What Does It Mean to Be Too Tired To Sleep?

Your body’s exhausted, it’s 2 a.m. and you have an early start in the morning. So what the fuck is up with you, stupid brain? by Chris Bourn What do Donald Trump, Napoleon, Leonardo da Vinci and a giraffe have in common? Aside from having friends in high places, they’ve also each been reported as requiring less than five hours sleep a night. In fact, according to this infographic from Delayed Gratification magazine, America’s current commander-in-chief gets by on just three hours of shut-eye per night — or one more than horses and one less than sheep. That’s all very well for heads of … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be Too Tired To Sleep?

Watchers of the earth

Native knowledge. A Moken woman stares out to sea. Photo by Taylor Weidman/LightRocket/Getty Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening Carrie Arnold is a freelance science writer, whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Scientific American and Slate, among others. Her latest book is Decoding Anorexia (2012). She lives in Virginia. Shortly before 8am on 26 December 2004, the cicadas fell silent and the ground shook in dismay. The Moken, an isolated tribe on the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, knew that the Laboon, the ‘wave that eats … Continue reading Watchers of the earth

Trump Brags About Eating the “Most Beautiful” Chocolate Cake During Syrian Missile Strike Decision

Alex Brandon/AP; Cake: phxzoonorth/iStock Then forgets which country he just bombed. INAE OH Recounting details about his decision to launch missile strikes on a Syrian air base last week, President Donald Trump took several moments during a Fox Business interview that aired Wednesday morning to enthuse about the “most beautiful” chocolate cake he enjoyed at his Palm Beach resort with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump was entertaining the Chinese leader at Mar-a-Lago when he ordered the military strike. “I was sitting at the table, we had finished dinner,” Trump told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “We’re now having dessert—and we … Continue reading Trump Brags About Eating the “Most Beautiful” Chocolate Cake During Syrian Missile Strike Decision

Trump Syria Strike – Straight Out of the New World Order Playbook

Makia Freeman, Contributor, Waking Times The Trump Syria strike – an aggressive, preemptive, unprovoked US attack on Syria which completely violated international law and killed around 14 people (civilians) – was based on the same old lies used to justify virtually every attack, invasion and war in recent history. Trump shocked many people by making the decision to launch 59 tomahawk cruise missiles into Syria, on the morning of April 6th, 2017, right after his administration (via the likes of Secretary of State Tillerson) had just recently stated that the US was no longer attempting regime change in Syria and that … Continue reading Trump Syria Strike – Straight Out of the New World Order Playbook