Monthly Archives: September 2014

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need ?

Sleep needs vary across ages and are especially impacted by lifestyle and health. Thus, to determine how much sleep you need, it’s important to assess not only where you fall on the “sleep needs spectrum,” but also to examine what lifestyle factors are affecting the quality and quantity of your sleep such as work schedules and stress. To get the sleep you need, you must look at the big picture.

We human & need a sleep hours
We human & need a sleep hours
Human needs to rest on the night
Human needs to rest on the night

Though research cannot pinpoint an  exact amount of sleep need by people at different ages, the preceding table identifies the “rule-of-thumb” amounts most experts have agreed upon. Nevertheless, it’s important to pay attention to your own individual needs by assessing how you feel on different amounts of sleep. Are you productive, healthy and happy on seven hours of sleep? Or does it take you nine hours of quality ZZZs to get you into high gear? Do you have health issues such as being overweight? Are you at risk for any disease? Are you experiencing sleep problems? Do you depend on caffeine to get you through the day? Do you feel sleepy when driving? These are questions that must be asked before you can find the number that works for you.

What the Research Says About Sleep Duration: There Is No “Magic Number”

Not only do different age groups need different amounts of sleep, but sleep needs are also individual. Just like any other characteristics you are born with, the amount of sleep you need to function best may be different for you than for someone who is of the same age and gender. While you may be at your absolute best sleeping seven hours a night, someone else may clearly need nine hours to have a happy, productive life. In fact, a study confirmed the fact that sleep needs vary across populations, and the study calls for further research to identify traits within genes that may provide a “map” to explain how sleep needs differ among individuals.

Another reason there is “no magic number” for your sleep results from two different factors that researchers are learning about: a person’sbasal sleep need – the amount of sleep our bodies need on a regular basis for optimal performance – and sleep debt , the accumulated sleep that is lost to poor sleep habits, sickness, awakenings due to environmental factors or other causes. Two studies suggest that healthy adults have a basal sleep need of seven to eight hours every night, but where things get complicated is the interaction between the basal need and sleep debt. For instance, you might meet your basal sleep need on any single night or a few nights in a row, but still have an unresolved sleep debt that may make you feel more sleepy and less alert at times, particularly in conjunction with circadian dips , those times in the 24-hour cycle when we are biologically programmed to be more sleepy and less alert, such as overnight hours and mid-afternoon.

Risk Of Disease for Sleeping Less or Much …

The health Researcher  sleeping less then 6 hour and much than 10 hours cause the risk of different diseases in the human body. Short sleeping and too much sleeping by the 7 hour standard cause the different diseases generate in the body like chronic disease, diabetes, anxiety and obesity-in from the old age is attack to victim in 45 years. During the test of the health searches diseases then participate the 54 thousand people of 45 years age they were six hours and more then 10 hours.

According to some report, the common sleep illnesses- including sleep apnoea and insomnia – create in the people frequently in the people with chronic diseases that to lost the ability to sleep soundly. So if you are walking up tired,during the sleep talking there is a problem of the low sleep and much depressed victim, if early discipline made of the time then it would improve your health and stamina.

Copyright 2014 by TheNewsTrack.com, Sleepfoundation.org & YouTube

What all men’s want in fashion

Fashion is something about you way of life
Fashion is something about your way of life

Whats exactly all men’s want in fashion and equivalent to their needs. Men’s style inspiration is no exception. Whether you’re a dude who’s looking for some advice, a gal who loves to borrow from the boys, or well, anyone who loves a pet that wears human clothing. With a mix of styles from classic to eccentric and to truly unexpected.

Building a smart wardrobe is one of the most important investments a man can make. The compound benefits over time are truly immeasurable. Like any smart investment, it should involve research, planning, and efficient execution. This is your hero. Your workhorse. Your go-to. Your three days a week, but nobody really notices.

men's wardrobe
men’s wardrobe
leather jacket = powerful skin for men's
leather jacket = powerful skin for men’s
time and future
time and future

When staring longingly at a luxury watch in a display counter, many gentlemen find themselves torn between the financial cost of the timepiece and the potential benefits of owning it. But what, exactly, are those benefits, and why do so many men make the plunge and invest their hard-earned money in a brand name watch? From social cues to investment advice, let’s take a no-nonsense look. 

The most important thing to remember when building a wardrobe is keeping synergy between all the pieces! This is your wild card. Your secret weapon. Your Ace on the river.

hair stylist
hair stylist

Nobody expects you but when you do, they’ll never forget it. It also opens-up plenty of opportunities for different style and combinations. That’s how much of an impact I think it can have on your wardrobe. Once you have these ten foundational suits in your rotation, you can start to get a little more creative and experience the true joys.

