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How to Disinfect Your Pillow

If you've recently been sick, or want to clean your bedroom, people have asked us how to disinfect their pillows.   Wash your hands, wipe the doorknobs — that's common advice for keeping germs at bay when the flu virus hits, or at least helpi

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How to Disinfect Your Pillow

If you’ve recently been sick, or want to clean your bedroom, people have asked us how to disinfect their pillows.   Wash your hands, wipe the doorknobs — that’s common advice for keeping germs at bay when the flu virus hits, or at least helping contain a breakout. But surfaces aren’t the only place flu…

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6 Sleep Tips from Home DIY Experts ChrisLovesJulia

“The business is running smoother, the projects are getting done, the kids are happy, and we have a good night’s rest to thank,” said-Julia Marcum, influential home design DIYers behind the popular @ChrisLovesJulia business.   With jam-packed daily schedules, these home design DIY entrepreneurs need quality sleep to ensure they can lead their business, show…

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Focus on Quality Sleep During the Pandemic

Ever heard the saying, “Sleep is the best medicine?” A similar worded proverb exists in almost every culture — and for good reason.   Sleep is an important pillar of a strong immune system. It’s nature’s way of helping your body fend off attackers — something we all need right now during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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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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