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March 28, 2015

My Q and A With Patrick Fuller on How Neuroscience Can Unlock Sleep's Mysteries

Patrick Fuller is a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School's esteemed Division of Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the importance of good sleep hygiene, how our brain's clock is connected to our overall well-being, and the problem with sleeping pills.

How To Help East Village Explosion Victims

East Village Explosion
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Deputy Spots Pit Bull On The Loose, Ends Up Befriending Goofy Pup

Pit Bull
Lee County Sheriff's Office

Teen Gets NY Jets To Help Her Ask Her Friend With Autism To Prom

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YouTube

Hedge Funder Quit His Job And Then Raised $60 Million For Charity

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New Yorkers Come To The Rescue After East Village Fire

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Ed Sheeran Moves Bride To Tears With Wedding Surprise

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As Wife Goes Blind, Husband Secretly Does This Sweet Gesture Daily

Blind Devotion
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Dolly Parton Duets With Superfan Who Has Down Syndrome

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Lynnae Blackwell

Abandoned Pit Bull Nurses Newborn Kitten

Pit Bull
Rick Hamlin

Man Wins $7M From Lottery Ticket Tucked Inside Get-Well Card

Joseph Amorese
CBS New York

Veteran Unemployment Falls To 7-Year Low

Smiling Veterans
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Devon Still Announces His Daughter's Cancer Is In Remission

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Instagram

Adorable Girl Scouts And President Obama Hug It Out

Obama
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Deaf Woman Taught Her Deaf Cat Sign Language

Cats
Tim O'Donnell

Vietnam War Veteran's Dying Wish To Visit Pearl Harbor Is Fulfilled

Joseph Hooker
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lego-Like Structures Serve As Building Block For Coral Reefs

Artificial Reef
Courtesy of Reef Design Lab

57 Canines Rescued From Dog Meat Farm Are Brought To US

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hsus/YouTube

No One RSVP'd To Teen's Birthday, So Internet Heroes Partied With Him

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YouTube

Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Clinton Star In Hilarious PSA

Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live

Man Dresses As A Princess To Boost His Niece's Confidence

Man Dressed As Princess
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Tot Finally Meets Garbage Men He Idolizes And He Can't Even

Quincy Kroner
Ollie Kroner/Facebook

Formerly Homeless Teacher Gets House Thanks To Internet Donations

Raquel Tillett
HandUp

Orlando Bloom Shows Youth What They Can Do To Fight Ebola

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UNICEF

Denver Coffee Shop Hires, Trains Homeless Youth

Purple Door Coffee
Purple Door Coffee

The Internet Is Helping 82-Year-Old Meet Her Siblings For First Time

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Robert Hemphill

Program Pairs Low-Income Youth With Role Models

Youth Hub
Youth Impact HUB Oakland

WATCH: Colorblind People See Certain Colors For First Time

Color Blind Glasses
Valspar Paint / YouTube

Why We Need To Be Teaching Kindness To Kids In The Classroom

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Man With Severe Disabilities Shares Key Perspective: 'It Could Be Worse'

Peter Foster
Peter Foster/YouTube

Girl Honors Late Grandma By Performing 600 Acts Of Kindness

Alex Mckelvey
actsoflovingkindness/Instagram

Photos Capture Moment Cop Helped Struggling Runner Finish Race

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USA Today

Coloring Book For Adults, So Everyone Can Unleash Inner Creative

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Chicago Cubs Shave Their Heads To Support Kids With Cancer

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Twitter

Pup Was Thrown Into A Canal. His Recovery Will Give You Hope

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YouTube

10 Facts That Prove Helping Others Is A Key To Achieving Happiness

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How A Granola Bar Inspired 1 Million Acts Of Kindness

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KIND Healthy Snacks

This Little Girl With Down Syndrome Will Totally Steal Your Heart

Down Syndrome Baby
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Sad Beagle From Viral Adoption Video Is Now In A Loving, Forever Home

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Maryland SPCA

Band Helps To Bring $1M Of Musical Instruments To Underfunded Schools

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Waytao Shing/Getty Images for SXSW

Watch Moment Man With Down Syndrome Asks Girlfriend To Move In

Down Syndrome World Day
CoorDown

34 Ways To Feel Happier Right Now

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Husband And Wife Discover They Crossed Paths As Kids

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Courtesy of Jourdan Spencer

Guatemalan Teen Helped Implement Girls' Rights Policies

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Emelin

For Just $10, You Can Snuggle These Seriously Impressive Puppies

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DogStreet Pet Photography

Internet Supports Man With Down Syndrome With #GiveBenAJob

Ben Job
FleaBagLady/Twitter

Miley Cyrus Speaks Out On Behalf Of Homeless Youth

Miley Cyrus
Michael Tullberg via Getty Images

Dad Develops App So People With Autism Can Find 'Friendly' Places

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Topher Wurts

HONY's First Love Story Is As Adorable As You'd Expect

Hony Romance
Humans of New York

Music Programs Could Be Key To Happier Students At Inner-City Schools

Lawrence Carthan
Lawrence Carthan