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It’s Summer: Don’t Leave Your Dog in the Car

I was out running errands around town yesterday evening and parked next to a vehicle with a dog inside of it. Naturally, I felt bad for the dog and realized this is an unfortunate trend during the summer.

Plain and simple: the weather is becoming too hot for a dog to stay inside of your car while you run errands and shop. Within just a few minutes, even with the windows down, it can reach fatal temperatures inside a car. Here are a few facts to think about before running into the store with your dog locked inside of your vehicle.

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Category: Advice, Animals, Crime, Weather Tags: , , ,
Oli Scarff, Getty Image
Oli Scarff, Getty Image

The 5 Most Bizarre Summer Olympics Disqualifications Ever

During its illustrious history, the Olympics has been a hotbed for controversy. It can be countries pulling out in some form of protest, the IOC banning athletes or competitors who will cause a storm of controversy.

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10th Anniversary Big Apple Barbecue Sponsored By Southern Living

18 Signs You’re at an Awful Barbecue

Grilling outdoors might seem simple since it’s the way that sub-average intelligent cavemen cooked food for themselves for years, but they’re all dead now — probably because they didn’t know that undercooked meat can cause food poisoning.

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John Moore, Getty Images
John Moore, Getty Images

‘Life-Threatening’ Heat to Hit Much of the US This Summer

You might think it’s hot now, but Mother Nature is just getting started.

Summer this year is set to hit much of the United States hard, according to a series of excessive heat warnings issued by the National Weather Service Thursday.

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Kids in the Pool

Swimming Pools Rekindle Memories and Creates New Ones

This summer, my kids took swim lessons at the Liberty Park Pool and have long enjoyed going swimming.  I think everybody has a great memory of summer growing up, and I'm sure swimming has to be in there somewhere

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Big DumpTruck, Flickr
Big DumpTruck, Flickr

Will It Be Difficult for Kids to Find Summer Jobs This Year? — Survey of the Day

The summer job is a rite of passage for most teens. It can also often be a bone of contention between parents, who’d like to see their kids earn money and be responsible when school is out, and children, who would rather enjoy as much time with friends in the sun as they can.

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Wyndham Worldwide
Wyndham Worldwide

What Hotels to Stay at This Summer — and What Hotels to Avoid

Now that summer is officially here, the time has come to start getting serious about where you plan to take that family vacation.

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Category: Advice, News, Travel Tags: , ,
School Bus
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It’s the Last Day of School

In the last two weeks there have been numerous graduations in our area, from college to high school to kindergarten and even preschool ceremonies. This week marks the final day of school for those awaiting for the next grade.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty
Justin Sullivan/Getty

This Year’s Mosquito Season Could Be the Worst in Decades [VIDEO]

If you thought mosquitoes were bad last year, brace yourselves.

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booleansplit, Flickr
booleansplit, Flickr

This Will Be the Last Summer You Can Ever Buy Waterproof Sunscreen

When you’re buying sunscreen, do you look for words like ‘waterproof,’ ‘sweatproof’ and ‘sunblock?’ If so, don’t bother — they may not be as bulletproof as they seem.

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