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28 Other Ways Toothpaste Is Best Used

Although the primary use of toothpaste is to clean and improve the aesthetic appearance and health of teeth, there are also 26 other things that you can use it for. Every household has one and every household uses it at least twice a day. And because of the common availability of toothpaste, you can try everything below.

Remember, use only white paste. Also, check out these list of very useful stuff that you can do with vinegar.

  1. Removes stain from cloth
  2. To take out all kinds of stain like ink or lipstick. Squeeze some on the spot, scrub and rinse.

  3. Even out scratches on CD / DVD
  4. If the screen freezes, take out the disc, put some toothpaste on it, scrub and clean it off.

  5. Cleans diamond ring
  6. Just squeeze a little on a used toothbrush, wet the ring, scrub gently, rinse and your diamond ring should look sparkling new.

  7. Cleans silver
  8. Toothpaste can be used to polish any kind of silver. It really does bring out the shine in silverware.

  9. Placate light burns
  10. Eucalyptus is one of a basic ingredients of a toothpaste that is why it is use as cooling relief for minor burns that don’t involve open wounds.

  11. Removes crayon from painted walls.
  12. Rub the marks with the toothpaste and a damp rag. Wipe with water to get rid of residue.

  13. Remove carpet stains.
  14. Squeeze some onto the carpet, scrub, rinse and let it dry.

  15. Relieves insect bites.
  16. Spread a little over either of these and you’ll feel soothed and no itches. Mosquito, flea and ant bites work especially well.

  17. Keep girl babies’ bows in their hair.
  18. If they don’t have much hair this is particularly useful. It doesn’t pull it out, it just washes out.

  19. Clean your nails
  20. Teeth and nails are made of the same material. To clean your nails, squeeze some on top of a toothbrush, wet your nails and brush them thoroughly. Be amazed by the sparkle.

  21. Clean shoes
  22. Scrubbing toothpaste with a wet toothbrush over boots, working shoes and rubber part of sneakers will work. It can also be used to remove scuffs.

  23. Put up posters
  24. You can use toothpaste to put up posters without damaging the wall. However, avoid using it for collector posters. It can damage the ink over time.

  25. Use it to temporarily seal holes
  26. Can be used as a spackle to fill nail holes. This sounds evil, but you can use it right before you move out of your rented apartment. =P

  27. Clean around the bathroom
  28. Use it to clean shower doors and rings around the bath tub. It has an abrasive so that is why it works good.

  29. Clean your vehicle’s headlight lenses
  30. Put some toothpaste in a bowl with some water. Use a buffer pad and clean off fog caused by dirt and bugs hitting them.

  31. Clean model cars
  32. Hobbyists who collect and build model cars, robots and action figures can certainly use toothpaste to make them nice and shiny.

  33. Remove scratches on your watch crystal
  34. Dab some on the watch and scrub it with tissue.

  35. Treat acne
  36. Be very careful when using this. Use it at most once a week. Just dab a small amount on a pimple before bed, wake up and it will dry up.

  37. Prevent fog in your swimming goggles
  38. Just wipe it on, clean it off. Works well for me.

  39. Clean piano keytops
  40. A dab of toothpaste, a soft cloth and some rubbing will usually clean piano keytops and turn them white again.

  41. Deodorize smelly hands
  42. Wash your hands with a dab of toothpaste and it will remove smells like onions and other unpleasant odors.

  43. Remove scratches on glassware.
  44. Polish with a squeeze of toothpaste. Your glassware should be shining in no time.

  45. Remove beach tar
  46. Getting that black beach tar on your feet can put a small crimp in your vacation, but it is easy enough to remove. Just rub it with some non-gel toothpaste and rinse.

  47. Deodorize baby bottles
  48. Works for sour smelling baby bottles. Scrub with toothpaste and a bottle brush and the bottles should end up smelling clean and fresh.

  49. Cleans clothes iron
  50. The mild abrasive in non-gel toothpaste is just the ticket for scrubbing the gunk off the bottom plate of your clothes iron. Apply the toothpaste to the cool iron, scrub with a cloth, then rinse clean.

  51. Remove water marks from furniture
  52. To get rid of those telltale watermark rings left by sweating beverages, gently rub some non-gel toothpaste on the wood with a soft cloth.

