Something You Should Know

Mike Carruthers | OmniCast Media | Cumulus Podcast Network

Sometimes all it takes is one little fact or one little piece of wisdom to change your life forever. That's the purpose and the hope of "Something You Should Know." In each episode, host Mike Carruthers interviews top experts in their field to bring you fascinating information and advice to help you save time and money, advance in your career, become wealthy, improve your relationships and help you simply get more out of life. In addition, Mike uncovers and shares short, engaging pieces of "intel" you can use to make your life better - today. Right now. read less
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The Changing Threat of Cyber Crime & The Search for Life in the Cosmos
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The Changing Threat of Cyber Crime & The Search for Life in the Cosmos
A lot of people have autographs from someone famous. Could the one you have be worth anything? What makes an autograph valuable? How much do rare autographs sell for? This episode begins with a brief overview of autographs and some examples that sold for a lot of money. https://www.investopedia.com/most-valuable-autographs-5218552 We have all been told to be careful when we are online. We need secure passwords, we need to be careful what links we click on – that kind of thing. But have you ever wondered who is behind all the cyber crime that is requiring us to be so careful? How has cyber crime changed? Is there any progress in the fight against it? Joining me to help understand the bigger picture of this huge global threat to all of us who go online is Jessica Barker. She is one of the world’s leading experts on cyber crime and is often seen in the media talking on the topic. She recently received an award (MBE) from Prince William for her service to cyber security. Jessica is author of the book, Hacked: The Secrets Behind Cyber Attacks (https://amzn.to/4cO868z). It may sound like science fiction but there are actually scientists exploring outer space (via very advanced telescopes) looking for life on other planets. This search has actually been going on for several years and while they have yet to discover actual evidence of life, what they have discovered is quite amazing. Joining me is one of the people involved in this search for life, Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger Director of the Carl Sagan Institute to Search for Life in the Cosmos at Cornell University where she is also an associate professor of astronomy. In addition, she is author of the book Alien Earths: The New Science of Planet Hunting in the Cosmos (https://amzn.to/3vMH9S1) The next time you are having trouble writing something, try changing the font or ink color to one specific hue. Listen and I’ll tell you which one and why it seems to help. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/green-colors-creative_n_1386190 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell Technologies and Intel are pushing what technology can do, so great ideas can happen! Find out how to bring your ideas to life at https://Dell.com/WelcomeToNow eBay Motors has 122 million parts for your #1 ride-or-die, to make sure it stays running smoothly. Keep your ride alive at https://eBayMotors.com We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How Rituals Enrich Your Life & The Simple Science of Being Healthy
Hace 4 días
How Rituals Enrich Your Life & The Simple Science of Being Healthy
Where do you do your best work and think your best thoughts? Probably not at your workplace. This episode begins with some expert advice on how to optimize your thinking and performance, so you think and work at your very best. Source: Edward Hallowell author of Driven to Distraction (https://amzn.to/3PQgv1u). You likely perform rituals every day of your life – even if you aren't aware of it. From shaking hands when you meet someone, to the rituals of religion to things you do to try and bring luck. Rituals are something humans seem to love and need to have. Why? What do they do for us? A lot, according to Michael Norton, a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School. and author of The book The Ritual Effect (https://amzn.to/3U65Zpn). Listen as Michael explores the importance of rituals and what they do for us. Much of the science about health is confusing and often contradictory. But if you would like some really good, scientifically proven, straight forward and simple advice on how to get and stay healthy, listen as I speak with Jacob Sager Weinstein. He is a writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, and on HBO, and the BBC . Jacob is author of the book, Be Healthier Now: 100 Simple Ways to Become Instantly Healthier (https://amzn.to/4cZedXV). No medical jargon – just great ideas to be healthy that are surprisingly easy to do.   You have heard the saying, revenge is sweet. What is so sweet about it? Listen as I explain why just the thought of getting revenge on someone feels good, even if actually doing it may not be so wise. https://theconversation.com/revenge-isnt-always-sweet-but-it-can-be-beautiful-73653 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell Technologies and Intel are pushing what technology can do, so great ideas can happen! Find out how to bring your ideas to life at https://Dell.com/WelcomeToNow eBay Motors has 122 million parts for your #1 ride-or-die, to make sure it stays running smoothly. Keep your ride alive at https://eBayMotors.com We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Secrets to Being Influential & What We Learn From Grief - SYSK Choice
Hace 6 días
The Secrets to Being Influential & What We Learn From Grief - SYSK Choice
