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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?


Top 9 Ways To Beat The Heat

The scorching summer heat is hard on our bodies, our moods, and our electric bills. Don’t let the temperature get you down, though. These ten tips will help you keep cool even if it feels like the sun is out to get you.


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.


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