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I Wore Blue Light Blocking Glasses Every Day for a Week — Here’s What I Learned

If you strain your eyes looking at screens all day, these might be worth a shot. I'd heard of blue light blocking glasses before: They were yellow, ugly, and not worth the laughter I would get from both roommates and coworkers if I wore them regularly. But, I had a problem: For my job, I needed to spend a minimum of eight hours a day staring at a computer screen. Plus, unfortunately, in my downtime after work, I would often find myself staring at another, smaller screen: the rectangle of my iPhone 7, which would constantly beam more blue light into my face. I often felt like my eyes were red and tired by the end of the day, and...

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Blue Light Pollution: What You Need to Know

Light can impact our skin and health in major ways. And, while sunlight might be the most well-known culprit of premature signs of aging, it’s not the only one. The truth is, we probably spend less time in the sun than we do in front of blue light. “Blue light is the typical light emitted from electronic devices, including our phones, computers, TVs and other electronic devices,” says Alissia Zenhausern, N.M.D. Thanks to the modern tech-savvy world we live in, blue light is unavoidable. And, unfortunately, many of us are exposed to unhealthy levels, aka blue light pollution. What is blue light pollution? Much like sunlight — UV rays — there is such thing as too much blue light. “Blue...

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Is It Possible to Lose Weight While You Sleep?

Contrary to what many people think, sleep is not an inactive state. During sleep our bodies are doing lots of important work—repairing cells and tissues, restoring full, healthy function to our immune system, consolidating memories and rebooting the neural cells and networks of the brain. We’re burning calories the whole time. For a 150-pound person, the estimated calorie burn over a 7-hour night of rest is just over 440 calories. That’s a 40-minute jog on a treadmill! Getting plenty of high-quality rest is an important—and still overlooked– factor in weight control. Here are some of the ways you can harness your sleep routine and your overnight rest to help your body burn more calories and stay metabolically healthier. Activate your...

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