If your freezer has an ice maker then your freezer has a heater. This episode begins with an explanation of why your ice maker needs a heater in the first place, how it is costing you a lot of money and what you can do about it. https://lifehacker.com/save-some-energy-and-money-by-turning-off-your-ice-ma-5792410 We would probably all like to be more influential. That is, to have people listen to us and take our ideas more seriously. So how do you do that? Give a listen to my guest Zoe Chance. She is 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). Listen if you want to have more clout and be influential.  It is impossible to get too far in life with feeling grief at the death or a friend or loved one. Since it is inevitable, you might want to listen to this segment with my guest Mary Frances O’Connor. She is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Arizona, where she directs the Grief, Loss and Social Stress (GLASS) Lab, and she has some valuable insight into grief and what we can all learn from it. It’s a topic people don’t like to talk about much but this is really worth a listen. Mary is author of the book The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss (https://amzn.to/3NV3wc9).  There is a HUGE difference between a good restaurant and a great one. I have an article from a long time ago (not sure where it was published) that offers up some great insight that determines what an excellent restaurant does that a lesser one does not. Listen as I share what this insightful article says.  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell Technologies and Intel are pushing what technology can do, so great ideas can happen! Find out how to bring your ideas to life at https://Dell.com/WelcomeToNow eBay Motors has 122 million parts for your #1 ride-or-die, to make sure it stays running smoothly. Keep your ride alive at https://eBayMotors.com Listen to TED Talks Daily https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-talks/ted-talks-daily Wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Why We Like Superstitions & Science You Never Knew
11-04-2024
Why We Like Superstitions & Science You Never Knew
Apologizing is often difficult. Why though? It seems like doing the right thing and saying you’re sorry should make you feel great. Well, it may make you feel a little better but there is something else that feels MUCH better. Listen as I explain. https://www.npr.org/2013/04/01/175714511/why-not-apologizing-makes-you-feel-better We have a lot of strange and unusual superstitions in this country. But did you know that every culture on earth has superstitions? By definition, superstitions are irrational beliefs. So why do we cling to them and cherish them? Here to discuss and explain is Heather Alexander, author of The Good Luck Book: A Celebration of Global Traditions, Superstitions, and Folklore (https://amzn.to/3TUWIAe). There are always new things to learn in science. Sometimes useful things like the only real way to cure a hangover or why we use maggots to help wounds heal or how a cup of tea changed the way science is done. Well, those are just a few things you will discover when you listen to my guest, Chris Balakrishnan. He is co founder of Nerd Nite. For over 20 years, Nerd Nite has delivered interesting, live presentations about science, history, the arts, pop culture, around the world. He is also author of the book How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi: Collected Quirks of Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math from Nerd Nite (https://amzn.to/3TXVrIK) What should you do if you see an egg on the ground that has fallen from a nest? There are a lot of theories. But I will tell you what bird experts say you should do. https://www.torontowildlifecentre.com/wildlife-emergency-rescue-hotline/how-to-help-orphaned-baby-wild-animals/what-should-i-do-with-eggs PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell Technologies and Intel are pushing what technology can do, so great ideas can happen! Find out how to bring your ideas to life at https://Dell.com/WelcomeToNow eBay Motors has 122 million parts for your #1 ride-or-die, to make sure it stays running smoothly. Keep your ride alive at https://eBayMotors.com Listen to TED Talks Daily https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-talks/ted-talks-daily Wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Human Biases That Shape Your Thinking & The Science of Elite Performers
08-04-2024
Human Biases That Shape Your Thinking & The Science of Elite Performers
When you approach a table where you are going to sit with a group of people, which chair do you take? This episode begins with a strategy to choose the best seat at the table whether it’s round or square – 4 chairs or 6 or 8. https://lifehacker.com/always-choose-the-best-seat-at-any-multi-person-table-5990596 Despite your best efforts not to - you have certain biases that you cannot escape. And these biases affect how you think, the decisions you make and the actions you take. So, it might be good to understand what these biases are and how they affect you. Here to explain this is Alex Edmans, professor of finance at London Business School whose TED talk "What to Trust in a Post-Truth World" https://www.ted.com/talks/alex_edmans_what_to_trust_in_a_post_truth_world has been viewed two million times. Alex is author of the book, May Contain Lies: How Stories, Statistics, and Studies Exploit Our Biases―And What We Can Do About It (https://amzn.to/3vprIz3). Most of us probably wish we had a little more mental toughness. When you think of elite athletes or Navy SEALs, these people are able to focus with laser-like precision, ignore distractions and act fearlessly. Who couldn’t use a little more of that?. Here to explain how it works is Eric Potterat. He is a clinical and performance psychologist and retired commander from the US Navy. During his tenure with the navy, he helped create the mental toughness curriculum used during Navy SEALs