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Great review from Kirkus for THE ETERNAL WORLD: "Michael Crichton’s gone, but Farnsworth entertainingly explores the border where science fantasy meets reality."
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 //Napping for learning and creativity

"Experts say the ideal time to nap is generally between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Napping later in the day could interfere with nighttime sleep."

The Perfect Nap: Sleeping Is a Mix of Art and Science

For a quick boost of alertness, experts say a 10-to-20-minute power nap is adequate for getting back to work in a pinch.

For cognitive memory processing, however, a 60-minute nap may do more good, Dr. Mednick said. Including slow-wave sleep helps with remembering facts, places and faces. The downside: some grogginess upon waking.

Finally, the 90-minute nap will likely involve a full cycle of sleep, which aids creativity and emotional and procedural memory, such as learning how to ride a bike. Waking up after REM sleep usually means a minimal amount of sleep inertia, Dr. Mednick said.

MORE: http://on.wsj.com/17FIy9U via WSJ

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  • Farnsworth Radio LLC
    Writer, 2002 - present
  • Orange County Register
    Staff Writer, 1999 - 2002
  • Phoenix New Times
    Staff Writer, 1997 - 1999
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Writer. Author of THE ETERNAL WORLD, coming from William Morrow Aug. 4, and THE PRESIDENT'S VAMPIRE series.
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Novelist, screenwriter, journalist. Author of THE ETERNAL WORLD coming from William Morrow August 4, 2015, and BLOOD OATH, THE PRESIDENT'S VAMPIRE, and RED, WHITE,AND BLOOD, from G.P. Putnam's Sons. More info at www.chrisfarnsworth.com.
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