Weird Dreams? That May Be The Point

"I dreamed that the lady who ran the organic health food store where my seventh grade creative writing class met to use the computers...

Anxious? Here's One Thing You Need

It’s estimated that some 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder, and the condition is also rising among children and teens,...

Take 9 Hours and Call Me in the Morning

Sleep: we all know it’s important. We all know we should be getting 7 to 9 hours a night. And yet one in five U.S. adults regularly fails...

Sleeping on the Job

For most of us, the thought of getting caught sleeping at our desks is stressful enough to send our brains a zippy little wake-up shot of...

Performance Hacking Sleep

What is the evolutionary purpose of sleep? Doesn’t it seem like a huge concession to spend a third of your life inactive? Or is it an...

Sing a Song of Willpower

“Oh, the thigh bone’s connected to the leg bone and the leg bone’s connected to the…” You probably learned some version of this classic...

Save a Life: Take a Nap

Are you sleep-deprived? If you’re a working adult in America, I can probably answer the question for you: yes. Or at least,...

Are You Brainwashed? Hopefully Yes.

When you think of brainwashing, the name Patty Hearst might come to mind. Daughter of the late newspaper tycoon Randolph Hearst, in 1974,...