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Sometimes all it takes is one little fact or one little piece of wisdom to change your life forever. That's the purpose and the hope of "Something You Should Know." In each episode, host Mike Carruthers interviews top experts in their field to bring you fascinating information and advice to help you save time and money, advance in your career, become wealthy, improve your relationships and help you simply get more out of life. In addition, Mike uncovers and shares short, engaging pieces of "intel" you can use to make your life better - today. Right now.

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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.

    Why Exercise is Hard and How to Make it Easier & Food Pairings that Taste Sensational

    Why Exercise is Hard and How to Make it Easier & Food Pairings that Taste Sensational

    One of the benefits of houseplants is that they clean the air in your home or office - right? Well, not exactly. Houseplants are great and they do offer some benefits, but cleaner air is not one of them. This episode begins with a discussion about this that I know you will find interesting. https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/12/health/plants-do-not-clean-indoor-air-trnd-wellness/index.html
    Exercise is difficult. 80% of us don’t exercise much. If exercise is so important, why is it so hard to do? Are we programmed to be lazy? Well, actually, yes. Daniel Liberman professor of biological sciences and human evolutionary biology at Harvard University joins me to explain why it is so hard to stick with exercise and offers some effective strategies that can help make it easier to incorporate physical fitness into your life. And the really good news is that it doesn’t take much to see huge benefits. Daniel is author of book, Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding (https://amzn.to/3bHF51h).
    Why does tickling make some people laugh? In fact, some people laugh at the mere threat of being tickled while others aren’t ticklish at all. Listen as I reveal the scientific explanation for this and why you can’t tickle yourself. https://www.britannica.com/story/why-cant-you-tickle-yourself
    Chocolate and peanut butter just go together. And so do a lot of other foods. Listen to this fascinating explanation of why certain foods just go well together like kiwi and oyster or chocolate and bacon as well as other combinations you would never imagine. My guest for this conversation is food scientist Bernard Lahousse co-author of the book The Art and Science of Foodpairing (https://amzn.to/3oPv9GJ).
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    • 49 min
    Why We Are Wired to Do Everything Wrong With Money & The Meaning of Time

    Why We Are Wired to Do Everything Wrong With Money & The Meaning of Time

    Have you ever asked yourself, “Is it ever too late?” If you don’t set your social and professional course early in life, will you miss out? Parents often worry that if their kids don’t get on the right track early on, they will have trouble later on. This episode begins with some interesting and optimistic research on why this worry may be unfounded. Source: Susan Krauss Whitbourne author of “The Search for Fulfillment” (https://amzn.to/3bXWqTF)
    We all mistakes with our money - we can’t help it, we are wired that way. That’s according to research conducted by my first guest today - Brad Klontz. Brad is a financial psychologist, a certified financial planner, an associate professor at Creighton University's Heider College of Business in Nebraska and author of the book Money Mammoth: Unlocking the Secrets of Financial Psychology to Break from the Herd and Avoid Extinction (https://amzn.to/2LHWU5h). Listen as he discusses why people have such trouble with money, why we don’t save enough and how to get on a path that will make you feel good about your financial life. You’ll find his advice is pretty easy and painless.
    Where does all the lost and unclaimed luggage from airplanes go? Not only is this an interesting story, it turns out you can shop online and buy things left on airplanes and some of it is really amazing. https://www.unclaimedbaggage.com/
    I find it so interesting that no one can really define time, yet we know intuitively what time is and we can measure it very precisely. It wasn’t always that way though. For most of history, it wasn’t really important to know EXACTLY what time it was - until the railroads came along. Listen to my discussion on the fascinating history of time with Joseph Mazur professor emeritus of mathematics at Marlboro College and author of the book, The Clock Mirage: Our Myth of Measured Time (https://amzn.to/3oJ8qvI).
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    • 50 min
    SYSK Choice: How Long Term Love Works & A Different Approach to Depression

    SYSK Choice: How Long Term Love Works & A Different Approach to Depression

    I suspect you’ve been cheated or lied to at some point in your life and thought to yourself, “How in the world did I fall for that?” There is actually a good reason why it happened to you and to every other human on the planet.  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201109/the-5-reasons-we-get-suckered-and-ripped
    While there is no shortage of advice for people in relationships – I think I have someone who will make you think differently about love and how it really works in the long-term. Dr. Thomas Habib is a clinical psychologist and author of the book, If These Walls Could Talk (https://amzn.to/2BgCM4w). He will have you thinking differently about love – and he also explains why guys hate chick flicks!
    Whatever fragrance you wear, you owe it all – or at least in part to Coco Chanel. I’ll explain why and tell you why the most popular fragrance in the world – Chanel No. 5 – has such an unusual name. Source: Sleeping with The Enemy (https://amzn.to/2MPrfur) by Hal Vaughan
    Imagine a discussion about depression that is actually uplifting! With depression affecting so many people (including people in your life, most likely) I think you will enjoy listening to psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogran author of the book, A Mind of Your Own (https://amzn.to/2MvyJ8Q). She takes a fascinating look at the research around depression and what causes it and what helps it.
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    • 49 min
    The High Cost of Being So Busy & What if You Get Hit By a Bus Tomorrow?

