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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/19

By askdotcom // June 19th, 2013


We’re still feeling the summer vibes around here, so for today’s photo of the day challenge we’re asking if you can tell which sunscreen this brand is…


If you said Hawaiian Tropic…you were correct!

Back in 1969 Ron Rice founded Hawaiian Tropic with a $500 loan from his father. The first batch of product was concocted in a metal trash can and bottled it from his home garage. After rapid success, he became the largest private manufacturer of sun care products in the United States until it was finally acquired in May 2007 by Playtex Products, Inc. 

What’s your preferred sunscreen or tanner this summer?

-Suraya Akbarzad,

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/18/13

By askdotcom // June 18th, 2013


For today’s photo of the day challenge, we were just too excited for summer to come, so we had to ask…”What flavor of ice cream is this?


If you said, Pralines n’ Cream…You were right!

But did you actually know what praline means? Praline can refer to confections made from nuts and sugar syrup, whether in whole pieces or a ground powder, or to any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder or nuts. 

What flavors are your go-to during the summer?

-Suraya Akbarzad,

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Welcome to Summer!

By eekidder // June 21st, 2011

Today is the Summer Solstice, which marks the official start of summer! And it certainly feels like it, the temperatures are supposed to reach 89 degrees here in Oakland today, which is pretty warm for these parts. The solstice has been an important day for people around the world for centuries, because there is more sun today than any other day of the year. In fact the famous monument Stonehenge was thought to have been constructed to mark days just like this.

So if you’re wondering what exactly the summer solstice is, when does summer officially end, or just want to know what the weather will be like in your neighborhood today, just ask!

Emily Kidder, Knowledge Engineer/Smart Answers Team

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Breakout the SPF: Users get Ready for Summer

By spolonsky // June 10th, 2011

With summer just around the corner, users are asking and answering all sorts of questions about how to prepare for the season. Some of the most popular questions focused on sun damage, tanning and how to make sure everything from sunglasses to nails are summer-ready.  Check out the tips below!
What is the fastest way to get rid of sunburn?
54% of users say you should try applying Aloe Vera gel multiple times a day.

What are some high-quality brands of sunglasses? users recommend Oakley’s, Spy and Ray Bans.

What are the best nail polish colors for summer? users suggest sticking to lighter colors such as light pinks, nudes, peaches and light blues.

Where are the best places to go on summer vacation? users recommend going to Florida, Hawaii, California or the Bahamas for your summer vacation this year.

What are some fun and affordable things to do this summer?
45% of users say camping is a great activity to do during the summer. Other ideas are hiking and swimming at a local pool or beach.

What is the best beach sport to do with friends?
43% of users say frisbee is a fun and all inclusive sport to play with friends. Other beach sports suggested were bocci ball and football.


Sheree Polonsky, Public Relations

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