18 Cool And Helpful Life Hacks [Pics]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Misc

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Male 2,675
The Altoids one works. I used to have a lot of sinus problems and would chew up a couple of altoids, then suck on a third. It clears up the sinuses very well.

And the 409, I use Windex to kill ants. Some ants seem immune but most die instantly. Whenever we get a line invading our home, I spray it, then wipe away. If they return, I just spray a spot in the middle of their "line" or at the point of entry and they won`t come back for a long time - they`ll avoid it like the plague.
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Female 2,602
Yeah, I`m these are deliberately taking the piss.
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Male 182
listerine to disinfect? if its gonna burn i might as well use alcohol....
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Female 8,061
Washing up liquid does not kill fleas. DO NOT PUT toothpaste on a burn- any cooling action is because of the menthol and will make it worse- cold water only...
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Male 3,147
@Gothmo

"I feel like listerine on any kind of remotely open wound will hurt like bloody heck, no thanks"

Yeah, I imagine it`s going to sting like TCP does (not sure if you have that there), but it`s a strong antiseptic that hurts like hell if you gargle with it to get rid of ulcers.
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Male 7,774
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Male 13,630
I know hairspray stops spiders in there stride,
chuck a blast of cheap hairspray on em, and their legs seize up
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Female 28
drat. Don`t put toothpaste on your burns. Or mustard, or honey, or butter, or pretty much anything but running, cool water.

(*Heat burns, of course, not chemical)
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Male 1,627
can anyone confirm this or will anyone of these be a trick to set the house on fire.
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Female 1,324
I feel like listerine on any kind of remotely open wound will hurt like bloody heck, no thanks >>
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Female 362
I`ve tried a few of these before. The Dawn is true. The vinegar and honey works slightly better than throat drops, but not significantly. Honey on pimples does not work. Glue on a splinter works perfectly. Vinegar on bruises does nothing but make your skin smell.
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Male 642
drinking 2 glasses of liquid against headache?
of course! a lot of headaches are caused by not drinking enough water, so the blood gets thicker..

it does not have to be gatorade, just water will do.

I agree that the specific naming of brand names makes this ridiculous.
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Male 83
this looks like it`s out of the "Doctor`s book of home remedies" or any book by Kevin Trudeau
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Female 3,562
Decided to google the alka-seltzer and UTI thing since it made me curious. Alka-seltzer contains aspirin so of course it`ll treat pain (but unlikely that`ll help for that kind of pain.) But this is interesting:
"the sodium bicarbonate present in Alka- Seltzer also helps reduce the acidity of urine, which in turn decreases pain."

That`s interesting, because that`s the exact opposite of what I do to both prevent and treat UTIs. I take 1000MG of Vitamin C, which in turn makes me literally piss acid, which kills the bacteria that causes UTIs. This has seriously cured me in many circumstances, and I`m not the only one who does it. Having a basic, non-acidic piss would have the opposite effect and will likely make the UTI worse as a result.
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Female 3,562
The cat ear one is a horrible idea for obvious reasons. Don`t pour any kind of liquid into the ears of anything unless it`s specifically made for it like medicine. Seriously, one trip to the vet is all it takes to get rid of ear mites, stop being so damn cheap.
There was a time when Listerine was marketed as a cure-all for everything. Then the FDA came to be and put a stop to that crap for a reason. Yes, Listerine is an anti-septic. So is vodka and rubbing alcohol. That doesn`t mean it`ll cure anything. Also, pouring it on any kind of a wound is going to hurt like the fires of hell.
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Male 251
A lot of harmful misconceptions here. For instance: using vinegar and honey for a bacterial infection will NOT kill the bacteria outright. Making the pH of your throat more acidic will make it more difficult for many kinds of bacteria to reproduce, but most won`t die in any levels of acidity that isn`t damaging to your own internal tissues as well. Honey has antibacterial qualities, but again, it`s really not enough to kill most bacteria, just enough to make it a less habitable environment, which your immune system might be able to cope with afterward. Most home remedies are like that. Not actually cures, just little things that can help.
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Male 1,471
seems a bit fishy.. Why are most of them named by brand name?.....
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Male 3,213
Had me wincing there for a moment regarding the Alka-Seltzer cure- I was envisioning the `plop, plop, fizz, fizz` running through a catheter- thank goodness one merely drinks it.
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Female 311
Good luck getting near your cats ear never mind putting oil in it!!
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Male 39,958

Wanna clear a stuffy nose?

Wasabi
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Male 20,920
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