Daniel Lieberman | How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity―and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race
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Daniel Lieberman discusses the fascinating hormone that drives every one of us to pursue the future that we desire. Find out how this single neurotransmitter in the brain ultimately drives many of our decisions, emotions and behaviors as we unknowingly pursue the molecule of more.


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FOR DUMMIES: The Podcast
FOR DUMMIES: The Podcast
TWA Podcast Studio
While you’re home learn the lucrative world of day trading!
There’s a common misconception that you can declare yourself a day trader, sit down at the computer in your bathrobe, and you’re going to be so busy counting the money you make, you’ll hardly have a chance to take lunch breaks. In reality, it is an incredible amount of work and requires discipline, education, attention to detail, and expert advice! This week we are joined by Annie Logue, MBA, the author of “Day Trading for Dummies.” Annie's an accomplished financial journalist as well as a lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This podcast may not earn you a UIC diploma, but I promise it’ll make you smarter about day trading. About Eric Martsolf With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) About Annie Logue, MBA Annie is highly experience in financial services and has taught business administration at the University of Illinois. She is a finance writer who has written numerous articles on investment and has edited publications on equity trading and risk management. @annielogue - Twitter
27 min
At The End of The Tunnel
At The End of The Tunnel
Light Watkins
Consolee Nishimwe on Surviving Genocide and How She Was Able to Heal Herself and Find Hope - Ep 035
When the word “genocide” comes to mind, one might think these heinous acts occurred deep in history. Yet they’ve occurred as recently as 1994, when 800,000 innocent Tutsi Rwandans were attacked by their fellow countrymen.  Today, we speak to Consolee Nishimwe about her experience surviving the Rwandan Genocide and how her life as a survivor. We open the show by learning about the history between the Hutu and Tutsi social classes and find out how Belgian colonial powers turned these two groups against one another.  Consolee then expands on this, describing her childhood as a “privileged” Tutsi, and how shame was cast down on her for this status. She touches on her living conditions, and colors a vile picture of the genocide, talking about how machetes became a symbolic weapon of choice and ways Rwandan radio encouraged the ruthless murder of Tutsi people.  In the latter half of the show, listeners will find out about how Rwanda slowly returned to a state of normalcy. Although a different path to what she’d imagined as a child, Consolee now uses her story as a tool to help others. She talks about how she uses it to inspire survivors to come out and tell their story.  To hear more about Consolee and her incredible story of struggle, survival, and ultimately triumph, be sure to join us for this very special episode. *Key Points From This Episode:* * Introducing Consolee Nishimwe, a genocide survivor and today’s guest. * Consolee tells us about her simple childhood and the fun she’d create for herself * We learn about the two previously competing ethnic groups in Rwanda.  * How Belgium incited tensions and divide between these two groups. * Being aware of her status as a Tutsi as a child. * Ways that Tutsis were treated since 1959.  * How Consolee’s family status was well-known in her village. * How Consolee felt as a young Tutsi. * RTLM Hit Radio and its place in society. * Why the machete became the weapon of choice during the genocide. * Consolee talks about how everything changed in her village the day the genocide began. * Hear about Cnsolee’s experiences of day-to-day survival. * Despite being part of a Christian family, how Consolee received the most help from a Muslim friend. * Consolee’s experiences with sexual assault. * We take stock of what happened in the first 100 days of the genocide. * How Rwanda returned to a state of normalcy after the genocide. * Consolee describes her mental wellbeing, post-genocide. * What interactions were like with Hutus once the genocide was over. * Consolee’s genocide experiences as a tool to help others. * We hear Consolee’s thoughts on the current American political divide. * How Consolee stays so hopeful and how she defines success. * How Consolee would approach a survivor. * Console answers the question: How does a survivor know that they’ve healed? *Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:* Consolee Nishimwe Consolee Nishimwe on Twitter Consolee Nishimwe on Instagram Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor's Story of Pain, Resilience, and Hope on Amazon Ralph Waldo Emerson
