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


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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.

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 Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career ( Scott joins me to discuss the best and worst ways to learn anything and how you can learn better.

What earthly creature is the deadliest to humans? It’s the mosquito! The mosquito has killed more people than any other creature. It is not that the mosquito itself is so deadly, it is what it carries with it. Tim Winegard, a professor of history and political science at Colorado Mesa University and author of the book The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator ( joins me to offer a fascinating exploration of how the mosquito has changed the course of history in ways you never knew.

We’ve all faked a smile. People have even said that faking a smile will actually make you feel happier when you are down. Or could it be that faking a smile when you can actually make you feel worse? Listen and find out what the research says.


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