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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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    Why You Should Do Hard Things & Sneaky Ways Companies Get Your Personal Data

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 53:00

    We've all seen how dogs sniff each other – and it appears we humans do the same thing. (Not to dogs but to other humans). I begin this episode explaining how people make judgements about others based on how they smell. And it all happens subconsciously. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/06/220627125010.htm Are you resilient? Do you bounce back after facing a big challenge? Can we learn to be more resilient? These are just a few of the things I discuss with with Stephen Magness. He has been a consultant for NASA, the Houston Rockets and other major organizations and has written for Runner's World and Sports Illustrated. He has been featured in The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Men's Health. Stephen also hosts a couple of podcasts (The Growth Equation and Magness and Marcus On Coaching) . He is also author of the book Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness (https://amzn.to/3OSE3Qb). If you think protecting your privacy is mostly about passwords, account numbers and your social security number, you are missing something really important. Data is being collected about you that is extremely sensitive and personal. For example, what you search for online, your religious beliefs, your sexual preferences, how well you sleep, what organizations you belong to and so much more. Listen and be amazed by how much is known about you as I speak with  Carissa Veliz. She is an associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Institute for Ethics in AI, as well as a tutorial fellow at Hertford College, at the University of Oxford and editor of the Oxford Handbook of Digital Ethics. Carissa is author of the book, Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data (https://amzn.to/3nqHIsX). Cooking on the grill is great but it can get a bit monotonous. You can only eat so many hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken breasts and steaks. Listen as I tell you how to cook some things on the grill you never imagined that taste great – like pineapple, avocado, watermelon, pound cake and more! https://www.rd.com/list/7-food-you-didnt-know-you-could-grill/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed' is doing something no other job site has done. Now with Indeed, businesses only pay for quality applications matching the sponsored job description! Visit https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING to start hiring now. Hometap is the smart new way to access your home's equity and pay for life's expenses without a loan! Learn more and get a personalized estimate at https://HomeTap.com With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! The magic is waiting! Download Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, for free, from the iOS App Store or Google Play today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: DNA Demystified & Why Food Culture is So Popular

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 51:35

    Ever have a hard time finding your keys or wallet or glasses – or even where you left your car in a parking lot? Why is it so hard to keep track of them? This episode begins with an explanation and some advice to use the next time you can't find one of those things. http://lifehacker.com/the-two-factors-that-make-you-forgetful-1563418168 Do you know what your DNA is? How does it work and how does it solve crimes? Your DNA is fascinating and if you've ever bought one of those DNA test kits, you know it can tell a lot about you and your ancestors. Joining me to explain this is Alan McHughen who is a scientist, educator, DNA expert and author of the book DNA Demystified (https://amzn.to/3eUNihl). Have you noticed that teenagers can easily sleep until noon – but the older you get the harder that is to do? Why? That's one of the things I discuss about sleep and just how important it is to get enough sleep and how it can wreak havoc with your health if you don't. http://www.menshealth.com/health/sleep-and-age It seems as if food is more important today than it used to be. A lot of us spend a great deal of time and money eating certain foods, watching cooking shows on TV and going to trendy restaurants. Many people identifying themselves by the food they eat – or don't eat ("I'm a vegetarian – I don't eat meat!" ). Eve Turow-Paul has been researching the growing food culture around the world and she joins me with some really interesting insight. Eve is author of the book Hungry: Avocado Toast, Instagram Influencers, and Our Search for Connection and Meaning (https://amzn.to/38lrc54). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Factor makes it easy to eat clean 24/7, with fresh, delicious, prepared meals! Head to https://go.factor75.com/something120 & use promo code Something120 to get $120 off! Indeed' is doing something no other job site has done. Now with Indeed, businesses only pay for quality applications matching the sponsored job description! Visit https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING to start hiring now. Hometap is the smart new way to access your home's equity and pay for life's expenses without a loan! Learn more and get a personalized estimate at https://HomeTap.com See for yourself why teams at Airtable, Dropbox, HubSpot, Zendesk, and thousands of other companies use Zapier every day to automate their businesses! Try Zapier for free today at https://zapier.com/SYSK Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Better Way to Solve Problems & Why Anxiety is a Good Thing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 54:05

    Do you prefer fresh or frozen fish? Most people would likely choose fresh – but the topic is a bit more complicated than choosing one or the other. A lot of times what you think of as “fresh” fish was once frozen. To start this episode, I unravel the discussion about whether fresh fish is really better – or not. https://www.thespruceeats.com/frozen-fish-better-than-fresh-fish-1300625 What if you could solve problems before they actually happen? That's why you change the oil in your car. Doing so, solves problems before they occur. And there are lots of other problems in life we could prevent or solve sooner – if we looked at things a bit differently. That's according to Dan Heath author of the book Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen (https://amzn.to/3atB1Os). Listen as he explains this interesting method of problem solving that I am sure you will find helpful. Being anxious doesn't usually feel good. Most people would likely agree that anxiety is something to avoid. In fact, some say anxiety is a threat to your health and well-being. However, there may be another way to look at anxiety, according to Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, PhD, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Hunter College, the City University of New York, and author of the book Future Tense: Why Anxiety Is Good for You (Even Though It Feels Bad) (https://amzn.to/3A96NQM). Listen as she explains how to harness and use your anxiety to help propel you to success in whatever is important to you. Airline passengers frequently have items confiscated because those things are not allowed to be carried on the plane. So, what happens to those pocket knives, snow globes, vintage wine, bottles of shampoo or whatever else is confiscated? Can people get them back if they want? Listen as I explain why some things get tossed, some get sold and some go back to their rightful owner. https://www.rd.com/article/return-confiscated-items-tsa/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Factor makes it easy to eat clean 24/7, with fresh, delicious, prepared meals! Head to https://go.factor75.com/something120 & use promo code Something120 to get $120 off! Indeed' is doing something no other job site has done. Now with Indeed, businesses only pay for quality applications matching the sponsored job description! Visit https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING to start hiring now. Hometap is the smart new way to access your home's equity and pay for life's expenses without a loan! Learn more and get a personalized estimate at https://HomeTap.com See for yourself why teams at Airtable, Dropbox, HubSpot, Zendesk, and thousands of other companies use Zapier every day to automate their businesses! Try Zapier for free today at https://zapier.com/SYSK Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Magic That Happens When You Help Others & How to Survive Just About Anything

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 50:31

    We've all gotten the word about the importance of sunscreen. But there are several places on your body you are likely to miss when you apply it. This episode begins with an important list of the most likely places you need to make sure NOT to miss. https://www.consumerreports.org/sunscreens/how-to-apply-sunscreen-to-commonly-missed-spots/ What if there was a drug that could give you better health, a longer life, more happiness and more success – would you take it? This drug actually exists according to Stephen Trzeciak, M.D. All you have to do is help others. I know it sounds simplistic but there is solid science to show that the act of helping others has tremendous benefits. Listen as Stephen explains how it works and how much helping you have to do to get the benefits. Stephen is author of the book Wonder Drug: 7 Scientifically Proven Ways That Serving Others is the Best Medicine For Yourself (https://amzn.to/3tT4Zr2). Do you know what to do if you get bitten by a snake? What would you do if someone near you drops to the ground with a heart attach or seizure? Do you know what to do if you get lost in the woods? These and other emergencies happen all the time and it is important to know what to do beforehand so you don't panic when it actually happens. Joining me to explain how to prepare for almost any emergency is Dr. John Torres. He is an emergency room physician as well as a senior medical correspondent for NBC and author of the book Dr. Disaster's Guide to Surviving Everything (https://amzn.to/3yg7Flb). As someone who is left-handed, I know that being a southpaw has its challenges. Yet, for students, it may be a good thing. Listen as I explain some interesting research that illustrates some differences between how left and right-handed students compare in school. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1215253/Left-handers-likely-enjoy-school-teachers-pets.html  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Factor makes it easy to eat clean 24/7, with fresh, delicious, prepared meals! Head to https://go.factor75.com/something120 & use promo code Something120 to get $120 off! Indeed' is doing something no other job site has done. Now with Indeed, businesses only pay for quality applications matching the sponsored job description! Visit https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING to start hiring now. Hometap is the smart new way to access your home's equity and pay for life's expenses without a loan! Learn more and get a personalized estimate at https://HomeTap.com See for yourself why teams at Airtable, Dropbox, HubSpot, Zendesk, and thousands of other companies use Zapier every day to automate their businesses! Try Zapier for free today at https://zapier.com/SYSK Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: The Paradox of Passion & How Problems Can Improve Relationships

