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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There are a lot of intense dangers in nature, but perhaps the scariest of all is a hot, silent killer. According to the CDC, high temperatures kill more people in the U.S. than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods combined.
Here's how to survive a heat wave when you're going to be outside all day.
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.
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.
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.
This weekend is gonna be like vacationing beneath the folds of Satan's ballsack, we all know this. And in our own way we're gonna have to manage it.
Me? I'm planning on drawing every goddamn curtain in the house and playing some video games. Only one problem - what am I gonna do about the sweaty palms? Ladies and gentleman, I have the solution.
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.
The same running workout feels harder on a hot day than on a cool one, and it's not just your imagination. We really do slow down in the heat -- at least until we've adapted to it -- and it's possible to calculate exactly how much.