| Is it Easier to Concentrate When Lighthearted?
Posted by Elebra on 5/29/2012
When someone is lighthearted, or when someone says that he has that feeling, it often indicates a level of happiness. The important thing to remember is most people who are lighthearted have made the conscious choice to be this way. Generally, they will have decided that they will approach challenges in a playful manner, find inspiration or use curiosity, and will be extremely flexible. They may appear "care free" or without any worries, but it is usually due to the fact that they are not allowing their cares to negatively impact their conscious life.
Do People Who Expend More Mental Energy Need More Sleep?
Posted by Elebra on 5/22/2012
We don't often see any sort of connection between how our brains "learn" and our sleeping patterns, but this is a serious oversight. Consider a recent study that showed that our brains should probably be "kept awake" after some sort of traumatic incident because sleeping (whether naturally or via a medical intervention) causes the emotional turmoil of the event to be cemented in the mind.
Energy Shots for Athletics?
Posted by Juwan Mimes on 5/2/2012
Although many collegiate and high school sports leagues prohibit the use of any form, energy drinks can do little more damage than an espresso to competitors when used correctly. The problem among athletes is not the drinks themselves, but the possibility of addiction and dependency. Like anything else, binging on energy drinks for any extended period of time is unhealthy and can lead to illness and severe “crashes”. Relying on these energy drinks consistently as in lieu of proper diet and sleep is never a good choice.