Something You Should Know

Something You Should Know

By Mike Carruthers / OmniCast Media / Cumulus Podcast Network

Sometimes all it takes is one little fact or one little piece of wisdom to change your life forever. That's the purpose and the hope of "Something You Should Know." In each episode, host Mike Carruthers interviews top experts in their field to bring you fascinating information and advice to help you save time and money, advance in your career, become wealthy, improve your relationships and help you simply get more out of life. In addition, Mike uncovers and shares short, engaging pieces of "intel" you can use to make your life better - today. Right now.

Episodes

How Technology Changes Who You Are & The Nuts and Bolts of Making Friends

How many times have you opened up a new box with electronics or shoes or maybe even some beef jerky and found one of those silica gel packs? If you look closely, they usually have warnings not to eat them - that doing so could be hazardous to your health. So, what exactly would happen if you did eat one of them? Just how dangerous are they? This episode begins with an explanation. https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/what-to-know-silica-gel For a few centuries now, humans have been interacting with machines in all kinds of ways. In the process, those interactions have changed who we are and how we live. As machines become more advanced with robotics and AI, our interactions with those machines will become deeper and more intimate. In some cases, it already has. Could we one day actually have relationships with machines - could robots actually be our friends - or even lovers? Debora Spar believes the ways humans and machines relate to each other is something we should all be interested in. Debora is a professor of business admin at Harvard Business school, former president of Barnard College. She is also author of the book Work, Mate, Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny (https://amzn.to/3xMLhOo) and she joins me to offer some fascinating insight into how machines have and continue to change us.  Everyone knows Santa but we don’t know much about Mrs. Claus. Listen as I explain who she is and why we seem to know so little about this mysterious woman who helps keep Santa’s workshop buzzing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._Claus People report that they have fewer friends and feel more isolated than in previous generations. Especially around the holidays, that feeling of isolation can really sting. And the only solution is to connect with people. But how do you do that if it doesn’t come easily to you? Psychologist Dr. Elicia Nademin joins me to offer simple yet effective ways to connect with the people around you that will make you feel great and who know -- could lead to friendship or even romance. Dr. Nademin is author of the book Don’t Be A Stranger: Creating Connections & Memorable First Impressions in Every Day Life (https://amzn.to/2ZSRAUg). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Discover matches all the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover/match Find out how Justworks can help your business by going to https://justworks.com Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/2154m 1s

SYSK Choice: Your Suggestible Brain & Must-Ask Doctor Questions

People often listen to music while they are working because they believe it helps concentrate and possibly makes them more productive. Does it? This episode begins by exploring which, if any kind of music can help your concentration and productivity. https://www.businessinsider.com/10-minute-trick-to-boost-your-productivity-2016-1 Are you suggestible? Could you be hypnotized into believing something that isn’t really true? What about placebos? If I tell you a sugar pill will cure your headache, will your headache go away? It’s fascinating to think that the human brain can be fooled into thinking and doing things. Erik Vance is a science writer who has explored why it seems your brain is so suggestible – even if you believe it isn’t. He is the author of the National Geographic book, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal (https://amzn.to/2L5ptqn) and he joins me to shed light on this interesting phenomenon of the human brain and what it means. You know when you go to drug store and right next to the name brand lotion or shampoo or pain reliever is the store brand in a bottle that looks kind of like the name brand but a lot cheaper? So is it the same as the name brand? Listen to discover the answer. (Shopsmart magazine 12/2014 issue) If you are sick and you go to the doctor, you expect the doctor will treat you somehow. He’ll give you medicine or something. And the doctor knows you expect him or her to do something – so you walk out with a prescription. But there is a flaw in that process that is leading to a lot of patient overtreatment. Norway neurosurgeon Christer Mjåset has explored this problem and has come up with 4 questions to ask your doctor went he prescribes a medication or medical test. Hear what they are and discover why this is so important. Dr. Mjåset did a TED talk on this which you can see here: https://www.ted.com/talks/christer_mjaset_4_questions_you_should_always_ask_your_doctor?language=en PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Grab NordVPN’s Cyber Month Deal! Go to https://nordvpn.com/SOMETHING or use code SOMETHING to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Get a FREE 45-day extended trial. Visit https://canva.me/something Go to https://FarewayMeatMarket.com promo code: SYSK to get $100 off The Butcher's Holiday Collection and site wide free shipping! Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Discover matches all the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover/match Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/2145m 16s

How to Finish What You Start & Strange Ways Germs Spread at Home and Work

Something is probably missing in your old holiday photos. In fact, the older you get, the more you notice what’s not in them and you really regret it. This episode begins with that missing ingredient in your older pictures and advice on how to make sure you don’t make the same mistake with your holiday photos from now on. Source: Cheryl Lightle author of “The Creative Memories Way: https://amzn.to/3riziqL It’s a pretty universal problem - you start something but never finish. I bet it has happened to you. I also bet there are some things you say you want to accomplish but never quite find the time to actually get around to starting them? You are not alone. Jon Acuff, author of the book Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done (https://amzn.to/3lkzGBc) researched the science of setting and achieving goals. He joins me to explain where people go wrong and how to set and reach goals that are truly important to you. Can you really rely on the 5-Second Rule ? What about double dipping - is it really so bad? And just how gross is it to eat birthday cake after someone blows out the candles? Listen as I explore all of these questions about food and germs and illness with scientist and Clemson University professor Paul Dawson, author of the book Did You Just Eat That? (https://amzn.to/2PqKLOw) Seems like texting doesn’t really require punctuation. Yet maybe it should – at least sometimes. Listen as I explain why certain punctuation can make you sound more sincere and other punctuation makes you sound less sincere. What’s so interesting is it only applies to texts but does not apply to any other type of written communication. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563215302181 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Grab NordVPN’s Cyber Month Deal! Go to https://nordvpn.com/SOMETHING or use code SOMETHING to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Get a FREE 45-day extended trial. Visit https://canva.me/something Go to https://FarewayMeatMarket.com promo code: SYSK to get $100 off The Butcher's Holiday Collection and site wide free shipping! Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Discover matches all the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover/match Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/2149m 10s

How Pride Compassion and Gratitude Drive Success & Using the Internet For Better Health

Why do people kiss under the mistletoe? When did that all start? This episode begins with a brief history of the mistletoe-kissing tradition. https://ourcommunitynow.com/local-culture/the-myth-behind-the-mistletoe You have never heard a discussion about pride, gratitude and compassion like this one. Psychology professor David Desteno of Northeastern University joins me to explain how these three emotions can fuel your personal and business success as well as create better relationships. We seldom talk about emotions as tools for success but you will find this discussion fascinating and useful for your own life. David is author of the book Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride (https://amzn.to/3FFW3sI). And he has a TED Talk about pride you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VML4VmSlCc&t=1190s There are always a few people on you Christmas holiday gift list who are hard to shop for. Listen as I explain a few very easy yet thoughtful gift ideas that are sure to be appreciated.  We’ve likely all gone to the internet to look up health information or try and diagnose some symptom we’re experiencing. After all there is a lot of great health information online that could be useful. However, how you use that information you find is really crucial according to cardiologist Dr. Kapil Parakh author of the book Searching for Health: The Smart Way to Find Information Online (https://amzn.to/3CORNVP). Listen as he offers some great strategies to help you better navigate the internet for the right information and then how to use it to improve your health and give you peace of mind. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Grab NordVPN’s Cyber Month Deal! Go to https://nordvpn.com/SOMETHING or use code SOMETHING to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Get a FREE 45-day extended trial. Visit https://canva.me/something Go to https://FarewayMeatMarket.com promo code: SYSK to get $100 off The Butcher's Holiday Collection and site wide free shipping! Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Discover matches all the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover/match Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/2150m 19s

SYSK Choice: The Power of Word-of-Mouth Marketing & Why Dogs Love Us

Want to know if someone you like is truly compatible with you? Check out their taste in music. This episode begins with an interesting look at how your taste in music can have a big impact on who you are attracted to and who may be attracted to you. Turns out you can tell a lot about someone by the tunes they listen to. http://www.medindia.net/news/Music-Predicts-Sexual-Attraction-80223-1.htm I often urge you to tell other people about this podcast because word-of-mouth marketing is considered to be one of the most effective and powerful methods to spread the word about an idea, or product or - yes a podcast. So who starts word of mouth marketing about something and what causes it to spread? Ted Wright, CEO of a marketing firm called Fizz and author of the book Fizz (https://amzn.to/2lLeUiA) is an expert on this subject. Listen as he joins me to explain how word-of-mouth marketing works and how you can make it work for your ideas or business. How clean is the air in your home? Probably not as clean as you think and probably not as clean as it could be. Listen to hear how you can easily make your indoor air a lot healthier. (Source: Jeff May, author of “My House Is Killing Me!” (https://amzn.to/2nhDZ5c) For centuries, dogs and people have gotten along pretty well. Why is that? Canine researcher Dr. Clive Wynne, founding director of the Canine Science Callaboratory at Arizona State University and author of the book Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You (https://amzn.to/2l4STLc) joins me to explain our amazing bond we have with dogs how to make it even stronger. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Grab NordVPN’s Cyber Month Deal! Go to https://nordvpn.com/SOMETHING or use code SOMETHING to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift! T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover offers "Live Customer Service" with US based representatives available 24/7! Learn more at https://discover.com Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/2150m 31s

Why Conventional Wisdom is Often Wrong & How Others Shape You Thoughts and Actions

Ever talk to someone who is looking at their phone and they act as if they don’t even hear you? This episode explains why that happens so often and why that is likely not the best time to try to talk to someone. https://www.yahoo.com/health/weird-way-looking-phone-mess-195042844.html You’ve heard those phrases like, “Don’t sweat the small stuff” or “Don’t judge a book by its cover” or “Everyone deserves a second chance" or “Think outside the box.” It may be time to rethink these common conventional wisdoms, according to attorney David Libman author of the book 100 Reality Checks (https://amzn.to/2E7JGqW) . Listen as David explains that a lot of these phrases sound good but actually turn out to be really lousy advice. There is something called “The Waiter Rule.” It’s actually the idea of former Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson and it has to do with how people treat waiters. Listen as I reveal why it is important to know about this important rule and why it is a very good indicator of a person’s character. https://www.rightattitudes.com/2007/09/12/waiter-rule-interpersonal-skills/ You are being influenced in subtle ways by all the people around you. Often, you have no idea it is even happening according to Matthew Jackson, a professor of economics at Stanford University and author of the book The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines Your Power, Beliefs and Behaviors (https://amzn.to/2EvVfJY). Listen as he discusses how people in your circle influence your thoughts and behaviors and how you influence theirs.  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Grab NordVPN’s Cyber Month Deal! Go to https://nordvpn.com/SOMETHING or use code SOMETHING to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift! T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover offers "Live Customer Service" with US based representatives available 24/7! Learn more at https://discover.com Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/11/2146m 58s

How Urges and Instincts Can Sabotage Your Success & What The Universe is Made Of

Most of us have heard the poinsettia plants are poisonous to people and pets. How poisonous? Will eating leaves from a poinsettia kill you? Will it make you sick? Do you even need to be worried? This episode begins with some interesting facts about just how dangerous poinsettias are. https://www.stranges.com/are-poinsettias-poisonous/ Human instincts are what have helped us to survive. Yet, some of those instincts are not so practical in today’s modern world according to evolutionary biologist Dr. Rebecca Heiss, author of the book Instinct: Rewire Your Brain with Science-Backed Solutions to Increase Productivity and Achieve Success (https://amzn.to/3oxbQTq). Rebecca joins me to talk about how these instincts such as the instinct for self-deception and variety and the fear of others can really sabotage your success. Then, she offers strategies to override those instincts when you need to.  What’s in a black hole? What’s a multiverse? When will the sun burn out? These are just a few of the fascinating questions I discuss with Daniel Whiteson, professor of physics at UC Irvine and author of the book Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe (https://amzn.to/3oCeTtR). Listen as Daniel takes some pretty complex ideas about the universe and makes them interesting and understandable to everyone. Your sense of touch is more powerful than you may have ever realized. What you touch and how it feels can actually change the way you think. Listen as I reveal some fascinating research about how this works. https://news.yale.edu/2010/06/24/touch-how-hard-chair-creates-hard-heart PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Grab NordVPN’s Cyber Month Deal! Go to https://nordvpn.com/SOMETHING or use code SOMETHING to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift! T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover offers "Live Customer Service" with US based representatives available 24/7! Learn more at https://discover.com Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/2155m 9s

SYSK Choice: Spotting Lies to Get to the Truth & The Many Effects of Noise

Just how accurate is Wikipedia? If you go to one of their articles, how likely is it to be correct and objective. This episode begins with some surprising facts about Wikipedia and its accuracy. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/wikipedia-explained-what-is-it-trustworthy-how-work-wikimedia-2030-a8213446.html As you know, people lie. In fact, we all lie. Often the lies we tell are small and inconsequential – other times they are a big deal. Pamela Myer is a leading experts on lies and deception and she joins me to take us all on a journey into how deception works, how to identify it and how to get people to tell you the truth. Pamela Myer is author of the book Liespotting (https://amzn.to/2K8Bj2b) and you can watch her TED talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_6vDLq64gE. How many times have you seen a sign at the store that says “You Break It You Buy It.” Can a store actually enforce that? Accidents happen – so how can you be forced to pay for something just because it slipped out of your hand or because you walked by something just as it fell and broke? Listen and find out what the law says. https://blogs.findlaw.com/common_law/2012/01/if-you-break-it-must-you-buy-it.html You may have noticed that the world is getting a lot louder. And all that noise is taking a toll on you – whether you realize it or not. Noise can take a toll on your physically and psychologically according to Mathias Basner, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and an expert on how noise affects sleep and health. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://stamps.com click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code SOMETHING to get a 4 week free trial, free postage and a digital scale! Go to https://FarewayMeatMarket.com promo code: SYSK to get $100 off The Butcher's Holiday Collection and site wide free shipping! Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://HelixSleep.com/SYSK Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/2151m 51s

Serious Health Concerns with Kitchen Spices & Shortcuts to Solving Problems

Finding the right holiday for co-workers can be a challenge. You don't want to spend too much but you want to give something that shows you put some thought into it, at least. Listen as I begin this episode by making this gift-giving task easy while still giving people something they will actually like. If anything in this world is safe, you would think the spices in your spice rack would be. I mean what kind of danger could a little oregano or basil pose to you or your family? Well, you are about to find out and you will likely be very surprised. In the December 2021 issue of Consumer Reports magazine is an article about how many spices in your kitchen likely contain heavy metals such as lead, arsenic or cadmium. Lisa Gill, investigative reporter for Consumer Reports authored the article and she joins me to discuss the shocking findings of their tests on spices. Here is a link to the story which contains the chart Lisa refers to that explains how each spice tested - good and bad. https://www.consumerreports.org/food-safety/your-herbs-and-spices-might-contain-arsenic-cadmium-and-lead/ We humans are pretty good at solving problems. Yet sometimes we make the solution harder than it has to be. If you can change the way you look at the problem, you may find a shortcut to the solution you are looking for. That’s according to Marcus du Sautoy, professor for the public understanding of science and professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford and author of the book Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut in Math and in Life (https://amzn.to/3qOlbZM) Marcus joins me with some fascinating ways to approach problems better. The day after Thanksgiving is a big day for shopping. It is also a big day for plumbers. Calls for plumbers spike on Black Friday. Listen as I explain why that is and what you should do so you don’t have to call a plumber in the first place.https://www.pmmag.com/articles/101718-black-friday-is-busiest-day-of-the-year-for-plumbers PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://stamps.com click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code SOMETHING to get a 4 week free trial, free postage and a digital scale! Go to https://FarewayMeatMarket.com promo code: SYSK to get $100 off The Butcher's Holiday Collection and site wide free shipping! Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://HelixSleep.com/SYSK Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/11/2147m 26s

What We’ve Lost to the Internet For Better or Worse & How Money Makes You Happy

Ever have trouble hearing someone on the phone so you cover your other ear to block out the noise? This episode explains why there is a much better way than that if you want to hear someone better. https://www.oklahoman.com/article/3206007/strange-but-true-improve-clarity-of-phone-calls While the internet has given us so much, it has also robbed us of a lot of things many of us liked. For example, solitude, maps, handwritten letters, even the rolodex to name just a few. Pamela Paul has taken a hard look at some of the good things about the internet but more importantly some of the things it has taken away from us and why it is important to understand how the internet has changed our lives - not always for the better. Pamela is editor of The New York Times Book Review, host of their Book Review podcast and author of the book, 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet (https://amzn.to/3ob6M7m). Having money can make a big difference in your life. It determines how you live, how long you must work, and it forces you to make important and sometimes difficult financial decisions. Does that mean having more money would make you happier? Not always. Joining me to discuss the role of money and its relationship with happiness is Laura Rowley who has been a personal finance columnist for Self magazine and The Huffington Post and is author of the book Money & Happiness: A Guide to Living the Good Life (https://amzn.to/2SdFXgT). One reason people have trouble remembering other peoples’ names is because they believe they are not very good at it. So it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Listen as I explain how to overcome that and how to instantly get better at remembering someone’s name when you meet them. Source: Scott Hagwood author of Memory Power https://amzn.to/3H8xBl3 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://stamps.com click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code SOMETHING to get a 4 week free trial, free postage and a digital scale! Go to https://FarewayMeatMarket.com promo code: SYSK to get $100 off The Butcher's Holiday Collection and site wide free shipping! Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://HelixSleep.com/SYSK Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/2148m 14s

SYSK Choice: How Saying Less Gets You More & Why Objective Reality is Not Your Reality

You have probably heard that it not a good idea to allow your dog to sleep on the bed. Despite what the experts say, I am going to begin this episode by telling you exactly why it is probably just fine. http://www.purewow.com/entry_detail/national/22018/7-Reasons-Its-Actually-Betterto-Let-Your-Dog-Sleep-in-Your.htm  The world is full of people who over explain their ideas. To really be an effective communicator of ideas, the details can - and often do - get in the way. Brant Pinvidic is a producer who has sold more than three hundred TV shows and movies, run a TV network, and ran one of the largest production companies in the world with hit shows like The Biggest Loser and Bar Rescue. He is author of the book The 3 Minute Rule (https://amzn.to/36uNAHI) and he is here to explain how and why your ideas will always go over better with people when you are brief and to the point.   Of course, you are a good person. But no matter how good you are, you are probably a better person in the morning than you are after dinner. How can that be? Listen and I’ll tell you. https://www.medicaldaily.com/morning-morality-effect-you-are-more-likely-lie-steal-and-cheat-afternoon-261482 What if what your reality isn’t real reality? What if real, objective reality is something you can’t possibly perceive? And what if our inability to perceive objective reality has actually helped us to survive? I know it’s a bit hard to get your head around. That’s why Don Hoffman is here. Don is a professor at the University of California in Irvine and author of the book The Case Against Reality (https://amzn.to/2Nb2r2L). Listen as Don explains this theory which is more than just an academic exercise. There are some fascinating practical implications as well. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Listen to "Operator" the new podcast from Wondery https://wondery.com/shows/operator/ Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/2152m 55s

Why English is Such a Weird Language & How Passive People Can Assert Themselves

If you have a male doctor who wears a tie, that tie could come into contact with you as your doctor examines you. This episode begins by explaining why that could be dangerous and why you should probably stay away from your doctor’s tie or maybe even ask him to take it off. https://www.webmd.com/women/news/20040524/nasty-neckties-doctors-ties-carry-germs Trying to understand the rules of English can be maddening. Some words follow the certain rules - others don’t. Some words that should rhyme -don’t. Some words that used to mean one thing, now mean something else. Why does English have all these quirks? Someone who is a real expert on all the strange things in English is linguist Arika Okrent author of the book Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don’t Rhyme—And Other Oddities of the English Language https://amzn.to/3CWVCsQ . Listen as she explains why almost all the quirks in the language actually have a reason and a story. About 80% of people are passive. A lot of those passive people wish they weren’t because they feel that other people walk all over them. So what’s the alternative? Dennis Adams, therapist, former minister and former passive person spent a long time developing a different approach for passive people that he calls – Honest Direct and Respectful. It is also the name of his book, Honest, Direct Respectful: 3 Simple Words That Will Change Your Life (https://amzn.to/2Q0tMrs). Listen as Dennis explains how and why it is such a powerful technique for passive people. I suspect we have all held in a sneeze - or at least tried to. Is it a good idea? Or could it actually be dangerous to hold it back? Listen as I explain. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20180116/hold-that-sneeze--maybe-not PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Listen to "Operator" the new podcast from Wondery https://wondery.com/shows/operator/ Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/2151m 33s

What Makes You Lucky or Unlucky & Why Some People Really Believe the Earth is Flat

With people drinking more around the holiday season, it is important to realize that not all drinks are created equal. This episode begins with some interesting differences between beer, wine and hard liquor that everyone should keep in mind because they can affect you differently. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1530-0277.2006.00190.x What makes a person lucky or unlucky? Are some people cursed with bad luck? Are some people born lucky? To explore these questions, we turn to Richard Wiseman, perhaps the foremost researcher on the science of luck and author of the book, The Luck Factor (https://amzn.to/3EMLy6r). Richard joins me to explain what makes lucky people lucky and how we can all attract more luck into our lives. It’s not magic - it’s how you think. It seems strange that some people actually believe the earth is flat, while others believe it is hollow. Some people believe we never went to the moon and still others believe that aliens walk among us. What causes people to believe what seems like nonsense to most of us? That’s what Donald Prothero is here to talk about. Donald is a geology professor who has taught at Caltech, Columbia, and other schools and he is author of a book called Weird Earth: Debunking Strange Ideas about Our Planet (https://amzn.to/3GOsTc9). Listen to hear his explanation as to why some people cling to what some like very odd beliefs and why he sees it as a growing problem. Do you know what the word quantum means? In a survey, 4 out of 5 people could not define it correctly. Listen as I explain what science and the dictionary say it actually means. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantum#examples PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Listen to "Operator" the new podcast from Wondery https://wondery.com/shows/operator/ Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/2151m 50s

SYSK Choice: Avoiding Foodborne Illness & Brian Grazer’s Connection Secrets

Who doesn’t struggle occasionally to remember important things – like names or passwords or what to get at the grocery store? This episode begins with some very simple techniques that will help sharpen your memory so you remember. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7591279/DR-MICHAEL-MOSLEY-stop-forgetting-passwords-Does-gum-disease-really-cause-heart-attacks.html Ever had food poisoning? It is amazingly common. In fact, each year, millions of people get it, over 120,000 end up in the hospital and some die from it. Yet most food poisoning is preventable according to Dr. Mark Tamplin author of the The Food Safety Book (https://amzn.to/2pya8GT). Listen as he explains how people typically get it and the precautions we all need to take to prevent getting sick from it. Not everyone eats breakfast despite it being called the most important meal of the day. In fact, some people even feel good about the fact that they skip all those calories each day. Listen as I explain why there are several really good reasons to eat something for breakfast that will improve your mental performance and help you eat less. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26239831 Every relationship or friendship starts with that initial connection. Someone who knows a lot about making connections is Brian Grazer. Brian is an academy award-winning producer, partners with Ron Howard in Imagine Entertainment and is author of the book Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection (https://amzn.to/32xyVcC). Brain joins me to offer insight into the best ways to connect with anyone. You will hear some wonderful stories of Brian meeting U.S. presidents, Fidel Castro and Dr. Jonas Salk – who he threw up on. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/2149m 10s

How to Focus on Your Strengths to Achieve Success & How to Handle All the Details of Life

You have likely heard the advice that you should get an annual physical exam from your doctor and you should go to the dentist twice a year for a checkup. And what about the recommendation that you wear sunscreen every day? Are all these things really necessary? We begin this episode with a look what the experts say about common health advice you’ve probably heard all your life - some of which may not be necessary. https://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/slideshows/do-you-really-need-to-cover-the-toilet-seat-with-paper Since the time you went to school, you’ve learned that if you get a bad grade, you should work hard to improve it. In other words, fix your weaknesses. Yet, when it comes to real life as an adult, spending time trying to get good at something you are not very good at may be a flawed strategy. You may be much better off focusing on what you ARE good at, according Tom Rath, senior scientist and adviser to the Gallup organization and author of the book Strengths Finder 2.0 (https://amzn.to/2TUQ2jI) Listen as Tom explains why there is very little payoff to try to improve your weaknesses and he has the research that proves it.  If you want your kid to eat healthier, remember - it’s all in the packaging and presentation. I have some fascinating research from Yale University that explains how cartoon stickers can help you get your kids to eat right. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/WellnessNews/kids-food-tastes-cartoon-decorated-packages-study-finds/story?id=10957148 Think about how much of your day is devoted to the little details of life. Everything from errands to filling out forms, writing emails, calling customer service, taking the car in for repairs– all those things. Elizabeth Emens, a law professor at Columbia Law School has identified these tasks as “Life Admin”. And she joins me to offer some great ways to deal with all those tasks effectively and efficiently so you can get on to the bigger things in life. Elizabeth is author of the book, Life Admin (https://amzn.to/2syggwZ).  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/11/2148m 53s

Why Do We Experience Déjà Vu? & How Your Emotions Drive Your Actions

Your siblings have had an important impact on you, whether you realize it or not. This episode begins by talking about how brothers and sisters can affect your personality and character later in life. https://www.unilad.co.uk/life/having-a-sister-makes-you-happier-and-more-optimistic-study-finds Have you ever had a déjà vu experience? Most people have. What is it? What causes it? Joining me to discuss that is Anne Cleary, she is a professor at Colorado State University where she studies the phenomenon of déjà vu, and she is author of a book called The Déjà Vu Experience (https://amzn.to/3ErC6Fm). She also has a very interesting TED Talk on the subject that you can access here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFAvUkjba-Q. If you’ve ever been a little spooked by the feeling of déjà vu, you will want to hear what Anne has to say about it. Do you brush and floss your teeth every day? I hope so, because it looks as if it is good for your brain. Listen as I explain the interesting connection between dental health and mental health. https://www.babylondentalcare.com/flossing-your-teeth-may-protect-against-cognitive-decline/ Just about every action you take is driven by your emotions. Whether it is what ice cream you eat, what book you read or what job you take, it is mostly determined by how you feel. And that is true not just for you - but for everyone throughout history. Our history is really a history of emotions. People did what they did and do what they do because their feelings and emotions are telling them. Richard Firth-Godbehere. Richard is one of the world’s leading experts on emotions and he is author of a book called A Human History of Emotion: How the Way We Feel Built the World We Know (https://amzn.to/3Bqp9K3) . Listen as he joins me to discuss your emotions and how they truly govern your life. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Firstleaf – the wine club designed for you!! Join today and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!  https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and 5G in every plan! https://T-Mobile.com/business Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood at https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today at https://Shopify.com/sysk  https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/2153m 11s

SYSK Choice: How to Fix Negative Behaviors In 4 Seconds & The Fascinating History of Halloween

What’s the best seat in a movie theater? While people do have their own preferences, there actually is one “best seat in the house” at least for the audio. You see, theaters are calibrated for sound from one seat in particular. This episodes begins by telling you which seat that is and where to sit if someone is already sitting in it. https://www.vulture.com/2016/10/how-to-find-best-seat-movie-theater.html?mid=twitter_vulture Can you change your life in four seconds? Yes you can and that is just one of several pieces of advice you are about to hear from consultant Peter Bregman who is author of several books including Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work (https://amzn.to/31LQfJG). Peter has some powerful and what you might consider, counter-intuitive advice that will get you to think – including why you should take the blame when things go wrong because it will actually make you more trustworthy. Why is Halloween a holiday? Where did it come from and why do kids dress in costumes and go seeking candy? Halloween expert Lisa Morton author of The Halloween Encyclopedia (https://amzn.to/2BKMg5J) joins me to answer these questions and discuss how Halloween has changed over the years. While Halloween might be a time to be afraid – there are some things people are afraid of that they shouldn’t be. This episode concludes with a list of things that may frighten you, but it turns out they are nothing to be concerned about at all. https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/everyday-dangers-not-to-worry-about PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Make sure to follow and listen to Uncommon Ground on Amazon Music, Apple Podcast or wherever you listen. https://amazonprime.box.com/s/eug5mfyvdarwke0getizsup4iqqvhfm2 Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/2144m 54s

How to Spot Bullsh*t When You Hear It & How to Diffuse and Resolve Any Conflict

What’s the difference between an antique, a collectible and a vintage item? This episode begins with a brief and helpful explanation. https://www.antique-hq.com/the-difference-between-antique-vintage-and-collectible-item-127/ Since we don’t swear on this podcast, we won’t use the word that BS stands for - but we all know what it is. As you are aware, a lot of people fling BS around to try to make themselves look good or try to sell you something. So, how do you tell what is true, what is a lie and what is BS? Listen to John Petrocelli a professor of psychology at Wake Forest University and author of a book called The Life Saving Science of Detecting BullSh*t (https://amzn.to/3vNOyfl). John spends a lot of time researching and talking about BS and once you hear what he has to say, you will be a much better BS detector.  While we all know friendship is important, people have fewer friends today than in previous generations and many of us live more isolated lives than ever before. According to one psychologist, what we need are friends who have “refrigerator rights.” Listen and find what that means and why it is important. Source: Dr. Will Miller author of Refrigerator Rights (https://amzn.to/3Ch0jxh). It sure seems people are more willing to argue, disagree and get upset with each other today than in the past. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all just get along? Perhaps we can. Or at least we could move in that direction, according to Bill Eddy who is an attorney and mediator and author of the book Calming Upset People With EAR (https://amzn.to/3Ch58qm.) Bill is kind of a real-life Ted Lasso, if you watch that TV show. He doesn’t get upset, people don’t really rattle him or make him upset, he just works toward resolving the problem and getting on with life. I think you will enjoy what he has to say.  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Make sure to follow and listen to Uncommon Ground on Amazon Music, Apple Podcast or wherever you listen. https://amazonprime.box.com/s/eug5mfyvdarwke0getizsup4iqqvhfm2 Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/10/2154m 32s

