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How To Beat Australia's Record Heatwaves

It looks likely that parts of Australia are going to experience near-record temperatures this week, especially out west. As such, it’s vital to stay as cool as possible.

Ask LH: What's The Deal With Ceiling Fan Speeds?

Hey Lifehacker, Why is the fastest speed on my ceiling fan “1”, while the slowest is “5”? Shouldn’t it be the other way round? What gives?

Ask LH: Why Is My Body Temperature So High?

Hi Lifehacker, I have always been a hot, sweaty sleeper and my temperature is warmer than a lot of other people. I’m 175cm and 73kg, which I don’t think is overweight enough to warrant the cause. What can I do to reduce my body temperature?

Why Sydney And Brisbane Are Going To Become Even More Humid

Several Australian cities, such as Adelaide and Perth, have greeted 2015 with scorching weather as summer hits its stride — the kind of conditions that leave us crying out for an air conditioner, rather than dreaming of barbeques and beach trips.

Know The Effects Of Heat-Related Illness To Stay Safe This Summer

If you plan on spending a lot of time outside this weekend, it’s good to keep an eye out for heat-related illness. The New York Times describes what to watch out for.

DIY Water Misting Rack Keeps You Cool In The Backyard

There’s nothing like a BBQ in your backyard once summer rolls around — but it does get hot out there. To keep things cool, set up a DIY water misting rack on the cheap.

Keep Your Room Cool At Night By Facing Your Fan Out, Not In

Running air conditioning can be very expensive, but you still need to cool down at night so you can sleep comfortably. Real Simple notes that a fan blowing air out of your room is better than one blowing in.

Make A Small Air Conditioner Out Of An Ice Bucket

Looking for a cool breeze without the expense of an actual air conditioning unit? Here’s a way to use a bucket and some ice to cool down an entire room.

Soothe Sunburn With Yoghurt Or Milk

We all know we need to take care in the sun, but it’s easy to catch a few too many rays. If you’re feeling the heat and need some soothing, head to the fridge and pull out some milk or yoghurt.

Ask LH: What Can I Eat To Keep Cool?

Dear Lifehacker, What should I eat during summer to keep my body cool? In winter you have soup to stay warm: beyond cool drinks, what’s the summer equivalent? I’d like to know how to keep my oven of a body as cool as possible to fight the heat!

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