The last thing a DIY'er needs is to be held back by a nasty cold. Here we are at the close of summer, heading into a new school year and a new season of colds. Your children will bring them home from school, your partner will carry it home from work, and you'll notice every runny-nose child in a shopping cart, just waiting to pass it your way. Colds seem unavoidable, but they don't have to be.
LifeHacker pointed us to this Prevention article titled Stay Cold-Free This Winter. They list six simple things to can do to avoid catching a cold. I found the most interesting one to be the suggestion that we should carry our own pens. It seems simple, we avoid sharing all sorts of other things in attempts to avoid a cold. Still we often borrow pens from one another, or use common pens for things like signing kids in and out of school or into a doctor's appointment. Take a look through their five other suggestions. They are all simple, easy to do things that will significantly reduce your exposure to cold germs.
Try some of these tips along with washing your hands frequently, and teaching your children to do the same. Good luck dodging the upcoming cold season!