training. Eric is author of the book Learned Excellence: Mental Disciplines for Leading and Winning from the World’s Top Performers (https://amzn.to/3TV4Qka). Toothpicks are handy and seemingly harmless little pieces of wood. But in truth, they are can also be trouble. In fact, they can be dangerous. When you listen you may just decide to use a fork instead. https://acedentaloftexas.com/why-are-toothpicks-a-danger-for-your-oral-health PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell Technologies and Intel are pushing what technology can do, so great ideas can happen! Find out how to bring your ideas to life at https://Dell.com/WelcomeToNow eBay Motors has 122 million parts for your #1 ride-or-die, to make sure it stays running smoothly. Keep your ride alive at https://eBayMotors.com Listen to TED Talks Daily https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-talks/ted-talks-daily Wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How Expectations Steer Your Life & The History of the World’s Most Favorite Food - SYSK Choice
06-04-2024
How Expectations Steer Your Life & The History of the World’s Most Favorite Food - SYSK Choice
Well, this sucks… it turns out that nice people make less money than mean people. That hardly seems fair. This episode begins with an explanation of why this happens and how much more mean people make. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424053111904823804576502763895892974 How you expect your life to go is a very powerful indicator of how it actually will go. Whether it is your health, happiness, how much you weigh or even how long you think you will live, your expectations have a lot to do with the final result. This is according to David Robson, an award-winning science writer who has researched the science of expectations. He is author of the book The Expectation Effect (https://amzn.to/3KfXZKR) and he joins me to reveal how having positive expectations can make your life a lot better. Do you know when and where was the first pizza made? Why couldn’t anyone make a decent frozen pizza until 1995? And what ever happened to Round Table Pizza or Godfather’s Pizza? I explore these any many questions about pizza with food writer Mark Masker author of the book Totally Pizza: The Wild Story of the World’s Most Famous Food. (https://amzn.to/3712smr). There is an assumption that if you are doodling, you are not paying attention. Many students have been reprimanded by teachers for that exact reason. Well, that is just plain nonsense. Listen as I explain the truth about doodling and why you should do it. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090226210039.htm# PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell Technologies and Intel are pushing what technology can do, so great ideas can happen! Find out how to bring your ideas to life at https://Dell.com/WelcomeToNow You can get a ticket for texting while driving. Put the phone away or pay! Paid for by NHTSA Listen to TED Talks Daily https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-talks/ted-talks-daily Wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What the Government Knows About You & How to Break a Bad Habit
04-04-2024
What the Government Knows About You & How to Break a Bad Habit
The percentage of depressed people who smoke is higher than the general population. Way higher. When you dig a little deeper, it turns out there is an interesting connection between depression and smoking that you’ll find interesting. This episode starts with a brief explanation. https://www.oprah.com/health/quitting-smoking-and-depression Companies are constantly collecting data on you. Everything from what you watch online to what you buy, where you go, your affiliations – all sorts of things. Often that information is sold to data brokers who can then sell that data to other marketers. However, it appears they are also selling it to governments. Government agencies in the U.S and in other countries are acquiring data about you from data brokers. Why would they do that? Should you be worried. That is what Byron Tau is here to discuss. Byron is a journalist based in Washington, D.C., where he writes about law, courts and national security and he is author of the book Means of Control: How the Hidden Alliance of Tech and Government Is Creating a New American Surveillance State (https://amzn.to/49gEf5v). We know a lot more about habits than we used to. This information can be very useful if you ever want to break a bad habit or create a new good one. Someone in the forefront of habit research is Dr Gina Cleo. She has a PhD in habit change and is an assistant professor at Bond University in Australia. She is author of the book The Habit Revolution: Simple Steps to Rewire Your Brain for Powerful Habit Change (https://amzn.to/3PZjFQH). Listen as she reveals how you got those habits in the first place, how to ditch them and then how to get better ones.  We all get the concept of second-hand smoke. It is a health risk for sure. Well, so is second-hand television. In other words, having a television turned on somewhere else in the house that you can hear can be bad for your brain and your kids' brains. Listen as I explain how and why. https://www.cnn.com/2012/10/01/health/kids-background-tv/index.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell Technologies and Intel are pushing what technology can do, so great ideas can happen! Find out how to bring your ideas to life at https://Dell.com/WelcomeToNow You can get a ticket for texting while driving. Put the phone away or pay! Paid for by NHTSA Listen to TED Talks Daily https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-talks/ted-talks-daily Wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Surprising Biology of Love & How to Keep More of Your Money
01-04-2024
The Surprising Biology of Love & How to Keep More of Your Money
