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We all know that 3 p.m.-on-a-workday feeling: your eyelids start drooping, your computer screen gets blurry, and the floor beneath your desk looks like the perfect place to curl up for a nap. As it turns out, there’s a scientific reason for your slumping shoulders: “Between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., a drop in body temperature naturally occurs in most people, which releases melatonin, a hormone that makes you feel sleepy,” says Dr. Michael Breus, sleep expert and author of
The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan.
Of course, having a regular sleep schedule is key to feeling more alert all day, but if you’re dragging after watching one too many Homeland episodes last night, here are five research-backed methods to overcome a midafternoon crash — even if there’s not a Starbucks in sight.
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Raise your hand if you have a makeup bag full of eyeshadows you haven't used since college. Maybe a few mascaras in there? How about some foundation you bought, then realized it was the wrong shade? Yeah, that's what we thought. We're right there with you.
It’s time to clear the clutter. And, who better to help us do read
If ever there was a time to simplify our makeup routine, it'd be right now. As if this weather gives us much of a choice — what's the point of piling on product if we're just going to sweat it right off anyway? But, wearing less makeup doesn't have to mean sacrificing the impact of our look. On the contrary, a minimally read