We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.
NBC's 10-part miniseries, which launches at 8 p.m. Thursday after airing last fall in the U.K., follows a bizarre bunch of people through what are billed as the last 34 days of civilization on the planet Earth.
These days we are even more in need of feedback, though typically it's a virtual "like" here or a "heart" there, but author Sally Hogshead thinks we need to pay more attention to how the world sees each of us.
There are many myths that surround procreation. Perhaps the biggest one is that a baby will inherit its genetic blend from its parents and whatever winds up in this software code of life is to be endured for better or worse.