Try a New Way To Sleep

Not only is the 8-hour sleep recommendation a recent historical phenomenon but also represents a cultural perspective as well. Research done by a Virginia Tech history professor showed that in recent historical times people thought of sleep as occurring in chunks. Text references going back to the Canterbury tales cited “the firste sleep” and “second sleep”, even noting that creative ideas were heightened during these interludes. More recent scientific research points out that given a time-free environment, research subjects will...

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Do You Overuse?

lead to all kinds of injuries that require time off and perhaps even finding a new way to run. Consider the senior executive I was working with recently who had a high “drive for results”. He was beloved by his bosses and peers since he was able to get so much done on his numerous projects. He was not only committed to high performance but also insisted they be done with speed and accuracy. As he was so successful, he...

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