History

Commander-in-Sleep: Six Things You Didn't Know About the White House Bedroom
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Multiple Presidents have slept in the same bed, one First Lady decorated the Master Bedroom in all pink and a certain rotund Commander-in-Chief suffered from undiagnosed sleep apnea.
As Our Dreams Are Mapped, Science Is Just Catching Up with Philosophy
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From Aristotle to Zhuangzi, philosophers have wrestled with the true meaning of dreams for millennia.
The Evolution of the Alarm Clock
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The humble origins of the alarm clock, how it evolved from a self-imposed bladder-based system to the bedside scourge we love to hate today.
From Hypnos to Hamlet to Zombies, a Look at Our Obsession with Sleep and Death
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Humanity has long associated sleep with death. But, argues J.M Henderson, we've changed our minds — sleep is a chance to extend life, not the realm of death's threat.