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The Real Way to Cut Onions Without Crying

The simplicity will surprise you.

The Real Way to Cut Onions Without Crying
You've tried everything—chewing on bread, lighting a candle, wearing hideous goggles. But onions always make you teary eyed when you chop them while cooking at home.

That  physical reaction comes from the moment the onion is cut and releases gasses into the air that turn into a sulfur compound.

The compound makes its way into your tear ducts where it turns into sulfuric acid and feels like it's burning—then, you cry. To stop all this teary nonsense, watch this video and learn the best way to chop onions without all the pain.

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This article is part of Mix It Up, an editorial series created in collaboration with AOL's Kitchen Daily and Huffington Post. It is dedicated to making the lives of mothers easier through articles, videos and slideshows focused on simple and creative solutions to everyday challenges. From healthy recipes to exciting ideas for a more balanced lifestyle, this section aims to become a resource for moms everywhere. 

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