1 hr 20 min
The Art of Charm
The Art of Charm
The Art of Charm
Toolbox | Why Love Isn't Enough & 4 Skills You Need for a Healthy Relationship
In today’s episode, we cover how to keep the romance in your life fresh. Unfortunately, many of us believe relationship myths as truth which can set us up for failure, so what are the biggest relationship myths, what else do you need besides love to make a relationship work, and what skills can you start working on today to improve your relationships?   What to Listen For   The Biggest Relationship Myths - 5:50   What are the biggest myths surrounding relationships and why do we believe them? Why do some people fall in love with falling in love more than they fall in love with actual people? How are dating apps making it more difficult for you to find a healthy relationship and what should you do to avoid falling into the swipe life trap? What are the 2 human traits that work against us when it comes to dating apps and how do we overcome them?     The Tools for Strengthening Relationships - 15:45   What are emotional bids and how can you use them to deepen your relationships? What is the DEEP framework and how can you use it to understand the differences between you and your partner? What question can you and your partner ask each other to develop actionable goals to be more supportive of one another?  What 4 skills can you start working on today to keep your relationship fresh? What simple exercise can you implement every day or week to improve communication in your relationships? What are the 3 levels of listening and how can your knowledge of them help you strengthen relationships?    A long-lasting happy relationship requires more than just love. If you don’t have the skills to navigate all of the issues and challenges that inevitably arise from two people spending time together, love won’t simply solve all of your problems. Fortunately, the skills necessary to forge healthy relationships can be taught and learned, but you must be willing to grow.   A Word From Our Sponsors Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!   Resources from this Episode Why Emotional Connection Makes or Breaks a Relationship (Episode 719) Turning Toward Emotion (Episode 720) THIS IS WATER! A speech by David Foster Wallace   Check in with AJ and Johnny! AJ on Instagram Johnny on Instagram The Art of Charm on Instagram The Art of Charm on YouTube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 hr 3 min
Tribe of Mentors
Tribe of Mentors
Tim Ferriss
Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari
Please note that this episode originally aired on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast.  This episode features some of my favorite advice and profiles from Tribe of Mentors. Thousands of you have asked for years for the audiobook versions of Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors, and they are now both finally available at audible.com/ferriss. Today’s episode will focus on my first chapter in Tribe of Mentors, as well as the profiles of Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari. Just a few notes on the format before we dive in: I recorded the introduction and selected three fantastic, top-ranked narrators to handle the rest.  The short bios, which you will hear at the beginning of each profile, are read by Kaleo Griffith. Ray Porter reads my words as well as those of the male guests. The words of the female guests are performed by Thérèse Plummer. Tribe of Mentors is the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book—a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from more than 100 of the world’s top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life’s most challenging questions, achieve extraordinary results, and transform your life. I am really happy with how the book turned out, and the universe helped me pull off some miracles for Tribe of Mentors (e.g., Ben Stiller; Temple Grandin; Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Yuval Noah Harari, whom you will hear in this episode; Arianna Huffington; Marc Benioff; Terry Crews; Dan Gable; and many more). It includes many of the people I grew up viewing as idols or demi-gods. So thanks, universe!  And if you only get one thing out of this book, let it be this: In a world where nobody really knows anything, you have the incredible freedom to continually reinvent yourself and forge new paths, no matter how strange. Embrace your weird self. There is no one right answer… only better questions. I wish you luck as you forge your own path. Please enjoy this episode, and if you’d like to listen to the other 100-plus profiles from Tribe of Mentors, please check out audible.com/ferriss.
