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Brain Exercises
Activities such as doing crossword puzzles, playing word games or cards strengthens the synapses between brain cells in memory transmission areas. Physical exercise can increase mental abilities 20% to 30 %, according to recent studies.
Vitamin E Uses
Vitamin E is antioxidant that shows to have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. When applied topically, vitamin E has been shown to improve moisturization, softness and smoothness and also provides modest photo (Sun) protection.
Tips for tired eyes
To soothe tired eyes, dip cotton pads in chilled milk and place on closed eyes for 10 minutes. Now relax completely.
Eye Wash
Soak amla overnight in water and use this water the next morning to wash the eyes.
Rubbing Eyes
Do not rub your eyes for any reason but instead just blink your eyelids. Blinking is a good massage and exercise to the eyes.
Castor oil for healthy eye lashes
Apply a thin coat of castor oil on the eyelashes and eyebrows every night. It strengthens eye lashes and cools the eyes.
Mist Spraying - Precautions
Do not mist spray when leaves are in sunlight. Droplets behave as lenses and burn the leaves.
Plant Grooming and Care
Flowers must be removed as soon as they start to fade. Remove flower stalks together with flower. Else they encourage diseases.
For Straight Stem
Plants are naturally drawn towards sunlight making their leaves and stems bend over. Turn plants a quarter of a turn every few days.
No Sunlight Area - Idle Plants
There may be some place where you get occasional sunlight or not at all. You can choose some type of palm for there. Chinese Fan Palm, Latania, Butterfly Palm thrive in those places. Fern also will be very useful there.
Ripe Watermelon
To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe.
Managing Hair when No Time for Shampoo
If you have no time to shampoo your hair before going out, then brush 1 tablespoon of talcum powder or corn flour through your hair. Try this out first when you are not in hurry to make sure that it works the way you want.
Lettuce preservation
Put a paper towel in your lettuce container that it helps absorb the moisture so your lettuce lasts longer.
Slow ripe bananas
If you separate your bananas from the bunch that they'll take longer to ripen.
Kettle Cleaning Tip
With vinegar and baking soda… Not soap. If you use these natural cleaners, you will be able to remove the calcium build-up on the inside coils using a stiff brush. It will boil faster, and won’t take so much energy to get there!
Refrigerator General Maintenance
Refrigerator has to be very hygienic as you stock it with food. Grime, dust and spilled food can be common. Keep it clean so germs will stay away from your appliances. Defrost the freezers so heavy ice is not the reason for your broken refrigerator.
Dishwasher Maintenance
Use vinegar to remove mineral deposits on the heating element.
Make sure stacked dishes don't block or damage the water-spraying arms and do not use the dish washer as a storage area.
Power Outage Prevention
To prevent power outages, don't plug an excessive number of appliances into any one circuit.
Washing Machine Maintenance
Don't use too much detergent, as residue can build up and cause mechanical failure. Use high-efficiency (HE) detergent for HE washers.
Mustard Oil Cooking
Smoke Mustard oil first before using for preparing vegetables etc. Heating to a point till light white smoke emerges from it. This would remove the potency from the oil.
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