Wake Up to Sleep Awareness!

Sleep Awareness Week (March 11-17) brings attention to the impact and importance of good sleep health on our bodies, minds, and overall well-being. Here are some resources for exploring why and how we sleep (or don't sleep), some films about sleep and dreaming, and some music to help you get to work on getting to sleep.
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Music for Sounders Game Day

We're getting to the final weeks of the regular season in Major League Soccer, and your Seattle Sounders are battling their way into the postseason as we speak. Will they make the playoffs? We'll have to hold on through a wild October to find out! A lot of professional soccer players have hype music they…
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Aretha Franklin: In Memoriam

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died in her Detroit home on August 16, leaving the world a just little bit darker and less brilliant in her wake. There are plenty of books, news stories and interviews you could choose to read to remember her, but my favorite way to honor musicians is to take…
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Music for Days Gone By

Every so often there's a song or a piece of music that pairs perfectly with the book I'm reading. For me, Rose Bett's enchanting and poignant song reminded me of the Prisoner of Zenda, a romantic adventure in which true love and duty clash. Published on the eve of World War I, neither the blithe…
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Queen of the Grammys: SZA

The awards haven't gone out yet, but I'm already crowning this year's Queen of the Grammys (a title I just made up): her name is SZA, and she's amazing and I wish she was my bestie.  This year, SZA is up for five Grammys: Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album (Ctrl), Best R&B Song ("Supermodel")…
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