Flu & Allergies

8 Ways to Instantly Look Better When You're Sick

We all need a little pick-me-up every once in a while.

6 Beauty Buys to Help You Through Cold Season

Pretty (and potent) pick-me-ups that help fend off sickness—or give you a boost if you've already fallen prey.

A Simple Trick for Preventing the Common Cold

And hopefully, you're already doing it.

How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

A room-by-room guide to help reduce allergens—and the symptoms they cause.

How to Combat Allergy Face

Beauty tips to survive the “pollen tsunami.”

4 Allergy Myths You (Probably) Believe

No, that pill isn’t a magical fix for your sneezes.

8 Essential Steps to Degerm a Hotel Room

Leery of what might be lurking on that bedspread? You probably should be. Microbiologist Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., a professor of microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine, in New York City, helps fend off the filth. (Warning: This is not for the faint of heart.)

6 New Gluten-Free Foods That Actually Taste Good

Thankfully wheat-free doesn’t mean flavor-free. Any of these new items are sure to please the gluten-averse.

The Best Humidifiers

Breathe easy through the dry winter months: Real Simple got misty over these five winners, sure to protect the air (and your hair) from harrowing indoor heat.

Why Does My Eye Twitch?

 

And other questions you may ask about the somewhat odd things your body does. Find out why you cough, sneeze, get goose bumps or a sore throat, and more.

6 Easy Chicken Soup Recipes

What could be more comforting than chicken soup in cold weather—and cold and flu season?

Cold and Flu Remedy Checklist

First and foremost, do yourself no harm with the cold and flu treatments you choose. Check these dos and don’ts.