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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.

    SYSK Choice: Dumb Money Moves Smart People Make & Optimizing Your Attitude

    SYSK Choice: Dumb Money Moves Smart People Make & Optimizing Your Attitude

    Often people who deal with the public as part of their job often begin to believe that people in general are not very bright. As an example, one question workers at Disney theme parks are often asked is “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?” Which is, of course, a pretty stupid question on its surface. But it’s how the employees answer the question that makes Disney customer service so legendary – and any organization can do the same thing. https://www.disneyinstitute.com/blog/how-would-you-respond-if-asked-what-time-is-the-3-oclock-parade/
    Making money mistakes can be devastating. Yet, a lot of very smart people do some amazingly dumb things with their money according to Jill Schlesinger, business analyst for CBS News, host of the podcast Jill on Money and author of the book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money (https://amzn.to/2MRHlV5). Listen as Jill explains what to do now to avoid the consequences of stupid money mistakes.
    We’ve all been told that our attitude is important. I’m sure your parents or a teacher told you something along the lines of: “You can accomplish anything with the right attitude.” But wait a minute. Can the right attitude overcome a lack of skill or talent? John Maxwell, author of dozens of books including The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset (https://amzn.to/2TzvrSs) joins me to explain what a good attitude can and cannot do and how to use your attitude to make you better at everything you do.
    The first wrinkles people usually get are around the eyes – crow’s feet is what people call them. If you have them you should rejoice! Listen as I explain why getting these wrinkles can do wonders for how people see and perceive you. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2272240/Smile-Crows-feet-make-look-cleverattractive.html#axzz2JwHRI3EL
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    • 45 min
    How Digital Communication Messes Things Up & The Extraordinary Evolution of Our Food

    How Digital Communication Messes Things Up & The Extraordinary Evolution of Our Food

    When it comes to medical advice, a doctor is supposed to know what is truth and what is myth. However, an amazing number of doctors are misinformed. This episode begins with some information about a survey that showed how many pediatricians believe some common parenting advice that has been proven to be untrue. Source: Baby Facts by Andrew Adesman, M.D. (https://amzn.to/3h0oPLw)
    Digital communication makes it easy to keep in touch with people but there are also pitfalls. Emails, texts, chats and other electronic messages can be misinterpreted in a lot of different ways. Erica Dhawan is a speaker and trainer who is author of a book called Digital Body Language (https://amzn.to/3nIkKNc). Listen as she explores how to best use digital communication and avoid the missteps that so often happen that can lead to misunderstanding and trouble. 
    The food we eat today has evolved from the days when we were hunter-gatherers. Today most of the food we eat is farmed and farming changed everything. And certainly, cooking food also changed everything. Even herbs and spices changed the way we prepare and eat our food. Jonathan Silvertown professor of evolutionary ecology at the University of Edinburgh and author of the book Dinner with Darwin: Food, Drink, and Evolution (https://amzn.to/3xHpfMx) joins me for a fascinating discussion about how our food has changed over time and what it has done to help humans evolve. 
    Do you know how often you are supposed to replace things like toothbrushes, pillows or kitchen sponges? Listen as I explain some expert advice on when to throw the old one out and bring a new one in. And some of the recommendations may surprise you. https://www.theactivetimes.com/change-toothbrush-kitchen-sponge

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    We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
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    Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay.
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    • 50 min
    Why You Are Not the Person You Think You Are & How Beverages Affect You

    Why You Are Not the Person You Think You Are & How Beverages Affect You

    If you don’t wear decent sunglasses outside, you are asking for trouble. Just ask any eye doctor. Ultraviolet light is bad for your eyes - and sunglasses can stop it - if you get the right kind of sunglasses. This episode begins with a description of what to look for in a good pair of sunglasses. https://www.aao.org/eye-health/news/how-to-choose-best-sunglasses
    It certainly seems like you are the same person you were 1, 2 or 10 years - but you are so very different. In fact, you are not the person you think you are. Different things affect how you act and what you think. That’s according to David Eagleman a neuroscientist who teaches at Stanford and is author of the book Livewired (https://amzn.to/2PH6eIX). Listen as he explains all the things that make you who you are and how those things continually change who you are. 
    While we are all concerned about what food we eat, it seems we are less concerned about the beverages we drink. Yet, drinks can have a big impact on health and well-being. The sugar in soda and juice, the alcohol in cocktails or the caffeine in coffee - they all impact your life. Alexis Willett, author of the book Drinkology: The Science of What We Drink and What It Does to Us, from Milks to Martinis (https://amzn.to/3gPZ7ck) has researched the common beverages we consume and what the science says about just how good - or bad they are. And she joins me to discuss some fascinating findings you really need to hear.
    How much you spend in a restaurant can depend in part on the menu. Menus are often engineered to encourage you to spend more. Listen as I explain some of the things to watch out for. https://www.pmq.com/menus-that-sell/
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    We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
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    • 54 min
    SYSK Choice: How to Fix a Broken Heart & A Journey Through Numbers

