show episodes
 
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 " ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
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 ri…
 
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 ho…
 
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 w…
 
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 - pr…
 
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…
 
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 ha…
 
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…
 
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 p…
 
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 assum…
 
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 …
 
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 promo…
 
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 …
 
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-u…
 
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:/…
 
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…
 
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 po…
 
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 happ…
 
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 …
 
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-AA…
 
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-…
 
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 unfounde…
 
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 ther…
 
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:…
 
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 ar…
 
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…
 
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.co…
 
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…
 
I don’t know about you but I simply cannot walk and text at the same time. And that turns out to be a good thing. I begin this episode with some fascinating research about texting and walking – and how the people around you hate you when you do it. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/people-who-text-while-walking-are-annoying-as-hell-study-confirm…
 
We have all had the experience of a fly landing on our food and then pondering whether to toss it out or eat it. This episode begins with some guidelines that will help you decide what to do the next time it happens. https://theconversation.com/should-i-throw-away-food-once-a-fly-has-landed-on-it-50895 Your success in life is due in large part to h…
 
I am sure you have had to perform under pressure. So you know that it is difficult to do and often your performance suffers. But why? Well, a couple of interesting things happen in that situation and when you understand them you can make the experience of performing under pressure a lot easier. Listen as I begin this episode with this fascinating i…
 
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 - and the best mugs for different drinks. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2257063/Study-finds-hot-chocolate-tastes-better-orange-mugs.html …
 
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. This episode begins as I explore the power of giving. http://www.medicaldaily.com/acts-kindness-toward-others-helpful-when-dealing-st…
 
We are taught that jealousy and envy are not productive emotions. Well, maybe. This episode begins with a look at how jealousy and envy can actually help you achieve your goal. And, I explain the difference between jealousy and envy because they are not the same thing. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a19918585/jealous/ Successful dog training …
 
Negotiating your own salary can be stressful and difficult. This episode begins with some proven ways to help you maneuver through the negotiation process effectively, so you get the best deal and the most money possible. http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-negotiate-a-higher-salary Just about everyone enjoys music. But it is more than mere enter…
 
Are you planning to re-gift a gift this Christmas? People have been regifting forever - although it was a Seinfeld episode that made the concept popular. This episode begins with a discussion of how you should re-gift and what the rules are. https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/g30169200/regifting-etiquette-rules/ For many of us, our car is ex…
 
During the holidays, we use a lot of power strips to plug in lights and decorations. So this episode begins with a list of things to NEVER do with power strips for the safety of everyone in your home. And you will probably be surprised by some of what you hear. https://www.familyhandyman.com/article/things-you-should-never-do-with-power-strips/ As …
 
Confident people just have a way about them. The way they act and talk draws people to them. So how can you be (and appear) more confident? I begin this episode with some expert advice on how to project confidence. https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2015/04/01/12-things-truly-confident-people-do-differently/?sh=2e5271174766 How does your …
 
Christmas is a fun holiday with lots of stories and traditions. This episode begins with some interesting facts about Christmas you may not know. Ever wonder why we use the term Noel at Christmas time? OR did you ever wonder what Christmas decorations are edible? Listen to discover the answers and other fascinating Christmas intel? (http://www.mirr…
 
The corona virus vaccine comes as a shot -most likely two shots! And getting shots is no fun. So this episode begins by explaining what you should do just before, during and after you get the shot to make it hurt less. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9018211/Pain-Grimacing-make-injection-bearable-study-claims-ahead-COVID-vaccine-rol…
 
Why do people get angry over the little things? At least one leading expert believes it’s all about control. I begin this episode of the podcast discussing the high cost your pay by getting so upset over nothing and how to let go of life’s little aggravations. (Source: The Anger Trap by Les Carter https://amzn.to/2NYGHpd) A lot of the advice on eat…
 
Have you ever had “one of those days”? You know those days when everything seems to go wrong and you can’t help but think about how wrong everything is going? This episode begins with a simple yet effective technique for you to use the next time you have one of those days. Source: Judith Orloff, M.D. author of Positive Energy (https://amzn.to/2KHzr…
 
Eating cereal for breakfast is a relatively new concept that really didn’t catch on until the 1940s and 50s. So where did it come from and how did it get so popular? This episode begins by answering these questions and explaining how popcorn was really the first breakfast cereal. Source: David Hoffman, author of The Breakfast Cereal Gourmet (https:…
 
Getting kids to eat their vegetables can be frustrating for parents. However there are some techniques that can help sway your kids to at least try to eat some vegetables. This episode begins with a couple of really easy ones. https://psychcentral.com/news/2020/02/21/when-both-parents-eat-veggies-kids-more-likely-to-follow-their-example/154381.html…
 
We all want people to like us and obviously a lot of things determine just how likable you are. However, there are a few simple techniques to make you appear more likable instantly. I start this episode with three ways, according to Psychology Today, that will make you more likable to others when you meet them. And they aren’t what you probably thi…
 
Will you be traveling over the holidays? Obviously, the spike in Covid-19 cases is causing people to reconsider travel and family get-togethers. Listen as this episode begins with the results of a survey about just how many people will or won’t be traveling over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Source: https://bit.ly/32SL0eB When you think about what’s …
 
How much water do you drink in a day? Not drinking enough water is a big problem. And while being a little dehydrated won’t kill you, dehydration does have a lot of significant and negative effects on your physical and mental wellness. This episode starts with a look at some surprising findings. http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/5-signs-…
 
Just as you judge others based on their appearance, other people judge you. This episode begins with what exactly people decide about you when they first meet you based on how you are groomed and dressed. Source: Image consultant Sherry Maysonave author of Casual Power (https://amzn.to/3ffMODA) For many years John Cleese has been entertaining milli…
 
Have you ever been mesmerized by the flicker of a flame in a fire or on a candle? What is it about fire that draws us near to it? This episode begins with an explanation of why evolution has made us so interested in fire and why we love to watch it. https://www.livescience.com/19853-fire-fascination.html If you lose your wallet are you likely to ge…
 
Have you taken your temperature lately? Most of us think a normal temperature is 98.6 degrees. However, if you were to take your temperature now – it probably ISN’T 98.6. This episode begins with an explanation of why that is. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201028171432.htm Could it be you are not as smart as you think you are? Appar…
 
Ever worry that an elevator you are in will somehow come loose and drop? Or that a big spider will come after you and bite you? This episode begins with some insight into these and other common worries and whether or not that could likely happen. https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/everyday-dangers-not-to-worry-about How well do yo…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login