first_imgFestival season is almost over, but it’s still the hottest time of year. Beyond the obvious methods of sleep, hydration, and sunscreen, we’re here to give you a few tips to survive these next few weeks, so that you can return to work on Monday without feeling like a total sun-dried tomato.Without further ado, here are five easy ways to survive multi-day music festivals:5. Keep the bugs away by putting dryer sheets in your pocket.That’s right. If you put a Bounce dryer sheet in your pocket, it will naturally repel mosquitoes from eating you alive. It’s a simple, affordable solution to one of the most annoying problems that we almost always forget to anticipate in an outdoor setting. So as you’re packing for the weekend, you might as well pre-pack each pocket with a dryer sheet. For maximum results, wear cargo shorts.4. Drink 1 liter of coconut water every day.Coconut water is an extremely valuable source of hydration. It also facilitates digestion, reduces blood pressure, provides necessary nutrients, and is a natural hangover cure.According to lifehack.org, “The ingredients in coconut water are way more effective at hydrating the human body than those of sports and energy drinks. During rigorous exercise or extended periods of physical activity, the human body loses mineral-rich fluids. However, coconut water serves as an excellent replacement medium with 294 mg of potassium and 5 mg of natural sugar per glass, unlike your favorite sports drink that only contains half of the potassium content and five times the amount of processed sugar.”So put that sports drink away, and grab what the Earth has already provided for us. Make the liter last all day and you’ll be hydrated and ready to go all night long! Best to be consumed before bed and/or when you wake up.3. Sit down as much as possible, and close your eyes.Remember that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. If you have a foldable chair, bring it. Give those puppies a rest, they deserve it! Then close your eyes. You don’t need to fall sleep in order to get rest. If you close your eyes for just a few minutes, you will save your brain enough processing energy to last just a little bit longer later on. 2. Eat a plant-based diet. Food = Energy, so make it count. If you load yourself up with processed, fried, or saturated fats, your body won’t have enough energy to last its full potential. Instead, you should eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible to ensure that your body’s energy level will sustain through the long days and nights of walking, dancing, and everything else involved in these adventurous weekends. 1. Shower. Sleeping outside is no excuse not to shower. In fact, it’s really just another reason why you SHOULD shower! Pick a time where the lines aren’t long and get yourself in the water. Not only will it bathe you of all germs and odors, but it will revitalize your very existence with a wave of fresh energy that is otherwise unattainable. A shower will save your life (and make you more pleasant to be around). Soap recommended.Have a great weekend!last_img read more

first_img### Governor Jim Douglas and Secretary of Administration Neale Lunderville today announced the appointment of Caroline S. Earle as Commissioner of Human Resources. Ms. Earle currently serves as Chief of the Civil Litigation Division in the Office of the Attorney General. “We are very excited to have Caroline join the team,” said Governor Douglas. “She brings a strong intellect, tremendous energy and enormous capacity to this important role.  She is the right fit for the department at this critical time.”“Caroline is a proven leader with the ideal mix of experience, smarts and tenacity,” said Lunderville. “She will be integral to our efforts to build a strong workforce while addressing difficult budget challenges.” “It has been a privilege to serve in the Attorney General’s Office working on a range of important and complex cases,” said Ms. Earle.  “I’m looking forward to working with Governor Douglas and his team on this new and exciting challenge.”“Our state workforce is one of our greatest assets,” continued Earle. “Despite the many budget challenges we face, we must explore ways to develop skills and training so that employees are not just working harder, but working smarter.”Earle will come to the Department of Human Resources after serving two years as Chief of the Civil Litigation Division.  Earle has practiced general civil litigation, including employment law, with the firms of Wilson & White, P.C. and Legus & Bisson, PLC.  Earle is a current member of the Board of Bar Examiners, and has served as past President of the Washington County Bar Association and on the Vermont Bar Association Bar Foundation. Earle graduated from McGill University, B.A. First Class Honors, in 1990, and then earned a J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law in 1993.  She was a Notes Editor on the Indiana Law Journal. Earle lives in Barre with her three children.  Her appointment will begin September 28, 2009.Source: Governor’s office.last_img read more