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You’ve probably heard of seasonal affective disorder. Often referred to as SAD, it’s a form of depression that happens seasonally, usually arising in the late fall and winter. But have you heard of reverse seasonal affective disorder? Also called Summer SAD, and it’s...read more
The state where you live may say a lot about how well you sleep—or don’t. About a third of American adults regularly sleep less than seven hours a night. That’s a problem. Sleep experts widely agree that while individual sleep needs vary somewhat, sleeping between 7-9...read more
Snoring is so common, it can be easy for people to write it off as NBD—no big deal. If you were to remind those blasé-about-snoring folks that the noise of snoring is annoying and disruptive, that snorers often feel tired in the morning, and that their bed mates feel...read more
In the U.S., we’re celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, with fireworks and cookouts and those quiet moments when we remember what the day is there to mark: the ideals of liberty that drove our founding as a nation. My family will meet up with friends for a hike and...read more
Eating dinner al fresco, shopping at the local farmers’ market, picking dinner right from the garden—these are some of the simple joys of summer. Here in New England, we’re sticking rhubarb into pies and crumbles, and attempting to balance things out for our...read more
I like camping. I think I’d probably love glamping. Sleeping out in a beautiful, remote natural setting, under a starlit sky, but trading the rocks under my sleeping bag for a big, comfy, king-size bed and some high thread-count sheets? Sign me up. Glamping is luxury...read more
Is anyone out there not fascinated by dreams? Dreaming is a universal human experience that’s also incredibly individual and personal. What are possibly the oldest “dream journals” – paintings on cave walls that some researchers think are records of ancient shaman...read more
We’re being treated to the longest days of the year right now in the Northern Hemisphere. In coastal New England, where I live, the sun is setting close to nine o’clock in the evening. All this daylight leaves plenty of time for boat rides, trail walks, and evening...read more
Some of my favorite memories from when I was a kid involve playing sports with my father. My dad and I faced off on the tennis court in the summer, and explored the woods around our house on cross-country skis all winter long. Dads who spend time being active with...read more
Guys, if you’re hanging on to a habit of taking your phone to bed with you, you’ll want to pay attention to this news: scientists have linked nighttime blue light exposure to an increased risk for prostate cancer. What is blue light? It’s a short-wavelength light that...read more