Posts Tagged ‘The Help’

Top 10 Worst Fall Allergy Cities (in the USA): No Threat to Your Bucket List

September 30, 2011  |  Travel  |  ,  |  1 Comment

Sinus Sister and her Sneeze Map

Thanks, Tim, for sending this hit list of the worst American cities for people with fall allergies. Ummm, how do I say this delicately?…There’s no need to change your bucket list. If you were planning a trip south to spend our colourful Canadian dollars, my guess is your weren’t heading to any of these cities—unless you’re making a pilgrimage with your book club to see where The Help was set in Jackson Mississippi. Carry your Claritin!

Here are the pollen hotspots to avoid:

1. Greensboro, N.C.
2. Greenville, S.C.
3. Little Rock, Arkansas
4. Raligh, NC
5. Jackson, Miss.
6. Knoxville, Tenn.
7. Grand Rapids, Michigan
8. Wichita, Kansas
9. Oklahoma City
10. Madison, Wis.

Does the REACTINE Allergy Forecast work?

August 19, 2011  |  News  |  , , ,  |  2 Comments

Sinus Sister finally wants an iPhone

Launched this week, the REACTINE® Allergy Forecast for iPhone®, is the first and only iPhone app in Canada that provides three-day allergy and weather forecasts.

Brilliant–if it works. Theoretically, sneezers can plan ahead, knowing when allergy symptoms are likely to be at their best and worst. This app could be an excellent tool to schedule visits to the cinema. If you desperately want to see the new documentary Senna about Formula One race-car driver Ayrton Senna da Silva, or The Help, about the casual cruelty inflicted on black maids in the 1960s, you can plan your week around upcoming pollen outbreaks. If you need an excuse to get out of mowing the lawn, voila. If there’s a picnic on your calendar, you can pre-medicate accordingly. Tip: if you want a false positive, set the forecast to whatever city is the most likely to have a high pollen count that day (Try London Ontario).

Who do we thank for this early distant warning system? The lab geeks at Aerobiology Research Laboratories in Ottawa. Thanks! REACTINE should probably get some credit too.

Those of you with an iPhone or iPad, please tell Sinus Sister if it works!

The REACTINE® Allergy Forecast for iPhone is available for free download from the App Store(SM).