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What Really Controls Your Behavior & How Being Too Clean Can Make You Sick

What Really Controls Your Behavior & How Being Too Clean Can Make You Sick

Update: 2018-08-0623
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When it comes to successful online dating, the two things that seem to matter most are your screen name and your profile picture. I begin this episode by explaining what works best as determined by researchers who reviewed thousands of online profiles of people who were successful online daters and people who failed miserably. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150212212100.htm

What determines your behavior? Is everything you do the result of your free will or is your behavior determined by something else? Could it be you are not responsible for your own actions? Robert Sapolsky, a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University joins me to make the case that we are not responsible for what we do – that it is determined by all sorts of biological influences. What he says will either make you a believer – or make you crazy. Robert is the author of several books including the bestseller, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. https://amzn.to/2LWQRZR

Do you know what you look like – really? You’d think so but actually other people are probably better than you at identifying photos of you that REALLY resemble what you like you. Sounds odd, right? We shall explore why that is and why your self-image may be somewhat distorted. http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=154010&CultureCode=en

Are we too obsessed with being clean? Are we over-sanitizing our world? It looks like it. Marie-Claire Arrieta, assistant professor at the University of Calgary in Canada is co-author of the book Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World https://amzn.to/2vj6r7S . She joins me to explain the unintended consequences of keeping our homes, our children and everything else in our lives TOO clean. Those consequences include an increase in asthma, allergies, resistance to antibiotics and much more. Her website is www.LetThemEatDirt.com

