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How to Know if Produce in Your Supermarket is Really Organic

organic produce

The problem with produce, at least when it comes to ensuring the product is truly organic, is that it often comes unpackaged and open. In supermarkets it is easily placed into the wrong bin. Since an apple looks like an apple, whether it’s organic or not, it can be a little difficult to determine which apple is organic and which one was grown conventionally – meaning that pesticides were used in the growing of the apple or which apples are genetically modified.

International Earth Day – March 20th

Earth Day

International Earth Day corresponds with the Vernal Equinox, which falls on March 20th. On the Vernal Equinox, night and day are the same length everywhere on the planet.

The thought behind this date for International Earth Day is that it is a time of equilibrium in which people can put aside geographical and political differences, and recognized the common need for all to preserve the planet’s resources.

Discover the Most Interesting and Unique Beds from Around the World Without Leaving Home!


As you get ready to crawl into your botanical mattress at night, have you ever wondered what people around the world are calling beds these days? While it may be hard to picture, beds from around the world don’t always look like the beds we typically imagine. Today, let’s explore the most unique and visually appealing beds from all walks of life. Some of them are so unrecognizable, you wouldn’t even realize it’s a bed without us telling you!

Ditch the Drip: 5 Postures to Help You Sleep Better

woman sleeping peacefully

Have you ever had a cold so badly it just won’t go away? Between the coughing and sneezing, all you want to do is go to bed. However, when you finally hit your comfortable and cozy latex mattress for the first time, you realize your symptoms are even worse than they were during the day. Postnasal drip can be one of the most uncomfortable and annoying nuisances at night and sometimes it feels like there’s no hope. On top of the sore throat that goes along with it, sometimes you feel like you can’t breathe throughout the night. There are some ways to fight back against postnasal drip and a lot of them have to do with your sleeping posture. Let’s discuss some of the best sleeping postures to use when you’re experiencing postnasal drip.

Coffee & Sleep: Tips for a Decaf Snooze

We’ve all made the mistake before: having too much caffeine before bed. Maybe it wasn’t even your fault. Maybe you specifically asked the Barista at Starbucks for a Venti decaf latte, but alas mistakes happen. The bigger issue is: finding out how to fall asleep after you’ve had caffeine.

Dreaming of Gold: Sleep Habits of Olympic Athletes

sleep habits

In a few short weeks, the 2012 Summer Olympics will begin. For two weeks, the world will be watching the games that bring together people from all walks of life. These tests of strength, endurance and perseverance wouldn’t be possible without the outstanding determination of the athletes who are chosen for the Olympics. They’ve survived rigorous training and competitions to get where they are and one of the most underrated areas of their training is their sleeping habits. An athlete’s performance is only as good as the sleep they’ve had the night before.

The Old College Try: Finding the Right Bedding for Your College Kid

bed linens

If you have a child about to start their freshman year of college, then there’s probably a lot on your mind, especially if they’re going away. There will be a lot of decisions to make in the upcoming months and one that you might not immediately think of is their bedding for school. 

Sleeping Great in the Great Outdoors

It’s summertime and with that comes all the fun activities that kids get to do with their families when there’s no school to worry about. One of the most popular summer activities is camping. Whether the campsite is a tent in your backyard or an RV hours away from your home, they share a common factor: the lack of a decent sleeping space. While marshmallows and ghost stories make for great summer memories by dusk, the state of your back by dawn might be worse for the wear. Going camping doesn’t have to be the end of a good night of sleep. There are ways to dream peacefully in the wilderness without the comfort of your own matttress.

Betting on the Box Spring: How Important is the Foundation of Your Mattress

orthopedic foundation

When purchasing a mattress, you want to make sure it lasts for years to come. A mattress is a big decision and there are so many choices to pick from. Of course when you buy the mattress, you have to buy the box spring as well. Like many choices in life, we’ve gotten so used to the “that’s just the way it is” motto, we don’t even wonder why we need to buy a box spring. The box spring you purchase can be as important as the mattress itself.

A Dreamy Vacation: How to Sleep Well When You’re Away

luxury cruise ship

One of the biggest perks of summer is going on vacation. While the sun and sand can put any one at ease, one drawback to vacationing is leaving your bed behind. No matter how comfortable a bed on vacation can be, it just always seems harder to fall asleep in a bed that’s not your own.