The Myths and Science of Losing Weight & How Humans Have Redefined Nature

If you are booking a commercial flight, what is the best seat to choose? You might want to look at row 49. Listen as I explain why flight attendant Sandra Jeenie Kwon (who has 7 million social media followers) says row 49 is where you will find the best seat on the flight. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10115201/Flight-attendant-reveals-best-seat-plane-four-rows-back.html Who hasn’t thought, “ I could stand to lose 5-10 pounds”? It seems like everyone wishes they weighed less. Yet, as anyone who has tried knows, it isn’t easy. One big reason it is hard is that there are a lot of myths about what works and what doesn’t work. Listen to my guest Robert Davis. He is an award-winning health journalist and author of the book Supersized Lies: How Myths About Weight Loss Are Keeping Us Fat (https://amzn.to/3ptX41Q) . He explodes the popular myths and explains the most effective and efficient ways to shed pounds according to real science.  Humans have and continue to mess with nature - not necessarily in a bad way but we do make changes that would otherwise not be made. For example, we modify food, we domesticate animals, we protect other species and their habitats from danger, we eradicate diseases and so on. We have altered nature in many ways - sometimes good, sometimes not. Joining me to discuss what that means to us today and in the future is biologist Beth Shapiro author of the book Life As We Made It: How 50,000 Years of Human Innovation Refined—and Redefined—Nature (https://amzn.to/3G8vAVy).  If there was an emergency and something happened to you, how would medical workers know who to call or what medications you are allergic too? Listen as I explain how your cellphone can speak for you when you can’t - if you set it up right in the first place. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/android-iphone-emergency-contact-ice_l_5ce2e6aee4b075a35a2b9250 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Make sure to follow and listen to Uncommon Ground on Amazon Music, Apple Podcast or wherever you listen. https://amazonprime.box.com/s/eug5mfyvdarwke0getizsup4iqqvhfm2 Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/2155m 21s

SYSK Choice: The Power of Good Storytelling & Changing Jobs for Success

Is it possible to work and stay focused in a messy office or environment? This question has actually been tested by researchers at Princeton to see. Listen and find out what they discovered. https://aurorastorage.com/resources/additional-resources/workspace-clutter-reduces-focus-and-productivity/ For centuries people have used storytelling as a powerful way to communicate. The reason is - it is very effective. That is why great speakers and leaders use stories to make their point and win people over to their side. Carmine Gallo, keynote speaker and former journalist is the author of the book The Storyteller’s Secret (https://amzn.to/2LYPWXc). He joins me to talk about the power of stories and how anyone can tell a great story to make their point and connect with other people. Are there old Hot Wheels cars in your house? Millions of us have played with Hot Wheels cars and some of the early ones are incredibly valuable. One sold for $125,000 a few years ago! Discover what you need to look for in your search for old Hot Wheels cars around your house are worth big bucks. http://mentalfloss.com/article/86634/11-collectible-facts-about-hot-wheels It used to be that staying in the same job showed security and stability. Today, that is not necessarily the case. The employment landscape is constantly changing. It has to, since so many careers and even entire industries disappear while others seem to pop up out of nowhere. Understanding how the world of employment has changed can help you find the right job and the right career for you. Dawn Graham is host of “Career Talk” on SiriusXM Radio as well as a regular contributor to Forbes.com. Dawn is also Career Director for the Executive MBA Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers — and Seize Success (https://amzn.to/2OFWcFj). Listen as she offers her great advice on how to stay relevant in today’s job market and maneuver into the perfect job for you. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today - go to https://Shopify.com/sysk  right now! Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance! https://geico.com Happy GEICO-ween! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/2152m 22s

How Medical Breakthroughs Really Happen & The History of Clothes

There are a lot of benefits to being a happy person. This episode begins by discussing one more reason to look at the bright side of life that can really pay off in your later years. https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2021/09/421506/happiness-early-adulthood-may-protect-against-dementia The only way medicine makes advances is by testing new drugs, vaccines and procedures on people. It's very risky and comes at a steep price according to Dr. Paul Offit an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - and author of the book You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions, To Mass Vaccinations, The Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation (https://amzn.to/3BXN4S6). Listen as he explains the history of medical breakthroughs and how many brave people have made huge sacrifices so you and I can live longer and healthier than ever before. It is a important story of unsung heroes you need to hear.  How long have people been making fabrics and wearing clothes? How were early fabrics and textiles made? How have fabrics changed history? These are all questions addressed by my guest Kassia St. Clair author of the book The Golden Thread How Fabric Changed History (https://amzn.to/3vq3ZdB) While we tend to take fabrics and clothes for granted, listen and you will be amazed at how important fabrics have been to human civilization.  Have you heard about this list of 20 official haunted houses and places put out by the U.S. Department of Commerce? It’s been mentioned in articles and on the radio - but does this list really exist? Listen and find out. https://www.hauntjaunts.net/officially-haunted-places-fact-or-faked/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today - go to https://Shopify.com/sysk  right now! Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance! https://geico.com Happy GEICO-ween! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/10/2152m 55s

Consciousness: What It Means to be You & What Really Makes Every Dog Happy

Becoming a homeowner is a big goal for so many people. It is part of the American dream. But is owning a home always better than renting? This episode begins with some interesting facts that may make renting more attractive. https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/so-you-think-owning-a-home-will-make-you-happy-dont-be-too-sure/ Also, here is the link to the home ownership/rental calculator: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/buy-rent-calculator.html What is your consciousness? What does it mean to be you? I know it sounds a little out-there - but I want you to listen to Anil Seth. He is a professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience at the University of Sussex, Author of the book, Being You: A New Science of Consciousness (https://amzn.to/3DvkibU). Listening to this conversation will really make you think about how you experience the world and why your experience is so different than everyone else’s.  Did you know that for many breeds, dogs are living shorter lives than they did just 10 years ago? Surprising huh? Also, there is new research about what is most effective to help your dog live a long and healthy life. Listen as I discuss all of this and more with veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker author of The Forever Dog: Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer (https://amzn.to/3aBK0yQ). She also describes how she found a dog that lived to be 30 years old and the reasons for such a long life. Air fresheners supposedly clean the air and get rid of odors. But do they really? Are they even safe? Listen as I discuss what the EPA says about commercial air fresheners and what you need to know to keep your family safe. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132316304334 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase! Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Grow your business with Shopify today - go to https://Shopify.com/sysk  right now! Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance! https://geico.com Happy GEICO-ween! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/2155m 0s

SYSK Choice: How to Figure Out Anything & The Art of Statistics

It is called the “psychology of requests.” That is, if you want someone to do something for you, it is all about how you phrase it. This episode begins with a discussion on the best ways to ask people, so they respond the way you want and do things you want them to. http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/09/persuasive-techniques-that-actually-work.html Every day you are presented with problems. According to my guest Marie Forleo, all those problems can be solved with the right attitude and the right approach. Marie Forleo is a wildly popular entrepreneur, writer, philanthropist, optimist and author of the book, Everything is Figureoutable (https://amzn.to/32NIeVw). Listen as she offers a fresh way to look at and solve the problems of life. Marie’s website is www.MarieForleo.com  Of course, you know that it’s not polite to stare. Still, people stare. So, if you do, how long can you stare before you creep people out? Listen as I reveal the exact number of seconds – down to a tenth of a second so you will now know proper staring etiquette. http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/7/160086 Statistics are funny. It seems you can make them say whatever you want – in fact you can just make them up out of thin air and likely never get caught. Unless of course you are talking with my guest, David Spiegelhalter. He is a British statistician and Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. He is also author of the book The Art of Statistics (https://amzn.to/30amC8T). David joins me to reveal how best to use statistics to bolster your own argument and how to question other people when they use statistics to make sure they are real and relevant. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Download the GetUpside App and use promo code SOMETHING to get up to 50¢/gallon cash back on your first tank! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Learn more: https://justworks.com Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/2148m 50s

Why You Make the Choices You Make & The Upside of Being Selfish

Passwords are a real pain. If it is too random, you can’t remember. If you it too easy, you could easily be hacked. So this episode begins with a simple formula to create a new password that you will remember and no one else will ever guess. Source: Eran Katz author of Where Did Noah Park The Ark (https://amzn.to/3at5fmx). When you are asked to make a choice, your decision on what to choose is influenced by so many things including how the options are presented to you, who is presenting them and so much more. This is called “choice architecture” and it’s important to understand. One of the leading experts on choice architecture is Eric Johnson, Director of the Center for Decision Sciences at The Columbia Business School and author of the book The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters (https://amzn.to/3mK49bN). Listen as Eric explains how other people and situations influence your choices and how you influences the choices other people make - often without even realizing it  Everyone lies. And we do it for all the same reasons. Listen as I explain why we lie, how lying works and how it starts at a very early age. https://www.ted.com/speakers/kang_lee Selfishness is primarily seen as a negative. Yet, maybe we should be a little more selfish a little more often according to Michelle Elman. Michelle is a coach, speaker and author who has been named 1 of the 50 most inspirational women in the UK. Her book is called The Joy of Being Selfish (https://amzn.to/3AvyQq8) and she joins me to discuss the benefits of taking better care of yourself and setting boundaries for others. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Download the GetUpside App and use promo code SOMETHING to get up to 50¢/gallon cash back on your first tank! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Learn more: https://justworks.com Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/2154m 43s

Why Dating is So Hard and How to Fix It & Will We Soon Have a 4-Day Work Week?

Taking a daily multivitamin seems like it might be good insurance - but is it? This episode begins with a discussion about what taking a multivitamin does or does not do for you or your kids. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2009/02/multivitamins.html With online dating and all the dating apps, it would seem that dating should be a lot easier. After all, you can meet an endless number of people you would never meet otherwise. Is online dating a great way to meet people? Or is the old-fashioned way still the best way? Or maybe there is an even better way. Listen as I speak with Jon Birger, an award-winning magazine writer and author of the book Make Your Move: The New Science of Dating and Why Women Are in Charge (https://amzn.to/3ApiNKe). He has some very important information, research and advice that may change the way you meet people from now on. People have been talking about and proposing a 4-day work week for a long time. But it hasn’t really caught on in most places. This may be about to change according to Joe Sanok. Joe has researched the origins of our 40 hour, 5-day work week and explains why a shorter week can really be good for business and employees. Joe joins me to explain why circumstances today might be perfect to usher in the 4-day work week and how you will benefit from it. Joe Sanok is author of the book Thursday Is The New Friday (https://amzn.to/3oGQBjL). Flipping a coin may seem like an arbitrary and rather ridiculous way to make a decision. But maybe not. Listen as I explain why flipping a coin can actually be a very good way to choose what to do when you can’t decide. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703694204575518200704692936 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/2153m 9s

SYSK Choice: How Probability REALLY Works & Proven Ways to Master Motivation

I’ll bet there have been times when someone has offered to help you and you declined. You probably said something like, “No, that’s ok I got it.”? Well, why say that? Why we are so reluctant to ask other people for help when we likely could use it? This episode begins with a discussion on why asking for help is hard and yet it is one of the smartest things you will ever do. http://rd.com/advice/relationships/phrases-make-people-trust/ Your Life is ruled by chance and probability. Yet how much do you understand about them? Ian Stewart knows about them better than most people. Ian is a Professor Emeritus of math at the University of Warwick in England and author of the book Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty (https://amzn.to/2MWjer8). Listen as he explains, for example, how a slot machine appears to be “hot” one day but not another. Or, what really determines whether a coin flip will end in heads or tails. And most importantly, how this all applies to you. When women sit down at a restaurant, where do they typically put their purse? They sling it over the back of the chair or put it on the floor. Listen as I explain why both of those options are really bad ideas that can easily get your identity stolen. I’ll also explain a simple way every woman can secure her purse and never worry again. http://rd.com/advice/travel/purse-theft-safe/ Motivational speakers can be very inspiring – but motivation for you can’t really come from someone else’s story. Susan Fowler, author of the book Master Your Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals (https://amzn.to/2HJneXV) joins me to explain the real science of motivation – and how it works. Listen and discover how to find the motivation that will sustain you to achieve even when times are tough. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/10/2150m 5s

How to Project Confidence and Competence & Answers to Fascinating Questions

Can you actually get sick from being sad? Can prolonged sadness shorten your lifespan? A lot of people think so. This episode begins by looking at the scientific link between sadness and health. http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2015-12-08-happiness-and-unhappiness-have-no-direct-effect-mortality It would be great if people noticed how competent you are on their own. But that rarely happens. If you want to be seen as confident and competent you have to project that image out to the world. Listen as I speak with Jack Nasher, a consultant and negotiation trainer is author of the book Convinced: How to Prove Your Competence and Win People Over (https://amzn.to/2BqWojk). Jack explains what it takes to really get people (including your boss) to see just how great you are and how well you do your job. What time is it at the North Pole? Why does a whip crack? Why do people stick out their tongue when they are concentrating on a task? These are just some of the interesting questions I tackle with science writer Ivan Semeniuk. Ivan along with New Scientist magazine, published a book called Why Don’t Penguins Feet Freeze? (https://amzn.to/2R6JMHV) ( and yes we answer that one too.) which explores some of these fascinating questions you’ve always wondered about. Some foods we call “comfort” foods. Why? It turns out your favorite comfort food has more to do with who cooked it for you and where you were when you first ate it than it does with the food itself. Listen as I explain. https://www.journals.elsevier.com/appetite/media-coverage/we-love-comfort-food-because-we-love-the-cook PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/2146m 34s

The History and Future of Human Transportation & How to Speak Your Mind

It’s called The Pink Tax. It’s when the women’s version of a product (like razors) costs more than men’s even though it is exactly the same - except maybe the packaging and the color. It happens with a lot of products from toys to clothes - to razors.. This episode begins with an explanation of which women’s products cost more and why it might be better to buy the men’s version. https://www.voanews.com/a/usa_all-about-america_does-pink-tax-force-women-pay-more-men/6177789.html People like to move. We go places. We go to work or to the store or on vacation or to grandma’s house. For thousands of years, we have been trying to find better and faster ways to get from here to there. Listen to my conversation with Tom Standage as he explains the fascinating history of personal transportation and how it is changing right now in a big way. In fact, he reveals why one of the biggest innovations in transportation today is the smartphone! Tom is deputy editor of The Ecomomist - author of A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel to the Car, to What Comes Next (https://amzn.to/3A8G2s9). How often have you been in a situation where you thought about speaking up, you had something to say, you knew you should speak up - but you didn’t. Then, perhaps later you regretted it. If that has happened to you, listen to Mary Nestor, she is a communications expert, award-winning speaker, business consultant, and author of the book Say It Now! Say It Right (https://amzn.to/39Mybpe) She joins me to explain how to find the courage and the words to speak up when you have something important to say. Would you know a burglar if you saw one? Most people have a Hollywood version in their head of what a burglar looks like. Listen as I explain how burglars really operate, what they look for and how you should protect yourself. Source: Richard T. Wright, author of Burglars on the Job (https://amzn.to/3utSXmU) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/2151m 49s

SYSK Choice: How to Boost Your Self Confidence & Avoiding Misapplied Intelligence

Can your employer boss spy on you? You bet they can! This episode begins by explaining just how far an employer can go to keep tabs on you and what you are up to. http://workrights.us/ Do you have a lot of self-confidence? Could you use a little more? We probably all could and Lana Otoya author of The Mindset of Self Confidence: Why Self Confidence Has Nothing to Do with Speaking Up or Standing Straight (https://amzn.to/2yKXqWu) joins me to explain how self-confidence works, what it is and how to develop more of it. Are you a religious person? If not, you might want to be? Listen as I discuss the amazing health benefits that happen when you believe in a religion. Source: Duke Johnson, M.D. author of “Optimal Health” (https://amzn.to/2YTap34) Intelligence is a funny thing. Sure, it’s good to be smart but there is also a downside. David Robson is a journalist for for the BBC, the Atlantic, and New Scientist and he is also author of the book The Intelligence Trap: The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes (https://amzn.to/2YRNYLz). Listen as he joins me to explain just what intelligence is and how (and when) being intelligent can be a bad thing. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Get a FREE 45 day extended trial at https://canva.me/something Your fitness is essential! Join Planet Fitness now at https://planetfitness.com Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can’t. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/2149m 14s

Why People Snap & The Best Ways to Mend a Broken Heart

The #2 pencil is the one most of us use most of the time. So, why not a #1 pencil? Is there even such a thing? This episode begins with some remarkable facts about the humble pencil such as why we prefer #2 pencils, how many words the average pencil will write, why the vast majority of pencils are yellow and more. https://www.straightdope.com/21343238/how-come-you-see-2-pencils-but-no-1-pencils Watch the news and you will often see a story about someone who “snapped.” Whether it’s road rage or wrapping a golf club around a tree, people snap. Neuroscientist Doug Fields has investigated this and joins me to explain why almost all of us under the right circumstances can snap. He also explains why people who snap almost always regret it and what you can do to make sure you don’t snap even when provoked. Doug is author of two books, Why We Snap (https://amzn.to/3kL5A9Y) and Electric Brain (https://amzn.to/3ufCe6O).  Nothing hurts like a broken heart. But why does it hurt so much? And is there a way to get over a broken heart faster and make it hurt less? That’s what Ziella Byars wanted to know so she researched the science and wrote a book called How to Mend a Broken Heart (https://amzn.to/3EVT5ka). Listen as she explains the best way to heal a heart that’s been broken.  How many times have you heard that you shouldn’t eat too much salt because it can raise your blood pressure. Is that really true? Listen as I explain the science regarding the link between salt and blood pressure and why you may not need to feel guilty about adding a little salt to those french fries. https://www.menshealth.com/weight-loss/a19539739/truth-behind-5-food-myths/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Get a FREE 45 day extended trial at https://canva.me/something Your fitness is essential! Join Planet Fitness now at https://planetfitness.com Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can’t. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/2154m 53s

Why It’s So Hard to Eat Healthy & The Amazing Ways All Humans are Connected

Jet lag can cause a trip to get off to a tough start. This episode begins with some simple and effective ways to minimize the effects of jet lag so your trip can get good, right from the start. https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/jet-lag-remedies Despite all the advances in health and medicine, one thing that has gotten substantially worse is the overweight and obesity problem. Why is it that in the 21st century, so many people make food choices that cause them to be gain weight and be unhealthy? Jack Bobo has explored this for his book Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices (https://amzn.to/2ZhLYlz) and joins me with some fascinating data. Jack was recognized by Scientific American in 2015 as one of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology. He is a global thought leader who has delivered more than 500 speeches in 50 countries and has advised four U. S. Secretaries of State on food and agriculture. We like to think of ourselves as independent beings but actually, we are all connected in ways you can’t even imagine. That’s according to Tom Oliver, professor of ecology at the University of Reading and author of the book The Self Delusion: The Surprising Science of Our Connection to Each Other and the Natural World (https://amzn.to/2XF9xEa). Tom believes we are not as autonomous as we think we are, and we are constantly changing because of the people and world around us although much of it happens below the radar. For generations kids have had piggy banks to keep their money. But have you ever wondered why they are called piggy banks? What do pigs have to do with it? Surprisingly little as you will hear me explain. https://www.paragonbank.co.uk/blog/origins-of-the-piggy-bank PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Get a FREE 45 day extended trial at https://canva.me/something Your fitness is essential! Join Planet Fitness now at https://planetfitness.com Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can’t. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/2149m 2s

SYSK Choice: How to Not Do Stupid Things & How Appreciation Works

I bet everyone has flushed the toilet with their foot to avoid the germs on the handle. I know I have and it turns out to be one of many well-intentioned but flawed techniques to steer clear of germs lurking in nasty places. This episode begins with some ways people try to avoid germs that fail and better ways instead. http://www.menshealth.com/health/things-that-do-not-protect-from-germs/slide/2 Smart people often do stupid things. I bet you have done dumb things and you KNOW you should have known better. What’s so interesting is there are several factors that make it more likely you will do something stupid. Joining me to explain what they are is Adam Robinson who is one of the co-founders of the Princeton Review and is now a top financial adviser. He created a Power Point presentation called “How Not to be Stupid” and I know you will find this conversation interesting and useful. BTW, you can find Adam on Twitter – @IAmAdamRobinson. When you ask people what makes them laugh, they usually say they laugh at jokes or humor. Well, that is partly true, but we laugh at a lot of other things too. Listen to hear what we really laugh at most often and why. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/200011/the-science-laughter When you show appreciation, wonderful things can happen. That’s according to Noelle Nelson who has written several books on the subject of appreciation including The Power of Appreciation (https://amzn.to/2JMOu87). She says there is solid science that proves being appreciative is good for your physical and mental well-being and she joins me to discuss exactly how this works and how to put into practice. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can’t. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/2146m 42s

Why We Need Pain to Enjoy Pleasure & Are Humans Selfish or Cooperative?

“You’re call is very important to us…” Don’t you just hate hearing that? Having to call customer service can be a long and frustrating experience. So, this episode begins by discussing how to make that experience a little bit smoother. https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/customer-service-tips If you didn’t experience pain, would you appreciate pleasure as much? Do humans actually want and need pain? It’s a fascinating topic that Leigh Cowart has explored. She has put herself through several painful experiences on purpose, from being a ballerina to eating the world’s hottest chili pepper. She joins me to discuss her research on the topic of pain and explain why some of us actually seek out pain and why we all likely need some pain in our lives. Leigh is a journalist and author of the book, , Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose (https://amzn.to/3lHYF0F) Do women apologize more than men? Why should that be? Listen as I reveal some interesting findings on why men and women tend to apologize differently. https://web.stanford.edu/~omidf/KarinaSchumann/KarinaSchumann_Home/Publications_files/Schumann.PsychScience.2010.pdf Humans can be selfish but we also have to cooperate with each other because we can’t do everything ourselves. How humans cooperate turns out to be very rather complicated because while we can be very cooperative we also compete. We can be very compassionate and giving to some people but not others. Evolutionary biologist Nichola Raihani has examined how our ability and desire to cooperate with each other (or not) has helped steer the development of civilization. Listen to what she has to say on the topic. Nichola is a professor of evolution and behavior at University College in London and author of the book Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World (https://amzn.to/2XwTKr8).   PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can’t. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/09/2153m 48s

Why It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask & How We Determine Who and What is Beautiful

What is the purpose of that ball of cotton in your bottle of pills? You probably think you know but I bet you don’t. This episode begins with an explanation of why that cotton is in there and what you should do with it. https://www.businessinsider.com/why-huge-cotton-ball-comes-pill-bottles-medicine-health-pharmacy-prescription-2017-5 I am sure you have wanted to ask someone to do something for you but felt reluctant. It seems we hate to ask people for things. Even when we do, we often say, “Gee I hate to ask this but…” However, you might want to ask anyway according to Vanessa Bohns, PhD. Vanessa is a social psychologist as well as a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University. She is also author of the book, You Have More Influence Than You Think: How We Underestimate Our Power of Persuasion, and Why It Matters (https://amzn.to/3Emj83G). Once you hear what she has to say, you will probably feel better about asking for what you want. Have you ever looked closely at the back of the $1 bill? Listen as I explain why you should and what it all means. http://www.onedollarbill.org/decoding.html Everyone likes beautiful things and beautiful people. We are drawn to beauty. But why? And what makes something or someone beautiful? Can you make yourself more beautiful? Listen as I speak with Anjan Chatterjee, Professor of Neurology, Psychology, and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania who has done some fascinating research on beauty. He also has an excellent TED Talk on the topic which you can link to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgt8QUHQjw8 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com Promo code: SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can’t. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/2149m 30s

SYSK Choice: Think Like an Ant When You Drive & Ways to Optimize Your Likability

How could using reusable grocery bags affect your body? f you take your own bags to the grocery store, there may be an unintended health consequence – and it’s not good. Listen as this episode begins by revealing what happens to some people who use reusable grocery bags. https://grist.org/food/are-your-reusable-grocery-bags-making-you-fat/ Every driver has a real impact on the flow of traffic according to Tom Vanderbilt, author of the book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do and What It Says About Us (https://amzn.to/2XTgPDL). Tom joins me to explain why traffic flows the way it does, why it sometimes stops for no reason and how your driving affects other drivers. He also reveals what we can all do to make the traffic flow better. Do you know the best way to get ketchup out of the bottle? Everyone seems to have their own technique. However, the people at Heinz ketchup created a secret little way that works if you know what to look for. I’ll explain their method which actually works on any ketchup bottle. https://www.today.com/food/how-get-ketchup-out-bottle-trick-heinz-57-t118061 Some people are just more likable than others. And there are some simple strategies anyone can use to make themselves more likable. Michelle Tillis Lederman author of the book The 11 Laws of Likability (https://amzn.to/2LwUoxn) is here to explain what makes someone likable and how anyone can improve their likability. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://HelixSleep.com/SYSK Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can’t. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/2140m 15s

The Interesting Science of Conversation & How to Handle Deadlines with Ease

You make a countless number of decisions every single day, from what to have for breakfast to what toothpaste to buy. This episode begins with a discussion on how humans make decisions and choices and how to recognize which ones you are probably spending too much time worrying about. https://fs.blog/2014/09/the-history-of-cognitive-overload We all spend a good portion of most days in conversations with other people. Yet, we seldom really understand what goes on “under the radar” in those conversations. I want you to listen to my guest Elizabeth Stokoe, a social psychologist who spent 20 years transcribing and analyzing actual conversations and discovered some rather amazing things that happen when we talk with each other. What she discovered will surprise you. Elizabeth is author of the book, Talk: The Science of Conversation (https://amzn.to/3A2ShXQ). Deadlines are tricky. Without them a lot of things would never get done. Yet, some of us wait until the very last minute to do what needs to be done even though we could’ve started it a long time ago. There has to be a better way to meet deadlines. Actually, there is according to Christopher Cox author of the book The Deadline Effect: How to Work Like It's the Last Minute―Before the Last Minute (https://amzn.to/3ty01P3). Christopher was a magazine editor for many years and was constantly dealing with deadlines. Listen to what he discovered so that you might just change your ways the next time you have a deadline to meet. Do you talk to yourself? If so, it’s a good idea to listen to what you are telling yourself. Listen as I discuss the benefits of talking to yourself and why it is even better if you do it out loud. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100921110956.htm PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://HelixSleep.com/SYSK Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can’t. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/2151m 17s

Life Skills for a Better Day Every Day & The Fascinating Story of Water

Have you ever felt that urge to snoop or eavesdrop on someone? Actually, everyone does it. This episode begins with a brief discussion on why humans and most other creatures eavesdrop and the purpose it serves. Source: John Locke author of the book Eavesdropping (https://amzn.to/3l7rIud) When you think about all the tasks you do throughout the day, there are probably some you could do better, easier and more efficiently. So, Erin Ruddy interviewed some top experts to find out how for her book, The Little Book of Life Skills (https://amzn.to/3l4ypxc). Listen as she joins me and you will discover how to do everyday tasks better - from getting up in the morning, how start the day with a better attitude, how to write a great email, how to clean a room in 10 minutes or less and more.  We wouldn’t be here if there wasn’t water. It is crucial for our survival. Yet, it seems water also causes a lot of problems. There isn’t enough of it in some places and there is too much of it in others. The story of water is fascinating. Listen as Giulio Boccaletti joins me to tell this fascinating tale. Giulio is a globally recognized expert on natural resource security and environmental sustainability and author of the book Water: A Biography (https://amzn.to/38UwBBq). We are all aware of the risks and dangers of driving drunk. What you may not know is that driving tired is also dangerous - really dangerous. Listen to hear why you shouldn’t drive when you are tired and if you have to, what you can do to reduce the risks. Source: Matthew Edlund, M.D. author The Power of Rest (https://amzn.to/3hioMd6)  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Helix Sleep is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://HelixSleep.com/SYSK Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can’t. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/2153m 28s

SYSK Choice: Secrets of Self-Control & The Fascinating History of Blue Jeans

What could be cuter than a young child and a dog together? Yet, it could be a very dangerous situation. This episode begins with a warning about leaving young children alone with a dog even if the child and dog are familiar with each other. https://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/kids-and-dogs-how-kids-should-and-should-not-interact-with-dogs/ Do you ever wish you had more willpower? It does seem that some people have a lot more of it than others. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal says you probably have more of it than you think and you can create more of it if you want to. Kelly is a lecturer at Stanford University and author of the book The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More (https://amzn.to/2JqGQ35). Listen as she explains how willpower works and how you can have more of it. Just about everyone has at least one pair of jeans - and probably more. Jeans are the iconic American garment and have been for decades. While other fashion trends have come and gone there has always been a place for jeans. So where did they come and why have they lasted? Come to think of it, what exactly is denim anyway – how is it different from other fabrics? Journalist James Sullivan, author of the book, Jeans: A Cultural History of an American Icon (https://amzn.to/2DGD45j) joins me to take you on an historical journey from Italy to the American west to a John Wayne movie set to explain the story of blue jeans. When was the last time you washed your credit cards? Probably never. Yet, your credit cards are one of many things crawling with germs you probably never think to clean. Listen to discover what else in your home might need a little disinfectant sooner than later. https://www.fitandfabliving.com/general-health/6435-seven-surprisingly-dirty-surfaces/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Follow Nine Twelve wherever you get your podcasts, or you can binge all seven episodes right now on Amazon Music or with Wondery Plus.  T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can’t. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/2148m 42s

How DNA Affects Almost Everything About You & Understanding Your Sense of Direction

