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With such a fast rise to fame, understanding the long-term effects of Pokémon Go on kids is impossible. However, what is known about other technologies can help predict how to make the use of new media, like Pokémon Go and other social platforms, a safe and positive experience for kids and parents.
Summer in Wisconsin can often be quite hot and dry, interrupted only by intermittent rains. Drier weather conditions means homeowners feel they need to water the plants in their yards.
Healthy landscape plants need care and maintenance, especially when summer rainfall is inadequate.
Just when a garden looks good, ravenous Japanese beetles can promptly emerge in the heart of summer to devour the gardener's favorite plants.
Summer marks a hiatus from the daily responsibilities and scheduled demands children face during the school year, which provides a structure for eating, sleeping and physical activities. But in summer, if children engage in less physical activity, they may gain up to three times as much weight as they do over an entire school year.
Hot weather and a high heat index are a challenge for farmers each summer. During heat waves, farmers need to take precautions for their animals to minimize the risk of injury and sickness from prolonged exposure to high temperatures and humidity.
Heat exposure kills more people each year than floods, tornadoes, lightning and hurricanes combined. Heat-related illness can develop quickly and progress to deadly stages.
After flooding occurs, gardeners often raise questions about the safety of consuming produce from gardens that were under water for a day or two.
People who feel their paychecks are not keeping up with everyday expenses may be right — median household income is down for many families across Wisconsin.
Bruce Johnson has put a great deal of time and money into changing the way he uses energy — his house on the east side of Madison sports three rooftop solar-panel installations.