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A Soothing Bath

Sometimes when you’re out walking on a trail or on a hike, you don’t always pay attention to the plants around you. Maybe you walked through a patch of poison oak or poison ivy, and you get back home and are breaking out with an annoying and itchy rash? Don’t bother with those expensive and smelly anti-itch creams when you can reach into your pantry and break out everyone’s favorite hot cereal—...

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Spice It Up

You probably shouldn’t rub salt in a wound, but it’s okay to add a little pepper! This hack is going to get a little spicy, so we hope you’re ready! If the cut is bad, we would prefer you came into your nearest Healthcare Express where we treat it all! But if you happen to be in the middle of making dinner for yourself or the family, this tip is for you! Black pepper is naturally antibacteria...

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Popeye Never Had a Headache

You know, Popeye may have been onto something. Even though that famous cartoon sailor ate spinach to make himself strong, this leafy green can also help in so many other ways. Within the past few years, spinach and other dark leafy greens have been hailed as superfoods and for good reason. Spinach is packed full of protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals. All of these things contribute to factors...

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The Happiest Fruit

What can be used as shoe polish, a meal replacement, AND a face mask? Bananas! But did you know that they can make you happy as well? *Siri, play “Happy” by Pharrell! * Bananas are one of America’s most popular fruits! With their versatility and sweetness, it’s easy to see why we love them. They can help keep you fit as well! These berries—yes, bananas are berries—have many vitamins and nutrie...

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No More Itching!

Preparation H… it’s not just for your bum. Okay, we know that’s a little crass, but did you know everyone’s favorite hemorrhoid cream is good for treating more than just, well, hemorrhoids? The active ingredient in Preparation H that makes it so effective is an ingredient called phenylephrine. Phenylephrine reduces swelling and irritation, which makes it an excellent treatment for bug bites su...

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A Fruit for Heartburn

Friday night lights have always made people in The South feel good. So good we find ourselves drawn to the concession stand ordering Frito pies, turkey legs, sausage on a stick, nachos, and chili dogs… Oh, and don’t forget the Coke! For 3 hours we down fatty, greasy food in record time so our hands are free to cheer for our team. Then it hits you as you are leaving the stadium. Your body just ...

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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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