Lorraine Francis

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6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

This formula will make you happier at work and at home in 2018 | Inc.com

Growth is good and we all want to be part of a growing company. But there is a dark side; a year of late nights, working on weekends, always-being-connected can really take a toll on people--depleting energy and impacting wellbeing.<p>Research shows that people who have more personal resources like …

Happiness

LilyPad Arduino Sensor Mat

Arduino

Snowsound USA launches Snowsound-Fiber textile products

Premier acoustic panel manufacturer Snowsound has announced the launch of its new patented <i>Snowsound-Fiber</i> textile products that have been developed …

Star Trainer Emily Skye Shares Her Go-To Post-Workout Snack

Post-workout sweets cravings? We picked up this all-natural, whole foods, superdelicious snack recipe from Emily Skye, one of our favorite trainers! It uses natural maple for sweetness, almonds and peanut butter for protein, and cacao to give it that chocolaty, magnesium-packed kick that's great …

Breakfast

This subscription service keeps your old sheets and towels out of landfills

Every year, 10 million tons of textiles end up in landfills, according to the EPA. Even when we think we are donating our used textiles to charity, 85% of them still end up in a dump somewhere. The problem, though, is that Americans love the feeling of brand-new sheets and towels, fresh from the …

#tuesdaytrending: textiles for aw1718 are a celebration of now

Camira Fabrics, a UK-based textile company that specialises in commercial interiors and transportation, along with trend consultant Sally Angharad, …

Home Decorating

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

Sleep is more important than you might think

America is chronically sleep deprived and Dr. Charles Czeisler wants to do something about it.<p>According to Czeisler, head of the Division of Sleep …

9 Things You Should Know About Americans' Sleep Habits

It's no secret that here at the Huffington Post, we're obsessed with sleep. HuffPost president and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington has called herself a "sleep evangelist," our New York office features two nap rooms, and we have an entire page dedicated to sleep news, tips and advice.<p>So you can …

This Headband Blocks Out Noise So You Can Sleep

Are you sick of listening to your partner snore (or looking for a headband to match your new pajamas)? There's a headband for that.<p>SleepPhones are headbands that you wear to sleep. They have built-in headphones, through which you can play white noise, ambient music or whatever else you'd like. It …

9 fascinating facts about the science of sleep

Most people already know that sleep is important and that they should probably get more of it.<p>But that's only part of the story.<p>In recent years, researchers have been discovering some bizarre things about the science of sleep. Not sleeping enough can have all sorts of odd side effects, like making …

University of Chicago

Can't sleep? 4-7-8 breathing technique claims to help you nod off in 60 SECONDS

Can't sleep? Try the 4-7-8 breathing technique that claims to help you nod off in 60 SECONDS<p><b>Method has been pioneered by Harvard-trained Dr Andrew</b> …

‘By reducing your “sleep window”, you’re raising the stakes, giving your powers of sleep a real challenge, which brings out the best in them’<p>Recently, I decided to try to deal with a bout of insomnia by deliberately getting even less sleep. If this strikes you as absurd, I can only reply that it’s …

Self-improvement

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About Sleep In 2015

Scientists dove deeper into the mystery of sleep this year.<p>Arianna Huffington has shared the big idea that she thinks will define 2016 -- and it's probably not what you would expect.<p>"Sleep. That's right, sleep!" Huffington wrote in a Dec. 16 blog post. "How much and how well we sleep in the coming …

Sleep Research 2017: Brain Scans Show How Good Sleep Heals The Mind

Science has long boasted the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Previous studies have shown that not getting enough rest can contribute to chronic …

How to reset your body clock, and get better sleep, with hiking boots and a tent

Are you sick of going to bed late and waking up tired? Then grab your hiking boots and a tent. A new study suggests that a couple days of camping in the great outdoors can reset your circadian clock and help you get more sleep.<p>The circadian clock is an internal system that tells your body when it’s …

When You Need a Geriatrics Doctor

The population of older Americans is exploding, but there’s a shortage of the very doctors trained specifically to treat them, according to the …

6 Unique Luxury Resorts in Asia for a green escape

What’s better than traveling luxuriously? Traveling to a luxury resort that is eco-friendly! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite hotels …

Sheryl Sandberg’s new book isn’t just a memoir on grief, it’s a critical guide to reclaiming life

On March 10, 2014, my mother, my sister-in-law, and I walked up the stairs to tell my brother’s four daughters that their father had died. Though he had been sick for two years, the news came as a total shock. We each went for one child, enveloping them completely in the hope that our embrace would …

Empathy

Bed Nooks: The Architectural Womb We Never Want to Leave

(Image credit: Dwell)<p>What's more exciting than a well-dressed bed? How about a well-dressed bed tucked into a cozy nook? You might have to do a …

Escape One Tiny House

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Home<br>• Luxury<p>The Escape One is built by a company with over 25 years of experience designing high-end tiny houses …

Water Heater

Inside the Business of Vicuña, the Wool Worth More Than Gold

For years, products made from the fleece of vicuña have been a symbol of ultimate luxury. Now, demand is rising and competition is heating</b> …

This Self-Poofing Fabric Transforms From T-Shirt to Parka

Otherlab’s self-fluffing fabric changes its insulation in response to temperature Evan AckermanA small team at Otherlab, which does all kinds of …

Wellness Challenge: Silk Pillowcases

This week, I want to make the challenge extremely simple, so I’ll get right to the point: Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase is not ideal. Not only can …

Pretty Soon Your Entire Wardrobe Will Be Made From Plastic

I've been on the search recently for more natural fibers and materials when it comes to the clothing I wear, especially my gym and yoga wear. Which …

The Cotton On Home Pieces That We Can't Wait to Buy

Cotton On Home (or CO: Home) is expanding again this season with artwork, lighting and a cosy collection of loungewear, all part of their …

Freitag F-ABRIC Linen T

Ever since I visited their shop in Berlin, and then got a backpack in for review (the Victor), I’ve been a fan of Freitag. And, that’s not just for …

1,800 thread sheets are so soft you fall to sleep just making the bed

Thread count isn’t like one of those deceiving metrics like camera megapixels or Facebook friends—more threads are always better if you can afford …

Yoga pants, fleece jackets and the microplastics dilemma

In December 2015, President Obama signed the Microbeads Free Waters Act, banning the use of plastic microbeads used as exfoliants in personal care …