Putting nitrogen in your car’s tires (instead of just plain air) is kind of a trendy thing. If you ever see those green caps on the tire’s valve stems - that is supposed to indicate a tire with nitrogen in it. Since it costs money (up to $10 or more per tire) to fill it with nitrogen, this episode begins with a discussion on what the supposed benefits are and whether it is worth it. https://www.consumerreports.org/tire-buying-maintenance/should-you-use-nitrogen-in-car-tires-a6260003694/ The science of human DNA is changing quickly. The research is starting to reveal that almost everything about you has some inherited, genetic component to it, whether it be biological, psychological -everything. For example, how well you do in school may largely be inherited from your parents but not necessarily in the way you think. This is according to Robert Plomin, Professor of Behavioral Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King's College in London and author of the book, Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are (https://amzn.to/3gV9GtR) . Listen as we discuss the very latest in how your genes influence so much of who you are and what you do.  What does it mean to have a good sense of direction? Is it a real thing? Is it really a sense? And if it is, why do some people have one and other people don’t? That’s what Michael Bond set out to discover. Michael is a science writer, former Senior Editor at New Scientist and author of the book, From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way (https://amzn.to/3DOY8Cu). Michael joins me to discuss why some of us are better than other at getting from Point A to Point B. Pear season runs from late summer into early winter. And if you like pears, you know that knowing when they are ripe can be tricky. Listen as I explain how the experts say is the full proof way to tell when a pear is ready to eat. https://www.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/in-season/2011/10/how-can-you-tell-if-a-pear-is-ripe PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Follow Nine Twelve wherever you get your podcasts, or you can binge all seven episodes right now on Amazon Music or with Wondery Plus.  T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can’t. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/09/2153m 10s

What to Do When People Say No & Why You Need Friends and Where to Find Them

Want to be really happy? If so, it makes sense to ask happy people what makes them happy. So we begin this episode by revealing what happy people say are the things that makes them so happy so you can be happy too! Source: John Izzo, author of The 5 Secrets You Must Know Before You Die (https://amzn.to/2DdJDLA) The one word you likely hear more than any other throughout your life is – NO! For some people no means no but for others it means something else entirely. BJ Gallagher, author of the book Yes Lives in the Land of No (https://amzn.to/2JXlPNh) joins me to give some great advice for handling the word no when people tell you that you can’t have or do something. Since you will hear NO a lot for the rest of your life – this is well worth listening to. Who doesn’t love going to a live concert? And yet when you really dissect the experience, it is probably not as good as we tell ourselves it is. I’ll reveal what one writer has to say about the concert-going experience that you may not have thought about before. http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/music/a39525/live-music-overrated/ People need people. We are social creatures. We do better when others are around Yet many of us are alone and isolated with few, if any friends. Someone who is very concerned about this is Radha Agrawal, who is an entrepreneur, investor, inventor, speaker, and community builder. She founded Daybreaker, a grassroots, early-morning dance phenomenon that is now in over 25 countries. She is also author of the book Belong: Find Your People Create Community and Live a More Connected Life (https://amzn.to/2DfaczU). Radha explains why friends are so important and exactly how to go and find them. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Follow Nine Twelve wherever you get your podcasts, or you can binge all seven episodes right now on Amazon Music or with Wondery Plus.  T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can’t. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/2147m 47s

SYSK Choice: The Importance of Skepticism & Sucking at Anything Can be Good

Here’s a question for you if you wear a watch. Have you washed it recently? I bet not. So, this episode begins with just how gross and disgusting the surface of your watch and watchband are and why they need a bath right now – today! http://www.ladbible.com/news/uk-watches-three-times-dirtier-than-toilet-seats-study-finds-20190623 There are some people believe vaccines cause autism – science says no. Some people believe in ghosts and UFOs – science says no. But just because science can’t explain it – does that mean it isn’t true? Steven Novella is a skeptic who believes that we should probably all be a bit more skeptical of things, events and phenomenon that can’t be explained. Steven joins me to reveal why this is so important. Steven is the author of the book The Skeptics Guide to the Universe (https://amzn.to/2Ycr16d) . He is also host of the podcast of the same name which you can find on your favorite podcast platform or here: https://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcasts Did you know that if you like yogurt, you’ll like it even better if you eat from a certain type of spoon. If you like cheese it will most likely taste better to you if eat it off a particular type of utensil. Listen to find out which spoon and which utensil and why this happens to be true. https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/06/27/yogurt-tastes-different-depending-on-the-spoon/ Do you suck at something? Maybe it’s playing an instrument or skiing or cooking. You probably didn’t start out wanting to suck at it – but here we are. You do it and you suck at it. Well, it turns out that may be a good thing. Writer Karen Rinaldi author of the book It’s Great to Suck at Something (https://amzn.to/2Lj05xY) explains why it is perfectly fine to NOT do some things well. She has been a surfer for 18 years and by her own admission – sucks at it. But she still does it, she still loves it and says there are actual benefits to doing things not for the achievement or the trophy but just to do it. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/2147m 21s

Why Too Much Pleasure Makes You Miserable & Strategies to Achieve Financial Wellbeing

You already know how important a good night’s sleep is. But how much is enough? This episode begins with some startling information about how just 15 minutes more sleep per night can make a big difference. https://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/162769 We all want pleasure in life. In fact, most of us have a lot of pleasure. Maybe too much pleasure. And all that pleasure can make you miserable according to Dr. Anna Lembke. She is a psychiatrist and medical director of the Stanford Addiction Medicine and author of the bestselling book Dopamine Nation (https://amzn.to/3BahOhY). Listen as she explains how humans are not designed to have unending pleasure whether it’s technology or food or anything else. She has some interesting thoughts about why this is such a problem and how we can best deal with all this pleasure. What if credit cards were called “loan cards” instead? Chances are you wouldn’t use them as freely according to Eesha Sharma a marketing professor at San Diego State University. Eesha’s research revolves around financial wellbeing and how people react to perceived scarcity and deprivation. Her research as appeared in top journals and publications. Listen as she offers some great insight into how we think about and use money that I think will surprise you. Eesha’s Twitter handle is @EeshaSharma. Most parents feel good if their kids watch “educational” TV or video programs. Yet one study found something that parents might find a little disturbing. In fact it was so disturbing that some of the researchers changed their kids’ viewing habits after seeing the results. Listen as I explain. Source: Po Bronson author of Nurture Shock (https://amzn.to/3mGwu4h).  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/09/2151m 27s

Why Some People Choke Under Pressure & The Fascinating History of Food

We all want to save energy and money - but does doing things like turning off lights or unplugging appliances really do much or are there other things you could do that have more impact? This episode begins with a look at what does and doesn’t do much to conserve energy and reduce your utility bill. https://www.pnas.org/content/107/37/16054 Some people seem to excel under pressure while other choke. Why? Listen as I talk with Dane Jensen, a consultant and CEO of Third Factor (https://www.thirdfactor.com), an organization that studies the science of performance - and he is author of the book The Power of Pressure: Why Pressure Isn't the Problem, It's the Solution (https://amzn.to/3gBeDrJ). Dane explains that there are different types of pressure we all face and how to best use the pressures of life to do our very best.  Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable? Actually, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on this question. This is just one of the fascinating stories about food that I discuss with Matt Siegel author of The Secret History of Food (https://amzn.to/2WhggE9). Listen and discover why vanilla is anything but bland and boring, how food has been used as a weapon in war, why breakfast cereal is so popular and much more.  Why do people blush? It turns out everyone blushes although some people show it more than others. Listen as I explain what causes blushing, how it helps and what Charles Darwin had to say about blushing. https://www.scienceabc.com/humans/humans-blush-happens-within-us-blushing-reason-behind.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com For more information on fire safety products, safety tips and educational activities you can do at home with your family visit https://firstalert.com/firepreventionmonth   https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/2151m 19s

SYSK Choice: How to Make Money Doing What You Love & How Weather Forecasting Works

When you think about preventing skin cancer, you most likely think about sunscreen and limiting sun exposure. But what about diet? Could the right diet help prevent you from getting skin cancer? This episode begins with a brief discussion on some interesting research about diet and skin cancer. https://www.skincancer.org/blog/can-your-diet-help-prevent-skin-cancer/  Imagine if you could start a successful side business with little money and get it up and running in 30 days. Does it sound impossible? Not according to Chris Guillebeau. Chris is the author of 100 Side Hustles: Unexpected Ideas for Making Extra Money Without Quitting Your Day Job (https://amzn.to/2IIo4nv) and host of the popular podcast Side Hustle School (https://sidehustleschool.com). He has become the expert on what it takes to start a side hustle, keep your regular job and find new sources of income that can help you be more financially secure. Listen as Chris explains how you can start your own side hustle. Do attractive people get treated better in life? You’ve probably heard the stories and even witnessed how good-looking people get a lot more breaks, make more money and basically seem to have an easier path in life. it also turns out you are more likely to trust someone who is attractive as well. Listen as I explore one more perk enjoyed by beautiful people. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160613111652.htm Think about how important the weather is to your life. In many ways we plan our lives around the weather – or more specifically around the weather forecast. We rely on the predictions of meteorologists who are sometimes right and other times – dead wrong! Journalist Andrew Blum is author of the book The Weather Machine: A Journey inside the Forecast (https://amzn.to/2F2LLWE) . Listen as he explains the fascinating way weather is predicted and how weather forecasts are getting more and more accurate – at least most of the time. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase.  Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Get a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Go to https://RockAuto.com to see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/08/2151m 13s

The Secrets of Nonverbal Communication & Strategies to Make the Most of Your Contacts

Not all that long ago, just about everyone had a landline home telephone. It had one phone number and everyone in the house used that number. Things sure have changed. How have they changed? This episode begins by discussing how many U.S. homes still have landlines, how many don’t and (surprisingly) how many U.S. homes have no telephone of any kind at all. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/study-only-40-percent-us-households-have-landline-135212 Body language and nonverbal communication can reveal a lot about what a person is thinking. Listen as I speak with Scott Rouse. He is a behavior analyst and body language expert who holds multiple certificates in advanced interrogation training and has been trained alongside the FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Military Intelligence, and Dept. of Defense. He also has a really interesting YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottRouse3) and he is author of the book Understanding Body Language: How to Decode Nonverbal Communication in Life, Love, and Work (https://amzn.to/2XAXIid). Listen as he explains how to read other people’s body language and how to use your own body language to make the right impression.   You have a network of personal and professional contacts. If you know how to manage that network, the people in it can really help you succeed just as you can help them. One of the real masters of this type of networking is Jordan Harbinger. Jordan was once a Wall Street lawyer and now hosts the very popular podcast called The Jordan Harbinger Show (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/podcasts/). Listen as he explains his very simple yet powerful method to network that will pay you big dividends. People tend to keep receipts because, well you just never know. But actually we do know. Listen as I explain which receipts you can toss out and which you should hold on to, just in case. https://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/6-reasons-to-keep-receipts%e2%80%a6or-not.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase.  Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something and use code Something 10 Get a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Go to https://RockAuto.com to see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/2152m 50s

The Real Difference Between Introverts and Extroverts & How Your Brain Processes Odors

Interruptions can be infuriating - especially at work. They can ruin your concentration and your productivity. However, there may be an upside to getting interruptions that balance out those negatives. I begin this episode with information about a new study that shows that interruptions have a silver lining. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210803175253.htm Is being an introvert or extrovert determined by conditioning or are you born that way? And is being one better than the other? Are introverts also shy by nature? These are just a few of many questions I explore with Holley Gerth. Holly hosts the podcast More Than Small Talk (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/more-than-small-talk-with-suzanne-holley-jennifer-klrc/id1447539391) and author of the book The Powerful Purpose of Introverts (https://amzn.to/2XEHrJl).. Whether you are an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between, you will want to hear what she has to say. Her website is www.holleygerth.com Have you ever wondered how the brain processes smells and odors? Why do you like some smells that other people hate? Why do some smells remind you of places, people an times in your past? Are there smells that are universally loved or hated? I know we have discussed our sense of smell before - but not like this. When you listen to Ann-Sophie Barwich you will have renewed respect for your nose and what it does. Ann-Sophie is a cognitive scientist, an empirical philosopher as well as an assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington. She is also author of the book. Smellosophy: What the Nose Tells the Mind (https://amzn.to/2W52jsJ) What does SOS stand for? Actually, unless you know you will never guess. Also, why did MAYDAY replace SOS as the universal sign for distress? And what does MAYDAY mean anyway? Listen as I explain the surprising stories behind these two well known calls for help. https://grammarist.com/usage/sos-and-mayday/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase.  Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Get a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Go to https://RockAuto.com to see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to https://justworks.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/2151m 16s

SYSK Choice: Happiness Through Decluttering & The Magic of Calculus You Use Everyday

Even though you know money is filthy dirty, it can still make you feel good. This episode begins by explaining how the simple act of handling money can make you feel a lot better if you are feeling a bit down. And the weird thing is, it doesn’t even have to be your money. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/6199932/Counting-money-makes-people-feel-better-about-themselves.html When you walk into a tidy, clean and organized room, does it make you feel better? Calmer? It does for a lot of people. In fact, more order and less clutter can help you feel happier says Gretchen Rubin, host of the podcast, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” and author of the book Outer Order Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make Room for Happiness (https://amzn.to/2IB6HaC). Listen as Gretchen joins me to explain the psychology of order and how it relates to happiness. Plus she offers some great techniques to organize and create a calmer space. Most dog lovers do not hesitate to hug their dogs. It is a sign of affection. However, experts say dogs hate it and can cause them a lot of stress. Listen as I explain why it is not a good idea to hug your dog – in fact it can even be dangerous.https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/canine-corner/201604/the-data-says-dont-hug-the-dog To many people, the word “calculus” reminds them of a high school math class that was very difficult. However, calculus is so much more. Without it there might not be cell phones or GPS or television. Calculus helped find a treatment for AIDS and helped us discover Neptune. Steven Strogatz is a professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell and author of the book Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe (https://amzn.to/2Vvl3zv). Listen as he explains exactly what calculus is and how critical it is to our modern world. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF your first full-priced purchase. Some exclusions apply. Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. So you get it all. Without trade-offs! Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. Set cellphone reminders or place something you’ll need in the back seat, so you don’t forget your child is in the car. Look before you lock. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/2151m 40s

The Purpose and Benefits of Gossip & The Cure for Busyness

Do you hold hands with your mate? If you don’t, you probably should. This episode begins with a brief discussion on the benefits of holding hands - and I bet you haven’t heard them before. https://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/05/fashion/05hands.html Who doesn’t like a bit of juicy gossip? The fact is everyone gossips and it turns out to be a good thing. Gossip serves a lot of useful functions in our personal and professional lives. Frank McAndrew is one of the leading researchers on gossip and he joins me to explain how gossip works, why some of it is nasty but most of it isn’t - and how to gossip well. Frank is Professor of Psychology at Knox College in Illinois (https://www.frankmcandrew.com/) If you have a busy day, you probably jump from one thing to the next with barely space to breathe. If you do, you could be missing a great opportunity according to Juliet Funt founder and CEO of The Juliet Funt Group (https://www.julietfunt.com/) who advises Fortune 500 companies. Listen as Juliet explains the importance of creating “white space” in between all the things you do and why it is so beneficial. Juliet is author of the book A Minute to Think (https://amzn.to/3mmsXIv). Ever been rejected by someone you loved? It hurts a lot. Why? Listen as we reveal some interesting brain research that explains why romantic rejection can be so devastating and what to do about it if it happens to you. Helen Fisher author of the book Why We Love (https://amzn.to/3g7Ctel) explains. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF your first full-priced purchase. Some exclusions apply. Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. So you get it all. Without trade-offs! Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. Set cellphone reminders or place something you’ll need in the back seat, so you don’t forget your child is in the car. Look before you lock. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/2150m 24s

The Secrets of Happy Families & A Forensic Scientist on What Human Remains Tell Us

If you are not a celebrity, how do you get a table at a busy restaurant that is all booked up? This episode begins with some advice that can often work wonders in getting you that table - if you do it right. Source: Frank Luntz author of Words That Work (https://amzn.to/37Ay5A8) Every family wants to be happy. Still, many are not and are quite dysfunctional. So, when you look at families that ARE happy, what do those families do to create that sense of happiness and calm and reduce the tension and conflict? That’s what Bruce Feiler set out to discover for his book, The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More https://amzn.to/3xH113T. Listen as Bruce joins me with some proven yet simple ways to make any family get along better and be happier. Have you ever wondered if people with big heads are smarter? Well they are! Listen as I explain how we know this and how having a larger than normal head pays benefits now and in old age. http://sciencenetlinks.com/science-news/science-updates/big-heads/ When you watch CSI or Law & Order on television, it seems that an autopsy tells the police a lot. Is that real science or TV fiction? Does forensic science allow the dead to speak from beyond the grave and offer clues to how someone died? Forensic anthropologist Sue Black has some definite opinions on this. Sue is author of the book, All That Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes (https://amzn.to/3lWzyJg) . Listen as Sue separates fact from fiction and explains some of the fascinating advances in forensic science. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK and enter promo code SYSK to get FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF your first full-priced purchase. Some exclusions apply. Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. So you get it all. Without trade-offs! Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. Set cellphone reminders or place something you’ll need in the back seat, so you don’t forget your child is in the car. Look before you lock. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/2152m 20s

SYSK Choice: The Biggest Lies About Work & Achieving Financial Wellness

Selling items on eBay can be fun and profitable. And there are a few little tricks than can make it even more profitable. I begin this episode by revealing some strategies above and beyond good photos and descriptions that can bring you more money. that. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/money/a38347/how-to-make-money-on-ebay/ We have all heard things like; workers improve when they get feedback or a company’s culture is the key to success. And everyone knows that good leadership is what makes a company thrive. The problem is that these things are not universally true and may be downright wrong! Marcus Buckingham has studied people and performance for a long time and he joins me to explode some commonly held beliefs about workers and the workplace. Marcus is the author of the book Nine Lies About Work (https://amzn.to/2HlAkdW). If you want to grow in your career, you need to hear this. Have you ever cracked an egg open and seen a little spot of what looks like blood inside? Is it safe to eat? Listen as I explain what the food experts say about where that little spot of red comes from and just harmful it is. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-stir/egg-facts_b_2498764.html) Personal finance can be complicated. In part that is because we have so many financial decisions to make, and there is a lot of emotion wrapped up in our money. Amanda Clayman joins me to discuss how we make financial decisions, why it is hard and how to make better decisions with our money. Amanda is a financial therapist and her website is www.AmandaClayman.com. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. So you get it all. Without trade-offs! Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/2154m 25s

Learn to Be Luckier Instantly & How to Better Spend the Time You Have

Ever watch a TV chef put seasoning on food? Often, they sprinkle the herbs and spices from high up? This episode begins with an explanation of why they do that and why you should to. https://www.cooksillustrated.com/how_tos/5791-sprinkling-seasonings-from-high-up Do you believe in luck? Sure, everyone gets lucky occasionally but are there things you can do that will make you lucky more often and make you actually feel like a lucky person? After being in a serious car crash, Karla Starr became interested in understanding how luck works and if it is even a real thing. Listen and you may discover you are already luckier than you realize, and you will learn how to become even luckier. Karla is author of the book Can You Learn to Be Lucky? (https://amzn.to/3jCbCYJ). How many pairs of shoes do you regularly wear? Listen as I explain how rotating your shoes and giving them a day or two of rest before you wear them again can help them last a lot longer. Source: Joan Wilen author of Shoes In the Freezer, Beer In The Garden (https://amzn.to/3jEQDon). If you live to be 80, you will have about 4,000 weeks to get everything done. That’s it. Lights out. Game over. So how you choose to spend those 4,000 weeks is really the sum total of your life. Will you get done all the things that matter? Not likely according to Oliver Burkeman author of the book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals (https://amzn.to/3xBI4zn). Listen as he outlines a way to organize your life and time so you are less stressed and feel as if you are spending your time accomplishing those things that matter most. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. So you get it all. Without trade-offs! Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/08/2147m 41s

Startling Ways Food Affects Your Brain and Body & Mastering the Art of Apologizing

“Sometimes you need a good cry.” How many times have you heard that advice? So what does the science say? This episode begins by looking at whether crying is really good for you - or if that is just something people say. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-8721.2008.00614.x The food you eat affects you in some interesting and unusual ways. For example, eating something sweet can actually make you a sweeter person - for a while. If you eat something you think is fat, your body will rev itself up to burn more calories just because you think that. Neuroscientist Rachel Herz, who teaches at Brown University and Boston College explains these and other fascinating ways food affects you. Rachel is the author of the book, Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food (https://amzn.to/3yqfKkW).  Since none of us are perfect, we all have to apologize to people when we make mistakes or say the wrong thing. Yet as simple as it sounds, apologies often go wrong. In fact, they can sometimes make things worse! An effective apology is all in how you deliver it. Listen as I discuss this with Harriet Lerner a psychotherapist and author of the book, Why Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts (https://amzn.to/2VuFgaf). Once you hear her advice you will become a champion at saying “I’m sorry.” Why do mosquitoes bite? After all they don’t live on blood - it isn’t food to them. So what do they need it for? Listen as I take you inside the life of these annoying summertime pests. https://www.mosquitoes.org/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. So you get it all. Without trade-offs! Visit https://T-Mobile.com/business Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/2148m 50s

SYSK Choice: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World & Amazing Extreme Animals

When it comes to easing traffic congestion, sometimes the solution is worse than the original problem. This episode begins with a tale of how trying to ease traffic tends to cause more of it. It’s all about “build it and they will come.” (Source: Edward Humes author of the book Door to Door https://amzn.to/2EQKFNs). To be successful, it’s important that you get really good at one specific thing as soon as possible. In other words, you have to specialize. While that concept seems to make sense, it turns out to be flawed, according to journalist David Epstein, author of the book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World (https://amzn.to/2WdTjLG). Listen as he explains why being a generalist is likely better even though people tend to think the opposite is true.  Far fewer parents spank their kids than they used to - but some still do. They likely believe in the “spare the rod, spoil the child” approach to parenting. Listen as I explain why a lot of those parents will live to regret it. (Source: Karl Pillemer author of the book 30 Lessons for Living https://amzn.to/2WqxXzN) Our world is crawling with “extreme” creatures. By that I mean the largest, fastest, smallest, strongest and smartest. There is a lot we can learn from these animals and organisms. For example, the largest mammal could help us end cancer. The fastest bird is teaching engineers about flight. Matthew LaPlante, a professor of journalism at Utah State University is author of the book Superlative: The Biology of Extremes (https://amzn.to/2WmlPA3). He joins me to reveal the fascinating reasons why these creatures became so extreme in their own right and why they are so fascinating and potentially helpful to mankind. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how JUSTWORKS can help your business by going to https://justworks.com Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/2150m 56s

The Real Reasons People Drink Alcohol & How You Acquire Knowledge

Everyone likes to laugh, and it turns out there are some real health benefits to laughter. This episode begins with how laughing may just be the best medicine. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a19968254/live-laugh-love/ Drinking alcohol is something people have been doing for centuries. Why? Is the appeal of drinking just to get that buzz or is there more to it? Why are some people able to drink socially while other people have had their lives destroyed by alcohol? Are there really any health benefits of drinking? These are some of the questions tackled by my guest Edward Slingerland, a professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia and author of the book Drunk: How we Slipped, Danced, and Stumbled our way to Civilization (https://amzn.to/2WONrif) You are constantly acquiring knowledge and learning new things throughout your life. Yet, there is a good chance no one ever taught you HOW to learn. Or taught you what are the best ways to learn something so that whatever you are learning actually sticks. There turns out to be quite a bit of research on how learning works and joining me to discuss all this and help you learn anything better and faster is Barbara Oakley. She is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Michigan and author of the book Learn Like a Pro: Science-Based Tools to Become Better at Anything (https://amzn.to/3A3wnTT) Everyone is encouraged to donate blood if they can. It truly does save lives. Nevertheless, a lot of people don’t give blood and one reason is the fear of fainting. It feels terrible and can be so embarrassing that many people who do faint after giving blood never donate again. Listen as I explain the amazingly simple remedy that prevents it. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100706150639.htm PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how JUSTWORKS can help your business by going to https://justworks.com Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/2149m 44s

How to Get People To Give You What You Want & The Amazing Benefits of Being In Nature

Some people always seem to look great in photographs. How do they do it? This episode begins with some simple tricks that will make anyone look better in any photo - every time. https://www.diyphotography.net/seven-tricks-help-smile-naturally-look-great-photos/ How do you get people to give you what you want? You usually have to ask - but it’s all in how you ask according to Dr. Meg Myers Morgan, an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma and author of the book, Everything is Negotiable The 5 Tactics to Get What You Want in Life, Love, and Work (https://amzn.to/2SFdnW3). Listen as she explains some really effective strategies to get what you want that don’t require the skills of a master negotiator.  You know that smell after it rains? It turns out that smelling that smell is actually good for you. And that’s just one of the many reasons why we need to spend more time outdoors in nature according to my guest Lucy Jones who has researched the science about the amazing benefits of being in nature. Lucy is author of the book Losing Eden: Our Fundamental Need for the Natural World and Its Ability to Heal Body and Soul (https://amzn.to/3j7YUky). Listen as she explains that it doesn’t take a lot of nature to enjoy real physical and mental health benefits. When you go on a job interview, should you speak proudly about your accomplishments or remain a bit modest? The answer seems to depend on who you are. Listen as I explain. https://www.rutgers.edu/news/rutgers-study-finds-male-modesty-turn-women-and-men PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! https://apple.co/3rPM8La or visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how JUSTWORKS can help your business by going to https://justworks.com Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/2148m 57s

SYSK Choice: The Surprising Power of Your Surroundings & How to Live Debt Free

While we tend to be very good at noticing our failures, keeping track of all your victories is a much better idea - even the little victories. This episode begins with an explanation of why those little victories can propel you into big ones and why keeping a list is such a great idea. http://www.lifehack.org/398112/science-explains-how-writing-down-tinyachievements-every-day-changes-our-brains You are surrounded by colors, shapes, objects, nature and light. All of those things have an effect on you. They impact your productivity, your mood and how you view the world as well as how you relate to other people. Ingrid Fetell Lee is an expert on how design affects your health and well-being and is author of the book Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness (https://amzn.to/2M7N3pa). What she has to say will change the way you view the world around you. It is common for parents to mix up the names of their children and call them by the wrong name. Interestingly though, you never call your kids by your cat’s name. So why not? Parents obviously know the difference between their own kids. Listen and discover why the mix up is so common. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3594971/Do-mix-people-s-names-Don-tworry-not-going-senile-merely-filing-error-brain.html) Getting into debt is easy. It is getting OUT of debt that’s so hard. If you have more debt than you wish you had, you’ll want to hear Shannon Lee Simmons. She is a certified financial planner and author of the book Living Debt Free: The No Shame No Blame Guide to Getting Rid of Your Debt (https://amzn.to/2EzNa6N). Shannon joins me to explain the best and fastest way to get out of debt and still live your life. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/2151m 1s

How the Internet Alters Your Brain & Why You Should Let the World See Your Weirdness

Everyone doodles. It is just something we do, especially when listening to a boring speaker. Yet doodling is actually not a distraction - it can really help your memory. Listen as I begin this episode by explaining how. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090226210039.htm Is the Internet messing with your mind? It certainly is according to Nicholas Carr who took a close look at the research on this for his book The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (https://amzn.to/2VasqO6) (which, by the way was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize). Listen as Nicholas makes the case that constantly being connected and available online takes a toll. While the Internet has many advantages and makes life convenient, there is a price we all pay that you may not realize. Being a little weird may actually be your greatest strength. In fact, your weirdness can propel your personal and professional success. That’s according to Chris Williamson who gave a TED Talk on Embracing Your Weirdness (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Murw1YnFfiw&t=205s) earlier this year. Listen as he explains just how unique you really are and what you can do for yourself and the world by expressing it. Chris is also the host of the podcast Modern Wisdom (https://apple.co/2MNqIgw) Life is full of problems. While you may not know what problems lie ahead, you can be sure they are there waiting. Listen as I offer some interesting advice that will help you better handle those troubles and crises when they do come along - and the will. Source: Brain Tracy author of Crunch Point (https://amzn.to/3zJaGs0) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/07/2153m 25s

The Science of How You Spend Money & How to Set Boundaries People Will Respect

Do you like your signature? What message does it send to the people who see it? This episode begins with some insight into how other people might make assumptions about you based solely on how you sign your name. https://graciousliving.typepad.com/the_write_event/2003/11/what_does_your_.html Do you spend money on things that really make you happy? Is another pair of shoes or pair of pants really going to make a positive difference in your life? We often think so at the time of purchase but pretty soon those things sit in the closet like all the other clothes and shoes and we rarely think about them. Being more deliberate in what we choose to buy can really make a difference in our overall happiness according to research by Michael Norton who has been researching how and why people spend their money and what it does or doesn’t do for them. Michael is a professor at Harvard Business school and author of the book Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending  (https://amzn.to/3iFzDOq) It is sometimes difficult to set boundaries for yourself that people will honor. Yet, if you don’t set boundaries, you run the risk of people walking all over you or taking advantage. So how can you create boundaries people will respect without coming off as inflexible and unhelpful? Here with some great advice on this is Terri Cole, she is a licensed therapist, relationship expert and author of the book Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and (Finally) Live Free  (https://amzn.to/3x32PUJ) When you go to a restaurant, there is a lot going on behind the scenes that you never see. Listen as I reveal some of the results of a survey of restaurant kitchen staff that reveals some interesting secrets of the way restaurants work, that you likely never knew. https://abcnews.go.com/Business/13-secrets-waiter-tips-menu/story?id=16948508 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/2154m 45s

SYSK Choice: How to Avoid Getting Hacked & Can AI Save Healthcare?

