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Hacks related to battling the heat and dryness of the warmest season of the year.

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How to cool the top floor of a 3 storey house?

I live in a house with 3 storeys. There are two bedrooms (including my bedroom) on the top storey i.e. 2nd floor, and 2 on the bottom storey i.e. ground floor. The living room and kitchens are on the ...
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Sweat absorbing ways to improve cosmetic appearances of garments

I live in a country where the average monthly temperature is around 29 degrees and it is very humid here. In addition I belong to the group of people who perspire more than average, just leaving the ...
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Tips on drying your clothes by leaving them in your car during the summer?

Is this safe to do? Will leaving the windows open a crack be sufficient? Are there specific target temperatures for feasibility?
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How can I easily get warm water in a kiddie pool?

I’ve got the kiddie pool out for my toddler this summer. The water from the garden hose is freezing cold though. I’m looking for a way to easily warm up the water a bit. The warmth doesn’t need to be ...
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Does anyone know of a 'homemade' sunscreen?

I've heard of many 'DIY' solutions for other household products over the years (eg window cleaner and beauty products) but never for sunscreen. I doubt there is a homemade sunscreen that could come ...
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How to avoid motion sickness in a theme park?

I love theme parks. I am a huge fan of roller coasters and other kind of strong attractions. The problem is that I usually feel sick fairly soon, sometimes even after the first or second ride. That ...
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Using a floor fan and AC units in circus to cool a room

I have an air conditioning unit hooked into a door on full blast, but it is still hot in the room I am in. I also have a floor fan (~3 ft diameter). I am wondering if it is better to have the fan on (...
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How to fight the heat during summertime? [duplicate]

So it's summertime now, and it's gettin' real hot where I live ! What do you do to cool down the room, or just stop being hot, without having to spend hundred of dollars on air conditioning ? I ...
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How to apply sunscreen to my back

Because it's the summer, I've been going to the beach a lot lately. Sometimes I'll go with family or friends, sometimes I'll just go alone. The thing is, I burn pretty easily, so I need to always put ...
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How do I make a very strong magnifying glass? [closed]

It's getting on to Summer time and with that comes the Sun. I wanted to make a lens or perhaps an array of lenses to focus the Sun's radiation in to one smaller concentrated point which could almost ...
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How to untie sacks properly (eg bags of charcoal)

Whenever I do a BBQ at home I enjoy opening the bag of charcoal correctly - in that when you pull the correct thread the whole bag unstitches. My problem is that I can never work out which one I ...
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Clothespin alternatives

I usually hang my clothes outside in the Summer, I do this in the winter as well, but I usually hang them inside in the winter. In the summer the wind is a force that can blow your clothes down if not ...
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Air Conditioner/Coolers best substitute

It is too hot here. Nearly touching 40°C. And I cant afford to buy an AC or a Cooler right now. So, what would be the best substitute which I can afford or can make by my own?
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Makeshift cooler after buying icecream or beverages at the beach

When offering to buy icecream and beverages for me and my friends at the beach, and then discovering that the shop is a little farther away then expected, how do you suggest transporting the icecream ...
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How can I open the window when it's dark outside without fearing that moths might fly in?

I have a mottephobia (a fear of moths) and when it's too warm in my room in the night I can't just open the window. My Screen is way too bright. Is there any way to open the window by night and ...
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How to protect my belongings at the beach

Summer is coming up and it's beach weather. So whenever I go to the beach, I'm always conscious that someone might want to try and steal my stuff. So what would be the best way to protect/hide my ...
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4m² Room for Gaming PC - Temperature issue

I've got a little room in which I use my Gaming-PC. In Summer, i've got a little temperature issue. Not seldom, temperature of the room goes to 45°C (<30°C outside). This is my little hot gaming ...
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How to remove Sweat stains from clothing?

In the Summer, you will usually sweat a large amount or a little, at least. This is natural, but the stain that results(especially in white clothing) is annoying and unsightly. What can I do to clean ...
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How to Fix a Hole in your Waterproof pool?

During the summer you always face the issue of getting the pool ready, whether this pool is large or small or dirty or rather clean. One of the worst instances is when the pool has a hole in it. And ...
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Comfortable Ways of Riding a Bike Barefoot

I find that in the summer your feet overheat and this makes it uncomfortable to wear shoes when riding a bike. As long as there is a covering covering the dangerous areas of a bike you can ride ...
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Ways to stop your Beach blanket from blowing away

When you go to the Beach and lie down your blanket, sometimes they try to blow away if the wind allows. What are some ways of making the blanket stay down as simply sitting stuff on the corner of the ...
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Avoiding sunlight in school assembly area

This is my school's assembly area : The place is generally used for the assembly and various other things. But the problem is that it receives a lot of sunlight and it is difficult to use it during ...
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Where should a fan be aimed for maximum cooling of a room with one opening?

In a hot, closed room with just one opening (say, the door), where should a moveable fan be aimed for maximum cooling of the room. What is the science behind it? For example since hot air rises...if ...
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How can you get your car as cool as possible on a hot summer day without air conditioning?

Assuming your air conditioning doesn't work, how can you get the interior of your car to cool down? Especially in traffic jams, where the car isn't moving very quickly. I want to cool the interior ...
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