How to Protect your Skin this Summer – The Natural, Easy Way
From Makobi Scribe
Who knew that eating a diet rich in tomatoes, saturated fats (cheeseburger for sun protection?), and wine could actually be beneficial to your skin? Turns out, eating these products, along with some others, can provide a natural sunscreen from within the body. This is an interesting article, and one that must be read to be believed. So grab a slice of pizza with pepperoni with a glass of red wine, and grab a tan!
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The Case for Automatic Pool Covers
There are some very inconsequential negatives and a wealth of positives that result from installing an automatic swimming pool cover. In this article from Aqua, Eric Hermann interviews Tom Dankel, the President of Aquamatic Pool Covers, about these aspects of the feature. Here is a hint:"Let's face it, water that is cold and dirty is not inviting. In our company, we like to say, 'skim less and swim more.'" Needless to say, having a cover will largely outweigh the negatives in terms of safety, energy savings, and maintenance.
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Most Expensive Swimming Pool
From Most Expensive.com
The answer to this question may surprise you, as well as the reported price tag. Most people would naturally assume that the most expensive swimming pool ever built would be in the Middle East, and specifically in Dubai. However, the answer to this trivia question is at the San Alfonso Del Mar resort in Chile. The pool covers 20 acres, is as long as three american football fields, and holds 66 million gallons of saltwater. Its deep end is 115 feet deep. Of course, it holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's largest swimming pool. What does the most expensive swimming pool in the world cost to build? A whopping 2 billion dollars!
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Everybody into the Pool!
See Orson Welles, Sophia Loren, The Beatles and other stars make a big splash.
The reason that this slideshow is so compelling is the same reason that everyday Americans love outdoor living. The swimming pool is the ultimate vehicle to unwind, relax, and enjoy good times with friends and family. This list of celebrities enjoying a carefree moment in a swimming pool gives you some insight into the real people behind the celebrity personna. Time says it best in the article:
"Some of us visit the pool for exercise; some of us, of course, are invariably poolside to see and be seen; many of us quite simply love, with a near-primal fondness, the feel of being in the water. In the end, it's elemental: pools are cool."
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12 Totally Radical Grown-Up Pool Accessories
Pool toys aren't just for kids!
When you think of pool toys and games, what is the first thing that immediately comes to mind? Usually it will be pool noodles, some diving for trinkets game, or volleyball or basketball. What do all of these have in common? You guessed it, they are all geared towards kids, for the most part. Well, the kids are back in school this time of year, and it is time for the adults to enjoy the swimming pool for the last couple of good days that you have left before winter's chill sets in. In this article from Buzzfeed, a dozen swimming pool games and accessories tailored specifically for adults are presented for your perusal, as it's time that the grown-ups reclaimed the fun in the pool.
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