What Would Happen If You Don’t Sleep?

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It’s obvious that sleep is beneficial. Sleep plays a vital role in promoting physical health, longevity, and emotional well-being. After a good night’s sleep, you feel better, your mind is clear, and your emotions are less breakable.

Most of us have gone a night or two with little or no sleep, but what would happen if you don’t sleep at all? Lack of sleep can cause confusion, dizziness, headaches, and in extreme cases, death.

Here are some sequences of sleep deprivation:

  • 24 hours: you like someone with a blood-alcohol content of 0.1 percent. You are more emotional, attention is decreased, and hearing is impaired.
  • 48 hours: your hand-eye coordination has trouble. General memory function certainly decrease, but short-term memory may improve.
  • 72 hours: your mind is ripe for visual hallucinations. You are suffered from unintentional periods of microsleep (condition where a person suddenly falls asleep for 2-30 seconds).
  • 100 hours: you encounter mental psychosis and diminished organ functions. At this point, medical treatment become increasingly necessary for you to recover fully.
  • 11+ days: you win the prize for longest period a human has voluntarily gone without sleep. Current holder is Randy Gardner.
  • 2 weeks: Experiments with rats showed that they died after 2-4 weeks of researchers keeping them awake in an experimental setting. This could happen to human.
  • 6+ months: You’re having rare disorders like Fatal familial insomnia. If not, you will certainly die.

The bottom line? The requirement of sleep does matter and you should respect it.

How to Defend Yourself from Bullies?

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Bullies can make you feel hurt, scared, and embarrassed by using violent actions and bad words.

Being bullied  can make you not want to go to school or play outside. It’s hard to focus on studying when you’re worried about how to deal with the bullies at the canteen.

Are you being bullied? There are things you can do to defend yourself from bullies.

What to do to keep you out of trouble

  • When you walk on campus, walk with confidence. Stand up straight, look directly at people, and make eye contact. If you have friends, of course you do, walk with them.
  • Avoid taking shortcuts. Make sure the paths you take are clear and have decent lightning.
  • Maintain safe distance with strangers.
  • Remember emergency phones on campus.
  • Most schools have bullying policies and anti-bullying programs. Find out about the laws in your community.
  • Think about what you post online. Do not share private information on the Internet.
  • If you learn martial arts and let’s people know that, bullies might not touch you.
  • Respect everyone

What to do if you’re bullied

Use non-violent method

  • Stay calm. It’s natural to get mad by bullies, but that’s what they want. Instead, try counting to 10 or take a deep breath with a “poker face”.
  • Look at your bullies and tell them to stop. Don’t say anything including threats, insults, racism, or even compliments to bullies. Don’t show them that you care much about the things they say.
  • Quickly look for an escape route and walk away.
  • If the bullies get too far, find an adult to stop the bullying on the spot or report them to school administrator or police.

If thing goes bad

  • Let’s your opponents start the fight ( if they started the fight you will get less trouble with school, and the law)
  • If they throw things at you, try to avoid the objects, especially sharp objects. Don’t block those objects with your body parts, you will get injured.
  • If you are small, just run. If you are big enough, use your size at advantage: stand up tall, ball up your fists, and puff out  your chest. You may scare bullies.
  • If  fighting is not avoidable,  keep your balance and do not let you fall. Try to move around, dodge, and fight back. Resist as much as you can to get out of that position.

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Weird things happened while we sleep

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Sleep not only restores the body, it also maintains the mind. It clarifies the memories formed from the previous day and makes preparations for the next morning.

Why do we sleep? Actually, we don’t know. We spend about a third of our lives doing it. The important is, after we wake up, most of us have more energy and don’t want to sleep anymore.

However, did you know that weird things happened while we sleep?

Sleep phases

We go through 4 stages on sleep cycle, and each stage serves a different purpose.

Stage 1: You first fall asleep but are not yet in a deep sleep. You can hear your brother farting, cat meowing, or car honking. This stage takes only 5 to 10 minutes.

Stage 2: Your brain’s activity starts to slow down, as well as your heart rate and breathing. Your body temperature falls and relaxes. You become disengaged from surroundings.

