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Letter from the Editor: It's getting hot in here

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It's getting hot in here

You’re hot. No, really. Just about everyone in the United States is roasting right now.

Three things are universally true when summer hits: Life slows down, sweat production increases and grilled meat tastes really good.

Well, we have your back. Check out some of the red-hot features we have for you so far this summer.

Fourth of July, baby!

Get last-minute Fourth of July recipes, crafts to keep the kiddos occupied and cute outfits that do not involve cheesy flag T-shirts and fanny packs.

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Let's celebrate

Get recipes, decoration ideas and more here.

The Smart Summer Issue

Your brain is probably feeling a little limp right now – hey, they don’t call it the “summer slump” for nothing. To combat this sense of mental ennui, we rounded up a compendium of interesting facts, ranging from why cats like the ‘nip to how furniture polish can make you depressed (and yes, it can).

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Brain boost

Browse through our July issue here.

Grills gone wild

Circling back the fruit salad discussion we just had, our DIY watermelon grill centerpiece had nearly 600 Facebook shares in less than one day. Whoa.

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editor's choice

This brings whole new meaning to fruit on the grill.

Girl Crush

Oh my gosh, Jewel! We interviewed the "Who Will Save Your Soul?" singer recently – she even yodeled with us on camera.

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Family Jewel

Watch our video interview with the country/folk singer.

Summer Movie Guide

For those especially steamy and/or thunderstorm-y days, here is a timeline of all the big blockbuster releases. Put it on your fridge, so you can plan your movie nights at a glance.

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Hot movies

See our calendar of major movies and their release dates.

The royal baby

The world’s most anticipated little nugget is just about to arrive. So we took a look back at Kate Middleton’s best pregnancy style, speculated about baby names, etc., to ensure your maximum readiness for this momentous occasion. Check it out here.

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Get the latest news about the royal baby, plus tons more.

From our international sites

Special shout-out to SheKnows Canada, who just celebrated Canada Day with some outrageously delicious traditional recipes, including my fave, poutine.

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Oh, Canada

See all the best traditional Canadian recipes.

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