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Harvey Relief

Published September 1, 2017 651 Views

Harvey Relief

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Hurricane Harvey caused record breaking floods and devastation to Texas--- displacing an estimated 30,000 Houstonians from their homes. As a Texan this cause literally hits close to home--- my sister is safe (for now) in the Northern part of Houston, but I know others...

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Kayaking

Published August 31, 2017 667 Views

Kayaking

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin If you love water but don't necessarily love getting wet, then aquatic sports might not seem right for you. But what if there was a way to be near the water without ever getting wet and you get a workout out of it? Sounds too good to be true? Don't take it from us, hop o...

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Hiking

Published August 29, 2017 613 Views

Hiking

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Beautiful weather and clear skies are a perfect recipe for a day outdoors. Grab your walking shoes and hit your favorite trail--- or visit a route you've never traveled before! Just remember to stay cool for a long day out in the sun. Review our Hydration Guide here for...

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Inside Look: Accessibility in the NY State Fair

Published August 28, 2017 664 Views

Inside Look: Accessibility in the NY State Fair

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin As a Texan, I am no stranger to large and crowded State Fairs. However, in spite of living nearly 6 years in upstate New York, I never had the time or opportunity to make it down to the NY State Fair. So when a good friend of mine (and Syracuse native) offered to...

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Cycling

Published August 22, 2017 666 Views

Cycling

What's safe, family-friendly, fun and can be done from the comfort of your home? Cycling! So grab your helmet and ride to your favorite park. Plus, with adaptive bikes and trikes, anyone can ride! So let's go! And don't forget to grab your favorite cooling vest before you go so you can ride cool and...

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Amusement Parks

Published August 17, 2017 792 Views

Amusement Parks

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Amusement parks. It's every kid's dream to go to one. (Especially that really big one with the castle and the ears!) But let's face it: parks can be big, scary, and exhausting. More trouble than they're worth, right? Wrong! Here are our quick tips to ensure a fun time at...

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A Day at the Grill

Published August 15, 2017 744 Views

A Day at the Grill

You say "Summer!" and I say "Cookout!" Don't let your friends and family go hungry this summer, fire up that grill! Whether you call it a barbecue, cookout, or parillada, the delicious taste of food from a grill is understood in any language. Labor Day is just a few...

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Road Trip

Published August 10, 2017 863 Views

Road Trip

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin What's better than open road and open skies? Exactly. So hit the road and let's go! I am very lucky to have experienced road trips both as a driver and as a passenger. Whether it was 48 hour expeditions from Kansas to Mexico, or a day trip to Syracuse, there's something...

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Let's Go Swimming

Published August 8, 2017 716 Views

Let's Go Swimming

Whether you live right on the beach or not, summer is definitely the time for fun in the water! Grab your favorite fruity drink and settle in for a day by the shore! Rule #1: Know your shore Every beach, pool, lake, and water park is different. No matter where you're going, make sure to plan your tr...

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Summer Festivals

Published August 3, 2017 945 Views

Summer Festivals

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Summer is the time for festivals and fairs. If you haven't had the chance to grab a funnel cake or fried Oreo then you're doing summer wrong, my friend. Still, summer festivals, with their large crowds and hot weather, are no walk in the park. As a seasoned festival-goer...

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The Summer Bucket List

Published August 1, 2017 942 Views

The Summer Bucket List

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Summer is almost over! Whether you're dying of boredom at this point or desperately behind on your summer to-do list, we've got some fun activities that are a must before the summer ends. Remember, what's the point of working hard if you don't play harder? 1. Summer Fest...

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Hydration Guide

Published July 27, 2017 822 Views

Hydration Guide

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Staying hydrated is a big factor in staying cool. But how does one stay hydrated anyway? Do you just drink water until you pass out? It's a bit more complicated (and safe) than that. Here's our guide on how to properly hydrate this summer!

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Heat and You

Published July 25, 2017 731 Views

Heat and You

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Heat. It affects us all and boy does it suck. Being hot is generally uncomfortable in itself, but, if neglected, can pose serious life-threatening risks. Protect yourself and your loved ones this summer with our guide on heat related illnesses.

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Summer Travel Safety Guide

Published July 18, 2017 540 Views

Summer Travel Safety Guide

by Crystal Mendoza Paulin Don't let the heat get in the way of summer fun! When it comes to traveling and spending time outdoors in the summer heat, it's important to do certain cooling practices to stay safe. We've compiled this summer travel guide to keep you safe in the heat! 1. Stay hydrated Wat...

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How to Manage Hot Flashes

Published July 13, 2017 831 Views

How to Manage Hot Flashes

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Hot flashes. Dreaded words as old as humanity itself. Women have been combating hot flashes for ages and, unfortunately, there is no one way to be 100% rid of them. Every woman is different, and experiences hot flashes differently, so we pulled together some simple and e...

