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Eat This, Not That In 2020 With Jonny Bowden

Eat This, Not That In 2020 With Jonny Bowden

February 20, 2020

What's that saying? You are what you eat? More like you are what you THINK you're eating.

Get ready for a food reality check with Dr. Jonny Bowden. He's known as the "nutrition myth buster," and he's going to change how you look at food in 2020.

Dr. Jonny is a nationally known nutrition expert and psychologist. He's written 15 books and has appeared in publications such as "O, The Oprah Magazine" and "GQ."

But he wasn't always so healthy and he wasn't always a doctor. His career started on the road as a musician where he lived what he describes as, "100% the rock 'n' roll lifestyle." That life was great until it wasn't. And that's when Dr. Jonny discovered that working out and eating well have their merits. He's been singing that song to anyone who will listen ever since.

On this Dying to Ask:

  • Why if your 2020 resolution was to cut out (fill in the blank food,) you've probably failed already
  • The good and the bad of popular lifestyles like Keto and plant-based eating
  • Three foods you should stop eating now and what SHOULD be in your fridge
  • And, what is the nutrition myth buster's guilty pleasure?
Why Mastering Modern Etiquette Can Make You Successful

Why Mastering Modern Etiquette Can Make You Successful

February 13, 2020

Want to make more money? Want to be better liked? Want to climb the corporate ladder? Of course, you do, and that's why you must master modern etiquette.

Diane Gottsman is the founder of The Protocol School of Texas. Her insight into how our social interactions affect our professional and personal lives has made her a national expert in her field. She makes frequent appearances on the "Today" show and has written articles for publications like Forbes and The Wall Street Journal.

Modern manners go beyond saying "please" and "thank you." Knowing how to navigate negative people and decline invitations that don't interest you is an art. Diane walks us through some everyday situations that can get complicated quickly.

On this Dying to Ask:

  • Why we all need to take a hard look at how we conduct ourselves with our friends, family and work colleagues
  • Why etiquette is about building relationships, not sticking your finger out when drinking tea
  • How Diane became a national expert in modern manners and etiquette
Get The ‘Write’ Idea About Thank-You Cards With Edie Lambert

Get The ‘Write’ Idea About Thank-You Cards With Edie Lambert

February 6, 2020

Write a thank-you card. Change a life. Seriously, it's that easy.

New research has proved that sending someone a thank-you note generates an ecstatic response in the recipient. Did you catch that? Ecstatic! It gets better. Writing the note creates a positive response in the sender, too.

On this Dying to Ask:

  • I chat with KCRA 3's Edie Lambert, a fellow devotee of the thank-you card, about why we're addicted to putting a stamp on saying thank you.
  • We pay homage to Princess Diana, one of the most prolific thank-you card writers in history.
  • We break down how two psychologists studied the "thank-you card effect" and why even the psychologists were floored by what they found.
  • We share when we send expressions of gratitude and how we make it easy to pull off, even for our kids.
  • And, we invite you to join our "thank you card challenge" in 2020.
This Is Why Most Of Your Stuff Is Worthless

This Is Why Most Of Your Stuff Is Worthless

January 30, 2020

Most of what you own is worthless. I'm not being judgmental. It's a fact.

A recent viral article with the headline "Most of What You Own is Worthless: 3 Things You Should Be Doing to Reduce What You Own" explains why a lot of what we hold dear isn't worth the box you're storing it in.

The author of that article? My sister, Siobhan Fitzpatrick Kratovil.

Siobhan is a lawyer and mom of four who writes a legal blog called "The Law Mother."

She wrote this article after she and her husband had to clear her late mother-in-law's home to sell it. The experience radically changed how she looks at all the stuff in her own home. As a mom of four girls, she's got a lot of stuff -- most of it pink. As a lawyer who does a lot of estate planning, she's now advocating for families to look at what they really leave behind when they die.

On this Dying to Ask:

  • How little (financially) your family heirlooms are worth
  • Why things like china and so-called brown furniture aren't worth much at estate sales
  • How to be VICIOUSLY THOUGHTFUL about what things you allow into your house. Wait until you hear how she handles kids' artwork!
  • And I give my younger sister one shot to publicly hold me accountable for one transgression from our youth. You won't believe what she's been hanging onto for decades. #getoverit 
Jeff Rossen, Consumer Correspondent

Jeff Rossen, Consumer Correspondent

January 24, 2020

 

It's a good thing Jeff Rossen and I don't share an office. I'd probably talk his ear off all day long. Jeff is the newly named chief national consumer correspondent for Hearst Television. 

