Books Sara C., Ph.D. Mednick Books by Sara C., Ph.D. Mednick Sara C., Ph.D. Mednick has written books about: Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Sara C., Ph.D. Mednick The Opinion Page It's Time You Took a Nap! June 25, 2007 For most of us, regular naps are a distant memory of childhood. But taking a regular nap can be a "life-saving habit," according to Sara Mednick. Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/11361685/11361692" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Five for Friday It's Freaky Five for Friday! January 4, 2007 A freaky view of the future in Children of Men, the co-author of Freakonomics on ... Beauty and the Geek, freakish adventures on a hunt for sunken treasure, the slightly freaky Jack White in a no-frills music video, and the secret to avoid freakouts (it involves 40 winks).