Mark Zuckerberg builds sleep box to help wife maximize rest

first_img 8 “So far this has worked better than I expected and she can now sleep through the night,” he wrote.”As an engineer, building a device to help my partner sleep better is one of the best ways I can think of to express my love and gratitude.”Zuckerberg also suggested that some entrepreneur might want to build more sleep boxes so more people can have an alternative to checking the time. But, if you can’t wait for the sleep box to go on sale, you can make your own. If you want more insights from the social network czar, he recently started a podcast.First published at 3:19 a.m. PT.Updated at 3:44 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Priscilla Chan found her sleep was impacted by checking the time, so husband Mark Zuckerberg found a way for her to avoid doing so. C Flanigan/FilmMagic via Getty Facebook’s creator turned his engineering talents in a new direction — helping his wife, Priscilla Chan, get enough sleep.Knowing Chan gets stressed when she’s aware of the time, Mark Zuckerberg built a wooden “sleep box” to gently let her know it’s time to get up, he revealed in a Saturday Instagram post.The box sits on her nightstand and emits a soft glow between 6 and 7 a.m. — the time their daughters, Maxima and August, usually wake up. The light is faint enough that it won’t wake Chan, but visible enough to alert her to the time if she’s awake, so she’ll know one of them should go and check on the kids. Comments 7 ways smart home devices can help you sleep better Share your voice Sleep Tags Now playing: Watch this: 3:16 Mark Zuckerberg Facebooklast_img read more


Hold your breath Researcher predicts megaquake as several tremors rattle various nooks

first_imgReutersSeismologists believe that predicting an earthquake with precision is practically impossible using current technologies. However, Frank Hoogerbeets, a self-proclaimed Dutch earthquake researcher claims that it is possible to predict earthquakes, and he believes that his system named SSGI (Solar System Geometry Index) is capable of predicting tremors with precision.A few days back, Hoogerbeets predicted that seismic activities will rise dramatically from June 16 to 21. The researcher also revealed that this rise in earthquakes is due to a critical planetary alignment. As per Hoogerbeets, the earthquakes in this given time period may measure even above 7 in the Richter scale which indicates extreme catastrophe in the affected area.Interestingly, four major earthquakes jolted the planet within the timeframe predicted by the Dutch researcher. On June 17, an earthquake measuring more than 6 in the Richter scale hit outside the city of Yubin, southwest China. The earthquake was so powerful that it resulted in the death of 12 people. Xinhua, the Chinese news agency reported that the earthquake had also resulted in considerable infrastructure damage.The next quake happened in the Hunchun city in North Korea. Even though the quake was very minor, many people believed that North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un has once again conducted a nuclear test.On June 18, another earthquake measuring 4.9 in the Richter scale hit the Andaman islands, India, and now, on June 20, a tremor measuring 4.8 M has jolted the Satara district in Maharashtra. Even though no casualties or infrastructure damage has been reported so far in Satara, local residents in the area are in a state of panic, as they are afraid of a possible aftershock which may happen in the coming hours or days.As Frank Hoogerbeets has predicted the earthquake timeline from June 16 to 21, many people believe that a megaquake will jolt the planet tomorrow. However, Hoogerbeets has not revealed the exact place where the earthquake will hit.Hoogerbeets, on his website Ditrianum, reveals that certain planetary alignments are capable of destabilizing the tectonic plates on the earth, and it is causing a rise in seismic activities.last_img read more


