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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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It’s Time You Knew: Daylight Saving Time Myths Revealed

Myth: Daylight Saving Time (DST) was established to benefit farmers.   Fact: When DST was first proposed, many farmers actually opposed and lobbied against it. Farming is largely dependent on daylight hours, not clocks, so they found it disruptive.   If not for the farmers, why did DST really come about? The United States implemented…

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Daylight Saving Time: Help Pets Adjust

Your puppy can’t tell time, so how can he be affected by Daylight Saving Time? In the wild, animals are naturally in tune with the rhythms of day and night—think of the birds at your feeder every morning. But pets follow the schedules we create for them. If you wake at the same time every…

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5 Tips to Prevent Sweets from Wrecking Your Sleep

The arrival of fall means a lot of things: pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, football, Halloween and a lot of candy

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Reasons Better Sleep Can Lead to Weight Loss

Getting more (and better) sleep can curb our appetites, help us control cravings that lead to late night snacking and can boost our metabolisms. Sounds like the best diet we know about! Keep in mind, though, to be well, proper nutrition and a healthy balance of exercise combined with good sleep is still key.  …

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Sleeping Tips During Pregnancy

“Sleep while you still can, before the baby is born.” Sounds like great advice, if you’ve never been pregnant. Turns out the little person growing inside you has a huge impact on your sleep long before he’s out in the world. Who knew? Everything from the ups and downs of bathroom trips to late-night worrying…

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