Got 15 minutes and a cup of coffee or tea handy? You’ll be glad you do, and that you’re keeping yourself from developing that daily tolerance. Because then you’ll have access to the “caffeine nap” discovered by U.K. researchers. Drink some coffee fairly quickly (assuming you aren’t already buzzing on the stuff), then take a 15-minute nap. That gives your body just enough sleep to feel slightly refreshed, and the caffeine enough time to start taking effect the minute you wake up.” —
New work habit in 2012.
Interesting discussion in these comments about the role of the AP and breaking news. As one of the commenters wrote, “As a reader, there’s no reason for me to seek out AP specifically after the story is broken. ”
Exactly. So is the AP trying to become a destination on it’s own?
It’s December 13. I just got an email about Foster the People at Summer Stage on May 29th and 30th. Tickets go on sale this Friday. That’s 5.5 months away.
The other day, a friend (who shall remain unnamed) was concerned about leaving a holiday party we were at to head to a different holiday party because “It didn’t look that like many people were checked-in there.”
Target is selling bathing suits already (ok, to be fair, people do go on vacation during the winter).
No wonder we have a hard time living in the moment and appreciating the now. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves. I don’t know if this is a New York thing (I don’t notice this in Chicago, or on recent trips to Atlanta, New Orleans and DC — though it’s totally that way in LA) or just a “people today” thing.
Either way, the seemingly growing inability to be satisfied by the present is really worrisome to me. I see it communication. I see it in dating. I see it in the “maybe” RSVPs. I see it in job satisfaction. I see it when trying to plan a trip or book a flight or pick a brunch location. The conundrum of choice. It’s a first world problem to have, but it doesn’t mean it’s not disheartening.
This is the thing: When you hit 28 or 30, everything begins to divide. You can see very clearly two kinds of people. On one side, people who have used their 20s to learn and grow, to find … themselves and their dreams, people who know what works and what doesn’t, who have pushed through to become real live adults. Then there’s the other kind, who are hanging onto college, or high school even, with all their might. They’ve stayed in jobs they hate, because they’re too scared to get another one. They’ve stayed with men or women who are good but not great, because they don’t want to be lonely. … they mean to develop intimate friendships, they mean to stop drinking like life is one big frat party. But they don’t do those things, so they live in an extended adolescence, no closer to adulthood than when they graduated.
Don’t be like that. Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal.
Ask yourself some good questions like: “Am I proud of the life I’m living? What have I tried this month? … Do the people I’m spending time with give me life, or make me feel small? Is there any brokenness in my life that’s keeping me from moving forward?”
Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love, and with people who believe … life is a grand adventure. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep traveling honestly along life’s path.” —
This is great.
I don’t often get inspirational on y’all, but this really nails it.
For some Monday inspiration.
Exactly. And one possible way to do that? Get hooked in with LC and the rest of her crew.
The would-be robber looked at his would-be victim, “like what’s going on here?” Diaz says. “He asked me, ‘Why are you doing this?’”
Diaz replied: “If you’re willing to risk your freedom for a few dollars, then I guess you must really need the money. I mean, all I wanted to do was get dinner and if you really want to join me … hey, you’re more than welcome.” —A Victim Treats His Mugger Right : NPR