Furniture’s Carbon Footprint [Visual + Upcycling Ideas]

Did you know that an average sofa’s estimated average carbon footprint is equivalent to 10.1 gallons of consumed gasoline? It’s true!

Back in 2011, the Furniture Industry Research Association or FIRA for short, took it upon themselves to find out furniture’s carbon footprint, and the results were quite shocking.

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Banning Plastic Water Bottles [Infographics]

You may not think twice about picking up a plastic water bottle at the airport or a concert venue and then tossing it in the recycling bin whenever you finish hydrating. After all, plastic water bottles are easy to use and accessible—you can find them pretty much anywhere you go.

But all this convenience comes at a major price for the environment on which we all rely. Single-use plastics (such as plastic water bottles) add to our landfills, pollute our oceans, and cause untold devastation to wildlife and the environment as a whole. What’s more, plastic water bottle production contributes to climate change.

The good news? There’s a straightforward solution to the plastic water bottle conundrum. We simply need to use less of them. Plastic water bottle bans in cities, states, and entire countries have made major strides, as well as people converting to reusable bottles.

Take a closer look at plastic water bottle use around the world plus why it’s so important to ban the bottle.

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Yoga Poses for better Sleep [Visual]

While some people may think they can’t do yoga, or that they aren’t flexible enough, that’s not always the case. There are many simple and relaxing yoga poses that can be adapted to all bodies.

Certain yoga poses can help you stretch, relax and get in a restful mindset for a good night of sleep. The poses outlined here focus on the breath and putting the body in positions that allow for optimal blood flow to the brain, all of which encourage a calm state.

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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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