba-Q. If you've ever been a little spooked by the feeling of déjà vu, you will want to hear what Anne has to say about it. Do you brush and floss your teeth every day? I hope so, because it looks as if it is good for your brain. Listen as I explain the interesting connection between dental health and mental health. https://www.babylondentalcare.com/flossing-your-teeth-may-protect-against-cognitive-decline/ Just about every action you take is driven by your emotions. Whether it is what ice cream you eat, what book you read or what job you take, it is mostly determined by how you feel. And that is true not just for you - but for everyone throughout history. Our history is really a history of emotions. People did what they did and do what they do because their feelings and emotions are telling them. Richard Firth-Godbehere. Richard is one of the world's leading experts on emotions and he is author of a book called A Human History of Emotion: How the Way We Feel Built the World We Know (https://amzn.to/3Bqp9K3) . Listen as he joins me to discuss your emotions and how they truly govern your life. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: How to Fix Negative Behaviors In 4 Seconds & The Fascinating History of Halloween

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 44:54


    What's the best seat in a movie theater? While people do have their own preferences, there actually is one “best seat in the house” at least for the audio. You see, theaters are calibrated for sound from one seat in particular. This episodes begins by telling you which seat that is and where to sit if someone is already sitting in it. https://www.vulture.com/2016/10/how-to-find-best-seat-movie-theater.html?mid=twitter_vulture Can you change your life in four seconds? Yes you can and that is just one of several pieces of advice you are about to hear from consultant Peter Bregman who is author of several books including Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work (https://amzn.to/31LQfJG). Peter has some powerful and what you might consider, counter-intuitive advice that will get you to think – including why you should take the blame when things go wrong because it will actually make you more trustworthy. Why is Halloween a holiday? Where did it come from and why do kids dress in costumes and go seeking candy? Halloween expert Lisa Morton author of The Halloween Encyclopedia (https://amzn.to/2BKMg5J) joins me to answer these questions and discuss how Halloween has changed over the years. While Halloween might be a time to be afraid – there are some things people are afraid of that they shouldn't be. This episode concludes with a list of things that may frighten you, but it turns out they are nothing to be concerned about at all. https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/everyday-dangers-not-to-worry-about PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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 to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Make sure to follow and listen to Uncommon Ground on Amazon Music, Apple Podcast or wherever you listen. https://amazonprime.box.com/s/eug5mfyvdarwke0getizsup4iqqvhfm2 Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    How to Spot Bullsh*t When You Hear It & How to Diffuse and Resolve Any Conflict

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 54:32

    What's the difference between an antique, a collectible and a vintage item? This episode begins with a brief and helpful explanation. https://www.antique-hq.com/the-difference-between-antique-vintage-and-collectible-item-127/ Since we don't swear on this podcast, we won't use the word that BS stands for - but we all know what it is. As you are aware, a lot of people fling BS around to try to make themselves look good or try to sell you something. So, how do you tell what is true, what is a lie and what is BS? Listen to John Petrocelli a professor of psychology at Wake Forest University and author of a book called The Life Saving Science of Detecting BullSh*t (https://amzn.to/3vNOyfl). John spends a lot of time researching and talking about BS and once you hear what he has to say, you will be a much better BS detector.  While we all know friendship is important, people have fewer friends today than in previous generations and many of us live more isolated lives than ever before. According to one psychologist, what we need are friends who have “refrigerator rights.” Listen and find what that means and why it is important. Source: Dr. Will Miller author of Refrigerator Rights (https://amzn.to/3Ch0jxh). It sure seems people are more willing to argue, disagree and get upset with each other today than in the past. Wouldn't it be great if we could all just get along? Perhaps we can. Or at least we could move in that direction, according to Bill Eddy who is an attorney and mediator and author of the book Calming Upset People With EAR (https://amzn.to/3Ch58qm.) Bill is kind of a real-life Ted Lasso, if you watch that TV show. He doesn't get upset, people don't really rattle him or make him upset, he just works toward resolving the problem and getting on with life. I think you will enjoy what he has to say.  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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 to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Make sure to follow and listen to Uncommon Ground on Amazon Music, Apple Podcast or wherever you listen. https://amazonprime.box.com/s/eug5mfyvdarwke0getizsup4iqqvhfm2 Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Myths and Science of Losing Weight & How Humans Have Redefined Nature

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 55:21

    If you are booking a commercial flight, what is the best seat to choose? You might want to look at row 49. Listen as I explain why flight attendant Sandra Jeenie Kwon (who has 7 million social media followers) says row 49 is where you will find the best seat on the flight. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10115201/Flight-attendant-reveals-best-seat-plane-four-rows-back.html Who hasn't thought, “ I could stand to lose 5-10 pounds”? It seems like everyone wishes they weighed less. Yet, as anyone who has tried knows, it isn't easy. One big reason it is hard is that there are a lot of myths about what works and what doesn't work. Listen to my guest Robert Davis. He is an award-winning health journalist and author of the book Supersized Lies: How Myths About Weight Loss Are Keeping Us Fat (https://amzn.to/3ptX41Q) . He explodes the popular myths and explains the most effective and efficient ways to shed pounds according to real science.  Humans have and continue to mess with nature - not necessarily in a bad way but we do make changes that would otherwise not be made. For example, we modify food, we domesticate animals, we protect other species and their habitats from danger, we eradicate diseases and so on. We have altered nature in many ways - sometimes good, sometimes not. Joining me to discuss what that means to us today and in the future is biologist Beth Shapiro author of the book Life As We Made It: How 50,000 Years of Human Innovation Refined—and Redefined—Nature (https://amzn.to/3G8vAVy).  If there was an emergency and something happened to you, how would medical workers know who to call or what medications you are allergic too? Listen as I explain how your cellphone can speak for you when you can't - if you set it up right in the first place. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/android-iphone-emergency-contact-ice_l_5ce2e6aee4b075a35a2b9250 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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 to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Make sure to follow and listen to Uncommon Ground on Amazon Music, Apple Podcast or wherever you listen. https://amazonprime.box.com/s/eug5mfyvdarwke0getizsup4iqqvhfm2 Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: The Power of Good Storytelling & Changing Jobs for Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 52:22


    Is it possible to work and stay focused in a messy office or environment? This question has actually been tested by researchers at Princeton to see. Listen and find out what they discovered. https://aurorastorage.com/resources/additional-resources/workspace-clutter-reduces-focus-and-productivity/ For centuries people have used storytelling as a powerful way to communicate. The reason is - 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 old 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 in your search for old Hot Wheels cars around your house are worth big bucks. http://mentalfloss.com/article/86634/11-collectible-facts-about-hot-wheels It used to be that staying in the same job showed security and stability. Today, that is not necessarily the case. The employment landscape is constantly changing. It has to, since so many careers and even entire 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. Dawn 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 as she offers her great advice on how to stay relevant in today's job market and maneuver into the perfect job for you. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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 to podcasts.  Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today - go to https://Shopify.com/sysk  right now! Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance! https://geico.com Happy GEICO-ween! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    How Medical Breakthroughs Really Happen & The History of Clothes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 52:55

