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How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain [Infographic]

Avoiding Gaining Weight During the Holidays

Christmas is that wonderful time of year, not only where everyone is cheerful and excited to give and hopefully receive gifts, but also to spend time together. One of the things that makes Christmas….

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How To Be Successful [Infographic]

23 Keys To Your Success

Perhaps, you met some smart and knowledgeable people who are struggling in life, instead of being successful and happy. Did you wonder why that happens? Being smarter than most people….

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Pleasurable Adult Toys and Roleplay!

Do you work hard all day, and feel you that need a little TLC, and fun, at night? Maybe you venture out to bars and clubs, wishing that you could unwind, but it just isn’t the change of pace that….

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DIY Carpet Cleaning [Infographic]

DIY Carpet Cleaning Techniques

Stains, dirt’s, spills, dirt etc are some of the common things on a carpet. Most of the germs reside in a dirty carpet. Regular cleaning and vacuuming are very essential for a clean carpet. Do you….

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Real Facts About Coffee [Infographic]

Coffee Facts You Should Know

Coffee is one of the most pleasant and a mind boosting brewed drink. People love to drink coffee, as it helps them to think more clearly; coffee is the fantastic way to have pleasure and delightful….

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History of Cardboard Boxes [Infographic]

Origination of Cardboard Boxes

Cardboard boxes are amongst the most admired packaging materials. They come handy when transporting goods from one place to another. You can pack all your objects using the cardboard boxes of correct dimension and design. This….

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How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain [Infographic]

Avoiding Gaining Weight During the Holidays

Stop Blaming Holidays

Christmas is that wonderful time of year, not only where everyone is cheerful and excited to give and hopefully receive gifts, but also to spend time together. One of the things that makes Christmas so special is meal time, which is usually dinner time for most of us, or we all end up eating in the afternoon and too full still by dinnertime. There is certainly nothing wrong with indulging in some extra food on Christmas day.

If you were good about your health and eating habits for most of the year, than eating a little extra during the two major holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas time, are not going to remain at your waistline for longer than a few days. Most people focus on the actual days of Thanksgiving and Christmas, believing that these days are responsible for the additional weight gain. Truth be told is that it takes you eating exactly 3,500 calories to gain a pound, and while that can be accomplished in a meal, you gaining five pounds (17,500 calories) or ten pounds (35,000 calories) in a meal, where those pounds become permanent seems highly unlikely. Unless you have managed to keep going back for seconds and then thirds, and then you went for dessert, than maybe your pounds could be justified. However, if you have some self-control on Christmas day, either by using a smaller plate, or eating only what you really want, than you have a better chance of not gaining weight.

There are things you can do on your plate to reduce calories, such as avoiding the gravy or using only one tablespoon of gravy. Less stuffing, more chicken, turkey, duck, ham, or turducken. Some families love to go 4- or 5-courses and while it is amazing to see and eat, every single calorie counts on that day, so choose your calories wisely. Sticking to lower carbohydrate foods will allow you to eat more, but also give you a feeling of satisfaction, while stuffing yourself with carbs early on will leave you full and hungry later on. Your eyes on Christmas Day usually become much bigger than your stomach, but you can use portion control for a good idea of how much of a certain food should be on your plate when putting food on your plate by making a fist. With each serving of food you take, it should come out to be about the size or smaller than your fist.

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As far as desserts go, if you really cannot help yourself and you want to try everything, than stick with the one-bite rule of each for everything. Yes, it is exactly how it sounds: Take a small bite and be done with it. It gives you a sample flavor of everything and that is all you really need. If you have a favorite dessert, than you may prefer to stick with the three-bite rule. Three regular sized bites (bite size being about tablespoon) and be done with it. Do not go back for more, just be done with it. Opt for the sugar-free desserts if possible. There are plenty of alternatives when it comes to baking desserts, such as skipping the flour altogether and opting for Almond or Coconut flour and replacing the sugar for an alternative sweetener, which definitely allows you to eat more of that dessert without the guilt.

