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Warmer weather and longer days are quickly approaching, but that doesn’t mean your chance of getting sick disappears like the snow. Luckily, there are many ways for you to protect...

Warmer weather and longer days are quickly approaching, but that doesn’t mean your chance of getting sick disappears like the snow. Luckily, there are many ways for you to protect yourself from coming down with an illness this Spring and Summer. If you follow these tips, you can reduce your likelihood of catching something this season, or at least be able to fight it off faster!

Decorating is an exciting part of any holiday for the whole family. Soon it will be time to dye eggs and dig into baskets full of chocolate and hidden in...

Decorating is an exciting part of any holiday for the whole family. Soon it will be time to dye eggs and dig into baskets full of chocolate and hidden in Easter grass, but if you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, these experiences can be more annoying than fun. Keep reading to learn what you can do to keep allergy symptoms at a minimum when you decorate for the Easter holiday this year.

Yes, it’s true. If you’re getting the right amount of sleep per night, you’re actually helping improve your overall health both physically and mentally! But, sleeping all day or not...

Yes, it’s true. If you’re getting the right amount of sleep per night, you’re actually helping improve your overall health both physically and mentally! But, sleeping all day or not getting enough sleep can do more harm than good. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to sleep that can have positive impacts on your overall well-being.

You’ve tried it all. You’ve cleaned your bedroom in the attempt to make it an allergy-free zone, kept your pets off the bed, and yet, you still can’t seem to...

mattress-277906_1280.jpgYou’ve tried it all. You’ve cleaned your bedroom in the attempt to make it an allergy-free zone, kept your pets off the bed, and yet, you still can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep. If you’re still up sneezing and coughing throughout the night, you may need to stop looking around the room for a solution and look under you. Your mattress could be the reason why your allergies are flaring up at night. Here are a few ways to check up on your mattress and get yourself back to having restful nights of sleep.

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than being a dog lover, coming into contact with a lovable pup, and having your allergies flare up immediately. Often, people who are allergic to dogs...

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than being a dog lover, coming into contact with a lovable pup, and having your allergies flare up immediately. Often, people who are allergic to dogs are told they can’t own them because of their allergy issues, but this isn’t entirely true. A number of dog breeds with minimal shedding exist to provide relief to those who want a dog without the sneezing. While no dog is entirely hypoallergenic, here’s a list of furry friends that you can love and care for without constantly refilling your allergy prescription.

 

The weather is cooler, the leaves are changing color, pumpkin-flavored food and drinks are everywhere, and many people are switching  to warmer clothes and spending more time indoors. Autumn is...

girl fall leavesThe weather is cooler, the leaves are changing color, pumpkin-flavored food and drinks are everywhere, and many people are switching  to warmer clothes and spending more time indoors. Autumn is here! The season can bring about some great weather and beautiful scenery, but it can also be a problem for many who suffer from allergies. So why do allergies flare up during the fall? Here are a few things that may trigger your autumn allergies and how you can take care of them to enjoy the season!

Lying down at the end of the day to get eight hours of sleep isn’t always the only resting period our bodies need - that’s where naps come in! There’s...

pexels-photo-267684.jpegLying down at the end of the day to get eight hours of sleep isn’t always the only resting period our bodies need - that’s where naps come in! There’s nothing like taking a quick nap after a stressful day to get our bodies rested and ready for another round. Quick power naps can treat sleep deprivation and help us boost our energy, memory, and cognitive skills. In Western cultures, napping on the job can get you fired and being caught snoozing in public could lead to fines. But not in certain Eastern cultures. 

Across thousands of years, cultures around the world have developed stories, inventions, languages, religions, and more. Knowledge has been gained, technology has advanced, and more questions from the past are...

pyramids-2371501_1920.jpgAcross thousands of years, cultures around the world have developed stories, inventions, languages, religions, and more. Knowledge has been gained, technology has advanced, and more questions from the past are being answered using the resources of the future. Despite this, a question posed by a variety of ancient cultures remained: what is the purpose of sleep? Over the years, scientists have provided information about its purpose, but many ancient cultures gave their own reasoning behind our need to sleep as humans.

