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Something You Should Know

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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.

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.

Location:

Southport, CT

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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.

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@mike_sysk

Language:

English

Contact:

Strand Media 2651 Catherine Rd. Altadena, CA 91001 (626) 460 - 8261


Episodes

What Distractions Do To Your Brain & What You Never Knew About Your Pharmacy

5/19/2022
Do you know the difference between ice cream, gelato, soft-serve, frozen yogurt and sorbet? This episode begins by explaining what they all are and how they are different from each other. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/differences-between-ice-cream-gelato-frozen-yogurt-sherbet Pay attention! Stay focused. Do one thing at a time. We have all been told these things yet now more than ever, distractions are everywhere. So how exactly do you keep your attention focused? Is it really...

Duration:00:50:14

Bonus Episode: Saving the World One Meal At a Time

5/18/2022
Two of the biggest problems facing the world today are hunger and food waste. So, what if you created a business that tackled both problems in a way that one helped solve the other? That’s exactly what Jasmine Crowe did. Listen to this wonderful story about a woman who went from cooking meals in her kitchen to help hungry people in Atlanta to founding Goodr. (https://goodr.co). Today Jasmine is not only helping feed hungry people all over the country but is tackling the problem of food waste...

Duration:00:08:56

How Peer Pressure Really Works & Is Shyness Normal?

5/16/2022
Don’t you hate it when a doctor makes you wait well past your appointment time? Why do they do that? Should you complain? What’s a reasonable amount of time to wait before you say something? This episode begins with some interesting insight into the problem and what you should do to make sure the doctor understands your time is valuable. https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/ppatients-switched-doctors-long-wait-times-vitals# How effective is peer pressure? Are we really influenced by...

Duration:00:51:23

SYSK Choice: Simple Steps to Being Happier & How Fungi Powers Life

5/14/2022
Does a full moon really bring out craziness in people? Does it cause more car accidents and hospital admissions? This episode begins with a look at whether or not the moon really affects human behavior – or at least why so many people believe it does. http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/stop-blaming-the-moon-says-ucla-scientist Being happy is a big goal for almost everyone. And finding it is often a struggle. Joining me with some insight and science regarding how we can all be happier is Tim...

Duration:00:49:28

Bonus Episode: A Charged Up Success Story

5/13/2022
This is a special bonus episode that is part of the Dell PodFerence 2022… Everyone has been in a situation where your phone was running out of power, there was no place to charge it and you really needed to have it NOT DIE! Listen to this great story about an ambitious 23-year old entrepreneur who saw this universal problem and created a great opportunity. Hugo Tilomuth created a company in Great Britain called ChargedUp that directly addressed the problem of dying phones needing a charged....

Duration:00:09:19

How to Learn Anything Better and Faster & The Mosquito: Humans' Worst Enemy

5/12/2022
If you wear a certain fragrance, people will perceive you as 12 pounds thinner. That’s just one of many fascinating things I discuss about your sense of smell in the first segment of this episode. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/02/scents We are all learning all the time. But have you ever thought about HOW you learn? Maybe you can learn better if you did it differently. One person who has thoroughly researched the topic of learning is Scott Young, author of the book UltraLearning: Master...

Duration:00:47:02

Science Behind Love and Friendship & How to Get Better At Saying No

5/9/2022
Every now and then you see someone being interviewed on television who has reached 100 years old - or older and claims to have smoked cigarettes and drank whiskey their whole life. Yet other people do all the right things and die young. This episode begins with and examination and explanation of this odd phenomenon and tells you what your odds are of living to 100 on the cigarette and whiskey diet. Source: Dr. Robert Butler author of The Longevity Prescription (https://amzn.to/392khSV) I’m...

Duration:00:48:43

SYSK Choice: How to Successfully Negotiate Anything & The Unknown Benefits of Walking

5/7/2022
What you smell can have a really interesting effect on you. Smells can make you happy, improve concentration and even boost your energy. This episode begins with an explanation of which scents do what to you. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/26/scents-and-wellbeing_n_5193609.html The thought of negotiation can turn some people off. IF you are one of those people, then you will love this. Alexandra Carter is an expert at negotiation and her approach is easy to understand and simple to...

Duration:00:49:43

Weird Factors That Distort Your Thinking & How Animals Perceive the World

5/5/2022
Holding on to a grudge can feel righteous. After all, you’ve been wronged. You are entitled to hold that grudge. However, there are a lot more reasons - and better ones - to let that grudge go. This episode begins with an explanation and a great quote to remember about grudges. Source: Judith Kuriansky author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to a Healthy Relationship (https://amzn.to/3KQEetb) So many things can alter your thinking in ways you don’t realize. For example, the human brain has...

Duration:00:44:54

Using Data to Get What You Want & What You Didn’t Know About Weather and Nature

5/2/2022
Shoes can be dangerous - especially if they have big heels. This episode begins by looking at the long history of trouble caused by high heels and other interesting facts about women’s shoes. https://reut.rs/3rXNqoR & https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150521120924.htm Think about all the choices you have made based solely on your gut. Most likely that list includes things like; what career path to take, who to marry, how best to be happy and other life-changing choices. Yet, for...