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Ever have the feeling someone is watching you? Almost everyone has had the experience but do humans actually have the ability to sense that? I begin this episode by explaining the science behind the sense of being watched. http://www.popsci.com/why-do-i-feel-like-someones-watching-mePeople influence you and you influence other people. It happens all the time all day long. What is so interesting is that it often happens in ways you are unaware of. Matthew Jackson is a professor of Economics at Stanford University and author of a new book called The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines Your Power, Beliefs and Behaviors https://amzn.to/2EvVfJY joins me to offer some fascinating insight into how you influence others and they – you.  If you have been told anything about emotions in the workplace it was probably that you shouldn’t have any or don’t cry at work. “Check your emotions at the door” is common company policy in many organizations. Liz Fosslien, author of the book No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work https://amzn.to/2BY8zFn says the problem is that emotions are in the workplace and they can cause big problems. Listen as she offers solutions to deal with your emotions and those of the people you work with.  Why do we still have the U.S. penny? Other countries have eliminated their smallest value coin - but not here. Why? Listen and I’ll explain why we still mint millions of pennies every year. https://www.kiplinger.com/article/business/T043-C000-S001-why-the-humble-penny-refuses-to-die.htmlThis Week's Sponsors-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-Trip Actions. Go towww.TripActions.com/somethingto complete a 30 minute demo and receive a $100Amazon gift card.-Geico. Go to www.Geico.com to see how Geico can save you money on your car insurance
Amazing Factors that Determine What and How Much You Eat & How to Better Deal with Life’s Catastrophes
Ever go out knowing your hair looks horrible or there is something wrong with your clothes? Everyone probably has but the more important question is – does anyone actually notice. This episodes begins with some fascinating research about how much people actually pay attention to you and your physical appearance. http://www.youbeauty.com/beauty/psychology-of-hair/So many factors influence what you eat and how much you eat – and you are totally unaware of many of them. Dr. Brian Wansink, Director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University and author of the book Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life (https://amzn.to/2XlCS1M) returns for a closer look at how you are influenced and how to protect yourself from eating too much of the wrong food.  Every office has a set of coffee mugs in the kitchen that people use. Have you ever stopped to consider just how clean those coffee mugs are? A scientist has tested mugs in several offices and wait until you hear what he found. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2013/02/23/Expert-Coffee-mug-on-desk-agerm-machine/UPI-72401361679514/?spt=hs&or=hnBad things happen. They are part of life. Often when catastrophe strikes, people freak out and don’t cope well with the situation. That’s why Sarah Knight is here. Sarah was one of those people who worried about problems rather than actually deal with them. Then she found a better way. Sarah is the author of the book Calm the F* Down: How to Control What You Can, Accept What You Can’t So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life )https://amzn.to/2VnXNzn). Listen as Sarah offers some great advice to help deal with those inevitable disasters that life brings and come out better as a result.This Week's Sponsors-Purple Mattress. Text "Something" to 84888 to get a free pillow when you buy a mattress.-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-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.
Powerful Success Secrets You Never Knew & Why Conventional Wisdom  is Often Wrong
Can you tell just by looking if someone is honest and trustworthy? Actually you can but the reason will surprise you. Listen as I begin this episode of the podcast by explaining why you usually can trust in your instincts in this case. http://www.columbia.edu/~ms4992/Publications/2016_Slepian-Ames_PychSci.pdfAfter you listen to this segment, you will never look at success quite the same. Laszlo Barabasi, is a professor at Northeastern University and author of the book The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success (https://amzn.to/2EtKW9t). He explains how to objectively measure success and reveals some interesting factors that influence your success that you would have never imagined.There is a lot of conventional wisdom you likely believe. Things like, “Don’t just a book by its cover” or “Everyone deserves a second chance” or “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” However all of these things are not necessarily true all the time - or maybe ever. Attorney David Libman author of the book 100 Reality Checks (https://amzn.to/2E7JGqW) takes a critical look at some common wisdom and offers another take that may just make a lot more sense.It’s spelled phlegm. It’s pronounced FLEM. It’s that gross goo you get in throat and nose when you get sick. What is it and why do we get it? Listen as I explain the purpose of the seemingly disgusting substance. And really, how many podcasts are going to tell you this? http://www.menshealth.com/health/get-rid-of-phlegmThis Week's Sponsors-Purple Mattress. Text "Something" to 84888 to get a free pillow when you buy a mattress.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
The Damage Done by Your Negative Self-Talk and How to Fix It & Why Boys Falling Behind
There are a lot of things you likely believe that are not true. For example, sugar causes hyperactivity in children. That’s just one of several commonly held beliefs that are not true as I begin this episode of the podcast. http://www.rd.com/culture/false-facts-everyone-believes/You are constantly talking to yourself. And when you actually paid attention to what you are saying to yourself – you will be amazed. Shad Helmstetter author of the book What to Say When You Talk to Yourself (https://amzn.to/2NfCg9e) and his new book The Power of Neuroplasticity (https://amzn.to/2TWPyKo) joins me with a fascinating look at how what we say to ourselves actually shapes who we are. He also offers ways to stop telling yourself all the terrible things like, “I’m so stupid…” or “I’m such an idiot…” because it can make a huge difference in your life. Shad's website is www.shadhelmstetter.com Some people try to squeeze the very last piece of toothpaste out of the tube or the last drop of shampoo out of the bottle. Is it worth the effort? How much can you save? I’ll explain the math then you can decide. http://www.thesimpledollar.com/the-last-bit-in-the-container/In every country in the developed world, boys are falling behind girls academically and socially. Why? What has happened that seems to have marginalized boys today? It seems there are a lot of factors according to Warren Farrell, former board member of the NYC branch of the National Organization for Women and author of the book The Boy Crisis (https://amzn.to/2El9TDW). Warren joins me with a look at how this has happened and how we can all help boys get back on track. This Week's Sponsors-Joybird Furniture. Go to www.joybird.com/something and get 25% your first order using promo code: something-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.-Geico. Go to www.geico.com for your free quote.-Care/Of Vitamins. For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to www.TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code: something50. 
