Nancy Payne Chowning

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What Can Our Craziest Dreams Teach Us?

“During sleep the mind can be a remarkable engine of problem solving and emotional processing.”<p>Most dreams are boring, and immediately forgotten. For every monstrous nightmare that wakes you up in a cold sweat, or fantastical dream of flying, there are fistfuls of dreams where you’re probably just …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Haruki Murakami

16 Things I Want My Daughters to Know Right Now

When they are very small, we give them warmth, snuggles and, in some cases, if we're lucky, breast milk. Before their first birthdays, we are giving them excuses for why we won't eat the mushy food they are trying so generously to share with us -- and also giving them back their tiny spoons that …

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