Sustainability has become an essential aspect of homeownership, and it wasn’t always like that. In the past, though people certainly didn’t deliberately set up their homes in order to harm the environment, they weren’t exactly conscious about their environmental impacts, either.
Now, aside from overall appearance and location, having a sustainable home is perhaps the most important item on a homebuyer’s priority list. According to a 2017 survey, 84% of survey respondents said that living in a sustainable or green home “is important to them.”
Aside from recycling, composting, and simply not leaving electronics on and plugged in all week long, what can property owners actually do to achieve a more eco-friendly, cozy, and cost-effective home?
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If you feel sick to your stomach, eating or drinking may be the last thing on your mind. And if your symptoms only last for a short time, abstaining could be the right thing to do.
However, if your symptoms persist for more than a couple of hours, not only is it important to stay hydrated (especially if you vomit or experience diarrhea) but there are some foods and drinks that can help quell your nausea, too. That said, if your symptoms persist for more than a day or are especially severe, you should contact your doctor.
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If you’re passionate about the environment, it’s likely that you’ve looked for places in your life where you could reduce your waste. Whether you’re a business owner running a sustainable restaurant or you’re a stay-at-home parent looking to reduce waste, there are opportunities all around us to make the planet a little greener.
That’s what the zero-waste movement is all about—the idea of completely eliminating all of your waste and living an entirely sustainable life. It sounds lofty because it is, and it may not be feasible for everyone. Like all lifestyle changes, it won’t happen overnight. Making small changes here and there can make a significant difference.
Not sure where to start? These e-checklists from our friends at Self Lender offer sustainable swaps for products we use at home and when we’re out and about. Download them by clicking the links below:
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Heat loss in the home can result in recurring high utility bills and that is something that no one wants! Running a household is stressful enough without losing money through heating the home only for it to be lost out through non-insulated areas. Furthermore, in an age where we need to be more conscious of our environment, not being energy efficient is irresponsible so it’s important to be educated about how we can instigate change, even on a small scale!
The guys from Senator Windows have put together this infographic below that details some interesting statistics related to heat loss; it explains where exactly the heat is lost throughout the property, it defines “r-value” and it also highlights a number of ways that heat loss issues can be tackled.
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Sleeping naked has always been a controversial topic, and definitely not something to discuss over a family dinner. But how much do people actually know about the real benefits of sleeping naked? The answer is quite obvious, given how only 1/3 rd of the people sleep in the nude.
In fact, most of us seem to be too attached to our pajamas and tend to spend the entire weekend in it. But when you do go to bed, Science says it’s high time you consider your birthday suit over pajamas. Multiple surveys have proven it to be an effective remedy for weight loss, which is one of the easiest remedies to date.
Moreover, it can improve skin and promote hair growth, while also preventing unwanted body odors. Talk about cutting your little fortune spent on cosmetics! All you need is to ditch your clothes and you’d fall right into a healthy lifestyle.
Having no barriers of clothes between you and your sleeping partner will also contribute to a healthier relationship and reduce stress levels. Actually, there’s more to this list of benefits than you can imagine. That’s why Snore Mentor has put together an infographic on 13 Reasons Why You Should Sleep Naked.
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