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  1. crazypipe


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    1. Rub your ears to boost energy:
    Instead of reaching for another cup of coffee, give your ears a gentle self-massage.
    According to Chinese medicine, stimulating the pressure points in the ears increases blood circulation to all parts of the body, giving you an instant energy boost.

    2. Cure hiccups with peanut butter:
    Chewing and swallowing the sticky spread will interrupt your breathing pattern and force your diaphragm to relax.

    3. Use honey to soothe a sore throat:
    A natural antibacterial and antifungal agent, honey can help coat and soothe sore throats and alleviate minor coughs.

    4. Blow-dry waterlogged ears:
    Put a hair dryer on the gentlest setting and hold it a few inches away from your ear. The increased airflow will help to evaporate the water in your ear.

    5. Make warts disappear with garlic:
    Garlic ? which has been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties ? is thought to be an effective home remedy for warts.
    Apply a freshly cut garlic clove to the wart, place a bandage over it, and leave the bandage on overnight. Repeat every night until the wart disappears.

    6. Blow on your thumb to calm jangled nerves:
    The thumb has its own pulse, and blowing on the thumb will cool down the thumb and thus calm the heart rate, as cold air can slow down your pulse. This trick might also help simply because the act of blowing forces you to deepen your breathing, which calms the heart.

    7. Sniff peppermint to quell a craving:
    Chew mint gum, sip peppermint tea or take a whiff of peppermint oil. Studies suggest that the scent of peppermint stimulates the brain to release appetite-suppressing hormones and promotes a feeling of fullness.

    8. Curl your toes to fall asleep faster:
    The next time you find yourself tossing and turning, try a progressive muscle relaxation technique. Begin by slowly curling and uncurling your toes.
    Then, work your way up the entire body, from your toes to your neck, tightening a certain muscle group before releasing it.

    9. Smile to make yourself happier:
    Scientists have found that the simple act of smiling can lower blood pressure and release stress, giving you an instant mood boost (yes, even forced smiles count!).

    10. Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth to beat brain freeze:
    Also referred to as ?ice cream headaches,? brain freezes are caused by a rapid increase in blood flow to the brain. After you down a frozen treat, trythrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth ? this will warm up the palate and ease the flow of blood to the brain.

    11. Rub Vicks Vaporub on feet for congestion:
    To temporarily relieve a cough, try applying the mentholated topical cream on the soles of your feet and immediately covering with a pair of socks.
    There is no scientific explanation for why this old wives? trick works, but many stuffy nose-sufferers (and even nurses and doctors) swear by it.

    12. Use ginger to prevent motion sickness:
    Twenty minutes before travel, take two capsules of powdered ginger to ease an upset stomach caused by motion sickness.

    13. Shake your head to wake up sleepy feet:
    It happens to all of us ? you?re sitting in an awkward position when all of a sudden your foot, hand or other body part falls asleep.
    To quickly eliminate that uncomfortable tingling sensation, move your head side to side. The movement helps relieve nerve tension.

    14. Alleviate nausea by massaging wrist:
    Relieve nausea by lightly massaging the pressure point on the inside of your wrist, about three finger widths below the base of your palm.

    15. Squeeze lemon to erase pimples:
    Banish breakouts by dabbing a little lemon juice on problem areas ? its antibacterial properties will help kill excess bacteria and reduce acne.

    16. Dab on clove oil to alleviate toothache pain:
    Apply a very small amount of clove oil to a cotton swab and gently dab onto the affected tooth area. The essential oil has been shown in studies to have analgesic and antibacterial properties, making it a useful tool in treating bacteria-caused toothaches.

    17. Inhale onion vapors for sinus relief:
    Chop up an onion, put it in a bowl and inhale the onion fumes.
    The vapors help open sinus passageways, providing relief from sinus pressure.

    18. Stop mouth bleeds with tea bags:
    To stop mouth bleeds after oral surgery or injuries, apply a moistened tea bag to the affected area; the tannins in tea help the blood coagulate faster.

    19. Steam to relieve nasal congestion:
    Steam helps to loosen mucus and clear out the sinus cavities, providing relief from nasal congestion. A hot bath works, too.

    20. Sleep on your left side to prevent acid reflux:
    Researchers have determined that left side sleeping helps with digestion and eases heart burn pain.

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  2. tabriar


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    Lots of tips here...

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  4. antbauers


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    I love "life hacks" like these. Very interesting and informative.

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  5. condorlover1


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    That is wonderful. I wonder if they have any cures for flatulence as the ginger capsules just seem to make matters ten times worse. Granted it provides me with hours amusement grossing out my secretary but it can be a little embarrassing in polite company or client meetings.

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  6. bulletsnbriars


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    I use quite a few of these and can attest to their validity. Curling toes, honey for the throat, smiling, ginger, using your tongue for brain freeze...Don't forget!

    #21: Smoke a bowl of tobacco to relax, aid in meditation, increase critical thinking and creativity, and boost your self esteem. Side affects may include excessive ease, a clear head, and compliments on the pleasant smell. Extreme cases include the rare Pipe Acquisition disorder, Tobacco Acquisition disorder, and in severe cases both, leading to Spouse Aggravation Disorder.

    "Of course you can save money by denying yourself all those little vicious enjoyments for fifty years; but then what can you do with it? What use can you put it to? Money can't save your infinitesimal soul. All the use that money can be put to is to purchase comfort and enjoyment in this life; therefore, as you are an enemy to comfort and enjoyment where is the use of accumulating cash?" -Mark Twain
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  7. alex87


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    For sea sickness, breathe in when the ship rises and out when she falls. Also carry a bag wit you just in case haha

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  8. woodsroad


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    Don't run with scissors

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