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    LOOKING to please your partner? Start in the kitchen, not the bedroom. Seven in 10 Americans polled in a new survey agreed that whipping something up for their partner in the kitchen is far more intimate than having sex. 3Cooking for someone is the perfect way to get their love 3Seducing someone in the bedroom is overrated The study asked 2,000 Americans in a relationship how cooking plays into their relationships and found 79 percent believe good food is the most surefire way to someone’s heart. The ability to cook is so important, in fact, 43 percent of respondents said they’ve ended relationships in the past if their partner was a bad cook. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of meal kit company, HelloFresh, the survey found three-quarters of those polled said they’re more likely to go on a date with someone they know can cook. In fact, in addition to being kind and having a good sense of humor, the ability to cook is considered one of the most attractive traits a potential partner can have. Food and romance appear to...
    DORM room dinners just got a little more exciting. A cooking expert shared how to take your ramen dish to the next level with just five simple ingredients. 5A package of beef-flavored ramen noodles can be amped up in flavorCredit: TikTok/@andyslife247 5A cooking expert uses five simple ingredients to enhance his bowl of ramenCredit: TikTok/@andyslife247 This "just add water" dish turned into a well-balanced dinner with just a few quick steps thanks to a cooking expert who goes by @andyslife247 on social media. He shared his twist on an average bowl of ramen with his one million followers – and they're super impressed. First, Andy took four packages of beef ramen and cooked them according to the instructions on the bag. Next, he added the flavoring to the pot and let it simmer on the stovetop for around three minutes. While the ramen was being cooked, he cubed up raw chicken breast, seasoned it, and tossed it in a pan. He then added vegetables to the dish by sautéing some chopped-up broccoli. Most read in LifestyleNO...
    IF like us, you've gathered additional mugs and wine glasses over the years but are short on storage space, it's likely the contents of your kitchen cupboards resemble a game of Jenga. But fear not! These savvy storage hacks from TikTok user @therealcindyology could prove useful – and prevent possible future breakages. 3TikTok user @therealcindyology shared her savvy hacks for storing wine glasses if you're short of storage spaceCredit: therealcindyology/Tik Tok 3The professional organiser also showed how espresso cups should not be stored one on top of the other, but rather the second should be placed sideways in the rim of the firstCredit: therealcindyology/Tik Tok In a short clip, which has been viewed over 4.8million times and received more than 517,000 likes, the organising expert initially demonstrates what people are doing wrong when it comes to not utlising their space properly. She places three wine glasses onto a cupboard shelf upright before noting how the bases overhang, preventing the doors from shutting. Offering a simple solution, she alternates between putting one glass upright and the next rim down – resulting...
    A CLEANING expert has revealed how she managed to transform filthy bathrooms using commonplace household items.  Fiona Mills is a former hoarding technician that involved clearing scrubbing homes, so she knows a thing or two about fighting grime. 3This bathroom sure does need a clean - but how and what should be usedCredit: Getty Mills, who is now a franchise business coach at Spaulding Decon, said the bathroom was the "most germ-ridden area of the home". The 37-year-old told Insider: "Without appropriate cleaning, they can inhibit bacterial growth, and can also affect the integrity of parts used in your bathtub and toilet.” At its worst during her time as a hoarding technician,  Mills scrubbed a toilet for two to three hours while on the job — but she shared tips so readers don't have to.  She recommends Microban 24 Hour Bathroom Cleaner, Sanitizing Spray and The Pink Stuff Miracle Bathroom Foam Cleaner. After the bowel is cleaned she said it was important to clean the seat which was the “most touched part of the toilet excluding the flush handle”.  For...
    DO you find your cleaning cloths get filthy when you wipe the top of your toilet? A cleaning fan has revealed the simple error we all make when it comes to trying to leave our loos gleaming.  3A cleaning fanatic has revealed how you should be cleaning your toilet to leave it gleamingCredit: tiktok @geo.cleans 3Instead of wiping with a microfibre cloth, you should use toilet roll to pick up hairs and dust, and then use a wet clothCredit: tiktok @geo.cleans On his TikTok account @geo.cleans, he said: “This simple hack will cut your cleaning time down and make the job so much easier. “You will no longer have to excessively rinse your cloth trying to remove dust and hairs from the microfibre. “All you need is some toilet roll and in an S pattern work from top to bottom. “The toilet roll will trap and hold dust meaning when you disinfect you don’t need to clean twice. “It’s super hygienic too as when you are done you’ll just flush it away.” Although the cleaning method may seem obvious to...
    WHETHER you were an A-grade student in sex-ed class or you got a lecture from your parents about the birds and the bees, chances are what we learned way back when is still with us today. But it seems we've been lied to in one way or another and LELO’s sex and relationship expert, Kate Moyle, has debunked some of the most common myths about sex. 2Kate Moyle, sex and relationship expert at LELO, has debunked some of the most common myths about sexCredit: Kate Moyle The 'pull out method' is a reliable form of contraception There are many types of contraception including condoms, the pill and the IUD, just to name a few. But many people rely on the "pull out method" to help prevent pregnancy, although Kate says it's simply not reliable. This refers to when two people have unprotected sex and the man pulls out right before ejaculation. But according to  Planned Parenthood 22/100 people every year will get pregnant from using the pull-out method, says Kate. "This is due to the fact that...
