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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 Elizabet

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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 loves…

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Forget Caffeine: Natural Foods That Give Energy

To stay productive throughout your busy day — at work, at home, with the kids, and at the gym — you may need a midday pick-me-up, but coffee risks keeping you awake at night. We asked two nutritionists for their tips on boosting energy in healthy, natural ways. Sally Kuzemchak, from Ohio, works with food…

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Enter the Summer Sweepstakes!

You could win it all! Enter our Summer Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Sleep Number® 360™ p5 smart bed and bedding package valued at over $4,300.

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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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Our mission is to cover home, wellness and tech with an eye toward helping people get quality sleep. On this site you'll find smart, caring, authentic stories that help make your home a haven for you and your partner; improve your whole family’s mind, body & soul; and make tech accessible for real people.

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Insider Story: Day in the Life of Energy Auditor, World Traveler & Dad, Chris

From the smallest details in a house to the vast expanses of the world, Chris Petroskas is keen to see it all. An energy auditor by profession, Chris investigates parts of a house that many of us overlook; as he describes it, “I look at all the insulation, doors, windows, basements, furnace, water heater, and…

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Successful Nighttime Routines of 3 Women in their 40s & 50s

Kids, careers, relationships — women are pulled in so many different directions, with so much to juggle, their minds run overtime. The result is often disrupted sleep patterns and sleep debt. If you find yourself in this frustrating cycle, there are ways to help your body and mind relax at bedtime to ensure an optimal…

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Grocery Shopping Tips from a Nutritionist

Are you dragging during the day and not sleeping well at night? Paying attention to what you buy at the grocery store may help. Eating healthy is important not only for nutrition, but also to maintain energy during the day and to sleep well at night. Experts Ilisa Spitzer Nussbaum and Amanda Walker explain how…

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Why Friendships Especially Matter at Midlife

“I have one best friend with whom I’ve been close for more than 30 years,” shares Fran Folsom. “We have laughed and cried together — a lot. We have been there for each other in the best of times — weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and vacations. And we have clung to each other in the worst…

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Podcast: Bozoma Saint John Shares Her Perspective on Living Life

Arianna sits down with Uber’s Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John for a fulfilling conversation about spirituality, how her first born daughter and husband Peter’s deaths changed her perspective on living life, and what moving from Ghana to Colorado as a child taught her about communication and diversity. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to…

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What is a Midlife Crisis and Ways to Be More Upbeat

“It’s that feeling you have when you see what you are doing as worthwhile, but life isn’t quite what it should be,” says Massachusetts Institute of Technology philosophy professor Kieran Setiya. That’s just what Setiya himself experienced. “I was doing what I had always wanted to do,” he notes. But despite his love of teaching…

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Midlife Career Changes: Meagan Francis Goes from Mommy Talk to Radio Talk

Meagan Francis, a self-dubbed “mother of reinvention,” helps moms think outside the juice box, and reimagine the possibilities to reclaim their lives. Francis cites herself as an example. The 40-year-old mother of five long ago decided to give her happiness equal measure, starting a blog on navigating the ups and downs of motherhood in 2009,…

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Midlife Career Changes: Monica Bhide Gets Simmering

Monica Bhide, a “reformed” engineer, ditched her established career path to pursue her dream of becoming a cookbook author and novelist. She has accomplished both, authoring Modern Spice (a top pick by Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi) and other Indian cuisine cookbooks. She’s also been a cooking show judge, and she used that experience to write…

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