With the electricity bills skyrocketing, the major concern of the homeowner is energy consumption. But there is a simple way to cut back on the consumption, without having to spare much from your pocket. The solution being blinds, shutters and window coverings. Window coverings give your decor a lovely finish but they also provide many other uses to help keep your costs down throughout the year within your home.
Updated: January 2018
You can repurpose in different ways both the grounds and the filters 😉
Though the poor are the most affected by water scarcity issues, people in well-standing countries are also experiencing radical change. Most people were able to drink tap water only a few decades ago, but much of today’s freshwater is becoming polluted, chemically and physically hazardous, and people across the globe are turning to bottled water for safety reasons.
The following infographic is our way of making a splash for water. It shows some important stats that everyone should be aware of, provides information about possible water solutions and invites everyone to change their daily habits that involve reckless water use. The time is not to panic, but to constructively contribute to saving the Earth’s most precious, life-sustaining resource.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may have one of the most appropriate acronyms ever created. It’s a mental health condition that’s actually a form of depression that occurs seasonally—typically during the fall and winter, when the days are darker and colder. It’s a surprisingly common problem, with about 5% of the US population suffering from SAD each year. Understandably, people living in the northern areas of the country are more likely to suffer from SAD than those living closer to the equator. More women are affected by SAD than men, at a ratio of about 3:1. Though most people with SAD experience symptoms in the fall and winter, a rare few begin to be affected during the spring, with symptoms lasting through summer.
So what are the symptoms of SAD? Because the condition is a form of depression, the symptoms are similar, and can include:
- Fatigue and lack of energy
- Suicidal thoughts
- Sleep problems
- Problems concentrating
- Changes in appetite
Though SAD is seasonal and partially influenced by changes in hormones like serotonin and melatonin that are influenced by sunlight, that doesn’t mean that people who suffer from the problem have to just wait for it to pass. Visiting a primary care doctor or mental health professional for diagnosis is the first step. Then, treatment options like light therapy, medication, and psychotherapy can be used to help ease the symptoms of SAD. Patients should also consider natural therapies like exercise, supplements, and even aromatherapy. If you think you might have SAD, you don’t have to suffer in silence!
Fighting off sleep at work during a boring meeting is nothing short of torture. And like it or not, there are some times when coffee or those sugary energy drinks and sodas don’t cut it. Learning how to get more energy naturally will help you avoid those crashes that come from sugar drinks and caffeine. GetVoIP has outline 20 ways to get more energy at work, from aligning with your circadian rhythm —or “chronotype” —to eating the right energy-boosting foods. There are even some tips that you would never even think affects your energy level, like watching cute animal videos and listening to music.
You can see them all here:
Out on a walk through the countryside with your beloved pooch is one of the most relaxing times in a busy dog owners day.
Enjoying the quiet of the country, the diverse botany, and seeing the local wildlife frolicking, it’s these moments that make us appreciate the nature that we live in!
But, even though the woods, field, or park that you walk through is a sight to behold, it’s important to educate yourself on the hidden dangers to your dog, and also – the hidden benefits!
This infographic from HappyCleans helps to make things just a little bit easier for working parents with a range of highly rated apps that deal with health and safety, routine, travel, staying connected with your kids, household tasks, and budgeting.