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Chicken-Fried News: We’re No. 3!



Our city has climbed five spots from 2013’s No. 9 slot in The Most Challenging Places to Live with Spring Allergies roundup from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

The nonprofit foundation, which advocates to help find a cure and ways to control allergies and asthma, recently surveyed 500 Americans about the impact seasonal allergies have on their day-to-day activities.

Basically, allergies can make you fat. They can also make you single.

Actually, that’s not at all what the report said. But more than 81 percent of respondents said their discomfort impacted their fitness regimens. Fitting the large box of medicated, lotion-infused tissues into a fanny pack does make our stair-climbing exercises awkward.

Also, sniffles, sneezes, headaches, coughs and sleepless nights ruined dates or relationships in almost 41 percent of men and 28 percent of women respondents.

Pass us a tissue. Now, we’re going to cry.

But some of us can’t go out for a drink to drown our sadness, either. Almost 45 percent of allergy suffers turn down social invitations. Sigh.

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