Tips & Tricks

7 Sneaky Ways the Flu Can Catch You Off-guard


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?


How to Clean the Worst Summertime Stains

cleaning summertime stains

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Summer is a joyous time filled with barbecues, relaxing in the garden or parks, ice cream, and sunscreen. However, beneath this carefree atmosphere lurks a plethora of summertime staples waiting to dampen your mood by staining your favourite summer clothes.

Worry not. After reading this guide, you will be armed with the knowledge on how to combat summertime stains so that you can look your best while enjoying the summer sun. (more…)