An Important Story To Tell

The Nightcap

Nightcap for February 4th, 2019

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“Every failure is a step to success.”
William Whewell



Sleeping In Stages

Sleep is easily one of the most vital things the human body needs. Debatably, some of us require less of it than others, but ALL humans need sleep to function just as we do water, oxygen, kidneys, neurons, and a heartbeat.

What’s weird is that – when one of the aforementioned things suddenly stop working or providing for you – most people would seek medical attention immediately or die. There isn’t a whole lot of wiggle room when you stop breathing.

However, NOT SLEEPING is treated significantly different. If you suffer from insomnia, you generally suffer through it til you can’t take anymore. Maybe you try some essential oils or natural supplements your Facebook mom friend was pedaling on her MLM page. And if that doesn’t work, then you might go see a family practitioner or therapist for some sedatives.

And yet, almost never do people go to the ER for lack of sleeping – mainly because a lot of practitioners aren’t aware of just how awful long-term insomnia can be and how detrimental it is to your health.

This article from The Big Thing might shed light on why people have developed such poor sleeping patterns over the years. Maybe it has nothing to do with our brains or our schedules or the drugs we take for it.

Maybe we’ve just been sleeping wrong this whole time!



King of All Queens

Music festivals can be an absolute blast or a legitimate nightmare, depending on your personality and how well managed the festival was handled.

Here’s the thing – how great the bands are and who you paid to go see is very relevant to how much you enjoyed the overall experience. However, it’s not nearly as relevant as all those small elements that can end up making or breaking your time there.

You may be stoked to go see your all-time favorite band play at a festival, but if it rains the whole time, there’s no place to sit, the beer is warm, the food is overpriced, and the porta-potties are overflowing, it really doesn’t matter if you’ve come to see Biggie resurrected from the dead. You’re going to hate life.

In the wake of a music festival called Frye that went terribly wrong, a Netflix documentary was made of it, but it’s not the music event itself that have people buzzing. It’s Andy King – the man who was going to “take one for the team” – that’s the hero or the documentary.

Here’s his story.


Viola Davis Explains Menopause to Jimmy Kimmel

Viola talks about going through an MRI machine with a wig on, being a messy person, holding on to old love letters and receipts of money she is owed, and she teaches Jimmy about menopause.

Watch here