When you go to Disneyland or Disney World, something happens in the parking lot when you get there and when you leave that is worth paying attention to. Listen as I explain a little secret that Walt Disney knew and you can use in your life as well. Source: Tom Peters author of The Little Big Things https://amzn.to/4cmUMaZ You have heard about the chemistry of love and today you will hear about the biology of love. The fact is our desire for love is driven by biology and how that biology works (and sometimes doesn’t) is fascinating according to my guest Dr. Liat Yakir. She is a biologist specializing in genetics and science communication and speaks frequently on the topics of the biology of human emotions. She is author of the book, A Brief History of Love: What Attracts Us, How We Fall in Love and Why Biology Screws it All Up (https://amzn.to/3vkyiqn). Listen as she explains all this and offers a prescription for a successful relationship you may not have heard before.  It is possible to keep more of your money... if you just ask. You can ask to have fees waived; you can ask for a better deal – there are all sorts of ways to save money. Here to explain how why and where to do it Matt Schulz, chief credit analyst at LendingTree who has written for Bankrate, Business Insider, CBS MoneyWatch, and USNews.com. Matt is author of the book, Ask Questions, Save Money, Make More: How to Take Control of Your Financial Life (https://amzn.to/4a1xIgt) There is something about going barefoot that many of us enjoy. However, there are others who insist it is a horrible idea. Humans have worn shoes for 40,000 and perhaps for good reason. Listen as we explore the pros and cons of walking barefoot through the life. https://time.com/6284245/walking-barefoot-health-risks/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell Technologies and Intel are pushing what technology can do, so great ideas can happen! Find out how to bring your ideas to life at https://Dell.com/WelcomeToNow You can get a ticket for texting while driving. Put the phone away or pay! Paid for by NHTSA Listen to TED Talks Daily https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-talks/ted-talks-daily Wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How Aging Can Be Reversed & Science “Facts” That Aren’t True - SYSK Choice
30-03-2024
How Aging Can Be Reversed & Science “Facts” That Aren’t True - SYSK Choice
What makes a food – a comfort food? Are you actually comforted by these foods? This episode begins by revealing why people crave certain comfort foods and what eating those foods does for you. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/why-comfort-food-comforts/389613/  Is it really possible to slow down the aging process and increase how long you live? There are a lot of products offered that supposedly do that. And while some of it may be hype, there is a lot of serious research into how to increase lifespan by slowing the process of aging. One of the people on the cutting edge of this research is Dr. David Sinclair. He is a leading longevity expert, professor at Harvard University and author of the book Lifespan: Why we Age and Why We Don’t Have To (https://amzn.to/3KXpzN8). Listen to our conversation as he explores proven ways to turn back the clock and add years to your life. A day is 24 hours long. Humans have 5 senses. It is lack of gravity that allows astronauts on the International Space Station to float in the air. These are a few examples of things most people believe to be true that are not. Or, they may have a little truth to them but not as much as you think. That is what Philip Bouchard is here to discuss. He is a software engineer, educator and author of the book The Stickler’s Guide to Science in the Age of Misinformation: The Real Science Behind Hacky Headlines, Crappy Clickbait, and Suspect Sources (https://amzn.to/3tH5swJ).  Your stomach growls when you are hungry. But hunger is not the reason it growls. In fact, it isn’t even your stomach that is growling. Listen as I explore what is really going on to make all that noise at exactly the wrong time. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319901 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Dell.com/deals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Story of Jeff Bezos and Amazon & How to Be More Interesting
28-03-2024
The Story of Jeff Bezos and Amazon & How to Be More Interesting
Taking your shoes off before you enter a home is a thoughtful gesture and something many people have done for a long time. And it really is good idea. Why? Listen as I explain what people track in on the bottom of their shoes besides dirt. It's really pretty disgusting. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/07/03/my-shoes-dirty-studies-suggest-theyre-covered-fecal-bacteria/1637780001/ Whether you like Amazon or not, you have to admire the incredible success that company has achieved with Jeff Bezos at the helm. How did Amazon get to be such a giant company so fast? You see their trucks everywhere, many of us send or receive products and do a lot of shopping on Amazon. Beyond that there is Alexa, Kindle, Whole Foods, and much more to Amazon. Is Jeff Bezos just a genius? Why didn’t someone else think of this before or at least try to compete better? Someone who understands Amazon well is Brad Stone, senior executive editor for global technology at Bloomberg News and the author of Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire (https://amzn.to/3hxau9u). Listen as he takes us inside the workings at Amazon and explains how Jeff Bezos did what he did – the good and bad.  Speaking and listening. You do those two things more than any others all day long. Yet, you were probably never taught how to speak or how to listen – at least not in any formal way. However, the better you are at these skills, the more interesting people will think you are and the more effective you will be in life according to my guest Julian Treasure. He is a leading expert in communication and sound and is author of the book How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening (https://amzn.to/3hEMyBk). Listen as he explains the science of how we talk and listen and how all of us can improve our skills to be more effective communicators in any situation. Julian’s TED Talks can be found at: https://bit.ly/2QA27yP & https://bit.ly/3hGPayh  In just about every grocery store you go into, there are no windows except in the front of the store. Why? Listen as I explain the reasons why. https://bit.ly/2RCz7XH PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Dell.com/deals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Why You Need to Laugh More & Inside Multi-Level Marketing
