Getting good sleep is indeed beneficial for physical and mental health. Scientists have also been stressing it and saying that sleep has a big role in the proper functioning of the brain. Now, a study that claims emotional memory can improve with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep (the second stage of sleep) has been published. This study was carried out by the researchers of the University of Bern. This result backs other recent studies, according to which sleep calms the neuronal activity of the brain. The second stage of sleep is called rapid eye movement sleep. This is the phase in which we dream more and remember most of it when we wake up. At the same time, the earlier phase of sleep is called NREM i.e. non rapid eye movement sleep. In simple language, it is called deep sleep. NREM is longer than REM. The prefrontal cortex in the brain is where most of the emotional processes take place. REM is a sleep state in which the sleeper sees dreams high in emotional content. However, the … [Read more...] about Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Can Improve Emotional Memory, Says Study
They’re calling it the Queenmobile – a staggeringly expensive piece of kit (think two brand new BMWs) – splashed all over the newspapers because it has been ferrying the mobility-impaired monarch around the Chelsea Flower Show . The driving duties are performed by a chauffeur in the obligatory peaked cap. Of course they are. Usually this sort of story has about as much interest to me as the identity of Khloe Kardashian’s latest squeeze. But on this occasion, the pictures got lodged in my brain and started nagging until they produced a question: would someone tell me what’s wrong with a wheelchair ? Or a mobility scooter ? Normally, those of us with disabilities are loathe to pass comment on the choices made by others when it comes to getting around. With good reason. We feel we get enough judgement from the able-bodied. To actually prove to the government that we’re disabled in the first place requires clearing more fences than the winner of the Cheltenham … [Read more...] about Forget the ‘Queenmobile’ – why doesn’t Her Majesty just use a wheelchair?
Donald Trump has suggested nuclear war is "more likely to happen than not" for the United States because of President Joe Biden . Writing on Truth Social, the former president said he never thought "in my wildest imagination" that the U.S. would be involved in a nuclear war. "Now, however, because of our leaders rhetoric and very poor choice of words, it is perhaps more likely to happen than not," Trump said. "Russia/Ukraine would NEVER have happened under a TRUMP Administration. Now there are fewer cards to play, but still very playable. China up next?" His comments follow Biden indicating the U.S. military would defend Taiwan if China, a major nuclear power, attacked the island—remarks the White House insisted were not a policy change—and as NATO indirectly helps Ukraine defend itself from Russia, which has the largest stockpile of nuclear warheads in the world. Trump made similar comments in an interview on Real America's Voice show Outside the Beltway, which … [Read more...] about Donald Trump suggests nuclear war “more likely to happen than not”
Thomas Markle is sharing a YouTube channel with a press photographer who checked out the house next door to Meghan Markle 's mother—even after his own past run-ins with the paparazzi. Karl Larsen took a widely circulated set of photographs of Meghan and Prince Harry at the polo on Saturday. He also runs a critical YouTube channel about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with his co-host—Meghan's father Thomas Markle. And Larsen visited the house next door to Meghan's mother Doria when it was up for sale, touring the backyard where he suggested he could hear children playing . Larsen told Newsweek he did not intend to suggest the children were the Sussex children, Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, and was only joking. However, the saga has echoes of Thomas Markle's own experiences with the paparazzi in the run-up to Meghan and Harry's royal wedding in 2018. The Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey in her March 2021 tell-all: "They moved into the apartment next … [Read more...] about Thomas Markle now hosting show with photographer who targets Meghan, Doria
Rivian said last week that it has partnered with environmental advocacy group Tread Lightly! to advance stewardship education for electric vehicle (EV) offroaders. The company says that as more of its products reach customers - and the trails - it will be important to understand that stewardship and conservation go further than their vehicle choices. To realize this goal, Rivian is putting together a team of educators called Master Tread Trainers who will keep drivers and the wider community informed about Tread Lightly!'s T.R.E.A.D principles for off-roading. Those principles encompass traveling responsibly through designated areas, respecting the rights and property of others, educating yourself on the area and applicable regulations, avoiding sensitive areas and making sure to model appropriate behavior. For Matt Caldwell, director of the stewardship group, the name of the game is getting everyone on the same page about who's responsible for public lands. He told … [Read more...] about Rivian partners with environmental group to protect the trails it tackles.
