Let’s face it, there are “life hacks” for basically everything nowadays and they’re not always that useful. How many of us actually needed to be told that tying a colored ribbon around a suitcase to make it easier to spot in baggage claim is a “hack”? Most life hacks are just secrets our moms have known forever, but even moms don’t know everything. Between unknown app functions and dual uses of everyday kitchen items, these everyday products have amazing secret functions that are actually helpful to know. Check out the super smart reason behind those annoying elevator dings.
Between hot cocoa and marshmallows, you might think that the hot drink will do more to soothe a sore throat, but science says it’s the other way around. The gelatin in marshmallows has been shown to help coat and soothe a dry, scratchy throat. So next time you’re sick, skip the herbal tea and just snack on marshmallows all day.