Outdoor shades are your friend. The idea of taking your laptop, book or craft project outside can be extremely attractive, but in reality, harsh sunlight can make your chosen activity very difficult. This is where outdoor shades come in. Curtains, pergolas, window awnings, and even stretched rain flies can help keep the sun from ruining your day. A good sunshade can also be part of your cancer prevention gear since it will help keep direct sunlight off your skin. Don’t forget about table umbrellas or even the shades that can be attached to an outdoor recliner.