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Think you can get away with fewer than eight hours of sleep per night? Neuroscientist Matthew Walker says, think again. Sophie Blackall/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Radio Replay: Eyes Wide Open

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Christie's exhibition space in King Street, London, United Kingdom. Exhibition of impressionists artworks in June 2014. Lionel Derimais/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers Explore Gender Disparities In The Art World

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Researchers say there's growing evidence that nature has a powerful effect on us, improving both our physical and psychological health. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Our Better Nature: How The Great Outdoors Can Improve Your Life

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Envy is a useful tool for social comparison. But sometimes, it can lead us to wicked places. Steve Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Feeding the Green-Eyed Monster: What Happens When Envy Turns Ugly

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Guys, We Have A Problem: How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men

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Anthropologist David Graeber says there's a perverse logic that has allowed pointless jobs to proliferate in many workplaces. Yang Liu/Getty Images hide caption

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BS Jobs: How Meaningless Work Wears Us Down

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The Psychological Forces Behind A Cultural Reckoning: Understanding #MeToo

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On October 30, 1935, a Boeing plane known as the "flying fortress" crashed during a military demonstration in Ohio — shocking the aviation industry and prompting questions about the future of flight. National Archives hide caption

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You 2.0: Check Yourself

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Even Thomas Edison got it wrong sometimes. In 1890, he marketed this creepy talking doll that was taken off the shelves after just a few weeks. Listen to its horrifying rendition of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Collection of Robin and Joan Rolfs/Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park hide caption

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You 2.0: Originals

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Social psychologist Eli Finkel says the way to improve marriage may be to expect less of it. Gary Waters/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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You 2.0: When Did Marriage Become So Hard?

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You 2.0: Dream Jobs

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Jana Mestecky (left) poses for a cast photo during production of the play Des rats et des hommes, directed by Israel Horovitz (front, third from left). The photo appeared in the French magazine, L'Avant-Scène, in 1994. Courtesy of Jana Mestecky hide caption

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Why Now?

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You 2.0: Rebel With A Cause

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Muslim women praying together in the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. Afriadi Hikmal/Getty Images hide caption

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Creating God

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Fresh Starts

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The Edge Effect

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Who Gets Power — And Why It Can Corrupt Even The Best Of Us

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