March 6, 2015

 

Interview with Russ Parsons, author of the book How to Read a French Fry: And Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science 

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the world of cooking, it seems common wisdom that you should you only cook vegetables lightly, al dente.

 

Russ Parsons:
The al dente vegetable, I think, is one of the things that cooks really have a lot to answer for.
 


Russ Parsons


March 5, 2015

 

Interview with Norman Doige, author of the book The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
So much has been learned in recent years about our brains and how our behavior affects their function.

 

Norman Doige:
There are things that we can do to protect ourselves from cognitive decline for instance.

 


Norman Doige


March 4, 2015

 

Interview with Scott Stossel, author of the book My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Millions of Americans suffer from some sort of anxiety.

 

Scott Stossel:
It’s a collection of factors starting with genetics. If you have one family member who suffers from acute anxiety it’s very likely that you will have many other members.


Scott Stossel


March 3, 2015 

 

Interview with Peter Bregman, author of the book Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Nobody wants to take the blame but it actually may be a very good strategy.

 

Peter Bregman:
That to take the blame for whatever you can take the blame for changes the dynamic and it does the exact opposite. It doesn’t make people want to fire you it makes people want to hire you and work with you and promote you because they see someone who’s taking accountability.
 

                                                                           


Peter Bregman


March 2, 2015 

 

Interview with Peter Bregman, author of the book Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In stressful situations such as a confrontation how we react is typically ruled by our emotions.

 

Peter Bregman:
Let’s say we walk into a hall and you yell at me, I yell back.

                                                                           


Peter Bregman


February 27, 2015

 

Interview with Liz Franklin, author of the book How to Get Organized Without Resorting to Arson: A Step-By-Step Guide to Clearing Your Desk Without Panic or the Use of Open Flame

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you think of your life as disorganized?

 

Liz Franklin:
When people say they're disorganized, they mean very, very different things. Some people mean their stuff looks messy. Some people mean they just don't have enough time.
 


Liz Franklin


February 26, 2015

 

Interview with Karen Berg, author of the book Your Self-Sabotage Survival Guide: How to Go From Why Me? to Why Not?

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everybody at some point in their life engages in self-sabotage.

 

Karen Berg:
Largely self-sabotage is unconscious but the good news is that once you can bring it to the level of awareness you can fix it.
 


Karen Berg


February 25, 2015

 

Interview with Sharon Jordan Evans, author of the book Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We could all use a little more money in our paycheck, but if you're like most people you're probably reluctant to go in and ask for a raise.

 

Sharon Jordan Evans:
And in fact, research shows that most people would rather leave a good job than ask for a raise.
 


Sharon Jordan Evans


February 24, 2015

 

Interview with Karen Koenig, author of the book Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Gaining weight and overeating cause a lot of anxiety in people especially those who struggle with their weight.

 

Karen Koenig:
Well the first thing is to recognize that we live in the most fat phobic thin obsessed culture in the history of time and to chill out a little bit about it.
 


Karen Koenig


February 23, 2015

 

Interview with Vicki Robin, author of the book Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Ind ependence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Most people agree that when it comes to money and possessions, we live in a culture where "more is better."

 

Vicki Robin:
"More is better" is the story of a loser. "More" is not a strategy for life or a strategy for success because there's no way to define that.
 


Vicki Robin


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