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15 Best Indoor Plants For Every Room in Your House

Not only do they make your room beautiful, they also help maintain cleaner air.

There are plenty of ways to decorate a home without having to spend thousands of dollars. Pot plants, in particular, are capable of turning your house into a cozier and more beautiful haven. But since there are plenty of flowers and/or plants to choose from, finding the right one is no easy task.

Elite Readers has this sorted out for you, though. We have compiled a list of plants – which are basically 3 for every 5 rooms – that are perfect in any room of your house. Scroll down below and let us know which one is your favorite!

#1. Bathroom

  1. Lady Palm Trees – helps in clearing the air of ammonia, which is used in cleaning the bathroom alongside different detergents.
  2. Chinese Evergreens – if you want to get rid of formaldehyde in the air, this one is perfect. It is best to place this plant next to the shower.
  3. European Ivy – has the ability to absorb carbon dioxide which is way better than any other plant. Also, it helps in clearing the air full of toxins, heavy metals, and formaldehyde, among others.
#2. Bedroom

  1. Sansevieria Trifasciaita – emits oxygen at night and thus clears the air of toxins. This plant can significantly improve the quality of your sleep and is perfect for those who suffer from insomnia.
  2. Spathiphyllum – easily absorbs home and industrial toxins (e.g. benzol, ammonia, and acetone). Place this plant in your bedroom especially after renovations or decorations.
  3. Phalaenopsis – this one here comes with a bunch of wonderful flowers. It emits oxygen at nighttime, clearing the air of toluene.
#3. Baby’s Room

  1. Coffea – this plant is considered a natural filter that clears the air of phenol, benzol, and formaldehyde, to name a few.
  2. Hibiscus – creates a pleasing microclimate and emits phytoncides. The latter helps in making the air much healthier and clearer to breathe.
  3. Cyclamen – can significantly help in getting rid of chronic tiredness, insomnia, irritability, and depression.
#4. Living Room

  1. Dracaena Reflexa – clears the air of benzol, formaldehyde, and other air toxins.
  2. Chlorophytum – gets for formaldehyde commonly emitted by car and tobacco smoke. More importantly, it moisturizes the air.
  3. Benjamin Fig – clears the air of trichloroethylene (commonly found in glue and carpet detergents), phenol, and benzol.
#5. Kitchen

  1. Aloe – clears the air of formaldehyde and benzol.
  2. Stephanotis – makes the air in your kitchen area healthier. It is also capable of giving your flowers all-year long.
  3. Saintpaulia – this one here is perfect for scaring away ants in your kitchen.

Which of flowers or plants do you want to place inside your home? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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Concrete Tubes Turned Into Affordable Pods Can Be The Solution For Housing Problem

The tubes can be fitted and stacked in narrow alleyways between buildings.

To say that Hong Kong has a housing problem is an understatement. Real estate has become so expensive in the city that high-rise buildings crammed full of tenants have become the norm.

Architect James Law may have a solution to this problem in the form of concrete water pipes converted into tiny homes. Law, who is from James Law Cybertecture, designed the OPod Tube Housing system, which repurposes concrete tubes that are just eight feet in diameter.

He transformed these small tubes into micro-houses that can hold 100-square feet of living space.

Each tube home can accommodate one to two persons.


It has a living room with a convertible bench/bed, a mini refrigerator, a bathroom and shower, and ample storage for clothes and other belongings....

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Does Mango Make Your Mouth Itch? There’s a Weird Reason Behind It!

The condition is called “mango mouth.”

People who don't like mangoes are a rarity. With its delightfully sweet taste, soft texture, and vitamin content, the mango has become one of the world's most popular fruits. But there ARE people who shy away from eating mangoes, not because they don't like the taste, but because the fruit makes their mouths itch!

The condition is called "mango mouth," which produces an itchy and tingly sensation when the fruit makes contact with the mouth. This happens to people with mango allergy; their mouth can't tolerate the chemical called urushiol.

The mango peel and the fruit directly underneath it have high concentrations of urushiol.

The chemical is also found in poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak. So it's hardly surprising that eating mangoes can make some feel itchy....

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Ex-NASA Engineer Turns Normal Sand Into ‘Liquid Soup’ And Here’s How He Did It

Mark Rober is the best uncle to his nephews!

Mark Rober, who worked as an engineer at NASA, found a way to make science more entertaining for everyone on YouTube. And his latest release was a video of a solid sand being turned into "liquid soup," allowing it to behave like water. After leaving his job at the organization's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Rober turned to vlogging on the popular video-sharing website for science topics and other interesting DIY projects.

Nothing's more interesting so far than his latest video, as he was seen dipping in a tub with sand that behaves like water. Rober's liquid sand uses the concept of fluidized beds, "a physical phenomenon occurring when a quantity of a solid particulate substance is placed under appropriate conditions to cause a solid/fluid mixture to behave as a fluid.” In other words, large quantities of tiny, solid substances are transformed into liquid.

If you want your own liquid sand tub, Mark Rober's got you covered.

It's not even that complicated.

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