1 hr
Relationship Theory
Relationship Theory
Impact Theory
Before You Break Up, Try Setting These Boundaries | Relationship Theory
Are you on the verge of a breakup? Have you been disrespected one too many times and don’t know what else to do but draw a line in the sand and set an ultimatum? On this episode of Relationship Theory, Lisa and Tom Bilyeu sit down to discuss such matters and more as they explore when and how to set boundaries and what’s actually driving your desire to create and set an ultimatum. They discuss the differences between setting boundaries and ultimatums, why disrespect and a clash of values might be the cause of your relationship troubles, how to adapt to change in your relationship, and how to handle growth with your partner in terms of boundaries and limitations.   SHOW NOTES: Lines | Lisa and Tom discuss setting boundaries and ultimatums in your relationship. [0:32] Values | Tom and Lisa discuss how to compromise over your clash of values. [3:05] Change | Lisa and Tom discuss why your boundaries adapt and change. [5:50] Growing | Lisa and Tom discuss why growth will always be a factor in your relationship. [7:25]   QUOTES: “You’ve got the boundary and then you’ve got the consequence for the boundary. They are very different." [1:13]   “If somebody has such disrespect for where your boundaries are, the problem is the disrespect. It’s not about ultimatums.” [1:23]   “What I find is people often don’t understand their emotion, but they trust their emotion.” [4:41]   FOLLOW TOM: Instagram: http://bit.ly/2s9lU90 YouTube: http://bit.ly/2KWanAC Podcast: https://spoti.fi/2xEloFL   FOLLOW LISA: Instagram: https://bit.ly/2TIsoKh YouTube: https://bit.ly/2IAbTcH Podcast: https://spoti.fi/2IEajGW0
9 min
Therapy in a Nutshell
Therapy in a Nutshell
tinpodcast
Fight Depression And Burnout in 2 Minutes a Day - 3 Good Things Activity
You can fight depression and burnout in just a few minutes a day. Your brain is so much better at focusing on survival than it is at focusing on being happy, and it's because of this fact that your brain is constantly scanning for threats, trying to pick out or notice anything bad, dangerous, or negative instead of looking for the positive or dwelling on the good things that happen in your life. Your brain’s default setting is to keep you alive by really paying attention to anything threatening or dangerous. This focus on survival was imperative to our ancestors, but in today's world, if left unchecked, it can lead to stress, burnout, and depression. But I have good news. There is a simple way to combat this challenge of focusing on the negative, and to turn up the volume of the positive things in your life. In this video, I'll teach you how to fight burnout and feel happier. It takes just two minutes a day, and thanks to our sponsor take2minutes.org, it's easier than ever to get it done. Take2Minutes.org is a free service that sends you uplifting text messages each day and will also prompt you to do the 3 Good Things activity. You can find them by texting “join” to (717) 674-2779 In the U.S. or (778) 400-0444 In Canada. Or by visiting take2minutes.org Looking for Affordable Online Counseling? My sponsor BetterHelp connects you to a licensed professional for $65/week. Try it now for 10% off https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanuts... Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://therapyinanutshell.teachable.... Support my mission on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/therapyinanut... Sign up for my newsletter: https://www.therapynutshell.com Check out my favorite self-help books: https://kit.co/TherapyinaNutshell/bes... Check out my Podcast: Therapy in a Nutshell: https://tinpodcast.podbean.com/ Therapy in a Nutshell, and the information provided by Emma McAdam, is solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health. If you are in crisis please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or your local emergency services. Copyright Therapy in a Nutshell, LLC ---- Music licensed from www.Bensound.com or Artlist.io Images from Freepik.com (premium license), Pixabay, or Wikimedia commons
6 min
The Adversity Advantage
The Adversity Advantage
Doug Bopst
Dave Asprey - Why Fasting Improves Your Health
Why Fasting Improves Your Health!!!! When you hear the word fasting, what comes to mind? Am I going to starve? Is it good for my mental health? I can’t go 20 hours without eating. I hear you and I have thought all of those very same things. My guest today is here to calm your fears on all things fasting and help explain how each and every one of you can fast in a way that suits your lifestyle. My guest today is Dave Asprey, the “Father of Biohacking.” He is the Founder and Chairman of Bulletproof, a three-time New York Times bestselling science author and host of the award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio. His newest book, Fast This Way is available now and provides incredible and valuable information on all things fasting and will inspire you to give fasting a second chance or try it out for the first time. Today, he delivers a masterclass on all things fasting and it's many benefits. We discuss how each of you can fast in a way that suits your lifestyle