16 Foods That Can Be Stored Longer Than We Thought

Summer always brings sun and joy to our lives, and we’d like so much to have a bowl of fresh fruit on our table for as long as possible. Unfortunately, most foods have quite a short shelf life.

But don’t worry! Bright Side gathered some useful advice to help you enjoy fresh berries, cheese, and other delicacies for much longer than usual.

16. Berries + vinegar + water

Mix 1:10 apple cider vinegar and water. Rinse the berries in this solution, drain them, put them in a bowl lined with paper, and place it in the fridge. The solution is weak, so you won’t taste the vinegar, and the berries will last longer.

15. Celery, broccoli, lettuce + tinfoil

This one’s very simple: completely wrap your broccoli, celery, or lettuce in tinfoil. They’ll stay fresh and crispy for 2-3 weeks or longer.

14. Cheese + parchment paper

Cheese will keep better if you wrap it in parchment paper and put it in a ceramic or glass bowl. You can also put it into a plastic box, but keep it slightly open. Keep the cheese in a warmer part of the fridge. Another convenient way to store it is to grate and freeze it (see details here).

13. Apricots + compartments

The best kept are slightly unripe apricots that have no spots or other defects. If there are many to store, place them in a box, wrapping each in parchment paper. You can also use a clean container with compartments, such as an egg tray. Apricots ripen at 50-59°F (10-15°C). Ripe specimens should be stored in the fridge in a paper bag.

12. Cottage cheese + sugar or salt

Put an open pack of cottage cheese into a glass or enamel bowl with a lid. To store it in the fridge, place 2-3 cubes of sugar onto it. You can also preserve the product without the fridge: pour a layer of salt into a sterile bowl, put the cottage cheese on it, cover it with a cloth, and put a weight on top. By the way, low-fat cottage cheese stores better.

11. Grapes + rope

The best place for grapes in the fridge is the back wall. Choose late varieties, and keep the grapes so that they touch each other as little as possible. You can store them for a long time if you hang them in a dry, cool, dark, and aired room. Gardeners keep grapes for longer by stopping watering them 1.5 months before gathering.

10. Ginger + boiled water or parchment paper

If you don’t care much about the healthy properties of ginger but are concerned about its taste, store it in the freezer. However, if you want to keep it fresh for a long time, dry it a bit in the sun, then wrap it in parchment paper and place it in a dark cool place. Another way is to soak it in boiled water and place it in the fridge.

9. Meat + nettle + marinades

You can store fresh meat without the fridge for 4-6 days. For that, put nettle leaves around it (horseradish, wormwood, or nutwood leaves will also do), wrap it in a cloth soaked in vinegar, and place it in a pan or wooden box. Close the lid tightly, and bury it 10 inches (20 cm) in the ground. Rinse the meat with water before cooking. In the freezer, meat is best kept wrapped in tinfoil, and there’s also a method of marinade freezing.

8. Spring onion + bottle + freezer

A simple way to freeze spring onions is to cut them and put the pieces in a plastic bottle. Dry them a little bit before putting into the freezer. If you do it right, you can store them until winter.

7. Tomatoes + stalks up or down

Keep unripe tomatoes with their stalks down in a paper bag or in a single layer in a box stored in a cool place until they’re red. If there’s fruit nearby, ethylene will quicken the ripening. Ripe tomatoes should be stored at room temperature with their stalks looking up, preferably without the tomatoes touching each other.

6. Fish + ice

An important condition here is the correct processing after the fish is caught. You shouldn’t transport it in a plastic bag while it’s still alive: only do that when it’s scaled. Average fridges can’t ensure the right temperature to store fresh fish, but if you put it into an icebox, you can prolong its shelf life by 2-3 days.

5. Greens + water + plastic bag

You can easily store your fresh greens with a special gadget, of course, but it’s just as easily done by placing the stalks into a bowl of water and covering the greens with a plastic bag. Then put them in a cool place.

4. Apples + paper + drawer

Gather the fruit in time and keep the wax intact: it protects them from fungus. Send your apples to “quarantine” in a cool place, and get rid of damaged fruit in 2 weeks. Carefully wrap the good ones in paper or vellum (not in newspaper). If you’ve many apples, you can cover each layer with a layer of paper. Store them stalk up in a dark cool corner as far from potatoes as possible.

