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INSIDER STORY: WHY THIS PSYCHOLOGIST PRIORITIZES SLEEP

“As a psychologist, the number one issue is stress, generic stress,” explains Klapow, of Birmingham. “And number two, we’re constantly helping people with sleep hygiene — the behaviors you need to engage to get proper sleep. For over 80 percent of sleep problems, the number one treatment for them is sleep hygiene, not medications.”  …

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Insider Story: Get Moving With a Military Family

In the past twelve years, Erica Tiggs has lived in six different cities. Though she’s originally from Alabama, she had been living near Atlanta before she married her husband, Gabriel, who serves in the U.S. Marine Corps. The military moved them to southern California, then to North Carolina and—six years and one child later—back across…

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Insider Story: An Architect Sees the Light

Kurt Beres helps people see the world in a different way, literally. They probably don’t know it—they don’t see him, just the subtle results of his handiwork as an architect specializing in lighting design. “I can make your brain think a space is brighter than it is, even if it’s pretty dim just by evening…

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Be Inspired to Unlock Your Potential, Colin-Style

  Like diet and exercise, quality sleep is essential for optimal health and performance. Because everyone’s sleep needs are different, Sleep Number 360® smart beds, with SleepIQ® technology inside, sense your movements and automatically adjust firmness, comfort and support to keep you both sleeping comfortably. Find your Sleep Number®setting for your best possible night’s sleep.

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Insider Story: Doing it the Wright way

Evan Wright is looking for a better way to do things. When he was fresh out of college, he wrote and published a book of consumer advice. “It talked about the best way to buy things you might be looking for,” Evan says. One of his biggest tips: “Always be aware of seasonality. Buy your…

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Insider Story: Hanging with Big Dogs

Andrea Starn’s current dog, a Saint Bernard named Bogie, is a bit small compared to some of his predecessors—he’s a mere 160 pounds. Before Bogie, an English Mastiff named Strider, was 175 pounds, and might have hit 200 if not for some health issues, and Peanut, who was the runt of her litter, yet still…

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Insider Story: A Science Teacher with a Taste for Crime

Nikki Bisesi gets up at 5:30 a.m., ready for another day of examining crime scenes. She gets her five-year-old daughter ready for kindergarten, and Nikki is at work around 7:30 a.m. to put the final touches on the lesson plan she’s prepared as a high school teacher specializing in forensic science—crime scene investigation.   Nikki…

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Insider Story: Comfy Beds and Blue Suede Shoes

Rachel Brown wore blue suede shoes at her wedding. It wasn’t just a fashion statement—it was also a nod to her favorite singer, Elvis. Her wedding song was “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.” Her father—who passed his own love of The King down to his daughter—dressed up as Elvis for the occasion. And…

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WHY A SMART BED IS SMARTEST CHOICE (Insider story)

About 6 months ago, Michael and I got a new bed that has been a total game changer for us. I’ve had sleep issues for years now and this bed has helped tremendously with that! Anytime we travel, I’m always so excited to come back and sleep in my bed because it is amazing. I’m super excited…

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Insider Story: Antique Furniture Restorer, Bill

Bill Kratz likes to do things the old-school way. After decades in the trucking industry, the Austin, Texas resident has shifted his attention and passion to refinishing antique furniture, all by hand, with no shortcuts. No special tools, no chemical strippers—“I don’t believe in that stuff,” he says, “because it goes into the wood, and…

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Insider Story: Snakes, Security, and a Good Night’s Sleep

Marine Westbrooks would like you to know a few things about snakes. For starters: “Most people misunderstand that they’re slimy—they’re not slimy feeling at all. They also recognize you have had them for a while. They don’t have eyelids, so you can’t tell if they’re asleep or not.”   For years, in addition to her…

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