August 1, 2014


Interview with Andrew Spielman, author of the book Mosquito: A Natural History of Our Most Persistent and Deadly Foe




Mike Carruthers:
A mosquito is more likely to bite you late in the afternoon and male mosquitoes never bite?

Andrew Spielman:
It’s only the female that sucks blood and the blood that is ingested is used for the production of eggs.

Andrew Spielman

July 31, 2014


Interview with Adam Reid, author of the book The Best Recipe: Grilling and Barbecue




Mike Carruthers:
When you're cooking steaks and burgers on a grill about the worst thing you can do is press down on them with a spatula.


Andrew Reid:
Because you're just going to press all the juices out of there and that's what you want in the food.

Adam Reid

July 30, 2014


Interview with Beverly Engel, author of the book Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame




Mike Carruthers:
Do you have a negative voice inside your head that loves to pop up and criticize you?


Beverly Engel:
People who have a very powerful inner-critic usually are perfectionists, they are really critical of themselves constantly; they always blame themselves when things go wrong.

Beverly Engel

July 29, 2014


Interview with Dr. Laurence Steinberg, author of the book The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting




Mike Carruthers:
Can you love your child too much?


Dr. Laurence Steinberg:
I think a lot of parents believe that they can spoil a child by being too loving. Research studies indicate that you can't be too loving to a child. You can spoil a child with material possessions but you can't spoil a child with genuine affection.

Dr. Laurence Steinberg

July 28, 2014


Interview with Sue Crum, author of the book Clear Your Clutter




Mike Carruthers:
If you’re one of those people who would like to be more organized there are a few simple tips that can really help.


Sue Crum:
Well one is really to start each day by making the bed and it sounds real simple and silly but it really sets the tone for the day. It’s the 1st thing you can say you’ve accomplished for the day.

Sue Crum

July 25, 2014


Interview with Steve Almond, author of the book Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America




Mike Carruthers:
Candy bars have been around since about 1900, but didn't really take off until a few years later.


Steve Almond:
I would say that the major thing that brought candy bars, which are a uniquely American artifact, into the mainstream was the Dough Boys.

Steve Almond

July 24, 2014


Interview with Jerry Acuff, author of the book The Relationship Edge: The Key to Strategic Influence and Selling Success




Mike Carruthers:
Think of successful people you know and they likely have something in common...


Jerry Acuff:
When we look at the most successful people, almost all of them to a person, have exceptional ability to naturally build relationships.

Jerry Acuff

July 23, 2014


Interview with Dr. Steven Berglas, author of the book Reclaiming the Fire: How Successful People Overcome Burnout




Mike Carruthers:
While it may sound good the dream of working hard, making lots of money and then retiring to a stress less life of leisure seldom works out.


Steven Berglas :
The more successful you are and more active you are in life, smelling the roses will kill you. If you retire to smelling the roses you're digging your own grave.

Dr. Steven Berglas

July 22, 2014


Interview with Sky Blossoms, author of the book Best Thing Ever: Escape Disappointments and Drama and Let True Love Into Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
For a marriage or relationship to work better often only requires a change in attitude.


Sky Blossoms:
That means really appreciating your partner. That means treating your relationship no matter how long you have been married as if you’re still in a courting period – romancing your partner, showing your best qualities.

Sky Blossoms

July 21, 2014


Interview with William Cane President of Manhattan Makeovers




Mike Carruthers:
What would you guess are the biggest image mistakes professional men make?


William Cane:
Well the 2 biggest mistakes that men make are they fail to polish their shoes and comb their hair. George Steinbrenner the former owner of the New York Yankees was very, very wealthy and successful but he always carried a comb and before he met anybody he stepped in front of a mirror and he made sure every hair was in place.

William Cane

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