Recently, I've found that I'm constantly on social media - day in, day out. Being on my phone is a great way to keep in touch with the rest of the world, but I needed to cut down on the mindless scrolling. If I'm not on Instagram, I'm watching something on Netflix. I wanted to start being more productive with my screen time.

I've always said I wanted to read more, and now I feel like I finally have time to sit down and get into it. I was asking a friend for some recommendations on things to read when she recommended an app called Readly.

Readly is an online platform and app that has thousands of different newspaper and magazine titles available, all in one place. Sounded good, but I wasn't sure if it was for me. I had a few news apps on my phone and didn't see the point in paying for more.

My friend mentioned that it's not just news publishers, but many more including big titles like Time Magazine, Good Housekeeping, The Daily Express, and lots of different categories including News & Politics, Fashion & Beauty and Celebrity Entertainment - the list goes on. She said it's like Spotify for magazines.

Given that I wanted to read more but didn't know exactly what to look for, Readly could be a good starting point because of its many options. I was sure a service like this with so many reputable publishers would cost a lot, but I decided to look into it.

Turns out that after a 6 week free trial with Readly, it would cost just £7.99 a month. Readly offers 5000 titles, so this is a great deal.

I decided to give it a shot. The process was easy, I just signed up and entered my details and credit card, but I didn't mind as the subscription is flexible and I can cancel any time.

As soon as I signed up on their website, I was excited to finally be able to browse a large selection of titles. I found myself reading things I didn't expect to be interested in, like cooking magazines. I was inspired to try some new recipes that I never would have before!

With Readly, I love being on top of all the current affairs and knowing that the news I'm consuming is coming from the most reputable sources in the world (instead of Facebook). Now when I get on Zoom calls, I'm always able to contribute to conversations on what's happening around the world. And of course, it's always fun to read anything to do with pop culture.

I love browsing and reading before I go to bed instead of being on social media. Another great thing about Readly is that you can share things with people in your family, all under one subscription, so I've been sending my brother a lot of things that he might be interested in, especially the Car & Motor magazines.

My free trial is almost up but I'll definitely be keeping my subscription. I'm learning so much thanks to Readly and my access to all these amazing titles. If you're someone who likes to read magazines, or is just looking to get into reading I'd highly recommend Readly.

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The perfect night's sleep seems impossible for everyone at one time or another. Whether from mattress discomfort, stress, or the biggest hurdle - temperature. Waking up hot in the middle of the night or fighting with your partner over the blanket is not helping you get the sleep you need.

The most drastic solution would be to switch your mattress but that can be a difficult decision. Just because you're not in the place to explore a new mattress, it doesn't mean you aren't entitled to a blissful 8 hours of sleep. So, we decided to look into mattress toppers that help regulate temperature without sacrificing comfort.

We decided to test drive two of the best cooling mattress toppers for 2 weeks and report back with the perfect fit: BedJet 3 Climate Comfort System and the Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep.

Here's what happened and which sleep solution we're going with:

Key Similarities

  • Both give you the ability to cool and heat between a certain temperature range
  • Both allow you to keep your current mattress

Key Differences

  • The Pod Pro Cover use water cooling technology while the BedJet 3 uses air
  • The Pod Pro Cover gets down to 55F while the BedJet 3 only goes to 66F
  • The BedJet 3 requires you to purchase two of them (one for each side of the bed), whereas you only need one of the Pod Thermo covers to set preferred temperatures on both sides of the bed
  • The Pod Pro Cover's corresponding app is way more innovative and allows you to control the temperature and track your sleep performance
  • The BedJet 3 tends to bunch up a lot, which not only affects comfort but also its cooling abilities

The Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep

First, the Pod Pro Cover gets cooler way faster than the BedJet 3. A hot sleeper will love Eight Sleep's use of water cooling technology. Throughout the night warm or cool water flows through its proprietary active grid and retains your ideal temperature. Not to mention with just one cover you can set the two sides of the bed to different temperatures, anywhere from 55F to 110F.