Stage 3: Now you are in deep sleep. Your brain waves are slow. There is no eye move or muscle activity.  It’s hard to wake you up, but if  you get awakened suddenly during this stages, you will find it difficult to focus at first.

Growth hormones is released and energy restored. Some kids are most likely to suffer bedwetting, sleepwalking and night terrors.

Stage 4: This is an interesting stage because dreams occur.  Your blood flow and breathing increases. The muscle of your arms and legs are paralyzed. Your brain is about as active as it is when you’re awake. Your eye moves like crazy, and scientists called it Rapid Eye Movement (R.E.M). This stage takes 20-30% of the time you are sleeping, and decreases with age.

Weird things you do

Slows Down Kidneys: As you sleep, the filtering action of your kidneys slows and produces less urine. That why your urine is usually so dark at the first time.

Create explosion: It’s not what you are thinking. Some old people may hear loud bang called exploding head syndrome. It’s usually painless, but frightening.

Talk a lot: Some people talk while sleeping. You don’t realize you doing it. It’s hard to explain why and it happens in any stage of sleep. Just hoping you keep secrets from anybody.

Narrows Your Throat: As your muscles relax, your throat naturally narrows a bit. This is one of many reasons cause noisy snores.

Packs Dead Cells: During deep sleep, many of body’s cells increase production and repairs of damage from factors. This makes you feel beautiful and confidence in the morning.

Okay honey, it’s bedtime!

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For a child, falling asleep can be so much sweeter with a parent at his side, reading their favorite bedtime story. However, most of parent abandoned reading routine with their child too soon, which damaged their literacy. Parents assume their help is no longer needed, but they are wrong. Even if a child is 6-9 years old, he still enjoy bedtime stories or other entertain reading with an adult. Sharing bedtime stories always brings your children benefits for their life time.

Bonding Time

At the end of your kid’s busy day of playing, and your stressed-out day at the office, this is a time to sit with your child and have some real one-to-one time. By keeping your bedtime routine, you and your child get to do something new together – laugh at the bad guys and cheer for the good guys on the book you read. You will have chance to get a peek into how your child see the world though the comments he makes on the characters.

Of course with busy schedules, bedtime stories can fall off the to do list when all you really want is an easy life. But, remember Bedtime story is the key part of every child’s development, and an ideal opportunity for family bonding time.

Brain Development

When your child hear a story a first time, he don’t catch everything. However, as he hear it again and again, he begin to realize that if one page says, ” ‘Why not come and chat with me?’ said the grasshopper.” the next page will tell the reason: ” ‘I am preparing food for the winter,’ said the ant.” They will learn to remember and predict what will happen next based on what they heard earlier in the story. Later, these lessons in understanding sequences, and predicting outcomes will help children in other areas, from math and science to music and writing.

Reading is a pleasurable activity. A child who enjoys reading is never bored and they always have something to do and somewhere to do adventure. So next time your hear your child say “Please read my a bedtime story”, just forget your tiredness and grasp a book. Your child always need you.


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Eating Tons of Candy

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One reason that parents do not want children to eat candy is because they do not want their children to be able to make their own decisions. Limiting children is not bad idea, but parents have to be clever. The best way to educate a kid, is to simply allow him to do what he believe is right and if that includes eating tons of candy.

This allows him to set his own limit and when he over-do it, he will realize why he aren’t feeling well from eating too much candy. This will teach the child how to make decisions, and that’s an important skill. The kid may not be able to make every decision, but he will learn from his mistake and may become a person who doesn’t need someone else to make choices for him.

If parents can make it seem like the children has chosen to set a limit for themselves, they will follow it without questioning. Instead of yelling at children, work with them and talk about their ideas.

If the idea is bad, allow them to see the error in their ways. If the idea is harmful to the child, explain to them why and how it will affect them, do not simply argue with them or use the ever so popular “because I told you so”. This can lead to rebellion in the child.

Sugar is not toxic. A few pieces of candy a day isn’t going to ruin their weight, diet, or health. If parents scare or pressure their kids into making certain food choices, they’re ruining their fun. Let children choose one or two pieces to enjoy as a snack each day, and don’t make a big deal about it.


