July 18, 2014

 

Interview with Richard Lieberman, author of the book Your Job And How Technology Will Change It

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Technology has changed the way many of us do our jobs and more changes are coming.

 

Richard Lieberman:
Right now people use technology as a tool to help them with their job. The big change is we’re going to see technology as a collaborator in doing your job.
 

 


July 17, 2014

 

Interview with Philip Reilly, author of the book Is It in Your Genes?: The Influence of Genes on Common Disorders and Diseases that Affect You and Your Family (Handbooks)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Your genes play an important role in determining what diseases you likely will get and what diseases you likely won’t get.

 

Philip Reilly:
After all, we know that heavy smoking causes lung cancer, but only 10% of heavy smokers get lung cancer. Why is that?
 


Philip Reilly


July 16, 2014

 

Interview with Charlie Bloom, co-author of the book 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In any marriage or any relationship there’s a big difference between privacy and secrecy.

 

Charlie Bloom:
Then it’s a crucial distinction, the main difference is in intention.
 


Charlie Bloom


July 15, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Brian Wansink, author of the book Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We’ve known for some time that the size of your dinner plate can influence how much you eat.

 

Dr. Brian Wansink:
So if you have a 12 inch plate which is what most of us have you’ll serve about 22% more of a food on a 12 inch plate than a 10 inch plate. Because 4 ounces of pasta on a 10 inch plate looks like a full plate 4 ounces on a 12 inch plate looks like an appetizer so you add a little bit more.


Dr. Brian Wansink


July 14, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Brian Wansink, author of the book Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Whether you know it or not you have a preference how your food is presented on a plate.

 

Dr. Brian Wansink:
American adults for instance prefer to have the main course right, front, center of the plate. And then we also prefer to have the vegetable on the left and that ends up being almost a nationwide preference for most North Americans.
 


Dr. Brian Wansink


July 11, 2014

 

Interview with Judith Viorst, author of the book Grown-Up Marriage: What We Know, Wish We Had Known, and Still Need to Know About Being Married

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Now here's an interesting view of marriage.

 

Judith Viorst:
Since it's impossible to be in love with each other all the time, marriage keeps you together when you fall out of love and gives you enough time to fall back in again.
 


Judith Viorst


July 10, 2014

 

Interview with Joseph Nowinski, author of the book The Tender Heart: Conquering Your Insecurity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Would you consider yourself, or someone you know to be insecure?

 

Joseph Nowinski:
Insecurity is kind of a deep sense of being unsure about your place in the world, your value, symptoms include self-consciousness, a tendency to be very self-critical, easily hurt.
 


Joseph Nowinski


July 9, 2014

 

Interview with Brian Greene, author of the book The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

 

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Mike Carruthers:
All we really have is time. It's a common expression, but when you think about it, what exactly is time?

 

Brian Greene:
Time in particular is one of the most puzzling concepts that we as humans have ever come upon.
 


Brian Greene


July 8, 2014

 

Interview with Sonya Friedman, author of the book Take It From Here: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The obsession we have with staying young in our culture has had an interesting and perhaps less than desirable consequence.

 

Sonya Friedman:
We have unfortunately suggested to people that growing up and having responsibilities is not the better part of life, that being free and loose is really what makes life fun to live.
 


Dr. Sonya Friedman


July 7, 2014

 

Interview with Bill Jensen, author of the book Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic.

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you're at work and people ask you to do something the first thing you should do is ask why.

 

Bill Jensen:
Because most everyone who is sending stuff to you is just trying to get stuff off of their desk. And frankly they haven't thought through why.
 


Bill Jensen


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