There is nothing much you can do about a cold other than say "go away!"
Someone comes to the house and takes a liking to a blue and red picture of a chicken which I made with crayons and watercolours some years ago. She commissions me to do a similar one for her.
I read somewhere that a you can ease the task of peeling a pomegranate by bashing it all over. This loosens the seeds and makes them easier to remove when you cut the fruit open.