Home remedies, a little knowledge and you can be healthier, happier and informed

By Jennifer Florendo

Smooth out the rough patches
Lemons can turn the scaliest skin smooth with a simple swipe. Cut one lemon in half, rub over elbows, knees and heels for a few seconds and then rinse off. The citric acid removes the dead skin cells on the surface.

Keep your coffee grounds
This is one thing you want to go directly to your thighs. The caffeine-rich coffee grounds are known to smooth out cellulite by drawing water out of the fat cells, making them less noticeable. Apply used coffee grounds in an upward motion, then rinse. For a dimple-fighting scrub, combine one part coffee grounds with two parts olive oil, apply and rinse. Don’t worry; the coffee color will wash away.

Eye light, eye bright
Make your eyes look brighter and more hydrated with this mask. Combine one small handful of parsley with two tablespoons of plain yogurt in a food processor. Pull into a paste and apply to the under eye area. Wait 20 minutes, rinse and enjoy your newly hydrated eyes.

Slow down to slim down
It takes approximately 20 minutes for your brain to know that your stomach is full. Keep that in mind before enjoying that second slice of cake.

More than a teaspoon of sugar makes the waistline grow …
A can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar. Opt for fresh H20 with some fresh fruit for flavor.

Is there an app for this?
According to Time.com, one in six phones are contaminated with fecal matter and your cell phone contains 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats. Noticing little breakouts on your face and chin? This could be one reason. Wipe down your smartphone daily with alcohol or other bacteria-fighting wipes.

That hand has been where?
According to the American Society for Microbiology, 90 percent of women wash their hands after using a public restroom whereas 75 percent of men do.

Hello, beautiful
A woman spends an average of two years of her lifetime looking at herself in the mirror; a man spends six months.

Are you listening to me?
Men really don’t listen—and here is proof, according to discovery.com: Women’s voices have many more frequencies than men’s so the human brain must work harder to analyze sound frequencies and comprehend the meaning intended.