12 Hacks to Relieve the Annoying Problems We Face Every Day
Next time you get an annoying split nail, try our essential hack to patch it up again using only a teabag and clear nail polish. Or why not try our hack for stopping the hiccups for when you just can’t get rid of them, no matter how hard you try. These everyday problems can affect us all, but don’t worry, we have answers for them!
To help remove some of your day-to-day problems, here at Bright Side we have collected a list of essential hacks. These hacks will offer genius solutions for irritating problems in all areas of your life, from health and beauty, to home care and cleaning.
1. Stop the annoying and sometimes painful electrostatic shocks.
We all experience static shocks from time to time, like when reaching for the doorknob or perhaps shaking someone’s hand. These static shocks can be because of the clothes we wear, since shocks are often created by fabric friction.
To avoid receiving (and giving) static shocks, you can try changing your footwear: footwear that scrapes against other fabrics may create an electrostatic charge throughout your day, leading to an electric shock. Also, try wearing less synthetic materials and layering up less, as they can cause an uncomfortable shock.
2. Stick out your tongue to stop uncontrollable hiccups.
Hiccups can be embarrassing and annoying, especially if they occur at inappropriate times. They are caused by the muscle of our diaphragm contracting out of rhythm, which is responsible for controlling the rhythm of our breath.
To stop hiccups it is recommended that you stick out your tongue as far as it will go. This may help you to stop them by pulling on a nerve between your tongue and your diaphragm which will ease the spasms of the diaphragm that are creating the hiccups.
3. Miraculously repair a broken nail using a teabag.
If your nail breaks or splits you can repair it at home with this DIY hack. All you will need is a paper teabag, which will strengthen and cover up the crack.
Simply remove any polish and apply a base coat before cutting a rectangle out of the teabag to cover half of your nail. Put a layer of basecoat over the teabag and leave to dry before filing it down to shape and applying a second basecoat to fully strengthen it. Finally, apply your nail polish over the top to completely restore the manicure!
4. Tackle hair thinning by eating more iron and zinc.
It is natural for us to experience hair thinning throughout our life, especially as we age. In order to help keep your hair healthy and strong and reduce the effects of thinning, your diet is crucial. In particular, having more zinc and iron in your diet may nourish your hair follicles, which keeps your hair healthy.
Try eating more foods with a high zinc and iron content, like meat, beans, nuts, whole grains, and shellfish to help nourish your hair.
5. Eating more nuts will help you sleep better.
Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to sleep at night after a long tiring day. To help you sleep better at the end of the day, try eating more nuts throughout the day. Nuts like almonds are perfect because they contain the naturally occurring chemical melatonin.
Melatonin is responsible for helping you to set your waking and sleeping body clock, something that is crucial for a good night’s sleep. Almonds also contain high levels of magnesium, which is associated with sleep quality, due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
6. Sip warm water and cayenne pepper to help reduce bloating.
We have all experienced the discomfort of eating more than we can manage, especially over the holidays. Next time you are feeling bloated, try drinking some warm water with cayenne pepper to help reduce the discomfort.
Due to the compound called capsaicin, in the cayenne pepper, this hack can increase the digestive juices in your stomach. It may, therefore, be the perfect solution to quickly stop the bloating caused by overeating.
7. Reduce fatigue by cutting out carbohydrates from your diet.
We all know that slump in the day when no matter how much coffee we drink, we still feel tired. To help reduce fatigue, a healthy diet can be key when it comes to stabilizing your energy levels.
For example, eating less carbohydrate-rich foods, like pasta and pizza, can help improve your gut flora and help your colon produce more vital vitamin B. This may reduce the fatigue you could be experiencing and help you go on with your day.
8. After painting your nails, immediately put them into water to set them.
Smudging your nails after painting them is extremely annoying, because no matter how much you may try to avoid it, it’ll happen anyway. This handy hack will help you dry your nails hassle-free, while also cleaning your fingers of any excess polish.
Simply submerge your fingers in cold water for 3 minutes after applying the polish. This will help the paint set smudge-free, allowing you to go on with your day.
9. Remove irritating fruit flies from around your home with apple cider vinegar.
This practical hack will remove the nuisance of fruit flies from your house, which are attracted to ripe and rotting fruit as well as fermented products from your kitchen.
Because females lay up to 500 eggs, which hatch within 24 hours, they can be difficult to get rid of. Simply attract the flies with a jar or glass of apple cider vinegar, cover the top with plastic wrap with a few holes poked into it, and trap them inside.
10. Prevent your bathroom window from fogging up after a shower.
To stop your bathroom mirror from ever fogging up again after a hot shower, try this surprisingly handy tip. All you have to do is apply a small amount of standard car wax to the mirror and leave it to dry. Once dry, buff it with a dry cloth for a shiny finish. You can repeat this as often as you’d like, when it seems to be wearing off.
11. Naturally scent your home using only your oven and vanilla.
Whether friends are visiting or there are lingering odors, this hack ensures a freshly fragrant home. Find a heat resistant container (ceramic, terracotta, and glass are the best) and fill it with 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract. Place it on the middle shelf and warm it for 20 minutes at 300ºF/150ºC.
Your home will be filled with a sweet scent, and if it’s too strong, it can be aired out by opening the windows.
12. Remove blackheads with a natural face scrub.
Blackheads are a common facial blemish, often caused by the collection of dirt in open pores. To help you to deep clean your face, try this natural face scrub using one banana (mashed), 2 tbsp oats (crushed), and 1 tbsp honey.
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl before scrubbing your face in circular motions with the mixture. Leave it on for 5-7 mins to allow it to soak in, then wash it off using warm water. To finish, use a gentle facial moisturizer to close the pores that have been opened in the process.
What are your top hacks for overcoming annoying everyday problems and making life in general easier? Do you have a foolproof hack that you just can’t live without, or perhaps you have alternative hacks for these problems? If so, please share them with us!