    A DISABLED mum has been stuck inside her home for NINE years and is now planning to sue her association after the row rumbling on. Dawn Steel, 58, has used a wheelchair since 2013 when she had a knee replacement shortly after moving into her home in Solihull, Birmingham. 3Dawn Steel has been trapped in her home for nine yearsCredit: BPM 3She is begging the company that manage her property to install a rampCredit: BPM The mum-of-two hasn’t been able to leave the house on her own since, and became embroiled in a row with the company that manages the property. She is forced to rely on grocery deliveries and requires an ambulance to get to any of her hospital appointments. Dawn has asked for a wheelchair ramp to be installed outside of her home so she can get in and out on her own. Pennycuick Collins, who Dawn pays £2,000 a year in property management fees, has been blamed for holding up the process. Dawn has secuyred council funding for the ramp, which mean that it will not cost...
    A CLEVER homemaker has revealed the best way to stop your berries from going off so quickly. Like many of us, Nicole Keshishian, from the US is tired of her store-bought berries going bad so quickly, so she found a nifty trick to keep them fresh. 2All you need is white vinegar and waterCredit: kalejunkie/Tik Tok Taking to her TikTok account, the blogger and lawyer revealed that you should never put the berries in the fridge in the plastic containers you bought them in. Posting under the domain @Nicole Keshishian she said: "Today I'm gonna save you a ton of money when it comes to storing your fresh berries." "Whatever you do, do not put them in the refrigerator in those plastic containers that you got them in" she added. Nicole explains that the secret hack she used to keep them fresh requires just white vinegar and water. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED "Follow this method. Add one cup of white vinegar, and three cups of water to a bowl along with your...
    MAKING pies does not have to be a total nightmare like The Great British Baking Show often depicts. In fact, there are a few things you can fix to make sure that what you're baking comes out as tasty as you want it to. 3You've been baking your pie all wrongCredit: Getty 3It's all about the right temperatureCredit: Getty Here are a few common mistakes you can make sure to avoid next time you bake a delicious pie, according to Bon Appetit: THROW IT IN THE OVEN Often, when you're done making your pie and putting it all together, you throw it in the oven to start baking it as soon as possible. But that could actually be ruining your chances of getting a flaky pie crust. Instead, you'll want to put it in the freezer for 15 minutes to make sure the butter cools down. Most read in LifestyleFIT FOR A KING Inside 'forgotten castle' that may become Will & Kate's new family home'HARRY & MEG SHOW' Royals 'SCARED that Philip's memorial could become Harry &...
    IF YOU are into skincare, it’s highly likely that you do your routine at the end of the day, when you’re getting ready for bed, right? Well, we have news for you… 2Gin Amber reveals a simple skincare tip that will make a massive differenceCredit: TIKTOK It turns out that you shouldn’t be doing your skincare routine right before bed and in fact you should do it at least 1-2 hours before.  Gin Amber, an esthetician with 51.6k followers on TikTok has revealed the mistake that we have all been making with our skincare routine. She uploaded her video ith the caption ‘Simple skin care tip that not many of us know and do. Did you know about it?’.  She said: “One skincare tip that can change your life. “Apply your skincare on your skin one or two hours before bed otherwise your expensive skincare is going to be on your pillowcase.” Not only will your fancy skincare products go straight onto your pillow if you do your routine just before bed, but this also won't allow the products to...
    WHETHER YOU are an expert at curling hair or you are just learning the ropes, it turns out there’s an easy way to curl your hair and it couldn't be simpler. Many of us will tend to use a curling wand of some sort to get our curls, but recently, more and more people are using straighteners to get their hair looking curly. 4Alyssa has taken to TikTok to share her simple curling techniqueCredit: tiktok @alyssarprage But if you use straighteners and you think you’ve perfected the curling technique, think again. Many TikTokers have been showing their hair tutorials for how to use straighteners to get the best results, but it turns out that it’s actually simpler than you think. 19-year-old Alyssa has taken to TikTok to share her simple curling technique and we can’t believe we haven’t tried it sooner. Alyssa posted a video with TikTok’s soundtrack version of Rihanna’s song ‘Take A Bow’ with the lyrics ‘you look so dumb right now’.  Alyssa uploaded the video with the caption ‘You dont look dumb this is just easier and...
    DRAGONS' Den has offered a platform to thousands of budding businesspeople in the show's 17 year history. But there been a few times that the panel have missed out on a HUGE investment opportunity - enter Aaron Branch, 30, and Zak Lloyd, 22 4Aaron Branch and Zak Lloyd were rejected on Dragons' DenCredit: BBC 4The duo failed to impress the Dragons - but have since won over other investorsCredit: BBC Following Thursday night's episode, these two businessmen - who got no offers on the show - say they have "no regrets". They have even revealed they have already secured 13 times the investment they asked for. Aaron and Zak came face-to-face with Sara Davies, Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman and Steven Bartlett to pitch their delivery business. They talked about their company Delivrme, an app that allows you to get anything and everything – from condoms to iPads – delivered to your front door. But the Dragons sent them home empty-handed, feeling that they need a lot more money than the £50,000 they asked for. After announcing a...
