Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 49, 2023

The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.
The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.

So, let’s go with some discoveries from the week!

  • 15 tiny ideas that quickly drain stress from your life
  • How the Seasons Change Our Sleep
  • How the Personal Computer Broke the Human Body

15 Tiny Ideas That Quickly Drain Stress From Your Life

Source: Untethered Mind by Alex Mathers
Author: Alex Mathers

Rates of stress are seemingly going up for large numbers of people at an alarming rate. But what is ‘stress’ really? It’s a label. Beneath the label, what are we looking at? Is my stress the same as your stress? How would we know?

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How The Seasons Change Our Sleep

Source: BBC
Author: Isabelle Gerretsen

Research suggests humans may need more sleep during winter and experience seasonal variations in REM and deep sleep due to our evolutionary past.

Experts recommend getting natural light in the morning, avoiding bright lights and phone screens before bed, and adjusting sleep schedules for increased winter sleep needs.

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How The Personal Computer Broke The Human Body

Source: Vice
Author: Laine Nooney

The arrival of personal computers in the 1970s brought with it a world of pain previously unknown to humankind. The traditional overhead lighting, strong task lighting, or daylight cast would cause a glare over the display’s specular surface, causing eye strain.

The combination of sitting and looking at a computer monitor caused unique pain and would become a more common complaint as desktop computers began to enter American homes over the course of the 1990s.

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