The New Science of Daydreaming

Daydreams seem like a waste of time, something to avoid. But they actually can lead to creative ideas.

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Dr. Edith Bone has decided not to cry. On this autumn afternoon in 1956, her seven years of solitary confinement have come to a sudden end. Beyond the prison gates, the Hungarian Revolution’s final, scattered shots are echoing down the streets of Budapest. Inside the gates, Bone emerges through the prison’s front door into the courtyard’s bewildering sunlight. She is 68 years old, stout and arthritic. Bone was born in Budapest in 1889 and proved an intelligent — if disobe...
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