The Power of a Nap

Should you be adding a nap into your daily schedule? Find out what benefits a nap can bring!

The Power of a Nap

Naps have long been associated with laziness and poor motivation, but research is showing that bad rap is totally unjustified. Naps have a variety of benefits to offer, especially during that post-lunch slump. Find out how you could be benefiting from a power nap and how to fit one into your day.

Types of Naps

You probably didn’t know naps fell into different categories, but you can use your naps for a number of different purposes. Planned napping is a nap you take in advance of being tired later. You might have been invited to a late-night party, for example, and take a nap beforehand so you won’t be as sleepy. Emergency napping is when you’re just too sleepy during the day to keep your eyes open and you need a little shut-eye. Finally, habitual napping is a nap that takes place at the same time every day, like a nap after lunch or when you get home from work. All are completely legitimate reasons to nap.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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