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Ask the Readers: How Do You Cool Off on a Budget?

Tell us about how you cool off on a budget and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

9 Places to Go to Beat the Summer Heat

From pools to libraries and much more, stay cool without raising your electric bill by visiting one of these inexpensive (or free!) spots.

10 Ways to Make Your Own Ice Cream (and Other Frozen Treats)

Buying an ice-cream maker is just one option for making delicious, homemade frozen treats. Discover 10 great ways to make ice cream, sorbet, and more.

Turn Off Your Air Conditioning

Most people lack the skills for getting by without air conditioning. Here's a quick primer.