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Something You Should Know


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






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What People Really Think About You & Why a Little Dishonesty is Probably Okay

I bet this has happened to you… you are all set to take a bite of something delicious when you notice a fly has landed on it - a filthy disgusting fly! So is that food still safe to eat? Find out what the science says as we begin this episode of the program. Then, your success in life is due in large part with how you deal with people and how people perceive you. Wouldn’t it be great to know how to make yourself more approachable and interesting to others? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to...

Duration: 00:40:03

How to Have a Voice You Love & Proven Money Strategies for Every Day

Do you often find yourself in the slowest line at the supermarket? Me too. Is it bad luck or just your perception? I’ll explore what’s behind this universal annoyance and suggest a better way to handle this. It seems everyone hates the sound of their voice when they hear it played back. But what if you LOVED the sound of your voice? Vocal coach Roger Love explains how anyone can have a beautiful voice – you are not stuck with the one you have now. Listen to this episode and you will...

Duration: 00:39:40

Benefits of Being Messy & Household Hacks You WILL Use

It sucks when you have a cold. I’m sure you’ve heard that you should drink a lot of fluids and get rest and eat chicken soup – but there are other things you may not have heard before that can help alleviate the symptoms of a cold while you wait for it to go away. And since this is cold season, we begin this episode with great ways to ease the misery of having a cold. Everyone knows being neat and tidy is preferable to being messy. But wait! Not so fast. Says who? There is a case for being...

Duration: 00:37:10

Why You Get Shy (and What to do About It) & A Better Way to Make New Years Resolutions Stick

How can drinking hot cocoa from an orange mug taste different from drinking hot cocoa from a blue mug? I’ll explain some interesting research that shows how color affects our perception of taste. Plus, a large percentage of the population report that they are shy. In fact, almost all of us feel shy in certain situations. But why are some people more shy than others – are they born that way or is it something they learn? Most importantly, what can shy people do so that their shyness doesn’t...

Duration: 00:38:39

How Not to Die & How to Be More Courageous

Even though we all know not to talk or text while driving – it can be so tempting. After all, what harm can it do to send a text while stopped at a traffic light? Well, you might be surprised. Research by AAA found there is a residual effect even after you are done texting or talking that can impair your driving. This episode begins with this interesting intel. Heart disease is the #1 killer in the U.S. And yet it is almost completely preventable. That’s according to Michael, Greger, M.D....

Duration: 00:39:09

Great Ways to Save Money in 2018 & Why You Feel Embarrassment – and How Not To

I love strawberries. But I hate how they go moldy so fast. Well, there is a way to make them last longer – and that is just one of the great life hacks I have for you to begin this episode. Then, if you want to save money, the people at Consumer Reports are experts. Senior Editor Tobie Stanger joins me with some simple but powerful ways to keep more of your own money in your own pocket. Also, if you have trouble sleeping and counting sheep doesn’t work, there are other, far more effective...

Duration: 00:37:13

Best of Something You Should Know 2017 Vol-2

Here is the second of our two, year-end episodes that look back at some of the most fascinating people and topics of the year. I know you’ll enjoy these excerpts and below are the links to the original episodes from which these segments are taken so you can listen to the complete interviews if you wish. I’ll be back next week with all new episodes to usher in 2018. Thank you for your support this past year. Happy New Year! Topics and Links in this Episode The Two Ways People Get Rich...

Duration: 00:41:19

Best of Something You Should Know 2017 - Vol 1

As 2017 draws to a close, this is the first of two, year-end episodes that look back at some of the most fascinating people and topics of the year. Below are the links to the original episodes from which these excerpts are taken so you can listen to the complete interviews if you wish. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Topics and Links in this Episode How to Think Smarter with Dr. Art Markman. Podcast Episode 46....

Duration: 00:38:24

Amazing Ways Genes Affect Your Behavior & The Serious Consequences of Not Asking For What You Want

Do you keep stuff? You know, things from your past that you have a hard time giving up even though you don’t use them anymore? This episode begins with some interesting advice on what to keep and what to toss or give away. You probably know that your genes influence things your eye color or hair color. But did you know that your genes also influence your behavior? Jay Phelan, an evolutionary biologist at UCLA and author of the book, Mean Genes: From Sex to Money to Food, Taming Our Primal...

Duration: 00:35:57

How to Make or Break Any Habit Successfully & How to Calm Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent

You can manipulate your brain to change your mood. How? Biofeedback. For example, when you are happy you smile. But it also works in reverse - if you smile, that makes you happy. And there are other ways I’ll discuss that you can improve your mood by doing very simple things. It’s fascinating. Then, have you ever wanted to create a new habit or break an old one? Charles Duhigg author of the book The Power of Habit ( joins me to discuss the science of habits. He offers...

Duration: 00:37:26

The Secret to Achieving Any Goal & Why We Love the Same Christmas Songs Year After Year

It is called the “helper’s high.” It’s that feeling you get when you do something nice for someone else. It isn’t only a theory, there is solid evidence that doing the smallest thing for someone else is good for you. I’ll explore that as we begin this episode of the podcast. Achieving any goal can be tough, whether it is a New Year’s resolution or some other important goal you want to accomplish. But there is a little secret that makes achieving any goal more likely. Matthew Ferry, a top...

Duration: 00:44:24

Proven Ways to Be Instantly Happier Forever & Things About Christmas You Never Knew

How’s your driving? Sure you know you are a good driver but what do other drivers think? This episode starts with a slightly unusual driver’s test. Then, you know those people who are always so happy? Is it hard work to be that happy or does it just come naturally? David Niven author of several books on happiness including 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People (, explores the science of happiness and offers amazingly simple strategies to make you and those around you a...

Duration: 00:47:06

When Knowing Nothing Actually Gives You an Advantage & The Proven Way to Live a Long, Long Life

I bet you have Googled medical symptoms you are experiencing. Everyone does. But the information you get can be contradictory and often times inaccurate. However, there is a place to go online that has accurate information and you’ve probably never heard of it before. We start this episode with that. Then, conventional wisdom is that having experience is always better than being a beginner. Well, not so fast. It turns out that starting at something as a newbie gives you a real advantage if...

Duration: 00:47:26

What Every Perfectionist Needs to Know & How to Increase Your Fitness Level Fast

Grandma was right! I start this episode by looking at some old home remedies that actually work for when you get sick. And you just might be surprised which ones they are. Also, if you or someone you know is a perfectionist, that is a heavy burden. It is hard to be perfect in an imperfect world. Clinical psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo is an expert on this and author of the book, Better Than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love...

Duration: 00:44:08

Why It is So Hard For People to Admit When They’re Wrong & The Real Way You Get Promoted at Work

Everyone with a cellphone has dropped it. So why is it when it falls to the ground, it always seems to land screen-side down? I’ll explain the science behind it. Then, human beings have a hard time admitting when they are wrong or that they believe something that isn’t true. Psychologist Carol Tavris, author of the book Mistakes Were Made but Not By Me ( explores this phenomenon and explains how it causes a lot of problems in relationships and what we can do about...

Duration: 00:39:39

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

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

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 ( I turns out that when you are more appreciative, good things happen to you both mentally and...

Duration: 00:43:05

Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge

Mike chats with Mark Ramsey of Inside the Exorcist about their favorite episodes on each other podcasts! Feast on these shows @ 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

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 ( reveals how to...

Duration: 00:37:51

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