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In the simplest terms, 'mindfulness' means being conscious of your thoughts and surroundings. It also forms the cornerstone of a personal philisophy that many people prescribe to. In short, to be mindful is to focus on the present moment without reaction or judgement - resulting in a happier existence. If that sounds intriguing, this infographic can help put you on the right track: it describes 13 everyday behaviors that mindful people exhibit.

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We're all busy people, but if there's one thing you should always make time for, it's to get to the doctor for regular checkups and age-appropriate preventative tests. But it can be difficult to know which types of tests you should ask your doctor about at what stage of your life. This graphic breaks it down nicely.

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Sometimes, less is more. If you're trying to get into shape, punishing your body to its limits at the gym is unlikely to produce the results you crave; especially in the long term. Instead, try starting off with a daily, low-intensity workout that you will actually stick to. Here's a routine that takes less than eight minute to complete.

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Billionaire Bill Gates has said he reads about a book a week. Our friends at Business Insider sifted through years of Gates' book recommendations to find 12 that made especially strong impressions on him and then collated them into this handy infographic. We've also included links so you can snap them up yourself.

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We all know it's a bad idea to use electronic screens directly before bed. (Despite this, most of us do it anyway -- those Netflix shows aren't going to watch themselves, right?) The artificial light emitted by laptops, tablets and smartphones has been linked to disrupted sleep alongside a variety of more serious ailments. But is it actually dangerous? The evidence in this infographic makes for some scary reading...

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Is it that time of year already? In a little under a week, the world's biggest games publishers will be taking to the E3 stage to hype their latest products. For those planning to watch live in Australia, here are the dates and times for the show's heaviest hitters - including Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Bethesda and EA!

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Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don't see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional formatting. If you're just using excel to sum and chart columns, this graphic can show you some other tools to help you become the spreadsheet ninja you always wanted to be.

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Practising yoga offers many benefits to your health and general wellbeing - but who has time to join a class? Between work, family and social engagements, there's simply no room for stretchy exercises down the park. Fortunately, it's possible to pack the mental benefits of yoga into just 10 minutes - without leaving your home or office. Read on for step-by-step instructions.

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You might think pushups are a relatively straightforward exercise. You would be wrong. There are at least one hundred different ways to do pushups, and this infographic shows you all of them - you can also watch instructional videos for each and every one.

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Are you planning to head to McDonald's for a cheeky Big Mac this arvo? You might want to run your eyes over this infographic first - it explains all the ways an Aussie Big Mac affects your body one hour after scoffing it down. (Surprise, surprise: It turns out they aren't particularly good for you.)

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Getting through the work week is tough enough already without throwing sleep deprivation into the mix. Sadly, it is estimated that up to 35 per cent of Aussies suffer from sleep deprivation and related symptoms such as fatigue, sleepiness and irritability. If you're in this bleary-eyed camp, it's time to take action. This infographic explains how to fix common issues affecting your ability to sleep - from leg cramps to snoring partners.

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Everybody loves a good nap. There have been plenty of studies showing that naps are good for you, that a nap can improve your brain function for the rest of the day and generally leave you feeling much better. There have even been studies suggesting that our natural circadian rhythm lends itself to taking a short midday nap. We know it's good for us -- but how can you get the perfect nap to refresh your body and mind?

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Some grammar mistakes manage to trip up the vast majority of writers. Take "affect" and "effect" -- no matter how many times this grammar rule is explained to people, many writers continue to mix them up. If you're regularly tripped up by homonyms such as "who's vs. whose" and "further vs. farther", this infographic is here to help.

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Even the busiest worker suffers from poor motivation every once in a while. Maybe it's been too long since your last holiday or maybe that work project you poured your heart and soul into failed miserably. Whatever the reason, you need to buck up before it starts affecting your professional reputation. This infographic explains 10 tried-and-tested methods that will help you to stay motivated.

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To the uninitiated, the very concept of a "YouTube celebrity" doesn't make a lick of sense. How do these jerks earn so much money by talking bollocks and playing games on a free video site? As it turns out, the work that goes on behind the scenes is surprisingly complicated: everything from video equipment to content branding plays a large role in the success or failure of a channel.

If you're looking to get rich on YouTube - or just want to attract an audience that goes beyond your family and friends - this infographic breaks down everything you need to know.