Stress AT Work Causes Health Problems

Stress AT Work Causes Health Problems

Diet By Karl Lagerfield

Diet By Karl Lagerfield



The Karl Lagerfeld Diet

We knew that Karl Lagerfeld adores Diet Coke, has lost the equivalent of a preteen in pounds, and once said something to the effect of “Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose,” but we didn’t realize that’s actually exactly what he said in The Karl Lagerfeld Diet, the BOOK he wrote with his personal dietician, Dr. Jean-Claude Houdret. We also didn’t know said book wouldn’t be batshit crazy, though we did figure it would be full of bon mots like “The greatest moment in life for a man is when he is getting dressed in the morning and puts on a clean, well-ironed shirt,” and “When I dance, I feel like my whole body is rubber,” which it is.


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So while we wait for Thursday’s fall cornucopia of feasting (*pumpkin pies on pies on pies*), we decided to do our future selves a favor and get a leg up on the inevitable post-Thanksgiving “diet”/ return to normalcy. It being the holidays and all, we thought we’d share the Kaiser’s good fortune with you good people, too. Here, Karl’s thoughts on his meal plan (don’t worry, there’s pasta!) and dieting in general.



Who this book is for:

“If not being able to wear new, trendy small-sized clothes does not cause you any regret, this book is not for you.”

Why diet?:

“If you are lucky enough not to need to go on a diet for [health] reasons, there is nothing to stop you from pretending to others that health is indeed your motivation.”

“This is a question of your own happiness—others come or don’t come later… [It’s about] putting distance between yourself and somebody you no longer love, with whom you no longer wish to share a body.”

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“Beauty—or the desire to be beautiful—is in itself a dangerous motivation. Someone (I forgot who) once said, ‘Does the person who loves someone for their beauty really love them?’ So don’t focus on beauty … a respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul. It is the sum of our experiences that makes us interesting, and having been through a time in your life in which you were in a bad place (or what you perceived as a bad place) physically, can be useful. It can even be necessary.”_Karl Lagerfeld


If not for yourself, do it for the clothes:

“[I went on a diet because] I wanted to wear clothes designed by Hedi Slimane … I wanted to be a good clotheshorse.” OK, Karl, weget it.

“Fashion is the healthiest motivation for losing weight.”

“There is nothing worse than looking longingly at clothes that you would like to wear but that are definitely too tight for you.”

“[My father] used to say that if you arrived at the office well dressed, half the work was done.”

The keys to the Clotheshorse Kingdom:

“Start your diet during a period of optimism and happiness.”

“[You will lose weight] not by hard work, but by iron discipline.”

“The little rituals are essential.”

Have realistic ambitions:

“At my age, I don’t need to be a sexy bundle of muscles, thank you very much.”

“Don’t expect immediate results. There is no hurry. You have no deadline for a new life!”

Stay positive:

“I never doubted the results for a moment, even when they were slow in making themselves evident.”

How to deal:

“Treat the cleansing isolation that a rigorous diet entails as an interesting experience.”

“Don’t talk about it too much. One’s diet is as boring a subject as one’s illness.”

“Tell yourself that [the diet] is essential—even if it isn’t. Take things seriously—but without making them all-important. That’s why you succeed—because it isn’t really important. You don’t have to lose weight, you want to.”

No pain, no gain loss.

“It has to be a sort of punishment.”


Yes, but only fifteen minutes three times a week.”

How to eat:

“When you are on a diet, you need to stay at home as much as possible. Breakfast at eight, lunch at one, and dinner at eight. That’s very important. And during the diet it’s essential not to eat anything between meals.”

And don’t skimp on that Thanksgiving dinner

“It’s like people who are waiting for the electric chair or the guillotine—they get a good meal beforehand.”

After you’ve read all about the diet, enjoy the additional chapters on Karl’s life, thoughts on skincare, cosmetic surgery, stress management, sleep, exercise, how to quit smoking, surprisingly mouthwatering recipes (with kind of insane photos and illustrations, right?), and accompanying poster. Soon you too will be able to say, “Today, it’s as if I’m made of wood. You can pinch me anywhere but you won’t get hold of any flesh.”

