School Bans Cell Phones
Posted on : 06-12-2015 By : Samantha Pointer
Using one's phone during school has almost always been a struggle with teachers. Ever since cell phone usage became popular, students bought them to class. It should come as no surprise that students who use their cell phones in class are less engaged than their peers. One school in Norway has decided to do something about that. Their solution? They created a safe spot, a "cell phone hotel", where students can place their cell phone during the day. The teachers state that it is much easier to teach students and…
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Using Technology Before Bed Can Affect Sleep
Posted on : 05-14-2015 By : Samantha Pointer
There is a gland that is tucked up behind the thalamus gland in your brain. This gland, the pineal gland, has a very simple task. This task is to produce the sleep inducing hormone: melatonin. Melatonin is responsible for regulating sleep and it typically starts to kick in during the evening hours after sunset. It reaches an all time high in the middle of the night and tapers out before morning. When functioning properly, the pineal gland ensures that you get a good night’s rest and feel your best the…
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