Why Time Flies When You Are Having Fun & What Your Stuff Says About You


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Wi-Fi is great except when the microwave oven is on. At least that is the case in my house. Whenever we turn on the microwave oven in the kitchen – it screws up the Wi-Fi. Why is that? And is there anything you can do to prevent or fix that? This episode begins by exploring the microwave/Wi-Fi conflict. http://io9.com/why-does-your-microwave-oven-mess-with-the-wi-fi-connec-1666117933

There is a general belief that times go by faster as you get older. And most of us have experienced the “times flies when you are having fun” phenomenon. Yet time passes at the same constant rate, all the time. Then why should time seem to travel faster at one time and slower at other times? Is it possible to deliberately make time seem to move faster or slower? Alan Burdick is a staff writer and former senior editor at The New Yorker who spent 10 years researching this phenomenon. The result is his book, Why Time Flies (https://amzn.to/3eCt8uu). He joins me to reveal what he discovered about the passage of time and how you perceive it.

We all have stuff. And the things we keep and the items we display for others to see, speak volumes about us. That’s according to Sam Gosling. Sam and his team went snooping around peoples’ homes and offices to discover what can be learned about those people by the stuff they own and he joins me to reveal the fascinating findings. Sam is author of the book Snoop: What Your Stuff Says about You (https://amzn.to/3kydIei)

Since you spend a good portion of your day thinking about, talking about and eating food, you might like to hear some really interesting information about some of the foods you eat. Listen as I explain the actual shelf life of a Twinkie, how much you likely eat in a year and more. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/food-facts_n_4788746


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