Avocados have a very small window of opportunity during which you can enjoy their delicious goodness. There is a little trick to help you regulate their ripening process and avoid a disappointing overripe avo.
Place your avocados in the open air. A nice bowl on the counter usually does it. Next, you will have to feel and check them every day. Once they hit the right spot and ready for eating, put them in the fridge. Refrigerating them will slow the ripening process significantly, which means you can save it for a few more days rather than eating it right away.
Batteries aren't forever, but they can last for up to 10 years. This also means it's easy to forget how old your batteries really are. While expired batteries can't really harm us, they are very bad for the environment.
Do yourselves a favor; go get a fresh batch of batteries with a visible expiration date, do an overall sweep of all the battery-powered devices at home, and change what's necessary. Don't forget to dispose of the expired batteries in the designated waste bins.
No, sunglasses don't usually come with an expiration date attached. Yes, you'd like to keep yours because they mean you can look at other people without them realizing. But you should know you will need to part with those fancy shades at some point, and not for the sake of fashion.
You see, when sunglasses are in the sun for too long (which they are going to be, it's kind of their job), the sunlight will make the lenses less effective. Once they don't screen UV rays away, our eyes are unprotected. Replace them once every two years and keep your eyes safe.
No matter what your morning routine is, we're sure it includes brushing your teeth. (And if it doesn't, you must have some more important things to do than reading this article.) But have you ever given thought to how often you change your toothbrush?
Dentists recommend changing your toothbrush once every four months. The reason? Over time, the bristles on your brush catch some micro-germs you don't want in your mouth. You should also change your toothbrush after recovering from a cold, which can speeds things up germ-wise.
Generally speaking, vegetable oil is usually the healthier option for just about anything you cook, bake, or fry. However, once it expires (about six months after opening the seal) it becomes as treacherous as a steroid-ridden Judas.
Expired vegetable oil has some changes in its chemistry. When ingested, it has been linked to heart diseases, cancer, and neurological disorders. If you don't use vegetable oil that often anyway, just get a smaller bottle.