Some Fascinating Facts That You Should Know

Medical Errors

April 20, 2015


Interview with Rosemary Gibson, author of the book The Battle Over Health Care: What Obama's Reform Means for America's Future




Mike Carruthers:
Medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States and the problem is getting worse.


Rosemary Gibson:
About 15 years ago the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences issued a stunning report that estimated about 100 thousand people die every year in the United States because of preventable medical errors in hospitals.


Rosemary Gibson

Fascinating Things You Never Knew

April 17, 2015


Interview with David Hoffman, author of the book Who Knew? Things You Didn't Know About Things You Know Well




Mike Carruthers:
Ever wonder why taxicabs are usually yellow?


David Hoffman:
A guy named Hertz actually who went on later to start a rental car company did a study.


David Hoffman

Organizing Your Stuff

April 14, 2014


Interview with Regina Leeds, author of the book Rightsize . . . Right Now!: The 8-Week Plan to Organize, Declutter, and Make Any Move Stress-Free




Mike Carruthers:
Perhaps the best reason for organizing and decluttering your home is the space that you reclaim as a result.


Regina Leeds:
Space is an invaluable commodity. And if we have more of it in our homes it would help us think more clearly and be more peaceful and calm.


Regina Leeds

The Effects Of Color On Thought & Behavior

April 10, 2015


Interview with Alex J. Packer, author of the book Wise Highs: How to Thrill, Chill, & Get Away from It All Without Alcohol or Other Drugs



Mike Carruthers:
One factor that influences how you feel and behave is color.


Alex Packer:
And designers of homes and fashion designers take advantage of that. For example, blue is generally a calming color. It sorta cools things down.

Alex J. Packer

Interesting Facts About Candy

April 3, 2015


Interview with Hilary Liftin, author of the book Candy and Me: A Girl's Tale of Life, Love, and Sugar




Mike Carruthers:
How much candy do you eat in a year?


Hilary Liftin :
The average American eats about 25 pounds of candy a year maybe 26. But in Denmark they eat 36 pounds of candy a year.

Hilary Liftin

Your Tax Return & The IRS

March 30, 2015


Interview with Dan Pilla, author of the book How To Win Your Tax Audit



Mike Carruthers:
As you get your tax return ready for April 15th you’re probably focused on mostly your expenses which is good but the IRS doesn’t.


Dan Pilla:
The IRS frankly spends more time on auditing the income on a tax return than they do the deductions. You know there’s fewer and fewer tax payers claiming deductions at all to begin with.

Dan Pilla

Power Of Flattery

March 27, 2015


Interview with Richard Stengel, author of the book You're Too Kind A Brief History of Flattery




Mike Carruthers:
Flattery works. It’s just human nature that people like you if you show you like them, and there are some effective techniques to being a better flatterer.


Richard Stengel :
One of the classic techniques is to be specific so that you don't say to someone, "You're the greatest." You say, "Mike, you're a wonderful interviewer, and in fact I remember an interview you did several years ago with this sheepherder in New Zealand, that really changed my life."

Richard Stengel

Getting People's Attention - Part 2

March 25, 2015


Interview with Ben Paar, author of the book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention




Mike Carruthers:
One of the ways businesses and organizations get people to pay attention to them is using the principle of acknowledgement.



Ben Paar:
Which is that we pay attention to those who pay attention to us and provide us with validation or an identity.

Ben Paar

Differences Between Male & Female Brains - Part 2

March 17, 2015


Interview with Michael Gurian, author of the book What Could He Be Thinking?: How a Man's Mind Really Works




Mike Carruthers:
When men and women are angry with each other and argue interesting things happen biologically.


Michael Gurian:
The part of the brain will swell up in both of them called the amygdala. Then the neuro center for the man the pathways for the man go more toward the brain stem and away from the verbal center so he’s not going to tend to be able to talk.


Michael Gurian

Differences Between Male & Female Brains

March 16, 2015


Interview with Michael Gurian, author of the book What Could He Be Thinking?: How a Man's Mind Really Works




Mike Carruthers:
Biologically, the male and female brains work very differently.


Michael Gurian:
For instance, the male brain produces more sexual fantasies than the female brain. The female brain tends to produce more romantic fantasies. 


Michael Gurian

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