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Allergic to the Cold?

As a native southerner, I often say I’m allergic to the cold. Until recently, I had no idea this was not only an actual condition, but one with life-threatening consequences. After learning about Cara Yacino’s journey to a cold urticaria diagnosis and the precautions she takes to control her risk of an allergic reaction, I’ll think twice before carelessly claiming a cold allergy.

According to the Weather Channel’s video that chronicles her allergy (below), Yacino began experiencing hives that she originally thought were due to a food allergy. The initial outbreak occurred while she was drinking a cold coffee drink. However, the hives manifested once more when Yacino put her hand in a cold shark and ray petting tank. Continue reading…

Sylvane President’s Day Sale: Save 10% Sitewide On Orders Over $150

Here in Atlanta, we are “digging out” as they say after another record-breaking winter storm dumped a few inches of snow on our city and other parts of the Southeast. Fortunately, this time we were ready. (Remember, last time was only 2 weeks ago.) Many of us at Sylvane are working remotely while the roads thaw out. So we’ve cozied up to our computers, there’s a hot cup of coffee within arm’s reach, our phones are on standby, and a toasty blanket is keeping our toes warm. That’s the way to work, right? And wouldn’t you know it…it’s also a great way to shop.

If you’re looking to snag a good deal or two this weekend, you’re in luck! We’re kicking off Sylvane’s annual President’s Day sale and ushering in a week-long opportunity to save big on your Sylvane purchase. Starting tomorrow, you’ll save 10% on orders of $150 or more when you use the coupon code PRES10 during checkout!* Go ahead and shop hundreds of our bestselling products and find the right home comfort appliance for your needs.

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Mini But Mighty: Compact Personal Humidifiers are a Winter Travel Must

I love spending time at my father-in-law’s mountain cabin, especially during the winter. Spectacular views, family card games, and a cozy roaring fire have made many incredible memories. That being said, there is one major drawback to the mountain getaway—dry indoor air. The uncomfortable air is especially apparent in the cabin bedrooms, resulting in some sleepless nights compliments of itchy skin, chapped lips, and asthma flare-ups. And unfortunately, humidifiers (an easy fix for dry cabin air) are hard to find in the mountains.Portable Humidifier on Table

For years, I regularly packed a full-size humidifier when we would visit. However, when traveling with luggage and dogs, a clunky humidifier wasn’t necessarily the most convenient addition to our load. Plus, we really only needed something that would maintain comfortable humidity levels in the bedroom. Personal humidifiers to the rescue!

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