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Something You Should Know

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.

891 - SYSK Choice: How Your Brain’s Mistakes Make You Successful & Life After Privacy
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  • 891 - SYSK Choice: How Your Brain’s Mistakes Make You Successful & Life After Privacy

    Using a public bathroom is usually not the highlight of your day. However, when it comes to choosing which stall or urinal to use, there is a way to minimize your potential exposure to germs and bacteria. I begin this episode by telling you which one you should choose – and if that one is taken, what should be your second choice. https://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/wellness/a58568/cleanest-bathroom-stall/ Sure, we’ve all heard how amazing the human brain is. Yet, it actually is rather lousy at many things. For instance, memories get distorted, your brain makes a lot of mistakes and misjudgments and there are plenty of other things is does not do particularly well. What’s interesting is 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 brain deficiencies actually help make your life better, even though it is sometimes hard to see.  The Internet can make your life a lot easier, however you do pay a price. And that price is your privacy, according to Firmin DeBrabander, professor of philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is also author of the book Life After Privacy (https://amzn.to/3fzlORx). Listen as Firmin reveals what the potential dangers are and why so many people are gladly willing to give up their privacy anyway.  You may have noticed that most pencils are not round and instead have six sides. Why? Some people believe it is to prevent the pencil from rolling off the table. That may be a benefit – but it is not the reason. Listen as I explain the real reason. Source: Douglas B. Smith author of “Ever Wonder Why?” https://amzn.to/2OcdGuU PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Packed with industry-leading tools ready to ignite your growth, Shopify gives you complete control over your business and your brand without having to learn any new skills in design or code. Sign up for a $1/month trial period at https://Shopify.com/sysk to take your business to the next level today! With Instant Match from Indeed, as SOON as you sponsor a job post, you get a shortlist of quality candidates whose resumes on Indeed match your job description, and you can invite them to apply right away. You only pay for quality applications that match your must-have job requirements! Visit https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING to start hiring now! Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find AND book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, are available when you need them and treat almost every condition under the sun! Go to https://Zocdoc.com/SYSK and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sat, 01 Apr 2023
  • 890 - What You Never Knew About the Music You Love & How Much Money Is Enough

    How can the clothes you wear influence your personality? You will be surprised to discover how different clothes and different colors change the way you act, the way others perceive you and even how you perceive yourself. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/science/clothes-and-self-perception.html There are all kinds of popular musical genres from rock, country, hip-hop, dance R&B, pop and more. And all that music came from somewhere. If you are a music lover you will want to hear the stories Kelefa Sanneh shares with me. Kelefa is a writer for The New Yorker, former pop music critic for the New York Times, contributor to the CBS Sunday Morning program and author of the book Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres (https://amzn.to/3npafT2). You will love how he reveals the backstories of popular music in a way you have never heard before.  One of the major reasons people have financial troubles is they don’t really examine how much money they make or what they spend it on. Even people who think they know – probably don’t according to my guest Jill Schlesinger. Jill is a certified financial planner, award winning business analyst for CBS News, host of the Jill on Money podcast and radio show and author of the book The Great Money Reset (https://amzn.to/3JGJ91e). Listen as she offers some great advice on how to get a crystal clear view of your financial situation and strategies to make you feel financially secure so that you can live the life you want.  Leftover pizza is always a disappointment. It’s weird because a lot of Italian food tastes better the next day. But not pizza. Listen as I reveal the perfect technique to reheat pizza to make it taste as good (or almost) as it did when it was first delivered. https://www.americastestkitchen.com/cooksillustrated/how_tos/6453-the-best-way-to-revive-leftover-pizza PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Packed with industry-leading tools ready to ignite your growth, Shopify gives you complete control over your business and your brand without having to learn any new skills in design or code. Sign up for a $1/month trial period at https://Shopify.com/sysk to take your business to the next level today! With Instant Match from Indeed, as SOON as you sponsor a job post, you get a shortlist of quality candidates whose resumes on Indeed match your job description, and you can invite them to apply right away. You only pay for quality applications that match your must-have job requirements! Visit https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING to start hiring now! Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find AND book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, are available when you need them and treat almost every condition under the sun! Go to https://Zocdoc.com/SYSK and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Thu, 30 Mar 2023
  • 889 - You Are Mentally Tougher Than You Think & Why We Mispronounce Words

