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From exercise machines to aromatherapy, CNET's experts tell you everything you need to know to live a happy and balanced life.

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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HIIT isn't it: Research shows too much high-intensity exercise is bad for you

HIIT isn't it: Research shows too much high-intensity exercise is bad for you

HIIT workouts promise better results in less time, but they can take a toll on your body.

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Peloton recalls Tread Plus, Tread in major reversal

Peloton recalls Tread Plus, Tread in major reversal

Its CEO earlier defended the Tread Plus after a child died in an accident linked to the fitness treadmill.

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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.

The best smart home gym workouts of 2021: Peloton, Mirror, Tempo and more

The best smart home gym workouts of 2021: Peloton, Mirror, Tempo and more

We tested out a ton of exercise equipment to see what works -- and doesn't work -- in today's homes.

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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The best mattresses for back pain

The best mattresses for back pain

Waking up with back pain? These mattresses combine comfort and support for a restful night and a pain-free morning.

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Purple Hybrid Mattress review: Comfortable and unconventional

Purple Hybrid Mattress review: Comfortable and unconventional

The Purple Hybrid mattress delivers the same signature Purple feel, but with a more durable and supportive construction.

Pokemon Sleep is Pokemon Go but for bedtime

Pokemon Sleep is Pokemon Go but for bedtime

Go to sleep.

The best eye masks for better sleep

The best eye masks for better sleep

Block out light, reduce stress and sleep better with these eye masks.

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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How to boost your immunity: 13 tips from experts

How to boost your immunity: 13 tips from experts

Health experts share their best tactics for keeping kids and their families healthy as students return to in-person learning.

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$1,200 smart crib is actually worth the sleep

$1,200 smart crib is actually worth the sleep

This smart crib promises to give parents more sleep by soothing their crying babies and keeping them safely on their back. Find out if it delivers on its promises.

5 things to clean everyday when your kids get home from school

5 things to clean everyday when your kids get home from school

An infectious disease expert and cleaning expert weigh in on how to clean the dirtiest items your kids bring home.

You can get the COVID-19 vaccine, but kids can't. Why not, and when they might

You can get the COVID-19 vaccine, but kids can't. Why not, and when they might

Coronavirus vaccines have been authorized for most people, but so far none for children. Here's what's happening.

Nutrition

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A visual guide to getting enough protein each day

A visual guide to getting enough protein each day

A visual guide to protein for omnivores, vegans and vegetarians.

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The best dog food delivery for 2021

The best dog food delivery for 2021

Our favorite dog food delivery services send quality kibble and will save you trips to the store.

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Eating rotten meat is the gross new trend you shouldn't try

Eating rotten meat is the gross new trend you shouldn't try

"High meat," or rotten meat that's been fermented, reportedly gives some people a euphoric feeling. But it carries a risk for serious illness.

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.

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.

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 online glasses? 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.

Can you reverse sun damage?

Can you reverse sun damage?

The effects from your last sunburn or tan can be permanent.

Yes, you need to get a flu shot -- here's where to get one

Yes, you need to get a flu shot -- here's where to get one

Yes, you really need it -- here's where to get it.

Caregiving

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The best graduation gifts to buy for 2021

The best graduation gifts to buy for 2021

Everything a recent high school or college grad needs to mark this momentous occasion, even if graduation ceremonies might be modified during these challenging times.

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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.

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.

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.

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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Perfect skin, sinus relief and a 10-second toothbrush: 6 wellness products you'll want in 2020

Perfect skin, sinus relief and a 10-second toothbrush: 6 wellness products you'll want in 2020

The new frontier? Your face.

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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.

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.

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.

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