5-Second Solutions for Everyday Health Woes

Simplify your life with these quick fixes to help in the kitchen, boost health, and lots more.

5-Second Solutions for Everyday Health Woes

Time matters, and #NurseNation nurses know it! Check out some of their favorite solutions to solve simple problems. From curing the hiccups to tricks to make swallowing pills easier, here are the fast ways to get around your most common woes.

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Chew Gum to Avoid Crying When Chopping Onions

Crying while chopping onions is a common cooking problem. There are chemicals in the onions that travel through the air and when they hit the back of your nasal cavity and your eyes, you start to cry.

Here’s an easy tip: gum. When chewing gum, you diffuse the odors that make you cry and you breathe through your mouth, so the chemicals don’t make it to your nasal cavity. By chewing gum, you are stopping any irritants from going up your nose, so the glands don’t get frustrated. So chew away.

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