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The Proper Way To Wash Your Hands

Don’t rinse and run! Here’s the proper way to wash your hands to avoid the spread of germs. Wet hands. Soap up (any soap will do), and lather for 20 seconds. Be sure to scrub fingertips, backs of hands, wrists, between fingers, and under fingernails. Rinse, and towel dry.

Keep Your Cool!

Cucumbers, radishes, lettuce, and herbs such as mint are good foods to eat to help keep the body cool when it’s hot out.

DIY Sunburn Soother

For sunburn relief, mix 2 teaspoons tomato juice with 1/4 cup buttermilk and apply to the affected area. Rinse after half an hour.

Quiet Your Cough Naturally

Got a cough? Grab a lemon. Cut it into wedges and place in the microwave for 10 seconds. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and suck on a slice until your cough quiets down.

Watermelon To The Rescue

Stop the pain and itching of poison ivy by rubbing a watermelon rind over the rash and don’t rinse it off. Allow it to dry naturally. Watermelon is high in water and creates a soothing effect on the rash. Another option is to use banana peels!

Stay Cool On Summer Days

Feeling warm? Apply ice packs, cold gel packs or other cold compresses to pulse points on your wrists, neck, elbows, ankles, and behind the knees.

Sleep Better in Hotels

Get a better night’s sleep in hotel rooms with this clever hack: keep those tricky hotel curtains clipped together and closed tight with a sideways pants hanger.

Natural Headache Relief

Got a headache? Try applying a few drops of peppermint oil topically to the forehead and temples. Peppermint essential oil is calming and numbing, and can help alleviate tension headaches and migraines.

Pineapple To The Rescue

After a large meal, eat some fresh pineapple. Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which helps aid digestion and the feelings of overeating. But be sure to go for fresh — canned pineapple does not contain as much of the enzyme, which is destroyed in the canning process.