by Amanda Hinnant
From running errands to thawing chicken for your dinner, here's how to get everything done faster.
Plan the order of your stops in a clockwise direction to avoid time-consuming left-hand turns. Also, schedule your errands so you can drop things off on your way out and pick them up on your way home. And keep a cooler in your car for perishables, too. Then a stop at the market doesn't have to be immediately followed by a run home to the refrigerator.
Dry Your Tears
Try sticking your head in the freezer for a couple of seconds after cutting onions. The cold air stops the tears and reduces redness and puffiness by constricting blood vessels. If you're not in the kitchen, try dabbing―not rubbing―away the wetness. Then use an over-the-counter eye whitener to get the red out, or disguise it with blue eyeliner.
Get Cut Flowers to Bloom
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First try cutting the stems at an angle, then placing the bouquet in warm water. If