Author: Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Bruce Lubin and Jeanne Bossolina-Lubin are the proud parents of three boys and more than a dozen books. After saving thousands per year using everyday tips and simple lifehacks, they started their own business in the hopes of sharing their knowledge with others. They have been known to go into their friends' refrigerators to turn their eggs upside down so that they last longer.

Stomach pain, bloating, heartburn … the discomfort of ulcer symptoms is no joke! If you'd like to try some simple home remedies for ulcers, here are seven to help soothe the fires within. If you're experiencing severe ulcer symptoms such as vomiting, dark bloody or tarry stool, faintness, trouble breating, appetite changes, or unexplained weight loss, it's important to seek help from a medical professional. Onions Stock up on onions! They might give you gas, but they also prevent the growth of ulcer-causing bacteria that can increase your risk of gastritis (stomach inflammation) and, over time, lead to stomach cancer.…

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Binder Clips If you’re anything like us, your electrical cables can become a tangled, knotty mess. We’ve discovered an easy storage solution that utilizes—what else?—binder clips! Untangle your cables and collect (or coil) them into organized batches; then clip them together to keep them organized while stored away, or attach them to a desk, table, or shelf. Spiral Notebook Rings It may be hard to watch your child’s notes on the conservation of matter go into the recycling bin, but when it comes time to part with school notebooks, save the spirals. They work great to collect stray cords and…

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As the saying goes, “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” These pesky creatures are the bane of our skin’s existence, but there are plenty of methods you can use to effectively repel them when the need arises. How to Get Rid of Mosquitos DIY Bug Spray Another DIY Bug Spray Lemon Eucalyptus Peppermint Rosemary and Sage Egg Cartons and Coffee Trays Garlic Water Let’s dive further into each. 1. DIY Bug Spray Use this (almost) all-natural insect spray to repel mosquitoes as well as other insects like flies. Chop one small…

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Common household items can help you remove pesky warts and keep them from coming back. Tea Tree Oil Apply straight tea tree oil to any wart to kill it. Repeat several times a day until the wart is gone, usually in a few weeks. For best results keep the area covered during treatment. Garlic and Oil Sliced garlic and extra virgin olive oil are the secrets to your Nonna’s famous Sunday gravy, but they’re also the key to getting rid of a pesky wart. Rub a thin film of olive oil on the wart, add the sliced garlic, and cover…

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Tomato Paste Boils, or skin abscesses, are pimple-like skin infections that can swell into large, pus-filled sore-to-the-touch growths. To treat a boil before it gets too big and painful to handle without a doctor, try this easy home remedy that uses tomato paste. (Yep, tomato paste!) Apply a coat of tomato paste over the boil, and the veggie’s acids will lessen the pain and encourage the boil to “come to a head”—meaning, it’ll soften and be ready for popping. Don’t attempt to pop a boil until it’s soft and you can see a small yellow dot of pus at the…

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Save your furniture from stuck-on wax  and keep your candles clean with everyday items. Clean Candles Easily If your have some beautiful candles that have begun to get dusty, cleaning them is easy. Just ball up some old pantyhose and rub them down. Its microfiber is perfect for picking up the dirt without harming your candle. Drip-Free Candles To keep candles from dripping, soak them in a strong salt-water solution after purchasing. To make sure your salt water is as strong as possible, heat up some water and add salt until it won’t dissolve anymore—then you’ll know the water is…

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Cool Down The solution for sore breasts is right in your freezer: frozen vegetables! Just grab a bag (or two, if both breasts hurt) of frozen corn, peas, broccoli, or whatever you’ve got on hand, and place the bags on your breasts for 10-15 minutes at a time. Make sure to cover the bags with a paper towel or clean cloth, so that the bag doesn’t touch the skin directly. Also, you might want to label these bags as ice packs, so that you don’t mistakenly eat food that’s been thawed and refrozen. Rub-a-Dub in the Tub Self-massage is great…

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Honey Make a cold sore a thing of the past with honey! Just dab unpasteurized honey on the spot three times a day, and its antioxidants and enzymes will decrease inflammation and allow it to heal faster. Baking Soda You can spend a lot of money on expensive cold sore remedies, or try this DIY version that will cost you mere pennies. Mix a small amount of baking soda with enough water to make a paste, and apply the paste to the cold sore. Allow it to dry, then rinse and pat dry. Repeat every day until the cold sore…

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Canker sores are a very common affliction and can arise from any cause, ranging from stress to hormones to vitamin deficiencies. But that doesn't make them any less painful to deal with. We've got eight home remedies to get rid of canker sores fast, plus one tip to prevent future sores. Hydrogen peroxide Hydrogen peroxide may help reduce and relieve canker sores. Simply mix one part peroxide with one part water, then dab on any affected areas several times a day or swish around in your mouth for as long as possible. [block:qdt_book=qdt_book] Chamomile How to get rid of a…

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Add a Little Salt To remove a wood splinter, add a bit of Epsom salts to a bowl of warm water. This works best when the splinter is in your finger or foot. Soak the affected area in the salt bath for 10 minutes or until the splinter swells up enough that you can remove it. [block:qdt_book=qdt_book] Vegetable Oil Got a splinter you can’t get out? Try soaking the area in vegetable oil for several minutes. It should soften your skin enough to allow you to ease the splinter out. White Glue The easiest way to remove a splinter? Just…

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