This is perfect for partners who want different temperatures, so each can get exactly what they need to rest. Plus, you only need to refill the water every 2-3 months, so it's super low maintenance.

While our main focus is of course the cooling aspect, you still need your mattress to be comfortable. The Pod Pro Cover is the only temperature control mattress cover that integrates 1-inch of foam, making your sleep seamlessly comfortable with no disruptions. It'll make your current mattress feel like a whole new bed and this cover fits any 10-11" mattress. The cover zips easily on and stays put all night thanks to Eight Sleep's PerfectFit™ encasement.

Eight Sleep's app does more than let you control the cover's temperature. They have 600+ glowing reviews on iOS alone and for good reason. The sensors in the Pod Pro Cover track your nightly sleep performance by giving you a Sleep Fitness Score. It evaluates things like time slept, HRV, and sleep consistently to help you monitor your sleep and its impact on your overall health and wellness.

Setting up the Pod Pro Cover was very straightforward, thanks to the simple visual and text instructions available on their app. It's also super sleek- the water hub doesn't take up a lot of room and fits snugly between any bed and bedside table.

BedJet 3 Climate Comfort System

The BedJet 3 uses air technology, which only lets you select a temperature range between 66F and 104F (66F just isn't cold enough for most). It took quite a while to get down to that temperature, and you may wake up a few times during the night feeling a little hot as it seems to have issues staying at your desired temperature.

Unlike the Pod Pro Cover, you control the temperature with a remote control that is super dated and is honestly a nightmare to use - just another remote to misplace! Plus, you don't get any of the incredible sleep insights that Eight Sleep's app provided.

If you want the dual-zone cooling and heating capabilities of the Pod Pro Cover, you have to buy two BedJets and an additional Dual Zone Cloud Sheet- that's three products. That just results in a lot of noise, multiple power units involved, and a lot of money spent.

We gave the BedJet 3 a fair chance and used it for a full two weeks. Unfortunately, it moved around a lot and bunched up in places, which messed with the comfort and cooling abilities. The air wasn't able to flow properly and it had to be constantly adjusted. It also has pretty stiff tubing that you can feel. This cover really impacts the comfort of your current mattress, and ultimately, your sleep.

Final Note

If you love your mattress but are looking for dual temperature control- the Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep wins on this and so much more. Without sacrificing comfort, it allows you to have different temperatures on both sides. It's also easy to set up, the amount of features on the app takes it to a whole new level, and it just looks downright sleek and modern.

The BedJet 3 couldn't compare to the Pod Pro Cover's innovative technology - it gets cold fast and stays that way. Their sleep tracking capabilities also fall short. The Eight Sleep app provides so much useful data and insights into your sleep patterns but does so in a way that's easy to digest.

After two weeks of using the Pod Pro Cover, we woke up feeling refreshed and ready to take on our day. Eight Sleep does offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out for yourself risk-free. But trust us, you won't need 30 days to feel the positive effects.

The Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep turns your bed into a modern cooling mattress. Don't waste your time with any other sleep cooling solution.

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My new year's resolution did not work, but I genuinely have more hope for summer. Who makes a big change in January, the cruelest month?!

No, summertime is coming, and I'm recommitting; I'm getting a sleep routine. I always get into bed, stare at my phone for an hour, and then lie awake for another hour. Then in the morning I hit snooze too many times and end up waking up late. I know if I can just go to sleep earlier, I can wake up ready to start every day better.

I want to change my routine for summer and beyond, and I know screens are my culprit, but it's hard to break a habit without starting a new one - so I got Hatch Restore.

I'd seen the ads and it's so sleek, I'd been wanting it on my nightstand forever. It's a natural sunrise alarm, sound machine, and reading light all in one.

With Hatch Restore, I can establish an entirely new sleep routine on their awesome app. I can set time for reading and meditation, as well as selecting what relaxing sleep sounds I want to carry me through the night from their robust library. When you purchase Hatch Restore, you get a six-month free subscription to Hatch Premium, which gives me access to an entire library of sleep sounds and stories.

