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5 Most Luxurious Bug Sprays to Try This Summer

W | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
W

For W magazine, by Jane Larkworthy. Photo: Courtesy of Integrity Botanicals Whether you're visiting a country with Zika virus is on your itine...

THIS Is The Scary Stuff That Happens To Your Body During A Heat Wave

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

While a few hot days might not seem like a big deal, it can have serious consequences if you're not careful. ABC News points out that around 3,000 Americans died between 2006 and 2010 from heat-related illness. As always, check on your elderly neighbors and grandparents - it's not only a good deed, but a good way to stay in the AC.

What You Should Know About The Parents Who Leave Kids In Hot Cars

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents

On average 37 children die per year as a result of being left in a hot vehicle, according to Kids and Cars vice president Susan Auriemma. But they're ...

How To Create The Beachy Mermaid Wave Hair Look

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.19.2016 | Style
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Sarah Wu. Photo: Ben Hassett Lately, our Instagram feeds have been full of enviable travel shots and promises of sunshine. Mayb...

"Sun & Moon" Poetry

Meg DeBussey | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Meg DeBussey

The sun shine singes my skin In prickly patches of abrasive tinges. Corrosive edges of Burnt starburst--bursting forth, Heavily heaved And collaps...

Climate Change This Week: Avoiding the Heat, All Weather Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. A Prickly Situation - this cartoonish katydid is found in Yasuni National Park, E...

I Suffer From Erythromelalgia, And It Feels Like I'm Burning Alive

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Curley Bogner

The pain feels and looks like a scorching fire inside the limbs. I'd jump up and down on one leg in a blazing desert while eating live crickets if a doctor said it would cure me.

Is a Billing Plan From Your Utility Company a Good Idea?

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Utility company budget-billing plans satisfy many customers. However, it's important to understand what you currently spend on energy and how you can lower those amounts first.

How to Be Single... In Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.08.2016 | Travel
E. Nina Rothe

Dubai is the new mecca -- pardon the pun -- of the single and fun seeking. There are communal lunches, morning markets that encourage interaction, Polo brunches and wine and cheese evenings that can't be beat.

Troubleshooting Climate Change

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Mike DeLeonardis

We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?

Hot? Think About the GDP

William S. Becker | Posted 09.14.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

There is a considerable amount of griping these days about how hot the weather has become. Frankly, I'm tired of it. The so-called climate hawks are ...

Steam Bath Summer

Donna Henes | Posted 09.01.2015 | Green
Donna Henes

Originally published on The Huffington Post in 2010. While I was baking in the 110-degree heat in the Arizona desert, I didn't believe that I could ...

Summer Wants You Dead

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

We learn caution, appropriate distrust and how to fight dirty. These are lessons that our visitors would do well to understand. Because like it or not, Summer wants you dead. Now go and enjoy your bike ride!

Is Your Yoga Class Too Fast?

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Some students equate a good yoga class with a fast one, but moving too quickly can lead to injuries. Here, three signs it's time to sl...

You Have All You Need to Beat the Heat

Mary Buchan | Posted 07.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Buchan

Photo Courtesy graphicstock.com ©Graphicstock As I started my usual walk the other day toward the hospital where I work -- just the short walk f...

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool. Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for children a...

The Decision That Could Kill Your Pet

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.15.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Mild weather can seem deceptively safe, but it is not. In less than 30 minutes, the temperature inside a car can rise more than 30 degrees higher than the temperature outside. This is true even if car windows are cracked open or the car is parked in the shade. Dogs can't cool themselves down as easily as we can, and once they overheat, they can suffer serious organ damage and die.

Essential Cocktails for July Entertaining

Liquor.com | Posted 07.02.2016 | Taste
Liquor.com

Have you hitched your hammock to the nearest tree? Good. Now you'll need a beverage to keep cool while you're waiting for the fireworks.

Better Enforcement of Farmworker Heat Rules as UFW and Brown Administration Settle Lawsuit

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 06.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Farm labor -- feeding America and much of the world -- is honorable and important work. Farmworkers shouldn't risk death or illness from extreme heat when reasonable measures can easily prevent such tragedies. Enforcement of these protections will improve through joint efforts by the state of California and the UFW as a result of the settlement of this lawsuit.

4 of the Hottest Temperatures Ever Recorded at Illinois Airports

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.03.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The hottest temperature ever recorded in Illinois is 117 degrees in East St. Louis in July 1954 during a heat wave in the middle of an already-hot summer. Joe McFarland at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources recounted the day.

7 Things No One Tells You About Hot Yoga

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Hot yoga is an intimidating concept. With studio temperatures ranging from 90 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, most people aren't sprinting to the nearest s...

Pet Safety For Summer - Inside and Out

Mary McLaurine | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
Mary McLaurine

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. This is the time of year we all love! We can take our pets out, romp around, play in the now lus...

Two Birds With One Stone: Transforming Waste Into Biofuel

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Around the global south, cities struggle to provide electricity and energy to all their residents, and unsurprisingly, the poorest residents are most likely to remain disconnected from formal power systems. Many of the same cities also face an immense garbage challenge: what to do with overwhelming amounts of unsanitary and even toxic waste.

Beating the Heat before Central Air

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Minnesota Historical Society

How does one beat the dog days of August? It's easy! Open your Westinghouse refrigerator, prop a fan in front of it, and let the cool air do the res...

Easy No Bake Chocolate Desserts for Summer Heat

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 10.11.2014 | Taste
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

As temperatures rise, cool off with easy and tasty chocolate treats.