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Top experts and fascinating advice in a fun and entertaining podcast.

Top experts and fascinating advice in a fun and entertaining podcast.
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Southport, CT

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Wondery

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Top experts and fascinating advice in a fun and entertaining podcast.

Twitter:

@mike_sysk

Language:

English

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


Episodes

Why Those Special Moments in Your Life Are So Special & The 5 Numbers You Must Know to Stay Healthy

11/23/2017
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Every parent wants to have a positive influence on their child. But what are the experiences and messages kids take away with them when they finally leave the nest? How have mom and dad left their mark? This episodes starts by answering those questions - and you may be surprised. Then, you are really going to enjoy my discussion with Dan Heath about what makes those special, memorable moments in your life so special. Dan and his brother Chip are authors of the book, The Power of Moments:...

Duration: 00:45:25


The Amazing Benefits of Showing Appreciation & Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs You Probably Never Heard

11/20/2017
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You are as healthy as you think you are. This episode starts with a look at some fascinating research that says you are about as healthy as you believe. So can you think your way to good health? Let’s find out. Then I explore the amazing power of appreciation with Noelle Nelson, psychologist and author of several books on the subject including, The Power of Appreciation (http://amzn.to/2j3obwS). I turns out that when you are more appreciative, good things happen to you both mentally and...

Duration: 00:43:05


Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge

11/16/2017
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Mike chats with Mark Ramsey of Inside the Exorcist about their favorite episodes on each other podcasts! Feast on these shows @ www.Wondery.com/Thanskgiving Something You Should Know Binge: Dirty JohnInside the ExorcistUp & VanishedSword & ScaleHardcore History Inside The Exorcist Binge: Morning Joe - Most Current EpHollywood & Crime - S1, Ep1Dirty John - Ep 1Fame is a Bitch Golden Age Horror

Duration: 00:05:23


Understanding the Flow of Time and How You Perceive It & How to Make Parenting Easier

11/16/2017
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When you talk to your partner, there is something you do – or don’t do, that can predict with amazing accuracy whether or not your relationship will survive and thrive or crash and burn. I start this episode with an explanation of what that is exactly. Then, time is constant but we all experience time differently in different situations. Marnie Makridakis author of the book, Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life (http://amzn.to/2yjzCr3) reveals how to...

Duration: 00:37:51


How to NOT Be Offended By Things and People You Don’t Agree With & When Owning a Home is Not Always Better Than Renting

11/13/2017
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You have to have experience to advance in any profession – or do you? Experience is good but in many cases being a rookie is even better. I’ll explain why in the first segment of this episode. Then, have we gotten too sensitive and too politically correct? A lot of people think so, including Larry Winget. Larry has been called the “Pitbull of personal development.” He has spoken to over 400 of the Fortune 500 companies and hosted the A&E TV series “Big Spender” and has authored six...

Duration: 00:38:45


Home Remedies Proven by Science to Work & How to Give a Killer Presentation Every Time

11/9/2017
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The holiday season is upon us! And if the holidays stress you out, you are in excellent company. I’ll explain who else finds the holidays stressful and why. Also, we take a look at home remedies that REALLY work. Pharmacologist Joe Graedon, founder of the www.PeoplesPharmacy.com and author of the book, The People’s Pharmacy (http://amzn.to/2z6Vabs) has been researching home remedies for a few decades now – figuring out what works and why. He joins me with some fascinating intel on home...

Duration: 00:44:08


The Fascinating Difference Between Reality and Your Perception & Why You Have More Resilience Than You Think

11/6/2017
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When you are playing a game, should you let your child win? It’s a question every adult asks themselves. If you beat them will it hurt their self-esteem? Listen and hear some interesting thoughts on that question. Also, how you see the world has a lot to do with your perception. How you interpret events is unique and different from everyone else. Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, author of the book, Perceptual Intelligence: The Brain’s Secret to Seeing Past Illusion, Misperception and Self-Deception...

Duration: 00:40:45


Home Remedies Proven by Science to Work & How to Give a Killer Presentation Every Time

11/2/2017
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The holiday season is upon us! And if the holidays stress you out, you are in excellent company. I’ll explain who else finds the holidays stressful and why. Also, we take a look at home remedies that REALLY work. Pharmacologist Joe Graedon, founder of the www.PeoplesPharmacy.com and author of the book, The People’s Pharmacy (http://amzn.to/2z6Vabs) has been researching home remedies for a few decades now – figuring out what works and why. He joins me with some fascinating intel on home...

Duration: 00:42:10


The Fascinating Difference Between Reality and Your Perception & Why You Have More Resilience Than You Think

10/30/2017
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When you are playing a game, should you let your child win? It’s a question every adult asks themselves. If you beat them will it hurt their self-esteem? Listen and hear some interesting thoughts on that question. Also, how you see the world has a lot to do with your perception. How you interpret events is unique and different from everyone else. Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, author of the book, Perceptual Intelligence: The Brain’s Secret to Seeing Past Illusion, Misperception and...

Duration: 00:38:47


How to Learn Anything Better and Faster & Are People Inherently Good or Evil?

10/26/2017
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Have you ever heard of misaphonia? It’s a real thing. If you have it, that means that certain sounds – like someone chewing their food with their mouth open or slurping their soup - drive you crazy. But people who have misaphonia also have something else going for them that is actually pretty good. I’ll explain what that is. Then, have you ever wanted to learn something new like a foreign language or a musical instrument? But maybe you didn’t bother because it would just take too long to...

