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Making a few simple changes in your routine can have a profound effect on how you sleep.
You can use information from your sleep diary to help pinpoint adjustments to try in the weeks ahead.
Better mood, sharper thinking, improved cardiovascular health: Turns out, getting more sleep can have a profound impact on your quality of life.
Our 30-day Sleep Challenge begins with understanding that sleep is essential to our health.
Downsizing is still happening, but later, studies suggest.
Furniture and home goods subscription services aim to give millennials flexibility and sustainability.
She took all five kids and her husband on study-abroad adventures while she worked as an adviser to the Student Project for Amity Among Nations program.
An online movement to embrace gray hair is helping inspire many women to ditch the hair dye.
Matriarch Digital Media's stable of shows aim to offer a place women can go to be "understood, encouraged and uplifted."
NONFICTION: Journalist Ada Calhoun plumbs the question of what's keeping women up at night.
There’s often a strawberry in the striking floral designs that Sarah Agaton Howes creates. For the Anishinaabe entrepreneur, teacher and community organizer, the little red…
A seventh-grade boy's love of crochet has helped him focus, brought him a viral following and changed his family's life.
Our panel of kid critics, ages 3 to 9, quickly warmed to Elsa and Anna's return.
After suffering a miscarriage at 19 weeks, Kao Kalia Yang wrote a post on Facebook. It was a message addressed to her lost baby, and…
The app doesn't make new friends for you. You still have to put yourself out there.
New exhibit at the Minnesota History Center aims to foster a collective conversation about sexual violence.
Nearly eight decades after she appeared in New York vaudeville shows as a tiny tap dancer, Margaret Filipczak could still knock out a little routine…
Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins will be in town for live podcast.with Ch. 11's Jana Shortal and to participate in a race on rollerskis through downtown Minneapolis.
University of Minnesota researcher is studying how working out can help prevent postpartum depression for those most at risk.
NONFICTION: What compels a modern woman to join ISIS? This collection of interviews gives a clue.
Twin Cities women — and men — are learning to identify and hopefully fight impostor syndrome.
Hamline professor uncovers the story of young women who were incarcerated for being pregnant.
Stay-at-home Twin Cities area fathers are banding together to build awareness, gain acceptance and have a little fun.
The meetup, organized by a 14-year-old, is all about making, buying, selling and trading the gooey DIY toy.
On-campus reuse stores help students outfit their dorms and make colleges more sustainable.
Fall brings vibrant foliage and thousands of migrating birds to a refuge in Trempealeau, Wis.
Bitty Kitty Brigade volunteers care for neonatal cats too small and vulnerable for traditional shelters.
In January, the Enloes began driving the country, selling pizza at fairs and livestock shows. Now they're home.
The 92-year-old was an art lover who amassed an outsized collection of religious works that now fill the walls of her church.
The shop on University Avenue in St. Paul has supplied tinkerers, inventors and artists for more than half a century.
These local women are building community and getting comfortable in the driver's seat.
When you put a preschool and a senior living facility together, kids gain skills while older adults gain purpose.
Blowing underwater kisses, communing with sting rays and making magic happen is part of the job for a professional mermaid.
The Twin Cities has become a nexus for the body positivity movement, with plus-size pool parties, adventure camps and yoga classes.
Dr. Leslie Reed has created a dentistry practice, cultivated a specialty in turtle shell repair and built a training program at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota.
To adults, the summer break seems ideal, but it can be unsettling for kids. Here's how to identify and deal with summer anxiety.
Decades after she retired from the foreign service, even after her 100th birthday had come and gone, Brynhild (Brynnie) Rowberg stayed up to date on…
Artsy, thrifty "visible mending" movement encourages folks to repair clothes by hand.
Women are working to build a supportive community as pastime regains popularity.
NONFICTION: Award-winning book exposes the myths of domestic violence through moving in-depth portraits.
A weekend-long event celebrating architecture and civic pride comes to Minneapolis May 18-19.
A Twin Cities dad is challenging families to pledge to ditch devices for national Screen-Free Week.
Connection is key to raising boys into good men, new book argues
Greeters will get a "front-of-the-line" pass during civic fest.
A Marie Kondo-inspired increase in donated goods has "thrifters" teaching others the resale ropes.
NONFICTION: A journalist explores the implications of hiring someone to help care for her kids so she can continue to work.
Apps and wearables track naps, sunlight exposure and much more. Some parents find the data reassuring, but pediatricians and privacy experts are raising concerns.
A new pop-up installation at MOA is Instagram-worthy, but it isn't exactly cheap.
A winter storm warning was in effect until 1 p.m. Sunday for much of central, southern and western Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.
FeMNist Day aims to boost economic empowerment for women and nonbinary folks.
“Dynamite comes in small packages,” Manuel Melendez Jr. liked to tell his kids. That’s what the 5-foot-6 amateur boxer, printer and community activist would say…
28 days, 3,000 participants, no added sugar: Here are some lessons from the Star Tribune's 28-Day Sugar-Free Challenge.
Here's how to move forward — and feel good about it — after the 28-Day Sugar-Free Challenge.
Kick sugar to the curb with the Star Tribune's 28-day challenge.
Aren't dates sugar bombs? Is stevia ok?Many readers have been asking these and other excellent questions during our 28-Day Sugar-Free Challenge, as we work…
On Valentine's Day, Americans revel in our love for candy. But some are saying no to their sweet tooth.
Filmmaker guzzled sugar for 60 days to test its impact.
A body processes fructose from sources such as honey and maple syrup just as it does fructose from regular table sugar.
Sugar goes by many names. Here's how to avoid hidden added sugars in packaged food.
Falen Bonsett, Sarah Edwards and other prominent women will share stories and take on trolls.
Advice by parents for parents acknowledges the frustration, stress and wacky joys of raising children.
FICTION: Funny, wise and magical debut novel pays homage to "1,001 Nights."
Aufguss basics What it is: A German sauna wellness ritual, with essential oils and a “sauna meister” guiding the experience and tending the heat. Where…
This sauna experience combines high heat (like a Finnish sauna) with lots of steam (like a Russian banya), with some aromatherapy mixed in.
Website's hygge tally ranks the Twin Cities third in the nation. How can that be?
CBD, a cannabis compound, is in everything from gumdrops to bath bombs.
From plush dolls to craft kits, give the gift of a locally-made toy this year.
FICTION: A man looks back on his childhood, trying to understand why his mother fled the family.
Tired of decorative rather than practical clothing, more women are demanding deep and plentiful pockets.
Duchess Harris' books address complicated and often overlooked issues.
Family members are more likely than neighbors or co-workers to be political adversaries.
Neighbors dish up dinner to spur conversations, in hopes of bridging race, class and cultural divides.
Help wanted in managing life's day-to-day struggles.
Once a cult craze, bullet journaling is now a global phenomenon as people use creative planning to deal with anxiety, attention disorders and organizational challenges.
Here's one author's plan for loving (almost) every minute.