The Checkup: The Science-Backed Trick to Cut a Cold’s Life Span Short

And more healthy reads for your day.

• Colds are the WORST. And I — a human who will catch a cold from anyone within a three-mile radius who has even an inkling of the sniffles — am all for tricks to end a cold as quickly as possible. (Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have a job.) And apparently, according to a new meta-anaylsis, zinc lozenges may shorten the life of a seven-day cold by THREE whole days. Costco, here I come. [Men’s Health]

• A former Bachelorette contestant tried to body shame women who lift. They were not having it. [Greatist]

• Healing crystals: The new smoothie add-in of the moment? [The Cut]

Dan Barber, one of the pioneers of the farm-to-table movement is serving up … fast-food inspired dishes? [Grub Street]

Poke bowls: They’re the new it food and they’ve officially infiltrated Philly, with a new poke spot in Northern Liberties and more to come. But, spoiler alert: They can get kind of pricey. They’re made with sushi-grade fish, after all. So to ease stress of the inevitable poke bowl addiction you will soon be afflicted with, it’s worth learning how to make them at home. These recipes should help. [Health]

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