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How to Make Waking Up on Cold, Dark, Winter Mornings Less Horrible

Getting out of bed during the winter should be an Olympic sport. The sheer force of will it takes to leave a warm, cozy bed […]

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The Checkup: Why You Should Make Your Bed Every Morning

• My commitment to my morning routine is often overruled by my commitment to “just one more minute of sleep, PLEASE.”  But one thing I […]

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How to Tell If You Actually Need to Nap

You guys might’ve noticed the blog was a bit sparse last week. I was off in California, hiking alongside Kourtney Kardashian (no, really!) and drinking […]

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How Being a Slave to Your Alarm Could Be Sabotaging Your Waistline

We’ve all been beat over the head with the news headlines and Arianna Huffingtons of the world screaming the same thing at us: “SLEEP IS […]

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These “Nap Pods” Are Coming to Philly 

Casper, maker of mattresses, is on a cross-country nap tour — well, they’re calling it the Casper Stay Inn Tour, but it’s really a nap […]

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The Sneaky Reason You’re Not Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

It’s probably not just your annoying neighbors keeping you up at night, a new study shows. According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Northwestern […]

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Study: Why Your Bedtime Matters Just As Much As the Number of Hours You Sleep

Sure, setting a bedtime alarm might sound like an eye-roll-worthy suggestion. But a new study performed by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that […]

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The Checkup: Why This Counterintuitive Weight-Loss Tip Works 

• When you’re trying to lose weight, your goal with your workouts might be just that: To lose weight. But trainer Tony Gentilcore makes a […]

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The Checkup: Someone Dared to Rank All the LaCroix Flavors — Do You Agree?

• Ranking the LaCroix flavors is a bold move considering just how feisty folks can get over their favorites (I’ve witnessed more than one heated […]

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The Checkup: Common Weight-Loss Shortcuts That Can Totally Backfire 

• When it comes to losing weight, many folks think quickie fixes like cutting out gluten or alcohol — or reaching for low-fat everything — are the […]

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The Checkup: Here’s When Your Sleep Quality Starts to Plummet

• New research published in the journal Neuron found that Delta sleep (that’s restorative sleep, where your brain consolidates memories and clears junk) declines by […]

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The Checkup: 21 Charts to Help You Finally (Finally!) See Your Abs 

• If you never seem to see any change in your abs — no matter how much you plank or how many salads you subject yourself […]

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The Checkup: The Exact Time to Know for Better Sleep 

• My wake-up time ranges from 5:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. According to sleep medicine specialist W. Chris Winter, I — and you, too, if […]

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The Checkup: The 10-Minute Trick to Overcome the Dreaded Afternoon Slump

• The dreaded afternoon energy slump hits harder than ever on Fridays, when you are counting down every single second until the clock strikes five. […]

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A Science-Backed Reason to Go Camping (Plus: Where to Camp Around Philly)

Spring is here, which means that the folks of Philadelphia have begun to emerge, slowly but surely, out of hibernation. Eventually, by May I’d say, this […]