LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 269 – Self Care

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. Saner, Emine. “What does it mean when we talk in our sleep?”
The Guardian (11 Oct 2017).

It’s a compelling idea that people talking in their sleep might reveal their deepest secrets, but a new study suggests we mostly just say ‘no’ and use swear words. Someone who persistently does sleep-talking is probably quite anxious and it might be a good idea to find out what is worrying them.

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2. “The link between your walking pace and aging well,”
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter vol. 35, no. 8 (Oct 2017): p. 4-5.

As you age, your normal walking speed can provide a peek into your overall health. Regular physical activity is important to help keep up your pace. This article discusses the association between walking pace and aging well.

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter is available electronically at


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The difference : when good enough isn’t enough / Subir Chowdhury.

The Difference proves that having a caring mindset can lead to personal and professional success. Don’t settle for good enough. Read this book and aim for excellence!



TED talks: The importance of self-care

Too busy to take care of yourself? These talks offer simple ways to stay healthy — both emotionally and physically.

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