 

Aaah, sleep. What a perfect way to end a long, stressful day. Sometimes it’s easy to climb into bed, rest your head on a pillow, and drift off into dreamland....

sleep-55792_1920.jpgAaah, sleep. What a perfect way to end a long, stressful day. Sometimes it’s easy to climb into bed, rest your head on a pillow, and drift off into dreamland. Other times, whether you have a lot on your mind, you’re stressed, you’re ill, or you can’t quite get comfortable, falling asleep can be easier said than done. Sleep is essential because our bodies need time to rest, process the events of the day, and recharge for the next day. Those who have trouble falling asleep may resort to sleeping pills to get the job done, but there are a number of natural sleep remedies that can aid you in getting a good night’s rest.

Now that summer is here, it’s time to start spending more time out of the office and traveling to our favorite vacation destinations! If travel is on the agenda, you...

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Now that summer is here, it’s time to start spending more time out of the office and traveling to our favorite vacation destinations! If travel is on the agenda, you may be booking hotel rooms for vacation. Traveling can be fun, but some may have a more difficult time than others, especially when it comes to allergies and other issues that may come about in hotels. Here are a few tips for handling allergies and other problems that may arise during a hotel stay. 

It's safe to say you should avoid any substance that causes allergic reactions for millions of people. But mass amounts of common allergens are piling up around us all the...

It's safe to say you should avoid any substance that causes allergic reactions for millions of people. But mass amounts of common allergens are piling up around us all the time. Whether they're lurking inside your bed, just out the window, or in plain sight, it’s important to know your enemy through and through.

While these 4 allergen facts may not be particularly "fun," they will be helpful to arm yourself against allergens both inside and outside of your home!

Spring: the temperature increases, the sun makes more frequent appearances, and the flowers make their annual debut. There are many celebrations and festivals around the world to celebrate! If the...

Spring: the temperature increases, the sun makes more frequent appearances, and the flowers make their annual debut. There are many celebrations and festivals around the world to celebrate! If the better weather has you planning your next adventure, or you just want to learn more about how different cultures celebrate this time of the year, here are a few places for you to get started.

As long as people have had noses and throats, they've had seasonal allergies. These plagues return year after year to wreak havoc on sufferers. Today, we have plenty of medications,...

As long as people have had noses and throats, they've had seasonal allergies. These plagues return year after year to wreak havoc on sufferers. Today, we have plenty of medications, remedies, and specialized products to prevent or alleviate symptoms, but what about our allergy-suffering forebears? How have people dealt with allergy symptoms throughout history?

Vetinfo.com, nearly half of all American dogs suffer from allergies, too! With our fur babies being of the utmost importance, it is vital to understand what causes their allergies, how to identify them, and what to do after you recognize an issue. By utilizing this information and being proactive, your pets will eventually become sniffle-free. Read more →

Pet Allergies: Keeping Your Fur Babies Sniffle Free  

Most of us can say we have allergies or someone close to us experiences allergy symptoms. However, according to Vetinfo.com, nearly half of all American dogs suffer from allergies, too! With...

Most of us can say we have allergies or someone close to us experiences allergy symptoms. However, according to Vetinfo.com, nearly half of all American dogs suffer from allergies, too! With our fur babies being of the utmost importance, it is vital to understand what causes their allergies, how to identify them, and what to do after you recognize an issue. By utilizing this information and being proactive, your pets will eventually become sniffle-free. Read more →

This time of year weather change is inevitable, often making your allergies flare up. However, many everyday activities that can add to the aggravation are not common knowledge. If you...

This time of year weather change is inevitable, often making your allergies flare up. However, many everyday activities that can add to the aggravation are not common knowledge. If you are an allergy sufferer, take these items into consideration when planning your daily routine—they’ll ease the symptoms, and you'll thank yourself later! Read more 

Your home should be a refuge—a safe place, where you can rest and relax and be soothed. But it’s hard to build the calm sanctuary of your dreams if you...

Your home should be a refuge—a safe place, where you can rest and relax and be soothed. But it’s hard to build the calm sanctuary of your dreams if you can’t stop sniffling and sneezing long enough to make it happen. Fortunately, creating the allergen-free paradise of your wildest fancies is all a matter of being strategic and planning out your space, down to the paint on the walls and the flooring you pick. This spring, try these products to plan out your perfect mite, dust, and pollen-free palace—and give yourself and your family the haven you’ve been craving. Read more 

 "Spring is just around the corner," is a saying you hear a lot this time of year. For many of us, these last few days of winter can really drag...

 "Spring is just around the corner," is a saying you hear a lot this time of year. For many of us, these last few days of winter can really drag on as we await the vernal equinox to save us from the cold weather and gray days. Spring is a season of renewed energy.

