Here’s a quick guide to making every meal better throughout the day:

  • Like making tea in the morning. I thought it was simple: mug of hot water, insert tea bag, sip. I was wrong. Here’s the best way to do it: Keep the tea bag in boiled water for 5 minutes, that’ll give you the maximum amount of antioxidants. Leave it in any longer and it’ll be too bitter. Then, take the teabag out, pour milk in, and let it sit for another 3 minutes. By then, the tea should be 140-degrees, which is the ideal temperature. 

  • If you’re heating up leftovers for lunch, don’t do what I do, which is just slapping food on a plate and nuking everything on high. Instead, place a small mug of water in the microwave with your food. That’ll prevent your leftovers from drying out, because the mug will release steam that’ll keep food moist.

  • And if you’re slicing onions for dinner, don’t become a weepy mess like me. Instead, put the onion in the fridge for 30 minutes before you start chopping. Because, when the onion is cold, its cells react more slowly when it’s being cut. Then, turn on the ventilation fan for your stove. The fan will suck up the onions sulfur fumes, so they won’t sting your eyes.