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12 Christmas Anxiety Makers & How to Combat Them

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The next lines will tell you a true story.

Christmas makes people ill. And crazy.

At least, according to the many researches conducted over the past few years.

We get it, it’s hard to ignore the myriad of terrible things that go hand in hand with the festive season.

How could it not be, as “if everything doesn’t satisfy the image of an impeccable holiday picture, then it means it’s a failure”.

Here’s the kicker – you don’t have to abide by the rules of perfection. There isn’t a Judgement day for people who “fell short” of producing a Christmas to rival all future Christmases.

Having said that, it’s always worth bearing in mind that the 25th of December comes but once a year. So regardless of what this season brings you, stand your ground, and battle the anxiety makers proudly with the next 12 strategic tactics. (more…)

How Long Do Real Christmas Trees’ Green Looks Last & Other FAQs

How long do Christmas trees live?

Which real Christmas tree lasts the longest?

How often do you have to water your Christmas tree?

We always ask these and other related questions each and somehow we never know the answer. Maybe it’s too complicated or maybe it’s just the information itself.

It’s scattered randomly all across the internet.

With that in mind, we made this short post in hopes to answer the most common questions people ask every Christmas. So, let’s get started. (more…)

7 Sneaky Ways the Flu Can Catch You Off-guard

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The flu season is mercilessly approaching, and you are likely already making preparations for its arrival. You travel on foot whenever you can to avoid the cramped public transportation, steer clear from your perpetually-sneezing colleagues, and have made an appointment with your GP for your annual flu shot. Yes, it seems like you’re already one step ahead of the pesky virus.

Unfortunately, the reality is that you may not be as protected as you may think. There are other sneaky ways in which the flu can get to you, and most of them are associated with habits, places, or objects that often come into play in our lighting-fast urban lifestyles. If you’re hoping to escape the flu’s wrath, take a seat and learn what you may be doing wrong this winter season. (more…)

Pressure Mounts as the UK Prepares to Meet the Worst Flu in 50 Years

Earlier last month, the NHS sounded the alarm stating that people in the United Kingdom may soon face the harshest flu season in half a century. This news comes after a particular flu strain, called H3N2, caused lots of commotion in Australia during this winter. But despite doing 350 million consultations each year (a 15.4% increase since the year of 2011), GPs in the UK may be too busy to see extra patients when the virus arrives.

So, just how dangerous is this year’s flu expected to be and what can the government do to stop it from becoming an epidemic?

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