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According to a new study from Apple and the Bingham Women's hospital, only 31 percent of people are actually getting the recommended seven hours minimum of sleep they need. That study reviewed 42,000 people enrolling in the Apple Watch sleep tracking study. So what's the fix for this? Sleep experts recommend getting into a consistent sleep routine to help fix your internal clock. Then there's easier remedies out there such as getting rid of caffeine, large meals and screens.


Meta is building a stand alone decentralized social network. The platform would provide users with a place to share text-based updates, similar to what Instagram does with photos. So what does decentralized mean? Users could create different servers and communities with their own rules rather than one centralized platform controlled by Meta. There's no word yet on when the app would launch or what it will be called.

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