During the holidays at meal time, I tend to take a smaller portion size sample of everything and eat that as my first plate. If I do go back for a second plate, it usually contains only the foods I really liked the most and want to eat more of, for which I usually take a normal portion size and by the time I finish the second plate, I need a break. It also helps to eat slowly, enjoy the time with everyone, look around, talk with family and relatives during this time, and just enjoy their company. Get up and walk around. It is okay that you do not stay at your seat and eat. Go hug your relatives, get in their personal space for a few minutes, and talk to them. This allows you to eat much slower, digest your food, and you end up not eating as much as you normally would had you just remained focused on eating the food on your plate for the entire time.

For the desserts, I stick with the one-bite rule if I decide to take a little sample of everything. Otherwise, if someone puts out cheesecake or chocolate pudding pie, every other dessert no longer has any priority at all. I have been on this Earth long enough to know the desserts and sweets I enjoy much more than others, though I'm not a big dessert person anyway. You know it too — if you do go out to eat at a restaurant and you happen to order dessert, you don't order everything on the dessert menu, you order what you favor most, and you draw from the conclusions of what you enjoyed in the past – or you seek a new experience and order something you may have never had before — so as appealing as the apple crumb cake or the pumpkin pie or carrot cake might look, I would rather enjoy the calories from the dessert I love most, and I stick with the three-bite rule, which often just means a slightly thinner slice. If you really want the other desserts that are offered, than cut a few small pieces and save them for another day. Most desserts, if put in a container and refrigerated, will last and still taste great for a few days. It is hard not to want to live in the moment and enjoy it, but saving the piece for another time will be much more enjoyable than trying to stuff your face with a bunch of desserts all at the same time.

A major culprit that causes weight gain is not actually at the dinner table, but it is the moments leading up to Christmas time, the office parties and the snacks that everyone keeps bringing in throughout the week of Christmas, and New Years, and no one at the office can help themselves, and they just keep grabbing and grabbing. Donuts. Bagels. Pizza. Cookies. Soda. Juice. Everything sugar and simple carbohydrates. It all keeps adding up. I don't want to tell you to be that person and be the one who brings in the healthy snacks, but some fruits or a little cheese and pepperoni might be a better alternative. All of those little grabbing moments keep adding up, leading to weight gain. On top of that, if you are not drinking water or tea, you are likely adding even more calories into your diet, and then heading back to your desk to sit there all day. Afterwards, you head home and then eat again.

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You can definitely gain 10-20 pounds in a month but in a single day, it is much harder to do, so don't feel guilty for loading up your plate once on Christmas Day and enjoying the food with your family. That plate is not going to make you gain 10 pounds. Instead, have better self-control throughout the entire month of December, of the time before, between, and after Thanksgiving and Christmas, where you are not grabbing food at the office from anyone and everyone who brings something in. Even if there is a Christmas party, go ahead and grab a few snacks, but there is no reason to overindulge. It is just food and there will be plenty more of it when you eat with your family. That is the time you want to really enjoy the food in front of you. Let us now focus on the infographic itself, because a lot of people eat A LOT of food on Christmas or during holiday seasons.

Food is what makes people happy, but unfortunately this leads to being overweight and obesity which is a huge problem in a lot of countries around the world, especially the United States. If only there was a way to enjoy delicious food and maintain a healthy body and lifestyle, well there is! If you put the points from this article into your life, you will notice a huge difference and realize that you can still eat great food and enjoy the time with your family without feeling guilty, or gaining any weight at all. And if you put on a pound or two, or ten, after the holidays, than other than feel depressed, go do something about it. Weight loss and weight gain both take time to do. Neither of them happen overnight, so take it one day at a time and you can and you will achieve your weight goals!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Article summary by Matthew Gates, infographic submitted by Mounota Rahman


How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain [Infographic]

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HOW TO AVOID WEIGHT GAIN DURING THE HOLIDAYS

  • 58.3% of people admitted to gaining weight during last year's holiday season
  • 69% Don't get enough exercise
  • 38% often overeat during meals
  • 42% Eat too much snack foods
  • 57% Often eat for emotional reasons
  • 17% Often eat for other reasons

IS IT POSSIBLE TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITHOUT GAINING WEIGHT?

