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4 Innovative Libraries Transforming Lives Around the World

Only about a third of the world's population has access to the internet. Here in the United States, libraries have become a major source of Internet …

'Memory Pinball' And Other Reasons You Need A Nap

We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping, but much of that function remains a mystery. <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> is asking some pretty fundamental, yet complicated, questions about why we do it and why we can't seem to get more of it.<p>Dr. Matthew Walker says the question of why we sleep remains …

Dreams: The Telling Tells More Than The Contents

How we describe our dreams can be more important than what they contain. Host Rachel Martin talks with Stephen Grosz, a practicing psychoanalyst and the author of <i>The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves</i>. Grosz uses dreams to better understand his patients' motivations and …

How Sounds Undermine Sleep

Why can some people sleep through a jackhammer at the window, while others waken with the lightest whisper? Host Rachel Martin speaks to Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center researcher Jeffrey Ellenbogen about his new study on how noises interrupt sleep.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>We're spending …