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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.

The Older We Are, The Better We Sleep?
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Everybody knows it hurts to grow old. But a Swiss study shows that sleep improves as we age.
How to Defeat the Afternoon Slump Without Caffeine
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Not crushing it after lunch? A thirty-minute nap or light therapy session can keep you energized all day.
Scientists Have Pinpointed a Sleep-Wake Switch in the Brain
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This could be big, people. Researchers from Northwestern have pinpointed sleep-wake mechanism in the brains of mice and fruit flies.
Light Therapy Kills Nighttime Cravings
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Midnight-snack enthusiasts might have off-kilter circadian rhythms.
Brain Scans Can Now Reveal What Emotions Look Like
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Want to know what a case of the sads really looks like? Dartmouth neuroscientists find signature "negative emotion" brain pattern.
Open Offices are Working Against You
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Those trendy open-air offices are screwing with your ability to hear and process information properly.
Is Being On Call Healthier than Being at Work?
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If you're tethered to a phone or screen, you're not off-duty.
How to Sleep in the Heat, Even Without A/C
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A handy guide for sweaty sheet season.
Teasing Coworkers? You’re Probably Keeping Them up at Night
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Kids can be cruel, but so can adults. Put people of any age within the confines of an office or playground and someone becomes Piggy: Research suggests that anywhere from five to 20 percent of adults get bullied at work. One of the many ...
The Sexism Behind Telling Cara Delevingne to “Take A Nap”
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You're just fine, Cara.