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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 a 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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12 Awesome Devices To Make Your Home Smart

It really pays (or, in this case, save) to be smart!

In the past, homeowners loved the idea of placing different furniture and stuff in their houses. But now, with the advancement of technology, everything seems to look futuristic. From locks to speakers to switches, everything is now more connected to gadgets that are never installed before.

Elite Readers has a compiled a list of smart home gadgetries perfect for any type of house. This one here, though, is inspired by Fortune’s very own editor, Stacey Higginbotham. So, if you are looking to revamp your crib a bit, this compilation might just give you an idea. You can thank us later!

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20 No Equipment Exercises You Can Do At Home If You’re Too Busy For The Gym

No time to hit the gym? No worries! These no equipment workouts are perfect for you.

Don’t have time to hit the gym? Well, that’s not a valid excuse if you really want to be fit and healthy. As the old saying goes, there is always a way if you have the will. Besides, in addition to traditional means of exercising, there are actually other fun, inexpensive ways of getting your muscles moving and finally losing those much-dreaded body fats.

Couples, for example, can take advantage of intimate time and do the so-called sexercise positions. That way, both partners can workout (and literally sweat it out) at the same time.

For those who are single or at least for those who are unwilling to spend money on home gym equipment, listen up.

Yes, there are also many great exercise routines you can perform right at the comfort of your own room.

As you will see below, it is definitely possible to live a healthy lifestyle even if you have limited money and resources. Check out these 20 no equipment exercises designed for busy individuals who may have a little time to spare while they are at home.

Feel free to scroll down and we bet you will thank us later.

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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.

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