Unusual Facts of the Day: Insights on Marriage, History Trivia and Neuroscience
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In this episode of The James Altucher Show, James sits down with producer Jay Yow to discuss eight fascinating and unusual facts James learned that day. From tips on marriage and happiness to surprising historical trivia and neuroscience, this conversation is packed with exciting and thought-provoking tidbits that are sure to spark your curiosity.
The duo begins by discussing the declining birth rate in many countries and what it means for their future. They then dive into statistics on various accidents, including the number of Tesla deaths in 2023.
Next, James shares Gottman’s 7 Principles for Making a Marriage Work, offering his own insight on marriage. They then explore the science behind a Duchenne smile and how it can help reduce stress, even if you're faking it!
Additionally, James shares an anecdote about a pitch email he received from a publicist, concluding that most people don't care about their job. They then delve into neuroscience, discussing how to activate your brain's dorsomedial prefrontal cortex.
Finally, the conversation takes a historical turn as James learns two surprising facts about Malaysia in real-time, including its use of the Latin alphabet and its invasion by Japan via bicycle just one day after the Pearl Harbor attack.
Join James and Jay in this informative and engaging conversation, and be sure to share your own unusual facts with James on Twitter @jaltucher.
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