I knew I had to wake up at 7:30 a.m., and a solid 8 hours would put me at an 11:30 p.m. bedtime. Lately, I've been going to sleep around 12:30 and waking up more like 8:07.

With the app, I was able to create a personal bedtime routine, commit to a 10-minute meditation (something I'd tried doing on my own, but never with guidance), and get in 20 minutes of reading. The Silicon Valley scandal novel had been on my nightstand for weeks.

I swapped out my too-bright lamp for Hatch Restore, and when I got into bed that night, I loved how the purple-y light illuminated the room. It was so gentle and peaceful, but perfect for reading. Getting into bed at 11, I put on the meditation. I was able to put my phone away and control the flow of my routine from the device itself, which really helped me relax even more. I was guided to listen to breath and I'd never known that if my mind is racing, it's better to acknowledge all those thoughts instead of trying to shove them away and force myself to clear my mind.

Then, I began to read, and I knew my light would gently change to signal when it was time to stop reading. It was such a perfect way to read - I wouldn't accidentally read until 2 in the morning, and I didn't need a loud alarm to get myself to stop. I also got to select from their robust library the relaxing sleep sound I want to carry me through the night - I like water sounds so for my first night, I chose "Rain on a Window in Washington, D.C." and "Ocean Sounds in Maine."

When I woke up in the morning, it was to the gentle bird chirps of my HatchRestore, and a sunny light filled the room. Hatch allows you to set up a morning routine also, and control everything from the sound of the alarm to the color of the light that will gently wake you. As a soft peach glow filled my room, I asked myself how on Earth I ever tolerated an iPhone alarm sound!

I didn't feel that sense of dread in the morning, and from staying off my phone the night before, I definitely felt more awake, even before I got my coffee.

I'm confident I can start getting great sleep with Hatch - it gives you all the resources you need to gently go to sleep and wake up. I'm never going back to a loud alarm and you know what? It's not as good as a gentle one!

With long, sunny days, summer is the perfect time to find the tools and resources you need to recommit to those new year's resolutions, and if yours is better rest, Hatch is the way to go.

Get your sleep habits back on track with Hatch Restore!

If your current job situation doesn't give you any flexibility, or you need to make some extra cash on the side, now is your time to take action.

Aiming to strike the balance between earning money while still having the free time you want? Finding a steady source of income that allows for this can be tricky. We've done a ton of research and that's how we found our answer: Driving for Lyft — it's everything you're looking for in a primary job or a profitable side hustle. Becoming a Lyft driver gives you the freedom to do things your way. Here's why we highly recommend becoming a Lyft driver:

Drivers in Philadelphia earn up to $39* per hour. Choose your own schedule, work the hours that make the most sense to you. There is no minimum hour requirement.

Cash out your earnings at any time and keep 100% of your tips. Easily track your earnings on the Lyft Driver app.

Easy online signup takes as little as 10 minutes. All you need is a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and proof you own a vehicle.** Then, Lyft will conduct a background check.

Rent a car through Lyft's Express Drive program if you don't own a vehicle or want to save yours from wear and tear. There's no long-term contract, and you can keep your rental for as long as needed.

The Lyft Driver app is full of useful tools that will help maximize your earnings. Their Drive Smarter feature has real-time maps of hotspots and demand forecasts to help you make the most of your time on the road.

Don't waste any more time searching for the perfect work solution, because this is it. Lyft can give you the flexibility, earnings, and convenience you've been dreaming of. On top of this, you can feel safe knowing that Lyft also provides PPE and cleaning supplies (at cost) from their Lyft Store.

Become a driver in Philadelphia now and take advantage of all Lyft has to offer.

