Don’t let colds catch you.

‘Tis the season—for runny noses, sneezing, coughing and congestion. Colds are everywhere right now, but even if everyone in the office or classroom is sick, you and your family members don’t have to surrender to the stuffy nose and sore throat. Though you can’t actually “cure” a cold, you can improve the way you feel with some simple remedies—and you can do plenty to boost your immune system and ward off getting sick in the first place. Not all remedies are effective, though; here are my best five tips for what works and what doesn’t.