    There are a lot of benefits to being a happy person. This episode begins by discussing one more reason to look at the bright side of life that can really pay off in your later years. https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2021/09/421506/happiness-early-adulthood-may-protect-against-dementia The only way medicine makes advances is by testing new drugs, vaccines and procedures on people. It's very risky and comes at a steep price according to Dr. Paul Offit an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - and author of the book You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions, To Mass Vaccinations, The Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation (https://amzn.to/3BXN4S6). Listen as he explains the history of medical breakthroughs and how many brave people have made huge sacrifices so you and I can live longer and healthier than ever before. It is a important story of unsung heroes you need to hear.  How long have people been making fabrics and wearing clothes? How were early fabrics and textiles made? How have fabrics changed history? These are all questions addressed by my guest Kassia St. Clair author of the book The Golden Thread How Fabric Changed History (https://amzn.to/3vq3ZdB) While we tend to take fabrics and clothes for granted, listen and you will be amazed at how important fabrics have been to human civilization.  Have you heard about this list of 20 official haunted houses and places put out by the U.S. Department of Commerce? It's been mentioned in articles and on the radio - but does this list really exist? Listen and find out. https://www.hauntjaunts.net/officially-haunted-places-fact-or-faked/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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 to podcasts.  Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today - go to https://Shopify.com/sysk  right now! Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance! https://geico.com Happy GEICO-ween! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Consciousness: What It Means to be You & What Really Makes Every Dog Happy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 55:00

    Becoming a homeowner is a big goal for so many people. It is part of the American dream. But is owning a home always better than renting? This episode begins with some interesting facts that may make renting more attractive. https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/so-you-think-owning-a-home-will-make-you-happy-dont-be-too-sure/ Also, here is the link to the home ownership/rental calculator: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/buy-rent-calculator.html What is your consciousness? What does it mean to be you? I know it sounds a little out-there - but I want you to listen to Anil Seth. He is a professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience at the University of Sussex, Author of the book, Being You: A New Science of Consciousness (https://amzn.to/3DvkibU). Listening to this conversation will really make you think about how you experience the world and why your experience is so different than everyone else's.  Did you know that for many breeds, dogs are living shorter lives than they did just 10 years ago? Surprising huh? Also, there is new research about what is most effective to help your dog live a long and healthy life. Listen as I discuss all of this and more with veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker author of The Forever Dog: Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer (https://amzn.to/3aBK0yQ). She also describes how she found a dog that lived to be 30 years old and the reasons for such a long life. Air fresheners supposedly clean the air and get rid of odors. But do they really? Are they even safe? Listen as I discuss what the EPA says about commercial air fresheners and what you need to know to keep your family safe. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132316304334 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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 to podcasts.  Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today - go to https://Shopify.com/sysk  right now! Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance! https://geico.com Happy GEICO-ween! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: How to Figure Out Anything & The Art of Statistics

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 48:50


    It is called the “psychology of requests.” That is, if you want someone to do something for you, it is all about how you phrase it. This episode begins with a discussion on the best ways to ask people, so they respond the way you want and do things you want them to. http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/09/persuasive-techniques-that-actually-work.html Every day you are presented with problems. According to my guest Marie Forleo, all those problems can be solved with the right attitude and the right approach. Marie Forleo is a wildly popular entrepreneur, writer, philanthropist, optimist and author of the book, Everything is Figureoutable (https://amzn.to/32NIeVw). Listen as she offers a fresh way to look at and solve the problems of life. Marie's website is www.MarieForleo.com  Of course, you know that it's not polite to stare. Still, people stare. So, if you do, how long can you stare before you creep people out? Listen as I reveal the exact number of seconds – down to a tenth of a second so you will now know proper staring etiquette. http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/7/160086 Statistics are funny. It seems you can make them say whatever you want – in fact you can just make them up out of thin air and likely never get caught. Unless of course you are talking with my guest, David Spiegelhalter. He is a British statistician and Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. He is also author of the book The Art of Statistics (https://amzn.to/30amC8T). David joins me to reveal how best to use statistics to bolster your own argument and how to question other people when they use statistics to make sure they are real and relevant. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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 to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Download the GetUpside App and use promo code SOMETHING to get up to 50¢/gallon cash back on your first tank! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Learn more: https://justworks.com Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Why You Make the Choices You Make & The Upside of Being Selfish

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 54:43

    Passwords are a real pain. If it is too random, you can't remember. If you it too easy, you could easily be hacked. So this episode begins with a simple formula to create a new password that you will remember and no one else will ever guess. Source: Eran Katz author of Where Did Noah Park The Ark (https://amzn.to/3at5fmx). When you are asked to make a choice, your decision on what to choose is influenced by so many things including how the options are presented to you, who is presenting them and so much more. This is called “choice architecture” and it's important to understand. One of the leading experts on choice architecture is Eric Johnson, Director of the Center for Decision Sciences at The Columbia Business School and author of the book The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters (https://amzn.to/3mK49bN). Listen as Eric explains how other people and situations influence your choices and how you influences the choices other people make - often without even realizing it  Everyone lies. And we do it for all the same reasons. Listen as I explain why we lie, how lying works and how it starts at a very early age. https://www.ted.com/speakers/kang_lee Selfishness is primarily seen as a negative. Yet, maybe we should be a little more selfish a little more often according to Michelle Elman. Michelle is a coach, speaker and author who has been named 1 of the 50 most inspirational women in the UK. Her book is called The Joy of Being Selfish (https://amzn.to/3AvyQq8) and she joins me to discuss the benefits of taking better care of yourself and setting boundaries for others. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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 to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Download the GetUpside App and use promo code SOMETHING to get up to 50¢/gallon cash back on your first tank! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Learn more: https://justworks.com Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why Dating is So Hard and How to Fix It & Will We Soon Have a 4-Day Work Week?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 53:09

    Taking a daily multivitamin seems like it might be good insurance - but is it? This episode begins with a discussion about what taking a multivitamin does or does not do for you or your kids. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2009/02/multivitamins.html With online dating and all the dating apps, it would seem that dating should be a lot easier. After all, you can meet an endless number of people you would never meet otherwise. Is online dating a great way to meet people? Or is the old-fashioned way still the best way? Or maybe there is an even better way. Listen as I speak with Jon Birger, an award-winning magazine writer and author of the book Make Your Move: The New Science of Dating and Why Women Are in Charge (https://amzn.to/3ApiNKe). He has some very important information, research and advice that may change the way you meet people from now on. People have been talking about and proposing a 4-day work week for a long time. But it hasn't really caught on in most places. This may be about to change according to Joe Sanok. Joe has researched the origins of our 40 hour, 5-day work week and explains why a shorter week can really be good for business and employees. Joe joins me to explain why circumstances today might be perfect to usher in the 4-day work week and how you will benefit from it. Joe Sanok is author of the book Thursday Is The New Friday (https://amzn.to/3oGQBjL). Flipping a coin may seem like an arbitrary and rather ridiculous way to make a decision. But maybe not. Listen as I explain why flipping a coin can actually be a very good way to choose what to do when you can't decide. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703694204575518200704692936 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! 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 to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: How Probability REALLY Works & Proven Ways to Master Motivation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 50:05


