I always say there's nothing better than a good night's sleep, but what if you got a good night's sleep in the Grand Canyon?
Researchers at Stanford University say that people who have "awesome" experiences, like seeing the Grand Canyon or the Northern Lights, get fixed on the present moment and feel time slowing down. They become more patient, less focused on material things, and more willing to spend time helping others.
The researchers had participants watch videos of people in city streets who encounter awesome things, like whales and waterfalls—or had them write about personal memories like looking down on Paris from the Eiffel tower. "Awe-eliciting experiences might offer one effective solution to the feelings of time-starvation that plague so many people in modern life," the researchers said. Other studies have linked "lack of time" feelings to poor sleep, headaches, and high blood.
OK, so maybe waking up rested isn't that awe inspiring. Well, not to everyone.
The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin has put together the Madison By Bike Neighborhood Ride Series in order to help introduce more people to cycling in Madison. Expect relaxed, comfortable trips to your favorite neighborhood destinations by bike. It’s also a learning experience - Bike Fed staff lead "Bicycling Made Easy" discussions before each of the rides. Each ride focuses on:
Comfort: Feel safe and comfortable as most routes are on bike paths
Learning: Review safety and bicycling tips to build confidence going by bike
FUN: Enjoy fantastic weather, great company, and the best of Madison neighborhoods
Join your friends and neighbors – or meet new ones! – at one of these neighborhood rides this summer. You’ll get great information, deals on bike merchandise and a fun, relaxed ride. Here’s the scoop on upcoming rides:
Sunday July 29th “Bike to the Zoo”
Grab family, friends and a water bottle and ride to the Vilas Zoo from downtown! Bicycling Made Simple Discussion: 1PM, Monona Terrace Hall of Fame Room, 1 John Nolen Drive Ride Start: 2PM from Monona Terrace East Loading Area bike racks
Sunday August 5th "Goodman to Woodman's"
Stock up for your late summer BBQ at Woodman’s. It’s also easier than you may think to get there by bike! Bicycling Made Simple Discussion: 1PM, Evjue Room D, Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street Ride Start: 2PM from Goodman Center bike racks
Sunday September 9th “Campus to Hilldale”
Learn about safe, easy campus biking and how simple it is to get to great shopping at Hilldale by bicycle! Bicycling Made Simple Discussion: 1pm, UW Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street Ride Start: 2PM from Memorial Union parking lot
Ever tried to sleep while sitting in a chair? Unless it's one of those extremely lazy recliners, it's a tough feat. At least for me, it's never restful.
As it turns out, we probably shouldn't be doing it anyway, because we're already sitting too much as it is.
According to some new research: reducing the amount of time you sitting you sit to less than three hours would increase the life expectancy by two years. They also said reducing the time spent watching TV to less than 2 hours daily would give us an extra 1.4 years. It’s a big lifestyle change. Because on average, adults spend, between 4.5 and five hours a day sitting down.
The Broadway musical Wicked has flown back into town, thrilling fans at the Overture Center now through June 9th.
I got a chance to see the production for the 2nd time last night, and once again was blown away. Even though I saw Wicked in 2010, I had...
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I'm not sure why Pete Yorn decided to name his new music project after a European cave dwelling aquatic salamander, but if he stops by to play us some songs in Studio M, we'll have to ask him.
The Olms is a collaboration between Pete Yorn and...
Today's song was written by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. It was inspired by the 1957 novel Doctor Zhivago. No one was inspired by the song this morning. It was rejected by almost all the listeners.
Today is World Goth Day, a day to celebrate the post-punk, anti-establishment, dark clothes-wearing subculture.
I'm pretty sure I was a Goth for at least for little while, for two reasons.
1) I almost hardly ever wear pastels.
2) I used to...
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This morning it seemed like just about everyone was in the mood for some Funky Cold Medina...except Kitty. This ridiculous song made it all the way to number 3 in 1989. Jonathan says any song that references advertising dogs from the 80's has got...
Madison's summer music festival season kicks off this weekend with Brat Fest at Willow Island, where there are more bands than you can shake a bratwurst at! Check out the Brat Fest website to plan your itinerary.
Next up is the Marquette...