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New York City Is A Beautiful Frozen Wasteland

My commute to work yesterday nearly transported my body into a new set of molecular properties, when, sure enough, I looked at my weather app and saw just a solitary number 1 as the degree in Fahrenheit. My knees cracked and ached as I walked the five avenues to my office from the subway in… More »


Flu Going Around? Here’s How To Avoid It Like A Pro

All it takes is one sneeze. That’s usually followed by the sniffling, coughing and fever. Next, we start looking for answers through traditional medicine.  Sure, you can take the over-the-counter concoction of chemicals or stronger antibiotics, and hope the long list of side effects that are rapidly read through in their TV commercials don’t haunt… More »


11 Signs You’re Cohabiting With A Sick Person (In GIFs)

It’s cold and flu season, which means all of Influenza’s horrible distant relatives will soon show up en masse: Chills, Fever, Sneezes, Sniffles (and yes, I’m aware they sound like cheesy eighties nicknames). Even if you’re one of the lucky ones who hasn’t yet fallen victim to the misery, living with a sick person can… More »


An Inner Monologue While Coughing All Night

I have barely coughed at all today, which means I’m almost done with this horrific cold, which means it shouldn’t be a big deal that I forgot to buy cough medicine and now all the stores are closed. I’m just going to lie down and fall right to sleep and wake up totally refreshed.
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11 Dos And Don’ts For Having Sex While Sick

It’s cold and flu season, which means that either you, the person you’re sleeping with, or both of you are probably sick with some manner of plague right now. There are few things less sexy than snot, sneezing, headaches, and coughing fits, but even so, when you’re confined to your bed for days, and you’ve… More »


The 10 Stages Of Being Assaulted By A Bad Winter Cold

Half the office is down with a nasty cold this week, me among them. I’ve been laid up for the past couple of days, and can’t remember what the outside world looks like (kidding! Not really). We imagine some of you are also experiencing your first or fifth cold of the season, so we’ve cataloged… More »


10 Things You Think About When You Are Sick

I was sick with a crap cold all last week and hopped up on spacey combo of Sudafed and Benadryl (the magic recipe is Sudafed during the day, Benadryl for sleep). It might be the wacky weather, or my generally pathetic immune system, but either way, my brain felt funny and snot-filled. Last week, I… More »