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Are naps healthy for my overall sleep patterns?

Are naps healthy for my overall sleep patterns?

By Brandon Baker for PhillyVoice Naps are satisfying, but are they healthy?  Eager to learn whether those quick-fix snoozers are helping or hurting our normal sleep patterns, wereached out to Dr. Karl Doghramji, Medical Director of the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center, for an explanation.  The science gets confusing with conflicting information. Is a nap good for you? Napping is not such an unusual phenomenon. In our society, around 20 percent of individuals take naps regularly, and other societies in Europe, and in other parts of the world, napping is more frequent. It's a common human experience. So, the question becomes, in...

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6 products you didn’t know women had a role in

6 products you didn’t know women had a role in

In case you weren’t aware, March is Women’s History Month. As a product created by and a brand founded by women who built a majority-female team, we’d be remiss if we didn’t celebrate. Women have done extraordinary things over the years, but many have not gotten the credit they deserve. Remember the movie Big Eyes (which is also a true story) where Amy Adams’ character is a brilliant artist whose husband takes credit for her work? That’s one of many, many true stories about women’s work being glossed over or not given credit. 
In honor of this month, we’re sharing some well-known inventions that few people realize were created by women. Meet your new sheroes.

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How to stay active outdoors in the winter

How to stay active outdoors in the winter

Winter 2019 has been... something else. A polar vortex hit the Midwest with no mercy and brought dangerous temperatures with it. These intense snow days make it difficult to get out, get active and get sweaty. Luckily, there have been many days this winter that are snowy and beautiful without the harsh temperatures. 

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Why people become vegans

Why people become vegans

It may be no surprise that being a vegan is tough, but meat-eaters and meat-abstainers probably have more in common than they might think.

Vegans are foremost focused on healthy eating. Six out of 10 Americans want their meals to be healthier, and research shows that plant-based diets are associated with reduced risk for heart disease, certain cancers, and Type 2 diabetes.

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Tea tree oil is the all-natural antibacterial you need in your life

Tea tree oil is the all-natural antibacterial you need in your life

MindBodyGreen reports that tea tree oil, an easy-to-find essential oil is the anti-everything you need to get you through winter as healthy as possible. With antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, tea tree oil might just be your secret weapon this winter.

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