Have you ever heard of misaphonia? It’s a real thing. If you have it, that means that certain sounds – like someone chewing their food with their mouth open or slurping their soup – drive you crazy. But people who have misaphonia also have something else going for them that is actually pretty good. I’ll explain what that is.
Then, have you ever wanted to learn something new like a foreign language or a musical instrument? But maybe you didn’t bother because it would just take too long to get proficient at it. Well, maybe according to Josh Kaufman, author of the book The First 20 Hours. According to Josh, what you do in those early hours of learning can really accelerate you learning curve
Also, if you ever stay at hotels you need to be aware of a scam that is amazingly easy to fall for if you don’t know what it is. So, I’ll fill you in.
Are people inherently good – or not? That is a question that has been debated by philosophers for centuries. And it is something explored in the book, The Fear Factor. Researcher Abigail March is the author and she is also an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Georgetown University. She explores what makes some of us altruistic and others callous and uncaring. It’s a fascinating discussion with a silver lining.
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RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE:
Source for story about misaphonia: http://www.newsy.com/videos/hate-chewing-sounds-call-yourself-creative-then-just-deal/
Amazon link for Josh Kaufman book, The First 20 Hours: http://amzn.to/2ix9SUN
Amazon link for Abigail March book, The Fear Factor: http://amzn.to/2gEDvzm
Source for story on hotel scams http://www.thedailyberries.com/beware-new-hotel-scam-checking-hotel/