We can all do a little bit to improve our driving skills. For example, do you turn your headlights on when you drive during the day? You should – and that is just one of several things I discuss that can instantly make you a better and safer driver. http://www.cracked.com/article_20106_6-little-known-driving-tips-that-couldsave-your-life_p2.html Have you been hacked? Most certainly you have - everyone has according to Marcus Carey who is a cybersecurity expert and what you call a “white hat hacker.” Companies pay him to break into their computer systems to see how vulnerable they are. He joins me to discuss just how easy it is for hackers to hack into your computer, your thermostat, your refrigerator and any other device hooked up to the Internet – and why they do. He also has some excellent suggestions to protect yourself. Marcus is the author of the book Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World (https://amzn.to/2VGRdUv). You might want to head church this weekend. Listen as I explain why going to church will help you live longer and happier according to some fascinating research that connects longevity with attending religious services. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2521827 You will probably agree with the statement that healthcare today has lost some of its personal touch. If you’ve ever gone to the doctor and had him look at a computer screen more than he looks at you – then you know what I mean. So what can be done to help doctors and patients connect and put a little more humanity back into healthcare? Dr. Eric Topol sees a solution. Eric is the author of the book Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Medicine Human Again (https://amzn.to/2HxZoii). Listen as he explains how we can integrate artificial intelligence into our medical care to make it better for everyone. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how JUSTWORKS can help your business by going to https://justworks.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/2144m 52s

Why Time Flies When You Are Having Fun & What Your Stuff Says About You

Wi-Fi is great except when the microwave oven is on. At least that is the case in my house. Whenever we turn on the microwave oven in the kitchen – it screws up the Wi-Fi. Why is that? And is there anything you can do to prevent or fix that? This episode begins by exploring the microwave/Wi-Fi conflict. http://io9.com/why-does-your-microwave-oven-mess-with-the-wi-fi-connec-1666117933 There is a general belief that times go by faster as you get older. And most of us have experienced the “times flies when you are having fun” phenomenon. Yet time passes at the same constant rate, all the time. Then why should time seem to travel faster at one time and slower at other times? Is it possible to deliberately make time seem to move faster or slower? Alan Burdick is a staff writer and former senior editor at The New Yorker who spent 10 years researching this phenomenon. The result is his book, Why Time Flies (https://amzn.to/3eCt8uu). He joins me to reveal what he discovered about the passage of time and how you perceive it.  We all have stuff. And the things we keep and the items we display for others to see, speak volumes about us. That’s according to Sam Gosling. Sam and his team went snooping around peoples’ homes and offices to discover what can be learned about those people by the stuff they own and he joins me to reveal the fascinating findings. Sam is author of the book Snoop: What Your Stuff Says about You (https://amzn.to/3kydIei) Since you spend a good portion of your day thinking about, talking about and eating food, you might like to hear some really interesting information about some of the foods you eat. Listen as I explain the actual shelf life of a Twinkie, how much you likely eat in a year and more. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/food-facts_n_4788746 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how JUSTWORKS can help your business by going to https://justworks.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/2144m 23s

Mysteries of the Human Body & Why You Should Know What Your Coworkers Earn

A common ingredient listed on perfumes, colognes, soaps and lotions is “fragrance.” That doesn’t tell you much. This episode begins with an explanation of why manufacturers don’t have to list more detail than that and why you should be at least a little concerned. https://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/chemicals-of-concern/fragrance/ Why do we get headaches? What is jet lag? How does vomiting actually work? What causes bad breath and how do you get rid of it? Dr. Sarah Holper author of the book What’s Wrong With You? An Insider’s Guide to Your Insides (https://amzn.to/3ilE0hs) takes us all on a fascinating tour of the human body and how it works and how to make it work better. Do you know how much your coworkers make? If you don’t know for certain, you have probably wondered about it. Organizational psychologist David Burkus thinks we should know what other people make - and it all has to do with improving how we work with others on the job and how we motivate ourselves to do better. David has a TED Talk on this subject you can see here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvcNw4F0Y4Y) and he is author of the book Leading From Anywhere (https://amzn.to/3Bak89q). Listen as he talks about how transparency really helps teams and individuals perform at their best. Why do we like cute things? And have you noticed that we react to cute things like babies and kittens very differently than how we react to everything else? Listen as I explain why. https://www.brainson.org/episode/2016/12/06/what-makes-cute-things-cute PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how JUSTWORKS can help your business by going to https://justworks.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/2156m 13s

SYSK Choice: How to Ask Great Questions & Escaping Your Emotional Baggage

Everyone know that texting and driving is dangerous. But why is it so much more dangerous than driving and drinking coffee or driving and talking to a passenger or driving and tuning the radio? This episode starts with what turns out to be a very good answer to that question. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-05/uoh-ass050916.php Asking questions is important. That’s how we learn new things and connect with other people. So it stands to reason that asking better questions will help learn and connect even better according to journalist Warren Berger author of The Book of Beautiful Questions: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead (https://amzn.to/2YI202R). Warren has studied the power of questions and after listening to what he says, you’ll think more carefully about how you ask them. Women stare at attractive men just as men stare at attractive women. But when women do it, what are they looking at, specifically? What body parts stand out in women’s minds? Listen and find out. http://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/the-very-first-thing-women-notice-about-guys We all have baggage that we have brought with us from our childhood. What we do with that baggage will determine whether it gets in the way or allows you to live a full and productive life. Libby Gill is someone who had a lot of baggage. Today she is the head of her own executive coaching firm – she is the former head of communications and public relations for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, and she is author of the book Traveling Hopefully, How to Lose Your Family Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life (https://amzn.to/2M9aChB). Listen as Libby joins me to tell her story and has wonderful advice for anyone who wants to shed their baggage. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Visit https://remy-cointreau.com to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/07/2149m 14s

The Science of Who You Love - and Why & What Strangers Do To You

In the last several years, a lot of different kinds of salt have popped up on store shelves. It used to be just salt and kosher salt. Now there is sea salt, Himalayan salt, pink salt and a million more it seems. So what’s the difference? This episode begins with an explanation. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/sea-salt/faq-20058512 Love is interesting. We crave it and yet love can also be the source of incredible pain and misery. Truth is that as much as we say we care about love, humans are not always very good at it according to Laura Mucha author of the book, Love Understood: The Science of Who, How and Why We Love (https://amzn.to/3AZIdjm). Laura has spent most of her life researching the topic of love and interviewing people all over the world about their relationships. Listen as her insights on the topic of love will delight and inspire you to love better. Do you like talking to strangers? A lot of people don’t because they think it is a waste of time or because they hate small talk, or they figure -what’s the point? Well Joe Keohane believes that if that is your attitude, you are just plain wrong about the value of strangers. Joe is author of the book The Power of Strangers: The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World (https://amzn.to/3hzh1QK) and he lays out a compelling case for why you should talk with people you don’t know - and the benefits are numerous. Integrity is, “The perceived pattern of alignment between words and actions.” Living a life of integrity is something to strive for. Listen as I reveal a great example of how living with integrity can really pay off. Literally! Source: Tony Simons author of The Integrity Dividend (https://amzn.to/3kedPeY) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Visit https://remy-cointreau.com to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/2155m 13s

Unusual Ways Technology Affects You & The Strange Science of Sweat

You have probably noticed that aluminum foil has a shiny side and a dull side. Why? What’s the difference - and why do some recipes call for it to be either shiny side up or shiny side down? This episode begins with an explanation. https://culinarylore.com/food-science:aluminum-foil-shiny-side-up-or-down/ How did radio technology help create the quartz watch? How did railroad technology reshape how we celebrate Christmas? How did the telegraph change the way we speak? These are just a few of the fascinating ways technologies have had an important impact on how we live. Ainissa Ramirez, is a material scientist and author of the book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another (https://amzn.to/2UyQkCy) . Listen as she takes us on a journey through some of the fascinating technologies that continue to have a powerful impact on how we live our lives.   We humans are one of a very few species that sweat through our skin. As you probably know, the purpose of sweating is to help you stay cool. What is so interesting is how the whole system works. You have millions of sweat glands and what kind of climate you spent your toddler years in likely affected how many of your sweat glands were activated and how efficiently the work. And that’s just scratching the surface of the perspiration story. Science writer Sarah Everts has gone deep into the research on sweating for her book, The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration (https://amzn.to/3AwyPTX) and she is here to explain what she found. Airplanes have oxygen masks in the event of an emergency. So where do they keep the oxygen? And why is it that they tell you to tug on the mask to begin the flow of oxygen? Listen because the answer to that question is really going to surprise you. https://www.scienceabc.com/eyeopeners/do-airplanes-really-carry-oxygen-for-the-oxygen-masks.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Get 10% off on the purchase of Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers by visiting https://magbreakthrough.com/something Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Visit https://remy-cointreau.com to learn more about their exceptional spirits! Visit https://ferguson.com for the best in all of your plumping supply needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/2152m 2s

SYSK Choice: Why Your Mind and Brain Are Different & Understanding Insecurity

Anyone who travels knows you often don’t sleep well on the first night at your new destination - especially if you have travelled across time zones. This experience is so common it has a name – it is called the “First Night Effect.” This episode begins with an explanation for why it happens and some advice to counter the effects. http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930174-9 You know you have a mind but what exactly is it? I know that’s a weird question but think about it – you have a mind that determines who you are. So is your mind the same thing as your brain? If you took your brain and put it into someone else’s body would it still be the same mind? Would you still be you? To discuss that, I have invited Alan Jasonoff, a Professor at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT and author of the book The Biological Mind: How Brain Body and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are (https://amzn.to/2VDYqbR). Is beer better in a bottle or a can? What’s the fastest way to chill champagne? These are just a few of the questions I tackle with expert advice on the proper ways to serve and drink wine, beer and spirits. https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/a54470/ways-youre-drinking-wrong/ A lot of people are insecure and most of them would likely tell you that feeling insecure isn’t easy and comes with its own set of problems. It’s just plain hard to frequently doubt yourself and be overly sensitive to criticism - which are two elements of being insecure. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Is being insecure just part of your personality or something you can change? Where does that insecurity come from? Joining me to discuss this is Joseph Nowinski, he is a clinical psychologist and author of the book, The Tender Heart Conquering Your Insecurity (https://amzn.to/2VDTfca). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Dell’s Semi Annual Sale. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Search for Home Made, an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home. Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Discover is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, Visit https://remy-cointreau.com to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/2150m 17s

The Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life & What Does it Mean to Be Alive?

When you order something online, do you then track the package to see where it is and when it is coming? This episode begins with the results of a survey about how people track their orders and why and how they hate it when a package is late. https://blog.4over.com/delivery-tracking-consumers-statistics Do you know how soap and moisturizers work? Do you know how caffeine keeps you awake? It’s all chemistry! Everything you do and everywhere you go there is a lot of fascinating chemistry going on and here to explain it is chemist Kate Bibendorf. Kate is a chemist and author of the book It’s Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything (https://amzn.to/3ycoZEK) You will hear things you never knew before and you will likely never drink a flaming shot of vodka ever again! How do you define - life? Seems like we should know and understand the definition of life but it turns out be a mystery. Why? That’s what Carl Zimmer set out to discover. Carl writes the writes the Matter column for The New York Times and is author of 13 books including Life's Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive (https://amzn.to/3yhCBP1) and he joins me to explain what we do know, what we don’t know and how some things you might think are alive - actually are not. Or are they? When it’s hot outside, it’s tempting to grab a cool drink from the garden hose. However, you may want to - NOT. Listen as I explain why drinking water from a hose is usually a bad idea and why it’s best to go in the house and get a glass of water. https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2010/06/do-you-suppose-it-s-safe-to-drink-from-a-hose/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Visit https://remy-cointreau.com to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. If you see a child left unattended call 911, if the child looks unresponsive, do what it takes to get him or her out safely. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/07/2152m 37s

Why Businesses Charge Sneaky Fees & Where Slang Comes From

You’ve washed your hands a million times. Yet there is a pretty good chance you are probably doing it incorrectly. Over the last year and a half we have all learned that hand washing is important - still people often to spend the time or use the right technique. So we begin this episode with some expert hand washing advice. https://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/tips/10-ways-youre-washing-your-hands-wrong Nothing is more infuriating to me than paying sneaky little fees. There are fees for everything and the result is that nothing really costs what the price tag says – it’s the price PLUS all the fees. Bob Sullivan has been spreading the word about the stupidity and unfairness of fees for a long time. He is author of the book Gotcha Capitalism (https://amzn.to/2x9R2aR) and he joins me to explain why there are so many fees and how you can fight back! Are overweight people discriminated against in the workplace? We like to think we judge people by their character but listen as I explain some interesting research that proves that is not always true. And in most cases this discrimination is perfectly legal. http://www.businessinsider.com/science-overweight-people-less-successful-2015-9 Where does slang come from? Why do slang words mostly come and go while others stick around for a long time? Could you create a slang word and have it catch on? Tom Dalzell has been studying slang for a long time and has written several books about it including The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English (https://amzn.to/2p2ksDi). Listen as we discuss the importance of slang in our language and how some slang words make it and some don’t. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Visit https://remy-cointreau.com to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. If you see a child left unattended call 911, if the child looks unresponsive, do what it takes to get him or her out safely. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/07/2145m 38s

SYSK Choice: The Science Behind Aliens and UFOs & How to Deal With Gaslighting

Are you neat or messy? You most likely have a preference for either a neat or a cluttered work environment. There is a general assumption that neat is better - but is it? It apparently depends on what type of work you are doing. Those two types of environments have an impact on you that affect the way you think. We begin this episode by exploring that. https://www.medicaldaily.com/clean-environment-leads-healthier-behavior-messy-desk-inspires-creativity-249383 Have you seen those videos shot by pilots that show UFOs flying around? No one is saying they are alien spacecraft but it sure makes you wonder. What are the chances that there is life on other planets? Have aliens visited earth? There is no shortage of speculation on the topic and a lot of anecdotal stories about encounters but what does the science say? Michael Wall, senior writer at Science.com and author of the book Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious) (https://amzn.to/2S9oJl7) joins me to examine the possibilities and the evidence of other life in our galaxy. Have you ever seen someone talking to themselves on the street or in a store? Your immediate reaction is probably to think it is really weird. But in fact, you most likely talk to yourself out loud all the time. We all do. In fact there are several common behaviors we all do that we somehow think are strange when we see other people do them. We’ll explore what they are and why we think this way. http://mentalfloss.com/article/54126/6-embarrassing-things-you-do-and-why The world is full of manipulative people who try to control other people’s thoughts and/or actions. You most likely have come across some of them at work or in your personal life. These people have a name – Gaslighters. And since we all have to deal with them at some point, Stephanie Sarkis, licensed mental health counselor and author of the book Gaslighting (https://amzn.to/2S0NMXa) offers a fascinating explanation of who these people are, what they do, why they act this way and what you can do to identify and avoid them. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Look before you lock! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. Set cellphone reminders or place something you’ll need in the back seat, so you don’t forget your child is in the car. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/07/2150m 23s

Why Watching Sports Is Really Good for You & Simple Strategies to A Great Relationship

Moms have been passing down health and beauty advice for generations and some of it is just plain wrong! Listen as we bust some myths about some of the things mom told you that just are not true. https://www.everbeautiful.com/2010/1622/ten-popular-beauty-myths-debunked Could being a sports fan actually be good for you? Actually, yes in several different ways according to writer Larry Olmsted author of the book is called Fans: How Watching Sports Makes us Happier, Healthier and More Understanding (https://amzn.to/2T6YUs1). Larry joins me to discuss exactly how and why being a sports fan has so many physical, mental and social benefits. If you are not a sports fan now, you likely will want to be after listening to Larry. What causes relationships to deteriorate? You might be surprised to learn that it isn’t the big arguments and fights - it’s the little things. Or the lack of little things that wears down any romantic relationship, family relationship or friendship. Carol Bruess is a social scientist who has studied relationships for many years. She joins me to explain why relationships need lots of small injections of positivity to thrive. And she explains exactly how to do it. Carol has a TED Talk on messy relationships you can watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOnl76UqUcw&t=14s . She is also author of the book What Happy Couples Do (https://amzn.to/3A8yLcU). Often when people don’t know what to say to someone, they’ll talk about the weather - as in “Boy, it sure is hot out!” That turns out to be a pretty smart move because almost everyone is interested in the weather. In fact, we spend a substantial portion of our lives concerned about the weather because in many ways the weather rules our lives. Listen as I explain how weather is so important to us. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1278257/We-spend-SIX-MONTHS-lives-just-talking-weather.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Look before you lock! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. Set cellphone reminders or place something you’ll need in the back seat, so you don’t forget your child is in the car. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/07/2154m 8s

The Impact of Keeping Secrets & Why Unreturned Messages Drive Us Crazy

Hard to imagine a hot summer day without a can of soda or beer. Before the mid-60s those cans were absolutely useless unless you had a can opener handy. This episode begins with the story of the pop-top can and how it changed everything.   https://ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Ermal_Fraze You have a secret. Everyone has a secret - probably many secrets. Even though we all have them, carrying around secrets can really do us harm according to Michael Slepian, one of the leading researchers on the psychology of secrets and a professor at Columbia Business School. Michael will have you feeling better about the secrets you keep and has some great ideas to help you lessen the burden of keeping secrets inside. Michael’s website is www.keepingsecrets.org I bet you have sent a text or email and didn’t get a response, so you started to wonder why. Maybe you think you did something wrong? Maybe the person you emailed was in a horrible accident. Maybe your boss didn’t respond because he is planning to fire you. Why do we do that? Why do we think the worst just because someone doesn’t reply as quickly as we like? Listen to my guest Sam George, a digital marketing expert and author of the book I'll Get Back to You: The Dyscommunication Crisis: Why Unreturned Messages Drive Us Crazy and What to Do About It (https://amzn.to/2Uof14w). Sam explains why those thoughts are irrational and likely not true and also how to get people to respond to email and texts right away so you aren’t left wondering why.  You probably have things sitting in the back of your car like toys, shoes, pens or your laptop -right? It turns out that having loose items in your car can be a serious safety hazard. Listen as I explain why and how to fix the problem so no one gets hurt. https://www.consumerreports.org/content/cro/en/health/pack-your-car-safely.print.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Look before you lock! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. Set cellphone reminders or place something you’ll need in the back seat, so you don’t forget your child is in the car. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/2149m 52s

SYSK Choice: Why Great Ideas Fail First & Compulsion Investigated

Do you know what happens to your brain when you are sleeping? In a sense, a cleaning crew gets in there to clean out all the toxins so that your brain works better the next day. I know it sounds weird but it is exactly what happens. Listen as I begin this episode with that explanation. http://ens-newswire.com/2013/10/18/brain-cleans-itself-of-toxins-during-sleep/ Failure is often part of success. In fact, most great breakthrough ideas fail first and then get modified before they became a success. It often happens multiple times. Being open to learning from those early failures and being able to adapt your ideas is what helps make ideas prosper according to Safi Bahcall. Safi is a physicist and biotech entrepreneur and author of the book, Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases and Transform Industries (https://amzn.to/2GsXA8u). Listen as Safi offers insight and great examples of how important inventions and breakthroughs have happened by learning from failure and how we all can do it. Often the reason you get upset or stressed out is because things aren’t the way you think they SHOULD be… Traffic should not be so heavy, your doctor should not keep you waiting – that type of thing. Listen as I explore how to change that thinking to relieve yourself of unnecessary frustration. http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2015/04/frustrated/ When I think of compulsive behavior, I think of people who wash their hands a lot or check to see if they locked the door or turned off the coffee pot 50 times a day. While that seems to be extreme compulsive behavior, how is it any different than checking your smart phone 86 times a day? (That’s the average). Science writer Sharon Begley has explored this in her book Just Can’t Stop: An Investigation of Compulsion (https://amzn.to/2IAUnHj). She joins me to reveal why compulsive behavior isn’t necessarily bad and explains at what point it does become a problem and what to do about it. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Hims is helping guys be the best version of themselves with licensed medical providers and FDA approved products to help treat hair loss. Go to https://forhims.com/something Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/06/2147m 32s

The Human Need to Own Things & The Origins of American Cuisine

Have you ever had déjà vu - that feeling that what you are experiencing now, you have experienced before? Most people have. This episode begins with some interesting insight into what it is, why it occurs and when and where it is most likely to occur. Source: Marie Jones author of The Déjà Vu Enigma (https://amzn.to/3xB94j3). We all have the need to own something according to psychologist Bruce Hood, author of the book Possessed: Why We Want More Than We Need (https://amzn.to/3iRBpxv) From the time you were a child and you knew that your teddy bear or blanket belonged to you and only you, ownership became a part of your life. Today we not only like to own things, we like to own nice things, designer things and we like to own lots and lots of things - which can sometimes get us in trouble. Listen as Bruce explains what it does (and doesn’t) mean to own something and why it is so important. What is American cuisine? It’s really made up of foods from other cultures that we have adapted and incorporated into our culture to suit our tastes according to David Page, author of the book Food Americana (https://amzn.to/3xy0EZO). David, who is an Emmy-award winning producer of food television programs takes us on a journey to explore the origins of some of our most popular American foods including pizza, ice cream, barbecue - and why the reason there is likely a Mexican restaurant not too far from you is because of Taco Bell. Ever notice that some days you just look better than others? And have you ever noticed that on those days, life seems to go better for you? Listen as I reveal some interesting research that helps explain why when you look good - you do better. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0092656610000279 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Hims is helping guys be the best version of themselves with licensed medical providers and FDA approved products to help treat hair loss. Go to https://forhims.com/something Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/06/2150m 58s

How to Stay Safe in a Dangerous World & Expert Strategies For Managing Time

How does music affect your feelings and emotions? This episode begins by looking at some interesting research that shows how just the right music can influence how you feel. https://www.theregister.com/2010/06/21/mood_music/ Do you feel safe? What would happen if your safety was threatened - would you know what to react? Is your home an easy target for burglars? These are important questions you should ask yourself according to Spencer Coursen. Spencer is a nationally recognized threat management expert and author of the book The Safety Trap: A Security Expert’s Secrets for Staying Safe in a Dangerous World (https://amzn.to/3gtV5pp). Listen as Spencer outlines what you should do to keep you and your family safe and how to react if you are ever threatened.  We all have systems for managing our time. Some of us do it all in our head, others keep lists here and there and others use electronic organizers. While it seems clear that any time management system is better than none, there are ways to optimize how you manage your time and workflow according to Maura Nevel Thomas. She is a speaker and productivity expert and author of the book From To-Do to Done: How to Go from Busy to Productive by Mastering Your To-Do List (https://amzn.to/3wzqYm2). Maura joins me with some great insight into making time management easier and more effective.  How you perform during a job interview is obviously very important but it also turns out that the timing of the interview plays a role in whether or not you get the job offer. Listen as I explain what day and time you should try to schedule your interview. Source: Alan Price, author of Human Resource Management in a Business Context (https://amzn.to/3iHeDs6). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Hims is helping guys be the best version of themselves with licensed medical providers and FDA approved products to help treat hair loss. Go to https://forhims.com/something Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Learn about investment products and more at https://Investor.gov, your unbiased resource for valuable investment information, tools and tips. Before You Invest, https://Investor.gov. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/2151m 11s

SYSK Choice: Completely Control Your Time & Perfect Health for Your Pet

It just happens that sometimes you have to ask a stranger for a favor. Perhaps you need to borrow their phone or help you carry something. And there is one proven way that will greatly increase the chances they will grant you that favor. I begin this episode by telling you what it is. http://www.medicaldaily.com/likeability-trustworthy-how-be-popular-377296 Your time is precious. So how you mange, control and perceive the time you have is critical. Time, performance and productivity expert Steven Griffith, author of the book The Time Cleanse (https://amzn.to/2HMoHhU) has a really interesting take on controlling your time so it works for you rather than feel that you don’t have enough time to do what is really important to you. It would seem that online dating sites would be good at matching people based on the data profile. But there is one big flaw in that data. Listen as I tell you what it is and why dating sites can actually make it more difficult to find love. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/grading-the-online dating-industry.html People often treat their pets as a member of the family. That can be trouble. Dogs and cats are not people and really shouldn’t be treated – or fed – like a person. Veterinarian Dr. Karen Halligan author of the book Doc Halligan’s What Every Pet Owner Should Know (https://amzn.to/2WtrAaI) joins me to offer sound advice that will help your pet live a long and healthy life. She also has some warnings on things not to do that could put your pet in danger. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Indeed is THE jobsite that makes hiring as easy as 1, 2, 3. Post, screen, and interview - all on Indeed. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://indeed.com/SOMETHING. Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Hims is helping guys be the best version of themselves with licensed medical providers and FDA approved products to help treat hair loss. Go to https://forhims.com/something Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/2144m 4s

How to Have More Good Days (and Fewer Bad Ones) & Amazing Facts You Haven’t Heard

Dogs are fascinating. The things they do, the ways they behave are so interesting to watch. Plus, the fact that most dogs give their owners unconditional love - hard to beat that. Did you know that even though dogs will eat almost anything – they actually prefer two distinct flavors? We begin this episode of the podcast with what those two flavors are and some other interesting facts about what your dog is really thinking. (Paulette Cooper author of 27 Secrets Your Dog Wants You To Know) (https://amzn.to/2xoCi83) We all have good days and bad days. So, what if you could control your days so that so that you had far more good ones than bad ones? Caroline Webb, author of the book How to Have a Good Day (https://amzn.to/2pnE0Ct) reveals the psychology, neuroscience and behavioral science that can help you greatly improve the odds that today and tomorrow will be fabulous! What do 46% of people in Japan do when the doorbell rings? Why do astronauts have to sleep near a fan so they don’t die? This is just two of a bunch of facts you’ll hear from John Lloyd, creator of the Q.I television program in the UK and contributor to the book, 1,342 Quite Interesting Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted (https://amzn.to/2NREHll). If you like fascinating facts to dazzle people at a cocktail party – this segment you will enjoy. If you have to present something at a meeting or make a proposal – do your best to NOT go first. I’ll discuss why and when in the meeting is a more optimal time to speak up. Source: Sarah McGinty author of the book Power Talk (https://amzn.to/2plWwej0) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Indeed is THE jobsite that makes hiring as easy as 1, 2, 3. Post, screen, and interview - all on Indeed. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://indeed.com/SOMETHING. Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Hims is helping guys be the best version of themselves with licensed medical providers and FDA approved products to help treat hair loss. Go to https://forhims.com/something Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/06/2147m 7s

What Are You Afraid of and Why? & Communication Strategies To Make You Influential

Ask people what their favorite number is and you will get a lot of different answers. But if you ask thousands of people, one number emerges as the clear winner? This episode begins with what that number is and why so many people like it and consider it lucky. Source: Alex Bellos author of Here’s Looking at Euclid (https://amzn.to/3wgjt3z)  What are you afraid of? Spiders? The dark? Public speaking? We are all afraid of something at some time - and that feeling of fear can be very powerful. Where does fear come from? Why are some people more afraid than others? What can you do if a fear is in the way of living your life? Listen to my guest Eva Holland. She is a writer who had some very strong fears that were holding her back. She decided to tackle the topic and look at the research about fear to help herself and to also write a book called Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear (https://amzn.to/3pK2rrW). Listen as she offers some great insight and advice about the things that make you afraid.    Although you communicate with others throughout the day, you are likely not using all the skills available to improve your ability to speak, influence and persuade others. That’s according to David JP Phillips who actually studied over 5,000 speakers to discover the skills that make them such great communicators. Listen as David joins me to explain some of these skills that you can easily use to make you more influential and better able to speak with others. To learn more about David's 110 communication skills go to: www.HeadGain.com His TED Talk is here: https://bit.ly/3cDctG9. One of my pet peeves is phantom traffic jams. They happen a lot where I live in southern California. Why do they happen and is there a solution? Listen as I explain. https://www.livescience.com/61862-why-phantom-traffic-jams-happen.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Indeed is THE jobsite that makes hiring as easy as 1, 2, 3. Post, screen, and interview - all on Indeed. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://indeed.com/SOMETHING. Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Hims is helping guys be the best version of themselves with licensed medical providers and FDA approved products to help treat hair loss. Go to https://forhims.com/something Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/2149m 42s

SYSK Choice: The Power of an Alter Ego & Fascinating Moon Facts

If you have brothers or sisters, you probably know that sibling relationships change as we move from childhood to adulthood. Sometimes they change for the better – sometimes not. We begin this episode by unraveling the complications of adult sibling relationships. http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/adult-sibling-estrangement/ Did you have a secret identity when you were a kid? Maybe you pretended to be Superman or a princess or someone you admired. What’s interesting is you can do the same thing as an adult to help achieve your personal and professional goals. Todd Herman, a performance coach and author of the book The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life (https://amzn.to/2YVO46c) joins me to explain how adopting a secret identity can help you succeed in anything. You have likely been told that you don't drink enough water. So, how much water should you drink every day? There is a simple formula I’ll explain that will make sure you are sufficiently hydrated. https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/milk-and-other-surprising-ways-to-stay-hydrated/ It has been a little more than 50 years since the first man walked on the moon. To celebrate, you are going to discover some fascinating things about the moon that will forever change the way you think when you look up in the sky. Dr.Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a space scientist and science educator. She is an Honorary Research Associate in University College London’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and author of the The Book of the Moon: A Guide to Our Closest Neighbor (https://amzn.to/2D11Afx). Her view of the moon will fascinate you. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Hims is helping guys be the best version of themselves with licensed medical providers and FDA approved products to help treat hair loss. Go to https://forhims.com/something Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Look before you lock! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. Set cellphone reminders or place something you’ll need in the back seat, so you don’t forget your child is in the car. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/06/2145m 32s

