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We?re busy. There is a lot to accomplish in 24 hours. Often we forgo sleep to get it all (or most of it) done. But we shouldn?t.
The Mayo Clinic notes that not getting enough sleep has implications for your health, including:
Keeping you from performing complex mental tasks well
Increasing the likelihood of weight gain and high blood pressure
Weakening your immune system
Decreasing your quality of life
To reduce the risk of these impacts, Mayo Clinic recommends:
Sleep until you wake up naturally for several days in a row
Take short strategic naps
Get extra sleep when you can
If getting extra sleep isn?t an option (at this time), they say you can opt for increasing your physical activity, drinking caffeine and getting exposure to bright light.
I just got my March 2015 issue of Allure magazine, and was reading an article called “The Influencers”. The first person profiled was Charlotte Tilbury, makeup artist of the moment. I enjoyed her story but was a bit put off by her “never being seen without makeup” comments.
I totally get that, as I look like a corpse without makeup, but I’m sure as hell not going to wear it to bed. She said “I never go without makeup-ever”. And that “I only take it off at night when the bathroom door is locked. Then I put it right back on and sleep in it.”
What!!?!?!?!? I’ve been reading Allure for years, and really haven’t come across such a stupid statement. You never want to wear your makeup to bed, especially not eye makeup. That is the quickest way to get an eye infection.
My older (dumber) sister slept in her makeup for years. I would always get after her about it. She was too lazy to wash her face, and thought that “well my mom has great skin, so I will too”. Guess what dumbass sister, your skin looks like crap now and you permanently jacked up your eyes. My sister lives in a different state, so I didn’t see her real often. She finally admitted some years ago that her tear ducts were permanently damaged and she had to use some sort of silicone inserts in her eyes. Yes, it was caused by years of sleeping in her mascara.
Charlotte is no spring chicken so she should know better. I hope impressionable young woman don’t take her “never go without makeup” to heart.
Friendship is a funny thing. We can know some people all our lives and not make a connection others we meet and click immediately. Makes you wonder what makes those connections. I have some friends I never physically met. I know sounds weird but in this day and age with internet we can make friends from thousands of miles away. In countries we will never visit. Some of them I have met on Facebook I have become very close with and even have started real life friendships. When you meet someone on the internet you first make friends with their inner being. The physicality doesn’t matter. You have no preconceived ideas from what they look like. It is a marvelous tool for those with disabilities that have problems communicating in real life. Several of my friends have different disabilities that I never knew about until we were friends for a…
I’m often asked how I got to where I am, and how the Virgin brand achieved all that it has. While there are no shortcuts to success, certain attitudes and actions can help. Here are my top 10 tips for doing business the Virgin way:
1. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS.
You will live a much better life if you pursue your passions. People who work on the things that they love usually enjoy life more than everyone else does simply because they are chasing their dreams.
2. DO SOME GOOD.
If you aren’t making a difference in other people’s lives, you shouldn’t be in business — it’s that simple. Companies have a responsibility to make a difference in the world: They owe this to their community, their staff, their customers, everyone. The amazing part is that doing good is also good for business — what are you waiting for?
I’m in the market for a new job, because the one I have now sucks balls. I have my resume up on two websites, and I swear I got at least ten calls today from recruiters. Most of them were contract jobs. I also got five emails as well. I’ve stepped up my search as of late, as the stress is really getting to me. Woo hoo! I had an interview yesterday and today.
Hopefully I will have a new job very soon. I would just love to tell my boss to go bugger herself! Except with lots more colorful language!