  53. Pest control
  54. The polishing ingredient in toothpaste is diatomaceous earth- a white powder which is actually the tiny spiky calcium skeletons of diatoms, tiny sea creatures that died millennia ago. The tiny calcium spikes are harmless to us and our pets, but mess up crawling insects, so sprinkle a little around your flower and vegetable gardens.

  55. Remove hickies, love bites
  56. Apply a layer of toothpaste to the hickey, and when it stops tingling in a few minutes, remove the toothpaste with a warm washcloth. Wait 24 hours and repeat if necessary. You’ll see better results if you can do this as soon as possible.

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Little Known Reasons And Benefits of Smiling

Smiling is an international language understood by people across all cultures. I smile most when I’m with my friends. I think that smiling is something valuable and it shouldn’t be given away cheaply. Smile only when the occasion arises. There are times when I tend to smile too much, so much that it may look forced. Maintain the value of your smile by smiling with a reason. =)

  1. Catch a Smile
  2. Smiling is contagious and much better than catching a cold or a yawn. We are walking-talking pools of reflective behavior and it’s hard to resist a bright contagious smile. All the more reason to spread the love and smile at a stranger.

  3. A Savvy Smile
  4. That contagious smile from a stranger extends to our everyday interactions with people. Self-help and psychology books abound with the simple advice to smile in conversation (when appropriate) and in your surroundings. It gives the message that you are a receptive person and can improve relationships, with loved ones, friends, co-workers and neighbors.

  5. The Sound of a Smile
  6. While the sound of a smile might easily be called a laugh, our voices project a warmer tone when we speak with a smile. This is why smiling when on the phone is important and ensures a better conversation, whether with your mother-in-law or the sales person that called during dinner.

  7. Successful Smiles
  8. People who are successful in relationships, socially and in their careers have a smile that motivates and inspires others. No one likes a fake, so it is only those who project a genuine happiness and optimism in even their simple smiles. The act reinforces itself, and smiling can win friends and seal business deals, but also keep that smile on your face.

  9. Good Showmanship
  10. Being able to smile on command is part of a skill that gets actors Oscars, politicians elected, and workers promoted. The next time you walk into a room, realize that the first notice people take of you is what you wear on your face. Walking into class, the workplace, a meeting, an audition, even just the elevator, with a smile will make others feel comfortable in your presence.

  11. A Rich Smile
  12. Perhaps the most quoted philosophy on smiling comes from Dale Carnegie’s book How To Win Friends and Influence People, it costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

  13. Sunshine for Humanity
  14. The English politician and writer Joseph Addison once wrote, what sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

  15. Get Out of Jail Free
  16. While a smile may seem highly inappropriate when you’re on trial by jury, a phenomenon known as the Smile-Leniency Effect shows that judges give smilers lighter penalties. Several court studies revealed this and even when guilty as charged a smile soften the edges of even the hardest criminal.

  17. A Defensive Smile
  18. Smiling is often an immediate reaction that accompanies embarrassment and rightly so. A smile or laugh can ease away the tension of an embarrassing moment and may be the brain’s defense against the influx of stress from blushing cheeks.

  19. A Brighter Future
  20. A study at the University of California by Dr. Dacher Keltner showed that women who showed an intense happiness in their smiles indicated a happier future. The women from the study with the brightest smiles were more likely to marry by the age of 27 and to keep a satisfying relationship.

  21. Global Language
  22. Anthropologists, biologists and psychologists now agree that the smile is recognizable worldwide. While there are hundreds of different variations of smiles expressing the complexity of human emotion, the true, teeth showing, cheek lifting, eye squinting reaction to happiness is global.

  23. Changing Times
  24. Even in cultures that have long regarded smiling inappropriate in many social situations, have adapted to what is only natural. This has been most evident in the business environment of Japan, where entrepreneurs have adapted smiling to increase trade with the west.

  25. A Healthy Smile
  26. One reason to smile is to celebrate your health, but smiling itself is a ticket to better health through neurotransmitters. Numerous medical and psychological studies have found that through the triggering of certain hormones, a smile promotes good overall health. This leads to lower heart rates, steady breathing and the ability to smile through stressful situations.

