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Getting to the 'heart' of sleep

Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don't sleep enough are at higher risk for heart disease. One study that examined data from 3,000 adults over age 45 found that those who slept fewer than six hours per night were about twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack as people who slept six to eight hours per night. Sleep deprivation is a growing problem, with 28 percent of adults now reporting that they get six or fewer hours of sleep per night.
Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don't sleep enough are at higher risk for heart disease. One study that examined data from 3,000 adults over age 45 found that those who slept fewer than six hours per night were about twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack as people who slept six to eight hours per night. Sleep deprivation is a growing problem, with 28 percent of adults now reporting that they get six or fewer hours of...
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There's a troubling message lurking within SwiftKey's sale to Microsoft, and it's one we all need to take some time to consider.

Some food for thought:
There's a troubling message lurking within SwiftKey's sale to Microsoft, and it's one we all need to take some time to consider.
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I know a few devs, and I've been talking to them about the same thing for a couple of years. You buy a game, you don't expect Game 2 to be a free upgrade, but apps tend to be updates ad infinitum. I'd be more than happy to get a years or so of updates on an app and then have to pay again. Maybe a yearly subscription model is the way forward. I do that with pocket and hullomail (and lastpass). It's not sustainable for most of the guys I know, but a lot of them have day jobs.
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#BAMF for #BlackHistoryMonth  Now THIS is a cat I'd love to see a biopic about!

From Wikipedia: As a politician, Smalls authored state legislation providing for South Carolina to have the first free and compulsory public school system in the United States, and founded the Republican Party of South Carolina.
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Why a walk in the woods really does help your body and your soul

For more than 20 years, scientists have been trying to determine the mechanisms by which exposure to biodiversity improves health. Japanese scientists pioneered the search when they travelled to the island of Yakushima, famous for its biodiversity. The Japanese already had a name for the experience of well-being in nature: shinrin-yoku or "forest bathing".
Have you ever wondered why you feel healthier and happier when you stroll through the trees or frolic by the sea? Is it just that you're spending time away from work, de-stressing and taking in the view? Or is there more to it?
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... socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation) are more innovative than homogeneous groups.
 
How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working

Decades of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers show that socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation) are more innovative than homogeneous groups.

It seems obvious that a group of people with diverse individual expertise would be better than a homogeneous group at solving complex, nonroutine problems. It is less obvious that social diversity should work in the same way—yet the science shows that it does.

This is not only because people with different backgrounds bring new information. Simply interacting with individuals who are different forces group members to prepare better, to anticipate alternative viewpoints and to expect that reaching consensus will take effort.
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working
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The story of this visually challenged Open Source developer and promoter will leave you in awe
Story of a miracle, Ali Miracle. A blind programmer who has a vision for Open Source.
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   1'37''… Syria… Homs… once the third largest city of Syria, "capital of the revolution" in early 2011, before the governmental siege…

   Region now "controlled" by the government.

   Not sure what's left to control!
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UNTIL I watched it and see how it works 17 million people and counting!
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Not sure about the other side effects but these two I can relate to

Digital Dementia - The quick supply of media material to youngsters’ brain is contributing to interest shortage and lack of concentration.

Dependency - The addition of even more technology to your child’s life will detach you from your youngster.




 
According to study, modern technology has actually been causing damage to our kids.
Scientists caution us that modern technology harms the youngest, so we should limit their use. It is common nowadays to ...
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If everyone worked this efficiently we wouldn't need robots.
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It only works because it's a robot spewing out those packages at a constant rate 😉
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In the Age of Trump, Grim Warnings From Holocaust Survivors
"International Holocaust Remembrance Day is always a somber time for Auschwitz survivor Irene Weiss. But this year’s observance had an additional layer of grief: For the first time, Weiss is worried about her adopted homeland.

“I am exceptionally concerned about demagogues,” [says] the 85-year-old Weiss...at Wednesday’s commemoration at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “They touch me in a place that I remember. I know their influence and, unfortunately, I know how receptive audiences are to demagogues and what it leads to.”

"This year’s Holocaust remembrance comes at a time when Donald Trump, the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, retweets to his nearly 6 million followers a message from @WhiteGenocideTM based in 'Jewmerica,' and a time when his nearest challenger, Ted Cruz, brandishes the endorsement of a minister who says Hitler was a 'hunter' sent after the Jews by God. There has never been a more important time for Americans to heed the moral authority of the Holocaust survivors still among us." [1]
 
Let us recall the words of Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), a prominent Protestant pastor who spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

"Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

"Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— 
Because I was not a Jew.

"Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me." [2]

In a time when an American presidential candidate makes scapegoats of immigrants, Muslims, Latinos, and African Americans, keep Niemöller's words in mind when reading the article 5 times Muslims saved Jews during the Holocaust.


1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-the-age-of-trump-grim-warnings-from-holocaust-survivors/2016/01/27/c65ea38c-c549-11e5-8965-0607e0e265ce_story.html
2. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007392
Throughout North Africa, the Middle East and Europe Muslims rose up to protect Jews while Hitler attempted to eradicate them.
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    IT Consultant, 2006 - 2015
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    Senior Technical Architect, 2002 - 2005
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    Head of Systems Administration, 1999 - 2002
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    Development Manager, 1996 - 1999
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To paraphrase Bruce Wayne - " It's not who I am underneath, but what I post, +1, re-share and comment that defines me."
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Father to three beautiful children.
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Interests: Photography - Linux - FOSS User/Developer - Ruby/Rails - Android - Finding the middle path.
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    Masters in Electronics & Information Engineering, 1989 - 1993
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