Banishing Life’s Little Annoyances
A Tree on Your Property
George Washington clearly did not consult an arborist before he chopped down that cherry tree. “The general rule is that if a tree requires use of a ladder or a chain saw to remove it, you need to hire a professional,” says Sharon Lilly, director of educational goods and services for the International Society of Arboriculture, in Champaign, Illinois. And don’t just hire your lawn guy. “Oftentimes trees must be dismantled limb by limb, which is highly skilled work,” says Lilly. “You don’t want a branch hitting your neighbor’s new convertible.” Find a certified arborist in your area at isa-arbor.org.
Pinched Skin From Kneesocks
Need crease-free legs for a night out? Massage them with lotion to restore circulation, says Heather O’Reilly, a member of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. A cold compress or a mild hydrocortisone cream can help reduce redness.
If your dark circles aren’t quite this adorable, you don’t have to grin and bear it. Try these (en)lightening strategies to minimize them.