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Monday Rundown: Breaks The Pattern
It’s Monday, and if you’re new to Quarterlife Man (welcome), you’re new to the Monday Rundown. The Monday Rundown is a compendium of randomness compiled over the course of each week. Enjoy…
––Dressing Down a Suit:
Check out this great resource from Park & Bond. Many times, as men we think that suiting up is only for special events. There are many different ways to dress down a suit (with images included–––and they all look dang good), so check it out.
A great documentary from Fox News and John Stossel, which aired on Saturday.
I argue that America has become a country where no one can know what is legal.
Kids who open lemonade stands are now shutdown by police. I tried to open a lemonade stand legally in NYC. That was quite an adventure. It takes 65 days to get permission from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
With government adding 80,000 pages of rules and regulations every year, it’s no surprise that regular people break laws without even trying.
A small businessman spent 6 years in federal prison for breaking Honduran regulations (and, to make it worse, the Honduran government said he didn’t). A family in Idaho can’t build a home on their land because the EPA says it’s a wetland-but it only resembles a wetland because a government drain malfunctioned and flooded it.
––The Myth of the Eight-Hour Sleep:
From the BBC, an article that brings light to the idea that an eight-hour sleep cycle is not normal:
Much like the experience of Wehr’s subjects, these references describe a first sleep which began about two hours after dusk, followed by waking period of one or two hours and then a second sleep.
“It’s not just the number of references – it is the way they refer to it, as if it was common knowledge,” Ekirch says.
During this waking period people were quite active. They often got up, went to the toilet or smoked tobacco and some even visited neighbours. Most people stayed in bed, read, wrote and often prayed. Countless prayer manuals from the late 15th Century offered special prayers for the hours in between sleeps.
Roughly ten days ago, I moved to a polyphasic sleep cycle. On weekdays, I will sleep from 1:00-5:30am, with 20-minute naps around 9:00am and 3:00pm. By debunking the eight-hour sleep myth, I have been able to get all of my necessary REM sleep in less than 5.25 hours as opposed to the standard 7-9 hours. This makes me more productive, which in turn, gives you a better Quarterlife Man.
How do you sleep?
––41 Megapixels… in a Phone!:
Hello from the world of unnecessary. The Nokia 808 PureView has a monster 41-megapixel camera. It uses Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia-developed pixel over-sampling technology.
Everything else in the phone is normal, but that is ridiculous-with-a-capital-R.
––One Word… Robobees:
The manufacturing technique stems from the Robobees project at Harvard University, where electrical engineers are developing swarms of miniature flying robots to do everything from pollinate crops to spy on enemies.
Are we now living in the future?
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About Jayson SchmidtFounder of the Quarterlife movement. Building an empire for the glory of God and living my dream to make the name of Jesus famous. Get at me on Twitter (@JaysonSchmidt).
Christian Shoddy is Still Shoddy
A tense cloud hovered above the desk that separated us....
- Posted 52 days ago
We Are Not Hoodlums.
I think we've all been there. You've scoured the Christian...
- Posted 54 days ago
Of Hobbits and Angels
After seeing the new Hobbit movie (in 3D nonetheless), and...
- Posted 63 days ago
Rags to Riches and Back to Rags Again
I love a good rags-to-riches story. Sam “Walmart” Walton sold...
- Posted 74 days ago
Are We There Yet?
A few months ago, my family and I moved from...
- Posted 82 days ago
Verse of the Week
––1 Thessalonians 5:21 (ESV)