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Light a candle in your heart

To guide the tired and sad,

and keep it burning night and day

to make someone more glad.

 

Let some stranger who si lost

be guided by the sight

until the whole world all about

is shining with your light.

Beth La Pointe Heathlight

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This Common Activity Is Reducing Your IQ, According to Research

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Missing an hour of sleep turns a sixth grader’s brain into that of a fourth grader.

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The performance gap caused by an hour’s difference in sleep was bigger than the gap between a normal fourth-grader and a normal sixth-grader. Which is another way of saying that a slightly-sleepy sixth-grader will perform in class like a mere fourth-grader. “A loss of one hour of sleep is equivalent to [the loss of] two years of cognitive maturation and development,” Sadeh explained.

There is a correlation between grades and average amount of sleep.

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Teens who received A’s averaged about fifteen more minutes sleep than the B students, who in turn averaged fifteen more minutes than the C’s, and so on. Wahlstrom’s data was an almost perfect replication of results from an earlier study of over 3,000 Rhode Island high schoolers by Brown’s Carskadon. Certainly, these are averages…

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9 Subtle Signs You Could Have a Heart Problem

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Thanks to more education about healthy eating and advancements in treatment, fewer people die of heart disease than in the past. That said, clogged heart arteries are still the number-one cause of death in the United States. Although heart attack symptoms can be a scary first sign of trouble (and keep in mind women have different symptoms than men), sometimes the body offers up more subtle clues that something is amiss with your ticker. The following is a list of symptoms that might be worth a chat with your doctor. But they may also be caused by a bunch of other things, so don’t freak out. (Many of these are also symptoms of anemia, so check out 15 Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency.) Only your real doctor—not Dr. Google—can really tell you if these symptoms mean anything at all.

You’re extremely tired

This isn’t just lack of…

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Man Who Filmed Terrorists Shooting Paris Cop Says He Regrets Sharing Video

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The man behind the amateur video of two gunmen murdering a Paris police officer outside the Charlie Hebdo office last week says he regrets sharing the video online after it went viral.

Jordi Mir said he was “completely panicked” and shared the 42-second footage on social media out of a “stupid reflex,” he told the Associated Press in an exclusive interview published Sunday. “I was alone in my flat. I put the video on Facebook,” Mir said. “That was my error.”

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The video, which was shared widely in the news and on social media, depicts two masked gunmen — identified as the brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi — fatally shooting 42-year-old police officer Ahmed Merabet at close range.

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