12 Best Things to do to Beat the Heat
The 12 Best Ways to Beat the Heat
(BUSTLE by Erin Mayer May 2014)
The polar vortex is (finally) a distant memory, and we're thrilled. Except for one little thing ... the extreme heat is HERE! Summer would be perfect if it wasn’t so damn hot all the time. (Okay Pacific Northwest – SCORCHING!!!)
Do you ever find yourself wishing spring weather would stick around just a little bit longer? I mean, there's just so much to dislike about 90–120-degree weather — sweat making your clothes stick to your body, humidity turning your hair into a ball of fluff, the rays of sunlight gently frying your skin. I could go on, but I'll spare you.
So, it's late afternoon in mid-June and the temperature has just climbed to 105 degrees and you're melting. Like actually melting - into a puddle. On the floor. Your clanky window unit is rattling away in the corner but somehow, the room keeps getting hotter and hotter. What's a person, reduced sweat and tears, to do?
Here's the good news: people have been beating the heat for centuries. Methods vary from sucking it up, to rubbing an ice cream cone all over your body, to taking a dip in a cool lake (I'll admit that last one is most appealing). We all have our strategies. Perhaps this list will help you come up with some new ones, just in time for actual summer.