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Wear Flip Flops In The Rain Wear Flip Flops In The Rain

It’s Fall in North America, and that means it’s probably about to rain where you live, or it just finished raining, or you’re reading this blog outside in the rain right now and your phone is all wet. Nobody likes to be all wet! That’s for fish. Avoiding wetness is why humans invented the raincoat, the umbrella, and…

Easily Collect Rain Water for Gardening or Other Outdoor Needs Easily Collect Rain Water for Gardening or Other Outdoor Needs

Collecting rain water for your garden, indoor plants, or anything else you need to water outside is easier than it sounds. You’ll need a few supplies, but our friends at Old World Garden Farms makes it sound easy—and ever so important now that the weather is warm and water conservation is mandatory in many places.

Wear a Baseball Cap and a Non-Running Jacket to Run in the Rain Wear a Baseball Cap and a Non-Running Jacket to Run in the Rain

Rain is the worst running weather. Even intrepid athletes who head out in the snow can find themselves hiding indoors on gray days, mumbling about how rain gets in their eyes and soaks their clothes. But it’s possible to thwart misery with a few smart choices, so you can turn heads as people say “Can you believe she’s…

Keep a Garbage Bag In Your Laptop Bag for Sudden Rain Storms Keep a Garbage Bag In Your Laptop Bag for Sudden Rain Storms

If you keep your gadgets and gear in a canvas bag or backpack, they won't be very safe when you're caught in a sudden rain storm. You can prepare for this emergency ahead of time though by keeping a plastic trash bag tucked away at the bottom of your bag.

AlarMe Weather-Aware Alarm Wakes You Early If It's Raining or Snowing AlarMe Weather-Aware Alarm Wakes You Early If It's Raining or Snowing

Android: AlarMe is a weather sensitive alarm clock that keeps an eye on the weather and will wake you accordingly so you're never late because of weather conditions. If it's raining or snowing, you can get up a little early to beat the traffic or shovel out the car.

Silence Noisy Rain Gutters with Some Rope Silence Noisy Rain Gutters with Some Rope

If you're sick of hearing the noisy THUNK-THUNK-THUNK of water dripping down your rain gutters, you can keep them quiet with a nylon rope and a bit of caulk.

Make a DIY Rain Guard for Your Camera from an Old CD Spindle Make a DIY Rain Guard for Your Camera from an Old CD Spindle

Rain guards for your camera aren't that expensive, but if you'd rather make one yourself yourself, Digital Camera World shows off how to convert an old CD spindle case into a rain guard for those rainy spring shoots.

Soundrown Plays Coffee Shop Noise, White Noise, Rain, and More to Help You Focus Soundrown Plays Coffee Shop Noise, White Noise, Rain, and More to Help You Focus

We've talked about how mild ambient noise can keep you motivated and productive, but finding the right sounds and the right amount of ambient noise to help you focus can be tricky. Soundrown can help. Instead of locking you into one type of sound, the webapp lets you choose, adjust the volume, and offers clean…

Most Popular Laptop Stand: Rain Design mStand Most Popular Laptop Stand: Rain Design mStand

When you want to give your laptop a little lift to make your workspace more ergonomic and comfortable, you have plenty of great laptop stands to choose from. Some offer added features like cooling fans, extra ports, or space-saving designs, others just get the job done and get your laptop off your desk by a few…

Five Best Laptop Stands Five Best Laptop Stands

Working on a laptop for long hours can be killer on your back, neck, and overall posture. An easy and affordable way to upgrade the ergonomics of your workspace is to grab a simple laptop stand, and whether you build one of your own on the cheap or buy one with a fancy design or added features, it's a great idea to…

Why You Should Run, Not Walk, in the Rain Why You Should Run, Not Walk, in the Rain

Do you stay drier walking or running in the rain? Many of us run, and it seems like common sense, but this question has been debated before. MinutePhysics explains on YouTube the science behind why running is the best strategy if you don't like getting wet.

Hack an Umbrella Stand to Remind You to Grab an Umbrella When Rain Is on the Way Hack an Umbrella Stand to Remind You to Grab an Umbrella When Rain Is on the Way

If you don't know rain is on the way, you're not going to think to grab you umbrella. Over on openPicus, Simone Marra shows off how to build a reminder system that taps into the weather forecast so you never leave the house without an umbrella when you need it.

Check The Weather Is a Fast, Beautiful Weather App Check The Weather Is a Fast, Beautiful Weather App

iPhone: There's no shortage of weather apps available for the iPhone, but Check The Weather may be the fastest one yet.

Dark Sky Tracks the Weather Down to the Minute and Warns You When It's About to Rain Dark Sky Tracks the Weather Down to the Minute and Warns You When It's About to Rain

iOS: Predicting the weather isn’t an exact science. While a ton of weather apps exist to show what’s likely to happen, Dark Sky is an app that accepts the fact weather is hard to predict, and concentrates on the immediete future instead.

The ShedRain WindJammer Keeps You Dry in the Rain, Shrinks Down to Fit Anywhere The ShedRain WindJammer Keeps You Dry in the Rain, Shrinks Down to Fit Anywhere

We all have an umbrella or two lying around the house, but they aren't always good. Our friends at The Wirecutter took a look and decided that the ShedRain WindJammer is the perfect balance between something that's compact and easy to carry, yet big enough to actually keep you dry.

Wear Sunglasses to See Better When Driving in the Rain Wear Sunglasses to See Better When Driving in the Rain

If rain is making it difficult to see the road while driving, donning a pair of polarized sunglasses can help you see through the downpour—whether it's sunny outside or not.

Turn a Pallet into a Rainy Day Shoe Rack Turn a Pallet into a Rainy Day Shoe Rack

Muddy shoes don't have to sit in a pile by the front door, you can make a quick shoe rack out of nothing but a shipping pallet.

How to Best Avoid Getting Soaked in the Rain (When You Don't Have an Umbrella) How to Best Avoid Getting Soaked in the Rain (When You Don't Have an Umbrella)

It's raining out and you've forgotten your umbrella. You don't have a hood. You're going to get wet. What do you do? MIT professor Walter Lewin answers the long-debated question: Will you get less wet in the rain by walking slowly (and therefore exposing less of your body to the downpour) or will you catch less rain…

SENZ Storm Umbrella Is Wind-Proof to 70 Miles Per Hour SENZ Storm Umbrella Is Wind-Proof to 70 Miles Per Hour

If you're sick of umbrellas that don't stand up to the wind, rain, and inclement weather of your locale, the SENZ Storm Umbrella can stand the abuse of Mother Nature much longer than you can.

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