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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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How to Stop Postponing the Important Things in Your Life & How Food Fights Disease
The scent of lavender is supposed to be calming. It may also be the scent of trust. I begin this episode by explaining how lavender can make you appear to be more trustworthy – and why. http://rd.com/advice/relationships/habits-make-people-trust/I bet you have things you really want to do but somehow never get to doing them - right? There are trips you probably want to take or goals you want to accomplish but you don't. So what’s stop you? Sam Horn author of the book Someday is Not a Day in the Week (https://amzn.to/2X94qqn) joins me to explain why people keep procrastinating on those important goals and she offers a simple and effective way to stop putting them off and start doing them. What is it about some people who just walk into a room and take control? How do they send off those signals of, “I’m in charge here”? A lot of it turns out to be body language and I’ll explain how you can do it too. http://www.businessinsider.com/tricks-for-reading-peoples-body-language-2016-3What if the foods you eat can actually target certain diseases? There is some fascinating new evidence that 200 specific foods can actually do just that according to renowned physician Dr. William Li. Dr. Li has served has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and Dartmouth Medical School and he is author of the book Eat to Beat Disease (https://amzn.to/2IjehXk). Listen as he explains the fascinating research that shows exactly which foods fight which diseases. This Week's Sponsors-Ancestry. To get 20% off your Ancestry DNA test go to www.Ancestry.com/something-BetterHelp. Get help with a counselor you will love at www.BetterHelp.com/SYSK-Quip. Get your first refill pack free. Go to www.GetQuip.com/something-Skillshare. For 2 months free access to over 25,000 classes go to www.Skillshare.com/something-ADT. To get a secure smart home designed just for you go to www.ADT.com
How to Embrace Conflict and Fight Well & Why We Love to Live in Cities
Grocery stores have a lot of germs. For one thing there is a lot of raw meat and fish moving around in the store. Some of those germs can cause you and your family to get really sick. I begin this episode with some very important advice on how to protect yourself from this very real threat. http://www.menshealth.com/health/supermarket-safetyConflict can be ugly and messy. It can also be positive and productive, according the Liane Davey author of the book, The Good Fight (https://amzn.to/2YXKnwG). Liane joins me to explain how to have “productive conflict” that actually gets to a solution. Plus she reveals how to avoid unproductive conflict that does little more than to cause trouble and make things worse. Conflict is part of life. How we handle it is what matters. Do you sleep in the fetal position? A lot of people do and it may be messing with your self-confidence. Listen as I explain how and why and how you can counteract the effects. https://www.businessinsider.com/amy-cuddy-advice-waking-up-right-2016-1More than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Yet cities are full of problems: crime, high taxes, traffic, ridiculously high cost of housing and many more. Monica L. Smith, a professor of anthropology at UCLA and author of the book Cities: The First 6,000 Years https://amzn.to/2InT5yt) joins me to reveal why people love living in cities, why cities are a relatively new invention (6,000 years ago) and what the future holds for urban environments and the people who live there. This Week's Sponsors-Ancestry. To get 20% off your Ancestry DNA test go to www.Ancestry.com/something-BetterHelp. Get help with a counselor you will love at www.BetterHelp.com/SYSK-Quip. Get your first refill pack free. Go to www.GetQuip.com/something-Skillshare. For 2 months free access to over 25,000 classes go to www.Skillshare.com/something-ADT. To get a secure smart home designed just for you go to www.ADT.com
How to Use a Secret Identity to Get What You Want & Why We Have a Moon
Sibling relationships change as we move from childhood to adulthood. Sometimes they change for the better – sometimes not. We begin this episode by unraveling the complications of adult sibling relationships. http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/adult-sibling-estrangement/When you were a kid you had a secret identity. You pretended to be Superman or a princess or someone you admired. What’s interesting is you can do the same thing as an adult to help achieve your personal and professional goals. Todd Herman, a performance coach and author of the book The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life (https://amzn.to/2YVO46c) joins me to explain how adopting a secret identity can help you succeed in anything. How much water should you drink today? There is a simple formula I’ll explain that will make sure you are sufficiently hydrated every day. https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/milk-and-other-surprising-ways-to-stay-hydrated/It is the 50th anniversary of the first man walking on the moon. To celebrate you are going to discover some fascinating things about the moon that will forever change the way you think when you look up in the sky. Dr.Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a space scientist and science educator. She is an Honorary Research Associate in University College London's Department of Physics and Astronomy and author of the The Book of the Moon: A Guide to Our Closest Neighbor (https://amzn.to/2D11Afx). Her view of the moon will fascinate you. This Week's Sponsors-LinkedIn. For $50 off your first job post, go to www.LinkedIn.com/podcast-BetterHelp. Get help with a counselor you will love at www.BetterHelp.com/SYSK-Care/Of Vitamins. For 50% off your first order go to www.TakecareOf.com and use the promo code: something50-Ollie. For 60% off your first order plus a free bag of dog treats go to www.myollie.com/try/something-Calming Comfort. For $15 off the displayed price go to www.calmingcomfortblanket.com and use the promo code: something-ADT. To get a secure smart home designed just for you go to www.ADT.com-Capital One. What's in your wallet? www.CapitalOne.com
The Science of Sin: Why We Do Bad Things & How to Lead When You Are Not in Charge
Why does traffic just seem to stop for no reason then magically clear up? You are sure there must be an accident or construction but there isn’t. So what causes it? We begin this episode with an explanation of that. (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090608151550.htm)There are 7 deadly sins: pride, envy, gluttony, lust, wrath, greed and sloth. Why are they so tempting? We humans spend our lives trying to resist the lure of sin. So what’s it all for? Jack Lewis author of the book The Science of Sin: Why We Do the Things We Know We Shouldn’t (https://amzn.to/2HVhXhL) joins me for a fascinating discussion on why we are attracted to things that can do us no good and what determines if we resist or give in to temptation. Ever have a chain necklace get all tangled in a knot that is hard to get undone? That is just one of several household emergencies that you’ll hear the solution for in this episode. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/g3397/quick-cleaning-fixesfor-everyday-issues/You probably assume that in order to be a leader, you have to have authority – otherwise why should anyone listen to you? Well you don’t, according to my guest Clay Scroggins, author of the book How to Lead When You're Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority (https://amzn.to/2UxS7Gc). Listen to understand why it is not about authority so much as it is about influence. This Week's Sponsors-LinkedIn. For $50 off your first job post, go to www.LinkedIn.com/podcast -BetterHelp. Get help with a counselor you will love at www.BetterHelp.com/SYSK-Care/Of Vitamins. For 50% off your first order go to www.TakecareOf.com and use the promo code: something50-Ollie. For 60% off your first order plus a free bag of dog treats go to www.myollie.com/try/something-Calming Comfort. For $15 off the displayed price go to www.calmingcomfortblanket.com and use the promo code: something-ADT. To get a secure smart home designed just for you go to www.ADT.com -Capital One. What's in your wallet? www.CapitalOne.com
Time Cleansing: How to Make Time Work For You & The Ultimate RX For Your Pet's Health and Happiness
Sometimes you have to ask a stranger for a favor. Perhaps you need to borrow their phone or help you carry something. And there is one proven way that will greatly increase the chances they will grant you that favor. I begin this episode by telling you what it is. http://www.medicaldaily.com/likeability-trustworthy-how-be-popular-377296Time is precious. So how you mange, control and perceive the time you have is critical. Time, performance and productivity expert Steven Griffith, author of the book The Time Cleanse (https://amzn.to/2HMoHhU) has a really interesting take on controlling your time so it works for you rather than feel that you don’t have enough time to do what is really important to you.  It would seem that online dating sites would be good at matching people based on the data profile. But there is one big flaw in that data. Listen as I tell you what it is and why dating sites can actually make it more difficult to find love. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/grading-the-online dating-industry.htmlPeople often treat their pets as a member of the family. That can be trouble. Dogs and cats are not people and really shouldn’t be treated – or fed – like a person. Veterinarian Dr. Karen Halligan author of the book, Doc Halligan’s What Every Pet Owner Should Know: Prescriptions for Happy, Healthy Cats and Dogs (https://amzn.to/2WtrAaI) joins me to offer sound advice that will help your pet live a long and healthy life. She also has some warnings on things not to do that could put your pet in danger.  This Week's Sponsors-Skillshare. For 2 months free access to over 25,000 classes go to www.Skillshare.com/something-ADT. For more information on smart home security go to www.ADT.com-Capital One. Visit www.CapitalOne.com What's in your wallet?
The Surprising Ways Algorithms Steer Your Life & How to Make Your Ideas Stick
