Home Cooking Benefits [Infographic]

People who cook at home six to seven times per week eat fewer calories and less fat and sugar without even trying, according to a study of nearly 10,000 adults. Plus, people who frequently cook consume more fruits and vegetables and are 28 percent more likely to have a normal body mass index and body fat percentage, according to another study.

Of course, not all home cooking is healthy. But because you have the power to choose your ingredients, cooking methods, and portion sizes, your meals can be as healthy as you want them to be.

Cooking at home also encourages families to sit around the table and eat together, which is especially important for kids. Children who eat dinner with their parents five or more days per week eat healthier, perform better at school, have better relationships with their parents, and are less likely to have trouble with drugs and alcohol when they’re teenagers.

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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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Food & Happiness [Infographic]

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This infographic shows the benefits of family meals and eating at home for holiday gatherings such as Thanksgiving including how the foods we choose make us happier when mindful eating.

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”
– James Beard

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How do you want to give back? [Flowchart]

Tips to help families decide how to give

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