5 Italian Housekeeping Tricks You’ll Be Happy to Know

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When I have a headache, my Italian aunt will fill a handkerchief with sliced potatoes and lay it on my head. Supposedly, the spud-filled napkin helps alleviate the pain. The medical viability of such a method remains to be seen, but my aunt swears by it and I find it funny, so I let it happen.