The Important Difference Between Being Rich and Being Wealthy & How to Control Any Conversation
When you grocery shop, are you one of those people who sometimes changes their mind and takes items out of your shopping cart and stashes them somewhere in the checkout line so you don’t have to buy them? Well, stores are making it harder to do that and that is just ones of the ways grocery stores try to get you to spend more money. I start this episode with a list of several other strategies grocery stores use because knowing could help you save money. http://www.rd.com/slideshows/supermarket-tricks/There is an interesting distinction between being rich and being wealthy according to writer Paul Sullivan. Paul writes the “Wealth Matters” column for The New York Times and he is author of the book, The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy (https://amzn.to/2GKrqae) and he joins me to explain the difference and why being wealthy is far better than being rich. More importantly he explains how anyone can be wealthy.When it comes to what women find attractive in a man – sure, looks are important. But there is something else any man can easily do to make himself more attractive and appealing to a woman. It may not work every single time but research says it is pretty powerful. Listen to hear what it is. http://www.businessinsider.com/why-women-are-attracted-to-altruistic-men-2016-2Wouldn’t it be great if you could control any conversation so it went the way you wanted it to? MaryAnn Karinch, author of the book Control the Conversation: How to Charm, Deflect and Defend Your Position (https://amzn.to/2EgqOr6), joins me to explore the ways you can master the art of conversation, be thoroughly charming and get the outcome you desire from any conversation with anyone. This Week's Sponsors-Joybird Furniture. Go to www.joybird.com/something and get 25% your first order using promo code: something-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.-Geico. Go to www.geico.com for your free quote.
How to Use Your Memory to be More Successful & The Secrets of Loving Couples
Couples should have a date night. That’s common advice to help keep the romance alive in long term relationships. But interestingly, “couple time” is not the highest quality time couples can have. In fact it doesn’t even come in second. Listen as I explain another way couples can spend their time that is much more rewarding. https://www.businessinsider.com/double-dates-improve-relationship-2018-2Do you know how to make your memory work to your advantage? If you have ever had your memory fail at exactly the wrong time, listen to my guest Michael Tipper, author of the book Instant Recall (https://amzn.to/2X00YPv). Michael won the silver medal in the World Memory Championship by remembering 9 decks of playing cards in order! He joins me to offer some excellent techniques to help you understand and use your memory to your best advantage. You know that little front pocket that sits inside the big front pocket on blue jeans? Do you know why it is there and what it is for? The idea for that pocket came from Levi Strauss and when you listen you will hear what the original intended use was – which by the way is pretty much obsolete today. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/what-that-little-pocket-in-your-jeansis-really-for-a6828141.htmlThere are a lot of people in relationships who are not getting what they want from their partner. Why is that? What happens in relationships that results in that seemingly inevitable path of negativity, criticism and conflict – and how do you fix it? Harville Hendrix has been working with couples for a long time to help them break free from the negativity that so often takes over in long term relationships. Harville is a practicing therapist and author of several books including the newly revised version of Getting the Love You Want (https://amzn.to/2IbSbXq) which was a huge bestseller when it first came out several years ago. He joins me to reveal what causes relationships to go off-track and how to instantly change how couples interact so the negativity stops.This Week's Sponsors-LinkedIn. Go to www.LinkedIn.com/podcast to get $50 off your first job post-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.-Select Quote. Go to www.SelectQuote.com/something for your free quote today.-Calming Comfort. Go to www.CalmingComfortBlanket.com and use promo code : something - to get $15 off at checkout.-Care/Of Vitamins. For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to www.TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code: something50. -Trip Actions. Go to www.TripActions.com/something to complete a 30 minute demo and receive a $100Amazon gift card.-Geico. Go to www.geico.com for your free quote.-Postmates. For $100 free delivery credit, download the app and use the code: something.-Purple Get a free Purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress. Just text "Something" to 79-79-79.
The Fascinating Things That Make You Human & Natural Remedies – Which Ones Really Work?
If you want to be more persuasive, there is one little sentence to tack on to the end of any request that is more likely to get people to do what you want. Listen as I begin this episode by revealing that one simple sentence. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10510974.2012.727941?journalCode=rcst20What makes you human? What is it about us that separates us from other earthly creatures? It’s a fascinating question that has been tackled by Michael Tomasello, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University and author of a new book called Becoming Human (https://amzn.to/2I0HHdn). What is so interesting is how we wouldn’t be so human without our interaction with other humans. While we may like to think of ourselves as superior to other animals – it may be more about how we different rather than how we are better. Do you use mouthwash on a regular basis? Did you know the American Dental Association doesn’t recommend that? I’ll explain why killing those bad breath germs in your mouth could have some serious negative consequences. http://www.medicaldaily.com/antiseptic-mouthwash-raises-heart-attack-risk-bloodpressure-chlorhexidine-kills-good-bacteria-helpsA lot of people swear by herbal remedies. A lot of other people prefer conventional medicine. Do herbal remedies actually work? And if so, which ones? Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. is a proponent of natural and herbal remedies and she wrote the forward to the new book, Nature's Best Remedies (https://amzn.to/2tguq66) from National Geographic. She joins me to discuss the science behind some popular herbal remedies and offers help sorting out what works and what does not. This Week's Sponsors-LinkedIn. Go to www.LinkedIn.com/podcast to get $50 off your first job post-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.-Select Quote. Go to www.SelectQuote.com/something for your free quote today.-Calming Comfort. Go to www.CalmingComfortBlanket.com and use promo code : something - to get $15 off at checkout.-Care/Of Vitamins. For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to www.TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code: something50. -Trip Actions. Go to www.TripActions.com/something to complete a 30 minute demo and receive a $100Amazon gift card.-Geico. Go to www.geico.com for your free quote.-Postmates. For $100 free delivery credit, download the app and use the code: something.-Purple Get a free Purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress. Just text "Something" to 79-79-79.
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What Really Controls Your Behavior & How Being Too Clean Can Make You Sick

What Really Controls Your Behavior & How Being Too Clean Can Make You Sick