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The Age of Reality TV Is Rooted in 1930s Dance Marathons

It’s possible that no one was particularly alarmed when Homer Morehouse stumbled off a dance floor and collapsed in North Tonawanda, New York on April 14, 1923. Morehouse, 27, had been dancing with his partner for 87 consecutive hours without a break. Men and women of weaker constitutions had been broken in only a fraction of that time; others were held up by their companions as they slept on their shoulders, with their feet moving in an automatic, semiconscious shuffling motion. When they finally fell to their knees, rest and hydration usually restored them.

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U.S. Laws Criminalizing Sleeping in Public Have Grown as Much as 60 Percent in Just a Few Years

There is a war on, and it concerns the homeless’ right to sleep. Across the United States, recent years have seen a spate of municipal laws that criminalize the act of sleeping in public places. These laws often target the act of sleeping in private vehicles under the guise of “anti-camping” legislation.

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Nailing Obesity? Put a Tax on Food that Makes People Fat

Original published by Van Winkle's, a new website dedicated to smarter sleep & wakefulness, published by Casper.

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Shocking New Report Exposes Widespread Dysfunction on U.S. Military Bases

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The Over-the-Counter Drug That Can Destroy Your Sleep

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Could You Have Prevented Your Worst Sleep Nightmare by Sleeping on Your Right Side?

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Meet Los Colchoneros, Havana’s Friendly Neighborhood Bed Repairmen

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Sleep Raves - Have You Ever Been Part of a 'Oneironauticum'? Maybe It's Time You Tried

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9 Expert Tips for Beating Jet Lag

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10 Types of Airline Passengers Who Will Ruin Your Sleep

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