If we all napped on the daily, our roads would be safer, our bank accounts fatter, our sex lives better, and the bags under our eyes a little less noticeable.
A three-part special report on the state of napping in America, featuring The Nap Ministry, Black Power Naps and others advocating for naps as an act of resistance, plus the latest in nap science and tips for taking the perfect nap.
Who is allowed to rest in American society? Activists and “nap ministers” are embracing sleep as a political act.
hree or four or five years ago, a man looked more or less ashamed of himself when he ordered ginger ale, lemon soda, or seltzer,” a bartender noted. “Nowadays, however, everything is changed. [Soft] beverages are the taste of the day.”
It’s a pretty astute summary of today’s craze for fizzy drinks, right? Except this observation was made not in 2019, but in 1885.
The envelope arrived in my mailbox on a Tuesday. I recognized the block-lettered handwriting on the front as my mother’s. Inside was a typewritten missive addressed to my sister and me. Two short but alarming paragraphs informed us that our mother had withdrawn a not-insignificant portion of our inheritance and buried it — literally — in the ground.
Maya Kroth stops by to take us inside a crisis pregnancy center.
It’s Christmas Eve at La Gorupa, the Hernández family ranch, which is located about an hour outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I watch as Sergio Hernández hacks away the outer leaves of a large agave — about the size of a compact car. But then he hits a snag. It seems a community of wasps has made its nest in the plant, putting a damper on plans to harvest the 7-year-old agave today.
I dragged my parents and sister out here, interrupting our family vacation, because I wanted to learn how rai...
It’s been 56 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., penned his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” which makes the case for fighting civil rights battles in the streets as well as the courts—a message that still resonates with street artists painting in cities from L.A. to Atlanta to Detroit.
Studies show that “nine-enders” are prone to do more ambitious and extreme things. Does the same hold for countries?
Once upon a time in America, celery—yes, celery—was the hottest thing to hit the food scene since, I don’t know, turnips? Now it's back, and in your cocktail.
When listing the world’s great whiskey regions, most think of Kentucky, the Scottish Highlands, Japan and now … Oaxaca?