5 ways to beat the winter blues

Story highlights

  • Heated mouse aims to keep you warm in the office when gloves aren't an option
  • "Influenza sorbet" of cayenne, ginger, Maker's Mark, claims to help cure the flu
  • Nest, the learning thermostat, can be programmed to match your daily activities
From wireless heated insoles to a flu-fighting sorbet, here are five techie, tasty, positive ways to stay warm and healthy this winter.
For those of us who work in an office, cold hands are no excuse for typos and gloves can make typing a nightmare. But where there's a will, there's a way, right? Well, here's a spin on one of our most ubiquitous office tools. ValueRays has created a mouse with embedded infrared heaters powered through its USB cord. The product's website says WarmMe is a passive therapy device that helps "ease joint pain" and "promote healthy and flexible joints." Now, if only we can address that other hand that doesn't use the mouse all day.