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Something You Should Know

Mike Carruthers / OmniCast Media / Cumulus Podcast Network

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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 " ...
 
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What is it about spicy food that makes some people love it and others avoid it like the plague? This episode begins with an interesting explanation and some helpful facts about hot and spicy food that could come in handy if things get too hot. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-actually-enjoy-the-painful-pleasure-of-spicy-foo-1794616828 How important is …
 
Given the price of gasoline, we all need to conserve every drop we can. While you have probably heard of some of the ways to save gas, there are a few you probably haven’t heard before. This episode begins with some effective gas saving hacks from the people at Popular Mechanics. https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a39504408/how-to-improve-your-v…
 
Why do cashiers often ask for your phone number or email address? What if you don’t want to share that information? This episode begins by explaining why they ask and what your response should be. https://www.rd.com/article/this-is-why-stores-ask-for-your-phone-number-at-the-checkout/ Everyone needs at least one friend. That’s according to Lydia De…
 
People like reruns. We like to watch old TV shows and movies over and over again, we often order the same meal at a restaurant, listen to the same songs- maybe even reread a book. Why? This episode begins with an interesting explanation. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-you-like-to-watch-the-same-thing-over-and-over/ Change is hard. W…
 
Are you a smiler? Smiling turns out to be really good for you in a lot of ways. This episode begins with an explanation of some of the surprising benefits of smiling more often. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2011/03/22/the-untapped-power-of-smiling/#23fc80fc7a67 Why do we pay attention to some people but not others? What makes those peopl…
 
The pandemic certainly made us more aware of the importance of washing our hands. However, it isn’t just how often you wash, it is also the technique that matters. Listen as I explain. http://www.hardydiagnostics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Hand-Washing.pdf For as long as there have been people, there has been a need for fun. People like to have…
 
With today’s gas prices, you want to make every gallon count. So perhaps you’ve wondered if you should stop your engine at a railroad crossing or if you are in the drive-thru line at a takeout place for just a minute. Listen to the beginning of this episode and I’ll give you the answer. https://slate.com/technology/2008/05/is-it-more-efficient-to-l…
 
About one in ten people claim to be allergic to penicillin. Interestingly, while they may think they are – many of them are not. How can this be? This episode begins with an explanation of how this can be. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/do-you-really-have-a-penicillin-allergy-2019022616017 Distractions are everywhere. People are always complai…
 
I’ve always thought it was odd that it is called “plastic” surgery. What’s even stranger is that the term goes back over 200 years – long before what we know as plastic was really a thing. This episode begins with an explanation that all makes sense once you hear it. Source: Lindsey Fitzharris author of The Face Maker (https://amzn.to/3x3IP69). Whe…
 
No one likes getting those annoying robocalls. This episode begins with a simple way to stop robocalls for free – and it really works. In fact it is so effective, it won a contest held by the Federal Trade Commission looking for the best way to stop robocalls. Source: Interview with Aaron Foss founder of www.Nomorobo.com Everyone breathes. However,…
 
Everyone snoops and eavesdrops. . It’s part of being human. This episode begins with a discussion on eavesdropping and snooping and why it is so hard to resist and what purpose it serves. ( Source: John L. Locke author of Eavesdropping (https://amzn.to/2O7an63) Financial advice often begins with the admonition that you need to stop spending so much…
 
Did you know Memorial Day wasn’t declared a national Holiday until 1971? And it wasn’t always called Memorial Day either. Those are just a few of the interesting facts this episode starts with as we look at this uniquely American holiday and day of remembrance. https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/memorial-day-2022-facts-american-holiday A few years a…
 
When you get a fever, what should you do? Some people say you should take medicine to knock it down – some say to leave it alone and let it run its course. Who’s right? This episode begins with an expert answer to that question. http://www.menshealth.com/health/clean-up-your-health-routine When you’re hungry - you’re hungry. Right? Not exactly. Whi…
 
It seems that no matter how much water you drink, someone is always telling you to drink more. They may be right. It does seem that staying hydrated is good for you. This episode begins with an explanation of the benefits of drinking more water - both physical and mental. https://www.eatingwell.com/article/17435/why-drink-water-how-water-and-health…
 
For some reason, dogs seem to love to hang their head out the car window when it’s moving. Why do they do that? And is it a good idea to let them do that? This episode begins with an explanation of what dogs get out of the experience and what you should do as the dog’s owner. https://www.metlifepetinsurance.com/blog/pet-behavior/should-my-dog-hang-…
 
People say they are attracted to people who make them laugh and have a good sense of humor. But it is a bit more complicated than that. It is true that humor can bring people together, but it can also pull them apart. This episode begins with an explanation about humor and couples. https://www.theknot.com/content/couples-who-share-sense-of-humor-st…
 
Do you know the difference between ice cream, gelato, soft-serve, frozen yogurt and sorbet? This episode begins by explaining what they all are and how they are different from each other. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/differences-between-ice-cream-gelato-frozen-yogurt-sherbet Pay attention! Stay focused. Do one thing at a time. We have all b…
 
Two of the biggest problems facing the world today are hunger and food waste. So, what if you created a business that tackled both problems in a way that one helped solve the other? That’s exactly what Jasmine Crowe did. Listen to this wonderful story about a woman who went from cooking meals in her kitchen to help hungry people in Atlanta to found…
 
Don’t you hate it when a doctor makes you wait well past your appointment time? Why do they do that? Should you complain? What’s a reasonable amount of time to wait before you say something? This episode begins with some interesting insight into the problem and what you should do to make sure the doctor understands your time is valuable. https://ww…
 
Does a full moon really bring out craziness in people? Does it cause more car accidents and hospital admissions? This episode begins with a look at whether or not the moon really affects human behavior – or at least why so many people believe it does. http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/stop-blaming-the-moon-says-ucla-scientist Being happy is a big g…
 
This is a special bonus episode that is part of the Dell PodFerence 2022… Everyone has been in a situation where your phone was running out of power, there was no place to charge it and you really needed to have it NOT DIE! Listen to this great story about an ambitious 23-year old entrepreneur who saw this universal problem and created a great oppo…
 
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. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/02/scents We are all learning all the time. But have you ever thought about HOW you learn? Maybe you can learn better if…
 
Every now and then you see someone being interviewed on television who has reached 100 years old - or older and claims to have smoked cigarettes and drank whiskey their whole life. Yet other people do all the right things and die young. This episode begins with and examination and explanation of this odd phenomenon and tells you what your odds are …
 
What you smell can have a really interesting effect on you. Smells can make you happy, improve concentration and even boost your energy. This episode begins with an explanation of which scents do what to you. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/26/scents-and-wellbeing_n_5193609.html The thought of negotiation can turn some people off. IF you are …
 
Holding on to a grudge can feel righteous. After all, you’ve been wronged. You are entitled to hold that grudge. However, there are a lot more reasons - and better ones - to let that grudge go. This episode begins with an explanation and a great quote to remember about grudges. Source: Judith Kuriansky author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to a Heal…
 
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