    I’M not proud of myself. Every time I hear something about Covid restrictions lifting, my heart sinks a little. This has nothing to do with concern for public health. No, it is because things rather suit me the way they have been for a while. 6Even if you've enjoyed working from home it's our duty to get back to work and get things moving againCredit: Getty I can work from home easily enough and, if I have to go into the studio, the journey in is fine because public transport is still fairly quiet and so are the roads. Before and after work I can generally find something to eat without the fuss of queueing. If there’s shopping to be done, the shops tend to be quiet. If I fancy a drink, pubs will be nice and peaceful for me. I don’t even mind wearing a mask — it reduces the number of times I get stopped and asked about whether West Brom are blowing their promotion chances. Talking of football, I almost miss the days when I...
    LET THREE easy ingredients solve all your kitchen spills and stains. With just three household ingredients you probably already have, you can clean pots, pans, cutting boards, and many other common kitchen products. 5Armen used social media to share easy kitchen cleaning hacksCredit: TikTok 5Clean pots and pans with half a lemon, baking soda, and vinegarCredit: TikTok Cleaning expert Armen shared a video on social media revealing 10 affordable cleaning hacks, giving you all the help you need to see your cleanest kitchen yet. With the help of lemon, baking soda, and vinegar, cleaning your kitchen will now be done in a breeze. POTS AND PANS Armen shared a hack for removing tough grease and stains from your pots and pans. He suggested putting half a lemon, baking soda, and vinegar in a pot and bringing it to a boil. All of the residues will come right off with just an easy scrub. Most read in LifestyleFIT FOR A KING Inside 'forgotten castle' that may become Will & Kate's new family home'HARRY & MEG SHOW' Royals...
    HAVING rust on pots and pans doesn't necessarily motivate anyone to cook. This clever hack will help get rid of any reddish - or yellowish-brown flaky coating of the gunk without the need for any over-priced rust removers. 3Pots and pans are always a hassle to clean, especially when they're all rustedCredit: Getty 3The Daily Express reported the hack to keep all pots and pans rust-freeCredit: Getty The secret: a potato. You read that right, potatoes are a natural option that can be used to remove rust, according to The Daily Express. The hack is super simple and can be used with any cookware in the kitchen. First, you'll want to wash the rusty pot or pan to get rid of any grease or grime. After that, cut your potato in half and dip the sliced end into either soap or baking soda. Then use that same end to scrub all the rusty areas of your pot or pan. Most read in LifestyleFIT FOR A KING Inside 'forgotten castle' that may become Will & Kate's new family homeDONUT...
    WE CAN all agree that peanut butter is universally loved – or at least, by most people. Everyone can say that they've indulged in a variety of ways – adding it to baked goods, desserts, and even eating it straight out of the container. 3You've been storing peanut butter all wrongCredit: Getty 3Natural peanut butter tends to separate if stored wrongCredit: Getty But did you know that this entire time you've been storing it all wrong? Assuming you eat the natural stuff, you'll notice the oil and spread tend to separate quite easily. I mean, even sometimes the regular stuff tends to get tiny pools of oil at the end if you've had it for a long (and reasonable) time. And when that happens, you'll probably spend a few good minutes just mixing it all together before indulging. Talk about an arm workout. Well, in order to prevent this, you should have been storing it upside down! According to PureWow, if you store it upside down, the oil will distribute throughout the spread and you won't...
    STEAK is a classic that many cannot imagine their dinner tables without - but, turns out, there's more to it than simply throwing a piece of meat on the pan. According to a Michelin-star chef, there are a couple of key steps to keep in mind when preparing the perfect, mouth-watering steak. 2From choosing the perfect piece to cutting it, Hilary shared her top tipsCredit: Getty Hilary Henderson, from Beverly Hills, shared the Dos and Don'ts with Robb Report. How to Source Your Beef When it comes to steak, a lot of it is to do with the meat itself - Hilary said there's a reason why steak tastes so much better at a restaurant. Whether that’s a particular farm or a person who is hand-selecting cuts, most restaurants tend to have a relationship with meat purveyors. Most read in LifestyleFIT FOR A KING Inside 'forgotten castle' that may become Will & Kate's new family homeDONUT TELL ME THIS Dunkin' employee reveals dark secret about their donutsHOME & AWAY How Queen 'REJECTED Prince Harry & Meghan's inappropriate living request''FIRM HAND'...
    YOU MIGHT think that you’ve got your makeup routine nailed…but it turns out that we’ve been putting your foundation on wrong. If you’re wondering why your foundation looks cakey or isn’t giving you as much coverage as it should be, you’ve come to the right place.  2Megan Lavallie shares her top tip for getting dewy foundation to provide full coverage, without looking cakeyCredit: tiktok/@meganlavallie Megan Lavallie has gained a following on TikTok thanks to her makeup tip videos. And she is back with one of her latest tips about how to correctly apply foundation in order to get full coverage, without it looking too thick. Megan has over 416k followers on TikTok and uploaded the tip with the caption ‘It depends on the product you're using but I wait about 1.5 minutes.’ She explained: “Something I really like to do when I’m using a dewier foundation… I place with my fingers where I want the most coverage to be and I let it dry down a little bit. “That way I’ll get the most coverage in this area and then...
