‘Sleep in America’ Poll Shows American’s Are Sleep Deprived Regardless of Race

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American’s are sleep deprived

Sleep deprivation, it turns out, is colorblind.  The National Sleep Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that promotes sleep health, released its annual “Sleep in America” poll this month and for the first time examined how ethnic groups differ in their sleep habits. The poll of some 1,000 Americans ages 25 to 60, who were asked to identify as white, black, Hispanic or Asian, was meant to examine how cultural differences push the physiological boundaries of how much sleep we need.

 

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First Study to Link TV Sex To Real Teen Pregnancies

First Study to Link TV Sex To Real Teen Pregnancies

Study tracked more than 700 12-to-17-year-olds for three years

Teenagers who watch a lot of television featuring flirting, necking, discussion of sex and sex scenes are much more likely than their peers to get pregnant or get a partner pregnant, according to the first study to directly link steamy programming to teen pregnancy. (Pics)

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Study: Video Will Soon Consume One-Third of Each Day

Video Will Soon Consume One-Third of Each Day

Pretty soon TV watching will become so all-consuming that we’ll have to do it in our sleep

US Internet users ages 12 and older surveyed in June 2008 spent 6.1 hours daily with video-based entertainment, according to Solutions Research Group’s “Multiplatform Video Report.” They concluded that about four hours per day were spent on traditional television, including live, digital video recorder (DVR) and video-on-demand (VOD) viewing. Video games, Web and PC video, DVDs and video on mobile devices accounted for the balance of video entertainment hours.

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Survey: American’s Viewed Negatively in Muslim Countries

Survey: American’s Viewed Negatively in Muslim Countries

Little does he know how much they hate him

The image of the United States remains overwhelmingly negative in most of the predominantly Muslim countries surveyed, a latest global poll revealed on its website.

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, in Jordan, one of the key regional allies of the United States, 79 percent respondents have a negative light of the world power, registering the highest unfavorable rate among the surveyed Muslim nations. Only 19 percent hold positive views.

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Poll: 81% Say Nation Is Headed Down the Wrong Track

Poll: 81% Say Nation Is Headed Down the Wrong Track

Americans are more dissatisfied with the country’s direction than at any time since the New York Times/CBS News poll began asking about the subject in the early 1990s, according to the latest poll.

In the poll, 81 percent of respondents said they believed “things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track,” up from 69 percent a year ago and 35 percent in early 2002.

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New Impact Lab Poll

 Why Do We Fear the Future?

What or who do we fear the most? In a world that is largely driven by fear, it makes sense to probe the nature of this fear, and what keeps us up at night.

Our perception is that when one fear is alleviated, another will rise to the top. Human nature will never allow us to live in a non-fear state. But our goal need to be a world with a optimal fear index, free our minds to work on important things, like creating new things for people to fear.

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