August 13, 2012 |
When other toddlers fall into blissfully silent slumber, does your wee one begin a noisy night of grunting, gasping and sawing? If so, brace yourself, because the terrible twos may just be the beginning of your child's trying behavior, says a new study. The research found that children who snore persistently at 2 and 3 years of age were rated by their caregivers as more difficult, with behavior that tended toward hyperactive, inattentive, irritable and depressed. Other studies have found that as persistent snorers get older, those behavioral difficulties persist.
August 9, 2012 |
If you're someone who tends to obsess about pizza 24 hours a day, here's the sleeping bag for you. Put in some zzzs wrapped in a hand-sewn sleeping bag shaped like a slice of pizza. Textile artist Brook Abboud developed the piece in her work towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers and Material Studies at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. It's true to the original enough that it comes embellished with two mushroom, two olive and one broccoli pillow. If your fave pie requires other ingredients, contact Abboud through her Etsy shop, B Fiber and Craft Emporium . An anchovy, perhaps?
August 7, 2012 |
What your kids watch on TV can affect how well they sleep, a new study suggests. Published in the journal Pediatrics , the study found that when parents intervened in their kids' media diet -- reducing exposure to violent and age-inappropriate content and replacing it with age-appropriate, educational and empathy-building content such as "Curious George,""Sesame Street" and "Dora the Explorer" -- the children had fewer sleep problems, less...
July 27, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art & Design will feature an unusual exhibit Saturday: Chajana denHarder sleeping, or attempting to sleep, all day. The exhibit, named "Sleep," is part of a series of performances, exhibitions and installations organized by the gallery and Washington Project for the Arts on a glass bridge above the entrance to the museum across from the White House. The artist will be on the bridge for seven hours without food, drink, blanket or pillow.
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July 19, 2012 |
The Los Angeles Police Department took the unusual step Thursday of urging homeless people to get off the street and seek shelter at night after three transients were stabbed while they slept by an assailant who left behind rambling "death warrants. " Detectives said the attacks, none fatal, all occurred this month and involved middle-aged homeless people who were stabbed in the back. The attacker left signed pieces of paper that he labeled "death warrants" at the scene of each crime.
July 9, 2012 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' new summer screening series, the Last 70mm Film Festival, isn't heralding the death knell of celluloid but rather celebrating the wonder of filmmaking on a grand scale. "There is so much talk about the death of film, period, let alone 70-millimeter film, I wanted to make sure we celebrated 70 millimeter for the really terrific medium that it is," said academy programmer Randy Haberkamp. "We certainly admire and appreciate what is going on in the digital revolution," said Haberkamp.
July 4, 2012 |
Frank Ocean's Def Jam debut, “Channel Orange,” isn't due for two weeks, but the album has had Twitter abuzz for days. As the Odd Future crooner previewed the highly anticipated disc for press, attention shifted to his sexuality after one blogger's brief mention that when he sings about love on a number of tracks he uses “him” as opposed to “her.” It was that quick line that has dominated the blogosphere. PHOTOS: Gay celebrities, who is out? What was fascinating about the rampant speculation about Ocean isn't that it spread so quickly (much of this week's headlines have centered on Anderson Cooper confirming his sexual orientation)
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July 3, 2012 |
The hunt continued Monday for a mountain lion that over the weekend mauled a sleeping hiker in the Sierra Nevada foothills northwest of Nevada City, Calif. The victim, 63, was treated for puncture and scratch wounds and released from a Grass Valley hospital. It was only the 15th confirmed mountain lion attack on a human in California since 1890. The Bay Area man, who asked authorities not to release his identity, was driving to a trail head for the start of a hiking trip when he decided to spend the night under the stars at a spot he knew on a tributary of the Yuba River.
June 23, 2012 |
When I can't sleep, I blame red wine, lack of exercise, caffeine after noon or being stressed out. My mind never goes to my mattress. Still, it is an alluring fantasy to believe that with the right mattress it wouldn't matter how much wine I drank, how little I exercised or how stressed out I was -- I would still sleep like a baby. My mattress could be the acupuncture, spa treatment and Ambien of my sleep world. Not likely, sleep experts say. "There is zero research to support claims that mattresses promote sleep or better sleep," said Dr. Alon Avidan, associate professor of neurology and director of UCLA's Sleep Disorder Center, a new state-of-the-art sleep laboratory.
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June 20, 2012 |
The Los Angeles Department of Public Works, backed by police and firefighters, on Tuesday launched a major cleanup effort on downtown's skid row to address urine, feces, discarded needles and other health dangers cited in a recent county report. The operation, requested by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, is expected to last up to three weeks and is focused on the area between 5th and 7th streets and Gladys Avenue and Wall Street. Notices were posted Monday on neighborhood walls, and officials with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority canvassed the area for weeks to ask people who sleep on the sidewalks to move their belongings during the cleanup, said Michelle Vargas, a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Works.