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4 Enemies of Good Sleep (And How to Defeat Them)

Late evening is meant to be a time of relaxation, when the effort should be to invite a good night's rest. But some things we do can interfere with that simple goal, making us sleep uneasy and wake up…

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The Arctic Tundra Of My Soul

I havenít had much to say. Maybe youíve noticed. More likely you were busy fighting with family over the turkey neck, making popcorn garland interspersed with bright red cranberries and hiding your ki…

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8 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Bed

  Oh, the power of a good night's sleep. A whole gamut of positive benefits can be seen from getting enough rest, but for many of us, hitting the sack can be challenging. There's plenty of adv…

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What’s Your Dream IQ? (Quiz)

  Science is far from completely understanding dreams -- but that doesn't mean we're totally in the dark! Test your knowledge of dreaming in this quiz. Share your answers in the comments if yo…

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Happily Abandoning the Fast Track

I know the importance of rest now, but I didnít prior to my journey through cancer. Before, Iíd race along the multi-tasking interstate at mach speed. Before, I took pride in how much I could acco…

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Are You a Restless Sleeper?

By Maria Masters, Menís Health Logging too little sleep might be a lot more dangerous than we suspected. In the past, weíve reported that a lack of shut-eye can expand your waistline and dull …

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Put These 5 Sleep-Stealing Behaviors to Rest

A new CDC report finds that 35 percent of the population gets less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep, putting everyone at risk for nightmares. By Leah Zerbe, Rodale.com A new Center for …

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The Power Nap: Tips and Benefits

Name your top 5 guilty pleasures (we're lumping every delicious, fat- or† carb-loaded goody into one naughty pleasure). Isn't napping one of them? Honestly, there's nothing like a solid 20-30 minute c…

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4 Ways to Rest and Enhance Your Well-Being (video)

We're not talking about naps or sleep. There are four key types of rest that you can practice, mostly by paying attention. This video shows them to you, and discusses why each is critical to your well…

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Resolving to Rest

What is without periods of rest will not endure. --Ovid Rest is not the opposite of effort, it is the source, the nourishment, the energetic food for all that we aspire to accomplish. Most of u…

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