11 Tips for Staying Healthy This Winter, According to Muse Readers

When flu season starts you might want to take a few days off until it's over. But, this isn't always the best use of your vacation days. So, we asked The Muse community in our Discussions forum the best ways to stay healthy and happy this winter—here's some of the advice they had.

10 Ways to Get Well (and Stay Well) When It’s Flu Season and You Have to Go to an Office

Whether it's dealing with sick co-workers or catching an illness yourself, flu season can pose a lot of challenges at work. Here are 10 ways to get through it—from how to stay healthy and avoid the disease to what to tell your boss if you do get sick.

The Out-of-Office Message You Need When You Have to Take a Sick Day

It’s decided—you're going to take a sick day. Before you completely unplug, you should write an out-of-office message—or else your business contacts might get annoyed. These two templates will help you craft the perfect one, whether you're totally signing off or working remotely.

The Email Template That’ll Make You Feel Less Guilty Asking for a Sick Day

When you're feeling under the weather, it's better to ask for a sick day than to infect all of your colleagues. Not sure what to say when you'll be staying home? You're in luck. Use this handy email template to tell your boss you'll be out sick—with no guilt or gory details required.

How to Save Yourself When Everyone Else in Your Office Is Getting Sick

Un-fun fact for you: This year’s terrible flu season is far from over. And while everyone's dropping like flies, you're probably paranoid you're going to get sick, too. Have no fear! Here are some handy tips for staying healthy and happy this winter, courtesy of a medical expert.

3 Lies You Tell Yourself When You Show Up to Work Sick

No one likes to a sick co-worker sniffle their way through a day. Yet, when you're in that position, you often go into the office, bad cold and all.

11 Items You Need at Your Desk to Stay Happy and Healthy This Winter

Winter is coming—which means sickness isn't far behind. Stock up your desk with these items to stay healthy at work all season long.

3 Ways Super Productive People Do Sick Days All Wrong

Afraid to take a sick day and stay home from work? Here are a few mistakes you're probably making when it comes to your career and health.

3 Steps to Taking a Guilt-Free (and Email-Free!) Sick Day

Even though everybody gets sick, and we all need to stay home from work from time to time due to said illness, feeling guilty about doing so is quite common.