Getting dressed, like many things in life, would probably be easier with an instruction manual. There are more than a few men in our lives who often ask for some simple guidelines they can follow to get their wardrobes on track.

Luckily, men seeking fashion advice have plenty of awesome resources. The result is pretty awesome and worth forwarding to all the dudes in your life. There are a couple of particular trends that I’m excited about focusing on..

Copyright 2014 by y a n s, GQ.com, MadMen, fashion.tv, huffington post & YouTube

Music + human expression

“Without music, life would be a mistake” – Friedrich Nietzsche

 

1. Happy/sad music affects how we see neutral faces:

We can usually pick if a piece of music is particularly happy or sad, but this isn’t just a subjective idea that comes from how it makes us feel. In fact, our brains actually respond differently to happy and sad music.

Even short pieces of happy or sad music can affect us. One study showed thatafter hearing a short piece of music, participants were more likely to interpret a neutral expression as happy or sad, to match the tone of the music they heard. This also happened with other facial expressions, but was most notable for those that were close to neutral.

Something else that’s really interesting about how our emotions are affected by music is that there are two kind of emotions related to music: perceivedemotions and felt emotions.

This means that sometimes we can understand the emotions of a piece of music without actually feeling them, which explains why some of us find listening to sad music enjoyable, rather than depressing.

Unlike in real life situations, we don’t feel any real threat or danger when listening to music, so we can perceive the related emotions without truly feeling them—almost like vicarious emotions.

music can make our life wonderful and meaning stories
music can make our life wonderful and meaning stories

2. Ambient noise can improve creativity

We all like to pump up the tunes when we’re powering through our to-do lists, right? But when it comes to creative work, loud music may not be the best option.

It turns out that a moderate noise level is the sweet spot for creativity. Even more than low noise levels, ambient noise apparently gets our creative juices flowing, and doesn’t put us off the way high levels of noise do.

The way this works is that moderate noise levels increase processing difficulty which promotes abstract processing, leading to higher creativity. In other words, when we struggle (just enough) to process things as we normally would, we resort to more creative approaches.

In high noise levels, however, our creative thinking is impaired because we’re overwhelmed and struggle to process information efficiently.

This is very similar to how temperature and lighting can affect our productivity, where paradoxically a slightly more crowded place can be beneficial.

3. Our music choices can predict our personality

Take this one with a grain of salt, because it’s only been tested on young adults (that I know of), but it’s still really interesting.

In a study of couples who spent time getting to know each other, looking at each other’s top ten favorite songs actually provided fairly reliable predictions as to the listener’s personality traits.

The study used five personality traits for the test: openness to experience,extra version, agreeableness, conscientiousness and emotional stability.

Interestingly, some traits were more accurately predicted based on the person’s listening habits than others. For instance, openness to experience, extraversion and emotional stability were the easiest to guess correctly. Conscientiousness, on the other hand, wasn’t obvious based on musical taste.

To break it down, here is the connection they have found:

  • Blues fans have high self-esteem, are creative, outgoing, gentle and at ease
  • Jazz fans have high self-esteem, are creative, outgoing and at ease
  • Classical music fans have high self-esteem, are creative, introvert and at ease
  • Rap fans have high self-esteem and are outgoing
  • Opera fans have high self-esteem, are creative and gentle
  • Country and western fans are hardworking and outgoing
  • Reggae fans have high self-esteem, are creative, not hardworking, outgoing, gentle and at ease
  • Dance fans are creative and outgoing but not gentle
  • Indie fans have low self-esteem, are creative, not hard working, and not gentle
  • Bollywood fans are creative and outgoing
  • Rock/heavy metal fans have low self-esteem, are creative, not hard-working, not outgoing, gentle, and at ease
  • Chart pop fans have high self-esteem, are hardworking, outgoing and gentle, but are not creative and not at ease
  • Soul fans have high self-esteem, are creative, outgoing, gentle, and at ease

Of course, generalizing based on this study is very hard. However looking at the science of introverts and extroverts, there is some clear overlap.

4. Music can significantly distract us while driving (contrary to common belief)

Another study done on teenagers and young adults focused on how their driving is affected by music.

Drivers were tested while listening to their own choice of music, silence or “safe” music choices provided by the researchers. Of course, their own music was preferred, but it also proved to be more distracting: drivers made more mistakes and drove more aggressively when listening to their own choice of music.

Even more surprising: music provided by the researchers proved to be more beneficial than no music at all. It seems that unfamiliar, or uninteresting, music is best for safe driving.

 5. Music training can significantly improve our motor and reasoning skills

We generally assume that learning a musical instrument can be beneficial for kids, but it’s actually useful in more ways than we might expect. One study showed that children who had three years or more musical instrument training performed better than those who didn’t learn an instrument in auditory discrimination abilities and fine motor skills.

