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Nobody Told Me!

When mother-daughter duo Jan Black and Laura Owens first conceptualized their two-generational talk show, nobody told them they’d snag the title of #1 self-help podcast for months on end! But that’s exactly what they’ve done, delving into topics as far-flung as network building, the importance of failure, finding hope after being kidnapped, and how the principles of brain surgery can help us work through everyday problems. Featuring interviews with extraordinary individuals, Nobody Told Me! shines light on the shared human experiences that bring us together, and the challenges that serve as catalysts for our greatest growth. Nobody Told Me! combines Jan’s impressive broadcast journalism background with Laura’s unique, millennial perspective. Driven by a genuine desire to educate and empower, their pioneering platform gives insight into the strategies and secrets of people in all walks of life. Equal parts information and inspiration, Nobody Told Me! brings a personal touch to the interview process. Together, Jan and Laura are asking the questions that help their listeners get through life’s toughest times.

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Matt Walker: ...that I could do whatever I wanted to do
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Harold Ivan Smith: ...how to cope with grief during the holidays
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Mimi Lemay: ...having a transgender child would take me on the toughest, but most rewarding journey
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Dr. Paul Hokemeyer: ...why having wealth and fame is never enough
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Clint Emerson: ...how to be the right kind of crazy
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Allison Holzer: ...how to use inspiration as your superpower
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Nicole Lapin: ...how to go from burnout to balance
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Dr. Anthony Youn: ...you can't make everybody happy
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Dr. Steven Rogelberg: ...not to be afraid of conflict
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Marianne Schnall: ...it was a waste of time trying to be someone other than my true self
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...how women's friendships are different from men's
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Steph Gaudreau: ...weight does not necessarily determine health
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...how to find joy and have a positive mindset
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Adrienne Brodeur: ...the consequences of keeping a big secret
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Katherine Reynolds Lewis: ...how to grow into the parent my kids needed
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Kristi Hugstad: ...how to start conversations that will save lives
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Paul Tough: ...how college makes us or breaks us
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Clive Wynne...how and why dogs love us
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Jerry Colonna: ...that everybody doubts themselves
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Greg Bustin: ...why accountability is the secret to success
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Dr. Rupy Aujla: ...how to eat to beat illness
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Robert Greene: ...the skills you need to deal with people
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Lisa Taddeo: ...you don't know when a story is over
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Andrew Samuel: ...how to cultivate a life of success, joy, and purpose
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Travis Mills: ...how good my life could be as a quadruple amputee
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Andrew Tarvin: ...how humor works
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Patricia Madson: ...life is a series of unfolding gifts
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Jonathan Mooney: ...different isn't deficient
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Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky: ...the importance of patience
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...how to be happy (Dr. Rick Hanson, Shawn Achor, and Ellen Petry Leanse)
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Andy Andrews: ...that nobody had a job for me
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Ryan Martin: ...anger is good, healthy, and we should experience it often
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Hal Gregersen: ...that questions are the answer
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Shan Boodram: ...relationships don't have to be hard work
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Jim "The Rookie" Morris: ...things happen for a reason
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Dr. BJ Miller & Shoshana Berger: ...how to live life and face death
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Dr. Gerard Sanacora: ...about using ketamine to treat depression
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Jordan Belfort: ...that when you meet the right partner, everything falls into place
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Sam Horn: ...to have a 'now' and a 'next'
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Dr. Ellyn Bader: ...how to manage a business and relationship simultaneously
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Dr. Ellen Hendriksen: ...we don't have to wait for anxiety to go away before we live our best life
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Richard Ratay: ..."dumb" family road trips would be some of my most treasured memories
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Ronn Owens: ...being a father is an all-consuming and awesome job
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Mark Goulston: ...how to talk to crazy
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Jeff Bullas: ...I needed to invest in myself earlier
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Gretchen Rubin: ...that outer order creates inner calm
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Dr. Perry Halkitis: ...a little adversity leads to resilience
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Humble the Poet: ...true freedom only exists in discipline
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Ty Pennington: ...to say 'yes' to every opportunity
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...what mothers and daughters learn from each other
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Marisa Bardach Ramel: ...the mother-daughter bond continues long after death
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Joseph Burgo: ...how to deal with feelings of shame
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Esther Wojcicki: ...I would raise the CEO of YouTube, the CEO of 23&Me, and a doctor
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Sandra Joseph: ...you are born worthy of your dreams
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Hal Elrod: ...the importance of celebrating life every day
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Dr. Michael Reichert: ...how to raise a young boy into a great man
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Greg Bustin: ...it's okay to say "I don't know"
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Veronica Hinke: ...how the stories of Titanic passengers can inspire people today
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Lori Gottlieb: ...we all struggle with the same things at our core
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James Creighton: ...fights are inevitable
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Mike Bayer: ...you have a better life when you help others
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Sam Horn: ...someday is NOT a day in the week
