Home Improvement

Though it’s a truly thankless task, cleaning behind your fridge will keep it running longer and more efficiently.

An almost fool-proof tip for removing pen (ink) marks from clothing or carpet is hairspray. Just spray on, leave for a few seconds and wipe with damp cloth.

Home Remedies


Don’t lie flat on your back. Heartburn is caused by the acid in your stomach moving upward to your esophagus. So if you are flat on a bed, it is a little more difficult for the acid to go down.

Coffee and chocolate can inflame heartburn – so avoid them, if you can.

Bladder stones

Boil 2 figs in 1 cup of water. Drink daily for a month.

Personal Grooming

Facial cleanser: Mix 2 tbsp cornflour, 2 tbsp glycerin, and ½ cup water until smooth. Heat in a small pan placed in a water bath inside another pan. Heat until thick and clear; it will have the consistency of pudding. Do not boil. Cool completely. Use in place of soap to cleanse your skin. (If mixture is too thick, you may thin it by adding a little water – 1 tbsp at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.)

Yellow teeth: Mix salt with finely powdered rind of lime. Use this as teeth powder frequently.