We are living through an epidemic of sleeplessness, but the medical establishment has largely ignored the problem. Can a radical new therapy help you get some sleep? We live in a golden age of sleeplessness.
In this week's Maphead, we learn how you can spend a year crossing the U.S., enjoying 70-degree weather every day. It's the height of August heat in the Northern Hemisphere, when a lot of people start
Lunch seems pretty tame until your boss announces, “Build a wall, and deport them all! Who is with me?” or “Only lunatics want assault weapons – we should ban them all tomorrow!” An awkward silence descends
An unforgettable story. Do you remember this photograph? In the United States, people have taken pains to banish it from the record of September 11, 2001. The story behind it, though, and the search for
Where was the president in the eight hours after the Sept. 11 attacks? The strange, harrowing journey of Air Force One, as told by the people who were on board. Nearly every American above a certain age
MagazineThe Power of Parks On a 650-mile trek, two adventurers faced danger and hardship—and saw how development could spoil an American icon. “If you break loose here, you can’t stop. You’re going into
'This concept that Michelle Obama invented the English language is absurd' As we’ve previously documented, the pettier a conflict, the further Donald Trump and those around him will go to defend it in
The American Medical Association (AMA) has just adopted an official policy statement about street lighting: cool it and dim it. The statement, adopted unanimously at the AMA's annual meeting in Chicago
For influential Instagram users seeking to cash in on the size and engagement levels of their followings, the outlook couldn’t be brighter. Let’s not forget – it took several solid years for the YouTube
A new analysis points fingers The shelf life for the average drive is about four years, according to research by data storage company Backblaze. The company’s latest analysis of more than 60,000 hard details
Most people know that meditation is good for us, and that it is a highly recommended health and wellbeing, as well as spiritual, practice. Many people however, miss out on the many benefits of regular
By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout Music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity. But does music itself help one to create? It's a question worth asking, since music has increasingly
The science behind what makes infants irresistible If you’ve ever been seized by the urge to press your nose against a newborn’s head and take long, deep sniffs, hey, we hear you. The slightly sweet smell
During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station. Hadfield’s
Since 2011, French-born, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has traveled all over the world in a quest to document the captivating beauty of libraries for his ongoing series titled House of Books.
Take a Twitter poetry break in honor of National Poetry Day! Poetry, unlike most forms of writing, isn't typically defined by its length. Sure, there are haikus and epics, but the essential joy of poetry