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Compendium of Links #7

As I posted earlier, my weeks have been busy… thus I have not posted links (or anything else). I shall attempt to rectify the omission starting today. (“Rectify the omission” is one of my favorite sentences.)

How little sleep can you get away with? – nope, not 5 or 6 (or 7). 8 it’s gotta be, unless you’re a mutant. (NYTimes Mag article)

Is sitting a lethal activity? – another article in the NY Times Magazine, but this one about the importance of fidgeting and not sitting down all the time.

This is your body on chairs: Electrical activity in the muscles drops — “the muscles go as silent as those of a dead horse,” Hamilton says — leading to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects. Your calorie-burning rate immediately plunges to about one per minute, a third of what it would be if you got up and walked. Insulin effectiveness drops within a single day, and the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes rises. So does the risk of being obese.

Humility without heirarchy: How submission works for us – an egalitarian thinks submission is not all bad, but rather should be practiced by both husband and wife.

Downtown has become a magnet for young, educated residents – in Indianapolis, Indiana, lots of young, well-educated people (read: yuppies) are actually choosing to live downtown. (Indy Star) And it’s kind of cool. On a related note, the most romantic cities are the ones who did not redevelop their downtown using an interstate highway.

And for your musical enjoyment: the performer from my campus’s Saturday Night Live-esque variety show. Pretty awesome piano playing!

He’s now operating out of New York but he’s originally from Ohio.


Guitarlady said…
Ummm... where is the awesome piano playing??
Sarah said…
Well you can't tell as well in that video, but when we saw him here on campus, it was just him and the piano and he played it a little more interestingly. Plus he banged on that piano like it was his own. It was a nice change from the FNL standard of some campus indie-rock band.

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