Lack of sleep affects cardiovascular health, even when it occurs over the weekend

Whether it’s work or play that keeps us from getting enough sleep during the weekday, it’s a mistake to assume that we can make up for it by sleeping in at the weekend. New research led by Penn State shows that cardiovascular health measures, including heart rate and blood pressure, deteriorate over the week when … Read more

5 ways the immersive web will transform everyday activities

I write a lot about metaverse, virtual reality, augmented reality, web3 and other advances in the future internet. And there’s one underlying message that’s amazingly clear: as the internet becomes more immersive, the lines between the physical world around us and the virtual world are blurring. To the extent that activities we routinely engage in … Read more

What is this new self-care trend of TikTok Generation Z?

Bed rot is when you voluntarily spend a large part of the day or even the whole day in bed. (Photo: … [+] Getty) getty When you first hear the term bed rot, you might think of the need for a new mattress. After all, it wouldn’t be comforting if something rotted in bed, like … Read more

The study examines the impact of maternal incarceration on adolescent health risk behaviors

Women represent the fastest growing population in U.S. correctional facilities. Over the past four decades, the number of incarcerated women has increased by more than 475%, from 26,326 in 1980 to 152,854 in 2020. Because the majority of incarcerated women are mothers a conservative estimate is that at least one million American children who are … Read more