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Here’s what sleep deprivation is doing to your body

Not getting enough sleep? Just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours per night can lead to serious health issues, including the modification of over 700 genes, reports the Huffington Post on a study published in PNAS last year. Other symptoms of chronic sleep deprivation include everything from bloodshot eyes to quadrupled stroke risk. This infographic fromHuffington Post’s Alissa Scheller explains.
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can we print these off and hand them out to all our teachers

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Here’s what sleep deprivation is doing to your body

Not getting enough sleep? Just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours per night can lead to serious health issues, including the modification of over 700 genes, reports the Huffington Post on a study published in PNAS last year. Other symptoms of chronic sleep deprivation include everything from bloodshot eyes to quadrupled stroke risk. This infographic fromHuffington Post’s Alissa Scheller explains.

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can we print these off and hand them out to all our teachers

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i’m getting married!!

i’m getting married!!

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I was there that day. It was a small room, and nobody working knew how important this moment was for so many Switchfoot fans. 

This song will always mean the world to me. Nobody knows how to delve into honest and raw emotion like my dear friend Jonathan. 

the Winter EP remains one of my favorite albums, and this song has a lot to do with it.

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From Breaking Bad to Lost: The Quality of 13 Famous TV Shows, Charted Over Time

In your heart, you’ve always known that the last season of Dexter totally sucked. Now you have the charts to back it up.

Graph TV,” the latest project by data viz virtuoso Kevin Wu, lets you visualize IMDb’s massive database of user ratings. Type in the name of a show and the site gamely spits out a graph of every episode, helpfully color coding seasons and drawing a linear regression line for each. No longer will your TV arguments be founded solely on vague recollections and long-held grudges. This is cold hard data.

The idea came to Wu when Breaking Bad was finishing up its fifth and final season. “I thought the last half of season five was just amazing, and wondered if people thought the same,” he remembers. It’s clear that his fellow fans agreed–the chart for the series shows a strong upward slope during the second half of that last season.

The Breaking Bad graph has all the markings of a fan favorite. The show had high ratings across the board–no single episode averaged lower than an 8–and a strong upward progression for each season. That last bit might be key to explaining the show’s success. By ending every season stronger than it started, Breaking Bad never left fans disappointed. In other words, while there may have been some clunkers in season three, generally speaking, people never felt like the show was losing steam.

Other graphs tell other stories. In the case of The Office, we see a strong climb in season three, just when the American version was finding its voice–and then a plateauing in seasons four and five, with a downward slide in season six. West Wing fell off after four seasons, when writer Aaron Sorkin left the show. 24 similarly lost steam after its first few seasons, only to come back with a riveting finale. Dexter was just the opposite, plummeting in its final season with a truly polarizing final episode.

Wu says most of the reactions he’s seen suggest that the graphs line up with the general sentiments of the TV watching public. “I thought that the knowledge of the crowds are fairly accurate and represent most people’s feelings,” he says. And that goes not just for seasons but for particular episodes too. The very last dot on the Seinfeld graph reflects what we’ve all long thought–that the finale was kind of a downer. Two dots sitting high above the pack, however, were just as deserved. They’re two stellar, nine-point-fives: “The Contest” and “The Soup Nazi.”

Check out the interactive version here, where you can see how your favorite episodes rate.

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GO WATCH THIS SHOW, HONESTLY IT IS SO AMAZING. 

IF THIS POST CREATES 1 NEW PUSHING DAISIES FAN MY LIFE = MADE. 

Alright let me help out then:

1) Most of the cast is female. In fact only two main characters are male.

2) Both male characters take typically non-masculine hobbies. Emerson Cod knits almost non-stop and makes pop-up books. Ned is literally called “The Pie-Maker” because he bakes homestyle pies from his mother’s method. Both are shown to be very nurturing and even maternal characters. Conversely, the women? A pair of professional travelling show performers that have gritty sexual scandals the way men usually get (see the entire “Chuck’s father” storylines), a beekeeper who is the single most positive and optimistic character imaginable, and a former professional jockey- Three of four pro athletes.

3) You could very easily make the claim Ned is asexual.

4) Yes, the storyline is about romance. But it’s also about the positive side of a love story, and their only drama lies in overcoming their inability to actually share contact.

5) A very good friend of mine recommended this show to me as “Disney for adults.” I told her it was already on my list to watch because “It’s by Bryan Fuller, from Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me.” Bryan Fuller is now most known for “Hannibal.” The same camera methods and bright colours and lighting techniques Hannibal is known for? Perfected in this show, just using a different tone- The same colour methods in reverse, upping the vivid greens and yellows instead of reds and blues, which sells emotion both ways.

7) Probably one of the best examples of a modern day fairy tale possible.

8) Narrated by Jim Dale- The narrator for the HP audio books.

I don’t know if anyone’s already added links to this, but all of these here work and if you hover over the links, an episode description shows :)

Season 1:

  1. Pie-Lette
  2. Dummy
  3. The Fun in Funeral
  4. Pigeon
  5. Girth
  6. Bitches
  7. Smell of Success
  8. Bitter Sweets
  9. Corpsicle

Season 2:

  1. Bzzzzzzzzz!
  2. Circus Circus
  3. Bad Habits
  4. Frescorts
  5. Dim Sum Lose Some
  6. Oh Oh Oh… It’s Magic
  7. Robbing Hood
  8. Comfort Food
  9. The Legend of Merle McQuoddy
  10. The Norwegians
  11. Window Dressed to Kill
  12. Water & Power
  13. Kerplunk

This post is the reason I started watching Pushing Daisies and I encourage everyone to do the same

What the… Is this what pushing daisies is about?! It wounds awesome! I’m gonna start it! 

i wish this show made it past 2 seasons. one of my favorites ever!

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Copeland Reunite; Announce New Album ‘Ixora’

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Copeland are back. The band will be releasing a new album called Ixora that will mark the band’s first ever independent release on October 31st, 2014. Yes, it is April Fool’s Day, but the band has released a new song and have launched pre-orders for the release, which would be a very foolish thing to do if fake. Check out a message from the band, a new video for a song called “Ordinary,” and more details below after the jump!

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OMG IF THIS IS A JOKE…