June 12, 2015


Interview with Anne Lutz Fernandez, author of the book Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives




Mike Carruthers:
Americans love their cars and I bet you’ll be surprised to realize how much time we actually spend in them.


Anne Lutz Fernandez:
On average American’s spend (either as a driver or passenger) 18 and a half hours a week in their cars.




Anne Lutz Fernandez

June 11, 2015


Interview with Rodd Wagner, co-author of the book Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life




Mike Carruthers:
Partnerships - we all have them at work, at home and with friends.


Rodd Wagner:
Most people are not very deliberate about their partnerships. When you ask them whether they’ve had good partnerships or bad partnerships they will tend to say they’ve had a lot more bad partnerships than good ones.

Rodd Wagner

June 10, 2015


Interview with Joel Fuhrman, M.D. author of the book Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss




Mike Carruthers:
According to life expectancy statistics, we’re living longer than ever before so, you might assume we’re doing something right, but look a little closer.


Joel Fuhrman M.D.:
We’re not living longer than ever before. Cancer rates have climbed. From 1935 to 2005 cancer rates climbed every single year for 70 years straight. 2% of the population had heart attacks a hundred years ago and today it’s 40%.


Joel Fuhrman M.D.

June 9, 2015


Interview with Wendy Suzuki, PhD, author of the book Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better




Mike Carruthers:
While we all know the health benefits of aerobic exercise we’re discovering more and more just how good it is for the brain as well.


Wendy Suzuki PhD:
No matter what age you are aerobic exercise actually stimulates the birth of new brain cells in a key structure that I’ve studied for the last twenty years important for long-term memory and that structure is called the hippocampus.

Wendy Suzuki PhD

June 8, 2015


Interview with Po Bronson, author of the book NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children




Mike Carruthers:
Parents are often concerned about how their children get along with each other. So here’s a statistic you might find interesting…


Po Bronson:
From the ages of 3 to 10, on average, siblings will  - for every hour they spend together - they will get into arguments 3 and a half times per hour. It will add up to 10 minutes of every hour spent arguing.



Po Bronson

June 5, 2015


Interview with Joseph Allen, co-author of the book Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old




Mike Carruthers:
Many of our teenagers have a problem and here it is...


Joseph Allen:
We are seeing more and more parents who are running flat out trying to provide everything they can for their teens - from lessons to summer camps to electronic gadgets. And yet in spite of all of this nurturance they find that there teens are still just remarkably helpless and dependent even in the face of simple everyday tasks.


June 4, 2015


Interview with Daniel Drubin author of Letting Go of Your Bananas: How to Become More Successful by Getting Rid of Everything Rotten in Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
What keeps us from going after our goals and dreams? Usually fear.


Dr. Daniel T. Drubin:
Someone once said to me that when it comes to change - if it's not a little bit scary, it's probably not very worthwhile and probably not very interesting.

Daniel Drubin


June 3, 2015


Interview with Katherine Crowley, co-author of the book Working for You Isn't Working for Me: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Boss




Mike Carruthers:
Just about everyone can find something wrong with their boss.


Katherine Crowley:
It’s not that bosses overall as personalities - as human beings are horrible people. It’s that many bosses have specific traits that drive people crazy.

Katherine Crowley


June 2, 2015


Interview with Nancy Ancowitz author of Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead




Mike Carruthers:
Introverts are an often misunderstood group. What’s an introvert?


Nancy Ancowitz:
An introvert gains her or his energy by being alone – by doing solo activities instead of more social activities. And we’re actually 50% of the population.

Nancy Ancowitz

June 1, 2015


Interview with Nicholas Christakis, M.D., author of the book Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives




Mike Carruthers:
How many real friends do you have?


Nicholas Christakis, M.D.:
The average number of friends Americans have is about 4 - 1/2 – that they feel socially close to, that they would spend free time with, that they would discuss personal problems with and so forth.

Nicolas Christakis, M.D.


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