    The High Cost of Being So Busy & What if You Get Hit By a Bus Tomorrow?

    Happiness can be elusive - especially now.. Being locked down with little to do and being away from friends can really take a toll. However, there are a few things that you can do to be happier even now during this pandemic. This episode begins with some of the essential ingredients to create a general sense of happiness that definitely work. http://www.biopsychiatry.com/happiness/
    Being busy and getting a lot done can have its rewards. There is a great sense of accomplishment when you get a lot done - but at what cost? Perhaps being a little less efficient can actually make you more content according to Tony Crabbe. Tony is a business psychologist who has worked with companies like Microsoft, News Corporation, Disney, HSBC and the World Bank and he is author of the book Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much (https://amzn.to/2XsxTxD) . Listen as Tony discusses the benefits of not getting so much accomplished and choosing your priorities carefully. 
    Each of your eyes has over 2 million working parts. And that is only one fascinating feature. Listen as I explain things about your eyes you probably never knew before. https://www.hexarmor.com/posts/12-fascinating-eye-facts
    Not to be a downer but someday your life will end. It is an absolute certainty. Still many of us are not prepared for that and it can create a real mess. Unfortunately, the ones we leave behind end up having to clean up that mess. Where are your passwords, bank accounts and important paper? Who will take care of your kids? Here to discuss all this and other things you need to take care that you may not have even thought about is Adam Seifer. Adam is founder of Everplans (http://everplans.com) a life and legacy planning company and he is author of the book In Case You Get Hit by a Bus (https://amzn.to/2Xv70t4).
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    • 52 min
    Why Friends Are So Important & The Pros and Cons of Drinking

    Why Friends Are So Important & The Pros and Cons of Drinking

    If you ask most people if stress can lead to cancer, I think they would say yes. I imagine there are cancer patients who believe they got cancer because of the stress in the life. So what does the research say about this? This episode begins with a look at some conclusive science about stress and cancer that should come as a relief to people who are stressed as well as cancer patients. Source: Nancy Snyderman, M.D. author of Medical Myths That Can Kill You (https://amzn.to/3biHlf4)
    People need people. The need for human interaction is undeniable. Yet today we are more isolated than ever. So how can we get that human contact we so desperately need? Listen as I discuss this with Marissa King who is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management and author of the book, Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection (https://amzn.to/396C5bL). She has some wonderful advice on how to feel less lonely and bring people into your life in ways that are easier than you imagined - even during a pandemic. And the benefits are well worth it.
    Did you know some people have a better sense of touch than others? It’s true. For a long time it was thought to be a gender thing - that women had a more sensitive sense of touch than men. But not necessarily so. Listen as I explain what causes this interesting difference in people. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091215173017.htm
    Humans have been drinking alcohol for thousands of years. While many books have been written about the dangers of alcohol, other books have been written about the joys of fine wine and other alcoholic beverages. What is the truth about drinking? Is a little alcohol okay? Is red wine good for you? Does drinking kill your brain cells? Is it just better not to drink at all? Listen as I discuss this with David Nutt who is a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College, London as well as the former Chief of the Section of Clinical Science in the US National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in the NIH. And he is author of the book Drink?: The New Science of Alcohol and Health (https://amzn.to/3oh0q53). Interestingly he not only drinks but owns a wine bar.
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    • 54 min
    SYSK Choice: How to Be a Top Performer & Great Writing Hacks

    SYSK Choice: How to Be a Top Performer & Great Writing Hacks

    Have you ever watched someone blow out the candles on a birthday cake and wondered, “Do I really want to eat cake after someone blew and spit all over it?” I have -even long before Covid-19. So I start this episode with a look at the risks of eating that cake once the candles are out. http://foodnetwork.wikia.com/wiki/Food_Detectives
    A lot has been written about peak performance. There are books, articles, podcasts, seminars, speeches, and many gurus all claiming to know the magical steps to achieving high performance in your career. So, who’s right? What are you supposed to believe? Marc Effron, author of the book 8 Steps to High Performance (https://amzn.to/2OsZqso) has taken a look at a lot of the material and separated the fluff from the science. Listen as he explains what really works if you want to really excel in your career.
    Ever wondered whether or not you should buy a new car if your old car works just fine? Since cars last much longer than a generation or two ago, a lot of drivers struggle with the decision to buy a new car. If you are one of them, you should listen as I discuss this topic. https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2015/07/30/autos-average-age/30820613/
    When you think about it, you write a lot. You likely write emails, text messages, memos, reports and more. So HOW you write really matters if you want people to understand what you are trying to say. Josh Bernoff author of the book, Writing Without BS (https://amzn.to/2KP08xF) is on a mission to help people improve communication through better writing. Listen to what he has to say and you will instantly become a better writer.
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    • 45 min

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