The Checkup: 24 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in the Heat

It can be done!

• Two days ago, I finally caved and installed the AC unit in my bedroom. In the sweaty weeks prior, I’d gotten pretty darn good at figuring out how to sleep in the heat—but even I had a breaking point. If you’re still sweating it out (literally), or if you just want to save some bucks by keeping the air off, click through for 24 smart ways to stay cool at night, even in this sweat-tastic heat wave. [Greatist]

• Speaking of sleep, a new study found that a good night’s sleep can boost the cardio benefits of your otherwise healthy lifestyle. So, like, all that time you put in at the gym? Getting some Zzz’s makes it even more worth it. [Science Daily]

• Kaaaale, glorious kaaaale! Here are three new ways to cook with kale. [Women’s Health]

• Here’s what a Barbie doll might look like if she had a more realistic body. [Refinery 29]

• So. Awesome. A woman built a prosthetic leg out of Legos. [Mashable]