The Ultimate Meditation Guide [Infographic]

Meditation is the practice of purposefully focusing your mind and body to achieve a state of relaxation. Through techniques such as breathing exercises, chanting, physical activity or some combination of them, practitioners of meditation hope to achieve a clearer state of mind and ward off the effects of physical and mental stress. In one form or another, meditation is a component of most major religions, as well as a popular form of maintaining wellness.

This infographic will guide you through the benefits of meditating as well as the different types of meditation:

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Transporting Plants: A Survival Guide [Infographic]

Many professional moving companies won’t move live plants and doing it yourself ensures it gets done right.

These tips work best for smaller plants but can be used for medium-to-large plants, as well. Like all living things, plants require a balance of attention and careful handling, especially during moves.

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Mood and the Menstrual Cycle [Infographic]

The word hormone comes from the Greek hormo, meaning to move forward. That’s appropriate because these powerful chemicals keep every part of the body working properly. Estrogen and progesterone, the primary female hormones, are essential for reproduction, growth, metabolism, and immune function. However, their constant fluctuation may also wreak havoc on the way many women feel.

In an analysis of 41 published studies of women’s daily moods, more than half found a link between bad moods and menstruation. Moreover, women in the Penn Ovarian Aging Study reported an increase of depressive symptoms as they transitioned into menopause. If you feel like you’re on a hormonal roller coaster, read on to learn what research suggests about hormonal mood swings, and discover natural ways to feel better no matter where you are in your cycle or life.

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Ways to slash your Building Energy Consumption [Infographic]

9 tips that cut down on a building’s energy consumption and the cost savings that can be achieved as a result.

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How to Pick fresh, ripe Fruits and Vegetables [Infographic]

It is always the same story. After a long day of grocery shopping, you’re excited to finally eat that avocado you bought. But it is not as “ripe and ready to eat” as the packaging claims, in fact, it is hard as a rock.

If only there were a way to know, in the store, which fruits and vegetables were ready to eat. Luckily, there is! This visual guide from Pounds to Pocket will show you how to pick out fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables every single time.

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