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10 Unusual Ways to Prep for Cold and Flu Season

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Cold weather ahead.
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Box of tissues on a table.
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Organize while you're well


Woman sick in bed.
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Prepare for the worst


Little girl playing quietly with stuffed bear.
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The sick-day stash


Woman reading.
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Treat yourself


Young girls at the movies.
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Have an escape plan


Woman changing sheets and bed pillows.
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Consider your environment


Mother giving sick little girl soup.
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Start a tradition


Father holding daughter getting food out of fridge.
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Lower your expectations


Sick woman in bed working on laptop.
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Know what can be done at home


Flu shot in pharmacy.
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Start now!


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