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February 2016

Health,

How to take the edge off during hot summer days

Summer is the most beloved season of the year when many people hit the seaside and revel in the sun to get the perfect tan. Still, the hottest days sometimes get a tad difficult to handle without some cooling agents. A good portion of the population also can’t afford annual leave throughout the whole summer period, so it would be nice if we knew some tricks to make our days and nights more bearable. Turn on a fan, if you have one, and check out our hacks for the enjoyable summer months.

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Drinks and beverages

You know it yourself, but we’d still like to remind you of it: drink plenty of water! It’s not a cheap trick or a fake advice, it’s what your body need to withstand the heat. If you’re drinking plain water, try to avoid the freezing one, but mix the tap and the chilled water. The colder the water, the more you sweat and lose the water you need to stay hydrated and feel refreshed. Ok, so here comes a bit of an unorthodox tip for you: drink warm tea. But be advised that this is valid only for the hot and dry regions.

Nonetheless, icy liquid delights still give us that much needed relief, no matter how short-lived. For this purpose, we can recommend this neat selection:

– Mint and lemon are naturally refreshing ingredients that fit easily into many alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails (note that alcohol works as a diuretic and sweating agent, making us loose water at double rate, so be moderate, and compensate with water consumption).

– Cucumber, watermelon and apples are also high in water content and would make perfect elements for some chilled, homemade juice combo.

Summer delight

Most of the kids can’t wait for this season to fully enjoy many flavours of ice cream. Since the store bought can be filled with additives and artificial colouring and aromas, we suggest you make some on your own. For the simplest ones, and the kids often prefer these, all you need is a mixture of fruits, such as raspberries, oranges and kiwi, for example, blend them and pour into the moulds. Freeze them over night, and voila – a cheap and healthy gelato.

Water bodies

If you have the privilege of living at the coast, you already know the pleasure soaking in the sea gives. Others may decide to frequent a nearby swimming pool (or their own) where they can have their children in sight. Apply sunblock after every longer swim, if you want to prevent the skin from burning up.

Environment

The ones that are close to the forest or a park can seek the shade of the wide and thick treetops. It’s feels great to be outside in the fresh air, but not in direct sunlight. The ground also has a cooling effect, which is a bonus. What’s better than to bring along some cooling machine for the picnic. If you surf around the internet, you can easily find some promotional cooler bags rates in affordable range.

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Those summer nights

It’s not healthy to keep the air conditioning unit working overnight, so how do we stay cool and manage to fall asleep at all? Here’s how:

-Chill the beddings a bit before sleep

-Favour cotton and light natural materials

-Apply ice to the pulse points

-Sleep in separate beds

-Administer cool showers

-Stay far from the appliances

Quick tips

  1. Take smaller meals to minimise the metabolic heat
  2. Exploit your basement
  3. Keep the blinds shut in the sun-hour
  4. Sleep lower to the ground, or in a hammock
  5. Avoid black attire to prevent heat attraction

We hope that by presenting some practical tips on how to survive the summer heat and actually enjoy it we have chased away your potential misgivings this summer might not rock!

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Misc Fashion,

How to Make your 12th Year a Memorable One

Turning 18 and finishing high school is a huge milestone in every teenager’s life. Sure, high school was fun and you had no major responsibilities, but now, in the 12th year you can slowly feel how everything changes. In a few months you are going to college, leaving your parents’ house and you are embracing all the responsibilities and getting close to the adulthood. However, before crossing this road, you have to make sure that your last year of being careless should be memorable and worthwhile.

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Go out Every Night in One Week

If this isn’t already a part of routine, it should make it on the top of your senior bucket list. Stop burying yourself in homework and responsibilities, loosen up a bit and make memories. Senior year should be all about having fun, going wild before you become an adult. Make a plan for each day, go to as many parties as possible during this wild week and have the time of your life. You will not regret having one week off without any books and papers, and it will make a great memory of your senior year.

Go to Prom

No matter how you feel about prom, it should be part of your last year in high school. Don’t think of it as a gathering of popular people who only want to show off their dresses, think of it as another great party, where you get to wear something you will never put on again, and have endless fun with your best friends. This is probably the last time you will go to a school dance, and the last time when your entire class will be together, so don’t miss out on prom. Proms can be lame, but when you get older you will probably regret a bit for not going to it.

Tell your High-School Crush How You Feel

Everybody has a crush in high school. If you ever wondered if anything could happen between the two of you, now is your chance to find out. Gather up all the strength and guts you have, approach your crush and just spill it out. Tell them how you felt about them all these years and see what happens. If you get rejected, it is not the end of the world because it is the end of the high school and you may never see each other again. However, if the feelings are mutual your 12th year will become even more fun and you can always remember that victorious moment of kissing your crush.

Change Your Wardrobe a bit

During high school you have probably grown out of most of your clothes, so think about getting rid of them and changing your style a bit. Childish shirts and jackets should be thrown out and you should slowly start to build your own, more serious style. However, some things, such as year 12 jerseys that every senior must have should stay. Getting such jerseys and other promotional clothing of your high school make your senior year more special, since this is the symbol of being the oldest and the most powerful among the students.

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Start Being More Responsible

This may not look fun, but trust me, it is useful and practical. Before graduating you should slowly start learning how to take care of yourself and be independent. Teach yourself how to do your own laundry, learn how to cook some basic meals, freshen up your driving skills and even try learning about paying taxes and bills. Most of these skills will prove themselves useful at college, and especially throughout your future life. Also, you can get a part-time job during the summer, gain some experience and start working on your resume.

If you haven’t figured out already, the 12th year should be all about having fun, and as graduation gets closer, you should start being more responsible since you need all the preparing for college and adulthood. Make this senior year a memorable one, because this is your last chance to feel like a child with no responsibilities.