534: Christmas Cards, Cult of Busy-ness, & Women’s Parade


Show Notes

Today we find out why women in Ukraine’s military wear heels. We learn why people are into dog years, but not cat years. We discuss the cult of busy-ness, and the cultural reasons why appearing busy is seen as a status symbol. Susie reveals the weird religious origins of this phenomenon, and Sarah explains why we should fight the impulse to busy ourselves. We learn about a study done on Christmas cards that shows when people started trying to seem busy. Susie wants to know if she really is “serious and quiet” as her husband alleged. We discuss the practice of “Franken-biting” on reality tv, and why it makes our skin crawl. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie’s Instagram: Sarah’s Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie’s Twitter: Sarah’s Twitter: For a free trial of Noom, visit For 20% off anything in the store use code: CANDY at For 20% off your first purchase, go to Get 10% off your first month of therapy at More podcasts at WAVE:

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