links for 2009-01-27

  • For years, napping has been derided as a sign of laziness. We are "caught" napping or "found asleep at the switch". But lately it has garnered new respect, thanks to scientific evidence that midday dozing benefits both mental acuity and overall health. A slew of recent studies have shown that naps boost alertness, creativity, mood, and productivity… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • The beginning of the end for West End clubbing… The history of Soho as a place to be and be seen, a place for fun and entertainment… but… why? Is it all market forces, unsuitable venues or the overly restrictive licensing policies of Westminster council which say that – although it's the bohemian capital of London – Soho's a residential area and – rather than choosing to more proactively manage and utilise the gay entertainment industry in particular – decide to kill off the historic entertainment centre of central London and the gay community?

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