As if being addicted to cigarettes wasn’t punishment enough. Now, smokers have to worry about being persecuted by potential employers who are demanding nicotine tests for their staff. Jobseekers that like to smoke are slowly being weeded out of the workforce. According to statistics, smokers take 2.74 more sick days, and according to common [...]
Did you hear about the JetBlue pilot that lost his mind this week? Scary stuff. Apparently he boarded the plane in a bit of a frenzied state. Then as the flight made its way towards Los Angeles, he began to rant and rave about the end of the world, terrorists and Jesus. His first captain [...]
So, what do you need sleep for in the modern world? With most of us sitting behind computer screens all day, why would we ever need restful energy to make our way through society today? Well. What about the time between your office job and home? You still need to chase down buses, race into [...]
Those who have irregular shifts know what it’s like to have their sleep schedule scrambled. They actually have stats that say those who work on graveyard shifts have shorter life spans than those who work regular hours. Is it the lack of sunshine, or the lack of sleep that gets them in the end? It’s [...]
Ever notice how everyone talks about “sleeps” until Christmas? It’s never days, but nights. Ever wonder why? We suppose the implication is that it gets harder and harder to sleep each night as the anticipation of opening presents on Christmas Day gets closer and closer. Families would not have this problem if [...]
To make sure the Canucks are sharp as they travel the road to the Stanley Cup, the team has enlisted the help of a sleep consultant to help players ward off the effects of jet lag. Fatigue Science, a firm that works primarily with businesses in the airline, trucking and rail industries, uses a system [...]
There is a flash mob planned for Ship Point this weekend in Victoria.