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On average 21 people drown each year in rip currents on Australian surf beaches.

This value exceeds the long-term annual average of fatalities caused by bush fires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined. So how can beachgoers keep safe this summer?

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I have had it with bloody mosquitoes at outdoor dinner parties. To prevent the little blood suckers from ruining the your summer, drastic measures are necessary. Here are some of the most effective (or, at least, most satisfying) methods for your upcoming insect genocide.

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With all the exuberant resolutions and New Year's exercising, there's going to be a lot of sweat — or sweating it — this month. The anxiety got us wondering, why do we sweat? Is it different in smell and texture depending on the cause? Does it sometimes maybe even smell good?

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It's gone from warm and pleasant seersucker weather to hot as hell outside. It's slogging through air so thick you need a machete and a shower every time you step outside hot. In times like these, you just want to laze in a pool. Specifically, in these positively perfect specimens.

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Tomorrow's barbecue is going to be epic, with snags, steaks and burgers for the ages. But first you'll need to make sure your BBQ is up to the task. Here's how to turn your fire pit up to 11 in time for the most 'Strayan day of the year.

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Camping used to be all about getting away from the clutter of our increasingly connected lives. But then electronic devices became "mobile", which it turns out means "magnetically attracted to our thumbs," and solar charging was a necessity. Now Eddie Bauer (the company) is making a tent with a built in solar charger, and Eddie Bauer (the badarse) is probably screaming obscenities in his grave.

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Summer was always great growing up because it meant no school. Summer is still great now because of barbecues, pool parties, the beach, outdoor bars, watermelon, hot dogs, chips, popsicles and the fact that we don't have school anymore. But did you know you can make summer even GREATER by using these lifehacks from life wizard Grant Thompson. Fruit flies, sticky hands, warm water and more will be a thing of the past.

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The season for backyard barbecues and pool parties is upon us! But with the summer sun us Aussies on Boxing Day, who wants to crowd their ears into a pair of headphones or jam silicone buds down their ear canals? Instead, here are four easy ways to bring your playlist poolside.

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For all we know, the personal jetpack that will let you fly through the air like an eagle may never become a reality. So this X2 Underwater Jet Pack, from S.C.P. Marine Innovation in the UK, could very well be the next best thing. Instead of soaring like a bird, it lets you zip through the water like a human torpedo thanks to a pair of jetpacks strapped to your wrists.

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The modern, multi-coloured plastic water guns are a familiar sight, and you probably wouldn't be surprised to find out they've been around for a while. That said, it might surprise you to learn that records show they likely pre-date the American Civil War, at least in some form or another.

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Summer is here, layers are being shed and it's time to get wet. And I need a new pair of boardies, so why not go with the proven winner when it comes to both comfort and functionality? There isn't because Hurley has what I need and desire.

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Soft drink is teeth sweeteningly delicious. That is undeniable. Slushies capture all that is good with soft drink but adds tongue tingling snowflakes into the mix. It's absolutely perfect for the summer. But how can we soda-sipping peasants experience the rare beauty of slushies at home? With a little bit of magic and a bit more of science.

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Summer is upon us, and in Australia, that means storms. Power outages as a result can be seriously obnoxious. No internet, no TV, no lights. A prolonged outage is always a danger during a serious storm, no matter the kind. And while it might not happen, you always want to be prepared.

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As if having the most comfortable and most innovative boardshorts weren't enough, Hurley has gone and one upped themselves with the Phantom Fuse 2, which apparently only touch the body at the waist. Also, each pair is made from 12 recycled plastic bottles.