Weekly Topic Inspiration: Keeping Cool

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  1. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 7 years ago

    The U.S. has seen some pretty hot summer temperatures this month, and lots of places are seeing the heat rise (both due to the season and other freakish weather shifts).  With this being the case, chances are that you've become quite the expert in keeping cool despite the warm weather.  Why not write about it this week?

    As it happens, there are plenty of folks searching online for tips on keeping cool. 

    Here are some keywords to consider including in a title of one of your Hubs on the subject (or to pepper in the Hub's body): keeping cool in the heat, hats that keep you cool, ways to keep cool, how to keep a room cool, keeping cool in hot weather, keep a cool head, keep cool neck, how to keep your dog cool, keeping dog cool, keep dog cool, keeping cool in summer, keeping house cool, ways to stay cool in the summer, keep car cool, ways to keep your house cool, keeping your cool, and how to keep cool

    These keywords popped up after some basic research with the Google Keyword tool, and are ideal in the sense that they have more than 500 but fewer than 50,000 global searches each month. I have not researched each of these competition-wise, so you might want to Google a phrase or potential title before choosing it to make sure you're not covering an exhausted topic in which you don't stand much chance of overtaking the competition.

    You can do your own keyword research, too - here's how

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    I hope you're all keeping cool- I'm excited to read your advice!

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5063877_f260.jpg

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like this topic, think I'll write some thing this week.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yesss!!!

    2. Valerie F profile image56
      Valerie Fposted 7 years agoin reply to this
      1. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Important information Valerie, thank you for sharing your tips. smile
        K9

  2. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    Awww, what a unique topic, Simone.  I am excited b/c I'm sure there will be plenty of unique responses!  smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah! Everyone *does* seem to have his/her own special way of keeping cool.  I, for example, drink a lot of warm water. Weird, I know. 
      I'm really looking forward to reading everyone's unique tips!

  3. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    No way! I am too hot to write! Want some ice-cream bath! Seriously, last Thirsday I was eating nothing but ice-cream the whole day. It was +38C in Toronto!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Holy cow! You should write a Hub about that wink

      1. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LOL! big_smile

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And the humidity made it about 118C smile It was almost as hot here.

      1. Just Ask Susan profile image88
        Just Ask Susanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        118C WOW! You don't live all that far away from me so I know that you meant 118F...It sure has been one hot summer!

  4. K9keystrokes profile image93
    K9keystrokesposted 7 years ago

    That's a great "keeping cool" tip Simone; the warm water is supposed to acclimate your body better to the exterior temp, an equalization of sorts. Brilliant!
    Great topic choice! Can't wait to read all of the "cool" cool hubs. Excited to put a couple of words to the cyber-page myself this week.
    Happy Hubbing all~
    K9

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ah-HAH! So I'm not crazy!!  At least... not when it comes to keeping cool. 

      ADORABLE hot smiley, that is!

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      K9-where's the stash of interactive smiley faces?  I want some, lol

      1. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        DH, I sent you the link in a private email~ Enjoy!
        K9

        1. Denise Handlon profile image89
          Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol  I will have to send you some as well.  Thanks smile

  5. AliciaC profile image99
    AliciaCposted 7 years ago

    I've created a hub about the ways in which I keep my dog cool on hot summer days and prevent him from developing heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

    http://aliciac.hubpages.com/hub/How-to- … Summer-Day

    1. Gillme profile image55
      Gillmeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What kind of dog do u have?

      1. AliciaC profile image99
        AliciaCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        My dog is a Labrador Retriever.

    2. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My Golden Retriever loved your hub!
      I am certain Robbie (Gordon's dog) is bookmarking it as we speak! cool

    3. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is a good one!  And smart choice on the subject- it's an important one, and search-friendly to boot!

    4. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Your lab looks like our dog--only ours is a smaller version of yours.  smile  Great hub by the way.

  6. Mrs. Menagerie profile image93
    Mrs. Menagerieposted 7 years ago

    Sorry, I couldn't help it.  I've got a wee albatross around my neck...

    http://mrsmenagerie.hubpages.com/t/27a61a

    1. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Loved it! "Formerly the Bank of Evil" hilarious, but true. Two thumbs up Mrs. M! I would be so very angry, almost scary angry...

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I read it also...WOW!  How can you keep your cool????  I wouldn't be able to.

    3. AliciaC profile image99
      AliciaCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I very much hope that your situation is resolved fairly and happily, Mrs. Menagerie.

    4. Just Ask Susan profile image88
      Just Ask Susanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Mrs. M. I too hope that you get this resolved. Please keep us informed as we all care xxx

    5. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's more than a wee albatross, Mrs. Menagerie. That's a big, hunkin' bird!