Do you ever long for the good old days? Nostalgia can be such a wonderful thing. We begin this episode with a look at why the past can seem so idyllic and wonderful and what the positive effects of looking back are. http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/nostalgia4.htmDo you really understand what algorithms are and how they work? You probably should because algorithms are used so often to influence us in making decisions on what to buy, what movies to watch or who to date. Kartik Hosanagar is a professor of technology, digital business and marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can Stay in control (https://amzn.to/2JuStcy). Listen and hear the good and the bad about how algorithms have become part of everyday life.“Sit up straight and don’t slouch!” How many times have you heard that or said that to someone else? It turns out that posture is really important and I’ll explain why. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2295420/Stand-straight-stay-fightingfit-From-raised-blood-pressure-bloated-stomach-surprising-effectsbad-posture.html#ixzz2OBJ72FZQSome ideas really stick and others quickly fade away. Why? What makes an idea sticky? Chip Heath, author of the book Made to Stick : Why Some Ideas Thrive and Others Die (https://amzn.to/2Y9YaQu) joins me to talk about his research into what makes a really good idea resonate with people. The advice he gives is very practical and will help you create ideas that people will fall in love with. This Week's Sponsors-Skillshare. For 2 months free access to over 25,000 classes go to www.Skillshare.com/something-ADT. For more information on smart home security go to www.ADT.com -Capital One. Visit www.CapitalOne.com What's in your wallet?
Are We Killing English or is It Just Evolving? & How to Make Big Changes Easier
Springtime means the return of annoying allergy symptoms for a lot of us. I begin this episode with some simple but very effective techniques that can help minimize the suffering from allergies and they come from a top allergist. http://www.forbes.com/sites/melaniehaiken/2013/03/20/allergy-alert-worst-allergyseason-ever/If the English language is constantly evolving then what is “proper English”? Should you judge people if they use the language differently from you? Is it okay if someone says, “Let me axe you a question?” These are some of the things I discuss with Anne Curzan, professor of English, linguistics and education at the University of Michigan and host of a series of online courses at The Great Courses (https://www.thegreatcourses.com/professors/anne-curzan/) After listening to her, you may look at the language in a very different light.Should kids question authority or follow the rules? As a parent, you would like them to behave but if you look at the effect it has on their future income as adults, you may change your mind. Listen as I explain some fascinating research into this. http://www.businessinsider.com/kids-personality-salary-money-science-study-2016-3We all know that making changes is hard even when those changes are exactly what we need. So is there a way to approach change to make it easier? Yes, according to Gregg Clunis, host of the podcast, Tiny Leaps, Big Changes and author of the book Tiny Leaps Big Changes (https://amzn.to/2OfDDFr). Gregg offers some important insight to making personal changes whether it is reaching for a big goal or eliminating something negative in your life. This Week's Sponsors-Fab Fit Fun. For $10 off your first box, go to www.FabFitFun.com and use the promo code: something-Trip Actions. Go towww.TripActions.com/something to complete a 30 minute demo and receive a $100Amazon gift card.-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.-Select Quote. Get your free insurance quote at www.SelectQuote.com/something-Indeed. Post a sponsored job for free at www.Indeed.com/podcast-Geico. Go to www.Geico.com to see how Geico can save you money on your car insurance-Capital One. What's in your wallet? www.CapitalOne.com
Toxins in Your Home You Really Need to Worry About & Cutting Edge Career Advice You Must Hear
Salt makes food taste good – maybe too good. We begin this episode by discussing research that shows how salty foods may make you eat more food than you planned and more than you should. http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/nutrition/a54074/salty-food-leadsto-overeating/We are all concerned about toxins in our environment. However, it isn’t always clear which toxins are most worrisome and where they are. Dr. Gary Ginsberg knows. He is the director of The Center for Environmental Health for the New York State Department of Health, a clinical professor at the Yale School of Public Health and author of the book What’s Toxic What’s Not (https://amzn.to/2T64tAI) . Dr. Ginsberg explains what things you should really be concerned about and what to do to reduce your exposure to dangerous toxins.On television you’ll sometimes see a character get really angry and then clutch his chest and have a heart attack. Or you might see someone in a movie get some bad news and then have a heart attack. Does that ever happen in real life? Listen as I explore that. http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=141134The world of employment is constantly changing. In order to get ahead and advance in your career you need to understand and adapt to those changes. No one has their finger on the pulse of the job market than Alexandra Cavoulacos, co-founder of The Muse.com and author of the book The New Rules of Work (https://amzn.to/2XULHQu). Alex joins me to share the latest trends and offers rock solid advice that can really help you.This Week's Sponsors-Fab Fit Fun. For $10 off your first box, go to www.FabFitFun.com and use the promo code: something-Trip Actions. Go towww.TripActions.com/something to complete a 30 minute demo and receive a $100Amazon gift card.