Why Can't People Keep Their Eyes Open When They Sneeze?
"A sneeze is not just your mouth and nose," A.J. says. "It's a full body
reflex, so it involves the stomach, your head and your lungs. It puts a lot of
pressure on your head and you close your eyes sort of as a protective measure.
And by the way, you should never stifle a sneeze—if you hold your nose, the air
goes out your ears and that puts pressure on your ears. So just let it
All of us experience things that completely hit the reset button on our lives. For Nate Berkus, it was surviving the 2004 tsunami that took the life of his partner, photographer Fernando Bengoechea. Here, the designer shares some of the lessons he learned about hanging on and moving forward.