Wake Up Feeling Great: The 90 Minute Rule For Sleep

shockleewebpic_wakeupgreatHow can you wake up feeling rested, alert and not groggy? Try the 90 minute rule method, scheduling your sleep time in blocks of 90 minutes so you can wake up in harmony with your natural sleep cycles.

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MIDI Sprout: Now You Can Create Music From Plants

shockleewebpic_midisproutThe Sonification of Plants is here. MIDI Sprout is a biorhythm to MIDI converter that will allow you to create music from your houseplants via the power of biofeedback. So basically, this unit will allow you to collect data from your plants or even your own body and convert these readings into MIDI which means that now you can get some inspiration from your green friends.

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Music Improves Athletic Performance

shockleewebpic_musicimprovesathleticIf you haven’t been incorporating music into your fitness and training routines you may want to start now. Music is found to improve athletic performance by relieving anxiety, enhancing mood and stimulating your cognitive and physical state. It’s no wonder you see pro athletes wearing their headphones before the games and big competitions.

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Create An Environment For Innovation: 6 Characteristics Of Truly Creative People

shockleewebpic_tinaseeligcharacteristicscreativityAccording to best selling author and Stanford University Professor Tina Seelig, ‘Workers are puzzle builders, stuck when missing a piece,’ she says. Truly creative people ‘are quilt makers — they can fit anything together.’

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High Tech Trash: Your Computer Parts Are Toxic

shockleewebpic_ewasteproblemAs this year comes to a close and you might add a few new gadgets to your collection, here is something to take into consideration when it’s time to get rid of your old ones.

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Russell Brand Says It’s Time To Wake Up

shockleewebpic_russellbrandbbcComedian and actor Russell Brand recently did an interview on the BBC show Newsnight with British TV presenter Jeremy Paxman where he discussed voting, change, genuine alternatives, big business and destruction of the planet. In a dynamic exchange that once again shows how the mainstream media is falling off when it comes to real discussion, investigation, thorough questioning and debate.

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More Trees Less Assholes

shockleestorypic_moretreesYou know what they say, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words…never been truer.

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Midway: A Bird’s View Of Why We Need To Rethink Plastic

shockleewebpic_midwaydocuMidway is an upcoming documentary with a strong potential to help people rethink their daily habits when it comes to how we dispose of our waste and our use of disposable products, particularly plastic, much of which is winding up in an area in the pacific that is now known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This particular area is believed to be twice the size of the continental United States and causing major harm to the ocean, wildlife and us.

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14 Year Old Activist Fights For GMO Labeling

shockleewebpic_rachelparentolearyAn inspiring clip taken from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s ‘The Lang & O’Leary Exchange’ where 14-year-old activist Rachel Parent debates Kevin O’Leary on the question of why genetically modified foods need to be labeled and avoided. Rachel runs the Kids Right To Know Club on Facebook.

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