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3 Summer Hacks to Help You Chill in the Heat

At some point in your life, you've probably been doing something and thought that there has got to be a better way of doing it.

Yeah, there's probably a different way for sure. Which is why you googled “life-hacks,” and why you're now reading this article. You may not find exactly what you're looking for here, (especially if it has to do with space travel, or cooking), but you'll absolutely find something worth a go.

So without further ado, here are three summertime life-hacks to make your sunny days a little easier.

Grape Ice Cubes

This section is for the white wine drinkers of the world (or grape juice, for the underage readers). You pour yourself a nice chilled glass of white wine to take out onto the porch but after 10 minutes in the warm weather, your white wine is now hot cider. Forget about ice cubes, all they'll do is water down your now warm wine. To chill your glass of wine without worrying about watering it down, freeze some grapes. Whenever you want a cold glass of wine, pop a few grapes in there and enjoy.

Dry Ice Bug Repellent

Have you ever heard someone say that they always get bit by mosquitos because they have sweet blood? Well, here's some breaking news for you: mosquitos aren't attracted to blood, they're attracted to the carbon dioxide you exhale. So if you're having a party or a group of friends over, toss out those citronella candles and throw a 10 pound brick of dry ice about 100 feet away from where everyone is gathered. The mosquitos will ignore everyone else and head straight for the dry ice. Don't worry about hurting the environment either. Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide, which is a natural trace gas that actually makes up about 0.05% of the atmosphere.

Keep Ice Cream Fresh

Summer is synonymous with ice cream. Just about everyone stocks their freezer with a gallon of their favorite flavor(s). Yet, when you go to pull that gallon out a week or so later, there are crystals in the ice cream and it's hard as a rock. Try this instead: put the ice cream (still in the container) in a gallon-sized freezer bag and seal it tight. The bag will not only keep the ice cream fresh and crystal free, but it will also ensure it's soft. Which means perfect ice cream all summer long.

Hopefully you found a solution to your specific problem, but if not, at least you learned some great ways to make the summer a little easier.

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