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Erica Pearson covers features for the Star Tribune, with mini-beat on women’s issues. Before joining the Star Tribune, she spent more than a decade at the New York Daily News, where she was an assistant city desk editor.

A Wisconsin native, Pearson has covered everything from immigration to cops and courts to lifestyle news.

5 crafts you can teach yourself to calm your mind and keep you busy

You can only watch so much Netflix.Taking up a new craft (or two) is fun and offers proven benefits.

Minnesota parents are working at home and making it work

Using support systems and humor, Minnesota parents are finding ways to tackle two full-time jobs at once.

Minnesotans may have a leg up when it comes to social distancing

Michael Osterholm is a frequent flier, often racking up more than 200,000 miles a year. But as the number of U.S. coronavirus cases climbs, the…

30-day Sleep Challenge: Small changes to nighttime habits can make big difference

Many of us have come to learn about our sleep rhythms and make small, doable changes that improved the quality and quantity of our rest.

Instead of downsizing, Twin Cities baby boomers remodel homes for long haul

Downsizing is still happening, but later, studies suggest.

30-Day Sleep Challenge: Try these four hacks to help you sleep

Power naps — whether at your desk or in a fancy pod — are just one of the most popular sleep hacks that local experts suggest.

Change these habits for a better night's rest

Making a few simple changes in your routine can have a profound effect on how you sleep.

How to get on a healthy sleep schedule with our 30 Day Sleep Challenge

You can use information from your sleep diary to help pinpoint adjustments to try in the weeks ahead.

Want to sleep better? Join our 30-day Sleep Challenge. Here's how.

Better mood, sharper thinking, improved cardiovascular health: Turns out, getting more sleep can have a profound impact on your quality of life.

How keeping a sleep diary could be the key to better health

Our 30-day Sleep Challenge begins with understanding that sleep is essential to our health.