They also tested better on vocabulary and nonverbal reasoning skills, which involve understanding and analyzing visual information, such as identifying relationships, similarities and differences between shapes and patterns.

These two areas in particular are quite removed from musical training as we imagine it, so it’s fascinating to see how learning to play an instrument can help kids develop such a wide variety of important skills.

Similar research shows this correlation for exercise and motor skills in the same way, which is also fascinating.

 6. Classical music can improve visual attention

It’s not just kids that can benefit from musical training or exposure. Stroke patients in one small study showed improved visual attention while listening to classical music.

The study also tried white noise and silence to compare the results, and found that, like the driving study mentioned earlier, silence resulted in the worst scores.

Because this study was so small, the conclusions need to be explored further for validation, but I find it really interesting how music and noise can affect our other senses and abilities—in this case, vision.

human brain effect on music
human brain effect on music

 7. One-sided phone calls are more distracting than normal conversations

Another study focused on noise, rather than music, showed that when it comes to being distracted by the conversations of others, phone calls where we can only hear one side of the conversation are the worst offenders.

After a survey showed that up to 82% of people find overhearing cellphone conversations annoying, Veronica Galván, a cognitive psychologist at the University of San Diego, decided to study why these are such a pain.

In the study, participants completed word puzzles while one half of them overheard one side of a mundane phone conversation in the background. The other half of the volunteers heard the entire conversation as it took place between two people in the room.

Those who heard the one-sided phone conversation found it more distracting than those who heard both people speaking. They also remembered more of the conversation, showing that it had grabbed their attention more than those who heard both sides and didn’t remember as much of the discussion.

The unpredictability of a one-sided conversation seems to be the cause of it grabbing our attention more. Hearing both sides of a conversation, on the other hand, gives us more context which makes it easier to tune out the distraction.

Then again, as we’ve explored before, getting distracted is often not such a bad things for various reasons.

8. Music helps us exercise

Back to music again, and we can see that just like silence doesn’t help us to be more creative or better drivers, it’s not much use when we’re exercising, either.

Research on the effects of music during exercise has been done for years. In 1911, an American researcher, Leonard Ayres, found that cyclists pedaled fasterwhile listening to music than they did in silence.

This happens because listening to music can drown out our brain’s cries of fatigue. As our body realizes we’re tired and wants to stop exercising, it sends signals to the brain to stop for a break. Listening to music competes for our brain’s attention, and can help us to override those signals of fatigue, though this is mostly beneficial for low- and moderate-intensity exercise. During high-intensity exercise, music isn’t as powerful at pulling our brain’s attention away from the pain of the workout.

Not only can we push through the pain to exercise longer and harder when we listen to music, but it can actually help us to use our energy more efficiently. A2012 study showed that cyclists who listened to music required 7% less oxygen to do the same work as those who cycled in silence.

Some recent research has shown that there’s a ceiling effect on music at around 145 bpm, where anything higher doesn’t seem to add much motivation, so keep that in mind when choosing your workout playlist. Here is how this breaks down for different genres.

Copyright 2014 by Blog.bufferapp.com & YouTube

 

H a t e r

“The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.”

“Haters don’t really hate you, they hate themselves;
because you’re a reflection of what they wish to be ..”

You can’t bring me down
Already had my life turned upside down
I ride a downward spiral round and round
But I keep flying, I keep fighting
You won’t ever bring me down

I’m good, I’m fine, this life, divine
No hate, no shame, no one to blame
You might disguise, your life with lies
I won’t chastise

Even if you think you can bring me down
Already had my life turned upside down
I’m riding down the spiral round and round
But I keep flying, I keep fighting
You won’t ever bring me down, down, down, down, down!
You won’t ever bring me down, down, down, down, down!
You won’t ever bring me

I'll keep fighting in this LIFE...
I’ll keep fighting in this LIFE…

I can’t escape from your disdain
Your heart, your pain, your drama is lame
Why can’t you find some peace inside
I won’t chastise

Even if you think you can bring me down
Already had my life turned upside down
I’m riding down the spiral round and round
But I keep flying, I keep fighting
You won’t ever bring me down, down, down, down, down!
You won’t ever bring me down, down, down, down, down!
You won’t ever bring me

Hater, hater, hater
Hater, hater, hater

I’m good, I’m fine this life’s divine
No hate, no shame, no one to blame
Why can’t you find some peace inside?
Hater hater hater hater hater

You can’t bring me down
Already have my life turned upside down
I’m riding down the spiral round and round
But I keep flying, I keep fighting
You won’t ever bring me down
Hater hater hater hater hater
You won’t ever bring me down
Hater hater hater hater hater
You won’t ever bring me down
Hater hater hater hater hater
‘Cause I keep flying, I keep fighting

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