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!