Dude Builds a Better Cooler, Possibly Reinventing Summer Itself

There's nothing quite like sunny summer picnics—or, as I like to call them, "there's a bee on you and also your leg is asleep"-nics—but one picnic staple doesn't quite live up to the hype. THE COOLER. » 7/14/14 7:15pm 7/14/14 7:15pm

Yay Summer: Existential-Dread-Causing Jellyfish Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Woo-hoo. Summer is awesome. If the bacteria at the beach don't give you hepatitis or diarrhea, you could still experience cramps, vomiting and existential dread, thanks to jellyfish… and the impending jellyfish apocalypse. » 6/30/14 12:10pm 6/30/14 12:10pm

Yay Summer: U.S. Beaches Are Disgusting and Too Much TV Will Kill You

Summer has officially arrived, and with it, the usual sweltering humidity — as well as the news that your local beach may be a health hazard. » 6/26/14 1:00pm 6/26/14 1:00pm

Public Library Summer Highlights: Meth Production and Prostitution

Summer is upon us! But you're probably wondering: Who offers free wifi and copious air conditioning? What's the most edifying place I could park the kids? Where could I discreetly conduct some light criminal activity? The answer, of course, is your public library. » 6/12/14 12:03pm 6/12/14 12:03pm

Texas School District Bans Sunscreen as a 'Toxic Substance'

No kid wants to wear sunscreen, because kids can barely grasp the concept of college, much less skin cancer. Hence the endless, heroic struggle of parents to prevent sunburns. Not helping, though: One Texas school has banned the stuff as a "toxic substance." » 6/06/14 6:40pm 6/06/14 6:40pm