Lazy Day

Lazy Day ? sounds lovely – if you’re of a certain age, the song comes to mind immediately (Spanky and Our Gang 1967). It conjures up visions of a delightful picnic, shared with loved ones, under a shade tree on a beautiful sunny day. There’s no rushing off to do...

How to Get Good Sleep

As promised last week, this week we show you some ways to improve on your sleep and how you can get the most out of your sleep. When you have problems falling asleep, some simple bedtime routines will help you wind down and prepare you for bed. Few people manage to...

Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Your Health

About 30% of people suffer from poor sleep, and they often blame stress, computers and taking work home as the culprit. Many of us have experienced the fatigue, short temper and lack of focus that often follow a poor night’s sleep. And although an occasional...

Why We Sleep

Why do we sleep? Sleep is a biological necessity. All complex organisms have a sleep-wake cycle, from simple fruit flies to humans. In humans, sleep has many vital functions for both physical and mental health. Important experiments with individuals who were sleep...

Enlightened Aging

“It’s no good gettin’ old,” quoth my mother, now deceased. But that was a different time, a different era, and we’ve come a long way towards understanding that life does not stop, you are not “over the hill,” once you hit 30. If you are already there, or older, you...

Fun-damental

Fun and funny (like the “Pondering” below) – even the words make me smile. And why not? Fun is “enjoyment, amusement, or light-hearted pleasure.” Funny is “causing laughter or amusement, humorous.”  [Oxford English Dictionary] Old Joke: Asked by the court barber how...