Why People Are Placing A Red Cup Under Their Toilet Seat At Night (And Why You Should Too)

It might seem a bit unusual but it will help you get over one of your biggest fears

People all around the world are placing a cup under their toilet seat before they go to bed at night. This simple, yet unusual trick will help you fight one of your biggest fears. With just a small amount of effort, you will prevent many sleepless nights. You will thank yourself later. Continue on to the next page for the reason why, as well as a few other easy tricks for which you only need household items.

This is why you should sleep with a lemon on your nightstand

Lemons are good for much more than simply sprucing up your drink; that much we know already. But we had no idea that we can also use them for this purpose! Cutting into the yellow fruit and putting it next to your bed in a little bowl has loads of benefits for your health.

Who knew lemons were this useful!

Vitamin boost

If you’re really tough and don’t mind the extremely sour taste, you could just eat a whole lemon and be done with it. Lemons provide us with a true vitamin boost: they are full of super healthy phytonutrients. These phytonutrients go on a hunt within your body for so called free radicals that cause damage. Starting your morning by drinking a glass of lukewarm water with lemon juice can also help kickstart your digestion and it can help improve your skin. In other words: there’s nothing but benefits to be gained from eating this sour fruit.

Empty stomach

If you want to get the most out of your lemon water, it’s important to drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. This way it’ll be most effective when it comes to cleansing your body from toxins. Plus, it stimulates weight loss. That’s because your liver produces more bile if you drink the lemon water on an empty stomach. In turn, that leads to you being less hungry and digesting food quicker. Drinking lemon water is also good for your oral hygiene because of the acids a lemon contains. These acids make sure that bacteria as well as any remains of the food you’ve eaten will disappear from your mouth.

Antiseptic properties

A lemon’s aroma contains antiseptic properties, which can influence your state of mind. This means that the aroma of the fruit can help you to experience fewer bouts of depression and anxiety attacks, and creates a positive atmosphere in the room. The only thing you need for this trick is a couple of lemons. Cut the top off one lemon and place it upright, with the cut bit up. Next, take a sharp knife and cut into the top of the fruit both ways, like in the picture on the first page. Take care not to sever the parts completely. Place the cut lemon in a bowl next to your bed and let the aroma do its work. If you want this trick to be even more effective, you can place a bowl with a cut up lemon in every corner of the room.


As if feeling more relaxed and less anxious isn’t enough of a reason to try this trick, we’ve got another benefit for you. Inhaling the citrus aroma of the yellow fruit will stimulate your mental activity. You become more concentrated when you smell this aroma every day and your memory will improve as well. Bringing a bunch of lemons to your workplace is a good idea too, because people make fewer mistakes and work more effectively when there’s a lemony smell around.

This is why you should make a foot bath with vinegar

We often don’t pay much attention to our feet until the sandal season arrives or we get an itch between our toes. Have you neglected your feet a little too long, and is it time to remedy this? Just give yourself a good pedicure at home with water and vinegar. You can read instructions on how to do this below.

Reduce swimmer’s eczema

Eczema is a common fungal infection on the foot, and occurs mainly on the sole and in between the toes. Contrary to what the name suggests, the infection is picked up not only from swimming pools, but also from other places, if you walk around barefoot. This fungal infection can lead to dry, flakey and itchy skin, or even inflammation and blisters. Due to the anti-fungal action of vinegar, this strong-smelling substance can help treat the fungal infection. Regularly bathing your feet in this beneficial solution can reduce symptoms and manage the infection.

Goodbye sweaty feet odor

The notorious odor of sweaty feet usually arises from a combination of sweat and bacteria left on your feet and in your shoes. Since vinegar can be used against both fungi and bacteria, you can use this solution to remove the unpleasant odor. By occasionally giving your feet a vinegar bath, you won’t have to quickly block your nose when you remove your shoes. Rinse your feet well afterwards, as not everyone likes the smell of vinegar.

A boost for dry feet and cracked heels

Not only are chaps and dry feet unsightly, they can also be painful and irritating. The acidity in vinegar gives your dry feet a well-deserved moisturizing treatment. Chances are that the skin on your feet will feel a lot smoother after a vinegar bath.

Vinegar bath for your feet

Pampering your feet with a vinegar bath is a piece of cake. Put 1 large glass of vinegar in a basin or bucket and add 2 large glasses of warm water. Repeat in these proportions until the tub is full enough for you to dip your feet. It does not matter what type of vinegar you use. Soak your feet in the vinegar bath for 10 to 20 minutes, then dry completely. Make a bath for your feet every day until the symptoms have subsided.

The liver

The liver is much bigger than some people expect. The organ is located under the lungs and performs some vital functions in the human body.

The liver is responsible for purifying and regulating blood and removing waste from the blood. This is then reused or broken down. The liver also has other important functions. For example, the organ is responsible for absorbing and storing nutrients from food.

It also plays a very important role in alcohol consumption. The liver’s processes ensure that alcohol is not (too) harmful to our body, but can be broken down.

Please note: the liver can easily do this in small quantities, but large quantities can damage the liver forever. Many people do not know that the liver is also one of the most important organs when it comes to losing weight. Giving your liver a boost can therefore help you lose excess weight.

How to

Take this drink three times a day for three days in a row. Avoid heavy meals during those three days. Use this drink as an extra boost when you’re on a diet, for example.


  • Juice from 3 lemons
  • 1 cup of parsley, cut
  • 5 pieces of celery
  • 6 cups of water


Put the lemon juice, parsley and celery in a blender and blend. Then add the water and blend again. You can repeat this detox after seven to ten days.

This is why you should rub a banana peel on your feet

When the temperatures rise above a certain point, we like to put away our boots and sneakers and get out our sandals and flipflops. This way, we’ll be able to keep our feet nice and cool! Plus, we love showing off our cute sandals. But are your feet ready for summer? If they’re not, you should eat a banana and then use the peel for this handy trick we’ve got for you today.

Banana peels can be very handy when it comes to giving your feet a pedicure!


First, let’s talk about the amazing health benefits bananas have. Eating two bananas a day can do some great things for you. They do contain a lot of sugar, though, so if you’re diabetic you should be careful when it comes to eating this fruit. If you’re not diabetic, though, bananas are great for you! If you eat them frequently, you’ll have more energy, your muscles will cramp less frequently, you’ll have less trouble with stomach acid and your bowel movements will improve. Eating bananas also helps against anaemia, so if you have an iron deficiency, it’s a good idea to eat bananas.

That’s all good and well, but you probably want to know why you should rub banana peels on your feet. Go to the next page to read all about it!


Have your feet been without sunlight the entire summer and do you want to make sure they look pretty enough for sandals again? Pedicures can be really expensive so we totally get it if you don’t want to spend your money on that. Luckily, we’ve got a handy trick for you that involves a banana and can work wonders for your feet. Bananas are very suitable to be used for pedicure purposes; the amino acids and vitamins in the fruit can help your dry feet become soft and smooth again in no time.

This is how you do it

Peel the banana, eat it and keep the peel. Clean your feet well and dry them properly. Now, take the banana peel and rub the inside of the peel over the soles of your feet. The softening and nourishing ingredients will do their thing and be absorbed by your foot soles. Then, rinse your feet with lukewarm water or put them in a little foot bath of warm water and some baking soda. Afterwards, use a nice body lotion on your feet and put on dry, clean socks.

Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of specific results and each person’s results may vary.

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