The Drs TV: Increase Productivity
The Doctors shared a few ways to help you take better advantage of your time throughout the day. First, instead of waking up to an alarm clock and pressing the snooze button, let your nose wake you up to an arousing smell. Researchers recommend setting your coffee pot to wake up 15 minutes before you do. Another concept you can use is called “the 10-minute tidy” where you take just ten minutes to tidy up your home in the morning and the afternoon to refresh your brain.
Dr. Travis Stork also shared that music can also boost productivity in the office, as long as it’s at moderate volume levels. The theory is that it engages several parts of the brain that can help you stay sharp in the moment. Moment was the word of the day and you can use it to win a 1 Face Watch, which also gives back to the charitable cause of your choice. Each color represents a different charity.
The Doctors: Ebola In New York City
For The Doctors News in 2:00, they reported that New York City is on high alert after its first Ebola case was confirmed on October 24. The patient, a doctor, recently returned home from West Africa where he was working with Doctors Without Borders. The 33-year-old was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with a fever and nausea. There are reports that the doctor used public transportation and even went out bowling within ten days of his return to the U.S. So should health care providers treating Ebola patients be placed into a mandatory 21-day quarantine?
The Drs TV: Reynolds American No Smoking Policy
Employees at Reynolds American have until January 1 to stop smoking. The company came out with a new policy that will prohibit smoking cigarettes in the facility that makes cigarettes. There will still be designated areas for employees to smoke, and Reynolds will allow the use of e-cigarettes, moist snuff, and snus, a smokeless tobacco product that contains nicotine and is linked to heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and mouth sores.
The Doctors: Jake Gyllenhaal Loses 30 Pounds For ‘Nightcrawler’
Many actors have lost dramatic amounts of weight for their roles in movies, including Robert de Niro and Matthew McConaughey. Add Jake Gyllenhaal to that list, after he went to great length to prepare for his role in Nightcrawler. He lost close to 30 pounds with a not-recommended diet of kale salad and chewing gum. The 33-year-old actor also ran 15 miles a day to physically transform himself into a ghoulish-looking paparazzo.
The Drs TV: Brainstorming In The Shower
Dr. Travis Stork then shared his prescription of the day: sprinkling water on your skin in the shower. He explained that jumping in the shower could be an “incubation period” for your ideas that you’ve been thinking about all day long. The shower provides a mental break and helps you relax.
There’s even a notepad that you can use in the shower to jot ideas down.