3. Mushrooms + box, bowl, or paper bag

Young mushrooms are the best. Clean them from dirt and rinse quickly, as their flesh absorbs water. Optionally, place them into a bowl of saltwater to get rid of insects. Lay them out on a paper towel, and cut off the damaged areas. Dry the mushrooms a bit, and store them in the fridge in a paper bag, a wooden box, or a bowl with napkins.

2. Watermelon + ash, net, clay, moss, or straw

Watermelons are best stored in a cellar at a temperature of about 35°F (2°C). They will keep there for a very long time. Wrap them in a cloth, and hang them in a net or put them on a shelf, wrapped additionally in straw. You can also cover them with clay or wax. Other options are to store them in ashes (in a barrel) or in dry moss. Watermelons last longer in dark cool corners, on a soft cushion, and turned over often.

1. Butter + oven

This ancient method allows butter to be stored for 1-3 years. Place sterilized jars onto a baking sheet, and put the butter inside them. Bake the butter in the oven (230°F or 110°C) for 15-20 minutes. Then add more butter into the jars, screw the lids, and give it another 45 minutes in the oven. Now your butter is ready! Cool it down, and put it on a shelf.

10 Tricks With Aspirin That Changes Your Life Completely

Aspirin is one of the most famous and most used drugs worldwide. This pill is used to combat different cardiovascular problems and the like. However, aspirin is good for many other things.

In this article we want to show you other alternative uses that aspirin has that will surprise you.

Insect bites

With this pill it is possible to calm the itching caused by the bite of a mosquito or other insect. To do this, we must use it in a topical way, that is, anoint it externally. It is able to prevent infections and to deflate the area. Simply dissolve an aspirin in a spoon of water and rub it on the bite.

Lightens the skin of your armpits

Aspirin also has the ability to lighten the whole of your skin in the armpits. To do this, we must crush 2 tablets and dissolve in half a cup of warm water. Then we will apply it directly on the skin of the armpits and let them act for 1 hour. Finally we will rinse the area with plenty of water.

Removes dandruff

This is another of the alternate applications that we can give this drug. Simply crush 2 tablets and add them to our favorite shampoo. Then we will shake the product and apply it on the hair.

Remove pimples

Aspirin is also good enough to remove pimples and pimples. To achieve this, we must crush 1 aspirin in several drops of water and mix until a paste is obtained.

Then apply the substance on the pimples and let it act all night. Finally, we will rinse the face the next day. Of course, you should avoid putting this mask on cut or irritated skin.

Removes sweat stains

Some types of clothing often get yellow spots due to sweat. Especially white clothes are prone to these things. To eliminate them, we must crumble 2 aspirins and dissolve in half a cup of warm water.

Then we will apply it on the stain and let it act all night. The next day, we will wash the garment as usual.

Finish with the cays of the feet

There is nothing more annoying than the calluses on the soles of the feet or the hard skin. To eliminate them is as simple as to crush 7 aspirins and to form a paste mixing it with half spoonful of lemon juice. If you need more liquid, we can add some water.

Now we will apply this paste in the hard areas of the foot and its surroundings. Then cover the foot with a warm cloth and then cover with a plastic bag.

After 10 minutes have passed since the application, we will remove all the wrappings. Finally, exfoliate the feet with the help of a pumice stone or a vegetable sponge.

Face Mask

This drug also has the ability to leave the skin of your face soft and free of impurities. You only have to dissolve 5 tablets in 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt. Now, proceed to apply the substance on the face and let it act for 20 minutes. Afterwards, remove it with plenty of clean water and use some moisturizing cream. After 15 days of application, you should take a break before repeating it.

Removes soap scum

Has it happened that around your bathtub soap is very difficult to remove? Well eliminating it with aspirin is very simple. Just mix 5 crushed aspirin with your favorite liquid cleaner. Afterwards, you must spray the area with this substance and let it act for 30 minutes. Finally, we will rub the area with a cloth and the dirt along with the hard soap will disappear.

