Alison Garwood Jones

Energy report

Originally published in January 2015 in Blog

My energy reserves are more precious than oil. I don’t know if it’s a female thing? The men I know and love and don’t love don’t share the nitty gritty details of their energy metrics. For all I know, they’re concealing some wild fluctuations. Productivity is what we’re all chasing. It’s the gold standard and […]

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While you were sleeping

Originally published in June 2010 in Blog

Here’s an update on two earlier sleep posts, “You snooze, you lose” and “Rubin Naiman in conversation.” Hey all you cool kids! When it comes to apps, Caveat Emptor. Technology’s war on boundaries continues with “Social Sleeping.” Here’s another case of, just-because-you-can-doesn’t-mean-you-should. The iHome + Sleep app lets you “post updates to your social networks […]

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Rubin Naiman in conversation

Originally published in May 2010 in Blog

If I’m nice to be around, I’m sure it’s because I get more rest than most folks. I have enormous respect for sleep. I consciously avoid certain behaviors that will trip it up or mess with its mystery. I don’t, for example, blow cigarette smoke at it or push it away with too much alcohol and […]

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You snooze, you lose

Originally published in May 2010 in Blog

Since when did sleep become the enemy? Was it when Martha Stewart gloated that she only needed three or four hours of it every night? Is that when the rest of us (this writer excluded) began pasting determined smiles over our exhausted bodies, when Martha taught us that less sleep = more corporate success? And […]

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