    If you want to make the food you cook taste better – switch the plates, bowls and glasses. This episode begins by discussing how and why that works. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/06/30/196708393/from-farm-to-fork-to-plate-how-utensils-season-your-meal# You are probably a lot more mentally tough than you think you are. If you don’t believe me, you must hear my discussion with Amy Morin and she will convince you. Amy is a licensed clinical social worker, and psychotherapist who has a TED talk on mental toughness that is one of the most watched TED talks of all time with over 22 million views. She is host of The Verywell Mind podcast (https://www.verywellmind.com/the-verywell-mind-podcast-with-amy-morin-5115289) and author of the book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do (https://amzn.to/3LEMfoO) Out of the 16,000 words you say today, you will probably mispronounce a couple. It’s not a big deal really, yet WHY we mispronounce certain words is really interesting. Joining me to explain all this is and why it is important to understand is Ross Petras, host of the podcast, You’re Saying It Wrong (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/youre-saying-it-wrong/id1434115608) and co-author (with his sister Kathryn) of the book You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words--and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse (https://amzn.to/3LKS8B8). Remembering names is a struggle for many of us. If you would like to be better at it, listen as I explain a few techniques that will help you retain the names of people you meet. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201210/the-one-social-skill-can-change-your-life PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Packed with industry-leading tools ready to ignite your growth, Shopify gives you complete control over your business and your brand without having to learn any new skills in design or code. Sign up for a $1/month trial period at https://Shopify.com/sysk to take your business to the next level today! With Instant Match from Indeed, as SOON as you sponsor a job post, you get a shortlist of quality candidates whose resumes on Indeed match your job description, and you can invite them to apply right away. You only pay for quality applications that match your must-have job requirements! Visit https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING to start hiring now! Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find AND book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, are available when you need them and treat almost every condition under the sun! Go to https://Zocdoc.com/SYSK and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mon, 27 Mar 2023
  • 888 - SYSK Choice: The New Science of Human Metabolism & The Real Reasons Wars Exist

    If you are into stories of success and what it takes to be the best, you will sometimes here someone quote a study about the importance of goal setting. The study happened at Yale University in 1953. You should NOT pay attention to that study and this episode begins with the reason why.. https://www.fastcompany.com/27953/if-your-goal-success-dont-consult-these-gurus  People may think they know what causes weight gain and weight loss – but what people think is often wrong according to my guest Herman Pontzer. He is one of the foremost researchers in the area of 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). Herman joins me to explain how body weight works and why some people really are naturally thin while others seem destined to struggle with weight. He also explains why the role of exercise is often misunderstood when it comes to losing weight.  Certainly, on the surface, it seems that war is totally cruel and senseless. Still, for centuries, humans have fought and killed each other in war. And for what? There is no country or civilization that has ever gone to war without doing great harm to itself. And yet war persists all over the world and throughout history. To get a better understanding of this, I invite you to listen to my guest 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)  To be a champion at anything, you need to have talent and ability. However, it takes more than that. In fact, no champion in sports or music – or anything has made it to the top of their game without following two simple rules. Listen and I will tell you what they are. Source: Daniel Coyle author of The Talent Code (https://amzn.to/3smZBd6) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find AND book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, are available when you need them and treat almost every condition under the sun! Go to https://Zocdoc.com/SYSK and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Let’s find “us” again by putting our phones down for five.  Five days, five hours, even five minutes. Join U.S. Cellular in the Phones Down For Five challenge! Find out more at https://USCellular.com/findus 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!  The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sat, 25 Mar 2023
  • 887 - Shhh! The Amazing Benefits of Being Quiet & Why You Get Cravings

    This is going to sound weird but a good time to make a decision is when you have the urge to go to the bathroom. You are probably wondering; how can that be? What’s the connection? This episode begins with a discussion that will make sense once you hear it. https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/full-bladder-better-decisions-controlling-your-bladder-decreases-impulsive-choices.html The world is noisy and getting noisier. We have noise coming at us from everywhere as well as from inside our own head. And all that noise can be trouble. The antidote? Silence! That’s according to Leigh Marz, a consultant and coach who is coauthor of a book called Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise (https://amzn.to/3yKi203). Listen as she discusses the negative effects of noise that are sometimes hard to notice. She also has some great ways you can turn the volume down on that noise to enjoy the experience of silence and the benefits that result. Ever wonder why we get cravings? What causes them? Where do they come from? Can you stop them – or maybe you should just give in to them. Joining me to discuss the science of cravings is Amy Shah, MD. She is a board-certified medical doctor and nutrition expert with training from Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard Universities. She is also author of the book I'm So Effing Hungry : Why We Crave What We Crave – and What to Do About It (https://amzn.to/3JCOHL8) People tend to think their homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy covers only things related to their home. However, you might be surprised to learn what else it likely covers – things that seem unrelated to your home. Listen to hear an explanation of some of those possible benefits. http://consumerist.com/2012/04/12/stuck-with-a-forged-check-homeowners-insurance-to-the-rescue PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find AND book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, are available when you need them and treat almost every condition under the sun! Go to https://Zocdoc.com/SYSK and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Let’s find “us” again by putting our phones down for five.  Five days, five hours, even five minutes. Join U.S. Cellular in the Phones Down For Five challenge! Find out more at https://USCellular.com/findus 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!  The Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale is on, with limited-quantity deals on top tech! Save today by calling 877-ASK-DELL Visit https://NJM.com/podcast for a quote to see how much you can save on your auto insurance! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit https://TurboTax.com to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Discover Credit Cards do something pretty awesome. At the end of your first year, they automatically double all the cash back you’ve earned! See terms and check it out for yourself at https://Discover.com/match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Thu, 23 Mar 2023
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