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Let There Be Light When the Time Is Right: Light’s Circadian Impact

Calo Huang Circadian Rhythm

At any second, half of our planet is bathed in sunlight and the other half is soaked in darkness. And as Earth rotates, days and nights alternate, and this light-dark cycle has shaped Earth’s life for at least 3.7 billion years. Various organisms have evolved a system, a ‘biological clock,’ to predict the time of day and optimize their behaviors accordingly.       In …

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Sleep: The Main Course in Life’s Feast and a Key to Health

Calo Huang Circadian Rhythm, Sleep

“Innocent sleep…that soothes away all our worries…that puts each day to rest…that relieves the weary laborer and heals hurt minds. Sleep, the main course in life’s feast, and the most nourishing.”  ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth When I was a kid, I was crazily passionate about basketball. Four hours a day, seven days a week, I ended up dribbling and shooting on the …

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Chronotypes—Night Owls, Early Larks, Finches—and Why They All Matter

Calo Huang Chronotypes, Circadian Rhythm

For creatures on the Earth, anticipation is the name of the game in survival. When is the best time for foraging, resting, or hiding from predators? Abilities to sense the answers to these questions make the difference between life and death. During billions of years of evolution, various organisms have equipped themselves with internal, self-sustained, and resettable rhythms called circadian rhythms. Circadian …

Plan Your Ideal Day with Owaves

Calo Huang Day Planner, Owaves101, Time Blocking

Imagine your ideal day. What does it look like? Plan your ideal day with Owaves by following along with the tutorial below! Meet Calo, our Community Developer from Australia! Here’s how I use Owaves to plan my weekend. This O (directly beneath this sentence) represents my schedule on this Sunday. Having nine hours of sound sleep, I woke up at 10 a.m. and …