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 50:35

    What is it about spicy food that makes some people love it and others avoid it like the plague? This episode begins with an interesting explanation and some helpful facts about hot and spicy food that could come in handy if things get too hot. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-actually-enjoy-the-painful-pleasure-of-spicy-foo-1794616828 How important is it that you do something you love? Must you be passionate about your career to be happy and fulfilled? Some people don't really have a passion they can make a career out of. Are they doomed to be miserable? Before you try to “Follow your passion,” listen to my guest Brad Stulberg author of the book The Passion Paradox (https://amzn.to/2Bjuw4H). Bruce explains some interesting facts about what passion really is, according to the research, and just how important it is to have and then follow your passion. He is also the host of the The Growth Equation Podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-growth-equation-podcast/id1505257676 If you have outdoor allergies, you may unknowingly be making things worse than they need to be. Listen as I reveal what to do and not do to help clear the air and allow you to breathe better with fewer allergy symptoms. https://midstatemedical.org/about/news-press/news-detail?articleId=42255&publicid=395 I suspect most people would agree that a happy and harmonious relationship is the best kind. Yet, it seems having a little trouble, messiness, turmoil, and chaos is also good for a relationship. Listen to my guest Ed Tronick PhD. Ed is a developmental neuroscientist and clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School and author of the book The Power of Discord (https://amzn.to/3dHMta6). He explains why a perfectly happy relationship may actually be a prescription for trouble. 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.  Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover.com/match With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Should You Really Believe in Luck & How to Accept Bad Things You Cannot Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 52:37

    Given the price of gasoline, we all need to conserve every drop we can. While you have probably heard of some of the ways to save gas, there are a few you probably haven't heard before. This episode begins with some effective gas saving hacks from the people at Popular Mechanics. https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a39504408/how-to-improve-your-vehicles-gas-mileage/  Do you believe in luck? It probably depends on your definition. Some people believe luck is a mystical force while others think of luck as something grounded in probability and statistics. Still others believe you can create your own luck. To help sort out what luck really is and how it works is Jeffrey Rosenthal, professor in the University of Toronto's Department of Statistics and author of several books including Knock On Wood: Luck Chance and the Meaning of Everything (https://amzn.to/3uccXfh). Life can be cruel and unfair. Bad things happen to all of us. The challenge is – how do you accept and make peace with terrible things that inevitably happen so you can get on with your life? Clinical psychologist Janina Scarlet works with people everyday who must accept and come to terms with events that are unfair and often devastating. Janina is author of the book, It Shouldn't Be This Way: Learning to Accept the Things You Just Can't Change (https://amzn.to/3N7RpHb). If you've ever had trouble coping with something that is hard to accept, you will want to hear what she has to say. As people get older, it is natural to try to stay looking young. But there is a limit. Listen as I explain the negative consequences of trying to act or dress too young and what really works well if you want to appear younger than your actual age. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/obsonline/act-your-age.html 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.  Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover.com/match With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Why Friends Are So Important & The Extraordinary Benefits of Writing Things Down

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 55:03

    Why do cashiers often ask for your phone number or email address? What if you don't want to share that information? This episode begins by explaining why they ask and what your response should be. https://www.rd.com/article/this-is-why-stores-ask-for-your-phone-number-at-the-checkout/ Everyone needs at least one friend. That's according to Lydia Denworth, a science journalist and author of the book Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond (https://amzn.to/3N5UebS). Lydia joins me to discuss how important friendship is, how to make friends and how to have better, stronger friendships. Do you have a good system to keep track of all the information you have to deal with? Many of us try to keep track of everything – or most things – in our head. That may not be such a good idea according to Tiago Forte, a leading expert on productivity and author of the book Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential (https://amzn.to/3xuA9WB). Listen as Tiago explains the positive impact of simply writing things down to help you keep track all the things in your life – and it doesn't require a complicated system in order to get the benefits.  If you've ever spent time in an airplane bathroom, you know that the less time you spend in there, the better. But just how gross is it really? And if you have to go in there, what's the best strategy to minimize germ exposure? Listen as I explain some expert advice. Source: Dr. Charles Gerba author of The Germ Freak's Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu (https://amzn.to/3NXx48A). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: Effective Ways to Make Big Changes & The Benefits of Thinking for Yourself

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 45:40

    People like reruns. We like to watch old TV shows and movies over and over again, we often order the same meal at a restaurant, listen to the same songs- maybe even reread a book. Why? This episode begins with an interesting explanation. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-you-like-to-watch-the-same-thing-over-and-over/ Change is hard. Who hasn't tried to make a change in their life only to have it fail? Is there a way to tilt the odds in your favor and make the process easier? Joining me to discuss this is Ross Ellenhorn. He is a sociologist, psychotherapist and social worker and author of the book How We Change (and 10 Reasons We Don't) (https://amzn.to/2VeIUSx). He has some important advice on how to make changes – and make them stick. Are we losing our ability to think for ourselves? After all, no matter what problem you have, there is some app or YouTube video or some expert with a solution. While help is good, it is also important to think for ourselves and some people believe we are losing our ability to think critically and make our own decisions. Vikram Mansharamani is a lecturer at Harvard and author of the book Think For Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence (https://amzn.to/2A30BNs). Listen as he makes the case for more critical thinking when it comes to the big decisions in life and how to do it. Did you know spring fever is real and has real symptoms Listen as I explain what the symptoms are and what it means if you have them. https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/diseases_cures/2010/04/29/spring_fever_has_scientific_basis_psychologist.htm PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK! If you drive a car or truck, you need GetUpside, https://app.getupside.com/for-people/gas the FREE gas app that pays you cash back for every gallon of gas you buy! If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Listen to Curiosity Daily on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover.com/match Get all of the supplies & tools you need to get your job done! Visit https://ferguson.com With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Makes Someone Credible & How to Finish What You Start

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 52:51

    Are you a smiler? Smiling turns out to be really good for you in a lot of ways. This episode begins with an explanation of some of the surprising benefits of smiling more often. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2011/03/22/the-untapped-power-of-smiling/#23fc80fc7a67 Why do we pay attention to some people but not others? What makes those people seem more credible? According to researcher Stephen Martin there are 8 subtle characteristics that make some people more credible and believable than others. Interestingly it has nothing to do with the message they are delivering. Listen as Stephen and I discuss this. Stephen Martin is a visiting professor of behavioral science at Columbia University and author of the book Messengers: Who We Listen To. Who We Don't. And Why. (https://amzn.to/2MDAtej)  Are you clear on what your priorities are? Do you have things you say you want to do – or things you start doing but somehow those things never get finished? If you would like to get a clearer picture on what your priorities really are and how to actually get them done, listen to my guest Charlie Gilkey. He is the founder of Productive Flourishing, (https://www.productiveflourishing.com), a website that helps people tackle and finish the things that matter – and he is author of the book Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done (https://amzn.to/33t5dp6). Charlie has some proven ways to help you get to those projects – or let them go. Admit it, you've taken a drink straight from the milk carton - right? And when you get caught people probably told you that it was really gross. But how gross is it? Listen as I explore the science of drinking from the carton and what that does for the next person who drinks from that carton and also what it does to the milk. https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/we-debunked-the-5-second-rule-double-dipping-and-other-food-myths PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK! If you drive a car or truck, you need GetUpside, https://app.getupside.com/for-people/gas the FREE gas app that pays you cash back for every gallon of gas you buy! If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Listen to Curiosity Daily on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover.com/match Get all of the supplies & tools you need to get your job done! Visit https://ferguson.com With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The History of Fun & The Price You Pay for Lack of Sleep

