Why Friends Are So Important & The Pros and Cons of Drinking


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If you ask most people if stress can lead to cancer, I think they would say yes. I imagine there are cancer patients who believe they got cancer because of the stress in the life. So what does the research say about this? This episode begins with a look at some conclusive science about stress and cancer that should come as a relief to people who are stressed as well as cancer patients. Source: Nancy Snyderman, M.D. author of Medical Myths That Can Kill You (https://amzn.to/3biHlf4)

People need people. The need for human interaction is undeniable. Yet today we are more isolated than ever. So how can we get that human contact we so desperately need? Listen as I discuss this with Marissa King who is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management and author of the book, Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection (https://amzn.to/396C5bL). She has some wonderful advice on how to feel less lonely and bring people into your life in ways that are easier than you imagined - even during a pandemic. And the benefits are well worth it.

Did you know some people have a better sense of touch than others? It’s true. For a long time it was thought to be a gender thing - that women had a more sensitive sense of touch than men. But not necessarily so. Listen as I explain what causes this interesting difference in people. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091215173017.htm

Humans have been drinking alcohol for thousands of years. While many books have been written about the dangers of alcohol, other books have been written about the joys of fine wine and other alcoholic beverages. What is the truth about drinking? Is a little alcohol okay? Is red wine good for you? Does drinking kill your brain cells? Is it just better not to drink at all? Listen as I discuss this with David Nutt who is a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College, London as well as the former Chief of the Section of Clinical Science in the US National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in the NIH. And he is author of the book Drink?: The New Science of Alcohol and Health (https://amzn.to/3oh0q53). Interestingly he not only drinks but owns a wine bar.


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