The holiday season is our favourite time of year to wind down and make warm, cosy memories — this year more than ever. We adapted our lifestyles to take more care of ourselves and one another and this in turn, helped us make changes major and minor.
A hallmark of good design is its ability to last. The moment to make low-impact choices about materials and production is at the beginning of the creative process. Designers and developers can control upwards of 80 percent of a product’s environmental impact, according to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
Falling asleep may seem like an impossible dream when you’re awake at 3am, but good sleep is more under your control than you might think. Following healthy sleep habits can make the difference between restlessness and restorative slumber. Researchers have identified a variety of practices and habits—known as “sleep hygiene"—that can help anyone maximize the hours spent sleeping, even those whose sleep is affected by insomnia, jet lag, or shift work.
The word ‘balance’ has its roots in Late Latin, the combination ofbi(“twice, having two”) andlance(“scale pans”). It conjures the image of weighing scales, often associated with ideals of justice, order and harmony.