Some Fascinating Facts That You Should Know

Power Of Magical Thinking

August 12, 2012

Interview with Matthew Hutson, author of the book The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane



Mike Carruthers:
Knocking on wood, having lucky charms, believing in karma these are versions of what’s called magical thinking.


Matthew Hutson:
And every individual person has a tendency to believe in these sorts of things I think we are magical thinkers by default.

Matthew Hutson

Making Time Work For You

August 10, 2016

Interview with Marney Makridakis, author of the book Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
What if you could create more time when you need it? Well in a way you can.


Marney Makridakis:
Since we know is relative, I mean that’s obviously proven by science and it’s obviously proven just by our psychological experiences of time – compare an hour with a loved one to an hour in the dentist chair.

Marney Makridakis

Food Fraud

August 8, 2016

Interview with Larry Olmstead author of  Real Food/Fake Food




Mike Carruthers:
There is something called food fraud – you’re a victim of it and it is a big deal.


Larry Olmstead:
The Michigan State University Food Fraud Initiative estimates $50 Billion (with a B). 10% of the commercially available food in our country is subject to some sort of adulteration.

Larry Olmstead

Food Fraud - Part 2

August 9, 2016

Interview with Larry Olmstead author of  Real Food/Fake Food



Mike Carruthers:

Seafood fraud is a real thing and it’s a big thing.


Larry Olmstead:
When you buy red snapper at a restaurant or at retail, you don’t get it 94% of the time. So like I don’t even know as I’ve ever had red snapper even though I’ve ordered it.

Larry Olmstead

Why America Is Getting Dumber

August 5, 2016


Interview with Lisa Bloom, author of the book Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World




Mike Carruthers:
As a society we’re dumb and we’re getting dumber.


Lisa Bloom:
I’ve found that college students could name more Kardashians than wars we are in – college students for example are very knowledgeable about reality shows and celebrities and whether Kim Kardashian is married today or not.

Lisa Bloom

Power Of Listening

July 27, 2016


Interview with Bernard T. Ferrari, author of the book Power Listening: Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All




Mike Carruthers:
What does it take to be a really good listener? Well, a couple of things…


Bernard T. Ferrari:
The first thing you have to display is respect, if you don’t respect the person that you’re talking to and understanding that they have information that will help you make better decisions, then you’re in deep yogurt right off the bat.

Bernard T. Ferrari

Should You Buy Or Rent A Home?

July 26, 2016


Interview with Jane Hodges, author of the book Rent vs Own




Mike Carruthers:
Conventional wisdom has always been that owning a home is better than renting but that’s not necessarily true anymore because home buyer behavior has changed.


Jane Hodges:
In the past people used to put really large down payments down on their home and pay them off quickly but as time has moved on people tend to put less down and they stay for a shorter amount of time.

Jane Hodges

How Smart Are You Really?

July 20, 2016


Interview with Art Markman, author of the book Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done




Mike Carruthers:
You’re probably not as smart as you think you are on many topics.


Art Markman:
The quality of our knowledge about the way the world works is less good than we think it is this is something that’s called the illusion of explanatory depth.


Art Markman

How To Imporve Your Appearance

July 11, 2016


Interview with Deborah Boland Co-founder of


Mike Carruthers:
Something weird often happens to people when they get into their 30tys and 40tys and it has to do with the way they look and the way they dress.

Deborah Boland:
The number 1 problem is we find men and women just start wearing really baggy clothes.


Deborah Boland

Life After Death - Part 2

July 7, 2016


Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Long, author of the book God & The Afterlife




Mike Carruthers:
Is life after death real - or just wishful thinking?


Dr. Jeffrey Long:
If I had found after all of my extensive research that there doesn’t seem to be an afterlife my integrity as a scientist and physician would be that that’s what I report to the world. But that’s not at all what we have found.

Dr. Jeffrey Long

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