Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

’Tis the season for coughs, drips, sore throats, and fevers. Here’s how to prepare for—and weather—it.

3 Steps to Staying Well

What you can do to get safely through the 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.

Humidifier Buying Guide

Dry winter air is hard on your health and your home. Here, feaures to look for when selecting a humidifier.

8 Cold and Flu Symptoms to Know About

There’s a reason for each and every sniffle, sneeze, ache, and pain. Learn why your body behaves the way it does, and discover the quickest ways to feel better.

The Best Drugstore Cold and Flu Remedies

Expert advice to help you navigate the cold-and-flu aisle at the drugstore.

6 Easy Chicken Soup Recipes

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

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.

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.