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Feb 19

The Best Sound Machines — The Best List

Loud neighbors, city noises, snoring partners — sleep is precious, and all of these things can disrupt it. Some of you may be deep sleepers who regularly sleep through alarms, while the rest of us are jolted awake by alarm clocks going off in other rooms (and apartments—looking at you, upstairs neighbor). One solution is a sound machine that will mask unwanted, annoying noises with gentle nature sounds or white noise.

These are great for apartment and city living, but also for infants who can’t stay asleep, people who need help focusing at work, night shift workers who need to sleep while everyone else is awake, and even tinnitus sufferers who need relief from the ringing in their ears. Whether you’re looking to spend a little or splurge, here are ten of our favorite options on the market.

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Feb 19

How the Property Brothers Spend Their Perfect Night In

Perfect Night In is a series where we ask actors, artists, entrepreneurs, and beyond how they’d spend the ultimate luxury—a blissful evening at home.

Ah, the brothers that need no introduction (but we’re going to give you one anyway). Ever since the first episode of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” aired in 2011, Drew and Jonathan Scott have made viewers around the globe fall in love with their impressive renovating skills complimented by witty sibling banter. And as their growing popularity over the past couple of years has shown, we just can’t get enough!

Beyond the show that made them the twinning TV stars they are today, the Scott brothers have been picking up side projects left and right—from a new furniture line to the launch of their new home service Casaza, a platform to simplify the transformation process of your spaces.

When the Pro Bros are not working on their next big project, they must have their own relaxing preferences in their own curated cozy homes—and we wanted to find out what that might look like. See below for an inside look at how Drew and Jonathan spend a night in at home–separately. A word of advice: Don’t assume any of it is the same.

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06
Feb 19

A Goop Series Is Coming to Netflix

Pour yourself a glass of kale juice, because Netflix is about to get Gooped.

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25
Jan 19

The Best Light Therapy Lamps for Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder — The Best List

A lot of us start to feel the blues this time of year as daylight becomes shorter and ends earlier in the day. The decrease in sunlight impacts people in different ways and some develop Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) — a type of depression that’s largely a result of lack of sunlight. According to the American Psychological Association, SAD comes with many of the same symptoms as depression: fatigue, lack of interest, sleep difficulty (or, on the other hand, excessive sleeping), and feelings of hopelessness and despair.

There are several ways you can manage SAD, but one popular method is light therapy — and the good news is, if you want to see if light therapy is the right option for you, there are plenty of high quality and affordable options out there.

How Light Therapy Lamps Work

Since SAD is largely related to lack of sunlight, light therapy is a method of getting your body—and your mental health—back to normal. Light therapy lamps, or light boxes, which typically provide 10,000 lux (a measure of light intensity), can help restore your body to a normal circadian rhythm to keep SAD symptoms at bay, according to Harvard Medical School’s health blog. Generally, you would use your light therapy lamp by sitting close to it with your eyes open but not looking directly at it for 30 minutes a day—it’s best if you do so early in the day, when you first wake up.

To make sure you’re getting the most out of your light therapy lamp, HuffPost has a roundup of helpful tips.

Note: Light therapy may not work the same for everyone and can have side effects, so it’s a good idea to check with your doctor before you try light therapy.

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21
Jan 19

7 Home Habits Scientifically Proven to Make You Happier

Good news: If you’re looking for a little more contentment in your day-to-day, you’ve got science on your side. There have been tons of studies that reveal different ways people can live happier, and many of them are pretty easy to incorporate into your everyday life and habits at home. With just a few changes to your routine (and even your decor) like these, you might just find yourself feeling more joyful.

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11
Jan 19

People Are Listening to 'Slow Lit' to Bore Themselves to Sleep

While there aren’t official stats on how many hours adult spend searching for foolproof ways to fall asleep, the collective struggle of grownups in search of quality shuteye is well-documented. To help the masses get ample snooze time, we’ve seen studies that recommend women sleep next to their dogs, and even explore the scientific benefits of sleeping with socks on, but here’s another option that may be a little more pleasing to you (and your feet).

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02
Jan 19

The Trip You Should Take in 2019, Based on Your New Year's Resolution

On January 1, anything seems possible. A brand new year is a clean slate and an enticing opportunity to embark on ambitious goals. Unfortunately, we all know that a few weeks or even days later most New Year’s resolutions usually fall by the wayside—but maybe 2019 can be different.

Instead of tripping up on your lofty New Year’s resolutions, why not be proactive and book a trip that will help you stay motivated? By harnessing the transformative power of travel and removing yourself from the distractions of your normal environment, you can achieve this upcoming year’s goals.

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30
Dec 18

10 Secrets from Home Cooks for Starting a Food Budget You Can Stick To

Financial wizards will tell you that there’s no time like the present to reign in your spending and get a grip on your budget—but it’s their job to say that! Setting a food budget (that you can stick to) isn’t exactly a cake walk. In fact, it’s kinda the opposite. To help you get on the right track, we asked 10 (super-relatable) home cooks for their best realistic food budgeting advice that you can implement right now.

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17
Dec 18

This Creepy Illustration of a Glass of Water Will Haunt You

Humans are mostly made of water, which is why when we drink the element, good things happen — like regulating our temperature, keeping our muscles and joints spry, and of course, helping to filter out the toxins in our body we ingest all day.

That’s why we like to think of the water we drink as the purest substance we put in our bodies. While that may be true, according to science, the water we drink is not exactly as pure as we’d hope.

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17
Nov 18

This Eco-Friendly Weighted Blanket Will Get You Through Chilly Nights

‘Tis the season for brewing your favorite tea and cozying up with something warm and fuzzy. It’s cold outside and these bones ain’t gonna warm themselves, ya know? The minds behind the eco-friendly weighted blanket Reviv clearly understand the importance of reducing stress and getting a good night’s sleep.

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