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 53:23

    The pandemic certainly made us more aware of the importance of washing our hands. However, it isn't just how often you wash, it is also the technique that matters. Listen as I explain. http://www.hardydiagnostics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Hand-Washing.pdf For as long as there have been people, there has been a need for fun. People like to have fun whether it is amusement parks, board games, sports, festivals, video games or whatever people do for fun. The backstories of how a lot of these fun things came to be is really quite interesting. Joining me to discuss the history of all things fun is Russ Frushtick who has written about games and technology for over a decade. Russ is co-founder of Vox Media's gaming site called Polygon (www.polygon.com ) and he is author of The Book of Fun: An illustrated History of Having a Good Time (https://amzn.to/3H2nBdn). If you work in a job you don't like, should you quit -or should you stay at least until you find another job? It probably depends on just how much you hate your job. Listen as I explain the negative consequences of staying at a job that you hate and that stresses you out. It is probably worse than you thought. https://news.osu.edu/lousy-jobs-hurt-your-health-by-the-time-youre-in-your-40s/ Even though we spend a large percentage of time asleep, there is a lot you may not understand about the importance of sleep and how lack of sleep takes its toll on you. Listen as I speak with neurologist Dr. Guy Leschziner, who is head of The Sleep Disorders Centre in London, one of the largest sleep services in Europe and he is author of the book, The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience and the Secret World of Sleep (https://amzn.to/2lSckr0). If you have ever struggled to get to sleep or stay asleep or just want to understand the mysteries of sleep a little better, you will enjoy this discussion. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK! If you drive a car or truck, you need GetUpside, https://app.getupside.com/for-people/gas the FREE gas app that pays you cash back for every gallon of gas you buy! If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Listen to Curiosity Daily on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover.com/match Get all of the supplies & tools you need to get your job done! Visit https://ferguson.com With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: Overcoming Negative Self-Talk & The Science of Skin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 49:44

    With today's gas prices, you want to make every gallon count. So perhaps you've wondered if you should stop your engine at a railroad crossing or if you are in the drive-thru line at a takeout place for just a minute. Listen to the beginning of this episode and I'll give you the answer. https://slate.com/technology/2008/05/is-it-more-efficient-to-leave-your-car-idling.html Sometimes your own thoughts can ruin your day. Thoughts can become toxic and distort your perception of the world and interfere with relationships. Listen as I discuss how to prevent that and how to take control of your self-talk with Andrea Bonior, PhD. Andrea is a journalist, who writes the popular “Baggage Check” advice column for the Washington Post. She serves on the faculty of Georgetown University and she is author of the book, Detox Your Thoughts: Quit Negative Self-Talk for Good and Discover the Life You've Always Wanted (https://amzn.to/2AXyPlQ). There are a lot of theories and opinions on the best way to care for your skin. But what really works to keep your skin healthy and looking good? Joining me to explain the science and latest research on that is Monty Lyman, M.D. He is a research fellow at the University of Oxford and author of the book The Remarkable Life of the Skin (https://amzn.to/3dnvcD0).  If you share a bed with someone, how far apart do you sleep? Listen as I discuss why the distance apart as well as the direction you face while in bed may say a lot about your relationship. https://time.com/64966/what-your-sleeping-position-says-about-your-relationship/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Indeed.com/Something to claim your sponsored job $75 credit to upgrade your job post! Plus earn up to $500 extra in sponsored job credits with Indeed's Virtual Interviews. 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!  For a limited time save 35% on Cozy Earth bedding! Go to https:CozyEarth.com & enter SOMETHING at checkout. All backed by a 100 night trial. If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Listen to Curiosity Daily on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Get all of the supplies & tools you need to get your job done! Visit https://ferguson.com With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How to Effectively Avoid Distractions & A Understanding Positive Psychology

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 51:33

    About one in ten people claim to be allergic to penicillin. Interestingly, while they may think they are – many of them are not. How can this be? This episode begins with an explanation of how this can be. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/do-you-really-have-a-penicillin-allergy-2019022616017  Distractions are everywhere. People are always complaining about the distractions in their lives. So how do you not give in to temptation and stay focused on what's important? Joining me to offer some really good advice on this is Nir Eyal. He is a writer and investor who has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his is author of the book Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life (https://amzn.to/2O5mEaT). If you want to keep distractions from eating up your time, listen to this segment.  Have you heard of positive psychology? The premise is that rather than focus on what's wrong in your life and try to fix it, it is best to start by identifying what's right and build on that. Tal Ben Shahar is one of the leading experts and proponents of positive psychology. He is a writer and lecturer and author of the book Choose the Life You Want (https://amzn.to/34KXuUX). He also offers a course to become a certified happiness trainer. You can learn more here: https://www.happinessstudies.academy/ Thin families actually eat differently when they sit down for a meal. Listen to discover how their eating habits help them stay thin and how you can do it too. http://www.eatthis.com/meal-habits-of-thin-families PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Indeed.com/Something to claim your sponsored job $75 credit to upgrade your job post! Plus earn up to $500 extra in sponsored job credits with Indeed's Virtual Interviews. 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!  For a limited time save 35% on Cozy Earth bedding! Go to https:CozyEarth.com & enter SOMETHING at checkout. All backed by a 100 night trial. If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Listen to Curiosity Daily on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Get all of the supplies & tools you need to get your job done! Visit https://ferguson.com With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Understanding Evil & How the Bicycle Transformed the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 50:03

    I've always thought it was odd that it is called “plastic” surgery. What's even stranger is that the term goes back over 200 years – long before what we know as plastic was really a thing. This episode begins with an explanation that all makes sense once you hear it. Source: Lindsey Fitzharris author of The Face Maker (https://amzn.to/3x3IP69). When you hear the word evil, you know what it means – but what is evil really? Is it a sinister force? Is it an unexplainable phenomenon? What makes a person do evil things? Maybe evil isn't something but the result of something else. Listen to this fascinating conversation with Simon Baron Cohen, a professor of developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and author of four books including The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty (https://amzn.to/3tf4ffC) It's hard to find someone who doesn't know how to ride a bicycle. It is the most popular means of transportation on planet earth. So how did that happen? After all, the modern bike hasn't been around all that long yet there are twice as many bicycles as cars. The history of the bicycle and its impact on the world is more interesting than you might imagine. Listen as I discuss this with Jody Rosen, a writer for The New York Times magazine and author of the book Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle (https://amzn.to/3NuAoaU).   If you live or visit a place in the summer that has fireflies, you know how fascinating they are to watch. But it seems there is a problem with the worldwide firefly population. Listen as I explain what is happening to these de-LIGHT-ful bugs. http://www.firefly.org/how-you-can-help.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: The Art of Breathing & An Easy Way to Smarter Decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 52:11

    No one likes getting those annoying robocalls. This episode begins with a simple way to stop robocalls for free – and it really works. In fact it is so effective, it won a contest held by the Federal Trade Commission looking for the best way to stop robocalls. Source: Interview with Aaron Foss founder of www.Nomorobo.com Everyone breathes. However, we don't all breathe correctly. It turns out that when you DO breathe the right way, amazing things can happen according to journalist James Nestor, author of the book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art (https://amzn.to/36MehbD). While you might think you you breathe just fine, listening to this segment will change your mind. And you will breathe better. Although you have to make decisions all day long, do you feel like you are a good decision maker? Can you train yourself to make more good decisions? Listen to my guest Ralph Keeney. Ralph has been studying decision making for a long time. He is Professor Emeritus at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California He is also author of the book Give Yourself a Nudge: Helping Smart People Make Smarter Personal and Business Decisions (https://amzn.to/2XOwrWi). Listen and become a better decision maker for those important decisions in your life. You likely have a box with old VHS video tapes that you said you were going to have transferred one day. Listen as I explain how time is running out. In fact the time may have come and gone. https://nostalgicmedia.com/blogs/media-conversion/how-long-do-vhs-tapes-last PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Indeed.com/Something to claim your sponsored job $75 credit to upgrade your job post! Plus earn up to $500 extra in sponsored job credits with Indeed's Virtual Interviews. See for yourself why teams at Airtable, Dropbox, HubSpot, Zendesk, and thousands of other companies use Zapier every day to automate their businesses! Try Zapier for free today at https://zapier.com/SYSK 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!  If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Listen to Curiosity Daily on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https://discover.com/rewards Get all of the supplies & tools you need to get your job done! Visit https://ferguson.com With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts! Please buckle up! Don't risk it and remember, Click It or Ticket. Brought to you by NHTSA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How the Rich Get Rich & Subtle Things that Dramatically Influence Your Behavior

