June 13, 2014

 

Interview with Robert Glover, author of the book No More Mr Nice Guy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There are a lot more nice guys around today than ever before.

 

Robert A. Glover:
Since World War II, the number has increased dramatically. I would estimate that maybe one in four to one in three American males are nice guys.
 


Robert A. Glover


June 12, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Patricia Ronald Riba, author of the book Fit Kids Revolution: The Parent's Diet-Free Guide to Raising Healthy & Fit Children

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One reason so many kids are overweight is because their parents let them eat whatever they want.

 

Dr. Patricia Ronald Riba:
I get so many parents and they’re like he’ll eat too much, he eats too much.  And I say, “Yeah if it’s cheese puffs and pizza of course but I’ve never had a kid come in with a stomach ache from eating too many brussels sprouts or carrots or apples.”
 


Dr. Patricia Ronald Riba


June 11, 2014

 

Interview with Peter Post,author of the book The Etiquette Advantage in Business, Third Edition: Personal Skills for Professional Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The rules of etiquette are constantly evolving and changing.

 

Peter Post:
What doesn’t change in etiquette is what we call some principles that drive how those manners are arrived at. And those principles are to be considerate, respectful and honest and those are timeless in cross cultural boundaries.

 


Peter Post


June 10, 2014

 

Interview with Alison Janse, co-author of the book The Germ Freak's Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu: Guerilla Tactics to Keep Yourself Healthy at Home, at Work and in the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Where are most of the germs in your house?

 

Allison Janse:
A lot of people think that the bathroom in their home is the germiest thing and again that the toilet is the germiest thing. It surprises them to know that their sink has 200 times more bacteria in it than the toilet.

 


Allison Janse


June 9, 2014

 

Interview with Darlene Price, author of the book Well Said!: Presentations and Conversations That Get Results

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The next time you have to speak in front of a group, and you will because we all do, you have to practice and rehearse out loud.

 

Darlene Price:
In fact the national average for professional speakers is 1 hour of rehearsal for every 1 minute of stage time.

 


Darlene Price


June 6, 2014

 

Interview with Guy Garcia, author of the book The Decline of Men: How the American Male Is Tuning Out, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Women have made great strides in the workplace and in society. At the same time, some would argue that men are losing ground.

 

Guy Garcia:
Men have not evolved. Women are allowed to do anything that guys do and it's applauded. When guys deviate from a very narrow definition of masculinity, they're attacked or mocked.
 


Guy Garcia


June 5, 2014

 

Interview with Joel Best, author of the book Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We are bombarded by statistics.

 

Joel Best:
Every day the newspaper, the radio, and the television give us statistics and a lot of those numbers aren't very good.
 


Joel Best


June 4, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Guy Winch author of the book Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries

 

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Mike Carruthers:
While everyone has experienced loneliness when it’s chronic it can actually be dangerous.

 

Dr. Guy Winch:
We know that loneliness even in short durations really suppresses our immune system. And we also know that people that are chronically lonely have a 14% greater chance of dying a premature death – it literally can shave years off our life.


Dr. Guy Winch


June 3, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Guy Winch author of the book Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Rejection is something we all face and mostly we’re just supposed to get over it but often it’s not quite that easy.

 

Dr. Guy Winch:
Well when we get rejected the interesting thing is that the same areas get activated in our brain that get activated when we experience physical pain.

 


Dr. Guy Winch


June 2, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Beth Ann Ditkoff, author of the book Why Don't Your Eyelashes Grow?: Curious Questions Kids Ask About the Human Body

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Have you ever wondered why your eyelashes don't grow?

 

Beth Ann Ditkoff, M.D.:
They actually do grow - the hair on your head and your eyelashes go through a growth cycle. So that's a cycle of growth followed by a transition to resting period and then after resting, the hair falls out.
 


Dr. Beth Ann Ditkoff


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