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Shuteye and sleep hygiene: the truth about why you keep waking up at 3am. You land in your body with a start, or else it slowly comes into groggy focus: either way it’s night-time, but you are now awake.

Shuteye and sleep hygiene: the truth about why you keep waking up at 3am

Why? Alice Gregory, a psychology professor at Goldsmiths, University of London and the author of Nodding Off, says it’s quite normal to wake up during the night. After dropping off, we move through different stages of sleep, a cycle that takes the average adult about 90 minutes to complete and speeds up towards morning. “The night is also punctuated by brief awakenings,” says Gregory. “Typically, people return to sleep without realising that they had ever been awake.” Waking up during the night does not necessarily mean you have insomnia, which, says Gregory, is diagnosed alongside other criteria such as the frequency of this occurrence and how long it has been happening.

Still, sleep deprivation takes its own toll, from irritability and reduced focus in the short term, to an increased risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Untitled. How to outlast a job you hate until you can retire. First, the good news: You’re closing in on retirement. After decades of long hours and loyal service, you only have another few years until you can kiss your job goodbye. The bad news is you dread every minute. Even surviving another month will require Herculean effort. Blog – Ernest Becker Foundation. Mark Manson is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and life-advice blogger.

Blog – Ernest Becker Foundation

His website receives over two million monthly visitors. Mark drew on Ernest Becker’s work for inspiration for his most recent book, The Subtle Art of Not-Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, which has appeared on both the New York Times’ and Washington Post’s Bestseller List. Meaning Beyond “Heroic” Illusions? Transcendence in Everyday Life – Ernest Becker Foundation. My presentation is divided into three sections.

Meaning Beyond “Heroic” Illusions? Transcendence in Everyday Life – Ernest Becker Foundation

First, I will give a brief overview of Becker’s theory of the nature and origin of human evil. Second, since Becker takes it as a given that humans are transcendent creatures I will look at the concept of transcendence as discussed by several contemporary thinkers. Adrift and alone in retirement? Rebuild your identity, therapists say. What’s Helped Me Get Out of My Head and Do Things That Scare Me. “Don’t let the fear of what could happen make nothing happen.”

What’s Helped Me Get Out of My Head and Do Things That Scare Me

~Unknown I knew it was coming. This is how your life will change in retirement. Scientists studying psilocybin accidentally proved the self is an illusion. Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms. Researchers around the world are exploring the drug’s transformative power to help people quit smoking; lower violent crime; treat depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder; and trigger lasting spiritual epiphanies in psychologically healthy people, especially when coupled with meditation or contemplative training.

There are some limitations to psilocybin studies—they tend to be small, and rely on volunteers willing to take drugs and, thus, open to an alternate experience. But the research could have major implications in an age characterized by widespread anxiety. Consider a study of 75 subjects, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology last October. The shared dream Turning off default mode Ego switch. Bebrainfit.

What's the Point of Retirement? Top 10 Tips for a Meaningful Retirement. Investopedia does not provide tax, investment, or financial services.

Top 10 Tips for a Meaningful Retirement

The information available through Investopedia’s Advisor Insights service is provided by third parties and solely for informational purposes on an “as is” basis at user’s sole risk. The information is not meant to be, and should not be construed as advice or used for investment purposes. Investopedia makes no guarantees as to the accurateness, quality, or completeness of the information and Investopedia shall not be responsible or liable for any errors, omissions, inaccuracies in the information or for any user’s reliance on the information. User is solely responsible for verifying the information as being appropriate for user’s personal use, including without limitation, seeking the advice of a qualified professional regarding any specific financial questions a user may have. Valuable Lessons from My First Year of Freedom. Finally, the post I’ve been waiting for.

Valuable Lessons from My First Year of Freedom

After starting this site back in early 2012, I dreamt of the day I would write my freedom post. I imagined it would be published the day after I left my job and would be the grand finale of my pursuit of financial independence. Well, exactly one year ago today I left my full-time job and yet I’m only now writing about it. Why? There are a few reasons but the main one is that early retirement is a lot more complicated than it first appears.

As with everything Mad-Fientist related, I wanted to deeply explore the subject matter before writing about it. So I decided to capture my thoughts and feelings over the entire first year and write about it after I had the chance to process everything.