Eight Ways Daylight Saving Time Makes Your Job Harder

Eight Ways Daylight Saving Time Makes Your Job Harder

According to a new survey, only 17% of us get at least eight hours of sleep a night. And with Daylight Saving Time, it’s even lower today. Here are the top eight reasons your job might be harder because of the time change . . .

  1. It seems like your day goes slower. That was the number one answer. 29% of the people in the survey agreed with it.
  2. Being tired makes you feel less motivated.
  3. It makes you less productive.
  4. You have a harder time remembering stuff.
  5. It takes longer to complete certain tasks.
  6. You get irritated by your coworkers more easily.
  7. You make more mistakes.
  8. It makes you resent your job more.

Also, a new CDC study looked at which jobs mess with people’s sleep schedules the most. The jobs where you’re least likely to get at least seven hours of sleep include switchboard operators, railway workers, food prep supervisors, and firefighters.

The jobs where you’re MOST likely to get enough sleep include air traffic controllers . . . church workers . . . teachers . . . and farmers.

(PR Newswire / Huffington Post)

 

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is the World’s Highest Paid Actor

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is the World’s Highest Paid Actor

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DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON has topped Forbes.com’s annual list of ‘The Highest Paid Actors in World.’  He raked in $64.5 million over the past 12 months.

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. had been #1 in each of the past three years.  This year, he’s tied for eighth.  But you can save your sympathy, he still raked in $33 million.

The list also includes FOREIGN actors.  JACKIE CHAN finished at #2 for the second straight year, and several Bollywood actors also made the cut.

Here’s the Top 20:

1.  Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, $64.5 million

2.  Jackie Chan, $61 million . . . mostly from the Chinese box office, obviously.

3.  Matt Damon, $55 million

4.  Tom Cruise, $53 million

5.  Johnny Depp, $48 million . . . that doesn’t include the $7 million he lost in his divorce settlement with Amber Heard.

6.  Ben Affleck, $43 million

7.  Vin Diesel, $35 million

8.  A tie between Robert Downey Jr. and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, with $33 million each

10.  A tie between Brad Pitt and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, with $31.5 million each

12.  A tie between Adam Sandler and Mark Wahlberg, with $30 million each

14.  Bollywood actor Salman Khan, $28.5 million

15.  Leonardo DiCaprio, $27 million

16.  Chris Pratt, $26 million

17.  Will Smith, $20.5 million

18.  Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, $20 million

19.  Matthew McConaughey, $18 million

20.  Harrison Ford, $15 million

The actors who dropped off the list this year include:  Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Jonah Hill, Liam Neeson, Chris Hemsworth, and Seth Rogen.

(You can revisit the highest paid actresses list, here.)

(Forbes)

What Did “Back to the Future 2” Get Right and Wrong?

What Did “Back to the Future 2” Get Right and Wrong?

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Today is October 21st, 2015. That’s the date in the “future” that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in “Back to the Future 2”. So obviously, everybody wants to know if THAT future matches up to the real deal.

The things the movie got right include: Big screen TVs and video conferencing . . . News drones . . . Hands-free video games . . . and Video glasses.

Things we HAVEN’T seen yet include: Flying cars . . . Hoverboards . . . “Jaws 19” . . . and Shoes with self-tying laces. Although, this one MIGHT actually come true today. Nike kind of teased it yesterday.

As for the Cubs winning the World Series . . . That’s to be determined. But the fact that they predicted it nearly 30 years ago and it’s a real possibility is a little eerie. Even if it is a very remote possibility. As it stands now, the Mets only need one more win to shut the Cubs out of the running.

(In an unrelated and deviant note: There’s also a “Back to the Future” porn parody in the works. It’s being filmed now for a November “release”. Here’s a non-pornographic trailer. Warning: It contains some mild sexual imagery.)

Top 5 reasons you’re stressed out at work

Top 5 reasons you’re stressed out at work

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Stressed out at work (Photo by Flickr/Giuseppe Milo)

I’m not sure I can trust a list of stressful things at work if it doesn’t include “getting an email from your boss that says ‘we need to talk.'” But here you go.

A new survey found the REAL top five things that stress people out at work. Check ’em out . . .

  1.  Having to wait for other people to get the info you need to work on something.
  2.  Not knowing which tasks should be priorities.
  3.  Unrealistic expectations and goals for projects.
  4.  Moving deadlines.
  5.  Bosses not quite making it clear exactly what they want.

The survey also found that 34% of people go to at least six meetings a week.

(Business Insider)

Ironman Athlete Saved by a Dunkin’ Donuts Employee

Ironman Athlete Saved by a Dunkin’ Donuts Employee

Ironman Athlete Saved by a Dunkin' Donuts Employee

This is some glazed, powdered, Boston cream-filled irony right here.

52-year-old Don Pemberton of Mesa, Arizona is an Ironman athlete . . . which means he does triathlons that include a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile marathon at the end. Most of us couldn’t even do ONE of those.

He was out training earlier this month, and was about 30 miles into a 90-mile bike ride when he went into CARDIAC ARREST. Yes, even though he’s in insanely good shape, it turns out one of his arteries was 85% blocked.

He managed to stumble toward the nearest building, where he fell and blacked out. And it happened to be a DUNKIN’ DONUTS. Even better, one of the employees happened to have CPR training.

Her name is Hannah Bentley, and she did chest compressions until paramedics showed up and took him to the hospital. Without Hannah, he would’ve died.

As far as we can tell, he hasn’t acknowledged the irony that his super-healthy body was saved by a donut shop. But he HAS thanked Hannah for saving his life. He’s also raising money to send her on a cruise, at GoFundMe.com/CruiseForHannah.

(NBC 12 – Mesa

 

Ironman Athlete Saved by a Dunkin’ Donuts Employee