Duration: 00:41:43


Is There Life After Death? & Why Procrastinators Shouldn’t Try to Change

10/23/2017
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I suspect we all mispronounce words from time to time. Either we learned them wrong or we get lazy. I know I usually pronounce affidavit as if it has a D on the end instead of a t because it is just easier. It’s wrong but it is easier. We start today’s episode by looking at some commonly mispronounced words because some people will judge you harshly when you mispronounce words. Then, what happens when you die? Of course we don’t know for sure – or do we? Dr. Mary Neal is a medical doctor...

Duration: 00:48:53


Life Lessons Worth Hearing from a Decorated Navy Seal & How to Ace Your Next Job Interview

10/19/2017
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44% of Americans believe red cars cost more to insure. It is just one of many misconceptions about auto insurance people tend to believe. Listen as I explain these myths and reveal why it is important to know them because there is a good chance you believe at least one. Then, listen to Admiral William McRaven. A 37-year Navy Seal, Admiral McRaven delivered the commencement speech at the University of Texas in 2014. The video went viral and has now been seen by millions. Admiral McRaven is...

Duration: 00:55:37


How You Decide What and How Much To Eat & Using Your Imagination For a Better Life

10/16/2017
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When you see people do embarrassing things, it is sometimes hard not to laugh or judge. But interestingly, you probably do the same or similar things that are just as embarrassing. I’ll explain how I know that. Also, could the size and color of your plate affect how much you eat? Dr. Brian Wansink, Director of the Food & Brand Lab at Cornell University and author of the book, Mindless Eating (http://amzn.to/2yqYHTp) offers some fascinating research that shows the different things that...

Duration: 00:47:32


Bill Gates’ Cyber Security Expert Explains How to Stay Safe Online & Mastering the Art of the Pitch

10/12/2017
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How do you stand out in a crowd? It turns out that the people in a crowd who you notice first are usually doing something with their mouth. You can do it too. I’ll tell you how. Then, everyone must be vigilant in order to stay safe online. And one person who knows a lot about that is Dr. Eric Cole. He served as Commissioner on Cyber Security for President Obama, he’s advised the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and the FBI. Eric is also personal network security agent for...

Duration: 00:47:24


The Best of Something You Should Know, Episodes 1-70. Moments You May Have Missed

10/9/2017
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Since this is episode 113, and since the audience for this podcast has grown so large over the past several months, it occurred to me that many listeners haven’t heard many of the earlier episodes. So, for this episode, I went through the first 70 episodes and picked out some of the best, most interesting moments. Then if any of those moments sound intriguing, I have put the links below to the original episodes if you would like to hear the entire episode. Topics & Links in This...

Duration: 00:57:45


Simple Strategies for a Fabulous Relationship & How to Develop Mental Toughness to Handle Hard Times

10/5/2017
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While it is hard NOT to get angry sometimes, anger can take a toll on your health and lifespan. I’ll discuss some research that explains what is and isn’t worth getting angry about. Then, what does it take to have a happy relationship? You are going to hear some of the simplest, smartest and easiest advice to follow that can instantly start to transform your relationship. And it comes from Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret (http://amzn.to/2xV8Aqc). Her website is...

Duration: 00:48:38


How to Be More Likeable & How to Be a Better Food Shopper

10/2/2017
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Remember Doc & Marty's time machine in Back to the Future? It was made out of a DeLorean. And one of the cool things about the DeLorean was how the doors opened up. But you hardly ever see those doors on other cars despite their coolness. Why? I’ll explain. Then, would you like to be more likable? Speaker and coach Michelle Tillis Lederman is author of the book The 11 Laws of Likability (http://amzn.to/2xQVPio). She explains what makes someone likable and how anyone can improve their...

Duration: 00:48:55


The Best Way to Achieve Any Goal & How the American Love Affair with the Automobile is Changing

9/28/2017
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When you order a drink in a restaurant, whether it is iced tea, water or a cocktail, there is often a little piece of lemon or some other fruit dangling on the rim. After you hear what I am about to tell you, you will probably will never want to squeeze and toss that fruit in your drink again. Then, the art of setting and achieving goals. There is a lot of science here that can really help anyone succeed. Dr Heidi Grant Halverson, Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the...

Duration: 00:48:58


Alan Alda’s Advice on Communicating and Relating to Others & How to Fight Off Feelings of Loneliness

9/25/2017
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The sugar you eat, the video games you play, the TV you watch and the music you play can all have an important impact on your brain function. I start this episode by explaining the science of how these things affect your brain power. Then, I’m sure you know Alan Alda from his years on M*A*S*H, The West Wing and countless other television shows and movies. What you may not know is that Alan Alda is also an expert on personal communication. He joins me in this episode to discuss the science...

Duration: 00:55:15


The Fascinating Stories Behind Your Favorite Toys & The Secrets to a Long Life

9/21/2017
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It’s easy to order pizza online – but should you? It turns out that ordering pizza (or any take out food) over the phone rather than online may be better for your waistline. How can that be? I’ll explain in this episode. I love classic toys and with the holiday season around the corner, this is a great time to reminisce about some favorite old toys. Not only do they bring better great memories, they often have great backstories. For instance, did you know Mr. Potato Head was actually...

Duration: 00:50:02

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