Weekly Puzzle: Winter Wonderland Word Find

Thinking warm thoughts isn’t working anymore. (Stupid polar vortex or whatever they’re calling the current storm.) At least you can warm up your brain by trying to find all the winter-related words in the puzzle below! Read More Weekly Puzzle: Winter Wonderland Word Find

18 Things Only People With Colds Will Understand

Not everyone can have a cold. For those of us lucky enough to have one, we still have to deal with haters who are jealous of our cups of steaming tea and piles of tissue. And we all know the fun will some day end and we have to deal with being cold-free again. But for the coughers and sneezers out there, here are 18 things cold-havers will understand.

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Frost Flowers: A Winter Oddity

A few years ago, when I was still living in the general proximity of the Mississippi River instead of almost as far away from it as I can get and still count myself as living in one of the contiguous states, I was walking through the woods with some friends. It was fall, and though the mornings were lip-bustingly cold, by midday, the sun warmed things up quite nicely. Both fortunately and unfortunately for me, it was still morning. Read More Frost Flowers: A Winter Oddity

Fighting a Cold without Cold Medicine

Colds are not fun. I can’t take painkillers, which eliminates most of the standard cold and flu medication, so when I get knocked out by the common cold, I have to look elsewhere for relief. If you can take Sudafed and Nyquil and TheraFlu and all of those lovely things that relieve your symptoms, that’s fantastic. You should do that. But if you can’t, or you don’t want to, here are some alternatives to your standard OTC cold meds. All of this can also be done in addition to your standard cold medication, if you’re the sort who likes to multi-task. Read More Fighting a Cold without Cold Medicine