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The benefits of a good night's sleep - Shai Marcu

The benefits of a good night's sleep - Shai Marcu
"Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1758 (in Poor Richard's Almanac) A third of our life is spent sleeping. How much sleep a person needs changes as one ages. A new mother needs seven hours of sleep per night, but her newborn baby needs 12-18 hours of sleep per night. In general, the older you get, the less sleep you need. This can give us an idea of why sleep is so important during childhood for both growth and brain development. The hippocampus plays an important role in helping us to remember. Research shows that during sleep our brain's structure is being altered. Many studies show the remarkable role of sleep in memory. Have you ever wondered if you can learn while you are sleeping? The track used in this animation is called “No Squirrel Commotion” by Chad Crouch.

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The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá Leer en español The Beginning They were two pretty young women in search of pork ribs for a barbecue later that day, a Saturday in the summer of 2013. Janeth Páez suggested that they stop by a grocery store not far from where her friend Laura Vega Garzón lived in northern Bogotá.

Why do we cry? The three types of tears - Alex Gendler Check out these microscopic images of tears. So beautiful! The lacrimal apparatus works to produce tears that are needed to wet the front of the eye and flush debris from the ocular surface. Breaking the Teacher-Student Conflict Cycle: 5 Steps You Can Take Now Look to the grown-ups first! The key to improving student behavior is changing the way teachers and administrators react. This is the second in a three-part series on Building Positive School Culture, sponsored by Boys Town. To read the first article, click here. Devon enters your classroom with his head down and his stride slow.

8 Simple Ways The Mentally Strong Deal With Stress - Earthables If you're like most people, then stress is a common obstacle that greatly affects your productivity when experienced in large doses. If left unchecked, chronic stress can start to negatively impact your health and cause you to develop high blood pressure, anxiety disorders, and sometimes even depression. The physical and mental effects of stress makes proper stress management extremely important, but how can you do it? The answer lies with the "mentally strong." You probably know that one person in your social circle who never seems to be bothered by stress.

Homeless Boy Does His Homework Using The Light From A Local McDonald’s A chance encounter between a student in the Philippine city of Mandaue and a young homeless boy diligently doing his homework by the light of a McDonald’s restaurant has touched of a viral wave of support that hopefully will change the boy’s life forever. Third-grader Daniel Cabrera and his mother Christina Espinosa, who were left behind by a father and husband that died in prison, live in a wall-less food stall because their house burned down. Despite these difficulties, Daniel, 9, does his homework every night on a home-made bench using his only pencil. This was how Joyce Gilos Torrefranca saw him when she took a photo that has since gone viral. Daniel has received scholarships and support from Philippine politicians and people around the world. More info: Facebook |

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Stop, Drop, and Roll With It: Teacher Burnout Prevention Tired. Exhausted. Stressed. Sad. Done. These are the words that stand out for a teacher at the end of the school year. I'm always stressed This can help if: You're feeling overwhelmed You're unable to stop thinking about something You're feeling numb or detached You're having trouble sleeping You're always anxious, moody or frustrated What does it mean if you’re always stressed? Stress is our body’s way of rising to a challenge, and preparing to meet a tough situation with focus, stamina, and heightened alertness. But if you’re always stressed out, it could be a sign that your body isn’t dealing with the day-to-day stuff anymore. You might have gotten into a habit of negative thinking that you need to break.

Why Everything Is Bad for You Photo When I was growing up in the same New Jersey suburbs so expertly described in Todd Solondz movies and Tom Perrotta novels, the usual lunch for me was a sandwich consisting of Wonder Bread spread thick with Land O’ Lakes butter, a wad of Oscar Mayer bologna and a slice of American cheese. The beverage was whole milk, Tang or Coke. A stack of salty Pringles rounded off the meal. Even if I had known back then that people who eat a lot of processed meat tend to die of heart disease or cancer, and that processed cheese is held together by emulsifiers that may lead to kidney problems, and that white bread has almost zero nutritional value, and that soft drinks are sludge, and that Pringles may not qualify as potato chips, I wouldn’t have cared.