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Houseplants Will Supercharge Your Sleep

Bringing nature indoors can clean your air, improve your health, relax you and even help you sleep. NASA scientists discovered this when they investigated how to clean the air on their space stations. Their Clean Air Study found that certain plants remove pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia from the air—chemicals that…

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Prep to Watch Royal Wedding From Bed

The British wedding of the year is almost here, and while most of the details won’t be revealed until the day of, the most important detail for fans watching from abroad is timing. If you’re committed to watching the entire event from beginning to end (as all proper fans of the Royals usually are), you’ll…

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4 Books To Plan a Royal Tea Party

Instead of waiting until the traditional afternoon tea time of 4 p.m., a morning tea party would be the perfect way to kick off watching the royal festivities on May 19. The wedding, televised live, will take place at 12 p.m. London time, 7 a.m. in New York (EST). Peruse these books to help you…

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History of the Royal Bedchamber

With a Royal wedding soon to come, there is a renewed interest in the private rooms and private lives of royals. Anna Whitelock, Director of the London Centre for Public History and Heritage, and author of “The Queen’s Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth’s Court,” says it’s only natural to be this curious. “Everyone loves…

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How to Declutter Your Room | Get Rid of Clutter (part 4)

“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week,” states a Spanish proverb. In the bedroom, thoughts and worries about tomorrow can sabotage a restful night’s sleep. If your bedroom is cluttered with half-read books or heaps of unfolded laundry, your journey toward a peaceful tomorrow is that much more difficult. “Mess causes stress,” says…

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Kids Left But Their Stuff Hasn’t | Get Rid of Clutter (part 3)

When Laura Matthews relocated from New England to Southern California after her kids had grown, she was caught off-guard when her daughter said she didn’t want a couch Matthews treasured. “Taste isn’t hereditary, apparently,” she muses. But working through her feelings brought Matthews a sense of peace about the whole process of downsizing. She says,…

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How to Organize Papers | Get Rid of Clutter (part 1)

For many, it’s the desktops, file cabinets, and those dreaded attic bins that overflow with the most intimidating clutter category — paper. Concerns about identity theft, fears of an IRS audit, and the constant appearance of new bills, manuals and records conspire to make paperwork a major challenge. Heather Poduska, a business coach based in…

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5-Step Prep for Springing Forward During Daylight Saving Time

Every spring we lose an hour of sleep and walk around like zombies. It turns out that boosting the quality of your sleep in the days leading up to Daylight Savings Time can make all the difference.

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DIY Bedroom Terrariums

“Terrariums are super-easy to make and incredibly low maintenance,” Peggy Wang writes on BuzzFeed. You’ll need a glass container, pebbles or rocks to cover the bottom, activated charcoal to prevent mold, a layer of potting soil, and the plant(s). Plants in the bedroom can improve air quality and health, according to Sleep Number’s The Beginner’s…

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Love Game Qs to Ask Your Partner: Sean & Catherine Lowe Share Theirs

Who wakes up first in the morning? Who’s the most likely to wake up grumpy in the morning? Who will be the first to fall asleep tonight? Who steals the cover’s more? Who gets better SleepIQ® technology scores in the Sleep Number bed? Who snores louder? Who’s the bigger risk taker? Who takes the longer…

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3 World Stage Movies to Watch in Bed

“Miracle:” In the 1980 Winter World Stage in Lake Placid, New York, many people didn’t think the young U.S. men’s hockey team could defeat the dominant Soviets—except for Herb Brooks, the team’s head coach, played by Kurt Russell in this 2004 docudrama. The movie depicts the formation, struggles and shocking victory of the U.S. men’s…

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