Feeling stressed/anexious? Try cooking up some eggs, or just start swearing. And for a nice, tender treat, soak a steak in coffee before cooking. If these tips all sound a little odd, that’s OK. “Hacks” are surprising (and often strange) uses for everyday items. With a little bit of science and a whole lot of ingenuity, these 19 hacks will transform kitchens into tool sheds, improve workouts, and even help turn frowns upside-down.
 Your Best Health with 19 Unexpected Hacks

The Kitchen, Buddy!

1. 

Scrub Veggies With Baking Soda

It’s a kitchen staple, sure. But from cleaning veggies to putting out fires (for real), these five hacks prove baking soda is a true all-star for household emergencies big and small


2. 

Moisturize Skin With Honey

It’s good for more than just sweetening food and tea. We found four of the most surprising—and helpful—uses for honey outside the kitchen. Hell yeah!

3. 

Make Greek Yogurt With Coffee Filters

The morning can’t start without that cup o’ Joe, but the magic of coffee doesn’t end with the drink—coffee filters can impart some magic of their own with these five hacks.


4. 

Treat Sunburns With Tea

Sipping tea just for its antioxidant punch is so last millennium. Here are three of the best, most unusual, and generally awesome uses for tea that don’t involve slurping.

5. 

Shave With Peanut Butter

Peanut butter’s okay without its partner in crime (jelly). These four hacks show a spoonful of the nutty treat could be useful in the shower, frying pan, and even your hair.

6. 

Soak Steak in Coffee

These four hacks use coffee grounds as a better steak marinade and tenderizer, a facial scrub, to help that home garden grow, and to get rid of pesky kitchen odors.

7. 

Deodorize With Lemons

Lemons can lighten hair, repel pests, and even fill in as an emergency deodorant. Greatist finds four ways to take this superfood beyond the garnish.

8. 

Gargle Whiskey for a Sore Throat

Love whiskey, but tired of sipping it straight up (or sipping it at all)? No fear—we’ve uncovered four surprising ways to keep that bottle from collecting dust in the liquor cabinet.

9. 

Swap Sugar for Cinnamon

Use cinnamon instead of cream and sugar in coffee for a healthy flavor kick.

10. 

Cut Calories With Smaller Plates

Dine on a smaller dish to cut calories at mealtime.


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