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10 home remedies that really work

By: Laura Moss on March 25, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
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DIY health and beauty

Feeling tired? A stick of peppermint or cinnamon gum might perk you right up. A Wheeling Jesuit University study found that chewing one of the flavored gums increased alertness in participants by 30 percent. This is just one example of an easy, natural health solution that doesn't require a prescription or much money. Check out our full list of 10 simple remedies that might surprise you — and naturally we included duct tape and Listerine. Find out why.

This story was originally written in June 2013 but has been updated with additional information.