Category: Science

Vanity Fair

For those of you in the SF Bay Area, Erica’s brother is receiving high praise for his role in Vanity Fair, playing through May 12 at ACT. Here Adam talks about his path from autistic kid to thriving actor: “I don’t know how many people…

B R E A T H T A K I N G

Strange that breathing can be at once so everyday, so forgettable – yet at the same time, the material plane on which all of life and death manifests. Read this worthwhile article, which surveys a good slice of the latest science on “conscious breathing” on Aeon… (And yes,…

The Pain of Losing Sleep

A new study shows how losing sleep leads directly to physical aches and actual pain. Recent research found that staying awake all night can increase a person’s sensitivity to pain the next morning by as much as 30 percent. Why It Hurts to Lose Sleep,…

On Tuning Forks

On our altar sits the usual accoutrements – a bell, likenesses of Ganesh, incense, a water bowl, flowers, a candle – but there’s also an oddball tool that sticks out – a tuning fork. Turns out we’re not alone in our love of tuning forks….

Circadian Rhythms in the Workforce

The research is in, the findings undeniable : Circadian Rhythms define the cycles of our bodily lives. And now, a growing number of businesses are encouraging their employees to work when their bodies are most awake. from the NYT.   ~~~~~~~~~   “A full 80…

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