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Sound Asleep: Here Be Monsters Podcast [Interview]

What started off as one man’s journey to face his fears has turned into a six-season podcast with a cult following. From extreme narcolepsy to flesh-eating beetles, Jeff Emtman’s podcast, Here Be Monsters, sheds light on dark, creepy, and taboo topics. Part reportage, part confession, and part raw emotion, he seeks […]

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How Dreams Affect You in Real Life

Vincent Van Gogh may have been onto something when he said, “I dream of painting and then I paint my dreams.” Throughout history, dreams have fascinated scientists, psychologists, and artists alike. And over time, studies have contradictorily concluded that dreams mean nothing, mean everything, hold literal significance, or are just […]

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JOMO: Embracing the Joy of Missing Out

Your friends are planning a night out and it’s time to make the decision: Are you in or are you out? Join, and you’ll likely be tired or hungover the next day. Stay in, and you could find yourself regretting it. That’s right, FOMO. Thanks to social media, we know […]

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Sound Asleep: Meditation Minis Podcast Review

Hypnotherapist Chel Hamilton has spent over a decade using meditation to help others sleep better. So it’s no surprise she uses it as a daily tool. “I used to have panic attacks, and I’ve always struggled with generalized anxiety,” says Hamilton, host of the weekly Meditation Minis podcast. “I also have […]

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The Sleep Apothecary: Mugwort + Lucid Dreams

After trying dozens of natural food markets throughout Manhattan, I finally came across what I was hunting for. Flower Power Herbs & Roots is a small, bohemian boutique lined with giant mason jars of roots, spices, dried flowers, and every herb imaginable. It was there, between the motherwort and mullein […]