How does Clutter affect your Health? [Infographic]

Recent studies have shown that the average person has 3,370 cubic feet of their home packed with items that they rarely or never use. Blinds Hut have conducted a survey to find out how clutter is affecting people and how they deal with it. They found that over 82% of people’s mood is affected by clutter in some way.

We contacted 3 clutter experts including Ben Edwards as seen on ITV’s This Morning, explain how clutter’s impact on our senses makes it difficult to focus on important or difficult tasks, invading both our physical and mental space, stopping us from thinking creatively and productively.

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Cooking with Matcha [Infographic]

Matcha is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used to make all green and black teas. To create matcha, farmers grow tea plants in special shaded conditions, pick the finest young buds, and use a slow-turning granite grinder to rub them into an ultra-fine, vivid jade-hued powder. Matcha powder is whisked into warm water to make traditional matcha tea, frothed with milk to make green-tea lattes, and used to flavor and color various foods.

Green tea is sometimes called the healthiest beverage on the planet. Matcha tea boasts even more nutrients than brewed green tea because it contains the actual tea leaves (rather than just liquid flavored by steeping leaves). In fact, tea made from matcha powder has 137 times more of the potent antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) than brewed green tea, according to one study. Intrigued? Dig into more of the health benefits of matcha and discover 10 delicious and healthy recipes with matcha in the starring role.

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Sleep Quality Hacks [Infographic]

Think about your sleep: How much do you know about it? Do you regularly track when you go to sleep and when you wake up? Do you know how deeply you’re sleeping, and how much you’re tossing and turning?

The answer might be—maybe, a little bit, and maybe not. That’s because many of us are simply sleep deprived and we don’t realize how bad the problem is. It’s so bad, in fact, that Americans spend about $52 billion on sleep aids and remedies, and still one-third of us aren’t getting enough rest.

That lack of rest is impacting us in profound ways, too, and not just when we nod off at our desks. Lack of sleep means that our hearts are stressed and we’re more prone to certain health conditions. So where do you fit into the sleep cycle continuum, and what things can you do to cultivate a better night of sleep? This graphic has some ideas.

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The effect of Foods on a Healthy Skin [Visual]

If you’re experiencing skin problems, your first instinct may be to shop the skincare aisle for problem-solving products. But the cause of your skin woes may be simpler than you think. Before spending on new products, check the common habits below to see if any of them could be the culprit.

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How to get a Good Night’s Sleep [Infographic]

If you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, rely on caffeine to get through the day, and stare at your alarm clock all night waiting for sleep to come, you’re not alone. As many as 75 percent of us don’t get enough quality sleep each night to feel refreshed and function at our best.

In this comprehensive guide, is attempted to explain the reasons behind the current sleeplessness epidemic, the extent to which it can affect your health and well-being, and specific steps you can take to get a better night’s sleep starting tonight.

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