7/30/19 Newsletter: Stop Hiccups With These Hacks

The Valsalva maneuver is a breathing technique and it’s one of our tried-and-true ways of kicking hiccups to the curb. Simply inhale, close your mouth, hold your nose and try to exhale. That excess force as you bear down for 10 to 15 seconds can help reset your diaphragm from its unwanted spasms and cure you of your hiccups. Want a sweeter way to rid yourself of hiccups? Eat a scoop of peanut butter. [Swirled]

Life Hack Of The Day: Air Conditioner Edition

Keep your window AC unit in tip-top shape by regularly washing the filter in a mix of warm soapy water with a bit of bleach to help kill any mold. Dry thoroughly before replacing!


The key to stopping that migraine in its tracks could be in your diet. While foods high in tyramine — like aged cheese — can trigger migraines, there is relief. Depending on the individual, foods like ginger, dark leafy greens, turmeric and some nuts and seeds can act as migraine preventatives, thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties. [Swirled]

Career + Finance + Tech

Couponing may seem like an extreme sport, but once you know a few tricks to save some extra dough, you’ll be a pro in no time. Sign up for — and use — a store loyalty card for immediate savings. Also, third-party apps like Ibotta, Paribus and Honey can help you get cashback or negotiate price drops. Finally, be strategic in how you use your coupons and, when possible, use more than one coupon as often as you can. [Swirled]

Editors’ Picks

Best Produce Gadgets: A colorful salad or overflowing fruit bowl can be burdensome when it requires ridiculous amounts of slicing and chopping. Before you throw in the towel on your daily fruits and veggies, try out some of these produce gadgets that allow you to make a chef-worthy salad in minutes.

Wardrobe Staples For Any Weather: Whether it’s the colorful florals of summertime or chunky knits you hibernate in all winter, seasonal dressing can take a toll on our wallets (and sanity). These wardrobe staples will keep you fashionable, rain or shine.

Best Practical Gifts: Ditch the overpriced perfume or gold earrings and opt for a gift the type A person in your life will actually appreciate. Whether it’s a nifty desk organizer or gloves that allow them to answer emails in frigid temperatures, your planner-savvy friend is likely to love any of these gifts, no matter the occasion. Shop now!

Food + Drink

From baking brownies to serving a homestyle pot pie and get this — nachos — a cast iron skillet is one of the most useful kitchen tools you can have. Read on for all the ways you can use this versatile and virtually indestructible pan. [The Daily Meal]

Recipe Of The Day: Sheet pan dinners are a fave among the Swirled team — they make dinner a cinch and cleanup is a breeze. One of my faves, roasted chicken and tomatoes is no exception. Season bone-in chicken leg quarters with olive oil, herbs (fresh if you have them), salt and pepper. Once coated add a bunch of yellow cherry tomatoes. Bake at 450 degrees for 45 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. [The Daily Meal]

A quick tip from yours truly:  Replace the yellow cherry tomatoes with any type of tomato you can find. Not a tomato fan? Swap for rounds of zucchini or yellow squash.

Do you have a kitchen tip to share? Let us know: [email protected].


Many times the museum buildings are just as beautiful as the art housed in them. Visit the Musée d’Orsay in Paris which was once a former Beaux-Arts train station or take a trip to Kunsthistorisches Museum, Austria’s largest museum. It was built in the late 1800s and the decor includes marble staircases and gold-leaf accents. [Swirled]

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