Chronotypes: Are You an Early Bird or a Night Owl?: Read this post from Mark’s Daily Apple and then take the test! This bit from my results was interesting: “You are a moderate early type. This chronotype sometimes gets too little sleep on free days: the social environment lures moderate early types into staying up later at night than their biological clock would prefer, yet they still awaken in the morning, under the control of their biological clock, at their usual early hour.”
Swedes Develop Invisible Bike Helmet: The video doesn’t show how it works until the end, but it’s pretty awesome! I’d love something like this for riding horses too, although since I’ve always ridden with a helmet, riding without that feel on my head would make me feel very nervous for a while!
Being a Working Mother Means Always Having to Say You’re Sorry: “Ms. Alcorn argues that when we say “sorry” (and the endless apologia are primarily the work of mothers, not fathers), we are too often apologizing for our failure to do the impossible. Anyone can respond to an email in a timely manner or go to a parents’ meeting for the hockey team or contribute just one thing to the teacher appreciation lunch. No one can do all of those things simultaneously while also helping one child with “bar graph” math, listening to another’s poem in the style of Emily Dickinson and taking the call from a grandparent to hear the news from today’s doctor’s appointment.”
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