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Stop Working So Much Over Summer Holidays

Summertime means warm weather, enjoying the outdoors and time with friends and family. It’s a chance to stop, slow down and hopefully explore our interests during those long, slow summer days. Still, too many of us are so hopped up on productivity juice that we’re off to summer school, taking extra jobs, or prepping for autumn. Stop that: It’s important to keep the “holiday” in “summer holiday”.


10 Tricks For A Perfect Summer Barbecue In Three Minutes

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to head outside for some fun in the sun. And you know what that means: hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, and more.


How To Pack Your Food For A Mess-Free Picnic

Summer is here, which means there’s a lot of pressure to get out of the house and really enjoy “all of this great weather” through beach days, barbecues, and picnics. However eating outside can be a bit of a hassle. Sandwiches can get soggy, plastic flatware is flimsy, and eating off a plate in your lap can be awkward. With the right recipes and a bit of prep-work, you can have the hassle-free picnic of your Instagram-fuelled dreams.


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.


Bury Your Esky In The Sand To Keep Food And Drinks Cool At The Beach

Picnicking on the beach is always a fun idea, but an Esky full of snacks can get warm in the sun. Keep your food and drinks cold a little longer by burying your Esky in the sand.


Install A Whole-House Fan As A Cheaper Alternative To Air Conditioning

If your air conditioning is costing too much this summer, look into a whole-house fan. They cool your home by removing the hot air and exhausting it through windows or soffits in the attic.


A 'Base Tan' Won't Protect You From Sunburn As Much As You Think

Whether you’re trying to avoid a sunburn or, you know, skin cancer, starting the summer with a tan doesn’t really help.


CHOICE: Your '50+' Sunscreen Could Be As Low As 29 [Infographic]

Consumer watchdog CHOICE recently conducted tests on six popular sunscreens with a SPF rating of 50+. Surprisingly, only two brands actually met the claimed protection rating, with the others ranging between SPF42 and SPF29. This infographic names and shames the products that failed to deliver on their promise.


How To Keep Your Air Conditioner in Tip Top Condition

This summer is going to be a scorcher and Australians will no doubt be cranking up their air conditioners to survive the heat. But a poorly maintained air conditioner could result in a machine that can barely cool the air while it chews up a ton of electricity. Here are some tips to help you keep your air conditioner healthy.


How To Find The Right Air Conditioner This Summer

Summer is finally upon us. Judging from the searing temperatures we experienced in spring, it’s safe to say this summer is going to be a hot one. Really hot. If you’re currently relying on standing fans and standing arms akimbo in front of your fridge to keep cool, you might want to consider investing in an air conditioner. Here are some tips to get you started.


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