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The temperature in your bedroom is perfect. Your blackout curtains have been drawn shut. And you’ve just finished a cup of chamomile tea and novel that made you laugh out loud and forget about whatever was bothering you earlier in the day.

You’re just about ready to drift off, and suddenly the air conditioner kicks on. Or a car alarm screeches through the night air. Or your partner sneezes. Suddenly, you’re wide-awake again. Your brain responds to noises when you’re awake and asleep. But if the interruptions wake you up, that can keep you from getting the restful shuteye that you need.

When ambient noise is disrupting your sleep, white (or pink) noise can help to smooth out the rough edges. Imagine sitting next to a person who is loudly chewing gum in a library. Then imagine sitting next to that same person in a crowded bar. It’s the same chomping gum, but underneath the drone of a crowded place, you can’t even hear it anymore. White noise, whether it’s from a sound machine, a simple fan, or crowd noise helps to mask noise-related disruptions by creating a constant ambient sound that makes a “peak” noise, like a door slamming, less of a contrast. And that makes you less likely to be startled awake.

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The Best Gadget Gifts for Cooks

It can be hard to shop for the chefs in your life. You might not know what they already have, what they like, or how well-equipped their kitchen is. The sheer number of cooking gadgets out there is mind-boggling, but most of them are pretty low-tech (and generally fall into the As Seen on TV category).

You can always get some fine German or Japanese steel, or some thick-walled, copper bottom cookware, but that gets very pricey, very quickly.

Most of these devices let you monitor or control what you’re cooking with your smartphone or tablet. Whether you want to sous vide, smoke meat, grill, bake, or mix cocktails, there are clever devices that can make the process easier and ensure better results.

Air frying quickly circulates heated air to cook food with a crispy, almost fried texture with a fraction of the fat used with conventional frying. The Gourmia GTA2800  air fryer shows just how many different ways you can cook using air frying, thanks to precision temperature control and a slew of accessories. You can roast skewers, make rotisserie chicken, air fry fish and vegetables, and even make pizza and cakes with this big countertop cooker.

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This Color Will Make You Feel

Just as you switch over your closet when the temperature dips, a change in seasons is a good time to switch up your goals, motivations, and even the colors you wear. The energy still radiating from the fall equinox, as well as the energy from the recent full moon in Aries, may make you feel like whatever goals, dreams, and priorities you manifested in the summer just aren’t working this fall.

If you feel confused, conflicted, or unsure of next steps this month, one great way to make a powerful change is to change up the colors you’re wearing. Use this guide to find out what color your body is craving, and how to use it to maximize and manifest your goals and dreams! —The Horoscope.com editors.

In “healing” speak, the chakras represent the seven energy centers of the body. Running from the bottom of the tailbone up to the crown of the head, these seven spots are especially key for harnessing our full potential. That’s because our life force energy (some might call it “spirit”) runs through these cosmic portals, “powering up” different organs and, in turn, ruling different areas of our lives.

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