June 6, 2014

 

Interview with Guy Garcia, author of the book The Decline of Men: How the American Male Is Tuning Out, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Women have made great strides in the workplace and in society. At the same time, some would argue that men are losing ground.

 

Guy Garcia:
Men have not evolved. Women are allowed to do anything that guys do and it's applauded. When guys deviate from a very narrow definition of masculinity, they're attacked or mocked.
 


Guy Garcia


June 5, 2014

 

Interview with Joel Best, author of the book Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We are bombarded by statistics.

 

Joel Best:
Every day the newspaper, the radio, and the television give us statistics and a lot of those numbers aren't very good.
 


Joel Best


June 4, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Guy Winch author of the book Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries

 

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Mike Carruthers:
While everyone has experienced loneliness when it’s chronic it can actually be dangerous.

 

Dr. Guy Winch:
We know that loneliness even in short durations really suppresses our immune system. And we also know that people that are chronically lonely have a 14% greater chance of dying a premature death – it literally can shave years off our life.


Dr. Guy Winch


June 3, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Guy Winch author of the book Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Rejection is something we all face and mostly we’re just supposed to get over it but often it’s not quite that easy.

 

Dr. Guy Winch:
Well when we get rejected the interesting thing is that the same areas get activated in our brain that get activated when we experience physical pain.

 


Dr. Guy Winch


June 2, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Beth Ann Ditkoff, author of the book Why Don't Your Eyelashes Grow?: Curious Questions Kids Ask About the Human Body

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Have you ever wondered why your eyelashes don't grow?

 

Beth Ann Ditkoff, M.D.:
They actually do grow - the hair on your head and your eyelashes go through a growth cycle. So that's a cycle of growth followed by a transition to resting period and then after resting, the hair falls out.
 


Dr. Beth Ann Ditkoff


May 30, 2014

 

Interview with Robert Biswas-Diener, co-author of the book Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Happiness is a good thing. But too much happiness may not be.

 

Robert Biswas-Diener:
It turns out that students for example who are an eight out of ten on a "life satisfaction" scale outperform those who are nine out of ten.
 


Robert Biswas-Diener


May 29, 2014

 

Interview with Diane Hamilton, author of the book Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Conflict for many of us is something to be avoided.

 

Diane Hamilton:
The 1st thing is just to not, not to be afraid of it. Most of us are convinced that to deal with conflict directly isn’t going to go anywhere good because most of our experience is that it doesn’t. So we have to change our attitude.
 


Diane Hamilton


May 28, 2014

 

Interview with Frank Lawliss, author of the book The Stress Answer: Train Your Brain to Conquer Depression and Anxiety in 45 Days

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You probably agree with the statement that we live in very stressful times.  And all that life stress can cause us to get locked in to worry, rage, and all kinds of negative thinking.

 

Dr. Frank Lawlis:
And the way you get out of it is you start correcting your breathing. You start taking long breaths, not particularly deep breaths but long breaths and that will change the way your brain functions because it restores the oxygen level.

 


Dr. Frank Lawliss


May 27, 2014

 

Interview with Bill Treasurer, author of the book Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, and Get Results

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What does it mean to be courageous?

 

Bill Treasurer:
I would say that the definition of courage is not the absence of fear. In fact, when you are in a courageous moment you're in a fearful moment - but it is proceeding despite the fact that you're afraid.
 


Bill Treasurer


May 26, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Malissa Wood, author of the book Thinfluence: Thin-flu-ence (noun) the powerful and surprising effect friends, family, work, and environment have on weight

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How much you weigh is influenced heavily by how much the people around you weigh.

 

Dr. Malissa Wood:
Siblings and significant others and closest friends have the most effect and have the most similarity to us.

 


Dr. Malissa Wood


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