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Honey is anti-inflammatory and is effective against sore throats. Honey is used in cough syrups all around the world because of its medicinal properties. Having a teaspoon of honey when your throat feels sore or thrice daily can help naturally treat cold. 


Carpool to work or use public transportation

It’s not a secret that cars are no friend of the environment. If you’ve always wanted to incorporate some work-out in your schedule, a lot of people have now started to bike to work. But if you’re worried about going to work all sweaty, consider using public transportation, or walk to work if it’s not that far off.

Carpool to work or use public transportation

If you have a colleague who can pick you up on his way to work, then tag along and discuss the morning news with him as you drive to work. If you have more such colleagues, invite them to join your daily carpool jam, too. The more people you carpool with, the lesser the pollution. It also saves you fuel money when each one of you uses their cars turn by turn. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

There is an easy way to DIY a fruit fly trap to get those pesky bugs out of your home. All you need is apple cider vinegar and plastic wrap. Put apple cider in a shallow dish and fill it up. Place a sheet of plastic wrap over the dish tightly. Then, poke holes in the plastic wrap with a toothpick or something pointy. Don't make the holes too big though. The point is for the flies to be attracted to the apple cider vinegar, wander under the plastic wrap and then be unable to get out.

Do Not Tolerate Abuse

The narcissist needs constant attention and admiration from others and when they don’t get it, they feel offended. A narcissist can get abusive or violent when things are not going the way they want.

In such instances, you should be clear about setting boundaries, no matter how hard it is. When they get violent or abusive, walk away from them, or hang up the phone. If the situation worsens, don’t hesitate to call the police. You don’t deserve to be treated badly if your daughter is a narcissist. When the situation is calm again, tell them that you won’t tolerate an abusive child.

Take Steam

Our skin has small pores that become clogged with dead skin cells, dirt, and oils. These clogged pores form comedones that are responsible for acne, pustules, blackheads, and whiteheads.

To remove blackheads from your face, take steam for 5 to 10 minutes to soften the skin and open up pores. When the pores are soft, the next step is oozing out the blackheads. Use a blackhead remover stick or blackheads strip to remove the blackheads.

Store in a mesh bag

The easiest way to store garlic at home is in loosely woven baskets or a mesh bag. Garlic with flexible tops can be made into pretty braids to hang. But garlic with a stiff central stalk will shatter if you try to braid it. 

Store in a mesh bag

Take supplements

Vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin D can help to ward off disease and boost your immune system. There are also multitudes of multivitamins available that can help you to get the nutrients your body needs to keep everything running smoothly.

If you don't want to take pills every day, there are plenty of natural. whole foods you can eat that provide the same nutrients.

Citrus fruits are filled with vitamin C which are great for staving off common illnesses such as the flu and the common cold. You can eat oranges whole as a snack or add a squeeze of lemon to a cup of tea.

Honey is a great food for fighting infection, as it has naturally antibacterial properties. Some believe that local honey can help fight off the flu by providing you with natural antibodies.

Raw garlic is also great for your health, and has been used by ancient civilizations to fight off infections. This is because of its high concentration of compounds that contain sulfur, such as allicin.

Get a few Lazy Susan

If your spice cabinet is always messy and you find it hard to handle so many bottles and jars, get a few lazy Susans to get organized. 

Lazy susans are a must for small kitchen cabinets, where storing too many cans and jars can be chaotic. 

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