He joined Hearst after a decade at NBC News and "The Today Show," where his franchise, "Rossen Reports," exposed scams, tested products and cost big companies big money when it turned out they weren't delivering on their promises. 

He's as impossible to ignore in real life as he is on TV. It's an energy that fuels his creative side that even he admits can be exhausting to be around! (I might relate to that.)

On this Dying to Ask:

  • How Jeff knew it was the right time to make the leap from NBC to Hearst Television and his advice to anyone thinking about pivoting from an established career
  • The role a chimpanzee played in his rise to getting noticed at a network and, ultimately, created his niche as a consumer reporter and his award-winning franchise, "Rossen Reports"
  • What Jeff does in his free time that he says creates the only space in his life where he's not thinking about work
  • And proof Hearst's new chief national consumer correspondent might have a solid second career as a relationship expert!
Dying to Read More

Dying to Read More

January 17, 2020

2020 is the year of self-care for a lot of people. There's no quicker way to calm your mind than by shutting off your phone (after you listen to this podcast, of course) and picking up a book.

But, a lot of us struggle to find time to read. How many times have you said, "I don't have time to read"? Are we really that busy? Or, is it just easier to zone out on Netflix and social media?

This episode of our "Dying To" series on "Dying to Ask" will help anyone dying to read more by outlining three simple ways to fit more reading into your life.

Leslie Guillon is my guest this week. She's one of my closest friends, and last year, she set a goal of reading 12 books in 2019.

Leslie is a single mom of two, an attorney, an ultra runner and the epitome of busy. But she realized she was cheating herself with her choices of how to spend free time. She just finished her "12 book challenge" and she's sharing the three things she changed in her life to pull off the goal.

And, she's getting real about what she noticed in her mental health and overall happiness. Is reading a book the quickest road to self-care? Read between the lines and you'll find out the answer is yes!

Tim Collom, Goal-Setter

Tim Collom, Goal-Setter

January 9, 2020

Did you know you are 42% more likely to follow through with a goal or resolution if you write it down?

Seriously, just writing a goal down is that powerful.

That's not surprising to Tim Collom. He's been writing 100 goals a year down on paper for the last 25 years. It started as a high school assignment, but it's transformed into a life-changing affirmation of where he's been and where he's going.

Tim credits his financial success in business, his creative success in art and his personal happiness to the fact that he writes down those goals.

Great reads to start the new year

Great reads to start the new year

January 2, 2020

Read anything good lately?

Your answer will be a resounding 'YAAASS' after you listen to our annual guide to holiday reading.

Our favorite bibliophile, Tina Ferguson, is back with her picks for both adults and kids to read or gift over the holidays.

On this "Dying To Ask," witness Tina's big confession regarding "50 Shades of Grey," find out why you can expect to see more romance on your nightstand in 2020 and I commit to reading Tina's pick about the zombie apocalypse -- which is surely a sign of the zombie apocalypse.

Dying to control your money with Farnoosh Torabi

Dying to control your money with Farnoosh Torabi

December 26, 2019

Show me the money. If getting control of your finances is one of your 2020 goals, you're not alone.

My guest is financial expert Farnoosh Torabi. Farnoosh is the host of the top-rated podcast, "So Money" and the author of books including her latest, "When She Makes More." She's a financial contributor for O, The Oprah Magazine and a frequent guest on the Today Show.

On this Dying to Ask:

  • How to set and achieve big money goals in 2020 whether it's paying down debt or buying your first house. 
  • We go into surprising news about millennial spending habits and what they think of homeownership. 
  • And we talk about the major podcasting milestone Farnoosh is reaching with "So Money's" 1,000th episode.
PODCAST: Dying to break up with your phone

PODCAST: Dying to break up with your phone

December 20, 2019

It's not me. It's you. Ever felt like saying that to your phone?

Smart phone fatigue is a real deal but we're finding it harder and harder to separate from devices that connect us to everyone and everything.

Tech Expert Jennifer Jolly is back with a renewed warning about how our digital dependence is affecting our mental health and human interactions. 

 Learn tips to disconnect -- after you listen to this podcast of course!