Something You Should Know about Human Behavior

Using Your Sense To Find A Mate

January 14, 2016


Interview with Leagan Kasper, author of the book Sensing Mr. Right Guy: The Ultimate and Humorous Dating Guide for Women




Mike Carruthers:
When people look for romantic partners they sometimes miss the obvious.


Leagan Kasper:
Listen to the voice of a man, do we really like that voice or were we just bamboozled by the looks? -paying attention to how he eats, how he chooses food, seeing how he smells.

Leagan Kasper

Performing Under Pressure

January 13, 2016


Interview with Taylor Clark, author of the book Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool




Mike Carruthers:
Staying cool under pressure, some of us handle it better than others.


Taylor Clark:
Take concert performers like classical musicians for example, people have done studies on the differences between the elite performers and the people who that don’t perform that well.

Taylor Clark

Drinking Less

January 11, 2016


Interview with Dave Andrews, author of the book The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home




Mike Carruthers:
This is the time of year when a lot of people start thinking maybe they should cut back on their drinking.


Dave Andrews:
It is amazing 1 out of 3 adults, about 29.5% qualify as excessive drinkers and this was done by a government study.

Dave Andrews

Interesting Lesson From The Beatles' Success

January 5, 2016


Interview with Harry Beckwith, author of the book Unthinking




Mike Carruthers:
Back in the '60s the Beatles exploded like nothing we’d ever seen before -and some research helps explain why.


Harry Beckwith:
Well, they did a very good job of making the audience feel that they were singing to them.  That was a big part of it.  They don't sing about Peggy Sue but they sing to you, and they say, "I want to hold your hand."

Harry Beckwith

The Basics Of Persuasion

January 4, 2016


Interview with Kevin Dutton, author of the book Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds




Mike Carruthers:
How can you be more persuasive?


Kevin Dutton:
If you can make someone feel good when you’re trying to persuade them you’re going to have a darn sight better chance of pulling it off than if you make them feel lousy.

Kevin Dutton

Sticking To Your 2016 Resolutions - Part 2

January 1, 2016


Interview with Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of the book Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals




Mike Carruthers:
Willpower or actually lack of it is why we fail at New Year’s resolutions, right? Well not really.


Heidi Grant Halvorson:
Willpower doesn’t work the way you think it does. So most people think of willpower as this sort of fixed thing – right? Some people have it and some people don’t.  Willpower’s actually a lot like a muscle.


Heidi Grant Halvorson

Sticking To Your 2016 Resolutions

December 31, 2015


Interview with Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of the book Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals




Mike Carruthers:
It's almost time for your 2016 New Year's resolutions. So why do you think New Year's resolutions usually fail?


Heidi Grant Halvorson:
Typically we think we’re not reaching our goals for basically because of some sort of fixed ability that we don’t have - so I’m not smart enough, I don’t have enough will power.


Heidi Grant Halvorson

The Benefits Of Getting Older

December 30, 2015


Interview with Dr. Marc Agronin, author of the book How We Age: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old




Mike Carruthers:
The clock is ticking, we’re all getting older and many of us dread the idea. But there are a lot of misconceptions about aging.


Dr. Marc Agronin:
Aging just doesn’t suddenly happen one day, it’s our life-long process and there’s actually a lot that you can do earlier in life that can make a difference later in life. 

Dr. Marc Agronin

How To Be More Charismatic

December 21, 2015


Interview with Olivia Fox, author of the book The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism




Mike Carruthers:
Anyone can be more charismatic if you understand what charisma actually is.


Olivia Fox:
It is the old Dale Carnegie quote, "You can make more friends in two months by being truly interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."

Olivia Fox

Dealing With Toxic People

December 11, 2015


Interview with Lillian Glass, author of the book Toxic Men: 10 Ways to Identify, Deal with, and Heal from the Men Who Make Your Life Miserable




Mike Carruthers:
Are there toxic people in your life?


Lillian Glass:
A toxic person that’s somebody that doesn’t make you feel good about yourself. It’s somebody that doesn’t bring out the best in you and they’re various types of toxic people.

Lillian Glass

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