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18 Images Shown Where Children Sleep Around the World

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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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                                      Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

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                                      Thanksgiving, a day of pure gluttony, football, and possible uncomfortable situations with family members that you may or may not like. Oh, yeah, and the whole “know and reflect on what it is to be thankful and grateful.”

                                      During the holiday season many people forget what this time of year is bout and are too worried about getting the “early-bird” deals on Black Friday and making sure that they have the perfect gifts for their loved ones. I am sort of a “Grinch” when it comes to the holiday season, mostly because of that mentality by many of the poeple around me.

                                      But instead of being grinch-like this holiday season, I decided to simplify things and get back to what this time of year is actually is about; being thankful for what I have and what I can give.

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                                      Simplify

                                      I’m not a “minimalist” in any real sense, but in the last few months the talks of Patrick Rhone and others have got me to rethink my stance. Can you really have too much stuff?

                                      Absolutely.

                                      And with all that stuff comes the burden and the weight of it on your back.

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                                      If you feel that the things around you are out of control, maybe it’s time to simplify and be thankful and grateful for what you have and use. Here are a few things that you can do to simplify:

                                      • You know those gadgets in the drawer that you said you were going to sell? Well, time to get the listing on eBay and sell them. Or, send them to a place like Gazelle. Even if they are old and won’t get money, you can at least recycle them.
                                      • Get rid of things you don’t need. Like old books, clothes, tools, etc. Have something that’s been laying around forever with no use? Donate it to a charity or church. If you aren’t using it, someone else could be.
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                                      You don’t have to be a master Buddhist or meditator to be mindful (although, it can definitely help). Being mindful comes down to being cognizant of the present and not keeping yourself in the past or future. It’s about living in the moment and being aware of yourself and everything around you. It’s just being.

                                      Without getting too “California” on you, it is super important to be mindful during the holiday rush. Rather than worrying about the things that you forgot at your house on the way to relatives or thinking about the next stop in your endless holiday travels, just breath and think about what you are currently doing.

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                                      Spend the time with your family and friends and don’t crush the moment. Try not to concentrate so hard on getting the perfect photo of the “awesome moment” of the day and actually miss the awesome moment.

                                      Being mindful over the holidays will help you be with your families, friends, and yourself allowing you to enjoy your time.

                                      Reflect

                                      As the year is coming to a close (yes, it really is that close!) it’s a great time to start reflecting on what you have accomplished and what you haven’t. Within the next few weeks we will have a more throrough reflection article here at Lifehack.org, but reflecting every now and then over your holiday break is a great way to see where you have been doing well in your life and where you need to improve.

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                                      Reflection shouldn’t be used to “get down” on yourself. Reflection should be used to take an honset inventory of what you have accomplished, how you handeled situations, and what you can do better. If you journal everyday (a daily form of reflection) it may be a good time to start going over some of the things that you have written and start to put together a year’s end journal entry. I mean, how else will you write your autobiography?

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