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The scientifically-proven best time of day to exercise

The scientifically-proven best time of day to exercise

Do you really need to wake up at 5 a.m. for fitness gains?

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Will you need a COVID booster? Pfizer says yes. CDC, FDA say it's too soon to know

Will you need a COVID booster? Pfizer says yes. CDC, FDA say it's too soon to know

With delta variant cases growing, how can you protect yourself from the dominant COVID-19 strain? Here's what to know about the discussion over vaccine boosters.

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Mosaic review: For plant-based meal delivery, it doesn't get better than this

Mosaic review: For plant-based meal delivery, it doesn't get better than this

This vegetarian- and vegan-friendly prepared meal service is one of the best I've tried.

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The best bed-in-a-box mattresses in 2021
The best bed-in-a-box mattresses in 2021

The best bed-in-a-box mattresses in 2021

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The best blood pressure monitors
The best blood pressure monitors

The best blood pressure monitors

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The best treadmills
The best treadmills

The best treadmills

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The best massage guns
The best massage guns

The best massage guns

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The best vitamin subscription services
The best vitamin subscription services

The best vitamin subscription services

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The best essential oil diffusers
The best essential oil diffusers

The best essential oil diffusers

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The best sports drinks (that aren't Gatorade)
The best sports drinks (that aren't Gatorade)

The best sports drinks (that aren't Gatorade)

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The best meat delivery services
The best meat delivery services

The best meat delivery services

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Fitness

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Best Apple Watch deals: Save $134 on the Series 6 at Amazon

Best Apple Watch deals: Save $134 on the Series 6 at Amazon

Amazon is offering a huge discount right now on Apple's flagship wearable.

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Best rowing machine for 2021

Best rowing machine for 2021

Get a low-impact, full-body workout with these top home rowing machines.

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Best running earbuds and headphones to use for 2021

Best running earbuds and headphones to use for 2021

An assortment of top headphone options for both casual joggers and more serious runners.

Best Android smartwatch in 2021

Best Android smartwatch in 2021

We've rounded up the best Apple Watch alternatives for work and working out.

Your biggest questions about weightlifting, answered

Your biggest questions about weightlifting, answered

Indeed it does, but there are a few things you should know.

Sleep

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The best mattress you can buy in 2021

The best mattress you can buy in 2021

I tested them so you don't have to.

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Best pillow top mattress 2021

Best pillow top mattress 2021

A pillow top mattress gives the support of an innerspring bed with the comfort of a thick, soft cushion. Here are the best ones you can buy.

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The best bed-in-a-box mattresses in 2021

The best bed-in-a-box mattresses in 2021

Tired of hauling your new mattress home via U-Haul or truck bed? Consider these top bed-in-a-box mattresses for easy delivery right to your door.

The best latex mattresses of 2021

The best latex mattresses of 2021

You can't beat latex mattresses for durability, sustainability and pressure relief.

The best mattress pads of 2021

The best mattress pads of 2021

Upgrade your mattress with a plush mattress pad using this guide to eight of our favorites.

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Best kids' tablets for 2021

Best kids' tablets for 2021

What's the best tablet to buy for your child? Here are our top picks for durable kid-friendly tablets.

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Back-to-school season is here. Get these 5 essentials while they're in stock

Back-to-school season is here. Get these 5 essentials while they're in stock

Many kids are returning to the classroom, but they'll need some extra supplies before the first day.

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Everything to know about exercising while pregnant and postpartum

Everything to know about exercising while pregnant and postpartum

Follow these dos and don'ts to reap the benefits of exercise during pregnancy while also staying safe.

Juul targeted kids with ads on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, lawsuit alleges

Juul targeted kids with ads on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, lawsuit alleges

Lawsuit alleges the e-cigarette maker rejected a campaign proposal targeting adults.

Tricks to get your baby to fall asleep, from sleep experts

Tricks to get your baby to fall asleep, from sleep experts

Make sure your baby (and you) get all the rest you need with these tips.

Nutrition

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Do probiotics really improve gut health?

Do probiotics really improve gut health?

A gastroenterologist explains what probiotics really do and whether they're worth the money.

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The best meal kit delivery services

The best meal kit delivery services

These convenient meal kit services deliver weekly menus and preportioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks.

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Why does my stomach hurt? Common causes and when to see a doctor

Why does my stomach hurt? Common causes and when to see a doctor

Stomach pain has a number of potential causes, and it can also be a symptom of certain conditions.

The best prepared meal delivery services for 2021

The best prepared meal delivery services for 2021

We're talkin' healthy, freshly prepared meals and oven-ready meal kits delivered to your doorstep.

How to calculate and track your macronutrients

How to calculate and track your macronutrients

Want to lose weight, feel more energized or gain muscle? Tracking macros may be more important than tracking calories.

Personal Care

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Neutrogena sunscreen recall 2021: What you need to know

Neutrogena sunscreen recall 2021: What you need to know

Tests discovered benzene, a known carcinogen, in certain sunscreens from Neutrogena, Aveeno, Banana Boat and others. Should you toss yours?

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The best glasses online for 2021: Where to find prescription eyeglasses

The best glasses online for 2021: Where to find prescription eyeglasses

Trying to figure out where to buy the best glasses online? Here's the skinny on the top e-tailers out there.

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How much water you really need to drink each day

How much water you really need to drink each day

Why that 8-by-8 rule isn't true.

The best blood sugar monitors for 2020

The best blood sugar monitors for 2020

If you're checking your blood sugar daily at home, try one of these top meters.

L'Oréal's high-tech lipstick dispenser gets a luxe makeover with YSL

L'Oréal's high-tech lipstick dispenser gets a luxe makeover with YSL

L'Oréal has teamed up with Yves Saint Laurent to bring its Perso smart lipstick tech into the real world.

Caregiving

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Men can now breastfeed

Men can now breastfeed

The Father's Nursing Assistant, by Dentsu, is a breastfeeding device to help dads put their little ones to sleep.

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Coronavirus has highlighted design for good aging

Coronavirus has highlighted design for good aging

Three designers tell CNET Now What how the pandemic will affect the different generations.

Best Buy launches smartphone for elderly community

Best Buy launches smartphone for elderly community

Packed with health and safety features, Lively Smart taps into Verizon's network.

These devices let you check in on your elderly relatives from a distance

These devices let you check in on your elderly relatives from a distance

Know they're safe even when you can't see them.

Amazon launches Alexa Care Hub for elder and family care

Amazon launches Alexa Care Hub for elder and family care

Family members will be able to personalize alerts, check in with relatives and call for help with simple commands.

Dental Care

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Is your toothbrush covered in poop? Here's how to thoroughly clean it

Is your toothbrush covered in poop? Here's how to thoroughly clean it

Until you zap it, soak it or buy a new one, your toothbrush is covered in bacteria, viruses and other filth -- including poop particles.

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The best teeth-whitening strips in 2021

The best teeth-whitening strips in 2021

Your guide to whitening strips with the best fit and coverage.

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The best teeth whitening kits in 2021

The best teeth whitening kits in 2021

Get whiter teeth in just a few minutes a day with these teeth whitening systems.

Whitening strips, LED lights and bleach trays: The best teeth-whitening products for 2021

Whitening strips, LED lights and bleach trays: The best teeth-whitening products for 2021

From LED lights to whitening strips to custom-fit bleach trays, you can get a professional-level teeth-whitening treatment at home.

Invisible braces aren't for everyone -- here's how to tell if they'll work for you

Invisible braces aren't for everyone -- here's how to tell if they'll work for you

Straight teeth in as little as six months sounds promising -- but is it too good to be true?

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