Is This Really the “Most Calming Video in the World”?
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More than six million viewers have flocked to watch a video that many allege has powerfully soothing effects.
‘Testament of Youth’ Director on Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington and the Power of Memory
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"Testament of Youth" director James Kent discusses how dreams and memories influenced his new film, starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington, and how the "Game of Thrones" star is "more than walking hair."
Can We Become Less Racist in Our Sleep?
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Through novel memory reactivation technique, Northwestern researchers believe they can help us overcome gender and race biases in our sleep.
Why Does My Body Need Sleep in the First Place?
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Sleep deprivation is no longer a badge of honor, no matter how brilliant the tactics you're trying. Nothing is as restorative to your health as a good night’s rest.
What’s the Ideal Temperature for Sleeping?  
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Having trouble getting to sleep, or staying asleep? It may not be your mattress, sheets, snoring partner or crying kitties. Your thermostat may be the culprit. For most adults, the best room temperature for sleeping is somewhere around 6...
What Your Sleep Position Reveals About Your Relationship
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There are myriad internet quizzes, magazine articles and self-help books that purport to gauge the strength of your relationship. But did you know that the most important measurement of your relationship’s health may be…inches? No, not ...
Is Daydreaming Good for My Brain and Creativity, or Just a Waste of Time?
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Out to lunch. Scatterbrained. Space cadet. Daydreaming is often associated with laziness or boredom, and an enemy of productivity. But there are actually many benefits to being off in the clouds. Though you may have been scolded in scho...
How Many Times Is it Normal to Pee at Night?
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Most people can go six to eight hours between peeing and avoid middle of the night forays to the bathroom. But getting up once or twice at night to pee is pretty normal, especially if you’ve been out partying or had a pot of chamomile te...
I Have Weird Recurring Dreams. What Do They Mean?
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Often our dreams are grounded in reality, and can be directly linked to past experiences, future plans or the events of the day. But what about those dreams that morph into something entirely different and random, which seemingly have no...
The Importance of Bedtime Rituals for Babies and Young Children
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How do you get a baby to go to sleep? The same way you get to Carnegie Hall: with a lot of practice. While babies don’t yet understand words, they can understand when it’s time for bed when parents have carefully put bedtime rituals in ...