Why is the woman in the above photo smiling (assuming she is, under that hood and scarf)? Because she knows a few winter-weather life hacks to make the season of snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures more tolerable. That, or she's inside in a warm photographer's studio, standing in front of a winter scene background, while thinking about what she's getting paid to pretend to be out on the frozen tundra.

Whatever the reason, she no longer has the edge on you. Before you're done on this page, you'll be ready for anything winter has to offer (probably not, but I'm trying to buoy your spirits on a day that currently sits at 6 degrees above zero with a -20 degree windchill):

By the way, WD-40 works as well if not better than non-stick cooking spray on your shovels. The only difference, as far as I've been able to tell, is the taste.

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