    A STIR fry is a quick and simple dish that can feed the family in under thirty minutes, without a lot of faff involved. You think think that you've got the simple recipe nailed, but it turns out you might be doing it wrong... 6It turns out we've been cooking stir fries all wrongCredit: Getty Sometimes your food can stick to the pan or your vegetables might seem a bit soggy rather than crunchy. And if you have that problem, then you’ve come to the right place.  If you want to impress your friends and family with the perfect stir fry, listen up.  You'll need to ditch the frozen vegetables and focus on your cutting if you want to get this right. And it turns out that the tools you are using and the order in which you are cooking make a big difference.  The Daily Star spoke to Andrew Johnstone, Innovation Development Chef at Asda for his top advice.  Most read in LifestyleFIT FOR A KING Inside 'forgotten castle' that may become Will & Kate's new family homeDONUT TELL...
    IF YOU haven’t heard, Adele has just cancelled her Las Vegas residency less than 24 hours before the first show was due to kick off. The British pop superstar, 33, posted a teary video on Instagram explaining why the highly-anticipated gigs will not be taking place - insisting she and her team "ran out of time" due to "delays and Covid." 5Adele recently posted a teary video on Instagram explaining why her gigs will not be taking place Adele was left devastated, but there’s one woman that is even more heartbroken. Adele superfan Eleni has taken to TikTok to reveal her devastation as Adele cancels yet another show that she had tickets to see. Eleni had tickets to see Adele in Madison Square Garden, but quickly realised she had accidentally purchased fake tickets. However, she then had tickets to see Adele in London and now Las Vegas, and after her travelling to each location, both concerts were cancelled. Rightly so, Eleni is clearly upset and annoyed and took to TikTok to share this. Eleni is currently in Las Vegas, where...
    A MUM has told how she is being “left to rot” in her damp-ridden flat where mould grows like “moss” and everything is falling apart. Nicola Brennan, 44, has been living in the ground-floor property in Archway, North London, for the last five years. 8Nicola Brennan has been living in her north London flat for the last five yearsCredit: Peter Jordan She says a green and black mould started to coat the walls three years ago and now covers almost every inch of the two-bedroom apartment. Despite repeatedly complaining to Peabody Housing Association, which owns the property, the mum-of-two feels she is not being listened to. And she now fears she is being "left to rot" in the sodden home. “It’s unsafe to stay in," Nicola told the Sun Online. "I’m coughing and my head’s spinning. We’ve decorated twice in the last five years and it’s ruined - everything’s falling apart. “They said it’s 75 per cent damp in this property but it’s probably gone up to 100 per cent now because of the mould. “I feel like I'm not being listened...
    COFFEE is, to many of us, the most important meal of the day. This caffeinated drink helps us wake up and feel prepared to take on the day ahead. 3It's about time you give your coffee machine a solid cleaningCredit: TikTok/@jessicahaizman 3A woman named Jessica Haizman said you can spruce up your Keurig using only one common ingredientCredit: TikTok/@jessicahaizman But when it comes to cleaning our coffee machines at home, most of us slack off. One woman, who goes by @JessicaHaizman on TikTok, said it’s actually really easy to clean your Keurig machine—and you probably have the only necessary ingredient at home already. “Fill up the reservoir with vinegar and run a cycle like normal,” she began. “After that cycle is finished, fill up the reservoir with water and run a few more cycles. Easy as that!” Vinegar is a handy product when it comes to sprucing up your home. Recently TikToker @Carolina.McCauley used vinegar to unclog and speed up her sink drain. Most read in LifestyleHOME & AWAY How Queen 'REJECTED Prince Harry & Meghan's inappropriate living request'HIDING AWAY...
    A MUM has transformed her drab family home into a pastel pink paradise. Haylea McDonald, 36 from Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, has spent the last four years designing and creating her dream house. 15It's pink palace heaven for HayleaCredit: Mercury 15The home is light, bright and cotton-candy pinkCredit: Mercury The creative beautician and her husband, James McDonald, 41, have forked out over £25,000 on pink items and rose gold renovations including a new kitchen and conservatory. It was her life-long obsession with the girly colour that inspired the home makeover. She said: “I used to be a ballerina when I was younger and I have always worn pink outfits – it’s just always been my favourite colour. “It’s my thing, it’s what I’m known for and it’s something I’ve never grown out of. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED “I love French country-style homes but I find them bland so I wanted to take that style and add my own touch. "I’m not into super bright, Barbie-style pink. "I don’t think of my home as...
    THE HUMBLE cheese toastie is the perfect comfort food for these cold winter days. On TikTok, there have been many variations on the creation, but one user is completely obsessed with the tasty snack and says using this method will create the perfect crunchy creation. 3The self-proclaimed toastie king found the perfect way to get a crunchy outside and gooey centreCredit: @toastieking/Tiktok The self-proclaimed Toastie King has made many variations of the classic dish, from using Wotsits, Gregg's sausage rolls to pigs in blankets, but one hack, in particular, has gone viral with over 800k views. The cook from Scotland revealed his favourite way to create a cheese toastie and it's all about where you put the cheese. The toastie king shared that adding a layer of cheese to your toastie machine creates the perfect crispy toast, without the bread burning. First, add a layer of cheese to the bottom of the toastie machine and let it melt for a couple of minutes before adding your bread. Then you can add whichever fillings you want and add another slice of...