Duration:00:49:18

SYSK Choice: The Key to Mega-Successful Products & Public Speaking Made Easy

4/30/2022
Spring is when birds build nests and lay eggs all over the place. And you have probably heard that if a baby bird falls out of the nest you shouldn’t put it back because the mother will abandon the baby. Is that true? Listen to hear the surprising answer. http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2287/if-you-handle-baby-birds-will-their-parents-shun-them Who hasn’t thought how great it would be to be a successful entrepreneur? However, it takes a certain kind of person to handle the ups and...

Duration:00:52:30

How to Learn From People You Disagree With & Ways to Turn Down Your Anxiety

4/28/2022
How many times have you heard that - “We live in a fast-paced world?” Yet, in many ways we set that pace for ourselves. We like to do things quickly. So, this episode begins with a look at things that would go a lot better for all of us if we just slowed down a little. Source, Debbie Mandel, author of “Addicted to Stress” https://amzn.to/3v9JpzD Politics has gotten downright nasty. It seems people on opposite sides of a political issue can’t have a civil discussion about their differences...

Duration:00:53:55

The Science of Creativity & What You Never Knew About the Periodic Table of Elements

4/25/2022
How many hours of sleep do you need? Some people claim they can do just fine with 4 or 5 hours. Can they really? This episode begins with a look at what happens when people don’t get a full 8 hours of sleep. https://lifehacker.com/how-many-hours-of-sleep-do-you-really-need-5802650 While most people would agree that creativity is a wonderful human attribute, the fact is creativity isn’t always good. It is sometimes evil and destructive - in fact it often is. Still, humans are born to create....

Duration:00:47:39

SYSK Choice: People Behind the Great Firsts in History & Job Search Strategies That Work

4/23/2022
Have you heard of dooring? It is a bicyclist’s nightmare. Dooring is when someone in a car along the side of the road opens the door just as you ride by on your bicycle and – WHAM! It happens a lot more people than you might think – and it probably ALMOST happens even more. There is an interesting way to prevent it that comes from the Netherlands. Listen and find out what it is. https://www.rd.com/article/open-car-door-right-hand/ Have you ever wondered the name of the person who discovered...

Duration:00:49:22

Why Perfectionists Aren’t So Perfect & How Advertisers Target You

4/21/2022
As the weather gets warmer, people wear flip flops. While they may be easy and convenient, there are some problems with flip flops. This episode begins with some advice if flip flops are part of your warm weather wardrobe. https://abc7.com/archive/6266861/ Being a perfectionist may seem like a good thing. After all, if you are going to do something, why not do it right? Still, striving for perfection may not be wise in a world where “good enough” is just fine in many cases. Joining me to...

Duration:00:46:59

What to Do When You Feel Stuck & How Alternative Health Practices Can Actually Work

4/18/2022
Who you hang out with can affect your health. This episode begins with some interesting research from Gallup about the impact your friends can have on you - both positive and negative. Source: Tom Rath author of Well Being (https://amzn.to/3EekZb7) We all feel stuck at some point in life. Maybe you are stuck in a job or a relationship - or you just feel stuck in general. So how do you get unstuck? Well, there are some good ways and some bad ways. Here to explain what works and what doesn’t...

Duration:00:47:41

SYSK Choice: How to Avoid Eating Plastic & Overcoming Cognitive Bias

4/16/2022
Every year a lot of pedestrians crossing the street get hit by cars and trucks. If you are often a pedestrian walking the streets, there is one technique that will drastically reduce your risk of getting hit. This episode begins with that simple technique that could save your life. http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-key-to-crossing-the-street-safely-eye-contact-1427734205 I hate to tell you this but you are eating a lot of plastic. You may think you aren’t - but you are. Consumer Reports has...

Duration:00:52:42

Take a Tour of the Human Body & Amazing Stories Your Doctor is Afraid to Tell You

4/14/2022
If Easter is a Christian celebration of the resurrection of Christ, how did the Easter Bunny become part of it? This episode begins by explaining where rabbits fit into Easter and where the Easter basket came from. Source: The History of Easter https://www.phancypages.com/newsletter/ZNewsletter2599.htm How the human body works is a marvel. Joining me to explain and take us on a tour of parts of the human body is Dr. Jonathan Resiman, a doctor of internal medicine and pediatrics and he is...

Duration:00:52:17

How to Be The Most Influential Person in the Room & What You Never Knew About Grief

4/11/2022
Your freezer has an ice maker and your ice maker - believe it or not - has a heater. This episode begins with an explanation of why your ice maker has a heater in the first place and how it is costing you more money than you might imagine.https://lifehacker.com/save-some-energy-and-money-by-turning-off-your-ice-ma-5792410 Do you ever wish people would listen to you and take your ideas more seriously? Well, if you want to have more influence over the people in your life, you need to listen to...

Duration:00:53:37

SYSK Choice: How to Get More by Doing Less & Fascinating Real-World Math Fails

4/9/2022
Why do some headaches seem to happen out of the blue? This episode begins with a list of reasons people seldom consider for what could be causing their headache - many of which you would likely never guess. https://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/common-headaches-17/mild-moderate/slideshow-headache-triggers Many of us work long hours. It is often a badge of honor. But could working less actually make us more productive and happier? That’s what Celeste Headlee believes. She is a journalist...

Duration:00:56:18