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7 Everyday Things We’re Probably Doing Wrong

Every day, we complete millions of tasks without even considering if we are doing them correctly. However, if we look deep enough, we may discover that the majority of our daily activities may be made far simpler, more pleasant, and even healthier.

Bright Side put together a list of 7 things we tackle day to day that we’ve been doing wrong our whole lives.

1. The amount of toothpaste we use

Dr. Gao Jye Teh, a Malaysian dentist who is studying at King’s College in London, recently shared some oral health tips on TikTok that went viral. He explained to 6 million viewers what the right amount of toothpaste looks like. It’s about the size of a single pea for people over the age of 3.

Children with baby teeth who use more than a grain-sized amount of toothpaste face the most risk. “This is because excessive fluoride consumption can induce an aesthetic problem known as dental fluorosis in developing teeth,” the dentist noted. The cosmetic consequences range from minor discoloration, like yellow and brown stains, to visible pits in the teeth.

2. Tea bag squeezing

Tea leaves contain polyphenols, a micronutrient present in numerous fruits, vegetables, and plants. Due to the high quantities of tannic acid in it, the phenolic content of chai is enormous. And while the nutrients in phenol have anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties, one big drawback linked with these elevated tannin levels is bitterness.

Even more titratable acid is in the liquid that stays in the tea bag after it has been steeped in the fluid that comes out on its own. By accidentally releasing this tartaric acid into your drink when you squeeze it, you end up with a much more bitter, sour, and acidic cup. Additionally, compressing it increases the likelihood of it splitting and dropping loose leaves into your glass. As a result, it will be more cloudy, which will make it less enjoyable for you to taste.

3. The way we pack our clothes

Rolling something is one of the best ways to save a lot of space. This involves rolling the clothes tightly and putting them in sheets in a suitcase. It works great when you’re packing a backpack or using packing cubes.

4. Choosing eggs

Depending on the type of chicken, the eggs can be many different colors. But there is no difference in nutrition between brown and white eggs. The only real difference is the color of the shell and maybe the price. But other things, like what the hen eats and where she lives, do affect the taste and nutrition of eggs.

5. How we slice bread

“I used to smush my fresh french bread when I sliced it. Today, I opened the loaf upside down — when I sliced it, there was no smashing!”

6. How to choose foundation

Your jawline is most even in color where it meets your jaw. Also, this spot is not very noticeable, so testing out foundation here won’t mess up the rest of your makeup.

Try out 3 different shades of foundation in this area. Then choose a foundation that looks like it’s not there. It’s a good sign if you can’t see the base of it.

7. How to dry dishes

If the towel you use is clean, it’s fine to dry your dishes with it. When you use a towel, you can quickly and thoroughly dry the dishes and then put them away. You run the risk of getting a moldy scent when drying dishes upside down.

Which one of these mistakes have you been making? Do you know of any other tips or tricks that should be here? Tell us in the comments, and if you can, post pictures of them.

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