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Roland Gesthuizen

Teens, Sleep and School - 1 views

  • Research shows that teens need eight to nine hours of sleep at night, as compared with eight hours needed for adults. However, they are not getting enough sleep.
  • Tests by a professor at Oxford suggest that "students perform better in the afternoon, because their body clock is programmed about two hours later, possibly for hormonal reasons."
  • One solution is for parents to impose earlier bedtimes on their teenagers. A recent study found that "Teens whose parents pack them off to bed at 10 p.m. are less apt to become depressed or have suicidal thoughts than their peers who stay up much later."
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  • parents can strive to get their teens less wired at night. This can be achieved by discouraging them from drinking caffeine past 12 noon, and by keeping TVs, computers, and especially cell phones out of their room at night.
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    "Research has shown that teenagers don't get enough sleep at night and go to school tired. Some experts believe the cause is biological. Others believe that teenagers stay up late because of adolescent distractions. Early high school start times can also contribute to teens' tiredness. This article will explore possible causes and solutions to this problem."
Keith Rowley

Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density - 1 views

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    Sara Lazar's report on the brain scan research they've done on meditators.
Simon Borgert

Vi Hart's Videos Bend and Stretch Math to Inspire - NYTimes.com - 52 views

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      Importance of girls and Maths
Suzanne Nelson

NoodleTools : NoodleQuest - 92 views

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    Helps find search engines best suited to your research needs.
Virginia Meadow

iSearch - 2 views

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    Interesting structure for student research. Part of the Make It Happen project out of Newton MA.
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