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What You Should Know About Fall Daylight Saving Time

Why was Daylight Saving Time created? Myths explained, and tips to bounce back from the time change faster. In fall months, even though falling back means we gain an extra hour of sleep, “we are on the cusp of cold and dark winter days, which do

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What You Should Know About Fall Daylight Saving Time

Why was Daylight Saving Time created? Myths explained, and tips to bounce back from the time change faster. In fall months, even though falling back means we gain an extra hour of sleep, “we are on the cusp of cold and dark winter days, which don’t offer the same kind of accessibility and willingness for…

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6 Self-Care Methods to Boost Mental and Physical Health

Therapist Erica Reed sometimes renders clients speechless with one simple question: What do you need right now? “A lot of times, the clients who come to me don’t recognize they have needs and that those needs are important,” says Reed, a licensed clinical social worker and adjunct professor at Bowie State University in Maryland. “When…

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The Unlikely Marathoner [Insider Story]

Hi, Tyler! So you say you don’t look like a runner, but you’ve done three marathons. Tell us about that. I used to consider myself fairly athletic. I played football, basketball, and baseball through high school and was pretty athletic in college. And then kids got in the way—I put on weight and got the…

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The Dad Who Loves Sports [Insider Story]

Hi, Brian! I hear you really like Chicago sports teams. Tell us some of that history. I’m a White Sox fan and that’s probably where it all started. I played baseball when I was younger and my dad would take me to Sox games. Then from there, we’d go to the Bears games. I’ve probably…

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Healthy 5-Ingredient Dinner Recipes for Fall

Between back-to-school errands and impending holiday preparations, Fall can get busy. One minute you’re shopping for backpacks and figuring out extracurriculars, the next minute you’re piecing together Halloween costumes while also trying to get ahead on Thanksgiving travel plans. In the midst of it all, everyday tasks like cooking dinner can seem like a real…

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Do Sheet Thread Counts Really Matter?

One of the most common ways people choose sheets is based on thread count — but that’s misleading, says Jessica Basten, bedding buyer for Sleep Number. The thread count myth holds that only thread count, and the higher the better, matters. That’s simply not the case, Basten says. “Thread count is only part of the…

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6 Self-Care Methods to Boost Mental and Physical Health

Therapist Erica Reed sometimes renders clients speechless with one simple question: What do you need right now? “A lot of times, the clients who come to me don’t recognize they have needs and that those needs are important,” says Reed, a licensed clinical social worker and adjunct professor at Bowie State University in Maryland. “When…

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An Accountant with a Plan (& a Garden) [Insider Story]

Hi, Janice! Could you tell us about your job and how you help people? I’ve been an accountant for about thirty-eight years, and most of my career had been helping established businesses manage their general ledger. For nine years, I was the manager of a business-services team, and our clients would wait until there was…

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Smiley360 Fall 2019 Smarter Sleep Sweepstakes

Enter the Smiley360 Fall 2019 Smarter Sleep Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Sleep Number bed valued at approximately $2,897.99. Enter here for a chance to win between 12:00PM Central Time (“CT”) on September 30, 2019 and ends at 11:59PM CT on December 21, 2019 (the “Entry Period”). GRAND PRIZE One (1) Queen Sleep…

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The Ultimate Guide to Work/Life Balance

Janine Graziano-Full logged 80-hour weeks in her corporate executive job. But with a newborn and two-year-old at home, “I wasn’t happy with my work-life balance,” she says. Her “aha” moment came in a coaching session, where she had to visualize her life in 20 years. That made her break down in tears. “I felt like…

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5 Ways to Finally Accomplish What You Pushed Off

“Routines” can sometimes feel synonymous with “boring”. But really, the word routine should be linked to the word accomplished. Routines are the best way to help you actually get something done. Per Northwestern Medicine, people sleep better, manage stress levels, and have stronger overall health when sticking to a routine. Routines are also a great…

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