Benefits of Positive Affirmations [Visual]

What if you could feel better about yourself and more empowered in your life simply by saying nice things about yourself? That’s the idea behind positive affirmations.

But while positive affirmations can help people feel more confident or able to successfully navigate trying times, they can sometimes have the opposite effect. Read on to learn what positive affirmations are and how they can affect you positively.

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Stats & Facts about Sleep [Infographic]

How can Sleep improve your Health?

Healthy living has never been as popular as it is today. More and more people are trying to lead balanced lives by taking care of their environment, working-out regularly, and eating well. However, there is one thing they mustn’t neglect – sleep.

Quality sleep time is just as important to health and well-being as food and exercise. But, what if you are one of the 50% of the population that is not getting enough rest and is experiencing daytime sleepiness? In that case, naps are the answer.

Although many people identify napping with laziness, short naps can actually be quite beneficial. In addition to curing drowsiness, they can also make you healthier. Research shows that a quick siesta during the day can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure or stroke.

Taking a nap for 10 to 12 minutes once or twice a week improves your cognitive abilities and mood. It basically gives your body a boost and leaves you feeling refreshed and alert.

For more information on this topic, the team over at DisturbMeNot have you covered. They’ve published a well-researched infographic that details all of the information and a lot more.

If this piqued your interest, then go ahead and read on.

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Ways to Breathe easier Indoors [Infographic]

Recent studies have been released stating that even our homes can be contaminated by the daily pollutants usually only reserved for metropolitan epicenters. While these pollutants are on a much smaller scale than, say, city smog, it’s important to eliminate them for the safety of the entire household.

The consequences of efficiency are the main culprit. From household cleaning product fumes to smoke from burnt cooking ware, everyday products need to be considered with care before purchasing and while using. It’s inevitable — we need to buy modern products to function normally in today’s society. However, this doesn’t equate to carelessness.

One step to take to a greener home is to ditch artificial air fresheners. Science Direct report that 20 percent of the American population is allergic to such smell enhancers — and some may not know it. Opt for a naturally scented candle or organic and natural popery bag.

There are many more ways to anti-pollute a home, here is an infographic by FragranceX.com that gives specific, scientifically-backed ways to keep your home fresh and pollutant-free.

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Recycled Cardboard Box crafts for kids of all ages [Infographic]

We can all agree that many of us have a few empty boxes laying around. While you can recycle your boxes at your nearest recycling facility, or use them to organize your home or workspace, you can also use leftover boxes in creative, fun ways with your kids.

Below, you’ll find three fun and easy projects with step-by-step instructions. You likely have most of the craft supplies already, and your kids can customize each project depending on which materials you have on hand. Read on to turn your cardboard boxes into functional art.

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Yoga you can do at your Desk to Reduce Stress [Visual]

If your job involves any desk time, you can likely relate to the slumping posture, back pain, leg stiffness and brain fog that often accompany prolonged sitting at your desk. You can easily integrate yoga into your workday in subtle ways that won’t freak out your coworkers (and you don’t need to have pretzel-like flexibility to realize these exercises).

Here are 5 techniques most anyone can do right at their desk:

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