Beat The Heat
The first day of Summer isn't until the third week of June each year, but this year you didn't have to wait until then to start feeling the heat. Almost anywhere you looked, records were falling -- it was the hottest winter ever, and the hottest year on record, so far -- and we're just barely halfway through the year. No matter how you slice it, it's awfully hot out there for an awful lot of people.
We want to help. While it may be tempting to just crank up the air conditioning and stay inside for the season, that just isn't feasible for most of us; besides, what do you do if the power goes out? How can you stay cool without A/C? And how can we design our houses, offices, clothes, and lives to work better in the midst of such stifling heat?
These questions and more will be answered below. Stay tuned for tips, tricks, ideas, rants, and raves about staying cool in a warming (and sometimes really, really hot!) world.
Featured Stories in Beat The Heat
For the sake our ourselves, our society and our planet we need to seriously get past worrying about sweating in public.
Summer is the time to skip the oven (and the heat) and employ the refrigerator as your ally in making these perfect-for-summer desserts.
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That doesn't mean we can't exercise Some Moderation and talk about changes.
A roundup of stories about how to live without the dreaded AC, only some of which will make you feel better right now.
It is hot in Rajasthan, India. Four hundred years ago when building palaces, they installed air conditioning to beat the heat. Caroline Howe of It's Getting Hot in Here explains: In Rajasthan,
Really, when you look at most of the lists of ways to keep cool, you would think that everyone in America lived in a detached house in the 'burbs.
During GD1 eleven pools were built in New York City alone by the Works Progress Administration. But America will stay dry thanks to the final wording of the Coburn Amendment. The original wording, which prohibited