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How to Stay Cool at Night

Published July 11, 2017 791 Views

How to Stay Cool at Night

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin What's worse than trying to fall asleep in a boiling hot room? Do you love the great outdoors but dread sleeping in a cramped, hot tent? You need your sleep to go on adventures, so we've got 4 easy ways to keep cool on those hot summer nights! 1. Ventilate your room Whet...

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How to Stay Cool

Published July 6, 2017 545 Views

How to Stay Cool

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Going out on a hot day can be a challenge and--- if you're not careful--- dangerous. It's important not to underestimate the effects heat can have on your body. We've got some tips on how to stay cool and safe in the heat! 1. Plan your day Before going out, plan ahead to...

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Inside Look: Day on the Track

Published June 24, 2017 623 Views

Inside Look: Day on the Track

by Kurtis Kracke As one of the co-founders of ThermApparel, I am often asked if there are any other uses for UnderCool . I always say, "Why yes there is!" My favorite way to use my UnderCool is for a track day.  A track day is when a car club rents a racetrack and teaches people to drive their cars...

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Travel Bag Essentials

Published June 20, 2017 609 Views

Travel Bag Essentials

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Whether you're traveling by plane, train, ship, or car, there are just some things you need to carry with you at all times while traveling. These personal travel bag essentials will keep you cool and comfortable under the pressure of travel and get you one step closer to...

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The World's Most Accessible Travel Destinations

Published June 6, 2017 574 Views

The World's Most Accessible Travel Destinations

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin The world is such a big place it can be hard to pick just one travel destination. However, some locations are more accessible than others and that can make a big difference in your travel experience. So we've compiled the world's most accessible cities just for you! Barc...

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How to Prep Your Home for Travel

Published May 30, 2017 485 Views

How to Prep Your Home for Travel

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Vacation season is here! If you and your family have travel plans for this summer, don't forget to plan for your home too. We've got some quick tips on how to prepare your home before you leave for vacation. 1. Clean your kitchen. Make sure to remove all perishable foods...

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How to Prep for a Cookout

Published May 23, 2017 883 Views

How to Prep for a Cookout

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Memorial Day, the kickoff of cookouts, is next week. As anyone born and raised in Texas knows, cookouts are no casual affairs--- they're a way of life! Planning and preparing for a cookout can seem insurmountable; it's certainly easy to get lost in the details of prepari...

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Inside Look: Walk MS 2017

Published May 18, 2017 594 Views

Inside Look: Walk MS 2017

by Crystal Mendoza Paulin My alarm wakes me up at 5 A.M. on a dreary Sunday morning just as I programmed it to the night before. Google politely informs me of the weather outside, "36 degrees Fahrenheit, cloudy, with a 90% chance of light showers throughout the day". As I lay there, tempted by the s...

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How to Prep Your Home for Summer II

Published May 16, 2017 575 Views

How to Prep Your Home for Summer II

by Crystal Mendoza Paulin Last week we showed you some basic tips and tricks to get your home on track for summer weather. This week we cover some in-depth things you should do for your home. Remember, summer only comes once a year and maintenance of your home is important! You can always enlist you...

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How to Prep Your Home for Summer

Published May 9, 2017 557 Views

How to Prep Your Home for Summer

by Crystal Mendoza Paulin Summer is finally here! In the whirlwind of graduations, company barbecues, and family vacations it can be easy to forget the little things that make your home summer ready. Don't worry, we've got a quick checklist to get you started: 1. Change your wardrobe It's time to p...

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Best Fabrics for Summer

Published May 5, 2017 1110 Views

Best Fabrics for Summer

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin When it comes to summer, staying fresh and cool are musts! Here are the best fabrics to wear this summer to keep you cool and dry: 1. Cotton Cotton maxi dress, Old Navy, $32.99 In general, clothes made from organic materials are best for keeping you cool....

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How to Prepare for a Walk

Published May 2, 2017 529 Views

How to Prepare for a Walk

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin With the start of summer comes the start of Walk season! This means that several organizations around the country are gearing up to host Walks for fundraising and to increase awareness of the cause they represent. Participating in a Walk is a great way to not only sup...

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In the Defense of Sunlight

Published April 25, 2017 577 Views

In the Defense of Sunlight

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin For many of us, the sun and it's heat feels like the enemy. Even worse, research has shown that excessive exposure to sunlight is linked to premature aging and even skin cancer. However, several additional studies have shown important benefits to sunlight. Shutting yours...

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Dreaming of Adventure

Published April 18, 2017 708 Views

Dreaming of Adventure

by Crystal Mendoza Paulin Mid to late April was always my favorite time to travel. The spring breakers had returned to their books to study for their final exams, kids are still in school so crowds of families aren't out and about, and the warming weather is pleasant without being absurdly hot. As s...

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Fun Things to do this Spring

Published April 11, 2017 559 Views

Fun Things to do this Spring

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Spring is finally here! The weather is absolutely gorgeous outside and you need to go out and experience it yourself with your family. Take advantage of the Easter break and consider some of these possibilities: 1. Have a picnic Grab your friends or family and you...

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