Some Fascinating Facts That You Should Know


How To Improve Your Self Image - Part 2

June 23, 2016

 

Interview with Tim Wilson, author of the book Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Changing your life for the better, how do you do that? One way is called the do good, be good approach.

 

Tim Wilson:
Which is kind of counterintuitive but it suggests that sometimes the best way to edit our stories is to change our behavior first. That if we act like a person we want to be that our story follows that rather than preceding it. 
 


Tim Wilson

The Fear Of Missing Out

June 20, 2016

 

Interview with Kasey Wallis, author of the book Far Reaching Parameters

 

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Mike Carruthers:

Fomo it’s a real word in the oxford English dictionary. Fomo is the fear of missing out.

 

Kasey Wallis:

It’s a very real phenomenon especially for those who are truly addicted to the mobile devices and they are constantly engaged in an ongoing news feed.

 


Kasey Wallis

Wealth & Affluence

June 7, 2016

 

Interview with Joan Indursky DiFuria, author of the book Affluence Intelligence: Earn More, Worry Less, and Live a Happy and Balanced Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What does it mean to be truly wealthy and fulfilled? It’s a fascinating question and some researchers did some digging.

 

Joan Indursky DiFuria:
As we spent more time with the truly affluent we learned that they have this certain something we call it affluence intelligence - which is a mindset that makes people not just wealthy but deeply fulfilled.
 


Joan Indursky DiFuria

How We Drive

May 30, 2016

 

Interview with Edward Humes, author of the book Door To Door

 

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Mike Carruthers:
American’s love to drive and that has created a huge problem that virtually no one is talking about.

 

Edward Humes:
We freak out when an airliner crashes but the toll on our roads is like having 8 fully packed airliners crash every week.

 


Edward Humes

Facts You Know That Are Actually Wrong

May 20, 2016

 

Interview with John Lloyd, co-author of the book The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s amazing what we think we know, that just isn’t so for instance everyone believes that Napoleon was short but he wasn’t.

 

John Lloyd:
They made a mistake when they were translating the autopsy which was conducted in French into English and they got the measurements wrong – he wasn’t 5 foot 2 as is often said he was actually 5 foot 6 and a half.
 


John Lloyd

Is "Gut Instinct" A Real Thing?

May 12, 2016

 

Interview with Mary Ellen O’Toole, author of the book Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us

 

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Mike Carruthers:
My gut instinct told me it was the right thing to do. How often have you said that?

 

Mary Ellen O’Toole:
It’s this reliance on these mystical concepts that really cannot be described, you can’t refine your gut, you can’t improve your gut.
 


Mary Ellen O'Toole

Why We Like What We Like - Part 2

May 11, 2016

 

Interview with Tom Vanderbilt, author of the book You May Also Like

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We often rely on other people’s reviews of products or restaurants or hotels but it’s important to understand who’s writing those reviews.

 

Tom Vanderbilt:

There’s just a certain community that is going to write a review more generally to begin with they have more time, they like to write, their more vocal with their opinions or as you say they are motivated by other particularly good or particularly bad experience.
 


Tom Vanderbilt

Why We Like What We Like

May 10, 2016

 

Interview with Tom Vanderbilt, author of the book You May Also Like

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What’s your favorite color? Most people say blue. Why?

 

Tom Vanderbilt:
There’s something called availability bias that psychologists talk about somethings the thing that’s most obvious in our minds is the thing that springs to mind when we’re asked a question like that.
 


Tom Vanderbilt

Studies & Statistics - Part 2

April 26, 2016

 

Interview with John H. Johnson PhD, author of the book Every Data

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How many times have you come across some new study that claims to prove one thing or disprove another?

 

John Johnson:
I’ve found news articles that said coffee causes cancer. And the next day I found another article that says coffee prevents cancer. I mean I’m a professional statistician and it’s confusing for me to disentangle these things.
 


John H. Johnson PhD

Studies & Statistics

April 25, 2016

 

Interview with John H. Johnson PhD, author of the book Every Data

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There’s always some new study or report or finding in the news that we’re supposed to believe however when you look closely at the data…

 

John Johnson:
One of the things I’ve found is I see data every day in the newspapers that the majority of the information people see is either misleading, out of context, or sometimes just plain wrong.
 


John H. Johnson PhD

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