    I'll bet there have been times when someone has offered to help you and you declined. You probably said something like, “No, that's ok I got it.”? Well, why say that? Why we are so reluctant to ask other people for help when we likely could use it? This episode begins with a discussion on why asking for help is hard and yet it is one of the smartest things you will ever do. http://rd.com/advice/relationships/phrases-make-people-trust/ Your Life is ruled by chance and probability. Yet how much do you understand about them? Ian Stewart knows about them better than most people. Ian is a Professor Emeritus of math at the University of Warwick in England and author of the book Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty (https://amzn.to/2MWjer8). Listen as he explains, for example, how a slot machine appears to be “hot” one day but not another. Or, what really determines whether a coin flip will end in heads or tails. And most importantly, how this all applies to you. When women sit down at a restaurant, where do they typically put their purse? They sling it over the back of the chair or put it on the floor. Listen as I explain why both of those options are really bad ideas that can easily get your identity stolen. I'll also explain a simple way every woman can secure her purse and never worry again. http://rd.com/advice/travel/purse-theft-safe/ Motivational speakers can be very inspiring – but motivation for you can't really come from someone else's story. Susan Fowler, author of the book Master Your Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals (https://amzn.to/2HJneXV) joins me to explain the real science of motivation – and how it works. Listen and discover how to find the motivation that will sustain you to achieve even when times are tough. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    How to Project Confidence and Competence & Answers to Fascinating Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 46:34

    Can you actually get sick from being sad? Can prolonged sadness shorten your lifespan? A lot of people think so. This episode begins by looking at the scientific link between sadness and health. http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2015-12-08-happiness-and-unhappiness-have-no-direct-effect-mortality It would be great if people noticed how competent you are on their own. But that rarely happens. If you want to be seen as confident and competent you have to project that image out to the world. Listen as I speak with Jack Nasher, a consultant and negotiation trainer is author of the book Convinced: How to Prove Your Competence and Win People Over (https://amzn.to/2BqWojk). Jack explains what it takes to really get people (including your boss) to see just how great you are and how well you do your job. What time is it at the North Pole? Why does a whip crack? Why do people stick out their tongue when they are concentrating on a task? These are just some of the interesting questions I tackle with science writer Ivan Semeniuk. Ivan along with New Scientist magazine, published a book called Why Don't Penguins Feet Freeze? (https://amzn.to/2R6JMHV) ( and yes we answer that one too.) which explores some of these fascinating questions you've always wondered about. Some foods we call “comfort” foods. Why? It turns out your favorite comfort food has more to do with who cooked it for you and where you were when you first ate it than it does with the food itself. Listen as I explain. https://www.journals.elsevier.com/appetite/media-coverage/we-love-comfort-food-because-we-love-the-cook PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The History and Future of Human Transportation & How to Speak Your Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 51:49


    It's called The Pink Tax. It's when the women's version of a product (like razors) costs more than men's even though it is exactly the same - except maybe the packaging and the color. It happens with a lot of products from toys to clothes - to razors.. This episode begins with an explanation of which women's products cost more and why it might be better to buy the men's version. https://www.voanews.com/a/usa_all-about-america_does-pink-tax-force-women-pay-more-men/6177789.html People like to move. We go places. We go to work or to the store or on vacation or to grandma's house. For thousands of years, we have been trying to find better and faster ways to get from here to there. Listen to my conversation with Tom Standage as he explains the fascinating history of personal transportation and how it is changing right now in a big way. In fact, he reveals why one of the biggest innovations in transportation today is the smartphone! Tom is deputy editor of The Ecomomist - author of A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel to the Car, to What Comes Next (https://amzn.to/3A8G2s9). How often have you been in a situation where you thought about speaking up, you had something to say, you knew you should speak up - but you didn't. Then, perhaps later you regretted it. If that has happened to you, listen to Mary Nestor, she is a communications expert, award-winning speaker, business consultant, and author of the book Say It Now! Say It Right (https://amzn.to/39Mybpe) She joins me to explain how to find the courage and the words to speak up when you have something important to say. Would you know a burglar if you saw one? Most people have a Hollywood version in their head of what a burglar looks like. Listen as I explain how burglars really operate, what they look for and how you should protect yourself. Source: Richard T. Wright, author of Burglars on the Job (https://amzn.to/3utSXmU) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    SYSK Choice: How to Boost Your Self Confidence & Avoiding Misapplied Intelligence

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 49:14

    Can your employer boss spy on you? You bet they can! This episode begins by explaining just how far an employer can go to keep tabs on you and what you are up to. http://workrights.us/ Do you have a lot of self-confidence? Could you use a little more? We probably all could and Lana Otoya author of The Mindset of Self Confidence: Why Self Confidence Has Nothing to Do with Speaking Up or Standing Straight (https://amzn.to/2yKXqWu) joins me to explain how self-confidence works, what it is and how to develop more of it. Are you a religious person? If not, you might want to be? Listen as I discuss the amazing health benefits that happen when you believe in a religion. Source: Duke Johnson, M.D. author of “Optimal Health” (https://amzn.to/2YTap34) Intelligence is a funny thing. Sure, it's good to be smart but there is also a downside. David Robson is a journalist for for the BBC, the Atlantic, and New Scientist and he is also author of the book The Intelligence Trap: The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes (https://amzn.to/2YRNYLz). Listen as he joins me to explain just what intelligence is and how (and when) being intelligent can be a bad thing. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Get a FREE 45 day extended trial at https://canva.me/something Your fitness is essential! Join Planet Fitness now at https://planetfitness.com Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why People Snap & The Best Ways to Mend a Broken Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 54:53

    The #2 pencil is the one most of us use most of the time. So, why not a #1 pencil? Is there even such a thing? This episode begins with some remarkable facts about the humble pencil such as why we prefer #2 pencils, how many words the average pencil will write, why the vast majority of pencils are yellow and more. https://www.straightdope.com/21343238/how-come-you-see-2-pencils-but-no-1-pencils Watch the news and you will often see a story about someone who “snapped.” Whether it's road rage or wrapping a golf club around a tree, people snap. Neuroscientist Doug Fields has investigated this and joins me to explain why almost all of us under the right circumstances can snap. He also explains why people who snap almost always regret it and what you can do to make sure you don't snap even when provoked. Doug is author of two books, Why We Snap (https://amzn.to/3kL5A9Y) and Electric Brain (https://amzn.to/3ufCe6O).  Nothing hurts like a broken heart. But why does it hurt so much? And is there a way to get over a broken heart faster and make it hurt less? That's what Ziella Byars wanted to know so she researched the science and wrote a book called How to Mend a Broken Heart (https://amzn.to/3EVT5ka). Listen as she explains the best way to heal a heart that's been broken.  How many times have you heard that you shouldn't eat too much salt because it can raise your blood pressure. Is that really true? Listen as I explain the science regarding the link between salt and blood pressure and why you may not need to feel guilty about adding a little salt to those french fries. https://www.menshealth.com/weight-loss/a19539739/truth-behind-5-food-myths/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Get a FREE 45 day extended trial at https://canva.me/something Your fitness is essential! Join Planet Fitness now at https://planetfitness.com Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why It's So Hard to Eat Healthy & The Amazing Ways All Humans are Connected

