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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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Book Club: Parenting Books for Every Age

It’s true — there are so many many books about parenting. The problem might be not picking up a book, but choosing which one. How to Parent Books for Every Age. Here are a few parenting books for kids of different ages, to give you ideas, make you feel better, open your mind, comfort your…

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5 Must-Haves to Conquer Your Bedtime Routine

Falling asleep can be very difficult for many of us. Our nightly routines tend to consist of watching television or scrolling through our phones until our eyes close shut. If you have trouble sleeping or frequently wake up throughout the night, a new bedtime routine may be of use to you. These 4 must-have items…

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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…

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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 Saving 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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