25-03-2024
Why You Need to Laugh More & Inside Multi-Level Marketing
One huge important milestone in any relationship is when someone says, “I love you.” So how long does that take? Listen as I reveal how long it takes for a man vs a woman and who usually says it first. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2289562/I-love-Men-88-days-say-girlfriend-women-134-days-say-boyfriend.html Laughter is nothing to laugh at. We all need laughter because the benefits of laughing a lot are tremendous – both physically and mentally. And after all, who doesn't love a good laugh. Joining me to explain the science of laughter is Ros Ben-Moshe. She is an internationally recognized laughter, wellness, and positivity expert, adjunct lecturer at La Trobe University, where she has taught positive psychology and health promotion and she is author of the book, The Laughter Effect: How to Build Joy, Resilience, and Positivity in Your Life (https://amzn.to/3ICQCy5) Is multi-level marketing a legitimate way for people to earn extra money or is it really just a pyramid scheme? Listen as we take a look inside the MLM world and get a better understanding of how Amway, Mary Kay, Shaklee and others actually work. My guest for this discussion is Peabody and Emmy winning journalist Jane Marie who is a former producer of the podcast This American Life and currently hosts a podcast called The Dream (https://www.pushkin.fm/podcasts/the-dream). She is also author of the book on multi-level marketing called Selling the Dream: The Billion-Dollar Industry Bankrupting Americans (https://amzn.to/43iVu4O) Something very interesting can happen when you ask someone to do a favor for you. In fact, doing so can draw you closer to that person. Listen as I explain how this works. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-initiative/201605/the-power-merely-requesting-favor PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Dell.com/deals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Is AI Eliminating Your Choice? & Tribology Explained (It’s Everywhere)
23-03-2024
Is AI Eliminating Your Choice? & Tribology Explained (It’s Everywhere)
Every home has batteries sitting around in a drawer somewhere waiting to be used. This episode begins with some interesting advice about how to use and store batteries – and how NOT to. Listen and you will understand why it really does matter. https://www.kickassfacts.com/battery-facts/ Artificial intelligence keeps creeping into our lives more and more every day. While AI can be pretty cool and helpful, there is a downside. In fact, there are several downsides. That’s according to Jacob Ward, NBC News technology correspondent, and author of the book The Loop: How Technology is Creating a World Without Choice and How to Fight Back (https://amzn.to/3JBMmh2). Jacob joins me to explain how artificial intelligence is used in medicine, retail, government, and other areas and how it provides benefits as well as creates problems. Do you know what the word “tribology” means? If not, you are about to as you listen to my conversation with physicist Laurie Winkless author the book Sticky: The Secret Science of Surfaces (https://amzn.to/3JwTg7i). Simply put, tribology is the science of surfaces and how they interact with other surfaces. For example, why some surfaces stick together, and some don’t and why some things feel good to the touch and others do not. This is all part of physics and Laurie explains how it works and how it affects your life.  Getting something you want is good. But you know what’s even better? Not LOSING something. This is an important principle that is often used in advertising. It can also work in your attempts to persuade someone. Listen and I will tell you how. Source: Noah Goldstein author of The Little Book of Yes (https://amzn.to/3ipi4SW). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Dell.com/deals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Make Your Dreams Work for You / How Food Affects Mood / Why We Need Stuff
21-03-2024
Make Your Dreams Work for You / How Food Affects Mood / Why We Need Stuff
We all know that we need to drink a lot of water. But have you ever wondered why? This episode begins with exactly how drinking lots of water helps and how drinking too little hurts. https://www.eatingwell.com/article/17435/why-drink-water-how-water-and-health-are-connected/ What determines the content of your dreams? Is it true that people come up with great solutions or ideas in their dreams? What does science tell us about the importance of dreams and is there is a way to actually put them to work for you? Listen as I speak with Deirdre Barrett, a dream researcher at Harvard Medical School, past president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and frequent media guest on the topic of dreaming. She is author of the book The Committee of Sleep: How Artists, Scientists, and Athletes Use Their Dreams for Creative Problem Solving-And How You Can Too (https://amzn.to/3Tzr0bv) What you put in your stomach affects your