    WE all know cooking comes down to great timing. So save some precious cooking time with this ingenious hack. 4It may look odd at firstCredit: @goldilocks.bears.x/Facebook 4But the physics makes senseCredit: @goldilocks.bears.x/Facebook You'll no longer have to scrape all the last bits out of your tins because half of the contents has decided to stay inside. Let gravity do the work with this handy hack. In a TikTok which has over 70,000 views, @goldilocks.bears demonstrates how the hack works. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED All you need to do is store your tins from beans, fruit, rice pudding, soups upside down in your cupboard. Then when you come to need to use them for your meals, simply turn the right way up, peel open or use a tin opener. Turn the opened tin upside down again to empty it and see as it empties itself completely. Most read in LifestyleHOME & AWAY How Queen 'REJECTED Prince Harry & Meghan's inappropriate living request'NEVER ENDS Prince Harry declares WAR on royals with...
    WANT to achieve the perfect curls in seconds without curlers or straighteners? A woman showed how she uses her radiator to achieve enviable bouncy hair and doesn’t need expensive tools. 3A woman has shown how she curls her hair using her radiatorCredit: @mahaut_.ctrr/Tiktok 3She showed how it created a beautiful curlCredit: @mahaut_.ctrr/Tiktok TikTok user @mahaut_.ctrr posted a video of a woman wrapping her locks around the bars of her radiator. After a few seconds, she removes the hair and it falls into a beautiful curl. Many people were highly impressed at the DIY tip and it has racked up 1.6million views. One joked: “The Dyson air wrap is shaking in his boots.” Another added: “Emily in Paris hair routine just dropped.” A third commented: “So resourceful i'm blown away.” However, beauty lovers have been warned that it can cause hair damage and also could cause burning to the face if you get too close. Chicago-based hairstylist Gia Wendt told Allure: "Most radiators are cast iron, so lots of heat is being conducted. Most read in LifestyleNEVER ENDS Prince Harry declares...
    IF you want to have an easier time on the toilet, you should sit with your feet on a stool. YouTuber and educator Matthew Santoro explained the reasons for this in a video on his YouTube channel, adding that it's all about getting your colon into the optimum position. 1If you struggle on the toilet, consider raising up the feet with a stool to make the process easierCredit: Getty "You’re pooping wrong!" he began. "If you’re like most people you sit perfectly on the ring of the toilet seat to do your business. "But that position is not ideal. Our bodies are actually designed to go number two easier while squatting. "If you think about it, it actually makes sense.  "Before the invention of the toilet, that’s how people went, essentially hugging their knees the way that you would if you had to go in the forest - kind of like bears." However, just by placing the feet on a low stool - to raise the height of the knees - going to the toilet becomes a...
    IT'S HARD to feel clean when you're washing up in a grimy shower. So, why not remove layers of mold and soap scum and let your shower shine again with these three tips? 5Fill the handle of the dish wand with equal parts dish soap and vinegarCredit: TikTok 5Leave the dish wand in your shower for daily useCredit: TikTok Home hack expert Carolina McCauley used social media to share three must-try cleaning hacks to bring your aging shower back to life. USE A DISH WAND For an easy clean you can do on a daily basis, McCauley advised filling the handle of a dish wand with equal parts dish soap and vinegar. Dish soap is a great cleaning product to use for showers and bathtubs because it breaks down dirt. The cleaning mixture is dispensed out of the dish wand scrubber and unto the tile, taps, and doors, as you scrub. Since the dish wand is small and easy to use, you can stash it in the shower to quickly clean up in between shampoo rinses. ...
    NOBODY wants to come home to a funky-smelling house. Cleaning expert Caroline revealed six affordable ways to freshen up your space using ingredients you probably already have at home. 5Caroline shares six easy ways to make your house smell nicerCredit: TikTok/neat.caroline 5Leaving an open box of baking soda in your fridge can help eliminate unwanted odorsCredit: TikTok/neat.caroline LEAVE BAKING SODA IN FRIDGE To neutralize the odors in your fridge, place an open box of baking soda on the shelf. Baking soda will absorb your fridge's unwanted odor and will smell better in just a few days' time. Replace the box every three months, or sooner depending on how much it has absorbed. MAKE DIY LINEN SPRAY There's no better feeling than jumping into a clean, cozy, fresh-smelling bed. Most read in LifestyleNEVER ENDS Prince Harry declares WAR on royals with threat to sue unless security is paidTHE MOPE SHOW Harry 'miserable' as new life in US 'far from what he hoped for' says expertFAMILY TIES Charles 'invites Harry & Meghan to stay' but security row...
    DO you know how to set up your cats litter tray so he or she is the most comfortable they can be? A cat expert with over 30 years experience caring for your feline friends, Jackson Galaxy, shares his top tips. 5Jackson calls himself the 'Cat Daddy' and has 1.18 million subscribers on YouTubeCredit: thecatdaddy/Instagram 5In 1947 Ed Lowe invented a clay like substance that would absorb cat urineCredit: Getty The cat caring expert explained that cats are used to marking their territory so getting them to do their business in one box means they are doing their owner a favour. On Youtube, he shared his top tips to make sure you are doing your cat's litter the right way. Jackson wrote: "Litterbox success for both you & your cat depends on walking that fine line between necessity and convenience. "In my (sometimes emotional) opinion we have veered far away from the needs of cats when it comes to both elimination convenience and territorial needs and towards our own aesthetic desires. "30 years of caring for cats and...
