September 11, 2015

 

Interview with Judith Acosta, co-author of book Verbal First Aid: Help Your Kids Heal from Fear and Pain--and Come Out Strong

 

_______________

 

Mike Carruthers:
Kids get hurt. And how parents react when their kids get hurt is more important than you might realize. For instance if a kid takes a bad fall…

 

Judith Acosta:
And the mother goes over to him and says, “My God, my God, my God are you OK? Oh my God, oh no look at all that blood!” How do you think the child is going to respond to that?

 


Judith Acosta


September 10, 2015

 

Interview with Ori Brafman, co-author of the book Click: The Magic of Instant Connections

 

_______________

 

Mike Carruthers:
You’ve most likely had the experience of meeting someone for the first time personally or professionally and you just hit it off, you click.

 

Ori Brafman:
It turns out that the relationships that ensue from those kinds of connections are categorically different – mainly they’re more passionate.
 


Ori Brafman


September 9, 2015

 

Interview with Jeffrey Robinson, author of the book There's a Sucker Born Every Minute: A Revelation of Audacious Frauds, Scams, and Cons -- How to Spot Them, How to Stop Them

 

_______________

 

Mike Carruthers:
You hear about people becoming victims of fraud all the time and perhaps you’ve wondered how did they ever fall for that?

 

Jeffrey Robinson:
There are people who have never been victims who feel that way and soon as they become victims they say to themselves, “How could I have fallen for it?”
 


Jeffrey Robinson


September 8, 2015

 

Interview with Matthew Edlund, M.D., author of the book The Power of Rest: Why Sleep Alone Is Not Enough. A 30-Day Plan to Reset Your Body

 

_______________

 

Mike Carruthers:
Taking rests throughout the day is necessary to keep your health, energy and productivity on track and there are a lot of ways you can rest and renew.

 

Matthew Edlund, M.D.:
For example if people are feeling really exhausted I ask them to walk to music. You simply hear a very upbeat song in your head and you walk to it for 20 or 30 seconds.
 


Dr. Matthew Edlund


September 7, 2015

 

Interview with Matthew Edlund, M.D., author of the book The Power of Rest: Why Sleep Alone Is Not Enough. A 30-Day Plan to Reset Your Body

 

_______________

 

Mike Carruthers:
Rest, who has time to rest? To a lot of people it seems unnecessary.

 

Matthew Edlund, M.D.:
And I know because a lot of people look at me and say, “What do you mean, rest? That’s a waste of time.” They don’t view it as necessary to their health – but it is.
 


Dr. Matthew Edlund


September 4, 2015

 

Interview with Hugh Raffels, author of the book Insectopedia

 

_______________

 

Mike Carruthers:
You probably consider insects to be nothing more than a nuisance but they can actually be quite fascinating– take house flies.

 

Hugh Raffels:
And if you see slow motion film for instance at the ways that flies can huver and the ways that they can arrange their flights. They’re extraordinarily sophisticated fliers.

 


Hugh Raffels


September 3, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Michael Roizen, author of the book You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Looking Good & Feeling Great

 

________________

 

Mike Carruthers:
Having too much stress in your life is bad for your health. How exactly?

 

Dr. Michael Roizen:
Stress (that is unmanaged stress) turns on around 550 of your genes that produce then inflammatory proteins.
 


Dr. Michael Roizen


September 2, 2015

 

Interview with Barry Schwartz, author of the book Why We Work (TED Books)

 

________________

 

Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably heard that a majority of working people don’t actually like their job. Which is a shame because…

 

Barry Schwartz:
We spend half our waking lives at work. And it’s an incredible waste of a human resource for people to spend half of their lives in places they don’t want to be doing things they don’t want to do - especially when it’s not necessary.
 


Barry Schwartz


September 1, 2015

 

Interview with Barry Schwartz, author of the book Why We Work (TED Books)

 

________________

 

Mike Carruthers:
A lot of us get up every day and go to work. Why?

 

Barry Schwartz:
There’s a long standing ideology about human beings and work which is that people don’t want to work they’re basically lazy. If we didn’t need the money we wouldn’t work – end of story.
 


Barry Schwartz


August 31, 2015

 

Interview with John Markoff, author of the book Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots

 

________________

 

Mike Carruthers:
How we interact with technology has changed dramatically and will likely tend to do so.

 

John Markoff:
Where I live and work in San Francisco half the population, I swear to you, is walking around looking down at their palm at their smart phone. I mean they’re just everywhere that can’t be the final stage of human evolution.
 


John Markoff


Something You Should Know - Blogged