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Winter 2014: Fevers, Contranyms and Umlauts

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Places unaccustomed to cold and snow have encountered both this year. More than enough for their tastes, I'm sure. It crossed my mind that potentially two-thirds of the country has cabin fever. Wait -- is that cabin fever or spring fever?

9 Things We're Not Looking Forward To This Week

Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy

Every Monday, HuffPost Comedy takes a look at the most irritating, upsetting and annoying things we can expect in the upcoming week. Good luck out the...

The Best And Worst Foods To Eat When You're Sick

Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Cindy Shih Even when you've done your best to fight off the winter blues and miserable flus, it's almost inevitable you'll get at least a mild...

Super Bowl, Super Cold

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

The cold temperatures for this Super Bowl might not be polar-vortex-like temperatures, but they will certainly change the dynamic of the game in several ways compared to the warmer temperatures of Super Bowl games played indoors or in more temperate cities.

Coming to Public Transportation Near You: The Flu

Denise Mattson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Chicago
Denise Mattson

It turns out that scientists know just how easy it is for wayward germs to find a path into your nasal passages in confined spaces like planes, trains and busses.

Did the Cold Cause My Cold?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As an infectious disease doctor, I felt a little embarrassed that I didn't know the definitive answer to this simple question. Especially since I repeatedly rebuke my teenage children for not taking a jacket to school or wearing socks and a sweater at home.

How to Get Over a Cold in Record Time

Sophie Keller | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

If you've got a cold or are scared you might catch one, here are a few ways that you can get over it in record time.

It's Really &$%#ing Cold Outside. Bet You Didn't Know All These Things Could Freeze.

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Holy windchill, Batman. You don't need us to tell you that it's cold out there -- gusts of wind down to 50 below will do that just fine. Temperatures ...

My Great, Big, Horrible Cold

Myra Demeter | Posted 03.09.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

All I could think of was Why hadn't we ever invested in Kleenex tissues!? My own usage probably drove up the stock price.

The Romantic Doggie Days of Winter

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 03.07.2014 | Comedy
Nancy Cohen-koan

Let it be said, winter is not only very cold but can also be quite lonely. First, you have to get through the darkest period of the year... the glorio...

Why Do We Lose Our Appetite When We're Sick?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

11 Things Made Way More Awesome By Winter

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Your lips are chapped, your cheeks are rosy-raw, and you haven't been able to feel your toes since Halloween. We hear you, winter can be rough. But as...

5 Strategies to Minimize (Or Better Yet, Avoid) Cold and Flu Season

JJ Virgin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Along with colder weather, the cold and flu season has arrived, but you needn't succumb. I've developed an arsenal of tactics to reduce symptoms and recover faster -- and if you're lucky, bypass it altogether -- so a simple sneeze doesn't derail your weekend plans.

WATCH: Do At-Home Cold Remedies Really Work?

Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living

One of the biggest goals of this season -- beside finding the best gift for everyone on your shopping list -- is steering clear of colds and the flu. ...

How to Beat a Cold by Eating Pizza and Drinking Whiskey

Thrillist | Posted 11.08.2013 | Comedy
Thrillist

When we're unexpectedly faced with the prospect of a box of tissues, a bucket, and a pack of Halls, we usually reach for the Campbell's. But you don't have to resign yourself to such mediocre sick foods, friends!

Millions of Seeds Saved for Humanity

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

Should a natural disaster strike, or should human error launch a cataclysmic event (on purpose or not), the vault would act as a safe-deposit box containing the seeds no longer available in traditional seed banks.

10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Levine for Men's Health If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her...

The Simple Way to Crispy Chicken Skin

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 09.23.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Crispy skin is the holy grail of chicken roasting.

The Coolest Thing You'll Do With Vodka

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Beat the summer heatwave with this ridiculously simple trick that keeps your vodka ice-cold for hours.

Dear Winter... It's Over

Andy McDonald | Posted 04.26.2013 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

My friends are starting to ask me about the marks, the red nose and ears, the dry, red frostbitten hands. They're beginning to suspect something; that perhaps you're not the wintery wonderland you started out as.

Tips To Avoid Colds This Winter, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

So many people seem to fall victim to colds during the winter, so I asked Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman how to avoid getting s...

Drinking Buddies: Five BPA-Free Drink Containers

Sierra | Posted 04.02.2013 | Food
Sierra

Whether you prefer your beverages hot or cold, there's no need to ever again slink out of the coffee shop feeling guilty. These reusable drink containers -- all BPA-free -- will keep you from wasting cups and bottles.

Mom Makes Disgusting Find In Common Baby Product

The Stir | Posted 03.30.2013 | Parents
The Stir

Mitzi Johnson said she always cleaned her son's nose bulb with hot soapy water after each use. But photos on her profile -- which have since been shared thousands of times -- show an open syringe chock-full of mold!

Why We Sneeze And Other Fun Facts About The Big Ah-Choo!

Posted 01.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein Why do we sneeze? The long-standing answer has been that sneezing is a reflex. When irritants -- such as germs, dust, pollen...

Sickies Stay Home

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jodi R. R. Smith

As etiquette deals with behaviors and interactions, etiquette also has something to say about contagious individuals traveling among us.