Another phrase we hear a lot is "Spring Fever." While this might simply mean excitement for the new phase of the year, there are actually some deeper implications that come with the changing season.

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2 AM. Are you ready?  For many, the return of DST is a welcome event. The days get longer and there’s more...

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2 AM. Are you ready? 

For many, the return of DST is a welcome event. The days get longer and there’s more time to be outside. However, while the added light is certainly great, it can have adverse effects on your sleep cycle. Here are just a few tips to help you adjust to the new season.

 

There are so many causes of sleeplessness and insomnia (habitual or chronic sleeplessness) that it can be hard to know where to begin diagnosing the problem. The symptoms are many, and they...

There are so many causes of sleeplessness and insomnia (habitual or chronic sleeplessness) that it can be hard to know where to begin diagnosing the problem. The symptoms are many, and they can put a severe dent on your day—even years of your life—when left undealt with. They affect your livelihood, your work quality, your relationships, your mood, and your emotions. Lack of sleep affects pretty much every part of your life, and it all adds up.

If the above describes your case, it is probably time to see a doctor. But for those who experience periodic sleeplessness, there have been a number of out-of-the-box, or even easily addressable, explanations for it.

The dark winter months leave us tired, and maybe a little melancholy. Who wants to clean when you can curl up on the couch? But approaching spring, the days grow...

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The dark winter months leave us tired, and maybe a little melancholy. Who wants to clean when you can curl up on the couch? But approaching spring, the days grow longer, and that extra sunlight gives us energy. To be fair, it also illuminates all the dirt and dust! Whether it's habit or instinct, suddenly spring cleaning is on our minds, and we turn our focus toward our cramped and dusty houses. This tradition spans all sorts of cultures and countries. Like most things, it’s more successful if you’ve made a plan first. So, grab your brooms, gloves, and spray bottles, and bring on spring cleaning!

If you need inspiration or feel like your living room lacks vision, just move the sofa! Sometimes the simple act of changing your environment can lead to a fresh perspective....

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If you need inspiration or feel like your living room lacks vision, just move the sofa! Sometimes the simple act of changing your environment can lead to a fresh perspective. At least, that’s the motto and purpose of Pull Your Sofa Off the Wall Month. 

 

We don't like to think about it (trust us...nobody likes to think about it), but our living spaces tend to be littered with allergens. That doesn’t have to be as...

Tea in a Fresh Room

We don't like to think about it (trust us...nobody likes to think about it), but our living spaces tend to be littered with allergens. That doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds, though – in fact, there are a number of easy ways you can improve the air quality of your space. Besides keeping sneezes at bay, taking a day or two to deep clean and keeping smaller cleaning sessions in your schedule will keep your rooms feeling fresh year-round. Not sure where to start? We have a few tips.

It's January, and many of us are feeling the heavy haze of the winter blues. While some need to take steps to specially address depression during the colder, greyer months, it can...

This Penguin Totally Beat Those Winter Blues

It's January, and many of us are feeling the heavy haze of the winter blues. While some need to take steps to specially address depression during the colder, greyer months, it can help others to make some changes around the house. If you're in need of a pick-me-up, it never hurts to try switching things up! You can't control the weather, but you can control what it’s like to interact with your space. We’ve brainstormed a little bit to get you started.

While there is conflicting research on whether indoor plants actually do much air purifying (a nice, but hyperbolized, rumor), a philodendron, aloe, or peace lily can make more than just...

While there is conflicting research on whether indoor plants actually do much air purifying (a nice, but hyperbolized, rumor), a philodendron, aloe, or peace lily can make more than just easy and appealing decor to any room. If your anti-allergen regimen could use a nice pairing—or if you simply want to spruce up your decor—plants are a cheerful and stress-busting way to go. (Note that plants may be toxic to pets—so be sure to put your furry friends first.) Here are five of the most popular (and hardest to kill, if you forget to water them!) indoor plants to give your home’s or office’s atmosphere a healthy, happy boost.

As the joke goes, the gyms are full until about January 15. The next day, all those people who vowed “this year is the year I’m getting in shape!” are gone...

As the joke goes, the gyms are full until about January 15. The next day, all those people who vowed “this year is the year I’m getting in shape!” are gone and never to be seen again. But we don’t think it’s ever too late to commit to a resolution or two. If you’ve already walked out of the gym, or you’re sensing yourself putting your resolutions on the back burner, take it one at a time! Here are a few resolutions it’s never too late in the month (or the year) to commit to.

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