    SYSK Choice: How to Fix a Broken Heart & A Journey Through Numbers

    Everyone is different but when I need to solve a problem or think of something creative, I often lie down, close my eyes and think. And it turns out that is good advice for everyone. I start this episode with some interesting research that reveals why lying down is a good position to think in. https://lifehacker.com/need-a-creative-boost-try-lying-down-5982463
    Ever have your heart broken? I think we all have at some point. Psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book How to Fix a Broken Heart (https://amzn.to/2UD20it) joins me to explain why a broken heart feels so horrible, how it is different than other forms of grief and why we need to take it more seriously. A broken heart can have negative long-lasting effects and Guy explains how to minimize those effects so you can move on with your life.
    What if there was no zero? In the world of numbers, zero is a relatively new addition. And it is the only number that hasn’t changed over time. It is and always has been a circle. Alex Bellos, author of the book Alex’s Adventures in Numberland (https://amzn.to/2MT3G4V) explains some of the fascination facts about numbers like: Why a minute has 60 seconds and an hour has 60 minutes; why a number for nothing (zero) was so revolutionary; why elevator buttons never use negative numbers to indicate floors below ground – and so much more. (Alex is also author of Puzzle Ninja and Soccer School .
    How can it be that 40% of food in the United States is wasted and thrown away? Many people use coupons and search for bargains at the supermarket and yet so much of that food never gets eaten. Listen as we explore the problem and what we can do. https://www.agweek.com/lifestyle/3937264-save-money-fish-heads-and-potato-scraps
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    • 47 min
    How to Achieve Any Goal According to Science & What Is Life? A Nobel Prize Winner Explains

    How to Achieve Any Goal According to Science & What Is Life? A Nobel Prize Winner Explains

    Noise levels are increasing, and all that noise can have a lot of negative effects on your health and happiness. This episode begins by explaining the negative impact of too much noise so you can protect yourself. https://www.sehn.org/sehn/noise-pollution-takes-toll-on-health-and-happiness-everyday-noise-can-overstimulate-the-bodys-stress-response
    What is the best way to achieve any goal? There are a lot of theories and ideas but there is also solid research about this. If you want to know what the research says is the best way to accomplish those big goals, listen to Katy Milkman. She is a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, host of Charles Schwab's popular behavioral economics podcast Choiceology https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1337886873?mt=2- and she is author of the book How to Change https://amzn.to/3gyCGYX. She has some surprisingly simple yet powerful ways to help you accomplish anything. 
    What is life? Yes, it is a big question but my guest is the perfect person to tackle it. Listen to Sir Paul Nurse who won a Nobel prize in 2001 for his work in science and author of the book What Is Life?: Five Great Ideas in Biology (https://amzn.to/3dVHxC5). He explains what makes something “living” and has some fascinating insights into what life is all about and why some things are still a mystery.
    Ever have a bee that just won’t leave you alone? It could be that the bee thinks you are a flower. Listen as I explain how to make sure every bee is aware you are not a flower and how to stop them from following you around this summer. http://insects.about.com/od/antsbeeswasps/a/10-tips-to-avoid-bee-stings.htm
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    • 51 min
    Proven Ways to Be More Persuasive & The Surprising Truth About Recycling

    Proven Ways to Be More Persuasive & The Surprising Truth About Recycling

    If you saw someone walking down the street and they were not swinging their arms, you would think it looks a little weird. Yet, humans don’t have to swing their arms to walk - we can walk fine with it. This episode begins with an explanation as to why most of us swing our arms when we walk and the benefits of doing so. https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-we-swing-our-arms-when-we-walk
    No one knows more about how influence and persuasion work than Robert Cialdini. For decades he has studied what does and doesn’t work when you are trying to get people to do what you want. In the 80s he wrote a landmark book on the topic which has just been updated called Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (https://amzn.to/3dHyjJx). Listen as Robert discusses how little things can have a huge impact on getting people to do what you want.
    You probably recycle - right? But are you doing it correctly? A lot of things you may think are recyclable are not. And some things that you would assume are recyclable actually gum up the works. You might also wonder just how much of what we put in the recycle bin actually gets made into something else. Listen and be surprised as I am joined by Jennie Romer. She is an attorney and leading expert on single-use plastics, and she is author of the book CAN I RECYCLE THIS? A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics (https://amzn.to/32BfVeS).
    Wouldn’t it be cool to find something tucked away in your attic or basement that is actually worth money? Listen as I describe some items that just might be in your possession that you could turn into cash. Source: Brian Kathenes author of Betcha Didn’t Know That! (https://amzn.to/3xaJn9A)
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    • 52 min

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Very interesting things to know, recommended as well :)

It is so good to hear so much specialists. The scientific perspective it is pleasant to hear.

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SYSK has made a difference in my life. I commute for an hour every day driving back and forth and Mike Carruthers has opened my life horizons in many aspects. He almost always asks the question I am ready to ask and gets the reaction I needed to see in his guests.
He´s also made me decide to launch my own podcast. It is a "huge" challenge because I don't have a great voice and I am not native English speaking (although my podcast will be in Spanish).
Oh! and every once in a while I learn something I should know.

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