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 49:02

    Jet lag can cause a trip to get off to a tough start. This episode begins with some simple and effective ways to minimize the effects of jet lag so your trip can get good, right from the start. https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/jet-lag-remedies Despite all the advances in health and medicine, one thing that has gotten substantially worse is the overweight and obesity problem. Why is it that in the 21st century, so many people make food choices that cause them to be gain weight and be unhealthy? Jack Bobo has explored this for his book Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices (https://amzn.to/2ZhLYlz) and joins me with some fascinating data. Jack was recognized by Scientific American in 2015 as one of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology. He is a global thought leader who has delivered more than 500 speeches in 50 countries and has advised four U. S. Secretaries of State on food and agriculture. We like to think of ourselves as independent beings but actually, we are all connected in ways you can't even imagine. That's according to Tom Oliver, professor of ecology at the University of Reading and author of the book The Self Delusion: The Surprising Science of Our Connection to Each Other and the Natural World (https://amzn.to/2XF9xEa). Tom believes we are not as autonomous as we think we are, and we are constantly changing because of the people and world around us although much of it happens below the radar. For generations kids have had piggy banks to keep their money. But have you ever wondered why they are called piggy banks? What do pigs have to do with it? Surprisingly little as you will hear me explain. https://www.paragonbank.co.uk/blog/origins-of-the-piggy-bank PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Get a FREE 45 day extended trial at https://canva.me/something Your fitness is essential! Join Planet Fitness now at https://planetfitness.com Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: How to Not Do Stupid Things & How Appreciation Works

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 46:42

    I bet everyone has flushed the toilet with their foot to avoid the germs on the handle. I know I have and it turns out to be one of many well-intentioned but flawed techniques to steer clear of germs lurking in nasty places. This episode begins with some ways people try to avoid germs that fail and better ways instead. http://www.menshealth.com/health/things-that-do-not-protect-from-germs/slide/2 Smart people often do stupid things. I bet you have done dumb things and you KNOW you should have known better. What's so interesting is there are several factors that make it more likely you will do something stupid. Joining me to explain what they are is Adam Robinson who is one of the co-founders of the Princeton Review and is now a top financial adviser. He created a Power Point presentation called “How Not to be Stupid” and I know you will find this conversation interesting and useful. BTW, you can find Adam on Twitter – @IAmAdamRobinson. When you ask people what makes them laugh, they usually say they laugh at jokes or humor. Well, that is partly true, but we laugh at a lot of other things too. Listen to hear what we really laugh at most often and why. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/200011/the-science-laughter When you show appreciation, wonderful things can happen. That's according to Noelle Nelson who has written several books on the subject of appreciation including The Power of Appreciation (https://amzn.to/2JMOu87). She says there is solid science that proves being appreciative is good for your physical and mental well-being and she joins me to discuss exactly how this works and how to put into practice. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why We Need Pain to Enjoy Pleasure & Are Humans Selfish or Cooperative?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 53:48

    “You're call is very important to us…” Don't you just hate hearing that? Having to call customer service can be a long and frustrating experience. So, this episode begins by discussing how to make that experience a little bit smoother. https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/customer-service-tips If you didn't experience pain, would you appreciate pleasure as much? Do humans actually want and need pain? It's a fascinating topic that Leigh Cowart has explored. She has put herself through several painful experiences on purpose, from being a ballerina to eating the world's hottest chili pepper. She joins me to discuss her research on the topic of pain and explain why some of us actually seek out pain and why we all likely need some pain in our lives. Leigh is a journalist and author of the book, , Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose (https://amzn.to/3lHYF0F) Do women apologize more than men? Why should that be? Listen as I reveal some interesting findings on why men and women tend to apologize differently. https://web.stanford.edu/~omidf/KarinaSchumann/KarinaSchumann_Home/Publications_files/Schumann.PsychScience.2010.pdf Humans can be selfish but we also have to cooperate with each other because we can't do everything ourselves. How humans cooperate turns out to be very rather complicated because while we can be very cooperative we also compete. We can be very compassionate and giving to some people but not others. Evolutionary biologist Nichola Raihani has examined how our ability and desire to cooperate with each other (or not) has helped steer the development of civilization. Listen to what she has to say on the topic. Nichola is a professor of evolution and behavior at University College in London and author of the book Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World (https://amzn.to/2XwTKr8).   PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why It Doesn't Hurt to Ask & How We Determine Who and What is Beautiful

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 49:30

    What is the purpose of that ball of cotton in your bottle of pills? You probably think you know but I bet you don't. This episode begins with an explanation of why that cotton is in there and what you should do with it. https://www.businessinsider.com/why-huge-cotton-ball-comes-pill-bottles-medicine-health-pharmacy-prescription-2017-5 I am sure you have wanted to ask someone to do something for you but felt reluctant. It seems we hate to ask people for things. Even when we do, we often say, “Gee I hate to ask this but…” However, you might want to ask anyway according to Vanessa Bohns, PhD. Vanessa is a social psychologist as well as a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University. She is also author of the book, You Have More Influence Than You Think: How We Underestimate Our Power of Persuasion, and Why It Matters (https://amzn.to/3Emj83G). Once you hear what she has to say, you will probably feel better about asking for what you want. Have you ever looked closely at the back of the $1 bill? Listen as I explain why you should and what it all means. http://www.onedollarbill.org/decoding.html Everyone likes beautiful things and beautiful people. We are drawn to beauty. But why? And what makes something or someone beautiful? Can you make yourself more beautiful? Listen as I speak with Anjan Chatterjee, Professor of Neurology, Psychology, and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania who has done some fascinating research on beauty. He also has an excellent TED Talk on the topic which you can link to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgt8QUHQjw8 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: Think Like an Ant When You Drive & Ways to Optimize Your Likability

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 40:15

    How could using reusable grocery bags affect your body? f you take your own bags to the grocery store, there may be an unintended health consequence – and it's not good. Listen as this episode begins by revealing what happens to some people who use reusable grocery bags. https://grist.org/food/are-your-reusable-grocery-bags-making-you-fat/ Every driver has a real impact on the flow of traffic according to Tom Vanderbilt, author of the book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do and What It Says About Us (https://amzn.to/2XTgPDL). Tom joins me to explain why traffic flows the way it does, why it sometimes stops for no reason and how your driving affects other drivers. He also reveals what we can all do to make the traffic flow better. Do you know the best way to get ketchup out of the bottle? Everyone seems to have their own technique. However, the people at Heinz ketchup created a secret little way that works if you know what to look for. I'll explain their method which actually works on any ketchup bottle. https://www.today.com/food/how-get-ketchup-out-bottle-trick-heinz-57-t118061 Some people are just more likable than others. And there are some simple strategies anyone can use to make themselves more likable. Michelle Tillis Lederman author of the book The 11 Laws of Likability (https://amzn.to/2LwUoxn) is here to explain what makes someone likable and how anyone can improve their likability. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://HelixSleep.com/SYSK Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Interesting Science of Conversation & How to Handle Deadlines with Ease