Returns the shine of your hair

Over time, your hair may lose the natural shine it always had. To recover it, simply crumble 8 aspirin tablets and mix it with 1 cup of warm water. Then apply this substance in your hair from the root to the tip and let it act for 15 minutes.

Exhausted this time, rinse your hair as usual, another option would be to add the same amount of pills to your favorite shampoo and wash your hair with it. This will make it grow silky, strong and shiny.

Extend the life of your flowers

Your natural flowers can last much longer if you add 1 capsule of aspirin to the water. Just throw it in the vase where you have your natural flowers and let it dissolve on its own. This will make the roses last much longer.

Now you know that this pill has many more uses than you might have imagined. That is why, if you have stored some of them in your home and you no longer need them, start giving them these uses.

11 Deadly Plants You’d Better Stay Away From

When you’re out in the wild, there’s always the chance of stumbling upon a poisonous plant. While adults will probably just pass by, children could suffer from their curiosity.

Bright Side reminds you that many dangerous plants are grown as decorations and can be found not only in the woods but also in our homes and gardens. Stay alert!

11. Buttercups

Scientific name: Ranunculus

Where it occurs: In the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere. Prefers damp spots or bogs.

There are several species of buttercups, and many of them are poisonous.

Why it is dangerous: It contains caustic sap that can leave blisters on the skin. On contact with mucous membranes, it provokes coughing and larynx spasms. If the sap gets into your eyes, it can cause temporary blindness.

10. Cowbane or Water Hemlock

Scientific name: Cicuta virosa

Where it occurs: In Europe, Asia, and North America. It grows in wet places such as bogs and riverbanks.

Cowbane smells like carrots, but don’t let yourselves be misled: it’s one of the most toxic plants on Earth. It’s not easily distinguished from related species; to be on the safe side, don’t touch similar-looking plants growing in damp places.

Why it is dangerous: Poisoning symptoms include nausea, seizures, and cardiac depression. It may even cause death. As little as 100-200 grams (3.5-7 oz) of cowbane root is enough to kill a cow.

9. Elder

Scientific name: Sambucus

Where it occurs: Temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere and Australia.

The most common members of this genus are red elder and black elder. All parts of the plant are toxic. If you as much as touch an elder, you’d better wash your hands. Ripe black elderberries, however, are completely safe and are used to make beverages and pies.

Why it is dangerous: Causes headache, weakness, abdominal pains, and, occasionally, seizures. Cardiac or respiratory failure are also possible.

8. Oleander

Scientific name: Nerium

Where it occurs: In tropical and subtropical regions. It is used in landscape designing and grown all over the world as a houseplant.

Nerium is truly a treacherous plant enticing us with its fragrance and beautiful pink or white flowers.

Why it is dangerous: It contains cardiac glycosides that can alter your heart rate and cause nausea, headache, weakness, and even death. According to a legend, Napoleon’s soldiers once started a fire using oleander branches and roasted meat on it. In the morning, some of them didn’t wake up.

7. Aconite or Wolf’s Bane

Scientific name: Aconitum

Where it occurs: In Europe, Asia, and North America. Due to its beautiful purple, blue, and yellow flowers, it is grown for decorative purposes. It’s a tall and eye-catching plant.

In the ancient world, it was used for poisoning arrows. Even bees can poison themselvesif they collect aconite pollen.

Why it is dangerous: It is VERY toxic. It causes cardiac arrhythmia, numbness, darkened vision, and death.

6. Jimsonweed

Scientific name: Datura stramonium

Where it occurs: In Northern and Central America, Europe, and Southern Russia.

Jimsonweed resembles potatoes or tomatoes, which is not surprising because it’s their close relative. It is an inconspicuous plant with thorny capsule fruits that have black seeds inside. Its white flowers emit a stupefying smell.

Why it is dangerous: It contains alkaloids that cause palpitations, disorientation, and delirium. In severe cases, death or coma are possible. Shamans of many peoples used this plant in their rituals.

5. Hogweed

Scientific name: Heracleum

Where it occurs: In temperate regions of Eurasia. One species grows in the USA.

