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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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How a Teacher Uses the Force [Insider Story]

Hi, Adina! Okay, tell us a bit about your job and how you work Star Wars into it. I’m a high school math teacher. I teach geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. I usually have about twenty-five students in a given class. My whole classroom is Star Wars themed. So… there’s a droid in Star Wars called…

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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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Why Add Mindfulness to Your Self-Care Routine?

“Mindfulness is a form of self-care that just means being present in the moment,” says Clinical Social Worker Erica Reed who specializes in self-care practices. “It means having a heightened sense of awareness of what you’re thinking and experiencing in your body.” For some people, self-care may conjure visions of laying in a hammock on…

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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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