The Purpose and Benefits of Gossip & The Cure for Busyness


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Do you hold hands with your mate? If you don’t, you probably should. This episode begins with a brief discussion on the benefits of holding hands - and I bet you haven’t heard them before.

Who doesn’t like a bit of juicy gossip? The fact is everyone gossips and it turns out to be a good thing. Gossip serves a lot of useful functions in our personal and professional lives. Frank McAndrew is one of the leading researchers on gossip and he joins me to explain how gossip works, why some of it is nasty but most of it isn’t - and how to gossip well. Frank is Professor of Psychology at Knox College in Illinois (

If you have a busy day, you probably jump from one thing to the next with barely space to breathe. If you do, you could be missing a great opportunity according to Juliet Funt founder and CEO of The Juliet Funt Group ( who advises Fortune 500 companies. Listen as Juliet explains the importance of creating “white space” in between all the things you do and why it is so beneficial. Juliet is author of the book A Minute to Think (

Ever been rejected by someone you loved? It hurts a lot. Why? Listen as we reveal some interesting brain research that explains why romantic rejection can be so devastating and what to do about it if it happens to you. Helen Fisher author of the book Why We Love ( explains.


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