Archive for November, 2008
Following operation after operation, her face was eventually left enlarged and disfigured, but she would still look at herself in the mirror and think she was beautiful.
Eventually the surgeons she visited refused to carry out any more work on her and one suggested that her obsession could be a sign of a psychological disorder.
The Uberman sleep schedule is a method of organizing your sleeping time to maximize your REM sleep and minimize your non-REM sleep. The goal of the sleep cycle is that you are actively in REM sleep within a couple of minutes of falling asleep and remain in that state until you awaken. I originally read about the schedule on everything2.
In essence, someone utilizing the Uberman sleep schedule is actively modifying their sleeping habits so that they can immediately jump from waking to a few minutes worth of stage 1 sleep straight to stage 5 REM sleep, as described in this discussion of sleep stages.
It is important to note that there are no studies as to the long-term physical or physiological impact of this sleep cycle. I really don’t know if this cycle is causing long-term damage to myself or not, and if this concerns you, I wouldn’t attempt the cycle. However, the benefits are fantastic.
Look at the top picture and you can see where this guy broke through
the crash barrier (right side where the people are standing on the road).
His truck left the road, traveling from right to left. He flipped
end-over-end, across the culvert outlet and landed on the left side of it.
Now look at the picture below.
Stealing your co-worker’s lunch is a downright contemptible act, that is, if it’s perpetrated by someone other than you. But, if you’ve ever had your lunch stolen, you know the the frustration and anger it causes. You know the revenge and ill-will it inspires. And you know that no matter how well you try to hide your lunch bag at the back of the refrigerator, something’s gonna be missing when you open it. Well, lament no more. The Anti-Theft Lunch Bag to the rescue . . .
Leonard Woronowicz, 63, had such a terrible headache that he was forced to go the hospital to check it out. The doctors pulled out a 12 cm long blade from his head. Four days earlier he had fallen from a chair in the kitchen and apparently the knife had hit him in the head. He did not realize what had happened, not even when he couldn’t find the blade to the knife. He later left the hospital with no permanent injuries.