How To: Treat a Sore Throat

Whether you caught the latest bug from your co-worker or from your best friend, having a sore throat is not fun at all. In my case, it was from a room full of kindergartners who are still learning to cover their mouths when they sneeze and cough! Here are a few tips for getting over

How To: Find Free or Low Cost Therapy

Self care is a vital part of being the best version of your winging-it self. For some, self care can mean seeking out counseling or therapy. This therapy can be temporary, such as grief counseling, or can be a long-term, consistent part of someone’s life. If you’re seeking out a therapist, it is important to

How To: Shave Your Legs

Alright ladies (and dudes that want to experience the beauteous feeling of having buttery smooth legs). This is the big one; the How To: Shave Your Legs. I’m sure you’re wondering why this particular article is even necessary, especially if you’re like me and you’ve had body hair since 7th grade. But this won’t be

How To: Prepare for an MRI

You are at your doctor’s office, and Jane Doctor says she would like to run some diagnostic tests on your ______ (ankle, breast, knee, brain…), and schedules you for an MRI to get an in-depth look at what’s going on in your body. MRI? What does that stand for? Is it dangerous? What am I

How To: Treat a Migraine

Stress from work, school, and/or relationships can make your head hurt (physically and metaphorically). Other triggers may be alcohol (hangovers), caffeine (withdrawal or overdose), lack of sleep, or skipping meals. So…how do you treat the headache?   First, let’s identify it. The most common headaches are tension headaches and migraines. A tension headache may feel

How To: Keep a Balanced Diet (Part III)

Welcome to the last edition of Keeping a Balanced Diet. Be sure to check out parts one and two for even more great tips! Snacks Reboot It’s 4:00pm. Up until now you’ve eaten oatmeal and juice, a banana and granola bar, a salad and a cookie; but, your stomach is growling yet again. Too early for

How To: Get Sand Out of Your Eye

According to pop culture references, my roommate, and pretty much every person I’ve ever met, the ick factor is pretty high when it comes to eyeballs.  Stuff getting in eyes, contact lense anxiety, stray eyelash agitation, that scene in A Clockwork Orange (if you are one of these people, please, whatever you do, definitely do not

How To: Keep a Balanced Diet (Part II)

Welcome to part two! For a refresher on part one, click here! Snacks While breakfast might be the most important meal, this section might be the most important of the series. Everybody snacks, whether it’s donuts, granola bars, fruits, or candy. Snacking is extremely important to keeping a healthy and balanced diet because these foods

How To: Keep a Balanced Diet (Part I)

Diet. A word that strikes fear into many a person, but don’t be afraid! This is not an article advocating the latest trend; I’m not going to advise you to stop eating carbs or drink soylent three times a day. This how-to is aimed at keeping a balanced diet – eating the correct foods in

How To: Treat Allergies

So it’s finally summer – you can go outside, wear your cute new summer dress, and BBQ in the backyard with all your friends. It all sounds great – until you can’t stop sneezing and your eyes are a permanent shade of swollen red.   Airborne, seasonal allergies (also called hay fever) are triggered by