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In the News 22.04.15 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

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In the News 22.04.15 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

 

 

1. Charted: How history’s most creative people organized their days

“Ludwig Van Beethoven was an early bird. Pablo Picasso? Not so much. And Franz Kafka, well, he basically subsisted on two long naps each day.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The Washington Post

 

 


 

 

2. The marriage calculus

“In the middle of the 20th century, during a period of more widely shared prosperity, almost everyone in the United States married. There were some differences. African-American women were a bit more likely to marry and at younger ages than white women, and college graduates were a bit less likely to marry than high-school graduates. But the similarities across class lines were striking. The age of marriage dropped in the generation after the Second World War, across the spectrum. For all Americans, divorce rates and non-marital birth rates were low, children overwhelmingly grew up in two-parent families, and white- and blue-collar couples alike wanted three to four children.”

 
Read the rest of this article at aeon

 

 


 

 

3. How ‘The Guardian’ Milked Edward Snowden’s Story

“In recent years, we have seen The Guardian consult itself into cinematic history—in the Jason Bourne films and others—as a hip, ultra-modern, intensely British newspaper with a progressive edge, a charmingly befuddled giant of investigative journalism with a cast-iron spine.

 
Read the rest of this article at Newsweek

 

 


 

 

4. Being Ringo

“His real name is Richard Starkey. His wife calls him Ritchie. He’s 74. He is one of rock’s greatest drummers, and — even if he doesn’t have the songwriting gifts of the other Beatles — he is one of the finest entertainers in the history of Western civilization.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Rolling Stone

 

 


 

 

5. Time for Bed

“Even losing a little sleep can have measurable consequences. One study found that a group of young children showed lower levels of cortisol—a hormone that helps with stress and pain management—after they’d missed their nap. Because more growth hormones are released during slumber than at any other time, the physical development of a tired child also may be affected. Studies have connected inadequate sleep to weight gain, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, compromised immunity, and emotional and social issues. Moreover, research has shown that deprivation early in life can affect later cognitive performance and neuro-developmental functioning—something particularly worrying in the case of Elizabeth, who may well have trouble concentrating, behaving, controlling her moods, and avoiding accidents and injuries.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The Walrus

 

 


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.

 

 

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