Yes! You can and you don't have to stop eating.

LET'S LEARN HO TO DO IT.

Before that,

5 Reasons why Holidays Causes Weight Gain

  1. Social Pressure
  2. Broken Routines
  3. Emotional Associations
  4. Stress Increases
  5. Food Everywhere

WHAT TO DO DURING HOLIDAY?

  • Physical activity while on holiday
  • Control your stress levels
  • Get plenty of sleep to make you less hungry
  • Choose your alcoholic beverages carefully
  • Eat fresh & healthy foods
  • Pack your own foods while traveling
  • Avoid rich dishes
  • Be selective at the ice-cream counter

WHAT TO DO AFTER HOLIDAY?

  • Drink water
  • Eat more often
  • Stay away from sodas
  • Think positively
  • Relax!
  • Cut out the sweet stuff
  • Increase daily exercise

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How To Be Successful [Infographic]

23 Keys To Your Success

Success Process

Perhaps, you met some smart and knowledgeable people who are struggling in life, instead of being successful and happy. Did you wonder why that happens?

Being smarter than most people around yourself can make you feel superior, and that feeling of superiority gives you the false sense of entitlement to success.

Success doesn't come by itself just because you deserve it. You must want it, must focus on it, must work a bit for it no matter your intelligence level, and above all else, you must choose a path to take and stick with it.  

Next time when you notice smart people drifting through life, unsuccessful and unhappy, don’t ask yourself “why is that happening?” but rather “why not?”

  • Why would be an intelligent person more entitled to well-being than others?
  • How is a bright person more deserving of happiness than others?
  • What makes smart people more “licensed” to success than others?

The answer is nothing, nothing makes them more entitled.

You are entitled to success when your actions are going towards it; when you stop hoarding ideas and knowledge and learn one skill, take one idea, go with it and learn more along the way.

For everything you want to accomplish in life, there are many different ways to get there. Trying them all is a waste of time, opportunities, and resources. Is it not?  You can see and appreciate the brilliance in each and every path towards success, but choose a single one to follow.

The “23 Keys to Success” infographic is one such idea that shows you the road to success.

There is no question if you deserve to be successful because you are. The only questions is: are you making yourself entitled to it as well?


8 Common Misconceptions About Outsourcing [Infographic]

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23 Keys To Success In Life

  1. Start with a dream
  2. Define what you want
  3. Keep your mind positive
  4. Live with integrity
  5. Make people feel important
  6. Empower others
  7. Apply what you learn
  8. Make yourself known to people that matter to your plans
  9. Build self-confidence through taking action
  10. Value your time
  11. Focus only on one thing at a time
  12. Overcome fears, self-doubt, and being too self-conscious
  13. Live with passion
  14. Find the fun part in everything you do
  15. Be creative
  16. Get good and skilled at what you do
  17. Improve your character traits (if needed)
  18. Build long-lasting and meaningful relationships
  19. Be persistent and perseverant
  20. Clean up your environment
  21. Delegate
  22. Be consistent
  23. Invest your love, time, and energy on things you want to do long-term

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Pleasurable Adult Toys and Roleplay!

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Do you work hard all day, and feel you that need a little TLC, and fun, at night? Maybe you venture out to bars and clubs, wishing that you could unwind, but it just isn't the change of pace that you are seeking? Why not meet up with your significant other, and take on new personas for the evening?

Perhaps you are blonde and busty or a petite brunette, but however you look, there's no doubt about it - you are one of the many beautiful women that grace this world. Embrace a new lifestyle, personality and new look; check out some of naughty costumes that are available, from a sexy police uniform, to a naughty and sexy nurse uniform; you will soon discover first-hand just why people like to try their hand at roleplay.

You can explore the nightlife of your local city together, enjoying each other’s company; and getting to know each other a little better, until you can both head back to spend a sensual night discovering some sexual favours and accessories, which can truly make your night one to be remembered.

