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They say only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, but even mad (or sad, or glad) dogs should probably stay inside when the temperature climbs too high. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can wreak utter havoc on your canine friend, but there are a few things you can do to keep your dog cool and safe this summer.

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Look, it's just hard to get work done in the summer. It's bright and sunny on the other side of that window, you've always got a friend or two posting beach pics on Instagram, and unless the A/C is blowing right on you, all you can think about is where your next ice-cold beverage is coming from.

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When you cook food at home, you know you have two hours — arguably four if you really want to push it — to get your food out of the room-temperature air and into your belly. Any longer, and that plate of chicken salad is a bacterial brouhaha. But if you're picnicking in 30C+ weather, food goes bad faster — a lot faster.

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I disliked many things about living in Florida, but my main complaint was that I could never quite cool down. For three-quarters of the year, going outside rendered me absolutely useless (because I'm a pale and pasty nerd), and taking a "cooling" shower didn't help that much, simply because the water never got cold enough.

Eventually, I figured out a system for bypassing water temperature entirely.

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Dear Lifehacker, I know you've offered tips on beating the heat in the past but this week takes things to another level: the temperatures are so high, especially in Sydney, 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?

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Contrary to what you see in Roland Emmerich movies, hypothermia can set in if you spend too much time doing heavy work outside during the winter. If someone you know comes down with a case of hypothermia, get them help and use this chart to treat them in the meantime.

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On the afternoon of one of the hottest days this year so far, Sydney's inner west has just gone dark. 11,000 homes are without electricity, andlo salvation isn't expected until later tonight. It's not a planned outage caused by excess load, though — the problem is with the local network in the area.

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This summer has already produced some of the hottest days on record - and we're only halfway through the season. This can cause serious damage to your motor vehicle, especially if it's an older model or you regularly drive for long periods. Here are some beat-the-heat tips to decrease the odds of breaking down and forking out for expensive repairs.