Can you train yourself to need less sleep?

80% of us manage between six and nine hours a night; the other 20% sleep more or less than this.

A third of our lives is wasted sleeping – at least that’s how some people see it.  There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day sometimes. When you feel that way do you yearn to be like the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was said to get by on just four hours sleep a night, or the artist Salvador Dali who wasted as little time as possible slumbering?

 

 

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Microsoft Cracks Down On Xbox Live Homophobia

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Microsoft has made a small but vitally important step forward in improving the overall tone of the online chat and gaming banter within its Xbox Live community

If you have ever played against strangers on Xbox Live then you have most likely been exposed to a whole array of homophobic insults, regularly blasted out by frustrated teens on the gaming service.

And while it is difficult for Microsoft – and its millions of gaming customers on Live – to effectively police the service to weed out this widespread homophobia, the fact that the company has now announced a change to its Code of Conduct for the service, whereby you can describe your sexual orientation as gay, straight, bi, lesbian or transgender – is a major step in the right direction towards trying to inform and educate the many ignorant gamers out there.

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Helping the Sex-Starved Wife

Helping the Sex-Starved Wife

Loneliness causes people to react in unusual ways

Weiner Davis, a clinical social worker, has been working closely with couples — those on the brink of divorce or otherwise in crisis — for more than 20 years. She’s collected some of her wisdom in her new book, The Sex-Starved Wife: What to Do When He’s Lost Desire.

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One in Ten Americans Are Chronically Sleep Deprived

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A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research study, released February 28, 2008, states that ten percent of adults are not getting sufficient rest or sleep every night. Chronic sleep loss and sleep disorders also raise the risk for additional health problems.

Further, the study found that 38 percent of the people surveyed did not get enough sleep in seven or more days during the month.

The CDC researchers took data from adults living in Delaware, Hawaii, New York, and Rhode Island and from information of a National Health Interview Study.

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