How You Can Make Yourself Smarter & When Efficiency Actually Slows You Down

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By Mike Carruthers / OmniCastMedia / Westwood One Podcast Network / wwopodcasts@westwoodone.com and Mike Carruthers / OmniCast Media / Cumulus Podcast Network. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Ask just about anyone and they will tell you that antioxidants are really good for you. In fact, some people take antioxidant supplements probably assuming that if they are good for you - then taking even more is even better. Is it? We begin this episode with a look at antioxidants, what they do and when too much of them may be a bad thing. https://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2013/03/09/do-you-really-need-antioxidants

You probably like to think you are smart. And maybe you are. But could you be smarter? That depends. Clearly, your brain works better when you make certain lifestyle changes - and avoid certain vices. For example, how much you sleep and how much alcohol you drink can have a real impact on how well you think and how smart you are. Dr. David Bardsley, author of the book Smarter Next Year: The Revolutionary Science for a Smarter, Happier You (https://amzn.to/2tUXcK8) joins me to reveal simple changes to your life that can make you smarter and improve the way your brain functions at any age.

What makes a woman beautiful? That may seem like a complicated question but in one significant way, the answer is quite simple. Listen as I explain. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3477150/Bland-really-beautifulResearchers-simple-faces-likely-seen-attractive-easier-brain-process.html

Efficiency is good but maybe too much efficiency is not. In fact, trying to be too efficient can actually make you less efficient, according to Edward Tenner, a distinguished scholar at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and author of the book The Efficiency Paradox (https://amzn.to/2CaWgpk). Listen as we discuss how doing things efficiently isn’t necessarily always better – and how we have to balance efficiency with quality and intuition.

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