Are you thinking about different ways to pay for your college? Well, how about lying in a bed for 60 days to pay off most of your tuition? It seems like a good idea, but is it good for your body?
Scientists are looking for women to stay in bed for 60 days to help them study how weightlessness affects the human body. The reward for participating in this study will pay about $18,522 or most of the tuition needed for your studies here at Radford.
Of course, it will be looking at astronauts and when they are in space. The weightlessness that is caused by the microgravity changes their body. That results in reduced physical stress in their bodies, which over time leads to muscles and bones to break down and body fluids to shift towards their heads.
This info is from the German Aerospace Center, which was commissioned by NASA and the European Space Agency to conduct this study.
Coming into college, you expect to suddenly feel like an adult. You are away from home for the first time, and suddenly you do not have anyone telling you what to do. Your classes are spread out throughout the day, and you don’t have to wake up at 6 a.m. every day to make sure you make it to homeroom before the bell. You are now responsible for this thing called time management. If you are a college student, your day may look a little like this . . .
8:00 AM- Your alarm is going off for the first time, and it will not be the last.
8:15 AM- So, your goal was to get up earlier today and dress nicely for once. Just one day without sweatpants and the t-shirt you wore to bed last night. It is now that you decide that that idea was dumb, and sleep is a lot more precious right now.
8:30 AM- Okay, okay. You are up now, but Facebook is not going to check itself. You end up getting distracted and watching cute cat videos for the next 15 minutes instead of getting up and getting dressed.
8:45 AM- Fifteen minutes before class starts and you still have to get out of bed, brush your teeth, and get to class. You can do this.
8:50 AM- You can do this. You can do this. Wait, what’s that smell? Chick-Fil-A breakfast sounds really good right now. Late to class with a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit, or on time without one?
9:01 AM- It’s okay. Just a few minutes late and you still have breakfast. The professor isn’t even here yet, so really, you’re early.
9:02-11:50 AM- Made it through the first half of the day and now you don’t have class until 3:00. Is it worth it going all the way home just to come back in a few hours? No, so to the Bonnie.
12:00 PM- Of course, the Bonnie is an absolute madhouse. The Chick-Fil-A line is backed up to ABP, but it is so convenient. Chick-Fil-A twice in one day? Oh, who cares?
12:30 PM- Thirty minutes in line? It’s been worse. Now time to work on homework. Of course everyone and their mother decide to drop by and see you. Suddenly, homework is not as important.
4:00 PM- Finally out of class for the day. Now time to go home and be productive. Clean room, paper to write, socialize with friends. You can do this
4:15 PM- So. Much. To. Do. However, Grey’s Anatomy is calling your name. A nap sounds really good right now too….
7:00 PM- Okay, you did not mean to sleep that long, but that’s okay.
9:00 PM- Time to go to sleep and do it all again tomorrow.