One of the primary issues that many people face these days is a full schedule; their time is consumed with so many other priorities, they simply don’t have time for themselves or even each other, and so they can feel trapped in a spiral of long days and lonely nights, even if you are still side by side. However, there are a wide range of toys available from a sex toy shop online, which can relieve the tedium of everyday life, and add something new and vital to your sex life.

However you like to play - whether wigs and uniforms are your thing, or you like to render it all a little more subtle, with the aid of sexy underwear, or sensual bustiers, all that matters is ensuring that you have a pleasurable night - which in turn will help you both perform at your peak!

If you find that roleplay is your thing, then there are lots of facets to it which are waiting to be discovered.

Have you ever fantasied about being a stern teacher? After all, naughty girls have to learn!

Want to rescue a damsel in distress? Experience the perks of being a super-hero and let her thank you in that special way.

Or perhaps you could be a man-of-the-cloth, experiencing temptation, or even a drill sergeant with a strict protocol to follow?

Express who you’d like to be and act out all your fantasies together, being open with each other about what you want throughout the evening; this way you'll be strengthening the bond between you and your lover, as well as increasing the level of excitement you both will experience.

With our help, you can let your imagination run wild! Your raunchiest fantasy can become a reality with a little forward thinking, and planning; making, and taking, the time out that every couple should give to one another...


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Karan is a blogger, optimizer and owner of FortheCloset Sex Toys who lives in Hertforshire, UK. He creates the blog posts to publish his work that users can find interesting too.

DIY Carpet Cleaning [Infographic]

DIY Carpet Cleaning Techniques

Carpet Cleaners

Stains, dirt’s, spills, dirt etc are some of the common things on a carpet. Most of the germs reside in a dirty carpet. Regular cleaning and vacuuming are very essential for a clean carpet. Do you know apart from dust and germs there are pet hairs inside the carpet and dead skin cells too. A carpet if not cleaned perfectly can be a reason for various disease and unhealthy environment in the house or office. Those who follow a DIY carpet cleaning approach should make sure that while cleaning the carpet they are not going to make a damage or destroy the carpet fibre. Removing a stain from carpet also needs a trick and so every DIY person should know the right approach on how to remove the stain or spill from the carpet instead of just starting to rub the stain as incorrect approach can spread the stain further.

It’s always better to follow some tips before you proceed further with a DIY carpet cleaning procedure and so the team at Foam Frenzy earth friendly cleaning experts have compiled an interesting infographic with some very useful carpet cleaning secrets and tips in 10 points that are really beneficial for a DIY follower.

So have a look and follow the 10 interesting DIY carpet cleaning secrets all in an infographic. If you like the infographic and feel it worth sharing then please share it on social media and spread the knowledge of carpet cleaning with others.


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10 DIY Carpet Cleaning Secrets and Tips

  • Regular carpet cleaning not only means cleaner carpets but can also contribute to a healthier home environment.
  • The Norwark virus or Norovirus (the viruses that causes the stomach flu) can survive on an uncleaned carpet for a month or more.
  • Carpet cleaning - Eliminates trapped pollutants.
    • Can clear out dust mite infestations
    • Can help prevent mold growth
  1. FURNITURE
    • Remove the furniture from the carpeted area before cleaning
    • If the furniture is too heavy, place a plastic film under and around the legs of the furniture
    • Wait until the carpet dries before replacing the furniture or walking on the carpet
  2. VACUUMING 
    • Vacuum thoroughly
    • Carpets need to be vacuumed once a week and more often in areas that are prone to dirt
    • This can have the biggest impact on the whole process! Follow the instructions on the machine carefully
  3. CLEANING SOLUTION
    • Always remember to test any cleaning products on a small area first
    • Do not add other chemicals or under-dilute in an attempt to make your cleaner stronger
    • Only use a Seal of Approval cleaning solution that works with your extractor
    • Do not use excessive amount of detergents for carpet cleaning
  4. CLEANING STYLE
    • Begin at the farthest point from the doorway and work back toward it so you can step out when done
    • Do not clean yourself into a corner!
  5. WATER ON CARPET
    • Be patient and do not over-wet the carpet
    • Extras as much water as possible
  6. DRYING CARPET
    • Ventilate the area
    • Open windows if outdoor weather conditions permit
    • Never close up a room with a wet carpet
    • You want the fastest drying-time possible to prevent mold growth and to allow earlier use
    • The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system should be switched to the "on" position until the carpet is completely dry
  7. STAIN REMOVAL
    • To remove a stain, simply blot the spot and dry
    • Always blot it from the outside in direction
    • Rinse thoroughly with clean water, and then blot again
    • Never scrub the carpet, or you risk ruining the carpet fibers or letting the spill soak through to the carpet pad
    • Use a hard bristled brush with a solution of water, and carpet shampoo to scrub stains
  8. CARPET CLEANING METHODS
    • There are five methods of recognized carpet cleaning, but only three are suitable for consumer use
      • Hot water extraction
      • Dry powder cleaning
      • Dry foam
  9. CLEANING MACHINE
    • If you have a lot of carpet, cleaning it using a machine, rather than doing it by hand, will get the job done faster
    • If you have a very high quality carpet, call in a professional carpet cleaner every 2 - 3 years for a really thorough job
  10. TRAIN PETS
    • Properly train pets
    • Make sure your cat, dog, or other small animal does not have any "accidents" on your carpet