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 49:16

    Everyone snoops and eavesdrops. . It's part of being human. This episode begins with a discussion on eavesdropping and snooping and why it is so hard to resist and what purpose it serves. ( Source: John L. Locke author of Eavesdropping (https://amzn.to/2O7an63)  Financial advice often begins with the admonition that you need to stop spending so much - no more credit cards, save more - spend less, you know the drill. Maybe that is the is the wrong way to look at it. Maybe you should spend even more on the things that matter and mercilessly cut back on the things that don't. That is the premise behind my guest Ramit Sethi's advice that he says will make you rich without feeling deprived along the way so you can still have you morning latte without guilt. Ramit Sethi is author of the very popular book I Will Teach You To Be Rich (https://amzn.to/2A7GqKG) .  There are so many things that influence your thoughts and actions that you are totally unaware of. For example, If your neighbor first buys the car you are thinking of buying, you are less likely to buy it. If you are negotiating with someone, you are more likely to be successful if you mirror their posture and behavior. And there are so many more things that completely escape your radar. Listen as my guest, Dr. Jonah Berger explains. Jonah is a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior (https://amzn.to/2V9oZDa). Some things just taste better frozen. Snickers bars and Reese's peanut butter cups are obvious examples but listen to hear other common foods you really need to try frozen - because they are even more delicious and you probably never knew. http://www.prevention.com/food/12-foods-that-taste-even-better-frozen PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Indeed.com/Something to claim your sponsored job $75 credit to upgrade your job post! Plus earn up to $500 extra in sponsored job credits with Indeed's Virtual Interviews. See for yourself why teams at Airtable, Dropbox, HubSpot, Zendesk, and thousands of other companies use Zapier every day to automate their businesses! Try Zapier for free today at https://zapier.com/SYSK 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!  If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Listen to Curiosity Daily on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https://discover.com/rewards Get all of the supplies & tools you need to get your job done! Visit https://ferguson.com With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts! Please buckle up! Don't risk it and remember, Click It or Ticket. Brought to you by NHTSA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    New Science of Character and Personality & Why Everyone Seems to Be Arguing

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 47:11

    Did you know Memorial Day wasn't declared a national Holiday until 1971? And it wasn't always called Memorial Day either. Those are just a few of the interesting facts this episode starts with as we look at this uniquely American holiday and day of remembrance. https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/memorial-day-2022-facts-american-holiday A few years ago, we had Brian Little on as a guest. Brian is one of the leading researchers on the science of personality which I find particularly fascinating. I mean, think about your personality. Why are you the way you are and why are you different than me and everyone else? Now there is some new research about personality and Brian is back to discuss it. Brian is the author of the book, Me, Myself and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being. (https://amzn.to/3LN32mi). It seems that everyone is arguing a lot more. People argue about politics and social issues and just about any other topic you can argue about. Is that a good thing? Do arguments accomplish anything? Here to discuss why arguments are important is Lee Siegel. Lee is the author of seven books as well as a writer and cultural critic who has written for Harper's, The New Republic, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times. His latest book is Why Arguments Matter. (https://amzn.to/3ao7Zox).  Do you know what to do if you or someone close to you gets stung by a bee? It's important to know because some people can have serious, even life-threatening reactions to bee stings. Listen as I explain what the American Academy of Dermatology says you should and should not do. https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/injured-skin/bites/treat-bee-sting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: Eat Like an Animal to Lose Weight & Skills for a Healthy Relationship

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 47:15

    When you get a fever, what should you do? Some people say you should take medicine to knock it down – some say to leave it alone and let it run its course. Who's right? This episode begins with an expert answer to that question. http://www.menshealth.com/health/clean-up-your-health-routine When you're hungry - you're hungry. Right? Not exactly. While you may think hunger is one thing, there is evidence to show that we have several different kinds of hungers – 5 actually. Stephen Simpson has studied this and joins me to explain how understanding your different hungers will help you eat less and control your weight. Stephen is Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre and Professor in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney in Australia and author of the book Eat Like the Animals (https://amzn.to/36Z66sJ). When was the last time you really cleaned your car's steering wheel or dashboard or gear shift? After you hear this, you will probably want to attend to that right away. https://www.motorbiscuit.com/last-time-cleaned-car-steering-wheel/ While romantic relationships start out with high hopes, many don't stand the test of time. So, what can you do to make sure you find the right person and then keep your relationship happy? Here with some excellent answers is Joanne DaVila. She has been studying and speaking about romantic relationships as a professor at Stony Brook University. She is author of the book The Thinking Girl's Guide to the Right Guy (https://amzn.to/2Y4ZdSt) and she has a great TED Talk on the skills for healthy romantic relationships. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh5VhaicC6g) 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!  Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk.  If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https://discover.com/rewards Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! Whether you're going on a cross country trip or just up the street, please buckle up! Don't risk it. And remember, Click It or Ticket. Brought to you by NHTSA. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Stress Distorts Your Thinking & What You Never Knew About the Clothes You Wear

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 49:24

    It seems that no matter how much water you drink, someone is always telling you to drink more. They may be right. It does seem that staying hydrated is good for you. This episode begins with an explanation of the benefits of drinking more water - both physical and mental. https://www.eatingwell.com/article/17435/why-drink-water-how-water-and-health-are-connected/  Everyone seems more stressed out than ever before. People sometimes even brag about how stressful their lives are. Yet stress can cause a lot of problems such as anxiety, worry, fear and distorted thinking. And the problem seems to be getting worse. Clinical psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli is one of the leading experts on stress and he is author of the book The Stress Solution (https://amzn.to/3yQgt22) . He joins me to explain stress to you in a way you may have never heard before. He also has some great strategies to help cope with stress and minimize its effects on you.    The clothing industry is huge. After all, everyone wears clothes. As with any industry, there are problems and concerns in the world of fashion. For instance, millions of garments are thrown away each year having never been worn by anyone. Also, polyester is in a lot of clothing and polyester doesn't break down - it basically lasts forever. And that is just the beginning. Dana Thomas is a writer who has served as cultural and fashion correspondent for Newsweek, contributor to the New York Times Style section and she is the author of a book called Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes (https://amzn.to/2PXFgMr). Listen as she takes a look behind the scenes of the clothing industry and explains why we should all be concerned.   The most important part of any email is the subject line. If it isn't intriguing or powerful or catchy, people won't open up and read the rest of what you have to say. And if they don't read it, you like won't get a response. Listen as I tell you which subject lines are golden and which ones to never use. https://www.yesware.com/blog/best-email-subject-lines/ 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!  Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk.  If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https://discover.com/rewards Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! Whether you're going on a cross country trip or just up the street, please buckle up! Don't risk it. And remember, Click It or Ticket. Brought to you by NHTSA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Modern Surgery Changed Everything & How to Ask the Right Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 50:53

    For some reason, dogs seem to love to hang their head out the car window when it's moving. Why do they do that? And is it a good idea to let them do that? This episode begins with an explanation of what dogs get out of the experience and what you should do as the dog's owner. https://www.metlifepetinsurance.com/blog/pet-behavior/should-my-dog-hang-their-head-out-of-a-car-window/ Imagine where we would be without modern surgery. Many of us wouldn't be here, actually. The history of surgery is remarkably short and extremely impressive So many amazing advances in a very short amount of time. And it all started once 4 big problems were solved. Ira Rutkow, MD is a general surgeon an historian of American medicine. He joins me to tell the story of modern surgery - and it hasn't all been smooth sailing. Ira is also author of the book, Empire of the Scalpel: The History of Surgery (https://amzn.to/3Lz8lWo). Once you hear it, you'll be glad you didn't live 150 years ago and need an operation.  Are you curious? Do you ask a lot of questions? Surprisingly, most adults really don't ask very many questions during the day and the ones we do ask tend to be mundane things like “How are you?” or “What kind of work do you do?” Yet, by asking the right kinds of questions you can learn and understand so much and connect with other people in a way you might not otherwise do. So what kinds of questions should you ask? Here to explain is Chad Littlefield, is co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of We and Me, Inc., an organization whose mission is to create conversations that matter. He is also coauthor of the book Ask Powerful Questions (https://amzn.to/380YdI8). If you are one of those people who likes a good nap once in a while, I have something interesting for you. There is a certain way to take a nap that research says will leave you more rested and satisfied. Listen as I explain. https://www.livescience.com/14680-hammock-rocking-improves-sleep.html 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!  Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk.  If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https://discover.com/rewards Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! Whether you're going on a cross country trip or just up the street, please buckle up! Don't risk it. And remember, Click It or Ticket. Brought to you by NHTSA. 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 Best Advice is Not to Give Any & Overcoming Cognitive Dissonance

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 51:33

    People say they are attracted to people who make them laugh and have a good sense of humor. But it is a bit more complicated than that. It is true that humor can bring people together, but it can also pull them apart. This episode begins with an explanation about humor and couples. https://www.theknot.com/content/couples-who-share-sense-of-humor-study When someone asks you for advice, you likely give it. After all, they asked. However, you may be better off by keeping quiet and withholding your advice, at least for a little while. That's the suggestion of Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael has been named #1 Thought Leader in Coaching and he is considered one of the top coaches in the world. He is also author of a book called The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever (https://amzn.to/36WEUdY). Michael joins me to explain why you might want to be a little more stingy with your advice. We all tend to justify our mistakes and poor decisions to ourselves. When we do something wrong or that we regret, it doesn't line up with our beliefs about how we are good and honest people. So we make excuses or we decide there were extenuating circumstances because we know we are not bad people – we are good people who made a mistake. This process is called cognitive dissidence. Everyone does it and it can get you into trouble according to social psychologist Carol Tavris author of the book Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts (https://amzn.to/2ADP2Mw). Listen as Carol joins me to discuss this fascinating topic. How do you cut your lawn – side to side? Front to back? Listen and I'll tell you what the experts say which is the best way to mow. https://www.familyhandyman.com/landscaping/lawn-care/the-most-efficient-way-to-mow-the-grass/ 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!  Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK! Sign up for your FREE Novo business checking account RIGHT NOW at https://Novo.co/Something and you'll get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https://discover.com/rewards If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Whether you're going on a cross country trip or just up the street, please buckle up! Don't risk it. And remember, Click It or Ticket. Brought to you by NHTSA. Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What Distractions Do To Your Brain & What You Never Knew About Your Pharmacy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 50:58

    Do you know the difference between ice cream, gelato, soft-serve, frozen yogurt and sorbet? This episode begins by explaining what they all are and how they are different from each other. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/differences-between-ice-cream-gelato-frozen-yogurt-sherbet Pay attention! Stay focused. Do one thing at a time. We have all been told these things yet now more than ever, distractions are everywhere. So how exactly do you keep your attention focused? Is it really necessary? If so, what are the benefits? Here to explain why this is so important is journalist and bestselling Johann Hari who has traveled the world to discover the latest research on attention and focus. Johann is author of the book Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention - And How to Think Deeply Again (https://amzn.to/3Mfsp12). Do all the different over-the-counter pain relievers work about the same or is there a real difference? Why do OTC cough medicines work so poorly? What should you ask your doctor before you agree to take a new medicine? These are just a few of the questions tackled by my guest Joe Graedon. Joe is a pharmacologist who has spent his career making drug information understandable and accessible to consumers. He is author of the book The People's Pharmacy (https://amzn.to/3sDlg2G) and his website is:https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/ I'm pretty sure you have a 4-digit PIN you use for your banking or to unlock your phone or for other accounts you may have. But it's only 4 digits, so how hard can it be for hackers to hack? Listen as I explain, and I'll tell you which PIN numbers to never use. https://pitiptechblog.com/2011/06/27/top-10-smart-phone-pins-to-avoid/ 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!  Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK! Sign up for your FREE Novo business checking account RIGHT NOW at https://Novo.co/Something and you'll get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https://discover.com/rewards If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Whether you're going on a cross country trip or just up the street, please buckle up! Don't risk it. And remember, Click It or Ticket. Brought to you by NHTSA. Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bonus Episode: Saving the World One Meal At a Time

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 8:56

    Two of the biggest problems facing the world today are hunger and food waste. So, what if you created a business that tackled both problems in a way that one helped solve the other?  That's exactly what Jasmine Crowe did. Listen to this wonderful story about a woman who went from cooking meals in her kitchen to help hungry people in Atlanta to founding Goodr. (https://goodr.co).  Today Jasmine is not only helping feed hungry people all over the country but is tackling the problem of food waste in meaningful way.  Her story is inspiring and powerful . I am sure you will enjoy listening to it here. This bonus episode is part of the Dell PodFerence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How Peer Pressure Really Works & Is Shyness Normal?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 50:24

    Don't you hate it when a doctor makes you wait well past your appointment time? Why do they do that? Should you complain? What's a reasonable amount of time to wait before you say something? This episode begins with some interesting insight into the problem and what you should do to make sure the doctor understands your time is valuable. https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/ppatients-switched-doctors-long-wait-times-vitals# How effective is peer pressure? Are we really influenced by the people around us - and if so, how much? Do we exert peer pressure on other without realizing it? Is there a way to use peer pressure to get people to change their behavior? Joining me to discuss all this is Robert Frank, a professor of Management and Economics at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management and author of the book Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work (https://amzn.to/3L4HPno). Only 2% of people claim they never feel shy. The rest of us have all been in situations where we have felt shy to some degree. Why does that happen? Why are some people more shy than others? How can you overcome that feeling in situations that really matter? Here to help is Lynn Henderson. She has worked with shy people to help them break free from those shy feelings that hold them back from fully participating in life. Lynne is the founder of the Social Fitness Center and the founder and co-director of the Shyness Institute. She is also author of The Shyness Workbook (https://amzn.to/3sA1Njp). Have you ever just “clicked” with someone? It happens not only in romance but in friendship and in business. People sometimes just click. What happens to cause that? Who are you most likely to click with? Listen as I explain some interesting facts that can help you -click! Source: Ori Brafman author of Click (https://amzn.to/3FF1nO0). 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!  Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK! Sign up for your FREE Novo business checking account RIGHT NOW at https://Novo.co/Something and you'll get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https://discover.com/rewards If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Whether you're going on a cross country trip or just up the street, please buckle up! Don't risk it. And remember, Click It or Ticket. Brought to you by NHTSA. Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: Simple Steps to Being Happier & How Fungi Powers Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 52:01

    Does a full moon really bring out craziness in people? Does it cause more car accidents and hospital admissions? This episode begins with a look at whether or not the moon really affects human behavior – or at least why so many people believe it does. http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/stop-blaming-the-moon-says-ucla-scientist Being happy is a big goal for almost everyone. And finding it is often a struggle. Joining me with some insight and science regarding how we can all be happier is Tim Bono, a lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis where he teaches courses on the Science of Happiness and author of the book Happiness 101: Simple Secrets to Smart Living & Well-Being (https://amzn.to/3cPVgY3). Every child is told a million times to “stop fidgeting!” However, in some cases fidgeting may be the perfect thing to do. Listen as I discuss how fidgeting can help learn better and improve cognitive performance, despite what your grandmother told you. http://www.inc.com/thompson-wall/how-fidgeting-at-work-can-promote-creative-thinking.html You might not think that mushrooms would make a good topic for this podcast. However it turns out that mushrooms and all fungi are absolutely fascinating. If we didn't have fungus – life would be very different. Biologist Merlin Sheldrake has studied the world of fungus and you are about to discover things about the mushrooms you eat and all other fungi that will amaze you. Merlin is the author of the book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures (https://amzn.to/2Xfdb3F) 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!  Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bonus Episode: A Charged Up Success Story

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 9:34

    This is a special bonus episode that is part of the Dell PodFerence 2022… Everyone has been in a situation where your phone was running out of power, there was no place to charge it and you really needed to have it NOT DIE! Listen to this great story about an ambitious 23-year old entrepreneur who saw this universal problem and created a great opportunity.  Hugo Tilomuth created a company in Great Britain called ChargedUp that directly addressed the problem of dying phones needing a charged. His story of success is a great one and I am sure you will enjoy this custom episode which is part of the Dell PodFerence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How to Learn Anything Better and Faster & The Mosquito: Humans' Worst Enemy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 47:05

    If you wear a certain fragrance, people will perceive you as 12 pounds thinner. That's just one of many fascinating things I discuss about your sense of smell in the first segment of this episode. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/02/scents We are all learning all the time. But have you ever thought about HOW you learn? Maybe you can learn better if you did it differently. One person who has thoroughly researched the topic of learning is Scott Young, author of the book UltraLearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career (https://amzn.to/2yCu4cF). Scott joins me to discuss the best and worst ways to learn anything and how you can learn better. What earthly creature is the deadliest to humans? It's the mosquito! The mosquito has killed more people than any other creature. It is not that the mosquito itself is so deadly, it is what it carries with it. Tim Winegard, a professor of history and political science at Colorado Mesa University and author of the book The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator (https://amzn.to/31pWnHV) joins me to offer a fascinating exploration of how the mosquito has changed the course of history in ways you never knew. We've all faked a smile. People have even said that faking a smile will actually make you feel happier when you are down. Or could it be that faking a smile when you can actually make you feel worse? Listen and find out what the research says. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-02/msu-sfa022211.php 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!  Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Science Behind Love and Friendship & How to Get Better At Saying No

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 51:41

    Every now and then you see someone being interviewed on television who has reached 100 years old - or older and claims to have smoked cigarettes and drank whiskey their whole life. Yet other people do all the right things and die young. This episode begins with and examination and explanation of this odd phenomenon and tells you what your odds are of living to 100 on the cigarette and whiskey diet. Source: Dr. Robert Butler author of The Longevity Prescription (https://amzn.to/392khSV) I'm sure you've heard these sayings:  Love conquers all No man is an island  A friend in need is a friend indeed You can't judge a book by its cover  All these sayings have to do with our relationship (or lack of) with other people. But are they true? Well, Eric Barker has taken a look at the research on love and friendship and he joins me with some startling findings. Eric is author of the book Plays Well with Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships is (Mostly) Wrong (https://amzn.to/3vQdZi9) It can be really hard to say no. Yet, how many times have you said yes to someone and later regretted it? Wouldn't it be great if you could say no more often and not feel so guilty about it? Here to tell you how is bestselling author Michael Tougias, author of the book No Will Set You Free. (https://amzn.to/3sm5HfF) Bananas are interesting. First of all they don't come from a tree even though you probably think they do. And technically a bunch of bananas is not called a bunch. There are some other interesting facts about bananas that I explain in this episode that you can use to impress your friends. https://www.britannica.com/plant/banana-plant 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!  Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com  https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: How to Successfully Negotiate Anything & The Unknown Benefits of Walking

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 52:47

    What you smell can have a really interesting effect on you. Smells can make you happy, improve concentration and even boost your energy. This episode begins with an explanation of which scents do what to you. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/26/scents-and-wellbeing_n_5193609.html The thought of negotiation can turn some people off. IF you are one of those people, then you will love this. Alexandra Carter is an expert at negotiation and her approach is easy to understand and simple to execute. Alexandra is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School and author of the book Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything (https://amzn.to/2T6WaY8) If your computer has a camera, you have to be careful because hackers could be watching you. Listen as I explain how to protect yourself from someone hijacking your camera and watching you when you are unaware. http://us.norton.com/yoursecurityresource/detail.jsp?aid=webcam_hacking Walking may seem simple and unexciting but there is actually a whole science to it. Research shows that walking has a profound effect on your personal well-being and the well-being of the society we live in. How so, you may be wondering. Listen to my guest Shane O'Mara, a professor of experimental brain research at Trinity College in Dublin and author of the book In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration (https://amzn.to/2TuNs6z) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Indeed.com/Something to claim your sponsored job $75 credit to upgrade your job post! Offer good for a limited time. With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https://discover.com/rewards Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Weird Factors That Distort Your Thinking & How Animals Perceive the World

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 50:22

    Holding on to a grudge can feel righteous. After all, you've been wronged. You are entitled to hold that grudge. However, there are a lot more reasons - and better ones - to let that grudge go. This episode begins with an explanation and a great quote to remember about grudges. Source: Judith Kuriansky author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Healthy Relationship (https://amzn.to/3KQEetb) So many things can alter your thinking in ways you don't realize. For example, the human brain has trouble making sense of fractions. We are also less open minded to ideas that conflict with what we already believe even if the evidence is obvious. And there are other ways your thinking gets distorted. Joining me to discuss this is James Zimring, Professor of Experimental Pathology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and author of the book Partial Truths: How Fractions Distort our Thinking (https://amzn.to/3LxUj85). The world animals live in is very different than ours. Mainly, that's because the way they sense their surroundings is so much different. Some animals see what we can't, others hear what we can't while others taste what we can't. And the more we know about this, the better we can understand our own senses. Listen as my guest Jackie Higgins explains. Jackie is a writer, producer and director of films about animals and she is author of a book called Sentient: How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses (https://amzn.to/3OUqY9S). If you struggle with your weight, your allergy medicine may be partially to blame. Some common antihistamines have been linked to weight gain in some people. Listen as I explain what the research says. https://www.verywellhealth.com/do-antihistamines-cause-weight-gain-83094 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Indeed.com/Something to claim your sponsored job $75 credit to upgrade your job post! Offer good for a limited time. With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https://discover.com/rewards Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Using Data to Get What You Want & What You Didn't Know About Weather and Nature

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 53:35

    Shoes can be dangerous - especially if they have big heels. This episode begins by looking at the long history of trouble caused by high heels and other interesting facts about women's shoes. https://reut.rs/3rXNqoR & https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150521120924.htm Think about all the choices you have made based solely on your gut. Most likely that list includes things like; what career path to take, who to marry, how best to be happy and other life-changing choices. Yet, for all those choices there is data that can help. Joining me to explain is economist, and former Google data scientist, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of the book Don't Trust Your Gut: Using Data to Get What You Really Want in Life (https://amzn.to/3kiHySZ). Do you know the definition of a rain shower? Do you know what causes dew and frost? How can clouds forecast the next day's weather? These are some of the questions explored by Tristan Gooley author of The Secret World of Weather (https://amzn.to/3MFQBcv). After you hear him, you will look at weather and nature in a different way.  Some people can't stop working. They work on weekends, holidays and even while on vacation. While that may sound virtuous, there is a real downside. Listen as I explain what you really should be doing during your time off from work and the dangers of working too much. https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/169/5/596/143020 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Indeed.com/Something to claim your sponsored job $75 credit to upgrade your job post! Offer good for a limited time. With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https://discover.com/rewards Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: The Key to Mega-Successful Products & Public Speaking Made Easy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 54:22