Why You Deceive Yourself and How That’s a Good Thing & The Science of Flirting

Remember when we all started using reusable grocery bags and there was a big concern about germs and bacteria in those bags? You don’t hear so much about this anymore - so is it still a big concern? This episode begins with a discussion on just how clean those bags are and how clean they should be. https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/how-clean-are-your-reusable-shopping-bags-the-truth-will-shock-you/ We all deceive ourselves all the time. We tell ourselves stories about how great we are or how great are children are, how skilled or smart we are. It turns out that self-deception serves a very important purpose in our ability to navigate and negotiate through life according to Shankar Vedantam author of the book Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain (https://amzn.to/3gfTNgI). Listen as Shankar explains this fascinating quirk of human behavior and how to make the most of our own self-deception. Shankar's podcast Hidden Brain can be found here: https://hiddenbrain.org/ Flirting is something many people like to do. It can be fun. It might even lead to romance. On the other hand, it could get you in trouble depending on who you flirt with and where. Jean Smith is a social and cultural anthropologist who has studied flirting and written a book called Flirtology (https://amzn.to/3pzec4u). Listen as she explains what flirting is exactly and most importantly, how to do it well. Her website is www.Flirtology.com A lot of people voluntarily refuse to take a vacation. Yet, the benefits of taking a vacation are numerous. Listen as I explain how “all work and no play” is a bad for your mental and physical health and why you should take your summer vacation this year and have a good time. https://www.takebackyourtime.org/why-vacations-matter/10-reasons-to-vacation/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Hims is helping guys be the best version of themselves with licensed medical providers and FDA approved products to help treat hair loss. Go to https://forhims.com/something Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Look before you lock! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. Set cellphone reminders or place something you’ll need in the back seat, so you don’t forget your child is in the car. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/2154m 9s

Desire: Why You Want What You Want & How Evolution Made You Who You Are

Hold a strand of spaghetti at each end and break it in 2. It cannot be done. And this puzzle has mystified great minds of science including Nobel prize winner Richard Feynman. Now there appears to be an explanation which I’ll tell you at the beginning of this episode. https://www.thenakedscientists.com/get-naked/experiments/snapping-spaghetti You have a lot of desires. Have you ever wondered why you desire those things? Why do you want what you want? Joining me with an explanation is Luke Burgis. He is an entrepreneur and a philosopher and he has written a book about desire titled, Wanting (https://amzn.to/3fPJyR9) that offers insight into what triggers out desires - big and small.  Have you ever asked yourself - if we evolved from apes, why are there still apes? That’s one of the several confusing questions about evolution tackled by my guest Marlene Zuk. She is an evolutionary biologist and author of the book Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live (https://amzn.to/3uUyd6H). If you ever wondered how we evolved to be who and where we are - you need to listen.  When a child gets hurt, how you respond in words and actions is critically important. This is true not only because it soothes the child, it can also affect the way they recover from their injury. Listen as I explain the science of this important phenomenon. Source: Judith Acosta author of Verbal First Aid (https://amzn.to/3fScUhV) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Hims is helping guys be the best version of themselves with licensed medical providers and FDA approved products to help treat hair loss. Go to https://forhims.com/something Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Look before you lock! Leaving a child in a hot vehicle can lead to their death very quickly. Set cellphone reminders or place something you’ll need in the back seat, so you don’t forget your child is in the car. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/2152m 18s

SYSK Choice: Optimize Your Memory & How to Get the Love You Want

Have you heard the advice that couples should have a date night. That’s common advice to help keep the romance alive in long term relationships. But interestingly, “couple time” is not the highest quality time couples can have. In fact it doesn’t even come in second. Listen as I explain another way couples can spend their time that is much more beneficial and rewarding. https://www.businessinsider.com/double-dates-improve-relationship-2018-2 Do you know how to make your memory work to your advantage? If you have ever had your memory fail at exactly the wrong time, listen to my guest Michael Tipper, author of the book Instant Recall (https://amzn.to/2X00YPv). Michael won the silver medal in the World Memory Championship by remembering 9 decks of playing cards in order! He joins me to offer some excellent techniques to help you understand and use your memory to your best advantage. You know that little front pocket that sits inside the big front pocket on blue jeans? Do you know why it is there and what it is for? The idea for that pocket came from Levi Strauss and when you listen you will hear what the original intended use was – which by the way is pretty much obsolete today. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/what-that-little-pocket-in-your-jeansis-really-for-a6828141.html There are a lot of people in relationships who are not getting what they want from their partner. Why is that? What happens in relationships that results in that seemingly inevitable path of negativity, criticism and conflict – and how do you fix it? Harville Hendrix has been working with couples for a long time to help them break free from the negativity that so often takes over in long term relationships. Harville is a practicing therapist and author of several books including the newly revised version of Getting the Love You Want (https://amzn.to/2IbSbXq) which was a huge bestseller when it first came out several years ago. He joins me to reveal what causes relationships to go off-track and how to instantly change how couples interact so the negativity stops. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING https://nuts.com is the simple and convenient way to have nutritious, delicious, healthy nuts, dried fruit, flours, grains and so many other high-quality foods delivered straight to your door! New Nuts.com customers get free shipping on your first order when you text SYSK to 64-000. So text SYSK to 64-000 to get free shipping on your first order from Nuts.com With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/06/2146m 53s

How to Stop Worrying, Be Confident and Make Friends & The Power of Awe and Wonder

Has it ever happened that your cellphone rang or buzzed but when you checked it had not? It was a phantom ring. This episode begins with an explanation as to why that happens to a lot of us. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20130701-why-you-feel-phantom-phone-calls Here are three fairly common concerns of people: • They worry too much • They don’t have enough confidence • They wish they had more friends Listen to Helen Thomsen a writer and consultant who is author of This Book Could Fix Your Life. (https://amzn.to/3p2oERA). Helen looked at the substantial research into these and other human issues and joins me to discuss strategies to help, if these are things you would like to improve in your life. You know what it feels like to be in awe. It’s that feeling when you first see the Grand Canyon or when you see your child for the first time after being born - that’s awe! It turns out that creating that feeling of awe is fairly easy and when you create that feeling it is actually good for your health and happiness. Allen Klein, author of The Book of Awe (https://amzn.to/3wGSwWh) explains how to capture that sense of awe and wonder in your everyday life and reveals the research that shows the benefits.  A lot of folks are afraid of bees. Maybe you should be afraid of killer bees or murder hornets but what about plain old honeybees? Are the dangerous? Will they attack? Listen as I explain some truths and bust some myths about bees and just how dangerous they really are. https://www.pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/bees/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING https://nuts.com is the simple and convenient way to have nutritious, delicious, healthy nuts, dried fruit, flours, grains and so many other high-quality foods delivered straight to your door! New Nuts.com customers get free shipping on your first order when you text SYSK to 64-000. So text SYSK to 64-000 to get free shipping on your first order from Nuts.com With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/2153m 58s

The Hidden Price of Bargain Shopping & How to Stop a Common Cause of Illness

A kiss is so much more than just a kiss. It turns out kissing sends messages to the person you are kissing. This episode begins with some interesting facts about what kissing does, the messages it sends and why men and women tend to prefer different kinds of kisses. https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/relationships/20-things-you-never-knew-about-kissing/ss-AA3gtBD Who doesn’t love a bargain? However always looking for the best deal or the lowest price may not be the best buying strategy. There is a cost to chasing the lowest prices according to Ellen Ruppel Shell, a writer for the Atlantic magazine and author of the book, Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture (https://amzn.to/2NKHeLe). Anyone who bought something on sale but then never wore it or used it needs to hear this. Why do kids get the entire summer off? The myth has been that it started back when kids lived mostly on farms and took the summer off to help bring in the crops. But the crop harvest in the fall when kids are back in school – so that can’t be it. I’ll explain the real reason. http://mentalfloss.com/article/56901/why-do-students-get-summers Have you heard that gum disease can lead to heart attacks? How can that be – what’s the connection? It’s true and the answer is inflammation. Dr. Duke Johnson, author of the book, Optimal Health (http://a.co/6Semfv9) explains how inflammation in the body is linked to chronic diseases – and more importantly what you can do about it. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING https://nuts.com is the simple and convenient way to have nutritious, delicious, healthy nuts, dried fruit, flours, grains and so many other high-quality foods delivered straight to your door! New Nuts.com customers get free shipping on your first order when you text SYSK to 64-000. So text SYSK to 64-000 to get free shipping on your first order from Nuts.com With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/2143m 24s

SYSK Choice: Being Wealthy vs Rich & Mastering Conversation

Ever notice those people who shop at the grocery store and sometimes changes their mind and take items out of the shopping cart and stash them somewhere in the checkout line ? Well, stores are making it harder to do that and that is just ones of the ways grocery stores try to get you to spend more money. I start this episode with a list of several other strategies grocery stores use because knowing could help you save money. http://www.rd.com/slideshows/supermarket-tricks/ There is an important distinction between being rich and being wealthy according to writer Paul Sullivan. Paul writes the “Wealth Matters” column for The New York Times and he is author of the book, The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy (https://amzn.to/2GKrqae) and he joins me to explain the difference and why being wealthy is far better than being rich. And he has some advice on how anyone can be wealthy.  What do women find attractive in a man? Of course, looks are important. But there is something else any man can easily do to make himself more attractive and appealing to a woman. It may not work every time but research says it is pretty powerful. Listen to hear what it is. http://www.businessinsider.com/why-women-are-attracted-to-altruistic-men-2016-2 Wouldn’t it be great if you could control any conversation so it went the way you wanted it to? MaryAnn Karinch, author of the book Control the Conversation: How to Charm, Deflect and Defend Your Position (https://amzn.to/2EgqOr6), joins me to explore the ways you can master the art of conversation, be thoroughly charming and get the outcome you desire from any conversation with anyone. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Indeed is THE jobsite that makes hiring as easy as 1, 2, 3. Post, screen, and interview - all on Indeed. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://indeed.com/SOMETHING. Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/05/2147m 57s

How To Reverse Engineer Your Way to Success & Why You Couldn’t Live Without Houseflies

Skill, practice and hard work are often considered the cornerstones of success. Maybe. However, one often overlooked strategy to being great at something is - reverse engineering. By disassembling and analyzing what others have done to be successful you can find a better path to success for yourself according to psychologist Ron Freidman. Ron is an expert on human motivation and author of the book Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success (https://amzn.to/2REVhc7). Listen as he reveals how some of the top people in their field use this technique to achieve great things.  Being an optimist has some real benefits. It also seems pretending to be an optimist, even if you aren’t one also has some of the same benefits. This episodes begins with a discussion how real or fake optimism can be good for everyone and why even the most hardened pessimist should try looking at the bright side of life. Source: Michael Mercer, PhD author of “Spontaneous Optimism (https://amzn.to/3vo7oc9). Few things are more annoying than having flies in the house buzzing around your head or landing on your food or ruining your outdoor picnic. Flies are gross! Yet we couldn’t survive with them. There are roughly 20 million flies on the planet for every human and they actually do some very good things according to biologist Jonathan Balcombe author of the book SUPER FLY: The Unexpected Lives of the World's Most Successful Insects (https://amzn.to/3bVgqp3). Listen as he takes us on a tour into what it is like to be a fly and all the sometimes gross yet beneficial things flies do all around the world.  We all probably appreciate being able to go outside more than ever. Last summer Covid-19 kept us inside for the most part but most of us now can enjoy going outside again. Listen as I explain why it is so important to get back outside and how being in nature benefits kids and teens more than you probably ever thought. https://positivepsychology.com/positive-effects-of-nature/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Indeed is THE jobsite that makes hiring as easy as 1, 2, 3. Post, screen, and interview - all on Indeed. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://indeed.com/SOMETHING. Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/2150m 34s

How to Be Much More Interesting & A Fascinating Approach to Managing Your Money

Taking your cellphone or tablet to the beach or the pool is a risky proposition. If it drops into the water or gets sand in it -that could spell disaster. Of course, you could buy a special case to protect it but what about just a plain old sandwich bag from your kitchen drawer? Listen as I reveal just how well they perform at protecting your electronics. https://bit.ly/3u3uljm I am first to admit that talking about managing money is not the most thrilling topic. However, one of my favorite financial experts is Jordan Goodman because he looks at money differently while still delivering sound financial advice. Jordan is often featured in the media and is the former Wall Street correspondent for Money Magazine. He has written several books including Master Your Debt. (https://amzn.to/3oGEaT9) . He joins me to explain better ways to handle your finances that could save and earn you a lot of money.  Here are the websites Jordan mentions: www.MoneyAnswers.com  www.TruthInEquity.com You spend a significant portion of your day speaking or listening. According to my guest speaking and listening are not capabilities - they are skills. Julian Treasure is a leading expert in communication and sound and is author of the book How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening (https://amzn.to/3hEMyBk). Listen as he explains the science of how we talk and listen and how anyone can improve their skills to be a much more effective communicator in any situation.  Julian’s TED Talks can be found at: https://bit.ly/2QA27yP  https://bit.ly/3hGPayh In just about every grocery store you go in to, there are no windows except in the front of the store. Why? Listen as I explain the reasons why. https://bit.ly/2RCz7XH PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Indeed is THE jobsite that makes hiring as easy as 1, 2, 3. Post, screen, and interview - all on Indeed. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://indeed.com/SOMETHING. Save time, money, and stress with Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/2152m 0s

SYSK Choice: Stories Behind Our Favorite Tech & Health vs Healthcare

Have you ever had that experience of driving and all of a sudden seeing a motorcycle that “came out of nowhere.” How does that happen? There is actually an explanation for why this is such a common occurrence and we begin today’s episode with the explanation. http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/motorcycles/a19641/why-you-dont-seemotorcycles-on-the-road/ Every piece of technology you use has a story of how it came to be. Some of those stories are fascinating. For example, did you know YouTube was originally a dating website? It’s one of the many stories told by Dagogo Altraide, creator of the Cold Fusion YouTube channel and author of the book, New Thinking: From Einstein to Artificial Intelligence, the Science and Technology that Transformed Our World (https://amzn.to/2T8RmUu).Listen as Dagogo explains fascinating backstories from the original telephone to the iPhone, Netflix and even the movie, Toy Story. Here is the link to Dagogo’s YouTube channel, “Cold Fusion”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4QZ_LsYcvcq7qOsOhpAX4A There is an assumption in the U.S. that if you get sick, you go to the doctor and he or she will fix it. The problem with that assumption is that it isn’t true for a lot of medical problems. Relying on the healthcare system to live a long and healthy life is a risky proposition according to Robert Kaplan, a behavioral scientist at Stanford University and author of the book More Than Medicine: The Broken Promise of American Health (https://amzn.to/2IISfy9). Robert explains why healthcare can’t fix a lot of problems and what you can do to stay healthy and live a long time. Some photos just don’t belong on social media – not because they are offensive but mostly because they are boring to look at and nobody cares. Listen as I offer some suggestions on the types of photos most people would rather NOT see you post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or anywhere else. https://www.purewow.com/tech/Things-to-Never-Post-on-Social-Media PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  https://nuts.com is the simple and convenient way to have nutritious, delicious, healthy nuts, dried fruit, flours, grains and so many other high-quality foods delivered straight to your door! New Nuts.com customers get free shipping on your first order when you text SYSK to 64-000. So text SYSK to 64-000 to get free shipping on your first order from Nuts.com With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/2150m 28s

How Amazon Got So Big, So Fast & The Epidemic of Workplace Anxiety

At our house, we take our shoes off when we come in from outside and it turns out to be a good idea. This episode begins with an explanation of what is clinging to your shoes when you walk into your house and why leaving your shoes outside is a really good idea. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/07/03/my-shoes-dirty-studies-suggest-theyre-covered-fecal-bacteria/1637780001/ How did Amazon get to be such a giant company? For many of us, Amazon has become an important presence in our lives whether it is shopping on their website, reading on your Kindle, listening to your Alexa speaker - Amazon is everywhere. How did it happen? Is Jeff Bezos a genius or was he just at the right place at the right time? One person who understands Amazon better than most is Brad Stone. Brad is senior executive editor for global technology at Bloomberg News and the author of Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire (https://amzn.to/3hxau9u). Listen as he gives us a peek behind the curtain at Amazon and explains how Jeff Bezos made the company so successful.  The Covid epidemic has helped to create another epidemic - workplace anxiety. A large percentage of people today are very concerned about their job security and other workplace issues caused by all the uncertainty we have experienced over the last year. That anxiety then spills over into peoples’ personal lives and can even cause health problems. What’s so interesting is that even though many people experience this anxiety, no one talks about. Chester Elton has investigated this. Chester is co-author of the book, Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done (https://amzn.to/3huFbfy). He joins me to discuss this silent epidemic among today’s workforce and what people can do to relieve their anxiety so we can get on with life.   If you are passionate about something - anything - it is probably good for your health. Listen as I reveal how one doctor discovered why people with a genuine passion have a huge health advantage at any age. Source: Tel Franklin, M.D. author of Expect a Miracle (https://amzn.to/3tW2Xn2). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  https://nuts.com is the simple and convenient way to have nutritious, delicious, healthy nuts, dried fruit, flours, grains and so many other high-quality foods delivered straight to your door! New Nuts.com customers get free shipping on your first order when you text SYSK to 64-000. So text SYSK to 64-000 to get free shipping on your first order from Nuts.com With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/2153m 59s

The Fascinating Science of Color & What You Need to Know About Your Tap Water?

What could possibly be the difference between all the zillions of shampoos on the market? If you want clean hair, isn’t shampoo all the same? This episode begins with a discussion on the difference - or lack of difference - between shampoos. https://theconversation.com/does-the-price-of-your-shampoo-affect-how-clean-your-hair-is-heres-the-science-71597 Color is a big part of our lives. We care about the color of our clothes, our walls and our cars. We love the colors in nature, we admire the beautiful blue sky or the deep red sunset. Why is color so important? Are there colors we can’t see? Are the colors I see the same as the ones you see? Joining me to discuss all of this is Adam Rogers, s senior correspondent at Wired and author of the book Full Spectrum: How the Science of Color Made Us Modern (https://amzn.to/3hlKmhH). You probably don’t worry too much about the water coming out of your tap. After all, municipal water companies are supposed to make every effort to meet strict federal standards for water quality. However, Consumer Reports recently did some random testing of municipal water around the U.S. (https://www.consumerreports.org/water-quality/how-safe-is-our-drinking-water-a0101771201/) and found some problems. Listen as investigative reporter Ryan Felton, who was lead author of the story in the May 2021 article joins me to explain some of the concerns they found and what you can do to protect yourself.  It is just possible that you when you go out to your mailbox to get your mail, you may find a dryer sheet inside. Listen as I explain what it is doing in there and who put it there in the first place. https://www.reddit.com/r/YouShouldKnow/comments/n0qs06/ysk_if_you_randomly_see_a_dryer_sheet_in_the_back/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  https://nuts.com is the simple and convenient way to have nutritious, delicious, healthy nuts, dried fruit, flours, grains and so many other high-quality foods delivered straight to your door! New Nuts.com customers get free shipping on your first order when you text SYSK to 64-000. So text SYSK to 64-000 to get free shipping on your first order from Nuts.com With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Search for Home. Made., an original podcast by Rocket Mortgage that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and others.  Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2149m 22s

SYSK Choice: What Makes Us Human & Proven Natural Remedies

We’d probably all like to be more persuasive. And there is one little sentence to tack on to the end of any request that is more likely to get people to do what you want. Listen as I begin this episode by revealing that one simple sentence. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10510974.2012.727941?journalCode=rcst20 Have you ever wondered, what makes you human? What is it about us that separates us from other earthly creatures? It’s a fascinating question that has been tackled by Michael Tomasello, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University and author of a new book called Becoming Human (https://amzn.to/2I0HHdn). What is so interesting is how we wouldn’t be so human without our interaction with other humans. While we may like to think of ourselves as superior to other animals – it may be more about how we different rather than how we are better. Do you use mouthwash on a regular basis? Did you know the American Dental Association doesn’t recommend that? I’ll explain why killing those bad breath germs in your mouth could have some serious negative consequences. https://www.medicaldaily.com/antiseptic-mouthwash-raises-heart-attack-risk-blood-pressure-chlorhexidine-kills-good-bacteria-helps A lot of people swear by herbal remedies. A lot of other people prefer conventional medicine. Do herbal remedies actually work? And if so, which ones? Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. is a proponent of natural and herbal remedies and she wrote the forward to the new book, Nature’s Best Remedies (https://amzn.to/2tguq66) from National Geographic. She joins me to discuss the science behind some popular herbal remedies and offers help sorting out what works and what does not. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/2145m 52s

Characteristics of Successful Relationships & The Power of Unlearning And Rethinking

When you have a smart phone, you can take a photo of anything, anytime, anywhere. So this episode starts with one very simple piece of advice that can make those pictures to take more interesting and more memorable. And it is really, really simple. http://photoinf.com/Golden_Mean/Dale_Cotton/Daystar_Lessons_in_Composition.htm Love is tricky business. Despite our desire and need for finding love - we are not really good at it. Perhaps that is because we are looking for the wrong characteristics according to Ty Tashiro. Ty is a psychologist, social scientist and author of the book, The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Search for True Love (https://amzn.to/3o3IWtO). Listen as he explains what turns out to be really important but is often overlooked in creating a lasting love relationship.  We are taught from am early age that it is important to learn and think. Yet just as important as learning and thinking may be UN-learning and RE-thinking. Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist at Wharton, where he has been the top-rated professor for seven straight years. He is host of the very successful TED podcast called Work Life with Adam Grant and his latest book is called Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know (https://amzn.to/3o51NVk). Adam joins me to explain how unlearning is so important in every area of life where the old way just doesn’t work anymore.  There are different brands of gasoline and there are different prices. So does it matter what kind of gas you put in your car. Listen to discover if gasoline is gasoline - or not. https://www.thoughtco.com/does-it-matter-where-get-gas-607905 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/2156m 30s

Why You Think You Are Smarter Than You Are & Just How Healthy Are Restaurant Meals?

Next time you are feeling stressed or need a little reassurance there is someone you need to call - immediately! It is a very close relative of yours. This episode begins with some stress reducing advice and an explanation of why it works so well. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/may/12/mother-phone-call-study-us-oxytocin I think we all like to believe we know what we are talking about but a lot of times we don’t. It’s human nature apparently. We believe things that are not true and we think we are smarter than we really are according to Philip Fernbach associate professor at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in Boulder and author of a book called The Knowledge Illusion (https://amzn.to/3toAk1J). Listen as he explains why we do this and what the ramifications are for all of us.  When was the last time you used your parking lights on your car? And if you did - why? Listen as I explain why your car has parking lights in the first place, why they are likely amber colored (at least in the U.S.) and when you should never use them. https://www.infobloom.com/what-are-parking-lights.htm You might think that with so much emphasis on healthy eating that restaurants would be serving up some healthier and more nutritious food today. If you do believe that, you are wrong according to research. Dariush Mozaffarian, MD is a professor of Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine and Editor-in-Chief, Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter. (https://www.nutritionletter.tufts.edu/). He conducted some fascinating research into just how nutritious restaurant meals are and the findings may surprise you. If you are concerned about your health, you will want to hear what he has to say.  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Go Daddy lets you create your website or store for FREE right now at https://godaddy.com Go to https://RockAuto.com right now and see all the parts available for your car or truck. Write SOMETHING in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/2153m 55s

SYSK Choice: Dumb Money Moves Smart People Make & Optimizing Your Attitude

Often people who deal with the public as part of their job often begin to believe that people in general are not very bright. As an example, one question workers at Disney theme parks are often asked is “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?” Which is, of course, a pretty stupid question on its surface. But it’s how the employees answer the question that makes Disney customer service so legendary – and any organization can do the same thing. https://www.disneyinstitute.com/blog/how-would-you-respond-if-asked-what-time-is-the-3-oclock-parade/ Making money mistakes can be devastating. Yet, a lot of very smart people do some amazingly dumb things with their money according to Jill Schlesinger, business analyst for CBS News, host of the podcast Jill on Money and author of the book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money (https://amzn.to/2MRHlV5). Listen as Jill explains what to do now to avoid the consequences of stupid money mistakes. We’ve all been told that our attitude is important. I’m sure your parents or a teacher told you something along the lines of: “You can accomplish anything with the right attitude.” But wait a minute. Can the right attitude overcome a lack of skill or talent? John Maxwell, author of dozens of books including The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset (https://amzn.to/2TzvrSs) joins me to explain what a good attitude can and cannot do and how to use your attitude to make you better at everything you do. The first wrinkles people usually get are around the eyes – crow’s feet is what people call them. If you have them you should rejoice! Listen as I explain why getting these wrinkles can do wonders for how people see and perceive you. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2272240/Smile-Crows-feet-make-look-cleverattractive.html#axzz2JwHRI3EL PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Capsule is a new kind of pharmacy that hand delivers your prescription the same-day, FOR FREE! To sign up, visit https://capsule.com to get your prescription hand delivered today—for free! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/2145m 50s

How Digital Communication Messes Things Up & The Extraordinary Evolution of Our Food

When it comes to medical advice, a doctor is supposed to know what is truth and what is myth. However, an amazing number of doctors are misinformed. This episode begins with some information about a survey that showed how many pediatricians believe some common parenting advice that has been proven to be untrue. Source: Baby Facts by Andrew Adesman, M.D. (https://amzn.to/3h0oPLw) Digital communication makes it easy to keep in touch with people but there are also pitfalls. Emails, texts, chats and other electronic messages can be misinterpreted in a lot of different ways. Erica Dhawan is a speaker and trainer who is author of a book called Digital Body Language (https://amzn.to/3nIkKNc). Listen as she explores how to best use digital communication and avoid the missteps that so often happen that can lead to misunderstanding and trouble.  The food we eat today has evolved from the days when we were hunter-gatherers. Today most of the food we eat is farmed and farming changed everything. And certainly, cooking food also changed everything. Even herbs and spices changed the way we prepare and eat our food. Jonathan Silvertown professor of evolutionary ecology at the University of Edinburgh and author of the book Dinner with Darwin: Food, Drink, and Evolution (https://amzn.to/3xHpfMx) joins me for a fascinating discussion about how our food has changed over time and what it has done to help humans evolve.  Do you know how often you are supposed to replace things like toothbrushes, pillows or kitchen sponges? Listen as I explain some expert advice on when to throw the old one out and bring a new one in. And some of the recommendations may surprise you. https://www.theactivetimes.com/change-toothbrush-kitchen-sponge PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Capsule is a new kind of pharmacy that hand delivers your prescription the same-day, FOR FREE! To sign up, visit https://capsule.com to get your prescription hand delivered today—for free! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/05/2151m 10s

Why You Are Not the Person You Think You Are & How Beverages Affect You

If you don’t wear decent sunglasses outside, you are asking for trouble. Just ask any eye doctor. Ultraviolet light is bad for your eyes - and sunglasses can stop it - if you get the right kind of sunglasses. This episode begins with a description of what to look for in a good pair of sunglasses. https://www.aao.org/eye-health/news/how-to-choose-best-sunglasses It certainly seems like you are the same person you were 1, 2 or 10 years - but you are so very different. In fact, you are not the person you think you are. Different things affect how you act and what you think. That’s according to David Eagleman a neuroscientist who teaches at Stanford and is author of the book Livewired (https://amzn.to/2PH6eIX). Listen as he explains all the things that make you who you are and how those things continually change who you are.  While we are all concerned about what food we eat, it seems we are less concerned about the beverages we drink. Yet, drinks can have a big impact on health and well-being. The sugar in soda and juice, the alcohol in cocktails or the caffeine in coffee - they all impact your life. Alexis Willett, author of the book Drinkology: The Science of What We Drink and What It Does to Us, from Milks to Martinis (https://amzn.to/3gPZ7ck) has researched the common beverages we consume and what the science says about just how good - or bad they are. And she joins me to discuss some fascinating findings you really need to hear. How much you spend in a restaurant can depend in part on the menu. Menus are often engineered to encourage you to spend more. Listen as I explain some of the things to watch out for. https://www.pmq.com/menus-that-sell/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Capsule is a new kind of pharmacy that hand delivers your prescription the same-day, FOR FREE! To sign up, visit https://capsule.com to get your prescription hand delivered today—for free! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Download the five star-rated puzzle game Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2154m 58s

SYSK Choice: How to Fix a Broken Heart & A Journey Through Numbers

Everyone is different but when I need to solve a problem or think of something creative, I often lie down, close my eyes and think. And it turns out that is good advice for everyone. I start this episode with some interesting research that reveals why lying down is a good position to think in. https://lifehacker.com/need-a-creative-boost-try-lying-down-5982463 Ever have your heart broken? I think we all have at some point. Psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book How to Fix a Broken Heart (https://amzn.to/2UD20it) joins me to explain why a broken heart feels so horrible, how it is different than other forms of grief and why we need to take it more seriously. A broken heart can have negative long-lasting effects and Guy explains how to minimize those effects so you can move on with your life. What if there was no zero? In the world of numbers, zero is a relatively new addition. And it is the only number that hasn’t changed over time. It is and always has been a circle. Alex Bellos, author of the book Alex’s Adventures in Numberland (https://amzn.to/2MT3G4V) explains some of the fascination facts about numbers like: Why a minute has 60 seconds and an hour has 60 minutes; why a number for nothing (zero) was so revolutionary; why elevator buttons never use negative numbers to indicate floors below ground – and so much more. (Alex is also author of Puzzle Ninja and Soccer School . How can it be that 40% of food in the United States is wasted and thrown away? Many people use coupons and search for bargains at the supermarket and yet so much of that food never gets eaten. Listen as we explore the problem and what we can do. https://www.agweek.com/lifestyle/3937264-save-money-fish-heads-and-potato-scraps PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/2148m 14s

How to Achieve Any Goal According to Science & What Is Life? A Nobel Prize Winner Explains

Noise levels are increasing, and all that noise can have a lot of negative effects on your health and happiness. This episode begins by explaining the negative impact of too much noise so you can protect yourself. https://www.sehn.org/sehn/noise-pollution-takes-toll-on-health-and-happiness-everyday-noise-can-overstimulate-the-bodys-stress-response What is the best way to achieve any goal? There are a lot of theories and ideas but there is also solid research about this. If you want to know what the research says is the best way to accomplish those big goals, listen to Katy Milkman. She is a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, host of Charles Schwab's popular behavioral economics podcast Choiceology https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1337886873?mt=2- and she is author of the book How to Change https://amzn.to/3gyCGYX. She has some surprisingly simple yet powerful ways to help you accomplish anything.  What is life? Yes, it is a big question but my guest is the perfect person to tackle it. Listen to Sir Paul Nurse who won a Nobel prize in 2001 for his work in science and author of the book What Is Life?: Five Great Ideas in Biology (https://amzn.to/3dVHxC5). He explains what makes something “living” and has some fascinating insights into what life is all about and why some things are still a mystery. Ever have a bee that just won’t leave you alone? It could be that the bee thinks you are a flower. Listen as I explain how to make sure every bee is aware you are not a flower and how to stop them from following you around this summer. http://insects.about.com/od/antsbeeswasps/a/10-tips-to-avoid-bee-stings.htm PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/2151m 15s

