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  1. AsapSCIENCE Explains How Much Sleep We Actually Need [Video]

    Shut up! You're not my mom!

    This video is, no pun intended, a wake-up call. If you're one of the countless people who scoff at the necessity of getting eight solid hours of sleep every night, AsapSCIENCE is here to warn you about the harm that might do your brain and body--unless you're a mutant, that is.

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  2. Science Says Couples Who Sleep Close Together Are Happier, We Say Shove It, Science

    Seriously, science. I'm trying to sleep. Go back to your own side.

    According to a study on the sleeping habits of couples, those who sleep farther than one inch away from their partner are less likely to be happy. Well, that's what the numbers show anyway, but numbers can be a bit misleading, and I'm 100% sure my fiancée is happier keeping my body's nuclear sleep temperature way on the other side of the bed.

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  3. Babies Keep Parents Sleep Deprived on Purpose So They Don’t Make Any More Babies

    "Go the f--- to sleep." —Samuel L. Jackson

    Any new parent can tell you that sleeping through the night is a rare experience after babby is formed. According to Harvard biology professor David Haig, that may be on purpose. He says that babies intentionally wake parents up for overnight feedings to keep them from... making more babies.

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  4. Daylight Saving Time Makes You Lose Sleep And Causes A Bunch Of Heart Attacks

    It basically exists only to troll your body.

    We all know "springing forward" for Daylight Saving Time is awful because we lose that precious hour of sleep on a Saturday night (so, so cruel). Unfortunately for humanity, that's not the biggest downside of the hour time-shift we experience each spring: it also immediately and significantly ups the heart attack rate.

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  5. Pulling All-Nighters May Actually Give You Brain Damage, Sleeping in Isn’t Lazy, It’s for Your Health

    As you suspected, your alarm clock is evil and trying to destroy you.

    If you're thinking about pushing everything until the last minute and then pulling an all-nighter to cram for that midterm and eating chocolate covered espresso beans all day to stay awake for the test (don't question my delicious methods), you might want to come up with an alternate plan that doesn't cause brain damage.

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  6. Scientists Finally Understand Why We Need Sleep, And It’s Because Of Our Dirty Minds

    No, not the board game, that's a different thing entirely.

    Humans need sleep; everybody knows that without it, we get cranky, a bit loopy, and then we die. Unfortunately, science has been a little iffy about it; though we understood the negative effects associated with lack of sleep, no one really knew why those things happened. Now, we're finally getting some insight into what sleep does for our bodies.

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  7. Watch AsapSCIENCE Explain What Happens if We Stop Sleeping, Then Maybe Go Take a Nap

    No! Sleep! 'Til AsapSCIENCE!

    We had a long, exciting weekend at Maker Faire and frankly haven't gotten enough sleep. A bad night's sleep is one thing, but what happens if you stop sleep altogether? AsapSCIENCE explains the effects sleep deprivation can have on your body, and they're not pretty. Literally. Lack of sleep makes you less attractive.

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  8. Monday Cute: The Elephant in the Room

    Awwwwww

    Sure, I bet it wasn't easy getting out of bed this morning, but you can at least be confident that if there was a baby elephant you'd sit up and pay attention. Previously in Elephants

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  9. Tell Us: What’s So Great About Firefly?

    Help me out, and tell me what you love about the show.

    Remember when I put Firefly on a list of shows that Netflix should not try to revive, and Firefly fans went bonkers? I've been trying to watch the show as a sort of penance, but honestly, I keep falling asleep during the first episode. Please tell me what you love about Firefly so I can try to see it the same way you do.

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  10. Computers Can Read Your Dreams, Can’t Explain Your Clown Nightmares Just Yet

    Machines may be replacing us slowly, one human at a time, but at least we've still got our dignity, right? We've still got our dreams. Well, maybe not! Sure, computers can't take away your waking aspirations but now they are beginning to detect the dreams we have while sleeping. Worse, humans -- neuroscientists, of course -- are teaching them to do it! Even dreamland isn't safe anymore, but wait, maybe some good can still come from this.

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