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5 iPad Apps For Toddlers That Parents Can Trust

When your child is between 1 and 3 years old, she will probably be interested in everything and everyone. especially if it’s new of different. She will also insist on trying to do many things by herself. As a parents, you may want to help her by looking for safe and quality mobile apps. Here are 5 iPad Apps for toddlers that parents can trust.

Peek-A-Zoo

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Peek-a-Zoo is is an award-winning interactive experience that asks children to look at different groups of cartoon animal characters and distinguish which ones are exhibiting a specific trait or behavior (“Who is crying?” “Who is surprised?” “Who is angry?”). It’s super simple to use, making it a nice tool for toddlers and preschoolers to use in terms of learning social cues.

App Store: Peek-a-Zoo

 

DRAWNIMAL

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DRAWNIMAL is an unique app that needs paper and a writing utensil at all times. Just place your iPhone on a sheet of paper or any surface, draw around the phone, and tap the screen to call up the anmial. The experience is surprisingly delightful.

App Store: DRAWNIMAL

 

Endless Alphabet

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Endless Alphabet is a huge animated app for constructing words. Each letter makes a phonetic sound to encourage toddlers to expand their vocabularies. Endless Alphabet requires Internet connection and a lot of storage space for full functionality.

App Store: Endless Alphabet

 

Eli Explorer

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Eli Explorer teaches kids how to pronounce important words and phrases. Kids swipe the screen or tap to move Eli, the friendly rabbit “tour guide,” to move from place to place Kids will laugh out loud as they discover their first 100 words and phrases and learn their meaning and correct pronunciation in 10 different languages!  and hear words and phrases.

App Store: Eli Explorer

 

Busy Shapes

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Busy Shapes is a simple app for toddlers working on fine motor skills and puzzle solving. Its simple game play is perfect for young fingers learning to manipulate shapes. Busy Shapes isn’t about learning the names of the shapes; rather, it’s about developing an awareness of how objects relate to each other and how they can impact the objects and the world around them.

App Store: Busy Shapes


 

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Weird and Wonderful Libraries

Check out these Weird and Wonderful Libraries that have brought books to cities, neighborhood, parks, and even beaches. Some of them might not be ideal places to read, but Kila would definitely enjoy visiting them.

1. Phone Box Library

 

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Phone box libraries have been popping up in the UK since 2009. Local residents recycled kiosks for re-purposing as libraries and art installations. This is just one of many around the UK that has been converted into a library where community members can take, or leave, a book. Source from inhabitat.com

 

2. Book Tank

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An Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff has taken a 1979 Falcon tank and transformed it to spreads literature, not destruction.

3. Bookyard

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Bookyard is an outdoor art installation and library designed by Italian artist Massimo Bartolini for the Belgian art festival

4. Library in the Park

This little library in the park is one of about 47 in various neighborhoods of Bogota, Colombia. They were established to promote literacy across the country. Source from bilinguallibrarian.com

5. Bookcases on the Beach

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On Bondi beach—one of Australia’s most famous beaches—30 of their bookcases were set up to offer bookworms thousands of books to swap with one of their own, or offer a gold coin donation that went to The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation. Source from dailymail.co.uk

6. Pictures Book Libary

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The Picture Book Museum was built in 2005 in Iwaki, Fukushima to the joy of Japanese preschoolers. Architect Tadao Ando designed a space that would be irresistible to kids and make sure the book covers were highly visible. The end result was the vibrant, colorful, and highly celebrated library considered by many as a new paradigm in educational spaces in Japan, and an architectural masterpiece.

Top 9 Countries With Most Kila Users

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Kila is on store for nearly a year and we received a ton of helpful comments and ideas from users. We are really appreciate your interest and support on this matter. You’re meaning hands to help making Kila better and better everyday.

Here is our new chart of Top 9 Countries With Most Kila Users in the World.

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How Much Do You Know About Your Brain?

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What is the brain?

Brain is one of the most important organs in your body – it is the center of the nervous system and controls all of your thoughts and movements. how-much-do-you-know-about-your-brain

A brain has three main parts:

  1. The cerebellum.
  2. The cerebrum, which has two parts, the left and right cerebral hemispheres.
  3. The brain stem, that controls automatic actions of your body such as breathing and heart beat.

What the brain does?

Your brain is faster than fastest computer. It sends more messages to your body everyday than all the phones in the world. It enables you to; move, think, learn, feel emotions, remember, dream, create, breathe, see, hear, feel and taste. It allows you to learn new things and avoid danger. Your brain keeps working when you’re asleep.

Your brain collects all the information, sorts it out, thinks, remembers, creates, compares, solves problems and coordinates actions all at the same time.

Interesting facts about your brain

  • Your brain doesn’t have pain receptors. It can’t feel anything.

 

  • You have over 100,000 miles of axons (a long fiber that carries impulses away from a nerve cell) in your brain. They could wrap around the Earth 4 times.

 

  • Your brain is the fattest organ in your body. It’s about 60% fat.how-much-do-you-know-about-your-brain-3

 

  • Brain tissue has a consistency that’s very similar to tofu.how-much-do-you-know-about-your-brain-1

 

  • Having a bigger brain doesn’t make you smarter. In fact, Albert Einstein had a relatively small brain.

 

  • It’s easy to trick your brain. For example, Square A and Square B are the same color. (What?!)

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  • Your brain will develop if you spend more time reading. 

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  • It ‘s a self development urban myth that we only use 10% of our brain. We use it all and if you don’t believe me cut a bit out and see what happens.Your brain is pink and weight around 1.3 kg. It takes 16 cm long, 14 cm wide, and 10 cm deep.

 

  • Even though the brain is just 2% of your body weight, it uses around 20% of all your energy from the blood and oxygen in your body. That’s a lot for such a small organ.

 

  • Your brain stops growing when your 18, but don’t be calling your parents silly just yet. It actually keeps on developing and learns new things until you’re in your 40’s. So your parents are really super smart! You won’t be able to fool them.

 

  • When you eat or drink cold food to fast, you might get Brain Freeze. However, it doesn’t freeze your brain, it just happen in the root of  your mouth.

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Is Minecraft Okay for Kids?

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Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world with more than 100 millions registered users. The point of Minecraft seems simple: you can build anything you imagine in an open 3 D  environment. There are  two modes. In Survival mode, players begin at random locations on huge maps. They have to collect resources, cook food, build shelters, and keep them alive. In Creative mode, the game provide infinitive resources so players are free to build what ever they want, from ancient structures to fantasy worlds.

However, is Minecraft okay for kids? Should parents allow their kids to play this game? In my opinion, playing Minecraft can be an incredibly positive and worthwhile experiences for kids, but there are definitely a lot of parents questioning the values of this game.

In this article we’re going to take a look at some of the reasons why kids should be allowed to play Minecraft.

First of all, Minecraft is a very safe game for kids. There’s no sex, drugs, bad language, guns or blood. The violence is minimal and not graphic, mostly used for survival rather than combat, and can be totally avoided if you want. Even the most potentially unsafe aspect of the game – playing on a multiplayer server – can be made as safe as you need it to be.

Kids can learn valuable life skills while playing Minecraft. This game is an open sandbox that doesn’t come with instructions, so the game play is confusing — but that’s what makes it compelling and perfect to teach problem solving skill. When kids start the game, they will see all kind of monster ( not so much creepy ) come at them. They have to react quickly to survive the first night. Kids will learn how to cut down trees and build some type of shelters, as well as watch the hunger bar. They are forced to come up with a strategy in minutes that includes hunting for food, building shelter, making tools from available resources.

Teamwork is also an important skill from multiplayer Minecraft.  When kids playing together, they are learning to work for common purposes. Kids learns how each of these friends communicates best, and they also learns how to settle disputes, compromise, and respect the wishes of others when it comes to how things function in their game world.

Minecraft is not expensive. Minecraft costs around $30 for the computer version and less for the pocket edition or XBox 360 – after that initial outlay, all the subsequent updates are free. This is a pretty good investment because kids will love it and play it for years. There is also a huge source of free mods and texture packs to keep things interesting, and free image editors and video software that kids can use if they want to get into making their own stuff to share.

If your kid plays Minecraft, I encourage you to ask questions, listen to what he or she does and how they’ve figured out how to do it. You will be amazed at the creativity, imagination, problem solving, and overall life skills being grown and flexed through what seems to be a simple game.