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 51:17

    You make a countless number of decisions every single day, from what to have for breakfast to what toothpaste to buy. This episode begins with a discussion on how humans make decisions and choices and how to recognize which ones you are probably spending too much time worrying about. https://fs.blog/2014/09/the-history-of-cognitive-overload We all spend a good portion of most days in conversations with other people. Yet, we seldom really understand what goes on “under the radar” in those conversations. I want you to listen to my guest Elizabeth Stokoe, a social psychologist who spent 20 years transcribing and analyzing actual conversations and discovered some rather amazing things that happen when we talk with each other. What she discovered will surprise you. Elizabeth is author of the book, Talk: The Science of Conversation (https://amzn.to/3A2ShXQ). Deadlines are tricky. Without them a lot of things would never get done. Yet, some of us wait until the very last minute to do what needs to be done even though we could've started it a long time ago. There has to be a better way to meet deadlines. Actually, there is according to Christopher Cox author of the book The Deadline Effect: How to Work Like It's the Last Minute―Before the Last Minute (https://amzn.to/3ty01P3). Christopher was a magazine editor for many years and was constantly dealing with deadlines. Listen to what he discovered so that you might just change your ways the next time you have a deadline to meet. Do you talk to yourself? If so, it's a good idea to listen to what you are telling yourself. Listen as I discuss the benefits of talking to yourself and why it is even better if you do it out loud. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100921110956.htm PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://HelixSleep.com/SYSK Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Life Skills for a Better Day Every Day & The Fascinating Story of Water

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 53:28

    Have you ever felt that urge to snoop or eavesdrop on someone? Actually, everyone does it. This episode begins with a brief discussion on why humans and most other creatures eavesdrop and the purpose it serves. Source: John Locke author of the book Eavesdropping (https://amzn.to/3l7rIud) When you think about all the tasks you do throughout the day, there are probably some you could do better, easier and more efficiently. So, Erin Ruddy interviewed some top experts to find out how for her book, The Little Book of Life Skills (https://amzn.to/3l4ypxc). Listen as she joins me and you will discover how to do everyday tasks better - from getting up in the morning, how start the day with a better attitude, how to write a great email, how to clean a room in 10 minutes or less and more.  We wouldn't be here if there wasn't water. It is crucial for our survival. Yet, it seems water also causes a lot of problems. There isn't enough of it in some places and there is too much of it in others. The story of water is fascinating. Listen as Giulio Boccaletti joins me to tell this fascinating tale. Giulio is a globally recognized expert on natural resource security and environmental sustainability and author of the book Water: A Biography (https://amzn.to/38UwBBq). We are all aware of the risks and dangers of driving drunk. What you may not know is that driving tired is also dangerous - really dangerous. Listen to hear why you shouldn't drive when you are tired and if you have to, what you can do to reduce the risks. Source: Matthew Edlund, M.D. author The Power of Rest (https://amzn.to/3hioMd6)  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://HelixSleep.com/SYSK Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: Secrets of Self-Control & The Fascinating History of Blue Jeans

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 48:42

    What could be cuter than a young child and a dog together? Yet, it could be a very dangerous situation. This episode begins with a warning about leaving young children alone with a dog even if the child and dog are familiar with each other. https://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/kids-and-dogs-how-kids-should-and-should-not-interact-with-dogs/ Do you ever wish you had more willpower? It does seem that some people have a lot more of it than others. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal says you probably have more of it than you think and you can create more of it if you want to. Kelly is a lecturer at Stanford University and author of the book The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More (https://amzn.to/2JqGQ35). Listen as she explains how willpower works and how you can have more of it. Just about everyone has at least one pair of jeans - and probably more. Jeans are the iconic American garment and have been for decades. While other fashion trends have come and gone there has always been a place for jeans. So where did they come and why have they lasted? Come to think of it, what exactly is denim anyway – how is it different from other fabrics? Journalist James Sullivan, author of the book, Jeans: A Cultural History of an American Icon (https://amzn.to/2DGD45j) joins me to take you on an historical journey from Italy to the American west to a John Wayne movie set to explain the story of blue jeans. When was the last time you washed your credit cards? Probably never. Yet, your credit cards are one of many things crawling with germs you probably never think to clean. Listen to discover what else in your home might need a little disinfectant sooner than later. https://www.fitandfabliving.com/general-health/6435-seven-surprisingly-dirty-surfaces/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Follow Nine Twelve wherever you get your podcasts, or you can binge all seven episodes right now on Amazon Music or with Wondery Plus.  T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How DNA Affects Almost Everything About You & Understanding Your Sense of Direction

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 53:10

    Putting nitrogen in your car's tires (instead of just plain air) is kind of a trendy thing. If you ever see those green caps on the tire's valve stems - that is supposed to indicate a tire with nitrogen in it. Since it costs money (up to $10 or more per tire) to fill it with nitrogen, this episode begins with a discussion on what the supposed benefits are and whether it is worth it. https://www.consumerreports.org/tire-buying-maintenance/should-you-use-nitrogen-in-car-tires-a6260003694/ The science of human DNA is changing quickly. The research is starting to reveal that almost everything about you has some inherited, genetic component to it, whether it be biological, psychological -everything. For example, how well you do in school may largely be inherited from your parents but not necessarily in the way you think. This is according to Robert Plomin, Professor of Behavioral Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King's College in London and author of the book, Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are (https://amzn.to/3gV9GtR) . Listen as we discuss the very latest in how your genes influence so much of who you are and what you do.  What does it mean to have a good sense of direction? Is it a real thing? Is it really a sense? And if it is, why do some people have one and other people don't? That's what Michael Bond set out to discover. Michael is a science writer, former Senior Editor at New Scientist and author of the book, From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way (https://amzn.to/3DOY8Cu). Michael joins me to discuss why some of us are better than other at getting from Point A to Point B. Pear season runs from late summer into early winter. And if you like pears, you know that knowing when they are ripe can be tricky. Listen as I explain how the experts say is the full proof way to tell when a pear is ready to eat. https://www.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/in-season/2011/10/how-can-you-tell-if-a-pear-is-ripe PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Follow Nine Twelve wherever you get your podcasts, or you can binge all seven episodes right now on Amazon Music or with Wondery Plus.  T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What to Do When People Say No & Why You Need Friends and Where to Find Them

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 47:47

    Want to be really happy? If so, it makes sense to ask happy people what makes them happy. So we begin this episode by revealing what happy people say are the things that makes them so happy so you can be happy too! Source: John Izzo, author of The 5 Secrets You Must Know Before You Die (https://amzn.to/2DdJDLA) The one word you likely hear more than any other throughout your life is – NO! For some people no means no but for others it means something else entirely. BJ Gallagher, author of the book Yes Lives in the Land of No (https://amzn.to/2JXlPNh) joins me to give some great advice for handling the word no when people tell you that you can't have or do something. Since you will hear NO a lot for the rest of your life – this is well worth listening to. Who doesn't love going to a live concert? And yet when you really dissect the experience, it is probably not as good as we tell ourselves it is. I'll reveal what one writer has to say about the concert-going experience that you may not have thought about before. http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/music/a39525/live-music-overrated/ People need people. We are social creatures. We do better when others are around Yet many of us are alone and isolated with few, if any friends. Someone who is very concerned about this is Radha Agrawal, who is an entrepreneur, investor, inventor, speaker, and community builder. She founded Daybreaker, a grassroots, early-morning dance phenomenon that is now in over 25 countries. She is also author of the book Belong: Find Your People Create Community and Live a More Connected Life (https://amzn.to/2DfaczU). Radha explains why friends are so important and exactly how to go and find them. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Follow Nine Twelve wherever you get your podcasts, or you can binge all seven episodes right now on Amazon Music or with Wondery Plus.  T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: The Importance of Skepticism & Sucking at Anything Can be Good

