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13 Little Body Tricks That'll Make You Say "Why Didn't I Know About These Sooner?"


1. Stop a sneeze in its tracks by pressing down on the area right above your upper lip.

2. When you get a brain freeze, press and hold your tongue up to the roof of your mouth.

3. Read a paragraph or so of sentences backwards, and you might be able to touch your toes.

4. Drain congested sinuses by alternating between pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth, then pressing a finger between your eyebrows.

5. To hear someone talking next to you in a loud room, lightly pull back on the little flaps on both your ears — then push them in.

6. Lie on your left side to help prevent bedtime heartburn after you eat a big meal.

7. Stop a nosebleed by leaning your head forward a little, then pinching your nose in a specific spot for five minutes.

8. To calm down when you're feeling extremely nervous, put your thumb in your mouth, close your lips, and try to blow out air, letting your cheeks puff up.

9. Or just follow this calming gif to take a few deep breaths.

10. When you accidentally burn your tongue on hot coffee or tea, swish with very cold water (but don't suck on ice).

11. To quickly cure your hiccups: Deeply inhale, hold it, swallow twice, then exhale through your nose.

12. Make pooping easier by elevating your knees and feet, so you're in a squatting position.

13. Chew gum to stop that earworm song that's stuck in your head.