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Emilia Clarke wants to be first female James Bond

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LONDON — Amid gossipy tidbits that actor Tom Hiddleston is in talks to replace Daniel Craig as the following James Bond, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke has revealed she wants to be the first female to essay the iconic British superspy.

The 29-year-old actress has revealed that one of her biggest professional ambitions is to break new ground by becoming the first woman to star as the iconic secret agent, reports dailystar.co.uk. “I have a lot of unrealised dreams.

I would love to play Jane Bond. My ultimate leading man would be Leonardo DiCaprio. No doubt about it,” Clarke said. ‘The X Files’ actress Gillian Anderson hit the headlines last week by suggesting she could replace Craig as 007 and be called Jane Bond.

Clarke is currently promoting her first major leading role in director Thea Sharrock’s ‘Me Before You’, which is an adaption of a romantic novel of the same name written by Jojo Moyes.

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Sleeping in on weekends may help live longer

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Sleep deprivation has been found to have numerous negative effects on a person’s health. But the new study has shown that sleeping more on the weekend might help ease health problems associated with not getting enough during the week, and even reduce the risk of an early death.

The study, published in Journal of Sleep Research by scientists from Sweden and the United States, suggested that the negative effects of a few nights of short sleep could be counteracted by staying in bed over the weekend.

The from the Stress Research Institute (SRI) at Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute discovered that people below 65 years old who slept less than five hours on weekends had a higher risk of early death after examining medical and lifestyle data from more than 43,000 adults, following them for a period of 13 years.

For people who slept for less than five hours throughout the week but slept longer on the weekends for about nine hours, there was no increase in mortality risk. But, for people who consistently slept for less than five hours through the whole week, the mortality risk is higher.

Torbjorn Akerstedt, one of the authors of the research and a clinical neuroscience professor from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, said that the findings were consistent with previous studies on the link between sleep duration and mortality.

However, those previous studies only focused on sleep during weekdays.

“The results imply that short sleep is not a risk factor for mortality if it is combined with a medium or long weekend sleep,” the researchers wrote in the study.

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