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Get Better Sleep: Know Your Sleep Cycles – Rosie

“Great sleep is hard to come by in our society, so this video explains an approach to getting the most out of the time you spend sleeping. Our sleep occurs in repeating cycles that last an average of approximately 90 minutes each. You start out in lighter sleep, slowly drifting off into deeper sleep towards the middle of each cycle, then re-entering lighter stages of sleep where you enter REM or Rapid-Eye Movement sleep when your most vivid dreaming occurs. When you wake up during REM sleep or one of the other light stages of sleep, your brain waves are operating close to what they normally do when you’re awake. This is the ideal time to wake up because you’re ready to take on the day. If your alarm clock jolts you awake during a deeper stage of sleep, you’re going to suffer through cognitive impairment that is likely to have a noticeable effect throughout your whole day. To avoid this, plan out how many full 90-minute sleep cycles you can fit into each night to ensure that you wake up when you’re in a lighter stage of sleep. That way you’ll be more alert, think quicker, and feel better emotionally during your day. ”


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Integrity in Action – Nick

Supporting values with our behaviors, and not just words is becoming increasingly rare in our society. We need to hold each other and ourselves more accountable for our actions so we can lead a more authentic life.

“What I Have to Offer” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1eNb…

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Social Media and Technology Affect Our Emotions – Mariah

We all can come to the conclusion that media and the technology around us affect our emotional state of mind in our daily lives. From the fact that social media is addictive, to the idea that these devices are enhancing our connectivity, all contributes to our emotions. Hear about the few ways that technology is controlling the way we feel. But what are we doing about this? It might be a good idea to balance our use. Comment below on how media/technology affects your daily life, and your solutions to make your emotional balance possible!

Sherry Turkle’s TED Talk

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It’s Time to be ALONE! – Mariah

“Have you ever thought about how being alone might affect your time management? What does being alone have to do with any of this? Being alone is about having a relationship with you. How can we do this when society has us plugged in all the time? We are surrounded by stimulus all the time; people, media, technology, a fast paced world. It’s time to get to know yourself, and learn to control your life, not let our culture control you.”


See this Video: How to be Alone by Andrea Dorfman, and poet/singer/songwriter, Tanya Davis. This might be a little outdated, but not too far from the truth. Take a look!

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