Our tried and tested way to minimize the effects of a hangover… I know what you’re thinking and no, you can’t just pick one. Lazy. Hangover cures require work.

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1. Drop Some Pills.

Not a pill popper? Me neither. But this doesn’t happen often (or does it? Pause for reflection on your life choices). So do yourself a favor and pop a pill. One Aleve or Two Advil.

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2. Shower Like a Boss.

I find that if you take your shower to the MAX, you’ll feel at least 25% better than you did all dry, smelly and miserable. You MUST shampoo and condition, loofa the shit outta’ yourself with something that smells like achievement. And, shave; hairy legs aren’t good for anyone. Blow-dry your mop because people walking around with wet hair are weird… And have the flu.

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3. Make Yourself Not Naked… i.e. Get Dressed.

Do not get back in your onesie, do not dress like a grungy ’90s skateboarder (or do).

Ladies, you want to wear looser fitting pants. Try harem pants, ideally with a stretchy waist. You are most likely bloated, especially if you were on Pumpkin Spice beer last night; a baggy-T to cover your food baby and if you’re in an office, a cotton blazer. No pumps, always flats or chunky boots. Some lipstick doesn’t hurt either. FYI: I’m doing the hangover look like a boss today in a financial services office. If I can do it, you can do it.

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4. Eat Smart. Don’t Confuse That with Healthy.

Do not go to McDonalds. I’m a huge fan of the sausage, egg & cheese, but you will only feel worse if you go to Ronald’s house. This is what you do… Get a carb immediately; bagel with cream cheese (never pass up cheese), toast, whatever — I go with pita & hummus — a piece of fruit, and a water, orange juice and a coffee. You HAVE TO have all three beverages, as it’s the trifecta. Don’t screw this up.

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5. Ignore People.

People who wear headphones are 84% more likely to not be approached by a co-worker than a person who has no ear protection.

I just made that up. But I’m sure it’s almost correct.

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I’ve done all five of these things today and I’m a champion…. I’ve got the shakes, but I’m a champion. Good luck with your problems. — WHITNEY BRODRIBB (more Whitney wittiness here).

p.s. Try some Reque water too!

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