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6 reasons why it's so dang hard to lose weight

6 reasons why it's so dang hard to lose weight

Some hard truths about weight loss reveal why it seems impossible to shed pounds.

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How to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus

How to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus

Stay safe and protect those with compromised immune systems with this guide.

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Before you spend $2,200 on a Peloton bike, read this

Before you spend $2,200 on a Peloton bike, read this

We've rounded up five other indoor cycles, all of them priced less -- in some cases a lot less.

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The best water bottles
The best water bottles

The best water bottles

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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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Newest Prime Day smartwatch deals on Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch and Fitbit

Newest Prime Day smartwatch deals on Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch and Fitbit

Amazon Prime Day is happening -- here are some of the best smartwatch savings we've found so far.

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Best Prime Day Apple Watch deals: Save up to $79 on Series 6 right now

Best Prime Day Apple Watch deals: Save up to $79 on Series 6 right now

Apple's flagship wearable is on sale for Prime Day.

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The best massage guns you can buy right now

The best massage guns you can buy right now

These percussive massagers can loosen tight spots and help relieve muscle soreness.

Fitbit Sense: Promising sensors, but it tries to do a bit too much

Fitbit Sense: Promising sensors, but it tries to do a bit too much

The Sense tracks your stress, temperature, blood oxygen and sleep. But interpreting all this data can be puzzling.

The best treadmill for 2021

The best treadmill for 2021

I spent three months testing treadmills so you don't have to.

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 headphones for sleeping

Best headphones for sleeping

These specially designed headphones block out ambient noise and play your favorite sounds, so you can sleep more soundly.

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Best mattress deals for Prime Day and June 2021

Best mattress deals for Prime Day and June 2021

Get a big discount on a new mattress for a better night's sleep.

Pokemon Sleep is Pokemon Go but for bedtime

Pokemon Sleep is Pokemon Go but for bedtime

Go to sleep.

The best mattresses for side sleepers

The best mattresses for side sleepers

These mattresses for side sleepers will have you snoozing soundly and waking up pain-free.

Parenting

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Best kids tablets for 2021

Best kids tablets for 2021

Need a durable child-friendly tablet that will keep your kid entertained and educated? Here are our top picks.

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With 50 million kids out of school, here's why so many are also out of food

With 50 million kids out of school, here's why so many are also out of food

Millions of kids are part of families that can't pay for food, while some farmers plow under crops.

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Quip Kids Electric Toothbrush brushes teeth on a 2-minute timer

Quip Kids Electric Toothbrush brushes teeth on a 2-minute timer

Toothbrush subscription company Quip has a new electric toothbrush just for kids.

Almost 50% of kids are spending over 30 hours a week on a cell phone

Almost 50% of kids are spending over 30 hours a week on a cell phone

That's 1,500 hours per year.

At CES 2021, baby tech keeps booming

At CES 2021, baby tech keeps booming

Preterm birth prediction, AI lamps for sleep training and a warning system for leaving your baby in a hot car: here's the best of CES 2021.

Nutrition

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How to calculate and track your macros

How to calculate and track your macros

Want to lose weight, feel more energized or gain muscle? Here's everything you need to know about macros, plus the best macro- tracking apps.

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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 pre-portioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks.

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What does the new Beyond Meat burger taste like?

What does the new Beyond Meat burger taste like?

Now What finds out why Beyond Meat will soon make two different burgers.

5 kitchen tools that make cooking healthy meals easy

5 kitchen tools that make cooking healthy meals easy

A healthier life starts in the kitchen.

7 dangerous eating habits you should stop doing, according to dietitians

7 dangerous eating habits you should stop doing, according to dietitians

When food becomes more than food, your mental health can suffer.

Personal Care

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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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FDA hand sanitizer warnings: Toxic ingredient found in these brands

FDA hand sanitizer warnings: Toxic ingredient found in these brands

Methanol in hand sanitizers is a health hazard, the FDA says. Make sure the products you buy don't have it.

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Spanx sale: Get up to 30% off and free shipping

Spanx sale: Get up to 30% off and free shipping

In addition, get a flat 10% off any item when you apply our code.

Movember and No-Shave November: Grow a 'stache for a cause

Movember and No-Shave November: Grow a 'stache for a cause

In November, leaves fall and mustaches grow.

Mineral vs. chemical sunscreen: Is one safer than the other?

Mineral vs. chemical sunscreen: Is one safer than the other?

Yes, you can absorb chemicals through your skin, but it may not be as bad as you think.

Caregiving

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Hyundai's new toy EV helps kids feel more comfortable ahead of hospital treatment

Hyundai's new toy EV helps kids feel more comfortable ahead of hospital treatment

The minicar helps doctors know when a child feels ready for treatment.

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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.

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Apple Watch's new Family Setup plan is for kids

Apple Watch's new Family Setup plan is for kids

Parents can set up an Apple Watch for their children, with parental controls for messaging and location tracking.

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.

Fur-covered robots are the new therapy animal

Fur-covered robots are the new therapy animal

A new wave of robots and toys offer you comfort when you need it the most.

Dental Care

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The best electric toothbrush to buy in 2021

The best electric toothbrush to buy in 2021

From whitening power to gum care, here's how to choose the best electric toothbrush.

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Quip toothbrush review: Is it better than brushes twice the price?

Quip toothbrush review: Is it better than brushes twice the price?

To The Test: I spent 6 weeks trying this Instagram-famous toothbrush to see if it's as good as a Sonicare or an Oral-B.

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Should you brush your teeth before or after breakfast?

Should you brush your teeth before or after breakfast?

It all comes down to what you eat and drink for breakfast.

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.

The best teeth-whitening toothpaste in 2021

The best teeth-whitening toothpaste in 2021

For gentle, everyday whitening, try one of these toothpaste options.

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