  27. Serotonin Smiles
  28. Smiling has been found to boost levels of the neurotransmitter, Serotonin. It is a vital part of regulating our moods, sleep, sexuality and appetite. There is an obvious biological connection to elements of happiness in the production of Serotonin. It goes both ways and producing a good mood, getting good sleep, good sex and good food will ensure the smiles and Serotonin keep pumping.

  29. The Endorphin Link
  30. Endorphins are another neurotransmitter released from smiling and known as the body’s natural painkillers. Not surprisingly, endorphins are also released when laughing, exercise, frequent sex, eating chocolate, sunbathing, massages, meditation, dancing, singing and listening to music to just about anything that leaves a smile on your face.

  31. Molecular Smiles
  32. Biologists have developed clever ways of understanding how all these neurotransmitters and biochemical activity interact. One acronym they use is SMILES, which means simplified molecular input line entry specification. It is a system of abbreviations to describe the structure of chemical molecules. Just remember, our bodies have miles of SMILES that help us keeping smiling.

  33. A Delicious Smile
  34. One way to measure how good a smile makes us feel was revealed by researchers at The British Dental Health Foundation. After being shown pictures of smiling people, the brain and heart activity of participates was equal to being given the stimulation of 2,000 Chocolate bars. So the next time you think of giving someone Chocolate, a smile will suffice 2,000 times better.

  35. It’s All About Attitude
  36. One specific study that Christopher Peterson, Ph. D has had on going at the University of Michigan found the direct link between an optimistic smile and health. He says optimistic people create a different biological makeup that boosts their immune system. The right attitude in life keeps you open to healthy ideas and overall health means more smiles.

  37. Flex Your Happiness
  38. The physical act of smiling can use as little as 5 muscles or well over 16 and just like any muscle the more you use it, the stronger it is. Body builders shape their physique so their muscles are defined without even flexing, just like maintaining a healthy smile will define an expressive, happy face.

  39. Practice Makes Perfect
  40. Genuine happiness creates frequent smiles and this is turn strengthens the ability to occasionally fake a smile to navigate difficult social situations. This is also linked to having an optimistic attitude in life and in difficult times, even a forced smile has roots in knowing that everything will be okay.

  41. Smile Yourself Silly
  42. Practicing your smile might seem obsessive, even narcissistic, but remember those endorphins. Just like exercise releases endorphins, you can get a good boost by smiling 50 times right in row. Do that in mirror every morning and you’ll be sure to start the day laughing at your funny face.

  43. Chin Up
  44. When we keep are heads up, the term, ‘keep your chin up’ has real physiological benefits. Notice that when you stretch your neck backward and look up, a natural smile forms in the facial muscles. There are many simple movements in the practice of yoga that produce this effect and probably why everyone has a giant grin on their face after a yoga session.

  45. It’s easier than frowning
  46. As a naturally induced movement, the recognition of joy or pleasure involuntarily triggers smiles. It takes more muscles and effort to frown, where a smile relieves stress, a frown or perplexed expression can induce more stress. Prove it to yourself and notice that facial muscles relax in a smile, allowing blood to flow freely through vessels. The contortion of a frown exhausts the facial muscles, a clear warning from the brain that you need to relax.

  47. The Bigger the Better
  48. Smiling wider than a grin enhances the pleasure derived from the act. On simple experiment used by some psychologists is to hold a pen horizontal between the teeth and grin as wide as possible, then repeat the grin with the pen placed horizontal between the lips in front of the teeth. Notice how much better a wide, unrestrained smile feels and remember that the next time you restrain the natural state of a smile into a grin; don’t hold back.

  49. Endless Medication
  50. Smiling and laughing are intimately connected and both use muscles that never really tire. While you may have laughed so hard your face hurt, it’s guaranteed that when the laugh fest is over, there will still be a smile on your face. Overall, there is no downside to smiling and you can’t ever smile too much, just at the wrong time.

  51. The Real Deal
  52. A true smile begins at the eyes, specifically the Orbicularis Oculi muscle, which involves another involuntary facial movement; blinking. While smiling and blinking are triggered automatically, the muscle can also be moved voluntary. Notice that if you check your smile in the mirror, or in another person, the most convincing area is around the eyes. Most fake smiles are like a grimace and just an exaggerated lifting of the mouth muscles. That can help in spotting the true emotions of others and enable you to return an eye-to-eye smile.