brain. Think about it – when you have a headache, you take a pill (that goes to your stomach) and it makes your head feel better. The same thing appears to be true with the food you eat. What you eat can affect how you think, how you feel and even your level anxiety. That’s the message from Dr. Uma Naidoo, board-certified Harvard nutritional psychiatrist, professional chef, and nutritional biologist. She serves on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard Department of Nutrition, and is author of the book Calm Your Mind with Food (https://amzn.to/3vcQx0V) From the time humans first invented and used tools, humans have wanted and needed stuff. Tools were our first “stuff” – and owning the best tools gave you status and prestige. Now we have so much stuff and we simply can’t live without it. Our stuff is part of our identity. How we got here is a fascinating story which you are about to hear from Chip Colwell. Chip is an archaeologist, former museum curator, and author and editor of twelve books. His latest book is So Much Stuff: How Humans Discovered Tools, Invented Meaning, and Made More of Everything (https://amzn.to/43euNyr) Watching movies can be good for you. Whether in a theater or at home, comedies, thrillers, romance or family films can all have a positive effect. Listen as I reveal just how good a movie can be. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/07/040722085905.htm PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Dell.com/deals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Real Reason for Anxiety & The Science of the Paranormal
18-03-2024
The Real Reason for Anxiety & The Science of the Paranormal
You’ve probably heard this old rock & roll legend… that when Van Halen performed in concert, they used to ask for M&Ms in their dressing room but all the brown ones had to be removed. Why in the world would they want that? Listen as I reveal the amazingly practical reason. https://www.safetydimensions.com.au/van-halen/ A lot of people suffer from too much anxiety. But anxiety is not the problem according to Dr. John Delony. Rather than focus on reducing your anxiety, John’s advice has more to do with handling whatever it is that is causing the anxiety in the first place. Much like when a smoke alarm goes off in your house, do you just try to figure out how to turn off the alarm or do you try to put out the fire? Listen and you will get a very different approach to dealing with anxiety in your life. Dr. John Delony is a mental health and wellness expert who hosts The John Delony Show podcast (https://www.ramseysolutions.com/shows/the-dr-john-delony-show) and he is author of the book Building a Non-Anxious Life. (https://amzn.to/4aabU1G). Do you believe in the paranormal? Many people not only believe but insist they have had actual experiences with ghosts, or psychic ability or telepathic powers – even alien encounters. While the proof for all of this is sketchy, many very intelligent people swear by their beliefs. Why? The "why" is what's so fascinating according to Chris French, Emeritus Professor and Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London and author of the book, The Science of Weird Sh**: Why Our Minds Conjure the Paranormal (https://amzn.to/3PdKnVd). Could the believers be on to something? Listen as we explore this. Do you hate to get out of bed in the morning? Is it just hard to pull off the covers and actually get up? There are some things you can do to make that experience a little less dreadful. Listen as I explain. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tricks-waking-up-sleep_n_2718257#slide=2125100 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Dell.com/deals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dangers of Collective Illusions & The Inadequacy of Language - SYSK Choice
16-03-2024
Dangers of Collective Illusions & The Inadequacy of Language - SYSK Choice
You have likely noticed that in meetings, there are often 1, 2 or 3 people who tend to dominate the meeting and eat up a lot of time. In fact, did you know that the larger the number of people attending a meeting, the fewer of them actually say anything or participate. This episode begins by exploring why this happens and to get more people involved and to participate in important meetings. Source: Kevin Coyne author of Brainsteering (https://amzn.to/36pCqc1). People tend to conform to a group. That’s just human nature. We want to peacefully coexist with the members of our tribe. However, conforming to a group can be problematic according to Dr. Todd Rose, Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of the book Collective Illusions: Conformity, Complicity, and the Science of Why We Make Bad Decisions (https://amzn.to/3CZz6AF). One of the problems is, you may think you are part of the majority on certain issues when you are not. You see, we are wired to believe that the loudest voices represent what most people believe. That is where the trouble begins. This fascinating conversation will get you thinking… Have you ever wondered why there are so many different languages? What do languages have in common and how do they differ? And why do they differ? Does our language actually do an adequate job in communicating what we are trying to say? Here to explore this and to explain how language has helped humans thrive is N.J. Enfield, a professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney and author of the book, Language vs. Reality: Why Language Is Good for Lawyers and Bad for Scientists (https://amzn.to/3way7vK). Cover letters for a job application can be hard to write. And in the back of everyone’s mind who writes one is – Is anyone actually going to read this? Well, there is a little trick that will increase the odds of your letter being read by as much as 75%! Listen as I explain how this works. Source: Skip Freeman, author of Headhunter Hiring Secrets (https://amzn.to/3JjsJdM). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Dell.com/deals Always find what you love and love what you find at Total Wine & More ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How to Decide to Stay or Leave & Songs That Changed Rock & Roll