    Spring is when birds build nests and lay eggs all over the place. And you have probably heard that if a baby bird falls out of the nest you shouldn't put it back because the mother will abandon the baby. Is that true? Listen to hear the surprising answer. http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2287/if-you-handle-baby-birds-will-their-parents-shun-them Who hasn't thought how great it would be to be a successful entrepreneur? However, it takes a certain kind of person to handle the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial life and make it a success. CEO marketing coach Christopher Lochhead set out to discover what makes a great entrepreneur. Chris is author of the book Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets (https://amzn.to/3bQYzxJ). He joins me to discuss how successful business owners position their ideas and products to dominate the competition. Public speaking scares just about everyone. Yet it is often required at school or in a meeting or even giving a formal speech. Since all of us will be called on to speak, why not arm yourself with some skills that will make you less nervous and perform better? Here with some great advice is Matt Abrahams . He is a lecturer at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business – he is the host of the podcast Think Fast, Talk Smart (https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast) and author of the book Speaking Up Without Freaking Out (https://amzn.to/3eZyKO1).   How many times have you heard that staring at a computer screen for too long is bad for your eyes? So, what does that mean – “bad for our eyes”? Listen as I explain what research has shown about computer use and your eyesight. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/are-computer-screens-really-ruiningour-eyes_us_58b08e8de4b0a8a9b782192a 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!  Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk.  Go to https://Indeed.com/Something to claim your $75 credit through April 30th! Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https:discover.com/rewards. Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How to Learn From People You Disagree With & Ways to Turn Down Your Anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 53:02

    How many times have you heard that - “We live in a fast-paced world?” Yet, in many ways we set that pace for ourselves. We like to do things quickly. So, this episode begins with a look at things that would go a lot better for all of us if we just slowed down a little. Source, Debbie Mandel, author of “Addicted to Stress” https://amzn.to/3v9JpzD Politics has gotten downright nasty. It seems people on opposite sides of a political issue can't have a civil discussion about their differences anymore. Why is that? More importantly, how do we fix this so we can discuss our differences without accusing the other person of being stupid, uninformed or crazy for holding the beliefs they do? Here to help is Monica Guzman a journalist who is on a crusade to depolarize the conversation and get people talking in way that helps us understand why people have the opinions they do and how to express our own opinions without offending those who disagree. Monica is author of the book I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times (https://amzn.to/3LcQK7i)  It would appear that anxiety is rampant. People just seem a lot more anxious than they used to. Of course not all anxiety is bad. We need to worry about some things. Yet many of the things we worry about happening are never as horrible as we anticipate. So how do we control our anxiety, so it doesn't control us? That's what Ellen Vora is here to discuss. Ellen is a psychiatrist and author of the book The Anatomy of Anxiety (https://amzn.to/3863pKp) If you want to sharpen your memory it may be as simple as going outside. Listen as I explain how nature can improve memory. https://www.spring.org.uk/2009/01/memory-improved-20-by-nature-walk.php 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!  Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk.  Go to https://Indeed.com/Something to claim your $75 credit through April 30th! Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https:discover.com/rewards. Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play!    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Science of Creativity & What You Never Knew About the Periodic Table of Elements

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 51:13

    How many hours of sleep do you need? Some people claim they can do just fine with 4 or 5 hours. Can they really? This episode begins with a look at what happens when people don't get a full 8 hours of sleep. https://lifehacker.com/how-many-hours-of-sleep-do-you-really-need-5802650 While most people would agree that creativity is a wonderful human attribute, the fact is creativity isn't always good. It is sometimes evil and destructive - in fact it often is. Still, humans are born to create. Joining me for a fascinating discussion on this topic is Matt Richtel, a New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of the book Inspired: Understanding Creativity: A Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul (https://amzn.to/3OdHUrA). You'll discover what makes someone creative and the personal and societal benefits of creativity -and how it can also be a destructive force. Remember in your high school chemistry class, there was that big Periodic Table of Elements hanging up somewhere? You probably haven't thought much about that chart since then but you should. It turns out to be really fascinating. For one thing there are probably more elements on it now than there were then. So where did they come from? Why are the elements in the order they are in? Joining me to tell the story of that chart and why it is important to you today is chemist Kathryn Harkup author of The Secret Lives of the Elements (https://amzn.to/3MhCpX7) Less is more. You have certainly heard that expression before. And it is that idea that led Jerry Seinfeld to turn down millions of dollars to do another season of his TV sitcom. Well, that and the Beatles also played in to his decision. Oh, so did guitarist Mark Knopfler. Just listen and it will all make sense. http://legacy.gibson.com/news-lifestyle/news/en-us/seinfeld-0509-2011.aspx 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!  Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk.  Go to https://Indeed.com/Something to claim your $75 credit through April 30th! Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https:discover.com/rewards. Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: People Behind the Great Firsts in History & Job Search Strategies That Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 52:42

    Have you heard of dooring? It is a bicyclist's nightmare. Dooring is when someone in a car along the side of the road opens the door just as you ride by on your bicycle and – WHAM! It happens a lot more people than you might think – and it probably ALMOST happens even more. There is an interesting way to prevent it that comes from the Netherlands. Listen and find out what it is. https://www.rd.com/article/open-car-door-right-hand/ Have you ever wondered the name of the person who discovered fire or invented the wheel? You might think it was too long ago to know but Cody Cassidy has done the research and was actually able to trace it all back to discover who did a lot of things - first, like who invented clothes and who drank the first beer. Cody is the author of the book Who Ate the First Oyster?: The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History (https://amzn.to/2WMDa2f). Listen as he joins me to reveal some of these fascinating firsts. When you need a job, it may be tempting to respond to online job posts but that turns out to not be a particularly good way to go about it. What works better? Listen as I speak with Steve Dalton, founder and CEO of www.Contact2Colleague.com and author of the book The 2 Hour Job Search (https://amzn.to/2SXYBMC). He has developed a system to speed up a job search and get a great job that is well suited to you. If you want to know how sincere someone is, check out their hands. Listen as I explain what you should look for. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/malleable-mind/201205/emotion-is-reversed-in-left-handers-brains 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!  Go to https://Therabody.com/Something to get your Therabody RecoveryAir today with 60-day money back guarantee and free shipping, there's no risk! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Sign up for your FREE Novo business checking account RIGHT NOW at https://Novo.co/Something and you'll get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts! Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover.com/match Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why Perfectionists Aren't So Perfect & How Advertisers Target You

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 49:20

    As the weather gets warmer, people wear flip flops. While they may be easy and convenient, there are some problems with flip flops. This episode begins with some advice if flip flops are part of your warm weather wardrobe. https://abc7.com/archive/6266861/ Being a perfectionist may seem like a good thing. After all, if you are going to do something, why not do it right? Still, striving for perfection may not be wise in a world where “good enough” is just fine in many cases. Joining me to discuss why perfectionists are the way they are is clinical psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo author of the book, Better Than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love (https://amzn.to/32tNfDb). Hearing what she has to say could take a lot of pressure off of you.  Every day, there is a lot of advertising coming at you. That's not necessarily bad, but a lot of that advertising doesn't register with you at all. Joining me to discuss how advertising works is marketing expert Neale Martin author of the book Habit: The 95% of Behavior Marketers Ignore (https://amzn.to/2LGFc02). You'll be surprised to discover how many ads you are exposed to every day and why some work - but most don't. Many people mistake a food allergy for a food intolerance. There is a difference. Listen as I explain what the difference is and why it is important to know. http://allergicgirl.blogspot.com/2010/12/food-allergy-guidelines-dr-clifford.html 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!  Go to https://Therabody.com/Something to get your Therabody RecoveryAir today with 60-day money back guarantee and free shipping, there's no risk! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Sign up for your FREE Novo business checking account RIGHT NOW at https://Novo.co/Something and you'll get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts! Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover.com/match Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What to Do When You Feel Stuck & How Alternative Health Practices Can Actually Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 52:42

