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It’s Time for Bed: Resetting Your Nighttime Routine

We all know opposites attract, but how well do they sleep at night? If you currently share your bed with a living, breathing being, you can commiserate. One person is too hot, the other too cold. Throw two kids, a 60 lb. yellow lab, and demanding work schedules into the mix and you can imagine…

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What Do Couples Really Want for Valentine’s Day?

In the quest for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, a lot of couples may be overlooking the simplest gift of all: A good night’s rest. While most think of flowers or nice dinners as the most romantic gesture, a recent study of 1,000 Americans, ages 18+, commissioned by sleep innovation leader Sleep Number found that…

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To Make the Bed or Not?

To make the bed, or not to make the bed — that is the age old question. Which do you do?   Bed making wars are a common debate among couples. According to a You.gov survey on bed making: About 37% percent of people always make the bed 14% rarely make the bed 7% never…

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Tailgating for the Greater Good

A table, some food, maybe some beer, a card game.   That’s how Dan Cohen, whose day job is Wall Street bond trader for RBC Capital Markets, recalls how he and his friends started getting together before NFL games. A typical tailgate affair, similar to those on any given Sunday.   Today, those parties have…

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Couple Sleeping: How to Get the Best Sleep Ever With Your Partner

From snore-fests to blanket wrestling, sleeping alongside someone else can prove challenging. Whether you and your partner love to spoon, don’t like to touch during sleep, or something in between, here’s your guide to what you can expect when you share your bed, and how you can get the most restful sleep together.   If…

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Best Gift a Husband Can Give …

My favorite bicycle ride of the year approached, but my body seemed to mysteriously slow down, at just the wrong time. I lost a favorite cousin to AIDS, and so the 100-mile Ride for AIDS the weekend after Labor Day, taking me from Harbor Country in southwest Michigan to my hometown of Chicago, was one…

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What This Professional Organizer Does Before Bed

After an exhausting day of meetings, kid pickups, dinner prep, and homework drama, bedtime can appear like an oasis —time to finally relax. You may think you have your nighttime routine down to a science — here’s when the kids’ lunches get made and here’s when the last emails are sent. But have you really…

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Become a Dad Joke Superstar With These 8 Tips

Comedy is a universal equalizer. Opinions may differ on politics and sports, but laughing brings everyone together. Dad jokes especially are harmless, clever, and, if delivered properly, capable of inspiring a hearty laugh.   Of course, a joke’s success depends on the right delivery. There’s a nuance to a top-notch dad joke. Overtired and cranky…

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Book Club: Take a Culinary World Tour via Your Bed

Like getting a rush of heat from a Sichuan hot pot or inhaling the rich aroma of an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, reading about the authentic cuisine of a foreign culture can envelop you in a sensory experience that you don’t want to end. In vivid detail, these adventurous authors bring you along for the ride…

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5 Winning Football Party Game Ideas for All Ages

“Football is a great American pastime, one that brings families together even if they are not rooting for the same teams, which can get interesting,” says Renee Patrone, CEO of Party Host Helpers from Wayne, Pennsylvania. “There’s normally that lull before the game starts when guests are arriving, so interactive games get the guests in…

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Lighten Up Game Day Food

Cheer on your favorite team without leaning on the usual deep fried, carb-heavy, cheese-laden offerings.   The Case for Going Light   Many game day favorites include spicy food — take chili and chicken wings, for starters. Add pizza and fries, and that’s a recipe for disturbed sleep. If you’re eating heavier foods like this…

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