Infographic provided by: www.foamfrenzy.com

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Real Facts About Coffee [Infographic]

Coffee Facts You Should Know

Coffee Ending

Coffee is one of the most pleasant and a mind boosting brewed drink. People love to drink coffee, as it helps them to think more clearly; coffee is the fantastic way to have pleasure and delightful glee. Coffee is also used as an energizer. Coffee, a symbol of love, elation, friendship and energy. According to our young generation, coffee is the best excuse for building up a strong relationship. Most students use this delighted brewed drink, as an energizer, that keeps their mind fresh and boosted, and helps them to work or to do study at night.

People love this brewed drink because they only know the brighter side of coffee. There is a darker side of coffee, which is harmful to human body. On one side coffee brings pleasure and boosts our mind, but on other side, it’s a thrash to people's health. Coffee can cause many harmful diseases. For example, coffee can increase our stress hormones, which can cause anxiety or depression resulting in a nervous breakdown. Coffee is harmful to angina, as it raises the heart rate to 100 beats in every minute as well increases the cholesterol level.

In my point of view, health is more important than having pleasure by harming your health. You can have great pleasure by keeping yourself away from harmful drinks and food, which will keep you healthier and happier. Here are some precautions, through which you can keep yourself healthy i.e.:

  • Drink 6-8 glass of filtered water
  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercises and remain active and energetic
  • Drink coffee wisely with a limit on the amount of cups you drink

This infographic covers more facts you should know about coffee.


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The 15 Real Facts You Should Know About Coffee

Drinking coffee might help us look on the bright side of life. Coffee can be pretty amazing for your brain, your skin, your body, your mind, relaxation, and happiness. People use coffee as a very healthy drink that makes people slim, active, happy, and intelligent.

The health effects of coffee are quite controversial. Coffee also negatively effects the human body and can cause dangerous kinds of diseases, anxiety, skin problems, and also created hormonal imbalance in women that can affect their pregnancy.

A Life With Coffee And Caffeine

  1.  Coffee provides pleasure
  2. Coffee can cause anxiety/depression
  3. Coffee can provide anti-oxidants
  4. Coffee can cause dark circles
  5. Lessens the risk of Parkinson's Disease
  6. Coffee increases your stress hormones
  7. Reduces the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  8. Elevates urinary excretion of some minerals
  9. Coffee is great for your liver
  10. Coffee can increase the cholesterol level
  11. Keeps your brain healthier for longer
  12. Raises the heart rate to 100 beats per minute
  13. Coffee can make you a better athlete
  14. Raise the risk of crumbly bones/osteoporosis
  15. By drinking coffee, you can live longer

 

WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW!