  7. K9keystrokes profile image93
    K9keystrokesposted 7 years ago

    Keeping your cool in the hot summer weather? Try these 10 tips for staying cool the cheap and easy way!
    http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/27a069

    1. AliciaC profile image99
      AliciaCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You've created a wonderful and very informative hub, K9keystrokes!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Awwww...shucks! You're very kind.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      RATS!  I was too late-had a few notes on doing the same thing.  Well, it was a great hub.   ps-not sure what I didn't do right but my little smilies failed to show up. sad

      1. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Great minds think alike Denise! cool
        About the smilies; there are two or three different codes to choose from. Make sure you're choosing the "forum" code for each little guy. Once you click on the character you like, go to the top and you will find the code for that smilie; this is where you choose the "forum" friendly code.
        Ley me know if this works for you--
        hubHugs DH!

    3. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What an awesome, useful Hub!  I'd known about a lot of those neat tips and tricks, but not all... and I thought I knew every way possible to keep cool! Thanks for teaching me something new!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        MWWAAAHHH! big_smile

  8. Mrs. Menagerie profile image93
    Mrs. Menagerieposted 7 years ago

    Uugh...my poor sister-in-law lives in Texas...they are being cooked alive down there!

  9. SENSACIONALISTA profile image55
    SENSACIONALISTAposted 7 years ago

    i like to topic

  10. profile image50
    ashwani295posted 7 years ago

    nice information sharing.......

  11. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    I sort of already published a 5,000 word hub for homeowners and service techs interested in home a/c tune ups.  I think that I should probably use more common vernacular - but instead I tend to aim at more industry specific keywords. . .

    1. carol3san profile image60
      carol3sanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is a very good topic, and should also be easy to write on. Looking forward to it.

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not sure if it's "legal" for me to put this link here - but . . . .this is the one that covers most everything so far as residential air conditioning tune ups are concerned.

        I'm afraid that I made it too long for anyone to read

        http://wesmantoddshaw.hubpages.com/hub/ … -Checklist

        1. Simone Smith profile image92
          Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          That's a seriously impressive guide! I hadn't realized that one ought to carry out maintenance on one's air conditioner every now and then, though I suppose it's a pretty obvious fact.  Excellent Hub!

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            :=[D>  <3

    2. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wesman Todd, you may be on to someting there...homeowners (new or otherwise) can really find practical and useful tips from your hub. Maybe your point about industry vernacular has value. You have a lot to teach us my friend!
      wink

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank You :=[D>

  12. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 7 years ago

    I have written about how to keep cool on the beach, and not turn into a sand blasted bright red lobster! Like I usually do!


    http://nell-rose.hubpages.com/_3irgbjxg … bster?done

    1. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nell, what a great hub! The image of the woman with sun damaged skin had me hopping in my car heading to the RX for super-strong sunscreen... Yikes...! what a motivating picure you provided!

      1. Nell Rose profile image90
        Nell Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, thanks! I have never got that bad, but have come close a few times! lol

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I do NOT want to become a lobster. Love your Hub!

  13. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    I agree-that was some image!   YUK! Can you imagine caressing that?  No thanks!  lol

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It reminded me of an old leather armchair! lol

  14. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    At long last!  My contribution to how to stay cool:  Use Anti-Monkey Butt!

    http://denisehandlon.hubpages.com/hub/A … t-the-Heat

    1. cardelean profile image90
      cardeleanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Omg, I just saw a clip about this on the news the other day!  Definitely something that could come in handy for some people!  smile

    2. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Brilliant! hee hee

    3. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Heeeee!! ANTI-MONKEY BUTT FTW!!!  Awesome Hub!

    4. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks guys.  smile  lol

    5. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Loved this hub DH! What a great product for those uncomfortable times when red irritated skin happens. I also am thrilled by the military troop support the product is offering. You have done good things here! Monkey Butt Powder rules!

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol  That monkey is funny, K9     Thanks for the comments.  I hope someone buys it to help support the troops.  I was happy to know a company that does that.

  15. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 7 years ago

    I'm in the process of writing a hub on how to be cool. I hope it will be finished by Monday before a new topic is chosen. I've taken an approach different that the ones so far published. I will say the subject  is enterely in keeping with the type of topics I enjoy writing about and that take up a lot of my waking hours. But it is coming.

    1. cardelean profile image90
      cardeleanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Looking forward to reading it!  Even if you don't finish it, publish it on the thread anyway.  Mine for last week was published after the topic changed but it still links to the thread.  The only difference is that it won't show up in the forums.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      smile

  16. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 7 years ago

    I have now published my hub onthis week's topic.

    It is about being cool in Hollywood. The reference to waht I do with my waking hours is watch movies or read books about c the studio era/classic Hollywood.