It’s a giant and rather impressive-looking plant, but be careful not to take photos of yourselves next to it.

Why it is dangerous: Some species contain furanocoumarins that cause painful blistering under sunlight. If some hogweed sap gets on your hand, wash it and protect it from sunlight for about 2 days.

4. Spurge

Scientific name: Euphorbia

Where it occurs: Everywhere. It can often be seen even in our houses.

A huge number of species belong to the Euphorbia genus. They are often very different: some look like cacti, others like flowers. Teach your children not to touch unfamiliar plants, even if they grow in pots.

Why it is dangerous: The sap leaves blisters, later joined by indisposition, swellings, and fever.

3. Rhubarb

Scientific name: Rheum rhabarbarum

Where it occurs: Cultivated in Europe, Russia, and the USA.

In many countries, rhubarb is used to make pies, salads, and sauces. Some even like to nibble on its raw stalks.

Why it is dangerous: Not everyone knows that the leaves and root of this plant are not to be eaten because they contain a huge amount of oxalic acid. They can cause burning in the throat and eyes, kidney stones, nausea, and diarrhea.

2. Belladonna

Scientific name: Atropa belladonna

Where it occurs: In Northern Africa, Europe, Southern Russia, Asia Minor, and parts of North America.

Belladonna looks like a bush with black berries and pinkish flowers. It contains atropine, an alkaloid causing pupil dilation. In the Middle Ages, belladonna drops were used to make the eyes more attractive. Today similar drops are used during eye operations.

Why it is dangerous: Mild poisoning leads to palpitations and dryness and burning in the mouth. Severe poisoning causes complete loss of orientation and sometimes cramps and death.

1. Castor Bean

Scientific name: Ricinus communis

Where it occurs: In tropical, subtropical, and temperate zones. Because of its unusual appearance, it is grown as an ornamental plant.

Unsurprisingly, castor beans are used to make castor oil. But don’t worry: heat treatment destroys all the toxins.

Why it is dangerous: Possibly the most dangerous plant there is. It contains extremely toxic compounds: ricin and ricinine. The seeds are particularly deadly: eating only 4-7 of them will lead to death. Smaller doses cause irreparable harm to health since ricin destroys body tissues.

Bonus: Venus flytrap

This curious plant is hardly able to kill you, but doesn’t it look like something from a horror movie?

Apply This Paste On Your Underarms. All Hair Will Fall Down and Never Come Back

Body hair on sensitive parts are very common, they are there to protect our skin from external damage. However, women find them extremely disturbing, especially unwanted hair present over face and underarms. Today we will tell you some simple methods, you just follow them 2-3 times a week and all unwanted hairs will disappear permanently.


Ingredients required:

  • Half cup turmeric powder
  • Rosewater—can be replaced with plain milk
  • Warm water
  • A towel

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The process to follow:

  1. Add all the ingredients to make a thick turmeric paste.
  2. Apply the well-stirred paste onto the underarm hair—works best with thinner underarm hair, and leave it to sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Wash off with the towel which has been soaked in warm water.
  4. Pat dry and repeat the treatment to loosen hair follicles and thus, remove the hair.


For this remedy, you will need

  • Baking soda
  • Water

Make a paste of baking soda with a little bit of water. Make sure your paste is not very runny, otherwise it will not stay for long on your skin

Before going to bed apply this paste all over your underarms.
Leave it overnight
Wash this area next morning

Apply moisturizer as baking soda will dry out your skin

Source: www.healthybeautiful.info

Are You an Innie or an Outie Belly Button? Here’s What it Means.

Belly buttons come in all shapes and sizes and everyone has one, but they are mostly categorized by either being an ‘innie’ or an ‘outie.’ There are many myths surrounding why some people have a prominent belly button while others do not, but the reason is quite simple.
Innie belly buttons are significantly more common than outies, they are said to make up ninety percent of the navel population. However, why the remaining ten percent have outie belly buttons has been somewhat of a medical mystery for most.

Belly buttons are the result of the umbilical cord, which was used to transport nutrients from the mother to baby during pregnancy, being severed soon after the delivery.

