Cynthia Drake

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I used to be tired all the time too. 'Segmented sleep' solved that

Until Thomas Edison came along, our ancestors preferred to have two sleeps per night with a break in between. Converting back to it has been tricky, but worth it<p>Do you get enough sleep? Of course you don’t. Very few people with busy jobs, young children or smartphones do. Last week, there was yet …

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are one of those staples that are simple yet complicated to make. If you've ever screwed up a whole batch, you already know that following the recipe to a T makes all the difference, and that small changes can have a big impact. For example, using bread flour instead of …

How Living in Hawai'i Changed My Life

Lately, I have been feeling very reflective. Perhaps it is because I have been organizing my green card renewal so I have had to document the last two and a half years of living in Hawai'i. As I looked back over all the photos I printed to submit to the Immigration Department, I was overwhelmed by …

28 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

Sparkle and shine, no more grime!

8 Debt Reduction Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Everyone knows it is a good idea to reduce your debt load. With less debt, you save money on interest charges and reduce your risk of financial …

Personal Finance

10 Next-Level Tips From the Most Organized Home in America

Caution: these tricks are for advanced organizers, only.<p>If you've already mastered Lazy Susans, towel bars, and shower rings, the advanced guide to ultimate neatness is here, and its guru is professional organizer Alejandra Costello. This woman is seriously meticulous — HGTV crowned her one of the …

The Loving Art of Letting Go.

<b>Here’s what happened this morning:</b><p>Meditation completed, I padded out to the kitchen to enjoy a morning tea with Devi.<p>Sunlight filters through the …

Eating fruit every day could have a surprising benefit to your health

Good news, fruit lovers: It turns out the food group has some strong associations with heart health.<p>In a large study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers in China found that people who consumed fruit regularly had lower blood pressure and blood-sugar levels, as …

Holistic Medicine

9 Healthy Breakfasts for Two (Because the Morning After)

There are times in life when you have a breakfast buddy. Maybe it's a roommate or your significant other. Maybe it's someone you met last night. …

6 Essential Nutrients for Athletes 50 and Up

Your athletic body has special needs after 50. Here’s how to feed it right to keep riding strong, no matter your age.

What's better for fat loss: weight lifting or cardio work?

Once upon a time, if you asked a fitness professional how to lose weight, they'd reply with four simple words: get on a treadmill.<p>Cardiovascular work – long, slow, and (for some) boring – was the go-to option for anyone who needed to lose weight. Whether it was running, cycling, rowing or even …

Exercise

Brain scans reveal how people with insomnia may be wired differently

To sleep, perchance to dream … and to keep your brain working: Scientists have long known about the importance of getting a good night's sleep to improve memory, learning and mental health.<p>But the underlying cause of primary insomnia — a chronic inability to sleep soundly that's not associated with …

The Brain