Alternate Sleep Cycles | High Existence - StumbleUpon 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 history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day. How is this possible? Well the most important of every sleep cycle is the Stage 4 REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which has been shown to provide the benefits of sleep to the brain above all other stages of sleep. This way, you still get the benefits of 8 hours of sleep without wasting all of the time it takes to get to REM cycles, resulting in a much more efficient sleep cycle. Uberman Cycle: 20 to 30 minute naps every 4 hours, resulting in 6 naps each day. Everyman Cycle: One longer “core” nap that is supplemented with several 20-30 minute naps. Dymaxion Cycle: Biphasic/Siesta Cycle:
All Nobel Prizes in Literature The Nobel Prize in Literature 1977 Vicente Aleixandre "for a creative poetic writing which illuminates man's condition in the cosmos and in present-day society, at the same time representing the great renewal of the traditions of Spanish poetry between the wars" The Nobel Prize in Literature 1943 No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1942 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1941 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1940 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1935 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1908 Rudolf Christoph Eucken "in recognition of his earnest search for truth, his penetrating power of thought, his wide range of vision, and the warmth and strength in presentation with which in his numerous works he has vindicated and developed an idealistic philosophy of life" The Nobel Prize in Literature 1906 Giosuè Carducci The Nobel Prize in Literature 1904 Frédéric Mistral José Echegaray y Eizaguirre To cite this pageMLA style: "All Nobel Prizes in Literature".
7 Ways For The Introvert To Communicate Confidently Even If You Don’t Feel Confident — Introvert Zone First impressions count. Like it or not, people will make some sort of judgement about you based on their first impression within the first few seconds of meeting you. You’ve heard it said that ‘you never get a second chance to make a first impression.’ So when you are meeting people for the first time, think of what first impression you want to give them. Communicating confidently is essential if you are going to succeed no matter what you are doing. It turns out that other people are paying the most attention to our body language. When you do, they will think that you are confident even if you’re not feeling it inside. So, how do you do this? Here are 7 ways to communicate confidently even if you don’t feel that way: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The way that you move sends a subconscious message to your mind which helps the way that you feel. How will you make time this week to implement these tips?
Ordering the vegetarian meal? There's more animal blood on your hands The ethics of eating red meat have been grilled recently by critics who question its consequences for environmental health and animal welfare. But if you want to minimise animal suffering and promote more sustainable agriculture, adopting a vegetarian diet might be the worst possible thing you could do. Renowned ethicist Peter Singer says if there is a range of ways of feeding ourselves, we should choose the way that causes the least unnecessary harm to animals. Most animal rights advocates say this means we should eat plants rather than animals. It takes somewhere between two to ten kilos of plants, depending on the type of plants involved, to produce one kilo of animal. But before scratching rangelands-produced red meat off the “good to eat” list for ethical or environmental reasons, let’s test these presumptions. Published figures suggest that, in Australia, producing wheat and other grains results in: How is this possible? Most of Australia’s arable land is already in use.
Nutrition 101: Eat To Burn Fat - StumbleUpon The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods 1. Walnuts All nuts do contain some amount of the omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid, but most only contain trace amounts. One ounce provides almost 3g of alpha-linolenic acid. 2. It has also has been shown to boost calorie burn when eaten. 3. This very slow-digesting carb keeps blood sugar and insulin levels low, so fat burning can stay high. In fact, research has shown that athletes who consume slow-digesting carbs in the morning burn more fat throughout the entire day and during workouts than those consuming fast-digesting carbs. 4. Avocados also contain a very interesting carb called mannoheptulose, a sugar that actually blunts insulin release and enhances calcium absorption, both of which are critical for encouraging fat loss. 5. This way you know you're getting a direct supply of the fats that turn on fat burning and block fat storage. 6. Soy has also been shown to aid fat loss, possibly by decreasing appetite and calorie intake. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
The Best Books to Spark Your Creativity Books open up worlds we never even knew existed. Whether they address creativity directly or not, books are a treasure trove of inspiration just waiting to be tapped. For recommendations, I turned to bloggers and artists who connect to their creativity every day. “I’m a voracious reader and find most books in any genre inspiring in one way or another,” said Nellie Jacobs, a bestselling author, award-winning artist and creativity consultant. The books below have helped Jacobs think more creatively. Jacobs also suggested reading books outside genres you typically pick to help you think differently. “Learn how to write scripts, or paint watercolors, or take photographs, or create crafts. Life coach and artist Tiffany Moore agreed that seeing the world in different ways is key to creativity. Since college, Melhoff has found inspiration in books on everything from logo design to furniture-making. What books help ignite your imagination?
NASA Debunks 2012 Apocalypse With New FAQ We all know that the world is going to end in December 2012 because a giant solar eruption is going to swallow the Earth. Or is it supposed to be the implosion of the Yellowstone Caldera? Reversal of the global poles? Does anybody even care about how the Earth will end if we are all doomed anyway? Apparently, yes. NASA has set up a Frequently Asked Questions page on its website to answer questions pertaining to the end of existence. The 2012 Armageddon myth dates back to the Mayans. NASA reaffirms this: "Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. There is also the notion of the "Nibiru collision." There is no Nibiru. "Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. What about a giant solar eruption? What should people fear about the possibility of The End coming in 2012? Please, do not drink the Kool-Aid.
What Are the Benefits of Living Your Life Purpose? Before we can enjoy the benefits of our life purpose, we need to find it. How do we find purpose in life? Many of us live, unable to find our purpose in life, for much of our lives. We live mediocre lives without purpose, only routine. Now back to the question how do we find purpose in life? Our life purpose shows itself in down to earth ways. Another way our life purpose shows itself as Being in the right place. The above shows two ways all of us can fulfill a purpose in our lives. Now how can you enjoy the benefits of living your life purpose? What is it to live, really live? Sri Bhagavan of Oneness University in India says, "Knowing how to live is the purpose of life." So how many of us knew we would find purpose if we enjoyed our lives and lived in joy? We can still engage in our previous activities. Enjoy your life: Enjoy your work as play Have a good time Enjoy what you do in the moment Michael David Lawrience's website is
Primal Blueprint 101 | Mark's Daily Apple - StumbleUpon FAQs, Intro, PB 101 – whatever you want to call it this is a great place to familiarize yourself with the content found on Mark’s Daily Apple. Getting Started This is ground zero. If you’ve never heard of the Primal Blueprint, or perhaps someone sent you to this blog because you’re interested in making the jump to a healthy lifestyle, read on. The BasicsThese posts explain the concept of “Primal” as well as easy ways to get started without feeling overwhelmed by so much new information: Here is the list of my Definitive Guides – thorough explanations of big health topics: Who Does This? Take the Challenge Once you’ve got an idea of what it means to live the Primal lifestyle, consider trying it out for 21 days. Click here or the image below to view an infographic describing how to conduct your own 21 day challenge. The Newsletter If you’ve gotten this far and still haven’t signed up for the newsletter do so now. Is it Primal? Eggs – Yes (even raw eggs? Dairy – Dairy isn’t strictly Primal.