Proven Ways to Be More Persuasive & The Surprising Truth About Recycling

If you saw someone walking down the street and they were not swinging their arms, you would think it looks a little weird. Yet, humans don’t have to swing their arms to walk - we can walk fine with it. This episode begins with an explanation as to why most of us swing our arms when we walk and the benefits of doing so. https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-we-swing-our-arms-when-we-walk No one knows more about how influence and persuasion work than Robert Cialdini. For decades he has studied what does and doesn’t work when you are trying to get people to do what you want. In the 80s he wrote a landmark book on the topic which has just been updated called Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (https://amzn.to/3dHyjJx). Listen as Robert discusses how little things can have a huge impact on getting people to do what you want. You probably recycle - right? But are you doing it correctly? A lot of things you may think are recyclable are not. And some things that you would assume are recyclable actually gum up the works. You might also wonder just how much of what we put in the recycle bin actually gets made into something else. Listen and be surprised as I am joined by Jennie Romer. She is an attorney and leading expert on single-use plastics, and she is author of the book CAN I RECYCLE THIS? A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics (https://amzn.to/32BfVeS). Wouldn’t it be cool to find something tucked away in your attic or basement that is actually worth money? Listen as I describe some items that just might be in your possession that you could turn into cash. Source: Brian Kathenes author of Betcha Didn’t Know That! (https://amzn.to/3xaJn9A) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/2152m 43s

SYSK Choice: The Hidden World Inside Your Home & How to Lower Your Set Point Weight

When you feel pain or some ache in your body, you likely reach for a Tylenol. And it turns out that you should also reach for one when you are feeling emotional pain as well; such as loneliness or distress. Why? This episode begins with an interesting explanation. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091222154742.htm Even if you keep your home immaculately clean, you are still sharing your house with millions of creatures – both visible and invisible. From the tiniest germs to your dog or cat – all of these creatures have an impact on you. In fact, if you own a cat, there is an excellent chance of getting infected with a parasite that will change your behavior! I know it sounds crazy, but you have got to hear this. Rob Dunn, biologist and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University joins me to discuss the fascinating world inside your home you never knew was there. Rob is author of the book Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live (https://amzn.to/2VE0j5K) One of the big pitfalls of writing texts or emails is that people can misinterpret your intent – particularly if you are being sarcastic. But I have a solution that will make sure people will understand what you are really trying to say in your written communication. http://mentalfloss.com/article/73392/winky-faces-make-your-texts-sarcastic-scientists-say Do you know what your set point weight is? Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows there is a point where you get stuck and it is really hard to drop more weight. Jonathan Bailor, author of the book The Setpoint Diet (https://amzn.to/2SK4V8r) joins me to explain why people get stuck on their set point weight and how to outsmart your body so you can lose more weight. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Movie fans, the lights are dimmed, cameras are rolling, and we are ready for action! The movie industry’s biggest night is THIS Sunday. So, grab your popcorn and download the DraftKings app NOW! Use promo code SYSK to enter the FREE film awards pool with TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS in prizes up for grabs!   https://FSAstore.com and https://HSAstore.com are the first direct-to-consumer (D2C) ecommerce sites dedicated to stocking an all FSA/HSA eligible product selection. FSAstore.com is everything flex spending with zero guesswork, while HSAstore.com is health savings, simplified, so visit today! Get key nutrients–without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/SOMETHING to start your Ritual today!  Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/2149m 25s

How to Push Past Your Limits to Achieve More & Why Rest is So Misunderstood

You are more likely to be happy if your friends are happy- and even if your friend’s friends are happy. This episode begins with a discussion on why that is and how social interactions affects you health and happiness. Source: Tom Rath author of Well Being (https://amzn.to/3xcMYUM)  Your body is very good at telling you when you’ve reached your limit. When you have exercised enough or worked enough or done anything that pushes you to the limit - your body tells you to stop. But have you really reached your limit? Could you do more? That’s what Alex Hutchinson looked into. Human endurance seems to be flexible. People break records all the time. So how does that happen? How do people achieve what was once thought to be impossible? And how can we use this knowledge in our own lives? Listen to this fascinating discussion with Alex who is a columnist for Outside magazine and author of the book Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance (https://amzn.to/3n9j7I7) What is rest? Most of us think that rest is what you get by sleeping or by NOT doing something. Rest turns out to be more complex than that and is misunderstood by many of us. Board-certified internal medicine physician Sandra Dalton-Smith says we all need different types of rest to restore different parts of us. Even if you get plenty of sleep, there are things that can mentally exhaust you or there are conversations with certain people that leave you drained. More sleep won’t help in those cases. You need a different kind of rest. In fact, Sandra has identified 7 kinds of necessary rest. Listen and you will look at the importance of rest very differently. Sandra is author of the book Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity (https://amzn.to/2RA9t5w). If you have allergies, spring can be a difficult time. Listen as I explain some simple yet effective ways to combat allergy symptoms so you can enjoy the pleasures of spring. The website I mention to check the pollen count in your area is www.aaaai.org. Source: https://www.consumerreports.org/allergy/how-to-ease-seasonal-allergy-symptoms/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Movie fans, the lights are dimmed, cameras are rolling, and we are ready for action! The movie industry’s biggest night is THIS Sunday. So, grab your popcorn and download the DraftKings app NOW! Use promo code SYSK to enter the FREE film awards pool with TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS in prizes up for grabs!   https://FSAstore.com and https://HSAstore.com are the first direct-to-consumer (D2C) ecommerce sites dedicated to stocking an all FSA/HSA eligible product selection. FSAstore.com is everything flex spending with zero guesswork, while HSAstore.com is health savings, simplified, so visit today! Get key nutrients–without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/SOMETHING to start your Ritual today!  Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/2151m 27s

Do We Really Have Free Will? & How to Handle Rejection Better

Are only children at a social disadvantage? It has long been thought that children who grow up with no siblings don’t develop the social skills that as well as those who have brothers and sisters. This episode looks at just how accurate that assumption is. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/one-true-thing/201106/susan-newman-the-case-the-only-child Is your behavior all because you choose to do it or are there other forces that determine your actions? Could it be that you don’t really have free will? Robert Sapolsky, a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University joins me to make the case that we are not responsible for what we do – that our actions are determined more by biological influences than our own choosing. You will find his argument either fascinating or maddening - or both! Robert is the author of several books including the bestseller, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (https://amzn.to/2LWQRZR) Rejection hurts. Sometimes it really hurts a lot. Since we all have felt the sting of rejection and will likely feel it again, I have some really good advice and insight on rejection for you from is psychologist Leslie Becker-Phelps author of the book, Bouncing Back From Rejection (https://amzn.to/2Qu2rPu). Listen as she explains why we react the way we do and how to handle rejection so we can process the feelings and get on with life.  When you are are worried or stressed you instinctively rub your head. And that turns out to be a good thing. Listen to how a little self-massage in those times of stress can actually help you work through the problem and make you more productive. Source: Allen Elkin, Ph.D. author of Stress Management for Dummies (https://amzn.to/3mOTJr1) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Movie fans, the lights are dimmed, cameras are rolling, and we are ready for action! The movie industry’s biggest night is THIS Sunday. So, grab your popcorn and download the DraftKings app NOW! Use promo code SYSK to enter the FREE film awards pool with TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS in prizes up for grabs!   https://FSAstore.com and https://HSAstore.com are the first direct-to-consumer (D2C) ecommerce sites dedicated to stocking an all FSA/HSA eligible product selection. FSAstore.com is everything flex spending with zero guesswork, while HSAstore.com is health savings, simplified, so visit today! Get key nutrients–without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/SOMETHING to start your Ritual today!  Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/2148m 56s

SYSK Choice: Why More Is Never Enough & What You Never Knew About Spices

Who doesn’t have a cellphone? It is hard to find someone who doesn’t have one with them all the time. However, there are some circumstances when you really should put your phone away so others don’t see it. I begin this episode by discussing when that is and why it is important. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/9589232/Putting-a-mobile-phone-on-the-restaurant-table-will-ruin-your-meal.html Everyone wants more! Or at least it appears that way. The idea that enough is never enough seems to be human nature. Why is that? It turns out there is a chemical in your brain that drives this behavior. To explain, I am joined by Daniel Lieberman, MD, who is a professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University and author of the book The More Molecule, How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex and Creativity – and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race (https://amzn.to/2RBclxi). Reheating pizza in the microwave is always disappointing. And reheating it in the oven takes too long. But there is another way that is very fast and won’t leave your pizza all soggy and mushy. https://sciencenotes.org/why-microwave-pizza-with-a-glass-of-water/  What do you know about spices? One thing for sure is that your food would be pretty bland without them. But there is so much more to the world of spices and how to use them. Food science writer Stuart Farrimond, author of the book Science of Spice (https://amzn.to/2GWVm4K) explains the science and lore of spices and offers suggestions to help you use them to cook tastier, more interesting food. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! If you drive a car or truck, you need GetUpside, https://app.getupside.com/for-people/gas the FREE gas app that pays you cash back for every gallon of gas you buy. That’s right, with the free GetUpside gas app, you can get up to $.25 a gallon CASH back every time you buy gas! Use promo code EARN for a 25¢/gallon bonus on your first tank. That’s up to 50¢/gal on your next fill-up! https://FSAstore.com and https://HSAstore.com are the first direct-to-consumer (D2C) ecommerce sites dedicated to stocking an all FSA/HSA eligible product selection. FSAstore.com is everything flex spending with zero guesswork, while HSAstore.com is health savings, simplified, so visit today! Let SelectQuote save you time and money! Get your free quote at https://SelectQuote.com today! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! If the signals are on, the train is on its way. And you...just need to remember one thing...Stop. Trains can’t! Paid for by NHTSA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/2148m 17s

The 2 Ways Rich People Acquire Their Wealth & Why We Act Out of Spite

Smile! Why? Because smiling offers a lot of benefits. This episode begins with a discussion on all the good things that happen when you smile more often. http://longevity.about.com/od/lifelongbeauty/tp/smiling.htm What does it take to become wealthy? Sometimes it’s luck or having connections but when you look at middle-class people who become wealthy, it turns out they tend to have similar characteristics and they do a lot of similar behaviors that allows them to accumulate wealth. Joining me to discuss these characteristics and behaviors is Lewis Schiff. He is Executive Director of the Business Owners Council and author of the book Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons From the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons (https://amzn.to/3ddi0DU). If you want to be wealthy, Lewis’ insights are important to know. Have you ever done something out of spite? Most of us have. And it makes you wonder why. Humans are just about the only creature on earth that acts out of spite. According to psychologist Simon McCarthy-Jones, spite comes from a feeling of injustice - that we have not been treated fairly. And people will often go to great lengths to get vengeance. However, spite may not be all bad. It may just serve a valuable purpose. Listen as Simon explains why we do things out of spite and why spite may be an important force in keeping us all honest with each other. Simon is author of the book Spite: The Upside of Your Dark Side (https://amzn.to/2OO8FJu)  You know when you are having a bad day…? And it seems that the worse it gets - the worse it gets? Well, there is a simple way to turn that off. Listen as I explain a simple technique that will stop you from focusing on all the bad things happening and turn off that downward spiral in your head so the rest of your day can go much better. Source: Dr. Judith Orloff author of Positive Energy (https://amzn.to/3dZ323w). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! If you drive a car or truck, you need GetUpside, https://app.getupside.com/for-people/gas the FREE gas app that pays you cash back for every gallon of gas you buy. That’s right, with the free GetUpside gas app, you can get up to $.25 a gallon CASH back every time you buy gas! Use promo code EARN for a 25¢/gallon bonus on your first tank. That’s up to 50¢/gal on your next fill-up! https://FSAstore.com and https://HSAstore.com are the first direct-to-consumer (D2C) ecommerce sites dedicated to stocking an all FSA/HSA eligible product selection. FSAstore.com is everything flex spending with zero guesswork, while HSAstore.com is health savings, simplified, so visit today! Let SelectQuote save you time and money! Get your free quote at https://SelectQuote.com today! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! If the signals are on, the train is on its way. And you...just need to remember one thing...Stop. Trains can’t! Paid for by NHTSA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/04/2148m 13s

The Most Successful Ways to Find Love & What Makes the Human Voice So Amazing

We all know music has an effect on us. One effect it has that you may not be aware of is how it impacts your shopping behavior in a store. This episode begins with a look at how different kinds of music can influence you to spend more or less. https://www.psychologistworld.com/behavior/ambient-music-retail-psychological-arousal-customers Finding that special someone is not always easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult - and in the midst of a pandemic, seemingly impossible. Not necessarily says behavioral scientist turned dating coach Logan Ury. Listen as she shares the latest research on what does and doesn’t work if you wan to find love in the 21st century. Logan is author of the book How Not to Die Alone (https://amzn.to/3cWniDK). Humans are the only mammal on earth that can speak. That ability to make words and relay messages verbally has helped us get to the top of the food chain. Could human speech also be the thing that ultimately destroys us? Listen as I discuss all of this with John Colapinto a writer for The New Yorker and author of the book This Is The Voice (https://amzn.to/2PBA9m5). You will have a whole new appreciation of just how amazing human speech is.  More than half of working people don’t like their job or the place they work according to some surveys. While that’s too bad, what really matters is how much YOU like YOUR job or workplace. Listen as I discuss a way you can find out how satisfied you are in your work. The website I mention is www.iOpenerInstitute.com  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! If you drive a car or truck, you need GetUpside, https://app.getupside.com/for-people/gas the FREE gas app that pays you cash back for every gallon of gas you buy. That’s right, with the free GetUpside gas app, you can get up to $.25 a gallon CASH back every time you buy gas! Use promo code EARN for a 25¢/gallon bonus on your first tank. That’s up to 50¢/gal on your next fill-up! Let SelectQuote save you time and money! Get your free quote at https://SelectQuote.com today! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! If the signals are on, the train is on its way. And you...just need to remember one thing...Stop. Trains can’t! Paid for by NHTSA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/2152m 27s

SYSK Choice: Surprising Unconscious Influences on Our Behavior & The Power of Blitzscaling

Conventional wisdom is that you should get a physical exam every year with your doctor. Should you really? This episode begins by exploring who should and maybe who should not get an annual check-up and why. http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/theres-no-evidence-you-need-annual-physical-exam-say-doctors Your unconscious mind affects your thoughts and behaviors in ways you can’t imagine - because that part of your mind is unconscious. That is the message from John Bargh, Yale professor of psychology and author of the book Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do (https://amzn.to/2JLKN2b). For example, feeling physically warm actually makes you more socially warm; feeling fear makes you think more politically conservative – it really is fascinating. Listen as professor Bargh takes you on a tour of your unconscious mind. Kitchens get messy from lingering cooking smells to fruit flies and a million other things. Listen as I reveal some great ways to solve common kitchen problems you probably haven’t heard before. http://food52.com/blog/14173-7-kitchen-cleaning-tricks-that-really-work How did Facebook, Amazon, Google and other big companies get so big so fast? The answer is “blitzscaling.” It is a recent phenomenon in business that was named and identified by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and entrepreneur Chris Yeh in their new book Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies (https://amzn.to/2D4HW33). Chris Yeh joins me to explain how blitzscaling works and others in business can use the same principles. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! If the signals are on, the train is on its way. And you...just need to remember one thing...Stop. Trains can’t! Paid for by NHTSA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/2146m 33s

How Flaws in Your Brain Make You a Better Person & Is Personal Privacy Dead?

With public restrooms, there is a definite YUCK factor. Still, when it comes to choosing which stall or urinal to use, there is a smart strategy to minimize your exposure to germs and bacteria. I begin this episode by telling you which stall should be your first (and second) choice. https://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/wellness/a58568/cleanest-bathroom-stall/ As amazing as your brain is - it does a lot of things poorly. Our memories get distorted, your brain makes mistakes and misjudgments- in short there are plenty of things your brain does not do well. It turns out those flaws are actually a good thing according to Henning Beck, a neuroscientist and author of the book Scatterbrain: How the Mind’s Mistakes Make Humans Creative, Innovative and Successful (https://amzn.to/31EemMJ). Listen as he describes how these flaws really work in your favor to make your life better, even though it is sometimes hard to see.  The Internet can make your life easier and more convenient, but you do pay a price for that. That price is your privacy according to Firmin DeBrabander, professor of philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art.and author of the book Life After Privacy (https://amzn.to/3fzlORx). Firmin joins me to explain what the potential dangers are of this loss of privacy and why so many people are gladly willing to pay the price anyway. Ever wonder why most pencils have six sides instead of being round? A lot of people believe it is so the pencil doesn’t roll off the table. Well, not really although that is a nice side benefit. Listen as I explain the real reason why pencils are the way they are. Source: Douglas B. Smith author of “Ever Wonder Why?” https://amzn.to/2OcdGuU PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! If the signals are on, the train is on its way. And you...just need to remember one thing...Stop. Trains can’t! Paid for by NHTSA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/2149m 34s

The Surprising Benefits of Cursing & How the World is Getting Better and Safer

This episode begins with a look at some fascinating science of everyday life. For example, how the calorie count for food is determined, what does it take to actually crush a Lego brick, why water of the same temperature feels colder than air of the same temperature – and more. http://mentalfloss.com/article/66086/11-scientific-explanations-everyday-life Do you swear? If so, why? Are there any benefits to swearing? And how has swearing changed over the years? These are a couple of the questions tackled by Emma Byrne author of the book, Swearing is Good For You (https://amzn.to/2vq8R3P). Listen to Emma and you may just come away with a whole new view of the power and usefulness of bad words. You’ve heard the phrase – “Sex sells.” Right? Well actually sex doesn’t sell. Violence doesn’t sell either. You’ll hear about some fascinating research that shows that in terms of advertising effectiveness, sex and violence really get in the way. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3169550/Sex-DOESN-T-sell-Consumers-distracted-raunchy-violent-ads-forget-product-study-reveals.html#ixzz3gdzJRKwe If you watch the news or look at social media a lot, you might think the world is becoming a harsh and terrible place. But could it just be perception? Could it really be that the world and the people in it are getting better and have been for a long time? That is the contention of Gregg Easterbrook author of It’s Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear (https://amzn.to/2MddPYH) Gregg explains that when you objectively measure the things that determine how our lives are trending – there are a lot of reasons to celebrate. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! There’s just SO much here. Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations, OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Over the last 6 years, donations made at Walgreens in support of Red Nose Day have helped positively impact over 25 million kids. You can join in helping to change the lives of kids facing poverty. To help Walgreens support even more kids, donate today at checkout or at https://Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. https://bestfiends.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! If the signals are on, the train is on its way. And you...just need to remember one thing...Stop. Trains can’t! Paid for by NHTSA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/2147m 8s

SYSK Choice: Why You Have Your Unique Personality & Proven Ways to Create A New Habit

Did you know the weather can affect your buying decisions? Apparently it can and that can be a big factor when you buy a big ticket item like a house or a car. This episode begins with an explanation of why and how the weather impacts such important decisions and why you are more likely to buy a convertible on a sunny day even though it may be a terrible idea. https://www.businessinsider.com/the-effect-of-weather-on-purchasing-decisions-2012-11 We like to think we have a personality - but actually we have several. Well actually, more than one. Science writer Rita Carter author of the book The People You Are: The New Science of Personality (https://amzn.to/2D6RHON) reveals how we all have multiple personalities which all come out in different situations. While it may seem like you simply have different facets of your core personality, Rita explains why it is more complicated than that. Everyone reading this has tried to make a significant change in their life – and failed! Change is hard however there are some ways to make the process easier and more effortless according to James Clear author of the book Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones (https://amzn.to/2ELIcq0). James’s work on the subject of personal change and habits has appeared in the New York Times, CBS This Morning among others. He joins me to explain how anyone can make big changes that stick. James website is www.JamesClear.com “Out of the box” and “move the needle” are examples of common business jargon that we can probably do without. This episode concludes with a list of words and phrases people use in business that are unnecessary, vague and often pointless. There are usually better ways to say the same thing. https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/20-corporate-phrases-that-make-you-sound-really-boring.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! If you care about the security of your online activity, IPVanish VPN is a quick and easy way to start protecting yourself. Get started with this limited time offer and save 50% off monthly & annual subscriptions, visit https://IPVanish.com/SYSK. Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Take control of your finances and start saving today! https://nuts.com is the simple and convenient way to have nutritious, delicious, healthy nuts, dried fruit, flours, grains and so many other high-quality foods delivered straight to your door! New Nuts.com customers get free shipping on your first order when you text SYSK to 64-000. So text SYSK to 64-000 to get free shipping on your first order from Nuts.com Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! Right now Total Gym is offering a 30-day in-home trial on the Total Gym Fit for Just $1.  Seriously $1…. So what do you have to lose? And no matter which Total Gym you try, my listeners can get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF whatever discount they’re currently running. Just head to https://TotalGymDirect.com/SOMETHING to get this special offer! Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! KiwiCo is redefining learning, with hands-on projects that build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. There’s something for every kid (or kid-at-heart) at KiwiCo.      Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code SOMETHING at https://kiwico.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! If the signals are on, the train is on its way. And you...just need to remember one thing...Stop. Trains can’t! Paid for by NHTSA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/2148m 58s

What to Do When Things Go Wrong & Fascinatingly Gross Things in Everyday Life

What’s the fastest insect? How long does a common housefly live? How many kinds of insects are there in the world? Now that spring is here and the bugs are back, this episode begins with some interesting facts about bugs and insects you may not know. https://gohannan.com/common-pests/amazing-but-true-interesting-facts-about-bugs/  No matter how well you plan, things can - and often do - go wrong. Even though you seldom know what will go wrong there are some ways to plan for it according to Frank Supovitz author of the book What to Do When Things Go Wrong (https://amzn.to/39tlLmk). As an event producer, Frank has had to become skilled at planning for the possibility that things won’t go as planned and he has some ideas we can all use to prepare for the worst while we hope for the best. As former VP for the NFL, Frank used to plan the Super Bowl and was the man in charge that day when there was a blackout in the stadium in the middle of Super Bowl 47. Listen to how he handled that and what you can learn from it. There are a lot of things in nature that most of us find disgusting. Yet as disgusting as they are they are still pretty interesting according the Erika Engelhaupt, writer and editor for National Geographic and author of the book Gory Details : Adventures from the Dark of Science (https://amzn.to/39v0IQn). Listen as she explains how tiny bugs live in your pores on you face, how “fatbergs” (like icebergs except made of fat and sludge) flow under our cities, how gross peeing in the pool really is, what ants actually taste like and much more. Your credit score is important to your financial health but it is often misunderstood. Listen as I explain some of the finer points of keeping your FICO as high as possible - particularly something called “credit utilization.” https://www.thebalance.com/understanding-credit-utilization-960451 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! If you care about the security of your online activity, IPVanish VPN is a quick and easy way to start protecting yourself. Get started with this limited time offer and save 50% off monthly & annual subscriptions, visit https://IPVanish.com/SYSK. Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Take control of your finances and start saving today! https://nuts.com is the simple and convenient way to have nutritious, delicious, healthy nuts, dried fruit, flours, grains and so many other high-quality foods delivered straight to your door! New Nuts.com customers get free shipping on your first order when you text SYSK to 64-000. So text SYSK to 64-000 to get free shipping on your first order from Nuts.com Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! Right now Total Gym is offering a 30-day in-home trial on the Total Gym Fit for Just $1.  Seriously $1…. So what do you have to lose? And no matter which Total Gym you try, my listeners can get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF whatever discount they’re currently running. Just head to https://TotalGymDirect.com/SOMETHING to get this special offer! Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! KiwiCo is redefining learning, with hands-on projects that build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. There’s something for every kid (or kid-at-heart) at KiwiCo.      Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code SOMETHING at https://kiwico.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! If the signals are on, the train is on its way. And you...just need to remember one thing...Stop. Trains can’t! Paid for by NHTSA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/2153m 57s

How Metabolism Really Works & Why Humans Fight and Go to War

There is an often-quoted study about the importance of goal setting and success that happened at Yale University in 1953. This episode begins with an explanation of why you should NOT pay attention to this study at all. https://www.fastcompany.com/27953/if-your-goal-success-dont-consult-these-gurus Everyone knows what causes people to gain weight and lose weight - and, it turns out, everybody is wrong! That’s according to Herman Pontzer. Herman is one of the foremost researchers in human metabolism and author of the book Burn: New Research Blows the Lid Off How We Really Burn Calories, Lose Weight, and Stay Healthy (https://amzn.to/3cdjiOQ). Listen as he explains why some people are naturally thin while others struggle with weight and why the role of exercise is totally misunderstood when it comes to losing weight.  When you stop and think about it - war is really senseless. Yet for centuries, humans have been fighting and killing each other in war for all kinds of reasons. No country or civilization has gone to war without doing great harm to itself. So why do we do it? Listen to some fascinating insight on this from Mike Martin, visiting research fellow at the Department of War Studies, King's College in London and author of the book, Why We Fight (https://amzn.to/3cf17s2) What does it take to be a champion? Talent helps for sure. However, no champion in sports or music - or anything has ever made it to the top of their game without following two simple rules. Listen as I explain what they are. Source: Daniel Coyle author of The Talent Code (https://amzn.to/3smZBd6) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! If you care about the security of your online activity, IPVanish VPN is a quick and easy way to start protecting yourself. Get started with this limited time offer and save 50% off monthly & annual subscriptions, visit https://IPVanish.com/SYSK. Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Take control of your finances and start saving today! https://nuts.com is the simple and convenient way to have nutritious, delicious, healthy nuts, dried fruit, flours, grains and so many other high-quality foods delivered straight to your door! New Nuts.com customers get free shipping on your first order when you text SYSK to 64-000. So text SYSK to 64-000 to get free shipping on your first order from Nuts.com Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! Right now Total Gym is offering a 30-day in-home trial on the Total Gym Fit for Just $1.  Seriously $1…. So what do you have to lose? And no matter which Total Gym you try, my listeners can get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF whatever discount they’re currently running. Just head to https://TotalGymDirect.com/SOMETHING to get this special offer! Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! KiwiCo is redefining learning, with hands-on projects that build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. There’s something for every kid (or kid-at-heart) at KiwiCo.      Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code SOMETHING at https://kiwico.com https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! If the signals are on, the train is on its way. And you...just need to remember one thing...Stop. Trains can’t! Paid for by NHTSA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/2148m 57s

SYSK Choice: FBI Body Language Secrets & The Best Company Slogans

Do you play a musical instrument? If not, maybe you should. This is especially true if you are outgoing and an extrovert. It seems that your personality can predict with great accuracy, how much musical skill and talent you have. We begin this episode by exploring that. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/uoc-hyg101315.php You have certainly something about body language and how it works. Well, you are about to get a much better and deeper understanding of it and how you can use it to improve your communication skills. Joe Navarro was a special agent for the FBI for 25 years and he is author of the book What Every Body is Saying (https://amzn.to/2CWKSiR) Listen and be amazed at how nonverbal communication really works. IF there ever was a “Golden Age” of corporate slogans, it was most certainly the 1960s and 70s. That’s when you flew “the friendly skies” of United or “you deserved a break today” at McDonalds or when you used Fed Ex because it “absolutely, positively had to be there overnight.” Those and many other corporate taglines were an important part of their brand. Now do you know the United Airlines, McDonalds or FedEx taglines are today? Marketing executive Steve Cone joins me to make the case that taglines – or slogans – are important and he explains why. Steve is author of the book Powerlines: Words that Sell Brands, Grip Fans and Sometimes Change History (https://amzn.to/2Cs38zJ). If you were to stand in the middle of your kitchen and look around, just how much food would you see? Is it in the fridge and cabinets or is there a lot of food out on the counter? I’m going to explain why it matters especially if you are concerned about your body weight. https://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/diet.fitness/09/21/kd.mindless.eating/index.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! If you care about the security of your online activity, IPVanish VPN is a quick and easy way to start protecting yourself. Get started with this limited time offer and save 50% off monthly & annual subscriptions, visit https://IPVanish.com/SYSK. Get key nutrients–without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/SOMETHING to start your Ritual today!  Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. That’s 6 months, for the price of 3! Just go to https://babbel.com and use promo code: SOMETHING With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! If the signals are on, the train is on its way. And you...just need to remember one thing...Stop. Trains can’t! Paid for by NHTSA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/2146m 37s

How Your Memory Works (and Sometimes Doesn’t) & Why We Actually Need Viruses

You know when you get part of a song stuck in your head? It can be hard to get rid of. As with most things, this has been studied and I begin the episode today with some ways that will help you get that song out of your head. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/03/21/heres-how-get-song-out-your-head/99264896/ We all like to think we have good memories but the human memory is flawed in many ways. Some things we don’t remember at all, other things we don’t remember well and most memories get distorted over time. So how does the human memory work and why does it sometimes fail us? To help unravel the mystery is Lisa Genova. She is a neuroscientist, writer and speaker who has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, PBS NewsHour, and she is author of the book Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting (https://amzn.to/3ccv2B7). After all we have been through in the last year with Covid-19 you might find it odd to hear that we actually need viruses. But it is true according to Frank Ryan. Frank is virologist, physician, and pioneering evolutionary biologist at the University of Sheffield as well as the author of the book, Virusphere: From Common Colds to Ebola Epidemics – Why We Need the Viruses That Plague Us (https://amzn.to/3cYYQQJ). Listen as he explains what viruses are, what they do and why they are sometimes so deadly. If you hate spending lots of money to print documents - change the font! Some fonts use a lot more ink than others. Listen as I explain which font is most economical and other ways to save on printing costs. https://itstillworks.com/common-type-fonts-7402806.htm PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! If you care about the security of your online activity, IPVanish VPN is a quick and easy way to start protecting yourself. Get started with this limited time offer and save 50% off monthly & annual subscriptions, visit https://IPVanish.com/SYSK. Get key nutrients–without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/SOMETHING to start your Ritual today!  Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. That’s 6 months, for the price of 3! Just go to https://babbel.com and use promo code: SOMETHING With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! If the signals are on, the train is on its way. And you...just need to remember one thing...Stop. Trains can’t! Paid for by NHTSA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/2154m 7s

