This Edition’s Table of Contents
1) I heard this quote from Tim Ferris’s weekly update. Something I definitely need to embrace. ““Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein
2) James Cameron was right. The trees are connected through an underground web. They do talk to each other. Here’s a great TED talk explaining this complex system.
3) “Lack of sleep can negatively affect memory, emotional processing and attentional capacities. For example, sleep deprivation has been shown to disrupt functional connectivity in hippocampal circuits (important for memory), and between the amygdala (important for emotion regulation) and executive control regions (involved in processes such as attention, planning, reasoning and cognitive flexibility).“
4) Turn your phone screen black and white to break the addiction. “Emotions and attention are tied to color perception, so what if everyone removed the color from their phones? “
5) Keep earning your title. A great read from Derek Sivers. This is why I’m skeptical of taking advice from “clinicians” that don’t have a current practice.
6) Sleep more to make more money. “A one-hour increase in location-average weekly sleep increases wages by 1.3% in the short run and by 5% in the long run.”
7) Get out of the city and into a green area. Even if it’s just for 5 minutes. “This study indicates that five minutes of viewing urban green space can support recovery from stress as shown in enhanced parasympathetic activity. These findings strengthen and deepen the growing evidence-base for health benefits of green space in the living environment”
8) “Evil settles into everyday life when people are unable or unwilling to recognize it. It makes its home among us when we are keen to minimize it or describe it as something else.”
9) “Markers for vagal activity were significantly greater after the walk in nature compared to the built walk. Lunch time walks in nature-based environments may provide a greater restorative effect as shown by vagal activity than equivalent built walks. Nature walks may improve essential recovery during night-time sleep, potentially enhancing physiological health.”
10) “Exercise coupled with a regimen of methamphetamine could help addicts get clean, according to a pre-clinical study published today in The FASEB Journal. The reason lies in the mechanism through which exercise and methamphetamine affect circadian rhythms, the roughly 24-hour cycles that drive all organisms.”
11) Maybe we should make kids meditate in detention?
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