INTERESTING: Predisposed to sleep in two stages

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Why Waking Up at Night Might be Good For You
Jordyn Cormier
October 18, 20145:29 pm

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Humans may be more predisposed to sleep in two stages: a first sleep and a second sleep. Beginning a couple of hours after dusk, the first sleep would traditionally last about 4 hours. Then, there would be an interlude of waking activity — be it tending the fire, praying, reading, getting frisky, or deep contemplation — before resuming sleep number 2 into the morning. According to historian Roger Ekirch, there are multiple references in literature to affirm this idea that first and second sleep were common, undisputed practices up until the early 1700s when street lighting came about and it became fashionable to stay up late.

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So that’s why I have get up several times a night? 

I have sleeplets!


Never heard this meme before.

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INTERESTING: Why aren’t power lines underground?

Friday, October 24, 2014


Oct 18, 10:28 AM EDT

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HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda’s main hospital during an hours-long battering – the second time the tiny British territory has been slammed by a powerful storm in less than a week.

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Simple observation: Why aren’t power lines underground?

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INTERESTING: Why You’re Not Successful!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

So, Here’s 14 Reasons Why You’re Not Successful!
by Robin Oxford-Davis on October 8, 2014 in Happiness, Success


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1. Complaining may feel good for a second but it is probably the biggest waste of time there is! It serves no purpose unless you are taking note of what went wrong for the sake of figuring out what you’re going to do about it. Otherwise, shut up about it because really, nobody wants to hear it!

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Ah hah! That’s my problem.

If anyone hears me complain, please ask me: “Am I supposed to be taking notes for your problem solving effort?”

I promise to do the same for everyone else.


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INTERESTING: Natile Holloway in Aruba legacy

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Your safety and well-being during the program is our highest priority. The program is structured so that you will reside in a safe, controlled environment. You will be closely supervised by a professionally trained staff, including faculty advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel, operations personnel and a program coordinator.

For nearly 30 years, Envision has achieved a stellar record of safely and successfully enriching the lives of students, providing them with superb educational experiences and professional supervision. Other Envision safety measures include:

* Greeting students at the designated airport upon their arrival and providing shuttle service directly to the program site, as well as providing shuttle service back to the airport on departure day.
* Maintaining a student-to-staff ratio of 17-to-1.
* Providing single-sex rooms and single-sex floors.
* Requiring all students to attend all activities.
* Checking rooms nightly and ensuring that students remain in their rooms.
* Having night monitors in place to support students who may become ill or who have an emergency during the night.
* Equipping all staff members with two-way communication devices.

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I guess after Natile Holloway in Aruba this is now on everyone’s mind.

It brings up some interesting questions:

* does this create a greater legal liability for all those involved in the provision of this trip.

* if you can’t keep cell phones out of prison, how can you keep anyone totally safe.

* humans are very innovative. I’d put a disclaimer about the students actions to defeat the safeguards.

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INTERESTING: Psephology?

Friday, October 10, 2014!

Learnt me a nu wurd today!


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INTERESTING: Loss of smell death predictor

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Loss of smell may be predictor of death in elderly, study says

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I better watch out. While I can smell bacon; not much else.

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INTERESTING: Prevent or alleviate Alzheimer’s for 15¢ per day?

Friday, October 3, 2014

Transcript: Treating Alzheimer’s with Turmeric

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Katie Schloer.

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There is a long list of compounds that of been isolated from turmeric, and it’s possible that each component in the mixture of curcumin-like compounds plays a distinct role in making it useful against Alzheimer’s disease, and hence a mixture of compounds might better represent turmeric in its medicinal value better than curcumin alone. But why concoct some artificial mixture when Mother Nature already did it for us with turmeric? Because you can’t patent the spice. And if you can’t patent it, how are you going to charge more than 15 cents?

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When we think of the devestation that Alzheimer’s causes, it would seem that “we” would have a “national experiment”?

Financially the Gooferment picks up the tab for custodial nursing home care when the victims go broke. Seems like a cheap and easy thing to try.

Even if it doesn’t work, the cost is trivial. $100 per year versus $100,000 per year.

Bottom line: if you can’t patent it, how are you going to charge more than 15 cents?


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