When you were born, the doctor tied off or clamped the umbilical cord, so that it could be cut off where it attached to your belly. Over the first few weeks of your life, what was left of the umbilical cord slowly dried up and fell off. What was left? Your belly button!

Whether you end up with an innie or an outie is usually a matter of chance. Most people end up with innies, but some people have outies. Outies usually occur when more of the umbilical cord is left when it’s cut, leading to more skin left over once it dries out.

In some rare cases, outies are caused by a condition known as an umbilical hernia. An umbilical hernia occurs when a part of the intestine pokes through the muscles in your belly and pops out through the belly button. This condition often goes away on its own within the first year of life. If it does not, however, surgery is sometimes needed to fix the condition.

Whether you have an innie or an outie belly button, there are no health differences.

You Probably Didn’t Know This: You Should Never Eat Cucumbers and Tomatoes in the Same Salad!

All natural fruits and vegetables are good for you, but you might not be aware that you’re not supposed to mix certain ones! Take cucumbers and tomatoes for example.

Cucumbers and tomatoes are awesome for our body. They are both packed full of water, antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins. However, you’re not supposed to mix them at the same time! This is because one of them has a fast digestion rate, and the other one has a slow digestion rate! When we consume foods with such a difference in digestion rates it causes a lot of side effects. The lighter ingredient will end up passing in the intestine as the first one is completely digested.  The results in the fermentation of the food in your stomach, making it potentially poisonous to you!

Experts warn that cucumbers and tomatoes are not compatible and should never be consumed together. This is a shock because these two ingredients are very popular in American salads. According to the experts, when these 2 ingredients reach the stomach a fermentation process begins. This releases acid into the abdominal cavity for digestion and can cause numerous digestive issues.

They also say that eating fruits after vegetables is not a good idea. This is because fruits need a lot of time to be digested and should never remain in your digestive system for too long. Eating them after a meal can result in fermented wine in your stomach that can lead to acid reflux and other digestive issues.

Another thing we Americans do quite often that we shouldn’t do at all is mixing meats and cheese. Mixing meats and cheese is terrible for your digestive system. They say you should choose only one protein per meal. You should also never mix bread and noodles with orange juice. This is because the acid content can destroy the enzyme responsible for starch digestion.

So, there you have it – you should never make your salads with cucumbers and tomatoes again. Who knew that two very nutritious foods could have such a negative effect on your digestive system. A prime example of why we should all stay informed on the latest health news.

What Could Happen If You Slept All Day

Getting a good night’s sleep is undeniably imperative for optimum health. And admit it, if you just finished a very tiresome week, you just couldn’t help but sleep the whole weekend. According to the National Sleep Foundation or NSF, adults should get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each and every night.

If you think that it is a good idea for you to spend most of your day in bed during non-working holidays and the weekends in order to multiply the benefits of having long and quality sleep, better think again. Sleep experts say that oversleeping is just as terrible for both mind and body as sleep deprivation!

There’s really no need for you to try to sleep the entire day away just to know the bad things oversleeping could bring. Here are some of them, according to sleep experts themselves:

It Could Make You Depressed

Based on a 2014 study, participants who slept more than 9 hours had higher risk of depression than those who spent time in dreamland within the recommended duration. Experts involved with the study said that oversleeping could keep a person from getting enough sun, which is a source of depression-boosting vitamin D.

It Could Age Your Brain

Sleep specialists say that constantly oversleeping could actually make your brain age by up to a couple of years. As a result, you will have a hard time concentrating and doing all sorts of daily mental activities. The said brain-related effects are the same as when you constantly deprive yourself of a good night’s sleep.

It Could Damage Your Heart

Numerous studies in the past suggested that oversleeping every night could eventually lead to an increase risk of heart disease. Many of the said studies also revealed that women are at higher risk of having problems concerning the heart as they are more susceptible to oversleeping than men.

It Could Put You at Risk of Diabetes

Spending lots of hours in bed dreaming leaves you sedentary, and that is why it can raise the levels of sugar in the blood. You don’t want this to happen because it is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. In fact, a study done in Quebecsaid that participants who overslept were twice at risk of having diabetes than those who had just enough Z’s.

