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I hate summer—and you should too
By Jeffrey Kluger
Editor at Large

I know, I know, you love summer—a time of long days and warm nights and afternoons in the hammock. Humbug. Summer is the season of horribles, from damaged skin to higher crime to increased warfare to about a zillion biting bugs. Here are 9 reasons I hate summer—and you should too.


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Today's newsletter was written by Jeffrey Kluger and edited by Mandy Oaklander.