How to Hygge

Once daylight savings time hits and the sun goes down before many of us can even get home from work, things may start to seem a little bleak. On average, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SADs effects an estimated 10 million Americans. But the Danes and Norwegians, with their months of darkness and cold temperatures are spreading the word of Hygge (hoo-ga) to help the rest of the world t…

The History of Cotton

We sat through long History classes in our youth listening to the teacher drone on about Eli Whitney and the cotton gin. Fast-forward to our adult years and we find ourselves tucked neatly into our warm beds with the smooth touch of fresh cotton sheets without a second thought about Eli and his marvelous invention that revolutionized the southern United States economy in the 1800s. But have…

Shop Like a Pro: Tips For Your Most Successful Black Friday Ever

Some people like to relax after their big meal on Thursday and watch the game. Others know that the real game is yet to be played. They scour the ads, plan their stops, and come up with a game plan for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you’re one of the later, here’s a few tips to help get you ready.Black FridayFollow a budget:I know this isn’t fun but with all of the deals available and the g…

Very Superstitious

We're at our most vulnerable when we sleep. With the lights out and our minds occupied with dreams, we can't pay attention to what may be sneaking around beside the beds. Maybe that's why there are so many superstitions around sleep. Here are just a few things to consider this Halloween before you fall asleep...If you turn a mattress on Sunday you will have nightmares for the next week.…

Sleeping Sustainably

With the news that we are headed for a major climate disaster, eco-friendly products should be on everyone’s mind. So we switch out our plastic straws for reusable ones, conserve water while we brush our teeth, but what about consumer bedding and hotel bedding? Look for products that have sustainably grown/raised elements. A great way to ensure that your down matches this guideli…

Sleeping With Purpose

We talk a lot about how important sleep is. But did you know that you can utilize how you sleep for specific results? Studies show that there are ways to sleep that help with creativity, productivity and stress relief.Struggling through a creative problem? According to Bed Times Magazine, your brain keeps working on it while you sleep. During the rotation between REM and Light Sleep, your…