May 7, 2014

 

Interview with Thalma Lobel, author of the book Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s fascinating how the environment can influence your thoughts and behavior. For instance just the presence of a light bulb in the room.

 

Thalma Lobel:
Studies show that people who saw a light bulb while they were taking a creative test solved them better; they were more creative just by seeing a picture or a real light bulb in front of them.

 


Professor Thalma Lobel


May 6, 2014

 

Interview with Thalma Lobel, author of the book Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Your senses have an interesting impact on your own thoughts and behaviors. For instance your sense of smell…

 

Thalma Lobel:
When you smell something really, really gross you tend to be harsher in your moral judgment.

 


Professor Thalma Lobel


May 5, 2014

 

Interview with Alfie Kohn, author of the book The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Parents today are often accused of being too permissive and over-protective.

 

Alfie Kohn:
That’s what they were saying in 1911, it’s what they were saying in 1952, it always seems to be getting worse. And worse is almost always defined in terms of kids getting away with too much and parents letting them.
 


Alfie Kohn


May 2, 2014

 

Interview with Tom Vanderbilt, author of the book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everyone has their own theories on driving, like what's the optimum highway speed. Well there are actually people who study this and the fact is…

 

Tom Vanderbilt:
As a system the highway works best at sixty miles per hour - it handles the most cars per hour as a system. For the individual, the individual would probably prefer to go seventy-five miles per hour but if the whole highway were going seventy-five it would actually be handling less traffic.
 


Tom Vanderbilt


May 1, 2014

 

Interview with Ryan Holiday, author of the book The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Funny thing about adversity and tough times.

 

Ryan Holiday:
When we look back in our lives we all see things that we thought were terrible at the time that we thought were going to be huge setbacks. But we know sort of in retrospect that they were good, that we grew from them that we benefited from them.
 


Ryan Holiday


April 30, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Judith Orloff, author of the book The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
A great way to improve any relationship is to be the one who is willing to stop an argument.

 

Dr. Judith Orloff:
Just surrendering the need to be right with your spouse or partner can be so healthy for a relationship. I’ve seen so many relationships get into big trouble if nobody will give in. 
 


Dr. Judith Orloff


April 29, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Judith Orloff, author of the book The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you’re trying to accomplish something important in your career or your personal life it’s possible to try too hard. When really what you should do is surrender.

 

Dr. Judith Orloff:
It’s about learning the art of when to move forward and when to let go. To do everything you can to make something happen but then turn the results over so you don’t kill your endeavors with a death grip.
 


Dr. Judith Orloff


April 28, 2014

 

Interview with Judy Rohlena, Sr. Editor, ShopSmart

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Websites pop up all the time to help shoppers but which are the best ones? Well you can start with Checkout51.com.

 

Judy Rohlena:
Is a site that really comes in handy for grocery shopping, they have this very unique kind of model where they give you cash back for things that you buy ranging anywhere from a quarter to $2 on some products.

 


Judy Rohlena


April 25, 2014

 

Interview with John Putzier, author of the book Get Weird! 101 Innovative Ways to Make Your Company a Great Place to Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you ever feel that your life is dull and routine, well it appears to be human nature.

 

John Putzier:
85% of the average adult person's day is habit. And we look for those habits because they're comfortable.
 

 


John Putzier


April 24, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Herb Goldberg, author of the book What Men Still Don't Know About Women, Relationships, and Love

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Men and women approach romantic relationships differently.


Dr. Herb Goldberg:

It's not a matter of good or bad or right or wrong. It's a matter of how do we transform relationships so they don't follow the traditional progression, which I call "from romance to boredom to rage."
 


Dr. Herb Goldberg


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