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 47:21


    Here's a question for you if you wear a watch. Have you washed it recently? I bet not. So, this episode begins with just how gross and disgusting the surface of your watch and watchband are and why they need a bath right now – today! http://www.ladbible.com/news/uk-watches-three-times-dirtier-than-toilet-seats-study-finds-20190623 There are some people believe vaccines cause autism – science says no. Some people believe in ghosts and UFOs – science says no. But just because science can't explain it – does that mean it isn't true? Steven Novella is a skeptic who believes that we should probably all be a bit more skeptical of things, events and phenomenon that can't be explained. Steven joins me to reveal why this is so important. Steven is the author of the book The Skeptics Guide to the Universe (https://amzn.to/2Ycr16d) . He is also host of the podcast of the same name which you can find on your favorite podcast platform or here: https://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcasts Did you know that if you like yogurt, you'll like it even better if you eat from a certain type of spoon. If you like cheese it will most likely taste better to you if eat it off a particular type of utensil. Listen to find out which spoon and which utensil and why this happens to be true. https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/06/27/yogurt-tastes-different-depending-on-the-spoon/ Do you suck at something? Maybe it's playing an instrument or skiing or cooking. You probably didn't start out wanting to suck at it – but here we are. You do it and you suck at it. Well, it turns out that may be a good thing. Writer Karen Rinaldi author of the book It's Great to Suck at Something (https://amzn.to/2Lj05xY) explains why it is perfectly fine to NOT do some things well. She has been a surfer for 18 years and by her own admission – sucks at it. But she still does it, she still loves it and says there are actual benefits to doing things not for the achievement or the trophy but just to do it. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Why Too Much Pleasure Makes You Miserable & Strategies to Achieve Financial Wellbeing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 51:27

    You already know how important a good night's sleep is. But how much is enough? This episode begins with some startling information about how just 15 minutes more sleep per night can make a big difference. https://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/162769 We all want pleasure in life. In fact, most of us have a lot of pleasure. Maybe too much pleasure. And all that pleasure can make you miserable according to Dr. Anna Lembke. She is a psychiatrist and medical director of the Stanford Addiction Medicine and author of the bestselling book Dopamine Nation (https://amzn.to/3BahOhY). Listen as she explains how humans are not designed to have unending pleasure whether it's technology or food or anything else. She has some interesting thoughts about why this is such a problem and how we can best deal with all this pleasure. What if credit cards were called “loan cards” instead? Chances are you wouldn't use them as freely according to Eesha Sharma a marketing professor at San Diego State University. Eesha's research revolves around financial wellbeing and how people react to perceived scarcity and deprivation. Her research as appeared in top journals and publications. Listen as she offers some great insight into how we think about and use money that I think will surprise you. Eesha's Twitter handle is @EeshaSharma. Most parents feel good if their kids watch “educational” TV or video programs. Yet one study found something that parents might find a little disturbing. In fact it was so disturbing that some of the researchers changed their kids' viewing habits after seeing the results. Listen as I explain. Source: Po Bronson author of Nurture Shock (https://amzn.to/3mGwu4h).  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why Some People Choke Under Pressure & The Fascinating History of Food

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 51:19


    We all want to save energy and money - but does doing things like turning off lights or unplugging appliances really do much or are there other things you could do that have more impact? This episode begins with a look at what does and doesn't do much to conserve energy and reduce your utility bill. https://www.pnas.org/content/107/37/16054 Some people seem to excel under pressure while other choke. Why? Listen as I talk with Dane Jensen, a consultant and CEO of Third Factor (https://www.thirdfactor.com), an organization that studies the science of performance - and he is author of the book The Power of Pressure: Why Pressure Isn't the Problem, It's the Solution (https://amzn.to/3gBeDrJ). Dane explains that there are different types of pressure we all face and how to best use the pressures of life to do our very best.  Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable? Actually, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on this question. This is just one of the fascinating stories about food that I discuss with Matt Siegel author of The Secret History of Food (https://amzn.to/2WhggE9). Listen and discover why vanilla is anything but bland and boring, how food has been used as a weapon in war, why breakfast cereal is so popular and much more.  Why do people blush? It turns out everyone blushes although some people show it more than others. Listen as I explain what causes blushing, how it helps and what Charles Darwin had to say about blushing. https://www.scienceabc.com/humans/humans-blush-happens-within-us-blushing-reason-behind.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    SYSK Choice: How to Make Money Doing What You Love & How Weather Forecasting Works

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 51:13

    When you think about preventing skin cancer, you most likely think about sunscreen and limiting sun exposure. But what about diet? Could the right diet help prevent you from getting skin cancer? This episode begins with a brief discussion on some interesting research about diet and skin cancer. https://www.skincancer.org/blog/can-your-diet-help-prevent-skin-cancer/  Imagine if you could start a successful side business with little money and get it up and running in 30 days. Does it sound impossible? Not according to Chris Guillebeau. Chris is the author of 100 Side Hustles: Unexpected Ideas for Making Extra Money Without Quitting Your Day Job (https://amzn.to/2IIo4nv) and host of the popular podcast Side Hustle School (https://sidehustleschool.com). He has become the expert on what it takes to start a side hustle, keep your regular job and find new sources of income that can help you be more financially secure. Listen as Chris explains how you can start your own side hustle. Do attractive people get treated better in life? You've probably heard the stories and even witnessed how good-looking people get a lot more breaks, make more money and basically seem to have an easier path in life. it also turns out you are more likely to trust someone who is attractive as well. Listen as I explore one more perk enjoyed by beautiful people. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160613111652.htm Think about how important the weather is to your life. In many ways we plan our lives around the weather – or more specifically around the weather forecast. We rely on the predictions of meteorologists who are sometimes right and other times – dead wrong! Journalist Andrew Blum is author of the book The Weather Machine: A Journey inside the Forecast (https://amzn.to/2F2LLWE) . Listen as he explains the fascinating way weather is predicted and how weather forecasts are getting more and more accurate – at least most of the time. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase.  Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Get a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Go to https://RockAuto.com to see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Secrets of Nonverbal Communication & Strategies to Make the Most of Your Contacts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 52:50

