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What Happened to the Puka Shell Guy?

Most people of a certain age can recall their first encounter with puka. “On the first day of second grade, this really popular kid wore…

The Paranoid Man’s Guide to Falling Asleep at the Beach

We know that long afternoons at the beach make you sleepy — this is in large part due to the sun suppressing your melatonin production,…

Is There Actually Such a Thing as a ‘Base Tan’?

If your skin is pale, you’ve no doubt been tempted by the sweet, seductive allure of a “base tan.” As in, just go without sunscreen…

How to Get Sand Out of Virtually Everything

For the second time in recent history, we have to concede that Attack of the Clones had a point. Because the literal takeaway from a…