April 23, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Laura Nathanson, author of the book What You Don't Know Can Kill You: A Physician's Radical Guide to Conquering the Obstacles to Excellent Medical Care

 

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Mike Carruthers:
I'll bet you'd be surprised how often people who are seriously ill are misdiagnosed by a doctor.


Dr. Laura Nathanson:

In hospitalized patients who die and who get autopsied - it happens fifteen percent of the time. And half of those fifteen percent of deaths would have had a better prognosis if the diagnosis had been made correctly.

 


Dr. Laura Nathanson


April 22, 2014

 

Interview with Annette Simmons, author of the book Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What really determines your level of overall happiness?


Annette Simmons:

If you are going to be happy it's because of the story you tell yourself about who you are and why you're here - and if you're miserable, same thing.
 


Annette Simmons


April 21, 2014

 

Interview with Sarah Wilson, author of the book I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook

 

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Mike Carruthers:
While we have focused on fat in the diet as a source of weight gain more and more evidence is pointing to sugar as a big part of the problem.

 

Sarah Wilson:
You know increasingly the science that comes out almost daily linking it to one metabolic disease after another – from pancreatic cancer, obesity, type II diabetes.

 


Sarah Wilson


April 18, 2014

 

Interview with Neil Wertheimer Editor and Chief at Reader’s Digest Books, which has put out a new book call Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things: 2,317 Ways to Save Money and Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
I bet you never knew this about meat tenderizer…

 

Neil Wertheimer:
It's good at removing bloodstains because, well, meat tenderizer breaks down proteins - so, it actually gets out perspiration stains really well.

 


Neil Wertheimer


April 17, 2014

 

Interview with Dennis D. Adams, author of the Honest, Direct, Respectful: Three Simple Words that will Change your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Would you consider yourself a passive person or a reactive person?


Dennis Adams:

I think that eighty percent of people in any given population are passive and I think that twenty percent are reactive by nature.
 


Dennis D. Adams


April 16, 2014

 

Interview with Neil Fiore, author of the book The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Why is it that we procrastinate when we know we have to get something done?

 

Neil Fiore:
We do it in part because of the way we talk to ourselves and the way in which our parents talked to us about our homework. "You have to finish your homework" - well that's very counter-productive 'because you have to' means you don't want to.
 


Neil Fiore


April 15, 2014

 

Interview with Anne Baber, author of the book Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business and Career Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting out there and meeting new people is extremely important in order to get ahead professionally and socially and yet…
 
Anne Baber:
About sixty percent of Americans are now saying that they are shy. That number has ratcheted upward from forty percent only ten years ago.

Anne Baber


April 14, 2014

 

Interview with Jane Isay, author of the book Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Many adult children have some difficulty in their relationship with their parents and that difficulty can grow into real conflict, however…

 

Jane Isay:
Tiny changes in the parents' behavior can make very large changes in the relationship - a loving email that doesn't need a response or a phone call without an agenda.
 


Jane Isay


April 11, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Michael Roizen, co-author of the book YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You probably don’t give a whole lot of thought to your liver, but perhaps you should. Because…

 

Michael Roizen :
It is where everything goes. When you eat an ice cream cone it gets digested and everything in it goes through the liver.
 


Dr. Michael Roizen


April 10, 2014

 

Interview with Rita Carter, author of the book Multiplicity: The New Science of Personality, Identity, and the Self

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you think about it we all have several different personalities inside each of us.

 

Rita Carter:
So, for example, a mother - she has to be Mom at breakfast time; three hours later she might be in a board meeting where she's got to be very assertive and think about big things. And she kind of needs to keep those things separate.

 


Rita Carter


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