This morning promised to be a hot one and my son the runner wanted me to take him to the park so I could walk while he could got his 60 minute run in. The problem was heat. I heat up on my own about every 20 minutes and that on top of the day's heat and humidity seemed a bit much. I decided to try using a microfiber cloth I bought in the auto parts section of the local discount store. I wet it down with a bunch of water, sqeeezing out just enough so it didn't drip. Then I grabbed the diagonal corners and rolled it up till it looked like a long sausage. Finally I stuck it around my neck tucking the ends in the front of my blouse. It looked a bit like an extra collar on my shirt, but it worked like a charm! I stayed cool the whole way in spite of the heat. I wondered if anybody else had another non-medical way to control hot flashes and make the summer heat more bearable?