**Requirements vary by region.

*For illustrative purposes only; results may vary. Drivers using Lyft earn by the job, not by the hour. The hourly earnings communicated above are no guarantee of future performance and not indicative of any specific driver's earnings, and calculated before taxes, insurance, depreciation, and other costs associated with being a rideshare driver. This calculation includes all online platform time for drivers, including any potential time spent engaged with other app-based services.

If your current job situation doesn't give you any flexibility, or you need to make some extra cash on the side, now is your time to take action.

Aiming to strike the balance between earning money while still having the free time you want? Finding a steady source of income that allows for this can be tricky. We've done a ton of research and that's how we found our answer: Driving for Lyft — it's everything you're looking for in a primary job or a profitable side hustle.

Becoming a Lyft driver gives you the freedom to do things your way. Here's why we highly recommend becoming a Lyft driver:

Drivers in Pittsburg earn up to $34* per hour. Choose your own schedule, work the hours that make the most sense to you. There is no minimum hour requirement.

Cash out your earnings at any time and keep 100% of your tips. Easily track your earnings on the Lyft Driver app.

Easy online signup takes as little as 10 minutes. All you need is a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and proof you own a vehicle.** Then, Lyft will conduct a background check.

Rent a car through Lyft's Express Drive program if you don't own a vehicle or want to save yours from wear and tear. There's no long-term contract, and you can keep your rental for as long as needed.

The Lyft Driver app is full of useful tools that will help maximize your earnings. Their Drive Smarter feature has real-time maps of hotspots and demand forecasts to help you make the most of your time on the road.

Don't waste any more time searching for the perfect work solution, because this is it. Lyft can give you the flexibility, earnings, and convenience you've been dreaming of. On top of this, you can feel safe knowing that Lyft also provides PPE and cleaning supplies (at cost) from their Lyft Store.

Become a driver in Pittsburgh now and take advantage of all Lyft has to offer.

**Requirements vary by region.

*For illustrative purposes only; results may vary. Drivers using Lyft earn by the job, not by the hour. The hourly earnings communicated above are no guarantee of future performance and not indicative of any specific driver's earnings, and calculated before taxes, insurance, depreciation, and other costs associated with being a rideshare driver. This calculation includes all online platform time for drivers, including any potential time spent engaged with other app-based services.

Aiming to strike the balance between earning money while still having the free time you want? Finding a steady source of income that allows for this can be tricky.

We've done a ton of research and that's how we found our answer: Driving for Lyft — it's everything you're looking for in a primary job or a profitable side hustle. Becoming a Lyft driver gives you the freedom to do things your way. Here's why we highly recommend becoming a Lyft driver:

Drivers in Phoenix earn up to $37* per hour. Choose your own schedule, work the hours that make the most sense to you. There is no minimum hour requirement.

Cash out your earnings at any time and keep 100% of your tips. Easily track your earnings on the Lyft Driver app.

Easy online signup takes as little as 10 minutes. All you need is a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and proof you own a vehicle.** Then, Lyft will conduct a background check.

Rent a car through Lyft's Express Drive program if you don't own a vehicle or want to save yours from wear and tear. There's no long-term contract, and you can keep your rental for as long as needed.

The Lyft Driver app is full of useful tools that will help maximize your earnings. Their Drive Smarter feature has real-time maps of hotspots and demand forecasts to help you make the most of your time on the road.

Don't waste any more time searching for the perfect work solution, because this is it. Lyft can give you the flexibility, earnings, and convenience you've been dreaming of. On top of this, you can feel safe knowing that Lyft also provides PPE and cleaning supplies (at cost) from their Lyft Store.

Become a driver in Phoenix now and take advantage of all Lyft has to offer.

Get started online now and take advantage of all Lyft has to offer.

**Requirements vary by region.

*For illustrative purposes only; results may vary. Drivers using Lyft earn by the job, not by the hour. The hourly earnings communicated above are no guarantee of future performance and not indicative of any specific driver's earnings, and calculated before taxes, insurance, depreciation, and other costs associated with being a rideshare driver. This calculation includes all online platform time for drivers, including any potential time spent engaged with other app-based services.