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Laura Vanderkam: ...we always have time for what matters to us
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Andy Parker: ...what it's like to lose a child to gun violence on live TV
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Dr. Mark Menolascino: ...how important the gut is
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Dr. Lisa Damour: ...how powerful a teenage meltdown is
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Alex Banayan: ...how fun the storm can be
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Leigh Steinberg: ...the quality that will save you is resilience
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Sarah Shockley: ...you come to know yourself through difficult journeys
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Valentine's Day Special: relationship expert Guy Winch on healing a broken heart
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Tina Seelig: ...that most rules are recommendations
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Jay Pharaoh: ...don't be afraid to be yourself
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Reshma Saujani: ...that I didn't have to be perfect
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Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy: ...that bad days are a normal part of life
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Damona Hoffman: ...it's all going to work out
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Bryan E. Robinson: ...that it's okay to stop working and just #chill
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Amy Morin/Alex Hutchinson: ...how to become mentally stronger
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Elizabeth Emens: ...how to do less, do better, and live more
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Catherine Sanderson: ...that it's gonna be okay
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Chris Guillebeau/Carol Roth: ...how to start a business, big or small
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Sue Klebold: ...the terrible things that you go through are what build you into a better human being
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...how to manage time better and avoid procrastination
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Kathrine Switzer: ...that I could do amazing things if I just believed in myself
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Tim Larkin: ...that hesitation can be the difference between life and death
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Michael Crossland: ...you learn far more from a loss than you'll ever learn from a win
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Dr. Abigail Marsh: ...that altruists and psychopaths are connected by one emotion: fear
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Dr. Venus Nicolino: ...that love cures everything
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Nelson Dellis: ...that you can train yourself to have a great memory
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Susan Newman: ...that adult children don't have to please their parents all the time
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Dr. April Lane Benson: ...that the holidays can be much more joyous without material gifts
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Cait Flanders: ...that a year-long shopping ban would reset my finances and change my life
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Jacqueline Whitmore: ...that good etiquette will make your life much easier
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Dan Schawbel: ...that it only takes one person to believe in you to change your life
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100th episode: some of our favorite 'nobody told me' lessons
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Gemma Hartley: ...that dividing emotional labor in a relationship is a long process
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Gretchen Rubin: ...that everyone's "happiness project" is different
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Daniel Coyle: ...that you have to be vulnerable to build trust
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CeCe Moore: ...that I wouldn't find my passion until I hit my 40s
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Todd Rose: ...prioritizing personal fulfillment is the most reliable path to success and happiness
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Andrew Tarvin: ...the benefits of using humor in the workplace
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Robin Dreeke: ...that the secret to success is being a resource to others
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Mitch Albom: ...what it would be like when your mentors have passed on and it's your turn to pass on wisdom to the next generation
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Mastin Kipp (part 2): ...it's okay to let yourself be supported
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Melissa Radke: ...if you put yourself out there, people will identify with you
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Lisa McCubbin...as an author, I would fall in love with my subjects
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Nastia Liukin: ...that being a kind, compassionate human being is more important than being an Olympic gold medalist
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Greg Behrendt: ...that men need more nurturing than they’re willing to admit
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Chris Voss: ...the secrets of negotiation from a former FBI international kidnapping negotiator
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Ingrid Fetell Lee: ...that joy is all around us
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Amy Purdy...all of life's highs and lows will make sense in the end
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Guy Winch...how terribly painful the loss of a pet is
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Sam Quinones: ...that the opioid epidemic started because people were silent
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Drew Dudley: ...that the biggest impact I was going to have on the world would have nothing to do with my plans
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Mastin Kipp...that no matter what, you're gonna be okay
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Shawn Achor: ...success wasn't going to lead to happiness
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Diane Barth (part 3)...we need to rethink what a friendship is
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Alex Hutchinson: ...that by being too cautious I was holding myself back
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Carmine Gallo...we can choose how to respond to anything
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Laura Vanderkam: ...you should choose to focus on the times in your life when things worked in your favor
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Arielle Ford: ...you have control over what you feel and experience
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Keely Chace...how important it is to make time for relationships with family and friends
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Francesca Gino: ...that it would be important to bring rebelliousness into our lives
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Ellen Petry Leanse: ...life could be this hard, yet still filled with joy and satisfaction
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Carol Roth: ...that I couldn't do anything, so I never felt there were limitations to my success
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Hope Edelman: ...grieving the loss of a close loved one is a lifelong process, but it doesn't have to be a lifelong struggle
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Bobby Bones: ...you can turn your life into whatever you want it to be
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Lori Deschene: ...to listen to my own voice over anyone else's.
