December 2, 2014

 

Interview with Stephen Budiansky, author of the book The Truth about Dogs: An Inquiry into Ancestry, Social Conventions, Mental Habits, and Moral Fiber of Canis familiaris

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Why do dogs hate the mailman?

 

Stephen Budiansky:
It's a classic reinforced behavior. The mailman comes the dog perceives it as an intrusion on its territory, he barks at him and the mailman goes away - it worked.
 


Stephen Budiansky


December 1, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Bowen White, author of the book Why Normal Isn't Healthy: How to Find Heart, Meaning Passion & Humor on the Road Most Traveled

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Have you ever stepped back and taken a careful look at your life?


Dr. Bowen White

You know we all have a secret that we share that we don't talk about. We all have these feelings of inadequacy we don't want anyone else to know about. So we walk around acting like we know what we're doing.
 


Dr. Bowen White


November 28, 2014

 

Interview with Harriet Braiker, author of the book Who's Pulling Your Strings?: How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you know people who are manipulative?

Harriet B. Braiker, PhD:
Manipulators manipulate through the promise of a big gain, so there's usually something you really want and/or something you're very afraid of losing. 

 


Harriet Braiker


 

November 27, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Kevin Soden, author of the book Special Treatment: How to get the Same High-Quality Health Care Your Doctor Gets

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Have you ever wondered if doctors get better healthcare than the rest of us?

 

Kevin Soden, M.D.:
Doctors do know the inside information. They know how to get to the best hospitals, how to get to the best doctors, and how to get the best care.
 


Dr. Kevin Soden


November 26, 2014

 

Interview with Peter Stark, author of the book The Only Negotiating Guide You'll Ever Need: 101 Ways to Win Every Time in Any Situation

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Everybody negotiates all the time.

 

Peter Stark:
Every time you communicate with the intent to change the relationship some way, you're negotiating.
 


Peter Stark


November 25, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, author of the book Better than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you stop and listen for a moment you can probably here your inner critic.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo:
And I like to think of an inner critic is actually a very positive force if you use it well.

 


Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo


November 24, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, author of the book Better than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You probably are or know someone who is a perfectionist.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo:
Perfectionism is an all or nothing mentality. It goes way beyond wanting your junk drawer to be perfectly neat.
 


Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo


November 21, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Alan Bonsteel, author of the book Stay Young, Start Now: A Family Doctor's Guide to More Energy, Less Stress and Better Sex

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Even though we know what it takes to get fit and stay healthy, too many of us just don't do it.

Dr. Alan Bonsteel:
We're putting on weight, and the numbers on weight these days-the numbers on people who are above "ideal weight" are really pretty scary. They're going up and up, and just no indication that that curve is dropping off any.
 

 


November 20, 2014

 

Interview with Alan C. Fox, author of the book People Tools for Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re going to get ahead in the world you’ve got to know how to make things happen. Here’s a story…

 

Alan C. Fox:
I came into my office after being gone for a few days on a Tuesday morning the elevator didn’t work, it’ stopped working it trapped someone in the elevator on Thursday afternoon and it still wasn’t fixed.
 


Alan C. Fox


November 19, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Barry Gordon, author of the book Intelligent Memory: Improve Your Memory No Matter What Your Age

 

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Mike Carruthers:
An interesting analogy to how your memory works, is a file cabinet.

 

Dr. Barry Gordon:
A file cabinet has a perfect memory, but if often isn't easy to find things in a file cabinet. There we have an example where something never forgets, but you simply can't remember, because you can't find it.
 


Dr. Barry Gordon


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