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Lose While You Snooze: Sleep & Weight Loss

Excessive sleepiness causes lapsed judgment, reduced productivity, and higher chances of depression. But could it also affect our eating habits? This year, researchers at King’s College London went on a mission to determine how much sleep deprivation affects consumption. After reviewing numerous studies, they found that people who don’t get […]

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A Failsafe Guide to Meditation For Beginners

Bruce Lee summed up meditation best: “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water.” Of course, unless you’re a lowkey martial arts master, that’s easier said than done. But meditating isn’t as intimidating as it seems. Even if you’ve never meditated, don’t stress. We’re giving you the what, who, […]

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The Sleep Apothecary: Passionflower + Anxiety

When Spanish missionaries discovered passionflower in the 16th Century, they believed the plant looked remarkably similar to the Passion of Christ. Turns out, the missionaries stumbled upon a very good omen. Passiflora incarnate (or passionflower) is the species of the genus most associated with therapeutic benefits. Long before Europeans came to […]

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Napping at Work: America’s Newest Wellness Trend

Napping isn’t just for toddlers anymore. From Spain’s siestas to Italy’s riposo, people have been taking mid-day naps for centuries. And slowly but surely, the U.S. is catching on. Just in the last few years, napping at work has become an integral part of company culture. Google, Uber, and Zappos have […]

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How to Have a Truly Restorative Vacation

Ever feel more exhausted after a vacation than before? Taking time off has the potential to help our bodies and brains perform at their best, but too often it has the opposite effect. Thanks to our ever-present smartphones, truly getting away is harder than ever. We spend our breaks rushing […]

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The Sleep Apothecary: Valerian + Insomnia

As the legend goes, Pied Piper was hired to lure plague-carrying rats and pests away from Hamelin with his music. While some stand by this story, others suspect he might’ve been stuffing the odorous valerian root in his colorful coat pocket to get the job done. Though people compare valerian’s pungent […]

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Wake up Drenched? How to Avoid Night Sweats

Night sweats are the pits. If you’ve ever abruptly woken up drenched in sweat, then you may be part of the 3 percent of people suffering from sleep hyperhidrosis, or night sweats. But there’s good news: you may not be doomed to suffer frequent sleep disruptions and daily sheet-changing forever. We […]