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For Outdoor Pools

The mirrored lenses on Aqua Sphere's Kayenne goggles ($40; give you 100 percent UV protection and max visibility in bright sunlight conditions by blocking the glare on the water. A longer lens design increases range of vision in the pool, while anti-fog treatment helps in humid conditions.

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For Indoor Pools

The clear lenses on TYR's Hydrolite goggles ($15; give you the best sight for swimming inside, especially if you swim at night or the pool at your health club doesn't have windows. No more peering through funky green or blue tinted lenses! A gliding clip adjustment makes it easy to adjust the fit even while the goggles are on yor head, so you can crank out laps instead of fidgeting with straps.

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For Beginners

A comfy seal with a fit around the outer eye, the Speedo MDR 2.4 Polarized goggle ($33; is like the La-Z-Boy of eye protection. Elastomeric technology takes away the pressure that goggles usually cause around your eye (and give you that raccoon eye look). The wider lens also gives you better visibility if you're just getting used to being in the pool (and sharing a lanes!). (Try this Fun Swim Workout for a Full-Body Burn.)

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The 5 Best Ways to Keep Mosquitoes from Eating You Alive

Be Gone, Bugs

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Nothing ruins a summer night quite like a swarm of mosquitoes descending on your porch. And while fancy products make big promises, experts chalk up these solutions a lot of times to good marketing. Before you pick up the DEET, try one of these five chemical-free methods instead.

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Wear Light Colors

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Sunrise and sunset are peak feeding times for the little buggers, but that's no reason to banish yourself inside. Dark colors stand out to mosquitoes when looking for food sources, but light colors appear less attractive to them, since they look for colors that contrast with the horizon line. Turns out there's a good reason for all those summer whites after all.

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Surround Yourself with Lavender

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This fragrant plant does triple duty by fending off mosquitoes, moths and flies. Plant it around your garden so the aroma hangs in the air. But get the full defensive benefit by rubbing it on your skin or using lavender essential oil instead of bug spray. It also masks your body's natural scents—which is what the pests are attracted to in the first place.

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Shove a Dryer Sheet In Your Pocket

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If you don't have essential oil lying around or an abundant garden at the ready, the same idea works with your basic Bounce sheets. Any strong scent will keep mosquitoes at bay.

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Eat More Garlic

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Garlic oil, which is released from your pores after eating it, acts like a barrier between your skin's scents and mosquitoes. Be careful with this one, though. It may repel friends and family in the process.

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Blow Them Away

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You've heard that water attracts mosquitoes, but did you know that wind drives them away? Even a light breeze makes it hard for mosquitoes to fly. But if waiting for a breezy night for your cookout isn't in the cards, try plugging in a fan out on the patio. Direct the air flow downward since these pests fly low to the ground looking to avoid the wind.

This article originally appeared on PureWow.

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