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Is Sleep-Storming the New Brainstorming?

Ever have a dream so vivid you thought you were watching a movie? Hollywood director James Cameron did, and that dream inspired the movie character and film of the same name, “The Terminator.”   Or consider the famous Rolling Stones song, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Keith Richards not only dreamed the opening verse one…

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How Does Lack of Sleep Affect Workout Performance?

Exercise is important. Sleep is important. The two together play such a big role in your health, and are incredibly intertwined. While the adage of “rise and grind” is certainly motivating, should you really be rising and grinding if that means sacrificing your sleep?   When it comes to exercise, it’s easy to think that…

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STUDENTS FEEL HELPLESS: WHY SLEEP GETS AN ‘F’

“I have a student that was a fourth grader last year who was continuously disrespectful in class and did not care about doing any work. He would often sit and put his head down. Discipline did not seem to help. One day he was spending his recess with me as a consequence, and I started…

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How Tech Is Making Football Safer On & Off the Field

According to Statista, the average NFL career lasts just 3.3 years. Why not try to maximize the quality of that time? The added focus on safety and technology is having a positive impact on how athletes perform on — and off — the field.   Shoulder Pads   When you’re watching football on TV, do…

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5 Ways to Help Your Pet Sleep Better

Did you know cats can snooze 15 to 20 hours a day? Like their wild counterparts, who hunt at night when prey is easiest to catch, house cats might find their sleep habits tied to that evolution. This may explain why your cat sometimes races up and down the hallway in the middle of the…

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Football Trend: Block Chaining Fantasy Football

If you feel like a fantasy football college All-American, chomping at your mouthguard for a shot in the NFL, Jay Berg wants you to join him on his new fantasy football platform, called Protoblock, for its inaugural season.   A Florida-based start-up, Protoblock serves as a complement to conventional leagues, rather than a substitute. There…

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Everything You Need to Know About Temperature and Sleep

Now’s the perfect time for a refresher course on staying cool and well slept.   SLEEPLESS SUMMER NIGHTS: TELL ME MORE   You’re lovin’ summer and havin’ a blast. Whether it’s staying up later or quenching your thirst with cold cocktails that can disrupt your sleep, chances are your sleep schedule is a tad off….

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This is Not a Bed, It’s a Creativity Coach

Personal vegetarian chef, food marketer and president of The Veg Company, Sara Harrel, keeps an online inspiration folder of ideas she gathers from foods she’s tasted, read about or seen on TV.   When her inspiration folder fails to find the recipe or flavor combination she needs, she turns to sleep.   “If I’m stumped…

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How to Sleep Well Before Vacation

It’s the night before vacation.   Your suitcase is packed. But wait, did you remember your vitamins?   You boarding pass is printed. Are you sure it has a pre-check number?   You’ve arranged your ride to the airport. Uh oh, did you actually click the confirm button on the car service website?   A…

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Tech + Nature Meet in DIY Stop-Motion Movies

Summer is a great time to enjoy a picnic in the park or attend an outdoor concert, but electronic devices can get in the way of fully appreciating the moment. Instead of constantly reminding your loved one to “step away from the screen,” you can encourage them to use their devices to interact with the…

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5 Tips for Sleeping Soundly with Your Partner

This post was brought to you by our featured guest blogger and fitness expert, FitFluential.   My husband worked the night shift for years. Therefore, when he was working, I was sleeping and vice versa. When I found out he was starting a job with “normal hours,” I was ecstatic. Finally – we would share a…

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