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Researchers find that how soon we sleep after learning new information impacts how well we retain it. Christie Nicholson reports
March 24, 2012 |
We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.
The reason for going to the gym is clear, it always seemed to me. You head there to lose weight, to gain muscle, stay healthy or else. Over time I realised one thing though.
There are triggers far more powerful than gaining a bigger biceps to motivate you to go to the gym.
In fact, developing a hab…
I'm currently experimenting with waking up at 5am to work on personal projects before heading to work.
Someone one Hacker News once mentioned they do this, and it stuck in the back of my head ever since. I've been at this for two weeks thus far.
The basic idea
At 5am I…
Cool infographics on how to take a nap.
It's important for programmers to challenge themselves.Creative and technical stagnation is the only alternative.In the spirit of the new year, I've compiled twelve month-sized resolutions.Each month is an annually renewable technical or personal challenge:
On New Year's Day, my strongest resolution is often to avoid champagne for the next few years. Why do we start with fresh goals on a day when most of us can barely manage to raise our voices above a whisper?Making New Year's resolutions is fun, but staying committed can be anything but. These are a …
Человеку свойственно наступать на одни и те же грабли. Из года в год мы стараемся быть лучше и каждый раз, как только часы начинают отбивать те самые двенадцать ударов, загадываем такие простые и понятные каждому желания. Кто-то в обязательном порядке решает скинуть пару лишних килограмм, другой пла…
For those, who speak French :)
"L’année passée nous vous avions donné nos conseils pour réussir à tenir vos bonnes résolutions (22 Bonnes Résolutions et Comment les tenir), puis nous avions vu quels étaient les 7 objectifs de nos lecteurs et comment ils allaient les atteindre…
Согласно поговорке, программисты — это устройства, преобразующие кофеин в код.Если спросить первого попавшегося программиста, когда он наиболее продуктивен, — скорее всего, он назовёт ночь. Кто-то пораньше, кто-то попозже. Популярен вариант встать в 4 утра и сделать работу до начала дневной суматохи…
Here are his tips for staying productive:
Work backwards from goals to milestones to tasks.
Be militant about eliminating distractions.
Schedule your email.
Use the phone.
Work on your own agenda.
Work in 60 to 90 minute intervals.
Polyphasic Sleep: Facts and Myths
Dr Piotr Wozniak
January 2005 (updated)
This article compares polyphasic sleep to regular monophasic sleep, biphasic sleep, as well as to the concept of free-running sleep. The follow-up to this article written in 2010 is available here…
Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout histor…
Доброго времени суток, %habrauser%! Думаю, в этой статье я не открыл ничего нового. Просто меня самого заинтересовала тема продуктивного сна. Несколько последних лет я был приверженцем мнения, что сон – это бесполезная трата времени, к сожалению необходимая организму. И посему, я максимал…
EVERY day, millions of American workers do something dangerous to their health: they sit down.
Sitting for long periods is hard on the body. It strains the back and causes the muscles to become slack. It slows the processes that metabolize calories, increasing the risk of obesity, diabetes…
10:37 AM Thursday March 3, 2011 | Comments Let's cut to the chase.
Say you decide to go on a fast, and so you effectively starve yourself for a week. At the end of seven days, how would you be feeling? You'd probably be hungry, perhaps a little weak, and almost certainly somewhat thinner. But b.…
На Хабре не раз и не два публиковались статьи и заметки об эффективной работе, управлении временем и прочих вещах. Некоторые советы я использую, некоторые – не получается, еще есть советы, неприменимые лично ко мне. В принципе, более-менее четкий режим дня помогает жить, это так. Но иногда очень сло…
Thermal Physics Jokes
As we all know, it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 gram of water 1 degree
centigrade. Translated into meaningful terms, this means that if you eat
a very cold dessert (generally consisting of water in large part),
the natural processes which raise the consumed dessert to body
Staring at a pair of monitors for 10+ hours a day can get rather taxing. That’s why I pepper in small breaks throughout the day, like most people. When I need five minutes to untangle my brain I reach for my pile of art pens and the closest post it note (the back of a print out will also suffice).
After a brief, failed experiment paying me to do chores, my dad tried something really neat. It clearly took a bit of legwork, but maybe there are some transferrable lessons for parents who want to lay an entrepreneurial foundation.
He gave me a vending machine.
He rented the machine, found a locati…
Почитав недавний топик про лягушек я понял, что Хабрасообщество не очень хорошо ориентируется в вопросах тайм-менеджмента и многие никогда не занимались построением своей тайм-системы. Поэтому я попробую исправить этот недочёт. Под катом Вы не найдёте каких-то инновационных моделей управления времен…
bon iver - beth/rest (piano solo)
had some friends over for the weekend (seung-hyo and jen aka canada), and we got engaged in a short discussion about various sleep schedules. does it matter what time you choose to sleep and wake up? is polyphasic sleep and/or the uberman's sleep schedule harmfu...
If you're new here, this blog will give you the tools to become financially independent in 5 years. Here's how I did it and here's a few dozen online journals from other people who are currently doing it. This is not some stupid get rich quick scheme. The method is robust and replicable (no need to …
All procrastinators put off things they have to do. Structured procrastination is the art of making this bad trait work for you. The key idea is that procrastinating does not mean doing absolutely nothing. Procrastinators seldom do absolutely nothing; they do marginally useful things, such as gardening…
In my article “Recurring Revenue”, published in the October issue of .net, I speak about the ever-changing landscape for web designers and developers, where the focus is most definitely shifting from consulting to building products or services. I argue that most of us would prefer to be earning a pa…
For people who have never done it, working from home often holds the allure of a thing with infinite advantages: no boss, no commute, no annoying coworkers, more freedom, less stress, and so on in a never-ending list of awesomeness.
The truth, of course, is that the grass is almost never …
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Baker of Man Vs. Debt.
Every time we automate a process in our lives, we trade a piece of consciousness away for a piece of convenience.
This can be fantastic, as long as we ensure that we automate positive, sustainable habits.
The problem with automation com…
One study says, "possibly". Note that the illumination provided by the light sources used in the study may not be consistent with the light coming from a computer monitor. Also note that the sample size is not large, and a mechanism for the effect is not proposed. (source)
J Physiol Anthropol...
We all know that we don’t get enough sleep. But how much sleep do we really need? Until about 15 years ago, one common theory was that if you slept at least four or five hours a night, your cognitive performance remained intact; your body simply adapted to less sleep. But that idea was based on studies…
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