Just a peek at pop culture amid rising temperatures across the nation and the globe . . .
Daily Mail: Alessandra Ambrosio shows off her incredible figure in a teeny-tiny white string bikini as she saunters down the beach in Mykonos
PBS: How to exercise in the summer without heat exhaustion
WaPo: 'Potentially deadly’ heat wave grips two-thirds of U.S., with dozens of records likely to fall
Closer to home, here are the somewhat nicer news links we're checking right now . . .
KCMO Saturday Sizzle
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Midwestern summers go hand-in-hand with heat and humidity. Metro cities are trying to help people by creating cooling shelters. One is located at the community center in Independence, but hardly anyone is taking advantage of it. "I don't think we have had a lot.
Joco Hobo Lament
You'd never pick him out as someone who'd been camping in the Johnson County woods for the last year. We met at an Olathe library, one of the many cooling centers publicized during this latest extreme heat wave. We'll call him Bob, since he didn't want his identity disclosed.
Local Summer Strategy
Air conditioning units are working overtime in this extreme heat, but what should you do if yours goes out?
KCK Helping Hand
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A series of unfortunate events may leave one Kansas City, Kansas family homeless. After a tree fell on their home weeks ago, it's a race against time to put the pieces back together. AJ Reese is not a contractor, but he's having to learn quickly.
Show-Me History Pause
The Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence closes after its normal business hours Monday, and it likely will not reopen for at least a year as it goes through a $25 million renovation.Visitor numbers have picked up a bit this week, Library Director Kurt Graham says, and the Library will help provide one last chance for visitors with free admission Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Local Tech Warning
Consumers of smart technology need to be wary of most of the lesser-known brands in retail stores, said Scott Ford. "Most likely they're using a platform architecture that sits on a foreign market, sending your data to who knows where, without the protections that are common in the U.S," said Ford, CEO of Pepper IoT, a Kansas City-based firm focused on delivering connected Internet of Things services.
Katie Hotness Report
Machine Gun Kelly - Candy feat. Trippie Redd is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .