||[Apr. 28th, 2010|12:51 pm]
The Comprehensive Guide to Better Naps - a lot of good advice, although I'm not much of a napper.
A neat visualization of tax rates over time - the change in the late 80s is very dramatic - before that there were around 20 different marginal tax rates, afterwards there were 4. Also kind of surprising that the first tax bracket was 0% for a while.
The Data-Driven Life - I'm heading that way, I think!
The Only Thing That Can Stop This Asteroid Is Your Liberal Arts Degree.
Now that Ze Frank's show is over, he does neat stuff like this chillout song. (although honestly the woman sounds seriously depressed and should probably see a doctor)
A giant flowchart to help you pick a font.
I don't see how someone could nap for any less than 20 minutes. I like 1-2 hr naps myself. Now, if only there were instructions on how to get my child to nap reliably and consistently! Too often, he fights it until he conks out from exhaustion, then wakes up again half an hour later.
Yeah, I don't know about the whole 10 minute nap thing - it does sound way too short!
I think I've taken the occasional <20 minute nap. I'm not a good napper generally (can't 'come down' enough usually), so when I do nap, it's usually 'accidental', as a result of dozing off. And in those cases, I often wake up pretty shortly thereafter (my guess would be about 10-15 minutes), and the 'shock' of realizing I was asleep makes me wake right up, at which point I can no longer get back to sleep for the usual reasons.
It does end up feeling nice :).
I take a nap in the early evening just about every day (actually typing this from bed; have to leave for choir in 17 minutes). If I don't do it, I'm a zombie for the entire evening. Most of the time it's just for 10-20 minutes, but it can extend to a half hour if I didn't get enough sleep the night before.
Oh, and I've been doing this since high school :)
My experience with napping is almost "textbook". If my nap is longer than 20 minutes, then I wake up incredibly groggy and take an hour to be able to function well. If I nap for less than 20 minutes, then after the 10 minute wakeup time, I feel much better.
I really should just give in and do what Gary does.