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Beat the winter blahs

It doesn't matter if you're bracing for the big chill or dreaming of the next snowfall. Here's how to breeze through winter no matter how low the temperature goes

Chatelaine
Every year, each one of us takes out a four-month membership to one of two winter teams. Wonder where you stand? Well, if the thought of crunchy snowflakes under your boots makes you giddy, you’re probably a winter thriver. For people like you, the other three seasons are just a prelude to the frosty main event. But if your sanity depends on creative avoidance of snow and sub-zero temperatures, you’re likely a winter survivor. For you and your gang, this season is about retreating rather than revelling.

Figure out whether you’re part polar bear or a snowbird:

function checkRadios(f) { var el = f.elements; for(var i = 0 ; i < el.length ; ++i) { if(el[i].type == "radio") { var radiogroup = el[el[i].name]; // get the whole set of radio buttons. var itemchecked = false; for(var j = 0 ; j < radiogroup.length ; ++j) { if(radiogroup[j].checked) { itemchecked = true; break; } } if(!itemchecked) { alert("Please choose your answer for question #."); if(el[i].focus) el[i].focus(); return false; } } } return true; }

Are you a thriver or a survivor?