The Power and Benefits of Humor & How to Fight Better with Your Partner

Mother's Day is just around the corner. Who started it? Listen as I begin this episode with a brief explanation of the origins of Mother's Day and how it got pretty ugly for a while. https://www.rd.com/list/history-of-mothers-day/ Human beings like to laugh - we enjoy humor. It also turns out to be really good for you. People who laugh a lot live longer and enjoy of host of other benefits. Incorporating more humor, laughter and lightness into your life has more benefits than you can imagine according to Naomi Bagdonas who is a lecturer at Stanford University School of Business, a media consultant and coach as well as author of the book Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (https://amzn.to/3f32WKD). Listen as she explains how humor is a learned skill and how anyone can bring more humor and joy into their life and enjoy the results that come from it. Have you ever met anyone who says when they fight with their spouse or partner, they are really good at it? Probably not. But you are about to. Listen as my guest Penn Holderness explains some great strategies that will empower you to fight better and get better outcomes when those inevitable disagreements come up in your relationship Penn, along with his wife are authors of the book Everybody Fights: So Why Not Get Better At It? (https://amzn.to/3cYf1Oz) Why does your stomach growl and gurgle at exactly the wrong time? Listen as I discuss what causes your stomach to growl and how to make it not growl in church or those other quiet moments when everyone can hear it. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/why-does-my-stomach-growl PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! If you care about the security of your online activity, IPVanish VPN is a quick and easy way to start protecting yourself. Get started with this limited time offer and save 50% off monthly & annual subscriptions, visit https://IPVanish.com/SYSK. Get key nutrients–without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/SOMETHING to start your Ritual today!  Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. That’s 6 months, for the price of 3! Just go to https://babbel.com and use promo code: SOMETHING With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! If the signals are on, the train is on its way. And you...just need to remember one thing...Stop. Trains can’t! Paid for by NHTSA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/2152m 56s

SYSK Choice: Pleasure vs Happiness & The Good News About Failure

It’s become a cliché to say that great ideas come in the shower. But the fact is – they do! And there is actually a psychological explanation for why that is. We begin this episode with a look at the reason for this common experience. http://mentalfloss.com/article/52586/why-do-our-best-ideas-come-us-shower What’s the difference between pleasure and happiness? It’s an important distinction because the more pleasure you seek, the less happy you become. That’s the contention of Dr Robert Lustig, author of The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains (https://amzn.to/2yp2xMf). Dr. Lustig sees some troubling developments in our quest for pleasure and I think you’ll be interested in what he has to say. When you make a salad and you rinse the lettuce and carrots and tomatoes under the faucet for a few seconds. Does that really get rid of the pesticides and bacteria? We explore that very important question and you really need to hear the answer. http://www.menshealth.com/how-to-wash-produce Nobody likes to fail – but maybe we should all rethink that. Failure turns out to have a silver lining – and not just in the way that “Every cloud has a silver lining.” Chris Gethard is a pretty successful stand-up comedian who has written a book about failure called Lose Well (https://amzn.to/2CpJcgz). Although Chris has had some clearly successful moments (his own HBO special and his own sitcom on Comedy Central for example) he has also had some colossal failures. He joins me to discuss why failure is inevitable and really something to be celebrated on your journey to success. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. https://bestfiends.com Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/2148m 21s

How to Get People to Help You & Our Love/Hate Relationship with Email

Everyone know that you should say “I love you” to your mate because it fosters intimacy and connection. It turns out there are 3 other words you should too because couples who say these words have stronger and closer relationships. What are those 3 words? Listen and find out. http://truetowords.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-me-us-we-little-words-big-impact.html Most of us are willing to help others if we can. It feels good to help someone in need. Yet many of us have trouble asking for help when we need it. And sometimes we don’t ask in a way that makes it likely the other person will help. Here with some advice is social psychologist Heidi Grant. author of the book, Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You (https://amzn.to/2MRA4Ep). Heidi has explored the research and when you hear what she has to say, you will become better and more effective at asking for help when you need it.  It’s hard to imagine life without email. It has become such a central part of our lives and a primary means of communications. Email is also a colossal headache that causes stress and anxiety for many people. Joining me to explain where email came from and why it’s not going away anytime soon is Esther Milne. She is Associate Professor of Media and Communications at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia and author of the book, Email and the Everyday: Stories of Disclosure, Trust, and Digital Labor (https://amzn.to/3qCfRVO). If you use email, you will want to hear this fascinating discussion. How can your first name impact how long you live? Well, like so many things, there is study that says there is a connection. Listen to hear what it is and if you should consider changing your name so you live longer. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07481180903411885 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. That’s 6 months, for the price of 3! Just go to https://babbel.com and use promo code: SOMETHING Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Take control of your finances and start saving today! https://nuts.com is the simple and convenient way to have nutritious, delicious, healthy nuts, dried fruit, flours, grains and so many other high-quality foods delivered straight to your door! New Nuts.com customers get free shipping on your first order when you text SYSK to 64-000. So text SYSK to 64-000 to get free shipping on your first order from Nuts.com You’re one of a kind—and so are your taxes. Whether you want to file with the help of an expert or let an expert do the filing for you, TurboTax Live tax experts are here to help, giving you the confidence to know that you're one-of-a-kind, uniquely you taxes are done right. Intuit TurboTax Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/2149m 15s

If You Don’t Like Your Voice -This Will Fix It & Facts About Food You Never Knew

We go through a lot of batteries in our house with all of our remotes and clocks and flashlights - and they aren’t cheap. I bet you have a lot of batteries in your home as well. This episode begins with some interesting facts and myths about household batteries you probably never knew. http://www.greenbatteries.com/ How do you feel about your voice? Do you love it or hate it? While it may sound like a cliché, your voice really is an instrument and like a musical instrument you have to learn how to use it to make it sound great. Here with some advice is on how anyone can do that is voice coach Caroline Goyder. She has worked with A-list actors, teachers and broadcasters to improve their voices and she has some very easy strategies that will have you loving the sound of your voice. Caroline is the author the book Find Your Voice: The Secret to Talking with Confidence in Any Situation (https://amzn.to/3vi3sKr) and she has a Ted Talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2MR5XbJtXU) that has been viewed over 8 million times.  While there is a lot of advice on the secret to success, I want to share some very simple advice from former advertising executive James Dale. Listen as I describe his advice that I believe will ring true for you and that you will find hard to argue with. Source: James Dale author of The Obvious (https://amzn.to/3t6AsmP). Just how safe is the food in your kitchen? Do you follow expiration dates or trust your senses? Have you ever gotten sick from eating food that was bad? A lot of people have which is why Robert Brackett is here. He is professor of food science at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Director of the Institute of Food Safety and Health (https://www.ifsh.iit.edu/staff/robert-brackett). He is often quoted in the media when issues of food safety come up and he joins me to offer some practical suggestions to keep your food safe and explains some fascinating details about food safety including why it is actually a good thing when food spoils and smells bad and gets all slimy.   PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/2152m 27s

SYSK Choice: Why Things Catch On & The Art and Science of Logic

If you have ever cooked pasta you’ve likely considered using HOT tap water instead of cold to speed up the process. After all, hot tap water takes less time to boil. But is it really a good idea to cook with hot tap water? We begin this episode with a discussion on why it is such a bad idea. https://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/29/health/29real.html Whether or not something catches on and becomes popular may seem as if it’s luck or chance. But it isn’t really luck at all. If you’ve ever wondered why some restaurants succeed while others fail or why some books, TV shows or movies do great but others go nowhere, you will want to listen to this segment. Jonah Berger, is a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book Contagious: Why Things Catch On (https://amzn.to/2IQAn0s). Jonah joins me to explains the science of popularity – and it really is a science. Conventional wisdom is that you should change the oil in your car every 3,000 miles. And it is a great example of just how wrong conventional wisdom is. Now it used to be accurate but not with cars today. Listen as I reveal how often you should REALLY change your oil. https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a26590646/how-often-to-change-oil/ Can you be logical AND emotional at the same time? (That was always an issue for Mr. Spock on Star Trek). Is there only one logical way to get to a conclusion? How does logic really work? We all need logic and to help you understand it is Eugenia Cheng. She is Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and author of the book The Art of Logic in an Illogical World (https://amzn.to/2QHth15). She joins me to explain logic and how you can use logic more effectively in your life. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Right now Total Gym is offering a 30-day in-home trial on the Total Gym Fit for Just $1.  Seriously $1…. So what do you have to lose? And no matter which Total Gym you try, my listeners can get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF whatever discount they’re currently running. Just head to https://TotalGymDirect.com/SOMETHING to get this special offer! Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Take control of your finances and start saving today! You’re one of a kind—and so are your taxes. Whether you want to file with the help of an expert or let an expert do the filing for you, TurboTax Live tax experts are here to help, giving you the confidence to know that you're one-of-a-kind, uniquely you taxes are done right. Intuit TurboTax Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/2151m 48s

Secrets of the Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson & Why Pain Hurts

Don’t you just hate it when you have to throw milk away when it goes bad? This episode begins with a little trick that will make milk last longer so maybe you don’t have to throw it away. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7673247/The-ways-groceries-fresh-longer.html Who are we? Why are we here in the universe? Are there aliens among us? When and how will the universe end? These are all good questions (along with many others) that I tackle with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, host of the podcast StarTalk (https://www.startalkradio.net/) and author of the book Cosmic Queries (https://amzn.to/3bp2dkr). Your life is full of self-fulfilling prophecies. Listen as I explain how they work and how powerful they are in your life when it comes to your goals and dreams. Source: Dr. Frank Lawlis author of Retrain Your Brain (https://amzn.to/30jnju7) No one likes pain but it does serve a useful purpose. Sociologist Margee Kerr has been studying pain for a long time and she joins me to explain what pain is, why some people have more tolerance for pain than others and how you can subjectively change the way you feel pain. Margee is author of the book Ouch!: Why Pain Hurts, and Why it Doesn't Have To (https://amzn.to/30lfa8F). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Right now Total Gym is offering a 30-day in-home trial on the Total Gym Fit for Just $1.  Seriously $1…. So what do you have to lose? And no matter which Total Gym you try, my listeners can get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF whatever discount they’re currently running. Just head to https://TotalGymDirect.com/SOMETHING to get this special offer! Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Take control of your finances and start saving today! You’re one of a kind—and so are your taxes. Whether you want to file with the help of an expert or let an expert do the filing for you, TurboTax Live tax experts are here to help, giving you the confidence to know that you're one-of-a-kind, uniquely you taxes are done right. Intuit TurboTax Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/2152m 50s

How Heredity Really Works & The Father of The Cell Phone on the Future of Cellular

Which word in the English language has the most meanings? This episode begins by revealing this simple, 3-letter word that has over 600 meanings according to the Oxford English Dictionary. It's a word you have probably used several times today. https://www.rd.com/article/most-complicated-word-in-english/ How does heredity work? It is confusing because some traits you do inherit from your parents but others you might think come from your parents - don’t. And why do tall people usually have tall children but not always? Why not always? Can you really inherit your mother’s laugh or your father’s depression? Heredity is a fascinating and often misunderstood topic. To help sort it all out is Carl Zinmmer. Carl is a writer for The New York Times and author of the book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity (https://amzn.to/2IG8KKR). Where did sneakers come from? Interestingly, they were around for a long time for athletes but it took much longer for them to become everyday casual footwear. Listen as I re-trace the interesting history of the sneaker. https://www.factmonster.com/culture-entertainment/fashion/history-sneakers You are about to meet the person who made the first public cellphone call - ever! Martin Cooper is considered the father of the cellphone as he oversaw the development of cellular technology at Motorola. Listen as he recalls the early days of the cellphone and offers some thoughtful insight on the future of cellular technology that all sounds very exciting. Martin is the author of the book Cutting the Cord: The Cell Phone Has Transformed Humanity (https://amzn.to/38aXwIV). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Right now Total Gym is offering a 30-day in-home trial on the Total Gym Fit for Just $1.  Seriously $1…. So what do you have to lose? And no matter which Total Gym you try, my listeners can get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF whatever discount they’re currently running. Just head to https://TotalGymDirect.com/SOMETHING to get this special offer! Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Take control of your finances and start saving today! You’re one of a kind—and so are your taxes. Whether you want to file with the help of an expert or let an expert do the filing for you, TurboTax Live tax experts are here to help, giving you the confidence to know that you're one-of-a-kind, uniquely you taxes are done right. Intuit TurboTax Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/2149m 9s

SYSK Choice: How to Overcome Distractions & Why It Pays to Lighten Up at Work

You have probably heard It said that it Is illegal to kill a praying mantis. Is it? Not that you would want to – but could you actually be fined or go to jail if you got caught? This episode begins with a look at what the law really says and why you would never want to kill one anyway. https://www.thoughtco.com/is-it-illegal-to-kill-praying-mantis-1968526 Why are distractions so tempting? In fact, it seems that more you need to stay focused on your work, the more irresistible those distractions become. So how do you make those distractions less appealing so you can focus on what needs to be done? That’s what I discuss with productivity expert Chris Bailey. He is the author of the book HYPERFOCUS: how to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction (https://amzn.to/2Nl6ohY) and he has some very practical suggestions for keeping you on task when you need to be. If you’ve ever lost your wallet – even for just a little while – you know what a terrible feeling that can be. If you did leave it somewhere, there is something you can do to help substantially increase the odds of getting it back. I’ll reveal a little trick that will make whoever finds your wallet want to give it back. https://thebark.com/content/lost-wallets Work is serious business – but should it be? Could a little more humor and fun actually be good for the workplace and the people who work there? Scott Christopher thinks so. He is the co-author of the book The Levity Effect: Why it Pays to Lighten Up (https://amzn.to/2IzFCS8) . Scott joins me to explain why fun and work really do mix and why the results of doing so are amazing. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! KiwiCo is redefining learning, with hands-on projects that build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. There’s something for every kid (or kid-at-heart) at KiwiCo.   Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code SOMETHING at https://kiwico.com Get key nutrients–without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/SOMETHING to start your Ritual today!  Capsule is a new kind of pharmacy that hand delivers your prescription the same-day, FOR FREE! To sign up, visit https://capsule.com to get your prescription hand delivered today—for free! Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/2144m 11s

How to Decide Which Risks Are Worth Taking & How to Stop Being too Nice

One way to blow your credibility in any conversation or in anything you write is to misuse or mispronounce words or phrases. So this episodes starts with some commonly misused words and phrases to make sure you are using them correctly. https://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/10-speaking-and-writing-errors-that-erode-your-credibility.html Taking risks can be good – or bad. It’s all in how you approach the risk and it also seems to depend on how old you are. Kayt Sukel, author of the book, The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance (https://amzn.to/2HjkQoE) joins me to explain how important it is to take risks but also how to be a better risk taker so that you win more than you lose – and also how to learn from the risks that fail. When your car breaks down it is likely for one of only a couple of reasons. I’ll tell you what those reasons are and how to prevent and/or deal with them when they happen. www.roadsidesurvival.com Some people are just way too nice. They sacrifice their own needs for the needs of others. They are so worried about what other people think of them that always want to please rather than offend. Aziz Gazapura used to be one of those people and he is now on a mission to help people stop being too nice and start being bold and authentic and do what’s right for them – not just what’s right for everybody else. Aziz is the author of the book, Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty… And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself (https://amzn.to/2I7IW68).  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! KiwiCo is redefining learning, with hands-on projects that build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. There’s something for every kid (or kid-at-heart) at KiwiCo.      Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code SOMETHING at https://kiwico.com Get key nutrients–without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/SOMETHING to start your Ritual today!  Capsule is a new kind of pharmacy that hand delivers your prescription the same-day, FOR FREE! To sign up, visit https://capsule.com to get your prescription hand delivered today—for free! Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/2148m 28s

The Hidden Rules of Ownership & The Story of Money

How much gold is on our planet? And have found most of it? This episode begins with some fascinating intel on gold including how much gold is actually in an Olympic Gold Medal and how much more gold is on a Nobel Prize. https://www.rd.com/article/gold-facts/ Why would Disney or HBO encourage you to share your passwords illegally? If you own your home, how much of the sky above it do you own? These are just some of the interesting things about ownership you will hear discussed with Michael Heller, one of the world’s leading authorities on ownership. Michael is professor of real estate law at Columbia Law School and co-author of the book Mine! How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives (https://amzn.to/3uDMJkn) Where did the idea of money come from? Why do we all agree that pieces of paper and metal discs actually have value? It is a fascinating story which you will hear told by my guest Jacob Goldstein, co-host of NPR’s Planet Money program and author of the book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing (https://amzn.to/2P11CwB). Jacob discusses things about money you probably never knew including why there are more $100 bills than $1in circulation and who is using them.  Autographs are interesting. Famous people sign their name to a something and people collect them. Listen as I explain what type of autographs are actually valuable and which ones are worth little more than the paper they are printed on - and why. https://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/features/autographs/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! KiwiCo is redefining learning, with hands-on projects that build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. There’s something for every kid (or kid-at-heart) at KiwiCo.      Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code SOMETHING at https://kiwico.com Get key nutrients–without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/SOMETHING to start your Ritual today!  Capsule is a new kind of pharmacy that hand delivers your prescription the same-day, FOR FREE! To sign up, visit https://capsule.com to get your prescription hand delivered today—for free! Dell’s Semi Annual Sale is the perfect time to power up productivity and gaming victories. Now you can save what Dell employees save on high-performance tech. Save 17% on the latest XPS and Alienware computers with Intel Core processors. Plus, check out exclusive savings on Dell monitors, headsets and accessories for greater immersion in all you do. Upgrade today by calling 800 buy Dell, or you can visit https://dell.com/Semi Annual Sale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/2152m 28s

SYSK Choice: The Mysteries of Revulsion & Inventions That Should Have Come Earlier

Have you ever gone to the supermarket only to find everything had been moved around? Why do they move things around when you have gotten to know where every thing is? I’ll explain why they do that and other little tricks supermarkets play on you. http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Supermarket-Psychology-Tricks-18344600?stream_view=1#photo- Ever wonder why certain things disgust you? The things you find disgusting may be perfectly acceptable – even pleasing to someone else. Disgust turns out to be a fascinating human emotion. No other animals get disgusted by the things like we do. And this emotion has served us well. Rachel Herz, a teacher at Brown University is also author of the book, That’s Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion (https://amzn.to/2xTcjVG) joins me to discuss why we get disgusted. Very few people think they look great in photographs. So I have some advice from top photographers on what to do so you look great in every photograph you are in – no matter who is taking the picture. https://www.thrillist.com/lifestyle/nation/how-to-look-better-in-photos-best-ways-to-pose-for-pictures It is amazing to think that so many inventions that changed how we live could’ve been invented a lot sooner. The stethoscope, the compass, human flight and other inventions took way too long to materialize since the technology for them was around a long time ago. It’s just that no one figured out how to put it all together. Ryan North, author of the book How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler (https://amzn.to/2DFFLoy) takes us on a journey back in time and explains what went wrong. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Check out Dan Ferris and the Stansberry Investor Hour podcast at https://InvestorHour.com or on your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/02/2145m 17s

What Makes You Afraid & The Amazing Way Dogs Predict Illness in People

One thing cats do that annoys a lot of people is they hunt, kill and bring home birds and mice and other animals. However, there is something cat owners can do to help cut down the number of times that happens. This episode begins with an explanation. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210211113943.htm We are all afraid of something - probably many things frighten us. Often that’s a good thing. Fear keeps us safe. So what is fear? Where does it come from? And what do you do if fear is holding you back from opportunities in life? Listen as I discuss all of this with Helen Odeskky, a licensed clinical psychologist, anxiety expert and author of the book Stop Fear from Stopping You: The Art and Science of Becoming Fear-Wise (https://amzn.to/3qBprt2). I think she will have you looking at fear in a whole new way.  Imagine if dogs could detect disease in people before a doctor or a medical test could. Well they can! Or at least they can be trained to and the results are amazing. Maria Godavage is a journalist who explored this fascinating field of medicine and she is author of the book called Doctor Dogs: How Are Best Friends are Becoming Our Best Medicine (https://amzn.to/3pLh9gT). Listen as she describes how dogs can smell cancer and detect seizures and other medical conditions before they happen. By the way, Maria has also written about military dogs and the dogs who work for the Secret Service guarding the president and she has a few really interesting stories to tell about that as well. You live your life based on a lot of assumptions. We count on things being a certain way. However, when you question your assumptions you can come up with some amazing ideas. Listen as I reveal some great ideas that were simply the result of questioning assumptions and conventional wisdom. Source: Joel Saltzman author of Shake That Brain (https://amzn.to/3pH2TWh).   PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Check out Dan Ferris and the Stansberry Investor Hour podcast at https://InvestorHour.com or on your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/02/2154m 23s

Invisible Forces that Influence Your Life & How The News of the Day Affects You

Men - and teenage boys - sometimes act foolishly in front of beautiful women. They are also known to take more risks if they know a woman is watching. Why? This episode begins with an interesting explanation that points to evolution as the reason why. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-03/sp-wdm031810.php We like to think that the world is fairly predictable and that we have good explanations for why things happen. The fact is we don’t in many cases. Why does one smoker die young while another lives to 100? Why do certain medicines work for some people but not other people? The answer is - no one really knows. Journalist and broadcaster Michael Blastland says that we need to face the fact that so much of how the world works is a total mystery. Michael is the author of a book called The Hidden Half (https://amzn.to/3pCFvt8). Listen as he makes the case that there are unforeseen forces that influence so much of what happens that no one can explain.  News is a big business. For centuries there have been newspapers, then news magazines, then radio and TV news and now we have 24-hour cable news networks. When you watch or read the news you get the impression that it is really important stuff. But is it? Do people really care what’s going on in the world. Listen to the surprising answer from Rob Brotherton, a psychology and science writer who teaches at Barnard College in New York and is author of the book Bad News: Why We Fall for Fake News (https://amzn.to/3dySmKn). If you are news watcher, you will find what he says to be fascinating.  Did you know chocolate was responsible (at least partly) for the discovery of the microwave oven? Do you know how much caffeine is in chocolate? And what about the link between chocolate and acne? Listen as I explain some fascinating facts about chocolate you may have never known. http://justfunfacts.com/interesting-facts-about-chocolate/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! With Grove, making the switch to natural products has never been easier! Go to https://grove.co/SOMETHING and choose a free gift with your 1st order of $30 or more! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Check out Dan Ferris and the Stansberry Investor Hour podcast at https://InvestorHour.com or on your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/2153m 2s

SYSK Choice: Improving the Way You Think & Eating Without Worrying

Many men - and women too - wish they were taller. Unfortunately, there is no simple fix for that. But there are ways to LOOK taller and we start this episode with some effective techniques. http://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/a37254/7-style-tips-that-will-make-you-look-taller/ Did anyone ever teach you HOW to think? Likely not. So when you have a problem to solve or need to come up with a solution – you just think the way you think. But what if you could think better? Tim Hurson author of the book Think Better (https://amzn.to/2CzMTCn) joins me to discuss a way to improve your thinking that can result in better thoughts, better ideas and better solutions. So what’s the deal with seedless watermelons? Where did they come from and why are there no seeds? And how do they grow new ones if there are no seeds to plant? I’ll unravel the mystery of seedless watermelons for you. http://mentalfloss.com/article/31211/where-do-seedless-watermelons-come Today, meal planning isn’t so much about foods we enjoy but rather foods that are supposed to be “good for you.” The problem is, that is a very strange way to eat. Barry Glassner, a sociology professor at the University of Southern California is author of a book The Gospel of Food: Why We Should Stop Worrying and Enjoy What We Eat (https://amzn.to/2wStk2R). He joins me to explain why our obsession with eating food with less salt, less sugar and fewer calories is flawed and why eating foods you enjoy has a lot of real benefits. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. That’s 6 months, for the price of 3! Just go to https://babbel.com and use promo code: SOMETHING The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This Presidents Day, Dell honors all you do with exceptional savings up to $300 off. . Plus, free shipping on everything. Call [800-BUY-DELL] or visit https://dell.com/presidentsday Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. https://bestfiends.com Go to https://TommyJohn.com/SYSK to get 15% off your first order! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Now you can file a simple tax return for free and get free advice from a TurboTax Live expert until February 15! Please visit https://turbotax.com today for more information! Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK Check out Dan Ferris and the Stansberry Investor Hour podcast at https://InvestorHour.com or on your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/2147m 10s

How to Exude Self-Confidence & What it Means to Be a Better Person

Dust is everywhere. And as soon as you get rid of it, it comes right back again. This episode begins with an explanation of what the dust in your house is made of and the best ways to keep it under control. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091028114023.htm Probably everyone wishes they had more self-confidence. Who wanted want to be one of those people who can just walk into a room and take control. Nothing seems to bother them and they don’t seem to care what anyone thinks of them. It turns out we can all have more confidence and it all starts with a decision according to psychologist Sheenah Hankin author of the book Complete Confidence: A Handbook (https://amzn.to/2LTcGux) Just listening to this conversation with Sheenah will make you feel more confident and give you the tools to develop more confidence as time goes on.  What does it mean to be a better person? That’s what Jim Davies decided to explore. Jim is a professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and author of the book, Being the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are: The Science of a Better You (https://amzn.to/2OyCfly) . He has developed three pillars of being a better person - productivity, morality and happiness. Listen as he explains how you too can all be as wonderful as your dog thinks you are. People do better work when they are rewarded for it. That probably comes as no surprise but there is a bit more to it than that. Listen as I explain the power of a reward to motivate people as well as how a lack of reward demotivates people. It is something every parent, employer and manager should hear. Source: Dr. John Hoover, author of the book The Art Of Constructive Confrontation (https://amzn.to/3bbqk4O) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. That’s 6 months, for the price of 3! Just go to https://babbel.com and use promo code: SOMETHING The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This Presidents Day, Dell honors all you do with exceptional savings up to $300 off. . Plus, free shipping on everything. Call [800-BUY-DELL] or visit https://dell.com/presidentsday Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. https://bestfiends.com Go to https://TommyJohn.com/SYSK to get 15% off your first order! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Now you can file a simple tax return for free and get free advice from a TurboTax Live expert until February 15! Please visit https://turbotax.com today for more information! Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK Check out Dan Ferris and the Stansberry Investor Hour podcast at https://InvestorHour.com or on your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/2147m 29s

How to Prepare for a Big Event (From a Jeopardy Champion) & Making Sense of Statistics

Where do potholes come from? Did you know there is a “pothole season” when they are more likely to happen? This episode begins with a discussion on one of my biggest pet peeves - potholes. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/642198/reason-roads-have-potholes We all have big events we need to prepare for. Whether it’s a speech or an interview or a performance of any kind, you need to be prepared. So what is the most effective way to prepare? One person who knows a lot about preparing for a big event is Buzzy Cohen. He was a 9-game winner on Jeopardy who then went on to victory in the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions. Buzzy claims it wasn’t that he was so smart - he just prepared better. Listen as he shares his insight into the best ways to prepare for any big event or performance. He also talks about his experience on Jeopardy. Buzzy is the author of the audio book Get Ready: A Champion's Guide to Preparing for the Moments that Matter (https://amzn.to/3tSdp04). While people often use data and statistics to make an argument or support their case, it also seems that more of us are less trusting of that data. Should we be? It often seems that you can use data to support any argument. So how can we better understand how data and statistics work and how can we use these to improve our understanding of the world? Here with some excellent advice is Tim Harford who has been called “the best popular economics writer in the world.” He is author of the book The Data Detective: 10 Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics (https://amzn.to/3jENog6). Have you ever forgotten something and worried that your memory maybe isn’t working right? It happens to people at every age. Often the reason it happens is simple and relatively easy to fix. Listen as I explore 3 things that can mess with your memory. Source: Scott Hagwood author of Memory Power (https://amzn.to/2LO2ofm) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. That’s 6 months, for the price of 3! Just go to https://babbel.com and use promo code: SOMETHING The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This Presidents Day, Dell honors all you do with exceptional savings up to $300 off. . Plus, free shipping on everything. Call [800-BUY-DELL] or visit https://dell.com/presidentsday Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. https://bestfiends.com Go to https://TommyJohn.com/SYSK to get 15% off your first order! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Now you can file a simple tax return for free and get free advice from a TurboTax Live expert until February 15! Please visit https://turbotax.com today for more information! Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK Check out Dan Ferris and the Stansberry Investor Hour podcast at https://InvestorHour.com or on your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/2153m 6s

