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Enter Sandman: The Strange Evolution of One of Europe’s Oldest Sleep Fables
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Before the Chordettes sang about him, the bringer of dreams was a menacing figure who threatened to mutilate children. Here's a look at his twisted evolution.
Is Princess Culture Hurting Little Girls?
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It might be best to leave the Disney out of the bedroom.
Rapper-Comedian Jensen Karp Writes Lyrics In His Sleep
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The rapper/comedian/gallery-owner/writer talks about writing jokes in his sleep, why he's more creative in the morning and that damn cactus that plagued his childhood dreams.
The Fascinating History of Your Uncle’s Favorite Couch
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The pull-out couch, the de facto bed of in-laws, drunk buddies and exiled husbands, has quite the backstory.
Explorer Levison Wood Talks Near-Death Experiences and Cold Nights Spent with Scorpions
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The author and explorer, who most recently trekked from Afghanistan to Bhutan, has slept in some precarious situations.
New Study Finds That Gamers Sacrifice a Lot of Sleep
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For some, sleep is secondary to in-game success.
Unearthing the Odd Mystery of Shakespeare's Second-Bed
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Shakespeare left his wife his "second-best bed." Many believe this was a mean-spirited gesture. But the bed tells a different story.
Study Finds 1 in 3 Workers Are Chronically Stressed, and It's All About the Company Culture
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Why are so few people getting down with massages and yoga classes offered through the workplace?
How Our Favorite Film and TV Characters Handle Not Being Able to Sleep
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From Jiminy Cricket to Jerry Seinfeld.
How a South Pole Mechanic Sleeps in Sub-Zero Temperatures
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Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin, a mechanic at the Amudsden-Scott Station in the south pole, explains how he sleeps at the edge of the world.