Waking Life

Eight Things to Know About Summertime Sleep
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Science-backed tips for resting easy when the temperature rises.
7 Things to Know About the Sleep-Exercise Connection
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Working out influences rest in different ways for different people.
The Pay-to-Sleep Industry Lives On with 'Napercise'
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Adult nap time isn't a workout.
Sleep Isn't Pretty — No Matter How Hard Stock Photos Try to Convince You It Is
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New stock photo sites have ditched that corporate, mass-market feel, but are they encouraging us to aspire to a lifestyle that doesn't exist?
Do Our Dreams About Politicians Have a Deeper Cultural Meaning?
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One psychologist breaks down eight years of Obama dreams.
Can Cutting Calories Improve Your Sleep?
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Why fewer milkshakes and more green juice might improve the quality and duration of those hours you log in bed.
Good News for Rich People: Study Finds Real Health Benefits to $4,000-Per-Week Wellness Retreat
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What do rich and/or famous people do when they need to take a break, lose holiday weight, sober up or gain perspective? They fork over a few thousand dollars and go on a wellness retreat: For a few days (or weeks), they live in off-the-g...
6 Weird, Soothing Videos to Help You Escape Holiday Hell
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Tis the season for anxiety, but watching slime can melt your holly, jolly jitters away.
Swipe Right to Spoon: 5 Services that Cater to Cuddle Buddies
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Snuggling is having a moment.
The Unique Worldview and Dream Life of the Amazon’s Achuar People
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For this indigenous Amazon people, much of life revolves around the practice of dreaming. It's a deep tradition that's shaped their society — and helped keep them safe — for thousands of years.