    Earbuds are an essential accessory for those of us who listen to music on the go - but yours could be harboring all sorts of harmful substances. Dirt, skin particles and earwax can easily build up, giving germs and bacteria the opportunity to thrive. 1You've been cleaning your earbuds all wrong. So it is always important to keep your devices clean to protect your self and your ears from harm. But some popular cleaning methods could be doing more harm than good. Some people may think that running water over their earbuds will clean them and remove any of that build up. Wrong. Earbuds have electronic circuits inside of them, which can be irreparably damaged by water. Another method to avoid is using any sharp objects such as tooth picks or pins to pick off debris, as this could damage the surface or the electronics inside. The same applies to metal or wire brushes. The most effective method of removing all that mess from your earbuds without causing any harm to your earbuds is actually very simple. Most...
    WINTERTIME is heavily upon us and unfortunately Spring is still nowhere in sight. Even while sitting within the comforts of our own homes, it is nearly impossible to escape the January chill. 3The Farmer's Almanac offers long-range weather predictions, astronomy information, home remedies, and moreCredit: Getty 3They published a list of 20 life hacks to get you through the winterCredit: Getty Well according to the Farmer’s Almanac, there are a few little-known hacks that can help us stay cozy over the next few months. The first tip involves your ceiling fan. The thing that’s supposed to cool you down can surprisingly come in handy to keep you warm too. You simply have to flip the switch so that the fan spins in the opposite direction and then put it on the lowest speed. This will blow warm air down from the ceiling onto your body. Another piece of advice they have: use energy from the sun. Opening your curtains to let the sunshine in can act as a natural heater for your home. Be sure to close them again...
    DOING the dishes is time consuming and never very enjoyable. When faced with a sink full of dirty dishes, most of us turn to the handy dishwasher to help us out. 3One man on TikTok was shocked to learn that his dishwasher contained a hidden extra rowCredit: TikTok 3The useful rack exists at the top of some dishwashersCredit: TikTok We load in as many plates, cups, and silverware as possible just to get the chore out of the way in a single load. But one person online said we’re not utilizing our machines to their full potential: most dishwashers have a hidden tray inside that lets you squeeze in even more than you think. A man named Jason Dempsey, who goes by @TheJasonDempsey on TikTok, posted a video of the discovery he came across—and the clip received over 600k views. After someone told him that dishwashers have a “third rack,” Jason looked at his own machine in confusion. He opened it up, first showing the two standard trays. But then he pulled out a third, hidden drawer at the top...
    DID YOU know that you've been closing your blinds in the wrong direction this whole time? People can actually see inside your home at night if you've been closing them down. 4A carpenter revealed the proper way to close blinds 4If you close your blinds down, people can see inside Taking to social media, a professional carpenter revealed you've been closing your blinds all wrong. "Never put your blinds facing down," he began in his video. "At night, with the lights on, you can see in clear as day." And he was right. When he did the experiment himself, the inside of him was visible to those who were walking by outside. To avoid anyone peeping in on you, you'll want to have them face up instead. Most read in LifestyleTHE MOPE SHOW Harry 'miserable' as new life in US 'far from what he hoped for' says expertNEVER ENDS Prince Harry declares WAR on royals with threat to sue unless security is paidHAZ ABOUT IT What Prince Harry’s protection row really means - 3 deeper issues behind...
    IF our budget would stretch to it, we'd happily have manicures multiple times a week - but for the moment, they're something we mostly reserve for special occasions. So with that in mind, you'd assume we'd have had plenty of time to perfect our nailing painting skills. Right? 3The beauty expert started by adding a bead of polish to the centre of the nailCredit: TikTok/@nailbetch 3She then pushed the brush towards the cuticle and swiped up to the topCredit: TikTok/@nailbetch Well WRONG. Despite our best efforts, you'll often find us trying to hide away our streaky, chipped and smudged manis. But according to the beauty expert who runs the TikTok account Nail Betch, there's a simple way to ensure a perfectly even application. Demonstrating how she achieves an expert finish, the social media star - who boasts 628,000 followers - explained: "Start with a bead of polish in the middle of your nail. "Then push the brush kind of gently towards the cuticle and swipe up along the side." FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT...
    AMONGST favourites like avocado toast and a hearty bowl of porridge, poached eggs are some of our go-to breakfast and brunch picks. But as delicious as they are, the cooking process is a hassle and often leaves us in frustration. 2The cooking tutorial was shared on InstagramCredit: Instagram/@hopemain Luckily, a savvy cooking channel has found the answer to all your messy poached egg problems - a cupcake tray. ''Show me the culinary life hack that has changed everything!'' was captioned the video which has seen over 12 thousand likes on Instagram. According to the people behind it, this simple hack will make for perfect and foolproof eggs that anyone should be able to prepare. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED The tutorial instructed to add one tablespoon of water to each cup of the muffin tin, which is followed by cracking an egg into one of the cups. According to your preference, sprinkle some salt and a pinch of pepper if needed. ''Bake at 3:50 for 11 to 16 minutes depending on how runny you...
