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Yoga Journal
8 min read
Nutrition

Hungry For Sleep

ACHARYA CHARAKA, ONE OF THE FATHERS of modern Ayurveda, believed that so much of what we seek—happiness, strength, vitality, intellect, potency—depends on proper sleep. More than 2,300 years later, many of today’s scientists agree. “Sleep influences everything about us,” says Michael Grandner, PhD, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona. “It’s essential to physical, mental, and emotional well-being.” Researchers have even found that poor sleep affects physical appearance (for example, sleepy participants were rated as looking unhealthy), though you proba
NPR
6 min read
Science

In Illinois, This College Town Won't Be Eclipsed By August's Celestial Event

By now you likely know an eclipse is happening Monday, Aug. 21. There have been countless stories about the celestial event, how to view it, the science behind it and hotels that were booked more than a year in advance. But even with all that coverage, you might not have heard details about a small town in deep Southern Illinois that is expected to almost triple in size just for the eclipse. That small town is Carbondale. Located approximately two hours east of the Mississippi River, and founded around the railroad industry, it's home to musicians like Shawn Colvin, the first "Bucky Dome" hous
The Guardian
3 min read
Society

The NHS Saved Me. As a Scientist, I Must Help to Save It | Stephen Hawking

Like many people, I have personal experience of the NHS. In my case, medical care, personal life and scientific life are all intertwined. I have received a large amount of high-quality NHS treatment and would not be here today if it were not for the service. The care I have received since being diagnosed with motor neurone disease as a student in 1962 has enabled me to live my life as I want, and to contribute to major advances in our understanding of the universe. In July I celebrated my 75th birthday with an international science conference in Cambridge. I still have a full-time job as direc
An Inconvenient Sequel
Alex P., Scribd Editor
From the Editors

Getting out of a crisis…

While Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” is certainly advocating greater action to ward off the most dangerous side effects of our warming planet, it’s not a death knell. As Gore puts it: “Despair, after all, is simply another form of denial, and can serve to paralyze the will we need to fight our way out of this crisis.”