Year: 2018

How Often Should You Replace Your Mattress?

Happy young woman stretching and waking up on new mattressIf you want better sleep—and more of it—then you might want to start by replacing your mattress. A comfortable mattress is rated as the most important factor in getting a good night’s sleep.

And given that we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping, why waste that time on a lousy-feeling mattress? Here’s how often you should replace your mattress and how to tell when you need a new one.Read Story

Simple Steps to Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange Party

Holiday cookies

Whether you love to bake or dread it more than the mall parking lot on Christmas Eve, homemade cookies are a central part of the holidays. From traditional frosted sugar cookies and peanut butter blossoms, to ethnic treats like krumkake and biscochitos, everyone expects their favorites to be on hand throughout the season.

This year, rather than spend hours in the kitchen making an endless variety, try hosting a cookie swap. Not only will the exchange cut your cooking time in half — without sacrificing quality or quantity — the gathering of friends may likely become a sweet new holiday tradition. Here’s everything you need to know about hosting a successful cookie party.

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