beat the heat

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!


Ask LH: How Do I Stay Cool In Summer Heat That's Hot Enough To Cook Your Eyeballs?

I know Lifehacker has offered tips on beating the heat in the past but this week takes things to another level: the temperatures are so high, especially in SA and Victoria, you can fry an egg on the bonnet of your car in the early morning already. How can I cope with this stupidly hot weather?


Ask LH: Is My Boss Allowed To Switch Off The Air-Conditioner To Save Money?

Hey Lifehacker, It is going to be a hot few days in Melbourne and that means war over the office air-con. We have been told it is not allowed to be on all day because of the cost. Is this legal? Or even sensible? And any hints on how to stay cool?


Technogel Memory Foam Pillows Cool You Off While You Sleep

I could never find a bed I liked until I purchased a memory foam mattress. I went ahead and got a pillow, too, for better neck support. Memory foam comes with one major downside in the summer, however: it retains heat. Technogel solved that problem with a gel layer that keeps your head cool at night.


Lower Your Body Temperature This Weekend

Have you noticed the heat? We can’t stop the sun from shining, but we can learn a trick or two to lower our body temperatures — some of which involve ice cream. Let’s beat the heat this weekend!


Keep Your Home Cooler By Selecting The Best Windows To Open

Don’t let the summer heat get you down. A smart strategy for using your windows can help you stay cooler when it’s at least comfortable enough to crack open a window.


Cool A Small Room Or Tent With This Portable Air Conditioner

If you’re going camping, or just want to cool a small room down without running the actual air conditioner, this DIY portable unit can get the job done.


Your Air Conditioner Costs You $500+ A Year

As the summer heat continues, many of us turn to air conditioning, but that’s an expensive decision. According to consumer advocate CHOICE, a large air conditioning system will add $530 a year to your power bill, while a ceiling fan will cost $30 a year to run.


Heatwave: How To Cope With Australia's Extreme Summer Temperatures

The weather’s getting warmer across much of Australia, and there’s no immediate change in sight. Ensure you stay cool with our comprehensive roundup of heat-beating tips, covering everything from how to use air conditioning more effectively to what to cook that won’t overheat you and how to make the most of your beach time.


Ask LH: How Can I Get Over The Summer Productivity Slump?

Dear Lifehacker, The hot summer weather is really dragging me down at work. I’m finding it harder to get things done and stay motivated, when all I really feel like doing is leaving work early and relaxing at the pool. Is there any cure for the summertime slump? Thanks, Lazy In The Heat