History

The Weird, Wild World of Energy Drinks
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The supplements that pump us up.
When it Comes to Bed-Sharing, There Is No Global Norm
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Should I co-sleep with my kid? Should spouses have separate beds? Around the world, the answers change.
15 Monumental Moments in Modern Sleep Research
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The rest revolution through the decades.
The Sleep and Work Habits of 15 Famous Writers
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For some, sleep brings inspiration. For others, it's wasted downtime.
The Delicious History of the All-Day Diner Breakfast
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Take a walk through breakfast history.
From Vincent Van Gogh to Marilyn Monroe: Seven Famous Insomniacs
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From Vincent Van Gogh to Groucho Marx.
In Mongolia, Absent of Light Pollution, True Darkness Breeds Community
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One Western writer finds solace, contemplation and friendship in the dark nights of Mongolia.
Homo Erectus, Come on Down!
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Once early man came down from the trees and slept on the ground, they learned how to dream. And everything changed.
I Snooze Therefore I Am: The Unusual Sleep Routine of René Descartes
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Dozing consumed Descartes' time and thoughts, and may have shortened his life.
Reinterpreting Dreams: Debating Freud’s Legacy in Today’s Modern Psychoanalytical World
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Is there any room for Freudian dream interpretation in today's scientific world?