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The United States has a long, ugly history of police brutality, specifically and overwhelmingly targeted toward black people. In the wake of last week’s killing by Minneapolis police officers of the unarmed black man George Floyd, and in response to the recent killings by police of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky and Tony McDade in Florida, …

Every endurance athlete fears the dreaded bonk. There you are, running without a care in the world, when all of a sudden your body crashes. Abruptly, you metamorphose from a capable person into an immobile sea anemone, your useless tentacles waving wildly. Marathoners call it “hitting the wall”, but it can happen in any sport …

The beauty of bodyweight exercises is that you can do most of them anywhere and, unlike a lot of machine exercises, they work several muscles groups. And they can be upgraded with a weighted vest. Squats, for example, are easy to adopt to a weighted vest. Just do them like normal, with your arms crossed …

Many of us have been working from home for months now—long enough that you’ve probably suffered at least one internet outage, or had to call your internet service provider to find out what’s wrong with your connection. ISP outages aren’t the only thing to worry about when working remotely: Blackouts, more common in warm temperatures, …

If you missed out on some of the great Memorial Day sales last weekend, there’s good news: Some of the tech deals are still rolling over from the holiday. We’ve rounded up goodies ranging from discounted MacBook Pros to affordable robot vacuums for your perusal. Be sure to check out our many other buying guides, …

In the spring of last year, while strolling the miles of aisles at my favorite kitchen trade show (remember trade shows?), I came across an appliance that looked like the child of an electric kettle and an old-school frappe machine. This was the Philips Soup Maker, and there was a practicality to it that struck …

This keyboard from Jelly Comb (Rating: 6/10) is the only keyboard I looked at that includes a touchpad. It’s a neat little folding keyboard that folds down to about the same size as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ I used in my tests. It supports Bluetooth 3 and is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and …

We’re all collectively going kooky as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus traps us in our homes, but one of the best ways to clear your mind and haul yourself out of a rut is to practice meditation. There are a lot of types of meditation, each with many subtypes: Zen, Vipassana, Samatha, Transcendental, mindfulness, guided meditation, and …

There’s no shame in sipping Natty Light and slamming shots of Mellow Corn in these dark days, but by now drinkers far and wide are probably craving something a bit more elevated. But since you can’t go out to your favorite bar for a craft cocktail, why not bring it all to you? Cocktail subscription …

On top of everything else you might be dealing with during the pandemic, if your sleep is disrupted by an old, uncomfortable mattress, it might be time to consider an upgrade. Quality mattresses generally aren’t cheap, even on sale, and bed-in-a-box makers are notorious at always having a sale going of some kind, but the …