14-03-2024
How to Decide to Stay or Leave & Songs That Changed Rock & Roll
Did you know that going to get a hair cut can make you look years younger? And it apparently has absolutely nothing to do with the haircut at all. Listen as I explain the magic of how this happens. https://www.youbeauty.com/beauty/psychology-of-hair/ There are times in everyone’s life when you have to decide to stay or go. Whether it is a job, a friendship, a romance, where you live – there are all kinds of situations where we have to choose to stay where we are or make a change. But how do you make that kind of decision? Maybe something doesn’t feel right in the present but that doesn’t mean you should bail out completely – or does it? Here to discuss this with me is Emily P. Freeman. She is host of the podcast The Next Right Thing (https://emilypfreeman.com/podcast/) and she is author of 5 books. Her latest is called How to Walk into a Room: The Art of Knowing When to Stay and When to Walk Away (https://amzn.to/43a6d1p). A lot of songs become hits. But once in a while, a song comes along that is not only a hit but also helped to shape rock & roll. “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys, “Rocket Man” by Elton John, “What a Fool Believes” by The Doobie Brothers are just a few of those songs that fall into that category, and are some of the songs we are going to discuss with Marc Myers. Marc is regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, where he writes about music and the arts. He is also author of the critically acclaimed books Anatomy of a Song, Why Jazz Happened, and Rock Concert and his latest book is called Anatomy of 55 More Songs: The Oral History of Top Hits That Changed Rock, Pop and Soul (https://amzn.to/3TrynC4) In the attempt to get you to buy things, retailers try to appeal to your senses – ALL your senses, including your sense of smell. How the store smells, how the products smell all influence you. Listen as I explain what’s going on here. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091214143732.htm PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Dell.com/deals Always find what you love and love what you find at Total Wine & More ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The World of Government Secrets & The Problem with Productivity
11-03-2024
The World of Government Secrets & The Problem with Productivity
Most offices have a coffee area and some spare coffee cups sitting around for anyone who needs one. This episode begins with an explanation for why you want to stay away from those coffee cups and what you need to do with the cup you use every day. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2013/02/23/Expert-Coffee-mug-on-desk-a%20germ-machine/UPI-72401361679514/ Our government spends millions of dollars guarding secrets and other classified information. Why? What are they keeping secret? Are there secrets about you in there? Who decides what is and isn’t secret – or top secret. When you look inside the world of government secrets, it is truly strange. And that is exactly what we do in this episode with Matthew Connelly professor of international and global history at Columbia University and author of the book The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America's Top Secrets (https://amzn.to/49CjlyR). Our working definition of productivity seems wrong. The idea of getting more done in less time may work for some factory and farm type work. However, many of us today work with knowledge and information. The “just being busy” model of productivity really doesn’t work because the busyness gets in the way of actual results. Here to discuss another way to approach productivity is Cal Newport professor of computer science at Georgetown University and author of several best selling books. His latest is called Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout (https://amzn.to/49wvV2M). Men tend to take more risks than women. It may partly be hormones, but evolution also has a role to play. This is especially true when the risk involves a woman. Listen as I explain. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130211090844.htm PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Dell.com/deals Always find what you love and love what you find at Total Wine & More ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Weird Human Behaviors Explained & Be Kind to Your Mouth -SYSK Choice
09-03-2024
Weird Human Behaviors Explained & Be Kind to Your Mouth -SYSK Choice
Could drinking water make you smarter? Actually no one is really sure, but it does seem to be so. This episode begins by explaining how we know this is true and what some possible explanations might be. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/minding-the-body/201205/can-sipping-water-make-you-smarter# Humans are strange creatures who act in weird ways. For example, we often compare ourselves to others. We exaggerate our stories to make us look better. And we do unusual things to make ourselves happy. All of this makes you wonder – why? Joining me with some fascinating explanations is William Von Hippel, a professor of psychology at the University of Queensland in Australia and author of the book, The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come from, and What Makes Us Happy (https://amzn.to/3pVYaCZ ). From the time you were little it has been drilled into your head to take care of your teeth and mouth by brushing and flossing every day. While that’s a good start, it may not be enough according to dentist Dr. Kami Hoss, who sits on the Board of Counselors at the UCLA School of Dentistry and is the CEO of The Super Dentists (https://www.thesuperdentists.com) and he is author of the book If Your Mouth Could Talk (https://amzn.to/3MGtU8V) . Listen as Dr. Hoss reveals how your oral health can have a significant impact on your physical and mental health. You have probably heard of the 7-year itch. It’s the theory that at around the 7th year of a marriage or romantic relationship things can start to fall apart. Is it a real thing? Maybe. But it often doesn’t take 7 years. Listen as I reveal some interesting insight.. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/seven-year-itch-now-down-to-three-years-why/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network. Try us out and make your switch with confidence! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare and find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, and more today at https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Del.com/deals to access great deals on leading-edge technology & free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How to Better Deal with People & The Power of Profanity
07-03-2024
How to Better Deal with People & The Power of Profanity
I’m sure you have been hit in the head. Maybe you fell and bumped it, or someone accidentally hit you or you got a baseball thrown at you – something. Sooner or later, we all take a shot to the head and often we shrug it off. That may be a mistake. Listen as I explain why. Source: Daniel Amen, M.D. author of “Change Your Brain Change Your Body” (https://amzn.to/3P3Dtld) Every day you have to navigate through life by talking and negotiating and resolving disputes with all the people you encounter. Since we could all likely use a little help with this, I want you to listen to my guest William Ury. He is considered one of the leading authorities on negotiation and conflict. He has worked with the White House, the State Department, the Pentagon, and dozens of Fortune 500 companies. His approach to dealing with people and handling conflict is just brilliant and something everyone should hear. William is author of the book Possible: How We Survive (and Thrive) in an Age of Conflict. (https://amzn.to/3T7issl). Profanity is considered offensive, shocking rude and disrespectful. But could swearing also have benefits? Why do people swear in the first place? And why, since swearing is so common, do people still find it shocking. All these things are tackled in my discussion with Rebecca Roache. She is a senior lecturer in philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London and author of the book, For F*ck's Sake: Why Swearing is Shocking, Rude, and Fun (https://amzn.to/48DxH0t) Want to keep your kids out of jail? Then you might want to pay attention to how much time they spend doing this one very common and seemingly innocuous activity. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2280397/Can-letting-children-watch-TV-turn-criminals.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network. Try us out and make your switch with confidence! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare and find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, and more today at https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Del.com/deals to access great deals on leading-edge technology & free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Embracing Optimism & How Algorithms Narrow Your Choices
04-03-2024
Embracing Optimism & How Algorithms Narrow Your Choices
Distractions while driving can be dangerous. Good drivers know they need to minimize distractions. However, some things that are intended to deliberately distract drivers, such as billboards. And it turns out certain types of billboards can be REALLY distracting. Listen as I explain. Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2280521/ It would seem that being an optimist would be better than being a pessimist. But is it something you can really change? And why do some people see the glass half empty, and some see it half full? It turns out that the science of optimism is fascinating and there is a lot we can do to become more optimistic about the world and our lives. Joining me to explain how is Dr. Sue Varma. She is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at New York University. She is also author of a book called Practical Optimism: The Art, Science, and Practice of Exceptional Well-Being (https://amzn.to/3TbPjv5). When you search online for something whether it’s a movie on Netflix or a screwdriver on Amazon, the choices you see are determined by an algorithm. In other words, you don’t see every screwdriver in the world, you see the ones the algorithm has determined you might like. While that may be good for a screwdriver, it may be very limiting when it comes to other things. Here to explain why this is important is Kyle Chayka. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he writes a column on digital technology and the impact of the Internet and social media on culture and he is author of the book, Filterworld: How Algorithms Flattened Culture (https://amzn.to/4bSgpj6). Everyone knows that it is dangerous to drive if you have been drinking. However, driving when you're sick may be even more dangerous. Listen as I reveal how even a slight cold can affect your body and put you at risk when you drive. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2283323 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network. Try us out and make your switch with confidence! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare and find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, and more today at https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Del.com/deals to access great deals on leading-edge technology & free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices