When you’re feeling awful because of a cold, you just want something to fix you—if not to cure you, at least to help you temporarily feel better. Unfortunately a lot of remedies are placebos, but some things in the drugstore work better than others. The best decongestant is behind the counter If you have a stuffy nose, pseudoephedrine is the real deal. In the old days, you could find it on the store shelves. Sudafed was one brand name. (Sudafed, pseudoephedrine, get it?) But pseudoephedrine can be fairly easily converted into methamphetamine, so a 2006 law restricted its sale. Take the time to show your ID to the pharmacist if you want the good stuff. Advertisement Honey works surprisingly well Honey isn’t going to cure your cold, but it seems to soothe sore throats and relieve coughing, at least a little bit. Studies often show it works better than over-the-counter cough syrups. (Is this because honey is great or because cough syrups kind of suck? Possibly the … [Read more...] about Which Cold Medicines Actually Work?
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Whether you're hiking, barbecuing, or just rough-housing outdoors, this is the time of year for cuts and blisters. If you can't find a bandage, a dab of super glue will do in a pinch. After you've cleaned the wound and stopped any bleeding, apply a very small amount of super glue to the area and quickly spread it around before it dries. The glue will harden into a mesh that essentially acts as replacement skin until your body is able to heal itself. Super glue is non-toxic, but it might cause some minor skin irritation, and takes a long time to come off, so it's probably best to only use this trick for small wounds and if no proper bandages are available. Advertisement This trick is fairly well-known, but it bears repeating as summer begins and everyone starts heading outside. Photo by Mahedewan … [Read more...] about Use Super Glue to Quickly Seal Cuts and Blisters
Remember way back in 2018 when one of the biggest stories in the automotive world was whether Tesla could meet its arbitrary self-imposed production targets by building a car factory in a tent in the parking lot of its existing car factory? They certainly did boost production, even if the much ballyhooed $35,000 Model 3 functionally doesn’t exist and reports of quality issues have cropped up here and there throughout. Well, a new report from CNBC helps explain both how the company was able to boost production and what may be causing some of the quality issues. Electrical tape: At the same time, workers were encouraged to take shortcuts to hit their production goals in the tent, according to five people who work or worked there recently. For example, when it’s cold in the tent, workers tend to break a high number of plastic brackets and housings that hold critical electronics in place inside of the Model 3, according to four of these people. Rather than waiting for … [Read more...] about Tesla Cut Corners Assembling Model 3s to Meet Musk’s Production Goals: Report
DAYTON, OH—Voluntarily surrendering the remarkable talent that gave her profound insight into the true nature of existence, the only person with the ability to see the world for what it actually is has started taking antidepressants, sources confirmed Thursday. Like a divine seer who blinds herself rather than face the overwhelming light of truth, Ingrid Pearson—the 28-year-old account manager and sole individual capable of seeing through the facade of joy and meaning human beings project upon their lives—reportedly relinquished her unmatched perceptivity by filling a prescription for Zoloft from her primary care physician. According to sources, Pearson had carried the burden of her vast wisdom from her teenage years up until this week, when the daily 50 milligram dose of her medication began to correct for her brain’s serotonin deficiency. At press time, accounts confirmed Pearson had already capitulated to the cosmic farce of humanity by enjoying a night out … [Read more...] about Only Person Who Ever Truly Saw World For What It Is Starts Antidepressant Medication
Today is Giving Tuesday, a day that promotes charitable efforts during the holiday season. In between donating to your friends’ Facebook fundraisers and kids’ school coat drives, you might also be stockpiling canned goods or cereal for your local food bank. While that’s admirable, there’s probably an item that the food bank needs even more than rice or tuna fish: milk. Anti-hunger organization Feeding America and The Great American Milk Drive are getting the word out this season that milk is one of the most requested yet least donated items at American food banks. Through its donation website, the drive aims to provide more gallons of milk to Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries. In case you wondered, yes, The Great American Milk Drive is affiliated with the National Dairy Council and MilkPep, which are funded by the nation’s milk companies. They most certainly have a horse in this race. Advertisement That aside, … [Read more...] about Why milk is one of the best items to donate to food banks