Sleep Biohacking, Superfoods & Toilet Water

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2. Sleep Biohacking 101: How to Hack Your Sleep Woes 😴

At its core, sleep biohacking leverages technology and science to influence the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, known as the circadian rhythm. Disruptions to this rhythm, caused by modern lifestyles and distractions, contribute to sleep disturbances. Pavlok and Shock Clock offer innovative approaches to address these challenges by employing biofeedback and aversive stimuli to reinforce positive sleep behaviors and discourage detrimental habits.

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3. Superfood Squad: Stop Inflammation with a Superfood Diet!

Your diet is like assembling your own Avengers team against inflammation! From berries to fatty fish, leafy greens to nuts and seeds, each food group packs a punch against chronic inflammation.

Berries like strawberries and blueberries wield anthocyanins to crush inflammation and defend against heart disease, while fatty fish such as salmon and tuna swim with omega-3 fatty acids to protect your blood vessels.

Leafy greens like kale and spinach act as green guardians, slowing cognitive decline and heart disease. Nuts and seeds are the tiny but mighty sidekicks, loaded with fiber and nutrients to keep your gut strong. And tomatoes, with their lycopene, lower inflammation levels and fend off heart disease and cancer.

Load up on these inflammation-fighting foods, mix and match for variety, and freeze produce to keep your kitchen heroes ready for battle. Steer clear of processed foods, the supervillains of inflammation, and let the epic food fight begin!

Source: Harvard Health

4. This Boring Word Will Boost Your Social Influence by 50%

According to Jonah Berger, a marketing professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, using certain “magic words” can significantly alter the effectiveness of your communication. Employing the word “because” in persuasive conversations can yield compelling results, with more people paying attention to your message and complying with your requests.

Berger refers to a nearly half-century-old study from Harvard University, where researchers observed behavior in a university library concerning the use of a copy machine. When asking to cut in line, the researchers tested three different phrasings:

  1. “May I use the Xerox machine?”
  2. “May I use the Xerox machine because I have to make copies?”
  3. “May I use the Xerox machine because I’m in a rush?”

Both requests that included “because” resulted in over a 50% increase in compliance, indicating the persuasive power of the word, Berger explains. Even the second request, which seemingly offered no additional reason, proved effective, suggesting a level of consideration from the requester.

Beyond “because,” companies leverage various other “magic words” in their advertisements to enhance persuasion. For instance, L’Oréal’s slogan “Because you’re worth it” has been effective for decades. According to Berger, subtle linguistic shifts, such as using “recommend” instead of “like” or swapping verbs for nouns, can significantly increase the likelihood of people following your suggestions.

Berger advises paying close attention to the language others use and tailoring your responses accordingly, as this can facilitate agreements, solutions, and connections. By understanding the impact of language in communication, one can navigate conversations more effectively and achieve desired outcomes.

Source: CNBC Make It!

5. Story of the Week: Tomorrow’s Cities Will Run on Your Toilet Water  

Up in the lofty heights of a 40 floor-apartment building in San Francisco, luxury living meets everyday routines: showering, hand-washing, laundry – you name it. But what happens to all that water afterward?

Traditionally, it would flow down the drain, eventually finding its way to treatment facilities and then into bodies of water. However, with cities facing a myriad of challenges like scorching heat, water scarcity, and booming populations, scientists are getting crafty, finding innovative ways to repurpose this flushed-away water for more efficient use.

Read the Full Story: WIRED


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