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5 Awesome Gift Ideas Suitable for Anyone On Your List

The holidays are around the corner and you know what that means; lots and lots of gift shopping! Hate it or love it, buying gifts is a big part of this time of year. Every year you tell yourself you’re going to get it done early, before the malls are jam packed with people, and every year you leave it for the last minute. And the last thing you want is for a friend or a family member to have gotten you a gift and you didn’t get them anything back. Here’s a trick: stock up on some generic gifts, the one-size fits all types, so you don’t have to worry about who to get what or forgetting anyone. Here are some of the best...

6 Ways to Quickly Get Yourself Out Of Bed

Does a worse sound exist than that of your alarm going off at 6AM (early bird) on a Monday morning? I know, just the thought of it makes you cringe. And we all know what happens next; snooze after snooze until you finally work up the courage to pull yourself out of bed. Getting out of bed is one of the most difficult tasks we face in our daily routine. The counterintuitiveness of it all is what makes it so frustrating: at midnight you’re wide awake, full of energy and ready for bed, but when the morning comes you’re so comfortable under your covers that it’s so incredibly difficult to get yourself out. We can all use a helping hand to get out of bed...

5 healthy ways to change your sleep schedule

Does this sound familiar: every night you tell yourself you’re going to go to bed early and follow a strict sleeping pattern but every night you find yourself wide awake at 2am reading the latest mind-numbing Donald Trump tweets. As you know, following a proper sleeping pattern is good for you, our bodies love routine and going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning will help you set your internal biological clock. So toughen up, face the challenge and employ these techniques into your lifestyle to help you develop a proper sleep schedule and have you feel in tip-top shape everyday. 1. Make it a gradual process Don’t jump into a new sleep schedule, that...

6 Cool Gadgets You Need in your Bedroom

From the iPhone to self-driving cars, technology has certainly come a long way in the last decade. A new gadget’s success is largely dependant on the usability and convenience it provides to the end user. And while industries from communication to transportation have been revolutionized in recent years and plenty of coverage along the way, one department of innovation that gets less attention is the bedroom. A wave of new tools and resources have given birth to brand new sleep experiences and the. Here are 6 of the coolest ones out there now. 1. SMART BLINDS — FLIPFLIC FlipFlic, a compact solar-powered device basically controls your blinds in seconds with no tools. The gadget adjusts window blinds based on sunlight, temperature, or a schedule set in the...

6 Reasons Why Bamboo is Better Than Cotton

You may think of bamboo as that cool looking plant that grows largely in parts of Asia. What you may not know about Bamboo is that it offers a wide variety of applications from construction materials and textiles to musical instruments and of course, linen. It seems somewhat counterintuitive that on one hand bamboo can be used as a solid material in the construction of homes but on the other hand can be turned into a soft, silky fabric that you rest your head on at night. Not only does bamboo offer a more comfortable fabric over cotton, there are also significant environmental reasons for favouring bamboo in the making of bed sheets. Let’s explore. Bamboo consumes less water The process of growing bamboo versus…

6 tips for a better night’s sleep

We’ve all been there. Tossing and turning, eyes wide open, constantly starting at the clock counting down the hours till your alarm goes off, wishing you could just doze off into a blissful, peaceful sleep. You employ every trick in the books; count sheep, recall your day hour by hour, run through situations in your head that will probably never happen, but none of it works. Eventually you wake up in the morning feeling hazy, clouded, and far from refreshed. Not getting a good night’s rest can lead to serious health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, weight gain, and diabetes among others. The good news is, there are measure you can take to ensure you rest well, and lead a more productive and…

Three All Natural Skin Moisturizers

All natural skin moisturizers you can keep on while you sleep The reality is that skin endures a lot of stress from free radicals and pollution on a daily basis. Because of these stressors, skin tends to lose elasticity and firmness over time. Sleeping allows the body to repair and rejuvenate the skin. Research indicates that skin cell turnover is 8 times faster during sleeping hours, making it a great time to apply facial skin moisturizers.   Apple Night Moisturizer These ingredients are what make this moisturizer effective: apples are full of Vitamins A, B, C, Beta-carotene, Malic acid (an exfoliant), and antioxidants. Rose water soothes acne breakouts, maintains the pH balance of the skin, helps heal scars, and rejuvenates skin tissue. It also contains…

Using teabags for the eyes

Using Tea Bags to Treat Eye Conditions Using tea bags to treat conditions like dark circles under the eyes have been practiced for decades, and it actually works. Tea bags are a cost-effective and proven method for reducing dark circles without any side effects. This is how and why tea bags work: The antioxidants in tea make it a good remedy for treating dark circles and reducing swelling or puffiness. The caffeine in tea shrinks blood vessels and reduces fluid in the tissues surrounding the eyes. Tea contains tannins which are what gives flavor and color to the tea, but they also promote blood circulation. Tea bags have anti-inflammatory properties. Tea contains alkaloids that promote healthy skin growth around the eyes. How to Use Tea…

Bedding materials that can improve mood

How Bedding Can Improve Your Mood In the grand scheme of things, bedding may not seem like an important issue, but the kind of bedding — texture, pattern, color — can make a big difference to the quality of sleep as well as how restful waking time spent in the bedroom can be. Do Colors Matter When Choosing Bedding? Many studies have been done on how colors affect people. The colors on walls and bedding have a great impact on sleep. Blue is the most calming color for the bedroom as well as for sheets. If your preference is using other colors, keep them neutral and less intense, choosing from the pale sections of the color palette. It is better to stay away from red-toned…

Getting the Bedroom Ready for a Honeymoon

For obvious reasons, the bedroom is often considered the most central (and intimate) room of any house. In that sense, the bedroom plays the role of the heart of the house and great measures should be taken to ensure it is properly cared for. Installing the proper lighting, setting up fixtures, choosing the best bed linen, and even establishing a pleasing aroma are all key steps to that effect. The honeymoon bedroom, then, is all the more momentous. The right look, feel, and smell are important for setting the mood for one of the most romantic moments of a couple’s time together. Putting in a little extra effort to spice up the honeymoon bedroom could be just what the doctor ordered. Honeymoon Bedroom While there…

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