by Wendy Strgar March 02, 2013
We spend up to a third of our lives sleeping and yet the world of sleep, how it works, what happens in our brains while asleep remains a mysterious and compelling aspect of what it is to be human. David Randall, reporter and journalist dives deep into the mystery of sleep after his own sleepwalking adventure and gives us a robust tour of the world inside your head while you are sleeping. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear him describe his research and discoveries in his New York times best seller, Dreamland. You’ll never look at your pillow the same way again and you will probably want to spend more time there….
David K. Randall is a senior reporter at Reuters. He has previously written for The New York Times, New York magazine, Forbes, and the Associated Press, covering topics ranging from financial fraud to a unicycle club that meets at Grant’s Tomb. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
by Wendy Strgar March 21, 2019
Usually by the time we “spring forward,” most of us have long forgotten our New Year’s resolutions and not because we don’t want to change, but because the big sweeping ones we plan for after our third glass of champagne are so hard to get our hands around in the day to day. While the desire for change is earnest, what most of us miss is that real change is found in the small steps that we do consistently.
by Wendy Strgar February 21, 2019
Our sense of smell is ancient and the source of our most powerful emotional memories. It is also the primal sensory pathway to sexual attraction. And yet, we often give little attention to all that our sense of smell can evoke, in part because we have so little vocabulary for scent. Often we're limited to “it smells like…” and delineated only between pleasant and unpleasant.