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Tricks For Getting To Sleep On Hot Summer Nights

July 27th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Hot summer days are amazing. Hot summer nights? Not so much. Let’s just say that they can be a lot less pleasant. That unpleasantness can get worse and worse if you don’t have central air conditioning, your electricity goes out, your unit is broken, or a heat wave comes out of nowhere. But before you run up your water bill with a shower every few hours in your desperate search for a break, know your options.

If you like it cool at night but the weather is making it hard for you to get to sleep due to the hot air blowing, we have a few good ways to cut down on all that tossing and turning.

These tricks for getting to sleep during summer heat waves will get you cool enough to finally catch some z’s and leave you feeling a lot less sticky and uncomfortable morning, noon and night.

Ways To Keep Dry When The Summer Heat Struggle Gets Too Real

June 6th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Summer is one of the best times of the year. Shorts are back in season, restaurant patios are open, and every day feels and looks like the weekend–when you’re not stuck in the office of course. But summer is also one of the hottest times of the year, making it an uncomfortable season for those of us who sweat after being in the sun for just a little while.

With that being said, when the temperature turns up it can wet your wardrobe, sweat out or puff up your hair, and leave you feeling less than fresh. It may be nature’s way, but nobody likes it when they feel themselves perspiring profusely in the middle of the day.

Luckily, there are lots of ways to bask in the summer sun without finding yourself in an uncomfortable situation. These tips help you stop heavy perspiration in its tracks — and deal with it on days that are so hot that a little exudation is unavoidable.

Gabrielle Union Will No Longer Fight Dwayne Wade’s Battles

October 22nd, 2013 - By Raven Carter
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From TMZ

Gabrielle Union is refusing to confirm if the beef between her BF Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant is real … but she ain’t exactly saying it’s BS either.

Things have been heating up between Wade and Durant recently — after Durant called Wade an overrated player who should no longer be on the NBA’s top 10 list. He later said Wade needs to “pass the torch.”

Wade responded with an Instagram post saying, “Note to self … make [Durant] respect your place in history … again.”

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I Have A Right To Complain: I Don’t Care If It Is Summertime; It Is Hot

July 19th, 2013 - By Charing Ball
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Why do people always complain about the heat in the summer time?

Because it is got-damn hot as fish grease outside, that’s why. Duh!

Maybe it’s the heat but folks, who are complaining about other people complaining about the heat is really bothering the hell out of me. And yes, this will be a post complaining about the people, who are complaining about other people complaining about the heat but I’d rather be the person complaining about the people complaining about other people…than the actual person complaining about other people complaining…because those people seem to be painful unaware of the impact that the heat has on someone. And reminding someone that “it’s supposed to be hot, it’s summer outside,” just makes you a smarty-pants contrarian in need a good heat-related smackdown.

Despite the promise of a recovered economy, my pockets still remain very much slender. Therefore replacing the air conditioner, which most poetically went kaput right on the first day of the heatwave, is a luxury, which I simply can not bare. So on this fifth day of the heatwave, which is reigning it’s hot sticky terror over the 130 million people across the Northeast and Mid-West portions of the country, I have no choice but to sweat it all out – hair and clothing included. The bow-tie wearing weatherman says that the high will be 98 degrees today but judging how extreme it feels at only 6 in the morning, I’m pretty certain he forgot to carry the one. I live in the inner city, which means that there are no trees or other vegetation to absorb some of the direct rays from the sun. And as the heat bounces off the concrete sidewalks and asphalt streets, mixing in with the warm moisture-hell known more casually as humidity, I’m beginning to wonder if the lack of trees is all part of the government’s subtle plan of culling the population. Tempers are flaring everywhere and there is not a cool breeze in sight. Alleycats and stray dogs, are fighting over dangerous refuge under the shady wheels of parked cars and their equally bothered human counterparts seek sanctuary from each other, hoping to not be caught up in the 2.6 percent increase in violence, which seems to occur naturally during the excessive heat.

