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How We Really Get to Sleep

June 10, 2016

How We Really Get to Sleep

…For a quality night’s sleep, we all know what we’re supposed to do. Stop looking at screens after dinner, don’t drink caffeine past lunch, and go easy on the…

The 3 Most Comfortable Dresses To Sleep In (Because Naps Happen)

June 14, 2019

The 3 Most Comfortable Dresses To Sleep In (Because Naps Happen)

…writer Deanna Pai to put a few of our dresses to the sleep test. After seven years of living alone, I’m now watching as my fiancé slowly but surely moves…

The Sleeping Schedules of Geniuses… and Fashion Startup Employees

June 13, 2014

The Sleeping Schedules of Geniuses… and Fashion Startup Employees

…Photo from favim.com Some people say: “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Others, like me, say, “I’ll sleep whenever possible.” New York Magazine recently published an interesting chart of…

Celebrity Attorney Stacy Phillips: “There’s a Very Fine Line Between Caring and Going Overboard”

April 20, 2018

Celebrity Attorney Stacy Phillips: “There’s a Very Fine Line Between Caring and Going Overboard”

…of it. IN MY TIME OFF, CATCHING UP ON SLEEP IS A BIG PRIORITY. I didn’t sleep for many, many, many years, but I’m getting better about it. I used…

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Our Favorite Travel-Friendly Pieces for the Holiday Season

December 07, 2018

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Our Favorite Travel-Friendly Pieces for the Holiday Season

…buttery-soft Angelou shawl, which drapes beautifully no matter how you style it. Most importantly, it doubles as a blanket—ideal for chilly airplane cabins. The Silk Sleep Mask The Silk Sleep

16 Tips for Work Travel, From a Globetrotting Expert

September 14, 2017

16 Tips for Work Travel, From a Globetrotting Expert

…to go to sleep as soon as possible after boarding. MM.LaFleur stylist Min in wears the Angelou shawl, the ultimate travel staple. Self-Care 10. Pack a sheet mask or two…

Dr. Carrie Stern Took a Year Off from Surgical Residency—and Founded a Startup

September 28, 2018

Dr. Carrie Stern Took a Year Off from Surgical Residency—and Founded a Startup

…difference. They think I sleep at home even though I don’t sometimes. But it would probably be challenging to maintain that balance no matter what my job was. Most moms,…

What Would You Do With an Extra Hour?

November 02, 2018

What Would You Do With an Extra Hour?

…stage in life where sleep comes hard for me. And I need every hour I can scrape up. But if this were not the case, I would get up every…

On Email, Powerlessness, and Maintaining Sanity in a Pathologically Plugged-In World

March 02, 2018

On Email, Powerlessness, and Maintaining Sanity in a Pathologically Plugged-In World

…single weekend afternoon. Ruse de Guerre: Checking your inbox and replying to emails before you go to sleep and immediately upon waking to create the impression among your coworkers that…

In Praise of the (Grown-up) Security Blanket

December 01, 2017

In Praise of the (Grown-up) Security Blanket

…around the house, to sleep, while traveling, to work on casual days, hiking, and on weekends. When I moved to Paris on a whim, it was one of the few…

Army Veteran Jas Boothe on Homelessness, the Military, and the Power of Oprah

January 25, 2018

Army Veteran Jas Boothe on Homelessness, the Military, and the Power of Oprah

…put stock into this country through our service. LUCKILY, MY AUNT ALLOWED ME to come sleep on her couch with my son. I spent a little while lying around and…

Miyako’s Mood Board: Finding New Meaning in a Poem from Childhood

March 17, 2014

Miyako’s Mood Board: Finding New Meaning in a Poem from Childhood

…The scale of the night felt extremely overwhelming, especially when I was in bed and feeling anxious about not being able to sleep. The worst was when I would hear…

Banish Insomnia with a Little Help from T.S. Eliot

August 16, 2013

Banish Insomnia with a Little Help from T.S. Eliot

…There are nights when I get into bed, determined to sleep, but spend the next hour or two having what feels like a brain hurricane: I replay the…

The Secret to More Energy, Less Anxiety, and a Thriving Career? Let Emma Seppälä Show You the Way

January 18, 2019

The Secret to More Energy, Less Anxiety, and a Thriving Career? Let Emma Seppälä Show You the Way

…a four-year-old. It’s very difficult to be mindful if you take away sleep and add a bunch of stress. But I stick to my practices every single day for an…

Practicing Gratitude: How Five Minutes a Day Made Me More Thankful

September 15, 2015

Practicing Gratitude: How Five Minutes a Day Made Me More Thankful

…like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones.” Shifting that mindset is tough, especially because chasing happiness often feels as futile as chasing sleep. It’s not something you…

46 Minutes with Time-Management Expert Laura Vanderkam

June 21, 2018

46 Minutes with Time-Management Expert Laura Vanderkam

…our lighter weeks as atypical. If you spent time on one weekend doing some work, you’d say, “Oh, I work weekends.” We tend to underestimate sleep for the same reason….

So, What Do You Do? Grai St. Clair Rice, Beekeeper

April 17, 2019

So, What Do You Do? Grai St. Clair Rice, Beekeeper

…dinner at 11 p.m., getting five hours of sleep, and starting it all again the next morning. It’s intense, but it’s also exhilarating. Swarm season in May and June is…

Economist Emily Oster Wants Parents to Relax More—and Look at the Data

May 10, 2019

Economist Emily Oster Wants Parents to Relax More—and Look at the Data

…that you care so much about—like another person who doesn’t want to sleep or is crying a lot. When things aren’t going the way you want with your kids, especially…

So, What Do You Do? Emily Sutton, Storm Chaser

April 08, 2019

So, What Do You Do? Emily Sutton, Storm Chaser

…9:30 a.m. I go to sleep at 7 p.m. But when there’s a tornado warning, is on call 24/7. At those times, we do wall-to-wall coverage—sometimes for 8, 10, or…

Tired of Leaning In? Maybe It’s Time To Recline.

February 26, 2014

Tired of Leaning In? Maybe It’s Time To Recline.

…should be approached like an epic road trip: Keep moving, but pull over frequently to fuel up, acquire suitable snacks, get some sleep, and take in the view. Don’t worry…

The Creator of the Internet’s Biggest Awards Regularly Turns Off Her Phone

October 11, 2019

The Creator of the Internet’s Biggest Awards Regularly Turns Off Her Phone

…down at our screens. But as a working mother, it’s been unbelievably helpful to have this time with my family. We sleep well, we laugh more, we’re fully engaged with…

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