    Not all that long ago, just about everyone had a landline home telephone. It had one phone number and everyone in the house used that number. Things sure have changed. How have they changed? This episode begins by discussing how many U.S. homes still have landlines, how many don't and (surprisingly) how many U.S. homes have no telephone of any kind at all. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/study-only-40-percent-us-households-have-landline-135212 Body language and nonverbal communication can reveal a lot about what a person is thinking. Listen as I speak with Scott Rouse. He is a behavior analyst and body language expert who holds multiple certificates in advanced interrogation training and has been trained alongside the FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Military Intelligence, and Dept. of Defense. He also has a really interesting YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottRouse3) and he is author of the book Understanding Body Language: How to Decode Nonverbal Communication in Life, Love, and Work (https://amzn.to/2XAXIid). Listen as he explains how to read other people's body language and how to use your own body language to make the right impression.   You have a network of personal and professional contacts. If you know how to manage that network, the people in it can really help you succeed just as you can help them. One of the real masters of this type of networking is Jordan Harbinger. Jordan was once a Wall Street lawyer and now hosts the very popular podcast called The Jordan Harbinger Show (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/podcasts/). Listen as he explains his very simple yet powerful method to network that will pay you big dividends.   People tend to keep receipts because, well you just never know. But actually we do know. Listen as I explain which receipts you can toss out and which you should hold on to, just in case. https://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/6-reasons-to-keep-receipts%e2%80%a6or-not.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase.  Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something and use code Something 10 Get a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Go to https://RockAuto.com to see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Real Difference Between Introverts and Extroverts & How Your Brain Processes Odors

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 51:16

    Interruptions can be infuriating - especially at work. They can ruin your concentration and your productivity. However, there may be an upside to getting interruptions that balance out those negatives. I begin this episode with information about a new study that shows that interruptions have a silver lining. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210803175253.htm Is being an introvert or extrovert determined by conditioning or are you born that way? And is being one better than the other? Are introverts also shy by nature? These are just a few of many questions I explore with Holley Gerth. Holly hosts the podcast More Than Small Talk (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/more-than-small-talk-with-suzanne-holley-jennifer-klrc/id1447539391) and author of the book The Powerful Purpose of Introverts (https://amzn.to/2XEHrJl).. Whether you are an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between, you will want to hear what she has to say. Her website is www.holleygerth.com Have you ever wondered how the brain processes smells and odors? Why do you like some smells that other people hate? Why do some smells remind you of places, people an times in your past? Are there smells that are universally loved or hated? I know we have discussed our sense of smell before - but not like this. When you listen to Ann-Sophie Barwich you will have renewed respect for your nose and what it does. Ann-Sophie is a cognitive scientist, an empirical philosopher as well as an assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington. She is also author of the book. Smellosophy: What the Nose Tells the Mind (https://amzn.to/2W52jsJ) What does SOS stand for? Actually, unless you know you will never guess. Also, why did MAYDAY replace SOS as the universal sign for distress? And what does MAYDAY mean anyway? Listen as I explain the surprising stories behind these two well known calls for help. https://grammarist.com/usage/sos-and-mayday/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase.  Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Get a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Go to https://RockAuto.com to see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: Happiness Through Decluttering & The Magic of Calculus You Use Everyday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 51:40


    Even though you know money is filthy dirty, it can still make you feel good. This episode begins by explaining how the simple act of handling money can make you feel a lot better if you are feeling a bit down. And the weird thing is, it doesn't even have to be your money. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/6199932/Counting-money-makes-people-feel-better-about-themselves.html When you walk into a tidy, clean and organized room, does it make you feel better? Calmer? It does for a lot of people. In fact, more order and less clutter can help you feel happier says Gretchen Rubin, host of the podcast, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” and author of the book Outer Order Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make Room for Happiness (https://amzn.to/2IB6HaC). Listen as Gretchen joins me to explain the psychology of order and how it relates to happiness. Plus she offers some great techniques to organize and create a calmer space. Most dog lovers do not hesitate to hug their dogs. It is a sign of affection. However, experts say dogs hate it and can cause them a lot of stress. Listen as I explain why it is not a good idea to hug your dog – in fact it can even be dangerous.https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/canine-corner/201604/the-data-says-dont-hug-the-dog To many people, the word “calculus” reminds them of a high school math class that was very difficult. However, calculus is so much more. Without it there might not be cell phones or GPS or television. Calculus helped find a treatment for AIDS and helped us discover Neptune. Steven Strogatz is a professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell and author of the book Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe (https://amzn.to/2Vvl3zv). Listen as he explains exactly what calculus is and how critical it is to our modern world. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF your first full-priced purchase. Some exclusions apply. Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. So you get it all. Without trade-offs! Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. Set cellphone reminders or place something you'll need in the back seat, so you don't forget your child is in the car. Look before you lock. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    The Purpose and Benefits of Gossip & The Cure for Busyness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 50:24


    Do you hold hands with your mate? If you don't, you probably should. This episode begins with a brief discussion on the benefits of holding hands - and I bet you haven't heard them before. https://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/05/fashion/05hands.html Who doesn't like a bit of juicy gossip? The fact is everyone gossips and it turns out to be a good thing. Gossip serves a lot of useful functions in our personal and professional lives. Frank McAndrew is one of the leading researchers on gossip and he joins me to explain how gossip works, why some of it is nasty but most of it isn't - and how to gossip well. Frank is Professor of Psychology at Knox College in Illinois (https://www.frankmcandrew.com/) If you have a busy day, you probably jump from one thing to the next with barely space to breathe. If you do, you could be missing a great opportunity according to Juliet Funt founder and CEO of The Juliet Funt Group (https://www.julietfunt.com/) who advises Fortune 500 companies. Listen as Juliet explains the importance of creating “white space” in between all the things you do and why it is so beneficial. Juliet is author of the book A Minute to Think (https://amzn.to/3mmsXIv). Ever been rejected by someone you loved? It hurts a lot. Why? Listen as reveal some interesting brain research that explains why romantic rejection can be so devastating and what to do about it if it happens to you. Helen Fisher author of the book Why We Love (https://amzn.to/3g7Ctel) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF your first full-priced purchase. Some exclusions apply. Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. So you get it all. Without trade-offs! Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. Set cellphone reminders or place something you'll need in the back seat, so you don't forget your child is in the car. Look before you lock. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    The Secrets of Happy Families & A Forensic Scientist on What Human Remains Tell Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 52:20


    If you are not a celebrity, how do you get a table at a busy restaurant that is all booked up? This episode begins with some advice that can often work wonders in getting you that table - if you do it right. Source: Frank Luntz author of Words That Work (https://amzn.to/37Ay5A8) Every family wants to be happy. Still, many are not and are quite dysfunctional. So, when you look at families that ARE happy, what do those families do to create that sense of happiness and calm and reduce the tension and conflict? That's what Bruce Feiler set out to discover for his book, The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More https://amzn.to/3xH113T. Listen as Bruce joins me with some proven yet simple ways to make any family get along better and be happier. Have you ever wondered if people with big heads are smarter? Well they are! Listen as I explain how we know this and how having a larger than normal head pays benefits now and in old age. http://sciencenetlinks.com/science-news/science-updates/big-heads/ When you watch CSI or Law & Order on television, it seems that an autopsy tells the police a lot. Is that real science or TV fiction? Does forensic science allow the dead to speak from beyond the grave and offer clues to how someone died? Forensic anthropologist Sue Black has some definite opinions on this. Sue is author of the book, All That Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes (https://amzn.to/3lWzyJg) . Listen as Sue separates fact from fiction and explains some of the fascinating advances in forensic science. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF your first full-priced purchase. Some exclusions apply. Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. So you get it all. Without trade-offs! Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. Set cellphone reminders or place something you'll need in the back seat, so you don't forget your child is in the car. Look before you lock. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    SYSK Choice: The Biggest Lies About Work & Achieving Financial Wellness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 54:25


