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15 Interesting Facts about Dreams

Dreaming is one of the most mysterious and interesting experiences in our lives. During the Roman Era some dreams were even submitted to the Roman Senate for analysis and dream interpretation. They were thought to be messages from the gods. Dream interpreters even accompanied military leaders into battles and campaigns! In addition to this, it is also known that many artists have received their creative ideas from their dreams. But what do we actually know about dreams? Here are 15 interesting facts about dreams – enjoy and what’s most important, don’t forget to share your dream stories in the comment section! 1. Within 5 minutes of waking half of your dream is forgotten. 2. People who became blind after birth can see images in their dreams. 3. Every human being dreams (except in cases of extreme psychological disorder). 4. Our mind is not inventing faces – in our dreams we see real faces of real people that we have seen during our life but may not know or remember. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Darkside cartoons | Funny Emails 02.22.2010 - An afternoon nap markedly boosts the brain’s learning capacity If you see a student dozing in the library or a co-worker catching 40 winks in her cubicle, don’t roll your eyes. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that an hour’s nap can dramatically boost and restore your brain power. Indeed, the findings suggest that a biphasic sleep schedule not only refreshes the mind, but can make you smarter. Students who napped (green column) did markedly better in memorizing tests than their no-nap counterparts. (Courtesy of Matthew Walker) Conversely, the more hours we spend awake, the more sluggish our minds become, according to the findings. “Sleep not only rights the wrong of prolonged wakefulness but, at a neurocognitive level, it moves you beyond where you were before you took a nap,” said Matthew Walker, an assistant professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and the lead investigator of these studies. In the recent UC Berkeley sleep study, 39 healthy young adults were divided into two groups — nap and no-nap.

What is Bipolar Disorder? – Mozilla Firefox Bipolar disorder is a chronic illness with recurring episodes of mania and depression that can last from one day to months. This mental illness causes unusual and dramatic shifts in mood, energy and the ability to think clearly. Cycles of high (manic) and low (depressive) moods may follow an irregular pattern that differs from the typical ups and downs experienced by most people. The symptoms of bipolar disorder can have a negative impact on a person’s life. Damaged relationships or a decline in job or school performance are potential effects, but positive outcomes are possible. Two main features characterize people who live with bipolar disorder: intensity and oscillation (ups and downs). More than 10 million Americans have bipolar disorder. As people become familiar with their illness, they recognize their own unique patterns of behavior. Individuals who live with bipolar disorder also benefit tremendously from taking responsibility for their own recovery.

Chico Xavier Francisco Cândido Xavier, conhecido como Chico Xavier (1910 - 2002). Espírita brasileiro. Cerca de 265 frases e pensamentos: Chico Xavier A gente pode morar numa casa mais ou menos, numa rua mais ou menos, numa cidade mais ou menos, e até ter um governo mais ou menos. A gente pode dormir numa cama mais ou menos, comer um feijão mais ou menos, ter um transporte mais ou menos, e até ser obrigado a acreditar mais ou menos no futuro. A gente pode olhar em volta e sentir que tudo está mais ou menos... O que a gente não pode mesmo, nunca, de jeito nenhum... Senão a gente corre o risco de se tornar uma pessoa mais ou menos. Chico Xavier A sua irritação não solucionará problema algum... CONFIE SEMPRE Não percas a tua fé entre as sombras do mundo. Que eu continue com vontade de viver, mesmo sabendo que a vida é,em muitos momentos, uma lição difícil de ser aprendida. Oração Nossa Senhor ensina-nos a orar, sem esquecer o trabalho. A sofrer, sem magoar, seja quem for. A desculpar, sem condições.

Sacred Centers - The Chakras Portal - Pathways for Personal and The Chakra System originated within the yoga traditions of India, most specifically the Tantric period, circa 500 – 1000 AD. Therefore, yoga is an ideally designed practice to not only train your mind and body, but to access your chakras. The word yoga means yoke or union, and one can see how the chakra system represents the structural aspect of that yoke — the means through which mind and body, mortal and divine, connect. The postures listed below are grouped according to chakra. Seane Corn recently told me…”Anodea, you have had a huge influence on me personally as a student and the impact it has had on me as a teacher. We have two audio recordings of yoga practices: The Chakra Balancing Kit includes a set of seven chakra based sun salutations, with variations for each chakra as a morning practice. You may also be interested in Anodea’s Chakra Yoga Teacher Training Manual. Chakra One: Muladhara Focus: Noticing gravity, and moving SLOWLY and deeply to really feel all aspects of the body

40 Pictures of Puppy Dogs November 29, 2010 | 399 Comments » | Topics: Cute, Dog, Pictures Depression What Is Depression? Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. There are several forms of depressive disorders. Major depression,—severe symptoms that interfere with your ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy life. Persistent depressive disorder—depressed mood that lasts for at least 2 years. Some forms of depression are slightly different, or they may develop under unique circumstances. Bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness, is not as common as major depression or persistent depressive disorder. Causes Most likely, depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depressive illnesses are disorders of the brain. Diagnosis

Cutest Puppies In The Whole Planet You are here: Home / Dogs / Cutest Puppies In The Whole Planet Here is selection of cutest puppies, that will melt your heart for sure. I hope that you are dog and puppy lovers, an that you are going to like this one. So, have a look, and enjoy in these priceless little fellas! Alaskan Malamute You are here: Home / Dogs / Alaskan Malamute – Gracious Dog The Alaskan Malamute is a generally large breed of domestic dog originally bred for use as an Alaskan sled dog. It is sometimes mistaken for a Siberian Husky, but in fact is quite different in many ways. The American Kennel Club (AKC) breed standard calls for a natural range of size, with a desired freighting size of 23 inches and 75 pounds for females, 25 inches and 85 pounds for males. Heavier individuals and dogs smaller than 75 pounds are commonly seen. A few Malamutes are still in use as sled dogs for personal travel, hauling freight, or helping move heavy objects, some however are used for the recreational pursuit of sledding also known as mushing, also skijoring, bikejoring, and canicross. The Malamute retains more of its original form and function than many other modern breeds.

Polarity in international relations Polarity in international relations is any of the various ways in which power is distributed within the international system. It describes the nature of the international system at any given period of time. One generally distinguishes four types of systems: unipolarity, bipolarity, tripolarity, and multipolarity for four or more centers of power. It is widely believed amongst theorists in international relations that the post-Cold War international system is unipolar: The United States’ defense spending is “close to half of global military expenditures; a blue-water navy superior to all others combined; a chance at a splendid nuclear first strike over its erstwhile foe, Russia; a defense research and development budget that is 80 percent of the total defense expenditures of its most obvious future competitor, China; and unmatched global power-projection capabilities.”[1] Nuno P. Unipolarity is an interstate system and not an empire. Nuno P.