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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.

How, Exactly, Does Ambien Work?
What you need to know about America's favorite sedative.
The Art of Taking Breaks at Work
It's about quantity, not quality.
Four Sleepy Conspiracy Theories
When in doubt, the Illuminati did it.
Why I Always Bring a Pillowcase on Trips
Advice from an overly paranoid house guest.
The Science of Pillow Talk
Does more testosterone mean less patience for post-sex chatting?
The New Science of Not Giving a Shit
Slackers' brains might have something in common. Or, whatever.
The Time I Bought Brain-Enhancing Powder on the Internet
And the brief and exciting fling that followed.
Are Sarcasm and Creativity Linked?
Go ahead, roll those eyes.
Chew on This: The Case for Gum's Brain-Boosting Abilities
For 75 years, scientists have looked for a connection between gum-chewing and cognition. Does one exist?
Can Believing You Sleep Well Erase the Effects of a Poor Night's Rest?
Is ignorance about a poor night's sleep really bliss?