Body temperature stays elevated for about four hours after you finish exercising. A higher body temperature can interfere with your ability to sleep. What does body temperature have to do with sleep? As your body prepares itself for sleep, you experience a drop in core body temperature—a drop that begins in the late afternoon. Falling core body temperature contributes to feeling drowsy. Exercise too close to bedtime can reverse that downward shift in body temp, and keep you awake. For all chronotypes, it’s a good idea to avoid everything but the gentlest forms of exercise—light stretching, relaxed yoga, and after-dinner stroll—within 3-4 hours of bedtime. … [Read more...] about Exercise and Its Benefits for Sleep
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Commit to at least of month of your plan, preferably three. Why? Because it takes time to get used to the new change in your routine or the awkwardness of starting and learning something new. After the allotted time, step back and evaluate: Are you enjoying what you are doing? Do you need to make some adjustments? Do you need to keep the ends but change the means? And if you don’t like it, want to do something else? … [Read more...] about Have You Left Too Much of You Behind?
For example, they'll build brain skills of analyzing, organizing, planning, and prioritizing by helping organize a trip, planning and cooking a family meal, or evaluating the advantages of a variety of new backpacks or computers for the new school term. If you plan to do some redesigning of their rooms, such as new paint, furniture, or poster-boards, have them participate in the choices so they will enhance their organizational skills as they prepare their rooms for the change. … [Read more...] about Recharge Kids for Back-to-School Brain Boost
Considering the first surprise, how could Donald Trump have won a presidential election, technicality or no technicality? Much of the reaction I’ve heard has talked about what social psychologists call counterfactuals, “what if” fantasies about alternative realities that might have happened. What if the FBI director hadn’t sent out that tainted false alarm a week before the election? What if pre-election polls hadn’t led some Democratic voters in swing states to feel it was unnecessary to vote? Besides counterfactuals, there has been a lot of depressed resignation about the state of the electorate, sometimes combined with moral indignation: How could so many voters be so racist/sexist/naïve/ and self-defeating? … [Read more...] about Why Hillary Clinton Won the Popular Vote
Netflix has begun streaming the series, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, about an All-Pro NFL tight end who was convicted of murder, then committed suicide in prison. The series indicates that Hernandez may have committed other murders and shootings throughout his college and professional football career. … [Read more...] about 10 Possible Reasons Aaron Hernandez Committed Multiple Murders