    IF you've already vacuumed but your area rug still feels dirty, you've probably been cleaning it wrong. But you can save a trip to the dry cleaner by deep cleaning your rug yourself with simple household items. 1The first step to deep cleaning your rug is making sure that it's clear of any dirt and debrisCredit: Getty Before restoring your rug to its former glory, remember to check the label first and make sure you're following the maker's instructions. First, the rug needs to be clear of any dirt and debris. You can vacuum both sides, or take the rug outside and shake it out. Make sure every bit of debris is gone, including pet hair. Depending on what type of rug it is, you can purchase and use a specific cleaning solution like a rug shampoo. However, a mild laundry or dish detergent mixed with warm water should do the trick just fine. Most read in LifestyleTHE MOPE SHOW Harry 'miserable' as new life in US 'far from what he hoped for' says expertROYAL CRISIS Beatrice will not...
    PERFECTING a messy bun is harder than it looks. It’s meant to be messy after all, but even then, it’s hard to get it looking decent.  7If you want to perfect a great messy bun, then listen upCredit: tiktok And it turns out you’ve been doing a messy bun all wrong all this time… You might think you know how to do this hairstyle properly, but there’s a much simpler method to get a gorgeous messy bun and it takes seconds. One TikTok user has shared her messy bun tutorial and we can’t believe we haven’t tried her method sooner.  Romy Morris, a 20-year-old fashion and beauty fan, has a whopping 74.4k followers on TikTok and regularly shared tutorials and tips for her followers. One of Romy’s latest videos is her messy bun tutorial and it’s left many impressed.  Romy starts off by brushing her hair and clearly defining her hair parting. Most read in LifestyleROYAL CRISIS Beatrice will not have to take stand as Charles ignores questions on AndrewTHE MOPE SHOW Harry 'miserable' as new life in US 'far...
    KEEPING a squeaky clean kitchen can be pretty hard when there's oil splattering everywhere and food falling into small crevices. But it's totally possible if you know just what you need to do and where to clean. Here are five tips and tricks to keeping your kitchen tidy with none of the fuss: CHECK BETWEEN YOUR STOVE AND COUNTER 7Credit: TikTok 7Credit: TikTok One area of the kitchen that you most definitely have been neglecting is that spot between the stove and the counter. Food slips through there, no matter how hard you try for it not to. And let's not even talk about the splatter stains that have probably accumulated through the years. Take some time to pull out your stove safely, vacuum up the bits of food on the floor and scrub off the stains. You won't regret it. Most read in LifestyleROYAL CRISIS Beatrice will not have to take stand as Charles ignores questions on AndrewTHE MOPE SHOW Harry 'miserable' as new life in US 'far from what he hoped for' says expertHAZ-ARD WARNING Harry...
    THERE’S NOTHING worse than getting out of a relaxing bath or shower, wrapping your towel around you and then it falling down. None of us want to give our family members or partners a shock when our towel falls down, right? 3If you are fed up of tying a towel around you and it falling off just seconds later, then this is one for youCredit: tiktok/celineeve1 Well, fear not, your towel will never fall down again with this clever hack. 22-year-old TikToker Celine Eve from Australia has shared her simple trick for tying your towel and we can’t believe we’ve been doing it wrong for this long. She uploaded the video with the caption ‘Not me acting like I did something’. She said: “I was today years old when I learnt how to tie a towel that doesn’t come undone.” Celine was in shock that it’s taken her 22 years to figure out how to tie a towel properly, but some of us are far older and had no clue. In the video we see Celine showing us how to...
    THERE comes a time with every iPhone that the battery starts to decline in quality. This usually results in the device having performance issues. However, even new iPhones can have unexpected issues that slow down performance. There’s still hope for them with a few tips and quick fixes. 2iPhone 13 users can use this quick trick to boost the performance speed of their deviceCredit: Getty A user on Reddit noticed his iPhone 13 wasn’t running as smoothly as it should. He later realized that the CPU was operating at full power and was able to fix it with a force reboot. If you didn’t know, you can do a force reboot by pressing and then releasing the volume up button and then doing the same for the volume down button and pressing and holding the side button. Keep the side button pressed down until the Apple logo appears onscreen. Once that happens, release the side button.  This also works for every iPhone going back to the original iPhone X. However, you shouldn’t force restart your iPhone whenever you think that...
    BLEACH has been the go-to cleaner in households for many years, but it might be doing more harm than good to some surfaces. Cleaning experts have found that bleach can cause long-term damage to many materials and surfaces, and that some cleaners could do a better job. 1Bleach is a very potent chemical cleaner, so it might react badly with a number of household surfacesCredit: Getty Bleach is a very potent chemical cleaner, so it might react badly with a number of surfaces in your home. Don't make the mistake of cleaning your entire house with bleach when you could be using other, safer cleaning materials. For instance, wood is a surface that bleach shouldn't be used to clean. Whether it's a dining table or a hardwood floor, wood will absorb any bleach because of its porous nature. This will result in warping and discoloration. In this case, you're better off using a cleaner specifically designed for wood surfaces. Most read in LifestyleROYAL CRISIS Charles refuses to answer Andrew questions as Queen CUTS Royal ties with DukeTHE MOPE...
