By Amy Graff, SFGATE Published 7:59 am PDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 FILE PHOTO: Miles Miesnieks, 7, gets a handful of candy with his mom, Silka, from Marie Van Wassenhoven, right, as they Trick-or-Treat on 24th Stree in Noe Valley as the city celebrated Halloween in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, October 31, 2016. less FILE PHOTO: Miles Miesnieks, 7, gets a handful of candy with his mom, Silka, from Marie Van Wassenhoven, right, as they Trick-or-Treat on 24th Stree in Noe Valley as the city celebrated Halloween in San ... more Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Buy photo SAN FRANCISCO–THEMED HALLOWEEN COSTUMESCable Car: "She had some pretty crazy ideas and it’s been super fun making them with her," writes a mom whose daughter picks a different S.F.-themed costume every year. "This year, she wants to be the Painted Ladies and we’re going to do it with color changing LEDs so … [Read more...] about Bay Area Halloween weather forecast: Will you need a coat for trick-or-treating?
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As summer nears and the temperature rises, staying dry can be a real challenge. If you suffer from heavy sweating, otherwise known as hyperhidrosis, don’t worry! There are ways to stay dry even on the hottest days. 1. Select a strong antiperspirant The simplest way to tackle underarm sweating is to use a strong antiperspirant. These sweat-blockers contain aluminum salts that coat the skin and dissolve moisture on the surface. As the salts dissolve, they plug your pores to prevent further perspiration. Most over-the-counter antiperspirant brands will do the trick, and if you perspire more than the average person, opt for a “clinical strength” variety. If that still doesn’t do it for you, ask your doctor about prescription antiperspirants. 2. Dress to sweat less The fabric of your clothes can have a big impact on how your body responds to the heat. Clothing that is light in color will help keep you cool, as lighter colors absorb less thermal energy from … [Read more...] about Six safe ways to stop excessive sweating
DeAsia Paige Detroit Free Press Published 7:24 p.m. UTC Jun 15, 2018 The forecast calls for blistering heat this weekend in metro Detroit, with temperatures in the mid-90s and stifling humidity. That means air conditioners will be running full blast. But what if you don't have air conditioning or it's on the fritz? Here are strategies to cope: First and foremost, stay hydrated Drinking water is the most standard way of keeping cool during extreme temperatures. To avoid dehydration, drinking at least 16 to 20 ounces of water every 10 to 15 minutes that you are outside is recommended. Go fan crazy If you don't have air conditioning, try building a fan fortress in your home. Fans are more known for circulating hot air instead of cooling it, so putting several fans in the different sections of your home to create a cross breeze will help fill the void of not having air conditioning. Visit a cooling center in Detroit Visit a local cooling center. According to the city of … [Read more...] about No air conditioning? How to stay cool this weekend in metro Detroit
Most of us recognize that bike commuting is the ultimate win-win and a positive influence on your fitness, mental health, wallet, and the world around you. But, getting started can be intimidating. What do you do if it rains? How do you handle a too-long commute? And where do you even buy those neon strips of fabric to keep your pant legs out of your spokes? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below We reached out to some of the most committed cyclists we could find to learn how they manage common commuting issues. Here’s how they streamline the process and how they recommend smoothing over those early barriers to everyday riding. (If you're still looking for more commuting tips, check out Jason Sumner's book that's full of handy info, like how to prep your bike and how to ride safely at night.)Organize Your Stuff Robin Skjoldborg/Getty Images Lay out everything you need the night before. Make sure your bike is ready, your work clothes are packed, and you have everything you … [Read more...] about 9 Ways to Make Bike Commuting Easier
Your feet are one of the most important contact points with your bike, and the right shoes can make a big difference in your performance—and enjoyment—when riding. Whether you’re upgrading your old favorites or searching for your first pair, you won’t regret taking the time to find a pair that fits well, and suites the type of riding you plan to do. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below RELATED: The Most Comfortable Shoes to Slip on After a Hard WorkoutA good fit means snug, but not tight. Go too loose and you’ll sacrifice energy during every pedal stroke; too tight and you’ll risk cutting off circulation. If you’re shopping online, it helps to come armed with knowledge of both your European and American sizes, which you can often cross reference on the retailer’s sizing chart to pinpoint the size that will work best for you.Here’s how to take care of your new kicks when they get wet: Advertisement - Continue Reading Below When … [Read more...] about The 20 Best Cycling Shoes of the Year