November 25, 2015


Interview with Brain Keane President of SmartPower




Mike Carruthers:
Getting consumers - people like you and me - to really conserve energy has been a tough sell. Because to conserve energy means, to many of us, to sacrifice.


Brian Keane:
We actually did focus groups among college students today. You talk to them about conservation and they will talk about Jimmy Carter. And these guys weren't even alive when Jimmy Carter was president.


Brian Keane

November 24, 2015


Interview with Arthur Benjamin, author of the book The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why




Mike Carruthers:
Probably every school kid wonders the importance of all the math they’re taught - math they’ll never use again. But there’s another side to the story.


Arthur Benjamin:
I don’t know of anything that trains you to think more logically than learning mathematics.

Arthur Benjamin

November 23, 2015


Interview with Matthew Ferry, author of the book Ridiculous Bliss: Being Happy All the Time (Made for Success Collection)




Mike Carruthers:
Happiness can be elusive and often it’s because your mind is playing tricks on you.


Matthew Ferry:
You need to see that your mind has an opinion about everything including things it knows nothing about.

Matthew Ferry

November 20, 2015


Interview with Bob Baumann of Edward Baumann Clothiers Dallas, TX




Mike Carruthers:
The clothes you wear matter and a lot of men don’t seem to get that.


Bob Baumann:
You know most men if they’re big their clothes are too tight if they’re small their clothes are too loose.

November 19, 2015


Interview with Cara Natterson, author of the book Worry Proof: A Pediatrician (and Mom) Explains Which Foods, Medicines, and Chemicals to Avoid to Have Safe and Healthy Children




Mike Carruthers:
Parent’s worry, they worry about all kinds of things but what as a parent should you worry about most?


Cara Natterson:
In my book the top three are; guns, pools that are unlocked and uncovered, and driving while texting or dialing.

Dr. Cara Natterson

November 18, 2015


Interview with Steven Johnson, author of the book Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation




Mike Carruthers:
Where do great ideas come from? There’s a tendency to believe they just pop into people’s heads, however…


Steven Johnson:
Those kinds of sudden moments of illumination are actually, almost never really happen.


Steven Johnson

November 17, 2015


Interview with Laurie Puhn, author of the book Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to Change Your Relationship without Blowing Up or Giving In





Mike Carruthers:
In a marriage or relationship eventually you will do something that you will need to apologize for.


Laurie Puhn:
And the first step in a perfect apology is you make a mountain out of a molehill. So what you want to do is embellish the wrongdoing.

Laurie Puhn

November 16, 2015


Interview with Dr. Tim Summers of




Mike Carruthers:
Hackers love the holidays. This time of year there are a lot of ways they can get you to let them into your computer so they can steal your data.


Dr. Tim Summers:
It’s the holidays hackers know that you’re going to be traveling. So they may send you an email that has an attachment that looks like a flight itinerary. You’re very likely to click on that because you’re thinking it’s from Delta.

Dr. Timothy Summers

November 13, 2015


Interview with Stephen Post, author of the book Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving




Mike Carruthers:
You know that feeling you get when you do something kind for someone else?


Stephen Post:
That's actually been well described as the helper's high and even in 2006 major neurological studies showed that when we even think about helping others a part of the brain lights up that's associated with feel-good chemicals.

Stephen Post

November 12, 2015


Interview with Jason Hanson, author of the book Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life: A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected




Mike Carruthers:
The fact that people are always looking down at their phones when they’re out walking is something criminals really like because…


Jason Hanson:
The foundation of personal safety is what I think is common sense and that’s keeping your head up when you’re out and about in public. So that’s not walking out of the Walmart parking lot with your head down playing on whatever the latest gadget is.

Jason Hanson

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