A Simple Trick to Beat Insomnia

A Simple Trick to Beat Insomnia

Insomnia — that terrible feeling of lying awake in bed hoping sweet sleep will come. Many experts recommend getting out of bed if you remain awake for more than 20 minutes. Shelley Hershner, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Michigan Medicine’s Sleep Disorders Center in Ann Arbor, agrees. In an article on […]

New Sleep Study on Space

New Sleep Study on Space

Sometimes our circadian rhythms are disrupted by odd work hours or traveling across time zones. That’s nothing compared to seeing a sunrise 16 times a day. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station orbit the Earth every 90 minutes. They are exposed to constant changes in light, which, when combined with a heavy workload, unusual environment […]

More Toddler’s Use Touchscreens, the Less They Sleep

More Toddler’s Use Touchscreens, the Less They Sleep

It’s no secret that smartphones, tablets or touchscreens are in almost every home and young children play with them. Now, researchers have found that every hour a toddler spends on a touchscreen could lead to 15 minutes less sleep each day, according to a BCC News article. Researchers at Birkbeck, University of London, surveyed 715 […]

How Money Woes Can Sabotage Sleep

How Money Woes Can Sabotage Sleep

What’s keeping people up at night? According to a survey by CreditCards.com, financial insomnia is the highest it’s been since the Great Recession. In a telephone survey of 1,000 Americans, 65% said they lie awake worrying about money. And the biggest cause of that anxiety is health insurance. This year, 38% reported health care and […]

Millennials Stick with Jobs Just as Long as Gen Xers Did

Millennials Stick with Jobs Just as Long as Gen Xers Did

Millennials might have a reputation for job-hopping, but they actually stay at jobs longer than their older counterparts did when they were the same age. In January 2016, 63.4% of millennial workers (ages 18 to 35) had been at their current job at least 13 months, according to the Current Population Survey conducted by the […]

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos on Successful Companies

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos on Successful Companies

In his annual letter to stockholders, Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive officer, had a couple of things to say about being a “Day 1” business—that is, a company that maximizes its potential. Day 1 businesses have energy and vitality. Here’s what Day 2 looks like, according to Bezos: “Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. […]

Young Adults Stay Close—Very Close—to Home

Young Adults Stay Close—Very Close—to Home

Where do the majority of young adults live? On their own? With a spouse? At home with their parents? If you answered “at home with their parents,” you’d be right. A study by the U.S. Census Bureau finds that, as of 2016, 22.9 million 18- to 34-year-olds, or 31%, live with their parents. (According to […]

Justine Fallon Promoted to MRC Operations Manager

The Mattress Recycling Council has promoted Justine Fallon to operations manager to oversee the mattress recycling programs known as Bye Bye Mattress in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Based in the Northeast, she is responsible for leading MRC’s day-to-day operations and managing the program coordinators as they work with their state’s municipalities, retailers, transporters and […]

Ignore Stereotypes When Hiring a CEO

Ignore Stereotypes When Hiring a CEO

When hiring a chief executive officer, four qualities indicate whether the candidate is likely to be successful. These qualities were determined by ghSmart, a Chicago-based management consulting firm, which conducted a 10-year study called the CEO Genome Project. Researchers looked at more than 17,000 assessments of executives, including career history, results and behavior patterns. First, […]

Tempur Sealy Earnings Dip in First Quarter, But Business Update is Bullish

In its first quarterly report since ending its business relationship with retailer Mattress Firm in January, mattress major Tempur Sealy International Inc.’s net income, under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, decreased 14.4% to $33.9 million. Adjusted net income increased 23.4% to $52.2 million. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization in the first quarter were […]

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