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Predictors of insomnia symptoms and nightmares among individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder: an ecological momentary assessment study

Summary Despite the high levels of comorbidity between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and sleep disturbance, little research has examined the predictors of insomnia and nightmares in this population. The current study tested both PTSD-specific (i.e. PTSD symptoms, comorbid anxiety and depression, nightmares and fear of sleep) and insomnia-specific (i.e. dysfunctional beliefs about sleep, insomnia-related safety…

Man Breaks Off And Steals Thumb Of 2,200-Year-Old Terra Cotta Warrior

The man, who was attending the museum’s after-hours ugly-sweater party on Dec. 21, entered the terra-cotta warrior exhibition room and used his cellphone’s flashlight to view the displays. Then, according to an affidavit by Jacob B. Archer, an F.B.I. special agent, the man put his arm around the statue and took a selfie. The authorities…

Will Artificial Intelligence Ever Really Be Able To Make Art?

Plato argued that “the true, the good, and the beautiful” are all things that have value in themselves. Beauty has a value in its own right, not because it serves some other purpose. We do good for its own sake, and so on. In order for a machine to make its own fine art, it…

Cleaning your mattress? Here are 4 things you should never do….

Cleaning your mattress is not an everyday chore. But when it’s time, make sure you avoid these common mistakes. There really isn’t anything better than coming back to a fresh, clean home. Especially after a long day of work. Knowing you can jump into a well-kept bed makes a deep sleep come easy. However, maintaining…

More On UK Museum Funding Crisis

David Cannadine points out that the price of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi, which sold for £333m last November, represents over half of central government’s total funding for museums last year. Of 266 museums he surveyed, only half had a dedicated acquisitions budget and in most cases it was less than 1% of their expenditure. The Art…

Motherhood Can Destroy The Writing Life – And Also Inspire It

Writer Melissa Fraterrigo: “Before my daughters arrived I squandered time. I read books from start to finish whether I felt drawn into the world of the story or not. I worked on short stories that were okay but could easily be put aside to check email or run an errand. I lacked dedication. Parenthood changed…

Picasso Painted 'The Crouching Beggar' Over A Landscape, But Whose?

Conservators had noticed different-colored paint peeking through cracks, but only recently have non-invasive X-rays allowed them to see what lies beneath. “‘This is where technology allows us to get into the mind of the artist, so we can actually understand the creative process of Picasso and how he actually started producing this work of art,’…

Poem of the Day: The President Flies Over

Aloft between heaven and them,   I babble the landscape—what staunch, vicious trees, what cluttered roads, slow cars. This is my   country as it was gifted me—victimless, vast. The soundtrack buzzing the air around my ears continually loops ditties of eagles and oil. I can’t choose. Every moment I’m awake, aroused instrumentals channel theme…