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Get the Water Out of Your Ears!

We’re sure you’re cramming in that last bit of pool time that’s left of the summer. So, don’t let a little water in your ears keep you from enjoying what’s left! If you’re lucky, it’s not that hard to get the water out of your ears after a swim. Sometimes, all you have to do is give your earlobe a little jiggle and the problem seems to fix itself. If that doesn’t seem to be working, though, th...

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Avocado Boost!

Holy guacamole! Did you know avocados boost your metabolism? Have you ever heard someone say, “You can’t please everyone; you aren’t an avocado?” That’s because so many people are absolutely obsessed with the fruit! And, yes, avocados are considered fruits! Crazy right? If you’ve always wondered why avocados have been such a pop culture phenom, now you know! Besides adding a California vibe t...

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No Lights Out for You!

Listen here, guys… Are you sick of your lights always going out whenever it storms, or the wind blows too hard? Turns out, there’s a simple way around that. Just, you know, move. This tip may seem a bit unconventional but depending on if you move to the right place, you’re likely to never suffer through a power outage again, or at least not a long one! So, you may be asking, where is the righ...

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When Life Gives You Lemons... Make Lip Gloss!

Many of us have always heard that if life gives you lemons you make lemonade, but did you know that you could make an amazing lip scrub with those lemons as well? Lemons and lips? This combination might seem a little odd, however, we have a hack that will make you add this to your nightly skin routine! So, put down that Chapstick and go grab a lemon, some sugar (because we must make sure we st...

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Bruise Busters

Have you ever just woken up in a blind panic because you slept through all of your alarms? You jump out of bed, still half asleep, and scramble around your room as you struggle to get ready. And then, as it so often does for so many of us, you bang your knee or your elbow against a bedpost or door frame. Pain throbs throughout the spot, but you muscle it down because you’re already late leaving...

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Take a Break!

When you’ve got a student loan payment to make, heartburn, a heavy workload, and your car acts like it doesn’t want to start up, are you Zen and calm? Or does it feel like your head is about to explode? Life brings stress, and the older we get the more stress we seem to collect. When stress becomes too much, our bodies tend to show it with illness. Ailments such as high blood pressure, hyperte...

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Shake It Out!

Have you ever left your legs crossed too long or leaned on your arm for a little longer than you thought? Did you get that sensation of pins and needles sticking you in your arm or leg? Instead of shaking your limbs, you may want to shake your head! The medical term for the numbness or tingling feeling is paresthesia and it is caused by constriction of the nerves that pass through the neck are...

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Ditch the Tweezers!

Try Glue For Getting Out Splinters

What’s tiny, hard to see, and leaves you in excruciating pain? Splinters! The infamous splinter, second only to a paper cut when it comes to small size and big pain, will begin to haunt our households now that school is back in session. As arts and crafts begin again and falls on wood chip filled playgrounds pick up, you need a quick and easy way to remove a splinter! The best way to deal wi...

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Take on Motion Sickness with Ginger

Motion sickness is something many of us have experienced. From cars, to planes, to boats, we have all either fallen victim to or have witnessed someone else suffer from motion sickness. Though we aren’t sure the cause is always the same — conflicting sensory signals going to the brain — there may be a way to help fight off motion sickness. According to a study in the journal, Lancet, that too...

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The "Tea" on Fresh Breath

“Where there’s tea, there’s hope…and fresh breath.” Okay, so this isn’t EXACTLY how the Arthur Wing Pinero quote goes, but it’s true! Tea can freshen your breath. In 2003, a group of scientists from the University of Illinois in Chicago presented their findings to the American Society of Microbiology about how the compounds in tea can stop the bacterial growth that causes halitosis. Just one...

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