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Germany Marks 25 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall

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9 Essential Berlin Wall Stories

From the Aug. 31, 1962, issue of TIME<p>For a structure that stood only about 12 ft. high, the Berlin Wall left quite a mark on modern history. …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Firsthand Account From a Flipboard Curator

<i>Flipboard’s curator for Germany, Stefanie Bastian, remembers the night the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and suggests magazines to flip through in honor</i> …

GIF-Love: Berlin in Motion by Erdal Inci

Maybe some of you remember our first curated exhibition with animated Gifs called GIF.ME.BERLIN. Not just since then we were big fans of animated …

Good Sleep in Middle Age Can Improve Cognition

A new study finds that when middle-aged or older people receive six to nine hours of sleep they think better than those sleeping fewer or more …

Proof Your New Mattress Doesn't Have To Cost An Arm And A Leg

Dreading the toll on your bank account when you shell out for that new mattress you know you need? Consider this: The average unit price of a mattress in 2013 was just $286.29.<p>That's up 3.1 percent from 2012, according to the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA), a trade organization …

Conflicted Kid Can't Decide Between Sleep And Ice Cream, Does Both Simultaneously

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream <b>zzzzzzzzzz</b>.<p>Which is better: sleep or ice cream? This enterprising tyke has figured out how to have both at the same time. A video of the impressive feat shows the unnamed child, strapped into a car seat, alternating between nibbling on a waffle cone …

These Adorable Kids Describing Their Dreams Will Make You Want To Get More Sleep

Dreaming is one of the great mysteries of sleep, but a few 7 and 8 year olds sound like they have it figured out.<p>As part of its ongoing Sleep Project, which is encouraging people to find out how well they actually sleep, New York Public Radio station WNYC interviewed a group of first, second and …

Why We Need Sleep — And How To Get Enough Of It

There's Marissa Mayer admitting to 130-hour workweeks at Google, pulling at least one all-nighter a week and sleeping under her desk when she had to.<p>There's Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey who worked 16-20-hour days in 2009, 8-10 hours a day at each company, shrugging it off with a "I …

How Can I Keep Knots from Forming in My Neck and Shoulders?

Rid yourself of common tightness and pain at work by trying these 3 fast stretches<p>If you want to keep creaks from forming all over your body, stop sitting like a caveman at work. Hunching in front of a screen keeps muscles contracted, restricting bloodflow and oxygen and forming knots.<p>Use an …

14 Highly Successful People Who Prioritize A Good Night's Sleep

“Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two.”<p>American transcendentalist thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson shared these words of wisdom long before modern science proved the many reasons why a good night’s sleep is so critical to our health.<p>During sleep, …

What Your Dreams Can Reveal About Your Health

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b> <i>Grandparents.com</i><p><i>Your plane is going down; someone is stalking you but you can’t make your legs move; your house is on fire and there’s no way out. GAAAAAHHH! Nightmares are often the result of normal things like garden-variety stress — or they could be a signal of a physical health</i> …

Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized

The early bird gets the Pulitzer … sort of.<p><i>“In both writing and sleeping,”</i> Stephen King observed in his excellent meditation on the art of “creative sleep” and wakeful dreaming, <i>“we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational</i> …

The Town That's Building Life Around Sleep

Most people are socialized not to sleep when their bodies naturally want to. A small town in Germany wants to change that.<p>Bad Kissingen is a spa town. According to the town’s website, Bavarian King Ludwig II bestowed the “Bad” part of its name on it in 1883, but not because he didn’t enjoy his …

Conquer Stress and Master Sleep for a Richer Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that when someone is tired, motivation and mood suffer and stress becomes more difficult to cope with. Feeling stressed may also make it harder for a person to get a good night’s sleep, which can create a vicious …

Use The "Egyptian Method" to Sleep Well on a Hot Night

Tossing and turning all night because the scorching heat wouldn't let you get your much-needed sleep is most unenviable. Next time the temperature …

7 Things Morning People Do Differently

Inside each of us, is a genetically-determined clock. You can’t wind it, and you can’t hear it tick, but you most likely notice its effects every day.<p>For most of us, those internal clocks, called our circadian rhythms, are naturally set on a cycle that's just slightly longer than 24 hours. About a …

8 foods to help you sleep

According to a recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation, 63 percent of Americans say their sleep needs are not being met during the week. Whether your lack of shut-eye is due to a difficult job, a stressful environment or jet lag, not getting enough quality sleep can lead to serious health …

Want To Stop Snoring? Here's What Works (And What Doesn't)

Long considered little more than a nuisance, snoring is no longer something to ignore -- to the delight of frustrated bed partners everywhere. To sleep physicians, snoring is a sign that something's up.<p>"When you are snoring, you're spending too much energy to breathe," says Dr. M. Safwan Badr, …

Bedroom Paint Colors That Can Help You Get A Great Night's Sleep (PHOTOS)

Can't sleep at night? Yes, we can blame terrible news events, worries about the economy, the mistake of Googling your "weird headache," the pet that drapes its body over your head or your loudly snoring significant other. And then there's the color of your boudoir. It's probably the last thing …

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh detained at protest against acid attacks on women

Iranian authorities have arrested a photographer who documented a string of acid attacks on women, and detained a top human rights lawyer at a protest about the assaults, even as President Hassan Rouhani made a public show of sympathy with the victims.<p>The apparent effort to stamp down on both the …

Iran executes Reyhaneh Jabbari despite global appeals for retrial

Iran has ignored an international campaign to spare the life of a 26-year-old woman convicted of murder by hanging her at dawn on Saturday.<p>Reyhaneh Jabbari had spent five years on death row for stabbing a 47-year-old surgeon who had previously worked for the intelligence ministry, the official IRNA …

Islamic State Sex Slave Market Staged In London By Kurdish Activists

A controversial stunt to shock Londoners into seeing the brutality of Islamic State (IS) brought the terrorist group's horrific actions vividly to …

Christian Mother Asia Bibi Sentenced To Hang In Pakistan For 'Insulting Prophet'

A Christian mother-of-five has been sentenced to hang for blasphemy in Pakistan after a squabble with her work colleagues over a drink of water.<p>The …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

The Week in Review: #BringBackOurGirls

Inside Flipboard / May 16, 2014<p>One month after their abduction, nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls are still waiting to be rescued. Considered ransom by …