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10 Hacks For Living Your Best Life NOW

Are you always working, going to social and family events and taking care of everyone else but yourself?   Someday you'll take care of yourself.   But what if someday was now. Right now. It can be, if you embrace the JOMO.  

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10 Hacks For Living Your Best Life NOW

Are you always working, going to social and family events and taking care of everyone else but yourself?   Someday you’ll take care of yourself.   But what if someday was now. Right now. It can be, if you embrace the JOMO.   Instead of the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), consider the Joy of…

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The Many Hats of a Preschool Aide (Insider Story)

Tell us a bit about your job. You work with preschoolers? Yes, I’m an aide. It’s actually called “Begindergarten”—it’s five-year-olds who have end-of-the-summer birthdays, so they’re very young and they get an extra year. I help kids with all of their learning and social skills and emotional development. My teacher and I have been coming…

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Summer 2019 Sweepstakes

Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win a Sleep Number bed package valued at more than $4,000.

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How Retirement Affects Relationships ( & how to thrive)

Professionals weigh-in with free advice on how to handle all that extra time you’ll be spending together during retirement.   Two days after retiring, Karen Nettler and her husband moved from Baltimore to Michigan to be closer to their daughter and her family.   “My husband didn’t want to move, but once the grandchildren were born,…

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Our mission is to cover home, wellness and tech with an eye toward helping people get quality sleep. On this site you'll find smart, caring, authentic stories that help make your home a haven for you and your partner; improve your whole family’s mind, body & soul; and make tech accessible for real people.

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Make the Most of Your Empty Nest

As Hélène Stelian’s twin daughters prepared to leave for college, she felt the twinge of loneliness but also the stark realization that she no longer knew herself. As a stay-at-home mom in Chicago, much of her identity was wrapped in theirs. “I looked into the future and wondered what my life was going to be…

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The Necessity of Non-Negotiable Me Time

Work meetings, brunch dates with friends, your daughter’s basketball games — you dutifully jot down all your commitments to keep everything on track. But no matter how full the calendar, there’s often one thing missing: time to do absolutely nothing. Raise your hand if you can relate. A Fun Timeout Just as you ascribe importance…

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5 Ways to Exercise Without Leaving Your Bed

When the alarm goes off in the morning, do you find yourself hitting the snooze and curling back into the comfort of your Sleep Number bed? There may be a better way to transition from cozy sleep to awake that doesn’t require you to get out of bed. What?! Now we have your attention, right?…

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Surviving a Summer Flu

That achy, sneezing, coughing, feel-like-staying-in bed-forever feeling — no one likes coming down with the flu in summer, especially when you’re burning up with fever while the temps are already scorching, and your family is hitting the pool and barbecueing your favorite ribs. The contagious respiratory illness known as influenza hits prime time in fall…

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Sandy’s Journey of Recovery, Through Animals & Rest (Insider Story)

Sandy Crook calls it “the accident.” She was walking with a friend at night, outside a school in Escondido, California, when a car hit them at high speed. Sandy went flying—into the windshield, then over the vehicle, hitting the ground hard. “I should have been dead and was told I may lose my right leg,”…

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How do I sleep with a stuffy nose?

“Once you determine what’s stuffing you up and can treat the problem, you should be breathing more easily and sleeping better soon,” says Pete Bils, Vice President of Sleep Science and Research at Sleep Number. How to Reduce a Stuffy Nose at Night Undress for bed in another room room so that the pollen that…

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Why Can’t I Sleep Even Though I’m Tired?

If you can’t get a good night’s sleep, blame it on your mind. “Sixty percent of people who can’t sleep can’t turn their minds off sufficiently to get the rest they need,” says Pete Bils, Sleep Number Vice President of Sleep Science and Research. Anxiety, stress, or even the emotional high of, say, a new…

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How to Sleep on a Plane

Pete Bils considers himself something of an expert when it comes to sleeping on planes. As part of his job as Vice President of Sleep Science and Research at Sleep Number, Bils racks up about 150,000 airline miles a year – advising stores, giving talks, and meeting with partners, such as coaches and trainers from…

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