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How to make life much better – my 10 small but satisfying secrets of happiness

By Arwa Mahdawi

06 Sep 2023 · 2 min read

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  1. Arwa Mahdawi shares small things that can enhance everyday life, including using a fancy goblet for ice cream, enjoying a cup of tea, and using a herbal nasal inhaler for mood alteration.

Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. My body on the other hand is probably 40% water and 20% Akabanga. A friend recently gave me a bottle of Rwandan chilli oil (the catchy name means “little secret” in Kinyarwanda) and I have been obsessed with it ever since. It is the holy grail of hot sauces – fiery but not overpowering – and I put it on everything. It pains me that I didn’t know about it for so long. Still, now I know the secret to a spicier life and you do too. I’ll let you in on another secret: there are plenty of small things that make every day life a lot better. Here are nine more.

1 Putting your ice-cream in a fancy goblet or wine glass. It makes it taste 10,000 times better than eating it out of a boring old bowl, trust me. The ice-cream-eating experience is instantly elevated; transformed from a snack into an occasion.

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