Thursday, April 13 2017 13:33

Gearing-up for Spring Allergy Season...

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Now that we've pretty much finished fighting that pesky groundhog, sending him to retreat back to his hidden underground bunker (more on that here), spring is legitimately here, and that brings with it some new issues. Spending time outside when the seasons change is a favorite thing for me, especially since Spring means getting back into working on my yard and getting the gardening started. It can also mean more travel for me (I was just out in California again a few weeks ago), and on top of always attempting to keep the common cold at bay, now we have allergies in the mix. Spring allergies. In fact, I think of all the allergies, spring ones just might be the worst.

In the car from the airport...

You can't see it, but I was having an allergy attack while taking this picture in the car.

I first discovered Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief Spray last year when I was back in the air and out on the road. I'd landed in Los Angeles and got picked up at the airport headed for Burbank. While I usually have sunglasses with me or even propped up on my forehead, seldom do I wear them 100% of the time, but I was in this case. Some people probably thought that I was doing it "to look cool," but that was far from the case. My eyes were red, I was congested, it was just miserable. Fortunately, there was a grocery store across the street from my hotel, and that's where I picked up some Zicam®

Congested - Allergy Attack and Working Inside = Not Cool. 

The formula is packed into "No-Drip Liquid® Nasal Gel™" that helps knock out nasal congestion and sinus pressure due to colds or allergies, and now I make sure to have a bottle packed into my carry-on (with my other Zicam®) just in-case. Providing fast relief that lasts up to 12 hours, it's another tool to help you "get your better back™" faster, and that's something I can get behind. 


Now, to work on my yard...

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James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, has contributed to The Toy Book and writes a regular Star Wars column - Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away for The Pop Insider. He also regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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