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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

Bright white bedding and wooden bedside table with vase of white flowers, candle and cell phone.
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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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3 Smoothie Recipes to Power Your Year

The aftermath of holiday stress and low nutrition can wreak havoc on your overall well-being, not to mention your ability to stay centered and maintain balance between rest and energy, says Stacy Kennedy, chief wellness officer for AVA, a service that provides customized nutritional guidance through text messaging. To ensure you are getting enough nutrition…

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Best & Worst Slept U.S. States 2019

How does your state compare in the newest list of best and worst slept U.S. states of 2019? Using Sleep Number’s SleepIQ data, we’ve got a good picture of how we’re sleeping state-by-state.* STATE NAME TIME ASLEEP (HOURS/MIN.) RANK Utah 7:46 1 Colorado 7:45 2 Arkansas 7:44 3 Rhode Island 7:44 4 Mississippi 7:44 5…

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Welcome to the Sleep Number blog. We're so happy you're here. At Sleep Number we eat, breathe and sleep, well, sleep. That's because research shows the eight hours you're asleep has a huge impact on the 16 hours you're awake.

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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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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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Healthy Slow Cooker Dip Recipe for Game Day

Sunday-afternoon NFL on the screen means the perfect excuse to invite friends over. You’ll probably want to feed them, though, and there’s no shortage of cheese-filled, deep-fried, bacon-wrapped football snack recipe. But what if you want something healthier? Slow cooker dip is sure to satisfy If you want something simple, try a slow cooker dip….

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