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Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - What is sleep. The myth of the eight-hour sleep. We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you.

The myth of the eight-hour sleep

A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural. In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people were plunged into darkness for 14 hours every day for a month. It took some time for their sleep to regulate but by the fourth week the subjects had settled into a very distinct sleeping pattern. They slept first for four hours, then woke for one or two hours before falling into a second four-hour sleep. Though sleep scientists were impressed by the study, among the general public the idea that we must sleep for eight consecutive hours persists.

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Home Automation Made Simple

The first piece of the suite is what we call the "Core Service" - it acts as the central controller for the whole system. This runs on any relatively recent Windows computer (or more specifically, the computer that has an Insteon PLM or USB stick plugged in to it), and creates a network connection to both your home automation devices, and the second piece of the integrated suite - the remote access apps like the HTML5 app, Kinect voice control app, and future Android/iOS apps.

Working in concert with the Core Service, these apps allow you to interact with the system from any device, and, with a Kinect, in any room of your house by speaking out loud. The Kinect voice control app similarly runs on a Windows computer (could be the same one as the Core Service, or not) with an Xbox360 or Windows Kinect plugged in. Somatic psychology. While Pierre Janet can perhaps be considered the first Somatic Psychologist due to his extensive psychotherapeutic studies and writings with significant reference to the body (some of which pre-date Freud), it was actually Wilhelm Reich who was the first person to bring body awareness systematically into psychoanalysis, and also the first psychotherapist to touch clients physically, working with their bodies.[1] Reich was a significant influence in the founding of Body Psychotherapy (or Somatic Psychology as it is often known in the USA & Australia) - though he called his early work "Character Analysis"[2] and "Character-Analytic Vegetotherapy").

Somatic psychology

Several types of body-oriented psychotherapies trace their origins back to Reich, though there have been many subsequent developments and other influences (ref: entry on Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology is of particular interest in trauma work.[3][4] Principles[edit] Applications[edit] History[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] On Thin Ice: Winter Ice Safety. From the golden age of cinema to America’s Funniest Home Videos to a dizzying array of Youtube videos, it seems we can’t get enough of watching other people slip and fall.

On Thin Ice: Winter Ice Safety

While there’s no denying the allure of a good pratfall, the World Health Organization estimates that as many as half a million people die from falls each year. While far from the only slip and fall hazard, ice can make getting around difficult. Be safe this winter season with these helpful tips: Walk Like a Penguin Many people who live in cold climates rarely, if ever, slip and fall, because they’ve learned to adapt with a special walking technique. They walk like penguins. (Click on the image for a larger version). DIY BMW Roundel Replacement. Doug Vetter, ATP/CFI has been updated!

DIY BMW Roundel Replacement

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WTF Is This Weird Web-Tower Thing? We Asked Around. No One Knows - Wired Science - A Podcast Site. Eddie Dean and Onan are away battling calcium deficiency, so guest hosts MV and themudking join GabCast regulars b_dubb and Jazmunda in a conversation about race and land rights, prompted by two popular threads at - A Podcast Site

Click here to download this episode directly. Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects. 3D printing community rallies to create $5 hand for kid. News November 22, 2013 11:07 AM ET.

3D printing community rallies to create $5 hand for kid

Encryptic. Make Papercrete - Home. Digital Attack Map. Ting - Mobile That Makes Sense. Wickr Self-Destruct Messaging. Wickr Public Beta: What does “public beta" mean?

Wickr Self-Destruct Messaging

It means we need your help in discovering bugs within the app. Please report any issues via the “About” screen “Contact Us" with the device type and operating system version. Thank you in advance for helping improve the app experience. The Internet is forever. Leave No Trace by sending self-destructing messages for free to other Wickr users anywhere in the world.

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Putin Makes Obama Pay a High Price for Syria Escape. John Kerry can finally say he knows how Richard Nixon felt.

Putin Makes Obama Pay a High Price for Syria Escape

Free Audiobook Torrents, Download Unabridged Audio Books. GSG: highlights=Open Content Images. The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Eight Families. The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Eight Families The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP and Chevron Texaco); in tandem with Deutsche Bank, BNP, Barclays and other European old money behemoths. Boob Critic - Rate my Boobs!


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