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Five wonder cures… In your kitchen cupboard

Vinegar 

Bruises appear when tiny blood vessels called capillaries burst, and blood leaks into the soft tissue under your skin. Applying a cloth soaked in apple cider vinegar to the bruised area will help the pool of blood to dissipate and thereby help the bruise to fade. 

Bicarbonate of soda

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How good is YOUR mind’s eye?

Take this quiz to see how well you are able to visualise…

Close your eyes and imagine yourself on a sandy beach in an exotic location. How clear are the images that come to mind? Most people can conjure up pictures in their mind’s eye of a deep blue sky, turquoise waters and palm trees swaying in an ocean breeze. But others cannot. Scientists have recently started investigating aphantasia — the inability to visualise. 

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How to... Lose weight by reorganising your kitchen

Do some preparation

It’s easier to open a bag of crisps when you’re peckish rather than washing and peeling a carrot. So make your fruit and vegetables more convenient to eat by cleaning and cutting them up, so they are ready to go the next time you raid the fridge. Store them in your line of sight and you’ll be more likely to eat them.

Move your plates

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