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11 simple tips for sleeping better when you don't have a lot of time to sleep

Some of the most successful business people not only work hard, but sleep less, too.<p>But it's not easy to function on just a few hours of sleep.<p>Online mattress and bedding company SleepyPeople.com tipped us on a list of sleep hacks it put together recently.<p>Follow these simple hacks and you'll have a …

A new report from the World Bank identified 6 cities that exemplify 'global competitiveness' — they aren't the ones you think

We're all familiar with the list of superstar cities that power the global economy. London, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore are among the world's largest and most dynamic. But can smaller and medium-sized cities ever compete? What are the secrets to building competitive global urban …

Winners and losers in the landmark agreement to fight climate change

The climate deal adopted in suburban Paris was the culmination of four years of negotiations on how to get nearly all countries to jointly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are warming the planet.<p>The talks were difficult and sometimes teetered on the brink of collapse. Every …

Sleepless Nights And Lighter Wallets: The Link Between Poverty And Sleep

What if you could never get a good night's rest? Some low-income people around the world face that challenge. A team of researchers is investigating whether sleep deprivation keeps some in poverty. (This piece originally aired on <i>All Things Considered</i> on Dec. 2, 2015.)<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, …

University of Pennsylvania

Exquisitely acted intimacy in 'Danish Girl' pulls you in

After the publicity maelstrom that surrounded Caitlyn Jenner's transition and the success of Amazon's "Transparent" TV series, no contemporary consumer of media need be told what it means to be a transgender woman. In 1926, the situation was very different.<p>That's the year when "The Danish Girl" …

Love Stories

This must-read essay lights a match, aims for the sexist book world: “Let us burn this motherf*cking system to the ground”

<b>(Hachette/Wikimedia/AP/Mary Altaffer/Salon)</b><p>Claire Vaye Watkins joins a growing chorus against the literary default of “white male writer”<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>November 24, 2015 8:17pm (UTC)<p>"Let us burn this motherf__king system to the ground," writes Claire Vaye Watkins, "and build something …

Books

Why narcissists at work ignore your advice

New research reveals that narcissism is an epidemic among leaders who are often mischaracterized as “confident.”<p>The study examines the relationship …

Psychology

'Evil gunslinger Woody' revealed as Toy Story celebrates 20th birthday

New images from Pixar’s ‘Living Archive’ reveal abandoned concept for Tom Hanks-voiced animated favourite, a mean old sheriff with a cruel countenance<p>He is known as the lovable hero of the Toy Story movies, the rootin’ tootin’ cowboy who, despite occasional disagreements with his fellow playthings, …