    Selling items on eBay can be fun and profitable. And there are a few little tricks than can make it even more profitable. I begin this episode by revealing some strategies above and beyond good photos and descriptions that can bring you more money. that. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/money/a38347/how-to-make-money-on-ebay/ We have all heard things like; workers improve when they get feedback or a company's culture is the key to success. And everyone knows that good leadership is what makes a company thrive. The problem is that these things are not universally true and may be downright wrong! Marcus Buckingham has studied people and performance for a long time and he joins me to explode some commonly held beliefs about workers and the workplace. Marcus is the author of the book Nine Lies About Work (https://amzn.to/2HlAkdW). If you want to grow in your career, you need to hear this. Have you ever cracked an egg open and seen a little spot of what looks like blood inside? Is it safe to eat? Listen as I explain what the food experts say about where that little spot of red comes from and just harmful it is. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-stir/egg-facts_b_2498764.html) Personal finance can be complicated. In part that is because we have so many financial decisions to make, and there is a lot of emotion wrapped up in our money. Amanda Clayman joins me to discuss how we make financial decisions, why it is hard and how to make better decisions with our money. Amanda is a financial therapist and her website is www.AmandaClayman.com. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. So you get it all. Without trade-offs! Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Learn to Be Luckier Instantly & How to Better Spend the Time You Have

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 47:41

    Ever watch a TV chef put seasoning on food? Often, they sprinkle the herbs and spices from high up? This episode begins with an explanation of why they do that and why you should to. https://www.cooksillustrated.com/how_tos/5791-sprinkling-seasonings-from-high-up Do you believe in luck? Sure, everyone gets lucky occasionally but are there things you can do that will make you lucky more often and make you actually feel like a lucky person? After being in a serious car crash, Karla Starr became interested in understanding how luck works and if it is even a real thing. Listen and you may discover you are already luckier than you realize, and you will learn how to become even luckier. Karla is author of the book Can You Learn to Be Lucky? (https://amzn.to/3jCbCYJ). How many pairs of shoes do you regularly wear? Listen as I explain how rotating your shoes and giving them a day or two of rest before you wear them again can help them last a lot longer. Source: Joan Wilen author of Shoes In the Freezer, Beer In The Garden (https://amzn.to/3jEQDon). If you live to be 80, you will have about 4,000 weeks to get everything done. That's it. Lights out. Game over. So how you choose to spend those 4,000 weeks is really the sum total of your life. Will you get done all the things that matter? Not likely according to Oliver Burkeman author of the book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals (https://amzn.to/3xBI4zn). Listen as he outlines a way to organize your life and time so you are less stressed and feel as if you are spending your time accomplishing those things that matter most. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. So you get it all. Without trade-offs! Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Startling Ways Food Affects Your Brain and Body & Mastering the Art of Apologizing

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 48:50


    “Sometimes you need a good cry.” How many times have you heard that advice? So what does the science say? This episode begins by looking at whether crying is really good for you - or if that is just something people say. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-8721.2008.00614.x The food you eat affects you in some interesting and unusual ways. For example, eating something sweet can actually make you a sweeter person - for a while. If you eat something you think is fat, your body will rev itself up to burn more calories just because you think that. Neuroscientist Rachel Herz, who teaches at Brown University and Boston College explains these and other fascinating ways food affects you. Rachel is the author of the book, Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food (https://amzn.to/3yqfKkW).  Since none of us are perfect, we all have to apologize to people when we make mistakes or say the wrong thing. Yet as simple as it sounds, apologies often go wrong. In fact, they can sometimes make things worse! An effective apology is all in how you deliver it. Listen as I discuss this with Harriet Lerner a psychotherapist and author of the book, Why Won't You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts (https://amzn.to/2VuFgaf). Once you hear her advice you will become a champion at saying “I'm sorry.” Why do mosquitoes bite? After all they don't live on blood - it isn't food to them. So what do they need it for? Listen as I take you inside the life of these annoying summertime pests. https://www.mosquitoes.org/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. So you get it all. Without trade-offs! Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    SYSK Choice: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World & Amazing Extreme Animals

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 50:56


    When it comes to easing traffic congestion, sometimes the solution is worse than the original problem. This episode begins with a tale of how trying to ease traffic tends to cause more of it. It's all about “build it and they will come.” (Source: Edward Humes author of the book Door to Door https://amzn.to/2EQKFNs). To be successful, it's important that you get really good at one specific thing as soon as possible. In other words, you have to specialize. While that concept seems to make sense, it turns out to be flawed, according to journalist David Epstein, author of the book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World (https://amzn.to/2WdTjLG). Listen as he explains why being a generalist is likely better even though people tend to think the opposite is true.  Far fewer parents spank their kids than they used to - but some still do. They likely believe in the “spare the rod, spoil the child” approach to parenting. Listen as I explain why a lot of those parents will live to regret it. (Source: Karl Pillemer author of the book 30 Lessons for Living https://amzn.to/2WqxXzN) Our world is crawling with “extreme” creatures. By that I mean the largest, fastest, smallest, strongest and smartest. There is a lot we can learn from these animals and organisms. For example, the largest mammal could help us end cancer. The fastest bird is teaching engineers about flight. Matthew LaPlante, a professor of journalism at Utah State University is author of the book Superlative: The Biology of Extremes (https://amzn.to/2WmlPA3). He joins me to reveal the fascinating reasons why these creatures became so extreme in their own right and why they are so fascinating and potentially helpful to mankind. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how JUSTWORKS can help your business by going to https://justworks.com Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    The Real Reasons People Drink Alcohol & How You Acquire Knowledge

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 49:44


    Everyone likes to laugh, and it turns out there are some real health benefits to laughter. This episode begins with how laughing may just be the best medicine. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a19968254/live-laugh-love/ Drinking alcohol is something people have been doing for centuries. Why? Is the appeal of drinking just to get that buzz or is there more to it? Why are some people able to drink socially while other people have had their lives destroyed by alcohol? Are there really any health benefits of drinking? These are some of the questions tackled by my guest Edward Slingerland, a professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia and author of the book Drunk: How we Slipped, Danced, and Stumbled our way to Civilization (https://amzn.to/2WONrif) You are constantly acquiring knowledge and learning new things throughout your life. Yet, there is a good chance no one ever taught you HOW to learn. Or taught you what are the best ways to learn something so that whatever you are learning actually sticks. There turns out to be quite a bit of research on how learning works and joining me to discuss all this and help you learn anything better and faster is Barbara Oakley. She is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Michigan and author of the book Learn Like a Pro: Science-Based Tools to Become Better at Anything (https://amzn.to/3A3wnTT) Everyone is encouraged to donate blood if they can. It truly does save lives. Nevertheless, a lot of people don't give blood and one reason is the fear of fainting. It feels terrible and can be so embarrassing that many people who do faint after giving blood never donate again. Listen as I explain the amazingly simple remedy that prevents it. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100706150639.htm PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how JUSTWORKS can help your business by going to https://justworks.com Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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