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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.

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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.

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If you have intense allergies and you're travelling, you want to be prepared for any issues that might arise. For one, it helps to know how your airline handles allergic reactions. Many of them have detailed policies, and this chart lists the policies of 13 major carriers.

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Allergy sufferers are often told to eat local honey. This builds up your tolerance to local pollen, the theory goes, and it would make sense except for one inconvenient fact: Honey comes from flowers, and you aren't allergic to flower pollen.

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You just had a glass of wine, a drink you usually enjoy, but now you feel like you're having an allergic reaction. Certain wines are more likely to have this effect on you, depending on your food sensitivities.