As an expert explains, "The phone will beep, they'll answer the text. They'll either respond in words or gibberish. [It] can even be inappropriate."
What the professor describes sounds a lot like texting while awake (example: "Ex-girlfriends contacting ex-boyfriends, saying 'I miss you. I want to see you'"), with one difference. "When they wake up, there's no memory." The professor insists this is a real problem.
"This interrupts what could be a good night's sleep, because they're an hour-and-a-half or two hours into their sleep cycle, and they're answering texts or the machines are beeping at them." How to combat this new woe? He quips, "Clearly, the highly complex, radical remedy is to turn off the phone." Or at least keep it on the other side of the room.
On her second year past the century mark, Clara Cowell has given in to her family and agreed to quit smoking. The British mother of four, grandmother to nine, great grandmother to 12, and great great grandmother to four conceded that after puffing on some 60,000 cigarettes, falling ash has become a risk to her health. But could it backfire?
"The secret to mum's long life is a cigarette and a cup of tea with whisky," says her 69-year-old daughter. "That and hard work and poverty. She's an inspiration."
Four years ago, Bob Dylan, who is Jewish, recorded a Christmas album.
It may be surprising to some that it was actually pretty good! And it inspired him to be involved in the creation of this video, which is amazing.
If you've never seen it...
Artist: Clara Moto
Song: Hedonic Treadmill
Album: Blue Distance
"'Hedonic Treadmill' describes the tendancy of people to adapt to good events - or bad - and then return to the same level of happiness," Clara Moto tells Rolling Stone. "In...
Bono and U2 have always had a strong political bent and their latest musical project can be found on the soundtrack to the film " Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." We remember Nelson Mandela with U2's song, "Ordinary Love."
The soundtrack to...
A masterful look at photography. Some of these sets took MONTHS to build, for a single shot. A good lesson on patience, and an end result being worth the wait.
Former President George W. Bush has accepted President Obama's invitation to ride aboard Air Force One to Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday.
That got me to thinking. Will the two do any talking during the flight? According to...
Artist: Total Slacker
Song: Keep the Ships at Bay
Album: Slip Away
"This song is about next leveling," Tucker Rountree tells Rolling Stone. "Taking things in and then pushing it out farther than before to reach the summit of...
Song: Drag Bones
Album: Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth
"'Drag Bones' speaks to the age-old truth that change is always coming, for better or for worse," Robert Brinkerhoff tells Rolling Stone. "As with a lot of our tunes,...