This Is Why Closing Your Bedroom Door At Night Might Just Save Your Life

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Today’s homes are built for our comfort and safety. Gone are the days of compartmentalized living, with a floor plan built around a handful of small rooms, each designed for a specific purpose.

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Instead, we have extra-large living spaces that combine multiple functions. These designs make life a little bit easier: if the kids are playing in the living room, you can keep a close eye on them from the kitchen counter because all of the rooms flow into one another.

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And the objects inside of our homes are different now too. Just slide open a drawer in your kitchen or have a look in your children’s toy boxes: items that were once made of wood, metal or other natural materials are now made of plastic.

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