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Dr. Daniel Smith, professor of psychiatry at the University of Glasgow and a lead author on the study, told CNN, "It's widely known that a good night's sleep is a good thing for well-being and health. That's not a big surprise." What's less well-known, Smith said, is the fact that having a regular daily routine where you're active in daylight and inactive in darkness is also important for mental health.
Stacey Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, won Tuesday night’s Democratic gubernatorial primary and is now set to be her party’s nominee in the open race to govern the state. She’ll face the Republican nominee, likely the winner of a runoff in July between Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
We Really Only Ever Experience One Emotion (yogmonster)
These feelings can turn on a dime when circumstances change. Your anger becomes compassion when your partner suddenly realizes they’re wrong about an argument, and offers to pour you a glass of wine. Your anticipation turns to frustration once you realize you’ve been gifted a vacuum cleaner, instead of the iPad Pro you’ve been hinting at for months. Your anxiety turns to triumph when your talk gets a standing ovation.
If passed, the Senate and House majority and minority leaders would each recommend two commissioners, who would have to be approved by two-thirds vote from their own respective chamber. The governor would recommend three commissioners who would need to be approved by two-thirds of both chambers.
How Do I Actually Make Money From Buying Stocks? (Thomas R.)
Were you to acquire 100 shares for $2,500, you would be buying $272 in annual profit plus whatever future growth (or losses) the company generated. If you thought that a new management could cause fudge sales to explode so that your pro-rata profits would be 5x higher in a few years, then this would be an extremely attractive investment.
Today, both Cap’n Crunch whistles and blue boxes are historical objects. A collection of the whistles are displayed at the Telephone Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, while the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, has one of Wozniak’s handmade blue boxes. Though thousands of miles apart, both physically and technologically, they’re reminders of the connections between hacking, computing, and cereal.
20 Ways to Invest $100 (Thomas R.)
You’re going to want liquidity if an emergency arises and, while many of the other types of ways to invest $100 might allow you to pull out your money quickly, there may be some drawbacks like pulling out of the market too early or needing money in the middle of a loan term. A money market account can even come with limited check writing capabilities to make your money accessible at any time.
Mr. Huerta is part of a growing national movement that is pushing to politically empower formerly incarcerated people by encouraging them to vote if they are eligible and pushing to restore their rights if they are not. Most states curb the voting rights of former felons to some degree; an estimated six million people nationwide are barred from voting because of felony convictions. But a number of states are now considering whether to get rid of the disenfranchisement laws that block felons from the polls.
Indeed, tiny houses, micro-apartments, and right-sized studios have been gaining in popularity in cities across the country. The Plugin House, like the “Katrina Cottage” that helped kick off the tiny house movement in the last decade, keeps things simple: easy and inexpensive to build, for as little as $50,000.
Boreal (or coniferous) forests occur in northern climes with long, cold winters and short summers. They are among the world's densest forests.
Canada's boreal zone is home to threatened wood bison, peregrine falcon and woodland caribou populations.
Ancient Earth (tmn)
470 million years ago, Ordovician Period. The seas are diverse and the first coral reefs emerge. Algae is the only multicellular plant, and there is still no complex life on land. Jawless fishes, the first vertebrates, appear.
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