January 29, 2015

 

Interview with Kathy Wollard, author of the book How Come?: Every Kid's Science Questions Explained

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Every time you touch metal it feels colder than everything else in the room. Why?


Kathy Wollard:


It’s not that things are at different temperatures. Metal is such a good conductor of heat that the minute your finger touches it, it starts siphoning heat away from your skin. So you sense that the metal is actually colder.


Kathy Wollard


January 28, 2015

 

Interview with Kathy Wollard, author of the book How Come?: Every Kid's Science Questions Explained

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There are a lot of science questions you’ve probably wondered about but don’t know the answer. Like; do camels really store water in their humps?


Kathy Wollard:

What they’re actually storing in their humps is fat. And they use that over their time in the desert they burn it fully for energy but they also get some water from it.
 


Kathy Wollard


January 27, 2015

 

Interview with Anne Fishel, author of the book Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the last few years there’s been a lot of talk and research about the importance of families eating dinner together. And that research is pretty astounding.

 

Anne Fishel:
It turns out that dinner conversation for young children boosts vocabulary even more than reading aloud to them.

 


Anne Fishel


January 26, 2015

 

Interview with Christine Carter, author of the book The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being busy in many ways it’s a badge of honor.

 

Christine Carter:
Right? It seems like all of the most impressive people in our world are busy, busy, busy and pressed for time. But that is a big cultural lie.
 


Christine Carter


January 23, 2015

 

Interview with Marilyn Barrett, author of the book Just Sign Here Honey: Women's 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Capital Ideas for Business & Personal Development)

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
If you're married and file a joint tax return with your spouse, you'd better make sure you know what that tax return says.

 

Marilyn Barrett:
Most married couples don't know that when they file a joint tax return they are agreeing to be jointly and separately liable for the taxes. And that means that the IRS can go after both of you, or just one of you.
 


Marilyn Barrett


January 22, 2015

 

Interview with Kory Kogon, author of the book The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being more productive isn’t necessarily about cramming more things into your day it’s about making sure the important things get done. And here’s how you do it…

 

Kory Kogon:
Before the week starts 30 minutes quiet time, think about what’ most important and get them in your calendar.

 


Kory Kogon


January 21, 2015

 

Interview with Paul G. Stoltz, author of the book GRIT: The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Grit it’s the thing that fuels our efforts to achieve our goals.

 

Paul Stoltz:
Anything worth going after that you really want to achieve in life frankly comes from grit.
 


Paul Stoltz


January 20, 2015

 

Interview with Ted Wright, author of the book Fizz: Harness the Power of Word of Mouth Marketing to Drive Brand Growth

 

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Mike Carruthers:
10% of the U.S. population are influencers. They’re the ones that tell the rest of us about new cool stuff.

 

Ted Wright:
Influencers are not looking for life-changing miracle things to share with their friends. What they do like to find things that are better. So instead of drinking this beer why don’t you drink this beer because that’s a lot tastier?
 


Ted Wright


January 19, 2015

 

Interview with Ted Wright, author of the book Fizz: Harness the Power of Word of Mouth Marketing to Drive Brand Growth

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Advertising in general is less effective than it used to be in this country simply because there’s so much of it.

 

Ted Wright:
Consumers in the United States are super-smart. We are the most marketed too people on the entire planet earth. On average a U.S. consumer gets hit with about 14,000 commercial messages a day.
 


Ted Wright


January 16, 2015

 

Interview with Bill Treasurer, author of the book Right Risk: 10 Powerful Principles for Taking Giant Leaps with Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Funny thing about taking risks in life...


Bill Treasurer:

Really it's the risks that you don't take that you tend to regret the most.
 


Bill Treasurer


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