Anatomy of an Agrihood [Infographic]

An agrihood is a mixed development that combines food and real estate. These neighborhood villages offer residential living with a farm-to-table focus for young, active families seeking a lifestyle centered around simplicity and sustainability.

While these communities are still somewhat of a novelty, demand is expected to grow now that millennials are the largest share of homebuyers on the market today. Agrihoods are part of a larger movement known as “new urbanism” to create walkable, mixed-use communities that prioritize healthful living and strong connections.

Living in an agrihood doesn’t mean you’ve suddenly become a working farmer. Residents are encouraged to volunteer at the farm, but the actual work is done by professionals who tend to the land and then sell the produce to residents and retailers, such as nearby restaurants and grocery stores.

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How to Retrain your Brain [Visual]

During challenging times it can be difficult to remain positive and mentally tough. Even when the world is functioning more “normally” most of us experience stress and have negative thoughts. It’s normal to have negative thoughts, but when negative thoughts turn into negative thinking patterns your mental health can suffer. Negative thinking patterns, also known as cognitive distortions, can lead to or worsen anxiety and depression. The good news is, there are steps you can take to combat cognitive distortions.

The visual below from University of St. Augustine for Health Services looks at common thinking patterns and offers tips for how you can retrain your brain to think differently.

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Home Gym Essentials to Stay Fit [Visual]

Adopting a healthy lifestyle and sticking to it takes a lot of time, motivation, and commitment. The global pandemic has forced us all to stay at home. However, these unprecedented times have given us a chance to reflect on our habits and lifestyle and work towards altering them for good.

For many, staying at home has, in some way or the other, disturbed their otherwise set fitness routines. But this shouldn’t be an excuse for gaining those extra pounds or being a couch potato.

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Ways to Construct an Eco-Friendly Balcony Garden [Visual]

It’s important to realize that our consumption patterns impact the environment. Consider the fact that each day 80,000 acres of forests disappear from the earth and more than 20,000 tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. Furthermore, a significant portion of the food that many of us eat travels long distances before ending up in our supermarkets that we then need to drive our cars to in order to purchase. By constructing an eco-friendly balcony garden we can actually begin to remedy some of these issues. For tips on how to construct an eco-friendly balcony garden check out the visual from Apartment Guide below.

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Beat Bedroom Toxins on a Budget [Visual]

The key to a good night’s sleep starts with a happy and healthy bedroom. Mattress Online compared 60 products to show you how to transform your sleep on the cheap and beat bedroom toxins for good.

From improving your breathing, to calming your body clock, to helping you wind down at night, here are the top products to give you a better night’s sleep – without breaking the bank.

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