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Sleep Deprived? 3 Tricks to Get Through the Day

Sleep Deprived? 3 Tricks to Get Through the Day | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Maybe you have a newborn at home or maybe it's that insane week before an impossible deadline. Whatever the ultimate cause of your sleep deprivation, occasionally we all have times in our lives when we can't heed the sensible advice of experts to get enough sleep.


When these crunch times hit, you might feel like curling up into a little ball under your desk and sleeping away the day, but unfortunately you need to find a way to soldier on. Science can help. New York Magazine's consistently fascinating Science of Us column recently reached out to sleep researchers to round up advice on what to do when you've had a really, really lousy night's sleep.


All of these scientists stressed that consistently sleeping less than seven or eight hours a night is a truly terrible idea, but they did have tips to offer for these emergency situations, which writer Melissa Dahl organized into a helpful timeline for the sleep deprived. Here are a few of the tips you'll find in the complete post:

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No one manages to get eight hours all the time, so sleep researchers offer advice on powering through your most exhausted days.

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cairoqween's curator insight, August 26, 9:09 PM

This one is for me personally!

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, August 27, 8:45 AM

I prefer to get enough sleep. When I don't I find that being out in the sun helps. I also find a short 15 minute nap can go a long way. I wonder how you master those days when you're sleep deprived? It's unfortunately such a common phenomenon. I read that 1 in 6 fatal driving accidents is caused by sleep deprivation in the US.

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The Science of Older and Wiser

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Since ancient times, the elusive concept of wisdom has figured prominently in philosophical and religious texts. The question remains compelling: What is wisdom, and how does it play out in individual lives? Most psychologists agree that if you define wisdom as maintaining positive well-being and kindness in the face of challenges, it is one of the most important qualities one can possess to age successfully — and to face physical decline and death.

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Passing Along Life Lessons

Passing Along Life Lessons | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
Why values are an increasingly important part of estate planning.

Todd Fithian recently made a film for his four children.

"I took the time to capture my stories, life lessons and family traditions, many of which have been passed down to me from my parents," says Mr. Fithian, a 43-year-old managing partner of Legacy Cos., a Hingham, Mass., consulting firm to financial advisers. "These things have a trickle-down effect, but rarely do we take the time to capture them."
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What Happens When You Put Aside Your Ego And Take Your Mentors' Advice

What Happens When You Put Aside Your Ego And Take Your Mentors' Advice | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

You are a twentysomething entrepreneur ready to launch a new business and your emotions are running wild. You're frightened, intimated, and stressed, but at the same time you're enthusiastic and confident about what the future holds.


At this point, it's time to step back and listen to those who have been in the same situation.


It would be a foolish mistake and a missed opportunity not to value the advice, experience, and knowledge a mentor can offer. Put your ego aside; be a sponge and soak up as much wisdom as possible.

I was in this exact position prior to launching SDC Nutrition Inc. I was confident and probably a little too self-assured, but I knew I had to set aside my ego to listen and absorb as much invaluable advice as possible from my advisers.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

As a eager entrepreneur it may be hard to heed someone else's advice. But being fearless means listening to people who are smarter than you.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, August 7, 9:46 PM

Very good advice!

donhornsby's curator insight, August 8, 5:58 AM

(From the article): Whether you're an established entrepreneur or fresh to the world of entrepreneurship, you should never hesitate to ask for advice from your mentors. Their expertise and perspective may be the knowledge needed to help you and your business succeed and prosper for many years to come.

victor carney's curator insight, August 11, 10:52 AM

when you listen to somebody that knows more than you do you learn and grow into the best you can be 

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Having The Guts To Challenge ‘Accepted Wisdom’ Could Save — Or Make — You Millions

Having The Guts To Challenge ‘Accepted Wisdom’ Could Save — Or Make — You Millions | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

You don’t have to have been in the business world for long to come across accepted wisdom in its many forms.

It often takes the form of blanket statements that begin with “No one” or “Everyone,” as in “No one is going to click that link to buy it.” Or use “always” or “never,” as in “Our customers have always done it that way” or “That will never work.”

Accepted wisdom is a nefarious phenomenon that undermines change and innovation, two capabilities every company needs if it wants to succeed. Often it’s grounded in insecurity with change or innovation, but just as often it’s based on a sincere point of view bolstered by real experience.

Not all accepted wisdom is bad, of course. There are often sound reasons why wisdom has become accepted in the first place. But in today’s world where Uber, AirBnB, YouTube, and a blur of new technologies threaten to constantly upend business models, accepted wisdom is a very dangerous blind spot for companies and executives to hold onto.

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