Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Expectant couple ties the knot — mid-labor

Couple married in hospital when baby was born one week premature
A Wisconsin couple had just one request for the hospital where their baby was to be born this week: Get us married, STAT.
Originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, the wedding of parents-to-be Erin Heather and Mark Weber was to take place only a week before their baby's Feb. 26 due date.
But when Heather went into labor prematurely, at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, she and her boyfriend of 11 years rushed to St. Mary's Hospital in Madison to say their "I dos" in a makeshift chapel there instead, at 11 in the morning rather than 4:30 in the afternoon.
On the way, they stopped to pick up the marriage license — and notified St. Mary’s about their needs.
An ordained minister friend of Weber's officiated at the ceremony, which was attended by a few friends, a few hospital staff.
The couple were in such a hurry to get married because, of "old-fashioned grandparents" and a desire to officially be "a family" when their child arrived.
The baby, a girl, was born Thursday night.

Scientist says “People learn more after a napping”

Psychologists say an afternoon nap after lunch improves people's learning capacity
Psychologists say sleep clears the brain's short term memory and makes space for new facts to be remembered
Curling up for an afternoon nap can improve the brain's ability to learn by clearing out cluttered memory space, psychologists say.
People who nodded off for an hour after lunch performed better in learning tests than those who stayed awake all afternoon, the scientists found.
A study of students revealed that their brains were refreshed by napping only if they entered what is called stage 2 non-REM sleep, which takes place between deep sleep and the dream state, known as REM or rapid eye movement sleep.

Smart or is it Lazy - Pigeon Rides Subway

He has places to go, pigeons to see....