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The Truth about Beauty Sleep: And 6 Tips to Maximize its Benefits

May 1, 2015
beauty sleep

Some of the beauty tricks your grandma swore by were, shall we say, less than scientific: rubbing a double chin won’t make it disappear, girdles are modern torture devices, and brushing your hair for 300 strokes will only make you look insane. But she did have one thing right—you can’t overestimate the importance of beauty Read More »

10 Daytime Habits That Make You Sleep Better

April 24, 2015
couple in bed

If you’re trying to sleep better and nothing seems to be working, consider this your daily checklist for more restful nights. Anybody got a pen? 1)    Eat Plenty of Magnesium It’s been called “the most powerful relaxation mineral available,” but that’s not the only reason you want to increase your intake of this oft-forgotten nutrient: Read More »

Does Less Sleep Mean Less Sex?

April 20, 2015
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If you’re having trouble getting good quality sleep, shuteye might not be the only thing your bedroom is lacking. A lot of (remarkably fascinating!) science has demonstrated that when it comes to sex, insomnia and related conditions can have a tremendous impact on quality and quantity. Surprised? Well turns out sex and sleep really are Read More »

Stay Sharp! Sleep, Aging, and Your Brain

April 17, 2015
family laying on bed

It’s an unfortunate but nearly universal fact that as we age, we become a little less…um…what’s the word we’re looking for… quick. Or, as our slowed synapses might have it, the brain don’t work so good no more. This is nothing to get down on yourself for—deficits in cognitive performance are a universal consequence of Read More »