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10 Easy Steps You Can Take Right Now to Lighten Your Mental Load

Making a list will actually help you sleep better.<p><i>What 10 things can I do now to have a better life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Lanie Bakeberg, Science Teacher, on Quora:</b><p><b>1.</b> …

Quora

PSA: Stop Taking Melatonin Until You Read This

Do you take melatonin supplements? Pause for a second. It's not going to kill you, but chances are you're probably overdosing . . . by a lot. And that <i>does</i> affect your sleep and your health.<p>While discussing my nutrition and sleep routine with coach and injury prevention expert Liz Letchford, MS, …

Sleep

The science of how much sleep you actually need

Getting plenty of sleep each night is important to maintaining a healthy and productive life. But how much sleep do you actually need?<p>Joe Avella and Jessica Orwig tackle this question on the Facebook series "Science the $#!* out of it."<p>For the average adult, the National Sleep Foundation recommends …

Sleep

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

• <b>Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm."</b>• <b><br>Your circadian rhythm, known as your internal body clock, helps regulate when you feel awake or asleep — and</b> …

Wellness

Here's What Not to Do If You Wake Up In the Middle of the Night

Or you can kiss a good night's sleep goodbye.<p>A sleep specialist has given some sound advice of what not to do if you wake up in the middle of the night, and yes, not looking at the time is most definitely one of them.<p>That nagging urge to get up and go to the loo can also hinder us falling back to …

Sleep

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Wellness

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

How to live to 100 and be happy (by those who have done it!)

There are now a record number of centenarians in the UK. We asked six of them what they most enjoyed and most regretted in their eventful lives – and what tips they have for the rest of us to join them in the 100 club<p>For her 100th birthday last year, Joyce Fisher apparently had one wish. She wanted …

Love

Could Falling Asleep Too Fast Be a Sign of a Sleep Problem?

Excessive Sleepiness May Occur in Sleep Deprivation<p>You may consider yourself a perfect sleeper if you fall asleep quickly. You sleep extremely …

Sleep

My first hour: five high flyers reveal their morning routines

A daily phone call from India, a tough workout at the track, or a trip to the milking parlour? Six people tell Candice Pires what gets them out of bed in the morning<p>The dairy farmer: Paul Tompkins wakes at 4.30am. The first thing on his mind is cows<p>“How have the cows got on overnight?” That’s the …

Productivity

10 Life Habits All Extremely Happy People Prioritize

These lifelong habits build material and emotional wealth.<p>Many things in this world are a waste of time. I find myself wanting to maximize every second of my day--from the moment I wake up to the minute I fall asleep. Unfortunately, this high motivation creates a problem--discerning worthwhile …

Self-improvement

My (short) life as an airport security guard

Many people leave airport security feeling dehumanised, frightened, even violated. How do the officers feel? Edward Schwarzschild decided to find out<p>It was my first shift of on-the-job training as a transportation security officer at Albany International Airport’s only checkpoint, and I was told to …

Airports

How to Fall Asleep So You're Not a Wreck

Counting sheep isn't cutting it.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Health, Neuroscience & Psychology<p>In the future, we might be able to program a good night’s sleep, …

Wellness

World Newspapers

Number 1 News App in Android Market!!<br>Easy to use directory of thousands of local and international newspapers, magazines and websites.<br>More than 6000 …

Boy Better Know: ‘We should have been playing big festivals six years ago’

With Drake on their label and Corbyn in their contacts, grime collective BBK are big-time. Skepta, JME and the rest of the crew get in the Glastonbury mood, talking vegan food, politics and adventures in the healing field<p>Fast cars, faster bars, home-baked pastries: an afternoon with Boy Better Know …

Grime Music

How Melatonin Helps With Fat Loss and Muscle Gain

Stay Fit With This Common Sleep Aid<p>Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in the body and well-known supplement to help improve our sleep …

You Might Not Feel Tired, But Your Brain Needs More Sleep

You might not feel tired, but your sleep deficit is probably holding back your cognitive functioning.<p>Are you getting enough sleep? Before you answer, try this: Sometime during your workday, sit down (at your desk is fine) and close your eyes. For the next few minutes, just focus on your breathing, …

Sleep

Deepak Chopra’s 5 tips to guarantee the best night’s sleep

There's not much worse than insomnia or a lousy nights sleep. Deepak Chopra, physician, educator and author of "You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters," reveals the secrets to a restful nights sleep. Following is a transcript of the video:<p><i>So, the best way to prepare</i> …

Sleep

Real wonder women take to the streets – in pictures

Artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane paints huge, beautiful pictures that celebrate black women’s stories in London<p>London-based Ghanaian artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane has been busy adorning the capital’s walls with large, beautifully painted images of women of African and Caribbean origin as part of his You …

Street Art

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

10 Bedtime Rituals That Help You Reflect, Relax, Sleep and Succeed

The better you sleep at night, the better chance you have succeeding during the day.<p>What you do before bed has a significant impact on what your subconscious mulls over while you sleep, and on your mental state when you wake up the next morning. Research indicates that studying before going to bed …

Sleep

How (And Why) To Launch Your Own Product Line, No Startup Required

You may not have a burning passion to sell shower curtains, but that could put some crucial extra funding in your pocket.<p>This week, I’m working on my own line of dolphin beach towels. Last week, I designed some yoga mats. Next week, I’ll be working on <i>unicorn</i> beach towels. While bouncing from Hong …

Startups

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”<p>It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers …

Xerox

​The Best Three Types of Sunglasses Every Man Should Own | Men’s Health

1/3 Warby Parker<p>Aviators<p>The aviator is the original sunglass classic—a favorite of cops, Tom Cruise in <i>Mission Impossible</i> and, naturally, pilots.<p>Developed just before World War II by Bausch & Lomb, the original glasses were a riff on the goggles that pilots had been wearing in open cockpits. The …

Clothing

Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for?

Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality – ordering our groceries, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all – but how can it? By Adam Greenfield<p>In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to “optimise” his life …

Internet of Things

The 35 words you’re (probably) getting wrong

Have you made a flagrant error, in confusing your alternative choices? The legendary Fleet Street editor Harold Evans proscribes this glossary to solve your language dilemmas<p>I freely acknowledge that, in a list of this sort, “glossary” is a fancy Latin word for a collection of pet peeves (noun, …

Grammar

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

It’s graduation season.<p>I’m particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I’m trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my …

Happiness

Guys, This Is Why You Need To Care About Skincare

<i>If you’re not taking care of your face it doesn’t matter how nice your clothes are</i><p><i>Ed. note: Here at HSS, everything we do is built around the idea</i> …

How Lego clicked: the brand that reinvented itself

The revival of Lego has been hailed as the greatest turnaround in corporate history, ousting Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand. Johnny Davis reports<p>From its founding in 1932 until 1998, Lego had never posted a loss. By 2003 it was in big trouble. Sales were down 30% year-on-year and it was …

Lego

Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

For years, racism has been defined by the violence of far-right extremists, but a more insidious kind of prejudice can be found where many least expect it – at the heart of respectable society<p>Listen to the audio version of this long read<p>On 22 February 2014, I published a post on my blog. I titled …

Racism