December 19, 2014

 

Interview with David Hoffman, author of the book Kid Stuff: Great Toys from Our Childhood

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
So many of the classic toys never started out as toys. 

 

David Hoffman:
Lionel Trains were actually, the guy who came up with the concept of a play train did it as a store display, in a toy shop, to show off other toys.
 


David Hoffman


December 18, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Adrian Calabrese, author of the book 10 Spiritual Steps to a Magical Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As we get ready to head into the new year 2015 it's a good time to take stock of all the things we have and are grateful for.

 

Adrian Calabrese:
If you express your gratitude, you look at your life the way it is, and you realize just how much you really do have, instead of dwelling on what you don't have.
 


Dr. Adrian Calabrese


December 17, 2014

 

Interview with Steven Chandler, author of the book 50 Ways to Create Great Relationships: How to Stop Taking and Start Giving

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Developing friendships or relationships takes certain important skills.

 

Steve Chandler:
For example, listening, listening is the most creative aspect of relationships; it's what really makes relationships strong.
 


Steven Chandler


December 15, 2014

 

Interview with Jeff Guinn, co-author of the book The Autobiography of Santa Claus

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Have you ever wondered how St. Nicholas became Santa Claus?

 

Jeff Guinn:
Santa Claus is the name that he actually got in America back when we were still colonies of the British and the Dutch.
 


Jeff Guinn


December 15, 2014

 

Interview with David Niven, author of the book 100 Simple Secrets of Healthy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use it (100 Simple Secrets)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s never too late to get healthy.

 

David Niven:
A couple researchers did a study of 72 year olds who’d never exercised in their life. And they had them start walking and doing things that were not particularly draining and what do you know if their health didn’t improve.
 


David Niven


December 12, 2014

 

Interview with Jay Phelan, co-author of the book Mean Genes: From Sex to Money to Food Taming Our Primal Instincts

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Evolution plays an important role in attraction to the opposite sex. For example women seem to be programmed to be attracted to a good provider.

 

Jay Phelan:
One of my favorite studies is that women ranked about a hundred photos of men, and how attractive are they.
 


Jay Phelan


December 11, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Ron Inge, Chief Dental Officer, Western Dental

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The holidays can be tough on your teeth because we tend to eat a lot more sweets.

 

Dr. Ron Inge:
We don’t expect anyone not to have sweets but what we’d like to do is have them brush within what we call the hot zone which is 20 minutes after eating any type of sugar or carbohydrates. You can reduce the effect of the bacteria.
 


Dr. Ron Inge


December 10, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Noelle Nelson, author of the book The Power of Appreciation: The Key to a Vibrant Life

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
It's a simple concept, and it goes like this:
 

Noelle C. Nelson, Ph.D.:
You've got to appreciate what you have, to get what you want.
 


Dr. Noelle Nelson


December 9, 2014

 

Interview with Louise Nayer, author of the book How to Bury a Goldfish: And Other Ceremonies & Celebrations for Everyday Life

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
The Holidays are full of rituals, for example we bring Poinsettia plants into the house at Christmas time. There's a story behind that.
 

Louise Nayer:
A little boy in Mexico was too poor to put a gift in the charity box, and he cried. And when his tears fell, a scarlet flower supposedly bloomed. And he took the flower to the church, and placed it in the crib of the baby Jesus.
 


Louise Nayer


December 8, 2014

 

Interview with Clea Newman, Serious Fun Children's Network

www.seriousfunnetwork.org

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Many families have a holiday tradition of giving back this time or year - whether it’s giving money or volunteering.

 

Clea Newman:
I think that giving back makes you feel whole. And I’m very blessed that my family made it a tradition.
 


Clea Newman


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