SYSK Choice: How Your Home Impacts You & The Forgiveness Myth

When you ask someone on a date, is it better to call or send a text or email? There is a preferred method if the goal is to get a - yes. This episode begins by explaining all of this. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150901140703.htm When someone walks into your home, they immediately make assumptions about you. So what do people assume about you? What does your home say? According to Winifred Gallagher author of the book, House Thinking: A Room by Room Look at How We Live (https://amzn.to/2LzmTWX), it says a lot. What’s also interesting is that your house and its contents have impact and influence on you – in terms of how you think and behave. Join me as Winifred explains the fascinating and often undetected relationship you have with your home. Whether or not you are happy depends on a lot of factors. But there is one BIG factor in your life that can make or break your happiness. Listen as I tell you what it is. http://www.techinsider.io/how-to-know-you-are-happy-psychology-2015-9 If you are able to forgive someone for something you have done to you, that is considered the virtuous and right thing to do. But is it? What if what was done to you is unforgivable – then what? Is forgiveness the only way to unburden yourself? No, according to Gary Egeberg, author of the book, The Forgiveness Myth (https://amzn.to/2Pg6xEM). Sometimes forgiveness is NOT the answer and Gary explains what the alternatives are. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Now you can file a simple tax return for free and get free advice from a TurboTax Live expert until February 15! Please visit https://turbotax.com today for more information! You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. That’s why Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/something to start your Ritual today. Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK Check out Dan Ferris and the Stansberry Investor Hour podcast at https://InvestorHour.com or on your favorite podcast app. Listen to the newest season of Business Movers https://wondery.com/shows/business-movers/ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or listen ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/2145m 37s

How Scents, Odors and Smells Affect You & Where the Internet Came From

Wearing a face mask has become part of everyday life. What type of mask is the best to protect you and others? While the mask itself is important, there is something else about the mask that is critical for it to be effective. Listen as I explain what that is. https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22251362/mask-fit-coronavirus-best-cloth-n95 Have you ever wondered how your sense of smell really works? What makes some scents pleasant and others repulsive? Did you know a lot of the odors here are on earth come from outer space? These are a few of the fascinating things I explore with Harold McGee, author of the best-selling book called Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells (https://amzn.to/39yhOgx). Listen and you will have renewed respect for your sense of smell. What is the Internet, where did it come from and how did it get to be what it is today? That is what you will discover as you listen to my conversation with James Ball. He is Global Editor at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a former special projects editor at The Guardian and author of the book, The Tangled Web We Weave: Inside The Shadow System That Shapes the Internet (https://amzn.to/3tsaaMP) What’s the best cure for the hiccups? Not all cures work for everyone but listen as I explain some that are worth trying. I’ll also tell you the hiccup cure that works virtually every time. Source: Nancy Snyderman author of Medical Myths That Can Kill You (https://amzn.to/3cUAR7d) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Now you can file a simple tax return for free and get free advice from a TurboTax Live expert until February 15! Please visit https://turbotax.com today for more information! You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. That’s why Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/something to start your Ritual today. Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK Check out Dan Ferris and the Stansberry Investor Hour podcast at https://InvestorHour.com or on your favorite podcast app. Listen to the newest season of Business Movers https://wondery.com/shows/business-movers/ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or listen ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/2152m 20s

From "Something You Should Know" - A Special Sneak Peek of The Washies Podcast

From the producers of "Something You Should Know" comes The Washies! As a SYSK subscriber you are getting a “first peek” of Episode 1 just in time for President's Day and Washington's birthday. Here is what this podcast is all about… In the not so distant future of 2025, amid a backdrop of significant political unrest, a TV producer finds and promotes five millennials who happen to be direct descendants of George Washington. The three women and two men participate in a reality TV show that catapults them to both fame and infamy. As they struggle to slay their own person demons, they also represent the paradox of George Washington—hero/slave owner. Through all this, they learn to love each other and truly become family… just as the country needs them most. I hope you will listen - and then subscribe, leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen - and feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think.  if you like episode #1 here is a link so you can go and listen to more episodes - they are available now https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-washies/id1549712920   So here you go episode #1 of The Washies…. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/2128m 55s

The Science of Winning and Losing & Why So Many People Are So Rude

How do you get someone to say - YES? There is a simple phrase or two you can add to any request that will increase the chances that almost anyone will do you the favor you ask. This episode begins with what those phrases are. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10510974.2012.727941?journalCode=rcst20 Certainly one of the appeals of watching professional sports is knowing you are watching the best of the best play the game. So how did those players get to be the best and what can you learn from that so you can get to the top of your game in your chosen field? What separates the very best from the “pretty good?” Ashley Merryman, co-author of the book, Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing (http://amzn.to/2CiopYU) reveals some fascinating stories and research that you can use to improve your chances of winning in whatever you choose to do. There isn’t a soul alive who hasn’t gotten an email or 2 (or perhaps thousands!) offering male enhancement pills, creams and lotions. The problem is, none of them work. And there is even a bigger problem with these fake potions. Listen and discover what it is. http://healthland.time.com/2013/05/16/the-dangers-lurking-in-male-sexual-supplements/ Are people becoming ruder? Sure seems that way to me. So where did this need to be “brutally honest” come from? Danny Wallace, author of the book, F You Very Much (http://amzn.to/2HeCzxV) looks at the origins of this new lack of civility as well as what it is doing and how we can stop it. The Washies: Here is the link to our new podcast I mention in this episode called The Washies, on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-washies/id1549712920 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Now you can file a simple tax return for free and get free advice from a TurboTax Live expert until February 15! Please visit https://turbotax.com today for more information! You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. That’s why Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/something to start your Ritual today. Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK Check out Dan Ferris and the Stansberry Investor Hour podcast at https://InvestorHour.com or on your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/2144m 44s

SYSK Choice: How to Master Memory & The Pitfalls of Performance Addiction

If you have ever lost weight, you’ve probably asked yourself, “When I lose weight, where does the fat go?” It is an interesting question and the fact is most health professionals cannot answer it. But I can – and will as we begin this episode. https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/26/health/lose-weight-where-does-it-go-partner/index.html If the “lose-it-or-use-it” theory applies to anything – it applies to memory. U.S. Memory Champion Chester Santos, author of the book, Mastering Memory (https://amzn.to/2P4LTay) joins me to offer some techniques to help you improve your ability to remember names and just about everything else. In fact he takes us all on an exercise to remember a list of 15 random words and commit it to memory. There is probably a jar of Vaseline around your house somewhere. And it turns out that Vaseline has a lot of uses and applications that you have probably never heard of. I’ll share several of the best ones in this episode. https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/14-unusual-uses-for-vaseline-50762 While it is always great to strive for success, some people strive for nothing else. They judge everything by how much they achieve, how they look, how much money they have or how big their house is. Psychologist Dr. Arthur Ciarimicoli identified this problem and gave it a name – “Performance Addiction.” It refers to people who think achievement and success will bring them happiness. When it doesn’t, that’s when the trouble begins. Arthur not only coined the term, he is also the author of a book, called Performance Addiction (https://amzn.to/2P97r66). Arthur joins me to explain and explore this growing problem in our culture – and what can be done about it. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Now you can file a simple tax return for free and get free advice from a TurboTax Live expert until February 15! Please visit https://turbotax.com today for more information! Capsule is a new kind of pharmacy that hand delivers your prescription the same day, FOR FREE! To sign up, visit https://capsule.com today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/2147m 8s

The Science Behind Why You Dream & Proven Negotiation Strategies We Can All Use

We all have regrets. And when you stop and think about it, having regrets doesn’t help you very much. This episode begins with some simple strategies that will help anyone let go of some of those big regrets we all have that we tend to play over and over in our heads for no good reason. Source Hamilton Beazley author of the book No Regrets (https://amzn.to/3rfuf7k) You dream every night. You may not remember your dreams - in fact you probably don’t remember most of them. But you do dream. Why do we dream? What purpose does it serve? Do your dreams mean anything? Joining me to discuss all this is Antonio Zadra, professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal and researcher at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine. He is also author of the book When Brains Dream (https://amzn.to/2Yxwvu8). While he dismisses most “dream interpretation” he believes there are a lot of important things to understand about your dreams you likely haven't heard before. Listen and find out more.  Negotiation scares a lot of people. It can seem full of tricks and schemes that are designed to screw the other guy so you can get what you want. Many of us just don’t feel comfortable with that idea. Negotiation doesn’t have to be that way according to Dr. Leigh Thompson, a professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and author of ten books including Negotiating the Sweet Spot: The Art of Leaving Nothing on the Table (https://amzn.to/3iZO9A4). Listen as she offers up some proven ways that anyone can be a better negotiator. Given that we all negotiate every day, this is important advice we can all use. Heating your house costs a lot of money. So any little bit you can save has to help. Listen as I explain a few simple ways that will help you keep a little more of the heat in - and the cold out so you save on your next heating bill. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/22/smarter-living/save-money-energy-heating-bills.html PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at https://netsuite.com/SYSK M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Now you can file a simple tax return for free and get free advice from a TurboTax Live expert until February 15! Please visit https://turbotax.com today for more information! Capsule is a new kind of pharmacy that hand delivers your prescription the same day, FOR FREE! To sign up, visit https://capsule.com today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/02/2156m 11s

How to Get Others to Do What You Want & Secrets to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

How many times do you see food labels claim things like “All-Natural” or “Doctor Recommended” or “Made with Whole Grains”? What do these phrases mean? This episode begins by discussing why those words are really on the label and what they mean to you. https://www.cornucopia.org/2010/05/nutrition-buzzwords-make-hay-out-of-grains-of-truth/ How do you get people to do what you want? Well, the best way is to get them to do it because THEY want to do it, according to Christopher Hadnagy. Christopher is a global security expert and author of the book Human Hacking Win Friends, Influence People, and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You (https://amzn.to/3iMz58R) He has some really interesting insight into what motivates people to give you what you want, why it is so effective and how to do it.  Ever have trouble sleeping? Of course you do - everyone does. Sometimes it’s because you are worried or your mind is racing or it could be your bedroom is not set up properly. Joining me to discuss why people have trouble with sleep is health journalist Kim Jones author of the book Trick Yourself to Sleep: 222 Ways to Fall and Stay Asleep from the Science of Slumber (https://amzn.to/2MtdFS7). Listen as she offers some great strategies that will have you sleeping like a baby. One of the worst things you can do to your car is - to start it. Listen as I explain how cold engine starts are really hard on your engine and what you can do to ease the strain. Source: Jack Gillis author of The Car Book (https://amzn.to/2Ym0DIX) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Athletic Greens is doubling down on supporting your immune system during the winter months. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/SOMETHING and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Now you can file a simple tax return for free and get free advice from a TurboTax Live expert until February 15! Please visit https://turbotax.com today for more information! Capsule is a new kind of pharmacy that hand delivers your prescription the same day, FOR FREE! To sign up, visit https://capsule.com today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/2152m 13s

SYSK Choice: The Power of Pictures to Communicate & The Science of Being Attractive

How do you show you care? Sometimes simple is better. In fact there are a few simple things you can do that can have a huge impact on someone else. I begin this episode with those things which I am sure will come in handy at some point in your life. https://news.butler.edu/blog/2012/01/5-surprising-ways-to-show-your-love/ When you want to make a point or sell your idea or convince someone of something – nothing can do it like a picture. But what if you suck as an artist? Well, according to Dan Roam, that doesn’t matter. Any picture is better than no picture at all. Dan is the author of the book, Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures (https://amzn.to/2PwDRsc). He joins me to explain the science of why visual representations (pictures) can be so much more powerful than words. As the saying goes – a picture is worth a thousand words. When you hear Dan you will understand just how true that is. Even if your artistic skills are less than impressive. So here is something I am sure has happened to you… you take your clothes or towels out of the dryer and you find a bleach stain. But you didn’t use bleach in the laundry, so how could you have a bleach stain? Well, it happens all the time. I’ll explain why and how to prevent it. http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/cleaning/bleach-stains-towels Do gentlemen prefer blondes? Do high heels really make women more attractive? Can the scent you give off actually repel some people while attracting others? Jena Pincott has the answers to these and other questions about human attraction. Jena tells the story of how she had to break up with a guy just because of his scent. He didn’t smell bad – it was just his natural scent she couldn’t stand. You have to hear the story. Jena is author of the book, Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?: Bodies, Behavior, and Brains–The Science Behind Sex, Love, & Attraction (https://amzn.to/2ByZpS2). I think you’ll enjoy what she has to say. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://bestfiends.com Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Let SelectQuote save you time and money. Get your free quote at https://selectquote.com today.     Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. https://bestfiends.com Go to https://TommyJohn.com/SYSK to get 15% off your first order! KiwiCo is redefining learning, with hands-on projects that build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills.  Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with promo code SOMETHING at https://kiwico.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/2146m 5s

The Fascinating Science of Joy & Surprising Ways Technology Distracts You From Life

Did you know there is a day that is considered to be the most depressing day of the year? Yup. It happened just a few weeks ago. Why ls “Blue Monday” so depressing? Listen as I explain. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/blue-monday-2021-uk-why-today-b1788755.html You may never have thought about it but there is a real difference between happiness and joy. In fact, you can make the argument that joy is what creates happiness. You may also not realize that there are things that are universally joyful. Things like balloons and bubbles and bright colors bring joy to virtually everyone. Ingrid Fetell Lee is an expert on design and joy and has a blog called The Aesthetics of Joy (https://aestheticsofjoy.com) . She is also author of the book Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness (https://amzn.to/3a4f8GM). Ingrid joins me to discuss the science of joy and how we can all bring more joy into our lives and why it is so important to do so.  You probably spend a lot more time on your phone and other devices than you think. The problem is that all the time you spend on those devices means you are NOT doing something else and not spending time with someone else. Joseph McCormack has studied this and has authored a book called Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus (https://amzn.to/3cbgeTS). Listen as he explains how technology has become a “weapon of mass distraction” for so many of us and negatively impacting our lives. He then offers some simple strategies to combat the problem. How important is it to rinse off all the food from jars and other recyclables? Listen as I explain just how clean it has to be and how some recyclables (like pizza boxes) actually can’t be recyclable. https://residentialwastesystems.com/blog/do-i-have-to-rinse-my-recyclables/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://bestfiends.com Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Let SelectQuote save you time and money. Get your free quote at https://selectquote.com today.     Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. https://bestfiends.com Go to https://TommyJohn.com/SYSK to get 15% off your first order! KiwiCo is redefining learning, with hands-on projects that build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills.  Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with promo code SOMETHING at https://kiwico.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/2151m 10s

Making Sense of That Voice Inside Your Head & How to Create Great Meetings

I’m sure you’ve seen construction crews sandblasting. Next time you see that - run!. This episode begins with a discussion on the problem with being around sandblasting. And it is a serious problem. Source: Dr. Paul Blanc author of “How Everyday Products Make People Sick” (https://amzn.to/3iug5Me) You know that voice inside your head? It tells you all kinds of things both good and bad. It can be a coach or a critic. Where does that voice come from? How can you use that voice to help steer your life in a positive direction? Joining me to discuss this is award-winning psychologist Ethan Kross. He’s a professor at the University of Michigan and author of the book Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It (https://amzn.to/38XXEwa) Meetings are often described as a “necessary evil” at work. A lot of us dread them because they often don’t seem to accomplish much and waste a lot of time. But maybe it doesn’t have to be that way. That’s certainly the view of my guest Mamie Kanfer Stewart. She is founder of a company called Meeteor (www.meeteor.com) which helps companies improve the quality of meetings and she is co author of the book Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable Meetings (https://amzn.to/2XXL2yT). Listen as she offers some great strategies to make your meeting more productive and engaging. When was the last time you checked your tires? Your tires can lose about half their pressure before they even start to look flat. Having underinflated tires can cause all kinds of problems and cost a lot of money. Listen as I explain how often you should check and how much air to put in them. Source: https://bit.ly/3oYpjmj PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://bestfiends.com Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Let SelectQuote save you time and money. Get your free quote at https://selectquote.com today.     Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. https://bestfiends.com Go to https://TommyJohn.com/SYSK to get 15% off your first order! KiwiCo is redefining learning, with hands-on projects that build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills.  Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with promo code SOMETHING at https://kiwico.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/2151m 6s

SYSK Choice: Avoiding Self-Sabotage & Why All the World’s Sand Is Disappearing

When you have pain – you want it to go away. While taking a pill or two can help ease the pain, there are some other interesting and unconventional ways to ease pain that have been proven to work. This episode begins with those and at least most of them will likely be new to you. http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/12-weird-pain-remedies/ss-AAcuOQ#image=1 Self-sabotage is when you set a goal, attempt to achieve it and in the process screw the whole thing up all by yourself. Seems rather pointless, yet everyone does it according to Pat Pearson author of the book, Stop Self-Sabotage (https://amzn.to/2vV6Eyx). Listen as Pat explains why people do it and how to stop – and it all has to do with what she calls your “deserve level.” Her website is https://www.patpearson.com  “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” No doubt you have heard that before but what does the science say? Just how important is breakfast in terms of health and weight loss? Listen to hear some surprising findings. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2014/06/04/ajcn.114.089573.abstract This may sound crazy but we have a serious sand shortage on this planet. When you hear that you may think – “Wait a minute, what about all the sand at the beach and in the desert?” Well it turns out to be more complicated than you ever imagined and this sand shortage is impacting your life in ways you didn’t realize. Vince Besier has explored the sand shortage and written a book called, The World In A Grain (https://amzn.to/2OJZxje). What he has to say will fascinate you. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. That’s why Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/something to start your Ritual today. Right now, when you purchase of a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. That’s 6 months, for the price of 3! Just go to https://babbel.com and use promo code: SOMETHING https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Tru Niagen helps us age better by supporting the energy-generating engines that exist in our bodies, helping us restore youthful energy. Go to https://truniagen.com and enter promo code: SOMETHING at checkout to save twenty dollars on your first three-month supply!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/01/2145m 23s

Why Exercise is Hard and How to Make it Easier & Food Pairings that Taste Sensational

One of the benefits of houseplants is that they clean the air in your home or office - right? Well, not exactly. Houseplants are great and they do offer some benefits, but cleaner air is not one of them. This episode begins with a discussion about this that I know you will find interesting. https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/12/health/plants-do-not-clean-indoor-air-trnd-wellness/index.html Exercise is difficult. 80% of us don’t exercise much. If exercise is so important, why is it so hard to do? Are we programmed to be lazy? Well, actually, yes. Daniel Liberman professor of biological sciences and human evolutionary biology at Harvard University joins me to explain why it is so hard to stick with exercise and offers some effective strategies that can help make it easier to incorporate physical fitness into your life. And the really good news is that it doesn’t take much to see huge benefits. Daniel is author of book, Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding (https://amzn.to/3bHF51h). Why does tickling make some people laugh? In fact, some people laugh at the mere threat of being tickled while others aren’t ticklish at all. Listen as I reveal the scientific explanation for this and why you can’t tickle yourself. https://www.britannica.com/story/why-cant-you-tickle-yourself Chocolate and peanut butter just go together. And so do a lot of other foods. Listen to this fascinating explanation of why certain foods just go well together like kiwi and oyster or chocolate and bacon as well as other combinations you would never imagine. My guest for this conversation is food scientist Bernard Lahousse co-author of the book The Art and Science of Foodpairing (https://amzn.to/3oPv9GJ). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. That’s why Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/something to start your Ritual today. Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. That’s 6 months, for the price of 3! Just go to https://babbel.com and use promo code: SOMETHING https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Tru Niagen helps us age better by supporting the energy-generating engines that exist in our bodies, helping us restore youthful energy. Go to https://truniagen.com and enter promo code: SOMETHING at checkout to save twenty dollars on your first three-month supply!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/2149m 46s

Why We Are Wired to Do Everything Wrong With Money & The Meaning of Time

Have you ever asked yourself, “Is it ever too late?” If you don’t set your social and professional course early in life, will you miss out? Parents often worry that if their kids don’t get on the right track early on, they will have trouble later on. This episode begins with some interesting and optimistic research on why this worry may be unfounded. Source: Susan Krauss Whitbourne author of “The Search for Fulfillment” (https://amzn.to/3bXWqTF) We all mistakes with our money - we can’t help it, we are wired that way. That’s according to research conducted by my first guest today - Brad Klontz. Brad is a financial psychologist, a certified financial planner, an associate professor at Creighton University's Heider College of Business in Nebraska and author of the book Money Mammoth: Unlocking the Secrets of Financial Psychology to Break from the Herd and Avoid Extinction (https://amzn.to/2LHWU5h). Listen as he discusses why people have such trouble with money, why we don’t save enough and how to get on a path that will make you feel good about your financial life. You’ll find his advice is pretty easy and painless. Where does all the lost and unclaimed luggage from airplanes go? Not only is this an interesting story, it turns out you can shop online and buy things left on airplanes and some of it is really amazing. https://www.unclaimedbaggage.com/ I find it so interesting that no one can really define time, yet we know intuitively what time is and we can measure it very precisely. It wasn’t always that way though. For most of history, it wasn’t really important to know EXACTLY what time it was - until the railroads came along. Listen to my discussion on the fascinating history of time with Joseph Mazur professor emeritus of mathematics at Marlboro College and author of the book, The Clock Mirage: Our Myth of Measured Time (https://amzn.to/3oJ8qvI). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. That’s why Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit https://ritual.com/something to start your Ritual today. Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. That’s 6 months, for the price of 3! Just go to https://babbel.com and use promo code: SOMETHING https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Tru Niagen helps us age better by supporting the energy-generating engines that exist in our bodies, helping us restore youthful energy. Go to https://truniagen.com and enter promo code: SOMETHING at checkout to save twenty dollars on your first three-month supply!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/2150m 47s

SYSK Choice: How Long Term Love Works & A Different Approach to Depression

I suspect you’ve been cheated or lied to at some point in your life and thought to yourself, “How in the world did I fall for that?” There is actually a good reason why it happened to you and to every other human on the planet.  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201109/the-5-reasons-we-get-suckered-and-ripped While there is no shortage of advice for people in relationships – I think I have someone who will make you think differently about love and how it really works in the long-term. Dr. Thomas Habib is a clinical psychologist and author of the book, If These Walls Could Talk (https://amzn.to/2BgCM4w). He will have you thinking differently about love – and he also explains why guys hate chick flicks! Whatever fragrance you wear, you owe it all – or at least in part to Coco Chanel. I’ll explain why and tell you why the most popular fragrance in the world – Chanel No. 5 – has such an unusual name. Source: Sleeping with The Enemy (https://amzn.to/2MPrfur) by Hal Vaughan Imagine a discussion about depression that is actually uplifting! With depression affecting so many people (including people in your life, most likely) I think you will enjoy listening to psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan author of the book, A Mind of Your Own (https://amzn.to/2MvyJ8Q). She takes a fascinating look at the research around depression and what causes it and what helps it. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances like reoccurring subscription charges! Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/01/2149m 41s

The High Cost of Being So Busy & What if You Get Hit By a Bus Tomorrow?

Happiness can be elusive - especially now.. Being locked down with little to do and being away from friends can really take a toll. However, there are a few things that you can do to be happier even now during this pandemic. This episode begins with some of the essential ingredients to create a general sense of happiness that definitely work. http://www.biopsychiatry.com/happiness/ Being busy and getting a lot done can have its rewards. There is a great sense of accomplishment when you get a lot done - but at what cost? Perhaps being a little less efficient can actually make you more content according to Tony Crabbe. Tony is a business psychologist who has worked with companies like Microsoft, News Corporation, Disney, HSBC and the World Bank and he is author of the book Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much (https://amzn.to/2XsxTxD) . Listen as Tony discusses the benefits of not getting so much accomplished and choosing your priorities carefully.  Each of your eyes has over 2 million working parts. And that is only one fascinating feature. Listen as I explain things about your eyes you probably never knew before. https://www.hexarmor.com/posts/12-fascinating-eye-facts Not to be a downer but someday your life will end. It is an absolute certainty. Still many of us are not prepared for that and it can create a real mess. Unfortunately, the ones we leave behind end up having to clean up that mess. Where are your passwords, bank accounts and important paper? Who will take care of your kids? Here to discuss all this and other things you need to take care that you may not have even thought about is Adam Seifer. Adam is founder of Everplans (http://everplans.com) a life and legacy planning company and he is author of the book In Case You Get Hit by a Bus (https://amzn.to/2Xv70t4). PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances like reoccurring subscription charges! Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/2152m 16s

Why Friends Are So Important & The Pros and Cons of Drinking

If you ask most people if stress can lead to cancer, I think they would say yes. I imagine there are cancer patients who believe they got cancer because of the stress in the life. So what does the research say about this? This episode begins with a look at some conclusive science about stress and cancer that should come as a relief to people who are stressed as well as cancer patients. Source: Nancy Snyderman, M.D. author of Medical Myths That Can Kill You (https://amzn.to/3biHlf4) People need people. The need for human interaction is undeniable. Yet today we are more isolated than ever. So how can we get that human contact we so desperately need? Listen as I discuss this with Marissa King who is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management and author of the book, Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection (https://amzn.to/396C5bL). She has some wonderful advice on how to feel less lonely and bring people into your life in ways that are easier than you imagined - even during a pandemic. And the benefits are well worth it. Did you know some people have a better sense of touch than others? It’s true. For a long time it was thought to be a gender thing - that women had a more sensitive sense of touch than men. But not necessarily so. Listen as I explain what causes this interesting difference in people. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091215173017.htm Humans have been drinking alcohol for thousands of years. While many books have been written about the dangers of alcohol, other books have been written about the joys of fine wine and other alcoholic beverages. What is the truth about drinking? Is a little alcohol okay? Is red wine good for you? Does drinking kill your brain cells? Is it just better not to drink at all? Listen as I discuss this with David Nutt who is a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College, London as well as the former Chief of the Section of Clinical Science in the US National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in the NIH. And he is author of the book Drink?: The New Science of Alcohol and Health (https://amzn.to/3oh0q53). Interestingly he not only drinks but owns a wine bar. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes M1 Is the finance Super App, where you can invest, borrow, save and spend all in one place! Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at https://helixsleep.com/sysk Backcountry.com is the BEST place for outdoor gear and apparel. Go to https://backcountry.com/sysk and use promo code SYSK to get 15% off your first full price purchase! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances like reoccurring subscription charges! Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/2154m 40s

SYSK Choice: How to Be a Top Performer & Great Writing Hacks

Have you ever watched someone blow out the candles on a birthday cake and wondered, “Do I really want to eat cake after someone blew and spit all over it?” I have -even long before Covid-19. So I start this episode with a look at the risks of eating that cake once the candles are out. http://foodnetwork.wikia.com/wiki/Food_Detectives A lot has been written about peak performance. There are books, articles, podcasts, seminars, speeches, and many gurus all claiming to know the magical steps to achieving high performance in your career. So, who’s right? What are you supposed to believe? Marc Effron, author of the book 8 Steps to High Performance (https://amzn.to/2OsZqso) has taken a look at a lot of the material and separated the fluff from the science. Listen as he explains what really works if you want to really excel in your career. Ever wondered whether or not you should buy a new car if your old car works just fine? Since cars last much longer than a generation or two ago, a lot of drivers struggle with the decision to buy a new car. If you are one of them, you should listen as I discuss this topic. https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2015/07/30/autos-average-age/30820613/ When you think about it, you write a lot. You likely write emails, text messages, memos, reports and more. So HOW you write really matters if you want people to understand what you are trying to say. Josh Bernoff author of the book, Writing Without BS (https://amzn.to/2KP08xF) is on a mission to help people improve communication through better writing. Listen to what he has to say and you will instantly become a better writer. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! https://bestfiends.com Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Let SelectQuote save you time and money! Get your free quote at https://SelectQuote.com today! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances like reoccurring subscription charges! Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/01/2145m 19s

Strange Ways Friends Influence Your Life & Why It is So Hard to Ask for Help

Identity theft is often not the result of some high-tech scam. It is frequently because someone digs through your trash and finds documents with personal information. I start this episode explaining ways you haven’t heard before to protect yourself from low-tech but highly effective dumpster divers who want to steal your identity. https://www.rd.com/list/shred-documents/ It is amazing how people in your life influence you in ways you don’t realize. The things you do, the decisions you make and the thoughts you think can all be heavily but unknowingly influenced by the people around you. Dr. Nicholas Christakis is a physician, sociologist and author of the book, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives (http://amzn.to/2EDBy1c) and he explains how this phenomenon works and why it is so important. People complain a lot about the post office but they really do a pretty good job. And the fact is you can do some things that will help speed up the mail and save you time and money. Listen as I explain. https://www.rd.com/advice/saving-money/mail-carrier-wont-tell-you Ever struggle to do something, like carry too many grocery bags – and someone offers to help and you say, “No thanks, I got it.”? Why? You need help, someone offers – why in the world would you decline? But we do it all the time. It seems that people just don’t like asking for help. Nora Klaver, author of the book, Mayday! Asking for Help in Time of Need (http://amzn.to/2EDT0Tq) explains why it is that we are so reluctant to ask for help and why accepting help is often a much better decision for so many reasons. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! https://bestfiends.com Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Visit https://m1finance.com/something to sign up and get $30 to invest! The Jordan Harbinger Show is one of our favorite podcasts! Listen at https://jordanharbinger.com/subscribe , Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Let SelectQuote save you time and money! Get your free quote at https://SelectQuote.com today! Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances like reoccurring subscription charges! Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/2146m 2s

The Science of Taste & How to Change a Habit for Good

In the search for love, you’ve probably heard claims that pheromones can make you more appealing. And some perfumes and colognes claim to have pheromones in them that will do the trick. This episode looks at those claims and whether they will really improve your love life. https://www.rd.com/article/do-pheromone-perfumes-really-work/ Will a dessert taste sweeter on a round plate than on a square plate? Do candles on the table actually improve the taste of a meal? A lot of things can influence our perceptions of the food we eat. Here to discuss the fascinating research and science of this is Nell McShane Wulfhart. She is a journalist and author of the audiobook Off Menu: The Secret Science of Food and Dining (https://amzn.to/3n2rbsC) We can spend a lot of time wishing people were different and trying to get them to change. Is it worth it? Can it work? Listen as I explain one renowned psychiatrist take on changing how other people act and behave. Source: Dr. Steven Reiss author of Who Am I? (https://amzn.to/2WZY2DP) How do you form a good new habit or break an old bad habit? Here to discuss this is Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Southern California and author of the book, Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick. (https://amzn.to/34USXAW). Listen as she explains some powerful yet amazingly simple ways to change habits that can really improve your life. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! https://bestfiends.com Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically! Learn more at https://discover.com/yes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/2150m 52s