    Here is the address:

    http://florabreenrobison.hubpages.com/h … -Hollywood

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      what is it about "what" that I type the a and h  switched around all the time?

      1. cardelean profile image90
        cardeleanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        smile  Sometimes our fingers work faster than our brains!

    2. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This hub makes me think about the "Rat Pack" of the golden era of true Vegas entertainment. A real blast from the past, and a very "cool" read.

      1. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
        FloraBreenRobisonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        thanks, K9.  Those men had amazing talent.

    3. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I thought of the Rat Pack as well.  Very interesting read-I enjoyed it. smile

    4. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The concept of 'cool' as something hip is a really fun thing to discuss- fun Hub!

  17. Alex Simring profile image69
    Alex Simringposted 7 years ago

    It's winter in Australia and all this talk of keeping cool is making me freeze!

    1. profile image0
      TopUniverseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol. So hubs relating to heat instead of cool will rock during this summer in australia.

  18. KyleBear profile image55
    KyleBearposted 7 years ago

    Awesome tips big_smile

    1. carol3san profile image60
      carol3sanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard a lot of ways to keep cool but I learned after reading ahub last night that eatingn spicy foods was another way to keep cool.  Who would have thunk it?

      1. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile

      2. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I read that very thing while researching ways to keep cool.  Makes sense!

  19. cardelean profile image90
    cardeleanposted 7 years ago

    Finally got mine done for this week.  Here's one on foods to keep you cool.

    http://cardelean.hubpages.com/hub/Eight … his-Summer

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      These are really fabulous food tips! I've never had (intentionally) cold soup before- perhaps that's one thing I should try- I already love everything else on the list!

      1. carol3san profile image60
        carol3sanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I posted my hub yesterday on keeping cool,. and a reverse to that today...on preventing heat exhaustion and heat strokes.

        1. Simone Smith profile image92
          Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh, excellent!!  I'd better go check those out! 
          I've had some pretty intense heat exhaustion episodes, so I bet I could learn a thing or two from you!

  20. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 7 years ago

    Hey everyone! We have a new topic inspired by cardelean: back to school!  Visit the new thread to join in on the fun!

  21. waynet profile image72
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Nooooooooooooooo, it can't be. Back to school and there's about 5 weeks left....Roll on September!!! lol!

  22. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 7 years ago

    Am I too late, is last week's contest over? if not here is my link. Hop I'm not too late..had a lot going on last week.

    http://cardisa.hubpages.com/hub/Keep-Yo … ummer-Heat

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's not too late, Cardisa- thanks for sharing the Hub! I'm going to try out a couple of your tips with my smaller plants as soon as I get home this evening!

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Simone, I hope my tips are of help.

  23. stanwshura profile image74
    stanwshuraposted 7 years ago

    I am hoping that one gloriously fantastical day, I'll have the financial means to build a summer home (as in, summer in the US and our hemisphere, but winter in locales such as mid- to southern-Argentina.  Or maybe I'd settle for New Zealand.

    Yep.  And I want a pony...and and a firetruck...and I wanna be an Astronaut, a superhero, and maybe a bird.....!! wink

    -stan

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh Stan...and there I thought you were an adult! lol

      1. stanwshura profile image74
        stanwshuraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LMAO!  Wow - I have to confess that I just discovered I really need to check and double check myself before responding offendedly (is that a word??). 

        I've been all "jacked up" over the brew-ha-ha and the inevitable hubs that this debt ceiling theatrics would inspire.  And in the spirit of partisan bickering, I was ready to try to compose a decent "burn" in retaliation!

        Uh....and then I saw my very own last paragraph and about dope slapped myself right off my chair! 

        Oh, and I almost forgot - I want Santa to come visit me personally, and I want a talking dog, and a cape so I can fly to school instead of riding the school bus where I have to sit next to Susy McTattlepoopyhead!  wink     Hee heee......Oh...no, dear - there is no limit to my, um, mature and sophisticated discourse! smile

        -stan

        1. Cardisa profile image91
          Cardisaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol lol lol

          You crack me up Stan.

          What's this Brew-ha-ha you are talking about?

          I want a visit from Santa too. I need some back to school inspiration for my new hub. sad

          1. stanwshura profile image74
            stanwshuraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Ah, either you're not from the U.S. or you have otherwise been spared the political game of chicken that was being played between the Democrats and Republicans down in D.C.     Quite the display of excess testosterone!

            Hmmm....inspiration, huh?   I've got it!  "What I did over my Summer vacation, by Cardisa.....(clears throat)......"It was a dark and stormy night......"  wink

            1. Cardisa profile image91
              Cardisaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for the inspiration Stan smile

              I am not from the US....

 
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