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Theresa Fisher

Theresa Fisher is VW's science editor. She does her best sleeping in the early morning light and her best thinking late at night.

Of Course Porn Is Messing with Our Sleep Habits
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Thanks to Pornhub's surveys we know that Mississippians love cartoons getting in on and erotica-viewers all have terrible sleep habits.
To Nudge or Not to Nudge: The Ethics of Waking Up Subway Sleepers
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Commuter ethics are complicated.
When Teleportation Exists, Our Brains Might Be Able to Navigate Through the Trip
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And new study suggests that the mind is even more awesome than we thought.
Deep Sleep Helps Strengthen Memories by Replaying Them
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We now know more than ever about the relationship between sleep and memory retention.
Science Confirms It: We Look for Ourselves in Our Partners
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In fact, the need to couple-up with tweaked versions of ourselves is so common, Wellesley College and Kansas University researchers have found, that it's practically a "psychological default."
Insomniacs Don't Look As Tired As They Think
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But well-slept people think they look better than they do.
What You Need to Know About Nighttime Drooling
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This is something all you mouth-leakers should read.
Why Poor Sleep Makes Us Sad
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Sleep deprived people have a hard time keeping calm and carrying on.
Staying In Bed All Day: Fun, But Ruinous to Your Sleep
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Spending a day under the covers is the stuff of fantasies. Is that where it should stay?