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Can’t Sleep? These Tips May Help You Fall Asleep Fast!

March 27, 2015 12:01 pm

Are you the type of person who lies awake at night with an endless stream of thoughts running through your mind? Falling asleep at the end of a busy day isn’t as easy for some as it is for others, but these foolproof tips can help you to fall asleep fast—and reap the benefits of a restful eight hours.

  1. Improve your environment. If your bedroom isn’t conducive to rest, it will play a role in your insomnia. Make sure that you clear your room of clutter, invest in comfortable pillows and the right type of blanket, and set your thermostat to a slightly cooler temperature than you use during the day.
  2. Wind down. Instead of just switching off your laptop and closing your eyes, try some relaxing bedtime rituals to get you ready for sleep. Do some gentle stretches, take a warm bath, or read a relaxing book to ease your mind into a restful mode.
  3. Stop looking at the clock. If your alarm clock (or cell phone) is within reach, you’ll likely stress yourself out more by counting the number of hours of sleep you’ll get. Turn your clock away from you and don’t worry about the time.
  4. Do a repetitive brain exercise. Counting sheep may sound cliché, but it actually works. Occupying your mind with something repetitive lulls you into a more relaxed state.

How To Get Your Best Night’s Sleep—Ever [Prevention]
5 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster [Health]
13 Tricks For Falling Asleep Faster [Business Insider]

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The Franklin Room: A Trendy Spot That Celebrates Cocktail Culture

March 18, 2015 11:01 am

Once you set foot inside The Franklin Room, it should become clear that you're in for something special. This speakeasy-style bar and restaurant is located underground, so just descend the illuminated staircase and you'll enter a room that features leather bound books set strategically in stacks, rare bottles of spirits encased in metal cabinets, cozy booths, and an impressive selection of cocktails.

This place celebrates old school cocktail culture, so you can expect the drinks to be well-prepared and the service to be top-notch. If you're not sure what to order, just describe your preferences to one of the bartenders or your server and you'll get a concoction made with your tastes in mind. When it comes to the fare, the menu has some eclectic offerings, like the pancetta salad with quail eggs and bacon vinaigrette, cauliflower parmesan tots, and the fried bologna sandwich with pineapple.

The Franklin Room
675 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 445-4686

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2015 10:02 am

May the luck of the Irish be with you! How will you be celebrating today?

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