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What to read this summer? We asked a trio of local authors what books they’re taking to the beach. Here are their top picks.

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A recent study by Northwestern Medicine revealed 40 percent of the top sunscreen products on Amazon did not meet the American Academy of Dermatology’s recommended guidelines. (Joe Shlabotnik / Flickr)

Headed to the beach? You might want to take a closer look at your sunscreen before you it layer it on—it might not be providing as much protection as you need.

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As extreme heat makes its way to Chicago, learn how to keep your pets safe. 

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With temperatures expected to soar into the mid 90s this week, learn about how you can stay cool and avoid heat-related illnesses. 

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Taste of Chicago

The 35th annual summer event, billed as the world's largest festival of its kind, returns to Grant Park this week with food, fun, and live music from Spoon, Erykah Badu, and others.

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