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Sally Quinn...nobody gets through life without pain
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Mark Ruefenacht: ...it's okay to be different
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Dr. Mark McLaughlin: ...how the core principles behind brain surgery can apply to our daily lives
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Diana Butler Bass...there is a gap between our desire to be grateful and our ability to behave gratefully
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Amy Medling...that PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) affects 1 in 10 women
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Ramie Liddle: ...how a year-long adventure with a 90-year-old woman with stage 4 cancer taught me to seize the day
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Chris Guillebeau: ...there's always another way
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Dr. James Brandt...how blindness is being treated by Orbis' Flying Eye Hospital
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Harriet Lerner: ...how profoundly important a heartfelt apology is
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Paul Schmucker and Todd Deeken: ...ask for forgiveness, not permission
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Jim DeFelice: ...about real-life American heroes
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Elizabeth Smart...it's your decisions that define you
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Nancy Ancowitz...you can reach as high as you want to reach
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Daniel Chidiac: ...your visions will become your reality if you just hold onto them
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Carina Chocano...it's still not a level playing field for women
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Jordan Harbinger: ...anyone can learn how to build a network
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Sally Helgesen: ...to have more confidence to speak up
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E. Scott Geller: ...that the key to achieving your goals is simple: one step after the other
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Adam Leipzig: ...not to ask for permission, just do it
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Tanya Menon: ...to think about the kind of connections you'd like to have at the end of your life
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Melissa Dahl: ...'cringeworthy' moments should be treasured!
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Joy Press: ...how many times you have to fail to become a success
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Ronn Owens: ...what really counts is family
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Guy Winch: ...to recover from any emotional blow, you need to proactively manage your recovery
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Jane Adams: ...relationships between parents and kids are kind of like marriages
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Jeff Burkhart: ...the minute you make a rule, people will try to get around it
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Anthony Davenport: ...how to deal with debt collectors
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Dr. Faye Jamali: ...that addiction could happen to anybody
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Dr. April Benson: ...you can never get enough of what you don't really need
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Jason Shen: ...there are no rules in life
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Tracy Alloway: ...working memory can be improved
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Diane Barth (part 2): ...about mother/daughter relationships
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Mark Henick: ...resilience is the ability to deal with struggle, not to avoid it entirely
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Diane Barth: ...there are many definitions of friendship
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Zak Dychtwald: ...how young China will change the world
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Amy Morin: ...gaining mental muscle is a lot like building physical muscle
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Bosco Anthony: ...before you can change, you have to accept where you are today
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Lilia Tarawa: ...I could be happy if I followed my heart
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Stephanie Culp: ...how decluttering your belongings can streamline your life
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Lauren Howe: ...why some people get over breakups more easily than others
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Lisa Elzey: ...the importance of preserving family history
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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: ...how a stroke feels
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Tim Pychyl: ...why we procrastinate
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Russell Hannon: ...how to travel at a fraction of the going rates
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Bob Sutton: ...how to deal with assholes
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Bryan C. Taylor: ...that life can be a fairytale, even when it's a tragedy
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Dr. Kathy Hull: ...about the wisdom of terminally ill children
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Mitch Prinstein: nobody told me...about popularity
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Susan J. Elliott: ...how to turn a breakup into the best thing that's even happened
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Diane Benscoter: ...how to recognize and break free from manipulation
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Curtis Carroll "Wall Street": ...how to transform yourself into an inspiration
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Mike Mullane: ...what it's like to be in space
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David Allen: ...how to be productive
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Deborah Tannen: ...about women's friendships
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Tiffany Aliche: ...how to manage money
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Evan Goldstein: ...about the basics of wine
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John Kralik: ...how the act of saying 'thank you' can turn your life around
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Dr. Jack Schafer: ...how to instantly read people
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Kevin Briggs: ...how to help those who are suicidal
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Sherri Franklin: ...why people should consider adopting senior dogs
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Dr. Rick Hanson: ...how to hardwire happiness into our lives
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Bruce Tulgan: ...how to manage millennials (special with Laura Owens)
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Marty Nemko: ...how to pick or switch careers
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Brian Tschida: ...why you need to take care of your body (special with Laura Owens)
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Ben Zorn: ...the basics of fitness (special with Laura Owens)
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...about change (a special conversation with Jan Black and Laura Owens)
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