Pop Culture

Weighted Blankets Should Have Been Popular a While Ago
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The Gravity blanket's going gangbusters.
Napercise is a Thing, and Other News in Rest
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Your weekly Nightcap
In 'Wild Nights,' There's No Such Thing as Normal Sleep
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Benjamin Reiss talks about his new book, "Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World."
Who in Their Right Mind Would Pay for a Nap?
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I pondered this on a recent midday visit to a New York nap spa.
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?
"Antiques Roadshow" and the Middle-Class Dream
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"Antiques Roadshow" is more than just chatter about worn veneer and fake Tiffany earrings; It represents the enduring spirit of human hope.
Was 1994 the Year We Started Sharing the Bed with Our Phones?
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Looking back at IBM's Simon, the world's first smartphone.
The Evolution of Bedtime Beauty Routines from the 1920s to the 1950s
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My how the times have changed.
How Andy Warhol's 1963 film "Sleep" Paved the Way For Today's Performance Art Stunts
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Warhol's first full-length film, a 5-hour-and-21-minute clip of his lover sleeping, was as dull as it was revolutionary.
How the Hays Code Forced On-Screen Couples into Separate Beds — and Changed Hollywood Forever
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The Hays Code, created in the 1930s to uphold moral standards, not only affected sex and violence, but also how men and women could interact on screen. Bed sharing was a no-no.