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Sleep and brain development

One of the explanations the science has come up with for the healing power of sleep is that sleep may contribute to neurogenesis, the formation of new nerve cells in the brain. Without sufficient sleep, neurons may not have time to repair all the damage, and so could malfunction during the day.

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The Swedish Thief vs. You

To jump like a frog, to sing like a bird and to run like the wind. Some nouns have the great privilege of being associated to certain verbs. However, the bird, like most nouns only has one or possibly two verbs (flying) to their name. I know of a noun that can claim at least ten: The Swedish thief!

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Cuckoo’s eggs or enrichment?

Are foreignisms like cuckoo’s eggs in the mother tongue and should we remove them continuously to keep the language clean? Or can the language be enriched by adopting foreign words? What is the historical point of view to this “problem” and how we see it in the present days?

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