Beat the Heat: 3 Tips for Your Family to Survive the Summer Sun

It’s never too early to begin making your summertime plans. Although many people immediately turn to fun outdoor activities to top their list of summertime plans, they neglect the vital task of remaining cool during days of severe heat. If keeping your family cool and safe this summer is your top priority, there are some tips you can utilize to help stave off the heat to make your summer more enjoyable.

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A Healthy Glow: Keeping That Summer Tan Into Fall

Now, there’s still plenty of summer left to go, but as the kids start going back to school and adults return to work, the opportunities to spend long days in the sunshine are rapidly fading. Whether you’ve yet to have your summer vacation or you’ve recently returned, you’ll be hoping that you’re able to keep your healthy, sun-kissed skin for as long as possible, especially as we know that the long fall and winter months are on their way. The good news is that you don’t have to accept your pale look: you can take steps to ensure your bronzed skin last for as long as possible, simply by following a few simple steps. Take our advice below, and you’ll have friends and colleagues asking “Have you been to the beach again?”

Before You Go

This won’t be much help if you’ve just touched down from your week soaking up the rays, but if you’re about to go, then there are things you can before you start tanning that’ll help keep it for longer. Before you hit the beach, you’ll want to make sure it’s new skin cells that are getting all the rays – not the ones that are already on their way out. In the week in the build up to your getaway, exfoliate your skin. You’ll be scrubbing away the old, lifeless skin cells and making way for the cells that’ll be around for 2-3 weeks. Keep exfoliating when you’re on your vacation for a deeper, longer lasting tan.

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Spruce Up Your Backyard This Summer with These Easy DIY Projects

Guest post contributed by Diana Smith

The weather is nice and hot, so is there anything better than spending these sunny days and warm evenings right in your backyard? And wouldn’t it be even more amazing if you’ve spruced up your backyard all by yourself instead of hiring someone and paying them a ton of money to do it for you? There are plenty of things you can do to turn your backyard into your personal oasis where you’ll be able to enjoy peace and quiet or throw lovely summer parties.

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Step into Summer Looking Beautiful

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With the sun starting to shine on a more regular basis and people enjoying getting outdoors during the long days, summer has well and truly arrived. And with the new season, comes the opportunity for you to look your very best. There are plenty of ways you can do this, but this blog will provide a quick overview of some of the best methods for giving yourself that summer glow. So, let’s dive right in and take a closer look.

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Summer Skincare Tips to Keep in Mind

With the summer upon us, it’s time to take skincare seriously. Not only is the sun our worst enemy, the weather can do some serious harm to our bodies and we’ll need to stay on high alert if we want to maintain our skin properly. It’s not enough just to stick to your regular skincare routine that you’ve been using for the past few months. It’s going to require a seasonal update, and here are some of the best ways to change your skincare routine for the better.

Wash your face more often

You’re going to be sweating a lot more than usual and you’re going to touch your face far more times than you used to. As a result, make sure you’re washing your face more often than you used to. Apply a gentle facial cleanser, wash it off with lukewarm water, dry your face gently and then apply a moisturizer. Do this at least once when you wake up, two to three times during the day, and then once more before you go to bed. You will also want to include an exfoliating scrub at least twice a week. If you have sensitive skin, then reduce this to just once a week.

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Best Reasons to Try Paleo This Summer

Guest post contributed by Mia Morales

If you have been wanting to shed some extra pounds and change to a healthier diet, then you might have been doing some research about the Paleo diet. Even though it might never seem like the right time to try a new diet, the truth is that the summer can actually be the best time to transition to Paleo. Here’s why.
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Battle The Heat: 4 Creative Ways To Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

Summer has just about arrived, and with it will come hot weather. While you may enjoy it, it can be a lot harder on your furry companions. As a responsible pet owner, it’s up to you to monitor your pet and make sure they aren’t getting overheated. Read on to discover some really creative ways to keep your pets cool this summer.
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Keep Them Learning: Top Ways to Connect Your Kids with History This Summer

Guest post contributed by Hannah Whittenly

A child’s summer vacation can be a long, idle playtime, but it can also be an opportunity for them to grow and learn. Discovering history can be a fun pastime that doesn’t require a lot of reading or study to experience. With a little planning and investigation, you can find interesting resources to lure them away from the TV and video games. It could be a welcome distraction from boredom to introduce them to family, local, or world history. Here are some ways to connect your kids with history this summer:
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Looking For A City Break this Summer? Try These Destinations


When it comes to planning your summer break, you can often feel like you have too many options to choose from. Whether you’re going away with friends or family, your significant other or even traveling alone, the world really is your oyster. From different spots around the country, across Canada and even South America, to across the pond in Europe and even further afield, you’ve got every different climate and culture to consider. But, if you’re tired of heading on the same old beach vacation, why not opt for a city break instead?

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