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05.19.15 Liam Mathews

Listen, I know you’re tired. You’ve had another long day in a neverending string of long days, and it’s such a struggle to keep your eyes open on your commute. But for your own sake, stay alert for just a little while longer, because your day is going to get a lot worse if you […]

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09.19.14 Sophie Weiner

For all the media’s coverage of tech people who work 100 hours a week and high-powered executives who brag about working 24/7, it’s pretty overblown. It should come as no surprise that poor people actually get much less sleep on average than those in higher income brackets. Working multiple jobs, irregular schedules and lack of personal transportation are only […]

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09.12.14 Sophie Weiner

A new study in Current Biology proves our brains can still kind of decipher words while we’re asleep. For the experiment, scientists had participants classify words as either plants or animals while wearing an EEG to record brain activity. For each word, subject tapped a button with either their right or left hands to indicate to which […]

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09.05.14 Rhett Jones

According to a new study by the Americans’ Use Of Time (AUOT) project, though people believe they are too busy and have less free time, we actually have been gradually getting less busy over the last 40 years. It’s taken as common wisdom that we’re getting busier as a society. With Americans scrambling to acquire jobs, trying […]

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08.29.14 Sophie Weiner

Recent studies have shown that everyone’s favorite drug caffeine can be even more effective. By taking a nap immediately after drinking coffee, you can actually allow the caffeine more neurological room to wake you up. Caffeine works by replacing a neurotransmitter called adenosine, which accumulates over the course of a normal day as a byproduct of brain […]

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01.17.14 Andy Cush

Sleeping on the job is apparently a large enough issue for the NYPD that certain lieutenants, dubbed “integrity control officers,” are in charge of keeping and monitoring a list of places in the precinct that are off-limits to cops for fear that they might catch a quick nap. Each morning, the integrity control officer patrols […]

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11.04.13 Andy Cush

The desperation of Joseph J. Lhota is getting more obvious by the day. A week after the Republican mayoral candidate said he fears for his own personal safety if his Democratic rival is elected, Joe claimed Bill de Blasio shouldn’t be mayor because he sleeps too late. The remarks came after de Blasio admitted he […]

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07.26.13 Andy Cush

The next full moon is August 21, a Wednesday. Don’t plan on getting a good night’s sleep. New analysis of a years-old study shows that when the werewolves come out, the regular people may be having trouble getting rest at night. Christian Cajochen, a researcher at Switzerland’s University of Basel, realized the information from an older […]

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