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        May the Shade be with You: Tips for Keeping Cool on the Fourth of July

        fileWhat America's current heat wave has taught us: Warmth is nice, but heat can plain old wear us out. Heat, the National Weather Service points out, actually ranks No. 1 among causes of weather-related deaths. That's an eye-opener, and with much of the country broiling as the Fourth of July arrives, heat safety tips offered by the NWS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are worth reviewing: • Avoid overexertion. Schedule activity for morning or evening hours. • Seek out shady ...

        Posted by T.D. Wood on July 3, 2012 8:46 PM & Tagged Heat, UPF clothing, sun and sunscreen | permalink | Comments

        Digging the Daylight; How Long Will the Sun Shine on Your Part of the Planet Today?

        fileSummer officially begins at 7:09 p.m. (EDT) today, the date of the summer solstice and the day with the longest sunlight exposure in 2012. In the Northeast and other parts of the United States where temperatures are near broiling, that's not necessarily welcome news. But outdoor types down deep are happy to see daylight hours stretched to the max. More light means more time to explore, more things to see. Interesting articles from The Washington Post and National Geographic offer fun facts to ...

        Posted by T.D. Wood on June 20, 2012 5:25 PM & Tagged Solstice, daylight, longest day of the year, summer and sun | permalink | Comments

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