Days after a group of people dressed in clothing reminiscent of Nazi brownshirts drove a rented box truck displaying hateful messages down Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, a watchdog group is speaking out against the incident and says it has identified the hate group and two of its members. According to StopAntisemitism, an organization that works to expose people and groups that engage in antisemitic behavior, the group responsible for Saturday’s incident is the Goyim Defense League. The organization also named two people who were captured on video participating in the hateful rally: Jon Minadeo II and Robert Frank Wilson. “We are horrified that innocent bystanders in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, Jewish and otherwise, were subjected to such vile and atrocious hate,” Liora Rez, executive director of StopAntisemitism, told The Times on Monday. “When white supremacists like the Goyim Defense League are allowed to spread this type of vile bigotry … [Read more...] about Anti-hate group speaks out against antisemitic incident in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills
San Francisco voters may decide this fall whether to set aside $70 million per year to finance new programs in the city school system that backers hope will boost enrollment and improve the quality of public pre-K-12 education. Supervisor Hillary Ronen and five colleagues on the Board of Supervisors are proposing a City Charter amendment that would fund public school initiatives designed to enhance academic achievement or student wellness. Those could include accelerated math and literacy curriculum as well as academic specialists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, after-school programs, athletic or artistic offerings, and more. The 25-year fund would use money from existing state property taxes — voters would not be asked to raise any new public dollars if the charter amendment makes it to the November ballot. The proposal is also an effort to shore up the San Francisco Unified School District after it was battered by the pandemic and a series of controversies that … [Read more...] about S.F. schools could get $70 million per year more if voters back proposal
From left, Kim Chang-beom, former Korean ambassador to Indonesia, moderates a panel discussion at the Korea-Asean RCEP Forum at the Westin Josun Seoul on Tuesday, as Cambodian Ambassador to Korea Chring Botumrangsay, Indonesian Ambassador Gandi Sulistiyanto, the Philippines Ambassador Maria Theresa Dizon-De Vega, Singapore’s Deputy Chief of Mission Adrian Li, Thai Ambassador Witchu Vejjajiva and Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Vu Tung share their respective governments’ views on RCEP and expectations for its implications on trade relations with Korea. [PARK SANG-MOON] Diplomats from six Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries emphasized that their trade pact will be beneficial for all 15 members at the Korea-Asean RCEP Forum, with Korea positive about joining more trade agreements with Asean countries. "As a small country, our trade is still minimal and RCEP will open up more opportunities for us to reach into the supply chain and provide trading of goods … [Read more...] about RCEP diplomats emphasize benefits of trade pact
Roger Stone is not cooperating. But soon, he might not have a choice. On Monday, Justice Department prosecutors asked a federal judge to compel Stone and his wife to turn over all of their financial statements and bank account information from 2017 to the present. The request is part of a tax evasion lawsuit brought against the Stones last year. But for the MAGA world’s preeminent cocktail-clutching coxcomb, it could carry ramifications well beyond the IRS. The judge’s order would force the Stones to disclose a potential treasure trove of evidence. Prosecutors would obtain records of any financial activity of Stone tied to the Jan. 6 riot and “Stop the Steal” efforts, as well as potential payments from pardon-seekers, politicians, and private boosters—and, possibly, information about accounts that the Stones haven’t yet disclosed. So far, however, the Stones have refused to comply. Federal prosecutors filed the multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Stones last … [Read more...] about How a Tax Case Could Force Roger Stone to Cough Up Jan. 6 Records
As the new socially distant reality drags on, hair has become a major topic of conversation on Zoom dates and phone calls. Videos of at-home buzz cuts are inescapable on social media. Celebrities from Ricky Martin to Elle Fanning have dyed their hair pink. Anderson Cooper revealed on air that he accidentally gave himself a bald spot. But not everyone’s feeling the DIY spirit. As cabin fever—and split ends—reach an apex, barbers have begun to offer house calls for those unwilling to pick up scissors themselves. Last month, The Washington Post described a growing “black market of hairstylists” ready to “risk it all” with such visits, but those who spoke to The Daily Beast are not trying to hide their services. Many have taken to advertise on Craigslist and Instagram, charging a bit more than usual for appointments. It helps them keep food on the table and rent paid as salons remain shuttered. “As a professional barber [before coronavirus], I took the risk of getting … [Read more...] about You Can Get a Quarantine Haircut if You Know the Right Barber—and Have the Money