Both as a neurobiologist and human, I love REM sleep. REM sleep is a special stage of sleep. When we are asleep, our bodies and brains cycle through different kinds of sleep every couple hours. At the beginning, the cycles contain more deep sleep and slow wave sleep, both of which help reset the body Read More »
Feng shui centers around the idea of Qi, which is a flowing life force that basically rules the earth. Qi (pronounced chee) swirls all around us, the vital energy of life. Everything and everyone on earth gives off Qi and is affected by it. The words feng and shui are Chinese and literally translate into Read More »
The holidays are fast approaching as well as winter, brrrr. It’s a great time for cozying up around the house and in the bedroom. Here are some of our favorite gifts this year for hibernating. PINEAPPLE LIGHT Coolest nightlight ever. Made of quality molded vinyl. When lit, it has gradations to the leaves and all Read More »
I walk to work each day, and these days two things stick out to me. First, the leaves are changing color, which is beautiful. Second, it’s a little darker every morning during my walk. I love the fall, but I can’t help but be reminded that winter is impending. I love winter less. It’s dark Read More »
The NHL started its season. If you follow hockey, you know that it’s one of the most challenging and grueling sports to play. Night after night, it’s lots of checking, slamming into the boards, falling onto hard ice and a gonzo pace that never lets up for the entire game. To paraphrase the old Ginger Read More »
When it comes to politics at the moment, most people vehemently agree on only one thing: we just want the election to be over. So forget Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Garry Johnson or Jill Stein for a moment. Let’s delve into a more fun aspect of politics: history, decorating and architecture. We’re talking about the most famous bedroom in DC, the Lincoln Bedroom.