Dalton Elliott

27 Added | 7 Magazines | 14 Likes | @DaltonEllio2015 | Keep up with Dalton Elliott on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Dalton Elliott”

Can't Sleep? Try These 5 Tips

Would you like to get more from your six hours of sleep than what others get from a full eight hours? Did you know that quality sleep is the magic behind effective weight loss, a more youthful appearance, decreased risk of stroke, better mental health, better memory and more?<p>When I interviewed …

The 10 worst days to fly in 2016

This week we revealed how being clever with your annual leave could turn 23 days off into 53 - but there are 10 dates this year on which you should avoid travelling altogether.<p>That is according to Flight Centre, a travel comparison website, which has analysed flight data over the whole of 2016 to …

Why Everyone's Boasting About Bergen Norway

Initially my interest in going to <b>Bergen</b> while I was in <b>Norway</b> was sparked when I discovered a train route I could take with my <b>RailEurope</b> flexipass that goes from one side of Norway to the other. It starts in <b>Oslo</b> and ends in Bergen and has several other scenic stops you can make on the way. Since I …

European Travel

How to Spend the Winter Outdoors—and Still be Comfortable

Cold weather doesn't mean you have to spend the next few months on the couch. Here's how to stay outside all winter long.<p>Now that the cold weather …

Backpacking

Shouldn't You Just Go to Bed Already?

Source: g-stockstudio/Shutterstock<p>We've all faced the dilemma at some point: <i>Should I keep studying (or working) and delay bedtime, or log out and hit</i> …

Sleep

If You Want A Better Sleep, Do These Things 30 Mins Before Bed

Sleep is one of the most essential elements that helps to shape our life. Without sleep, one is likely to suffer from fatigue, loss of concentration, …

12 surprising effects of sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation affects your entire body, mind and personality — from the way you interact with other people to the food you choose to eat.<p>Next time you think about embarking on an all-nighter, consider these 12 surprising consequences of denying your body rest.

Sleep

The Best Time Of Day To Exercise, Study, Eat, And Sleep

Regardless of whether or not you're a routine-oriented person, your body likes to stick to a pretty tight schedule.<p>Scientists have long known that our bodies have internal clocks, which regulate the physical, mental and behavioral changes that we experience over a roughly 24-hour cycle.<p>We evolved …

Sleep

Stress is shrinking your brain, but you can rebuild it

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …

Emotional Intelligence

Are You Disorganized? Research Says That’s a Good Thing

In Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, Steven Johnson posits that “<i>the more disorganized your brain is, the smarter you …

Creativity

Best iPhone and iPad apps for frequent travelers

Traveling abroad, especially for the first time, can be overwhelming. From figuring out transit systems to finding places to say, there’s a lot to consider. That’s why over the past several years, I’ve come to rely on a handful of choice apps to help me travel better, smarter, and …

Apps

12 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Sleep

5 Secrets to Improve Learning and Memory

I’ve already posted a research round-up on becoming an expert at anything. That was focused on the big picture of how to master something over a …

Learning

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

San Francisco Bay Area

Why Does the Sound of Water Help You Sleep?

The crash of ocean waves, the babbling of brooks, the pitter-patter of rain on shingles — many people swear by these watery sounds to help them fall …

Sleep

Exercise Improves Sleep, but Maybe Not How You Think

Source: baranq/Shutterstock<p>It’s well established that physical activity—especially aerobic exercise like biking or running—helps people to sleep …

Exercise

6 surprising factors that affect your dreams

Having trouble at work? So it’s no shocker when you shoot your boss dead twice while under the sheets. Dreams are, in fact, your brain’s way of …

You don’t have to go to bed super early to get a good night’s sleep

Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others. A teenager is much more likely to emerge from their bed at midday than their middle-aged parents—but even within age groups, individual differences exist.<p>Why is this? It’s well-known …

Sleep

How Sleep And Meditation Really Affect Your Brain

Scientists have long known that sleep and meditation can lower stress, improve memory, and might even help with maintaining a healthy weight, among other health benefits.<p>But what <i>else</i> can these practices do to our brains, and how so?<p>The Huffington Post recently sat down with Dr. Edward Boyden, …

Meditation

Lucid dreams are key to understanding consciousness

Flickr Creative Commons/Moyan Brenn<p>We spend around six years of our lives dreaming – that’s 2,190 days or 52,560 hours. Although we can be aware of the perceptions and emotions we experience in our dreams, we are not conscious in the same way as when we’re awake. This explains why we can’t …

Consciousness

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

Apps

If You Get Laid Off, Go To Iceland

After Grantland shut down, I spent five very odd days in Reykjavik for the annual Iceland Airwaves music festival.<p>Last fall, on a cheerily balmy …

I Fell In Love With Iceland, But It’s A Complicated Relationship

I am a landscape photographer. In July 2015, I traveled to Iceland. During two weeks, I took thousands of pictures. Iceland was on my wish list for a …

National Geographic Travel