TESH: Two More Great Pieces of Intel

It’s allergy season! How about trying some Asian cuisine for relief? Did you know that a little wasabi can unclog congestion! Research from Japan found that a compound in wasabi, known as 6-MSITC, suppresses chemicals that cause nose-closing inflammation. If you’re not into sushi, try it on a roast beef sandwich in place of horseradish! You will be clear headed, for sure! Share this eye-popping, nose-clearing, intelligence from The John Tesh Radio Show!

Want a stronger, better relationship? Here are the 4 conversation secrets of happy couples:

* First: They have similar speech patterns. Psychologist Dr. James Pennebaker says that couples who use the same tones, inflections, and phrases are happier than those who don’t. And since similar speech patterns are the result of a couple being in sync, they’re also a predictor that a relationship will last.
* The next conversation secret of happy couples: They skip the small talk. A University of Arizona study found that the strongest couples spent no more than 10% of their time chit-chatting, while the least-happy couples discussed lighter topics almost a third of the time.
* #3: Solid couples have their own private world. According to the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, couples that use pet names, share private jokes, and use other “inside language” are more satisfied with their relationship than those who don’t. Why? Because when you have something that only the two of you share, it creates an “us against the world” feeling, and promotes closeness.
* And the final habit of happy couples: They say, “Thank You.” Dr. Cameron Gordon is a professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, and his research shows that people who express gratitude toward their partners on a regular basis are happier overall.

Half the year gone? Half the year still to come, and maybe happier for  your family and friends because you’re sharing this today from The John Tesh Radio Show!