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27 Useful Infographics That All Bakers Need

27 Useful Infographics That All Bakers Need

Cookies, Cakes, and Cinnamon rolls are a bakers delight. But do you know why your cookies never seem to turn out just right? Or why trying to bake healthy almost always ruin the desert? Well, the writers at Home Tips World shared a post by Rachel at Buzzfeed that displays twenty-seven charts that will teach you everything you wanted to know about baking.

For figuring out what your cookies should look like:

Bake Cookies

    How-to Avoid Any Baking Emergency:

    Avoid baking emergencies

      For When the Cake Does Not Turn Out Right

      Why Cake Fails

        Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Like Mum Use to Make>/h2>

        bake cinnamon rolls

          Achieve the Perfect Crust

          baking bread

            When you Do not Understand the Metric System

            metric baking

              bake-metrics

                Creating the Perfect Cookie You Want to Dunk in Milk

                perfect cookie

                  For When You Want to Be Healthy

                  healthy baking

                    Being Vegan Doesn't Mean You Can't Bake

                    bake vegan

                      For When You Want to Remove the Gluten

                      Gluten Free Baking

                        For When You Never Have the Right Measuring Cup

                        Conversions Baking

                          For When You Want Baking to Be Easy

                          Baking Tools

                            Quick Recipe for a Vanilla Cupcake

                            vanilla cupcake recipe

                              Who Needs Coffee in a Mug?

                              bake-mug-cupcakes

                                Make the Perfect Wedding Cake

                                DIY Wedding Cake

                                  Eggs 101 from this Eggspert Graph

                                  Egg Facts

                                    For When You Want to Know Everything About Sugar

                                    Sugar Facts

                                      For When Baking Means You Can Get Your Nerd On

                                      Bake with Chemistry

                                        To Keep Your Ingredients Ready

                                        ingredients-shape

                                          Bake Apple Pie Like Grandma

                                          Bake Apple Pie

                                            Finding the Perfect Apple for Your Pie

                                            find best apple

                                              When You Only Want a Little Bit

                                              Cutting Recipes in Half

                                                For When You are Hosting

                                                Hosting Cake Events

                                                  The Golden Rules of Cake Baking

                                                  Rules of Baking

                                                    For When You Need to Impress Your Friends With Your Decorating Skills

                                                    Cake Decorating

                                                      For Crafting the Perfect Cake Color

                                                      Decorating Cakes

                                                        To Bake or Read a Book?

                                                        Should I bake

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                                                          Last Updated on December 9, 2019

                                                          5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                                          5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                                          Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                                                          Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                                                          Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                                                          1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                                                          Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                                                          This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                                                          In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                                                          The result: no more mental stress.

                                                          2. Unplug

                                                          Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                                                          How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                                                          It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                                                          Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                                                          3. Easy on the Caffeine

                                                          Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                                                          Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                                                          4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                                                          That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                                                          How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                                                          • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                                                          • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                                                          • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                                                          While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                                                          5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                                                          This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                                                          The result: mental stress will be gone!

                                                          So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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