and how to get started. In addition, he shares how you can also fast from hate and negative thoughts. We also chat about biohacking and more! Dave’s Backstory: Dave weighed up to 300 pounds in his early 20s. He was famous for being the first one to sell anything over the internet, which is now called the E-commerce. He made $6 million when he was 26. Dave was a co-founder of a part of the company that held Google's first servers, and grew the company to be worth $36 billion on the NASDAQ. In spite of all the fame and money that he made, he wasn’t happy with his life and he always asks himself about why he keeps on making decisions that are against his own interests. He already tried everything to lose weight. He worked out an hour and a half a day, six days a week for 18 months straight on a low fat, low calorie diet, but still, he can’t lose weight. That’s when he realized he needed to hack it. Dave started hanging out with people three times his age who were reversing their age and learning their techniques to fix his own biology. Dave was frustrated because he was running that non-profit anti-aging group, and they're only four minutes from Google's headquarters, but they had only one guy from Google to ever attend -- and that was his uncle. Someone told him that if he did not eat six times a day, he’s going to be in starvation mode. His main problem with that idea was that he’s afraid of acting like a jerk just because he was hungry. So in 2008, he decided to hire a Shaman and he was dropped off in a cave. He wants no food and no people anywhere around so he’s just the only one who’s gonna have to deal with that. For Dave, that was a very amazing experience, because that’s the first time he’s ever done real quality journalism and storytelling. Topics discussed: Dave's newest book "Fast This Way" What is biohacking? The benefits of intermittent fasting The importance of investing in energy How to get started on fasting in a way that's going to be sustainable The three fasting hacks (black coffee, bulletproof coffee, and probiotic fiber) The mental health benefits of fasting The four F words explained (fear, food, “F”, and friend) The importance of empathy, compassion, and equanimity Benefits of fasting from negative thoughts Benefits of fasting from hate and how to do it successfully Dave’s tips on how people can incorporate fasting when they're following some sense of morning routine Takeaways: Coffee doubles ketone production. Ketones suppress the hunger hormone called ghrelin and they raise the satiety hormone called CCK. Fasting means your insulin didn't go up, and it means that your liver didn't have to turn on protein-digesting enzymes. If you want to improve your biology, you have to have enough energy to run your body and break down cells and build healthy new cells. The thing about fear is you don't think about fear. Fasting means training the body to feel safe by going without something. It makes you more powerful in your cells, in your nerves, in your brain, in your heart, in your body, and in your spirit. The only thing that you do have control over is your spiritual state. Fasting from hate is the hardest thing to do. What you eat drives hunger and cravings, depending on what it is. The very best time to work out is at the end of a fast. Connect with Dave: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bulletproofexecutive/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bulletproofexec Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dave.asprey LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asprey/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DaveAspreyBPR Get Dave's newest book Fast This Way here: www.fastthisway.com
1 hr 7 min
The Brainy Business | Understanding the Psychology of Why People Buy | Behavioral Economics
The Brainy Business | Understanding the Psychology of Why People Buy | Behavioral Economics
Melina Palmer
136. Temptation Bundling: A Simple Trick to Reach Your Goals, a Behavioral Economics Foundations Episode
Today we are going to be talking about a really cool trick called temptation bundling. You may have noticed this is a shorter episode than we usually have on the podcast and that is because while temptation bundling can make a huge impact on your life and business, it doesn’t have to be all that complicated. (Hooray!) In this episode, you’ll learn what temptation bundling is, how it works, some ways I have done this myself in my own work, and tips on how you can jump in and start bundling yourself! I hope you love everything recommended via The Brainy Business! Everything was independently reviewed and selected by me, Melina Palmer. So you know, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. That means if you decide to shop from the links on this page (via Amazon or others), The Brainy Business may collect a share of sales or other compensation. Show Notes: * [01:03] In this episode, you’ll learn what temptation bundling is, how it works, some ways I have done this myself in my own work, and tips on how you can use it too. * [02:15] One of my favorite things about this concept is how simple it is. This is actually something I’ve done naturally most of my life before it had a name. * [03:17] When I