    Who you hang out with can affect your health. This episode begins with some interesting research from Gallup about the impact your friends can have on you - both positive and negative. Source: Tom Rath author of Well Being (https://amzn.to/3EekZb7) We all feel stuck at some point in life. Maybe you are stuck in a job or a relationship - or you just feel stuck in general. So how do you get unstuck? Well, there are some good ways and some bad ways. Here to explain what works and what doesn't and how anyone can get unstuck from just about anything is therapist Britt Frank, author of the book, The Science of Stuck: Breaking Through Inertia to Find Your Path Forward (https://amzn.to/3Efv33v). Certain alternative therapies have been labeled “woo-woo.” Generally, that has come to mean they are things that are a bit mystical and no one really knows if they work for sure. This includes things like visualization, massage, aroma therapy, nature, kindness and so on. While the promises made regarding what these things can do may sometimes be overstated, there does seem to be something beneficial. Joining me to discuss that is Dr David Hamilton, a writer and speaker and author of several books including Why Woo Woo Works (https://amzn.to/3JLtBXI). People who eat fast, tend to eat more. And that can be a bad thing. Listen as I explain one simple technique to help fast eaters slow down, eat less and maybe weigh a little less as a result. https://arstechnica.com/science/2010/12/imagine-eating-an-mm-taking/ 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!  Go to https://Therabody.com/Something to get your Therabody RecoveryAir today with 60-day money back guarantee and free shipping, there's no risk! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Sign up for your FREE Novo business checking account RIGHT NOW at https://Novo.co/Something and you'll get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts! Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover.com/match Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SYSK Choice: How to Avoid Eating Plastic & Overcoming Cognitive Bias

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 54:16

    Every year a lot of pedestrians crossing the street get hit by cars and trucks. If you are often a pedestrian walking the streets, there is one technique that will drastically reduce your risk of getting hit. This episode begins with that simple technique that could save your life. http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-key-to-crossing-the-street-safely-eye-contact-1427734205 I hate to tell you this but you are eating a lot of plastic. You may think you aren't - but you are. Consumer Reports has taken a look at all the plastic on the planet and how it is creeping into your system, Listen as I talk with Kevin Loria, the author of this very important article in Consumer Reports. You will hear his advice how to avoid consuming so much plastic. Here is a link to the article if you would like to read it.  (https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2020/06/index.htm)  Have you heard of cognitive biases? We all have them. It is when we judge people based on how they look or how they speak – positive or negative. For example, people who speak with foreign accents are often not considered as trustworthy as people who do not have an accent. Good looking people are often perceived to be smarter – just because they are attractive. Gleb Tsipursky is a cognitive neuroscientist and behavioral economist and he is author of the book The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships. (https://amzn.to/2SH5m5r). Listen as he explains the problem with cognitive bias and what we can all do to be more aware of how we are judging people and how to stop. Ginger ale is a very popular beverage on airplane flights - even for people who seldom drink it at home. Why? I will explain the reason and tell you if it is something you should try the next time you take a flight somewhere. http://www.rd.com/advice/travel/crave-ginger-ale-on-planes/ 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!  Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk, ALL LOWERCASE, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Put down your phone when you drive! . Remember U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Brought to you by NHTSA.   Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Take a Tour of the Human Body & Amazing Stories Your Doctor is Afraid to Tell You

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 54:38

    If Easter is a Christian celebration of the resurrection of Christ, how did the Easter Bunny become part of it? This episode begins by explaining where rabbits fit into Easter and where the Easter basket came from. Source: The History of Easter https://www.phancypages.com/newsletter/ZNewsletter2599.htm How the human body works is a marvel. Joining me to explain and take us on a tour of parts of the human body is Dr. Jonathan Resiman, a doctor of internal medicine and pediatrics and he is author of the book The Unseen Body: A Doctor's Journey Through the Hidden Wonders of Human Anatomy (https://amzn.to/37vUz8u). Listen as he explains about body parts and bodily fluids - and why urine is his favorite bodily fluid. Typically, doctors stick to science when it comes to dealing with their patients. Sometimes though, they encounter things that science can't explain - such as medical miracles or things that happen that are just too weird to be coincidences. Dr. Scott Kolbaba is one of those doctors who has had some strange experiences, so he decided to talk with other doctors to see if they did as well. And they sure did! Scott is author of a book called Physicians Untold Stories: Miraculous Experiences Doctors are Hesitant to Share with their Patients or Anyone (https://amzn.to/3v7Ci9O). He joins me to share some of these remarkable stories with you.  It is natural to worry - just not all the time. Especially since so much of what we worry about never actually happens. Listen as I reveal how one expert puts worry in the proper perspective. Source: Dr. Martin Rossman author of The Worry Solution (https://amzn.to/3xmjZAs) 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!  Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk, ALL LOWERCASE, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Put down your phone when you drive! . Remember U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Brought to you by NHTSA.   Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  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 Be The Most Influential Person in the Room & What You Never Knew About Grief

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 54:15

    Your freezer has an ice maker and your ice maker - believe it or not - has a heater. This episode begins with an explanation of why your ice maker has a heater in the first place and how it is costing you more money than you might imagine.https://lifehacker.com/save-some-energy-and-money-by-turning-off-your-ice-ma-5792410 Do you ever wish people would listen to you and take your ideas more seriously? Well, if you want to have more influence over the people in your life, you need to listen to Zoe Chance. She is writer teacher and researcher who teaches the most popular course at the Yale School of Management called “Mastering Influence and Persuasion “and she is author of the book Influence is Your Superpower: The Science of Winning Hearts, Sparking Change, and Making Good Things Happen (https://amzn.to/3jhWIas). What she has to say will make you much more influential.  Every person goes through grief when a friend or family member dies. While people may not like to talk about grief, the topic is actually quite interesting, and we can all learn some important things from grief and the grieving process. Listen as I am joined by Mary Frances O'Connor is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Arizona, where she directs the Grief, Loss and Social Stress (GLASS) Lab, and author of the book The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss (https://amzn.to/3NV3wc9). She has some wonderful insight into a topic many of us would like to ignore - but shouldn't. What the difference between a good restaurant and a great one? I found this article I saved (I think from the New York Times) and I'll tell you the things a great restaurant and the staff do to make it great - and what they will never do, that also makes it great. 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!  Go to https://Shopify.com/sysk, ALL LOWERCASE, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Put down your phone when you drive! . Remember U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Brought to you by NHTSA.   Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  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 Get More by Doing Less & Fascinating Real-World Math Fails

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 54:48

    Why do some headaches seem to happen out of the blue? This episode begins with a list of reasons people seldom consider for what could be causing their headache - many of which you would likely never guess. https://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/common-headaches-17/mild-moderate/slideshow-headache-triggers Many of us work long hours. It is often a badge of honor. But could working less actually make us more productive and happier? That's what Celeste Headlee believes. She is a journalist and author of the book, Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving (https://amzn.to/3cKMOJ8). Listen as she reveals the benefits of spending less time working - including more profit for business and better health for workers. Plus she offers some examples of famous, productive people who worked a pretty short day. Why is it people often look back fondly on the past, yet fear and worry about the future? There is a reason for this - it is called “hindsight bias.” Listen as I explain what it is and why we so often long for the good old days. (Source: Dan Gardner, author of the book Risk (https://amzn.to/2S6MpIW) Would you believe it if I said that 90% of all spread sheets in the world likely contain at least 1 error? That is just one of many ways math screws things up in our world according to Matt Parker. Matt is a math teacher, YouTuber and author of the book Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World (https://amzn.to/2S8kdFF). Matt joins me to discuss some fascinating truths about math, why it is so important in our lives today and how it often goes wrong. Here is a link to his channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDn3y3MGcBc 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!  Go to https://Indeed.com/Something to claim your $75 credit before March 31st! Sign up for your FREE Novo business checking account RIGHT NOW at https://Novo.co/Something and you'll get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover.com/match Put down your phone when you drive! . Remember U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Brought to you by NHTSA.   Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices