- Product highlight
- Brainpower tip
- Time tip
- Finance tip
- Security tip
- Health tip/Fitness tip
- Thought for the day
1. Product Highlight
Daylight Wasting Time and the challenge of sleep|
Ever since CONgress inflicted Daylight Wasting
Time on the American public, we've had to deal with the various
costs of such insane legislation. Unfortunate citizens in other
countries have been similarly abused.
Insurance companies have long tracked the
spike in traffic accidents and industrial injuries for the three
weeks following the clock change. The energy-wasting "benefits" of
DWT are also costly, due to the extra hour of artificial lights used
every morning.. The accidents occur because DWT forces people en
masse to reset their body clocks. People who work on an early
morning schedule--factory workers, construction workers, farmers,
for example--go to bed with an extra hour of evening daylight
keeping them awake. The reality is DWT goes in the opposite
direction for most of us, if the goal is to save energy or give us
an extra hour of usable daylight. To get Daylight Savings, we would
need to spring back and fall forward. Or just leave the clocks
Amazing as it may seem, the sleep problem isn't entirely the fault
of CONgress. Yes, it's really true that some of our problems come
from a source other than that body of mislegislators. Today, a lack
of melatonin is a big piece of the sleep deficiency puzzle.|
Two major factors contribute to this melatonin deficiency:
- People are getting less sun (and wisely so), therefore their
bodies are producing less.
- Night-time light pollution depresses melatonin. Even the
lights from a clock radio can cause melatonin levels to drop
below what's required.
There are other factors, of course. But why not try the melatonin
supplement pictured to the right? Just click on the picture, and you
can find out more.
2. Brainpower tip
How wonderful it is to engage with another person and walk away feeling
enriched by the experience. These kinds of interactions build more than just
The flipside is the person from whom you walk away wondering
just how much time you just wasted or if your brain has suffered some kind
of irreparable damage.
I have a name for people like this: idiots.
Idiots are much like cabbage beetles. By the time you realize you're
dealing with these parasites, the damage is done. In the meantime, you don't
realize what's happening. If you suspect you are dealing
with an idiot, remove yourself from the situation as quickly and discreetly
as possible, while taking care to remain civil or even polite. Otherwise,
this person will chew up your time and mess up your mind.
Here are some signs you may be dealing with an idiot
(there are many more):
- Talks in clichés. Does this person seem to recite
a bunch of canned phrases? That's classic idiocy.
- No depth. Does this person seem to talk in sound
- Focus is on own needs. Idiots are nearly always
Now, we could spend our time and brainpower fending
off idiots, but that's a losing strategy. What we really want to do is
invest time and brainpower into attracting those who enrich us and whose
abilities complement our own. Here are some things you can do:
- Take care of yourself physically. Quality people
are more likely to engage with someone who is healthy and energetic.
- Control your mental diet. You are what you
eat--choose wisely. What kinds of books and periodicals do you read?
- Do specific things for other people, targeting
their needs (rather than your own). This builds your outward focus,
thereby drawing quality people to you like a moth to flame.
3. Time Tip
4. Finance tip
Have you ever noticed how expensive those little
bottles of herbs are? The good news is that even apartment dwellers can
grow common herbs. Products exist just for this purpose. In fact, there
are products for growing all kinds of foods without the benefit of a
garden. For example, there's a tomato basket that you can hang the same
way you'd hang a normal potted plant. The tomato grows upside down in
this basket, eliminating the problems that normally keep people from
growing tomatoes indoors.|
Use an organic
fertilizer, rather than a salt-laden chemical fertilizer, for best plant
health and best taste. Ask at a local garden store or nursery.
The real benefit doesn't come so much from saving
money on herbs by growing your own. The real benefit is that by growing
your own herbs and even some fruits and vegetables, you will eat fewer
restaurant meals. This reduces your food bill dramatically. And, as we
all know, restaurants serve up fat-laden, sugar-laden stuff in triple
servings. So, you'll also reduce toxins while slashing your caloric
intake by 80% or more each time you choose "at home" over "out" as long
as you use nontoxic ingredients and keep your portions sensibly sized.
5. Security tip
Early in the morning the other day, a couple of big
guys from my neighborhood opened my French patio doors and called my
name. My home has an attached garage, and the door had been up all
night. They were concerned that something might have happened to me, and
were just checking.|
Mine is one of those
homes you hope a psychopath breaks into, simply because he's not likely
to survive the experience. But leaving the doors open and going to sleep
isn't the best way to prepare for the desired outcome.
When I was a kid, my dad had a nightly ritual of
checking every door. After my recent security lapse, I'm thinking that
is a good idea. You might want to adopt such a ritual yourself.
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
- The dromedary camel can drink as much as 100 liters of water in just
10 minutes. As Nancy Pelosi proved recently, CONgress can consume
hundreds of billions of dollars in mere seconds.
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8. Thought for the Day
Even while weighed down with the idiocy of CONgress,
we can make progress. It just takes more effort than if we didn't have
the additional burden. How much effort do you consciously put forth to
make things better than they are?|
Wishing you the best,
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