required some extra motivation, I created little milestone moments and rewards to keep myself motivated. * [03:57] The essence of temptation bundling is taking something you should do but may have a long term reward and not be super appealing at the moment, and bundle it with something you really want to do right now. * [05:01] In the foundational research study led by professor Katy Milkman, participants agreed to have their iPods locked up at the gym so they could only access them when they went to work out. They exercised more and were happier about it. * [06:10] A slight change in routine can upend newly forming habits and make them hard to start up again if you aren’t careful, so it is important to keep that all in mind as you set up your own temptation bundling techniques and timelines. * [07:26] Here’s another great thing about temptation bundling: pretty much anything can be a candidate for the bundle, and what you set up doesn’t necessarily need to be what someone else would want or need. * [09:04] Temptation bundling uses a “now” activity to help achieve a longer-term goal and overcome time discounting. * [09:37] Most multitasking doesn’t work well. As you are likely going to be looking for ways to implement this for your work goals (at least some of the time), I don’t want you to feel limited by needing to only use this while doing two things at once. * [10:19] To help to find your candidates for temptation bundling start by looking for something you love to do in your spare time. * [11:55] The two items that you want to bundle don’t have to be related. Choose any reward and tie to the action ahead of time (download your freebie worksheet here to get started). * [12:56] Temptation bundling is everywhere. You just need to find the cheese to your own personal life broccoli and you’ll be achieving goals left and right. * [13:08] Melina’s closing reflections. Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Android. If you like what you heard, please leave a review on iTunes and share what you liked about the show. Let’s connect: * Melina@TheBrainyBusiness.com * The Brainy Business® on Facebook * The Brainy Business on Twitter * The Brainy Business on Instagram * The Brainy Business on LinkedIn * Melina on LinkedIn * The Brainy Business on Youtube More from The Brainy Business: * Master Your Mindset Mini-Course * BE Thoughtful Revolution - use code BRAINY to save 10% * Get Your FREE ebook * Melina’s John Mayer Pandora Station! Listen to what she listens to while working. Past Episodes and Other Important Links: * Holding the Hunger Games Hostage at the Gym: An Evaluation of Temptation Bundling * Time Discounting * Framing * Interview With Nir Eyal * Indistractable by Nir Eyal * How to Organize Your Brain with Behavioral Economics Check out (and preorder!) my upcoming book on Amazon, Bookshop, and Barnes & Noble If you are outside the US, please complete this form to be first to know when the book is available near you AND to help show there is a presence in your country to speed along international agreements and get it to you faster!
15 min
Go Help Yourself: A Comedy Self-Help Podcast to Make Life Suck Less
Go Help Yourself: A Comedy Self-Help Podcast to Make Life Suck Less
Misty Stinnett & Lisa Linke
Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. & Amelia Nagoski, D.M.A.
This week, Misty and Lisa review the New York Times bestseller Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. & Amelia Nagoski, D.M.A. Emily Nagoski has a Ph.D. in Health Behavior with a minor in Human Sexuality from Indiana University, and a MS in Counseling, also from IU, including a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She has been a sex educator for twenty-five years and is the author of the NYT bestseller Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life. She lives in western Massachusetts with a strange cat, two dogs, and a cartoonist. Dr. Amelia Nagoski is a conductor and music professor, in which jobs her responsibilities include running around waving her arms and making funny noises, and generally doing whatever it takes to help singers get in touch with their internal experience. Her students have described her as "passionate, positive, and boundlessly enthusiastic." In her teaching, performing, and writing, she focuses on connections between art and the experience of being alive in the world, with the expectation that understanding music can help us understand ourselves and each other. She is the identical twin sister of Emily Nagoski, PhD. We cover the main ideas from each part of the book in this Burnout book review summary podcast, including: Part 1: What You Take with You Part 2: The Real Enemy Part 3: Wax On, Wax off If you'd like to learn more about the authors, you can do so at their website here. If you'd like to buy the book, you can do that here! To listen to our episode reviewing Emily Nagoski's first book Come As You Are, click here! You can also listen to our episodes reviewing For the Love of Men Part 1 and Part 2. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can do that on our Patreon. To get your GHY swag, check out our merch store! Thank you for supporting Go Help Yourself!
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