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18 Images Shown Where Children Sleep Around the World

18 Images Shown Where Children Sleep Around the World

If you'd need to pick a place where it could tell about your childhood, what would it be? I'd say the bedroom. James Mollison found that where a child sleep is significant to one's childhood and so he wrote and photographed the book Where Children Sleep(Purchase the book in Amazon) It is full of worth reading stories of children around the world where they sleep and provide an insight of different culture and background that children are living in. Take a look at these 18 images that show where children sleep around the world.

1. Tires as beds and rubbish dump as room.

Phnom Penh, 8, Roathy, Cambodia

    Phnom Penh, 8, Roathy, Cambodia

    2. The hard bed under the hay.

    Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil

      Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil 

      3. The opened bedroom.

      Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

        Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

        4. The cot that's closest to nature.

        Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern, Kenya

          Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern, Kenya

          5. The hard-workers' room.

          Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal

            Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal

            6. The bunk in a stone.

            Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal

              Bikram, 9, Melamchi, Nepal

              7. The bed behind the bars.

              Prena, 14, Kathmandu, Nepal

                Prena, 14, Kathmandu, Nepal 

                8. Berths in the refugee camp.

                Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank

                  Douha, 10, Hebron, The West Bank

                  9. The room of the Chinese charisma.

                  Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

                    Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

                    10. The classroom-bedroom mix in an orphanage.

                    Lay Lay, 4, Mae Sot, Thailand

                      Lay Lay, 4, Mae Sot, Thailand 

                      Meanwhile, children in more other countries…

                      11. The Colombian treasure room.

                      Jaun David, 10, Medellin, Colombia

                        Jaun David, 10, Medellin, Colombia 

                        12. The ani-comic heaven.

                        Ryuta, 10, Tokyo, Japan

                          Ryuta, 10, Tokyo, Japan

                          13. The wargame cravers' room.

                          Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

                            Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

                            14. The geisha's sleeping place.

                            Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan

                              Risa, 15, Kyoto, Japan

                              15. The room that symbolizes education.

                              Jaime, 9, New York, USA

                                Jaime, 9, New York, USA

                                16. Where the little princess dreams.

                                Jasmine, 4, Kentucky, USA

                                  Jasmine, 4, Kentucky, USA

                                  17. The “we will rock you” room.

                                  Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland

                                    Rhiannon, 14, Darvel, Scotland

                                    18. The dolls' paradise.

                                    Kaya,4, Tokyo, Japan

                                      Kaya, 4, Tokyo, Japan 

                                      What about your bedroom? How was it like when you were small and how did it influence your childhood? If you want to explore more about where children around the world sleep, find out more in the book!

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                                      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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