    A WOMAN who suffered permanent hearing loss when the plane she was on nearly crashed has spoken about the terrifying incident for the first time. Cassie took to TikTok to open up about her experiences on South West Flight 1380, in April 2018, as she and her husband flew home from a trip to New York City. 3Cassie shared her terrifying story from the plane that nearly crashed for the first time on TikTokCredit: tiktok @cassiebfitness 3The engine on the plane that malfunctionedCredit: Handout - Getty Sharing a snap she'd taken from her window of Manhattan as the plane took off, Cassie explained: "Shortly after taking that picture I was tired, so I put my head on my husband’s shoulder and I tried to fall asleep.  "About 30 minutes later I was woken by the plane dipping very dramatically, falling to the left. Everybody was screaming and it was very loud. "I look over my left shoulder to see my husband screaming and behind him I look out the window and I see the engine, and it looks...
    ANYONE WHO fake tans regularly will know the struggle of getting the perfect streak-free glow. And especially when it comes to applying fake tan to your face - it can be a difficult task to get it looking good. 2Rose Bruford took to TikTok to share her clever fake tan hackCredit: Tiktok/@rosebruford2 But beauty fan Rose Bruford is here to the rescue with her fake tan ‘life hack’.  Rose took to her TikTok account to share her hack. She uploaded the video with the caption ‘This changed the game honestly!’ She said: “Life hack for all my fake tanners out there. “Use a beauty blender to get perfect tan on your face.”  In the video we see Rose apply her fake tan to her face, and instead of using a fake tan mitt to rub it in, as we expected, she uses a beauty blender. Most read in LifestyleTHE MOPE SHOW Harry 'miserable' as new life in US 'far from what he hoped for' says expertROYAL CRISIS Charles refuses to answer Andrew questions as Queen CUTS Royal ties with Dukehard...
    DRIVERS who don't regularly visit urban areas may find themselves in a pickle when faced with the task of parallel parking. For some motorists, the daunting task of parallel parking may fill them with anxiety and leave them with sweaty palms. 2Drivers who don't often visit urban areas may find themselves in a daunting situation when faced with parallel parkingCredit: Getty It can certainly be a challenge for drivers who are used to parking in driveways and parking lots. While most vehicles come equipped with backup and front cameras, parallel parking is a skill worth perfecting no matter what car you're driving. Below we'll demonstrate a step-by-step guide to getting your car at the perfect angle. For starters, motorists should continue driving until they find a spot that looks big enough for their car. Parallel parking begins with the front of your car in line with the other vehicle's rearview mirrors. Motors TipsMOTORING ON Automatic $400 payments to go out by May date to millions of driversMOTOR ON What is a rebuilt title?ROAD HELP How to check your transmission fluidSTICKING...
    LET'S SETTLE this debate once and for all: do you or do you not use soap to wash your cast iron skillet? According to a cast iron aficionado, you can totally use a little bit of dish soap to clean your cast iron skillet. 4An aficionado revealed how to clean your cast iron skilletCredit: TikTok 4You can use a little bit of soap when you wash itCredit: TikTok For a really long time, people have had different opinions about how to wash a cast iron skillet. It was previously claimed that, if you want to keep your cast iron seasoned, you shouldn't scrub it or use soap on it. If you did, you would then have to season it all over again with salt and oil. But Cast Iron Chris, as he is lovingly known on social media, says otherwise. "Soap is safe for your cast iron," he claimed in a video. "Back in the olden days, handmade soaps contained a lot of lye. Most read in LifestyleDUKE IT OUT Charles refuses to answer Andrew questions as Queen CUTS...
    IF YOU thought you knew how to cook a jacket potato perfectly, think again. It seems as though we’ve been doing a lot of stuff wrong recently…cooking, cleaning and all sorts. 5If you want a jacket potato with the crispiest skin possible, listen upCredit: @poppycooks/Tiktok And now, it appears that we’ve been cooking our jacket potatoes wrong too. Poppy O’Toole, a Michelin-trained chef turned ‘Potato Queen’ has taken to TikTok to tell us how we should be cooking our potatoes if we want to get the perfect crispy skin.  Poppy uploaded her video to TikTok account ‘poppycooks’ with the caption ‘A chef’s secrets to the perfect baked potato’.  She said: “Everyone wants to know how I get the skin so crispy and I wish there was something chefy to it, but there really isn’t. “All you need to do is poke a fork in, that’s going to let the moisturiser out that lets you get nice, crispy skin. “Then you’re going to slather it up in vegetable oil, that’s also going to help get that crispiness in there.  Most read...
    IF YOU have a favourite mug that you regularly drink out of, it’s bound to be covered with harsh tea or coffee stains that won’t seem to budge. That might be because you’ve constantly got a brew on the go and often just rinse out your mug rather than giving it a good scrub. 3If you are a fan of hot drinks and find that your mugs are covered in stains, listen upCredit: Getty But regardless of how you’re washing your mugs, it turns out that you’ve been doing it wrong. Brown stains aren’t a good look so here's how to get rid of them, for good. Express.co.uk chatted to Dri-Pak to find out how to remove tea and coffee stains from mugs, so listen up. Tannins, or tannic acid, are what give tea and coffee their brown colour, but they're also used as an agent for dyes. While tannins are pretty harmless to your body, they are what stains your teeth AND your mugs. Black, green and herbal teas are the main culprits and can cause your teeth...