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Can Technology Help You Sleep Better?

We all know that the general advice is that technology and sleep don’t mix. Don’t watch TV right before bed, limit your use of smartphone too close to your bedtime. Blue light from screens has been proven to suppress melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland that helps regulate our biological rhythm, including sleep and wake cycles. Too much time on your phone can also lead to highly undesirable parasomnias like sleep texting. But what if the right kind of technology can actually help y

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Can Tech Companies Really Un-Distract Us? –

Can Tech Companies Really Un-Distract Us? Google, Apple, and Facebook all seem to think so, but here’s why we shouldn’t let ourselves off the hook just yet. This is what Tristan Harris, the founder of the non-profit Time Well Spent, wants us to understand: technology companies consciously and unconsciously exploit our minds’ weaknesses in order to get us to spend more time using their products. They achieve this “mind control” through various design decisions: controlling the menu of options we

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How To Teach Your (Older) Child A Second Language | | Languages

Tanya Mozias Slavin is a writer and a linguist. She has lived in five countries and is a mum to a bilingual nine-year-old and a trilingual three-year-old. Find her at www.tanyamoziasslavin.com or on Twitter (@tanya_slavin) We all know that the best time to start speaking a second language to your child is right from birth. But what if you’ve missed that train? Maybe you were too exhausted as a new parent to think about anything else. Maybe you had deep seated concerns about bilingualism that y

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How does sleep affect your memory

Have you ever been told that the night before an important test you should sleep with the textbook under your pillow, so that in the morning you can have its contents memorised? Turns out there is something to it. With a few minor modifications: First, you need to make sure to actually READ the textbook before you go to bed. Second, you don’t necessarily have to keep it under your pillow at night. But the sleep part of this recommendation can stay. Sleep indeed does amazing things t

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Sleep Texting: What It Is & How to Stop It

It’s more common in those who take sleep medication or have a genetic predisposition for parasomnia. But most importantly, sleep texting doesn’t happen in a bubble. “Generally, we find that people who sleep text also have had episodes of other parasomnias, such as sleep walking or sleep talking,” Ebrahim says. With that in mind, he explains, we shouldn’t look at sleep texting as a unique phenomenon. “If you didn’t have your phone beside you, it would probably manifest as another parasomnia,” he

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The importance of sleep in child development

Sleep is important for everyone. Quality sleep lets us rest and regenerate, makes us less prone to diseases and long term health issues, and generally turns us into happier and more easy going creatures. But when it comes to children, sleep is extra important for them because their bodies and brains are developing at a rapid speed. The difference between a child regularly getting quality sleep and one who is constantly under-sleeping can manifest in ability to focus the next day, test scores

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How to Pick the Best Travel Pillow for You | Saatva

Almost everyone who’s ever fallen asleep on a plane knows the uncomfortable feeling of waking up at your destination with nagging neck pain. In fact, research shows that as many as 69% of people experience neck pain after flying. Still, most of us have resigned ourselves to the uncomfortable reality that a little bit of neck pain is a fair price to pay for some much-needed sunshine in the middle of winter on a distant tropical beach. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Finding the best travel p

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As a non-Indigenous student of Oji-Cree, I learned much more than a language | Canada 2017

"You want to go where?" The travel agent's eyes slowly widened as his finger traced the map north, north, north … until the map ended and his finger was on the bare wall. The northern Ontario community I wanted to visit was not even on his map. I was no less surprised than him. I was an international student from Israel doing my PhD in Linguistics at the University of Toronto with a focus on Oji-Cree. Now the plan was to continue learning in Kingfisher Lake First Nation — despite maps that e

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Is our screen-time anxiety more detrimental than screen time?

“One… two… thrrr…” — He slams his tablet cover closed before I finish saying “three” and throws himself onto the floor, screaming. I sigh with exhaustion. We’re in the midst of another battle over screen time. This scenario repeats itself daily for many months: My 6-year-old son Martin reaches the end of his allotted screen time for the day but has trouble switching his tablet off, and after several attempts to get him off the device in a nicer way, I resort to angry counting. Like most parents