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It’s hot outside, but you still have to go to work. What can you do to make yourself more comfortable in the office when the warm weather hits? Here are some tips and tricks to keep you cool as a cucumber when everyone around you is suffering in the summer heat. Wear Light-Colored Clothing During the hot weather, wear clothing that is light in color. Think white, beige, light yellow, cream, or peach. Light colors reflect light rather than absorb it. Keep cool this summer by wearing whites and pastels. Buy Fabrics in Natural, Light Fabrics Synthetic materials don’t allow…

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During summer, beach accidents are prompt to happen. Ensure you stay secure at the beach with the safety tips below. Safety Signals and Signs Before you enter the beach, check, read, and understand all the signals and signs. Remember, different beaches use different colors and the mixture in flag colors can quickly lead you to danger. Ensure to pull the right strings and seek relevant guides for the sake of your safety. Be Sober Alcohol affects your sense of judgment and dehydrates your body. When you’re intoxicated, it increases the chances of drowning and falling victim to heat-related sickness increases.…

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Many Americans are already vacationing or planning on hitting the road for fourth of July. Whether headed to the beach, the city, or visiting family for a backyard barbecue, travelers must be mindful that this is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Regardless of your destination, it’s important to plan carefully and expect some hurdles as you prepare to travel. Use these ten travel tips, you might find some useful strategies to cut down on travel time, beat the crowds, and enjoy sightseeing. 1. Hit the Road Early The night before, make sure that the car is…

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When the sun is shining, protect your skin and eyes from those powerful rays. Below are some important reasons why wearing summer shades is a must-do. Reducing the Amount of Glare from the Sun You are possibly planning to spend a lot of time by the pool or at the beach. These two places have a tendency of getting a lot of glare when rays of the sun are reflected by the water and the sand on the beach. This excessive light strains your eyes and can even cause headaches. When shopping for sunglasses, opt for the designs with polarized…

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Whether your child or friend is graduating college, high school, or elementary school, parties and gifts are an expected tradition. While some may opt to simply procure a card and some money for the graduate, gifts are usually preferred. This guide will offer a few ideas for the perfect graduation gift. Flash Drive No matter what age the graduate is, they’re going to need a flash drive. With so much of work and school performed online, a sure way to ensure that their work is never lost–even in the event that their computer or laptop breaks–is with a flash drive.…

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When you are looking for the perfect wine to serve at your summer gathering, you might first turn to the usual suspects: rosé, chardonnay, and sparkling wines like prosecco. These are all great options for a dinner party or a weeknight glass, but you don’t have to be limited. The wines below are great for pairing with summer meals and are very refreshing. 1. Beaujolais A French Beaujolais is a fruity red wine that is similar to pinot noir in many ways, but is more affordable. Beaujolais comes from France, but its varietal, gamay noir, is grown around the world…

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Memorial Day is getting closer which means time to begin planning your patriotic party! While it may be tempting to go running through the house painting everything red, white, and blue, decorating costs can add up quickly. With the a few well-placed pieces and the right pops of color, there are plenty of fun ways to show off your patriotic pride. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Table Settings With the table typically being the focal point of most parties, this is a good place to really to show off your patriotism. A few simple touches here…

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Learning to swim is one of the mainstays of childhood. While it can be a fun and exciting, swimming lessons are also an essential part of children learning safety in the water. Good swimming lessons will carry them safely throughout their life in the countless hours they’ll spend in the water years ahead. Parents signing their children up for swimming lessons should know that each level of swimming must be mastered before they progress. That means that children should only be signed up for the level of swimming they have proven to have mastery over the level before no matter…

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Now that spring is here, the beautiful weather has you excited to go outside. Unfortunately, it’s also the prime pest season and there is nothing like a swarm of mosquitoes or the discovery of cockroaches to destroy all of your springtime fun. This year, be sure to add these spring pest control tips to your maintenance list so that you can stop infestations before they have a chance to start. Follow Proper Food Storage and Cleaning Practices The majority of pests invade human territory out of a desire for food. Cockroaches, rats and ants are just a few common pests…

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Grilling season is just around the corner, now is the time to get your grill in shape for your next backyard bash. Here are some things you’ll need to do to get your grill ready for summer barbecues. Clean the Grill’s Interior and Exterior Surfaces The exterior of your grill will likely be covered in dust, if you haven’t used it for several months. Use a non-scratch sponge or cloth rag to wipe down all the surfaces with warm, soapy water. Dry the surface thoroughly to prevent streaks and possible corrosion. For stainless steel surfaces, wipe along the direction of…

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