These Microwavable Plush Animals Are a Charming Way to Keep Warm and Help Reduce Stress

Intelex / Amazon
Intelex / Amazon

There are plenty of ways to stay warm as winter bears down, but one of the easiest solutions is to simply cuddle with one of these microwavable plush animals from Intelex. Aptly called Warmies, there's a whole line to choose from, including bears, bunnies, sloths, pink hippos, and more. Each Warmie is available on Amazon for $17–$20.

Unlike similar products, Warmies don't have a removable heat pack inside; instead, they are filled with natural grains that heat up when you put them in the microwave. What really separates Warmies from the rest, though, is that they contain dried French lavender, which is not only soothing to smell, but can potentially act as a natural sleep aid, according to research.

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While Warmies are safe for all ages (make sure kids are doing so under proper adult supervision), they can help adults looking to soothe minor aches, stress, and other ailments. Each time they're warmed up to specifications, expect the heat to last for around 40 to 45 minutes.

And if needed, you can put your Warmie in the freezer for two to three hours (in a sealed freezer bag) and use it as an ice pack.

Humans aren’t the only ones who need some added warmth and stress reduction every now and then. Check out these heated plush toys for dogs.

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Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.
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If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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