It Could Make You Overweight

Medical experts say that people who are regularly deprived of much-needed sleep tend to be on the heavy side. However, they add that those who tend to sleep excessively end up with the same fate. Clearly, it has something to do with lack of physical activity, causing those unburned calories to accumulate and register on the scale.

It Could Make Pregnancy Harder

According to a study done back in 2013 by a team of Korean experts, female participants who habitually overslept had lower pregnancy rates compared to those who slept less than 9 hours per night. They suspect that it’s a combination of various things, which include a sedentary lifestyle and hormonal imbalance.

9 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Every Single Bed Bug Without Using a Single Chemical

So find out how to get rid of the bed creatures.

  • Find out as much as you can about the ‘enemy’.
  • Adult bed bugs can grow up to half an inch. They are very similar to ticks, they are oval and brown. And they do not have wings.
  • Bed bugs were known from thousands years ago.
  • They are known for their ability to suck up blood from both animal and human, and they can suck up to six times more blood than their weight.
  • They bite similarly like mosquitoes.
  • They prefer clean places and they are only active at night.
  • A lot of people are unaware of the fact that they have bed bugs in their own bed.
  • Bed bugs can be transferred everywhere, like they can stick to you form furniture, hotels, public transport and other types of transport and many more.
  • The good news is that you do not have to throw out the mattress, just do these simple tricks.
  • Bed bugs are not dangerous to the health and they do not transmit any diseases.

These simple tricks can help you to eliminate bed bugs and to solve this problem for good.

Eliminate bed bugs from your home

It may seem unbelievable but yes, you can definitely eliminate all the bed bugs from your home. Bed bugs can survive in even the toughest conditions; they reproduce very quickly and can live even 400 days without ‘food’.

People usually try to get rid of these bugs with chemical extermination, but you cannot stay in a room full with chemicals. The bad news is that these bugs have become resistant to the entire chemical and keep living in your home even after it has been chemically sprayed.

This is a very common issue around the world and half the people worldwide are dealing with this type of problem.

This is the best way to eliminate the bed bugs in your home

1. Observe the problem in your home

It is very important to discover this type of problem very early and to prevent it from spreading furthermore. It is the foundation to each extermination and the sooner you do it the better. You can perform this trick using a flashlight and a mirror.

Bed bugs are miniature creatures and you cannot see them with the naked eye. And their favorite place to gather up is on the mattresses and the frames of the bed. So you can start from there.

  1. First thing is to check for bugs on the box springs and the mattresses of the bed. Then check under the mattress also. Examine carefully each seam and crack.
  2. Can you notice any feces, smudges and brown spots that are very similar like dried blood?
  3. Examine the crevices and cracks in the frames. Separate them if you are not afraid.

In case you find out any of these things, discover the more convenient way to get rid of the bed bugs. In case you do not notice any smudges, than you can follow only step 9.

2. Get rid of all the visible bugs

Use a sticky tape, a vacuum cleaner or a business card to eliminate the bed bugs. Choose the method you prefer and pay attention that it is effective.

3. Wash out all the ‘bed stuff’

Take out and wash all the stuff from the bed, like stuffed animals, blankets, sheets, and pillows and actually everything that is in contact with the bed. Put them into a dryer on a hot cycle to eliminate all the remaining bed bugs and eggs.

4. Freezing can help too

In case you cannot wash them you can freeze the ‘bed stuff’. Freezing temperature can also kill all the bugs as well as heat.

5. Use vacuum cleaner

Use your vacuum cleaner to vacuum the crevice of the headboard, bed frame, carpet, and mattress. It is recommended to do this on a regular basis and with the strongest suction there is. After you vacuum, throw out the vacuum bag instantly.

6. Essential oil can also be helpful

Bed bugs are repelled by the smell of orange, tea tree, and cedar essential oil. Spray the bed with a mixture of these three essential oils and some water.

7. Try Diatomaceous Earth

It is very diverse and the bed bugs do not like it. It is used also by the professional exterminators. So use it and spray the carpet in the bedroom, the mattress and the bed frame. But always carry a dust mask. After vacuum if there is an excess.

