6 Ways to Fight the Flu You Probably Overlooked
Clean your screen.
I don't have to tell you that germs lurk on every doorknob, light switch and keyboard you touch. That's why it's a good idea to clean such surfaces regularly. But many of us forget to disinfect the one thing we keep in our hands—and against our face—all the time: our cell phone. One 2013 analysis found that some smartphones may harbor more bacteria than a toilet seat! Give your screen a daily once-over with a soft lint-free cloth, especially if you're already under the weather. And don't hand your phone to a friend, even if she looks healthy; research indicates that up to 77 percent of people infected with the flu report no symptoms.