First Turbaned Sikh NCAA Basketball

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Darsh Singh Has Jersey Displayed At Smithsonian’s ‘Beyond Bollywood’: First Turbaned Sikh NCAA Basketball Player Honored


Written by Huffington Post December 9, 2015

On Thursday the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center opened its “Beyond Bollywood’ exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., showcasing how Indian Americans have shaped the nation.

One of these Indian Americans is Darsh Singh, who is the NCAA’s first turbaned Sikh American basketball player. He spoke to Simran Jeet Singh of Faith Street about the struggles and rewards that he’s experienced by being true to his religion and his athletic talents.

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He told The Huffington Post, “When I reflect on how hard my parents worked and hard their parents worked to support my life here in America, I feel extremely thankful. Our generation stands on the shoulders of the giants who came before us. I’m looking forward to the future and how the Sikh community can achieve at even higher levels in the future.”

Darsh Singh rose from a benchwarmer at Trinity University to end his senior year as co-captain of the team. However, his experience wasn’t without struggles.

Simran Jeet Singh inquired, “Tell us more about playing at Trinity University. How did people treat you when they saw your turban and beard?”

Darsh Singh responded:

Trinity is part of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, and we played most of our games in small towns in the South. Many people in those towns had never met a Sikh, and some people would shout hateful things at me during games. I remember them yelling things like “Go back to your country!” or “Cut your hair!” I wasn’t too affected by these comments because I’ve been dealing with them my whole life. The amazing thing for me was watching how quickly and passionately my teammates would jump to my defense.


Warning :Misuse of Medications

Warning :Misuse of Medications

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Written By : Health Advisory, October 27, 2015
On the afternoon of October 22nd, at least six students at Pinole Valley High School ingested a beverage that reportedly contained the prescription drug Xanax, a controlled substance used as a sedative.  Several of the students reportedly became ill, with symptoms of overdose.  911 Emergency Medical Services responded.  Five of the students were transported to local area hospitals.
This Health Advisory is being issued to bring attention to the extreme hazards and risk associated with the misuse of prescription medication.  No one should accept or consume any medication that is not prescribed specifically for them.
Earlier this week, the San Francisco Department of Public Health issued a similar advisory associated with 4 individuals who reportedly consumed “Xanax” purchased off the street.  In that situation, the product was laced with Fentanyl, a powerful Opioid that can cause severe drug intoxication, leading to death.
At this time, it is uncertain whether there is any association between these two events.  However, these incidents serve to heighten concern about the misuse of prescription medication, the very real possibility of overdose and the worry that counterfeit or laced products may be circulating in the Bay Area.
Parents, school officials, students and medical professionals are advised to be aware of these risks and to report concerns to local public health and law enforcement as appropriate.  Inform your children, your students and your patients NOT to purchase or consume any medication or substance provided from friends, acquaintances or strangers.
At this time, at least one Pinole Valley High student remains hospitalized.
Individuals seeking assistance with drug abuse treatment can contact 1-800-846-1652, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Other Resources:
Providers or the Public can contact the California Poison Control Center at: 1-800-222-1222contra costa

Christmas Shopping And Your Health

Christmas Shopping And Your Health

 Bags of stress: Why Christmas shopping is bad for your health

Our wallets will not be the only thing suffering as we buy presents this Christmas.

The mind and body will also be put under dangerous levels of stress, a study has found.

Christmas shopping increased blood pressure to dangerous levels in 50 per cent of shoppers.

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Under stress: Christmas shopping increases blood pressure to dangerous levels

This can lead to hypertension, which can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney problems.

Even low levels of hypertension are linked with migraines, panic attacks and osteoporosis.

Heart rates increased by an average of 10 per cent during Christmas shopping,

University of East London in partnership with Moneysupermarket Shopping found.

Their researchers asked 15 men and 15 women to purchase a variety of gifts within 75 minutes.

Men felt twice as stressed post shopping, while women were almost three times as stressed.

Rob Barnes, of Moneysupermarket Shopping, said: ‘The results show why more consumers than ever are putting their feet up and shopping online.’