Friday, 9 February 2007

I don't know if you saw it but I was reading the New Scientist...

"New Scientist revealed this week how to keep your hair and ditch your high blood pressure without emigrating to a Pacific island."

The article reveals the six steps to a stress-free career...
1. Create a good space... make your space a great place to work.
2. Raise your status... take control of your life and reduce your stress.
3. Be social... connect with your colleagues.
4. Don't be too social... find time and space to think and work.
5. Learn to switch off... forget the work sometimes and live your life as well.
6. Find ways of stress-busting... go for coffee, take walks and try deep breathing.

The solution then is to create the perfect office, have great colleagues and a happy home life. If you want to read more go to


Oaf said...


i have not read the New Scientist but alas this advice is too late for me - I am bald with high blood pressure.
Still point 5 about having a home life is important, and as it is Friday and half term, it is extra beer for me tonight.
I love beer.

Chris'Blog said...

You know Oaf, if it wasn't for you, me and Set this would be a very dull blog... well actually there wouldn't be a blog at all. It's never too late by the way to change anything... we can sort out the high blood pessure and Elton John was bald once, perhaps he still is! The keys are coffee, green tea, dark chocolate, red wine and be happy!.. sorry it doesn't say anything about beer!
Fancy a coffee sometime?

set said...

On beer

Civilisation was born on the natural grain slopes of Mesopotamia. Besides the obvious advantage of drinking sterilised water it’s worth considering the value of detaching oneself from the daily strain of leopard avoidance.

A few years ago I did some research for CAMRA into the extent to which beer influenced Egyptian society. I was easily distracted in those days so didn’t bother remembering much. If I recall correctly there’s a strong case for the view that the quarry men had an ample supply. This is based on numerous crude but clear carvings left by the masons working in extraction areas. Logic would say this extended into all areas of Egyptian life though beyond the obvious ‘have grain based society, have beer based society’ theory, it’s just speculation.

On new scientists

I regret to inform that due to the perceived disparity in the difficulty of GCSE course work, there aren’t any.