God bless you, my dear. Yup, folks, cold season has started up again so you may have noticed people sniffling, coughing or sneezing in class. Or just not coming to class at all. But before you get grossed out and decide to transfer to U of Miami, La Cynic is here to help. Look below for a list of suggestions on how to stay healthy and happy while all other non-Cynic readers feel like s***.

1. Drink lots of fluids, like H2O, fruit juice or Gatorade. More vitamin C, please! This will prevent your body from becoming dehydrated.

2. Dress in layers. For cool morning walks to class, throw on a jacket and scarf (cover your neck!). Later in the day, you can run around in a tank-top. People get sick when they are over-dressed or under-dressed.

3. While we’re at it, really WALK to class or try to exercise at least three times/week. Keeping your body active is one way to ward off germs.

4. Chow down on fruits, carbs, fats and lots of protein to keep your immune system strong. And don’t forget to eat frequently- if you are undernourished, you will get sick.

5. Get some sleep, for crying out loud. Don’t feel guilty about sleeping ’till 2 on a Saturday. Your body needs it.

6. And stay warm when you sleep. Add on an extra blanket or put on a pair of socks. Don’t go to bed (or go out) with wet hair.

7. Try not to share drinks or food with someone who looks like an extra for Outbreak. In fact, avoid coming in contact with their saliva at all costs. Don’t kiss them. That just goes w/out saying.