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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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It's been a whirlwind year for New York City. A polar vortex froze over the winter months (literally), the ebola epidemic made a brief (yet frightening) appearance, and Eric Garner's death raised concerns over law enforcement's power over the civilians it's meant to protect.
And, while New York current events dominated read
Has any other year in recent memory offered up so many buzz-worthy store openings? Maybe. But, this year — with its H&M-sister brand invasions and numerous e-commerce-to-brick-and-mortar transformations — was particularly riveting. Add to that a ton of speculation (not to mention competition) over which U.S. city would read