  1. Drink at least six to eight glasses of filtered water instead of coffee.
  2. If you are tired, allow more time for sleep instead of having cups of coffee.
  3. Some people rely on substituting coffee for real food. When you are hungry, make sure to eat and do not let your blood sugar get low.
  4. Keep a journal and track your symptoms and get the difference in quality of energy you experience.
  5. If you're irritable or have trouble sleeping, take a combination of calcium citrate 500 mg and magnesium citrate 250 mg before bed.

Those who excessively drink coffee, symptoms usually disappear after three or four days. It is best to slowly reduce your intake of caffeine and coffee.

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History of Cardboard Boxes [Infographic]

Origination of Cardboard Boxes

Unopened Cardboard Box

Cardboard boxes are amongst the most admired packaging materials. They come handy when transporting goods from one place to another. You can pack all your objects using the cardboard boxes of correct dimension and design. This way you can keep your stuff secure and avoid any kind of objective scratch to them. The history of cardboard boxes is pretty interesting. The foundation of the cardboard boxes dates back to China, about three thousand years ago. In the earliest and second century B.C., the Chinese of Han Dynasty used sheets of treated Mulberry tree to protect food. Paper was developed in China during the Han Dynasty.

Due to the business deals among the empires of China and Europe, cardboard gradually made its way west. Cardboard was primary used as a printing material in Europe rather than a storage box. In 1856, Edward Allen and Edward Healey were in the trade of selling hat and they were searching for a material that could keep the form of the hat while providing warmness. So they invented the first corrugated paper. In 1871, Albert Jones was granted a patent for “improvement in paper for packing”. In the paper, he explained a new method to pack the goods.

The patent also declared that it was not restricted to packing bottles or glass based product, it could also be used for a variety of materials. The cardboard boxes of nowadays took form after few years of this copyright. Robert Gair’s mass-produced foldable cardboard boxes were admired those days and they were used for little items like cosmetics, tea and toothpaste. Wooden carats were used for transferring good prior to the creation of cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes still stay one of the simplest packaging materials to shift goods.

Here we have an amazing infographic, created by Globe Packaging, which revolves around the history of cardboard boxes.


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The History of Cardboard Box

It may be the most simple of inventions but the cardboard box still plays an important role in our everyday lives. From transporting goods and products to playing a vital role when moving home or buying groceries - the cardboard box is a real Jack of all trades, and master of most. But believe it or not the story of this most versatile of items is far from straight forward. Take a trip through time and follow its fascinating journey.

 

1817 The first commercial cardboard box is produced in England by Sir Malcom Thornhill - more than 200 years after the Chinese invented cardboard as a means to wrap food.

1840 In France, cardboard boxes were popularized by silk manufacturers transporting Bombyx mori moth egg from Japan.

1850 As a way to market to the masses, the Kellogg brothers were the first to use cardboard boxes for their cereal products.

1856 The first patent for a cardboard product was used for high hats worn by English gentlemen in the 1850s.

1879 A factory accident in New York led to 20,000 paper bags being ruined - however, Robert Gair realized he could use them to create folding box templates.

1890 Making the most of this discovery, Gair later invented a machine to produce pre-cut cardboard boxes by using flat pieces that could be folded together.

1896 US biscuit manufacturer Nabisco began using cardboard boxes for packaging and distributing their products.

1900 By the turn of the century, wooden crates and boxes were being replaced by corrugated paper shipping cartons.

1939 Cardboard boxes were used to protect the gas masks given to every citizen in the UK following the outbreak of World War II.

1983 An area of London that was home to around 200 homeless people living in cardboard boxes became known as "Cardboard City".

Note: Cardboard is used to ship 90% of all products in the USA.

2005 Melbourne architect Peter Ryan designed a whole house composed largely of cardboard boxes.

2009 In the UK alone, 7 million tonnes of cardboard for packaging and boxes were produced by the end of 2009.

2014 Most cardboard boxes today are made from re-used material and 70% of cardboard around the world is recycled.

Note: In France, there is a museum of cardboard which features early products and boxes of different shapes and sizes.

 

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Mark Dawson is working as a Marketing Manager at Globe Packaging, a company which provides industry standard packaging materials and packaging machinery at competitive prices.