Infighting leads to attack on Sajeda motorcade

first_imgSyeda Sajeda ChowdhuryThe motorcade of the Deputy Leader of the House, Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury MP, came under attacks in Faridpur on Friday allegedly by a group of AL activists belonging to her party rival.Sajeda Chowdhury is also a presidium member of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) party.Witnesses said the incident took place at Talmar crossing in Nagarkanda of Faridpur around 2:30pm when Nagarkanda police station officer-in-charge AFM Nasim sustained injuries.Police opened fires to bring the situation under control.Local AL leaders said Sajeda Chowdhury was coming to Saltha on a two-day tour and local party leaders and activists lined the both sides of the Dhaka-Khulna highway at Talmar crossing in Nagarkanda.At one stage, a group of AL activists belonging to Sajeda group tore posters and damaged gates of Nagarkanda AL joint general secretary Jamal Hossain Mia – a nomination seeker for the local constituency.A tense situation brewed up in the area when the news spread and a group of supporters of Jamal Hossain took position at a petrol pump near the Talmar crossing.Police and witnesses said Jamal’s supporters started pelting stones and brickbats at Sajeda’s motorcade as soon as it reached the spot.Windowpanes of the microbus of assistant superintendent of police Mohiuddin were damaged in the attack. Besides, brickbats were also pelted at the cars of Sajeda Chowdhury and her son Ayman Akbar Chowdhury.Saltha upazila parishad chairman Waheduzzaman, known as a supporter of Sajeda group, alleged that Jamal Hossain’s supporters launched the attack on Sajeda Chowdhury.He said Sajeda, however, was not injured in the attack and now staying in her home in Rasulpur of Saltha.When contacted, Jamal Hossain Mia said there were portraits of Bangabandhu and prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the damaged posters and gates and which enraged people and then they built resistance.Nagarkanda OC is undergoing treatment at the upazila health complex.last_img read more


Scottish MPs debate new independence referendum

first_imgScottish lawmakers on Tuesday begin a two-day debate on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s call for an independence referendum — a major headache for Prime Minister Theresa May as she prepares to launch Brexit.The Scottish parliament’s vote on Wednesday is widely expected to endorse Sturgeon’s campaign to get the British government to agree to a second vote after a 2014 one in which Scots voted to stay in Britain.The semi-autonomous Scottish government wants to ask the people of Scotland to reconsider their vote against independence with a new referendum before Britain is expected to leave the EU in 2019.Sturgeon, leader of the ruling Scottish National Party (SNP), intends to use the Edinburgh parliament’s voice to assert Scotland’s “sovereign right” to choose its own future.She said her Brexit compromise for Scotland to be allowed to remain in the European single market even as the rest of Britain leaves had been met with “a brick wall of intransigence” in London.The Scottish parliament cannot hold a legally-binding referendum without London’s consent — and Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted that “now is not the time” for a vote.But Sturgeon has said it would be “democratically indefensible” to block a referendum, although she has signalled she is willing to negotiate on a date.”This crucial decision over our future should not be made unilaterally by me, or by the Prime Minister,” she said.”It should be made by the people of Scotland, and I call on parliament to give the people that choice.”The SNP does not have an outright majority in Edinburgh, but it has already secured the support of the Green party for another independence bid.Patrick Harvie, leader of the Greens, said: “I think Theresa May will be taking a huge risk… if she refuses to acknowledge that we have a right in Scotland to have a say about our future.”- ‘No public or political consent’ -Scotland voted against independence by 55 percent in 2014, but the campaign left the unionist camp politically divided while nationalists flocked to the SNP in their droves.The SNP won all but three Scottish seats in the British parliament in 2015 and Sturgeon stood for re-election to the Edinburgh parliament in May 2016 on a pledge to hold another independence referendum if Scotland was “dragged out” of the EU against its will.The SNP gained twice as many votes as the other parties, and Scotland was indeed outvoted by England and Wales in the Brexit referendum the following month, sparking a fresh constitutional crisis.But Sturgeon has yet to convince a sceptical electorate, with a series of recent polls showing support for independence has barely moved since 2014 — including a Panelbase poll concluded on Friday which found it stood at 44 percent.”We believe a referendum cannot happen while the Brexit process is being played out,” said Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson — May’s most senior representative in Edinburgh.”We believe a referendum should not happen when there is no public or political consent for it to happen.”John Curtice, professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, suggested May’s intransigence and the current lack of public support for another referendum may actually work in Sturgeon’s favour.”The ‘Yes’ side still has considerable ground to make. More time to argue her case might, in truth, be just what Nicola Sturgeon wants,” he said.last_img read more