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Newsflash: You’ve Been Cutting Your Food All Wrong. Wise Up.

I know we all hate being wrong, but the sad fact is that most of us are big ol’ dummies when it comes to slicing up our food. Not many people get specific lessons as they grow up when it comes to cooking. Trust me, in this case, ignorance isn’t bliss. If you’ve always felt too timid to take an onion to the cutting board, live in fear no more. In fact, you’ll never have to sacrifice flavor in your dishes by leaving out hard-to-cut items. We’ve got the scoop on how to turn your kitchen hell into home cooked heaven. You’re welcome.

Tomatoes: Stabilize them between two plates and slice right through.

Kiwi: Turns into its own tiny little bowl!

Mango: No more juice running down your arms.

Watermelon: Keep your face clean without sacrificing any yummy melon.

Mandarin Oranges: Make them even EASIER to enjoy.

Pomegranates: Now just as fun as those chocolate orange things you get at Christmas.

Avocado: Just like kiwi, it turns into its own bowl.

Cake: Cut through the middle, no more dried out leftovers the next day.

Carrots: This might actually be magic.

Limes: More juice = more gin and tonics!

Onions: Gets the job done quicker and cuts back on tears.

Banana: Take a tip from our primate friends, pinch the bottom tip and peel.

Artichoke: Use lemon to keep it from discoloring.

Apple: Invest in power tools.

(via Distractify.) Okay, actually that last one is just for the more advanced peelers. Work your way up to that one. Share these tips with your friends using the link below.

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Guess What — Most Of The Stuff We Eat For Breakfast Is Terrible For Empty Stomachs

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but for many people, it’s also the most difficult. Finding time to chow down on something nutritious is almost impossible when you have to get ready for work and get the little ones off to school.

At this point, most of us feel like eating anything at all is an accomplishment. As it turns out, however, some foods that we think are healthy breakfast stapes are actually terrible to eat on an empty stomach.

Even those of us with the sturdiest stomachs can see long-term negative effects on our health by eating the following 10 foods first thing in the morning. But don’t fret! We also have 10 foods that are okay to eat right after getting out of bed. While you might have to trade in a breakfast favorite or two, there are plenty of delicious alternatives.

1. Yogurt and other fermented milk products form hydrochloric acid in an empty stomach. Over time, this can disrupt your gut’s natural bacteria system.

Read More: Here’s Why We All Have To Stop Eating Nutella Because Life Is Full Of Suffering

2. Pastries and donuts are high in yeast, which can irritate the stomach and cause gas. Not to mention they contain a ton of sugar, which brings us to our next point.

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Just Look At This Lonely Cucumber. No, Seriously… You Might Want To Look Closer. Whoa.

Take one look at these fruits and vegetables. Think you know what you’re seeing? Well, the truth is going to make your brain hurt. These are pieces by Japanese artist Hikaru Cho. Before, she created some truly spectacular 3D art. This series is called It’s not what it seems, and she applies acrylic paint directly to the food. The 21 year-old artist is able to completely transform these items. You’ll see what we mean.

This is a cucumber…

An orange…

And an eggplant…

Oh, wait. That’s totally a banana.

And a tomato.

And an egg.

(H/T Twisted Sifter) This epic food camouflage actually makes our brain hurt a little bit. If you want to see more of her creations, visit Hikaru Cho’s Facebook page or Instagram account. Or, just share her incredible (and tricky) artwork by clicking Share below.

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