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When Cookies Talk: How to Overcome Your Sweet Tooth with Dr. Andrea Grayson (Episode #168)

If the cookies, crackers, soda, or candy are speaking to you seductively when you walk through the checkout line, there is a reason for that. Turns out that mood swings, headaches, brain fog, depression, and exhaustion are also related to that irresistible tug, and it all comes down to the way sugar is hijacking our future, often hourly, every single day. Our guest, Dr. Andrea Grayson, has a fresh approach to helping us break free from this cycle, and unlocking a better future.
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How Critical Thinking Can Empower You to Do More and Succeed

Do you consider yourself a critical thinker? Are you able to solve problems rationally, evaluate information objectively, and arrive at conclusions based on factual evidence? Critical thinking is a skill—one that can be honed and developed with practice and time. Whether you inherently possess this talent or not, rest assured that you, too, can foster your own critical thinking abilities. Here's how.
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Time Slipping By? Make Choices That Give You the Best Stories with John K. Coyle (Episode #164)

You know how it can sometimes feel like time is relentlessly speeding by? Well it turns out, we can control that feeling, and even slow things down to the “savoring pace,” if we learn a little about how our brains work. John K. Coyle is an expert in how we perceive time, and his insights can help us live far richer lives, hour by hour. “When life gives you choices, choose the one that gives you the best stories.” That’s just one of the many uplifting ah-ha moments (based on science) from this wonderful episode.
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Liberate Yourself From the Scale: A Refreshing Take on Body Positivity with Ronald Young Jr. (Episode #163)

Ronald Young Jr. is an emerging voice in the body positive movement, and he’s leading us to new places on this old topic. His insights on common sense and honesty are like piano wire stretched tight between two important pins, and his boundless good humor is a hammer striking an incredibly beautiful note of wisdom for us all to carry forward. If you or someone you love struggles with their weight, this conversation will provide leaps of insight, and plenty of smiles.
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Neutralizing Weaknesses: How to Get Ahead in Whatever Game You’re Playing

In life, as in tennis, a degree of self-awareness, openness to feedback, and acknowledgement of our weaknesses is critical. But in our perfection-driven world, how can we relinquish that need for perfection and cultivate a culture where weaknesses are seen as a fact of life and embraced? Here's the key: when we build a life that lets us play to our strengths, we'll find ourselves ahead in whatever game we are playing.
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Lesson From a Blockbuster Movie

What is the story that you are telling yourself about the things that bother you? Are you facing financial problems, relationship issues, health concerns, career stagnation? How do you face each of these? What happens to you is important. The story you tell yourself about what happens to you is much more important.
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15 Simple Ways to Enhance Brainpower When You Lack Focus

How powerful is your brain? Is there room for improvement in grasping ideas quicker, making better decisions, and solving challenges more effectively? Brainpower is what makes you, well, you. It is your intelligence that makes you think, learn new skills, and adapt to changes. It is the sum of your mental abilities—your intellectual capacity. It is a muscle just like any other in our bodies, and like with any muscle, the more you strengthen it, the more powerful it becomes. Here are 15 tips to enhance your brainpower starting right now.
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Your Life Is One Continuous Mistake, Just Like Everyone Else’s with Sunni Brown (Episode #154)

Sunni Brown is an intrepid and inspiring “creative” who is zooming through our world, project after project, sparking bursts of hidden potential everywhere she goes. She was named one of the “10 Most Creative People” on X (formerly Twitter), and she has been featured in every major U.S. publication: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, and CBS Sunday Morning, the latter of which has celebrated her work twice! And so will you, once you’ve enjoyed her infectious positive energy.
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