Sep
11
2010
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What are the alternatives to sleeping once each night?

siestaThe “standard” sleep pattern is to go to sleep before midnight, and to rise about eight hours later. This single period of sleep doesn’t have a fixed starting time: in the United Kingdom a bedtime of 11PM is quite common, but in New Zealand many people go to sleep earlier than that and therefore also [more…]

May
06
2009
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How can I buy an island?

Swedish idyl (photo by visulogik - CC-BY)Even though much of the world is heavily populated, there are privately-owned islands being bought and sold every day. You don’t need to be a millionaire to “join the club”, although if you’ve got serious money it greatly increases your options. Suppose you want a genuine tropical island in the Bahamas, the Caribbean or the [more…]

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