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Thanksgiving Herbs [Infographic]

This post is not much about Gardening, but more about Food, but may be of your interest since you can grow your own herbs to cook on Thanksgiving (maybe for next year?) besides that are easy to grow, don’t occupy too much space and you can regrow them!

“Memories are deeply tied to scents and this holiday has distinct aromas that often come from combinations of certain Thanksgiving herbs. So, get to know ‘em! Learn where these herbs come from and get tips on how to use more of them in your own cooking.”

Grow your own 🌱, Eat Good and Feel Good! 🍏
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Sustainable Thanksgiving [Infographic]

In the spirit of using less fuel and supporting local farms and food artisans, we challenge you to try a 100-mile Thanksgiving. A 100-mile Thanksgiving uses ingredients sourced from within 100 miles of your dinner table. Think of it as an opportunity to celebrate local food, rather than an obligation to source every last ingredient from within 100 miles. Food miles, or the amount of miles a certain product has traveled to its final destination, are an important consideration when trying to reduce your carbon footprint and the amount of oil and gasoline used in making a meal.

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Why Artificial Lighting is bad for the Environment [Infographic]

Light pollution is on the rise, with more and more LEDs lighting our homes, offices and streets at night. In 2011, LEDs made up just 9% of the global lighting market in 2011 but it’s predicted that this will rise to 68% by 2020. This increase in LED lighting will not occur without consequence however, as LED lighting already causes more damage to the world around us than we realise.

Many species of wildlife depend on natural light to regulate their circadian rhythm, sleep patterns, mating habits and feeding. Our artificial lighting interferes with the way other species live, putting them at risk and causing many fatalities.

There’s no way of avoiding artificial lighting, since society is so dependent on it to function, but luckily there are various ways that we can reduce its negative impact. By spreading awareness of the issue, actions can be taken to protect wildlife from danger whilst we continue to enjoy all the benefits of modern lighting systems.

This infographic created by 4ever Deck shows the ways in which our artificial lighting solutions affect the wildlife around us and provide some potential solutions to the issue.

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Benefits of Natural Skincare and Makeup

As soon as we hear the word natural, a warm and fuzzy feeling wakes up inside us. Natural is always better, there is simply no room for debate about it, but most people aren’t exactly sure as to why, and even when they have a vague idea, they ask themselves in which ways and to which extent turning right and landing in the Natural Skincare Lane and Natural Makeupville is really beneficial for them. If you need any convincing, steering in that right direction, read on, because the list of benefits will be enough to persuade you.

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Best/Worst Foods to eat before Bed [Infographic]

For many of us, the greatest struggle is right before bed when we’re more likely to choose the wrong food to eat, leading not only to a restless night of sleep but also to feeling a bit heavier the following morning.

Certain foods, however, contain distinct ingredients that can actually contribute to a better night’s sleep and even help suppress hunger and speed up metabolism, leading to weight loss. In this article, we’ll dive into both the best and worst foods for each goal in mind.

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How does Clutter affect your Health? [Infographic]

Recent studies have shown that the average person has 3,370 cubic feet of their home packed with items that they rarely or never use. Blinds Hut have conducted a survey to find out how clutter is affecting people and how they deal with it. They found that over 82% of people’s mood is affected by clutter in some way.

We contacted 3 clutter experts including Ben Edwards as seen on ITV’s This Morning, explain how clutter’s impact on our senses makes it difficult to focus on important or difficult tasks, invading both our physical and mental space, stopping us from thinking creatively and productively.

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Cooking with Matcha [Infographic]

Matcha is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used to make all green and black teas. To create matcha, farmers grow tea plants in special shaded conditions, pick the finest young buds, and use a slow-turning granite grinder to rub them into an ultra-fine, vivid jade-hued powder. Matcha powder is whisked into warm water to make traditional matcha tea, frothed with milk to make green-tea lattes, and used to flavor and color various foods.

Green tea is sometimes called the healthiest beverage on the planet. Matcha tea boasts even more nutrients than brewed green tea because it contains the actual tea leaves (rather than just liquid flavored by steeping leaves). In fact, tea made from matcha powder has 137 times more of the potent antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) than brewed green tea, according to one study. Intrigued? Dig into more of the health benefits of matcha and discover 10 delicious and healthy recipes with matcha in the starring role.

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