-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.-Select Quote. Get your free insurance quote at www.SelectQuote.com/something-Indeed. Post a sponsored job for free at www.Indeed.com/podcast-Geico. Go to www.Geico.com to see how Geico can save you money on your car insurance-Capital One. What's in your wallet? www.CapitalOne.com
How to Fail Well and Move On & Diet Tricks that Never Work and What Works Better
Of course you want high self-esteem and you sure want your kids to have it. But there is actually only one way to get it and it is not the way a lot of people think. We begin this episode by discussing the one and only way to acquire high self-esteem. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110301091342.htmNo one likes to fail. Failure is painful. However, failure may not be as bad as you think when you take a different view of it. That’s according to psychologist Becca North, a visiting assistant professor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and author of the book Your Hidden Super Powers: How the Whole Truth of Failure Can Change Our Lives (https://amzn.to/2W0chGg). She joins me to discuss a very practical and optimistic take on failure that can help you deal with failing and come out better on the other side. Do you eat lunch at your desk at work? It is such a horrible idea. Listen and hear the reasons why you should NOT eat at your desk and why you should go out for lunch. Then, please, go out for lunch today! http://www.realsimple.com/health/nutrition-diet/healthy-eating/lunch-breakIn this age of fad diets and extreme eating plans, is there a more moderate way to approach diet and weight loss? Yes there is, according to registered dietician Jaclyn London who is the director of nutrition at Good Housekeeping magazine. Jaclyn, who is also the author of the book Dressing on the Side (and Other Diet Myths Debunked) (https://amzn.to/2XYVjJT) joins me to discuss how to eat more and stress less over food and stop worrying so much about body weight.This Week’s Sponsors-Capterra. Find the best software for your business by going to www.capterra.com/something-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.-Quip. Get your first refill free when you buy a quip toothbrush at www.Get Quip.com/something-Geico. Go to www.Geico.com to see how Geico can save you money on your car insurance-Joybird Furniture. Go to www.joybird.com/something and get 25% your first order using promo code: something-Indeed. New users can try Indeed for free by going to www.Indeed.com/podcast 
How to Apply the Science of Success to Your Career & What You Never Knew About Your Bones
Isn’t it great when you have an “A-Ha Moment”? It’s when an idea or the answer to a problem just pops in your head. But is it actually a GOOD idea? We begin this episode by exploring whether those thoughts are worth paying attention to. http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/March/Insight_Correctness/You hear so many things about success such as, “It’s not what you know it’s who you know” or “Nice guys finish last.” The fact is that so much of what people believe about success has been studied scientifically and it turns out some of what we believe is true and other things are not. Eric Barker who writes the blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree and is also author of the book Barking Up the Wrong Tree. (https://amzn.to/2NTGkfT) joins me to explore the science of success and how to apply it to your life. You’ve probably heard that we are all connected by no more than 6 degrees of separation. It is the basis of the game, “6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” But is it true? Are we all that connected? And where did this whole idea come from? Listen and I will explain. http://www.vox.com/2016/2/4/10918942/facebook-friends-study-degrees-of-separationYou don’t think about them much but your bones are pretty important and as it turns out, they are really fascinating as well. Writer Brian Switek author of the book Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone (https://amzn.to/2UyUhT6) reveals the fascinating things going on inside the 206 bones in your body (more or less).This Week’s Sponsors-Capterra. Find the best software for your business by going to www.capterra.com/something-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.-Quip. Get your first refill free when you buy a quip toothbrush at www.Get Quip.com/something-Geico. Go to www.Geico.com to see how Geico can save you money on your car insurance-Joybird Furniture. Go to www.joybird.com/something and get 25% your first order using promo code: something-Indeed. New users can try Indeed for free by going to www.Indeed.com/podcast 
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Comments (158)

