Dear Lifehacker, what's the best way to deal with a cold? Some people tell me to use drugs, others tell me that stops my body fighting it naturally. Some people tell me to blow my nose, some say that's a waste of time. Should I rest? Should I exercise and sweat it out? What should I be eating? Should I avoid dairy or is that a bunch of bullshit. HELP ME PLEASE.
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With September comes Spring and while I’m lucky enough to be able to roll around in the grass and run through sun-soaked fields all day with little issue, others will be dreading the pollen count rising and dealing with the frustrating effects of hay fever. But don’t let your spring dreams be dreams! You can still get outside and see the flowers bloom!
Here’s some tips to help you deal with hay fever.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Cat allergies, like sexuality, run on a spectrum. If you're only slightly allergic, you might be ready to bear it, if you can find a cat that will meet you halfway. While there's no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic cat, some breeds are easier on the sinuses than others. Unfortunately most online advice is unsourced or anecdotal. We asked allergist Joseph T. Inglefield III, MD to fact-check some popular beliefs about cat allergies.
Sneezes are powerful -- we can sneeze at 64km/h and at distances up to 9m. And there's nothing worse than wanting to sneeze but not being able to. Sometimes, you just have to stop a sneeze, but that can't be good for us, can it?
You've heard of peanut and wheat allergies, but if you get a weird tingly feeling in your mouth when you eat raw fruit, you may wonder -- can a person be allergic to apples? It turns out this is a mostly harmless reaction, called oral allergy syndrome, that happens in people who are allergic to pollen.
Parents have been told to avoid giving peanut-containing foods to babies for a long time, but recent research has started to suggest the opposite. Now, the US National Institutes of Health recommend parents introduce peanuts to babies as young as four to six months.
If you have dietary restrictions, eating at restaurants in another country when you can't speak the language can be a difficult or sometimes even life-threatening ordeal. Pocket-size, translated cards to show the restaurant staff can make things a little less stressful. Just make sure they include a couple of important details.