What the Brightest Minds in the World Have in Common

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Why you should care

Because it may no longer be wrong to take a nap at work.

Ah, sleep: that wonderful, dreamy Rx that eludes too many of us. We want it. We know we need it. So why don’t we just do it already? The physical health benefits are legion. (Lower your stress! Slim your waistline! Have better sex!) But the cognitive benefits should not be overlooked either.

In this latest installment of our video series, economist Noreena Hertz warns that making decisions after a week of sleepless nights is virtually the same as making decisions while drunk. So go ahead and recharge your brain through napping, meditation, reading — anything that allows you to take a digital sabbath — because your Next Big Idea could be just a few z’s away.

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