8. Remove the clutter around your beds

Besides the fact that they love clean places, they also like dirty places too. So in case you clean the clutter there will no longer be any place for them to hide. So you can also clean the spots with aforementioned methods, and the bed bugs will be gone.

9. The best cure is prevention

Here are some tips and trick to help you prevent gathering of bed bugs to your bed, especially because extermination can cost you a lot of money and time and it is also very stressful problem.

  • Put bed bug –proof mattress encasements on your bed. They may be a little bit expensive but at least you will not have to worry about any bed bugs and dust mites.
  • Seal all the places where the bed bugs can hide in, like headboards, bed frames, cracks, joint and use caulk or sealant.
  • You can also put traps for bed bugs under the legs of the bed. It is the best and easiest way to discover and also to prevent the gathering of the bed bugs. Check the traps often and do the first step frequently.


15 Awesome Adult Uses For Baby Powder

A bottle of baby powder only costs a buck at the dollar store, which makes it a great budget-friendly investment for tucking under your sink. You’ll be amazed by all the helpful ways you can use this fresh-smelling powder around your home.

  1. Pet cleaner: Get your pet clean using baby powder as a dry shampoo, which will leave him smelling nice and fresh without having to toss him in the tub.
  2. Cool sheets: On hot summer nights, sprinkle baby powder over the sheets to keep them nice and cool. And the powder will absorb any sweat, making for a refreshing night’s sleep.
  3. Absorb grease: The next time you dribble some grease on your favorite shirt or edge of the carpet, sprinkle with baby powder. It absorbs the oil and refreshes the fabric.
  4. Refresh books: Give old books new life by sprinkling them with baby powder. It absorbs the moisture, getting rid of any mold, and leaves books fresh.
  5. Plump lashes: Dust baby powder over eyelashes before applying mascara for a fuller look.
  6. Chafe-free: Give your inner thighs a dusting of baby powder before your next big run to prevent chafing.
  7. Smell-buster: When your shoes aren’t smelling their best, fill with baby powder and let set overnight. Dump out and enjoy like-new shoes.
  8. No more squeaks: If you’ve got a wood floor that squeaks, sprinkle with baby powder, and then sweep into gaps. No more squeaks!
  9. Repel ants: Ants don’t care for the scent of baby powder, so sprinkling a line around doors or windows will keep them from busting into your home. It works the same when having a picnic.
  10. Reduce waxing pain: Dust legs with baby powder before waxing. It creates a layer that helps protect against the burn.
  11. Face fix: Instead of paying for expensive finishing powder, dust a touch of baby powder over your face to set makeup
  12. Stay fresh: Use baby powder instead of deodorant. It absorbs sweat while whisking away any lingering scent.
  13. Kitty litter help: Sprinkle baby powder over your kitty’s litter for a quick refresh.
  14. Hair help: When in a bind, use equal parts baby powder and baking powder as a DIY dry shampoo. Your hair will thank you!
  15. Smell good: If you’re not a fan of how baby powder smells, mix it with a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and leave out in small containers to give a lovely scent.


Unfortunately, numerous people nowadays suffer from sleep disturbances, night terrors, insomnia, or sleep apnea.

Yet, there is a simple and natural way to improve your sleep and finally get some rest! All you need to do is to place one of the following plants into your bedroom and enjoy the calm and relaxing atmosphere:

Snake Plant

The snake plant releases more oxygen during the night, even more than during the day, so it efficiently improves the quality of air and helps you to breathe easily.


The relaxing properties of lavender have been used for centuries, as it effectively relieves anxiety and stress. It also slows the heart rate and provides a calm atmosphere in the bedroom, perfect for rest and sleep!

English Ivy

The English ivy is one of the easiest plants to grow and it greatly enhances the air quality. It absorbs the toxins from the air and releases oxygen and aids breathing. Furthermore, it reduces airborne mold by up to 94%.

Aloe Vera

During the night, the aloe Vera plant will provide a ton of oxygen, which will help insomnia and provide the needed peace to fall asleep.

SOURCE: http://www.worldhealthguide.ph