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Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

Reading a Poem: 20 Strategies

A guide for the perplexed<p>At one time or another, when face-to-face with a poem, most everyone has been perplexed. The experience of reading a poem itself is as likely to turn us off, intellectually or emotionally, as it is to move us. Unless patronized by celebrities, set to music, accompanied by …

Who Says You Can’t Quantify Literature?

Figuratively Speaking<p>The longest novels, the shortest stories, the number of kisses in Jane Austen’s novels—the wizards at Cartridge Discount have …

The 20 photographs of the week

The aftermath of the Soma mine disaster, the Glasgow School of Art fire, the Cannes film festival – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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