Tim Barry

this is an absolute brain dead podcast.

Apr 18th
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Alec Loy

too many ads

Apr 15th
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Teresa

I love this!

Apr 3rd
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Yvonne Hardin

Liking the diverse variety of topics. Keep up the good work, I'm always learning!

Apr 2nd
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Gailan Qadir

Perfect work excellent

Apr 2nd
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Shannon Hussey Clark

mp

Apr 2nd
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scott free

nice original name right here..

Mar 30th
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Gailan Qadir

Perfect thanks for your wonderful work

Mar 24th
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Christopher Deacon

why do people cheat.well a woman who i adored once said for the excitement and newness.so i guess that means after being there through her tough times and wsiting on her hand and foot which i loved and i pleased her always over myself intimately. i go away for a couple months and come back shes a saved Christian. i think ok ill go w her and no more sex til we really get married after 10 years i agree .thats love. and to find a audio of her and another more than once.im so sick and our poor daughter there watchingbher phone or whatever .sad sad way to live and im an excon lol.

Mar 24th
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Emmy Fritz

I'm binge listening to this from the beginning episodes. it's so interesting! love it. thanks Mike for creating this awesome podcast!

Mar 21st
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Katherine Thomas

Confirmation bias. He is looking for evidence to support his hypothesis.

Mar 18th
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ProtonCast

social media is indeed overrated and addictive. good to know people are becoming aware.

Mar 16th
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Albin Hedman

I'm sorry but this is too much commercials, I can't listen to it without getting annoyed. I can't recall your earlier episodes was like this? please don't 'be a sellout, it's a great podcast !

Mar 14th
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Maria Villagomez

why am I getting financial aid ads interrupting my podcasts?

Mar 8th
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Farias Daniel

Maria Villagomez What program are you using to play the episodes? Deezer, Spotify or castbox?

Mar 10th
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Against the Grain

The section about how people get jobs was only partly informed, and shows why a lot of these companies you speak of tend to not diversify, and often get in trouble. For those listening to this and don't have access to networks, I want you to be encouraged that even if you don't have access to a network, you will still find sustainable and fulfilling work. Focus on making yourself the best and undeniable candidate.

Mar 6th
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B-RAD Life and Adventures

excellent information love this podcast series

Feb 28th
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Juli Cailin

Awesome episode. I especially tuned into the business etiquette. Great modern business life advice -- The only thing I would venture to lightly disagree with is the statement of the guest speaker that pulling out chairs, opening doors or offering to help a woman with packages she's carrying can be taken as "weakness" or dependency on the woman's part who accepts these gestures. I would offer that it depends on the person (I assume a man in most cases) and how the manner or attitude in which they are offering the gestures to a woman, whether in the workplace or in public life. Most men offer to do these things for a woman as a form of honor or respect toward her. In these cases, I don't see how that would make a woman look weak or dependant....but there probably are instances where men do it as either a flirtatious move or a condescending attitude. If the man is known to be a sexist, it would probably be one or both of these last two rather than one of honor toward a woman. A woman should definitely and firmly resist such gestures if at all possible. I personally would be and am very thankful when a door is opened for me or a chair pulled out, etc.

Feb 27th
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Katherine Thomas

I don't like music and he is right, people react very negatively to my admitting that. My reason may be that I am hearing impaired from a young age and extraneous noise can be distracting and annoying.

Feb 24th
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Katherine Thomas

Farrell is not an expert on any of this. Men have been ahead for millennia and now that women are now moving forward and suddenly a crisis? No one thought it a crisis for 1000's years when it's women, but a slight shift and it's a crisis? Oh, please.

Feb 24th
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Annika Rickne

I am usually truly intrigued by the discussions on this pod cast. This episode was however a low mark. Warren Farrell does not at all present a well rounded science based view of the subject. Instead his arguments are unfounded in the research literature, as well as out of touch with current debates. Dissapointing

Feb 22nd
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