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How Different Cultures Protect Themselves From Bad Dreams
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From hanging dream catchers to sleeping with knives.
9 Moments That We Have No Word For in English
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Anyone else feeling a little "Feierabend" at the moment?
Survey of 5,000 People Uncovers the Bizarre Excuses People Give for Being Late to Work
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Including stolen clothes, runaway cows and lizard corpses.
Artist Brings Sleeping Disorders to Life With Wickedly Beautiful Animations
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You've never seen sleep paralysis rendered quite like this.
Author Lev Grossman on 'Magicians' Trilogy: 'It All Started with A Dream'
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The author discusses how sleep played a pivotal role in the writing of his best-selling trilogy and his hopes for the SyFy series based on the books.
9-Time Ironman Meredith Kessler on Why Good Sleep is Her Greatest Weapon
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For the Red Bull-sponsored athlete, rest is more essential than nutrition or exercise.
How Far Off Are Cryogenic Sleep and Other Sci Fi Creations?
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Not as far off as you might think...
From Descartes to Carlin: 6 Great Philosophers on the Nature of Sleep
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“People say, 'I'm going to sleep now,' as if it were nothing. But it's really a bizarre activity." – George Carlin
Ten Modern Bedtime Stories Every Parent Should Have on the Shelf
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There's more out there than Goodnight Moon.
New Yorker Critic Emily Nussbaum on Recurring Dreams and Her Trick For Beating Insomnia
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"When I have trouble sleeping, I do a strange meditative thing inside my head..."