DIM: Repurposed hearts

In the past couple of weeks I had been looking for ways to use some scraps of fabric I had and a bunch of used and washed teabags.I decided to make some gifts for my penpals that would be completely made of repurposed materials. This was my attempt of a Did-It-Myself (DIM) and finally I came down to these:

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Gross & Gruesome Facts about the Human Body [Infographic]

We don’t want to give away too many spoilers but who would have guessed that we all have hundreds of tiny critters living in our eyelashes. Yes, you read that right! Gross eh? And they don’t even pay you rent.

In fact, we are all absolutely covered in micro-organisms. So next time you scold the dog for bringing fleas into the house just remember you’ve got several billion uninvited guests camped out on your body. We’re basically just huge housing estates for bugs! Yuk.

Anyway, before you run off to take a shower check out some more of our (mostly unpleasant) facts about the wonder that is the human body.

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25 Ways to Organize your Life [Infographic]

Staying organized has incredible benefits–many of them backed by science! Being organized reduces stress, helps you eat better and stick to your fitness goals, boost productivity, and even helps you sleep better!

Organization is important in every facet of your life. Staying organized at home has been shown to reduce stress and lead to a happier home life. An organized work day can lead to better output and productivity. Keeping your family organized can set your children up for higher pay and more success in the workplace. Organizing your meals can help you make healthier decisions and stick to your fitness goals. Staying organized in your social life can help you manage the time you have to foster better relationships.

In this infographic, Simply Self Storage lists 25 hacks for organizing your life. If you implement one or two a week, they will become habit in no time. Make this the year the best one yet!

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Soothing Bedroom Plants to help you Sleep [Infographic]

A good night’s sleep—not only is it something we need, it’s something we crave. If you often find yourself awake, tossing and turning at night despite yearning for sleep, you’re not alone: according to the National Sleep Association, between 50 and 70 million US adults suffer from a sleep disorder. In fact, lack of sleep is such a prevalent issue that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently called insufficient sleep a “public health problem.”

Several factors can keep us from getting the rest we need, including insomnia, anxiety, stress and poor air quality. Luckily, there are many natural remedies that can help facilitate the rest we need. Simply introducing certain plant species into your bedroom can help reduce stress, boost your mood, and promote a more restful sleep. Below we’ve compiled a list of the 15 best bedroom plants to help you get a good night’s rest. Since what works best is different for each person, we’ve listed them without a specific order.

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The Advantages of Sustainable Manufacturing

A large and growing number of manufacturers are realizing substantial financial and environmental benefits from sustainable business practices. Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize adverse environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources.

Sustainable manufacturing also enhances employee, community and product safety. Here are 5 reasons why companies are pursuing sustainability:

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