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Best Sand Castles: 10 Beach Designs That Truly Made Waves

If people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, then what about people who live in sandcastles? After all, glass is just melted sand, right? Maybe they shouldn’t throw magma. Who knows?

The point is, it takes a special kind of sandcastle to inspire this line of questioning. The artistry, the scale and the craftsmanship all have to be second to none. You’re about to see 10 of these epic sand sculptures, so there’s no telling what you might start to think by the end of it.

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Amazing Water Toys: 10 Fun Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

From beach pails to water slides, you're never too old for a good summer toy.

While prices may have gone up a little since you were a kid, so has the fun factor on these 10 great summer water toys.

They're bigger.



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Best Beach Make-Out Scenes in Movies [VIDEOS]

'From Here to Eternity,' Columbia Pictures

A kiss is a kiss is a kiss – except when it's more than a kiss.

Hollywood is famous for its kiss scenes. Whether it's the waves cascading against the sand or the sun shining down in all the right places, some of the most romantic have undoubtedly taken place on the beach.

Which is why we've decided to comp

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6 Amazing Water Slides From Around the World [VIDEOS]

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A person can only lounge by the pool for so long before he or she starts to crave some slightly more adventurous summer fun. Enter water slides.

All around the world, theme parks (and in some cases, malls) have built some truly inspired – not to mention high-flying – water slides that add the perfect splash to summer.

Of course, not everybody

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Unable to find a traditional model for his revealing swimsuit, Réard employed 19-year-old nude dancer Micheline Bernardini to model his bikini at at a beauty contest in Paris. Credit: Getty Images
Unable to find a traditional model for his revealing swimsuit, Réard employed 19-year-old nude dancer Micheline Bernardini to model his bikini at at a beauty contest in Paris. Credit: Getty Images
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Secrets of the Bikini: A History Guide

Though the bikini made waves when it first appeared in the late 1940s, the origins of the revealing two-piece date back much further. Similar garments were worn by female Grecian athletes as far back as 1400 BC, while primitive artworks from Asian Minor push the garment back another 4000 years

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Let’s Savor Summer, Not Rush It

Grilling on the back deck.  Hanging out with friends by the pool.  Taking a walk on the beach.  Reading a good book in a hammock.  Just a few of summer's simple pleasures.  It's only been here about a month and already I feel like it's rushing by. 

 

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5 Fun Things to Take With You to the Beach

Everybody knows about sunscreen and beach chairs, but what if you want to take your beach time to the next level?

With temperatures climbing into the 90s (in some areas, the 100s) this month, now is the perfect time to buckle down and get serious about planning the perfect trip to the beach.

But befor



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Matthias Rhomberg, Flickr
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Tasty Summer Cocktails: 5 Refreshing Recipes

When it comes to summer essentials, a refreshing cocktail is right up there with a sweet pair of board shorts and a nice big bottle of SPF 55. All the air conditioners in the world can't cool you down like an icy mixed drink, so if you're looking for a few to choose from, look no further than this list.

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Summer Reading Guide: 5 Books Everyone Should Read This Summer

Any book worth the paper it's printed on will immerse the reader almost from the start. Great authors seem to have a knack for doing this without fail.

Still, sometimes it can be nice to help them out a little. Reading a book with a setting that mirrors your own can be a rich and satisfying experience.

With that in mind, here are five great summer reads, all set in the summer.

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5 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids During Summer Vacation

Kids lazing around the house doing all summer long? Not this year. There's a whole world of activities out there. Sure, some of it might not be air conditioned but that's a small risk to take for summer fun

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The Best Places To Cool Off in Utica – Eric Meier’s Top 5

Now that we are into the heat of summer, we're all looking for some way to beat the heat. Leave it to me, Lite 98.7's most ardent lover of air conditioning and all things cool, to bring you the top 5 places to keep cool in Utica and Central New York

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8 Great Summer Vacation Movies [VIDEOS]

While summer doesn't officially start until June 21, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning to the hottest season at the movies.

Summer loses some of its meaning when you're an adult, since it no longer comes with a moths-long break from the grind.

Nevertheless, we can all still enjoy a good movie about summer vacations. After the jump, check out eight of our favorites.

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