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Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do not start releasing melatonin until around eleven o’clock at night and keep pumping out the hormone well past sunrise. Adults, meanwhile, have little-to-no melatonin in their bodies when they wake up. With all that melatonin surging through their bloodstream, teenagers who are forced to be awake before eight in the morning are often barely alert and want nothing more than to give in to their body’s demands and fall back asleep. Because of the shift in their circadian rhythm, asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking him or her to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone — and then do the same thing every night, for four years.

Sleep and the teenage brain (via explore-blog)

This is why you have every right to be tired.  

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Researchers now see sleep problems as a cause, and not a side effect, of teenage depression.” - from the artcle! 

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jasminebecket-griffith:

Work-in-progress - UPDATE - further along into “Unseelie Court: Death” - I have started washing in layers of colour (it looks bright now, but won’t be quite so bright in the end after I get some opaque layers in there)— following my previous “Pestilence” and “War”.  This is the one I was painting LIVE at the The Kansas City Renaissance Festival last weekend, hoping to be all done by this weekend, and starting another piece to work on there if anybody wants to come & watch me paint! The first four in the Unseelie Court series are loosely based on the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and “Death” of course combines a lot of skeleton/death sort of imagery.  I have the middle part of the background nearly complete - Courbet’s funeral scene from the Burial at Ornans is in there, as are so many historical references in this piece - as an Art History nerd, it’s been a ton of fun so far. This is an acrylic painting on panel, measuring 16”x20”, definitely drop by the Renfest if you get a chance (I’m at my two story building/shop - “Strangeling: The Art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith” over at #251 by the Joust) - hoping to have prints done by then (and they’ll be at Strangeling.com too) - We already have names on the collectors list for the original but are taking backups - if you are interested in purchasing the original painting, email me at JasmineToad@aol.com with the subject line “Unseelie Court: Death Original Painting”. She’ll be somewhere in the $5500-$5900 range, with the prints & canvases (starting at $9.99) available at strangeling.com shortly after the show. “Famine” will follow soon to complete the set of four. ©Jasmine Becket-Griffith

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jasminebecket-griffith:

Work-in-progress - UPDATE - further along into “Unseelie Court: Death” - I have started washing in layers of colour (it looks bright now, but won’t be quite so bright in the end after I get some opaque layers in there)— following my previous “Pestilence” and “War”. This is the one I was painting LIVE at the The Kansas City Renaissance Festival last weekend, hoping to be all done by this weekend, and starting another piece to work on there if anybody wants to come & watch me paint! The first four in the Unseelie Court series are loosely based on the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and “Death” of course combines a lot of skeleton/death sort of imagery. I have the middle part of the background nearly complete - Courbet’s funeral scene from the Burial at Ornans is in there, as are so many historical references in this piece - as an Art History nerd, it’s been a ton of fun so far. This is an acrylic painting on panel, measuring 16”x20”, definitely drop by the Renfest if you get a chance (I’m at my two story building/shop - “Strangeling: The Art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith” over at #251 by the Joust) - hoping to have prints done by then (and they’ll be at Strangeling.com too) - We already have names on the collectors list for the original but are taking backups - if you are interested in purchasing the original painting, email me at JasmineToad@aol.com with the subject line “Unseelie Court: Death Original Painting”. She’ll be somewhere in the $5500-$5900 range, with the prints & canvases (starting at $9.99) available at strangeling.com shortly after the show. “Famine” will follow soon to complete the set of four. ©Jasmine Becket-Griffith

#death #unseeliecourt #unseelie #angel #skull #skeleton #bones #wip #fairy #art #painting #fantasy #bigeyes #acrylic #grimreaper #jasminebecketgriffith #strangeling #bigeyeart #lowbrowart #fantasyart #pop #surrealism #surreal #beauty #girl #kcrenfest #kcrenfest2014