  53. Stone Age Smiles
  54. Smiling was essential to the evolution of the human species as a non-verbal que of co-operation. Since a smile is visible at up to 300 feet, the ancient Hunter-Gatherer tribes could signal to each that they were not a threat. This was a foundation to the peaceful co-existence for humans, so keep evolving and let everyone know your coming with a big smile.

  55. Darwin’s Smile
  56. Over a century ago the biologist Charles Darwin set out to study the similarities in the expression of human emotion across cultures. Years later solid evidence was found by Dr. Paul Ekman, who originally expected to disprove Darwin, but found that a smile is a smile, no matter what continent your on. This proved that a smile is a biological function of happiness, not a culturally learned emotion.

  57. When Fetuses Smile
  58. Dr. Ekman’s findings are further supported by the fact that babies born blind smile when happy, even having never seen a smile. The advancements in ultrasonic photography have also shown smiles on fetuses as the muscles develop. So smile, it’s your birth given right.

  59. Genetic Happiness
  60. The biology of a smile was further researched using blind participants at the University of Haifa in Israel in 2006. After extensive studies they found that facial expressions had clear hereditary matches to family members, proving that a smile is your genes more than a learned trait.

  61. A Wrinkled Smile
  62. While happiness comes at all ages, smiling into the golden years can actually promote longevity. In another study on optimism published in an issue of General Psychiatry, of those studied over the age of 65, optimists were 71 percent less likely to die from certain causes, than that of pessimists. A life full of smiles also exercises muscles in the face that help to prevent drooping, saggy skin in old age.

  63. Happiness Manifested
  64. It is often believed that smiling is the result of a happy life, and just smiling for no reason does not create happiness. Though as many of these examples show, smiling reinforces happiness in the actual movement involved, triggering the brain’s pleasure points. Happiness and optimism might also have some genetic traces (between 50-70% of our attitude may be inherited says Dr. Kathleen Hall), but producing that inherited smile is ultimately up to you.

  65. Maximus Smilius
  66. Hopefully you have a lifetime of smiles to remember in old age, but the great Roman Emperor Maximus said it best: I knew a man once who said, Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back. That is truly the essence of optimism in the face of the inevitable.

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21 Uses Of Vodka

Vodka is one of the world’s most consumed distilled beverages. It is typically a colorless liquid containing ethanol purified by distillation from a fermented substance such as grain. It is used in popular cocktails such as the Bloody Mary, the Screwdriver, the Vodka Tonic, and the Vodka Martini. Other than that you can also use vodka to :

  1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The solvent dissolves the adhesive.
  2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set 5 minutes and wash clean. The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.
  3. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.
  4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.
  5. Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, then blot dry.
  6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.
  7. Add a splash of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.
  8. Fill a 16-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to kill them.
  9. Pour 1/2 cup vodka and 1/2 cup water in a freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, reusable ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes.
  10. Fill a clean, empty jar with freshly packed lavender flowers. Fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly, and set it in the sun for 3 days. Strain liquid, then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

  11. Make your own mouthwash by mixing 9 tablespoons powdered cinnamon with 1 cup vodka. Seal in an airtight container for 2 weeks. Strain through a coffee filter. Mix with warm water and rinse your mouth. (DON’T SWALLOW!)
  12. Using a cotton swab, apply vodka to a cold sore to help it dry out. If not, I’d recommend curing the cold sore with vinegar instead.
  13. If blister opens, pour vodka over the raw skin as a local anestheic that also disinfects the exposed dermis.
  14. To treat dandruff, mix 1 cup vodka with 2 teaspoons crushed rosemary. Let sit 2 days, strain through a coffee filter, massage into your scalp and dry.
  15. To treat an earache, put a few drops of vodka in your ear. Let sit for a few minutes, then drain. Vodka will kill the bacteria causing pain in your ear.
  16. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.
  17. To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.
  18. Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.
  19. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.
  20. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.
  21. If all else fails, just turn the bottle upside-down and drink it. Then nothing else will matter anyway! =)