If you live in the Northeastern United States (as many Allen School and AS Online students do), you know we’ve been treated to a very early Spring. After an exceptionally mild and mostly blizzard-free Winter, the temperatures have been in the mid-60s to 70s for the last 10 days or so. The forecast is for over 70 degrees for much of the week this week. In this blogger’s yard, the lilac bushes and forsythias have already begun to sprout early leaves. While all this is a welcome occurrence, I know that I and many other seasonal allergy sufferers will be in for a bumper crop this pollen season. While there’s very little you can do to stop the coming onslaught of pollen, there are steps you can take to alleviate the allergens in your home so you don’t suffer twice as much when the trees and flowers bloom. Here’s a good piece from Men’s Health magazine about ways to minimize allergies in your home. Enjoy this early Spring, and pass the tissues!