Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes articles that are interesting to her readers.
Life is hard enough without doing things to make it harder. Therefore, I have come up with my most favorite hacks to make my life easier. Perhaps you can adopt one, two or all of them to help make your life a little easier also. Give them a try.
1. Take Off Shoes For a Boost
If you need a quick boost, take off your shoes. Your feet have nerve endings that produce feel-good hormones when pressed. Simply walking on grass or sand barefoot gives an acupuncture treatment at the major trigger points for a terrific mood boost.
When you get home from a long day at work, take off your shoes. When a spouse or significant other comes home in a bad mood, help him or her out of their shoes.
2. Eat Jelly Beans
You do not have to wait until Easter to eat jelly beans. You can sweeten your mood with jelly beans any time of the year.
Scientists say that if you snack on a handful of jelly beans, their sweet taste will deliver a quick mood boost and rev up your energy all without feeling guilty because they have just four calories each and zero fat.
3. Wear Red
People usually wear red because they like the color. Some people wear that color to get noticed.
There is another reason to wear red. When you wear red, it raises your heart rate. Not only will it keep you excited, but it also excites those around you and puts them in a good mood.
Everybody should wear red. It is a color with so many choices for both men and women. Women could wear a red dress, a red suit, a red blouse, a red scarf, a red coat, a red hat, red lipstick, and red nail polish. Men could wear a red necktie, a red shirt, a red suit, a red hat, and red socks. Both men and women could drive a red car. There are many different shades of red. Therefore, the choices are endless.
On days when you want to keep a low profile and not get noticed, refrain from wearing anything red.
4. Use Band-Aids
Something when women wear sheer blouses, their nipples show through and it is not a pleasing sight. There is a very easy fix for that.
Band-aids can be used on the nipples to keep them from showing through clothes. Simply put a band-aid over each nipple. Be careful removing the band-aids later. There is no need to purchase expensive band-aids because you will not be using them for what they were actually made for.
5. Do Not Put Hot Food in Refrigerator
Do not put hot food in the refrigerator. Leave hot food out for about an hour before putting it in the refrigerator. It takes longer for hot food to cool in the refrigerator thus giving it time to collect bacteria. Put cool food in the refrigerator instead of hot food.
6. Don't Keep Eggs on the Refrigerator Door
Putting eggs in the refrigerator can double the shelf life of eggs. Many people line their eggs up in the egg holders on the refrigerator door just because they are there. However, makers of some refrigerators don't know that eggs should not be stored on the refrigerator door.
When eggs are stored on the door of a refrigerator, the temperature of those eggs changes every time the door is opened. The constant change of the temperature causes bacteria to grow inside the eggs.
So, where should you keep eggs? The ideal place for eggs is in the coldest part of the refrigerator. That place is on a shelf near the back of the refrigerator.
7. Do Not Keep Medicine in the Medicine Cabinet
Most people keep their medicine in a medicine cabinet above the bathroom sink. Just because it is called a medicine cabinet, that's not the best place for medicine.
Some medicines should be refrigerated such as some prescription eye drops and all insulin for diabetics.
Using hot water for baths, showers, and washing hands in the sink causes the bathroom to heat up and be filled with moisture that could damage your medicine and make it less potent and go bad long before the expiration date. Therefore, it's best not to keep medicine in the bathroom even in the medicine cabinet.
It is much better to keep medicine in a kitchen cabinet away from the sink, stove, dishwasher, and appliances that could heat up your medicines. Always keep medicines in a cool and dry place.
8. Don't Keep Toothbrushes Near Toilet
Some people keep their toothbrushes in a glass near the toilet in their bathroom like the ones shown in the above photo. That is a bad mistake. Every time you flush, particles from the toilet land on your toothbrush if it is not covered. So, the next time you brush your teeth, you are brushing particles from your toilet.
It is better to keep your toothbrushes as far away from the toilet as possible. Find space in the medicine cabinet to keep your toothbrushes and toothpaste. Remember that you should keep your medicine there. Therefore, there is sure to be enough space for your toothbrushes.
Dian'swords4u from North Carolina on January 27, 2011:
somew interesting advice. Thanks for the advice