Go West, Young Man! (to minimize jet lag)

Why you’re more tired flying east than west

Airbus A350

Dr. Michael, J. Breus over at The Sleep Doctor has an answer:

Scientists have posited that the asymmetry of jet lag—the increased impact that results from eastward travel compared to westward—is connected to the fact that human circadian rhythms, on average, extend slightly beyond 24 hours. This means that at a biological level we’re all slightly inclined toward extending our days at their end rather than at their beginning—essentially, we find it somewhat easier to behave like night owls than larks.

Basically, it’s easier to stay up late than get up early.

I think I agree with that.

Farther down, however, is a real gem, though:

Light exposure at the wrong time of day interferes with circadian function and sleep-wake cycles, throwing the body’s internal timekeeping out of sync with external time.  This common occurrence results in what’s known as social jet lag—the kind of jet lag you can experience without ever leaving home or crossing time zones.

Clicking on through to the NCBI website gives us the abstract of “Social jetlag: misalignment of biological and social time”. The abstract sums thusly:

Our results strongly suggest that work (and school) schedules should be adapted to chronotype whenever possible.

So, basically, earning and learning is better when done on your own schedule than that of others. Of course, if your chronotype already matches school and work, you’re golden. Otherwise, how do you make your life work with your sleep schedule? When do you set aside time to learn and time to do?

 

S1:E6, Todd Whatley, The Elder Law Practice

H. Todd Whatley, The Elder Law Practice.

Estate-Planning-Graphic-copyThis episode is with Todd Whatley, one of only 500 certified elder law attorneys in the United States. This is one of the most interesting podcasts I’ve done so far, and the information Todd provides is very useful for all of us.
The term “elder” is a bit misleading. Regardless of your age or your income, you can start planning for protecting your assets and enjoying life. It doesn’t really matter if you are 30 or 80 years old, there are important lessons to be learned, regardless of the size of your estate.
Todd’s website is rich with information, his weekly radio show podcasts, and a link to the live broadcast of his show every Wednesday at 9am (Central) on KURM.
Make sure to stay past the movies and other non-topic stuff, because there is a story at the end.

Amazon Echo links:

Movies:

Vacations

Larry Elison Hawaii Island – Lania (in the podcast I mistakenly said Kaui)

S1:E5, Steve Nordyke

Steve Nordyke

Steve Nordyke

Steves Little Boat2

Steve’s Maverick 18′ Master Angler

Steve's Big Boat

Steve’s Bertram 30 Moppie

Steve is a Commercial Real Estate Asset Manager with Torchlight Investors in Miami. He lives on the water in beautiful downtown Fort Lauderdale, “The Venice of America”. He has a beautiful family, and is truly living the lifestyle he planned. We talk about Fort Lauderdale, the band Rush, movies, and music.

Steve’s home is on the New River, surrounded by all sorts of skiffs, boats, and yachts. For some reason, I was too busy thinking about the podcast to take but one picture:
Photo of New River in Fort Lauderdale, from Steve's patio where we recorded the podcast.

Photo of New River in Fort Lauderdale, from Steve’s patio where we recorded the podcast.

New River that runs through the heart of Fort Lauderdale.

A member of the band Better Than Ezra (Wikipedia; Amazon) was hanging out with Steve and Rush in Monroe, Louisiana.

Movies:

The Hunger, David Bowie & Susan Sarandon
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Music Streaming:

Food:

Mohawk Tavern, Monroe, LA
Pauls Meat Market – Andouille sausage, Fort Smith, AR

Boating in Maui:

T2_West Maui
Trilogy – great service!

S1:E4, Clint Sharp

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 4 of TBC: The Podcast.

First off, I want to thank everyone for all of the feedback. Don’t forget to rate the show on iTunes, and let us know WHO or WHAT you want to hear.

In this episode, we talk with Clint Sharp in his cool home in beautiful Montclair, Oakland, California. I have known Clint for about 20 years, both as a colleague and friend.

Clint is Director of Product Management, Big Data & Operational Intelligence at Splunk, a San Francisco-based big data analysis company.

Clint is an intensely curious autodidact, accomplished in whatever suits his interests. Genuinely one of the most intelligent people I know.
We spend talking about big data, product management, Splunk of course, and a LOT of movies.

Be sure and rate us on iTunes!

Clint Sharp’s stuff is here

A shot of Oakland

Eucalyptus trees and fire hazard
SNL The Californians
Santa Barbara

Comcast and Splunk: “Capturing Actionable Insights to Improve User Experience” 

House of Lies (TV Show on Showtime starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell); House of Lies (book by Martin Kihn)

Onion Talks

Peter Principle

Movies:
The Jerk
Southpark the Movie
The Big Lebowski
The Royal Tennebaums
Grand Budapest Hotel
Moonrise Kingdom
A Mighty Wind
Waiting for Guffman
For Your Consideration
The Bourne movies
Team America
Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction
Django Unchained
Sleepers
The Usual Suspects
Se7en
Silence of the Lambs
Hannibal

Books
The Expanse series by James S. A. Corey (books) and TV show
Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood
Station 11, by Emily St. John Mandel
The Martian
The Art of the Deal

Mar-a-Lago (I called it Mar-a-Gold in the podcast – sorry Donald)

Travel
Ritz-Carlton
Four Seasons
Casa Marina and Waldorf Astoria Resorts
Gulf Coast of Florida
Cayman Islands
St. Lucia
Antigua
Davos, Croatia

pictures of bay from Montclair

Thanks to Kirkham Systems for sponsoring this podcast.