February 14, 2013
Thomas Edison, Power-Napper
Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
It took Thomas Edison, born on this day in 1847, superhuman feats of biology to fuel his astoundingly ambitious to-do list. He reportedly slept a mere three to four hours at night, “regarding sleep as a waste of time, ‘a heritage from our cave days,’” as James Maas tells us in his 1997 productivity bestseller Power Sleep (public library).
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