If this heat were a person, I would call Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Farrakhan on him/her because they are oppressing me. Yes, I’m going to say it: this heat is worse than racism. In fact, I done changed my name to Toby a long time ago. I am freaking annoyed, irk and irritated. Yes I am aware those are all synonyms but the heat has turned brain into complete mush. It’s literally too hot to think. I feel like all the energy being exerted just trying to maintain my vital organs, as well as breathing, has left none for the brain to use to string together cohesive thoughts. And I have tried all the tricks to cool off; endless showers, wearing airy light color clothing; and when that didn’t work, walking around (the house) butt unclothed too the world. I even tried to eating spicy foods to raise the body temperature above the heat, a method, which I read about in some worldly magazine and is supposedly used by indigenous Mexicans for centuries. Nothing work and all the spicy food did was make me nauseous, gassy and sweat harder.

Too Much Partying:Tracy Mourning Arrested in Miami After Driving Under The Influence

February 9th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Well, this a bit disheartening but nobody is perfect.

Tracy Mourning, wife of former Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning, was arrested on Friday morning driving under the influence in Miami.

According to The Huffington Post, Mourning was clocked going 28 miles over the speed limit in Coconut Grove while driving her Porsche.

When a police officer finally stopped her a few blocks down, she’d apparently been swerving and she ran a stop sign.

At that point, the officer says Mourning then put on her charms and asked in a nice voice, “What did I do officer,” followed by a wink and then saying, “Was going fast, wasn’t I?” Okay so even at almost 4am and knowing she was wrong, Tracy tried to use the “bat your eyes” trick to get out of any trouble.

But the officer wasn’t buying it. He said her eyes were bloodshot, she was slurring her speech and reeked of alcohol. After failing a roadside sobriety test and refusing to take a blood alcohol test, she was then arrested.

No word yet on what time she was released and when she’ll have to appear in court. Her hair still manages too look good, even in the booking photo.

The Mournings have become pillars of the community in Miami where they spend countless hours giving back.  Alonzo has been known for years to throw one of the best fundraising events in town with his “Zo’s Summer Groove.”  Along with that huge money maker, the couple often scouts for other ways they can get back.

Hopefully, Tracy can get this taken care of and be extremely careful when it comes to drinking and driving (how about just don’t do it).

Honestly, how many of you still get behind the wheel even though you know you’ve probably had one too many drinks? Do you still get in the car with someone who you know has had too much to drink and let them drive?

How To Get Stretched, Textured Hair Without Heat

May 15th, 2012 - By Rich
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It may not be the summertime yet, but this heat is the worst! If you are down South, the weather is already hitting 90 degrees! What’s a natural girl to do? Straightening is probably not the best answer. It’s hard to keep your hair straight in the heat and humidity anyway.

Sometimes in the warmer months, we feel like we need more heat to keep our hair straighter longer. Bad move! If you have to have a stretched style, ditch the 450 degree ceramic iron and check out some different techniques:

Spring It On! Reasons Why Spring Weather Heats Up Our Hearts

April 22nd, 2012 - By Brooke Dean
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The weather is getting warmer, flowers are blooming and legs and pedicured toes are in full effect. It’s spring time, and people are coming out of hibernation feeling feisty and flirty. As temperatures rise, so does our sex drive, hardwired to react to seasonal changes. After being bundled up for a few months, it’s natural to want to go from cabin fever to spring fever.

Here are 6 ways spring time increases the heat in all of us!…

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How To Look Hot Without Looking a Hot Sweaty Mess In The Summer

August 3rd, 2011 - By Erica R. Williams
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Most of us anticipate the summers. What we don’t anticipate is the smoldering hot and humid weather. The runny makeup, uncooperative hair, and secret sweat spots can take away from the beauty that we worked so hard to attain before leaving the house. It can be quite difficult to try and avoid looking a hot mess when the weather is so hot; but it’s not impossible. So unless you don’t mind parading the streets looking like a hoochie with bare minimum attire, you have to figure out a way to stay cute and cool when the weather is suggesting otherwise.

Try these tips to keep you looking hot without looking a hot mess in the summer.

Summer Cooling Centers in Prince George’s County

June 30th, 2010 - By TheEditor
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Summer Cooling Centers in Prince George’s County

June 30th, 2010 - By TheEditor
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